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On That Mid Ramadan Slump – Ustadh Salman Younas

Originally Published: 22/06/2016 With half of Ramadan gone, does your worship feel routine and stale? Is feeling this way making you lazier and less excited about performing more acts of worship? Ustadh Salman Younas says this is not uncommon. This is a challenge that every one of us faces when it comes to our acts of worship. […]

Students of Knowledge Stepping Into The Spotlight Before Their Time

One of the biggest mistakes students of knowledge make – including myself – when embarking on the path of traditional study is to remain plugged into the internet and social media, writes Ustadh Salman Younas. Whether it is having debates on forums, writing lengthy Facebook posts, coming up with catchy tweets, or posting pictures of […]

Can A Sinner Love the Prophet? – Ustadh Salman Younas

Allah has commanded all believers to love the Prophet. However, can a sinner claim to have love for him? What about someone who justifies their bad deeds in the name of love?   Love of the Prophet & Disobedience The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him, said, “None of you believe until I am […]

What Is Aqida and Why Study It? – Shaykh Hassan al Hindi

Shaykh Hassan al Hindi gives an overview of the science of ʿaqida, clarifies points of contention and agreement, and explains why it is a necessary science. Though each of the Islamic sciences has its specific topics of inquiry and detailed investigations, a student may find himself losing sight of the purpose, importance, and distinctive features […]

Eating the Meat of the People of the Book

Ustadh Salman Younas answers questions about the lawfulness of eating meat slaughtered by Jews or Christians, and what to do if halal meat is hard to get. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. Since in our countries (South America) it is very problematic to get halal meat, and where even halal meat is […]

The Smoke and The Beast: Signs of the Last Hour

Ustadh Salman Younas explains the meaning of the Smoke and the Beast, and how we should view differences of opinion on Signs of the Last Hour. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Could you please explain the meaning of the Smoke and the Beast, which are from among the signs of the last […]

On Death and Dying, by Ustadh Salman Younas

With the current year drawing to a close, social media has come alight repeatedly with news of the passing of yet another celebrity. Ustadh Salman Younas shares some personal thoughts on an inevitable journey all of us will embark upon: death. I have seen many people in my wider circle of friends/acquaintances express how death […]

‘Tis The Season…For Mawlid Wars? – Ustadh Salman Younas

The month of Rabi` al-Awwal is here, which can only mean that some of us will witness renewed debates on the practice of celebrating the birth of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), writes Ustadh Salman Younas. [cwa id=’cta’] To make things easier for everyone, I’ve mentioned a handful of leading classical scholars […]

The Dangers of Labelling Other Muslims As Sell-Outs, by Ustadh Salman Younas

There is a trend amongst Muslims to label individuals who do not conform to their political strategy as “sell-outs”. Ustadh Salman Younas warns us of the danger in doing so. When Shaykh Hamza Yusuf went to the White House after the events of 9/11, he was labelled a “sell-out”. When certain Muslims went to a White House […]

#‎Blacklivesmatter Because Our Lord Demands It – Ustadh Salman Younas

‪#‎Blacklivesmatter‬ because our Lord has “ennobled all the children of Adam” (17:70) and commanded us to “stand firmly for justice.” (4:135), writes Ustadh Salman Younas. ‪#‎Blacklivesmatter to me not because it is politically prudent for Muslims to side with African-Americans. They matter to me not because it’s viewed by some as the new countercultural trend that people should […]