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Archive for January, 2011
When faith and profession mix – The National

When faith and profession mix – The National An interesting discussion on the intersection of Islam and the workplace Lee Bailey Last Updated: Jan 16, 2010 At age 21, Farhan Syed, then a recent graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, started a new job at Accenture, the giant consulting firm. Almost immediately, he […]

Video: Description of the Seal of Prophethood – Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Video: Description of the Seal of Prophethood – Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Click here to continue watching…

Comprehensive Prophetic Supplication for the Good of This Life and The Next, and Protection from all Harm

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful The Prophetic Companions Ammar ibn Yasir (Allah be pleased with him) once led a group in prayer, and made his prayer brief. He then felt as though they were critical of him (regarding praying briefly), so he asked them, “Did I not perform its bowing and prostration […]

Fiqh of Menstruation Online Class with Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Fiqh of Menstruation Online Class with Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera will be teaching an online advanced-level course on the Fiqh of Menstruation. The course will cover ‘Allama Ibn ‘Abidin’s commentary of Imam Birgivi’s manual of menstruation. The class will lay a solid understanding of the issues related to menstruation, so that students can […]

Regarding the Principle: “Means take the rulings of ends.” Does the means itself have to be permissible?

Question: Regarding the Principle: “Means take the rulings of ends.” Does the means itself have to be permissible?   Answer: [From the forum of Fiqh of Life: The Essentials of Halal & Haram, a SeekersGuidance online course] In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds […]

Keys to Successful Seeking of Islamic Knowledge: Advice from Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Advice from Sidi Abdullatif al-Amin, SeekersGuidance Teaching Assistant: “I have taken several classes on SeekersGuidance and have some experience in taking some classes online. One of the most important keys I’ve found with online classes is not to fall behind on the lessons. One may want to set some time aside everyday or a few […]

Love Of The Prophet And Following His Example – Shaykh Gibril Haddad

Love Of The Prophet     1. The Obligation to Increase the Love and Honor of the Prophet  Allah asks the Prophet  to remind his Nation that it is essential for those who claim to love God, to love His Prophet  : “Say to them: If you love God, follow (and love and honor) me, […]

A Prayer: Thank You! Oh Lord, Allah – Novid Shaid

A Prayer: Thank You! Oh Lord, Allah Novid Shaid, January, 2011 Oh You, without form Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem Unlike all we imagine Free of error and need. Oh Lord! As I witness this world On the spellbinding screen Showing pain and suffering Worse than I could ever dream. Oh Lord! As I hear of […]

The Best of Spiritual Actions – Imam Shadhili relates from his teacher, Ibn Mashish

Abu’l Hasan al-Shadhili relates from his spiritual guide, Ibn Mashish: The best of spiritual actions are four after four. [The four actions are:] (1) loving Allah; (2) contentment with Allah’s destiny; (3) non-attachment to worldly matters; and (4) relying upon Allah.   [These come after four:] (1) fulfilling Allah’s commands; (2) leaving Allah’s prohibitions; (3) […]

The Prophet Muhammad’s Love, Concern, & Kindness for Children

  The Prophet’s Love and Kindness for Children   The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was very kind to children and loved them.   He would stroke their heads out of love and would pray for their good in life.   Whenever the children came near to him he would pick them […]