September 30, 2022 10 mins

Shaykh Yaqut al-‘Arsh al-Habashi: A Successor of Shaykh Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi

Author: Shaykh Dr. Hisham A. Hellyer If the teachings of the Shadhuli order of Sufis (al-tariqa al-Shadhuliyya) are noted in our times, it is mainly to the writings of the Alexandrian Maliki jurisprudent (faqih), Shaykh Ahmad b. Ata’illah al-Sakandari. Additionally, the commonly reported chain of transmission (silsila) from Sidi Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhuli, the eponymous founder […]
September 13, 2022 5 mins

The Prayer of Muqarrabun

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani This article is transcribed by an internal student based on the lecture series “Hope and Closeness: The Way to Allah” by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. This is the eleventh session of the series. Significance of Prayer Since times immemorial, prayer has remained an inevitable part of human history. Rich or poor, strong or […]
March 6, 2022 4 mins

Preparing for Ramadan by Maximizing the Benefits of Sha’ban with Practical Tip...

Alhamdulillah, the month of Sha‘ban has dawned over us, and this marks the final stretch to Ramadan. About Fasting in Sha‘ban It was reported in the two Sahih hadith compilations that Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them both, said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) did not fast any […]
May 14, 2021 1 min

Preserving Spiritual Gains: Intentions and Practices for Post-ramadan Growth

How do we preserve the light of Ramadan once the month has ended? One of the keys to preserving what we have attained is in the intentions we make before the month ends. We should make firm intentions to do good in Shawwal and beyond. We also need to beg Allah to preserve and increase […]