Muhammad Asad

Muhammad works in education and holds undergraduate degrees in History and Law. He studied Arabic and Qur'an in his teens and during his time at University took an active part in the ISOC and organised lectures and other charity events for students. He currently enjoys studying and writing about Islamic and British History.
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40 Hadith Life Hacks

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Life lessons from Imam Nawawi’s famous collection

21 Dua Gems

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21 Duʿā Gems 💎 to Rejuvenate Your Relationship with Allāh We all go through moments in our lives where we feel our spiritual and emotional connection with our Lord is lacking or diminished for one reason or another. I have personally heard this complaint from different brothers – laymen and students of knowledge alike. This may be due to work commitments, a busy family life or a difficulty they have faced. With students of knowledge, some complain that the academic side of learning sacred knowledge, researching and even teaching can become monotonous at times leading to a decrease in zeal

How to give advice without causing offence

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The Importance of Giving Sincere Advice in Islām Giving naṣīḥah (sincere advice) enjoys a sublime and exalted position in Islām, and how could this not be the case since it is a concept that is found many times in the Qur’ān as Allāh’s (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) Prophets and Messengers (ʿalayhim al-Salām) such as Ibrāhim (ʿalayhi al-Salām), Mūsa (ʿalayhi al-Salām), ʿĪsa (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and Muḥammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), all informed their people that the nature of their mission was to be a warner, give caution against disobedience to Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) and to provide glad tidings (of reward)

The Devil Whispers…

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Insinuating Thoughts from Shaytaan (Wasāwis): Its Roots, Causes, Effects and Effective Remedies Definition Insinuating thoughts (waswasa in Arabic – the plural being wasāwis) from the Devil (Shaytān) is an illness many people, including Muslims, suffer from. These insinuating thoughts can come to the righteous, the wicked and the pious. The result of paying a great deal of attention to these insinuating thoughts can be very detrimental to ones spiritual, emotional and psychological well-being. If a person keeps paying attention to these thoughts, the spiritual illness that results from it resembles insanity. Roots and Causes Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) has informed

Having Ḥusn al-Ẓann of Allāh in Testing Times

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Having Good Thoughts (Ḥusn al-Ẓann) of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) in Times of Trial & Affliction Jābir b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Ansāri relates that he heard Allāh's Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) say three days before his death: "None of you should die except whilst assuming the best about Allāh." As Muslims, we should always assume the best about our Lord. As long as we are striving to engage in good deeds, we should expect the best outcome. We should expect that Allāh will accept our good deeds; and from His grace, He will forgive us and bless us to live

The Role of Women in Preserving Islamic Scholarship

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Women play a crucial role in the formation of society. She is the first school for her children. If they are brought up correctly, then a nation will emerge from those children - prosperous, content and upright. There are many roles a woman plays throughout her entire life; daughter, wife, mother, friend etc. Within these roles, far from being the passive, oppressed victim of popular stereotype, Muslim women are seen to be an active person and have a valid contribution to make at every level of community life. At a time when Muslim women are being increasingly attracted by the

Islamic History: The Lifeline of the Muslims

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Allah has taught us that the study of history and obtaining lessons from it are essential for the success of mankind in this world and the hereafter. The events of past nations remind us that some nations were destroyed as a result of their bad deeds whilst others attained success on account of their good deeds. The events corresponding with the coming of prophets such as: Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, and Musa; and the plights of: Pharaoh, Nimrod, ‘Ad, and Thamud have not been related to us in order to bring about amusement and entertainment. Rather, they are to: warn against