On the Passing of the Young Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi* and a Postscript on Charlie Hebdo – Sh Hamza Yusuf

Reposted, with thanks, from Sandala By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. Shaykh Hamza is Hamza Yusuf is a president, cofounder, and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College.   *Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was the cousin of the noble scholar, Shaykh Abdullah Alkadi. For several years, I was fortunate to spend Ramadan in Mecca and Medina and to celebrate […]

Walking Light on Earth – A SeekersRetreat in Brisbane, Australia – April 2015

When: 2nd April – 7th April, 2015 Where: Brisbane, Australia Who: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Imam Afroz Ali, Habib Ali Zainal Abidin al-Hamid and the Singapore Haqqani Ensemble. Registration Closes: 31st January, 2015 This year’s SeekersRetreat, based on the theme “Walking Light on Earth”, aims to awaken in ourselves a clear purpose of our existence in […]

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 […]