الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ

The way of Islam is giving and receiving sincere advice.

Do not limit yourself to deep words and profound spiritual allusions but make provision for the afterlife before death comes, when fine words will be lost and the rak´as you prayed by night or day will remain…

Nasiha by Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id Burhani

Give voluntary charity as much as possible, for you owe more than merely the zakat obligatory. Make provision for the afterlife by giving while you have health and want to cling to your money out of fear of poverty, seeing life before you. Allah Most High says,

{ Whoever is watchful against the stinginess of his own soul, those shall be the successful'.}

Quran 59:9, meaning they shall be saved.

Perform the remembrance of Allah (dhikr) silently and aloud, in a group and when alone, for Allah Most High says,

{ Remember Me: I will remember you.}

Quran 2:152

  • Feeling Good?

    Just because something makes you feel good, it doesn’t mean it’s good for you. 

    Don’t sell your soul for instant gratification.


  • What Patience?

    Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day.

    Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

  • Put Falsehood to Death

    Implement the sincere advice of ʿUmar, may Allah be pleased with him:

    ‘Put falsehood to death by being quiet about it, and do not chatter about it lest the malicious come to know of it.’

  • Excuses for Exceptionalism

    Dear Nafs (Soul): Everyone is fully aware of how you will declare principles, lay down the law, draw lines in the sand and then give rationalizations and excuses for your exceptionalism and immunity from all of the above. The only thing exceptional here is your bad acting.

    Musa Furber @musafurber

  • Worship For?

    Worship is legislated for the mending of hearts & bodies, and the benefit of the worshipful.

    Musa Furber @musafurber

  • The Corruption of the Intellect

    The corruption of the intellect is the kernel of the corruption of ethics.

    The intellect is the foundation of the dīn.

    Usuli Institute Khutbah

The Best Advice Is the Quran

The Virtues of the True Servants of God
Yusuf Ali's commentary

1. They are humble and forbearing to those below them in spiritual worth,
2. they are constantly, by adoration, in touch with God,
3. they always remember the Judgment in the Hereafter,
4. they are moderate in all things,
5. they avoid treason to God, to the fellow-creatures, and to themselves,
6. they give a wide berth not only to falsehood but to futility,
7. they pay attention, both in mind and manner, to the Signs of their Lord,
8. their ambition is to bring up that families in righteousness and to lead them in all good.

A fine code of individual and social ethics, a ladder of spiritual development, open to all.

Yusuf Ali's commentary to verses on Surah al-Furqan, the Criterion
25-63 to 74; fn3135 p. 944


Quran, Surah al-Furqan - the Criterion

25-63. And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!";

25-64. And they who pass the night prostrating themselves before their Lord and standing.

25-65. And they who say: O our Lord! turn away from us the punishment of hell, surely the punishment thereof is a lasting

25-66. Surely it is an evil abode and (evil) place to stay.

25-67. And they who when they spend, are neither extravagant nor parsimonious, and (keep) between these the just mean.

25-68. And they who do not call upon another god with Allah and do not slay the soul, which Allah has forbidden except in the requirements of justice, and (who) do not commit fornication and he who does this shall find a requital of sin;

25-69. The punishment shall be doubled to him on the day of resurrection, and he shall abide therein in abasement;

25-70. Except he repents, believes, and works righteous deeds, for Allah will change the evil of such persons into good, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful,

25-71. And whoever repents and does good, he surely turns to Allah a (goodly) turning.

25-72. And they who do not bear witness to what is false, and when they pass by what is vain, they pass by nobly.

25-73. And they who, when reminded of the communications of their Lord, do not fall down thereat deaf and blind.

25-74. And they who say: O our Lord! grant us in our wives and our offspring the joy of our eyes, and make us guides to those who guard (against evil)…

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