In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


Being “one of those Sufis”

By: Mohamed Ghilan Source: Imam Abū Hāmid Al-Ghazzāli in his Deliverance from Error talks about having investigated all the intellectual discourses in order to find certainty. The only discourse he couldn’t intellectually comprehend was that of the Sufīs. He read their books and tried to figure it out, but eventually acknowledged that this was one discourse that can’t be intellectualized – it must be realized. That’s the meaning of his statement: فعلمت يقينا أنهم أرباب الأحوال، لا أصحاب الأقوال I knew with certainty that they [Sufis] are people of states, not people of statements Islam is a tradition about obtaining a state. This is embedded...

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What following the Sharia means to me

By: Asiya Rodrigo Source: Daily Life Last week, a story broke out about a Syrian refugee living in Germany who discovered 150,000 Euros hidden in a wardrobe given to him by a charity. For a refugee like Muhannad, there is no burning desire greater than bringing family members left behind to safety. But instead of using the money to send for his two younger brothers, Muhannad heroically handed over the entire sum to the authorities. The reason he gave for doing so was because his religion, Islam, forbids him from acquiring someone else’s wealth unlawfully. This resonated with me deeply. When a conscious Muslim (or indeed a believer in many other faiths) thinks about “lawful and...

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Preparing for Eid al-Fitr

By: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (edited by Bilal Ali) Source: MuslimVillage takes this opportunity to wish all our readers a joyous and blessed Eid al Fitr, filled with celebration, generosity, and gratitude to Allah, Most High. We should also remember, in our duas and with our charity, those who are in unfortunate situations and are not able to celebrate this wonderful occasion. May Allah accept from us all. EID MUBARAK! Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts of hajj are normally performed on the first ten days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of Shawwal up to the 10th of Dhu...

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