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The Camel’s Gratitude by Imam Afroz Ali (SeekersGuidance)

July 28, 2011 by


The Camel’s Gratitude by Imam Afroz Ali ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Gratitude: [grat-i-tood, -tyood]–noun; the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Some words, simple as it may sound, are not as simple in reality and (most) dictionaries just don’t suffice. ‘Gratitude’ is such a word. In fact, the subject of this essay is not […] now

July 17, 2011 by


Bismillah. May this reach you all in the best state of health and iman. Ameen. Alhamdulillah, this blog has grown steadily over the past year. At the request of several mentors and friends, I’ve decided to move to the site from to I will no longer be posting on this site so if […]

“The Heart is as a Mirror” – Imam al-Ghazzali (Marvels of the Heart)

June 10, 2011 by


Bismillah. One of the diseases among activists is the constant struggle to change the world rather then engaging in self-rectification. When in the face of oppression and trials, some activists argue that there is no time for self-rectification and the liberation of such and such group of people from impending annihilation is a priority. Rhetoric […]

Newt: For Shariah Law Before He Was Against It (Salon)

June 8, 2011 by


Newt: For Shariah Law Before He Was Against It (Salon) BY JUSTIN ELLIOTT Newt Gingrich has become one of the most vocal Muslim-baiting Republicans in the country, from his call for a federal ban on Shariah to his comparison of the organizers of the “ground zero mosque” to Nazis. But Gingrich’s recent rhetoric represents a little-noticed shift from an earlier […]

Merits of Rajab (& Dua for First Night of Rajab)

June 3, 2011 by


Merits of Rajab (& Dua for First Night of Rajab) By the bounty of Allah we will soon be entering the blessed month of Rajab. Rajab is one of the four sacred months. It stands alone, unlike the other three which come together. The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “Rajab is […]

An Urgent Plea for Equal Access to Islamic Knowledge

May 31, 2011 by


An Urgent Plea for Equal Access to Islamic Knowledge and a Humble Request for Assistance to Achieve This End Bismillah. AN URGENT NEED FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE Alhamdulillah, the past decade or so has witnessed the rise of many Islamic educational institutes of different interpretations and teaching methodologies. The very fact that such […]

Registration for SeekersGuidance “Journey to Allah” Retreat End This Wednesday (May 25)

May 23, 2011 by


SeekersGuidance Appalachian Retreat: Journey to Allah So rush to Allah (Quran, 51:50) LAST CALL TO REGISTER With the registration deadline of May 25th quickly approaching there are still a few bunkers remaining; please click here to register for five days or click here to register for the weekend-only. Please keep in mind that payments for the retreat must be made prior to arriving […]

SeekersGuidance Launches Second Retreat! “Firm Foundations” – June 12-17 – SoCal

May 23, 2011 by


Bismillah. Having attended the last year’s SeekersGuidance retreat that was organized in conjunction with the amazing brothers and sisters of the Knoxville community, I can personally testify to the blessings of attending this retreat. Many of us get caught up in the daily grind of work, family obligations, and activism and sometimes we lose sight […]

Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny? By David Leonhardt (New York Times)

May 20, 2011 by


Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny? By David Leonhardt (New York Times) The economic differences among the country’s various religions are strikingly large, much larger than the differences among states and even larger than those among racial groups. Multimedia Graphic Graphing Religions and Income  The most affluent of the major religions — including secularism — […]

Sea Without Shore By Shaykh Nuh Keller Now Available! (Firdous Books)

May 19, 2011 by


Bismillah. One of the ayahs of the Qur’an that I used to reflect on is “Ask the people of Dhikr if you do not know.” (16:43). This ayah always perplexed me as I couldn’t understand what a person of dhikr was. Doesn’t everyone do dhikr? What does a person of true dhikr look like? It […]