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Shukran Ya Rabbi, Shukran (Nasheed)

Shukran Ya Rabbi, Shukran

Nasheed rendition by: Yusuf Marulanda

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Share What If Your Reward Lasted Forever?

How to attain everlasting reward? Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui relays a beautiful Prophetic Hadith.

Qur'an Recitation (2:261)

"Those who spend their wealth in Allah’s cause are like grains of corn which produce seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies the reward even more to whoever He wills. For Allah is All-Bountiful, All Knowing."

(Quran recitation by Muneeb Rafudeen)

Ya Rasul Allah (Qasida)

"You are the rope of God and whoever takes hold of it..

Is granted success and the pact of pure love.."

Salawat Around the World (Part Five)

Muslims from across the world have found the most beautiful and unique ways to send praises upon the Prophet ﷺ. Watch this video to see highlights from Salawat upon the best of creation from all around the world!

How Can We Get Ready to Meet God?

“God is watching me. He wants to know how do we treat each other, how do we help each other.”

-Muhammad Ali

ARTICLES

22 June 2020

Racism’s Suffocation of the Human Spirit

I can’t breathe. George Floyd’s last words, conveying, verbatim, Eric Garner’s last words, with echoes through a long chain of souls – Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddie Grey, Jamar Clark, Alton Sterling, Stephon Clark and Botham Jean – is a testamentary call that should pierce every Muslim’s mind and heart.

14 June 2020

An Answer to ‘Should Muslims Support Black Lives Matter?’

Protests have swept across the streets of America regarding the need for new policing measures after the brutal murder of George Floyd by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department. Indeed, the cries of Americans of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds reside in the reality that Floyd is but one of countless Black people who have been killed while unarmed by law enforcement.

11 May 2020

Between the Coronavirus & Ramadan: On Vigilance & Building a Better Now

I pray that, as we continue to lovingly welcome and vigilantly discover the blessings inherent in Ramadan upon us, we awaken to all the moments and especially the moment that Allah has chosen to place us. A quotation from Charles Dickens, the opening to one of his novels, is worth reflecting on: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

1 May 2020

The Epidemic of Fear and the Antidote of Hope

Individually, the consequence of our fears is a more fragile mind and spiritual state, wrecked with the havoc of worries on the next paycheck, the next trip to the grocery store, and the next step to resolve this global crisis.

24 April 2020

Mothers - A Poem

When your heart aches for the masjid
When iftar and maghrib bring no rush
When your jama’a is one or five
In the place of a thousand men,

May you remember the Ramadan
of the mother of small child.

22 April 2020

Ten Tombstones of Ramadans Past

Has fasting [fill in number] Ramaḍāns in my life changed me? If not, why? The answers to these twin questions are my most important pre-Ramaḍān preparation.

PODCASTS

Ep. 61: Conversations on Shariah: Part 2 - Hassan Lachheb

Our conversations on Shariah continue as Shaykh Hassan Lachheb discusses the challenges for Muslims today in articulating the Shariah beyond a stale regurgitation of the classical tradition. How can the tradition be critiqued to take it to the next level consistent with the ideals of the Qur'an and Sunnah and coherent for the modern age?

12 October 2020
Ep. 60: Conversations on Shariah: Part 1 - Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani returns to the podcast to discuss the overarching values of the Shariah, focusing on the universality, mercy and maqasid (objectives) of the Sacred law.

Ep. 59: Sacred Activism & Black Lives Matter - Dawud Walid

Dawud Walid, author of the book, "Towards Sacred Activism" discusses engaging in social activism with an Islamic framework and methodology as well as pertinent issues related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ep. 58: Saving to Give: Personal Finance & Charitable Planning

Joe Bradford joins the podcast to discuss the spiritual impetus behind personal financial planning. How do concepts like ihsaan direct us to decide whether to spend, save, give, or invest?

Ep. 57: On Racism

Mustafa Davis and Moutasem Atiya have a raw, powerful conversation on race in the wake of the ongoing assault on Black lives in America, and we revisit insights from previous guests on anti-blackness, Black history, social justice and anti-racism work.

Ep. 56: Closing the Gaps of Social Distancing - Najwa Awad

Psychotherapist Najwa Awad joins the podcast to discuss the effects of social distancing due to COVID-19 and provides practical advice on self-care, mental health, and managing family, children and the stress of sheltering in place.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

19 April 2020
The opening and other Meccan revelations: selections from Al-Bahar Al-Madid

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.

18 April 2020
The Burdah: The singable translation of Busiri's classic poem in praise of the prophet

THE FIRST EVER SINGABLE TRANSLATION OF QASIDAT AL-BURDAH of Imam al-Busiri’s classic poem in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

17 April 2020
Letters on the spiritual path

This is a collection of 272 letters of spiritual guidance written by the renowned Sufi teacher of 18th-century Morocco, Mulay al-Arabi al-Darqawi al-Hasani.