Category Archives: Islamic Scholarly Tradition

Ilm & Tasawwuf – Advice to Students

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Becoming a Muqarrab of Allah swt

Following is the transcript(not word-by-word) of a talk delivered by Hadhrat Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (db) in his UK tour on 16-09-2011 عَيْنًا يَشْرَبُ بِهَا الْمُقَرَّبُونَ [83:28] “A spring, from (the waters) whereof drink those Nearest to Allah“ سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ … Continue reading

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Islam & Secularism

Following is a transcript of a Jumu’ah talk delivered by Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed. [Taken from: HERE] For a Muslim man or a woman, a young man or a young woman on campus; a university Muslim faces a number of special … Continue reading

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An Academic Session: Imaan, Ihsaan and Ikhlaas

The western philosophy of history teaches that human beings are continually going to progress .So when they write their history they write it as the progress, advancement and what are they thinking? They are thinking in material terms , they are thinking in terms of scientific technology, they are thinking in terms of politics and economy , so much so that now western secularism believes that human beings are reaching the end of history.
According to the Deen , humanity, the Islamic philosophic history is that humanity is going on a decline. Not in progress but that’s because the Islamic philosophy is tracking something else. It’s not tracking materialism. It’s not tracking science or development or wealth or technology or that you have cars or space stations, it’s not looking at that Islamic philosophy of history is tracking spirituality. That says from the time onwards of Prophet s.a.w human beings are in a spiritual decline.
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Sincerity of a Scholar

This event has been narrated several times by Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed in his talks to students of ‘ilm: “There was a famous sultan by the name of Nizam-ul-mulk. Although he was a political ruler, he had a lot of love … Continue reading

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Secularism, Liberalism & Islam

Download Full Lecture –  MP3 [Following are a few highlights derived by Ms. Fouzia Arif from the super-amazing Lecture given by Shaykh Kamaluddin at IBA, on 18th December 2010] Secularism refers to taking religion out of the state, society and … Continue reading

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