In praise of the Prophet ﷺ

When I saw his light shining forth, In fear I covered my eyes with my palms, Afraid for my sight because of the beauty of his form. So I was scarcely able to look at him at all. The lights from his light are drowned in his light and his faces shines out like the…

Reflection

Different states have different outcomes.       This accounts for the variety of types of action (9) Withdraw the heart into the arena of reflection – nothing helps the heart more than that! (12) [Al-Hikam of Ibn Ata’ Illah As-Sakandari]

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…

What If

  .My eyes have not seen anyone more mdagnificent than you No woman has borne such perfection You were created free from all deficiencies It is as though you were created as you wished [Hassaan ibn Thaabit] . From Jaahily poetry to country odes, nursery rhymes to modern day rap, poetry has long possessed a…

Dhikr

Do not leave the invocation of Allah (dhikr) because of your lack of presence with Allah therein, for your heedlessness of invocation is worse than your heedlessness in invocation. It may well be that He raises you from invocation with heedlessness to invocation with attentiveness, and from invocation with attentiveness to invocation with presence of…

Masjid Musa ibn Naseer

Todays recitation comes from a famous masjid in Nasr City, Musa ibn Naseer. I only managed to catch a short clip of this recitation, but that clip is just awesome! The Qari (reciter) reminds me of the old school Azhari Shuyukh whose soul would live and breathe every word they recited. Here was a man…