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Archive for October, 2010
IMF study concludes that Shari`ah-Compliant Banks showed “Stronger Resilience” to the Financial Crisis – Straight Ethical Advisory Blog

IMF study concludes that Shari`ah-Compliant Banks showed “Stronger Resilience” to the Financial Crisis – Straight Ethical Advisory Blog Islamic banks fared differently from conventional banks during global crisis Weaknesses in risk management hurt Islamic bank profitability in 2009 Crisis revealed important regulatory and supervisory challenges A new IMF study compares the performance of Islamic banks […]

Muslim Scholars On Spousal Abuse: “In Islamic law it is absolutely unlawful to abuse a wife, injure her, or insult her dignity.” – Allahcentric

Muslim Scholars On Spousal Abuse Courtesy of Sidi Khuram’s exhaustive research at Allahcentric Regarding the recent UAE Federal Supreme Court ruling stating that a husband can beat his wife and children so long as no marks are left (reminiscent of Guantanamo-style torture sessions), Shaykh Jihad Brown of the Tabah Foundation responds that spousal abuse is […]

Making the most of student life – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Image by ~ Phil Moore via Flickr Making the most of student life – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad Cambridge – 10 Oct 2010 – 10 mins In this short talk, delivered on the occasion of a welcoming dinner hosted by the Cambridge University Islamic Society for new students, Sheikh Abdal Hakim offers some thoughts on […]

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani brings fiqh to life at NYU

During a recent a trip to New York, Sh. Faraz Rabbani delivered a one-day seminar on “Islamic Law: How Shariah is Derived and Applied”, at ICNYU. We asked one attendee and SeekersGuidance supporter, Br. Ibrahim Long (www.ibrahimlong.com), for his thoughts on the seminar. “For those who don’t know him, Shaykh Faraz is one of the most approachable […]

Lower Your Gaze – Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya

Lower Your Gaze – Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya shares a valuable gem from Habib Umar’s lessons on lowering the gaze. Bismillah The following question was asked at one of the Red Sulfur lessons a couple of weeks back. Please benefit and share with others. A male university student complained about the mixing of men […]

Hajj Handbook – Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar

Hajj Handbook – Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar Hajj is around the corner so let’s start thinking about the significance of this pivotal journey. Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar has compiled a quick reference guide on the legal aspects of the Hajj with spiritual insights from Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad. Sacred Learning also offers excellent lecture recordings on […]

Are you lonesome tonight? – Novid Shaid

Are you lonesome tonight? by Novid Shaid, 2003 Are you lonesome tonight? Are you friendless tonight? Is your world fractured apart? Has your love turned and fled? Has your loyal heart bled? It’s not worth living, apart. Shall I show you a friend? Recommend you a friend? Your woes, His love will consume And His […]

Interview with a Productive Muslim: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Interview with a Productive Muslim: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani ProductiveMuslim.com is pleased to present to you an interview with a very ultra-Productive Muslim – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a researcher and teacher of the Islamic sciences, specializing in Islamic Law. He is the Educational Director of SeekersGuidance, and a partner and legal advisor with StraightWay Ethical Advisory.  […]

Career Options In Islamic Banking And Finance – Ethica Institute

Career Options In Islamic Banking And Finance – Ethica Institute A webinar recording on Islamic Finance courtesy of Ethica Institute. A transcript of the audio is also available. Ethica Institute also offer a variety of online resources and learning opportunities in the growing field of Islamic finance. “If you are seeking a solid, Shariah-grounded Islamic […]

Zaytuna College October 2010 Update – Imam Zaid Shakir

Zaytuna College October 2010 Update – Imam Zaid Shakir A glimpse into the student life of the new Zaytuna College. Imam Zaid Shakir delivers an update on the latest happenings at Zaytuna College for the month of October.