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Etiquette of the Seeker According to the Teachings of Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari

The engaging and eloquent Shaykh Babikr Ahmed Babikr offers this series on the etiquette of the seeker according to the teachings of Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari, a renowned Sudanese scholar – a must listen. Who Was Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari? The Etiquette of the Seeker: Sincerity   The Etiquette of the Seeker: Truthfulness The Etiquette of the Seeker: […]

Should We Do Everything for the Sake of Allah?

Answered by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said Question:Assalamu alaykum, Some people who want a good job, and a good life for themselves but then feel bad that they aren’t doing it for Allah. Should we do everything for the sake of Allah? Answer: Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem. Ikhlas (roughly translated as sincerity and determination) is the highest […]

Just Be Muslim, Not A Brand Manager for Islam

We don’t need more brand managers for Islam, says Shaykh Walead Mosaad. Living as good Muslims with sincere concern for others is the best means of calling to Islam, and as Shaykh Walead demonstrates, there are countless everyday scenarios when we can put these words into action. Resources on How Not To Be A Brand Manager For Islam Shaykh […]

Will My Intention to Spend My Future Earnings in a Praiseworthy Manner Be Rewarded?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am currently studying to get a job in the future, inshaAllah. Once employed, if I intend to spend my money in the way of Allah, will I be rewarded for both my studies and work? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. […]

Is It Impermissible (Haram) to Worry About What Others Think?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is it haram to worry about what others think of you? I really struggle when trying not to worry about what others will think. I took off my hijab before because I thought that I was not being sincere, because of my fear of what others think. Answer: […]

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 […]

On Sincerity and Avoiding Excessiveness

Attaining true sincerity in worship and maintaining it through following the Prophetic balance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how, as he draws from two counsels from one of the great works of the Ba’Alawi tradition titled “Idah Asrar ‘Uloom al-Muqarrabin” (A Clarification of the Subtle Knowledges of Those Drawn Close to Allah) by Shaykh Jamaluddin […]

On Sincerity and Avoiding Excessiveness – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Attaining true sincerity in worship and maintaining it through following the Prophetic balance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how, as he draws from two counsels from one of the great works of the Ba’Alawi tradition titled “Idah Asrar ‘Uloom al-Muqarrabin” (A Clarification of the Subtle Knowledges of Those Drawn Close to Allah) by Shaykh Jamaluddin […]

You’re Wildly Successful, but Do Your Friends Trust You?

You might have written bestsellers, but do your friends trust you? You might have a PhD but do your children hate you? You might have millions of fans but are you incapable of having a loving relationship? You might earn a ton of money, but is it all sitting in high-interest accounts or shares in […]

Seeking Sincerity: How Can One Strive To Have One’s Actions Accepted by Allah Most High?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam Aleikum, It is scary to imagine that you might THINK you’re doing something for Allah but that’s not the case–that one’s actions may be insincere and therefore not acceptable to Allah. In that sense, is it reasonable to say that there’s nothing we can do beyond praying that […]