Shayṭān became Shayṭān because of his defiance and his unwillingness to accept he was at fault. Allāh, the Exalted, gave him a direct command to bow down and show respect to Ᾱdam (‘alayhissalām), the first human being and our father. In his arrogance and jealousy, not only could he not bring himself to do this,… Read More Do Not Follow in the Footsteps of Shayṭān
Eid al-Adha 2016 Talk Dr. Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) Our Nature We are all the children of Adam and His wife, Hawwa’ (`alayhuma al-salaam). Allah created an innate identity in them – a fitrah – that He created in us as well. It is a natural state; it is how Allah designed us. Every… Read More We Were Created to be Inhabitants of Jannah
فَقَالَ أَبُو مُوسَى قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم “ إِنَّ بَيْنَ يَدَىِ السَّاعَةِ أَيَّامًا يُرْفَعُ فِيهَا الْعِلْمُ، وَيَنْزِلُ فِيهَا الْجَهْلُ، وَيَكْثُرُ فِيهَا الْهَرْجُ ”. وَعَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ” وَتَظْهَرُ الْفِتَنُ، وَيَكْثُرُ الْهَرْجُ ”. قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّمَ هُوَ. قَالَ ” الْقَتْلُ الْقَتْلُ ” Narrated Abu… Read More A Plea
By Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) You arrive at your local masjid or musalla ahead of prayer time so you can squeeze a few extra nawāfil in to increase the dough in your bank upstairs. By raising your hands up and parallel to your head, you’re about to cut yourself from everyone and everything except The Almighty.… Read More A Sanctuary?
By Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) We’ve all met that type of person before. Maybe even some of us are this type. That guy who’s constantly frustrated and wondering why the situation is what it is. Always angry with the women in the West, critically eyeing them as morally degraded. Longing for an era that isn’t… Read More Stay Calm & Keep Your Head Down
by Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) The end is near! Stop daydreaming about iftar lassis and kunafa. Grab your Qur’ans. Straighten your kufis and tighten your hijabs. Head for the closest masjid. Ramadan is coming to an end! In these last days, I thought I would remind ourselves of a few things to accomplish: I’tikāf Vacation in the masjid and receive a second, much greater vacation in the ākhirah. This sunnah mu’akkada1 was… Read More The End Is Near!
By Imam Numaan Cheema (Boston, Massachusetts) Alhamdulillah, as we approach the last ten days of Ramadan, it’s time to contemplate on our situation and priorities. It is a time to reaffirm our resolve in doing even more worship in this blessed month. All in hopes of obtaining and securing a ticket to jannah and most importantly, seeking… Read More I’tikāf: Seclusion for the One