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Overcome Trials and Strengthen Your Faith (Spiritual Posts)

Overcome Trials and Strengthen Your Faith (Spiritual Posts)

Life is nothing but a test; its joyful times and its sad moments are meant to try our faith. So, the best resort is to turn to Allah to overcome our trials and tribulations; these include triumphing over our own desires. Overcome Trials This collection of spiritual posts remind us that while the battle is real, nothing …

O Allah, Save Ghouta... Imams Pray for Syria

Unfortunately, more than 500 civilians including 121 children were killed during a week of intense bombardment in Eastern Ghouta. Scholars and imams have called on the Ummah to help and pray for their fellow brothers and sisters. The concern and sadness in these posts remind us of the hadith: “Verily, the believers are like a …

Heal Your Soul with These Spiritual Posts

Heal Your Soul with These Spiritual Posts

Life is short! It is our only opportunity to secure an everlasting, beautiful life in the hereafter. Anything that distracts you from this goal is a trap that you should be alert to. These spiritual posts by our Imams and Scholars highlight the significance of doing well and relying on Allah in everything. Here, we are …

Why Imam Malik Was Called the Vessel of Knowledge

Why Imam Malik Was Called the Vessel of Knowledge

His life story was full of inspiring lessons and moving moments. In this video, we learn about the role played by his mother to raise him as a scholar; his learning and scholarship journey and the standards he set to enroll students in his circle.

He had amazing encounters with rulers of his time that revealed his integrity, dignity and courage. His story with the Caliph’s kids who misbehaved and showed lack of respect when seeking knowledge was full of lessons.

Imam Abu Hanifah Seeks Knowledge (Part 2)

Imam Abu Hanifah Seeks Knowledge (Part 2)

Part 1 | Part 2 The incident that directed Abu Hanifah to frequenting the scholars is narrated by all of his biographers. He recounts the incident himself: “One day, I passed by [`Amir] al-Sha`bi who was seated. He called me and asked: “Where do you go?” I named a merchant whom I was going …

Zakah on Salaries

Zakah on Salaries: A Must?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.  In this fatwa: According to the majority of Muslim scholars, salaries are not subject to Zakah, because the passage of one full lunar year from the day one acquires a nisab is …

Imam Abu Hanifah & Scholars' Differences (Part 4/4)

Imam Abu Hanifah & Scholars' Differences

The next time we open up a book of fiqh and browse through the contents, let us remember that it is Abu Hanifah who innovated the sub-headings of fiqh. As-Suyuti said that Abu Hanifah was the first in Islam to organize the writing of fiqh under sub-headings embracing the whole of the Law, beginning with purity followed by prayer, etc.- As Ash-Shafi`i remarked, “People are all the dependents of Abu Hanifah in fiqh.”

Heal Your Soul with Spiritual Posts

Heal Your Soul with Spiritual Posts

In three words, one can sum up everything about life. It goes on. Regardless of how we face challenges or overcome sadness it is important to remember that these setbacks, failures, and tragedy are a part of life. Whether we succeed to find bliss and triumph in the daily struggle of life is largely dependent …

Heal Your Soul with Spiritual Posts

Heal Your Soul with Spiritual Posts

As humans, it is natural to get affected by moments of hardships and calamities. Unless we are careful and have sufficient spiritual energy, fear and doubts can fill our hearts and minds during these trials of faith. Valuable words offered by Imams and scholars in the following posts remind us to live by the Qur’an’s message and …

Heal Your Soul with Spiritual Posts (Collection #13)

Heal Your Soul with Spiritual Posts (Collection #13)

Just like any organ when inflicted with a physical illness, sometimes we can no longer function as we normally would; we feel dispirited, pained and tired. These posts by our respected scholars and Imams refresh and lift up the heart; they provide tips to maintain a healthy and spiritual soul.



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