How To Be Free of All But Allah

There are those who choose Allah over all else, and then there are the chosen ones who Allah chooses above all others as an acceptance of their devotion to Him. In under 16 minutes, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives us clear guidance on how we can too, become free of all intention to please anything or […]

A Warning Against Kibr (Conceit), from Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

“Allah Guides to His Light Whom He Wills.”  (Surah An-Nur) Allahumma salli alaa Syedina Muhammad wa alaa Ahli Syedina Muhammad, fi kulli lamhatin wa nafasin ‘adada maa wa see-a-hu ‘il-muLLAH Syedina Omar, may Allah be pleased with him, defined scholars as those who do not differentiate between good and bad, but rather, those who separate […]

You’re Wildly Successful, but Do Your Friends Trust You?

You might have written bestsellers, but do your friends trust you? You might have a PhD but do your children hate you? You might have millions of fans but are you incapable of having a loving relationship? You might earn a ton of money, but is it all sitting in high-interest accounts or shares in […]

VIDEO: The etiquette of battling the self and ego

“It’s easy to grow a beard and use a miswak; the core of a believer’s battleground is working on the ego and the self (nafs). Go to sleep without having rancor in your heart towards anyone; that is the Prophetic sunnah. Put others’ rights above your own and serve people; that is true jihad.” – […]

Don’t Wake Him Up – Short Story by Novid Shaid

Don’t Wake Him Up – Short Story by Novid Shaid “Whatever you do …. Don’t wake him up!” First he warned him, in a quiet and careful voice, but then, as they began descending the plummeting flight of stairs, which disappeared into the darkness below, the voice grew in desperation. “Don’t wake him up…You’ll regret […]

How Can I Get Rid of Recurring Thoughts of Bad Things I’ve Done in the Past?

Answered by Ustadha Rukayat Yakub Question: Asalaamualaykum, I have recurring problem where I get negative flashbacks and thoughts about my past life and certain people keep coming into my head. Alhamdulillah, at one point I completely stopped,  but now these thoughts are coming up again and it is really my weak point because it’s holding me […]

The Battlefield: The Tawba of a Muslim Teenager – Novid Shaid

The Battlefield: The Tawba of a Muslim Teenager By Novid Shaid, 1997 I battle with myself Face to face, punch for punch, My future launches at me in front And my past creeps up from behind. I dodge the assault of late night party invitations, And avoid the ambushing memories of early mistakes: Phone numbers […]

A Reminder for Teachers: The Need for Sincerity, and the Dangers of Seeking Prestige and the Praise of Others – Imam Dhahabi

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Imam Shams al-Din al-Dhahabi writes, “It is incumbent upon the scholar to speak with intention and high purpose. If they become impressed by their own speech, they should become silent; and if impressed by their own silence, they should speak. And they should never tire of taking […]

The Meaning of Nafs

Answered by : Shaykh Muhammad ‘Afifi al-’Akiti Question : The Meaning of Nafs In the Name of God, Most Compassionate and Merciful Praise be Allah, Who has adorned the aspect of man by granting him good stature and proportion, Safeguarding him from increase and decline in his aspect and measurements, We ask for His forgiveness and […]