Ramadan: Reflecting on the Great Opportunity – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin highlights the great opportunity to draw closer to Allah in Ramadan and gain salvation. He urges us to increase our aspirations for the good. One of the things that scholars often say about Ramadan is that Ramadan is a school. It’s like an intensive course. And it’s really important whenever we engage […]

Ramadan With a Focus – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that everything we do in Ramadan, and in our lives, should express love for Allah, in the ways beloved to Allah. The believer rejoices every time they recognize a blessing of the blessings of Allah. The attitude by which we approach a blessing from Allah is by rejoicing. And rejoicing is […]

The Fitra Lessons 4/4 – Dr Umar Faruq Abd Allah

Dr Umar Faruq Abd Allah talks about the Sibgat of Allah and how it pertains to taking on the color of Allah, which is the Fitra of Islam. Allah Might and Majestic says in Sura al Baqara 2:138: صِبْغَةَ اللَّـهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّـهِ صِبْغَةً ۖ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ عَابِدُونَ The baptism of Allah; and […]

Why Islam Is True E08: Infinity Is an Imaginary Concept

The strongest objection to the “Kalam Cosmological Argument” hides behind the seemingly complex uses of various kinds of infinities in modern mathematics. In this episode, Shaykh Hamza explains the history and nature of modern mathematics, numbers, set theory, mathematical infinities, and the philosophy of mathematics, all in terms that anyone with a good high-school education […]

Turning Back to Allah – Ustadh Abdullah Misra

Ustadh Abdullah mentions that throughout the year we can get distracted by the Dunya and that we should use Ramadan as an opportunity turn back to Allah. Throughout the year, because of our busy lives and schedules, we tend to lose sight of our purpose here on earth. It becomes a struggle each day sometimes […]

The Fitra Lessons 3/4 – Dr Umar Faruq Abd Allah

Dr Umar expounds further on the concept of the Fitra, how it ties to the Primordial Covenant, and how natural and easy it is to believe in Allah. “Truly, Allah will say to the person of the People of the Fire whose punishment is the lightest: ‘If you had everything that is in the Earth […]

Life, The Universe and Everything – Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat discusses how the burning questions of the soul and the satisfactory answers to them are predicated on the existence of a Creator. Forty-two…! It took Deep Thought, a super-computer built by hyper-intelligent beings, seven and a half million years to arrive at the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe […]

Why Islam Is True E07: The Kalam Argument

Muslim theologians formalized general Qur’anic arguments for the fact that the universe began to exist into precise philosophical arguments. Their arguments, historically unknown in the West, have only recently been introduced into contemporary philosophical discourse as the “Kalam Cosmological Argument”. In this episode, Shaykh Hamza explains the Qur’anic context of the argument and then unpacks […]

The Fitra Lessons 2/4 – Dr Umar Faruq Abd Allah

The fitra when it pertains to us includes everything that is true to our nature. The human fitra, is especially great, good, and praiseworthy. Allah says in Sura al Rum (30:30): فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا ۚ فِطْرَتَ اللَّـهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا ۚ لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّـهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ So direct […]

Victories and Openings From the Isra and Mi‘raj – Habib Ali al Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri, may Allah protect him and benefit us by him, tells us how victories and openings come through learning about the Isra and Mi‘raj. The key to attaining divine gifts is showing mercy. When the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, showed mercy to the people of Ta’if, even though he […]