‘Cat coffee’ gets Halal green light

YouTube – ‘Cat coffee’ gets Halal green light: “Indonesia’s top religious body has declared a premium coffee made from civet cat droppings fit for Muslims to drink. The proclamation has brought relief to farmers who can now continue exporting Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Lampung, Indonesia. “     […]

Ramadan in Istanbul – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Abdal-Hakim Murad – Ramadan in Istanbul Ramadan brings to the surface some of Istanbul’s deepest human secrets. The great City resembles the improbable arm of the sea that cuts it in half, cheerfully consistent on the surface, yet churned by strange currents known only to veteran fishermen. The fasting month, in spite of its private […]

Why Is the Prophet’s Character Described as Being Tremendous? – Faraz Rabbani

by Faraz Rabbani (originally published in Islamica Magazine) In the Qur’an, the Prophet is addressed directly, “Truly, you are of tremendous character.” [Qur’an, 68.4] This Qur’anic verse intrigued Muslim scholars, early and late, especially the Qur’anic exegetes and the masters of the spiritual path, especially as the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him […]

Toronto Seminar this Saturday – With a Performance by Nader Khan

Join us for a SeekersSeminar this Saturday 24th July, in preparation for Ramadan With: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Shaykh Zahir Bacchus Shaykh Yusuf Badat Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Mutfi Umer Esmail and, a special performance by: Nasheed artist Nader Khan Date: Saturday 24th July 2010 Time: 11 – 7 Venue: The Multi Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina […]

The Blessings of the Night of Mid-Sha’ban – Nur Foundation for Sacred Sciences

Nur Foundation for Sacred Sciences On the authority of Abi Tha’laba al-Khushani (RA), “The Prophet (PBUH) said: ‘When it becomes the Night of Mid-Shaʿbān, God looks at His creation and forgives the believers, maintains the disbelievers (in their disbelief), and leaves the bearer of grudges in their enmity until they abandon their [resentment].” In another […]

Caution in Religion – Prophet’s Counsel to Ibn Umar

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful There is a hadith report narrated by Imam al-Khatib in his Kifayat al-Rawi, in which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  said to Abdullah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him): “O Ibn Umar! Take care of your religion! It is only your flesh […]

The Ant’s Complaint – An Anecdote from Mawlana Rumi mentioned by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – Healing Hearts Blog

Excerpt by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad about an anecdote by Sayyidina Jalaluddin Rumi‏ « Healing Hearts (The below anecdote is taken from the lecture entitled ‘Reliance on Allah’ which is currently available for purchase on the Apple iTunes Store and on www.meccacentric.com. I was hoping to upload the short excerpt where Shaykh AHM narrates the […]

Yunus Emre on Humility, the Heart, and the Beloved – Poem

To be real on this path you must be humbleIf you look down at others you’ll get pushed down the stairs. If your heart goes around on high, you fly far from this path.There’s no use hiding itWhat’s inside always leaks outside. Even the one with the long white beard, the one who looks so […]