Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad’s advice for the youth

The following is an extract of an interview with Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad published earlier in the Fifteen21 Youth Magazine.

“If you are studying, especially religious subjects, you should read Imam al-Ghazali’s little book ‘O Youth’ (Ayyuha’l-Walad), in the excellent translation by the British Muslim scholar Tobias Mayer. He shows in very simple language how to study in a way that yields light, sincerity and blessing. My recent book Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions also tries to be uplifting for young people, dealing with modern political and intellectual questions in a hundred short sound bites.

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Event Alert: A Special Public Lecture on 27th March 2010

Event Alert: A Special Public Lecture on 27th March 2010 by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad and the launch of “Traveling Light” a DVD of lecture series based on Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ Ulumuddin.

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Al-Hamdulillah, wa Sallallah wa Sallama `Ala Sayyidina Rasulillah, wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa Man Walah, Wa Ba`du;

By the grace of Allah, we have had a great initial response to the fundraising event, RM15, 000 in just 1 week! We would like to express our profound gratitude to all our donors and supporters. May Allah reward you abundantly, bless you, your family and all those you care and love!

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Special Announcement: Visit by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad to Malaysia

We are pleased to be able to announce a brief visit by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad to Malaysia from 27th to 29th March 2010. This is being held under the auspices of Islamic Outreach ABIM and Fajr Symphony, and with the cooperation of the Assembly of Young Intellectuals (HAKIM). Previous visits by many great Muslim scholars in the last three years have received excellent feedback from participants. Activities planned include a Grand Fundraising Event for the Cambridge New Mosque Project and selected local charitable activities. The Fundraising Event will also incorporate the launch of Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad’s ‘The Traveling Light Series‘. Continue reading

The Golden Mean by Imam Al-Haddad

Know that moderation and steering a middle course are required in all affairs and must be maintained. It has been handed down that “the best of the things are the middle ones”. And, “Moderation, deliberation, and graceful manners are one of twenty-five parts of Prophethood.”

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Ayyuhal Walad – Dear beloved Son – du’a that can always be recited

Edited extract from Imam Ghazali’s Arabic Book ‘Ayyuhal Walad’ from His Three-Volumes Collection of Short Books ‘Majmu’a Rasail Imam Ghazali’

My dear beloved son! Do not forget me in your supplications (Du’a). You have desired that I should write a supplication (Du’a) for you [that you can always recite], so you should search for supplications in the book of ahadith (the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (saw) [especially] in Sahah Sitta (the six most authentic collections of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (saw) and memorize them. Likewise, many supplications have come [to us] from the methods of the Ahl al-Bayt (the family of Prophet Muhammad (saw), so search for them there. Recite the following [supplication], in particular, after every prayer (Salat):

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