The Essence of Sabr (Patience) – ibn al-Qayyim

ʿUddatu’l-Ṣābirīn ibn al-Qayyim   The Reality of Ṣabr It is a noble mannerism of the soul that prevents it from doing that which is not good or pleasing; it is a quality of the soul which leads to its correction and rectification.   al-Junayd ibn Muḥammad was asked about it to which he replied, ‘It […]

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Forged in Tribulation – al-ʿIzz b. ʿAbdi’l-Salām

Trials and Tribulations Wisdom and Benefits  Imām al-ʿIzz b. ʿAbdi’l-Salām (d. 660H) With the Name of Allāh, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful Peace and Blessings be upon our master, Muḥammad, his family and his Companions   The Shaykh, the Imām, the Proof of Islām, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdu’l-ʿAzīz b. ʿAbdu’l-Salām b. Abū al-Qāsim al-Sulamī al-Shāfiʿī, may […]

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#MeToo

#MeToo has been doing the rounds on social media, highlighting a shocking number of female (and a significant number of male) victims of of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Seemingly blind to culture, race, religion and class, it exists at all levels. Many of the stories recounted are harrowing; in fact some I, personally, could […]

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