Ramadan: The Fortunate Ones, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem. Ramadan is a month of khair (blessings) and Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) chose it to be the month of the Qur’an, and He chose for it a special form of ibadah, fasting, which is one of the pillars of Islam.  As Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said in Surah Al-Baqarah (183): “O you who have believed, decreed […]

Elevation of Spirit: Attitudes and Approaches to Fasting, by Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said

Muslims the world over will soon observe the fast of Ramadan, abstaining from all food consumption and other circumscribed activities from dawn till dusk.  The annual cycle of Ramadan in the calendar continues to coincide with the longer days of summer, at least in the western hemisphere, making for a debilitating experience.  But Muslims need […]

The Ramadan Reader: A Guide to Fasting, Prayer, Qur’an, and Spirituality in the Month of Ramadan

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful The Ramadan Reader: A Guide to Fasting, Prayer, Qur’an, and Spirituality in the Month of Ramadan Fasting: Complete Guide to Fasting Breaking One’s Fast Due to Weakness Does Watching Pornography While Fasting Break One’s Fast Worship in Ramadan For a Menstruating Woman Overview of the Fidya […]

Merits of Sha’ban – Muwasala

Reblogged from Muwasala: Click here for original post [Sha’ban – the branch] The scholars say that the linguistic root of the word Sha`bān is a branch, because the month of Sha`ban “branches off” and leads on to many good things. It acts as a bridge between the two blessed months of Rajab and Ramaḍān. In spite […]

Challenges and Choices: Lessons from the Great Day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the lessons of the great day of Ashura–the 10th of Muharram. This is one of the greatest days of the year–a day the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) highly encouraged us to fast. This is the day in which Prophet Adam was absolved of his error; the […]

Ramadan: Fasting for Love

The following video’s are from our recent webinar ‘Ramadan: Fasting for Love’. We pray that you may benefit from the short talks given by some highly esteemed scholars such as Habib Umar, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Imam Zaid Shakir- just to name a few. Support SeekersHub Global / SeekersGuidance as it reaches over 10,000 students […]

AUDIO: Fasting: a Practical Primer – Virtues, Fiqh, Common Questions – Faraz Rabbani

  Fasting: a Practical Primer – Virtues, Fiqh, Common Questions – Faraz Rabbani     In this clear, concise yet comprehensive lesson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the virtues and benefits of fasting; the laws (fiqh) of fasting; and addresses common questions and issues that arise in fasting. He also touches upon the spiritual dimensions of […]

Virtues of Fasting in the Summer Taken from: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalī’s “Latā’if Maʿārif”

Virtues of Fasting in the Summer Taken from: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalī’s “Latā’if Maʿārif” أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم As the blessed month of Ramaḍān coincides with the summer months, many Muslims are apprehensive of the long fasts which lie ahead and, admittedly, not looking forward to staying hungry and thirsty for […]