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.
Love Meeting God and He Will Love Meeting You
When we come to Salah, where are we going? We’re supposed to be going to whom? To Allah – to liqā Allah (meeting Allah) in Salah. So if in that walk or drive or coming to Salah we are not energized in this way, if we come for the wrong reasons and we come lazy and bored, then that’s a sign that Allah is not desiring us because of the way we are. But if when we come to Salah we find our hearts desirous, going forward emotionally, elated, and expanded – and if we’re not in a hurry in Salah to leave – then that’s a sign inshallah that Allah loves to be with us.
Upholding Justice: A Command that Requires a Heart
Let not the injustice of others make you also unust. Instead, help each other and do participate in all that is mutual and all that is good. Anything that is virtuous, anything that is righteous that is done by other parties – do take part in it. Help in it. But do not help and do not take part in that which is transgression and injustice.
The Ultimate Trust Given By God
We are a trust from God. We belong to Him. He is the Owner. The way we are, the way we shall use ourselves, the way we shall use our minds, our eyes, our ears, our hands, our tongues, our legs, our stomachs, our sexual organs – each one of those and more are trusts (amānāt) with us.
An Islamic Legal Analysis of the Astronomical Determination of the Beginning of Ramadan
A textual analysis vindicates the opinion of an overwhelming majority of 1400 years of Islamic scholarship—that the sighting of the crescent, rather than a probabilistic computational science of crescent sightability, preserves both the letter and spirit of the law.
Where Do We Find Spiritual Solace?-Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui on where to find spiritual retreat amidst the chaos of our busy daily lives. Excerpt from "Inner Dimensions of the Qur'an", a series where he examines several selections from the Qur'an, reflecting on how they play a crucial role in our understanding of the process of self-purification.