07 • The Jewels of Taṣawwuf {Purification of the Soul}

“My love is obliged…”

“My love is obliged…”
March 24, 2015 No Comments »

The Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) quoted Allah as saying: “My love is obliged to those who love each other for My sake, who sit with each other for My sake, who visit each other for My sake, ... Read More »

The Letter to al-Buhlul

The Letter to al-Buhlul
March 17, 2015 No Comments »

The letter to al-Buhlul {May Allah have mercy upon him} = A letter was handed to al-Buhlul. ‘Some of the students of al-Buhlul said: A letter was handed to al-Buhlul so he opened it and it was in it: “From ... Read More »

Isolating Oneself

Isolating Oneself
March 13, 2015 No Comments »

Qadi Abu Bakr ibn al-‘Arabi al-Andalusi {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “If it is said that the times have become so corrupt that there is nothing better than isolating oneself, we say: one isolates oneself from people in ... Read More »

The Meaning of Taqwa

The Meaning of Taqwa
March 11, 2015 No Comments »

According to Tafsir Ibn Kathir, the root meaning of taqwa is to avoid what one dislikes. It was reported that ʻUmar bin al-Khattab asked Ubay ibn Kaʻb (may ALlah be pleased with them) about Taqwa. Ubay said, “Have you ever ... Read More »

How to Find Allah

How to Find Allah
March 8, 2015 No Comments »

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… for even a moment

… for even a moment
March 3, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Abu Nu’aym al-Asbahani relates that Imam Junayd as-Salik {The Mercy of Allah be upon them} said: “If someone worships Allah for 1,000 years, and then he turns away from Him for even a moment, then what he missed out ... Read More »

Spirituality & the 21st Century Muslims

Spirituality & the 21st Century Muslims
February 19, 2015 No Comments »

Talk by the renowned Shaykh Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy (hafidhahullah) Read More »

Permissibility of Mawlid – Shaykh Ibrahim Osi Efa

Permissibility of Mawlid – Shaykh Ibrahim Osi Efa
January 15, 2013 No Comments »

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Imam al-Shatibi on Sufis & Shari’a

May 19, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi al-Maliki (رحمة الله عليه): “Many of the ignorant think that the Sufis are lax in conforming to Shari’a. Far be it from them to be attributed such a belief! The very first foundation of their path ... Read More »

Imam Ahmad Zarruq on Tasawwuf & Shari’a

May 19, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Ahmad Zarruq (رحمة الله عليه), the 15th century Maliki scholar and Muhaddith, commenting on the indispensability of both Tasawwuf (Sufism) and the Shariah: “So there is no Tasawwuf except through comprehension of Sacred Law or Shari’a, for the outward ... Read More »