At a recent Friday prayer I heard a khateeb make these two points in the Urdu bayan (sermon) before the khutba…
- There is no deen [Islam] in English, only Arabic and Urdu
- We don’t know who writes the books in English
Any UK imam who thinks that parents must teach their kids Punjabi or Urdu in order for them to learn the religion has totally misunderstood the time and place in which he lives. It must asked of Continue reading There is no deen in English?
To know him is to love him.
Those who have studied the Seerah and related material like The Shifa of Qadi Iyad or the Shama’il of Tirmidhi or even those who have only sung songs and heard sermons in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace) cannot fail but to develop a deep and yearning love for the Prophet of Islam. It is a love quite unlike any other love. Indescribable and visceral. Our connection with Islam is only through his noble personality and character, and the more you read and come to know him, the more your love and yearing increases. Continue reading Book Review: Khasa’is al-Nabi wa Ummatihi translated as “The Unique Qualities of the Prophet and His Community”