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The Inner Fiqh of Fasting

The proof of Islam [hujjatu-l islam] Al-Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (may Allah be well pleased with him) has elucidated succinctly in his magnum opus, “ihyâ ‘ulûmu-d dîn” (Revival of the Islamic Sciences), the inner dimensions of fasting. The late “Sultan of translators” Sidi Mukhtar Holland (may Allah have mercy on him) translated the Imam’s sublime words in […]

Salat before Zawal on Friday

Amongst the propriety of Fridays is to arrive at the mosque as early as possible for the Friday service. Upon entering the mosque, one should perform the recommended prayer of Greeting the Mosque [tahiyyat al-masjid]. Then, if there is adequate time before meridian [zawal], one should aim to perform the following prayer mentioned by Sayyiduna al-Shaikh Muhyuddin Abdul Qadir […]

Salat Al-Kanz Al-A’zam

The Salutation of the Most Splendid Treasure” [salatu-l kanzu-l a’zam] is one of the most blessed and beautiful salutations upon the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. It is attributed to both the lordly cardinal pole [al qutbu-r rabbani] Muhyiddin Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani and the proof of Islam [hujjatu-l islam] Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (may Allah be […]

Du’a li-Yawm Al-Jumu’a

This supplication is attributed to the Sultan of the ascetics and Imam of the Sufis, Ibrahim bin Adham al-Balkhi, may Allah be well pleased with him. He is reported to have made this entreaty every Friday, morning and evening. To conclude the prayer, we have appended one of Shaikh Ahmad ibn Idris al-Hasani’s unique salawat, […]

Du’a Al-Nur and Wird Al-Tirmidhi

There are many supplications [ad’iyya] that are known as the “Supplication of Illumination” [du’â’a-n nur]. The version presented here ranks as the resplendent jewel of them all for it is from the Paragon of creation, our beloved Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace. It is a mainstay of the khas al-Khawas or crème de […]