Guidance


In today’s Khatirah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers a reminder about Verse 57 & 58, from Surah Yunus. Allah (SWT) says: “O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers. Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.”
{10: 57-58} Allah has sent down the Qur’an, and it is a means of cleansing, purifying and cleaning the diseases of the heart, and a guidance to tell us from truth to falsehood, from right to wrong, and a mercy for all the believers.

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The Faith Revival Episode 13: Guidance After Iman. We’re always asking God for guidance. But what comes first – guidance or faith?

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I’ll be speaking at the 2nd Annual Austin City Wide Iftar in Texas this Saturday, alongside the local mayor and others. You can buy tickets at the link below. As-Salamu Alaykum (Peace Be Upon You),

“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgement (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)..” (Q 2:183)

Please join us Saturday, June 3rd at the 2nd Annual Austin Wide Iftar in collaboration with the Austin Mayor’s office. Austin Muslim Civic Ambassadors uses the platform of an Annual Austin City Wide Iftar with the Mayor as a means to bridge the gap between local and state-elected officials and the Muslim community in Austin.

This iftar event will be held at the Asian American Resource Center at 7 pm with registration starting at 6 pm. Due to speeches by our key guests, the program will be starting earlier and ending with the iftar dinner. As the signature event for the AMCA organization, we are excited to announce that the guest of honor will be Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and our keynote speaker will be award-winning British Journalist Mehdi Hasan, on the annual list of ‘The 500 Most Influential Muslims’ in the world (‘The Muslim 500’).

Registration: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Doors Close: 7:00 pm

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of this event. If your organization is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please email us at austin.muslim.civic@gmail.com.

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– Fahad Jethwa, Financial Planning Specialist | Morgan Stanley

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“Had Allah lifted the veil for his slave and shown him how He handles his affairs for him, and how Allah is more keen for the benefit of the slave than his own self, his heart would have melted out of the love for Allah and would have been torn to pieces out of thankfulness to Allah. Therefore if the pains of this world tire you do not grieve. For it may be that Allah wishes to hear your voice by way of duaa. So pour out your desires in prostration and forget about it and know; that verily Allah does not forget it.”

— Ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah)

To my dear sisters (or brothers) who have been hurt or feel you or your children have been damaged by abuse:

I am so sorry for your pain. I pray Allah relieves all suffering from you and your family and heals all your wounds. It is NOT your fault and it is not too late for you or your family.

First, realize that Allah can mend anything. Absolutely anything. No matter *how much* damage you think has been done. Go to Him to mend you and your family.

Second, seek the resources (psychological and social) that are available for you. Sometimes Allah uses the creation as tools in our healing. Ask Allah to send those who can help you and your children heal. (Those who know of any resources anywhere in the world, please post in comments.)

And never, ever lose hope. You have taken the crucial first step. May Allah ease all your affairs and mend them. He is Al Jabbar (The One who Mends). Keep asking Allah for a way out and keep trying.

Lastly, I will give you a secret:
Repeat “La hawla wa la quwat illa billah” (there is no change in state, nor power, nor strength, except by Allah) excessively throughout the day. And I promise you will see miraculous openings, inshaAllah.

We are living in confusing times. But as believers we are given a powerful gift: Duaa. When you feel lost or unsure, dig deep. Let go of the steering wheel. Because every one of us is blind. Except whom He gives sight. Every one of us is lost. Except whom He gives guidance. And every one of us is in darkness. Except whom He gives Light. So close your eyes and let go. Then ask. Ask for His guidance and Light. Ask for Him to make the Truth clear from Falsehood. Beg for Him to steer you.
For truly, truly we cannot steer ourselves.

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I have been through some dark times in my life and I have had to make some very hard decisions. But I’ll tell you what I’ve learned…

Life isn’t supposed to be miserable. It isn’t supposed to be excruciatingly painful. It isn’t supposed to suffocate or drain you.
Are there parts of life that will make you feel this way? Yes. Absolutely. But, why? We *must* ask why. Why do we go through these things? Is it so that we stay still and bear it stoically? Is it to passively endure and call it “sabr” or patience?

Absolutely not.

In fact we go through misery, pain, suffocation for the exact opposite reason: To push us towards *change*. Movement. Growth. “Sabr” is not standing still. “Sabr” is not being passive. Sabr is the endurance necessary to make the change needed to *move* one step closer to where Allah wants us to be.

God created pain, in both the physical and spiritual world, as a wake up call. As a motivator and accelerator towards action, movement, and change to alleviate the pain.

When a person has an infection, they feel fever. When a person’s heart is clogged, they experience chest pain, or heart attack. A person can ignore fever or chest pain and call it “patience” or “sabr”. But if this pain is ignored and just numbed long enough, the sickness only increases. Until it actually kills us. Pain is a warning. A smoke alarm for the sleeping soul.

If you feel suffocated, it’s probably because you’re not getting enough oxygen. It works the same spiritually and emotionally, as it does physically.

Be brave enough to dig deep, to be honest. And then to take the action and change necessary to save your life.

But, be careful. Never, ever take this action alone. Seek strength and guidance in God. *Only* then will you never drown or get lost.

If you are sincere to your brothers and sisters who are scholars, activists, or hold any public position, the first thing you do for them is pray for their guidance and wellbeing. That’s not just tweeting well wishes to them, it’s sincerely invoking your Lord for them in private to succeed. Even the ones that you are convinced are doing something wrong, ask the turner of hearts to set them right for the sake of themselves and those who follow them.

Omar Suleiman

If you are sincere to your brothers and sisters who are scholars, activists, or hold any public position, the first thing you do for them is pray for their guidance and wellbeing. That’s not just tweeting well wishes to them, it’s sincerely invoking your Lord for them in private to succeed. Even the ones that you are convinced are doing something wrong, ask the turner of hearts to set them right for the sake of themselves and those who follow them.

If you are sincere to your brothers and sisters who are scholars, activists, or hold any public position, the first thing you do for them is pray for their guidance and wellbeing. That’s not just tweeting well wishes to them, it’s sincerely invoking your Lord for them in private to succeed. Even the ones that you are convinced are doing something wrong, ask the turner of hearts to set them right for the sake of themselves and those who follow them.

Don’t just start with sincerity, renew it throughout your deeds. Starting off on the right foot and on the straight path doesn’t protect you from crookedness once the race starts. It is harder to remind yourself of why you’re doing good once you’re in the thick of it and are enjoying it’s benefits. Cling to anything and anyone that reminds you of who you are and who you should be serving as you embark upon noble causes. May Allah keep our hearts pure, and our steps upon rightful guidance. Ameen


Hazrat Pir Allauddin Siddiqui, a true man of Allah, a beacon of guidance, and example of a perfect Sufi Master. He will always be remembered. May Allah have mercy on him. Fatiha for his soul.

Sad News
Hazrat Pir Allau-Din Siddiqui passed away

With a heart full of sorrow and grief, we announce that Hazrat Pir Allah-Din Siddiqui passed away, today in the UK. A great man of Allah, a murshid of our time, a man of shari’a, tariqa and haqiqah and charismatic religious leader. A man who changed the hearts of people and spread guidance around the world. He was a beam of light and pillar of the da’wa. I had the honour of meeting him and still cherish those moments.
On my behalf and on behalf of all the Ulema and Sufis of Syria – shām, which he visited and loved, I offer my sincerest condolences to his khalifa, to his family and to his disciples.
May Allah grant him the highest ranks in Al-Jannah. May Allah send onto him and his ancestors His infinite mercy.
We all belong to Allah, and to Him indeed is our return.
Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi

Followers on this wall are known to be outspoken but rarely hysterical; when we do disagree it’s usually respectful but just recently the unreconstructed rants over an article – not written by me – about a sheikh produced a wave of hysteria. As Aki Nawaz observed: “Islam is not a football team – I have seen Muslims fall over Scholars as some kind of idolization mirroring Rock stars – I understand the importance of guidance and knowledge but this is just beyond reason. You have the Prophet (pbuh) and you have the Quran and you have a brain – you know Allah is everything ” Is he right? Are we in the grip of some celebrity Islamic trend?

O My servants! I have forbidden dhulm (oppression) for Myself, and I have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except those whom I have guided, so seek guidance from Me and I shall guide you. O My servants, all of you are hungry except those whom I have fed, so seek food from Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except those whom I have clothed, so seek clothing from Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you commit sins by day and by night, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness from Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and you will not attain benefiting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all as pious as the most pious heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not increase My Kingdom an iota. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all as wicked as the most wicked heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not decrease My Kingdom an iota. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all to stand together in one place and ask of Me, and I were to give everyone what he requested, then that would not decrease what I Possess, except what is decreased of the ocean when a needle is dipped into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I account for you, and then recompense you for. So he who finds good, let him praise Allah, and he who finds other than that, let him blame no one but himself. [Muslim]
– Hadith Qudsi