Celebrities, influential people and the fantasies that they create have always shaped the world views of civilizations. However, idols of the present time tend to be more influential due to their visibility compared to those of the past. Idols of the present time will be compared to those of the past in an effort to critically evaluate their influence to capture the hearts of society and hence their true worthiness of the status of “idol”.
These conditions are major causes of depression and decline of families and society. But what are the approaches to prevention and treatment for addiction and stress. Medicine, ailments, exercise and counselling all have a place, however, the root cause may often be ignored. The causes and treatment of addiction and stress are considered in the context of “What’s your goal?”
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discusses his concerns he finds in the changing world today from the lack of beauty in humanity, the sin of destractibility, the lack of poetry in languages, waste in food and destruction of nature. He then explains what Muslims and Islam can offer in these crises.
The challenges and moral dilemmas facing American Muslims requires an understanding of the shifts in ideological, social, religious and political forces that are shaping the structure and function of families in the United States. The challenge facing the American Muslim is to not only maintain its Islamic identity, but to initiate change in the social and political spheres in light of the principles of the noble Qur’an.
Do we think about God before we begin with an act? Do we ponder what God will say or respond to what we are about to do? Do we think deeply about our decisions? Imam Khalid Latif reminds us of the important to be aware.
How do we balance our lives with our relationship with Allah, with our daily life and with our families? How do we balance between the deen, the hereafter and the dunya? Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya explains following the sunnah keeps you moderate and on the straight path.
Do we really believe? Do we really believe in what recite in our prayers and what we believe in? In this lecture Shaykh Zahir Mahmood discusses the importance of taking our religion seriously and believe in what we read and have learned.
Sh. Omar Suleiman who asks important questions about our goal in life. Is the enjoyment of life the ultimate goal worth living for? Can a blind and homeless individual be more content than a famous actor? Explore why individuals display such varying levels of contentment.
In life, there is no dress rehearsal, there is no coming back, there is no rewind. Right here, right now, your daily habit is YOUR life. In this lecture Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef will give you the irrefutable five secrets to live your full potential, please Allah, and go to sleep at night with zero regrets.
Do we just listen to the recitation of the Quran and read it like a robot or do we engage with it where it helps us grow to be a better Muslim? Shaykh Saad Tasleem discusses how we should ponder and reflect on our relationship with the Quran.
Hamza Yusuf, President and Co-founder of Zaytuna College delivers in which he addresses four topics chosen by our online audience. From the Zaytuna conference, Reclaiming Our Faith: Negotiating Modern Theological Fault Lines held in Anaheim, California on May 25, 2013.
What was the purpose of creation? Why are we here? Mufti Menk answers this all important question during his inspirational lecture series “Purpose of Creation” held at Fanar – Qatar Islamic Cultural Center on 11th – 12th May 2013.
Sheikh Mokhtar Maghroui discusses the road back home to Jannah, where we once were. Also there is a very important discussion on rectifying our homes in the Dunya so we can have a blessed home in Paradise.
Imam Suhaib Webb talks about the power of prayer and supplication to Allah for protection and strength from the traps of the dunya. He also discusses the idea of “transhumanism” or how people can live forever.
This classroom style lecture was given as part of the annual Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute in New Mexico. The audience consisted of non-Muslim school teachers from around North America. The primary objective of this program was to educate the teachers about the fundamental Islamic beliefs and practices within the context of an interactive and intensive spiritual retreat. In this session, Hamza Yusuf outlines the five life stages of the human being according to the Holy Qur’an: the pre-worldly existence, the dunya (life on earth), the barzakh (grave), the Day of Judgment, and the final abode (Heaven and Hell). Although each stage is covered in detail, emphasis is placed on the dunya realm and death. Many interesting topics are explored relating to the unseen world, which according to the Islamic belief, makes up the vast majority of creation. A comprehensive talk that provides insight into the Muslim worldview and is ideal for people of all faiths. Other topics discussed: our disenchantment with the world, fitrah (human nature), and the age of discrimination.
What Is The Purpose of Life?
Why are we here and where are we going? Through the verses of the Holy Qur’an, Shaykh Khalid Yasin expounds upon the creation of the universe and this amazing world we live in – and how it came to be. With his logical style of argument, the Shaykh answers these questions with much wisdom.