The April Focus on Seminar, held at SeekersGuidance Toronto, carried a very special and unique theme, connecting the simple substance of coffee to the ultimate meaning of life. Watch the whole seminar below!
The Purpose of Life in a Cup of Coffee. Shaykh Yahya Rhodus sheds light on how the meaning of life from an Islamic perspective links to all one’s moments in life. He then explains how coffee could perceived through living a life of meaning.
The History of Islam and Coffee. Sidi Abdul-Rehman Malik delves deep into the history and emergence of coffee in the Islamic world. He tells a story of how coffee weaved into the Islamic tradition and then spread to the world and partook in the religious, social, economic and political historical events.
Coffee is a Means to Meanings. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at how coffee relates to meanings in life. He explains that it is only through purpose that coffee could be a means to meanings of life like sincerity, love and gratitude.
Intentions: Coffee and Beyond. Shaykh Yahya focuses on the importance of having intentions for all actions so that even the mundane becomes great. He gives advice on how to make and build our intentions for all actions.
Worship, Coffee and the Meaning of Life Q&A. Shaykh Yahya Rhodus and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani answer some questions that relate to coffee and finding meaning in life.
Cover photo by Yasmeen
Resources for Seekers on Worship, Coffee and the Meaning of Life
- Coffee, Worship and the Meaning of Life
- How do I find purpose in Life?
- A Reader on Sincerity, Intention, and the Purpose of Spiritual Routines
- Is There a Hadith Forbidding Entering Coffee Shops?
- Healthy but Tasty: Entrepreneurship with a Higher Purpose
- ‘Cat coffee’ gets Halal green light