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“Seek Me Among the Poor.” – Prophetic Guidance for Success, Victory, and Wealth

By Muslema Purmul

The suburban Muslim community in America has a problem. Our masajid are in shambles because we think money alone can save them. We believe the wealthy and powerful can change our condition.

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Awe, the Experience of Time, and Well-Being

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught us that one of the signs of the end of times is that time will start to move more quickly. Scholars of Islam have interpreted this statement in different ways, but especially for those living in metropolitan areas of the United States, it is easy to understand.


Sermon – Why I Care to Follow the Prophet (pbuh) | Audio

Friday sermon by Shaykh Jamaal Diwan entitled, “Why I Care to Follow the Prophet (pbuh).” Delivered at Islamic Center of Irvine on 4/10/2015.

(Audio time ~26 mins)



The Heirs of the Prophets: Reflecting on an Important Hadith

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The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said, “Knowledge is to be carried in every generation by the upright and just. They repel from it the distortions of the over-zealous, the forgeries of the fabricators, and the misinterpretations of the ignorant.”

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“How Can I Improve My Faith and Character?” — 3 Elements for Growth

This is a question that we commonly receive. I think that an answer to it, although there are many, can be found in the example of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

There are three elements constantly present in the life of the Messenger that can be adapted and applied to our own lives as well.

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Life After Death: How Can I Help and Benefit Someone After They’re Gone?

It is often said that, “you don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone.” As much as this is true for objects and material blessings in life, it is also true with one of the most difficult stages of life– death.