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Archive for June, 2011
What is SeekersGuidance Retreat like? 6 Days in the Appalachian Mountains

What is SeekersGuidance Retreat like? 6 Days in the Appalachian Mountains Sr. Whittni Abdullah shares 6 days at the SeekersGuidance Retreat in Cooker Creek Tennessee. Day 1: We have Arrived We have arrived…in the Appalachian mountains, in the heart of the Cherokee nation. We are exhausted. I’m not sure if this program should be called […]

Benefits of Simplicity – Shaykh Hussain Abdul Sattar – Sacred Learning

Benefits of Simplicity – Shaykh Hussain Abdul Sattar – SacredLearning A detailed lecture on the simple lifestyle of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), its benefits and how one can practically bring it into their daily life. Shaykh Husain shares experiences and reflections from his own life in bringing this forgotten Prophetic […]

Where are the “No Smoking” signs in Medina? – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Sandala Productions

Where are the “No Smoking” signs in Medina? – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Sandala Productions Note to readers: I want to thank everyone who wrote recently and inquired about my health. I had a terrible fall a few weeks ago and had a mild concussion from it. I appreciate the wisdom of wearing a turban […]

Where did the shaykhas go? Afterthoughts on Female Scholarship from the SG Retreat

Where did the shaykhas go? Afterthoughts on Female Scholarship from the SG Retreat Written by Sr. Whittni Brown Abdullah I don’t know when I first heard the term “shaykha”. I think my friend was joking with me about how maybe one day I’d become one given the zeal I had as a new Muslim. She […]

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims This brief post is intended to highlight organizational tools that may be helpful to Muslims on a practical level. These tools are simple aids but they can do a lot to keep track of one’s deeds (muhasaba) and in seeing one’s progress there is immense motivation to continue and to […]

Video: Sheikh Idrees Watts – Hadith Jibreel at Leeds Isoc

Video: Sheikh Idrees Watts – Hadith Jibreel at Leeds Isoc Sheikh Idrees Watts gives a talk about Hadith Jibreel: Islam, Iman and Ihsan as part of leeds Isocs Weekly Circles Born and raised in Kent, Muhammad Idris Watts accepted Islam in 1998 in the first year of his Arabic Language Degree at the University of […]

Kun Kaatiman – Poem by Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba

Kun Kaatiman – Poem by Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful Prayers, Peace, and Blessing be upon the Prophet Muhammad. This work of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba M’Backe [May Allah be well pleased with him] is for anyone who wants to acquire knowledge and achieve a goal in this earthly […]

Al-Rudhabari[313 A.H]: An Example of Those Who Are Pleased With Allahs Decree at Al-Faqih

Abu Ali Al-Rudhabari[313 A.H]: An Example of Those Who Are Pleased With Allahs Decree at Al-Faqih Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks, SeekersGuidance instructor The Imam Al-Muhasabi [234 A.H, Baghdad] in his Al-Risalah Al-Mustarshideen said: ” Know that you have not tasted the sweetness of Iman until you believe in the the qadr [of Allah] completely; its […]

Video: How to connect your heart with Allah – Habib Umar

YouTube – How to connect your heart with Allah – Habib Umar Habibtour.com.au presents “How to connect your heart with Allah – Habib Umar”. This lecture was delivered by Habib Umar and translated by Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya on Saturday 30 April 2011 in Sydney as part of Habib Umar’s world tour.    

The Woman: a parable – Shaykh Nuh Keller

The Woman: a parable   The Woman: a parable © Nuh Ha Mim Keller 2001 from: www.masud.co.uk A man was walking through the marketplace one afternoon when, just as the muezzin began the call to prayer, his eye fell on a woman’s back. She was strangely attractive, though dressed in fulsome black, a veil over […]