Islamic21C Tazkiyah

Spirituality 8 Min Read

Justice (Inṣāf)

Allāh, Exalted is He, says, “You of faith! Be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allāh Alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, Allāh is more worthy of both. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth; if you

Spirituality 15 Min Read

The Levels Of Tawakkul: Trust and Reliance on Allah

All praise is due to Allāh and may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon the Seal of the Prophets, Muḥammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). The basis for this paper is the concept of Tawakkul, its levels and its benefits. Tawakkul itself translates as ‘trust and reliance’ which means

Spirituality 4 Min Read

The Reality of the Straight Path

We will expound upon the Straight Path in a succinct manner for the people have explained it in various ways all of them revolving around one essential fact. The Straight Path is the path of Allāh which He has put in place to lead mankind to Him; there is no

Spirituality 4 Min Read

The Heart’s and Body’s Relief Lies in Obeying Allah

This is a great secret from the secrets of Tawḥīd. The heart cannot become firm, it cannot find satisfaction and it cannot find tranquillity except by reaching out to Him. Everything that is loved and desired besides Him, it must be desired for no other than His sake. The One who

General Islamic Thought Propagation Spirituality 3 Min Read

Hypocritical Khushu’

The difference between (true) khushu`, engendered by faith, and hypocritical khushu` is that the former takes place in the heart for the sake of Allāh and is conduced by veneration, magnification, sobriety, dignity, and shyness. The heart breaks for Allāh, combining dread, bashfulness, love, and shyness with the perception of Allāh’s blessings and one’s

Spirituality 10 Min Read


Juwayriyyah, the mother of the believers (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanha) related that the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) left her sitting in her place of prayer one morning after having prayed Fajr. On his return during the forenoon he found her still sitting as he had left her, he asked,

General Islamic Thought Propagation Spirituality 5 Min Read

Protection Against Envy

Ibn al-Qayyim mentions ten ways in which a person can save himself from the harm of envy: 1) Taking refuge with Allāh 2) Taqwa of Allāh, fulfilling what He has ordered and avoiding what He has proscribed. 3) Bearing what he is afflicted with steadfastly, being patient and not fighting or killing

General Islamic Thought Propagation Spirituality 4 Min Read

Paradise Attained

Abū Hurairah reports that a bedouin came to the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) and asked, “Guide me to an action which I can perform and enter Paradise.” He (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) replied, “Worship Allāh without associating anything with Him, establish the prescribed prayers, give the obligatory

Spirituality 3 Min Read

The Final Goal

Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) says, “There is not a single thing except that its depositories and treasures are with Us.”  This verse contains one of the treasures , this being that nothing is sought except from the One who possesses its depositories and treasures, the One in whose hands lie

Spirituality 9 Min Read

The Straight Path

Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) says, “This is My Path and it is straight, so follow it. Do not follow other ways or you will become cut off from His Way. That is what He instructs you to do, so that hopefully you will have taqwa.” The Straight Path is the