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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.

Day 4: Audit Yourself-30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 4: Audit Yourself It is attributed to Umar ibn al-Khattab said, “Take yourself to account before you are taken to account.” We all know that we will be asked about every single thing we did.  We all do things we are ashamed of, and sometimes the problem is that we don’t even notice them. […]

Anse Tamara Grey on Nisf Sha‘ban: For Women, by Women

In this podcast, Shaykha Anse Tamara Grey of Rabata, speaks about Nisf Shaban; the fifteenth day of the Islamic month of Sha‘ban. Her talk is particularly catered to women. Since there is much confusion about what has been narrated about Nisf Sha‘ban, she begins by reciting the various hadiths that clarify our understanding about it. […]

How Spiritual Transformation Is Achieved, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

The Companions were humans like us…but their ranks were raised by virtue of their spiritual transformation. Some of them used to commit terrible crimes, but they were forgiven. Hearts hard as rocks became soft and full of mercy. What was the cause of this amazing transformation? Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said sheds some light. The presence of the […]

Forget Others, Begin Purifying Yourself First – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said encourages us to question ourselves at each point of speaking, doing and engagement with others: what do I want by saying this, what do I want from doing this and what do I want from this relationship. Consider this, in the context of the Quranic verse, “Indeed, I want nothing but good […]

Can I Say ‘Amin’ When Reading the Qur’an Outside Surah Al Fatiha? How To Purify One’s Heart?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamualaikum, (1) Is saying Amin when reciting Qur’an outside Surah Al-Fatiha permissible? (2) How do you know if you are doing things for Allah and not to show off? Sometimes I find myself not doing a good deed when there are people around me because I am scared that […]

What is Islamic Spirituality? A Reader

“Success is really attained by him who purifies it”[Qur’an, 91.9] Answers What is Sufism? (tasawwuf) False Spirituality – from Reliance of the Traveller What Are the Conditions for a True Spiritual Guide? How is spiritual excellence attained? Universal Validity of Religions and the Issue of Takfir A Reader on Sincerity, Intention, and the Purpose of […]

The War Within Our Hearts – Imam Zaid Shakir

For original article: Click here Verily, they were youth who believed in their Lord and we increased them in guidance. And we strengthened their hearts when they took a stand, saying: “Our Lord is the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth; we will never call on any God besides Him. Were we to do so […]

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 […]

Reflections on Purification of the Heart – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

On Friday 13th September, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus gave a talk on Purification Of The Heart, based on the book written by Imam Al-Mawlud and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. I left the talk uplifted, motivated, and best of all, armed with practical tips on how to journey along the path to Allah. Here’s a summary […]