“I am from Husayn”

On the authority of Ya’a ibn Murra (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his family and grant them peace) said: Husayn is from me and I am from Husayn. Allah loves him who loves Husayn. Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, al-Bukhari (in al-Adab al-Mufrad), Ahmad ibn Hanbal, […]


The Imam of the Azhar Mosque, Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (d. 1979), may Allah be pleased with him and please him, wrote: “Among the favours of Allah – most high- upon me is that I was once sitting in the Noble Rawda between the Maghrib and Isha prayers, my eyes closed, invoking blessings upon the Prophet,  […]

Reply to the Greeting

Al-Attaf ibn Khalid was a contemporary and colleague of Imam Malik (may Allah be pleased with them both), described by al-Dhahabi as a trustworthy shaykh. He related a story that happened to his maternal aunt, who would be the daughter of al-Salt ibn Makhrama ibn Nawfal, one of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah […]

Beautiful Behavior

الاقتصاد والهدي الصالح والسمت الحسن جزء من أربعة وعشرين جزءا من النبوة حديث شريف “Adopting a middle course, right guidance, and beautiful behavior constitute one portion out of twenty-four portions of prophethood.” – Noble Statement of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) —————————————– Narrated by: – Imam al-Bukhari, al-Adab […]

Breaking the Fast and the Maghrib Prayer

The Imam of the Land of Hijra, Imam Malik ibn Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated in the Muwatta:   [Section on Hurrying to Break the Fast] The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “People will continue to be all right as long as they hurry to […]

The Deeper Meanings

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “Every verse (of the Qur’an) has an outward and an inward (meaning).” It was said to him: “Oh Messenger of Allah, we experience during your recitation a pleasure that we do not experience when anyone else recites.” He said: “That is because […]

The Four Imams

ولمالك فضل كبحر زاخر * جمع العلوم وسائر الأخبار Malik had virtue like an ocean filled he brought together all sciences and traditions للشافعي مكارم أكرم به * نشر العلوم بسائر الأقطار Al-Shafi’i, how great and honorable he spread knowledge to all the lands وأبو حنيفة ذو اجتهاد واسع *وعن الغوامض كاشف الأستار Abu Hanifa […]