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Iman Beyond the Masjid by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

What is Iman beyond the masjid? Look to the Messenger of God, peace and blessings upon him, and he will light the way, says Shaykh Ahmed Abdo.

If the light of the sinning believer was revealed the light would envelop the entire universe, what then of the light of the Muslim who is in obedience? And what is the source of this light?

It is the sacred way and tradition of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. His living is good for us, and his death is good for us.

Allah, Sublime and Majestic, granted his noble Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, the concern and authority to view the actions of his Umma and when he sees that which is good he praises his Lord, and when he sees other than good, our noble messenger seeks forgiveness on our behalf.

Step One: Go to the Highest Authority. Go to Allah’s Messenger

We take example from the noble lady Fatima al Zahra who went to her father for all things that happened in her life. In times of worry, in times of pain or suffering, Fatima went to the noble messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him.

When in need go to the Messenger of Allah. He will bring you ease and solve your problems. Go by means of sending blessings. Remember him, send peace and blessings upon him, and he will seek assistance for you.

Follow in his footsteps, and he will light your way. Adorn yourself with his manners and you will be illumined. Then the light of Faith sets in the heart and manifests in every place and action.

Step Two: Seek to become like him

In following in his noble footsteps one learns to live fully. One learns to live faith. Footstep by footstep, day by day one remembers Allah. Faith is the everyday when fueled by intentions.

Every moment is an opportunity to illuminate all of your affairs. An opportunity to bring blessings into your life.

In following in his noble footsteps, in uttering his blessed words and doing what he has done, blessings and peace be upon him, one becomes alive to the reality of existing for Allah. Rejoice in the illumination of faith.

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We are grateful to Othman Bin Affan Cabramatta Mosque for the video.

Where To Even Begin Describing Muhammad? by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

Muhammad ﷺ. Where shall we commence? If you want to describe the most beautiful of creatures that God, Sublime and Majestic, has commissioned and issued to the Universe…from where are you going to begin, asks Shaykh Ahmed Abdo.

The Messenger of God ﷺ is the most beautiful in his physical appearance and absolute excellence in his inner character. What words can do justice to him? His honour and nobility with God speaks for itself.

In Whose hands will the keys of the Garden reside?
The doors of the Garden shall open up for no one other than this man Muhammad ﷺ
The Garden shall open for the entirety of his Ummah, his nation, prior to anyone else.
His nation shall  encompass the horizons and cover the North, South, the East and the West when other prophets will come with large  numbers, some with few, and others with no followers at all.
His Heart is such that whatever came across it would find itself transformed…

We have heard of men and women falling in love, but who has heard of a love between a man and a mountain? The followers of Muhammad ﷺ know this tale, for the Messenger of God ﷺ was such that everything thing fell in love with him; he ﷺ was loved by the Mountain Uhud and his ﷺ Noble heart reciprocated.

The Noble Prophet ﷺ personifies Islam; and Islam rectifies and transforms where it truly enters. This is primarily reflected in the change and transformation that took place in the 6th century Meccan society rectified by advent of Islam. Muhammad ﷺ transforms;  it is because of Muhammad ﷺ and his Noble Heart that Islam transforms.

Where are the followers of Muhammad?

It is easy to say that we follow him; but the challenging and most earnest question is what is our proof? Not for others to know, but for your own selves. Do you love him? Do you know him? The first thing is to try and strengthen our connection and love for the Messenger of God by getting to know him and becoming mesmerised by his Noble character and Beauty ﷺ.
Come and fall in love, for the path is love, the destination is love and one shall be with whom one loves.

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We are grateful to Daar Ibn Abbas for the video. Cover photo by Islamicdesktop.

Maqam: The Station of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said urges us to reflect on our relationship with the Messenger of Allah. Do you know himﷺ? What does it truly mean to love himﷺ?

We are fortunate to have the recordings of Shaykh Faid Mohammed from Simply Islam’s two day retreat in Singapore. Our journey begins with the maqam, the station, status and esteem, of the Beloved of Godﷺ.

Day 1: The Maqam of the Beloved


There is no way to approach Allah, Most High, without His Messenger ﷺ,  Shaykh Faid reminds us. Our relationship with the Messenger ﷺ stems from the Qur’an which declares to us, “If you really want Allah to love you, follow him and Allah will love you.” This is the station of the Beloved of Allahﷺ

Day 2: Loving Him ﷺ

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 We are grateful to Simply Islam, Singapore for the videos.