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  • The Not-so-Average Joes
    Written for Umar. Abu Hurayrah. A’isha. Abu Bakr. These are among the giants of our Ummah (community). We’ve been hearing their names and stories since we were children and they still continue to inspire us.But there are oth…
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  • Prophetic Narrations You Probably Have Never Heard - Part II
    BismillahLast year, I shared a short compilation of Prophetic narrations that were unheard of in our English-speaking circles.Alhamdulillah (praise belongs to God), a few of our readers asked that I continue sharing these narrations. I’ve compile…
    - , 12 Apr 13, 12:23am -
  • Beautiful Muslim Women in History
    What comes to your mind when I say, “A beautiful Muslim woman”? Many of us may think of a woman in hijab (headscarf) or modest attire. Hijab is indeed beautiful, but by thinking Islamic beauty is only because of hijab, we are perpetuating the…
    - , 7 Apr 13, 10:22pm -
  • Luminosity: Lessons from the Full Moon
    In the summer of 2010, my friends and I went camping during a full-moon in the famous White Desert. As the sun began to set, we made camp and had dinner under the stars. It wasn’t until later in the night that we really saw the full-moon. For all…
    - , 7 Apr 13, 10:20pm -
  • Prophetic Narrations You Probably Have Never Heard
    BismillahAs I became more advanced in my Arabic studies, I immersed myself in reading hadith (prophetic narrations) in the language spoken by our Messenger ﷺ (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him). The more I read, the more I realized…
    - , 25 May 12, 5:36am -


Seekers Guidance

  • The Oneness Of Love – Key Points From SeekersHub Toronto Retreat 2016 by Sr. Aisha Hollyer
    Click here to view ‘The Oneness Of Love’ photo gallery. There comes a point in your life when you realize that the status quo isn’t working anymore, and that it’s time for change. This year’s retreat was phenomenal because it helped me do…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 16, 7:19am -
  • Did you know you have a share of the Quran?
    Ever been going through a tough experience, then opened the Quran and found just what you needed to help you? Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad explains why we lose out on discovering our share of the Qur’an when we skim read. Did you know you have a share of…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 16, 12:59pm -
  • Did you miss the Retreat in Toronto? You don’t want to miss this.
    Missed the Retreat? Don’t miss this. Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan of South Africa will be teaching at SeekersHub Toronto on May 24th at 7.30 PM EST.  You can attend either in person or stream live online.  Join Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan and Shaykh Fa…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 16, 10:05am -
  • How Not to be Afraid of Death
    Death is never a subject we discuss frequently. In fact, most of us are so afraid of death that we don’t like to even think about it, explains Shaykh Ramzy Ajem. In this video, watch Shaykh Ramzy recall an encounter he had in the Edwards Gardens…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 16, 9:41pm -
  • Spiritual Grammar and the Danger of Complaining – Imam Zaid Shakir
    Complaining (shakawa) to other fallible humans has no part in our religion. Sincere advice (nasiha) does. What is the difference between the two? Imam Zaid Shakir explains. Usually, the complaint starts with what we describe as the first person, “…
    - 11 days ago, 18 May 16, 5:54am -

The Deen Show

Tawheed First

  • Like a Summer Cloud
    The greatest aid for him in [preferring the Everlasting Hereafter to the transient world] is to take a look at the state of the Messenger (salAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) and his biography as well as his Companions. The fact that they renounced the…
    - , 10 Jan 16, 4:12am -
  • Overcoming Laziness
    Loving leisure, preferring idleness and the perceived difficulty of tasks are what lead one to laziness. Bukhāri and Muslim reported from Anas ibn Mālik (radiAllāhu ‘anhu) that the Prophet  (salAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to frequently s…
    - , 15 Nov 15, 2:46pm -
  • The Wisdom of the BasmAllāh
    From the manners that Islām has taught us is to begin our actions by mentioning the name of Allāh. The purpose behind this is far-reaching and manifold: 1. It brings Allāh to mind before one does the action. 2. It prevents one from doing evil ac…
    - , 20 Jan 15, 5:13pm -
  • The Reader vs. The Doer
    Understanding in the religion is not just mere knowledge, it is knowledge and action. And this is why the Salaf used to warn against much reading and having little understanding as Abdullah ibn Mas’ood radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: “What will…
    - , 14 Mar 14, 11:11pm -
  • Contemplate the Outcome of Hawā (Desires)
    When a person anticipates what his Hawā is calling him to prior to attaining it, he should then reflect on his state after his satisfaction has passed, he should compare this between his satisfaction and his sin, for that is when he will know that…
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    Fa firroo ila-llaah

    • Jump in
      Love is the water of life, jump into this water. Rumi
      - , 9 Feb 13, 6:27pm -
    • Balm
      This world is in deep trouble, from top to bottom. But it can be swiftly healed by the balm of love. Rumi
      - , 1 Feb 13, 4:59pm -
    • Do not look at him as a sinner
      “If one night you see someone committing a sin, tomorrow do not look at him as a sinner, he may have repented during the night and you did not know.” — Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallahu anhu)
      - , 15 Jan 13, 11:51pm -
    • Sweetness
      Find the sweetness in your own heart. that you may find the sweetness in every Heart. ~ Rumi
      - , 15 Jan 13, 6:30pm -
    • …Seek the face of Allah thereby
      “Let not the people come to know except of your happiness, and let them not see except your smile. If life becomes constricted upon you, then within the Qur’an is your orchard. If you feel curtailed and restricted, then to the heavens raise your…
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    • Conceal your Secrets with Allah ~ 
       Every blessing has someone who envies it proportional to its size, and many a time a person had a strong relation with Allah but then when he spoke about this blessing openly he was thus was stripped from it. Therefore, … Continue reading →
      - 22 days ago, 6 May 16, 9:32pm -
    • Treating others well.
      “There is nothing more beneficial for the heart than treating people well and wanting good for them. If you do this, you will gain the love and affection of strangers; you will maintain the companionship and love of friends; and … Continue readin…
      - 31 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 6:55pm -
    • Being mindful of Allah in ones Youth
        Whoever is mindful of Allah when he is young and strong, Allah will take care of him when he is old and has become weak, and will bless him with good hearing, eyesight, strength and reasoning. One of the scholars … Continue reading →
      - 37 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 1:37pm -
    • To gain the utmost from the Qur`an
      اللّهم ارْزقنَا حفظَ الْقُرآن ، وبَركة الْقُرآن ، وسَكينة الْقُرآن ونُور الْقُرآن ، وَشِفَاء الْقُرآن ، وهِداية الْقُرآن ، وشفَاعة الْق…
      - 46 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 9:02pm -
    • Fight the laziness!
      البعض يقول عندما أريد أن أقرأ القرآن أشعر بالكسل ؟ هذا من الشيطان لا يريدك أن تقرأ ؛ لأنه يعلم أن القرآن هو الطريق للسعادة . فجاهد نفسك . Some…
      - 49 days ago, 9 Apr 16, 8:40pm -

    Ilm Fruits

    • Four Practical Steps to Taqwa, Step 1: Muhasabah
      Photo Credit: Pienw (Flickr) The first practical step to gaining taqwa is accountability, known as muhasabah in Arabic; taking account of your actions. We see this concept from the beginning of Islamic history.: In the Qur’an In Surah Al-Hashr, All…
      - 89 days ago, 29 Feb 16, 9:26pm -
    • Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem Together
      The names Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem both derive from the word for mercy, but they differ; Ar-Rahman means the one who is extremely merciful, and immediately merciful right now, and one who's mercy may leave you. Ar-Raheem means Allah's mercy is permane…
      - 100 days ago, 18 Feb 16, 11:26pm -
    • I’m Drowning and I Don’t Know Why
      Have you ever felt like you were drowning? Submerged in the depths of the world? With darkness encompassing you everywhere you went? I have. And what makes the situation even more difficult to swim through is when you don’t know why. Everything s…
      - , 26 Jan 16, 9:19pm -
    • Our Children, Our Test – Naseeha to Parents
      There he stood. A grown man, towering to the sky. Broad shoulders, and so much pain in his eyes. I know it’s impossible, yet I could hear his heart sobbing. In reality though it was just the sound of my own pumping away. I stopped, asked, and what…
      - , 18 Jan 16, 7:08pm -
    • [Khutbah] Moving Forward After Ramadan
      How do we hold on to some of the good habits we developed in Ramadan? For many, Ramadan has slipped away from our mind as something of the past. However, this is an excellent time to refresh those memories and make new intentions moving forward.
      - , 14 Aug 15, 8:44pm -

    The Companions of the Cave

    • Response to Doubts
      السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi, I noticed that doubts keep being raised and judgments keep getting delivered by someone who claims to be a student of knowledge, yet they don’t show the requisite fear…
      - , 24 Aug 14, 10:49pm -
    • Aṭ-Ṭaḥāwī’s Opinion on Transporting & Displaying Heads
      السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salāmu `Alaykum wa Raḥmatu Llahi, In what has become somewhat of a small series of articles on the subject, this latest and perhaps final entry is in order to present to readers a succinct and complet…
      - , 23 Aug 14, 10:16am -
    • When Students Don’t Adhere to Texts or Precedents
      The Ikhwani Awakening resident ‘student of knowledge’ – ‘Nazeelu Chinguetti’ states: “Secondly, some IS soldiers have beheaded other Mujahidin in Syria by hitting the throat and then cutting which is called Nahr in Arabic and it’s Haram…
      - , 22 Aug 14, 7:34am -
    • Beheadings in Islam- Proofs vs. Deceptions
      السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salāmu `Alaykum wa Raḥmatu Llahi, My discussion of current events is limited in scope to what our rich and well-preserved texts on Islamic law have to say about the legality of statements and actions…
      - , 21 Aug 14, 9:54am -
    • Samrā’ bint Naḥīk- Proof for Women in Leadership Roles?
      Translated from the Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence 17/223: Al-Ḥisbah- The Legal Definition The majority of jurists defined it as enjoining good when its abandonment surfaces and preventing evil when its perpetration surfaces. Matters Related…
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    Sayings of the Salaf

    • The Zuhd of Abu Ubaydah and the Tears of Umar
      You only want to cry your eyes out over me, he said to Umar.More:Homeless & Senseless Four Signs of the Wretched How ‘Umar received the treasure of Persia Hiding Righteous Tears Definition of Asceticism – The Three Types of Zuhd
      - 9 days ago, 19 May 16, 3:35pm -
    • The Beauty in the Quran
      Beautification is in reciting and living by the Quran, not decorating it.More:How the Salaf were (and weren’t) when hearing the Quran and Dhikr Supplicating after a Complete Reading of the Quran [Khatm Al-Quran] Reciting the Quran like a Song…
      - 23 days ago, 5 May 16, 9:02am -
    • The Link Between Blessings and Gratitude
      The relationship between blessings and gratitude to Allah.More:When Blessings Turn to Blight At the Crossroads of Gratitude We can only repent Who is Rich? Who to Love and Trust, Hate and Suspect [signs of sincerity]
      - 29 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 2:47pm -
    • Three Exhorters
      If these three things do not move a person to better himself, nothing will.More:Four Signs of the Wretched A Comfortable Life How the Salaf were (and weren’t) when hearing the Quran and Dhikr More than Recitation The Salaf and the Quran in R…
      - 41 days ago, 17 Apr 16, 4:27pm -
    • Teaching Children To Love Abu Bakr & Umar
      Children should be taught to love the Companions like they are taught Quran.More:Abu Bakr and Umar with The Prophet Today Love and Praise for the Companions Training Children for Worship Umar b. Abd Al-Aziz on the Way of the Believers Benefici…
      - 49 days ago, 9 Apr 16, 8:40pm -