Devotion with Purpose – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday khutba in Ramadan, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on the first eleven verses of Surat al-Mu’minun. Shaykh Faraz highlights that when Allah calls us to any good in the Qur’an, He gives us the benefit behind it and the reality underlying it. In these verses Allah begins by telling us that “successful indeed are […]

Preparing to Go Like Muhammad Ali (Without The Selfies), by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this first Friday khutba of Ramadan, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on the passing of the late Muhammad Ali and his funeral. In this great moment of truth, people were snapping selfies standing at or near the front of the janaza. The immediate and fleeting seems much more real than the ultimate – our own […]

Developing The Habit of Privately Imploring Allah, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Developing The Habit of Privately Imploring Allah, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and salvation deeply and see how […]

Give Up Food and Drink (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Give Up Food and Drink, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put that teaching […]

Fasting and Ramadan: Change Begins With Reflection And Is Sustained By Gratitude – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

A key to benefiting from fasting and from Ramadan is reflection. So as we approach Ramadan we should pause and reflect on what we are seeking through our fasting and through the sacred month. We should also pause and reflect on the blessing of Allah. The times we find in Ramadan, like the daytime when […]

Fasting in the Heat by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani extracts and explains three key lessons from the hadith on the Prophet Muhammad’s continual fast (peace and blessings be upon him). With Ramadan around the corner, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses the issue of fasting in the long and hot days in this Friday khutba. Shaykh Faraz discusses the hadith where the Prophet Muhammad (peace […]

The Champion of Truth by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains key lessons on being a champion of truth (a siddiq) from the life of the great companion Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him) as part of an ongoing course taught at the Ha Meem College by Dr. Ridhwan Saleem and other distinguished teachers. Shaykh Faraz highlighted how the […]

Wearing Noise-Cancelling Headphones in Prayer to Concentrate Better

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on key principles related to what is avoided in prayer—including all actions external to prayer; anything that looks like one’s is not in prayer; anything that can lead to distraction; and all unnecessary actions. He also briefly explains the principle of avoiding things that cause others to think ill of one without good reason. […]

How to Seek Islamic Knowledge – Imam Subki’s Counsel

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reads and explains Imam Subki’s poem of counsel to his son Muhammad on the proper path and etiquettes of seeking Islamic knowledge. The counsel of Imam Subki is an important work that clarifies what is a sound traditional Islamic understanding of knowledge; how it is sought; and the methodology of learning and knowledge […]

What Is ‘Afiya and Why Do We Pray For It?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani was asked why the Prophet ﷺ advised us to “ask Allah for well-being” and said that there can be no prayer more comprehensive than asking for ‘Afiya. So what is ‘Afiya? How should we ask for it? Cover photo by Omar Chatriwala.