Safinatun Naja’ Translated into English

This popular introductory text on Shafi’i Fiqh is now available in English translation. This is the text I had been learning from in Kuching, struggling to learn from an Arabic text with Bahasa Malaysia explanations. This will help me enormously. Translated by Abdullah Muhammad al-Marbuqi al-Shafii, God bless him for his efforts, and graciously made […]

Selections from the Hikam

Selections from The Hikam of Ibn Ata’Allah al-Iskandari: If you want the door of hope opened For you, then consider what comes to you from your Lord, but if you want The door of sadness opened for you, Then consider what goes to Him from you. || One of the signs of relying on one’s […]

Charitable Missions

Metafilter has an interesting thread today about plans by the Southern Baptists to send missionaries to Iraq after the war: “Two leading evangelical Christian missionary organizations said Tuesday that they have teams of workers poised to enter Iraq to address the physical and spiritual needs of a large Muslim population.” I think the interesting question […]