Ask in the Presence of Allah – Dr Shadee Elmasry

Dr Shadee Elmasry recounts the narration on the reduction of prayers from fifty to five and lists nine things we can learn from this. In the Isra and Miraj, the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, tells us: Then the prayers were enjoined on me: they were fifty prayers a day. When I returned, […]

O Seeker! – Habib Ali al Jifri

Habib Ali al Jifri speaks on overcoming the seven obstacles in spiritual wayfaring to Allah Most High, and the fruits thereof. This is the third and perhaps final series of “O Seeker!” by His Eminence al Habib Ali al Jifri, may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him. The first series filmed in 2008 […]

Sura al Kahf: Gratitude – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead Mosaad tells the story of the man of two gardens who was ungrateful for the blessing he was given and what we can learn from this. Sahib al jannatayn or the man of the two gardens is the next parable. In reality it was one big garden. It was surrounded by date palm […]

Sura al Kahf: The People of the Cave – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead explains the verses of Sura al Kahf that tell the story of the People of the Cave. He highlights the key lessons and significant themes it addresses. أَمْ حَسِبْتَ أَنَّ أَصْحَابَ الْكَهْفِ وَالرَّقِيمِ كَانُوا مِنْ آيَاتِنَا عَجَبًا Or have you deemed that the companions of the cave and the inscription were, among Our […]

Remembering the Sunna to Find Love – Habib Kadhim al Saqqaf

Habib Kadhim states that it is an obligation for a Muslim to reach a high level of love for Allah and His Messenger. This can be achieved by following the Sunna of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace. In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate. All praise belongs to […]

Finding Allah Through Fasting – Dr Umar Faruq Abd Allah

Dr Umar Faruq Abd-Allah reminds us of the ultimate purpose of fasting Ramadan: to find Allah Most High. Allah says in the Qur’an: وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ I did not create jinn and mankind except to worship Me. (Sura al Dhariya 51:56) So we were created to do this. We were created to […]

Becoming Beloved to Allah – Habib Kadhim al Saqqaf

Habib Kadhim al Saqqaf counsels us on how we can become beloved to Allah through the means given to us by Allah and His Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace. In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. We praise Allah for what He has given, inspired, and bestowed to human beings. […]

Adab of Dua 29: Times and Places When Dua Is Disliked

Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186).” Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain dua I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my duas have to be in Arabic? In this series […]

Taqwa Increases During Ramadan – Imam Zaid Shakir

Ramadan is a time of incredible opportunity for Muslims to draw closer to Allah and gain ever heightened levels of taqwa, says Imam Zaid Shakir. Allah says in Sura al Baqara 2:183: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ Taqwa is not just God-consciousness. It manifests itself […]

Adab of Dua 28: When Praying Is Haram

Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186).” Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my du’as have to be in Arabic? In this series […]