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- The Inspirer of Faith -
O you who have attained to faith!
Remember God with unceasing remembrance,
and extol His limitless glory from morn to evening.


Two reeds drink from one stream. One is hollow, the other is sugar-cane. - Jalaludin Rumi

Guard your heart from heedlessness, protect your lower self from desires, guard your intellect from ignorance, and you will be admitted into the company of the vigilant. It is a duty for everyone to seek knowledge; that is, knowledge of yourself. - Jafar al-Sadiq

If someone remarks, "What an excellent man you are!" and this pleases you more than his saying, "What a bad man you are!" know that you are still a bad man. - Sufyan al-Thawri





The Importance of a Good Shaykh, from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (ra)

Recapturing Islam From the Terrorists © by Abdal-Hakim Murad

What The Seeker Needs by Muhiyy ad-Din Ibn 'Arabi

In Praise of God - The Prophetís Birthday BBC World Service by Hamza Yusuf

Beware of Extremists by Hamza Yusuf

Bin Ladenís violence is a heresy against Islam

Why Music Is Not Haram

Further Discussion Regarding Music

Should We Hate Non-Muslims?

Practical advice for the seekers of spiritual path by Shaykh Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (ra)

On the Branding of Unbelief by Imām Abū Ĥāmid al-Ghazālī

Make Silence Obligatory

Planning by Omar Tarhuni 

My First Year as a Muslim, Ten Years Later: The Failure of Muslim-American Leadership

The Silsilah

Dogs in the Islamic Tradition and Nature By Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl

How To Recognize A True Spiritual Path

Religion, Violence, and the Modern World



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