Why Muslim Women Must Return To The Forefront Of The Islamic sciences – Dr. Rania Awaad

As a woman in a hijab, Dr. Rania Awaad gets funny looks in the hospital ward where she is a Muslim psychiatrist but few people know that at the age of fourteen she hopped on a plane and went to Damascus to formally study Islam. The experience of studying scripture that was neither bound by culture nor […]

Update on the Scholar and Family Facing Death Threats

On October 18th, 2016, we made an appeal for urgent support for a scholar and his family facing repeated death threats and whom needed to relocate — see previous blog post here. We wanted to update you that Alhamdulillah, we were able to raise well-over the amount we’d set as our goal, through your generous support! With the […]

What is Spirituality, and Who Are Sufis? by Yusuf Latif

The concept of spirituality is rather vague and is used to describe any number of views and practices among peoples. Whether it has always been this way is a question that is difficult to answer, especially as it is posed, argues Yusuf Lateef Zanella. When the question is general in nature, as if spirituality were one concrete […]

Why Did The Prophet Love Madinah? by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

What was it about the city of Madinah that the Prophet Muhammed loved so much? Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said sheds some light. Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem “Allah Guides to His Light Whom He Wills.” (Surah An-Nur) Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has blessed everything with the Baraka and Nur of Rasulullah ﷺ, but from places, there is one city, […]

The Decay of Our Da’wa, by Ustadh Salman Younas

Ustadh Salman Younas laments the way Facebook, Twitter and other social media have destroyed our connection to how the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and our pious predecessors conveyed the message of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In his work “Amusing Ourselves to Death”, Neil Postman explains the dissolution of public discourse in America through an approach rooted primarily […]

Dhikr for the Month of Sha’ban – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

*This blog is sourced from Muwasala. Click here for the original post. Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafīz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) said: We would like our brethren to make the following dhikr in Sha`bān, 4000 times if possible: لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنْ الْظَّالِمِين        […]