Muharram: An Opportunity to Transcend Hypocrisy (Video) – Dr Yusuf Patel

* Courtesy of ITV In this Pre Khutba talk, Dr Yusuf Patel discusses the importance of transcending the recurrent partisan and divisive issues of Muharram, and rather focus on following the universal values that Prophet Musa (peace be upon him), Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him) and other great personalities stood for. Many people […]

Am I a Hypocrite for Losing Focus in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I think I might be a hypocrite. Whenever I do an act of worship, I find it very difficult to think about Allah, and I nearly always end up thinking of something or someone else, and it feels like I am worshipping them. Am I committing major […]

Going Back on a Pledge

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I pledged 200 Euro at a mosque fundraiser, but then found out that my cousin in Iraq needs help for her basic food and needs. Can I go back on my pledge? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Such a pledge is a promise. It is sinful to make promises […]

How Do I Combat Thoughts of Disbelief That Enter My Mind?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: I recently had trouble with 1 ayat in the Qur’an. I took it out of context and thoughts of doubt flooded my heart. I almost even skipped one of my salat. During this prayer I had all sorts of disheartening thoughts. I later found out i was misinterpreting […]

Imam Nawawi On Fighting The Ego (Nafs)

Fighting the Ego (Jihad an-Nafs) By Imam Nawawi (may Allah be pleased with him) Imam Shafi`i said, may God have mercy on him: “Only the sincere one (mukhlis) knows hypocrisy (riya’).” This means that it is impossible to know the reality of hypocrisy and see its hidden shades except for one who resolutely seeks sincerity. […]