ISIS, Sex Slaves and Islam – reflections from Imam Zaid Shakir

As-Salaamu Alaikum, Today’s New York Times’ (NYT) article highlighting ISIS’ sexual enslavement of Yazidi women has cast a critical light on the issue of slavery and Islam. The ensuing implications should concern all Muslims. This is so owing to the fact that ISIS presents its practices as normative Islam and accuses the masses of Muslims […]

Sound Hearts. Sound Societies. SeekersRetreat Toronto (Last week to register)

We are today witnessing a broken and fractured world in dire need of healing, care and transformation. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing on him, said that he came to “perfect noble character.” Those virtuous traits – like mercy, service and generosity – have never been more necessary than now. This year, seekers of knowledge […]

Help Your Kids Confront ‘The-P-Word': Pornography, by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

“Hina?” The voice on the other end of the line was ragged; it was obvious the caller had been crying. I felt panic rise in my chest. “What’s wrong? What’s happened?” Pause. Deep breath. And then: “It came into my house last night.” And there it was. Without any need for elaboration, without any more […]

Welcoming three new teachers to the SeekersHub Family

By the Grace and Mercy of Allah, we have three new teachers joining the SeekersHub faculty this term. May Allah reward them for their dedication to spreading sacred knowledge. Shaykh Ahmed Saad al-Azhari Shaykh Ahmed was born into a family of scholars whose lineage goes back to the Prophet (peace be upon him) through his […]

Raising Children With A Sound Heart – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

There is no doubt in my mind that children have to be raised with a deep, profound understanding of the heart. This is the essence of our deen and a central guiding principle when dealing with the actions of children. We have a policy at home, that if they tell the truth they don’t get in trouble. […]

PHOTOS: Zikr At The Attic – SeekersHub’s Spreadlight Tour in Johannesburg

An evening of remembrance and nasheed hosted by The Kolia Family (Lenz Attic) with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus and Sidi Nader Khan. Follow the Spread Light tour of South Africa. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at least 1,000,000 seekers of knowledge in […]

“Allah Guides to His Light Whom He Wills” – The Muamilat of Rahma and Baraka by Shaykh Faid Said

Imam al Shatabi, may Allah be pleased with him (rehmatullah alaih) mentioned that the primary foundation of the Shari’ah of Islam is based on two principles: the first principle being Mercy (Rahma), and the second, justice. This is evident, as Allah, may He be glorified and exalted (subhana wa ta’ala), says in the Qur’an (Surah […]

PHOTOS from Grasmere, South Africa with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

After a brief introduction by Abdul-Rehman Malik, Global Programs Director of SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus delivered this beautiful talk to a lively audience in Grasmere, South Africa, with live translation into Zulu. Shaykh Yahya began first by saying the SeekersHub team are guests in the blessed land of Africa, but at the same time they […]