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Interview: Defining Knowledge – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Cori Mancuso interviews Shaykh Yahya Rhodus on the importance of seeking obligatory knowledge, balancing religious and worldly affairs, and engaging in traditional and western approaches to education.   CM: For Muslims who are seeking a foundational knowledge of Islam, or their fard ayn, what knowledge should be obligatory for them to learn? Why is it […]

The Two Eyes of Faith – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us that simple acts arising from complete submission to the will of Allah can do more than move mountains, they can bring people to the religion.   We always begin by praising our Lord, Exalted and Most High, and recognizing that al-hamd, that is all praise, is due to our Lord, […]

Advice of Leading Muslim Scholars on Seeking Islamic Knowledge

Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Salek bin Siddina and Habib Ali al-Jifri: the keys to succeeding on the path of knowledge, the adab of gaining Sacred Knowledge, and the blessing and high rank of this path.   Resources for Seekers Ten Adab of Seekers of Knowledge – Notes by Ayaz […]

SeekersHub Toronto Retreat 2018: Planting Seeds of Faith

“Planting Seeds of Faith,” was the theme of the SeekersHub 2018 Retreat. With the world in desperate need of spiritual nourishment, we reorient ourselves by planting and cultivating these seeds. This year’s retreat was graced with a wonderful array of scholars from diverse backgrounds, including Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and his wife Ustadha Shireen Ahmed, Shaykh […]

The Golden Rule: Content of Character 07 – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the Islamic version of the Golden Rule. Its sources in the Muslim tradition and its meaning and place in our lives. قال رسول الله سلى الله عليه و سلّم: أَحِبَّ للناس ما تُحبُّ لنفسك The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: “Love for Humanity, what you […]

Kin and Neighbors: Content of Character 06 – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus speaks on two groups pf people who deprive themselves of Allah’s glance on the Day of Judgment, namely, those who sever kinship ties and obnoxious neighbors. قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم: اثنان لا ينظر الله إليهما يوم القيامة: قاطع الرحم و جار السوء The Messenger of God, Allah bless […]

10 On-Demand Courses for Ramadan

We are blessed to reach another Ramadan. Let’s make the best use of our time. These On-Demand courses will help you to focus and get maximum benefits from this month of the Qur’an. Each course contains a downloadable lesson set which you can listen to at your convenience. 1. Preparing for Ramadan: Lessons and Advice […]

Taqwa: Content of Character 05 – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus unfolds the essential etiquette we should have with our Lord, with ourselves, and with other people as is found in the concept of taqwa. قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم: اتّق الله حيثما كنتَ و أتبع السيئة الحسنة تمحها و خالق الناس حسن The Messenger of God said, “Keep God […]

Consideration: Content of Character 04 – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reflects on the act of consideration, of thinking things through before you act, and how it is framed in the Qur’an and Sunna. The Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: التأني من الله والعجلة من الشيطان Consideration is from Allah and haste is from the devil. (Bayhaqi) We find […]

Hypocrisy: Content of Character 03 – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus speaks on the three signs of hypocrisy that a believer needs to watch out for and work on to better conform to the ideals of Islam. The Messenger of God, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: The characteristics of a hypocrite are three: when he speaks he lies; when he […]