Hadith: Haste is from Shaytan

Hadith: Haste is from Shaytan

In a vital hadith, which is a statement or tradition of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, he is reported on the authority of Abdullah Muhaimin bin ‘Abbas bin Sahl bin Sa’d as-Saidi as having said, “Calm is from God, and haste is from Shaytan.“ This blessed teaching from the noble Messenger and Prophet of God ﷺ is of particular importance in our current …

Islam and the Law of Attraction

Islam and the Law of Attraction

Although the principles of the Law of Attraction have in recent years become widely popularized by the work of Rhonda Byrne in The Secret, relatively few have as of yet commented on the relationship between Islam and the Law of Attraction. Yet the role of the Law of Attraction in Islam is of paramount importance, and properly understanding the subject …

Why Do Muslims Go to Hajj in Mecca?

Why Do Muslims Go To Hajj in Mecca?

Every year, millions of Muslims go to Hajj in Mecca, fulfilling one of the Five Pillars of Islam, namely to make the Hajj in the holy and sacred city of Mecca at least once in a lifetime if able to do so. Yet in addition to the requirement of simply fulfilling one of the Five Pillars of Islam, what are …

On the Seeking of Pleasure

As human beings, we are naturally inclined towards and driven to seek pleasure. Yet the type of pleasure we seek and what one finds as pleasurable is largely determined by his or her state of consciousness. For one whose consciousness is localized in the lower self and based in ego (the mind and body), pleasure is the satiation of physical appetites and psychological experiences. …

The Universe is Love

Although it may not appear as such when we tune to the media and the constant negative news, the truth is that we live in an Ocean of Divine Love and Mercy, and that fundamentally the Universe is Love. By healing and correcting our perception, and by increasing our level of awareness and consciousness, we increasingly become aware that in …

The Universe is Alive

Although seldom spoken about, Islam is a way and a path that is deeply connected to the natural world and the cycles of the Universe. One of the most important realizations that come directly from the teachings of the blessed and noble Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the Holy Qur’an is the fact that the entire Universe is alive and that we …

The Secret Behind the Face of the Buraq

In the unique event known as the Night Journey, which is commemorated as Laylatul Isra wal-Mi’raj on the 27th night of the blessed month of Rajab, the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was carried upon the back of a winged spiritual steed possessing a human face known as Buraq in a profound mystical journey first to Jerusalem and then into the heavens and the Divine Presence of …

How to Eliminate Stress in 60 Seconds

The unfortunate consequence of a life and culture immersed in the pressures and burdens of the world, or dunya, is that we as human beings are chronically stressed. If unchecked, this perpetual pressure eventually takes a significant toll on the body, heart and mind. Although pervasive, stress can be overcome, and in this brief article and video, you will learn how …

To Be Dressed in the Attributes of Allah

A great spiritual teacher was once asked, what is tasawwuf, or “Sufism,” the spiritual path and dimension of the faith and religion of al-Islam. He replied, “To be dressed in the Attributes of Allah,” referring to the 99 Names and Attributes of God, al-Asma ul-Husna, regarding which the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Whosoever preserves and protects (hifz) the Asma ul-Husna, the 99 Names and …

Seeking Sacred Knowledge with Ustadha Linda Ayyash

Ustadha Linda Ayyash is a student and teacher of sacred knowledge. She has spent most of her life in the pursuit and study of this most noble of all fields of knowledge, and in this interview with Soul of Islam Radio, shares not only her personal experiences in seeking sacred knowledge, but also valuable and key insights and suggestions for …

Ten Forms of Quranic Recitation with Shaykh Mostafa Muftah

There are literally but a handful of master Quranic reciters in North America qualified to recite the noble and sacred scripture in all ten forms of recitation. Shaykh Mostafa Muftah is one of them, and in this engaging and inspiring episode of Soul of Islam Radio, he shares with us the profound depth and beauty of the perpetual miracle of …

Soul of Islam Radio : Compassionate Communication with Jamil Popatia

Compassionate Communication with Jamil Popatia

Compassionate communication, also often professionally referred to as Nonviolent Communication, is the conscious, aware and mindful approach to connecting with others from a state and intention of love, compassion, empathy, patience and sobriety. Al-Islam continually calls us towards developing a character of beauty and to exemplify nobility and excellence in all aspects of our lives as did the holy, noble …

Shaykh Faisal Abdur-Razzaq on Classical Islam

In this illuminating interview with Soul of Islam Radio, Shaykh Faisal Abdur-Razzaq sheds light on key aspects of Classical Islam, particularly as they relate to the contemporary practice of the modern Muslim. Beginning with the Hadith of Jibril (as), Shaykh Faisal describes the Three Levels of Islam and the vital importance of tasawwuf and tazkiyya, also known as Sufism and self-purification, on the path to …