The Prophet’s Companions [aṣ-Ṣaḥāba] include the Emigrants [al-Muhājirūn] and the Supporters [al-Anṣār]. The Emigrants moved from Mecca to Medina, leaving their people and possessions for the sake of God and His Messenger. The Supporters are those who hosted and supported them.
The first of the Ten Attributes [al-Khiṣāl al-‹Ashr] arranged by Imam Abdessalam Yassine in a context of progress and ascent—moral and spiritual. Companionship and Community means to have a spiritual guide (who is also your temporal guide, unlike Sufi orders) who shows you the way to
Dīn literally means faith, way of life. Our dīn [that is, Islam] comprises three degrees one above another, one inseparable from the other: islām, imān, and eventually iḥsān. Islām (italicized) is to bear testimony that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is His Messenger, to pe
The term iqtisad used by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) presupposes two meanings: the first, intended in the hadiths, means enjoying the goods of this world moderately and renewing constantly one’ s intention, dedication, and direction towards God and the Hereafter. The
Fitna means trial, ordeal, chaos, and disorder. When jahiliya mixes with Islamic values in a Muslim society, that Muslim society is called a society of fitna. The period of fitna begins from the Umayyad’s coup until the present day. The Greatest Ordeal [al-Fitna al-Kubra] refers to th
Fiṭra means inborn disposition, innate nature. It is a Qur’ānic word that denotes the psychological core of the human being. This core, this profound sense of identity and deep innate nature, is the place where faith and trust in God repose. Fiṭra could be described as man’s spiritual
The former brothers of the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) are the messengers and prophets before him from Adam to Jesus (peace and blessings be upon them all). His later brothers are the faithful who believed in his mission but did not see him or met with him.
Justice is the law of God in the Muslim society even as brotherly giving and benevolence characterize the Islamic society. We insist very much on justice and equity as sociopolitical objectives because many Muslim activists pass them over in silence as being something obvious in Islam
Emigration for the sake of God and His Messenger consisted in leaving one’s homeland in the lifetime of the Prophet (God’s blessings and peace be upon him). Now, emigration is symbolic and consists in leaving the ideals, values, ethics, and lifestyle of jahiliya and fitna to embrace t
Iḥsān bears three meanings: The spiritual is to worship God with presence of heart and mind. The social is to be kind and generous to all God’s creation. The professional is to excel in all works and undertakings. As a reminder, the rungs of Islam are respectively islām, imān, and iḥs
Ijtihad is the effort of interpreting and adapting the sacred texts (namely from the Qur’ān or the hadith) to context in the absence of legal antecedents in the matter subject to ijtihad. A mujtahid is a Muslim scholar qualified to make ijtihad.