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MMJ welcomes Imam Zubair Akkalath to the team

Habib Mansoor/ February 4, 2015/ Articles

Alhamdulillah, Malabar Muslim Jama-ath (MMJ) is pleased to welcome on board, Imam Zubair Akkalath as our Resident Imam & Scholar. Imam Zubair is an accredited asatizah, experienced Islamic lecturer and had previously served as Imam of Masjid Malabar in Singapore. Imam Zubair is conversant in English, Arabic, Malayalam, Urdu and understands Tamil. In MMJ, Imam will be actively involved in

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Attaining Allah’s Love

Habib Mansoor/ January 30, 2015/ Articles

Reposted from Muwasala. Original article here. By Habib Ahmad bin Abu Bakr, the father of Habib Umar bin Sumayt (may Allah have mercy on them and sanctify their secret) It is inconceivable that Allah’s love be in any way similar to human love, which may be defined as tenderness in the heart. Some scholars say Allah’s love is expressed in

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Balancing Seeking Knowledge and Spiritual Litanies

Habib Mansoor/ January 23, 2015/ Articles

Reposted from A Tunisian scholar asked Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him): How does one balance between seeking knowledge and spending time in the remembrance of Allah (reading awrad or litanies)? Habib `Umar answered: “The key to seeking knowledge is the soundness of one’s intention. If one’s intention is sound and

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Distinction between hadith and sunna

Habib Mansoor/ January 16, 2015/ Articles

Reposted article. (C) Nuh Ha Mim Keller, 1995 May Allah bless Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller and the administrator for posting the article. Amin! The word sunna has three separate meanings that are often mixed up by Muslims when the term arises in discussions. The first sense of sunna is in the context of shari’a rulings, in which sunna is

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Success on the Path to Seeking Knowledge

Habib Mansoor/ January 13, 2015/ Articles

Reposted from When Imam al-Shafi’i complained to his teacher Wakīʿ of his difficulty in retaining knowledge, he was given profound advice that would become famous lines continuously echoed centuries later: “Abandon sin. For knowledge is a light. And the light of God is not granted to the disobedient” Reflected in the wisdom of this luminary’s words, we find a

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Mawlid of Rasulullah (SAW)

Habib Mansoor/ January 2, 2015/ Articles

A beautiful article by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, reposted from The original can be found here. Do look through the website for many more informative articles. May Allah bless Shaykh Hamza immensely and allow us to benefit from him. Amin! The birthday of the Prophet, God bless and grant him peace, is a great blessing for our community and, indeed,

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Should We Celebrate Mawlid – the Prophet’s (s) Birthday?

Habib Mansoor/ January 1, 2015/ Articles

by Dr. `Isa al-Mani` al-Humayri, Department of Awqaaf, Dubai Office of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Dubai Administration of Ifta’ and Research Yes we should celebrate it every year and every month and every week and every hour and every moment! Nowadays, we find publications filled with lies and deception which mislead many Muslims into thinking negatively about the honorable

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Imam Zaid Shakir on the Hikam of Ibn Ata’illah

Habib Mansoor/ December 26, 2014/ Articles

Reposted from Article original from the May/June 2013 issue of the “Islamic Horizons”, a bi-monthly magazine from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Visit and for informative articles, excellent resources and classes. May Allah bless them for their work and contributions. Amin! ——————————————— Wisdom #1: “Among the signs one is relying upon actions is a lessening

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Imam Ghazali on the Inner Manners of Quran Recital

Habib Mansoor/ December 18, 2014/ Articles

Reposted. Original article can be found at Visit their excellent site for informative articles, resources and classes. Based on Imam Ghazali’s explanation in his Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din In the Name Of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful 1. One should understand the magnificent nature of the Qur’an. This is a divine gift from Allah, and a tremendous favor. One should

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