Loving and Living the Quran

In this episode, we discuss the virtue of trustworthiness, what it means to be trustworthy and how we can become more trustworthy 

Direct download: Lecture_9_Trustworthiness_151031.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

In this episode, we recap lectures 1-7 and the various virtues that were discussed over the few days

Direct download: Lecture_8_Recap_Essential_Virtues_20151023_142626.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

In this episode, we discuss the virtue of courage as it relates to character development. When we think of courage, we may think only of bravery but courage is so much more and includes living up to your life purpose despite the fears and uncertainties that haunt you. 

Direct download: Lecture_7_Courage_20151021_.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

In part 6 on the series Essential Virtues for Developing Nobility of Character, we discuss generosity - of material things and generosity of spirit and how it relates to living a life of virtue

Direct download: Lecture_6__Generosity_edited_151020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

In this session, we discuss the powerful practice of gratitude which has been called "the secret sauce of happiness"

I have been sent to perfect the nobility of your character”. Prophet Mohammed (saw)

The Holy Prophet (saw) articulated his mission as supporting the perfection of character of his Umma. He himself was a living example of what nobility of character looks like in action. The Quran testifies to this by saying “And most surely you are of a tremendous nature.” (The Holy Quran, 68:4 )

In these series of talks, we will inshallah discuss the essential elements of a noble character as taught to us by the Prophet (saw) and his family. We will discuss various aspects of virtues that make up a Noble Character, such as Courage, Compassion, Patience and Gratitude among others.

We will focus on practical tools to nurture and strengthen these virtues within ourselves so that we can help realize the mission of the Holy Prophet (saw).  At the end of the series, we hope to have a clear picture of what the virtue looks like in action and practical ways to practice the virtue for ourselves in our daily lives.

 

Direct download: Lecture_5_Gratitude.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

In this session, we discuss what is compassion (hilm) and how to develop it

I have been sent to perfect the nobility of your character”. Prophet Mohammed (saw)

The Holy Prophet (saw) articulated his mission as supporting the perfection of character of his Umma. He himself was a living example of what nobility of character looks like in action. The Quran testifies to this by saying “And most surely you are of a tremendous nature.” (The Holy Quran, 68:4 )

In these series of talks, we will inshallah discuss the essential elements of a noble character as taught to us by the Prophet (saw) and his family. We will discuss various aspects of virtues that make up a Noble Character, such as Courage, Compassion, Patience and Gratitude among others.

We will focus on practical tools to nurture and strengthen these virtues within ourselves so that we can help realize the mission of the Holy Prophet (saw).  At the end of the series, we hope to have a clear picture of what the virtue looks like in action and practical ways to practice the virtue for ourselves in our daily lives.

 

Direct download: Lecture_4_151018_001.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

 

 In this lecture we discuss the virtue of Sabr which is usually translated as Patience but it is so much more than that. In this lecture we discuss the three parts of the virtue of Sabr and what modern research says about it

Direct download: Lecture_3_M015.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

In this lecture we discuss the virtue of contentment and why it is the foundation of gratitude and compassion. 

Direct download: Lecture_2_Contentment_M2015.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

Essential Virtues for Developing Nobility of Character

I have been sent to perfect the nobility of your character”. Prophet Mohammed (saw)

The Holy Prophet (saw) articulated his mission as supporting the perfection of character of his Umma. He himself was a living example of what nobility of character looks like in action. The Quran testifies to this by saying “And most surely you are of a tremendous nature.” (The Holy Quran, 68:4 )

In these series of talks, we will inshallah discuss the essential elements of a noble character as taught to us by the Prophet (saw) and his family. We will discuss various aspects of virtues that make up a Noble Character, such as Courage, Compassion, Patience and Gratitude among others.

We will focus on practical tools to nurture and strengthen these virtues within ourselves so that we can help realize the mission of the Holy Prophet (saw).  At the end of the series, we hope to have a clear picture of what the virtue looks like in action and practical ways to practice the virtue for ourselves in our daily lives.

Direct download: Lecture_1_M2015.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT

This episode is part of a longer live traiing on practicing forgiveness. In this section, we explore the cost of holding onto resentments and discuss how and why we form grievances. Once we recognize how holding onto resentments robs us of joy and saps our energy, we can begin the process of healing ourselves from the poison of resentment. 

 

Direct download: Retreat_-_forgiveness_-_part_1.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

  • What does it mean to say that Allah swt will bring small acts of goodness to light?
  • What are the worldly benefits of doing small acts of kindness?
  • How can we practice doing small acts of kindness every day?
Direct download: Reflection_on_Sura_Luqman_v_16.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

In the final session on Sura Saba, we discuss accountability and summarize the message of the Sura

Direct download: Sura_Saba_v_51_-_54.mp3
Category:Quran Reflection -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

In these verses, Allah swt is asking us to awake our consciousness through contemplation. The HP (saw) is asked to present rational and logical arguments to the people to invite them towards faith

Direct download: Sura_Saba_v__45_-_v_50.mp3
Category:Quran Reflection -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

Sura Saba v 40 - 45

In this episode we talk about the arguments used by the Quraish to disbelive in the message of the Quran 

Direct download: Sura_Saba_v_40_-_45_.mp3
Category:Quran Reflection -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Continuing our study of Chapter 34, Sura Saba. In this episode, we discuss how arrogance, power and materialism caused the Meccans to disbelieve in the message of the Quran

Direct download: Sura_Saba_v_31_-_39.mp3
Category:Quran Reflection -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

Do you find that your temper gets in the way of maintaining good family relationships? Do you find yourself focusing on the challenging aspects of other's personalities? Here are some suggestions to manage anger so that it does not get in the way of great family relationships.

Direct download: Restraining_Anger_and_Maintaining_Family_Relations_091015_001.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

Many of us struggle to focus and maintain concentration when we pray. Sometimes it seems that the harder we try to focus, the more difficult it appears. This session is the recording from a live session from 2007, where we explore the issue of concentration in salaat and discuss various strategies to improve focus. 

Direct download: Perfecting_Your_Salaat_.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Leading up to Ramadaan, I will inshallah try and upload some sessions on self development. Here is one from a live session in 2009. It introduces the concept of self knowledge and briefly covers the steps to getting to know ourselves

Direct download: Accessing_Self_Knowledge_through_Taffakkur.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

We would like our children to have a strong character, be self regulating and make morally conscious choices, even when we are not around to guide them. What does moral consciousness look like? What are the elements and what can we practically do to nurture moral consiousness in children. This is a very brief introduction to the seminar series


How can we use the precious gift of time so that we do not regert wasted oppurtunity?

Direct download: Regret-Free_Life_Majlis_4_Managing_Time_091225.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

In the third part in our series on Living a Regret Free Life, we discuss the power of words and language. What do you think people regret most, saying something or staying silent?

Direct download: Regret-Free_LIfe_Majlis_3_Power_of_Words__091224.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Research shows that on their death bed, people often regret that they did not heal or complete their relationships. In this episode, we explore what it means to have complete relationships and also talk about the meaning of forgiveness 

Direct download: Regret-Free_LIfe_Majlis_2_Relationships_091217.mp3
Category:Quran, Family Relationships, -- posted at: 6:10am EDT

In ths series of talks, we explore what many people regret at the end of their lives and practice ways to live a fulfilling and peaceful life

Direct download: Regret-Free_LIfe_Majlis_1_Taking_Action__091215.mp3
Category:Personal Virtues -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

In these verses, we study the enlightening story of the people of Saba and discuss the lessons we get from it.

In verses 21-30, the Prophet (saw) is asked to discuss Tawheed with the disbelievers in a very logical way. 

Direct download: Sura_Saba_v_15_-_30_150121_002.mp3
Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

Brief presentation on Strong Families and practical ways to strengthen family bonds

Direct download: Noor_Presentation_on_Strong_Famiilies_150116_001.mp3
Category:Family relationships -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Part of a longer workshop on Strenghening our Families. In this episode we try and understand why it is so challenging to maintain a healthy family

Direct download: Challenges_faced_by_the_Modern_Family.mp3
Category:Family relationships -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

In these verses, we are given beautiful life lessons about leadership, work-life balance, giving your best, and power, through the stories of Nabi Dawood (as) and Nabi Sulaiyman (as). 

Direct download: Sura_Saba_v_10_-14_150114_001.mp3
Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

Part of a longer workshop on Strengthening our Families, in this episode, we discuss characteristics and habits of strong families.

Direct download: Traits_and_Characteristics_of_Strong_Families.mp3
Category:Family relationships -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

1