Counsel on the Tongue

As-salaamu Alaykum Jazakallah khair. May Allah forgive us all! Your email was very thoughtful, and I appreciate your gesture. We all have faults, and our faith requires us to address and change ourselves to become beacons for this beautiful deen. I know I have too many faults to enumerate, but life is about changing our…

The First Ten Days of Dhu’l-Ḥijjah

We are about to enter the blessed month of Dhu`l-Ḥijjah. The Messenger of Allah ﷺinformed us that there are no days in which righteous actions are more beloved to Allah than the first ten days of this month.1 For that reason some scholars have ruled that these days are better than the final ten days of Ramaḍān, although…

To Taste is to Know

A while back, I attended a talk by Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy. The room that had been booked out was intended to host both males and females with the speaker sitting in the same room. However, it quickly became apparent that there wasn’t enough space for both. This is where it gets interesting. The sisters far…

A glass of water

Harun al-Rashid, one of the richest of the Abbasid Caliphs, once heard of a righteous scholar named Ibn As-Sammaak and requested his presence in his chamber to give him good counsel. When the scholar arrived, the Caliph had ordered a glass of water to drink. Seeing this, Ibn Samaak asked; “what would you give if no…