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Archive for November, 2012
Nur Sacred Science Publications Presents: Gatherings of Illumination

Nur Sacred Science Publications Presents: Gatherings of Illumination Gatherings of Illumination in Sending Blessings upon the Best of Creation “Truly gatherings of sending prayers upon the Prophet PBUH are gardens of paradise and sources of purification for hearts that long for their beloved PBUH. Among them is this noble assembly compiled by the esteemed scholar, […]

SeekersGuidance Student Assembly – Term 3 2012

SeekersGuidance Student Assembly – Term 3 2012 Seeking Knowledge with Manners and Virtue Yesterday, students gathered online and at the SeekersHub in Toronto. Surrounded by our Teachers, we listened to their wise words and counsel as we approach the end of our studies for this term. Imam Afroz Ali, of SeekersHub in Sydney and Managing […]

Intention for Sending Blessings upon the Prophet

Intention for Sending Blessings upon the Prophet From Habib Umar’s Facebook page. The intention of Imam al-Haddad for sending blessings upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم: O God, I intend by my sending blessings upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم fulfilling Your command, and professing belief in Your book, and following […]

The Messenger I Love – Ibrahim Long

The Messenger I Love – Ibrahim Long Imams and other Islamic religious leaders need to move away from the (too) commonly stated line (in sermons and elsewhere): “If you say you love the Prophet but do not follow all of his Sunnahs, you are fooling yourself.” While the statement may come from a place of […]

What is the Straight Path of Islam? “Guide us to the Straight Path” Explained – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What is the Straight Path we ask for in Surat al-Fatiha when we say: “Guide us to the Straight Path.” [Qur’an, 1.6] Why do believers–people of guidance–ask Allah for guidance? In this insightful khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains what guidance is; that the straight path is the direct way to the desired goal; what the […]

Study Questions for Understanding Works of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas – Adi Setia

Study Questions for Understanding Works of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas – Adi Setia The following questions are taken from a midterm examination of an ethics course taught by Professor Adi Setia at the International Islamic University, Malaysia. They provide a useful companion to the books of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas and have been cr0ss-posted here […]

The Word of God – Imam Afroz Ali

The Word of God – Imam Afroz Ali The following talk and paper were delivered by Imam Afroz Ali at “Companions for Dialogue” Interfaith event on November 6, 2012. The Word of God © 2010, Afroz Ali 1. INTRODUCTION The Nature and Meaning of the “Word” of God was one of the earliest theological controversies […]

Why do We Send Prayers of Peace & Blessings Upon the Beloved Prophet of God?

Why do We Send Prayers of Peace & Blessings Upon the Beloved Prophet of God? Copyright 2012, Afroz Ali Amongst the most noble of selfless acts we can undertake is to send prayers of peace and blessings upon the Final Messenger, (upon whom be peace and blessings of God The Exalted). God Almighty establishes this […]