Episode 9
June 9, 2016

Make Room in Your Heart for Allah by Shaykh Rami Nsour

Shaykh Rami Nsour gives advice on how we can draw nearer to Allah during Ramadan by breaking our routine so we can give more time towards building our relationship with Him. Shaykh Rami had the honor of studying with the famed Murabit al Hajj in Mauritania for many years, and is the co-founder of a remarkable organization, the Tayba Foundation -- through which many CA inmates have been able to learn about their deen and prepare for life after prison.

Episode 8
June 4, 2016

The Deep Abrahamic Roots of Fasting

Ustadh Ali Ataie, undoubtedly one of the foremost leading scholars in comparative religions today, gives us a brief history of fasting in the Abrahamic Faiths. Ustadh Ali is a graduate of the Badr Arabic Language Institute in Hadramawt, Yemen and studied at the prestigious Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most eminent scholars in the world. He holds a Masters' Degree in Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, (the first Muslim seminarian in the 143 year history of the school to do so), and is working on a PhD in Islamic Biblical Hermeneutics.

Episode 7
May 31, 2016

Are you ready for Ramadan and Its Blessings?

There are a few days left until Ramadan, and there is so much to gain from the blessed month. Are you ready? With a few days remaining until the blessed month of Ramadan, Shaykh Walead Mosaad highlights some virtues of the month. He then shares some advice on how to prepare for Ramadan over the next few days to make the most of the month and attain the greatest benefit. Our thanks for Ihsan Productions for this recording. Shaykh Walead Mosaad is scholar in residence at Sakina Collective. Visit their Facebook page and Soundcloud.

Episode 6
May 31, 2016

Fiqh of Fasting: How to Make the Fast Last (Part 2)

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses some of the common issues and questions that come up regarding fasting. This lesson is the second of a two-part talk Shaykh Faraz delivered on the fiqh of fasting. The first part covers the key points of performing a sound and valid fast in Ramadan, through explaining the fiqh of fasting.

Episode 5
May 31, 2016

Fiqh of Fasting: How to Make the Fast Last (Part 1)

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the key points of performing a sound and valid fast in Ramadan, through explaining the fiqh of fasting. This lesson is the first of a two part talk Shaykh Faraz delivered on the fiqh of fasting. The second part is on some of the common issues and questions that come up regarding fasting.

Episode 4
May 25, 2016

Like the People of Paradise

Shaykh Naeem Abdul Wali discusses how Ramadan is a protection for us and also a reflection of the people of Paradise. He studied with Shaykh Mahmud Effendi in Istanbul. He is currently a resident scholar at Sunna Institute in Houston, Texas.  

Episode 3
May 9, 2016

Fasting Is The Ultimate Expression Of Love

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari shares practical advice on how to make the most of our Ramadan and draw closer to the Noble Qur'an. When we fast, no one will know if we've eaten or drunk but we are completely aware of Allah's gaze upon us. This is one of the many reasons why fasting is seen as an act of pure love and worship of Allah Most High.

Episode 2
May 3, 2016

The Sweetness of Allah’s Love

Imam Zaid Shakir talks to us about using Ramadan to draw near to our Beloved, Allah Most High, particularly in the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Imam Zaid is a chairman of the board, co-founder, and senior faculty member at Zaytuna College. He studied in Damascus, Syria and in 2009, he co-founded Zaytuna College, where he now teaches Islamic law and history. Photo by Bart Bernardes.

Episode 1
April 27, 2016

Finding Allah Through Fasting

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah reminds us of the ultimate purpose of fasting Ramadan: to find Allah Most High. There are many means to attaining consciousness of God in the month of Ramadan, including leaving sin, vice, and everything that busies away from Allah. Amongst these, Dr Umar puts particular emphasis on fulfilling the obligations due upon us, the most important of which are the five daily prayers. Listen to learn how to prioritize your time this Ramadan so that you find Allah in all you do. Photo by Bart Bernardes.