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Fasting For Women Video Series and Fasting Guide – Muslima Coaching

Muslima Coaching provides an excellent series of videos that teach the spiritual meanings of fasting, as well as the basic Sacred Law rulings for women.   Episode 1 : Why Fast? Episode 2a: How to Fast Episode 2b: Secrets in Sunnas of Fasting Lesson 3: Making the Most out of Ramadan   Additional Resources: Free […]

Seven Muslim Scholars on How to Survive Ramadan and Make The Most of It

The blessed month is upon us but are you dreading the long days without food or drink and the sleep disruption? You’re not alone. This timely seminar has loads of tips and lessons on how to prepare, receive and make the most of Ramadan. Talks by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd Allah, […]

Making the Most of Ramadan – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this reminder, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib advises how to take advantage of sacred times of the year where blessings are multiplied. He especially emphasizes making righteous intentions for righteous works to gain their reward if circumstances change. He illustrates how to use religious understanding to make the most of such blessed opportunities in […]

Finding Allah Through Fasting – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

In this video, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah reminds us of the ultimate purpose of fasting Ramadan: to find Allah Most High. He highlights the many means to attaining consciousness of God in the month of Ramadan, including leaving sin, vice, and everything that busies away from Allah. Amongst these, he puts particular emphasis on fulfilling […]

A Dua to Make Someone My Spouse

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked whether there are specific dua one can recite that makes the desired person become one’s spouse. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am interested in marrying my friend, but the problem is that he does not want to get married right now. He likes me, but […]

Pledging Allegiance to Gain Citizenship

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasatis asked if pledging allegiance to a non-Muslim country in order to gain citizenship is a form of shirk. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question regarding the pledging allegiance to US to get a citizenship. I live in US with my parents. My dad wanted me to […]

‘Aqiqa for Adults – Is It Permissible?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked if it permissible to perform ‘aqiqa for an adult, and if so, how does one go about it. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother told me that she never had a ‘aqiqa done for her when she was a newborn. As such, I want to host […]

Tasawwuf and Human Potentiality

Ustadh Salman Younas discusses the concept of tasawwuf, its place in the Islamic sciences, and its role in growing human potential. What is the first thing that comes to mind when a Muslim hears the word tasawwuf? Often, a person’s thoughts are directed to the institution of the spiritual path (tariqa) and the figure of […]

Are Human Actions, Bida’, and Shirk Related?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question Asslamu Alaykum Some people argue that all human actions can be divided into two categories. These categories are: 1. Worship 2. Interactions and Transactions In the first category no action is allowed unless it has been specifically sanctioned by Sacred Law. In the second category any action is allowed […]

Who Were the ‘Unbelievers’ Referred to in the Hadith Concerning Sun Worshippers?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: In a Hadith from Fath al-Bari, there is a Hadith which prohibits praying between the times of sunrise and sunset as that’s when the ‘unbelievers’ prostrated to the sun. Who are these ‘unbelievers’? Did the Arabs also worship the celestial bodies in addition to their idols? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. […]