Our prayers and donations should be done for the pleasure of Allah, seeking nearness to Him. Worldly recognition should never be the primary motive.
As people throughout the world suffer from poverty and oppression, what approach can Muslims take in grappling these issues? Does fidelity to the tradition necessarily equate to political quietism, or does Islam have its own liberation theology?
The poet admits being bereft of the offerings suitable for such a guest, and laments not concealing the arrival of white/grey hairs beforehand. This concealing can be of two types: to conceal one’s maturation of age from oneself; and/or to conceal from others ones’ own lack of spiritual maturity…
The poet sees the arrival of hairs greying as a guest, himself as its host, and good deeds as the most suitable offerings for such a guest. This is a lesson on preparing early for one’s death, before its signs arrive upon us without notice.
Shaykha Zainab Alwani joins the ImanWire podcast to discuss how to be a contemplative reader of the Qur'an, and gives practical tips on how to connect with the Qur'an.
The greying of one’s hair is forerunner of what is to come. Only the unwise allow the self/nafs to ignore its message to them.
The Divine is subtle in His many ways of warning us, even by the onset of greying hair. Wise is the one who heeds to their warning of a lifetime waning, and sees Allah's subtleness in every creation around them.
In this series of commentaries from the Burdah, Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui reflects on its spiritual lessons. The series begins with an introduction of Imam al-Busiri and couplet 11.
The Burdah of al-Būṣīrī is from among the most famous poems composed in honor of the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ. In this introduction to a new series of commentaries on the Burda, Iyad Ammar sheds light on the life of Imam al-Busiri.
It is not only the famous Companions who are gifted an elevated status. There were many hidden ones, some whose stories have come to us, and some, undoubtedly, whom we will never know. And, to this day there are people amongst us who are beloved to God but who live in obscurity.