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.
Haitham al-Haddad Salafism or Islam?
Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad discusses the situation of Muslims in Eruope and the movement known as “Salafism”.
Abdul Karim Yahya The Reign of Jahiliyyah: The Story of Mecca
Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya discussing the life of the Prophet (s) during the early days of his life in Mecca.
Anse Tamara Gray Balancing Deen & Dunya, Modelling Prophetic Community
How do we truly balance our lives worshipping Allah and living in this world with all its distractions and attractions. Shaykha Anse Tamara Gray explains.
Abdul Nasir Jangda Seek to Obey
The Prophet (saw) said, “Avoid that which I forbid you to do and do that which I command you to do to the best of your capacity. Verily the people before you were destroyed only because of their excessive questioning and their disagreement with their Prophets.” (Agreed upon). The above hadith provides a straight forward way and a perfect solution for believers to settle their differences. It creates a perfect framework within which humans can happily live and settle their affairs. It’s the lack of this framework of divine guidance that we see as the primary reason for discussion-dead-lock. If humans are the ones who are allowed the make the rules, arguments have no way of reaching a resolution when conflicts arise. Who has the final word? Who gets to decide? Who’s judgement is final? Seeking to obey Allah and his messenger is a true blessing that relieves a believer from the agony of differences and conflicts.
Omar Suleiman How To Avoid Spiritual Numbness
For those who are born and raised Muslim and never had to really struggle to practice Islam there may be times where you feel that you are not as connected to Allah as you would like due to the ease you have of being Muslim and practicing Islam. Imam Omar discusses how we can prevent this feeling and if we do have this feeling how to rectify it.
Yaser Birjas Suicide and Mental Health in the Muslim Community
The Muslim community needs to understand and learn how to cope with those who are facing mental illnesses no matter who they are. Sh. Yaser Birjas explains to us that we should be compassionate and caring seeking those in need of help.
Abdal Hakim Jackson Islam and Peace: A Fundamentalist Perspective
Dr. Jackson discusses academic studies on peace in Muslim societies.
Abdul Nasir Jangda Strengthening Belief in Times of Uncertainty
With worldwide chaos and tribulation and increasing attacks on the foundations of religion itself, it is not surprising to hear of a crisis of faith—we may be having doubts ourselves. Is faith naturally congruent with our intellect or does skepticism and introspection erode it? How do we develop strength in our faith that brings us into harmony with the world around us?