Some sobering reflections on the discovery of Qur’an pages

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al-Azhari With great joy in the discovery of the Qur’an manuscript, here is what Qur’an expert and scholar, Shaykh Ayman Rushdi Suwayd (one of the highest authorities on Qur’anic Sciences today) says: [Note, this is a summary of Shaykh’s words with my additions and observations] 1. We have to know one important […]

Food for the Soul All Ramadan – Right Here at Ramadan Hub

Compared to a decade ago, there is now a plethora of Muslim television channels in the English language. The quality varies considerably but one thing unites them all: Ramadan is a time for aggressive fundraising, and MashaAllah, hundreds of millions is raised for worthy causes. Fundraising appeals often displace regular programming so what if you’re looking for […]

Good and Evil – An excerpt from al-Rahman / al-Rahim – Allah’s Most Beautiful Names Explained ~ Imam Ghazali

You might say: what does it mean for Him, the most high, to be merciful and to be the most merciful of those who are merciful? For one who is merciful does not see people afflicted or injured, tormented or sick, without hastening to remove that condition when he can do so. But the Lord-praise […]

Eid Gift: Exploring The Qur’an – Surah al-Ikhlas – Five Part Audio Lecture by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

  We pray that the Eid period has been a joyous and beneficial time for you and your loved ones. As a special Eid gift to all our students and supporters we would like to share this exclusive audio lecture, recorded by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. Surah al-Ikhlas has been described by Prophet Muhammed ﷺ as […]

Mercy, The Stamp of Creation by Dr Umar Faruq Abd’Allah

This paper examines the role of mercy in the Islamic tradition and eternal salvation, and its imprint on all affairs of the universe. Although Islam is often proclaimed as the ‘religion of peace,’ theologically, it is more accurate to refer to it as the ‘religion of mercy.’ God has designated mercy as his primary relation to […]

Imam Zaid Shakir – Description of the God Conscious from Nahj al-Balagha

It is related that a devout worshipper by the name of Human came to Imam ‘Ali, may God ennoble his countenance, and asked him to describe the God conscious people so vividly that he could almost see them. Imam ‘Ali responded: “Their speech is truthful; their clothing is moderate; and they walk with utmost humility. […]

Daily Qur’an Reflections: (22) Traits of those Beloved to Allah, Sending Blessings on the Prophet, Neediness and Divine Oneness, Knowledge & Awe

Day 22: Juz’ Twenty-Two: Surat al-Ahzab [33.31-73], Surat Saba [34.1-54], Surat Fatir [35.1-45] & Surat Yasin [36.1-21] We look at key themes in the 22nd Part (juz’) of the Qur’an: (1) the qualities of those whom Allah has prepared forgiveness and great reward for; (2) realities of sending blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him […]

Daily Qur’an Reflections: (21) Prayer as the Ascent of the Believer, Striving for Allah, Marriage as Sign and Means to Allah, Success and Purpose in Life

Day 21: Juz’ Twenty One: Surat al-`Ankabut [29.45-69], Surat al-Rum [30.1-60], Surat Luqman [31.1-34], Surat al-Sajdah [32.1-30] & Surat al-Ahzab [33.1-30] We look at four key themes of the 21st Juz’ of the Qur’an: (1) establishing the prayer and its transformative and protective impact; (2) striving for Allah, by Allah, as means to closeness; (3) […]

Daily Qur’an Reflections: (20) Marvel of Creation, Thankfulness, Guidance, and Seek the Next Abode

  Day 20: Juz’ Twenty: Surat al-Naml [27.60-93], Surat al-Qasas [28.1-88] & Surat al-`Ankabut [29.1-44] In tonight’s set of verses, we’ll be looking at four key themes: [1] The Marvel of Creation and the Oneness of Allah This is a selection of a set of verses from Surat al-Naml, in which Allah describes His overpowering […]