Posts Tagged ‘Dhikr’

Introduction to the Status of Dhikr

Excerpts from Madarij as-Salikeen by Ibn al-Qayyim Abridged by Ahmed Mustafa Qasim at-Tahtawi | Translated by Huda Shaka Every limb of the human body has the capacity to engage in a brief act of worship. The remembrance of God (dhikr) is the worship of the heart and tongue, except it is not as transient.  They [the […]

Peaceful Nights

Allah, the Exalted, says: “Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and day are signs for those of understanding–who remember Allah while standing, sitting and [lying] on their sides” (Qur’an, 3:190-191). The moments right before you fall sleep are beautifully serene. Everything is still and quiet […]

Ten Principles for Those Seeking the Path of Allah

by Imam Ghazali | Translated and Abridged by Webb Translators Principle 1: Have a sincere, unwavering intention.  Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “each person will be rewarded for what he intended” (Muslim). This calls for determination in the heart to continuously act or to abstain from something only for God’s sake. A sign of having sincere […]

Remember Me, I Will Remember You

How to Achieve Tranquility of 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 “Unquestionably, by the remembrance […]

What the Prophet Knew

How to Achieve Tranquility of 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 The Prophet […]

A Constant Relationship

All throughout life our environments change, but there is one thing that remains constant no matter what situation we may fall into: the fact that we are constantly in a relationship with Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He). With each emotion that results in action, we are paving our way to our permanent abode […]

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 […]

A Day in the Life: Rewind.

Thursday Morning 7:00 AM: Alarm clock buzzes. Get up, stagger to the bathroom—shower on. Work clothes on, hair looks good, coffee brewing in the kitchen. “It’s 7:30! Shoot!” 7:30 AM: Jump in the car, coffee in hand. Try to make it to work on time without spilling coffee. 7:55 AM: “Phew! Made it.” Burn through […]