August 17, 2022
The instinct of reverence is innate and constant in human beings, for it is the feeling of the need for the Creator and the Organiser, regardless of how people interpret that Creator.
The instinct of reverence does not exist amongst the animals, it the only instinct unique to man. It is triggered when man perceives his own weakness and mortality which generates certain emotions
Man is frail, weak, easily hurt, prone to illness and is destined for death. He is nothing but a spec of sand in the vast Universe which submits to Allah (swt). Realising ones mortality aids in sparking the feeling of reverence and veneration of the immortal, Allah (swt).
The Western culture detracts people away from reverence. The ignition of the survival and procreation instincts dominates Western societies and those strongly affected by its culture. Unfortunately this reality has afflicted some Muslims where the reverence instinct is only ignited very occasionally, possibly in the month of Ramadhan, during an illness or when facing a death.
July 31, 2022
Trust in Allah is the path to reassurance and safety in the world of anxiety and disappointment
Here comes the role of Tawakkul, trust in Allah, which Allah commanded the prophets and the believers to abide by, and Tawakkul on Allah the Almighty is linked back to the Islamic creed, in it the confession of the servant and his submission to Allah, and handing over all his affairs to the one Creator, who disposes all his affairs, and the Manager of all his conditions, small and large.
In the biography of Sayyiduna Ibrahim, Sayyiduna Musa, Sayyiduna Esa, Sayyiduna Muhammad ﷺ and the other prophets, peace and blessings be upon them all, we have a good example, as they adhered to the rulings and orders of Allah, relying on Him (swt), taking the reasons leading to the results.
The Muslims will not return to their glory and strength without truly understanding the idea of Tawakkul in Allah in the correct manner and truly having trust in Allah (swt), because the greatest of things can not be achieved only by material strength. It is limited no matter how much it is, but the belief that there is a greater power; an unlimited power behind them who helps them, which is the power of Allah the Almighty.
August 29, 2021
Join us in this episode which will seek to answer some of the key questions around the latest developments in Afghanistan.
❗ What do the developments mean to the West & its agents; to the Muslim movements; and to the masses in the Muslim world?
❗ How do we understand the swift takeover by Taliban?
❗ Should Taliban declare a Khilafah? if not, what should it do?
❗ Does a military defeat necessarily mean political defeat? And when does a military victory lead to political victory?
❗ Has Taliban changed over the years, and if so, how?
❗ What are the challenges faced by Taliban after taking over?
August 18, 2021
How should we navigate through our way regarding all the information and misinformation that is available to us on all the different platforms?
Join us in this episode as Shiekh Rian unpacks this from an Islamic perspective.
June 26, 2021
5th Sahaba on the topic of "The 10 companions who were given glad tidings of Paradise" is Sa'd ibn abi Waqqas R.A.
Not very much is known or said about him r.a. like that of the first 4 Sahabas in this hadith, other than him being a great archer. However, he has a noble lineage and was part of many historical landmarks that made him a very special Sahabi and to be part of the ones who were given glad tidings of Paradise.
In this podcast, listen to the biography of Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas r.a. by Br Mohamed Trad to know and learn more about him.
June 15, 2021
Resuming our podcast series on the topic of "The 10 companions who were given glad tidings of Paradise", today's talk will be on 4th companion in the hadith, the 4th Khaleefah of Khulafah-ur-Rashidoon, Ali ibn Abi Talib R.A.
Ali R.A was known to be of a strong personality, a very good fighter and a trustworthy/eminent judge by previous 2 Khulafah under their leadership. He is also father of offsprings only through whom the lineage of Rasoolullah s.a.w survived. However, there is much more to his life and achievements than these which is summarized very well in this podcaat.
Listen to this podcast by Br Mohamed Trad on lineage and life of Ali ibn Abi Talib R.A.
April 10, 2021
Today's podcast is on the life of the 3rd Sahaba r.a. mentioned in the hadith of glad tidings of paradise and the 3rd Khalifah of Islam, Uthman ibn Affan r.a.
We all know about him r.a. as shy and handsome person. However, not much has been talked about his achievements as Khalifah and his steadfasntness when it came to impelemting Islam comprehensively in the land. This aspect of his life seems to be pale in comparison with that of previous two Khulafah, Abu Bakar r.a. and Umar r.a., but in reality it is not. It is equally important and is to be learnt by all muslims on this earth.
You can click below links to listen to previous 2 podcast of the series.
Abu Bakar Siddique r.a.
Umar ibn Khattab r.a.
Listen to Br Mohamed Trad touch upon the character and accomplishments of Uthman ibn Affan r.a. in this podcast as he briefly walks through his Seerah.