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Archive for June, 2013
Contemporary Wisdom – Imam Zaid Shakir on the Hikam of Ibn Ata’illah

Contemporary Wisdom – Imam Zaid Shakir on the Hikam of Ibn Ata’illah The largest Islamic organization in the United States, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), publishes a bi-monthly magazine called “Islamic Horizons.” In the most recent issue (May/June 2013), they began publishing Imam Zaid Shakir’s contemporary commentary on the famous “Ḥikam (Wisdoms)” of […]

My Tribute to SeekersCircle – Kuala Lumpur

By Fadhilah Wahid Saying Goodbye For close to two years, I have been attending a weekly halaqah under SeekersCircle. Entering my fourth year of studies, unavoidable schedule clashes cropped up and I had to, very unwillingly, say my goodbyes to my newfound family. Two weeks ago was my last class, and this is my tribute […]

Health and Prophetic Counsel Regarding Beef and Milk Consumption – SeekersGuidance Answers Spotlight

Health and Prophetic Counsel Regarding Beef and Milk Consumption – SeekersGuidance Answers Spotlight Answered by Imam Afroz Ali Question: Asalamu Alaikum I recently heard that the Prophet Muhammad, SalAllahu Alayhi Wasallam, did not ever eat beef in his entire lifetime and that he in fact said that the meat of cows produces sickness whilst its […]

‘They Are Your Garments And You Are Theirs': Marital Relation and the Metaphor of the Garment by Maulana M Mansur Ali

‘They Are Your Garments And You Are Theirs: Marital Relation and the Metaphor of the Garment Reflections on surat –al-Baqara 2:187 هن لباس لكم وأنتم لباس لهن By Maulana Dr M Mansur Ali Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of […]

Shaykh Áwwamah’s advice for Students of Sacred Knowledge – al-Miftah Blog

Shaykh Áwwamah’s advice for Students of Sacred Knowledge – al-Miftah Blog My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Áwwamah (may Allah protect him) delivered an address several years ago in which he briefly poured out his sincere counsel for students of knowledge. I took his permission to reproduce it in English. These are advices of a […]

Advice to Single Sisters Entangled with Married Men – Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi

Advice to Single Sisters Entangled with Married Men – Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi The man you claim to “love” and are eagerly waiting on the sidelines for in the hopes that he’ll see you, is keeping you in the periphery for a reason. He knows perfectly well that he can go on enjoying his game on […]

Ghazali on the Inner Manners of Qur’an Recital

Ghazali on the Inner Manners of Qur’an Recital Based on Imam Ghazali’s explanation in his Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din In the Name Of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful 1. One should understand the magnificent nature of the Qur’an. This is a divine gift from Allah, and a tremendous favor. One should bring to mind the favor […]

Virtues of Fasting in the Summer Taken from: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalī’s “Latā’if Maʿārif”

Virtues of Fasting in the Summer Taken from: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalī’s “Latā’if Maʿārif” أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم As the blessed month of Ramaḍān coincides with the summer months, many Muslims are apprehensive of the long fasts which lie ahead and, admittedly, not looking forward to staying hungry and thirsty for […]

A Night with the Opening Verse of Surah Al-Israa

It was in a night similar to this one just over 1,400 years ago, when the Prophet Muhammad (prayers and peace be upon him) fell asleep by the holy sanctuary of the Ka’bah. Gabriel woke him up, and instructed the Prophet to ride an animal by the name of Buraq. Buraq is an animal which […]

SeekersNotes: The Prayer of The Prophet ﷺ – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Salaah comes from Seerah and is the essential connection to our Lord. Notes taken by Seeker Aashif Sacha Imam Al-Junaid said “Ultimately life is praying 5 prayers and waiting to die” This is the essential trait of the believer. If you think about the implications and the greatness of this, every single opportunity that we […]