Ramadan, Rumi, and Love By Zeshan Zafar

It is part of life to have a difference of opinion with various individuals or groups of people. Terry Tempest Williams, in one of her books, states, “Most of all, difference of opinions are opportunities of learning.” However, generally speaking, on many occasions, when this occurs, if one doesn’t manage it well or lacks comportment, […]

War is not the Way: Peace is the Path by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

The following is the foreword to the booklet entitled, “Pursuit of Peace: 2014 Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.” Click here for the original link [Spread Peace] The pursuit of peace is a most noble human endeavour. The Qur’an states, “Now if they incline towards peace, then incline to it, and place your trust in […]

Distorting Islamic tradition in our responses to the Chapel Hill shooting – Sh Hamza Yusuf

On behalf of the board, faculty, staff, and students of Zaytuna College, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the parents, family, and friends of the three beautiful young Muslims—Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha—who were tragically and callously murdered last week in North Carolina. I had met Suzanne Barakat, Deah’s […]

On the Passing of the Young Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi* and a Postscript on Charlie Hebdo – Sh Hamza Yusuf

Reposted, with thanks, from Sandala By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. Shaykh Hamza is Hamza Yusuf is a president, cofounder, and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College.   *Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was the cousin of the noble scholar, Shaykh Abdullah Alkadi. For several years, I was fortunate to spend Ramadan in Mecca and Medina and to celebrate […]

Islam vs. ISIS: A Letter to Baghdadi from Leading Scholars

In response to the recent atrocities happening in Iraq and Syria, a large group of our esteemed scholars got together and wrote an open letter to the ‘Islamic State’ leader Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias ‘Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’, and his fighters. May Allah Most High make the efforts of our scholars successful and bring clarity […]

When Children Suffer – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Reproduced via https://www.sandala.org/blog/when-children-suffer-803 , with thanks. [The burning question] I would like to write a follow up to a question someone wrote in response to a quote I posted on Facebook a few days ago. The question was regarding how God could allow the rape of a seven-year-old girl. First of all, I would request that people not be […]

The Revival of the Religious Sciences – Studying the Ihya with SeekersHub Sydney & Toronto

SeekersHub Sydney presents: The Revival in Forty Lessons. These unique classes will be starting Live on the 12th April 2014. During each class Imam Afroz Ali will explain one of the forty books over forty classes. It is said that “Were the books of Islam all to be lost, excepting only the Ihya’, it would suffice to […]

Reflections on Purification of the Heart – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

On Friday 13th September, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus gave a talk on Purification Of The Heart, based on the book written by Imam Al-Mawlud and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. I left the talk uplifted, motivated, and best of all, armed with practical tips on how to journey along the path to Allah. Here’s a summary […]

Video: “Fair Trade Commerce for a Better World” by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – RIS Canada 2011

Video: “Fair Trade Commerce for a Better World” by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – RIS Canada 2011 RISTalks.com Sharing Success: Fair Trade Commerce for a Better World by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf December 25, 2011 :: Toronto :: Canada Reviving the Islamic Spirit