Brief Advice on Seeking Knowledge from Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Sign up before it’s too late! Classes begin on January 5th. All courses are completely free. Some great practical courses are (in order of potential relevance!): 1) Islamic Marriage: Guidance For Successful Marriage and Married Life Always a big hit, and from personal experience, everything taught is applicable. Marriage tips 101. With Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, […]

Seven Counsels for Successful Service and Activism – Advice from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub Team Meeting

Recently, a group of volunteers gathered at SeekersHub Toronto for a strategy meeting. At the end of the gathering, I shared the following seven counsels on successful service and activism: One: Renew Your Intention Regularly The first point is that it is always important to renew one’s intention. What are we trying to do? We’re […]

The Heart of the Qur’an: Surah Yasin Explained – with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Abu Hurayra narrates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Whoever recites Yasin at night, he will be forgiven.” [Musnad, Abu Ya`ala] Some versions state, “Whoever recites Yasin in the morning and night…” [Tabarani, Mu`ajam al-Saghir] Surah Yasin has tremendous benefits for the believer, being the heart of the Quran, surely […]

Balancing Seeking Knowledge and Spiritual Litanies – Muwasala

Click here for the original link. A Tunisian scholar asked Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him): How does one balance between seeking knowledge and spending time in the remembrance of Allah (reading awrad or litanies)? Habib `Umar answered: “The key to seeking knowledge is the soundness of one’s […]

Engaging Our Community – Recognition for The Halal Food Bank – SeekersPoint Melbourne

‘Community engagement’ two words that come to mind when the ‘Halal Food Bank’ is mentioned. An initiative of the Ansaar Project, the Halal Food Bank aims to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families doing it tough. Sadly, there are a number of Muslims – individuals and families, affected by economic uncertainties. As a result, food shortages […]

The Hand of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) by Mostafa al Badawi

Click here for the original post. The impulse for writing this article came from a conversation with a colleague who told me that while sitting with other colleagues, he had heard one of them repeat the statement that the Prophet, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, was an ordinary human being like the rest of […]

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki’s Letter To Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya

Click here for the original link Below is a letter in the handwriting of the Hijazi scholar Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki (may Allah shower His mercy upon him), addressed to Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya (may Allah shower His mercy upon him). It was written after Shaykh al-Hadith had gifted  the Shaykh a copy of […]

On Parents Showing Righteousness to Children – Muwasala

A special thanks to Muwasala for sharing this beautiful answer by Habib Umar bin Hafiz. For the original link: Click here Answered by Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him). We always hear about children showing righteousness to their parents. Is there a righteousness that can be shown by […]

The Menace of So-called “Jihad” – Imam Zaid Shakir

To see the original post: Click here [Speak out] Those of us who have been speaking out against the menace of so-called “Jihad” must redouble our efforts. “Jihad” is far more than a threat to the lives of unsuspecting innocent people, both here in the West and in Muslim countries. It is a threat to […]

The True Cause of All Happiness and Good is Turning to Allah – Mawlay al-Arabi al-Darqawi

The True Cause of All Happiness and Good is Turning to Allah   From the Letters of Mawlay al-Arabi al-Darqawi: 339. I said to some of our brethren (may Allah be pleased with them): The basis of all happiness and good—in their essence—is in directing oneself to Allah, and to always turn to Him. Likewise, […]