Tests and Tribulations Are Blessings: The Divine Promise That We Will Be Tested, Explained – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Why do trials and tribulations happen in our lives? Why does Allah allow earthquakes, floods, and other disasters and destructive events? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains two verses of the Qur’an (2.155-156) on the Divine Promise that all people will be tested–with life itself being nothing but a test. Allah Most High promises, “We will certainly […]

Beholding the Glory of Allah in All Things Through Remembering the Light of the Example of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Faraz reminds us that everything in creation glorifies Allah — not just things, but also actions and events, both good and bad. In all matters, the believer beholds Allah’s Glory (tasbih). How? By recognizing that everything is from Him, and in everything, there is the opportunity of turning and returning […]

The Reality of Religion and the Purpose of Life – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on Surat al-Ma’un (Qur’an 107), and how it points to the reality of religion and the purpose of life. He highlights that the purpose of life could be found in religion. Shaykh Faraz calls to reflect on the purpose of life through reflecting on death, not in […]

The Virtues of Jerusalem & the Believer’s Five Duties Towards It – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Masjid al Aqsa is one the holiest mosques for Muslims. It was once the direction of prayer and is the place where the Prophet ﷺ lead all the prophets in prayer and ascended to heaven to meet his Lord. The noble sanctuary has had numerous conditions set upon it since the occupation began and has […]

The Abundant Good: Reflections on Surat al-Kawthar and Its Message of Gratitude, Faith, and Contentment – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on Surat al-Kawthar (Qur’an 108), its meanings and what it entails. He extracts from this short sura, which is three verses long, meanings and lessons in faith, affirming Divine Oneness, gratitude, and contentment. Shaykh Faraz calls to and counsels everyone to connect with the Qur’an, which nurtures […]

Look At Everything as a Blessing from Allah and Nurture Gratitude – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani calls Muslims to recognize the blessings that Allah bestowed upon us. Sometimes we may take some of the daily blessings for granted or not notice them at all. However, the way of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was to recognize the blessings of Allah […]

23: Condemnation of Love of Wealth & Status – Renewing Religion: An Overview of Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Walead Mosaad, gives an overview of Imam Ghazali’s chapters on condemnation of miserliness, love of wealth, status; and the condemnation of ostentation. These chapters fall in the third quarter of Imam Ghazali’s opus magnum that focuses on the vices of person. All these vices are primarily about how one […]

21: Condemnation of Dunya – Renewal by the Book: Quran Tafsir Based on Imam Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Walead Mosaad, gives an overview of select verses from the Quran that correspond with the chapter on condemnation of the dunya (worldliness) from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya. This chapter is the only chapter in the Ihya where Imam Ghazali says there are too many verses to mention on this subject, […]

18: Marriage & Good Character – Renewal by the Book: Quran Tafsir Based on Imam Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, gives an overview of select verses from the Quran that correspond with the chapter son marriage and good character from Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya. The two chapter have been enjoined in one lesson because marriage is highly dependent on good character. The lesson will overview the verse 20-21 from Chapter […]

16: Travel: Purpose, Reflection, Gratitude – Renewal by the Book: Quran Tafsir Based on Imam Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, gives an overview of select verses from the Quran that correspond with the chapter on travel from Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya. This chapter focuses on the purpose of travel, reflection in travel, and gratitude from it. The lesson will overview the verses 12-14 from Chapter 43 of the Quran on […]