Description (from Sandala Productions): The Power of this prayer of Imam Muhammad al-DarÏ lies in its simplicity, its purity, and its sincere supplication. It is essentially a plea to God that our transgressions be overlooked, that divine mercy be bestowed upon us, that social justice be restored in spite of us, that wrongs be righted, and that righteousness reign once again in our lands, so that the destitute may no longer be in need, the young may be educated, the animals’ purpose fulfilled, rain restored, and bounties poured forth. It is a plea to be freed from the aggression of foreigners in lands over which they have no right—a plea much needed in our modern world, rampant as it is with invasions and territorial occupations. Ultimately, it asks not that our enemies be destroyed, but simply that their plots, and the harm they cause, be halted. Its essence is mercy, which in turn is the essence of the Messenger of God, Muhammad(saw): “And We have only sent you as a mercy to all the worlds.“
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A broad-ranging, illustrated, scholarly treatment of core topics in Islamic spirituality. This book discusses the foundations of Sufism, including the Qur’an, the Hadith, pilgrimage, and prayer, as well as a study of the rise of Islam. The companion book Islamic Spirituality: Manifestations delves more deeply into the different ways that Sufism is lived out around the world, with attention to the various sects and their writings. Read here
The current pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of the world we live in. But is it unprecedented? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean of Cambridge Muslim College, shares his perspective on this humbling phenomenon, one which is not unfamiliar in our Islamic tradition. He also highlights the beauty and healing of our religious practice and provides helpful suggestions on how to remain connected as Muslims.
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FILM PREMIERE: ‘POLISHING THE HEART’ – a major new Ghazali Children’s Project documentary on Muslim children’s education. Featuring interviews with many teachers, parents and scholars including Sh. Hamza Yusuf, Prof. Ingrid Mattson, Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad, Dr. Tamara Gray, Prof. Mustafa Abu Sway, Sh. Yahya Rhodus, Baraka Blue and many more. A little inspiration during these difficult times. After a decade of work with a dedicated team of scholars, we see here the project in action worldwide and hear from teachers, parents and children about its transformative impact.
KEY RESOURCES: 1) Ghazali Children’s Books: https://bit.ly/340CfP0 2) Ghazali Children’s Resources, Links & Films: https://bit.ly/2yoLvAL 3) Ghazali Children’s Pilot School signup: https://bit.ly/3dON6jJ 4) Official website: https://ghazalichildren.org/ We are sending out prayers for everyone’s safety in these turbulent times. Greetings of peace, The Fons Vitae Ghazali Children’s Project Team
Allāh Almighty will test the belief of His ﷻ servant with ease or with hardship. “Certainly, We ﷻ will test you with something” (2:155). It is from the Pillars of faith. The one who has reached the age of responsibility must be aware that a test may come at any time. Each test carries an understanding with it. Divine Presence requires good manners and the correct response to a trial is gratefulness. It bestows honour and pleases the Lord of Heavens. Not to complain is real obedience, as patience is rewarded with entrance to a Paradise beyond description.