By Imam Abdessalam Yassine Translated from the Arabic into English by Monir Birouk Source: Video Sunday Shawwal 10, 1426 / November 13, 2005 I seek refuge in God from Satan the accursed. In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Beneficent. May God’s blessings and pe
Ramadan is the month of blessings, bounties, and repentance. It is the month where we Muslims renew our relationship with God and ask Him to grant us His pardon and save us from the Hellfire. It is the month that weans the body from its desire for food, drink, and sexual pleasure so t
The following hadith, often referred to as ḥadīth ad-dīn describes Islam in a comprehensive manner. It defines four dimensions of the religion, the first three being the three levels of dīn – islām, īmān, and iḥsān, and the fourth dimension being the hereafter.
"The Day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children, But only one who comes to God with a sound heart" 26: 88-9. The heart is the realm of īmān; it’s a fragile microcosm that needs constant tending and great expertise in handling. Vital at this stage are constant remembra
The emissary from heaven has come down to earth to teach us the three stages of the path to God: islām, īmān and iḥsān. The first lesson is that it is in fact a path with a beginning a middle and an end. ...
Ihsan is why Islam as a religion exists. It is when the soul prevails over all and reconnects with its primordial nature. It entails a long and strenuous struggle-unless God wills otherwise and allows it to be; the work to be done involves one’s relationship with the Creator and creat
Among the incumbent attributes of the mūmin who aspires and strives hard to attain the station of iḥsān is to be sure of the Hereafter.
God –Glorified be He- says: “… and they are sure of the hereafter” [2:4].
We prize the hereafter also and above all because it’s the meeting place with the Beloved and His messenger. After spending a lifetime being useful and kind to God’s creation, cultivation one’s inner relationship with the Creator, the afterlife is where we hope to be rewarded with all