Begin Right, Begin Light: New Year Message by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

As 2019 begins, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani encourages us to look forward positively and see everything around us as signs from Allah. Much is going on in the world, much that can be considered stressful, disappointing and devastating However, the believer looks at the world as a sign of Allah. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless […]

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? […]

I Pay the Electricity Bill of a Mosque. What Is the Reward?

Answered by Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael Question: Assalam alaykum, Is there any hadith regarding the reward for providing lightning for a mosque? Is it valid to make intention to pay the electricity bill for the mosque as a mean to provide lighting for the believers so that Allah may put light in my grave? Answer: […]

Was I Wrong to Fix My Gaze Towards a Light While Praying?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Recently while praying in a mildly dark room, a small red circle appeared in my vision. Because it helped me focus better, I focused my vision on the light. Was this an acceptable thing to do? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for your question. The general ruling […]

Was Prophet Muhammad Light or Human? Is It Obligatory for Me to Know About Every Religious Matter?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Was Prophet Muhammad light or human? Can du’a change Qadar (Destiny)? People around keep debating these issues and I don’t know what to say. Is it obligatory for me to know about every religious matter? Answer: assalamu alaykum Most debates on these matters relate to peripheral aspects of prophetology […]

What does Allah mean by “Light Upon Light”? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the Verses of Light (Surat al-Nur 35-38) from the Tafsir of Imam Ahmed ibn Ajiba, al-Bahr al-Madid. What is meant by the light in these verses? What is meant by the niche and oil? Who attains this light, and what are some qualities of the believers? All these questions and other […]