The art of shirt folding

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْكَلِمَةُ الْحِكْمَةُ ضَالَّةُ الْمُؤْمِنِ فَحَيْثُ وَجَدَهَا فَهُوَ أَحَقُّ بِهَا [2687 سنن الترمذي كتاب العلم باب ما جاء في فضل الفقه على العبادة] المحدث السيوطي خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The statement…

Homeless

I am dubious of the authenticity of this story, but I dont think the truth of it takes away from the meaning behind it. I think its telling that its gone viral, showing that most people can relate to the story from their own actions/experiences ——————————————- Imam Yahya Davis transformed himself into a homeless person and…

Bitter Sweet

It was a bitter sweet moment… As I reached out to fetch my nephew’s toy boat from under the cupboad, I grabbed a book to help me reach it as it had gone too far under. After I retrieved the boat, I looked to see which book had come to my aid. To my amazement, I…

Mortality

Last Sunday we received news of the passing of our dear uncle Imtiaz Ansari, may Allah have mercy on his soul. He was the kindest of men with the purest heart of all those I knew, embodying the highest of prophetic character. He exemplified the meaning of brotherhood in Islam, embracing anyone in the community with…

Be like a Bee

Twas said to us ‘be like a bee, Who lightly treads and goes with ease, Who purely gives and so receives.’ In peace he comes, and gently leaves In one of his lessons Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him)[1] called us to reflect upon the following beautiful hadith, narrated by Imam Ahmad on…

Treasure Chest

I recently stumbled upon the following website: http://bewley.virtualave.net/ . Its a collection of all the translations Sr Aisha Bewley has done on a number of the classical texts (including Ibn Ata’ Illah’s Hikam with commentary by Ibn Ajiba http://bewley.virtualave.net/hikam.html) . There are some incredible works here masha’allah including brilliant translations to the hadith collections – such…

The Differences of the Imams

Would highly recommend this small book on “The differences of the four imams”. It clarifies a lot of important issues and walks you through the reasons for why difference of opinions exist. One of the most powerful illustrations comes right at the beginning where he lists various reasons for why there are different versions of…