Prophet Muhammad

May 22, 2021 3 mins

The Definition of Taqwa – Birgivi’s Manual 01

Taqwa is the concern within one to refrain from what is displeasing to Allah and preserve what is pleasing to Him. It manifests itself upon our limbs, but it begins from the heart. This article series—based upon Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s course The Path of Muhammad: Birgivi’s Manual of Taqwa Explained—provides an overview of what Muslims […]
April 17, 2021 3 mins

The Spiritual Purpose of Fasting: Closeness to Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. May Allah’s blessings and peace be upon His Beloved Messenger, his folk, and companions Ramadan isn’t the “Month of Fasting.” It is a month of seeking closeness to Allah. Fasting is a means. Prayer is a means. Zakat is a means. Reciting the Qur’an is a […]
April 15, 2021 7 mins

Ten Ways to Benefit for Menstruating Women in Ramadan

Dread your period during the blessed month of Ramadan? Feel like you’re missing out on all the worship? Nour Merza gives women ten practical ways to spiritually benefit from this blessed month. Every Ramadan, most women will have about a week in which they are unable to join in the major religious practices of the […]
April 14, 2021 9 mins

The Three Degrees of Fasting – Imam al Ghazali

This is a translation of the passage on the three degrees of fasting from the Ihya of Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al Ghazali. Translation by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. It should be known that there are three degrees of fasting: ordinary, extraordinary, and perfect. Ordinary fasting means abstaining from food, drink, and sexual satisfaction. Extraordinary Fasting […]