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Teaching About Islam Through the Pen

May 15, 2018

There are so many optional deeds one can do: optional Ṣalāh (nawāfil), extra recitation (tilāwah), fasts, dhikr, ṣadaqah etc., and each person, according to his/her tastes will like doing some more than others. There’s nothing wrong with that; a look into the lives of...

May 26, 2017

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The way you interact and behave with non-Muslims has a huge impact on the way they think about Islam.

At the workplace, there are many non-Muslims who live in areas where Muslims aren't seen, and thus the only Muslims they see and interact with are...

May 7, 2015

It is very common these days for people to go out for a meal with friends and/or family; order some takeout and gather somewhere to eat, or just go for a dessert. This presents a great opportunity to practice upon a Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ and a very rewarding good dee...

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...

December 11, 2014

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

For those Muslims going through a period of prolonged suffering in the world, I’d like to draw their attention to an āyah of the Qur’ān.

In it Allāh addresses the believers, by firstly pointing out that their efforts in this worldly life are toward...

July 15, 2014

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

...إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ...(13:11)

‘...Indeed Allāh does not change the state of a nation until they change what is within them...’

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In just a few words of this āyah...

June 16, 2014

I remember my history teacher often telling us, ‘Remember! There are two sides to every story. Don’t judge based on just reading one side.’
 

How so very true that statement is! Not only when studying history do we fail to remember this fact; we also struggle to apply i...

February 6, 2014

Anas ibn Mālik رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasūlullāh ﷺ would say in his du‘ā:

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ تَوَكَّلَ عَلَيْكَ فَكَفَيْتَهُ، وَاسْتَهْدَاكَ فَهَدَيْتَهُ، وَاسْتَنْصَرَكَ فَنَصَرْتَهُ

Allā-hum-maj-‘al-nī mim-man ta-wak-kala ‘alay-ka fa ka-fay-tah; was-tah-...

August 15, 2013

Ṭalq ibn Ḥabīb رحمه الله narrates that ‘Umar رضي الله عنه said:

“O people of Makkah! Fear Allāh with regards to this Ḥaram of yours! Do you know who resided in this Ḥaram before you? Such and such a tribe was residing in it, and they violated its sanctity and so were de...

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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