Hudūr: Increasing Presence in an Age of Distraction
With the new year, my resolution is simple — be present. Whether at work, with my spouse and kids, or most importantly, with God and His Messenger ﷺ, I intend to focus on being present. Here are a few ideas for the new year to increase our presence.
After Rabiul Awwal: The Springtime of Our Hearts
Even as the celebrations of the Month of First Spring, Rabiul Awwal, inevitably pass, Allah has ensured that his ﷺ merciful-love will forever remain. For there is no end to the first spring. After Rabiul Awwal comes Rabiul Thani — the second spring. The first spring is his ﷺ birth into this world; the second is his birth into your heart.
Wisdom from the Sages for Raising Those of Little Ages
The popular Arabic expression says, “Knowledge in childhood is like engraving on to stone” and if we want our children to remain strong and steadfast in faith amidst the currents and tides of life, we must engrave the best of teachings on their hearts.
Protect This House: Hasan, Husain & the Merits of Ahl-ul-Bayt - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
Even though the Qur’an itself honors them, in an age of sectarianism, Muslims who seek to mention the Prophetic Household are accused of either deviancy or discord. As the gap between polarizing opposites widens, restoring the rightful place of Ahl-ul-Bayt in our discourse is the first step to help mediate these divisions. Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui contemplates on the spiritual path they took, and how it helps guide us to the most beautiful path of conduct.