Wisdom in Friday Suras

Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) used to recite in the Fajr Prayer of Friday [surat al-Sajda] and [surat al-Insan].” (Sahih Bukhari & Muslim) “The reason these two suras are recited in the Fajr Prayer on the day of Friday […]

God’s Great Name

There are a lot of conflicting narrations on God’s great – or greatest – name, which, if it is invoked in supplication, God answers the supplication of those who have asked. However many of the hadith are weak, leading to much confusion on the subject. Many scholars denied that God has a ‘Greatest Name,’ stating […]

Ramadan for the Pregnant, Nursing and Elderly

You who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be mindful of God. Fast for a specific number of days, but if one of you is ill, or on a journey, on other days later. For those who can fast only with difficulty, there […]

The Secret of the Salat Ibrahimiyya

Note: an abridged and more polished version of this article can be found here. However, this long version contains referencing, more complete quotations, and more detailed discussions of the evidence. In particular, this article contains discussions of the varying narrations of the Salat Ibrahimiyya from a hadith science point of view, explaining why the wording […]

The Meaning of Salawat

Many explanations have been offered for the word ṣalāwāt, such as to exalt, to praise, to bestow mercy on, to bless, to forgive. Through an investigation of several verses of the Qurʾān, and drawing upon the ḥadīth and the insight of several great imams culled from an array of rare and precious sources, a clearer […]

Dua for Blessings by Shaykh Salih al-Jafari

Dua For Khayrat A beautiful supplication for different blessings (khayrat) by Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (may Allah be pleased with him and please him, and sanctify his secret). Arabic text and English translation.

Light for the Seeker

New Book!! Light for the Seeker: A Daily Litany of Forty Salawat & other Supplications This is a litany of forty beautiful and moving salawat and other supplications by the Imam of the Azhar Mosque, Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari, as well as thirty short supplementary salawat by his son Shaykh Abd al-Ghani (may Allah be pleased […]