“Your Attempts to Reach Allah are His Attempts to Reach You”

All night, a man called “Allah” Until his lips were bleeding. Then the Devil said, “Hey! Mr Gullible! How come you’ve been calling all night And never once heard Allah say, “Here, I am”? You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what? I’ll tell you what. Nothing! The man suddenly felt empty and abandoned. […]

The Powerful Dua of a Parent

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful All praises are for Allah SWT, the most Compassionate, the most Forgiving. Salutations and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad SAW, his family and companions. Oh Allah, I submit myself to You. I realise that parenting a child is a very difficult task and […]

Dealing With Difficult Decisions – Sidi Yousaf Seyal

It is quite common to find ourselves in situations where we feel we have little or no control over them. We respond in various ways… Before I proceed, I would like to acknowledge our humanness and understand that God created us weak. We forget, we are emotional, and we sin. God, the Merciful has gifted […]

The Secrets of Rajab by Habib Umar and Habib Kadhim – Muwasala

Taken from Muwasala: Click here for original blog When the month of Rajab enters, the Beloved ﷺ would seek its blessings, saying,“O Allah bless us in Rajab and Sha`bān and enable us to reach Ramaḍān!” (Aḥmad, al-Baiḥaqi, Ibn Majah)  [Recommended supplications during the blessed month] Sayyidī al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Ḥafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by […]

Mercy Expressed in Active Concern: Remembering the Muslim Umma in One’s Prayers (dua) – Ma`ruf al-Karkhi

Mercy Expressed in Active Concern: Remembering the Muslim Umma in One’s Prayers (dua) – Ma`ruf al-Karkhi   Ma`ruf al-Karkhi, one of the righteous imams of the early Muslims (salaf), said, “Whoever says, ‘Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad Allahumma farrij `an Ummati Muhammad Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [salla Allahu `alayhi wa sallam] (O Allah, improve the state […]

Dua before reciting Qur’an – Qari Ismet

Dua before reciting – Qari Ismet In a previous post we featured a series of videos where Qari Ismet Akcin beautifully demonstrated for us the main maqamat, from the ending of Surah al-Baqarah. At the end of the series, he added a short dua which he recommended you read before starting your Quranic recitation. A […]