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The Hypocrisy of Ben Shapiro

Ustadh Moutasem Atiya dissects the stark contrast between the actions and rhetoric of Ben Shapiro and the teachings of Islam.

Aging with Spiritual Grace

Ustadh Moutasem Atiya shares a video of an elderly Palestinian man who, even in the harshest circumstances, finds solace and gratitude in their devotion and all he was concerned about was the prayer time.

The Key to Paradise: La Illah Ila Allah

Ustadh Moutasem recounts the transformation of Adbu Dhar al-Ghafari, a former highway robber, who embraced spiritual guidance under the Prophet ﷺ. We learn that sincere repentance and reverence towards Allah ﷻ can lead to forgiveness, no matter our past deeds.

Fasting: The Path to Divine Awareness (Ep.28) Purification of the Soul Series

Listen to Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui's exploration of spiritual growth through the discipline of fasting. This video delves into the transformative power of fasting, far beyond abstaining from food and drink, emphasizing its role in self-purification, character refinement, and achieving a heightened state of consciousness in reverence towards Allah ﷻ.

South Africa Accuses Israel of Genocide

In a world where truth is obscured by noise, South Africa stands against the Gaza Genocide, a beacon of moral clarity. In this poignant discussion, Moutasem Atiya and Shaykh Yasir Fahmy delve into the heart-wrenching realities of the conflict, invoking spiritual guidance to navigate these turbulent waters.

Gazan Mother: You Will Never Erase me!

Witness an extraordinary narrative of dignity and honor, as articulated through the lens of a Palestinian mother’s profound fortitude amidst devastation. Her sweeping of the bombed-out streets becomes a stirring testament to an immutable connection with Allah ﷻ, even in the face of unimaginable loss.

ARTICLES

4 December 2023

A Trip Home

I have come to know through failure what you my dear reader know from your iman: that the plan of Allah the Exalted is unlike even the hopes and theories of the created. It is so incredibly unexpected and fantastic in its arrangement across time and space that when we realize just some of what has happened – and how - it takes our breath away.

14 November 2023

“You are Indeed Higher:” The Promised Land of Palestine

Those who persecute the Palestinians — directly or by collusion — seem congenitally blind to the Muslim Palestinian soul.

They have never seen Palestinians as anything more than despised, deprecated subjects that should — but inconveniently will not — bow to a brutal and savage occupation.

19 October 2023

“Like Froth on a Torrent:” How can I be Faithful to You, O Gaza?

Shaykh Riad Saloojee shares 7 commitments we can pledge to in the plight of recent events in Gaza.

8 March 2023

The Problem of Evil

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson denies God’s existence on the basis of evil and suffering in the world. He argues that he is evidence driven and not faith driven.

2 March 2023

5 Practical Steps To Get You Ready for Ramadan

As Ramadan is less than a month away, we might feel we often haven't done enough to prepare for it. Here are 5 things we can do right now during Shaban to make sure that we get the most out of Ramadan. The Prophet (Peace & Blessings upon Him & His Family) supplicated,” O Allah give us the blessings of Shaban and give us the treasure of Ramadan.”

17 February 2023

How to find time for Dhikr? A Response by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

As we get older, we may find ourselves struggling to find the time for Allah ﷻ, overwhelmed with the responsibilities towards our families, our children, our work schedules.

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus shares with us some practical advice on a spiritual approach to integrate dhikr our daily routines.

PODCASTS

Ep. 73: Navigating Hardship & the D's of the Devil - Muslema Purmul

There will always be challenges in our lives, but hardships are never meant to break us. Ustadha Muslema Purmul, co-founder and Religious Director of the Majlis, joins the ImanWire podcast to discuss the process of readying ourselves by refining our spiritual states and avoiding the "D's" of the devil and our lower self.

Musa & Khidr | Stories From the Qur’an with Moutasem Atiya

The story of Prophet Musa (Alayhi as’salam) and Al Khidr (Alayhi as’salam) teaches us a lesson in Divine Decree. Prophet Musa (Alayhi as’salam) accompanies Al Khidr and is exposed to three events that he questions the wisdom of. Join Moutasem Atiya as he reflects on the narrative.

Sulaiman & the Ant | Stories From the Qur’an with Moutasem Atiya

Moutasem Atiya shares the story of the Prophet Sulaiman (alayhisalam) and a female ant. He emphasizes the value of beneficial knowledge and humility before Allah's gifts.

The Father-Son Bond: Ibrahim's Sacrifice (Ep. 4) | Purification of the Soul Series

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the Prophet Ibrahim and his son, exploring their spiritual journey and the test he faces when he is commanded to sacrifice his son. The son, who has reached spiritual maturity, accepts the command with trust and surrender.

Freedom and Happiness: The Test of Ibrahim (Ep. 3) | Purification of the Soul Series

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui talks about the internal struggles and choices faced by individuals. He emphasizes the importance of aligning one's drives and inclinations with the divine, attaining serenity and freedom from worldly attachments. He draws inspiration from the story of Prophet Ibrahim and highlights the significance of steadfastness and faith in delivering the divine message. This enlightening discourse encourages Muslims to strive for spiritual growth and live a life dedicated to pleasing the Divine.

Seeking Knowledge & Spiritual Rewards | Purification of the Soul Ep. 2

In continuation of the Purification of the soul series, Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the importance of seeking knowledge and acting upon it, emphasizing the spiritual benefits of studying the Quran and coming together for religious gatherings.

PUBLICATIONS

9 October 2023
Al-Ghazali: On the Adab of Living & Virtues of Prophethood

Book twenty of the Revival of the Religious Sciences Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din by Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali. Translated by Abdul Aziz Suraqah. Imam Al-Ghazali covers the exemplary character, virtues, and miracles of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He describes how Allahﷻ taught the Prophet ﷺ excellent manners and propriety through the Qu'ran.

16 March 2023
Supplications of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

The Messenger Muhammad ﷺ is the perfect example of how to approach the door of Allah. In this collection of forty supplications, all authentically narrated, we are taught how to display humbleness and humility in the presence of the Divine. The supplications of the Prophet ﷺ will instill the reader with a great source of peace of heart. Download this free E-Book and use these supplications as a daily connection point with Allah in your life.

4 January 2023
Salutations When Visiting the Messenger of Allah ﷺ

The concise work before us is a selection from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences) by Imam al-Ghazali.

In this work, the great saintly scholar shares a litany of salutations to recite when visiting the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

By publishing these salutations, which Imam al-Ghazali himself authored, We pray that readers will follow in his footsteps as they embark on their own blessed journey through the door of peace (Bab as-Salam) and stand in the presence of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.

22 April 2020
In praise of the messenger selections from Al-‘Umda fi Sharh Al-Burda

This edition presents Ibn 'Ajiba’s (1747-1809) commentaries on key poetic verses from the third chapter of Imam Al-Busiri’s (1211–1294) celebrated poem Al-Burdah.

21 April 2020
Prophetic Grace : The Qur’anic merits of the Prophet Muhammad

In these selected commentaries, the reader can begin to appreciate both the depth of divine revelation and the grace and countless merits of the Messenger (PBUH).

20 April 2020
Towards Sacred Activism

Towards Sacred Activism is an attempt at providing concise, general guidance to Muslims in the West regarding engagement in social justice activism from an Islamic perspective.