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Archive for August, 2012
Dua by the Decibel by Imam Afroz Ali

In the name of Allah, The Source of Mercy, the Most MercifulIt was a Ramađan after a Tarawīh prayer that my mind focussed on the loudness of the congregation. We were not talking, but responding to the supplication made by the Imam. The loudness of the response of “Amīn” had a pattern… a worrying pattern.It […]

Libyan Graves – Shaykh Musa Furber

Libyan Graves Shaykh Musa Furber Published in Egyptian Independent: Libyan Graves Last week, millions of Muslims worldwide celebrated one of Islam’s two annual celebrations, Eid al-Fitr, which follows their completion of fasting the month of Ramadan. For Muslims, Eid is a time for visiting family and friends, and a time for feeling joy and solidarity. […]

The Loss of Meaning: The Destruction of Muslim Holy Sites

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   The Loss of Meaning: The Destruction of Muslim Holy Sites By Faraz Rabbani EVERY YEAR, Muslim holy sites are destroyed at an alarming pace. What is perhaps more alarming is that some Muslims see no problem with this. Rather, they may even feel that this […]

URGENT SEEKERS APPEAL: Help launch Seekers 3.0: new website & SeekersMedia platform

URGENT SEEKERS APPEAL Help launch Seekers 3.0: new website & SeekersMedia platform   Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.  IMPORTANT SEEKERS APPEAL: Support SeekersGuidance’s Knowledge Without Barriers initiative have wider and more powerful impact: help us raise $20,000 to develop a truly world-class web site and […]

What is a fatwa? Who can give one? By Sheikh Musa Furber – Washington Post

What is a fatwa? Who can give one? – Washington Post By Sheikh Musa Furber Recently at a conference in Cairo, Imam Hashem Islam issued a fatwa (religious edict) to the people of Egypt. His edict was that an upcoming protest, aimed at criticizing Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, was illegitimate, as the newly elected president […]

The Prayer of Glorification (salat al-tasbih)

  The Prayer of Glorification (salat al-tasbih)صلاة التسبيح The prayer of glorification (salat al-tasbih) is a recommended prayer that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) encouraged performing as often as one can. It consists of four rakats and 300 glorifications (tasbih), 75 in each rakat. (1) After the opening takbir and opening […]

The Muslim Household – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

The Muslim Household – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hamza Yusuf is currently visiting the Emirates. He studied there in his youth, and has maintained ties with his friends there over the years. He has been invited back many times to share his knowledge and experience with the people in the place where his journey of seeking […]

Announcing “Etiquette With the Quran” eBook for iPad and iPhone – Etiquette With The Quran

Announcing “Etiquette With the Quran” eBook for iPad and iPhone – Etiquette With The Quran [Faraz Rabbani notes: This is widely considered the best work on Etiquette with the Qur’an, and is a must-read for any believer seeking to benefit from the Book of Allah.]  The second edition of Etiquette With the Quran, Shaykh Musa Furber’s […]

Habib Ali al-Jifri responds to the plea of a woman – powerful video clip not to be missed

Habib Ali responds to the plea of a woman – YouTube: “www.radicalmiddleway.co.uk – Habib Ali passionately talks about the compulsion placed on Muslims in ensuring that the treatment of women within the community is done in a just manner. He outlines the Prophetic tradition on how the measure of goodness is tied to the goodness […]

Short Story: Disposable Cars by Zeeshan Qasim

Short Story: Disposable Cars by Zeeshan Qasim My father brought a new car home 11 years ago. It wasn’t the greatest of cars. It didn’t have leather seats, antilock brakes, or even a moonroof. It looked like a cream colored box on wheels. For a box, it was really fast. As a car though, she […]