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Episode 5.30 • The End
00:18:34
The greatest happiness is experienced when attaining everlasting honor in the Hereafter. In this episode, we will cover: • The 20 gifts given to righteous servants in the next life • The 4 qualities we must hold to • Conclusion to Season 5 SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Special Eid Takbiraat intro and outro by Dr. Omar Mahmood. Listen to the full track at https://soundcloud.com/omar_mm/takbiraat-of-eid
Jun 15, 2018
Episode 5.29 • Honor
00:14:02
Out of His generosity and mercy, God grants a special honor to His righteous servants. In this episode, we will cover: • The 20 gifts given to righteous servants in this life SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 14, 2018
Episode 5.28 • The Price
00:13:09
Good things don't come easy, as the price on the spiritual path is immense. But it's very much worth it. In this episode, we will cover: • Why the stakes are high • Safety in both worlds • Honor in both worlds SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 14, 2018
Episode 5.27 • Steadfastness
00:12:28
Even at this advanced stage on the spiritual path, you must be careful of pitfalls and constantly ask God for steadfastness. In this episode, we will cover: • How adab (good etiquette)brings an increase • Seeking protection from failure • Distance on the spiritual path Additional resource: رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ Transliteration: Rabbanā lā tuzigh qulūbana baʿd idh hadaytanā, wa habb lanā min ladunnka raḥma, innaka anta al-Wahhāb. Translation: ‘Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us. Grant us Your mercy: You are the Ever Giving.’ SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 13, 2018
Episode 5.26 • Gratitude
00:11:55
In addition to thanking God ﷻ for the worldly blessings we have, we should think more deeply about the religious and spiritual blessings in particular. In this episode, we will cover: • True blessings • The dishonor of ingratitude • The Greatest Blessing SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 5.25 • Blessings
00:13:06
When you show thankfulness to God, He preserves that blessing and grants you an increase in it. In this episode, we will cover: • The benefits of gratitude • The highest form of gratitude • Gratitude & patience SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 5.24 • Looking Away
00:12:22
When you realize the Exaltedness of God and creation's utter neediness of Him, then you are able to turn your heart’s gaze away from other beings and focus on God. In this episode, we will cover: • Attachment to others' opinions • Raising your standards • Quality of worship SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 10, 2018
Episode 5.23 • Danger
00:12:24
If you've made it this far on the spiritual path, the stakes are still very high and you have to be extra careful not to destroy all the good that has been established so far. In this episode, we will cover: • The delicacy of this stage • The importance of acceptance • Focusing on God SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 09, 2018
Episode 5.22 • Self-Admiration
00:12:37
Self-admiration (ʿujb), another spiritual impediment, occurs when a person becomes impressed with their own actions, rather than appreciating God's enabling grace (tawfīq). In this episode: • The dangers of self-admiration • Recognizing God’s favors • Treating self-admiration SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 5.21 • Insincerity
00:16:51
Doing things insincerely––or for the sake of showing off for others––is one of the most dangerous diseases of the heart. In this episode, we will cover: • The necessity of sincerity • The first people to be judged in the Hereafter • Ways to deal with ostentation (riyāʾ) SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass Prophetic Dua for protection from ostentation: اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُشْرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنَا أَعْلَمُ ، وَأَسْتَغْفِرُكَ لِمَا لا أَعْلَمُ Transliteration: Allāhumma innī ʿaudhu bika an ushrika bika wa anā aʿlam, wa astaghfiruka limā lā aʿlam. Translation: O Allah, I seek refuge in You from associating partners with you knowingly, and I seek Your forgiveness for what I do not know of.
Jun 07, 2018
Episode 5.20 • Afterlife
00:18:27
One of the ways to make the virtues of hope & fear remain steadfast in the heart is reflecting upon what occurs in the afterlife. In this episode, we will cover: • The 4 phases of the afterlife • The better of the two paths? • Jamal & Jalal SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 06, 2018
Episode 5.19 • Promise & Warning
00:16:45
The nafs needs to be continuously reminded of God's promises and warnings in order to remain steadfast upon the path of obedience. In this episode, we will cover: • The 3 foundations for steadfastness • God's promise and warning • Manifestations of rewards and punishment SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 5.18 • Incentives
00:17:48
After overcoming the 4th obstacle of hindrances, the nafs is exhausted and becomes lazy. At this point, you inspire the nafs through hope of great reward and fear of punishment. In this episode, we will cover: • Benefits of hope & fear • Precursors to each • The middle way SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 5.17 • Letting Go
00:11:33
If you are going to commit your heart fully to God the Glorious and Majestic, then it cannot be controlled by the endless stream of passing thoughts that weigh us down. In this episode, we will cover: • Reviewing the 4 hindrances • Freeing the heart • The end result SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
Jun 02, 2018
Episode 5.16 • Tribulations
00:13:45
In the face of tribulations one experiences in this world, patience is the best response. In this episode, we will cover: • Difficulties on the spiritual path • The great rewards for patience • The way to exhibit patience SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass Additional Resource: • The Prayer of Need (Ṣalatul Ḥāja): http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2009/07/24/how-does-one-perform-the-prayer-of-need-salat-al-haja/
Jun 01, 2018
Episode 5.15 • Fate
00:13:26
The past can weigh heavily on our hearts, but by having contentment in God's decree, we find true peace. In this episode, we will cover: • The benefits of contentment • The dangers of being discontent • Blessings & difficulties SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 31, 2018
Episode 5.14 • What If?
00:14:03
The way to have peace of heart when faced with decisions is by turning it over to Allah ﷻ and accepting His decree and will. In this episode, we will cover: • The dangers of decisions • The 3 kinds of decisions • How the doctor provides the medicine SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass Additional Resource: • Istikhara Prayer: http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2015/07/03/istikhara-the-prayer-of-seeking-guidance/
May 30, 2018
Episode 5.13 • Provisions
00:18:35
If you desire divine assistance, true strength, and real wealth, then put your trust in Allah ﷻ. In this episode, we will cover: • The power of trusting in Allah • The way to strengthen tawakkul • Provision & decree SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 29, 2018
Episode 5.12 • Purity
00:15:39
If you want to be successful on the path of worshipful servants, you have to protect yourself from illicit or dubious food. In this episode, we will cover: • Avoiding illicit and doubtful food • The harms of eating excessively • Taking what you need SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 28, 2018
Episode 5.11 • Haste & Arrogance
00:15:03
Our souls need time to cultivate and grow, like a seed that turns into a tree, but haste prematurely ruins that process. In this episode, we will cover: • Dangers of haste • The sickness of arrogance • The heart SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 27, 2018
Episode 5.10 • Long Hopes & Envy
00:17:02
Having long hopes make a person lazy in worship, and envy eats away at good deeds like fire eats away at wood––so how do we protect our heart from these afflictions? In this episode, we will cover: • The importance of the heart • The four afflictions • Long hopes & envy SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 26, 2018
Episode 5.9 • Sight & Speech
00:14:20
The eyes, ears, and tongue are inroads to the heart––whatever enters them reaches the heart. In this episode, we will cover: • Controlling the eyes • Being mindful about what we listen to • Guarding the tongue SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 25, 2018
Episode 5.8 • Nafs
00:13:45
On the spiritual path, your greatest and most dangerous enemy exists within you: the nafs. In this episode, we will cover: • The nafs is an enemy • Ways to tame the nafs • The 12 benefits of taqwa SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 24, 2018
Episode 5.7 • The Devil
00:17:22
If you are on the spiritual path and seeking to dedicate yourself to worship, the devil becomes incensed and works even harder to make you fail. So how do you recognize and avoid his traps? In this episode, we will cover: • 5 Ways to overcome the tricks of the devil • Understanding where inner thoughts come from • How the devil tries to ruin your worship SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 23, 2018
Episode 5.6 • Creation
00:13:45
Creation can be a veil between us and God, and intentional seclusion helps us have sincerity in worship. In this episode: • How creation busies you from worship • Sincerity in seclusion • Being in good company SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 22, 2018
Episode 5.5 • Dunya
00:17:06
One of the things that gets in the way on the spiritual path is our attachment to 'stuff'. In this episode, we will cover: • How less is more • Detaching the heart • Knowing the true nature of the Dunya SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 21, 2018
Episode 5.4 • Repentance
00:15:56
On the spiritual path, sins are shackles that prevent us from moving forward. In this episode, we will cover: • The shackles of sins • True repentance • Never giving up SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 20, 2018
Episode 5.3 • Knowledge
00:16:01
The first obstacle on the spiritual path is gaining the knowledge necessary to fulfill God's commands, in order to move forward. In this episode, we will cover: • Knowledge & worship • What kind of knowledge? • The fruits of knowledge Resources: • Being Muslim: A Practical Guide by Asad Tarsin - http://www.beingmuslim.org • Absolute Essentials of Islam (Shafi'i): http://seekershub.org/home/courses/ILAES100 • Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi): http://seekershub.org/home/courses/ILAE100 • Absolute Essentials of Islam (Maliki): http://seekershub.org/home/courses/ILMW201A SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 19, 2018
Episode 5.2 • The 7 Obstacles
00:15:46
If you are able––by God's enabling grace––to overcome these seven obstacles, you will taste the sweetness of nearness. In this episode, we will cover: • The 7 obstacles on the spiritual path • The Glorious Result SoulFood FM is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 18, 2018
Episode 5.1 • The Beginning
00:15:49
The beginning of the spiritual path is caused by a heavenly urge which is cast into the heart. In this episode, we will cover: • Imam al-Ghazali's intro to 'The Path of Worshipful Servants' • How worship is the currency of our dealings with Allah ﷻ • The question of meaning SoulFood is brought to you by the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Support their programs and services today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Sidi Ibrahim Nass
May 17, 2018
Episode 4.29 | Consistency
00:14:48
Now that Ramadan is over, how do you continue to progress spiritually? In this episode, we will cover: • Fasting Virtuous Days • Keeping the momentum • Advice for the path SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode is brought to you by BlossomPure Organic. Start eating right today at www.blossompure.com. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 25, 2017
Episode 4.28 | Community
00:14:26
Eid is a time of eating, drinking, and showing love to one another as part of our spiritual community. In this episode, we will cover: • Enjoying Eid • Being with loved ones • The real Eid SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode is brought to you by BlossomPure Organic. Start eating right today at https://www.blossompure.com. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 25, 2017
Episode 4.27 | Eve of Eid
00:13:19
Giving life to Eid gives life to your heart on the day when only a sound heart avails you. In this episode: • Spiritual celebration • Having a living heart • Beautiful glorification Additional resource: • Takbiraat of Eid: https://soundcloud.com/omar_mm/takbiraat-of-eid SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode is brought to you by Islamic Relief Canada. Donate today to save a life at islamicreliefcanada.org/donate/ Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 23, 2017
Episode 4.26 | Zakat ul-Fitr
00:12:54
Your fast is suspended between the heavens and earth, and what makes it ascend is zakat ul-fitr. In this episode, we will cover: • The obligation of zakat ul-fitr • When to give it • Accepting Ramadan Additional resource: • The Fiqh of Eid al-Fitr: http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2010/09/04/the-fiqh-of-eid-al-fitr-eid-al-adha/ SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode is brought to you by Islamic Relief Canada. Donate today to save a life at islamicreliefcanada.org/donate/ Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 22, 2017
Episode 4.25 | Farewell
00:11:08
How will you say farewell to Ramadan? In this episode, we will cover: • Seeking forgiveness • Not underestimating the end of Ramadan • Being granted freedom SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode is brought to you by Islamic Relief Canada. Donate today to save a life at islamicreliefcanada.org/donate/ Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 21, 2017
Episode 4.24 | Freedom
00:12:21
In each night of Ramadan, God frees 60,000 people from the Fire. On the last night of Ramadan, He frees the same number as He did throughout the month of Ramadan. Wouldn't you want to be included in that? In this episode: • Seeking forgiveness • Not underestimating the end of Ramadan • Being granted freedom SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode is brought to you by Islamic Relief Canada. Donate today to save a life at islamicreliefcanada.org/donate/ Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 20, 2017
Episode 4.23 | Mecca
00:13:10
One of the greatest acts of mercy and clemency in human history was the Prophet's Conquest of Mecca, which occurred in Ramadan. In this episode, we will cover: • The Conquest of Mecca • Mercy trumps revenge • Guiding people to God SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode is brought to you by Islamic Relief Canada. Donate today to save a life at http://islamicreliefcanada.org/donate/ Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 20, 2017
Episode 4.22 | Glory
00:13:18
Within Ramadan, there is a night worth more than 1,000 months––blessed are those who seek it! In this episode: • When is Laylat ul-Qadr • What to ask for on this night • The Ultimate Treasure SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 18, 2017
Epsiode 4.21 | Seclusion
00:12:36
As Ramadan draws closer to its end, take time to focus exclusively on Allah. In this episode, we will cover: • The purpose of spiritual seclusion • The rewards of spiritual seclusion • Increasing in good deeds towards the end Additional resource: • Spiritual Retreat (itikaf): http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2009/08/14/the-spiritual-retreat-itikaf/ SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 18, 2017
Episode 4.20 | Last Ten
00:12:41
As the end of Ramadan approaches, now is the time to finish strong. In this episode, we will cover: • Whoever strives, tastes • The description of the Prophet ﷺ in the last ten • Seeking Laylat ul-Qadr SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 17, 2017
Episode 4.19 | Pulse
00:11:19
Time to check in with yourself and to take your spiritual pulse. In this episode, we will cover: • Importance of reflection • Healthy regret • Finishing strong SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 4.18 | Generosity
00:13:23
How giving has your heart become this Ramadan? In this episode, we will cover: • The description of the Prophet in Ramadan • Seeking refuge from miserliness • Relationship between courage and generosity. SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 4.17 | I Am Near
00:14:11
"If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I respond to those who call Me, so let them respond to Me, and believe in Me, so that they may be guided." [Quran 2.186] In this episode, we will cover: • God’s mercy • The power of dua • Responding to the call SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 13, 2017
Episode 4.16 | Badr
00:12:40
One of the greatest events in the history of the early community of believers was the Battle of Badr, which occurred in Ramadan. In this episode, we will cover: • The significance of history • The Great Battle of Badr • A blessed night SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 4.15 | Backbiting
00:12:59
Backbiting is spiritual cannibalism and one of the most dangerous ways to nullify the reward for fasting. In this episode, we will cover: • The dangers of backbiting • The virtues of silence • Only mentioning what is good SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 4.14 | Recitation
00:13:07
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "The people of the Quran are the people of God and His most chosen." So ask yourself, what level of recitation do you have? In this episode, we will cover: • The reward for recitation • The levels of recitation • Commitment to the Quran SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 11, 2017
Episode 4.13 | Anger
00:12:25
Don't jeopardize the benefit of your fast by giving in to anger. In this episode: • How fasting can affect anger • Controlling your tongue when angry • Constraining the nafs SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 09, 2017
Episode 4.12 | Umrah
00:13:24
All blessed acts of worship and combined in the month of Ramadan, and one of the greatest acts of worship to perform in Ramadan is the Umrah (lesser Pilgrimage). In this episode, we will cover: • The reward of Umrah in Ramadan • The Companions' love for the Prophet ﷺ • Love is the spirit of worship SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by SeekersHub Global. Support their online Islamic Seminary at www.seekershub.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 07, 2017
Episode 4.11 | Expiation
00:12:14
Out of God's mercy, He ﷻ gave us a way to make up for violating the fast. In this episode: • The way to expiate a fast when it is violated. • Holding ourselves to a higher standard • Being merciful towards others Additional Resource: • Paying the expiation by feeding poor people: http://islamicreliefcanada.org/what-we-do/ramadan/fidya/ SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 06, 2017
Episode 4.10 | Violation
00:12:21
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, "Whoever eats during the day in Ramadan without a valid excuse or illness—were he to fast for eternity, it would still not make up for it.” [Tirmidhi] In this episode, we will cover: • The great warning of violating the fast • The honor of worship • How fasting is essential SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline. Support their work today at www.naseeha.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 4.9 | Night Worship
00:13:35
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Whoever stands [at night in prayer], in Ramadan, faithfully and sincerely, will have their previous sins forgiven." [Bukhari & Muslim] In this episode, we will cover: •The reward for praying at night in Ramadan • How communal taraweeh began • Four statements for Ramadan Additional Resource: • Ramadan Invocation: "Ashhadu a'llā ilāha illa Allah, astaghfirullah, as'aluka al-Jannata wa a'udhu bika min al-Nar" (I bear witness that there is no god but God, I seek God's forgiveness, and I ask You for Paradise and seek refuge in You from the Fire). SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by SeekersHub Global. Support their online Islamic Seminary at www.seekershub.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 4.8 | Feeding Others
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Don't sleep on the great rewards of feeding a fasting person. Even the angels seek out the person who feeds others in Ramadan. In this episode, we will cover: •The reward of feeding a fasting person •Shaking hands with the Angel Gabriel •Using a tooth stick (siwak) while fasting Please donate today to Islamic Relief's campaign to get food to feed those affected by the famine in East Africa: http://islamicreliefcanada.org/appeals/east-africa/ SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by SeekersHub Global. Support their online Islamic Seminary at www.seekershub.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 04, 2017
Episode 4.7 | Breaking Fast
00:11:47
Another one of the beautiful Prophetic practices in Ramadan is hastening to break the fast as soon as the sun sets. In this episode, we will cover: • The virtue of hastening to break the fast • What the Prophet ﷺ preferred to break his fast on • Dua when breaking the fast Additional Resource: • Prophetic Dua when breaking the fast: 'Allahumma laka sumt, wa 'ala rizqika aftart' (Translation: O Allah, for You I have fasted, and upon Your provision I break my fast). SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by SeekersHub Global. Support their online Islamic Seminary at www.seekershub.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 02, 2017
Episode 4.6 | Suhur
00:10:42
Learn about one of the blessed Prophetic practices that should be performed during the month of Ramadan. In this episode: • The description of the Prophet ﷺ in Ramadan • The importance of seeking barakah (blessing) • Taking advantage of Suhur • Dua during Suhur SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. This episode of SoulFood is sponsored by SeekersHub Global. Support their online Islamic Seminary at www.seekershub.org Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Jun 01, 2017
Episode 4.5 | Work
00:13:52
Ramadan is the time to dedicate yourself to being alone with Allah ﷻ and getting to work in performing acts of worship. In this episode, we will cover: • The description of the Prophet ﷺ in Ramadan • The importance of generosity • The need for worship SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 31, 2017
Episode 4.4 | On Guard
00:14:49
Fasting is not merely refraining from food and drink but controlling our limbs and tongues from sin. In this episode, we’ll cover: • The state of your heart in Ramadan • Dangers of vile speech in Ramadan • Increasing in Taqwa SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 30, 2017
Episode 4.3 | Degrees
00:13:22
God calls us in Ramadan to seek ever higher levels of spiritual achievements. So ask yourself, what degree is my fasting at? In this episode, we will cover: • The 3 degrees of fasting • Goals in Ramadan • Seeking Allah ﷻ SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 29, 2017
Episode 4.2 | Fasting
00:13:46
This season of SoulFood focuses on the spiritual blessings and opportunities of Ramadan. In this episode, we will cover: • The Prophet's dua for the new moon • The importance of intention when fasting • The Virtues of fasting SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 28, 2017
Episode 4.1 | Ramadan
00:12:13
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "When the month of Ramadan arrives, the Gates of Paradise are opened, the Gates of the Fire are closed, and the devils are chained." [Bukhari & Muslim] As the month of blessings, mercy, and forgiveness is upon us, we embark on another season of SoulFood! This year's episodes will focus on the spiritual blessings and benefits of Ramadan. In this episode, we will cover: • The meaning of 'Ramadan' • The purpose of fasting • The importance of fasting SoulFood is a project of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Please support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by becoming a monthly donor today at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 28, 2017
Episode 3.11 | Scruples
00:15:14
Taking dubious or forbidden things diminishes the lights of faith within the heart. In this episode, you will learn: • The importance of honoring others' rights • How the religion emphasizes good interactions • That scrupulousness is the path to God's good pleasure Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.1 | Nobility
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May 26, 2017
Episode 3.30 | Eid
00:11:50
Eid is a time of joy, celebration, and gratitude for the great blessing of being given Ramadan. In this episode, you will learn: • The realities of Eid • The Greatest Eid • Love & yearning Recommended link: • Eid Glorification: https://soundcloud.com/omar_mm/takbiraat-of-eid Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.29 | Determination
00:13:38
Whoever has a good intention, God opens for them seventy doors of His enabling grace. In this episode, you will learn: • The way to form your determination • The importance of sincerity in intention • Multiplying blessings through intentions Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project by donating today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.28 | Restraint
00:11:46
Restraint and self-discipline are both necessary elements on the path of spiritual refinement. In this episode, you will learn: • The best act of worship • Controlling speech and desires • Achieving restraint with excellence Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project by donating today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.27 | Endings
00:12:19
The Prophet ﷺ said, "Truly, actions are judged based on their endings." In this episode, you will learn: • Good endings • Taking the means to achieving a good end • How sins bring wretchedness Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.26 | Differences
00:10:51
One of the dangers of the ego is that it likes to become entrenched in its own opinions and look at everyone else as wrong. In this episode, you will learn: • The broadness of Islam • Etiquette in disagreement • Strength & love in valid differences Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.25 | Honor
00:10:38
Being able to forgive others and let go of grudges is heavy on the selfish ego, but is one of the ways to refine the soul in order to attain everlasting honor. In this episode, you will learn: • The spiritual nature of forgiveness • The One goal on the spiritual path • How forgiveness has healing power Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project by donating today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.24 | Openings
00:12:01
If you had the upper hand over someone who wronged you, how would you deal with them? In this episode, you will learn: • Choosing our heroes • The Prophetic Way (Sunna) • Guidance vs. Dominance Recommended Links: • Stories of mercy from the life of the Prophet ﷺ: www.mercy.fm • "Muhammad ﷺ: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources" by Martin Lings: https://www.amazon.com/Muhammad-Life-Based-Earliest-Sources/dp/1594771537/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467187237&sr=8-1&keywords=muhammad+his+life+based+on+the+earliest+sources Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.23 | Miracle
00:13:02
The greatest miracle occurs when you are able to remain upright in your words, deeds, and states. In this episode, you will learn: • The greatest miracle • The tribulation of the Dajjal • Importance of the Prophet's prayers ﷺ Supplication for Laylat ul-Qadr: • Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun, tuḥibb ul-'afwa fa'fu 'annī (Translation: O Allah, You are the Pardoner and You love to pardon, so pardon my sins). Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.22 | Giving
00:14:29
God says in the Quran: “None of you [believers] will attain true piety unless you give out of what you cherish.” (3.92) In this episode, you will learn: • How giving is a sign of faith • The intentions of seeking wealth • Importance of striving to be independent Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.21 | Dhikr
00:12:11
Choosing your words with excellence has consequences on your heart and your state in the Hereafter. In this episode, you will learn: • The potential of speech • The heart's reaction to speech based on its state • Why you should busy yourself with remembrance Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.20 | Quran
00:11:54
One of the greatest ways to bring life to your heart is through listening to the Quran. In this episode, you will learn: • The impact of the Quran • Importance of actively listening • Connecting to people of understanding Recommended Link: • The Divine Opening with Sh. Yahya Rhodus: http://seekershub.org/home/lessonset/the-divine-opening-shaykh-yahya-rhodus/ Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project by donating today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.19 | Time
00:13:24
The spiritual aspirant is someone who takes full advantage of the present moment. In this episode, you will learn: • A breakdown of the Islamic calendar • The importance of commemorating major events Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.18 | Aspirations
00:12:26
One of the most important actions of the heart is having aspirations in attaining God's generosity and grace. In this episode, you will learn: • The story of Sayyiduna Haritha (may God be pleased with him) • Being true with God • Raising your aspirations Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project by donating today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.17 | Badr
00:11:30
The Battle of Badr was one of the most significant events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his Companions, but what can we learn from it today? In this episode, you will learn: • Reflections on the Battle of Badr • The importance of being principled • Being upright in all that you do Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.16
00:12:37
In the vast majority of cases, argumentation only serves to inflate the ego and causes division between the hearts. In this episode, you will learn: • Harms of arguing • Importance of reconciliation • Etiquette of disagreement Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.15 | Home
00:13:27
Protecting our homes from doubtful things is one of the ways we cultivate a healthy spiritual environment in our lives. In this episode, you will learn: • How honor comes through goodness • Why staying away from doubtful things is the way of salvation • How to protect our homes from harm Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project by donating today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.14 | Asking
00:13:38
Extending your hands to the heavens and expressing your need to God is the first response of the believer. In this episode, you will learn: • The dangers of asking people • The honor of asking Allah • Recognizing the Gift-giver Recommended Link: • The Prayer of Need: http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2009/07/24/how-does-one-perform-the-prayer-of-need-salat-al-haja/ Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.13 | The Stomach
00:12:45
“But eat the lawful and good things that God provides for you. Be mindful of God, in whom you believe.” (Quran 5.88) In this episode, you will learn: • The importance of carefully seeking halal food • A story of Sayyidun Abu Bakr's scrupulousness • The imperative to be conscious with food Recommended links: • Food, Inc.: http://www.takepart.com/foodinc Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.12 | Blood
00:13:11
In a polarized world, one must be especially careful from engaging in hate and contributing to any sort of harm and oppression. In this episode, you will learn: • The dangers of oppression • The man who hit his slave • A caution against bloodshed Support the Muslim Chaplaincy's expansion project today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.10 | Embrace
00:11:05
Have you ever thought of shaking hands as a spiritual experience? In this episode, you will learn: • The effects of shaking hands on the heart • The Angels' descent in Ramadan • The etiquette of shaking hands Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.9 | Contemplation
00:13:28
Looking at nature, the heavens, and the beauty around us gives birth to contemplation, which is necessary for spiritual refinement and faith. In this episode, you will learn: • How to connect your gaze to the majesty of the Creator • Contemplating nature • The importance of contemplating the state of humanity Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.8 | Mercy
00:13:49
Using your eyes to look at creation with mercy, compassion, and honor beautifies the heart and the world. In this episode, you will learn: • How the gaze is connected to worship • Looking at creation with mercy • The effects of looking with mercy Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.7 | Insight
00:13:43
Using one's sight to look upon that which is pleasing to the Creator gives life to the spiritual insight of the heart. In this episode, you will learn: • Using your sight for spiritual insight • The effects of looking at forbidden things • How to rectify one's glances Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.6 | Advice
00:11:44
Seeking sound advice opens up the heart's insight and helps with one's understanding, guidance, and growth. In this episode, you will learn: • Thankfulness to God through obedience • How to benefit from advice • The impact of advice on the community Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.muslimchaplaincy.com Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.5 | Listening
00:12:53
What you listen to shapes your thoughts, perspectives, and choices. In this episode, you will learn: • Importance of hearing • Why you should seek to listen to good things • How you purify your heart through listening Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.4 | Words
00:13:22
Words have a profound impact on the individual, family, and society. Are we conscious of the words we speak and listen to? In this episode, you will learn: • The effect of words upon the individual and society • How foul speech affects our standing before God • The fruits of beautiful speech Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.3 | The Tongue
00:13:12
The tongue is the translator of the heart and its words have a serious impact upon the heart. In this episode, you will learn: • Directly proportional impact between the heart and limbs • Worship’s affect on speech • Why rectifying your speech is part of faith • The tongue’s effect on the other limbs Support the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.2 | The Limbs
00:16:46
Imam Ibn Ata Illah said, "Your limbs are like irrigation channels that flow to the heart." In this episode, you learn: • The place of moral accountability • The connection between the heart and limbs • How actions are based on the state of the heart Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
Episode 3.1 | The Heart
00:14:16
Your heart is the center of your being, and your limbs are connected back and have an impact on the heart. In this episode, you will learn: • The unique qualities given to the heart • The relationship between the heart and limbs • The reality of the heart Support the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan
May 26, 2017
SoulFood Extra | Tragedy
00:10:37
This episode of SoulFood is different. When bad things happen in the world in the name of Islam, it brings us all down. But this episode is meant to give guidance, hope, and a better perspective on dealing with tragedies. Support the Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.9 | Action
00:15:42
Truthfulness of speech has profound consequences that affect all other actions, since the tongue is the translator of the heart. In this episode, you will learn: • The impact of truthful speech • What "truthfulness of actions" means • The dangers and harms of insincerity • Truthfulness in Prayer Support the wide-ranging work of the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.8 | Speech
00:17:16
The tongue is the interpreter of the heart. If the tongue is upright, it is a sign of the soundness of one's heart. And that is why truthfulness of speech is an integral part of a Muslim's character. In this episode, you will learn: 1. The importance of telling the truth 2. How truthfulness leads to Paradise 3. The importance of practicing what you preach 4. A story of Imam Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani Support the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
SoulFood Special | Jesus
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This year the birth of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ coincides with Christmas. That's why we wanted to record a special episode of SoulFood focusing on the story of Lady Mary (peace be upon her) and the miraculous birth of Jesus ﷺ in the Quran. In this episode, you will learn: • The Family of 'Imran • The Lady Mary ﷺ • The Birth of Jesus ﷺ • His Life and Miracles • Relationship between Prophets Jesus and Muhammad (upon them both be peace) Recommended Links: • Lessons from the Life of Jesus ﷺ by Habib Ali al-Jifri (http://seekershub.org/podcast/2015/12/23/life-of-prophet-jesus/) • "The Muslim Jesus" by Tarif Khalidi (http://www.amazon.com/Muslim-Jesus-Literature-Convergences-Inventories/dp/0674011155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450936178&sr=8-1&keywords=the+muslim+jesus) • "Mary: the Blessed Virgin of Islam" by Aliah Schleifer (http://www.amazon.com/Muslim-Jesus-Literature-Convergences-Inventories/dp/0674011155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450936178&sr=8-1&keywords=the+muslim+jesus) Support the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.7 | Family
00:21:45
Maintaining family ties is one of the most important duties of a believer, especially in times of individualism and selfishness. In this episode, you will learn: • The danger of severing family relations • The unique honor God gave the womb • Being good to parents • Comprehensive qualities of the Prophet ﷺ Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.6 | Magnanimity
00:15:12
The foundation of magnanimity is to realize the underlying truth that the universe runs according to a will other than yours, by a decree other than yours, and by a plan other than yours. In this episode, you will learn: • The meaning of magnanimity • Molding our naifs inclinations • How magnanimity is related to faith • Learning to leave it in God's hands Suggested Invocation: • La ḥawla wa la quwwata illā billāh (there is no power nor might, except by God). Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.5 | Forbearance
00:17:46
One of the signs of a refined soul and beautiful character is the ability to display forbearance. In this episode, you will learn: • The definition of forbearance • True strength • The miraculous nature of forbearance • Acquiring forbearance • Being upset for the right reasons To support the programs and services of The Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto, donate today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.4 | Struggle
00:14:24
The road to Paradise is paved with difficulties and struggle. Part of the refinement of one's soul is the recognition that patience and struggle against the nafs are needed in order to achieve nearness to Allah ﷻ and success in the Hereafter. In this episode, you will learn: • The path to Paradise • Patience is struggle • Patience in obedience • Acquiring patience Show Notes: • Surah Yusuf: http://quran.com/12 • Story of Prophet Yusuf from Shaykh Ahmed Saad Al-Azhari: https://youtu.be/VbWmQ_sHplk?t=19m30s Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.3 | Fortitude
00:16:46
Fortitude is the foundation upon which the realities of faith are built. In this episode, you will learn: • Verses on the results of fortitude • How patience is a soldier of the intellect • The three different kinds of fortitude Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto today by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 2.2 | Intellect
00:14:38
The intellect is a gift from God that helps us differentiate between right and wrong. But how does the intellect play a role in the development of noble character? In this episode, you will learn: • The relationship between the intellect and character • The essence of good character • Imam al-Ghazali's analogy of the intellect • A crucial way to seek the soul's purity Recommended link: • The Prayer of Need (Salat al-Haja): http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2009/07/24/how-does-one-perform-the-prayer-of-need-salat-al-haja/ Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 30 | Joy
00:10:33
The believer expresses their joy in the grace and blessings of God. We pray that our Ramadan has been accepted and that you all have a blessed Eid. In this episode: • The point of Eid • Importance of consistency • Expressing joy • Glorifying God Recommended Link: • Takbiraat of Eid: https://soundcloud.com/omar_mm/takbiraat-of-eid Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 29 | Paradise
00:16:45
This world is fertile soil where we sow the seeds of eternal life. But what awaits us after the final Judgment? In this episode: • Verses about the Fire • A brief glimpse of Paradise • The Greatest Joy • The vastness of God's mercy Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 28 | Hereafter
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The believer is someone who prepares for meeting their Lord and the Hereafter. Remembrance of death and the Hereafter gives life to the heart. In this episode, you will learn: • The importance of remembering death • Reflecting on the life of the grave • Asking Allah ﷻ for a good ending • Events of Judgment Day Suggested Reading: • "The Lives of Man" by Imam al-Haddad: http://www.amazon.ca/Lives-Man-Guide-States-Before/dp/1887752145/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1437001406&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lives+of+man Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 27 | Friends
00:16:54
The love you give others has eternal consequences, as it affects the faith in your heart. As the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, "A person has the faith of their close friend; so be careful who you take as a friend." In this episode, you will learn: • Love's eternal consequences • Friendship in the Quran • The effects of good and bad company • How friends affect your faith Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 26 | Vigilance
00:12:55
Spiritual excellence, as defined by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, is "to worship God as though you see Him; and if you do not see Him, knowing that He sees you." The latter degree is vigilance. In this episode, you will learn: • Imam Ibrahim ibn Adham's advice • What spiritual excellence is • Vigilance in the Quran • How to remind the soul of vigilance Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 25 | Reflection
00:16:04
One of the sages of Islam said, "Reflection is the lamp of the heart; if it departs the heart will have no light." In this episode, you will learn: • The relationship between Dhikr and reflection • Reflecting on God's Power and Ability • Reflecting on Divine blessings • Reflecting on the nature of the world Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 24 | Dhikr *LIVE*
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"Truly it is in the remembrance of God that hearts find peace." (Quran 13.28) In this episode, you will learn: • Dhikr in the Quran • How Dhikr gives life to the heart • The best form of Dhikr • Rewards for gatherings of Dhikr Recommended Link: • The Book of Remembrances: http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Remembrances-Kitab-Al-Adhkar/dp/1906949190 • Wird al-Latif: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHO9oeAedJ4 Note: This episode of SoulFood was recorded in front of a live audience, which accounts for the difference in sound experience. Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Music performed by Nader Khan and the Blacksmiths (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 23 | Sincerity
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A sincere intention is the essence of one's worship. You must work on the sincerity of your intentions. As God the Exalted says, "All they are ordered to do is worship God alone, sincerely devoting their religion to Him as people of true faith." (Quran 98.5) In this episode, you will learn: • The importance of sincerity • Where sincerity exists • Multiplying intentions for one act • That intentions don't change sin • How good outweighs evil Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 22 | Contentment
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Abu’l Fatḥ al-Dimashqi, may God have mercy on him, said, “Contentment is to be content inwardly with God’s acts, and outwardly to do what pleases Him.” So what is the state of our souls in relation to contentment? In this episode, you will learn: • Contentment in the Quran • God's good pleasure • Love and contentment • The story of Prophet Musa ﷺ and Khidr • Prayer as part of contentment Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 21 | Qadr
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As we enter into the last few days of Ramadan, we must prepare for Laylat ul-Qadr. As God ﷻ says, “What will explain to you what that Night of Glory is? The Night of Glory is better than a thousand months.” (Quran 97.2-3) In this episode, you will learn: • What is Laylat ul-Qadr? • The value of Laylat ul-Qadr • When is Laylat ul-Qadr? • The Prayer of that night Recommended Prayer: • Allāhumma innaka 'afūwwun tuḥib ul-'afwa fa'fū 'annī (O Allah, You are the Pardoner, You love to pardon, so pardon my sins). Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 19 | Trust
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When a person recognizes God's exclusive and complete power over all things, then placing their trust in Him ﷻ is only natural. Cultivating a strong sense of trust in God is central in the path of spiritual refinement. In this episode, you will learn: • The Prophet's trust ﷺ • The relationship between certainty and trust • Trust in the Quran • What the basis of trust is • Action and trust Recommended Prayer: • Lā ḥawla wa lā quwwata illā billāh (there is no power or ability except by God) Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 20 | Love
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Islam is built upon the foundations of love and reverence. Love of God and His Messenger ﷺ is the axis of the faith. Obedience doesn't necessarily translate into love; but love naturally inspires obedience. "Say [O Prophet]: 'If you love God, then follow me and God will love you.'" (Quran 3.31) In this episode, you will learn: • Love and obedience • Love in the Quran • Why faith is built upon love and reverence • Causes of love • Fruits of God's love Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 18 | Hope & Fear
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Hope and fear are the two wings of the believer that work seamlessly together in the path of nearness to God the Exalted. True hope makes one work for God's rewards; whereas healthy fear prevents a person from committing sins. In this episode, you will learn: • Hope and fear in the Quran • Importance of hope • Having a healthy sense of fear • The importance of balance Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 17 | Thankfulness
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Thankfulness is one of the greatest virtues that adorns the heart in relationship with one's Lord. It's a beautiful expression of a believer's faith, servitude, and love. In this episode, you will learn: • How thankfulness is related to patience • The opposite of thankfulness • How thankfulness leads to more blessings • Different expressions of thankfulness • True thankfulness Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 16 | Patience
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The life of this world is one of tests, so how does a believer face challenges and difficulties? By turning back to God and seeking His assistance through patience. In this episode, you will learn: • Patience in the Quran • The nature of the world • The four kinds of patience • Patience of the Prophets ﷺ Recommended Link: • The Prayer of Need (http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2009/07/24/how-does-one-perform-the-prayer-of-need-salat-al-haja/) Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 15 | Repentance
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The first step towards God the Exalted is repentance. Whereas sins are like smoke that veil the heart from the Divine, repentance purifies the heart and helps make it whole once again. In this episode, you will learn: • The Divine urge sent to the hearts • Effects of sins on the heart • Conditions of repentance • Benefits of repentance Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 14 | Suspicion
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A beautiful heart interprets the world around it through the lens of beauty. But a heart that still suffers from spiritual diseases sees things through the lens of suspicion and ill-thoughts. In this episode, you will learn: • The Quranic warning against suspicion • Suspicion is the most false thinking • Imam al-Haddad's counsel • The importance of having a good opinion Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan and donate today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 13 | Vanity
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One of the subtle diseases of the heart is when a believer becomes impressed with their own worship and actions, instead of recognizing God's enabling grace. In this episode, you will learn: • The danger of vanity ('ujb) • False piety • A wisdom from Ibn Ata Illah • To recognize the Giver Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan by donating today at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro & outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 12 | Arrogance
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Arrogance. It took the Devil from the highest station of honor into eternal damnation and humiliation. It's one of the most vile and dangerous of spiritual diseases. In this episode, you will learn: • Why arrogance is so dangerous • The definition of arrogance • The fall of Iblis • How to treat arrogance Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating this Ramadan at www.mcuoft.com/donate. Donations are tax exempt in Canada. Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 11 | Showing Off
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Seeking a place in the hearts of creation distracts a person from their true purpose: seeking honor with Allah ﷻ. Riya (showing off) is such a spiritual disease that the Prophet ﷺ called it the Hidden Shirk. In this episode, you will learn: • What riya is • Why it's so serious that it's called minor polytheism • The importance of doing things solely for Allah ﷻ • Dealing with riya Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy by donating this Ramadan at www.mcuoft.com/donate Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
May 26, 2017
Episode 10 | Fame
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Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook–so much of social media pushes us to advertise ourselves in some way, seeking recognition, attention, and fame. The nafs loves status in people's hearts, though the believer ultimately seeks status with Allah ﷻ. In this episode, you will learn: • Blameworthiness of fame • Benefits of anonymity • Why the nafs loves compliments and hates criticisms • How to cure the love of fame Support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy this Ramadan and donate at www.mcuoft.com/donate
May 26, 2017
Episode 9 | Money
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Is having money our goal in life? What happens when it becomes a distraction from our true purpose? Allah the Exalted says, "Believers, do not let your wealth and your children distract you from remembering God: those who do so will be the ones who lose." (Qur'an 63.9) In this episode, you will learn: • The blameworthiness of loving money • The extravagance we're warned of • How to use money for good • The everlasting treasure To support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy, donate this Ramadan at www.mcuoft.com/donate.
May 26, 2017
Episode 8 | Worldliness
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Imam al-Shafi'i said that, "The world is but a moment; so make it a moment of obedience." In this episode, you will learn: • Why we shouldn't love worldliness • That the world will never give us complete satisfaction • What worldliness is • How to achieve balance To support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy, donate today at www.mcuoft.com/donate.
May 26, 2017
Episode 7 | Envy
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Islam guides us to having a healthy connection to the Divine and healthy relationships with creation. Envy veils a person from God's wisdom and power; it also destroys relationships between people. In this episode, you will learn: • The communal importance of having open hearts • To be cautious of false piety • The two kinds of envy • How to cure envy To support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy, donate today at www.mcuoft.com/donate.
May 26, 2017
Episode 6 | Enmity
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Controlling anger is important, but it's not enough on its own. If anger festers in the heart, it turns into enmity and hatred. The believer is taught to treat enmity through forgiving the one who angered them–a task that can sometimes be heavy on the nafs. In this episode, you will learn: • The danger of controlling anger • The importance of forgiveness • How good overcomes evil To support the programs and services of the Muslim Chaplaincy, donate today at www.mcuoft.com/donate.
May 26, 2017
Episode 5 | Anger
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Anger is like a fire that ignites within the nafs, lashing out when things don't go your way. The Quran praises those who are able to rein in their anger and not give in to their selfish desires. In this episode, you will learn: • The blameworthiness of anger • What true strength is • Avoiding extremes • The forbearance of the Prophet ﷺ To support the services and programs of the Muslim Chaplaincy, donate today (http://mcuoft.com/donate/).
May 26, 2017
Episode 4 | Lust
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One of the ways the human being has been honored is through the intellect. Giving in to lust goes against better judgment and is a sign one's nafs has taken over, making the intellect take a back seat. The path of purification teaches us to control and direct one's desires in a way pleasing to our Lord. In this episode you will learn: • The Quranic command to beware of lustful gazes • The Prophet's warning about looking at forbidden things • Why we should be careful of the obsession with image • How forbidden images damage us Recommended Links: • "How is Porn Addictive" (http://fightthenewdrug.org/how-is-porn-addictive-infographic/#sthash.RFf34UUg.tEHr4IbF.dpbs).
May 26, 2017
Episode 3 | Food
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Food intensifies the desires of the nafs, and part of the process of spiritual refinement is being careful from falling into excess–and feeding the greed of the nafs is a major part of that. In this episode you will learn: • The connection between the desire of food and lust • The danger of food in excess • The Prophet's ﷺ hunger and fasting • How to strike the balance Recommended Links: • "Disciplining the Soul and Breaking the Two Desires" by Imam al-Ghazali (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0946621438/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p14_d1_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=0CBWTDTDM722M7YCXDJN&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop) • "Fasting is Mine" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ_5LmDVMNU).
May 26, 2017
Episode 2 | Character
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Ibn Abbas, may God be well pleased with him, said, "Every building has a foundation, and the foundation of Islam is good character." Working on beautifying one's character is the path of spiritual refinement. In this episode, you will learn: • The importance of good character • One of the biggest reasons people turn away from religion • How to change one's character • The sublimity of the Prophet's ﷺ character
May 26, 2017
Episode 1 | Nafs
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It is said, "Whoever knows themselves will know their Lord." Part of spiritual refinement is to understand the nafs, which is the greatest barrier between you and the Divine. In this episode, you will learn: • The honor of the soul (Arabic: rūḥ) • What the nafs is • The degrees of the soul • The path of spiritual refinement Recommended Links: • "Marvels of the Heart" by Imam al-Ghazali (https://www.amazon.com/The-Marvels-Heart-Religious-Sciences/dp/1887752315/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1FESGJKTCGY3H9EJNSGG) • "Man and the Universe" by Dr. Mostafa Badawi (https://www.amazon.com/Man-Universe-Perspective-Mostafa-Al-Badawi/dp/9957230212).
May 26, 2017
Episode 0 | Why SoulFood?
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SoulFood is about changing yourself in the spirit of what the great scholar and poet Rumi once said, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” In this episode, you will learn: • About the host • Why we chose to do soulfood • The Hadith of Primacy • How to live more mercifully in our lives Recommended Links: • “Mercy: the Stamp of Creation” by Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah (http://www.nawawi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Article1.pdf) • “Soul of Islam Radio” (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/soul-of-islam-radio/id928730843?mt=2) • “SeekersHub Podcast” (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/seekershub-podcast-islam-islamic/id991567843?mt=2) • "Diffused Congruence" (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/diffused-congruence-american/id720647120?mt=2) Intro and outro music by Nader Khan (http://naderkhan.com).
May 26, 2017