Posts Tagged ‘Worship’

The Opening

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 | […]


The Salah 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 […]

Impediments Toward Tranquility

The Salah 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 […]

More Than Just Movements

The Salah 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 […]

What is Your Purpose?

And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out and will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set foreverything a [decreed] extent.” (65:2-3) PURPOSE   For believers, […]

Staying Focused in Times of Crisis

The Example of the Sequoia Tree Sequoias are of the largest trees in existence. Living up to 2,200 years, they include the tallest tree on earth and have been known to reach 379.1 feet in height and 26 feet in diameter. Walking amongst them is a reality check, much like taking a flight and looking […]

The Best Days of this World

By Zahra Note: This is a repost of an article on Dhul-Hijjah from last year – back by popular demand! The Virtues of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah: 1. Ahadith of the Prophet (s): قال النبي –صلى الله عليه وسلم-( مامن أيام العمل الصالح فيها أحب إلى الله من هذه الأيام قالوا يا […]

Drops for the Contemporary Student: Gleanings from Sheikh Salman al-`Oadah

Assalamu `alaykum, It is always a great blessing when one meets scholars. One night I was blessed to meet  Sheikh Salman al-`Oadah. Suhaib: “Asalamu `alaykum!” Sheikh: “Welcome! Wa `alaykum al-Salam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh!” Suhaib: “Sheikh! I’m an American-born convert, currently studying at al-Azhar and wanted your advice on building a good background in fiqh.” […]

Tawakkul, Hope, and Striving: Three Pieces of a Whole

Part I | Part II At first she was terrified.  She called out to her husband who now turned to leave. “Will you leave us here to die?”  There was no reply.  She called after him again.  Still there was no reply.  Suddenly she called out again: “Were you commanded by your Lord to bring […]

Seeing the Signs: Finding God through Nature

This is part of a series of posts entitled “Muslims Making a Difference,” featuring Muslims benefiting society at different levels. To nominate someone to be profiled, please email their name, contact info and bio to: feedback[at]suhaibwebb[dot]com. This month we are spotlighting DC Green Muslims, a network of Muslims working proactively to help their communities understand and […]

Tawakkul: Holding the Handhold that Never Breaks

Part I | Part II He was devastated.  His only source of nourishment had disappeared.  It was all he knew, and now it was gone.  Suddenly, the world grew cold, and only strangers surrounded him.  The newborn child screamed.  He thought his life was over. What the child did not realize was that there was […]

Closed Doors and the Illusions That Blind Us

Yesterday my 22 month old sought to exercise his independence. After climbing out of his car seat, he wanted to shut the car door like a big boy, so I stood there watching over him. Realizing that if I left him to shut the door, his little head would have gotten slammed in the process, […]

A Defense of Muslim Activism

Recently, the Muslim activist has become a punching bag for a wide variety of attacks, slurs, and statements which disregard and marginalize, at best, and vilify at worst, the concept of Islamic activism. From the idea that Islamic activism today is just the tattered remnant of political movements long since gone awry, to the suggestion […]

The Guide to Divine Revolution

By Marya Bangee It’s time to do an exercise. I want you to take out your personal copy of the Qur’an – Arabic if you’re fluent and can understand what the divine words of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala are saying or English if you cannot – and go to the title page. Write: “Read this as […]

Surrounded By Mirrors

I remember when our restroom mirror was being replaced, my family decided to snatch mine, until a new one was bought. I didn’t really mind it at the time, I didn’t really use it that much…or so I thought. After they took it away, my life became a little…lopsided. Each morning I would wake up, get […]

Praying in the Night and Concern for Society: A Glimpse into the Spirituality of the Salaf

by Ibn al-Jawzī | Translated by Suhaib Webb During the time of al-Hasan al-Baṣri there was an evil noble who used to sit on his balcony drinking; committing acts of sin and disobedience. Al-Hasan amassed a group of the righteous to face this evil. Thus, whenever the evil noble engaged in the forbidden, al-Hasan and […]

The Fasting Person Who Eats After Fajr or Before Maghrib

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi | Translated by Jamaal Diwan Question: What is the ruling for someone who eats suhur after fajir time or has iftar before maghrib time then later on his mistake becomes evident? Answer: All praise is due to Allah and may peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, companions, and whoever […]

Zakat and Social Justice by Amira Murphy

By Amirah Murphy One of the Quran’s major themes is social justice for those whom society disadvantages and compassion for the vulnerable. God says in the Quran: As for the believing men and the believing women—all [of them] are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. Moreover, they […]