Parenting: Planting the seeds of prayer in our young ones

Teaching our children and teenagers to perform obligatory prayers, and enforcing it, is a delicate and often stressful matter for families. What is the prophetic guidance on the matter? When and how is it best done? Parenting expert Hina Khan-Mukhtar sheds some light. I was driving a girlfriend to her house when my son Shaan called me […]

The Believer’s Clarity When Tested: The Power of Patience and Prayer in Responding to Tests and Trials – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this khutba delivered at the Sayeda Khadija Centre, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives a powerful explanation of the clarity the believer has in responding to the tests and trials of life. The believer recognizes everything–good and bad, pleasing and displeasing–as being a test. All of life, in reality is a test, as Allah Most High […]

PrayerKit: iPhone App for Salah Prayer Management

PrayerKit: iPhone App for Salah PrayerKit is a concise prayer application containing all a Muslim needs to know in order to perform their daily obligations. a Qibla Compass, Prayer Times with Alerts, a Distance calculator for Traveling, A Qadaa Counter Quick Lists detailing the legal rulings of the various aspects of prayer complete with Audio […]

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims This brief post is intended to highlight organizational tools that may be helpful to Muslims on a practical level. These tools are simple aids but they can do a lot to keep track of one’s deeds (muhasaba) and in seeing one’s progress there is immense motivation to continue and to […]

Can Good Deeds Be Sabotaged?

Can Good Deeds Be Sabotaged? Imam al-Ghazali discusses the relationship between acts of outward worship and the heart. — Thus pride will leave your mind only when you know with certainty that the great man is he who is great in the estimation of God; this (i.e. to be great in God’s estimation) is dependent […]

Illuminating The Heart with Prayer – Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks

Illuminating The Heart with Prayer – Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks The pious Maliki scholar Abdur Rahman al-Akhdari who died in the 10 century A.H mentioned in his famous work known as al-Akhdari : Prayer beholds an illuminating divine light which illuminates the hearts of those who perform prayer and none obtain it except those who humble themselves in fear […]

Comprehensive Prophetic Supplication for the Good of This Life and The Next, and Protection from all Harm

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful The Prophetic Companions Ammar ibn Yasir (Allah be pleased with him) once led a group in prayer, and made his prayer brief. He then felt as though they were critical of him (regarding praying briefly), so he asked them, “Did I not perform its bowing and prostration […]

Prophetic Guidance on the excellence of walking to the mosque

  Prophetic Guidance on the excellence of walking to the mosque (Chapter 189 of Imam Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous) 1053. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah will prepare a residence in the Garden for anyone who goes to the mosque morning and evening each […]