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Imam al-Ghazali on Guarding the Tongue

Imam al-Ghazali puts a particular emphasis on the importance of guarding one’s tongue and that the tongue is indeed like a double-edged sword. It can do much good but it can also do much harm.

Are My Prayers Valid Even Though My Thoughts Are Elsewhere?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Often, when I am performing my makeup prayers, my mind wanders. There are moments in my prayers when I am focused. Are my prayers valid even though my mind wanders? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah bless you with complete […]

Beautiful advice on focusing on your prayer, from Imam Siraj Wahhaj

Imam Siraj Wahhaj relates a beautiful hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) where he tells a companion in his masjid to “pray again” three times. Imam Siraj tells us why, and how we can avoid being in this situation. Resources for Seekers: Presence of Heart in Prayer: A Reader

Presence of Heart in Prayer: A Reader

Videos and answers from Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Zaynab Ansari, Imam Tahir Anwar, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, and others on how to have presence of heart in prayer “Those who concentrate their attention in humbleness when offering Prayers”[Qur’an, 23.2] Islamcast Prayer – The Best Remembrance In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses how to […]