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Imam al-Ghazali on Guarding the Tongue

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.

Wird without the Permission of a Spiritual Guide

Shaykh Farid Dingle gives advice on making it a habit to remember Allah by taking up a wird and whether permission from a spiritual guide is necessary. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question about the “Al-Wird al-Latif.” This Wird is common and based on the prophetic Sunna. Can I […]

Don’t Forget to Mention Allah’s Name! – Shaykh Amin Buxton

Every year in the blessed month of Rabi al-Awwal, we should come to know our Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, a little better. In this series, we try to do this by looking at the things that brought a smile to his blessed face and at times made him laugh. Remembering Allah […]

Should I Apply the Rules of Tajwid When Reciting Remembrances?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Should a person apply the rules of tajwid while reciting/reading morning and evening dhikrs (rememberance of Allah) ? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The specific rules of tajwid (ghunna/madd) are applicable to the Qur’an alone, as Shaykh Ali Hani confirmed when I consulted him about this […]

Nasheed Hub: Biha Tathbut al-Iman

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Biha Yathbut al-Iman (It Strengthens Faith) There are many hadiths that speak about why repeating the Testification of Faith is beneficial, such as this one. “Belief is seventy and some branches. Its lowest branch […]

How Do I Know If My Dhikr Is Rewarded and Accepted?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. When I make dhikr for example, is it obligatory to move my tongue in order to be rewarded or is it sufficient if I just do it in my head? will it still be counted as good deeds? 2. If I make istighfar, how do I […]

Letter To A Cape Townian Muslim, by Shaykh Riad Saloojee

Shaykh Riad Saloojee looks back at Cape Town. Triggered by the live stream dhikr from Awwal Masjid, he reminisces on the sounds and sights, the daily happenings and grand occasions, and penned this lovely letter of farewell to the city he loves and had to leave in haste. Assalāmu‘alaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātu, I am […]

You Don’t Have To Be In Madinah For The Prophet To Hear You, by Shaykh Faid Said

Whether you are in Madinah or in a far corner of China, there is no inherent barrier between you and Allah’s beloved messenger, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. As Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains, this is a promise from Allah Himself. Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah, the Most High, said in Surah Al-Ahzab (56): […]

Is It Wrong to Perform a Daily Amount of Dhikr With a Specific Number?

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum I have recently become the student of a Scholar, and as students we were assigned to a series of daily Dhikr, that we are to do a certain number of times. Some individuals have mentioned that this is something wrong. As a result I am very conflicted […]

What Is the Best Invocation?

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum Which invocation (dhikr) is best in increasing love and magnification of Allah in the heart and purifying or cleansing it from love of other than Him? And is there a specific technique I should use in reciting this dhikr? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] Among the most important of invocations, […]