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"The Revival of Faith Against Intolerance", Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

“What we have to understand is that our history is rich and beautiful, and it took on so many different colors. There’s not such a thing as an ‘Islamic Civilization’; there are Islamic Civilizations – plural.” Revival of Faith – The Great Legacy of Giants Listen to Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah contextualizes the revival of […]

What To Do When You Hear Slander and Backbiting

When a poor opinion of others occurs to mind, recognize that it is a type of whispering the devil has sent your way. You should consider it a fabrication, as he is the most evil of evildoers, and Allah has said, “When an evildoer brings you news, verify it before you harm others in ignorance […]

“Signs of the Scholar of the Hereafter” – By Imam al-Ghazzali & Translated by Shaykh Nuh Ha Meem Keller

By Imam al-Ghazzali & Translated by Shaykh Nuh Ha Meem Keller in “Sea Without Shore” [1] He does not seek this world by his religious learning, for at [the] very least a scholar is someone aware of this world’s wretchedness, triviality, sordidness, and ephemerality; and the next world’s magnificence, permanence, blessings, and vastness – and that […]

Imam Ghazali’s Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’s Importance and Value: A Reader

Imam Ghazali’s Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din ranks as one of the most widely read books in Islam, having earned the praise of the scholars and the general acceptance of the Community. The Ihya was also strongly criticized for a variety of reasons, among them the number of weak or forged narrations cited in it. This reader […]

Marvelling at the Heart – Reflections by Sidi Suhayb

“Verily, in the body is a small piece of flesh that if it is healthy, the whole body is healthy and if it is sick, the whole body is sick. This small piece of flesh is the heart.” [Bukhari and Muslim] [Marvels of the heart course] Knowledge of the heart is considered to be fard […]

As He Breathed His Last – Imam al-Ghazali’s Last Poem

From the Healing Hearts blog Imam Al Ghazzali woke up one early morning and as usual offered his prayers. He then enquired what day it was and his younger brother, Ahmad Ghazzali replied,”Monday.” He asked him to bring his white shroud, kissed it, stretched himself full length and saying “Lord, I obey willingly,” breathed his […]

On Knowing Yourself to Know God – A SeekersCircle Reflection

by Ustadha Leila Adam  Imam al Ghazzali, may Allah have mercy on him, said: Know that the key to knowing God is to know your own self. Therefore, says Imam al Ghazzali in “The Alchemy of Happiness”, you must seek out the truth about yourself: What sort of thing are you? Where did you come […]

Kalam Jadid, Islamization & The Worldview of Islam: Operationalizing the Neo-Ghazalian, Attasian Vision by Adi Setia

Kalam Jadid, Islamization & The Worldview of Islam: Operationalizing the Neo-Ghazalian, Attasian Vision by Adi Setia Adi Setia is Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Department of General Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia. Shared with permission from the author. Download: Kalam Jadid, Islamization and Worldview of Islam Kalam Jadid Islamization & Worldview of […]

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus Videos from SoCal Tour

Shaykh Yahya Videos from SoCal Tour Last month, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus visited four cities on the SeekersGuidance SoCal tour. In L.A, Shaykh Yahya delivered the khutbah at UCLA, you can watch the video here Later, during a lecture on Connecting with Allah in College, Shaykh Yahya discussed Imam Al-Ghazali’s hierarchy of desire. He explained that […]

Travelling Light – Spiritual Wisdom from Imam al-Ghazzali – Mishkat Media

Travelling Light www.mishkatmedia.com Travelling Light presents the timeless spiritual wisdom of Imam al-Ghazali’s The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya ‘ulum al-din), brought alive for today by the teaching of leading scholars of the Muslim community, including Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus. Lectures on this Islamic classic are now available as MP3s […]