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Sign up for a deed beloved to God

Sign up for a deed beloved to God

Assalam alaykum dear Sister, dear Brother The Prophet ﷺ said "The deeds most beloved by God are those done regularly, even if they are small." Would you commit to offering an act of worship, done regularly, no matter how small? Commit to being a monthly donor for our projects: the Rhoda and Lotus. We want you to have a share in these projects and t

Hymn for the Prophet’s Birthday

Hymn for the Prophet's birthday is a beautiful song composed by Abdullah Quilliam, one of England's first Muslims. Read his story here.  Listen to the song being sung by Sanad Collective members recently at RIS here. Hymn for the Prophet's birthday The people that in darkness sat A glorious light have seen; God's prophet now to them hath come Muham

You are in My Care: Messages from your Lord

You are in My Care: Messages from your Lord

BismIllah Bring God's Messages of Care into your everyday Description: This calendar was lovingly produced by our very own team. Each month features a photo by a Sanad Collective member, and a Verse of Quran translated based on Shaykh Hamdi’s tafseer and explanations. Intention: The intention behind this calendar is to bring into clear focus God’s

Let’s Make Rabi’ al Awwal Special!

Let’s Make Rabi’ al Awwal Special!

The Scholars tells us that the most important action we can do in the month of Rabi' al Awwal is to show joy and happiness, in gratitude for the birth of Prophet Muhammad .   This is a season of peace. Watch this beautiful talk by Anse Tamara Gray, in which she discusses how we can tap into and express that peace and joy. Our children should feel h

Reflections on the First Jummah at the Rhoda

My words feel tired, redundant and forced For I am but an observer full of remorse That I am not yet living up to the esteem Allah has created each soul to hold I saw a slave shedding tears more beautiful than autumn leaves and wished I could feel that close to my Master’s Door And then I was reminded there are different stations all of us can stri

Part III

What is True Guidance? Here, I would like to reflect on very important Verses of Quran, on the subject of being rightly guided. These are not Verses known by or quoted by the extremist groups, since they don’t delve very much into Quran itself for guidance. But extremists claim to be rightly-guided, while they claim the rest of us are not. Let us s

Part II

Part II

What puts a person on the path of misguidance? I have worked with many young men who were on the path of extremism, violence and hatred. The ones I worked with were those who had already begun to wake up and came to realize that they were on a completely misguided, unholy path. I asked them afterwards what put them on such a path to begin with. One

Against Extremism: Reviving the Abrahamic Call

BismIllahirRahmanirRaheem Text from Shaykh Hamdi's Talk at Interfaith Gathering in Montreal, November 16, 2015 PART I | PART II | PART III First I would like to say very clearly: what we saw in Paris is not an issue of religious extremism. We believe, according to the teaching of the Prophet ﷺ, that these people, Daesh, are the hounds of hell, and

Stop!

In Arabic, one of the names of the Day of Arafah is “Yowm al Waqfah” because the verb waqafa in Arabic means 'to stand' and this is what the pilgrims do on this day - they stand on the mountain and the plains of Arafaat, making supplication to their Lord and repenting for a lifetime of mistakes and sins. But the other meaning of waqafa is 'to stop.