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Catching the Dunya Is Mission Impossible – Imam Zaid Shakir

What’s the problem with having a materialistic, dunya-centered world view? You become instantly poor no matter how much wealth you have.  You graduate from a Camaro to a Masarati to a Rolls-Royce, going through object after object but never being at peace with yourself, says Imam Zaid Shakir. In this funny and captivating video clip, […]

Black Lives Matter: If You’re Right With God, You’re Right – Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir has had to bury people who were shot by cops and those who were shot by their peers – predominantly young, African-American men. He concludes, if you’re right with God, you’re right. If some racist thinks you’re not right that’s their problem. Black history is filled with injustice. The actions of Rosa Parks, Brown vs. Education, […]

A Description of the Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Bed – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What did the bedding of the Prophet ﷺ like, and why did he choose it? In this short but inspiring video, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses how the choices of the Most Beloved indicated his ultimate choice: the hereafter. Why did he choose a mat that didn’t cover his body if he was given the keys to the treasures of the […]

Rethinking Islamic Education – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Cambridge professor Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, an expert on Islamic education discusses the idea of intellect and its connection to religious thinking. What is a good Islamic education? Is religion a series of beliefs simply memorized and passed down from generation to generation? Is it a Scripture and doctrine that is pliable and can be molded to our […]

In Peace: The Spread of Islam in Africa

“Islam spread through West Africa through nonviolent means.” Our ideas of Africa nowadays consist of everything from famines, war, refugees fleeing their homeland, to the recent shootings of black people by police, and the Black Lives Matter movement. But this race of beautiful, strong, and intelligent people surely had to have a noble history. In this illuminating […]

What You Need to Know About the Fiqh of Burial, by Imam Tahir Anwar

How much do you know about the fiqh of burial? Do you know what is the first call to make when someone dies? What sort of preparation do you need to make? Is there a religious significance to washing the shroud in Zamzam water? What sort of instructions should you give to your relatives? Is […]

Unseen Realm: Shaykh Yahya Rhodus on the Nafs

We are all well familiar with the many aspects of our physical being. But what about our inner spiritual selves, the nafs? Shaykh Yahya Rhodus delves into the inner dimensions of the human; the part that is intangible yet the most important in deciding the nature of our eternity. We are grateful to the Islamic Society […]

Love for Allah Does Not Come Cheap, by Imam Zaid Shakir

How intense is your love for Allah? Imam Zaid Shakir gives a powerful reminder about how we should focus our love – or risk losing everything. Resources for Seekers Prophetic Supplication for Allah’s Love – and the Means to It How to Develop The Character of the Quran In Yourself Informative To Transformative: How To Upgrade Your […]

Overwhelmed by Beauty and Truth, by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

“No knowledge without practice, no practice without knowledge.” From China to Portugal to Morocco, past Islamic civilizations were filled with great beauty and truth, soothing and nourishing the souls, recounts Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah. However, modern catastrophic changes destroyed this beauty, by betrayals of the Prophetic message through violations of the truth. Watch Dr. Umar explain the correlation between beauty […]

The Power of Zakat in the 21st Century, by Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad

One of Islam’s most familiar features is zakat, the obligatory charity. However, the pillar of zakat is a little different. Rather than dealing with our connection to God and our own personal self-betterment, the pillar of zakat is a form of social action, as it relates to society and other human beings, argues Shaykh Abdul Hakim […]