Salawaat in Prayer

Imam Sha’rani writes: “Another example is the statement of Abu Hanifa and Malik that the Salawat upon the Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam) in the final Tashahud is a Sunnah (stressed recommendation), while al-Shafi’i and Ahmad (in one of his positions narrated from him) state that it is an obligation (Fard); so the first espouse…

Quran Club

A year ago, we began the Quran Club, a project among 20 friends to encourage one another to read Quran Daily. The idea was simple: we send half a page of Quran every day along with the audio via facebook, twitter, email & whatsapp. That person then reads it in their own time.

The idea quickly caught on and 20 people became 10,000 and counting spread across the world.

Learn about your Beloved ﷺ

Loving the Prophet ﷺ is an obligation for every believer, and one can only love the beloved by learning about his life, character and appearance. Following the study circle, I have put together a short list of essential resources of videos, books and audio lectures which you should all look through. But the thing to…

All the small things

“In Egypt, I found something I believe brings many to Islam, namely, the mark of pure monotheism upon its followers, which struck me as more profound than anything I had previously encountered. I met many Muslims in Egypt, good and bad, but all influenced by the teachings of their Book to a greater extent than…

Qur’an Translation – Ali Unal

According to my teacher Shaykh Sjaad Hussain, this is the best translation of the Qur’an into English, surpassing even the one by Professor Abdel Halem. Its beautiful, contextual translation in meaningful English alongside a multitude of footnotes and comments to give the some of the depth of meaning the Qur’an can bring. Insha’allah I plan…

Islamic Texts for the Blind

A remarkable effort to make Islamic texts and knowledge available for the Blind. [http://www.kitaba.org/] An example of their work is below: —————————— As Ramadan approaches, Islamic Texts for the Blind is preparing to help all our supporters utilise and benefit as fully as possible from this blessed month. We have prepared an audio book on…