Love for Lady Fatima – Habib Umar

A poem by Habib Umar bin Hafiz on the love for Lady Fatima al-Zahra (May Allah be pleased with her): بِفَـاطِــمَـةْ قَـدْ صَــفَـا حَــاِلـي وَ نـِـلْـتُ الْـمَـرَ امْ ‎بِــضْـعَــةْ مُـحَــمَّـدْ حَــبِـيْبُ اللهِ خَــيْـرُ ا لأَ نــَامْ By Fatima my state has been purified and I’ve attained all that I seek. A piece of Muhammad, Allah’s […]

Reconnecting with Our Scholars Upon the Plain of Taqwa – Dr Fareeha Khan

* Courtesy of The Sila Initiative  وَإِذَآ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَى الإِنسَانِ أَعْرَضَ وَنَأَى بِجَانِبِهِ وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ كَانَ يَؤُوسًا “When We bestow Our favors unto man he turns away and becomes remote. But when evil befalls he gives himself up to despair.” [17:8] Among the many thousands of spiritual disciples of Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (d. 1943), […]

Hajj, Haajar and Kashmir – Shaykh Sadullah Khan

* Courtesy of Masjid al – Furqaan’s Youtube page In this Pre – Khutba talk, Shaykh Sadullah Khan discusses the historical meanings and lessons that we can derive from the sacred days of Hajj, including the great status that Haajar (may Allah be pleased with her) holds in Islam. Furthermore, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us about […]

Ibtihaj Muhammad: How A Champ Trains In Ramadan

*Originally posted on 2016/06/17 Muslim American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad says she spends up to seven hours training on an average day. Right now, during Ramadan, that means seven hours of intense physical exercise without any food or water between sunrise and sunset. “My faith is first and foremost to me. It’s a priority,” Muhammad told […]

A Nursing Mother’s Ramadan Reflections, by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil thought she knew what a challenging fasting day was…until she became a mother and began nursing her baby. I thought that my hardest Ramadans were the ones I spent in Jordan, as a young student of knowledge. The days were incredibly long, and the blistering summer heat was like nothing I’d ever […]

Ramadan Guide For Menstruating Women

Although we all know that it’s really the inward that matters, sometimes the outward helps us get there. But when we lose certain acts of worship in Ramadan, it doesn’t mean we have to lose out. Here is a handy resource list for menstruating women to get the best out of Ramadan.   Menstruation Is […]

Draw Near to Allah in Ramadan Through Service – Ustadha Umm Umar

Ustadha Umm Umar reminds us of incorporating the aspect of service in Ramadan as a means of drawing near to Allah Most High. She advises to not make Ramadan just revolve around one’s self, rather to also be concerned with others and their needs. Ustadha Umm Umar gives key advice and practical methods on how […]

10 Ways of 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 you could otherwise do? As Nour Merza writes, there is much to look forward to. Every Ramadan, most women will have about a week in which they are unable to join in the major religious practices of the […]

Fasting For Women Video Series and Fasting Guide – Muslima Coaching

Muslima Coaching provides an excellent series of videos that teach the spiritual meanings of fasting, as well as the basic Sacred Law rulings for women.   Episode 1 : Why Fast? Episode 2a: How to Fast Episode 2b: Secrets in Sunnas of Fasting Lesson 3: Making the Most out of Ramadan   Additional Resources: Free […]

All That Remained – Navigating Dementia With Faith

A student observes his grandmother dealing with dementia, and discovers the one thing that remains with her as her memory slowly fades. Dementia is a heartbreaking illness. It impairs a person’s ability to think, changes their personality, and can cause them to forget their most beloved ones. In times of hardship, when all else is […]