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Why Should I Be Grateful to Allah for Being Created in This Painful World?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If this world is designed to break our hearts why do we have to be grateful for being created? When we wake, why do we thank Allah for returning us back to this painful world? Every night I sleep in the hopes that I don’t wake. […]

“This Dunya is Nothing To A True Believer”, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

We fight and make enemies over the affairs of this world – how misguided are we? Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said writes on warped priorities. Sulaiman ibn Abdul Malik, khalifah at the time, was doing tawaf (circumambulating) around Ka’aba when he saw Syedina Salim, son of Syedina Salim Ibn Abdullah ibn Omar. Syedina Salim was holding his […]

How Do We Draw a Line Between Seeking This World and Seeking Allah?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum I believe we have been ordered to seek Allah over this world. When we seek to get married, to have kids and a good job is it seeking this world over Allah? How do we draw a line between seeking this world and seeking Allah? Answer:  […]

Catching the Dunya Is Mission Impossible – Imam Zaid Shakir

What’s the problem with having a materialistic, dunya-centered world view? You become instantly poor no matter how much wealth you have.  You graduate from a Camaro to a Masarati to a Rolls-Royce, going through object after object but never being at peace with yourself, says Imam Zaid Shakir. In this funny and captivating video clip, […]

Putting Shoes On Our Heads, Counsel from Habib Ali Al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri asks us to imagine if someone walked into a room and placed his shoes on top of his head. What would we think of him? We would think he was crazy or if we had a good opinion, we might say he’s just trying to make us laugh. This dunya is like a […]

In Times of Need Turn to and Rely on Allah

Allah has told us that He has created this world as a test, and He has promised us that we will be tested – of this there is no doubt. The question is, how do we respond? Allah gives the answer to this too. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains in this podcast.

The Woman: a parable – Shaykh Nuh Keller

The Woman: a parable   The Woman: a parable © Nuh Ha Mim Keller 2001 from: www.masud.co.uk A man was walking through the marketplace one afternoon when, just as the muezzin began the call to prayer, his eye fell on a woman’s back. She was strangely attractive, though dressed in fulsome black, a veil over […]