Biographies of Influential Muslims – A Reader

This reader gathers various SeekersHub resources on inspiring saints, scholars, and other influential Muslims of the past and present.   Companions and Pious Predecessor Sayyiduna Ja’far: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice Was Uwais al-Qarni Martyred? And a Unique Source for His Biography Biography of Malik ibn Dinar Muadh ibn Jabal and the Night of Mid-Sha’ban […]

On Death and Dying, by Ustadh Salman Younas

With the current year drawing to a close, social media has come alight repeatedly with news of the passing of yet another celebrity. Ustadh Salman Younas shares some personal thoughts on an inevitable journey all of us will embark upon: death. I have seen many people in my wider circle of friends/acquaintances express how death […]

What Happens When You Die? Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, encourages us to make a journey to the graveyards for verily when you visit this place it reminds you of the next life; and truly reminders benefit the believers. In this beautiful commentary of the Prophetic narration Shaykh Ahmed Abdo takes us on a journey of reflection […]

What You Need to Know About the Fiqh of Burial, by Imam Tahir Anwar

How much do you know about the fiqh of burial? Do you know what is the first call to make when someone dies? What sort of preparation do you need to make? Is there a religious significance to washing the shroud in Zamzam water? What sort of instructions should you give to your relatives? Is […]

Three Acts That Defined Abdul Sattar Edhi's Life, by Ustadh Salman Younas

Ustadh Salman Younas summarizes the core essence of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s life in the words of the Prophet ﷺ Orphans The Prophet (God bless him) said, “The one who cares for an orphan will be with me in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together. [Bukhari] Imagine then the station and proximity of […]

The great Muslim philanthropist, Abdul-Sattar Edhi, returns to his Lord

The great Muslim, Pakistani social worker, Abdul-Sattar Edhi, has died at the age of 88. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersHub pays tribute and reminds us that service can and must be a part of all our lives. May Allah have mercy on his soul, and admit him among His foremost and most beloved servants—in the […]

Amjad Sabri’s death: Yearning for God till his Last Breath

The world is mourning the passing of one of Pakistan’s most beloved devotional (qawwali) singers. Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, allegedly by extremists who accused him of blasphemy. Shortly after his death, the video of his last televised performance went viral (watch above). Dr Bano Murtaja has kindly translated the lyrics: O one of the […]

On What Ultimately Matters: Muhammad Ali, My Grandfather and Ramadan

Nearly a month ago, my grandfather passed away in a tragic car accident aged 93 along with my father. Today, we lost the great Muslim sports icon and activist, Muhammad Ali, whose charisma, skill, and attitude mesmerized the world for decades. Each of these deaths and the reactions they generated have taught me an important […]

Muhammad Ali – The Acts That Help When We Die, by Mostafa Azzam

There had been a time he was named Cassius Clay; A time he was praising himself night and day. “I’m the best in the world,” “So pretty,” he’d say. And then in this world, he had risen so far; Until he was granted his very own star. With the famous of famous now put up […]

OBITUARY: Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore

Michael Sugich pays tribute to a much loved American Muslim poet, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore, who passed away this week after a battle with cancer. My friend Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore died yesterday. He had been battling cancer for 5 years. After giving up on conventional treatments his doctor prescribed a combination of hemp oil, […]