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Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

The Divine Closeness

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad,

Ramadan is a special opportunity to cultivate khushoo’ (humility, modesty, complete self-effacement, a sense of broken-ness in the presence of Allah)…

The meaning of Purity

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
“The Prophet ﷺ said “Purity is half of faith, and the praise of Allah fills the scale. Glorification and praise fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is a light, charity is proof, and patience is illumination. The Quran is a proof for you or against you. All people go out early in the morning and sell themselves, either setting themselves free or ruining themselves.”
In this Friday Sermon, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad elucidates the meaning of purity in all its forms – from the purity of words and actions to the purity of our body as well as our inward & outward states.

Football, Glastonbury and the Hajj

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter)
Thousands of medieval pilgrims used to walk ( facing 120 degrees, south east) from the Church of St Benignus to Glastonbury Tor, in search of the Holy Grail. They didn’t realise that they were actually facing the Qibla (120 degrees south-east from the UK), and the real Holy Grail which is the Hajar Al Aswad (Black Stone) on the Kaaba in Makkah. This is just another example of the sacred geometry that Allah uses to point seekers towards the right direction, even though most people are unaware…

Mi’raj Recitation: Cambridge Central Mosque

Miraj recitation with Imam Ali Tos, Imam Sejad Mekić and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad at the Cambridge Central Mosque on 21 March 2020. A short talk on the Mi’raj was given by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.

The Correct Response

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
How should we Muslims engage with secular society? Being defensive, aggressive and judgemental doesn’t work. Finding common ground is difficult. How can we share our Islamic perspective with our neighbours, fellow students and work colleagues who have not grown up in a spiritual faith background? Addressing students in the Cambridge Muslim College, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad offers some useful advice..

A perspective on the pandemic

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
As the world goes into lockdown, this is a good time to reflect on our lives and our priorities. Shaykh Abdal Hakim offers some profound insights from the Quran and Sunnah, as well as from the rich history of Islam.
“During this time the atheist materialist world will be suffering from boredom, fear and financial anxiety. Its dilemma is clear: either leave people in their homes, or revive the economy. The fear of poverty and the fear of death are two agitated giants clashing in their hearts. To the extent that we have internalised our Islam, we will not suffer much from such clashes or from such fears. The future belongs to Allah, not to man. All is His, and we travel towards it as He decrees…”

2019 Ramadan moment by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
Inside the New Cambridge Mosque, a thoughtful and inspiring reminder delivered with quiet eloquence. Please share this with your family and friends…

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The Meaning of the Black Stone

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

(Speaking at Masjidul Quds in Cape Town, South Africa)

Millions of Muslims perform the Hajj and Umrah every year. The “Hajarul Aswad,” or Black Stone that sits in one corner of the Kaaba, is the starting point of the Tawaaf, or circumambulation ritual. This mysterious meteorite has a fascinating story which the Shaykh describes in his eloquent and evocative way.
Watching this video is highly recommended for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of what this amazing black stone represents….