Believers are divinely invited to perform night worship, or Qiyam al-Layl, as a way to draw closer to Allah. Nurulain Wolhuter writes on the great virtues of this act. The heart of the seeker yearns for the inner secret; the one which is devoid of the ego’s desires and purified from the filth of worldly […]
TAGGED WITH:: arguments, backbiting, dhikr, geopolitics, gossip, guarding the tongue, Ibn Ata’illah al-Sakandari, Imam al-Ghazali, Imam Malik, nonsense, politics, presence of heart, purification of the heart/by
Imam al-Ghazali puts a particular emphasis on the importance of guarding one’s tongue and that the tongue is indeed like a double-edged sword. It can do much good but it can also do much harm.
He says, Exalted and Most High, “Whoever harms a wali of Mine, I declare war upon him.” This is announcing that this hadith is going to be about a particular principle: the principle of wilaya. The principle of being a wali.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers a critical topic; how to gain nearness to Allah through personal reformation. In this segment, he discusses 6 practical steps to self-change. Allah tells us in the Qur’an: By time, humanity is in loss. (Sura 103:1) The key to avoiding loss is committing to change, which happens through an active choice […]
This podcast is a recording of a talk that Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gave in Johannesburg Habib Umar’s tour. He speaks about the definition of a true scholar. Click here to access the podcast. In Johannesburg, Shaykh Faraz spoke about the characteristics of a true scholar, or, a true Sufi as, “A person of knowledge who […]
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani expands on Sura al-An‘am 6:120, detailing what it means to leave manifest and hidden sins, and to find contentment in Allah. One of the times when people really hurt themselves is in trials, because outwardly the trial itself doesn’t harm you in any way whatsoever. Whatever happens outwardly doesn’t harm you in […]
As 2019 begins, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani encourages us to look forward positively and see everything around us as signs from Allah. Much is going on in the world, much that can be considered stressful, disappointing and devastating However, the believer looks at the world as a sign of Allah. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless […]
What is true gratitude, and how can it make a difference in our lives? In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin answer some commonly asked questions about this topic. Q: How do you find ways to forgive when it’s very difficult? A: This is a good question, because we should be real […]
What is true gratitude, and how can it make a difference in our lives? In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani helps us understand the reality of gratitude. All Gratitude is for Allah As Muslims, our perspective on gratitude is very different from the commonly accepted definition. We practice gratitude for every situation we come across, […]
Mokrane Guezzou has completed a new translation of Salah Ahmad al-Shami’s abridgement of the Ihya Ulum al-Din. Given the title, Revival of the Religious Sciences: An Abridgment, this new translation of Salah Ahmad al-Shami’s abridgement of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din will be available in January 2019. Translated by Mokrane Guezzou, the author and translator […]