Inspiration Living Islam

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.”

Living Islam

“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.

Living Islam

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.

Contemporary Issues

Strangers in My Mirror: Disillusionment with the Community and the Self

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


The second level of disillusionment is with the community at large. Here are the aforementioned points that deal with this level:

Contemporary Issues Education

What Is Our Methodology?

Different imams and students of knowledge have different approaches to how they deal with the breadth of Islamic scholarship and practice. Below is a brief outline of where we stand on some important issues, our methodology.