In this letter, Imam al Haddad issues a strong rebuke to one of his students. Before even addressing him personally, he eloquently reminds him of the worthlessness of this life and warns him against being attached to anything worldly. He asks Allah to rectify his heart and bless him with contentment.
This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib. In this segment, the Shaykh starts breaking down the different parts of the formula of seeking forgiveness. The supplication begins with affirming God’s divinity, His oneness, His lordship, and […]
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Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Two years ago, I fell deeply in love with someone, just like in the movies. Does this ‘love at first sight’ exist in Islam? His aqidah and Islamic attitudes are questionable, though. What do I do? I feel sad and confused. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa […]
Mishkat Media have produced a wonderful interview with Shaykh Seraj Hendricks on the deep influence of Imam al Ghazali in Cape Town, and the Shaykh’s own role in the struggle against apartheid. Shaykh Seraj Hendricks is among the third generation of scholars who have been teaching the Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences) […]
Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. Shaykh Ibrahim continues to give the commentary on this Sura, beginning with these verses: From amongst people, are those who finance entertaining discourse, to deviate (others) to from the […]
Ya Saada Qawm was written by the great spiritual master, Gawth Abu-Madyan, and speaks about the people who have attained unto Allah. It does so in beautiful words that reflect the beauty of this experiential relationship, in a way that almost lets us taste it.
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Talama Ashku Gharami, or “How Long Will My Heart Ache,” is a heartfelt Nasheed that may can relate to. One of the less-appreciated poems, it speaks directly to the soul.
Day 23: Give Gifts With Eid coming up soon, let’s talk about gifts. Not the last minute rush to the shopping centre, to get one (or more) fancy gifts for friends or family members. Of course, these things are all good. But gift-giving in the Sunnah is so much more than material things. We know […]
Day 21: Be a Guardian Allah’s name Al-Ghaffar, can be simply translated as “The Most Forgiving.” A deeper meaning implies that Allah covers up our shortcomings with a sheltering veil. No one is perfect, and we all make mistakes. Part of Allah’s mercy is that He can ensure that no one else finds out about […]
In this video, Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin speaks about the blessings of the day of Eid, and what etiquettes we should practice on that day. Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin encourages us to take advantage of the blessed day of Eid al-Fitr, which is a day of celebration and thanksgiving after the completion of the month of Ramadan. […]