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Ten Ways to Prepare for Ramadan From Now

With Ramadan just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to make sure that this will be the year we change, writes Nour Merza. With this in mind, here are ten ways to prepare yourself for Ramadan. 1. Make the right intention Beginning right now, make an intention that this Ramadan will […]

Reflections on Isra’ (Night Journey) and Mi’raj (Ascension) – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

This article is sourced from Muwasala: Click here for the original post Every created thing longed to have its portion of Allah’s Beloved (Peace be upon him). It was not until he (Peace be upon him) made his Mi’raj that the heavens got their portion of him. — Al-Habib- Abdul Qadir Al Saggaf Importance of Isra’ […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 4

This is the fourth part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This chapter describes the levels of faith and how to achieve certainty. Purification of the Heart The objective of all pious acts and deeds of the limbs is purification, cleansing and […]

What Is the Etiquette to Follow for a Woman Towards a Male Teacher? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum What are the shariah boundaries regarding the interaction between a female student and her male teacher? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] The shariah boundaries are those that were present in the interaction between the greatest teacher (Peace be Upon Him) and the women folk of his ummah who used to […]

I Cannot Stop Looking at Unlawful Sights, What Can I Do? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum I cannot stop looking at unlawful sights, what am I supposed to do? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] The reality is that every accountable person (a Muslim adult with a sound mind) can and is able to avoid looking at unlawful sights but it is his nafs that overpowers him […]

Habib Ali al Jifri and the Man Who Killed His Teacher

Habib Ali al Jifri tells the story of the day he met the man who killed his teacher and unfolds it into a lesson on showing mercy to those who wrong us. I was in Aden. Someone who was one of the leaders of the regime which killed scholars in this blessed valley [of Hadramawt] […]

10 On-Demand Courses for Ramadan

We are blessed to reach another Ramadan. Let’s make the best use of our time. These On-Demand courses will help you to focus and get maximum benefits from this month of the Qur’an. Each course contains a downloadable lesson set which you can listen to at your convenience. 1. Preparing for Ramadan: Lessons and Advice […]

How to Fall in Love With Allah – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

There is none more deserving of your love than the Most Merciful Who created you and originated you from nothingness, and bestowed blessings upon you. Love comes from knowing, says Habib Umar. So know Allah. The extent to which one knows the Tremendousness and Might of Allah, and His Beauty and Perfection, and His Excellence […]

Rajab is the Month of Allah

Rajab, the seventh month of the Muslim calendar, is the month of Allah. It is singular as it is neither preceded nor followed by another holy month. For this and many other reasons Habib Umar encourages the Umma to ask for forgiveness and strength in this blessed month. Habib Umar’s Message Sayyidi Habib Umar bin […]

Some of the Proper Manners of Service (khidma) Ones Teachers—and in All Religious Activism – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Some of the Proper Manners of Service (khidma) Ones Teachers—and in All Religious Activism Muwasala—an excellent resource for reliable Islamic guidance—share the following response from Habib Umar bin Hafiz: What are some of the etiquettes of service (khidma)? [Muwasala] [The Intention in Serving] Any type of service, whether it be service of a shaykh or […]