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Cultivating Gratitude in Our Lives – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil explores ways for us to begin cultivating gratitude in our day-to-day lives. Allah Most High says in the Qur’an; “Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad). And We seized them with extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss in health with calamities so that they might […]

Questions and Answers – Radical Gratitude Series

What is true gratitude, and how can it make a difference in our lives? In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin answer some commonly asked questions about this topic. Q: How do you find ways to forgive when it’s very difficult? A: This is a good question, because we should be real […]

The Reality of Gratitude – Radical Gratitude Series

What is true gratitude, and how can it make a difference in our lives? In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani helps us understand the reality of gratitude. All Gratitude is for Allah As Muslims, our perspective on gratitude is very different from the commonly accepted definition. We practice gratitude for every situation we come across, […]

Day 22: Be Thankful – 30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 22: Be Thankful Thankfulness, or shukr, is a fundamental part of our faith. It’s so integral that its opposite is kufr, which means to cover or hide, but also means disbelief. Some people criticize a person or their community, thinking that they are showing concern. But in reality, they are making the situation worse […]

How to Properly Thank Allah for the Blessings in My Life?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, How do I properly thank Allah for the blessings in my life? What about halal things which I use in a haram way? Is my prayer accepted even though I pray in clothes bought on my credit card? Answer: Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]

Overcoming Greed, Opening Yourself To Gratitude, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said reminds us that one of the worst attachments we have is to greed. It blinds us and incapacitates us. How did the men and women before us overcome this? Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said in the Qur’an, in Surah Yusuf (3):  “Indeed We have related to you the most beautiful […]

Keys to Having Presence with God, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“He is with you wherever you may be,” reminds Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, in this Friday sermon  at Masjid Jamiat-ul-Ansar. “The Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, the tremendous Reality, He is close and near you. Does this humble you?” Allah has granted us the gift of being conscious of this reality. This is tremendous, and […]

How to Seek Forgiveness from Teachers?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: In my early teens I was disrespectful towards my Qur’an teacher. Now I have realized the grave mistake of disrespecting him. I have repented and tried to make amends by buying my teacher gifts. However I have not asked for his forgiveness as I am shy. AlhamduliLlah he accepted my gift. What I should do? Answer: […]

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every […]

Completion of the Qur’an: Rejoicing and Supplication, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Completion of the Qur’an: Rejoicing and Supplication, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Recorded at the special gathering of prayer, recitation and remembrance on the 27th night of Ramadan with our guests Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and others from across the Greater Toronto Area. Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More We envision a world […]