Generosity in Ramadan – Imam Zaid Shakir – New Islamic Directions

New Islamic Directions – Imam Zaid Shakir We often focus on the fasting and Tarawih prayers during Ramadan. However, the blessed month is also a time when generosity is greatly emphasized. One should try to be exceedingly generous during this month. In this section (pp. 305-310) Ibn Rajab examines the generosity of the Prophet, peace […]

“Knowing God” – Faraz Rabbani // August 2009 // Radical Middle Way

YouTube – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani “Knowing God” // August 2009 // Radical Middle Way Shaykh Faraz Rabbani talks about the Quranic definition and understanding of God 

The Concept of Religion by Sayyid Naquib al-Attas

Syed Muhammad al Naquib bin Ali al-Attas (born September 5, 1931) is a prominent contemporary Muslim philosopher and thinker from Malaysia. He is one of the few contemporary scholars who is thoroughly rooted in the traditional Islamic sciences and who is equally competent in theology, philosophy, metaphysics, history, and literature. He is considered to be […]

Ramadan is Here – Native Deen – Video

YouTube – Native Deen — Ramadan is Here

Fasting – Its Virtues and Principles – Imam Ghazali (from al-Arba`in fi Usul al-Din)

ReflectOnThis: Fasting – Imam al-Ghazali Excerpt from Imam al-Ghazali’s (d. 1111 CE / 505 AH) Book of Forty Principles from the Foundations of Religion: Translated by: Khalil Abu Asmaa (Christopher Moore) [ After discussing the Prayer and Zakah, Imam al-Ghazali goes on to say: ] The Third Principle: Fasting The Messenger of God (peace and […]

The Inner Dimensions of Fasting – Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

The full text of Imam Ghazali’s Secrets of Fasting can be found, in translation, at: The Secrets of Fasting (pdf) The Inner Dimensions of Fasting Imam al-Ghazali Three Grades It should be known that there are three grades of fasting: ordinary, special and extra-special. Ordinary fasting means abstaining from food, drink and sexual satisfaction. Special […]

Practical tips for fasting during Ramadan – San Jose Muslim Examiner – Mikael Pittam

Practical tips for fasting during Ramadan Muslims view the fasting month of Ramadan with much sanctity and honor. The fasting month brings about a personal reflection of where we are, what we have done and where we hope to go. Many Muslims feel a heightened sense of excitement as well as anxiety. In this state […]

Trials of Prophet Solomon – By Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui | ImanWire

Trials of Prophet Solomon – By Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui | ImanWire When facing our own tribulations, we often lose sight of the immense challenges of the Messengers (peace be upon them) who provided us with the divine message. In looking at their own personal example in facing these trials, we can derive inspiration and guidance […]

Istikhara – A Powerful Prayer When In Need Of Guidance

What is the istikhara prayer and how does one perform it? The istikhara prayer is a very simple prayer of seeking guidance. One prays two rakats at any time that is not disliked, after which one recites the supplication of istikhara. It is best to recite it before sleeping, though in no way necessary. Like […]