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“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 […]

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 […]

Fiqh of Ahl-Allah: On Reflection – Imam al-Haddad (Sunnipath)

May 11, 2011 by


On Reflection (FIKR) Chapter 9 from Risaalatu’l Mu’awanah (The Book of Assistance) Of: Imam ‘Abdallah Ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad Rady Allahu ‘Anhu Translated by: Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi, Madina You should have a wird of reflection in every twenty-four hours, for which you should set aside one or more hours. The best time for reflection is the […]

Characteristics to be Avoided: Love of the World by Imam Zaid Shakir (New Islamic Directions)

February 6, 2011 by


Characteristics to be Avoided: Love of the World By Imam Zaid Shakir A. Love of the World in a blameworthy sense is to love it to such an extent that it moves from being a means to Paradise and becomes an end, the obsession with which leads to Hell. A.1. Three Types of Praise for […]

SeekersGuidance – Spiritual Chemistry – The Alchemy of A Catalyst – Imam Afroz Ali – Blog

November 23, 2010 by


SeekersGuidance – Spiritual Chemistry – The Alchemy of A Catalyst – Imam Afroz Ali – Blog. I have always been most profoundly moved by the fact that the entire created world presents itself with opportunities for analogies to understand the reality in which it exists; a reality which often is complicated to understand, like why […]

Actions and Sincerity: Ibn Ata’illah’s Hikma explained by Ibn Ajiba (Sunnipath)

November 10, 2010 by


Actions and Sincerity By Ibn Ata’illah & Ibn Ajiba Ibn Ata’illah said: Actions are merely propped-up shapes. Their life-breath is the presence of the secret of sincerity in them. Ibn Ajiba explained: Actions refer to physical movements or movements of the heart. The shapes are the qualities which the mind fixes. The life-breath […]

On Cleanliness – Imam Abdullah al-Haddad

October 20, 2010 by


On Cleanliness By Imam Abdullah Allawi al-Haddad “You must take care of your outward and inward cleanliness, for the one who is completely clean becomes inwardly and in his spirit a spiritual angel, although in his body and outward form he remains a physical human being. The Messenger of God, may blessings and peace be upon him, […]

On Direction – Shaykh Abu Hasan Shadhili

October 1, 2010 by


Shaykh Abu Hasan Shadhili, may Allah be pleased with him, said: Whoever directs you to this world has cheated you; whoever directs you to deeds has exhausted you; but whoever directs you to Allah has truly counseled you.