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7 Student Testimonials to Inspire You #2

Last year alone SeekersGuidance Global Islamic Seminary served more than 80,000 students from over 140 countries. Here is what some of them had to say. SeekersGuidance courses challenge you on the things you thought you knew I wanted to sign up with a course from SeekersGuidance as I wanted to gain more knowledge on the […]

The Internet, Learning Arabic and Islam – Interview with Ustadh Abdullah Misra

Saad Razi Shaikh interviews Ustadh Abdullah Misra on the internet’s effect on the Umma today, being a student of knowledge, the problems facing reverts, and much more. Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, into a Hindu family of North Indian heritage. He became Muslim at the age of 18, graduated […]

Students of Knowledge Stepping Into The Spotlight Before Their Time

One of the biggest mistakes students of knowledge make – including myself – when embarking on the path of traditional study is to remain plugged into the internet and social media, writes Ustadh Salman Younas. Whether it is having debates on forums, writing lengthy Facebook posts, coming up with catchy tweets, or posting pictures of […]

Balancing Family and Seeking Knowledge – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil, a student of knowledge, teacher and mother, offers valuable advice to women who wish to pursue studies in sacred knowledge. I am a mother of two children under 3 and a half years, and everyday is a juggling bonanza of love and service. There are my physical acts of service for my […]

What a Second-Degree Burn Taught Me About Focus, by Chloe Idris

Chloe Idris writes about losing focus and the searing pain of regret. I’m writing this right now as I sit in bed, with my leg elevated and wrapped, nursing a second-degree burn. This is in fact my second second-degree burn since I left my home country to seek sacred knowledge, which seems oddly poetic – […]

"He Came With a Blanket that Smelt Like Baby Urine"

Why did Habib Umar bin Hafiz give his students a blanket that smelt like baby urine? Habib Mundhir al-Musawa gives the answer and talks about his relationship with Habib Umar in an interview given shortly before his death. With genuine humility, he describes his early days seeking knowledge and then his first steps in calling to Allah. He […]

The Greatest Reward: Fulfilling The Urgent Need Of Others

A fund like no other Alhamdullilah, last year we established the SeekersGuidance Global Zakat Fund, a fund like no other, supporting deserving scholars and students of knowledge, both locally and abroad. We distributed over $350,000 in zakat funds in 2015. This year, it is our mission to raise $1 million in zakat funds. The impact of your zakat […]

The Way of the Seeker – How to Seek Islamic Knowledge Successfully – Term 2 2014 Student Assembly

On the 3rd of May, 2014, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gave some much needed, and beneficial advice to students during our Term 2 Student Assembly. 5 resources to equip yourself with during your studies: The Intentions for Seeking Knowledge by Imam Abdullah al Haddad The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge Ten Adab of Seekers of Knowledge by Ayaz […]

Shaykh Áwwamah’s advice for Students of Sacred Knowledge – al-Miftah Blog

Shaykh Áwwamah’s advice for Students of Sacred Knowledge – al-Miftah Blog My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Áwwamah (may Allah protect him) delivered an address several years ago in which he briefly poured out his sincere counsel for students of knowledge. I took his permission to reproduce it in English. These are advices of a […]