Ahmad ibn Idris (Luminaries V)

Luminaries V -— Shaykh ‎Aḥmad Ibn Idrīs  By Kamran Shaheen Bismiʾllahi ʾr-Raḥmāni ʾr-Raḥīm wa ʾṣ-ṣalātu wa salām ʿalā Rasūlihi ʾl-Karīm When we decided to create this series titled Luminaries, I was undecided as to whom I would write about. So I thought, what does Luminary actually mean? For me, a luminary is someone that has reached […]

The Schools of Law in Islam

A drawing of the different schools of law (madhhabs) in Islam (both extant and extinct) and how they are all equally connected to the pure Source of the Shari’a, and are therefore all equal. Drawn by the Knower of Allah (most high), the unlettered Shaykh Ali al-Khawwas (d. 1532 or 3, may Allah be pleased […]

A Message from the Beloved

A true lover will treasure every sign of attention, and every message that he receives from the beloved, no matter how close they already are. He will find pleasure in hearing their news and their messages time and time again. Ustadh Muhammad Tahir Kharashi al-’Adawi wrote a book on Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari which he titled […]

Celebrating Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

Imam Muslim narrated in his collection Sahih Muslim that Mu’awiya (may Allah be pleased with him) said, The Messenger of Allah came to a circle of his Companions and said, “What has made you sit together?” They said, “We sat to remember Allah and to praise Him for guiding us to Islam, and for the […]

Two Mawlid PDFs

Here are the links to download two mawlid works. By  mawlid  we mean concise works on the biography of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and send him peace) written in beautiful rhymed prose. They are designed in this way to be recited with ease on a regular basis or on special occasions. […]

Let no one forget.

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allah be pleased with him and please him) said, The graves of (even) the great sinners from among the Ahl al-Sunna are a garden, while the graves of (even) the ascetics among the (doctrinal) innovators are a pit. (Even) the deviant (fussaq) among the Ahl al-Sunna are the Friends of […]

Just Grab the Rope and Start Walking

There is a man in Egypt, now in his late sixties, by the name of Jabir. He hails from the Ja’afira tribe which is from a blessed Husayni lineage. He was a disciple of Shaykh Abdullahi of the Naqshbandi spiritual path, who hailed from the same region (Aswan) but who lived in Cairo. Some people […]

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