Chinese Emporer’s 100 Word Eulogy for the Prophet ﷺ

Emperor Hong-Wu wrote a 100 word eulogy praising Islam, Allah and the Prophet Muhammad which he had placed in the mosques which he ordered to be built.

The eulogy is in the form of a poem, each verse containing 4 words (characters) and 4 syllables.

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…

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]

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…

The means of reliance

“Yusuf (as) ran to the door when he knew it was locked. When it seemed worthless to do so, he sought whatever means he could and relied on Allah to save him” Shaykh Ahmad Dabbagh This is the story of Prophet Yusuf (as) when he was being seduced by Zulekha, the wife of his owner.  It…