Rejoice! Reviving Remembrance and the Prophetic Way – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Eid al-Adha Khutba 2013

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani delivered this powerful, inspiring, and uplifting Eid Khutba at the joint Eid al-Adha Prayer and Khutba sponsored by SeekersHub Toronto, Lote Tree Foundation, and Risalah Foundation. Shaykh Faraz begins with a reminder of how tremendous the blessing of Allah’s command to rejoice–both in general and in these blessed days of Eid–truly is. […]

Imam Zaid Shakir – Description of the God Conscious from Nahj al-Balagha

It is related that a devout worshipper by the name of Human came to Imam ‘Ali, may God ennoble his countenance, and asked him to describe the God conscious people so vividly that he could almost see them. Imam ‘Ali responded: “Their speech is truthful; their clothing is moderate; and they walk with utmost humility. […]

Group Remembrance (Dhikr)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is group remembrance (dhikr) permissible? Is the group remembrance that includes the singing of poetry and rhythmic swaying (hadra) also permitted? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful. There are a number of explicit, rigorously authenticated Prophetic hadiths that permit group remembrance (dhikr) out loud as long as […]

Dealing With a Terminal Illness and Impending Death

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a family member who is suffering from a terminal illness and does not have long to live. I would like to know what a person in this situation should focus on with regards to their Islamic worship during the last months of life e.g seek forgiveness, […]

True Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains Hadith 25 of 40 Nawawi from Ribat Films on Vimeo

True Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains Hadith 25 of 40 Nawawi from Ribat Films on Vimeo. Hadith 25 of Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith Explained by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   On the authority of Abu Dharr :Some of the companions of the messenger of Allah said :” O Messenger of Allah, the affluent have made of […]

On Reflection (fikr) – Imam al-Haddad (Book of Assistance)

On Reflection (fikr) from: The Book of Assistance, Imam ‘Abdallah Ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad (Allah have mercy upon him) Translated by: Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi, Madina   You should have a wird of reflection in every twenty-four hours, for which you should set aside one or more hours. The best time for reflection is the one in […]

Qur’anic Tafseer: “Remember Me and I Will Remember You”

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Assalamu’alaikum, Allah Most High said in the Quran, by way of translation, “Remember Me and I will remember you.” Could you explain this ayah in detail? What does Allah remembering us mean? Jazakallahukhair. Answer: Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Thank you for this good question.  Allah […]

Dhikr – Remembrance of God

Source: Dhikr is the means by which Stations yield their fruit, until the seeker reaches the Divine Presence. On the journey to the Divine Presence the seed of remembrance is planted in the heart and nourished with the water of praise and the food of glorification, until the tree of dhikr becomes deeply rooted […]