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COVID-19: Practical Guidance on Self-Improvement – Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

Ustadha Shireen Ahmed gives practical guidance on how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. She shares tips on achieve physical and emotional wellness, both personally and when relating to others during this time of social isolation. Ustadha Shireen begins looking at the personal level by emphasizing the central importance of our daily prayers. She also […]

Guidance on COVID-19 (Part 4) – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of the Muslim Judicial Council In this fourth and final video of a 4 part series, Mufti Taha Karaan advises Muslims on what they should do when they are in self isolation at home. He asks Muslims to reflect on their internal states and morality, and question themselves honestly if they have contravened […]

Guidance on COVID-19 (Part 2) – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of the Muslim Judicial Council In this second video of a four-part series on COVID-19, Mufti Taha Karaan explains the religious rationale and reasoning on why the Friday congregational prayer should be suspended. Additionally he provides evidence from the rich Islamic legacy of when congregational prayers should be prayed at home. By analogy, […]

Guidance on COVID-19 (Part 1) – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of the Muslim Judicial Council (South Africa) In this first video of a four-part series, Mufti Taha Karaan advises Muslims to practice social distancing with immediate effect in order to prevent and reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission. The unfortunate reality is that places of worship such as mosques are communal places where […]

Appreciating The Blessings of Allah – Shaykh Faid Said

* Courtesy of The Nur  Shaykh Faid reminds us that guidance is the greatest achievement. Allah teaches us through the Quran what to ask him, how to ask him and when to ask him. Focusing on what to ask him, Allah teaches us to ask him for guidance.

Connecting to the Imams of Fiqh – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of Bayt Muhammad Academy In this video, Mufti Taha Karaan elucidates with eloquence and precision why Muslims should connect and find value in the various schools of Islamic juristic thought. Contrary to what many believe and assume, the schools of Islamic jurisprudence have always employed rational and intellectual tools in their respective methodologies […]

Iman Beyond the Masjid by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

What is Iman beyond the masjid? Look to the Messenger of God, peace and blessings upon him, and he will light the way, says Shaykh Ahmed Abdo. If the light of the sinning believer was revealed the light would envelop the entire universe, what then of the light of the Muslim who is in obedience? […]

Intention and the Spiritual Dimensions of Travel – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Habib Umar bin Hafiz relates advice on what one should intend while traveling and the spiritual dimensions thereof, from Habib `Ali al-Habashi, Allah have mercy on them and benefit us through them. Habib `Ali says: In reality, to travel is to leave behind one’s base nature in order to attain lofty stations in the proximity […]

How Do I Calm My Worries?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Are there any specific duas or Surahs I can recite to help me with my constant state of anxiousness, depression and paranoia that I have been feeling due to a multitude of heavy things and it’s been weighing me down.I just need a way of easing my difficulties. Answer: […]

Knowing God Is Not Just For Celebrity Saints Of Past, by Yusuf AbdulRahman

Yusuf AbdulRahman reminds us that knowing God is not a distant state attained only by the celebrity saints of past, but rather the starting point of each and every one of us. Your life is tailor-made by the All Merciful Creator entirely in your interests. Everything that has happened in your life, both the beautiful […]