Archive for the ‘Prophet Muhammad’ category

Noble Character by Shaykh Ali Goma, Mufti of Egypt

by Dr. `Ali Goma |Translated, with slight modifications, by Farida Khalil The scholars who aimed to protect the station of ihsan (when a person reaches the level of worshiping Allah as if s/he sees Him) have restricted this path firstly by remembrance (dhikr) and thought (fikr). They take the prescription for dhikr directly from the […]

Cartoons and Comics – A Call to Maturity and Self-Determination

Notes on the Cartoon Controversy A Call To Maturity and Self-Determination So it’s happened again. They decided to republish the cartoons. Perhaps it is because they want to re-emphasize their opinions on the character and personality of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Maybe because they wish to provoke more reactionary Muslims into random acts of violence […]

Meet the Prophet ﷺ

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Pedagogy of Mercy

A Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha 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 | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV Now, before […]

The Prophet’s ﷺ Sadness

Question: I am having trouble understanding the following narration from al-Bukhari’s Sahih: “The divine inspiration paused for a while and the Prophet ﷺ became so sad, as we have heard, that he intended several times to throw himself from the tops of high mountains, and every time he went up the top of a mountain […]

“And How Excellent These Companions Are!”

The Prophet ﷺ once came upon his companion, Thawban (may Allah be pleased with him), and noticed that he looked sad.  He immediately asked him, “O Thawban, what has changed your appearance?” Thawban replied, “O Messenger of Allah, I do not have any sickness or any pain except that I feel discomfort when I do […]

A Question on Sunnah and Custom

Answered by Dr. Abdullāh bin Bayyah | Translated and Abridged by Suhaib Webb Question: I have a question regarding certain habits of the Prophet (ﷺ), such as applying antimony to his eyes, lengthening his hair or eating tharīd (porridge). Are these customs of the Prophet (ﷺ) which he enjoyed, or are they acts of worship […]

A Very Unique Pleasure

Once, a young boy, around the age of 10 or 11 came across the sirah of the Prophet ﷺ. After reading for sometime, his heart was moved. Let’s move from my words to his and try and benefit. “Suddenly I felt, while reading that book, a very unique pleasure. For, indeed, it was a pleasure […]

Ways to be Near the Prophet ﷺ

He came during a time of darkness and spread, by the will of Allah, light upon the land. Now, more than 1400 years later, we hardly have any knowledge of him ﷺ. We have lost our chance to be with the Prophet ﷺ physically in this dunya, so let us not lose our chance in […]

Mending the Fabric of Brotherhood

The Fatal Mistake It was one of the most intense moments of his life. Those around him had likely never striven so hard and moved so fast. As the battle waned and the fighters retreated up the hill a sense of relief and calmness overtook them: they had made it out alive. Allah `azza wa jal […]

The Love of Allah and His Messenger

by Imam Abū Hamid al-Ghazali | Translated by Huda Shaka` Excerpts from Mukashafāt al-Qulūb (Exposition of the Hearts) When the Messenger of Allah ﷺ invited Ka`ab ibn al-Ashraf and his companions to Islam, they said, “We hold an honorable status as the sons of God, and indeed we love Allah more [than you].” On this occasion, […]

On the Misappropriation of Culture & the Centrality of Revelation

I had a reflection concerning the ‘urf discussion. Why do we spend so much time discussing ‘urf, which is secondary, when actually priorities dictate that we first focus on the universal manners and attitudes that are established by the sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh)?  Sure Islam leaves a certain level of leeway for various cultural […]

Drinking from the Genius of Imām al-Sindī and His Commentary on al-Bukhāri’s S̩ahīh

by Imām al-Sindī | Translated by Suhaib Webb Imām al-Sindī, Abū al-Hasan Nūr al-Dīn Muhammad bin ‘Abū al-Hādī al-Sindī was born in Sind around the 11th century A.H. Known for his keen intellect and analytical skills, he became widely respected and taught in the Prophet’s (pbuh) masjid for a number of years. He died 1138 A.H […]

The Prophetic Legacy

The Messenger of Allah and You..

Reflections on the Birth of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين وأصلى وأسلم علي خير خلق الله محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم وبعد: A quick glimpse at our state could easily lead to despair and hopelessness. In fact, many of us are beleaguered at the […]