Without it… prayer is just exercise, fasting is hunger, life has no direction. Welcome to Belief: Securing Faith. Whoever believes through mere following Their faith is not safe from creeping doubts [Ibrahim al-Laqani, Jawharat al-Tawhid] Is your faith safe? Life is full of ideas, events, and people that test your beliefs. Sometimes, even shake them. In […]

[Excerpt from “The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom” by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali] It was in this way that Imam Ahmad and Ishaq ibn Rahwayh explained good character as giving up anger, and that has also been related as a marfu’ hadith which Muhammad ibn Nasr al-Marwazi related in the Kitab as-Salah in a hadith of […]

The message of Islam is that pursuit of money for its own sake is unnatural, inhumane, and will lead us to catastrophe, argues Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad. O you who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of Allah. Those who do so, they are the losers. (63:9) This verse […]

In this khutbah, delivered at Princeton University, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that true intelligence is the capacity to seek ultimate benefit and to know God. Download this talk: here Subscribe: SeekersGuidance Islamic Knowledge Podcast @ iTunes (free!)

Keeping Your Faith Strong Post-Ramadan Weekend Deen Intensive with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Location: Princeton University, Bendheim Center 26 Prospect Avenue Princeton, NJ Attaining beauty of heart and character. Keeping Your Faith Strong Based on Imam Ghazali’s Forty Foundations of the Religion PURPOSE OF THE SEMINAR: 1. To give people the fundamental principles to bring their […]

Advice for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge – Five Counsels – Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo Advice for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge – Five Counsels – Faraz Rabbani from Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo. Five Key Counsels for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge. Originally given by Faraz Rabbani to students of the SeekersGuidance Academy (www.SeekersGuidance.org) Summer 2009 session. SeekersGuidance […]

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Eid al-Fitr (Post-Fasting Festival) is one of the central days of celebration and festivity in Islam. It is a time to be thankful to Allah for the blessing of fasting the month of Ramadan, and the extra worship and good deeds performed in that blessed month. This day is also meant […]

What is the istikhara prayer and how does one perform it? The istikhara prayer is a very simple prayer of seeking guidance. One prays two rakats at any time that is not disliked, after which one recites the supplication of istikhara. It is best to recite it before sleeping, though in no way necessary. Like […]

The Way of Seekers

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the characteristics of the way of knowledge, its virtues, and how it can be used to seek Allah (the Most Exalted) and Paradise. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said “Whoever pursues a path seeking knowledge, […]