From the Slavery of our Desires to the Slavery of Allah

Ramadhan is the month where the believer is reminded of why he was created. It is the time when the bond between the Creator and created is at its strongest, where we are reminded of the power, knowledge and love Allah سبحانه وتعالى has for us. Through our hunger in this life we are reminded of our need for Allah سبحانه وتعالى and we are … Continue reading From the Slavery of our Desires to the Slavery of Allah

Raising Children to be Islamic Personalities 

1) Western Society and the Child’s upbringing. It is painfully obvious to all that there is a wayward youth culture here in the West. As people working to build an alternative society, we need to ensure that our children are not sucked in by it and that we have put thought into how to avoid developing such a culture in the future khilafah. Western children … Continue reading Raising Children to be Islamic Personalities 

‘Fasting has been prescribed…’ A Tafsir of al-Baqara verses 183-185

  Allah states in the Qur’an: {O believers! Fasting has been mad obligatory for you just as it was made obligatory for those before you so that you may attain taqwa [Q. 2:183-187]} Notes of Shaykh `Ata’s tafsir of the noble verse: The verse establishes the obligation to fast but not the number of days or what month.[1] {ya ayyuha’lladhin amanu: ‘o believers’; grammatically it … Continue reading ‘Fasting has been prescribed…’ A Tafsir of al-Baqara verses 183-185

“Tafsir of Surat al-Rad Verse 11 ‘Allah will not change a People’…”

Allah says in the holy Qur’an: {For him, there are mu`aqqibat in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the command of Allah. Verily! Allah will not change the condition of a people unless there is a change of what is in themselves. But when Allah wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning back of it and they will find besides Him no … Continue reading “Tafsir of Surat al-Rad Verse 11 ‘Allah will not change a People’…”

Q&A: Divine Reason (‘Ilah)

Question: As-Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Dear Sheikh, can you please answer the following question? It is regarding divine ‘ilah, where does it come under in the Speech of the Legislator relating to the actions of the worshippers? Does it come under the speech of following command (Iqtida’), or circumstances (Wadh’) or choice (Takhieer)? And what is the difference between ‘ilah and sabab? Answer: Wa Alaikum … Continue reading Q&A: Divine Reason (‘Ilah)