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Seven Reasons to Perform Hajj While Young

By Ibn Shaima | | 2 Jun 2012

"The feet of man will not slip on the Day of Resurrection until he is asked of five things: of his life as to how he spent it, his youth as to how he used it, his wealth as to where he got it and how he spent it, and of his knowledge as to what he did with it." (Tirmithi)


Thinking Islamically About Our Environment

By Moeen Ahmad | Al Jumuah Magazine | 30 May 2012

"O humankind! Worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, so that you may become God-fearing. (Worship none but) the One who (alone) has made the earth a furnished habitation for you, and (who alone has made) the heaven a (sheltering) edifice, and who (alone) has sent down from the sky water, whereby He brought forth with it the (varied) fruits of (the earth) as a provision for you. Therefore, you shall not set up rivals to God when you know (well that such deities cannot exist) [2:21-22]."


An Alliance of Knowledge and Power

By Dr. Spahic Omer | IslamiCity | 29 May 2012

It is an undeniable truth that a proper education is a key to the Islamization and revival of the present culture and civilization of Muslims. A comprehensive educational vision and plan, coupled with concrete policies and laws and their avid and wise enforcements, account for the most powerful force that can lead to making the idea of a contemporary Islamic civilization a reality.


On kashf and knowledge - Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi ad-Daghestani

Speech by Murshid Kamil, honorable Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi in the Chirkey Village Jum`ah Mosque, 2004

Prophet Musa (pbuh) is spiritually much higher than prophet Khidr (pbuh). He was given a great mission. He is one of the Ulul Azmi. Khidr (pbuh) had a lower level. What is then the meaning and the use of Qur’anic ayahs about the meeting of Musa and Khidr (pbuh)? Had this story been told by an alim, it could have been called doubtful, unproven. Even if it had been in the hadith of the Prophet(pbuh), skeptics might argue that it is made up, unreliable or weak. But in our case the story of Musa and Khidr (pbuh) is told by the Almighty Allah in the Holy Qur’an. Therefore its authenticity is beyond doubt. This story points to the existence of hidden knowledge (`ilm batin), which is the basis of Tariqa.


Istighfar: Seeking Forgiveness from Allah

By Khalid Baig | Albalagh | 28 May 2012

"Truly, Allah loves those who repent, and He loves those who cleanse themselves." [al-Baqarah 2:222]

"O Allah! Make me among those who, when they commit an act of virtue, feel good, and when they commit a mistake, they seek forgiveness." [Ibn Majah]


Shaykh Said Afandi's interview for a satellite TV channel broadcasting to Arab states.

In September, 2007 guests from Moscow visited Shaykh Said Afandi (may Allah bless his soul). They asked the shaykh to give an interview for a film about Dagestani Muslims. The film was originally prepared in Arabic language for transmission by a satellite channel to Arab states; the aim of this project is to tell Muslims of the world about Islam in Russia. The shaykh agreed to give an interview, and although the questions and answers were oriented more to the Arabs, we think that it will also be interesting for our readers.


On attaching too much importance to trivialities

Tampering with religious principles or trying to overdo what has been prescribed by God is a sin. But, currently, it is a commonplace occurrence. We give too much importance to aspects that deserve less attention while ignoring the fundamentals of our religion.


Living for the hereafter

By Nawar Fakhry Ezzi  | 04 May 2012

As Muslims, our birth and death mark the beginning and end of our journey in this life, where we are supposed to prepare ourselves for the hereafter. "Preparation" is a bit debatable though since some Muslims believe that building this earth, "worldly" knowledge, and enjoying life in general take away from our "preparation time", which is supposed to be completely dedicated to actions of worship and learning religious studies.


My first Ustaz and how I entered Tariqah - Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi ad-Daghestani

Honorable Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi talks about his first Shaykh Abdul Hamid Afandi from the village Inkho and how he started Tariqa path as a murid. He also touches on some important Tariqa issues.


Conveying the meaning of the Holy Quran in another language

Religious texts - problems of translation
By Ali Viacheslav Polosin | Assalam | 12 Apr 2012

It is obvious that any translation of a literary work may only approximately convey its meaning and the emotional impact of the original. Translation of religious works is even more complicated for many reasons:  


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