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Is Your Neediness About You or About Allah? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives an extraordinary explanation of a line from the famous poem Prayer for the Oppressed (Dua al-Nasiri). The line is an expression of neediness to Allah. Shaykh Faraz explains the reality of people’s absolute neediness to Allah. He also cautions form the subtle inclusion of the self in the expression of neediness, where […]

You’re Wildly Successful, but Do Your Friends Trust You?

You might have written bestsellers, but do your friends trust you? You might have a PhD but do your children hate you? You might have millions of fans but are you incapable of having a loving relationship? You might earn a ton of money, but is it all sitting in high-interest accounts or shares in […]

A Reminder for Teachers: The Need for Sincerity, and the Dangers of Seeking Prestige and the Praise of Others – Imam Dhahabi

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Imam Shams al-Din al-Dhahabi writes, “It is incumbent upon the scholar to speak with intention and high purpose. If they become impressed by their own speech, they should become silent; and if impressed by their own silence, they should speak. And they should never tire of taking […]