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Source: Inspiring and simply beautiful. We had just finished dinner and had 20 genay [Egyptian currency] left over from the pool of cash we had put together. While discussing what to do with the money, one of the sisters suggested, “There’s a boy who sleeps outside Awlad Ragab [the local grocery store]. You know, […]

Source: Jinan Bastaki does a wonderful job of reminding us – that we must with our limited abilities of perception – begin to recognize Allah. Our relationship with our Creator does tend to become ritualistic or mechanical over time, for which, the Love of Allah and it’s recognition, are pure enrichment. The answer to […]

Source: Seeker’s Digest Shaykh Faraz Rabbani writes: “May Allah increase Ustadh Khalid Latif in all good, and make him a lasting, radiant light of guidance, clarity, and good.” Aameen!

Source: “And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between you; verily, in that are signs for people who reflect.” (Quran 30:21) We’ve all read this verse on countless marriage announcements. But how […]

Ramadan Resources: 1. Approaching Ramadan by Imam Zaid Shakir [] 2. Ramadan Advice by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf [ibid] 3. Preparing for Ramadan [Ashrafiya Blog] 4. Ramadan Schedule [ibid] 5. Ramadan Daily Checklist [MeccaOne] 6. Ramadan Preparation with Imam Zaid Shakir [ibid] 7. The Virtues of Standing in Prayer in the Month of Ramadan [Seeker’s Guidance] […]

Source: Seekers Guidance Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Could you please give some details regarding the rulings of i`tikaf? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful The Fiqh of I`tikaf (spiritual retreat) Based on Shurunbulali’s Imdad al-Fattah, and other Hanafi texts In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May His […]

Beautiful, simply beautiful. Source: Rihla 2009 Blog “God is with the broken-hearted. When your heart breaks, it’s a good thing – the breaking of the heart is what opens it up to the light of Allah. The dunya is designed to break your heart, to crush it.” Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, during his class on Tassawwuf. […]

Source: Ashrafiya Recently Shaykh Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) advised a murid to bury the past and make a fresh start. Burying the past may sound a simple thing but in reality it is a big spiritual struggle (mujahidah) with many benefits. For all of us it is a common event to […]

This is one of the most beautiful poetic descriptions of the Day of Reckoning by the gifted Sidi Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore (May Allah preserve him): Source: Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore Poetry THEY CAME DOWN FROM THE HIGH AND LOW PLACES,they threaded themselves alongthrough the intricate threadings,the ancient ones and the new ones,all the famous were among […]

This just made my day! Source: SunniPath Blog SunniPath is the vanguard of combining religion and technology. A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was reading a dua at a remote mosque. I didn’t have it memorized so I was reading along with a recording on my iphone. A five to six year […]