Archive for March, 2010
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 Noor Ensemble – Harvard Islamic Society Mawlid Night

The Noor Ensemble performs a beautiful rendition of the Burdah, along with other traditional poems in praise of the best of creation, Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, at the Harvard Islamic Society Mawlid Night.  (February 2010) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

Guidance of the Prophet Muhammad on the Virtues of Patience (and Thankfulness) in Tribulation and Hardship

These are a few hadiths of the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk) on the great honor that trials, hardships, and tribulations can represent for a true believer, and how these are opportunities to exhibit one’s patience, trust, reliance, contentment, and thankfulness to Allah Most High. 34. Anas […]

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 […]

On Egotism – Richard Weaver

On Egotism By Richard Weaver The following excerpt is from “Ideas Have Consequences” by Richard Weaver, an American scholar from the South who taught at the University of Chicago and was a strong critic of modern society. (Biography) This book is relevant to Muslims as it explains how the modern world developed and how it […]

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 […]

Habib Muhammad al-Saqqaf: Mobile Phone Goes Off in the Mosque – A Beautiful Reminder on How to Respond with Gentleness and Mercy

YouTube – “Mobile’s Ringtone” Alhabib Mohammad Alsaqqaf “Rob3yat”

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 […]