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Posted on Mar 5, 2017

The activities required of those who carry the Da’wah

The activities required of those who carry the Da’wah

This is an excerpt of a translation from an Arabic leaflet from August 1975 which aimed to provide advice to carriers of da’wah as regards their activism and what some of crucial activities they need to engage are. As important now as it was back then, it considers some of the serious commitments that need to be made in carrying the da’wah to Islam.

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Posted on Dec 5, 2016

Love for Allah’s sake – Its meaning and practical implications

Love for Allah’s sake – Its meaning and practical implications

 

Loving other believers “for the sake of Allah” is one of the most highly encouraged elements of interpersonal relationships in Islam. This article explores the meaning of this “love” and what it practically means through a look at the ahadith on the matter that have reached us from the Prophetic Sunnah. These ahadith have dealt with ways to increase this love and thus fulfill the divine order to love other Muslims for Allah’s sake.

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Posted on Nov 8, 2016

Imam al-Ghazali’s Advice to the Youth

Imam al-Ghazali’s Advice to the Youth

 

Among the many beneficial writings he left the ummah, the great scholar Imam Al-Ghazali (Hujjat ul-Islam) wrote a small book of advice to a young student. It contains rich advice that is just as relevant today and which we present as a reminder to all brothers and sisters, young and old. 

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Posted on Nov 2, 2016

Hastening to Adhere to the Sunnah: Importance & Practical Tips

Hastening to Adhere to the Sunnah: Importance & Practical Tips

 

It is generally agreed that we are in a time when clinging to our deen is difficult and often a source of severe challenge for those trying to do so. Yet we are informed already in our divine sources that this challenge will occur and is in fact a part of the test of remaining steadfast. This brief reminder explores the importance of adhering to the sunnah, and what doing so in these times might entail of social and other implications for the one attempting to do so.

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Posted on Oct 17, 2016

The Importance of the Islamic Personality in the Work of Revival

The Importance of the Islamic Personality in the Work of Revival

There is often a misconception and conflation between the notion of ‘working on oneself’ and activism which seeks to revive the Ummah in terms of its social and political dimensions. Whilst both are important and vital elements of our Islamic duty – for some, the former replaces the latter. However, both have their rightful place and require their due attention. In this article, we seek to address the importance of developing the Islamic personality as one predicated on the right thought and behaviour in harmony with Islamic precepts. This article has been sourced from the introduction of the highly motivating book The Essential Elements of the Islamic Disposition.

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