Four Qualities

On the authority of ‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr, that the Messenger of Allah said, “There are four qualities such that, if you have them, it will not harm you to be deprived of anything in the world: (1) safeguarding trusts,(2) truthfulness in speech,(3) good character and(4) purity of livelihood.” Aḥmad (Mishkāt, Book of Softening the Hearts,…Read more Four Qualities

Leaders Reflect Their People

“As you will be, so will be the leaders appointed over you.”~ Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Bayhaqi (Mishkat, Chapter on Leadership, Hadith no. 3717). Leaders come from the same people and culture as everyone else in society. So, if we want better leaders we need to work on ourselves, try to attain good character and moral…Read more Leaders Reflect Their People

A Prophet Like Moses ﷺ

God told Moses ﷺ: “I will raise up a prophet like you from among their relatives, and I will place my words in his mouth so that he may expound everything that I have commanded to them. But if someone will not listen to those words that the prophet speaks in my name, I will…Read more A Prophet Like Moses ﷺ

Character of the Companions

On the authority of ‘Abd al-Raḥmān, who said: The Companions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ were neither dry-natured nor morbid. They would chant poetry to each other in their gatherings, and mention some of the matters of their Days of Ignorance [Jāhiliyyah]. However, if any of them was asked to do something against the…Read more Character of the Companions

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 28.10.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “A messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering weighs heavily upon him. He is deeply concerned for you and full of compassion and mercy towards the believers.”~ Holy Quran 9:128 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I discuss the sacrifice of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ throughout his life to…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 28.10.2021

Friday Reflections 22.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I discuss praying on the Messenger of Allah ﷺ also known as 'salawat' and 'durood', by reading from and commenting upon Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 2, Chapter 4, Sections 4-6 (p.256-262). This is a modern English translation of a classical text…Read more Friday Reflections 22.10.2021