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Hard Questions for the New Year – Imam Zaid Shakir

* Courtesy of New Islamic Directions As we North American Muslims enter a new year it might be beneficial for us to ask ourselves some serious questions. A bit of soul searching has never harmed anyone. The type of questions I have in mind involve a set of challenges to some of the prevailing trends […]

New Year’s Message 2020 – Moulana Ebrahim Bham

  Moulana Ebrahim Bham (South Africa) welcomes New Year’s Eve with a poignant reminder on resolutions, goals, and time management. He discusses what the passing of time means for Muslims and the importance of using it profitably. He also expounds on the Qur’anic paradigm of the purpose of life. Finally, Moulana Ebrahim concludes with a […]

10 Reasons Not to Make a New Year’s Resolution This Year – Sidi Tushar Imdad

10 Reasons NOT to Make a New Year’s Resolution This Year Every year the anticipation builds before January 1st to set a new habit or a new goal. And for 2020, it feels even more important. 2020 is such a nice, round number, right? We don’t want to miss out on ‘2020 Life Vision’ (get the […]

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 […]

Reflections on 2018 – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

As December draws to a close, Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil gives some reflections on 2018 and the growth that she and her family experienced. I started to write this article when my daughters were asleep. Almost a year ago, my younger one was born in January.  Now I have an 11 month old and a […]

Resolutions for the New Year and Beyond – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin & Sh. Faraz Rabbani

In the first week of the Hijri New Year, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin offer reflections and advise us on how to benefit from this occasion. Ustadh Amjad reflects on the hijra of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace and its applicability in our own lives. He mentiones how the […]

Hard Questions for the New Year by Imam Zaid Shakir

As we North American Muslims enter a new year it might be beneficial for us to ask ourselves some serious questions. A bit of soul searching has never harmed anyone. The type of questions I have in mind involve a set of challenges to some of the prevailing trends which currently occupy our minds and […]

Commemorating the Islamic New Year: Timeless Lessons from the Greatest Migration in History | Nur Sacred Sciences

Commemorating the Islamic New Year: Timeless Lessons from the Greatest Migration in History | Nur Sacred Sciences The Hijra is not only one of the greatest events in the history of Islam, but it is a historic milestone whose impact forever changed the course of history for all of humanity at large.  The migration of […]