09-Adab: The Proprieties of Fridays- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Out of His pure grace, Allah Most High has blessed the Muhammadan community (umma) with a day as special and sacred as Friday. The Noble Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, remarked that Allah has made it “an Eid for the believers.” (al-Muwatta) A day of joy, then, blessings and magnificent rewards from […]

Adab 08: The Proprieties of Travel- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

True, meaningful journeying is found in spiritual wayfaring. In other words, the journey from sin and disobedience to righteous acts and Godfearingness, from heedlessness to presence, from distance to proximity, and from everything which Allah hates to everything Allah loves. This is the kind of journey that we will be deeply grateful for when we […]

Adab 07: The Proprieties of Earning a Living- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Ustadh Tabraze Azam dives deep into the proprieties of earning a lawful income, its virtues, and its rewards in this life and in the life to come. The trustworthy, honest trader will be with the prophets, the truthful, and the martyrs [on the Day of Judgement], said the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and […]

06- Adab: The Adab of The Mosque Part 2- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Ustadh Tabraze Azam reminds is of the honor Allah has bestowed upon the mosque as a place of worship and the importance of right conduct in it. Proper manners take time to inculcate. But the more sacred the space or setting, the greater the emphasis is in maintaining a high bar. Each time we display […]

05- Adab: The Adab of the Mosque Part 1- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

The most beloved of places to Allah are the mosques. (Muslim) Indeed, the greatest of places on the face of the earth in the sight of Allah Most High is the mosque. What does it mean for a place to beloved to Allah? It means that He inscribes tremendous good for the people therein. And […]

04- Adab: The Adab of Homes – Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Ustadh Tabraze Azam writes on the adab or etiquette of the home – a blessing from Allah Homes are havens of serenity and comfort. They are a shelter from the heat and cold. They offer privacy from the gaze of others, safety for belongings, protection from harmful animals, insects and the like, and many other […]

03- Adab : The Etiquette of Allah’s Elect – Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Ustadh Tabraze Azam writes on the adab or etiquette of Allah’s elect among the scholars and students of knowledge as attested to by various sources. In our desire to become true students, we have to uphold the kind of adab, or right etiquette, that colors Allah’s elect. People of knowledge are chosen by Allah Most […]

02- Adab: Seeking Sacred Knowledge- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Ustadh Tabraze Azam delves into the necessary adab for the student seeking sacred knowledge based on Revelation, Hadith, and advice from Scholars and sages of Islam. “Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim,” said the Prophet(peace be upon him). Namely, learning specifically that by which you can validate your religious obligations is a duty […]

01 Adab : The Art of Doing Things Right – Introduction- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

In this new podcasts, Ustadh Tabraze Azam discusses the meaning of adab and what it means for a Muslim to do things in the right way. Zakariyya al Ansari, the great polymath, Shaykh al Islam of his time, and teacher and guide to generations of scholars, wrote in his masterful commentary on Qushayri’s: Epistle of Tasawwuf“The […]