Muharram & New Beginnings, a sermon by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

‘Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah as dead. Nay they are living! With their Lord they have provision. Jubilant are they because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: that […]

Guidance of the Prophet Muhammad on the Virtues of Patience (and Thankfulness) in Tribulation and Hardship

These are a few hadiths of the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk) on the great honor that trials, hardships, and tribulations can represent for a true believer, and how these are opportunities to exhibit one’s patience, trust, reliance, contentment, and thankfulness to Allah Most High. 34. Anas […]

Istikhara – A Powerful Prayer When In Need Of Guidance

What is the istikhara prayer and how does one perform it? The istikhara prayer is a very simple prayer of seeking guidance. One prays two rakats at any time that is not disliked, after which one recites the supplication of istikhara. It is best to recite it before sleeping, though in no way necessary. Like […]

The Best of What You Can Seek From Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Ibn Ata’illah clarified a key to excellence in supplication (du`a’): “The best of what you can seek from Allah is what He seeks from you.” Then, he explained that, “What He seeks from you is fulfilling the rights of His Lordship and the duties of your […]

Prophetic Supplications for Our Times – Seeking Refuge from Debt, Sin, and Disbelief

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) has a number of beautiful and powerful supplications against debt, sin, and disbelief. Among them are: 1. “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from sinfulness and indebtedness.” (Allahumma inni a`udhu bika mina’l ma’thami wa’l […]