Are We Sinful for Missing Sunnah Prayers, or Are They Just for Extra Reward?

Answered by: Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Are we sinful for missing sunnah prayers, or are they just for extra reward? Answer: Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah. I apologize for the delay in answering your question. The confirmed sunna in the Hanafi school […]

What does it mean to be a person who is true (sadiq)? What is being true (sidq)?

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Allah Most High says, “O who you believe! Be mindful of Allah Allah and be with the truthful.” [Qur’an, 9:119] The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)said, “Truthfulness (sidq) leads to righteousness (birr) and righteousness leads to the Garden. A person remains truthful […]

Modesty in Islam – Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa – Video

YouTube – MUST SEE!!! The blessing of being a muslim – Do you appreciate it?: A talk by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on modesty in Islam (in three parts). This is a powerful clip from it: The full videos: Modesty in Islam: Part 1 of 3 Modesty in Islam: Part 2 of 3 Modesty in Islam: […]

The Path of Taqwa – Faraz Rabbani – Qurba Retreat 2010 (Video, Lecture)

The Path of Taqwa – Faraz Rabbani – Qurba Retreat 2010 A talk delivered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at the Qurba Retreat “Detour Ahead: Staying on the Prophetic Path, August 2010. Shaykh Faraz highlights the Qur’anic call to mindfulness (taqwa); the virtues of taqwa; its three levels; and how mindfulness is manifest in faith, outward […]

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 Obligatory & Sunna Prayers for Friday

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: I am confused about the number of obligatory prayers that need to prayed for the Friday prayer. I have been praying only two cycles behind the imam. However a friend mentioned that I have to read four obligatory cycles as well. Is this true? Answer: Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi […]

Service to Humanity in Islam

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the importance of serving the creation of Allah (The Most Exalted) and by doing so through the prophetic example of mercy, gentleness, and intimate concern. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) Download podcasts directly onto your iPod by going to Seekers Guidance […]

The Sunna of Following the Sunna

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani describes why people often fail to follow the Sunnah or follow it but in an insufficient manner. He shares valuable lessons from Imam Nawawi’s “Riyadh us Saliheen” that teach us the Sunna of following the Sunna. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) […]

How is spiritual excellence attained?

Question: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) defined spiritual excellence (ihsan) as, “To worship Allah as though you behold Him,” in the Hadith Jibril. I’ve been reflecting a lot on this, and and have found this message of beholding Allah in many other hadiths too, like the hadith in the Forty of […]