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Secrets of the Prophetic Chamber

Secrets of the Prophetic Chamber A rare first-hand account of being inside the chamber housing the blessed body of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). — The Conversations of Tears and Reverence I still remember the conversations with the two old men in Mecca, while looking at their weaving. I was […]

The Significance of Eid – Faraz Rabbani

      Islam has two major holidays, Eid al-Fitr (Post-Fasting Festival) and Eid al-Adha. The word Eid itself is an Arabic word, whose root connotation is “that which comes back, time after time, and rejoicing.” Its particular usage in Islam, for the two major holidays, is because these two days are meant to be days […]

Why Is the Prophet’s Character Described as Being Tremendous? – Faraz Rabbani

by Faraz Rabbani (originally published in Islamica Magazine) In the Qur’an, the Prophet is addressed directly, “Truly, you are of tremendous character.” [Qur’an, 68.4] This Qur’anic verse intrigued Muslim scholars, early and late, especially the Qur’anic exegetes and the masters of the spiritual path, especially as the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him […]

Shaykh Idris Watts “Praise Him!” // June 2010 // Radical Middle Way

Hamd – praise – is the cornerstone of our faith. We praise God for the gift of life, for guidance and for the opportunity to do good and spread mercy. Every breath we take and every step we make should be an occasion for joy and praise. Nobody praised God better than the most praiseworthy […]

The Difference Between a Messenger & Prophet

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: What is the difference between a Nabi and a Rasul? Answer: Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Thank you for your question. A Prophet (nabi) is someone who received revelation from Allah Most High in the form of Divine instructions; if he is commanded specifically to convey […]

Mawlid by Moonlight – Hina Khan-Mukhtar

The flickering flame of a candle casts a light on a child’s face, causing it to glow…and something magical happens.  The six-year-old opens his mouth to sing salawaat on the Prophet…and hearts soften. An older sister takes her brother by the hand as they march off to the beat of a daff, singing nasheeds under a full moon, […]

Excessive Praise of the Prophet? Understanding the Meaning of Praise

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: My question is in regards to the difference between praise and worship. I understand that there is nothing wrong with praising the Beloved of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) since this praise does not imply worship. My question then is how is this reconciled with “Alhamdulillah”? […]

‘Should Muslims Be Concerned About Haiti?’ by Shaykh Jihad Brown – The National (Abu Dhabi)

Should Muslims be concerned about Haiti? by Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown (The National, Abu Dhabi) Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown is director of research at the Tabah Foundation. He delivers the Friday sermon at the Maryam bint Sultan Mosque in Abu Dhabi Eleven-year-old Anna St Louis was going to be a lawyer. For three days she lay […]

Love for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, by Imam Abdullah al-Haddad

Love for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad — “And know that the loftiest of exemplars, the most noble and the greatest and the most binding to all Muslims is the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and grant him peace: verily he is by unanimous agreement the Greatest Exemplar. And the obligation due to him is […]