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The Prophet’s Character

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By: Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif) This is a short piece translated from Ibn Qudamah's Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin. It distills a picture the Qurʾān and ahadeeth build up of the Prophet's virtues and character, peace be upon him: integrity, honesty, steadfastness, courage, kindness, compassion, courtesy, and other qualities too numerous to list. To say the Prophet's is a life well documented is an understatement. ... Read More »

Ismail Kamdar I A Glimpse at the Life of Aishah Bint Abi Bakr

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Lecture by Ismail Kamdar | Transcribed by Zara T. [The following is the video and transcript of Ismail Kamdar's lecture "A Glimpse at the Life of Aishah Bint Abi Bakr."  The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The lecture can be viewed here.   Asalamualaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu All praise is due to Allāh and may Allāh's peace and blessings be ... Read More »

Imperfect

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Asma was always one to focus on what was missing: the sun on a cloudy day, the tiny smudge on her otherwise beautiful painting, the single wrong answer on a test. She feared imperfection like it was a debilitating disease. And it showed. Read More »

Humility in Knowledge – A Forgotten Sunnah

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Humility is a key characteristic of a believer, even more so for a student or teacher of knowledge. The companions and early scholars of Islam exhibited this throughout their lives, because they understood the Deen and importance of practicing what they preached. Read More »

Being a People Pleaser

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So what’s wrong with being nice? Just like with anything taken to the extreme, being too nice can hurt you when people take advantage of you and use you because you are too nice to say “NO”. Read More »

Parenting Series | Part IV: Connection with Qur’an and Instilling Islamic Character

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Many people wonder when is the best time to begin a more structured relationship with with the Qur'an. Read More »

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