Archive for the ‘Hikma’ Category

The Puppy


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: NewIslamicDirections A. Silence (الصمت) is to refrain from speaking falsely; not truthfully. Al-Kafawi, al-Kulliyyat الصمت إمساك عن قول الباطل دون الحق  – الكفوي  الكليات Silence (الصمت) differs from not speaking (السكوت) in three ways: 1. Not speaking is to leave off speech despite being capable of it. Capability is not a consideration in defining […]

Where is it (your heart)? Source: Zaytuna College

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 […]

Al-Hamdulillah, I recently came across the Cambridge Khutbas Etcetera blog, which features audio recordings of khutbas (sermons) by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad. “Society & Solitude” was the first khutba I was fortunate enough to listen to. It was delivered by the Shaykh on the 12th of June, 2009 at Cambridge and I feel if listened to […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Sabr [Patience]: “It is important to look at the life of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and know that no one faced greater tribulation. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم lived to see all of his children buried, except for Fatima. How many people experience that in their lifetime? Out […]

Source: Imam Suhaib Webb’s Blog The Sultan of the ‘Ulema, al’Iz al-Din ‘Abdu al-Salam wrote: “The way to Allah is made up of the apparent and the inner. Its apparent path is Shari’ah and its actualization is the inner. Two words bring both the apparent and the inner together: “It is You alone we worship and it is You […]

Source: at-Talib Q: what can one do to increase his memory and focus? A: Here are a couple of brief tips: 1. Guard your gaze and your ears. There can be nothing more distracting than television, a wrong glance, or a tune that won’t go away.2. Recite after every salat the masnun du’as. In addition, recite […]