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The True Scholar: A Person of Knowledge and Action by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

This podcast is a recording of a talk that Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gave in Johannesburg Habib Umar’s tour. He speaks about the definition of a true scholar. Click here to access the podcast.  In Johannesburg, Shaykh Faraz spoke about the characteristics of a true scholar, or, a true Sufi as, “A person of knowledge who […]

How the Ihya Overcame Apartheid–Shaykh Seraj Hendricks

Mishkat Media have produced a wonderful interview with Shaykh Seraj Hendricks on the deep influence of Imam al Ghazali in Cape Town, and the Shaykh’s own role in the struggle against apartheid. Shaykh Seraj Hendricks is among the third generation of scholars who have been teaching the Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences) […]

The Position of Culture in Islam – Dr Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Is Islam and the culture mutually exclusive? Or can Islam enrich an existing culture? What is a Cultural Imperative? As Dr. Umar Faruq Abd Allah explains, good cultural conventions have the power of law. They are given the same priority that law has, as long as they do not actually contradict Islamic law. Unfortunately, this […]

Letter To A Cape Townian Muslim, by Shaykh Riad Saloojee

Shaykh Riad Saloojee looks back at Cape Town. Triggered by the live stream dhikr from Awwal Masjid, he reminisces on the sounds and sights, the daily happenings and grand occasions, and penned this lovely letter of farewell to the city he loves and had to leave in haste. Assalāmu‘alaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātu, I am […]

VIDEO: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on How Islam Spread in the Blessed Land of South Africa

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and the SeekersHub team have just returned from the SpreadLight tour of South Africa. Here he gives an excellent and concise summary of how Islam came to and spread in this blessed land. For more content from this tour, explore the SeekersHub website.    

PHOTOS: Zikr At The Attic – SeekersHub’s Spreadlight Tour in Johannesburg

An evening of remembrance and nasheed hosted by The Kolia Family (Lenz Attic) with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus and Sidi Nader Khan. Follow the Spread Light tour of South Africa. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at least 1,000,000 seekers of knowledge in […]

PHOTOS from Grasmere, South Africa with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

After a brief introduction by Abdul-Rehman Malik, Global Programs Director of SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus delivered this beautiful talk to a lively audience in Grasmere, South Africa, with live translation into Zulu. Shaykh Yahya began first by saying the SeekersHub team are guests in the blessed land of Africa, but at the same time they […]

In Grasmere: “Inspirational Stories from the Lives of the Righteous”, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

After a brief introduction by Abdul-Rehman Malik, Global Programs Director of SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus delivered this beautiful talk to a lively audience in Grasmere, South Africa, with live translation into Zulu. Shaykh Yahya began first by saying the SeekersHub team are guests in the blessed land of Africa, but at the same time they are […]

In Soweto: “Allah is Beautiful and Loves Beauty: Celebrating the Beautiful Messenger”

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus delivered a beautiful talk in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa – a session, which ended with two local women embracing Islam. Listen to it in full on the SeekersHub podcast. Follow the Spread Light tour of South Africa. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at […]

In Soweto: “Allah is Beautiful and Loves Beauty: Celebrating the Beautiful Messenger”

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus delivered this beautiful talk in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, during a session which ended with two local women embracing Islam. Follow the Spread Light tour of South Africa on the SeekersHub website. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at least 1,000,000 seekers of […]