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To Be in the Company of the Prophet

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum What is a regimen (a hizb I can implement) day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year–so that inshaallah I’ll be in the company of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) in the Hereafter? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi […]

Ramadan Mubarak: The Prophet’s Dua When the New Moon is Sighted

RAMADAN MUBARAK The Prophet’s dua (Allah bless him and give him peace) for when the new moon is seen:   Allahumma ahhilhu `alayna bi’l yumni wa’l imani wa’s salamati wa’l islam. Rabbi wa rabbuka’l Llah (O Allah, bring it to us with felicity, faith, safety, and submission. [Addressing the new moon:] My Lord & Your […]

Ten Ways to Prepare for Ramadan From Now

With Ramadan just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to make sure that this will be the year we change, writes Nour Merza. With this in mind, here are ten ways to prepare yourself for Ramadan. 1. Make the right intention Beginning right now, make an intention that this Ramadan will […]

Adab 07: The Proprieties of Earning a Living

When we live up to the ideals and deep, moral standards of the religion, we can be hopeful of something tremendous from Allah in the hereafter. After all, this life is merely a means to the next, and not an end-goal in and of itself. Earning a livelihood is something that most of us can probably relate to, but our fast-paced lives, however, can sometimes hinder our ability to simply pause for a moment and review our trajectory into eternity. Seldom is a moment of contemplation void of any lasting benefit when it is for Allah.

Adab 06: The Adab of the Mosque Pt II

Ustadh Tabraze Azam reminds is of the honor Allah has bestowed upon the mosque as a place of worship and the importance of right conduct in it. Allah Most High says: Light upon light! Allah guides whoever He wills to His light. And Allah sets forth parables for humanity. For Allah has perfect knowledge of […]

Sura al Kahf: Musa, Khidr and Knowledge – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead explains the story of Musa and Khidr, peace be upon them. He highlights the key lessons from the story and its major theme. Now we get to the parable of Musa and of Khidr, peace be upon them. Tribulation with one’s knowledge – what one thinks one knows. It’s mentioned that Musa, peace […]

Islam and the Spiritual Realm by Sheikh Ahmed Abdo

How much do you know about the spiritual realm? We think we know ourselves. We know that we need fresh air, water, food, and shelter for our bodies to survive. We know that because we are discomforted when these things are absent. In addition to the physical realm, there is another: the spiritual realm. This […]

Did the Prophet Use the Qur’an to Justify His Behaviour and Marriages?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum There is a story about the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and Mariyah a coptic christian slave girl with whom he had relations while his wives did not want him to. Then revelation came down defending the Prophet’s actions. My other question is the significance […]

Will Jesus (Isa) Come Back as a Prophet?

Answered by Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael Question: Assalam alaykum, I have heard that when Jesus (Peace be upon him) comes to this world he will come as a prophet. But I am confused because we know that Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) is the Final Prophet and Messenger. Could you clarify? Answer: […]

Can I Call the Prophet as “The Beloved of the Universe”? (Habib Umar bin Hafiz)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum Some discussion has recently arisen concerning a festival slogan, “You are the Beloved of the Universe”, intending thereby the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his folk). Some object to this, and claim this is not so since the universe includes Satan among […]