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…

Sincerity’s test

Upon completing his masterpiece, he placed it in a bottle and threw it into the sea “Lord, if this was written purely for your sake, let the people benefit from it” Today it is one of the most studied books in Islamic History: Al-Ajrumiyah by Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Dau’d as-Sinhaji, known as Ibn Ajrum…

Gliding through paradise

Madinah; the most wonderful place on earth. You can just feel the peace from this video alone. May Allah shorted the time between now and our next return to the city of light! May He bless us to be buried in the blessed garden of paradise: Al-Baqee’. Ameen! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2djUycdg0#t=15]

Spring’s Gift

A response from those who love to those who mock by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I envy the sand that met his feet I’m jealous of honey he tasted sweet Of birds that hovered above his head Of spiders who spun their sacred web To save him from his enemies I envy clouds formed from the…

Mawlid Musings 2014

By Rahat Siddique It’s my favourite time of year again! As per tradition, I will be posting a daily reflection related to the Prophet Muhamamad ﷺ to honour Rabi al-Awwal, the month of his blessed birth. The intention behind this is two-fold; firstly it allows me to learn more about the Beloved ﷺ with respect to…

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…

Supplication

Calamity is one of the most trying things one can have to face. As Westerners, we are rarely exposed to the level of hardships and tribulations that those in poorer countries face. May Allah protect us and eliviate the hardship from those suffering I was recently with two dear friends of mine, each of whom…

Finding Truth

“Do not look for truth through people. Find the truth then find its people” لا تعرف الحق بالرجال. اعرف الحق تعرف أهله — Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) [via sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaqoobi: Commentary on Book of Knowledge; Ihya Uloom Al-deen by Imam Ghazali] .