Give Up Food and Drink (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Give Up Food and Drink, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put that teaching […]

Fasting and Ramadan: Change Begins With Reflection And Is Sustained By Gratitude – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

A key to benefiting from fasting and from Ramadan is reflection. So as we approach Ramadan we should pause and reflect on what we are seeking through our fasting and through the sacred month. We should also pause and reflect on the blessing of Allah. The times we find in Ramadan, like the daytime when […]

Fasting in the Heat by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani extracts and explains three key lessons from the hadith on the Prophet Muhammad’s continual fast (peace and blessings be upon him). With Ramadan around the corner, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses the issue of fasting in the long and hot days in this Friday khutba. Shaykh Faraz discusses the hadith where the Prophet Muhammad (peace […]

The Champion of Truth by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains key lessons on being a champion of truth (a siddiq) from the life of the great companion Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him) as part of an ongoing course taught at the Ha Meem College by Dr. Ridhwan Saleem and other distinguished teachers. Shaykh Faraz highlighted how the […]

Wearing Noise-Cancelling Headphones in Prayer to Concentrate Better

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on key principles related to what is avoided in prayer—including all actions external to prayer; anything that looks like one’s is not in prayer; anything that can lead to distraction; and all unnecessary actions. He also briefly explains the principle of avoiding things that cause others to think ill of one without good reason. […]

How to Seek Islamic Knowledge – Imam Subki’s Counsel

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reads and explains Imam Subki’s poem of counsel to his son Muhammad on the proper path and etiquettes of seeking Islamic knowledge. The counsel of Imam Subki is an important work that clarifies what is a sound traditional Islamic understanding of knowledge; how it is sought; and the methodology of learning and knowledge […]

What Is ‘Afiya and Why Do We Pray For It?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani was asked why the Prophet ﷺ advised us to “ask Allah for well-being” and said that there can be no prayer more comprehensive than asking for ‘Afiya. So what is ‘Afiya? How should we ask for it? Cover photo by Omar Chatriwala.

Why Were The Sahaba Dazzled By The Prophet ﷺ?

The companions of the Prophet ﷺ were in absolute awe of him, as documented exhaustively in accounts of their time with him ﷺ. How did a man, known as the unlettered or illiterate Prophet ﷺ capture the hearts of friends and enemies alike? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives us some idea in this brief podcast. Art by Tom […]

Why Did Allah Create Humans With The Potential For Evil?

When Allah first told the angels that He was going to place Adam as a Khalifa (vicegerent) on earth, the angels asked Him, “Would you place in it one who spreads corruption and who sheds blood?” Given the state of humanity, this is a profound question. How did the angels know? And why was it […]

What is Modest Clothing for Men and Women?

A woman in a headscarf or face veil is one of the most, if not the most, commonly associated image with Islam but the concept of modesty in Islam is a fascinating, profound concept. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives a methodical and thorough explanation of how it relates to both men and women.