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The Believer Is the Mirror of the Believer

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani presents five lessons we can take from the hadith, “The believer is the mirror of the believer,” and how to realize this in our lives. It is a great blessing of Allah Most High that He has granted us the means of turning to Him on a daily basis with our obligatory […]

Reflections on the Walk of Doom at the SeekersHub Retreat

Fatimah Gomez reflects on her time at the SeekersHub Retreat, and what the Walk of Doom taught her about faith and spirituality. The night was still and quiet, pinched with a slight crisp coolness that hung in the air calmly. The gentle echo of my footsteps bounced off the surrounding trees as I made my […]

Does Looking at the Reflection of One’s Nakedness Break Wudu?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Does looking at the reflection of one’s nakedness break wudu? Answer:  ​Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. No, neither looking at one’s nakedness (awra)—such as one’s private parts—nor looking at its reflection break wudu. Wudu is only broken by […]

The Journey to Allah Begins and Ends with His Messenger – Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael

Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael invites the audience on a crucial reflection on the nature of our relationship with Allah; the Owner, Creator and Sustainer of all that exists. Do you realise that when you woke up today you were returning to your Lord? That every breath and every moment brings you closer to your true […]

Etiquette of Social Media – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

As main tools of communication and connectivity, Social Media is everywhere, and with immediacy. Ustad Amjad Tarsin calls us to ponder to what end? For what purpose? Two individuals could be doing the exact same thing, and one is rewarded and one may be punished. What gives? What is the difference between the two?  Ustadh […]

Islamic Meditation: What Is It and Does It Have A Place In Our Lives? Shaykh Muhammad Mendes

Join Shaykh Muhammad Mendes in a rich and deeply profound guide to meditation and reflection in Islam – what he describes as a pathway to God. Meditation 1: The Etiquette of Reflection Meditation 2: The Means of Reflection Meditation 3 : Step-by-Step Guided Meditation Meditation 4: Reflecting on the Self Meditation 5: Degrees of the Self & Muraqaba Resources […]

Reflection is the Light of Hearts – An Aphorism of Ibn Ata’illah Explained by Imam Zarruq

Translated by Faraz Rabbani Ibn Ata’illah (Allah have mercy upon him) states in his Aphorisms (Hikam): Reflection is the light of hearts. If reflection leaves, the heart has no light. One of the great commentators on the Aphorisms of Ibn Ata’illah, Imam Ahmad Zarruq, explains: This means that reflection (fikr) is the light-giving lamp by […]

On Reflection (fikr) – Imam al-Haddad (Book of Assistance)

On Reflection (fikr) from: The Book of Assistance, Imam ‘Abdallah Ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad (Allah have mercy upon him) Translated by: Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi, Madina   You should have a wird of reflection in every twenty-four hours, for which you should set aside one or more hours. The best time for reflection is the one in […]