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Purification Of The Soul – Mufti Ismail Menk

Mufti Menk

Lecture by Mufti Ismail Menk | Transcribed by Hayley B. [The following is the video and transcript of Mufti Ismail Menk's lecture entitled 'Purification Of The Soul.' The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity]. A`ūthu billāhi min ash-shaytānir rajeem. Bismillāhir Rahmānir Raheem.                       [Surat Al-Qasas ; 76-78] ... Read More »

7 Reasons Why I Love My Beard


  I'm proud of my beard.  I don't say this in an arrogant way, but what I mean is that I'm not ashamed of it.  I don't wear it because I think I've attained human perfection, but because I want to imitate those of whom I know have.  I wear it because it's the sunnah of my Prophet Muḥammad and I ... Read More »

5 Reasons Why Rain Was Not The Only Benefit of Prayers (Salat Ul-Istisqa) in the Bay Area


Social media is abuzz with the large congregational prayers for rain (ṣalāh ul-istisqa) held in Bay Area under the patronage of imām Hamza Yusuf, imām Zaid Shakir, imām Tahir Anwar and other esteemed scholars. Most Muslims already know and are greatly pleased by the response from the heavens with rain showers hitting the Bay Area soon after the prayers, and ... Read More »

On the Shoulders of Giants

Son on father's shoulder

By Musab Qureshi In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood. The 13-year-old girl from a poor farming family in north India has enrolled in a Master's degree in microbiology, after her daily-wage earning father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter's tuition. ... Read More »

Must Wedding Bells Go Ka-Ching?

wedding bells

How far we’ve strayed from the unadulterated concept of Nikah as an act of worship, and the simplicity in the celebration of the Waleema, as dictated in the example of the Prophet. Read More »

The Prophet’s Character

Helping hand

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 »

Qurbani Udhiyah | What is it? Why Should You Offer It?


alḥamdulillāh, the blessed Hajj season and 'Īd al-Aḍḥa are quickly approaching. Remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim ? His willingness to sacrifice something so dear to him—his son—for Allāh is a great example all of us: Even though he loved his son more than anything in the world, Prophet Ibrahim knew he must obey the command of Allāh—and his righteous son ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Reluctant Friday to Remembered Friday


Reluctant Friday to Remembered Friday By Abdullah Moulana āmīn Until a Friday about 5 months ago, I did not begin to realize what it meant to do things for the sake of Allāh. It was a little while after the Jumuah prayer.  My elder sister had convinced me to join her for a tree-planting event at her university campus. I ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Announcing the Winners of the MuslimKidsMatter Ramadan 1434 Competition!


'Īd Mubarak to all the kids out there!  We hope everyone had a great 'Īd. All the kids who participated in the Ramadan competition did a great job, and it is obvious that you learned a lot from the sunnah of our Prophet Muḥammad .  You're all probably really excited to find out who the winners are. Well, here's the ... Read More »

Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month


This was written by Mufti Taqi Usmani and was originally posted at Al Balagh     Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj Shawwal is the first of the three months named as “Ashhur al-Hajj” (i.e. the months of Hajj). Although the major acts of Hajj are normally performed in the first ten days of Zulhijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of Shawwal up to the ... Read More »

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