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by Sister Jenn Crooker We live in a world where so many of us feel alone, unguided and unsupported. We crave deep love but seldom find it. We pray but wonder if our prayers are being heard and answered. There is a love that does not disappoint, and a prayer that is always answered exactly as we ask it. The Prophet ﷺ said in an authentic Hadith in Sahih al-Bukhari “None of you believes until I am more beloved to him than his father, his children, and all people.” The truth is that many of us, deep down, are afraid of … Continue reading
Join us on a tour of our lands in the east and the west, and learn how these lands have been blessed with the light of tawhīd, and filled with the love of the Prophet ﷺ and longing for him. Among Muslims all over the world – among all the inhabitants of the world – the questions pose themselves… Where do we stand? What is our role? What is our affiliation? These are grave questions, and upon their answers lie our fate in this world and the next.
Anas reports from Maalak (r) that the Prophet (s) would stand on Friday with his back leaning on a trunk that was set in the mosque and give a khutba to people. A Roman came to him and said, “Shall I not make for you that which you will sit upon and it will be as though you are standing?” and he made a minbar for him which had two steps and a third that he would sit upon. When the Prophet of God (s) sat upon that minbar the trunk moaned as the lowing of an ox such that … Continue reading
It is 2015. I cannot believe it. I am old enough to remember when it was 1985! In November, 1984, Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale and became president of the USA. I was unhappy because on Election Day I was still not able to vote, since my birthday was November 8th and Election Day that year was the 5th. That same fall I visited the Black Hills and contemplated my relationship with God while crunching through the autumn pathways, and drinking from crisp and clear streams. Then in January, 1985 I found myself with my head pressed to the ground … Continue reading
In the quiet hush of night a woman pushes forth a child. Taken up by the women attending her, he is found already clean, and seems to be prostrating in his first moments. His grandfather takes him and names him. The praiseworthy one will grow into a unique young man; moral, upright, kind, gentle, intelligent. His people will call him the ‘Amīn’ or trustworthy one and will hand over their treasures to him for safekeeping. Over time his reputation will spread and people will be pleased to see him, pleased to have his help, and pleased to join hands with … Continue reading