Sincerity: Is Our Motive Purely for God, or for Others Too?

By Abu Aaliyah
“‘Sincerity is to single-out the Real [God] as the sole object of devotion. Meaning that one desires by their obedience to draw closer to God, exalted is He, to the exclusion of all else, such as making a show [of one’s piety] for people; seeking their praise; taking pleasure in their compliments; or other such things besides drawing closer to God, exalted is He. It is right to say that sincerity is: Purifying the act from creation having any share in it.’

Isra’ and Mi’raj: The Miraculous Night Journey

by Tariq Ramadan.
“the Prophet and his experience reveal what prayer must in essence be: a reminder of and an elevation toward the Most High, five times a day, in order to detach from oneself from the world, and from illusions…”

The Night Journey (Mi’raj)

  The Night Journey (Mi’raj) In the twelfth year of his mission, the Prophet made his night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, …

Khutbah by New Zealand Imam, 22 March 2019

By Imam Gamal Fouda
“To the families of the victims, your loved ones did not die in vain. Their blood has watered the seeds of hope. Through them, the world will see the beauty of Islam, and the beauty of our unity. And Allah the Almighty says “do not say of those who have been killed in the way of Allah that they are dead, they are alive rejoicing with their Lord.” (3;169), They were the best of us, taken from us on the best of days, in the best of places and performing the best of actions. And they are not just martyrs of Islam, but they are martyrs for this nation.”

New Zealand killings – some reminders for Muslims

By Arshad Gamiet
“We must take what steps we can to keep safe. But we must never be provoked to retaliate. It really takes a lot more courage and self-discipline to resist provocation. Remember that when you control your anger, when you restrain our desire for revenge, then Allah opens the doors to His Mercy…”

The dignity and forbearance of our brothers and sisters in New Zealand have shown us how to win respect and support from our neighbours. This would never happen if we allow others to push our buttons, to provoke us into behaving badly.”

An Imam, a Pastor and a Rabbi prove that Love is greater than Hate

Pastor Steve Stone and Rabbi Micah Greenstein attended Jumuah prayers led by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi in Memphis, USA. This video captures a deeply emotional and moving commitment by Jewish and Christian leaders as they offer their love and support to grieving Muslims. Please share this video widely.

Infographic: The Case for Allah’s Existence

The Yaqeen Institute has published this Infographic to illustrate two major paths leading to belief in God. Both intuitive (via the spiritual heart) and rational (via the brain or intellect) must lead us to the only possible conclusion. God exists. We instinctively know this to be true, and the extraordinary balance of the natural world confirms this.