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  • We no doubt manifest stupidity and ignorance of our dīn and of the meaning of jihad, if we abandon our weapons for that jihad and engage in nonsense, if we resist external tyrannies while in our own interior selves we permit the tyrannical forces of passions to maintain their regimes unchallenged.

  • In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, O my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord! And accept You my Prayer. O Controller of the hearts! Make my heart steadfast in Your Dīn.

  • At Dawn and Evening

    At dawn, again and again, each evening,
    My eyes, due to love of you, keep weeping .
    My liver, bitten by the snake of desire,
    No doctor nor charmer has the means of curing.
    For none but he who inflames me with desire
    Can, if he chooses, quench that raging fire.

  • On the True Nature of Death -1-

    Death signifies the incapacitation of the members in their entirety, all of which are the tools of the spirit. By the 'spirit' I mean that abstraction through which man apprehends the sciences, and the pains of sorrow as well as the pleasures of happiness. However completely its authority over the members may be annulled, these sciences and perceptions continue ...

  • Justice [al-‘Adl]

    The political participation of Muslims in the West may even vary significantly from country to country, depending on the circumstances prevailing in each place and the costs and benefits of that participation, which are to be determined by the people living there. Establishing justice is also not limited to direct political participation and in many cases other ...

  • A Fleeting World

    We no longer inhabit history; we are history’s orphans. Inhabiting history meant being able to sketch an outline of the future and guide ourselves with a glance at the rearview mirror. Hence the other distinctive feature of globalization is its dangerous novelty. Such specificity makes our future impenetrable; our misted rearview mirror no longer serves us well. ...

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