Posts Tagged "teachings"

Fussing Over the 15th of Sha‘ban

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Slider | Comments Off

Fussing Over the 15th of Sha‘ban

The 15th night of Sha‘ban has, for a time, become a source of much controversy and argument. Can it be singled-out with extra prayers and acts of devotion, or is doing so a bid‘ah?

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More Fish Please!

Posted by on May 18, 2008 in Politics & Society | 22 comments

More Fish Please!

Not too long ago, the United Nations World Health Organisation said: ‘Globally, there is enough food to feed the world. But to our shame we live in a world where food rots and people starve.’ Sh. Abu Aaliyah reminds us here about the prophetic remedy for this grotesque greed and consumption: zuhd – “worldly detachment.” Wealth, says our received wisdom, ‘is to be seen like the toilet: in that we have need for it, use it whenever necessary, but it has no place in our hearts.’ Our story begins with a simple Mexican fisherman and a sophisticated Harvard business graduate.

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