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Are There Locks on The Hearts?

Recently, we talked about the concept of Qur’anic recitations done in a gathering and that they should not be criticized when done with the proper intention – that is – to understand and ponder upon the Qur’an. It is important however, to really understand what this means – “to ponder upon the Qur’an.” One of […]

Listening to a Reciter Recite Quran in a Gathering

A reciter of Quran recently came to our city and everyone gathered in the masjid to listen to his beautiful recitation. Where is this tradition found in Islam? Isn’t this a bid’ah? Why should we do this when we can be praying extra nawaafil? 1. Essentially, what this question is asking is – is it […]

Power of Salat-ul-Istikhara

The Abandoned Prayer A few years ago, I came across a book that one of my relatives had called: “The Three Abandoned Prayers”. In it, the author discusses three prayers that have been largely underused by many Muslims, but which hold great power. They were Salat-ut-Tawbah (The Salah of Repentence), Salat-ul-Istikhara (The Salah of Seeking […]

The Comprehensiveness of the Islamic Method – Part I

Often Overlooked Quranic Evidences Which Support A Comprehensive Methodology of Islamic Work. The call to enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and to bring benefit to the society, comes to us in comprehensive fashion. Allah (swt) orders the Prophet: “Say: ‘Oh Mankind/Oh People! I am the Messenger of God to you all’” (7:158) The […]

The Fallacy of Assumption

An Exposé on One of the Greatest Destroyers of Modern Day Discourse “We have been forbidden to search for faults, we can take note only of that which is overt” (Ibn Mas’ood) Perhaps one of the greatest trials for those who discuss issues of contention today is context. Understanding the context of a person’s speech […]