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 […]

The Etiquettes of Discourse and Disagreement

“Call to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and good admonition, and argue with them in the ways that are best.” (Surah al-Nahl v. 125) In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz reminds us that the purpose of dawah and discourse is to call people to Allah (the most exalted) alone. This entails following the Prophetic […]

The Virtues of the Sunnah of Fajr

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Fourteen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the the importance of praying the Sunnah of Fajr. `A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The two rakats of (the Sunnah of) Fajr are better than the world and […]

The Virtues of the Friday Prayer

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Thirteen): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the importance of the Friday prayer, how it may expiate our sins, and some etiquette pertaining to it. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever performs ritual […]