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 […]

Method of Seeing the Prophet ﷺ – Habib Ahmad Mashhur al Haddad

Sayyid Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad Mashhur al Haddad narrates that his grandfather, Habib Ahmad Mashhur al Haddad, may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him, gave permission for the following to be recited in order to see the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace. Recite this verse of the […]

Adab of Dua 27: Impermissible Duas

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 duas 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 […]

Adab of Dua 26: Why Is My Dua Not Answered

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 duas 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 […]

Forgotten Sunnas: Visiting Graves

In this month’s article, Shaykh Jamir Meah discusses the sunna of visiting graves. He covers the benefits and blessings of visiting graves, reflecting on our own state, remembering those who have gone ahead, and ends with a practical challenge for anyone who wants to fully revive the spirit of this sunna. Man passes through five […]

Adab of Dua 25: Are My Duas Being Answered?

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 duas 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 […]