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Habib Kadhim al Saqqaf on the Last Ten Days of Ramadan

*Originally Published on 7/06/2018 Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf encourages us to maximise our benefit from the last ten days of Ramadan, and offers advice and practical tips.   Step 1: Appreciation & Intention We can begin by appreciating the gift of these blessed ten days, and learning about what Allah is offering us therein. We can […]

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman–Luqman’s Advice to His Son

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. In this segment, Shayh Ibrahim gives commentary on the following verses, which cover Luqman’s advice to his son. And remember, when Luqman said to his son while he was […]

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman–About Luqman the Sage

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. In this segment, Shaykh Ibrahim speaks more about the sage Luqman, whom the chapter is name after. He is described in the Qur’an; And We had certainly given Luqman […]

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman–On Listening to Spiritual Poetry

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. In this segment, Shaykh Ibrahim discusses sama, or listening to spiritual poetry and songs. Continuing the discussion about entertaining discourse–music meant to distract from God–he mentions that even good […]

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman – On Faith and Belief

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. Sura Luqman has 34 verses. Some say that all 34 verses were revealed in Mecca, while others say that all but two or three verses were revealed in Mecca. […]

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman – On Knowledge of the Qur’an

Surah Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter.

What Were The Prophet Muhammad’s Forefathers Like? by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

In the Qur’an, God Almighty has sworn upon the land of Makkah. Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains what the scholars understand to be the significance this oath, and the importance of the people who dwelled upon this land before and during the time of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Resources for seekers Why […]

True Hunger vs. The Greed of Our Stomachs, by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains the meaning of true hunger where your body is truly calling for food rather than being driven by your desires. Resources for seekers Overcoming Greed, Opening Your Heart To Gratitude Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Greed Habib Umar – Cautioning against greed and materialism Shaykh Hasan Le […]

Loving the Books of Imam Ghazali is a Sign that Allah Loves you

“You open the books of Imam Ghazali and your basking in the favours of Allah”  says Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, while introducing Imam Ghazali and the book Breaking the Two Desires from his work Ihya Ulum Al-Din. Shaykh Ibrahim emphasizes the importance of the books of Imam Ghazali by relating insightful dreams people have had with the Imam in them […]

The Prophet’s ﷺ Reminder to Allah of His Promise

The Virtues Tour has over the years become a highlight in the calendar of British Islamic events. It’s led by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, who is joined by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya, Sidi Amir Sulaiman and Sidi Nader Khan. In 2015, the tour was focused on the ethics and moral practice of prophecy. […]