Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, religious and educational organization dedicated to serve Islam with a special focus on Tasawwuf(Sufism),

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Purification of the Heart, Signs,Symptoms & Cures of the Spiritual Disease of the Heart , " Marathal al-Qulub" by Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud

Purification of the Heart, Signs,Symptoms & Cures of the Spiritual Disease of the Heart , " Marathal al-Qulub" by Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud

1. Book-English Translation by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

2. Audio Lectures by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

3. Video Lectures by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah

1.About The Book

This present text is based on the poem known as “Matharat al-Qulub,” which offers a means by which spiritual purification can be achieved. It was written by a great scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud, a brilliant scholar who mastered all of the Islamic sciences, including the inward sciences of the soul.

The spiritual diseases of the heart addressed in this volume include: miserliness, wantonness, hatred, iniquity, envy, ostentation, vanity, fraud, and more. Imam Mawlud directs his attention to each of these diseases, discusses their causes, and offers cures. His teachings imply that purification is a life-long process, not something that is applied once and then forgotten.

Purity of heart never survives a passive relationship. Rather, it requires constant consideration. This book hopes to introduce to readers how that is done.

This book offers an insightful introduction to one of the most ancient of religious concerns: spiritual purification of the heart. It takes the reader through a well-known text from the Muslim tradition, and gives important commentary that is relevant to our day and to people of a variety of religious experiences.

About The Author

Muḥammad Mawlūd was born in the country of Mauritania in approximately the year 1260 Hijra/ 1844 C.E. Mauritania is a desert country with its inhabitants living primarily as nomadic herders and subsistence farmers. Despite the harsh environment that provided very few resources, the Mauritanians were able to establish a sophisticated system of preserving the sacred sciences of Islam. There were specific clans, known as zawāya, in Mauritania that made scholarship their primary focus took every effort to pass on knowledge to each successive generation. It was into one of these families that Muḥammad Mawlūd was born, thus receiving his portion of the Inheritance of the Prophets.

He came from a long line of scholars who were also accomplished authors and religious judges who ran traditional Islamic Universities, known as maḥḍaras2. His father is Qadi Ahmed Fāl the son of Qadi Muhamadhan Fal the son of Qadi al-Amin the son of Qadi al-Mukhtar the son of Qāḍi al-Fa'a Musa. Even though many of his grandfathers were qāḍis, Muḥammad Mawlūd chose not to take that position preferring to spend his time authoring books, specifically focusing on Spirituality (taṣawwuf) and the Arabic language. He is from the family known as the Ya’qūbiyīn who are descendents of Jaʿfar ibn Abī Ṭālib, the cousin of the Prophet Muḥammad. His mother is Maryam bint Muḥammad Mawlūd ibn al-Nāhī was also knowledgable and she was her son’s first teacher. Muḥammad Mawlūd authored many works on what he saw as much needed relevant knowledge. In total, he has authored of 70 works including books, poems and commentaries.

Muḥammad Mawlūd passed away in the year 1323 H/1905 C.E. after experiencing a light sickness that did not last very long. He is buried in the area known as al-ʿArsh, which is 110 km south of the Mauritanian capital city of Nouakchott. He lived a little over 60 years and in that time established a legacy of scholarship through his books and students. The Muslim community, which has benefitted immensely from these and other works of Muḥammad Mawlūd, is forever indebted to him for his selfless work that he dedicated his life to.

About The Translator

Hamza Yusuf (born 1960) is an American Muslim scholar, and is co-founder of Zaytuna College. He is a proponent of classical learning in Islam and has promoted Islamic sciences and classical teaching methodologies throughout the world.

He is an advisor to the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.He also serves as a member of the board of advisors of George Russell's One Nation, a national philanthropic initiative that promotes pluralism and inclusion in America. In addition, he serves as vice-president for the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was founded and is currently presided over by Abdallah bin Bayyah.

He is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding. The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reported that "Hamza Yusuf is arguably the west's most influential Islamic scholar."Similarly, The New Yorker magazine reported that Yusuf is "perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world".

2. Audio Lectures by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf : Afflictions that assail and control people--such as miserliness, envy, treachery, malice, and arrogance--are examined in a study that discusses the causes and cures of these diseases and reveals how Islamic spirituality deals with spiritual and psychological problems. This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cure of the heart. Diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancour, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them.

Class 01 - Introduction -

B. 1 of 2 Purification of the Heart by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - (10.14 Hours) -

C. 2 of 2 Purification of the Heart by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf ( 9.15 Hours)

3. Video Lectures by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah 

A. First Session - Purification of the Heart 29 videos 4/25/2020 Playlist

B. Second Session- Purification of the Heart : This series covers the the text "Mathara al-Qulub" from Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud. This part of the book details the praiseworthy spiritual qualities that Allah enjoins us to cultivate in our lives. Muslim Community Center of Pittsburg (MCCGP) 4/13/2021- Excellent

Ep.1 :

PlayList 29 Videos :

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad : " Meanings of Purity in Islam " - Friday Sermon - Cambridge Central Mosque - 9/17/2021

The Meaning of Purity – Abdal Hakim Murad: Friday Sermon

The Prophet ﷺ said “Purity is half of faith, and the praise of Allah fills the scale. Glorification and praise fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is a light, charity is proof, and patience is illumination. The Quran is a proof for you or against you. All people go out early in the morning and sell themselves, either setting themselves free or ruining themselves.” In this Friday Sermon, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad elucidates the meaning of purity in all its forms – from the purity of words and actions to the purity of our body as well as our inward & outward states. --- Donate Generously! Find out why we need your help: --- Visit​ for News, Events and Announcements from Cambridge Central Mosque. #CambridgeCentralMosque #Cambridge #EcoMosque #Friday #Sermon #JumaKhutbah

Monday, September 6, 2021

The Radiant Light - Sira (biography) of Prophet Muhammad ( Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)
Excellent YouTubeVideo Lectures by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah , Imam, Islamic Community Center of Greater Pittsburg.
The Radiant Light: Ep 1- Introducing the Science of Sira

This inaugural class on the sacred biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) introduces the science of the Sira by exploring the "Ten Foundations" concerning it, and discusses the importance of learning it and the benefits it has for our faith. It briefly explores the history of the science of the Sira and the various ways the life story of the Prophet has been told.

Beginning June 6, 2021, we are embarking on a journey to study the blessed life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). Join us every Sunday at 1:00 PM for a thought provoking and life enhancing class where we will cover:
- Pre-Islamic Arabia - Miraculous signs prior to the Prophet's birth - His pure family lineage - Birth - Infancy - Youth - Adulthood - Marriage - Beginnings of revelation - Private and Public invitation to God - Dealing with persecution - Building the early community of Muslims We aspire to learn the chronological details of the life of our beloved Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), draw practical lessons for us in the area of spirituality, family, ethics, politics, identity and more, and pay extra close attention to the areas in the Sira that are often misunderstood, whether by Muslims or non-Muslims.