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Without a commitment and struggle to purify myself, George Floyd’s last words communicated to me from a chain of souls before him will have fallen on my deaf ears and dead heart. And I will continue to suffocate myself. And I will continue to suffocate my world.

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Like small undetected droplets, fear spreads and harms us unless checked by the antidote of hope. Hope encourages us to be optimistic about our prospects with God and to fasten our thoughts to the Divine relief rather than our own sinfulness and predicament. 

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A public intellectual recently wrote that we are all living, through the coronavirus tribulation, a pandemic of death’s dominion. Are we?

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Is the coronavirus, in its deeper spiritual reality, a reflection of all we have crowned in our lives apart from Him?  Is it not a message from Him to me?  Is He not constricting through it every passageway, except the pathway to Him? If I cannot reach the Divine’s door now, in this trial, then…

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Dr. Zainab Alwani discusses the transformative role of Prophet Muhammad as a murabbī, and presents the Prophet’s mission as a roadmap, a model that envisions a holistic relationship between the Qur’an and the Sunna as its final goal.

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Dr. Zainab Alwani discusses the transformative role of Prophet Muhammad as a murabbī, and presents the Prophet’s mission as a roadmap, a model that envisions a holistic relationship between the Qur’an and the Sunna as its final goal.

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Indifference to the celebration of the Prophet ﷺ denies the community the opportunity to unite upon his character and spirituality, in the face of so much pressure to move away from him. What are the tried and true methods to bring the Prophet ﷺ into our daily lives?

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The joy of breaking of the daily fast (iftar) is aligned to the joy of breaking and parting with the fasting month of Ramadan through the Eid (Al-Fitr). This joy is found to be the very peace of our inherent, God-given nature (fitra).

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The story of Bishr bin Harith teaches us that we should never look at ourselves as lost cause, and seize the opportunity to run to the door of repentance.

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While we may long for an opportunity to purify the soul through a removal of the self from its current existence, in reality we are given the opportunity for purification of the heart over and over again throughout our daily life.

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