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Teaching About Islam Through the Pen

June 6, 2018

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The month of Ramadan brings with it a load of reminders and emphasis on tilāwah/reciting the Qur’an. This is established by the ḥadīth where Jibrīl would visit the Prophet ﷺ during Ramadan and go through the Qur’an with him, as well as the connect...

April 5, 2018

I once had a discussion with a fellow social media user, in which he/she objected to a few topics I posted about.

In a nutshell, the objection they had was that they felt I should not be posting about ‘worldly’ issues, while at the same time post on Islām-related matter...

May 10, 2017

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ḥifẓ/Taḥfīẓul Qur’ān. It’s almost become a thing in our community where putting your child through the Ḥifẓ programme is another brownie point on your community CV; setting up a Taḥfīẓul Qur’ān class or holding a Ḥifẓ Graduation ceremony is the ma...

February 24, 2016

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I briefly met one of my former students today, and he began by asking about my car. 
 

It's funny how the student-teacher relationship evolves into mutual friendship outside the class setting, yet amazing in a way too. It’s got quite a lot to do wi...

August 18, 2015

Allāh’s sustaining of His creation is of two types:

  1. General: His creating them, providing for them, and guiding them to everything that they need for their survival in this world.

  2. Exclusive: His sustaining His friends, by blessing them with Īmān, giving them th...

May 30, 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In many classes I have taken, I found myself probing the students, trying to determine whether they fully understand the importance and meanings of the Kalimahs. Unfortunately, I have come to face the reality that despite the students having been...

February 28, 2015

The Imām of Al-Ḥaram, Shaykh Sālih Āl-At-Tālib حفظه الله made some sterling points in yesterday's [1] khutbah. He mentioned that one of the biggest doors to fitnah in this era is following upon the remote, aberrant & unconventional stances of the ‘Ulamā & Jurists in ma...

August 10, 2013

Ibn Taymiyah رحمه الله narrates: I was once afflicted with an illness, upon which the doctor said to me, “Your studying and indulgence in ‘ilm further aggravates the illness.”

So I said to him, “I cannot bear that, and I will appeal to you using your own knowledge. Does...

August 1, 2013

Sufyān [Ibn Uyaynah] رحمه الله said:

“If I practice upon the knowledge I have, I am the most knowledgeable of people; and if I do not practice upon the knowledge I possess, then there is no one on earth more ignorant than me.”[1]

[1] Al-Khaṭīb Al-Baghdādī in Al-Jāmi‘ li...

July 28, 2013

From the sayings of ‘Abdullāh ibn Al-Mubārak رحمه الله:

‘We acquired ‘ilm (religious knowledge) for the world, but it led us to leave the world aside.’[1]

One who acquires true ‘ilm will find that it leads him away from overindulgence in the pleasures of this world, and...

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