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Keys to Enliven Your Salah, Part 1

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11th of May 2018

Keys to Enliven Your Salah, Part 1

    Have you ever felt that your performance in salat was reduced to mumbled words? Or that mindfulness and connectedness was absent during your prayer? Well, you are not alone! Many people express the same concerns and desire to experience more meaningfulness during salat which supports their spiritual growth. The goal of this series […]

Practicing Contentment

              Many people assume wealth is measured by how much money one has; Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), however, offers   an entirely different perspective. Abu Hurayrah R) reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, “Wealth is not the        abundance of [material] possessions; wealth is self-contentment.” (Bukhari & Muslim) […]

Ramadan – the Fasting Month

Blessed Ramadan – the Fasting Month by Sh. Kifah Mustapha Introduction: Ramadan is the ninth month in our lunar calendar. The origin of this word is (Ra-ma-doo رَمَضُ) which means in the Arabic language: “intense or extreme heat.”[1] “When the names of months were copied from the old language, it coincided that Ramadan was in […]

Three Disciplines for Nurturing Istiqamah

     Imagine that a person dedicated an entire month accumulating a large amount of money tirelessly and suddenly begins throwing away all of what he collected! How would you view that person? Unfortunately, this is the condition of many people who earnestly worship Allah (SWT) during Ramadan and turn to sinning and/or neglecting their […]

What is Fasting?

What is Fasting? Fasting is called sawm in the Qur’an. The word sawm literally means “to abstain”. According to Shari ‘ah, the word sawm means to abstain from all those things that are forbidden during fasting from the break of dawn to the sunset, and to do this with the intention of fasting. Purpose of […]

Good News for Sinners (2)

  Many people assume wealth is measured by how much money one has; Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), however, offers an entirely different perspective. Abu Hurayrah R) reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, “Wealth is not the abundance of [material] possessions; wealth is self-contentment.” (Bukhari & Muslim)            The aforementioned Hadeeth explicitly teaches us that the key to gaining […]

Good News for Sinners 1

  As people drown in shameful sins willfully, they usually come to the point of getting bored of the life of sin that makes them feel unworthy and unsatisfied, no matter how comfortable their life may seem. They desire to start a meaningful life that is full of purity and enlightenment. However, they hear their hearts beat […]

Fasting and the Path of Taqwa

  Fasting and the Path of Taqwa: Rediscovering Ingredients Required for Developing Taqwa through Fasting By Sh. Ahmed Arafat Is there a relationship between fasting and developing piety? According to the Quran, fasting during the month of Ramadan is closely tied with taqwa, a term usually translated as ‘piety or righteousness’ and derived, linguistically, from […]

Al-‘Ihsaan – Good Citizenship

A topic we have addressed in our past few khutbas is one that touches each and every one of us and that is the construct of ‘ihsaan, seeking excellence, as defined to us by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) in the following Hadeeth related by Abu Ya’la Shaddad bin Aws (R), “Verily Allah has prescribed […]

10th of May 2018

Between Muslims and Christians

In light of the dinner initiated by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago honoring his eminence Cardinal Francis George on April 2, 2014, I wanted to share these thoughts that I hope will lay a foundation of understanding the relationship between the people of both faiths from an Islamic perspective: Thou shall know […]