What Is the Best Invocation?

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum Which invocation (dhikr) is best in increasing love and magnification of Allah in the heart and purifying or cleansing it from love of other than Him? And is there a specific technique I should use in reciting this dhikr? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] Among the most important of invocations, […]

What Can I Do to Rebuild my Connection With Allah Which Was Stronger Before I Had Children?

Answered by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a mother of several children. Since having them I feel I am unable to connect to Allah anymore in my prayers and du’as. What can I do to rebuild the connection to Allah which was stronger before I had children? Answer: Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi […]

Could It Be Harmful to Send Too Much Blessings on the Prophet?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have heard that there are certain dhikr that have the potential to harm an individual if done without a Shaykh. If someone did prayers on the Prophet in the thousands or tens of thousands, would it have the potential to be harmful? Answer: assalamu alaykum Scholars mention that […]

Can I Make Dhikr (Remembrance) While Listening to Qur’an?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam ‘aleykum Is it permissible when listening to the recitation of the Qur’an to make remembrance (dhikr) at the same time? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. The adab with Qur’an is to listen quietly and attentively. Allah Most High says, “When the Qur’an is recited, […]

Is It Permissible to Do Dhikr and Then Blow on Food for Barakah?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I was told that it is permissible to do dhikr and then blow on food or drink to give that food or drink barakah (blessings). Is there any validity to this? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, I pray that you are well. It is permissible to recite the Qur’an, […]

Join The Fadhkuruni Campaign This Dhul Hijjah With A Simple Invocation

With the advent of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah which are the best days in this life, Habib Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Saqqaf has initiated a tremendous project and invites you all to participate in the campaign. The Fadhkuruni Campaign aims to revive the sunnah of remembrance of Allah, by abundantly reciting this invocation […]

Maqam: The Station of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said urges us to reflect on our relationship with the Messenger of Allah. Do you know himﷺ? What does it truly mean to love himﷺ? We are fortunate to have the recordings of Shaykh Faid Mohammed from Simply Islam’s two day retreat in Singapore. Our journey begins with the maqam, the station, status and esteem, of the Beloved of […]

Amazing Supplications When Faced With Stress and Anxiety – Habib Kadhim

Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf advises us on how we should deal with stress and anxiety. How do we respond to everyday stress? Depending on where the stress originates from, the response differs. Generally, we must fill our hearts with a good opinion of Allah. Keep reminding yourself that your Lord has given you the greatest thing, […]

Is It Permissible for a Person to Say ‘Allah’ Repeatedly as a Form of Remembrance?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, Is it permissible for a person to say ‘Allah’ repeatedly as a form of Remembrance? I thought we were supposed to worship Allah only in the ways He has delineated for us… Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and […]

Is Using a Ta’wiz (Amulet) Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Some people say ta’wizes [amulets] are impermissible and entail disbelief. What is the view of Sunni Islam regarding this matter? Answer: Assalamu alaikum, In the Musannaf of Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shayba, the permissibility of hanging a ta`wiz is reported from many of the Companions and early Muslims (Salaf), […]