Tuesday, September 30, 2008



AsSalamu'alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

Insha'Allah you are well and benefited much from the mubarak month that has now nearly departed.

The other night I was sitting at Risalah feeling really sad that with Ramadan over I wouldn't be going there each night, hearing the Qur'an and the sweet dhikr in between rakats...last night I felt even more broken-hearted because I knew it was likely the last tarawih since it seems that Eid will probably be tomorrow, and I felt full of regret about how much more I could have done with the month...how many lost opportunities! Then I remembered that a few days ago Shaykh Ramzy was telling Salik that it is better to be in such a state of broken-heartedness, than to feel content with oneself -- Allah is with the broken-hearted.

As I was pulling in from work today, listening to Shaykh Murad's "Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife", I thought, subhan'Allah, Allah is so Rahim. He could have made it so that we would fast for 30 days in Ramadan and then it would be over without any celebration or Eid. Yet, in His Mercy, He gave us Eid, so that we wouldn't be overcome by sadness at the parting of Ramadan and instead we could busy ourselves with festivities and gifts, friends and family.

O which of your Lord's bounties will you deny?

Although we await the sighting of the moon to determine Eid, Salik and I wish each of you a very blessed Eid. We pray that Allah accept all of our fasts, prayers, supplications, and good deeds, even though they be deficient. We pray that Allah bless us with another Ramadan and make us better servants as a consequence of the Ramadan that is soon to leave us. Ameen.

Eid Mubarak!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sh. Yahya Reflection

Those who are arrogant in this life will be raised as ants in the next life: tiny and trampled upon.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Ramadan Mubarak!


AsSalamu'alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

Ramadan Mubarak!

Alhamdulillah to the One who has given us life to experience Ramadan once more.

May Allah Most High open for each one of us the doors of mercy, forgiveness and reward. Ameen.

May we emerge with enlightened hearts, refined characters and experience an ever-increasing closeness to Him. Ameen.

May He grant us all a forgiveness for our shortcomings, transgressions, and faults - those we do knowingly and unknowingly, openly and in secret, once or oft. Ameen.

May we be given the good of this world and good of the hereafter. Ameen.

May we cross happily over a widened bridge, drink from the hands of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) a drink that will forever quench our thirst, and may we then be with our loved ones and our Lord in eternal bliss. Ameen.

We ask that you forgive us if we have wronged you and we both wish you a very blessed Ramadan. May Allah accept your prayers and grant us all that is khayr. Ameen. Please remember us in your mubarak du'as.

Peace & blessings be upon our beloved master Muhammad, his family, companions, and all those who follow him until the Last Day.

Salik & Salikah