The Virtues of Praying Between Maghrib and Isha Prayers

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-four): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of praying between Maghrib and Isha Prayers. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever prays six rakats after Maghrib–without speaking ill between them–shall have the […]

Knowledge and Ethics in Islam

“… Allah will exalt those of you who believe, and those who are given knowledge, in high degrees;” (Surah al-Mujadila v. 11) In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the tremendous virtue of knowledge in Islam and explains how our knowledge of the deen should not consist of mere factoids and to-do-lists but should be a […]

The Virtues of Prayer at Night

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-three): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of praying at night. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The best of fasting after Ramadan is in the Month of Allah–Muharram. And the best […]

The Virtues of the Voluntary Prayer at Home

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty-One): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of praying while in ones home. Jabir ibn Abd Allah (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If one of you prays at your mosque, then leave a […]

The Virtues of Standing in Prayer in the Month of Ramadan

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty) In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of performing Taraweeh in Ramadan. Additionally, he discusses the importance of Laylat al-Qadr and its signs. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever stands in […]

The Virtues of Prostrating to Allah Alone

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Nineteen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of prostrating to the one alone worthy of worship. Rabi`a ibn Ka`b al-Aslami (Allah be pleased with him) said that he would sleep by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and then give him water for […]

The Virtues of Four Rakats Before `Asr

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Eighteen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the the importance of praying the four rakats of the Sunnah before ‘Asr. Ibn `Umar (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “May Allah have mercy on a person who prays […]

The Virtues of Duha’ Prayer

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lessons Fifteen to Seventeen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the Duha’ (mid-morning prayer), its virtues, and how to perform it. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever consistently performs two rakats of Duha, their sins […]

A Sincere Person Changes 40 Times a Day – Imam Junayd’s Words Explained by Imam Nawawi

Imam Nawawi (Allah have mercy on him) said in his Majmu` Sharh al-Muhadhdhab: “Abul Qasim al-Junayd (Allah have mercy on him) said, “A sincere person changes forty times a day, while the hypocritical show-off stays as he is forty years.” The meaning of this is that the sincere person moves with what is right, wherever […]

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – Hypocrisy and Sincerity – A Talk

cambridge khutbas etc.: Hypocrisy & Sincerity In this sermon, the sheikh relates a hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) about the qualities that indicate hypocrisy (nifaq) in someone’s heart: telling lies, breaking promises, distorting the truth in an argument and breaking one’s pledge. He highlights the seriousness of these faults because […]