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When Religious Leaders Fail

When Religious Leaders Fail | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

 

Sexual Harassment.  Marrying a second wife secretly for a temporary amount of time.  Pedophilia. Pornography. Adultery and its kin: Developing ‘back-up’ plan relationships while married. Embezzling funds.  Spiritual abuse and false religious justifications for harmful/ immoral behavior. Slander.
Then you see their names on flyers for Islamic events, and hear them speaking about modesty,

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4 Ways to Know the Diseases of Our Hearts

A major portion of Islamic spiritual development is to be in the process of trying to rid ourselves of our spiritual diseases. In order to do that we have to not only be able to know them theoretically (See– The 5 Best Books on Tazkiyah for the Everyday Muslim) but also recognize them practically. What follows is a list of 4 ways to know the diseases of our hearts. It is adapted from Imam al-Ghazali.

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Key Concepts in Islam Safa Center Academy

The 3 Stages of Marriage in Islam – Key Concepts in Islam

In this session of “Key Concepts in Islam” we cover “The 3 Stages of Marriage in Islam”

There are three major steps for getting married in Islam: Consideration, Engagement, and Marriage Itself. Here we cover an introduction to them briefly. 

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The 5 Best Books on Tazkiyah for the Everyday Muslim

We often get questions about books. One of the most common categories for that question is in tazkiyah/spiritual development. So here’s our list of the top 5 best books on tazkiyah for the everyday Muslim.

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Living Islam

Beauty, Love, and Happiness

Part 2 | Part 1 – Starting Over

 

There is beauty in letting all pretenses and denials fall away, and standing before Him in full surrender. A poet described prayer: “We are in a garden, where our food is khushu’, and our drink is the tears that flow.”

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The Relationship Between Sufism and Fiqh

We often hear questions about sufism and people using the term as if it is a bad word. This translation from Saʿīd Ḥawwā’s Tarbiyatunā al-Rūḥiyya is a good, short piece explaining the truth of the matter.

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Key Concepts in Islam Safa Center Academy

The 5 Ethical Rulings – Key Concepts in Islam

A short video explaing the 5 Ethical Rulings in Islam. Part of the “Key Concepts in Islam” series.

Presented by Shaykh Jamaal Diwan