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6 Steps to Self-Change – Living Hearts Series

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers a critical topic; how to gain nearness to Allah through personal reformation. In this segment, he discusses 6 practical steps to self-change.  Allah tells us in the Qur’an: By time, humanity is in loss. (Sura 103:1) The key to avoiding loss is committing to change, which happens through an active choice […]

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) […]

Day 18: Break Your Ego–30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 18: Break Your Ego Allah is the All-Powerful, All-Near. We know this and believe this. However, we know that there is a veil between us and Him. That veil is our nafs, our ego and lower self. One of the scholars said, “One nafs is worse than seventy devils.” This is more apparent in […]

A Letter To A Friend During Difficult Times, by Muhammed Safi

Sidi Muhammed Safi was asked by a friend, “Where should we focus our energy today?” Here’s what he wrote in response. As-salaamu ‘alaykum my dear friend, I miss you! I pray you are well. I know these are difficult times. I saw your message and wanted to reply but I wasn’t sure how to put into words what […]

Muslim Convert: Is Islam Just an Arabian Faith?

Yusuf, a Hindu from the UK, lost a beloved uncle in tragic circumstances at the young age of 15. This led him to contemplate the impermanence of life. He started reading about other faiths and their beliefs about death and the Hereafter. His little understanding of Islam garnered through stories in the Reader’s Digest led […]

How Not To Let Stress Get You Down. Lessons From The Sunna – Dr. Rania Awaad

Ustadha Dr. Rania Awaad guides us through stress reduction strategies and techniques drawn from the way of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Reducing stress in our lives can put our minds and bodies in a better state, God willing, to take advantage of the manifold spiritual opportunities life offers. Ustadha Dr Rania Awaad […]

Why Married Couples Struggle and How to Respond Successfully

Why Married Couples Struggle and How to Respond Successfully. A Muslim Perspective from Ustadha Shireen Ahmed & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse. In this SeekersHub seminar, we learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to overcome common hurdles, and how to maintain a […]

The Struggle and Strife Of A Believer’s Life

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani narrates stories of struggle of the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) companions form Imam Kandahlawi’s masterpiece, Hayat al-Sahaba. This lesson is part of the ongoing class: Studying the Life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The inspirational stories of Abu Bakr, Uthman, Talha, Zubayr and others portray the deep concern […]

Struggling To Keep My Ritual Purity: Is There Any Leeway?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam Alaykum, I have to make wudu for every prayer because I constantly break my wudu by passing wind. During Ramadan if I make one wudu for ‘isha prayer and taraweeh is that okay? Or should I renew wudu for each prayer and each set of taraweeh? Also for […]