Rich Muslim, Poor Muslim – Sidi Tushar Imdad

Rich Muslim, Poor Muslim – Which Would You Rather Be? Acquiring money and building wealth can be a confusing topic for Muslims. On one hand, when we read the Seerah and learn of the extreme frugality and hardships borne by the Sahaba it seems as if our luxurious, consumer-fed lives are opulent in comparison. But […]

Getting the Most Out of Rajab – Habib Umar

There are a number of ways to get the most out of Rajab. Some of the most important are as follows: 1. Seeking forgiveness in abundance and making sincere repentance; 2. Making a sincere resolve to seek to approach Allah through performing acts of obedience and avoiding acts of disobedience; 3. Assessing your state, rectifying […]

The Trodden Path (Episode 12): Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi

In this series, Shaykh Shoayb Ahmed of South Africa will take us on a journey through the lives and biographies of some of the most celebrated and well known scholars of the twentieth and twenty – first century. These historical accounts will provide us with refreshing insights and lessons, and motivate us to follow in […]

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 […]

Regarding Sincerity: A Conversation About Truthful Intention and Self Accountability – By Dr. Mahmoud Masri

There’s a story in ‘al-Risala al-Qushayriyya’ of a young man who regularly attended a gathering (majlis), when he heard a shaykh discussing sincerity: how is it, how should it be when performing actions, etc. The young man found this heavy upon himself, and from that day forward he made a firm intention that he would […]

Masterclass Course Announcement – Tushar Imdad

As-salamu ‘alaikum First of all, thank you for all the interest in my articles these last few months. It has been a true honour to have so many of you subscribe to my mailing list. I am so happy to finally announce the first training of 2020. My professional courses are corporate in quality, typically […]

The Intimate Prayers of Ibrahim b. Adham – By Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

I’ve left all people, entirely, for your love. I’ve orphaned my dependants so I can see you.   If, for love, You diced me up into many pieces, My deep-feeling heart would yearn for none besides You.   Pardon (this) weak (slave) who has hastened to You. He has come full of hope in Your […]

Islamic Time Management Series: Power Your Day with Pre-Planning – Sidi Tushar Imdad

If I lost my memory and could only remember ONE productivity technique from the many learned over the years, then do you know which I’d choose? PRE-PLANNING. Out of the thousands of pounds invested in the last few years and the dozens of time management books I’ve experimented with, the practice of pre-planning is undoubtedly […]

The Trodden Path (Episode 11): Shaykh Sulayman al-Ahdal

In this series, Shaykh Shoayb Ahmed of South Africa will take us on a journey through the lives and biographies of some of the most celebrated and well known scholars of the twentieth and twenty – first century. These historical accounts will provide us with refreshing insights and lessons, and motivate us to follow in […]

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), […]