On cleaning the heart

This is a great talk by Sh. Hamza Yusuf, may Allah preserve him! It well summarizes many longer works on the ailments and cures for diseases of the hearts. And addresses modern problems. It sounds fairly old, from the audio, but still very relevant. Good quick overview of knowledge in the Muslim world and our tradition of scholarship too. If you haven’t followed longer series on diseases of the hearts, this is a must-listen talk. Even if you have, its a reminder and we all need reminders. May Allah purify our hearts and give us the strength to desist from modern vices.

Seven steps of highly effective Muslims


Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullah,
This talk by Sh. Hamza Yusuf is very beneficial inshaAllah. It is an interpretation of Stephen Covey’s famous book, ‘the seven steps of highly effective people’. If any of you have read this book, as I’ve been blessed to almost a decade ago, you’d immediately understand how valuable the steps given in it are. This talk is especially luminous as it takes the material there and analyzes in with respect to the life of our beloved Muhammed (Sal), indeed THE most successful human being ever. Please do try to listen, it is long, but not a minute wasted inshaAllahu ta’ala

Prep for Ramadan Halaqa, Sh. Hamza Yusuf talk and other links

Jazakum Allah Khairan for a truly blessed time yesterday. For those of you who missed it, we covered ayaath 21-28 of Sura al-Bakarah and the first two ayaath of Sura Alaq (the latter we have done before as well mashaAllah).

As part of our Ramadan prep, we listened to this beautiful, soothing and very helpful short talk by Sh. Hamza (link below, please do listen if you haven’t). We will continue with Ramadan prep during our next session, inshaAllah I will be better prepared. It will be great if everyone coming can write down 10 sentences on what they love about Ramadan and we can share our reflections. So that is homework 🙂
[homework also- figure out about sajada tilaawat, and when and how to make it…]

You can find a host of speakers/talks at this site

And here are two nice and new web resources-
You can subscribe here and be sent a quranic word a day, it’s a great way to learn! The words are easy and follow a grammatical pattern, so it will help to recognize the patterns too

And this is a new site very nicely presenting information on our beloved prophet (sallalaahu alaihi wasallam)