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The Radiant Intentions of the Pious by Habib Umar bin Hafiz

At gatherings of remembrance; before reading about the Prophet and his life (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), the scholars traditionally make a number of intentions, followed by a recitation of Surat al-Fatihah; donating its reward to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in the hope that their remembrance […]

What is the Straight Path of Islam? “Guide us to the Straight Path” Explained – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What is the Straight Path we ask for in Surat al-Fatiha when we say: “Guide us to the Straight Path.” [Qur’an, 1.6] Why do believers–people of guidance–ask Allah for guidance? In this insightful khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains what guidance is; that the straight path is the direct way to the desired goal; what the […]

A Response to Critics Who Say Surah al-Fatiha Can’t Be Revelation

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: Certain critics of Quran point out that since surat al Faitiha is a prayer to Allah, it cannot be a revelation as it implies Allah is addressing Himself. Moreover, the “Say” found in beginning of other verses, is not used here.  Is this a valid criticism ? Answer:Assalamu […]