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"Modern Physics Does Not Believe in Red Apples" – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

“Modern physics does not believe in red apples” – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah quotes the physicist Dr. Wolfgang Smith.

Modern physics says that red apples are only two dimensional in their existence, which we humans perceive as red apples. However, Muslims believe that red apples exist in their third dimension, says Dr. Umar. Great Muslim scientists  of the past studied science for self knowledge, as the believer’s worldview is that we are the blueprint of the world and the world is a blueprint of us. Hence, when we study the world, we are studying ourselves.

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Cover photo by Christopher Woo. Our thanks to Umran TV for making this video available.

 

The Fully Integrated Life – Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

“Allah bears witness that there is no god except He, and the Angels and the ones endowed with knowledge, upright with equity (bear witness). There is no god except He, The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise…” (Surah al-Imran, Verse 18)

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad talks about how one should approach the balance needed in life, to put everything where it deserves to be put. How should one manage the different influences and complexity of life as a student? How does one find the right balance between what may seem deen and what may seem Dunya? The shaykh explains how we must strive for the fully integrated life and shares some useful tips from the works of Hujjat ul-Islam Imam Al-Ghazali.

Our deepest gratitude to Cambridge Khutbahs for making this recording available.

Contentment, Reliance on Allah, and Pure Intention – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Contentment, Reliance on Allah, and Pure Intention – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Words of wisdom from Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

“What Allah subhana wa ta’ala really wants is good intention: pure hearted, sincere honest people. And when we make that the basis on which we create relationships with others than we will succeed- not is his aqeedah absolutely identical to myself.”

“There is too much judgment of others and not enough judgment of ourselves. There is too much self-righteousness and not enough self-knowledge. And one way in which we can heal that, is to remember that people’s weakness in this age is very much understandable.”

“The message for us if we have ridda and serene acceptance and we don’t just panic and bang at the cell doors, screaming to be let out, complaining about our situation, that Allah in His extraordinary omnipotence and power can turn our situation over, so that from being in the depths of a prison, we become second in command of the most powerful state in the world- which was the position of Sayyiduna Yusuf alayhi-salam. That’s one of the messages of that story.”

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