The debate over participating in certain platforms is not about denying people’s value or contributions or condemnation. But it is about accountability and calling for better consideration of how Muslim leaders undertake engagement.
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.
Dawud Walid, author of "Towards Sacred Activism", and Ieasha Prime return to the ImanWire podcast to discuss the obligation of enjoining justice, engagement in activism from an Islamic perspective, and the role of anger in social justice work.
When we become more self-sufficient and rely solely on God, the natural consequences are that we free ourselves from needing other people, which means we have less expectations of them and thus suffer fewer disappointments.