Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah on Gambian TV

While in Gambia for a conference, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (biography) was interviewed for Gambian television. In it, he discusses evidence of Muslims visiting the Americas before Columbus, how he entered Islam, modernity as an economic system, how to deal with sectarianism, and the distinction between Shari’ah and haqeeqah. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 […]

The Importance of Study in One’s Spiritual Development – Imam al-Ghazzali

The Importance of Study in One’s Spiritual Development Imam al-Ghazzali “The Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) said, “The heart of the believer is more unsteady than a cooking pot as it boils. He also said, “The heart of the believer is between two of the fingers of the Merciful.” During such […]

My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad Sings a Powerful Qasida of Imam al-Haddad (Qad Kafani `Ilmu Rabbi)

YouTube – Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi Shaikh Abdal-Hakim Murad singing Imam Al-Haddad’s poem (Allah have mercy upon him), Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi: My Lords knowledge has sufficed mefrom asking or choosingFor my dua and my agonizing supplicationis a witness to my poverty.For this secret I make supplicationin times of ease and times of difficultyI am […]

Islam and the Other Religions – Dr. Ahmad Mohamed El Tayeb (the new Shaykh al-Azhar)

The following is the transcript of a speech given by Dr. El-Tayeb, the new Shaykh al-Azhar, at an interfaith program at the Washington National Cathedral. Washington National Cathedral : Summit : About the Four Principals and Participants Islam and the Other Religions Professor Dr. Ahmad Mohamed El TayebPresident of Al-Azhar University Islam is the last […]

Mufti Taqi Usmani: Key Islamic Principles for Reforming the Global Financial System in a Manner that Promotes the Greater Good

Post-Crisis Reforms: Some Points to Ponder by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani « at-Tahawi Mufti Taqi Usmani writes: In modern economics, we are used to a purely materialistic and secular approach that does not allow religious concepts to interfere with its theories and concepts, on the premise that economy is outside the domain of religion. It […]

The Salat al-Mashishiyya – Ibn Mashish’s Powerful Litany of Praise, Blessing, and Sending of Peace on the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him and his folk)

YouTube – La prière de Ibn Mashish Ibn Mashish (Allah be pleased with him), d. 622 AH, was one of the great masters of the spiritual path of sufism, and was the teacher and guide of Imam Abu’l Hasan al-Shadhili. Arabic text of the Salat al-Mashishiyya: here. From Ibn Mashish’s Advice to Imam Shadhili: Abu’l […]