Many of us are struggling with the theory and the intellectual level of our understanding of this religion, for one reason or another. Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa argues that we are shortchanging ourselves if we consign the entirety of our faith to our intellect. Inevitably, the intellect cannot give you iman. In fact, the intellect is […]
When he was at a stoplight behind a long row of cars a couple of weeks ago, Shaykh Shuaib Ally noticed a man by the side of the road, going from car to car, asking for change. When he saw the car in front of me, his attitude noticeably brightened, and he walked up to […]
Why are we Muslim and do we often take our faith for granted? What makes this faith unique and why does it make so much sense? What does Allah mean when he says he has perfected this religion? Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad al-Azhari, Director of the Ihsan Institute, takes on the enormous task of trying to […]
A two-part course with Shaykh Faraz Khan on the sins of the heart from Imam Nahlawi’s Uncovered Pearls on the Lawful and Prohibited, A Manual on Ethics, Character, and Creed. Imam Nahlawi was a Damascene scholar of the last century (d.1931CE/1350AH) whose book is a notable contribution to the Islamic legal and ethical canon. The sections […]
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani was asked if we may supplicate to Allah in a language other than Arabic, particularly as many are not fluent in the Arabic language. His answer may surprise you – he says not only may we make dua in any language we are comfortable with, in fact, we should.
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*This blog is sourced from Muwasala. Click here for the original post. Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafīz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) said: We would like our brethren to make the following dhikr in Sha`bān, 4000 times if possible: لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنْ الْظَّالِمِين […]
‘Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah as dead. Nay they are living! With their Lord they have provision. Jubilant are they because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: that […]