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Sincere Repentance from Zina

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked how to sincerely repent from having committed zina and if it is necessary to ask the other for forgiveness. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a young Muslim guy. I do pray five times a day. But I have committed zina several times. I did make […]

Tasawwuf and Human Potentiality

Ustadh Salman Younas discusses the concept of tasawwuf, its place in the Islamic sciences, and its role in growing human potential. What is the first thing that comes to mind when a Muslim hears the word tasawwuf? Often, a person’s thoughts are directed to the institution of the spiritual path (tariqa) and the figure of […]

Intention for Seeking Knowledge by Imam Haddad

In this article, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides commentary on Imam Haddad’s famous “Intention for Seeking Knowledge.” Text and translation of this supplication is also provided.  In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “Actions are by their intentions, and each person shall have […]

Does Seeking Reward Affect the Sincerity of One’s Intentions? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Does seeking reward affect the sincerity of one’s intentions? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjRTgJISZos [Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten […]

Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

Enjoining good and forbidding evil forms the 19th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Is It Obligatory to Forbid a Disliked Action? Advising My Father to Keep a Beard Advising a Spouse to Be a Better Muslim Should I […]

Should I Avoid Pursuing Islamic Studies While Paying My Parents Mortgage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If a person indulges in major sin, should he avoid to pursue Islamic studies? My parent have a lot of debts on mortgage and I am hoping to get a job and help them. But I would have to pay interest which is a sin. I would […]

Overcoming Greed, Opening Yourself To Gratitude, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said reminds us that one of the worst attachments we have is to greed. It blinds us and incapacitates us. How did the men and women before us overcome this? Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said in the Qur’an, in Surah Yusuf (3):  “Indeed We have related to you the most beautiful […]

DEBATE: Does Social Media Help Or Hinder Muslims?

Has social media caused more harm than benefit to the Muslim Community? Watch this friendly debate where two teams go head to head to look at the benefits and harms that social media can bring about to Muslim communities. The teams are Soner Coruhlu, Ramia Sultan and Dr. Mehal Krayem vs. Shaykh Ahmed Abdo, Mohamed Taha and Lydia Shelly. Our […]

Etiquette of Social Media – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

As main tools of communication and connectivity, Social Media is everywhere, and with immediacy. Ustad Amjad Tarsin calls us to ponder to what end? For what purpose? Two individuals could be doing the exact same thing, and one is rewarded and one may be punished. What gives? What is the difference between the two?  Ustadh […]

The Impact of Our Choices – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Oftentimes we pass the hours away not realizing how many choices we are making. We also don’t realize how many opportunities we are missing out on, says Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said. Syedina Abu Dharr (radiallah anhu), the great Sahabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam), in sharing his wisdom about the choices we make as humans, said: […]