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Sura al Waqi‘a Explained, Part 2 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the coherence, the themes, the aims of Sura al Waqi‘a, and its relationship to other suras of the Qur’an. To understand the key themes of Sura al Waqi‘a we have to appreciate where it is in the Qur’an. The Qur’an is not just our Holy Book, as in every religion has […]

Sura al Waqi‘a Explained, Part 1 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Sura al Waqi‘a is one of the most beloved suras of the Qur’an. It has a comprehensive summary of key themes. It is also one of the most dramatic suras in its message that conveys a great sense of urgency from beginning till end.

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 […]

How Two Of The Salaf Proved the Existence of God, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Sometimes we imagine that the problems of our age are unique, but this is not the case. Atheism is not new. At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and even before that, at the time of previous prophets (peace be upon them all), there were people who denied the existence […]

Why Did Allah Create the Planets, Stars but Only Made the Earth Inhabitable?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Why did Allah create the universe with galaxies, planets, stars, nebulas but only made the earth inhabitable? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for your question. Please forgive me for the delay. Creation Allah Most High […]

Is the Hadith About Philosophy Authentic?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum I came across this Hadith: “Philosophy is the stray camel of the Faithful, take hold of it wherever ye come across it.” Is it authentic? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. The hadith you mentioned is related through various narrations from the Prophet (peace […]

Why Was I Created?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: A sister is very disorientated with life nowadays, and is questioning her existence. Why exactly was the world made? Why did Allah need people on this earth? Why make humans, when He had angels? Why not make them all Muslims and the world a happy place? The sister is […]

The Gift of Speech And Using Our Tongues Wisely

The Prophet ﷺ  said, “The faith of God’s servants will not be right until his heart is right and his heart will not be right until his tongue is right”. In this Friday Sermon, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah expands on this and talks about the gift of speech, and using our tongues wisely for beneficial speech. Resources on […]

Why Did Allah Create Humans With The Potential For Evil?

When Allah first told the angels that He was going to place Adam as a Khalifa (vicegerent) on earth, the angels asked Him, “Would you place in it one who spreads corruption and who sheds blood?” Given the state of humanity, this is a profound question. How did the angels know? And why was it […]

Imam Zaid Shakir on The Futility of The "Haram Police"

When Imam Zaid Shakir first became Muslim, he was a massive jazz fan. It was all he listened to. “No one ever told me music was haram,” he says. “No one threatened to lynch me or burn me in a pile of melting LPs.” So how did he give it all up? Find out in […]