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Chill Out Like The Prophet: Tips For The Stressed Muslim Da’ee – Part II

Taking time out from your stack-full of meetings, conventions, conferences, classes and things-to-do lists, in order to give the dues of others as well as those of your own body and soul, will enable you to perform even better at your duties, in a less amount of time and with less effort, insha'Allah. Read More »

Chill Out Like The Prophet: Tips For The Stressed Muslim Da’ee – Part I

Irritability, fatigue and lack of recreation is a wake-up call for a da’ee to realize that he or she is swerving away from the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad [صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم]. He had more roles to play on a communal and familial level than any of us, yet he knew how to strike the perfect balance in his life that enabled him to stay positive, cheerful, easygoing, focused on both work and worship and most of all, sporting a smiling countenance and a relaxed demeanor whenever anyone met him. Read More »

Laysal Ghareeb – The Stranger Is Not | A Poem by Zaynul ‘Aabideen ‘Alee bin Husayn bin ‘Alee bin Abee Taalib (RH)

They then shut my eyes and left me…After a long moment of despair... they hurried to the purchase of the shroud Read More »

Recounting Memories of Ibn Jibreen – Navaid Aziz

Just to share a couple of moments I had with the shaikh -rahimahullah- to relive those memories one last time. I first met Sh. Ibn Jibreen in 2003, when I took a week off from school to go and visit Riyadh, little did I know that I would have the opportunity to visit one of the greatest scholars of our era. My first encounter was rather a funny one. One that I cannot help but laugh at even as I type this. Read More »

Pearls of Wisdom from al-Imam ibn Hazm: On Praise and Criticism

Al-Imam ibn Hazm writes: "Whoever believes he can totally avoid people's scorn and criticism is mad. Whoever examines matters carefully and disciplines himself to rely on the facts would enjoy people's criticizing him more than praising him." Read More »

Taking Advice From the Past To Save the Future

You know those sci-fi films where the protagonist receives an unexpected visit from their future self, heralding grave news of a disastrously sticky end if they don't do an incredibly important task, that can conveniently be achieved within the 75 minute remainder of the movie? Anyway, I experienced something like that this evening, at a sisters-circle I attended - but in reverse. Read More »

The Spirit of Yusuf (as)

Sheikh Yaser Birjas discusses the story of Prophet Yusuf ('alayhis-salaam), and delves into the spirit of Yusuf to derive deep lessons on dealing with trials and tribulations throughout life. Why does Allah test us with difficulties? Is it a blessing or a curse? Sheikh Yaser explains the wisdoms behind life's difficulties. Read More »

Khutbah: Blessings of Dhikr by Yasir Qadhi

Blessing of Remembering God – Sh. Yasir Qadhi from Irfan Rahim on Vimeo. In this Friday sermon, delivered in San Jose, CA, Sh. Yasir Qadhi presents the benefits of remembering God. Read More »

Practical Steps to Developing Khushoo in Salah

A lecture about how khushoo leads to success, and practical steps for establishing it. Read More »

Tawfique Chowdhury at the GPU 2008: The World in a State of Peril & Solutions

Believe as I believe – that responsibility for rectifying the problems of the world rests with the Muslims. And in order for Muslims to live up to our responsibility, we need to be united. And To achieve unity, then we need to seek a robust methodology that is simple yet profound in its impact – that methodology being knowledge and action. Read More »

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