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    Islam began as strange and will become strange

    Brilliant lecture by Shaykh Bilal Assad. This hadeeth was narrated by Muslim (145) from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Islam began as something strange and will revert to being strange as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers.”…

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  • 3 Reasons Why Allah Tests Us

    Ustadh Ali Hammuda shares 3 insightful reasons to why Allah tests us. They include: Asking Allah for something but Allah not responding Calamities to bring you closer to Allah Falling into…

  • Decolonising The Mind – A Tariq Ramadan Lecture

    A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Tariq Ramadan lecture on the ‘Deconolisation of the Mind’. I found the lecture to be incredibly inspiring – Ramadan is most definitely groundbreaking…

  • Parables of the Qur’an

    وَلَقَدْ ضَرَبْنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِى هَـذَا الْقُرْءَانِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ “…And indeed we have set forth for mankind, in this Qur’an every kind of parable…” (Qur’an 30:58) The Qur’an is essentially a…

  • The Importance of the ‘Middle Path’

    “O Allah, guide us to the Straight Path” (Surah al-Fatiha: verse: 6) The entire Quran is an explanation of this verse. The essence of being a Muslim is to follow the…

  • The Spiritual Purification of the Heart

    Beginning the current month on a wishful spiritual-high after attending Ustad AbdelRahman Murphy’s enlightening HeartWork Tour. As the tour title suggests, the focus of the talk was on the miraculous nature…