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Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Hunger and Greed – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Sandala Productions

Originally Published on: Aug 8, 2011   Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Hunger and Greed   As Ramadan moves along, we realize the rapidity with which the month travels. The word “month,” derived from “moon,” essentially measures one lunar cycle: the roughly 28.5 days it takes the moon to circle the […]

What Makes A Marriage Work – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

In terms of what engenders and facilitates these relationships, one is really important: Islamic etiquette. It’s very important to remember that just like your brother, you’re supposed to greet them with a smile.

On the Passing of Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj

Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilayhi raji’un. We are deeply saddened at the news of the passing of one of the greatest contributors to the preservation and dissemination of Islamic knowledge in our time, Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf wrote on his Instagram account: “إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj He told me […]

The Plague Within: Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on the Roots of Violent Extremism

Vigilante acts of violence have killed hundreds around the world in the last few days. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf writes plainly on the dark and destructive ideology which underpins groups like ISIS and their sympathisers. According to a good hadith related by Ahmad and al-Tabarani, the Messenger of God, may God’s peace and blessings be upon him, said, […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Gay Muslims; Scholars Issue Statement

“We, as American Muslims, follow the openhearted and inclusive Islam of Muhammad Ali and completely reject the hatred, provincialism, and intolerance of those who trample upon the rights of others, besmirching and defiling the name of Islam.” On June 13, 2016, Muslim leaders across North America signed the Orlando Statement. Signatories include, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, […]

When Will Muslims Take Back Jerusalem? Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

When will Muslims take back Jerusalem? This question has been asked over and over again during the last few decades…but the answer has always evaded us. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, however, has the answer. Throughout his life, he has seen Muslims reacting to their situations with radicalism, anarchy, horror, and bloodshed. He doesn’t see them emulating the glory […]

The Blessing of a Muslim Doula

“Doula” is an ancient Greek word meaning “a woman who serves”. Three days of conversing with women of different faiths and nationalities, left me, a mom of seven, inspired and ready to help women in their pregnancy and birthing experience as a Muslim doula. And it all started with one blessed experience. Over the summer, […]

Fitna Will Come and Go, Knowledge Stays – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf emphasizes the importance of seeking sacred knowledge, even in times of fitna (tribulation), citing examples of great scholars like Shaykh Abdul-Wahid Ibn ‘Ashir and Mawlana Rumi, who lived through extreme times of fitna themselves.  Please watch the clip below, but also watch the full lecture and many more via the wonderful Deenstream service. Want to learn more? […]

The Crisis of ISIS: A Prophetic Prediction, A Sermon by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Allah has given certain people to fight, to defend themselves and others. Who are they and to what end should they fight? Shaykh Hamza Yusuf explains in this sermon. Resources for seekers: Paris Attacks: Response and Responsibility Afraid to get groceries? On being a woman in turbulent times “Be Unapologetically Muslim No Matter What” Finding […]

Ramadan, Rumi, and Love By Zeshan Zafar

It is part of life to have a difference of opinion with various individuals or groups of people. Terry Tempest Williams, in one of her books, states, “Most of all, difference of opinions are opportunities of learning.” However, generally speaking, on many occasions, when this occurs, if one doesn’t manage it well or lacks comportment, […]