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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 29, 2018

Ritual acts of worship in Islam are intimately linked with natural phenomena, and with the current reliance upon technology, many have created an artificial division that has resulted in the deprivation of the spiritual dimension of these rituals. This bonus episode features a Friday khutba delivered on the first Friday after Ramadan 1439/2018 was concluded with the usual debates about how to determine what day Eid fell on. This is not about whether calculations or moonsighting is valid. Rather, it's about recognizing the spiritual ramifications of the decision to follow calculations and how that impacts our knowledge of God and in turn our relationship with Him.

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Jun 26, 2018

Is covering the hair for women really obligatory as part of the Hijab? How can one make their intention for the sake of God for everything without making it exhausting to continuously do so? Is working to improve one's situation a sign of lacking acceptance of God's tests to us? These questions and others from the listeners were included in this wide-varying episode.

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Jun 4, 2018

Fasting is a practice that according to the Quran has been prescribed upon Muslims as it has been prescribed upon those who have come before. At the external superficial level, it's described as the abstaining from eating, drinking, and having intimate sexual relations from the break of dawn until sunset. However, there is much more to this practice that one must be mindful off lest they risk being included in the Hadith stating that many who fast get nothing from it other than hunger and thirst.

This 5-part series explores the inner dimensions of fasting through covering two texts from Imam Abu Hāmid al-Ghazaālī's magnum opus "Ihya' Uloom ad'Deen" (Revivification of the Religious Sciences". The first text covered was "The Book of Breaking the Two Desires", and the second was "The Book of the Secrets of Fasting". 

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