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Archive for October, 2009
Concerning Thankfulness – Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (Allah have mercy upon him) – from Al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq

Concerning thankfulness [shukr]. As for thankfulness [shukr], the basic guidance on the subject is contained in the words of Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) : If you are thankful, I will surely give you more; but if you are ungrateful, My punishment is terrible indeed. (14:7) This is reinforced by the traditional report, transmitted […]

Imam Bajuri’s Commentary on Some Verses from the Burda – Dar al-Hadith Blog

Divine Mercy-Burdah « Dar al-Hadith Beautiful commentary on some verses from the Burda: O my soul do not become despondent due to your grievous sins. Verily major sins when pardoned are minor. Perhaps the mercy of my Lord when distributed., Would be distributed in proportion to the sins. Imam Ibrahim al-Bajuri wrote in his commentary […]

Shaykh Jihad Brown on the death of Shaykh Adib Kallas – On the passing of mountains

Shaykh Jihad Brown on the death of Shaykh Adib Kallas – On the passing of mountains – The National Newspaper “God does not take away knowledge by stripping it from the breasts of men. Instead, He takes it away by taking away the scholars in death. Until there no longer remain scholars; and people take […]

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – Thoughts on Evangelical Christianity – cambridge khutbas etc

cambridge khutbas etc.: Thoughts on Evangelical Christianity In this talk, Sheikh Abdal Hakim offers some thoughts on the increasingly assertive evangelical trend in Christianity, and how Muslims can constructively repsond to it. He emphasises firstly the importance of the Qur’anic principle of responding with what is better, and not being dragged into the abusive slanging […]

Shaykh Adib Kallas Died Today – October 21, 2009 – One of the Foremost Scholars of Our Times

معهد الفتح الإسلامي يرحب بكم Shaykh Muhammad Adib Kallas, the great Islamic scholar, Hanafi faqih, theologian, and teacher of scholars, has died today–October 21st, 2009–in Damascus, Syria. He was 88 years old, having lived a life dedicated to knowledge, teaching, and selfless service to seekers of knowledge. Those who were fortunate to have met him […]

Women, Debts, and Marriage

In this video, Shaykh Faraz relates an interesting anecdote relating to marriage contracts during the question and answer session at the 23rd Annual conference hosted by the Islamic Council of New England at Boston University. This years conference centered on Islamic Finance and Shaykh Faraz presented two sessions: one on the definition of riba and […]

Good Character is Not Becoming Angry

[Excerpt from “The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom” by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali] It was in this way that Imam Ahmad and Ishaq ibn Rahwayh explained good character as giving up anger, and that has also been related as a marfu’ hadith which Muhammad ibn Nasr al-Marwazi related in the Kitab as-Salah in a hadith of […]

Crossroads of Islam, Past and Present

The New York Times recently featured an article on Habib ‘Umar, his school Dar al-Mustafa, and Tarim itself. Shaykh Yahya Rhodus (bio) , who teaches the “Faith in Divine Unity & Trust in Divine Providence “ course here at SeekersGuidance,  was interviewed in it as well. October 15, 2009 TARIM JOURNAL Crossroads of Islam, Past and Present By […]

Islamic Parenting: Ten Keys to Raising Righteous Children – Faraz Rabbani – Vimeo

Islamic Parenting: Ten Keys to Raising Righteous Children on Vimeo Islamic Parenting: Ten Keys to Raising Righteous Children from Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo. This is from the SeekersGuidance (www.SeekersGuidance.org) Online Course on Islamic Parenting: Raising Righteous Children. This important course seeks to provide guidance on one of the most critical topics of the times: raising […]

A warning we should heed – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

A warning we should heed | Abdal Hakim Murad | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk   The mes  sage of Islam is that pursuit of money for its own sake is unnatural, inhumane, and will lead us to catastrophe O you who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of […]