Entries by Aashif

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Reflections on Isra’ (Night Journey) and Mi’raj (Ascension) – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

This article is sourced from Muwasala: Click here for the original post Every created thing longed to have its portion of Allah’s Beloved (Peace be upon him). It was not until he (Peace be upon him) made his Mi’raj that the heavens got their portion of him. — Al-Habib- Abdul Qadir Al Saggaf Importance of Isra’ […]

The Meaning of the Black Stone – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

In this deep and insightful talk, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad explains why does one turn to the Kaaba, when “Allah is with you wherever you may be,” and “Wherever you turn, there is the Face of Allah,” as Allah tells us in the Qur’an. The Shaykh discusses the reality of the Closeness and Presence of […]

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The Seed and The Oasis, by Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

The tawfiq (permission and assistance) from Allah to perform any good action always begins with an intention, explains Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa. Indeed, the Prophet ﷺ teaches us that actions are only valued in accordance with their intentions. Actions of the body are only given significance according to the accompanying actions of the heart – which is […]

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True Hunger vs. The Greed of Our Stomachs, by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains the meaning of true hunger where your body is truly calling for food rather than being driven by your desires. Resources for seekers Overcoming Greed, Opening Your Heart To Gratitude Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Greed Habib Umar – Cautioning against greed and materialism Shaykh Hasan Le […]

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The Secular and the Sacred in Higher Education, by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Dr. John Sexton and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf at New York University’s Global Spiritual Life on the world of religion in higher education, facilitated by Reverend Dr. Serene Jones. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Dr John Sexton Q&A facilitated by Reverend Dr. Serene Jones [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers Building Communities of Learning and Mercy The Lost Tools of Learning […]

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Spiritual Grammar and the Danger of Complaining – Imam Zaid Shakir

Complaining (shakawa) to other fallible humans has no part in our religion. Sincere advice (nasiha) does. What is the difference between the two? Imam Zaid Shakir explains. Usually, the complaint starts with what we describe as the first person, “I”. For example, “I don’t like…” “I don’t feel…” “I want…” “I think….” etc. Therefore, complaining is […]