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Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman–Luqman’s Advice to His Son

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. In this segment, Shayh Ibrahim gives commentary on the following verses, which cover Luqman’s advice to his son. And remember, when Luqman said to his son while he was […]

The Emotional Brilliance of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

e·mo·tion·al in·tel·li·gence. noun. skill in perceiving, understanding, and managing emotions and feelings. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had a profound way of dealing with people with extremely varying personalities and emotional states, explains Ustadh Amjad Tarsin. His da’wah (way of inviting people to God) needs to be revived in a way that speaks to the realities faced […]

Love & Balance: Following Our Scholars to Allah – Reflections by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

If you haven’t already connected with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on social media, you should. He often shares beneficial advice and insightful reflections. The following, posted recently, is just one example. You can follow Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on both twitter and facebook. The affirmation of rank with Allah doesn’t negate the manifestation of very human qualities, […]

Seven Counsels for Successful Service and Activism – Advice from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub Team Meeting

Recently, a group of volunteers gathered at SeekersHub Toronto for a strategy meeting. At the end of the gathering, I shared the following seven counsels on successful service and activism: One: Renew Your Intention Regularly The first point is that it is always important to renew one’s intention. What are we trying to do? We’re […]

Counsels & Wisdom on Uprightness & Spiritual Transformation – Sh. Muhammad Sa`id al-Burhani – Reliance of the Traveller

Counsels & Wisdom on Uprightness & Spiritual Transformation by Shaykh Muhammad Sa`id al-Burhani from: Reliance of the Traveller (of Shaykh Nuh Keller)   t3.1 (Muhammad Sa`id Burhani:) Do not limit yourself to deep words and profound spiritual allusions but make provision for the afterlife before death comes, when fine words will be lost and the rak`as […]

Characteristics of a Successful Muslim – Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi (Allah have mercy upon him), one of the great imams of the spiritual path from the early Muslims (salaf), said:   “Glad tidings be to a servant who has: 1. Made their occupation worship (`ibada); 2. Neediness (faqr) their longing; 3. […]