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Taqwa: Definition, Discovery and Disposition ~ By Sidi Yousaf Seyal

Taqwa As we enter final ten days of Ramadan, the meaning of taqwa continues to entertain my mind, reflecting on why God has mandated an entire month of fasting to attain God-consciousness. After all, isn’t taqwa a constant state that should be upheld throughout the year, let alone one’s lifetime? This year, while I traverse […]

If I am Patient, Will I Get a ‘Good’ Spouse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: My question is about getting married in the future. If I pray and have patience will I get a good spouse in the future, or should I start looking for someone who is religious and tell her to wait until it is the right time to marry? If I […]

Advice on Dealing with the Financial Crisis

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Can you give some information -advice – on how Muslims should respond to financial crisis both in the public and private lives? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. In short, the answer to dealing with any crisis—whether […]

How Do I Raise My Resolve to do Good & Overcome Hardness of the Heart?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Qaylish Question: When I began practicing, I used to be very motivated to perform the good. Now, I feel a hardness in my heart and less motivated to do good deeds. Can you please give some advice on how I can raise my motivation? Answer: Bismillah Allah Most High says, “O […]

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 […]

Avoiding Differences of Opinion: Why & When Can I Follow Another School?

Answered by Sidi Faraz Khan Question: Why is it recommended to follow another schools position out of scrupulousness when we believe our own school is correct? When would taking another position outside of one’s own school be permitted for this reason? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, InshaAllah you are well. The basic idea is that […]