Archive for the ‘Aqeedah (Belief)’ category

Where the Day of Judgement Begins

by Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen Part: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII In the previous article, we put together the various names Allah uses for the Day of Judgement. Insha’Allah (God willing), we will be moving on today. However, moving on is not necessarily moving forward. What we will do is step back a bit and look […]

The Chemistry of Faith

By Iman Badawi I never liked chemistry because I wasn’t good at it.  Even now, as I fully admit, that it is unfair to have judged the messy subject by my own personal limitations, I still feel stress every time I hear the word “lab” or see someone wearing goggles. Most people love mixing things, a […]

Glimpses into the World of the Unseen

By Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen Part: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII On the 14th of May, the first Islamic course at Al-Kauthar Institute in Bangladesh, entitled “World of the Unseen,” ended. The course instructor was Shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury, founder of Al-Kauthar. I feel so very thankful to Allah (swt) that Allah has blessed me with […]

The Reality of Faith and Its Branches

by Sheikh Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Abdul Monim1 | Translated by Osman Umarji The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him) said, “Faith has approximately seventy branches (or sixty some in another narration). The highest branch is [living] the statement ‘There is no god except for Allah'; the lowest branch is removing anything harmful from the […]

Constants on the Path: 5 levels of Taqwa and 4 Ways to Acquire it!

Being mindful of one’s relationship with God is an individual obligation whose foundation is knowledge, and whose life is practice according to Islam. Allah call’s the believers, ordering them to be cautious: “Oh you who believe, be cautious of Allah.” 5 Stations of Taqwa (God-consciousness) Ibn Juzay al-Maliki a great classical scholar, wrote, “The degrees […]

The “Sheikh Google” Phenomenon

Islam and the Internet Series: Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IV Googling The Sheikh The term ‘Sheikh Google’ generally refers to an amateurish approach of studying Islam, more specifically to the study of Islamic Law (fiqh) and […]

The Shahadah

Put Out the Fire of Doubt

How often do we encounter an ayah (verse) in the Qur’an that we do not understand or are puzzled at how to apply it? Though we have access to tafsir books in masjid libraries, Islamic bookstores, online, and oftentimes, in our own homes, how frequently do we research the question until we find the answer? […]

Revisiting the Tahawiyya with Shaykh Akram Nadwi

The winter break of December 2009 offered another chance to spend some blessed time in the company of Shaykh Akram Nadwi (may God increase him in good and reward, and continue to benefit us through him) in Batley, England – arranged skilfully by our dear brother in Islam, Sulayman Kazi. The pretext was to study […]

What is the meaning of the 99 names of Allah by Sheikh Kifah Mustapha

Audio: 2008 | 2010