Poem: “An example for mankind for all eternity”

The goodness of your character we cannot comprehend The prayers and peace we continually send A radiant smile which serves as charity In a world repeatedly torn by disparity Kindness and compassion you showed to the weak Displaying a character patient and meek Gentleness you share with family and foe Never allowing the seeds of […]

Six years since my Shahadah – A Reflection by Sr. Chloe

The 28th of March was the 6 year anniversary of my Shahadah, the day that I officially embraced Islam. My Shahadah anniversary is always a time of great reflection for me, and I try to commemorate it by acknowledging my blessings and expressing my gratitude to God for the life He’s given me. The past […]

Why is There so much Concern with ‘Manners’ (Adab) in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question:Assalam’aleykum, Why is there so much concern with ‘manners’ (adab) in Islam? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) told us that, “I was only sent to perfect noble character.” [Muwatta’ and Musnad of Ahmad] He also said (peace and blessings be upon him), […]

Who are the ‘Respected People’ (dhawi al-hai’at) Mentioned in the Sahih Hadith?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: With regards to this quote, please could you tell me what the hadith refers to as regards ‘respected people ‘? The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Overlook the slips of respected people.” [Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad; Abu Dawud; Nasa’i in al-Kubra; and others–rigorously authentic […]

What Does Islam Say About Marrying an Older Person?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: What is the Islamic perspective on marrying someone older than you? My family believes it is not a good decision to make (based on cultural biases or beliefs) but what if everything else is sound, such as their deen, character, habits etc. and the only thing that is an […]

Love, Good Character, and Mercy Between Spouses

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: There is a famous hadith often cited by people and they state the source as Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan at-Tirmidhi. The Hadith is: “When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at both with Mercy” [Bukhari 6:19 & Tirmidhi 14:79]. Could you state that […]

Supplications for Good Character

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What are some good Prophetic supplications (Sall-Allahu ‘AlayHi waSallam), for good character? I am aware of one to be recited when looking in the mirror. Are there any other ones that I may recite in my Salah?   Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, I pray that […]

What Are the Qualities of a Friend?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: According to Islam what is the purpose of a friend? How does one show gratitude to Allah for a friend? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. One’s friends should be people who are helping […]

True Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains Hadith 25 of 40 Nawawi from Ribat Films on Vimeo

True Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains Hadith 25 of 40 Nawawi from Ribat Films on Vimeo. Hadith 25 of Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith Explained by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   On the authority of Abu Dharr :Some of the companions of the messenger of Allah said :” O Messenger of Allah, the affluent have made of […]

A Reader on Anger Management and Good Character

  Anger Management A Little Fiqh on Controlling One’s Anger Is Anger Sinful? How Do I Deal With Anger? Interview with Habib Ali – Anger, Restraint, Wisdom and the Prophetic Message in Our Times Habib Ali al-Jifri – Lessons on Anger, Forbearance, and Disciplining the Soul Through Prophetic Wisdom – from the RIS Knowledge Retreat […]