In this sermon, the shaykh relates a sound hadith in which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said that what he feared most for his community was the following of the uncontrolled urges of gluttony and lust. Although we often hear important warnings in sermons and elsewhere against the influence of the sad […]

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the words of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, though there is good in both.” See also: The Believer’s Clarity When Tested: The Power of Patience The Struggle and Strife Of A Believer’s Life Will a […]

“Muslim Americans: A National Portrait represents the first-ever nationally representative study of a randomly selected sample of Muslim Americans. The results shed light on one of the most diverse religious groups in the United States, reflecting the economic, racial, and political diversity within America itself. This study allows the reader to better understand the perspectives […]

dua for the deceased

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 […]

“This lecture examines the requisites of leadership at both the individual and the communal level. It emphasizes the importance of good followers as one of the greatest factors aiding good leadership. Imam Zaid mentions some of the trials leaders will encounter at various levels of endeavor. This lecture will prove insightful for community leaders and organizers […]

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. It is reported by that Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) said, “Whoever seeks to follow, let them follow the way of those who have passed away. Those were the Companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him): they were the best of […]

Prophet Muhammad

Love for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad — “And know that the loftiest of exemplars, the most noble and the greatest and the most binding to all Muslims is the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and grant him peace: verily he is by unanimous agreement the Greatest Exemplar. And the obligation due to him is […]

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 […]

In this brief podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides 10 genuinely useful tips on gaining and retaining a firm grasp of your knowledge of fiqh. Listen to it now. See also: “From knowing nothing to becoming a student of knowledge” Advice from Habib Ali Al-Jifri for Seekers of Knowledge The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge Habib Umar’s […]