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Being Patient Despite Financial Hardship

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat advises on how to bear the trials and hardships that one faces with patience and acceptance.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’m a young adult and it seems my family and I have never ending financial difficulties. I feel we are all doing our best, yet we struggle […]

Driving Test and Examiner

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if feeling that one has been “let off lightly” during a driving test means that one should contest the result.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I took my driving test today. I live in the UK and the examiner passed me, yet I am very sure […]

Reflections on the Walk of Doom at the SeekersGuidance Retreat

Fatimah Gomez reflects on her time at the SeekersGuidance Retreat, and what the Walk of Doom taught her about faith and spirituality. The night was still and quiet, pinched with a slight crisp coolness that hung in the air calmly. The gentle echo of my footsteps bounced off the surrounding trees as I made my […]

If God Is Good, Why Is There So Much Evil In The World?

Why would Allah, who is the Source of all that is pure and good, allow evil and injustice to thrive in this world? Why does He test us with trials and tribulations? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani goes back to the drawing board on this perennial question.

Is It Haram to Like One’s Beauty and Appearance?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is it haram to like one’s beauty and appearance, because it can be classified as arrogance? Is it also arrogant to wear nice clothes, put on makeup and do our hair in front of women in order to show off our beauty? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Afraid to get groceries? Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray on being a Muslim woman in today’s turbulent climate

Each time a high profile act of violence is committed by a Muslim or in the name of Islam, the fear of reprisal attacks rises acutely in Muslim communities. It has become almost par for the course, and the statistics prove the threat is real. Often, women who are visibly Muslim find themselves the primary soft target. […]

In Times of Need Turn to and Rely on Allah

Allah has told us that He has created this world as a test, and He has promised us that we will be tested – of this there is no doubt. The question is, how do we respond? Allah gives the answer to this too. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains in this podcast.

Supplications for Having Children and For Dealing With Pain

Answered by SeekersGuidance Answers Service Question: Assalamu Alaikum, I want to know if there is any Dua for having a baby as well as to cure backbone pain. Can you help me? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. A Du’a to […]

Balancing Confidence and Humility and the Wisdom of Trials from Allah

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question 1: How can we balance self-esteem with humility? To me self-esteem means one loves oneself and consider themselves to be mostly good, yet Islam requires us to consider ourselves weak, broken and full of faults. Is it ok to do ‘affirmations’ by looking in the mirror and repeating statements […]

Understanding Trials

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I understand that a Muslim is tried either because of something wrong he is doing (or has done) or because Allah is trying to raise his status. So, I believe, the first case would necessitate tawbah and the second case, patience. So if one is undergoing hardship, how can […]