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Beliefs and Practices of Islam

The Pillars of Kufr (disbelief)

By Essam Mahgoub

Good Muslims work hard on the five Pillars of Islam. We should also avoid the Pillars of Kufr (disbelief): Pride, Arrogance, Envy, Anger and unholy Desires. Faith can become weak if it isn’t strengthened by daily good habits. The path to evil begins in small careless steps, so we must be constantly checking our behaviour.

Pure Advice…

By Sheikh Hasan Elwan

How often do we give advice, but inappropriately? How do we respond to advice, defensively? This khutbah unlocks the secret of sincere advice giving and advice acceptance.

A practical guide to Eid Al Adha

Masjid DarusSalam in Lombard, Illinois

Here is an easy step-by-step guide to Eid Al Adha. it includes personal preparation, a short khutbah in Arabic with English translation and transliteration.

Eidul Adha khutbah

By Arshad Gamiet
“With so many Muslims enduring unspeakable hardship in so many places today, especially in Gaza and the West Bank, the blessings, the barakah, and the spiritual lessons of Hajj are desperately needed by all.”

The transformative power of the Hajj

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

” The power of the Hajj is truly a divine mystery: It has the power to purify and transform the most awkward and sinful characters into the most luminous and radiant people. How this happens, Allah alone knows, but it happens, and that’s what’s important…”

A short khutbah on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is an outward journey tracing the spiritual history of Islam. It is also the inward journey each and every one of us must undertake, to find our own centre, in the Kaaba of our heart. What desires, what emotions and passions are still circling, making tawaaf around our spiritual heart? The spiritual heart, the qalb is the locus of our personality. This is our real driving force. Let’s make sure that it is surrounded by loving thoughts of Remembrance of our most Beloved, Allah…”

The Sacrifice of Abraham

By Atif Jung

As the season of the Great Pilgrimage, the Hajj, approaches, this is a good time to reflect on the examples of Prophet Abraham, and his son, Ismail. What can we learn about implicit obedience and unfailing trust, unshakeable faith in Allah? There are many important life lessons here….

Small deeds have a transformative impact

By Talha Asghar

Allāh does not only look to our actions, but also more importantly, to our intentions. We should never overlook or belittle even the smallest good deed. What appears insignificant to us could be hugely important to Allah. Our selfless actions driven by pure intentions can have profound transformative results ………