Bismillahi ArRahman ArRaheem
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"This life is nothing but a passing of delight and play – whereas truly the life in the hereafter is the true life: if they but knew this…" (al-Ankabut)

Umar al-Mukhtar

We go back in history to 1862 where a young boy of a poor household was born in a town controlled by the Uthmany Khilafa. This young man was brought under the care and tutelage of one of the Shuyookh in his home town when he was at the ripe age of 16 after the death of his father. Read more..

The Last letter of Ghazi Anwar Pasha to his Wife

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Ghazi Anwar Pasha is among those great mujahideen of Turkey, who spent his entire life in fighting against the enemies of Islam. He finally achieved shahadat while fighting against the Russians. A day before his shahadat, he mailed a letter written to his wife Read more..

Tahajjud

Bismillahir Rahman ar-Raheem

” They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate their Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend. And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do.” (As-Sajdah) Read more..

Along the River Nile

“Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma`ruf (i.e., Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.” (3:104)

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Shining its rays on the River Nile, the sun began hiding behind the trees after a long day. Tired shepherds were now heading home with their flock. A young boy Read more..

The Polar Vortex

“The great Syrian scholar Abu Sulayman ad-Darani once said: “I walk out of my home, and my eyesight doesn’t fall on anything around me except that I see in it either a blessing from Allah or a warning from Him.” Read more..

He Whose Prayer the Sultan Lead

Sultan Murad IV, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623-1640, would often anonymously go into the midst of the people to see their state. One evening, he felt an uneasiness in himself and the urge to go out. He called for his head of security and out they went. Read more..

Patience

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

Ali bin Abi Talib (radi Allahu anhu) said: “The relation of patience to iman is like the relation of the head to the body. If the head is chopped off the body becomes useless.” Read more..

The Asr Prayer

Mustafa Hulusi was a soldier who fought in the War of the Dardanelles (1915-1916), in the last few years of the Uthmani Khilafah. Since his early childhood he had taken care Read more..

Pop Culture in the Name of Islam

By Yvonne Ridley

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I FEEL very uncomfortable about the pop culture which is growing around some so-called Nasheed artists. Of course I use the Read more..

Memorising the Qur’an: A Practical Guide for Prisoners

By Abu Sulayman

A survivor of the horrific Qala-i-jangi massacre of 2001, Abu Sulayman al-lrlandi (John Walker Lindh) Read more..