Sunna Prayers after Jumu‘a

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the number of sunna prayers after the Friday prayer. I use this website very often and it has helped me a lot with my religious questions. Thank you to the SeekersGuidance team for doing this wonderful work. I love Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and his team and whenever I want […]

Omar ibn said

The Library of Congress has recently discovered a rare manuscript, an autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, a slave hailing from West Africa.  The autobiography is 15 pages long, and is written in Arabic. He describes his life in West Africa, in a place called Futa Toro, between modern-day Senegal and the Gambia. Omar Ibn Said […]

seekersguidance steps curriculum

The SeekersGuidance Steps Curriculum allows you to navigate your journey from an absolute beginner in the Islamic sciences to scholarship and mastery. The curriculum is modelled on the traditional method of teaching the Islamic sciences in large mosques, as Imam As-Shafi did in Cairo, Imam Abu Hanifa in Kufa, and other great scholars all over […]

sufism

If you’ve never taken a SeekersGuidance course before, you might be curious how it all works! Here is a complete tour of the SeekersGuidance course experience. 1) Lessons When you log in, you will find a list of lessons for each week of the semester. Each course has weekly audio lessons; some also have supplementary […]

Guarding One’s Tongue – Imam Ghazali

Imam al-Ghazali puts a particular emphasis on the importance of guarding one’s tongue and that the tongue is indeed like a double-edged sword. It can do much good but it can also do much harm.

questions

In this series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks about defining social justice in the Islamic paradigm. Here, he and Ustadh Nazim Baksh discuss contextualising justice in the Muslim communities. When the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, began his mission in Mecca, the society was rift with tribalism, racism, and economic inequality. As […]

Drawing Closer to Allah

He says, Exalted and Most High, “Whoever harms a wali of Mine, I declare war upon him.” This is announcing that this hadith is going to be about a particular principle: the principle of wilaya. The principle of being a wali.

calling to Allah

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin recounts an encounter he had with a Jehovah’s Witness representative, who was an example to those calling to Allah. Conveying the Message Ustadh Amjad was at home before Jum’ah prayer and there was a knock on the door. He opened the door and saw two people who are older, maybe in their […]

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies certain aspects of a previous answer on a wife’s conjugal rights. I am writing to inquire a further look at this portion from a previous answer: What Does Islam Say About the Neglect of the Wife’s Sexual Rights? Islam already takes into account the fact that a woman may have times […]

The Pedagogical Power of the Mawlid, Pt II

In this first part of a two-part article, Ustadh Salman Younas discusses the Festivals of Islam, and the mawlid in particular, as a joyous expression of the greatest blessing from Allah. Discussions on the mawlid and its permissibility often occur in a context where the focus is primarily directed towards determining the strict legal merits […]