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Living with non-Muslims

Living with non-Muslims

Ideally, Muslim community life with non-Muslims will demonstrate two principle benefits: 1. Non-Muslims will see the beauty of Islam and be drawn to it. 2. Muslims will see the repulsiveness attendant to other belief systems and will be repelled from it. Indeed, Omar...
Sincerity

Sincerity

Sincerity is to our prayers as the soul is to our bodies. Without it, all we have is a lifeless shell. (Adapted from Abi Abdillah Muhammad ibn Abd Al-Rahman Al-Bukhari's Mahasin al-Islam)
The Arabic Language

The Arabic Language

Shaykh Abdallah often says that one of the reasons for the weakness of the general Muslims, students, and even scholars today is because of their weakness in the Arabic language. He lamented how beginning students are taught to fear Arabic grammar and how often times...
The present

The present

“Indeed, We have sent down to you the Book, [O Muhammad], in truth. So worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion.” (39:2) At this point Shaykh Abdallah delivered to us the blunt truth: This religion is all we have. What your fathers did is nothing....
Sujood

Sujood

Just as Allah has made the human face the most noble aspect of his physical creation, He has made lowering that same face to the ground in sincere humility the most noble aspect of prayer. (Adapted from Abi Abdillah Muhammad ibn Abd Al-Rahman Al-Bukhari's Mahasin...