Faith & Spirituality

2 July 2015

Spend From What is Pure

Allah says you shall not attain the state of good, until you give of that which you love. It is not only “spend from that which you earn,” but “spend from that which is pure of what you earn.” What does he mean by that?

27 June 2015

The Best Provision for the Journey

The best of provisions on the journey in this world to the next is the provision of taqwa.

22 June 2015

Ramadan & The Mountaintop

Ramadan perennially offers every Muslim the opportunity to affirm the true meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last famous sermon, I’ve Been to The Mountaintop.

18 June 2015

Jannah: How to Come Home

In the first story of the Qur'an, Allah is reminding us that our home is jannah, and this life is a journey to come back home.

15 June 2015

Six Practical Steps Towards a Better Ramadan

The summer Ramadans are special gifts, as these long days are much harder and therefore develop our character even more. We should be cautious not to squander this experience.

26 May 2015

The Building Blocks of Spiritual Fitness

Embarking on a path of spiritual fitness is a lot like getting physically fit. They are both built on foundational principles, that if followed, will yield results.

12 May 2015

Reviving the Names of the Messenger

While we preserve the Divine Names, we often neglect the names given to describe the Messenger ﷺ himself. It is a reflection of our modern disconnect with the Muhammadan reality that today we have largely forgotten these names.

8 April 2015

Pearls of the Qur'an 2015: A Feasting of the Souls

The “Pearls of the Quran 2015” conference was a testament to what is possible. It was a realization of a yearning many Muslims have but are increasingly becoming hopeless to see. To be united, loving towards each other, respectful of one another, and accepting of our differences. In form, it looked like a conference. But in function, it was much more intimate than that.

8 April 2015

Pearls From Pearls

It was an entire weekend dedicated to the remembrance of our beloved Prophet Muhammad. The presence of our beloved Prophet ﷺ could be felt filling the room, his essence taking up the space the idle chatter had been occupying just moments before.

7 April 2015

Friends in the Love of the Messenger

I was blessed to be part of an incredible weekend at Pearls of the Qur'an with so many amazing brothers and sisters. I was especially honored to spend time with a group of brothers who have given me so much.

1 April 2015

The Soul and Unlocking Our Spiritual Potential - Mokhtar Maghraoui

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui describes the nature of the human soul and discusses the approach we need to reach our highest spiritual potential.

31 March 2015

The Merciful & Compassionate: A Selection from Ibn Ajiba's Commentary on al-Fatiha

Renowned for its unique style, Ibn ‘Ajiba’s commentary of the Qur’an, Al-Bahr al-Madid (The Vast Ocean) combines traditional exegesis with spiritual contemplation, exploring the inner meanings of the sacred text.