Archive for the ‘Belief & Worship’ category

The Slave of Allah Must Perform Salah (Prayer)

“Hayya `ala-s-Salaah… Hayya `ala-l-Falaah…” Hurry to prayer. Hurry to SUCCESS. Yes, success. What perfect placement of these phrases: come to pray and take your success. Like macaroni and cheese, it’s plain and simple. Placed so cleverly and poetically within the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer. We hear this 5 times a day, but how […]

Consideration for the Community

Two Hundred Word Tidbits: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V The great 11th century scholar, Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni, author of the seminal work al-Waraqat in usul al-fiqh, held the opinion that performing a communal obligation (fard kifaya) was actually superior to performing an individualized one (fard ‘ayn).1 Most scholars hold the opposite opinion—that […]

Can Muslims be good Americans?

In this video, Imam Suhaib Webb answers the question, “Can Muslims be good Americans?”

What is Islam?

In this video, Imam Suhaib Webb answers the question, “What is Islam?”

Who is Mohammad?

In this video, Imam Suhaib Webb answers the question, “Who is Mohammad?”

Jannah Points

I came into class one morning, excited to take my young students to the computer lab. “It’s computer lab day!” I announced. Just as I had expected, the whole class was excited for change and ready to take the trip down the hall. Well, everyone except one student. He looked at me from behind his […]

Going Back

It creeps up on you, sometimes—knowing that you’ve changed. You didn’t realize, you still don’t know, how it happened. And the scary thing is that this change was a fundamental part of you. It was all of who you thought you were. It was your destination and your journey. But you lost it. Now, you […]

Islam and the Society the World Craves

by Iman Badawi | Summarized from the last chapter of Islam the Future Civilization, by Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradaawi, el-Fatah Foundation for Translation and Distribution, Cairo, Egypt, 1998 1 Perhaps the most blatantly apparent quality of the 21st century world is that the success of nations is based upon their material advancement with complete disregard for the moral status […]

Jihad on Terrorism Documentary: The Truth about Jihad in Islam

In a documentary produced by the Bridges Foundation, a brief background about Islam is explained and the proper definition, historical context, and current interpretation of jihad in Islam are expounded upon by Muslim scholars and leaders including Imam Suhaib Webb, Fadel Soliman, and Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick. They are also joined by academics and scholars from […]

Oppression and the Scales of Justice

Ali Shareef From eastern Congo with the rapes of hundreds of women to bombs that kill dozens in Pakistan and Afghanistan; from the raging drug battles in Mexico to the attacks on Sept. 11 ten years ago, or the other uncountable acts of violence that occur all over the world, the specter of oppression and […]

Who can escape the Fire?

Paradise and Hell Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII Hell-Fire is filled with torments and punishments beyond our imagination, but the main characteristic of Hell is fire. Many of the various names of Hell show us different aspects of this Fire, giving us a complete picture of […]

Ramadan, the Qur’an, and Us

The month of Ramadan is a time when we, despite the struggle, keep ourselves away from that which is otherwise permissible and a necessity in our life. For the past eleven months, at some level we have given preference to our physical self, in terms of nourishment, than our soul. We’ve done things we shouldn’t […]

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 […]

Tawakkul: Reliance upon Allah

How to Achieve Tranquility in the Heart Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX Developing Our […]

The Dream of Life

It was only a dream.  For a moment, it overtakes me. Yet the suffering I feel in my nightmare is only an illusion. Temporary. Like the blink of an eye. Why do I dream? Why do I have to feel that loss, fear, and sadness in my sleep? On a greater scale, it’s a question […]

Voice of An American Muslim

Suhaib Webb spoke at the University of Missouri-Columbia on Thursday October 28, 2010. Voice of an American Muslim was the concluding speech of Islam Awareness Week. Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:30:27 — 21.8 MB)

Traveling with Jihad

When viewed through the lens of a shared history, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam provide differing perspectives on similar themes. Join Jihad Turk as he leads Charles Annenberg Weingarten through the common threads that tie the western faiths with that of Islam. explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted […]

Allah, Avatar and the Planet

Lecture by Haroon Moghul | in collaboration with ICNYU Podcast: Download (Duration: 26:59 — 25.9MB) More and more Americans and Westerners are suspicious of “organized religion”.  But Americans remain deeply spiritual, and continue to express a desire for a meaningful life of transcendence.  The environmental movement represents one such trend: Re-connecting with Mother Earth, seeing all life as part […]

Ramadan Resolutions | Suhaib Webb on MeccaOne