What is the single best way to fight Darkness?

In light of the recent tragic events around the world, many are confused and associating Islam with people and ideas completely alien to Islam and the message of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). One of the main challenges that remains is spreading light and connecting people to light, an initiative SeekersHub has […]

“He Brought Us Back To Life” – A Tribute To The Late Dr Ahmad Sakr

Back in the late 1990’s, I gave up a $20 bill to buy a video cassette that featured a keynote speech by a world-famous Muslim scholar whom I had recently started admiring and subsequently learning from. After his talk was over, I was pleasantly surprised to see the familiar figure of Dr. Ahmad Sakr coming up […]

Answering the Call: Carry the Future for Syrian Refugees

Year of Sadness To say that this past year or so has been difficult is an understatement.  My father passed away in August 2014 when my youngest son was only 11 weeks old. Navigating through my own intense grief while caring for my infant son and energetic 4 year old was more than I thought […]

Can Muslims Stop The Rise of Extremism? Perhaps, If…

…We start with our own families to make sure there is a safe, non-judgmental space for everyone, all the oddities and the depressives and the questioners, so that no-one feels so isolated from their religious environment that they swing first to extremes of rebellion, drugs, gangs or suchlike, only to bounce to the opposite extreme […]

The Chosen Times Of Du’a – Adab Of Du’a 23

Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186). Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my du’as have to be in Arabic? In this series of short […]

The Best for Mankind, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Allah wanted us to be the best of mankind FOR mankind! The nature of this dunya encourages us to cooperate and live together, as Allah (Most High) said in Surah Al-Maidah (2):  “And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and […]

Helping our children find the light in dark times, by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

“You should probably think about what you’re gonna say to kids when you go back to school on Monday,” I told my son Shaan this weekend. He raised his eyebrows quizzically. “About Paris … and Muslims.” He suddenly looked irritated. “I’ve done the drill before. Every year of my high school life, I’ve had to deal […]

Paris Attacks: Response and Responsibility

Assalamualaikum (peace be upon you), Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem (in the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful), In the aftermath  of the tragic attacks in Paris, France where so many have died senselessly, many Muslims feel very shaken. The believer is someone who is pained by the loss of others, who is saddened in the […]

“Work for God and not for your stomachs” – meeting the Pope

“Work for God and not for your stomachs.” These words of Jesus, as recorded in Muslim scholarship, offer critical advice in a modern world dominated by greed and ego. By working for God, one makes the greater good their ultimate aim, leaving aside merely personal interests for those that bring wholeness, beauty and wisdom to […]