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All That Remained – Navigating Dementia With Faith

A student observes his grandmother dealing with dementia, and discovers the one thing that remains with her as her memory slowly fades. Dementia is a heartbreaking illness. It impairs a person’s ability to think, changes their personality, and can cause them to forget their most beloved ones. In times of hardship, when all else is […]

How Do I Get Closer to Allah After a Very Sinful Lifestyle?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am a young woman born to Muslim parents. I have sinned in the past due to my very Western lifestyle and am so ashamed of myself. I want to get closer to Allah but have no idea how. How do I have greater taqwa? Answer: […]

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 […]

Etiquette of the Seeker According to the Teachings of Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari

The engaging and eloquent Shaykh Babikr Ahmed Babikr offers this series on the etiquette of the seeker according to the teachings of Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari, a renowned Sudanese scholar – a must listen. Who Was Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari? The Etiquette of the Seeker: Sincerity   The Etiquette of the Seeker: Truthfulness The Etiquette of the Seeker: […]

Ten Qualities of Those Seeking Closeness to Allah

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the ten qualities or stations of those seeking closeness to Allah. Using the classical work Manazil al-Sa’ireen by Khawaja Abdullah al Ansari of Herat, Shaykh Faraz gives a description of each quality, its basis in the Holy Qur’an and a brief commentary. The ten qualities are: 1. Resolve (القصد) 2. Determination […]

The Secrets Within The Prophet’s ﷺ conversations with God – Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

What are the qualities we need in order to internalise the way of the Prophet, peace be upon him, such that we can taste a bit of the secrets of his closeness to Allah? He, peace be upon him, knew Allah like no other – what did he ask for from Allah, that he attained […]

The Fully Integrated Life – Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

“Allah bears witness that there is no god except He, and the Angels and the ones endowed with knowledge, upright with equity (bear witness). There is no god except He, The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise…” (Surah al-Imran, Verse 18) Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad talks about how one should approach the balance needed in life, to put […]

Positive Spiritual Thinking, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

An explanation of the power of taqwa and trust in Allah in decision-making. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how, “Whoever has mindfulness of Allah, Allah grants a way out and provides for them in ways they could never imagine.” [Qur’an, 65.2-3] This is not only through spiritual assistance but also through the practical facilitation of making […]

Taqwa: Definition, Discovery and Disposition ~ By Sidi Yousaf Seyal

Taqwa As we enter final ten days of Ramadan, the meaning of taqwa continues to entertain my mind, reflecting on why God has mandated an entire month of fasting to attain God-consciousness. After all, isn’t taqwa a constant state that should be upheld throughout the year, let alone one’s lifetime? This year, while I traverse […]

If I am Patient, Will I Get a ‘Good’ Spouse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: My question is about getting married in the future. If I pray and have patience will I get a good spouse in the future, or should I start looking for someone who is religious and tell her to wait until it is the right time to marry? If I […]