Entries by Yousuf Patel

Covid-19: An Islamic Perspective – Shaykh Seraj Hendricks

In this essay, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks who is one of South Africa’s most respected scholars, provides clear guidance on Covid-19 and how Muslims should take confidence in the rich Islamic legacy which prioritizes the sanctity of human life and health. Throughout history various peoples and places have been afflicted by severe plagues and epidemics. Millions […]

Exemplars for our Time: Mini-Book Series of Modern Muslim Sages

EXEMPLARS for our TIME: A Ground-Breaking Publication & Unprecedented Collaboration, Needs Your Help. We need your support for EXEMPLARS for our TIME, a ground-breaking mini-book series led by internationally acclaimed British photographer Peter Sanders (Meetings with Mountains, In the Shade of a Tree, The Art of Integration) and American author Michael Sugich (Signs on the Horizons, Hearts Turn). Each book in the series […]

Video : A Perspective on the Pandemic – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

* Courtesy of Cambridge Muslim College The current pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of the world we live in. But is it unprecedented? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean of Cambridge Muslim College, shares his perspective on this humbling phenomenon, one which is not unfamiliar in our Islamic tradition. He also highlights the beauty and […]

On the Commemoration of Events in Islam – Sayyid Muhammad ‘Alawi al-Maliki

On the Commemoration of Events in Islam (What is in Sha’ban?) Translated by Shaykh Seraj Hendricks Of the accepted and established principles amongst the people of knowledge (ahl al- ‘ilm) is that a particular moment in time is made remarkable or auspicious by the events associated with it. The event, in other words, forms the […]

Adhering to the National Lockdown – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of the Muslim Judicial Council In this video, Mufti Taha Karaan reminds the Muslim community of Cape Town to continue to adhere to the rules of the national lockdown. Mufti Taha emphasizes the strategic importance and benefit social distancing will have on the outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, he addresses the elders […]

COVID-19: Understanding & Responding to Adversity – Ustadh Tayssir Safi

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent events have left many bewildered and confused. How do we make sense of these types of events? How do we respond? It is these two questions that Ustadh Mohammed Tayssir Safi tackles in this brief yet informative discussion. Ustadh Tayssir begins by explaining how we understand tribulations. […]

COVID-19: Practical Guidance on Self-Improvement – Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

Ustadha Shireen Ahmed gives practical guidance on how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. She shares tips on achieve physical and emotional wellness, both personally and when relating to others during this time of social isolation. Ustadha Shireen begins looking at the personal level by emphasizing the central importance of our daily prayers. She also […]

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR: Your Best Ramadan Ever – Tushar Imdad

Ramadan 2020 promises to be unprecedented and unlike any Ramadan in our lifetime due to the Coronavirus restrictions. Unprecedented circumstances call for unprecedented action. When times change, successful people adapt accordingly. There’s no reason why Ramadan 2020 shouldn’t be your best Ramadan ever. Especially if you apply productivity science and Islamic Time Management principles. Sign […]