Tasawwuf

March 6, 2022 4 mins

Sha‘ban – The Final Stretch to Ramadan

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 the Light of Ramadan – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

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 […]
April 12, 2021 3 mins

To Remedy the Heart by Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi

The following is the third in a series of three excerpts on the heart of the believer from Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi’s book (Allah have mercy on him) Sukoon-e-Qalb, translated by Saad Razi Shaikh. For human beings, two kinds of worlds exist. The first is the material world, which we can see with […]
April 5, 2021 4 mins

Signs of a Diseased Heart by Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi

The following is the second in a series of three excerpts on the heart of the believer from Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi’s book (Allah have mercy on him) Sukoon-e-Qalb, translated by Saad Razi Shaikh. How can a person know if their heart is diseased? In regard to this, Hafiz Ibn Qayyim (Allah have […]