Category Archives: Biographies

Saints of Singapore

Note: this article is a work-in-progress. Please do bookmark this page and return periodically to check for updates. Saints in Islam are known by the Koranic term Awliya’ Allah or “friends of God”. Allah Most High emphatically declares in the Koran: أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ – الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَكَانُوا […]

Qasidah Al-Burdah – On His Heavenly Ascension

Imam Al-Busiri’s qasidatu-l burdah is an ode in praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) that has found universal fame. To commemorate the al-isra’ wa-l mi’raj season, we present here the English translation of the poem’s seventh section which is dedicated to the journey to a place where no creation has stepped foot. […]

Ziyarah

bismi Llah wa-l hamdu li-Llah, wa-s salatu wa-s salamu ‘ala rasuli Llah, wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa man wala, wa ba’d: Ziyārah or Ziyarat lexically means “visitation”, and is used to refer to travel to sacred and significant sites associated with Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the righteous, and even the general Muslims. It is a term […]

Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ

The following is the third in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The previous 2 articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents  Introduction Sheikh Nur […]

Ziyarat al-Salihin

The following is the second in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The previous and next articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents  Introduction […]