"You Don’t Have To Be In A Mosque To Receive Guidance" – Shaykh Faid

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains that a simple test for what your station is with Allah, pause and consider what he has kept you busy with. A uplifting and beautiful reminder that is a must watch. Resources for seekers The threat to religious guidance Istikhara: The Prayer of Seeking Guidance Prophetic Guidance in Times of […]

Jinn, Black Magic and How to Protect Yourself, by Shaykh Amer Jamil

In just under an hour, Shaykh Amer Jamil explains the essential what-you-need-to-know about sihr (black magic). It’s a reality – do you know how to recognise the signs and how to protect against it? What is Black Magic and How Do We Recognise The Signs? How Do We Protect Against Black Magic? Resources on sihr (black […]

‘Tis The Season…For Mawlid Wars? – Ustadh Salman Younas

The month of Rabi` al-Awwal is here, which can only mean that some of us will witness renewed debates on the practice of celebrating the birth of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), writes Ustadh Salman Younas. [cwa id=’cta’] To make things easier for everyone, I’ve mentioned a handful of leading classical scholars […]

Muslim Convert: Is Islam Just an Arabian Faith?

Yusuf, a Hindu from the UK, lost a beloved uncle in tragic circumstances at the young age of 15. This led him to contemplate the impermanence of life. He started reading about other faiths and their beliefs about death and the Hereafter. His little understanding of Islam garnered through stories in the Reader’s Digest led […]

Caribbean Calling: Nourishing Communities of Faith, by Nazim Baksh

At the beginning of the blessed month of Rabi’al Awwal 1438, Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari will visit the twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. He will give a series of talks on the Sira of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ, peace and blessings be upon him, at local mosques and will teach from Al-Nubdhah Al-Sughra at […]

Witnessing Allah saying, 'Here I am', by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

How remarkably small and serendipitous the world can be when we leave our affairs in Allah’s hands, writes Hina Khan-Mukhtar. I was listening to my girlfriend recite Surah Ya Seen — the 36th chapter of the Holy Qur’an whose recitation is meant to help ease the transition of the human soul from this realm to […]

On Mosques, Companionship, & Knowledge: Zackary King in conversation

When Zackary King decided to become Muslim after three long years of contemplation, he did it alone in his room. The time that followed, he compared to being at a track meet. There was a general sense of belonging, yet a very deep, painful sense of individuality, to the point of loneliness. However, after a longtime […]

Soul Searching in the Hour of Chaos, by Shaykh Jihad Brown

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the surprise victory of Donald Trump, Shaykh Jihad Brown asks some tough questions and paves a way forward for American Muslims. Its 3:00 a.m.; there is a hollow feeling in the chest, but I have family, I have students. We all knew this could very […]

The Ummah Is Off Balance, by Shaykh Waleed Mosaad

“To the casual observer looking at the state of the Muslims today, one would be remiss not to realize that something is wrong.” If we look at the faith that the Prophet Muhammadﷺ restored, we realize that we are given many opportunities for renewal. We are given weekly opportunities with the Friday prayer, and yearly […]

Why Muslim Women Must Return To The Forefront Of The Islamic sciences – Dr. Rania Awaad

As a woman in a hijab, Dr. Rania Awaad gets funny looks in the hospital ward where she is a Muslim psychiatrist but few people know that at the age of fourteen she hopped on a plane and went to Damascus to formally study Islam. The experience of studying scripture that was neither bound by culture nor […]