Here I am – poetry by Rumi

All night, a man called, “Allah” Until his lips were bleeding. Then the Devil said, “Hey ! Mr Gullible ! How come you’ve been calling all night and never once heard Allah say, “Here, I am” ? You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what ? I’ll tell you what. Nothing ! The man […]

Ramadan: The Fortunate Ones, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem. Ramadan is a month of khair (blessings) and Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) chose it to be the month of the Qur’an, and He chose for it a special form of ibadah, fasting, which is one of the pillars of Islam.  As Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said in Surah Al-Baqarah (183): “O you who have believed, decreed […]

The Powerful Dua of a Parent

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful All praises are for Allah SWT, the most Compassionate, the most Forgiving. Salutations and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad SAW, his family and companions. Oh Allah, I submit myself to You. I realise that parenting a child is a very difficult task and […]

Help Us End Extremism and “Ugly Islam” – An appeal by Brother Anton

Assalamu alaykum, The other day, Anton Kuratnik was monitoring our help desk and answering some of the questions we receive from students. Then he came across a question that he never thought he’d never see. “Because of the violence, chaos, and political instability [in much of the Muslim world], many Muslims are unable to find […]

Raising a Muslim with Manners by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

I once asked a scholar for advice on what we should be teaching our children and he immediately responded, “Adab and akhlaq (manners and etiquettes). Parents don’t emphasize these enough anymore.” He went on to define “adab” as “the appropriate action, attitude, and response in any given situation”. Another scholar once said, “Adab beautifies everything it touches. […]

Food for the Soul All Ramadan – Right Here at Ramadan Hub

Compared to a decade ago, there is now a plethora of Muslim television channels in the English language. The quality varies considerably but one thing unites them all: Ramadan is a time for aggressive fundraising, and MashaAllah, hundreds of millions is raised for worthy causes. Fundraising appeals often displace regular programming so what if you’re looking for […]

Making Ramadan a Time for Young Hearts to Grow

by Nour Merza A crackling fireplace. Cookies and milk on the table. A brightly-lit tree crowned with a star and surrounded by gifts. Few of us have grown up without these images of Christmas. Similarly, few of us have grown up with such warm images of Muslim holidays. In fact, in today’s environment, Muslim children […]