When speaking on Islam or introducing Islam at various venues it is very common to face the question: Did Islam spread by the sword?
Sometimes it is phrased as a question and sometimes as the more familiar embedded accusation in the middle of another question or comment, “but Islam spread by the sword…” Continue reading “Did Islam Spread by the Sword?”
The suburban Muslim community in America has a problem. Our masajid are in shambles because we think money alone can save them. We believe the wealthy and powerful can change our condition. Continue reading ““Seek Me Among the Poor.” – Prophetic Guidance for Success, Victory, and Wealth”
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught us that one of the signs of the end of times is that time will start to move more quickly. Scholars of Islam have interpreted this statement in different ways, but especially for those living in metropolitan areas of the United States, it is easy to understand. Continue reading “Awe, the Experience of Time, and Well-Being”
Shaykh Jamaal will be holding programming in SD on the weekend of April 17, 2015 in San Diego, hosted by the Islamic Center of San Diego.
Friday Sermons at ICSD: “If the youth are not initiated into the village they will burn it down just to feel its warmth.” Continue reading “Weekend of Programming in San Diego”
Friday sermon by Shaykh Jamaal Diwan entitled, “Why I Care to Follow the Prophet (pbuh).” Delivered at Islamic Center of Irvine on 4/10/2015.
(Audio time ~26 mins)
*Updated from the original posted on virtualmosque.com.
The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said, “Knowledge is to be carried in every generation by the upright and just. They repel from it the distortions of the over-zealous, the forgeries of the fabricators, and the misinterpretations of the ignorant.” Continue reading “The Heirs of the Prophets: Reflecting on an Important Hadith”
This is a question that we commonly receive. I think that an answer to it, although there are many, can be found in the example of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
There are three elements constantly present in the life of the Messenger that can be adapted and applied to our own lives as well. Continue reading ““How Can I Improve My Faith and Character?” — 3 Elements for Growth”
It is often said that, “you don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone.” As much as this is true for objects and material blessings in life, it is also true with one of the most difficult stages of life– death. Continue reading “Life After Death: How Can I Help and Benefit Someone After They’re Gone?”
When Religious Leaders Fail | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
The second level of disillusionment is with the community at large. Here are the aforementioned points that deal with this level: Continue reading “Strangers in My Mirror: Disillusionment with the Community and the Self”
Different imams and students of knowledge have different approaches to how they deal with the breadth of Islamic scholarship and practice. Below is a brief outline of where we stand on some important issues, our methodology. Continue reading “What Is Our Methodology?”