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 […]

Some Sunan of Friday

When it is Friday, make sure you recite Sura al-Kahf, because reciting it has been asked of you on the day of Friday and its night. Friday has also been singled out with many things, such as: – أستغفر الله العظيم الذي لا إله إلا هو الحي القيوم وأتوب إليه Three times between the sunna […]

Spiritual Ascent

“To follow Muhammad is, that he went on the Mi’raj, and you go behind him.” – Shams at-Tabrizi The Ascension of Moses (peace be upon him) Amr bin Maymun (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When Allah raised Moses to him, and spoke to him, Moses saw a man attached to the Throne. He […]