Hamza Yusuf Crisis of Knowledge
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf reminds us of the nature of this world and to protect ourselves by focusing on Allah and the way of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in seeking knowledge that is beneficial for ourselves, our families and our communities.
Suhaib Webb Help the Oppressed and the Oppressor
The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.” (Bukhari)
Abu Eesa Niamatullah The Absent Father
Abu Eesa delivers a Khutba on the role of parents in raising their children and protecting them from physical and spiritual harm.
Yusha Evans Gratitude & Gratefulness
Allah says in the Qur’an: “If you are grateful to me, I will give you more.” How can we be grateful to attain more?
Umar Faruq Abd-Allah The Nobility of Men & Women in the Light of Islamic Chivalry
In this day and age there is a lot of discussion around men and women and the relationship between them. There is also a discussion of gender and various understandings that can cause confusion. What does Islam and the way of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, say regarding men and women and gender relations? Shaykh Umar Faruq Abd-Allah answers this and more.
Mokhtar Maghraoui Every Bounty We Have Is From God
Shaykh Mokhtar Maghaoui discusses how everything in life whether good or bad is from Allah. How do we handle this and respond?
Abdal Hakim Murad Reliance on Allah: The Cure For An Ummah in Crisis
In a serene courtyard of a madressah in Northern New Mexico, Abdal Hakim Murad sits down for an informal address on the topic of having peace and contentment with the decree of Allah. He reflects upon his experiences of the ummah over the years and describes how it became apparent that Muslims in modern times are neglecting this traditional virtue, thereby causing widespread agitation and insecurity. Whereas previous generations cultivated this virtue to their own success, today’s ummah seems to be neglecting it to their own demise. Abdal Hakim, a British convert, probes the matter in-depth and shows how the absence of contentment in one’s life can lead to serious defects such as self-righteousness, anger and suspicion of others. The more widespread effect of such a void is an ummah lacking direction, unity and credibility on the world stage. This shrewd observation serves as a great starting point for individual revival and, on the collective level, prescribes the perspective necessary for prevailing over the tribulations facing the ummah today. Other topics discussed: Islamic theology vs. the problem of evil, contentment in the prophets’ lives, the virtue of mercy, scholars as guides, strength in numbers, optimism, and the need for having a sound heart. (Duration: 1 hour, 4 min)
Muslema Purmul Clearing the Fog
Have you ever driven on a road with extreme dense fog? Drivers would slow down and be extremely careful while driving or some would pull over and wait. How can we “clear the fog” in our lives?
Abdal Hakim Murad Upholding the Prophetic Character in a Divided World
The Prophetic Character should teach us how to rise above individualistic concerns and become global communities of unbound love, mercy and profound tolerance.
It is apparent from the plight in many parts of the world today, that there is an absence to the adherence of these lofty Prophetic traits, which has led to much religious and ideological fanaticism.
The rise of atheism and violent extremism have both simultaneously damaged the faith of people and led to disillusionment. Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) character and qualities are universal in nature from which humanity should take heed from.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad eloquently advises the necessity to connect to the timeless message of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and discusses how his character is the remedy to healing our hearts in the spiritual chaos of the modern age.