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All praise is due only to God and may the choicest blessings of peace and tranquility be upon the finality of prophethood, Muhammed ,sala Allahu ‘alihi, his family and companions.

Please find a collection of Imam Yahya Ibrahim’s written work. A new piece will be added weekly in sha Allah.

Tafseer Surah Taha

Tafseer Surah Taha

The Quran is not a storybook of wondrous tales and ancient fables, isolated from the realities and complexities of real life. Each verse, in fact, each letter is miraculously endowed with precision of meaning, succinctness of message and purity of sound. Those of you...

Balance in Life

Balance in Life

How much is enough? Really, how much of anything is enough? The sacrifices we make for the attainable, perishable indulgences of the dunya are astounding to say the least.  The capacity to inconvenience or mistreat others for a small gain is not unimaginable. All of...

Love Jesus-‘Isa Son of Mary

Love Jesus-‘Isa Son of Mary

From a distance, you notice his aura, piercing, brilliant and engaging. The choicest Praise and Mercy of Allah be upon him. The Anointed one – Al-Maseeh, Jesus, son of Mary was flesh and blood. Human. The Proclaimed Word of God. I can picture him,  – Praise and Mercy...

Un-Dawah: Obscuring the Truth with a Repulsive Attitude

Un-Dawah: Obscuring the Truth with a Repulsive Attitude

How Clean is Your Heart? Recently, a Muslim sister sent me an email about an incident that “traumatised” her. She came to attend one of my talks and was greeted with “smug faces.” She continues that she is not overly devout, does not wear a scarf but prays as much as...

To My Children

To My Children

Bismillah wasSalatu was Salaamu ‘ala Rasoolillah – With the Name of Allah, I begin by invoking Divine Greetings and Peace upon the Messenger of Allah. Shireen, my daughter, you are now 4 years old. Omar, my son, you are now three years old. Adam, my son, you are now 7...

Abasa – A Frown That Went Unwitnessed

Abasa – A Frown That Went Unwitnessed

As the Prophet (s) prepared himself for a prized opportunity to present Islam to the noblemen of Quraysh, a blind man approached simultaneously with a question to ask. The Prophet (s) frowned.  The Prophet (s) in the early days of the risala, yearned for an...

Jihad by Night

Jihad by Night

“For twenty years I waged Jihad against myself.  I struggled, all throughout to remain standing in prayer at night.  For those twenty years I never tasted the sweetness of the night prayer.  It was only after that that I found comfort and sweetness.” These are the...

The Sunnah of Love

The Sunnah of Love

‘Ali raḍyAllāhu ‘anhu came home one day from a journey that he had been dispatched on by the Prophet Muhammed ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to find his wife, Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet, radiya Allahu ‘anha brushing her teeth with a siwak – twig of an Arak...

Shaykhs Need Advice, Too

Shaykhs Need Advice, Too

I found myself standing before an audience numbering in the tens of thousands; maybe even hundreds of thousands. Mumbai in November is mildly humid with an acceptable temperature that allows you to perspire but not sweat. The sweat came from the lights, cameras and...

5 Duas For Ramadan Therapy

5 Duas For Ramadan Therapy

Dua 01 – #RamadanTherapy – The Magnificence of Ayat ul Kursi and its Power with Yahya Ibrahim اللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ...