Entries by Shaykh Faraz

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Some of the Proper Manners of Service (khidma) Ones Teachers—and in All Religious Activism – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Some of the Proper Manners of Service (khidma) Ones Teachers—and in All Religious Activism Muwasala—an excellent resource for reliable Islamic guidance—share the following response from Habib Umar bin Hafiz: What are some of the etiquettes of service (khidma)? [Muwasala] [The Intention in Serving] Any type of service, whether it be service of a shaykh or […]

Mercy Expressed in Active Concern: Remembering the Muslim Umma in One’s Prayers (dua) – Ma`ruf al-Karkhi

Mercy Expressed in Active Concern: Remembering the Muslim Umma in One’s Prayers (dua) – Ma`ruf al-Karkhi Ma`ruf al-Karkhi, one of the righteous imams of the early Muslims (salaf), said, “Whoever says, ‘Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad Allahumma farrij `an Ummati Muhammad Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [salla Allahu `alayhi wa sallam] (O Allah, improve the state of […]

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The Prayer for Drinking Coffee – The Power of Purpose and High Intentions, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub Toronto

At SeekersHub Toronto’s weekly Circle of Praise, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani recently explained the Smaller Fatiha for Drinking Coffee, of the noble scholar al-Habib Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Mihdar (Allah have mercy upon him). Listen to the podcast here. This prayer and statement of intent has many lessons, including: (1) having high purpose–seeking Allah Most High–in all […]

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Daily Qur’an Reflections: (22) Traits of those Beloved to Allah, Sending Blessings on the Prophet, Neediness and Divine Oneness, Knowledge & Awe

Day 22: Juz’ Twenty-Two: Surat al-Ahzab [33.31-73], Surat Saba [34.1-54], Surat Fatir [35.1-45] & Surat Yasin [36.1-21]  We look at key themes in the 22nd Part (juz’) of the Qur’an: (1) the qualities of those whom Allah has prepared forgiveness and great reward for; (2) realities of sending blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him […]

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Daily Qur’an Reflections: (21) Prayer as the Ascent of the Believer, Striving for Allah, Marriage as Sign and Means to Allah, Success and Purpose in Life

Day 21: Juz’ Twenty One: Surat al-`Ankabut [29.45-69], Surat al-Rum [30.1-60], Surat Luqman [31.1-34], Surat al-Sajdah [32.1-30] & Surat al-Ahzab [33.1-30] We look at four key themes of the 21st Juz’ of the Qur’an: (1) establishing the prayer and its transformative and protective impact; (2) striving for Allah, by Allah, as means to closeness; (3) […]

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Daily Qur’an Reflections: (20) Marvel of Creation, Thankfulness, Guidance, and Seek the Next Abode

Day 20: Juz’ Twenty: Surat al-Naml [27.60-93], Surat al-Qasas [28.1-88] & Surat al-`Ankabut [29.1-44] In tonight’s set of verses, we’ll be looking at four key themes:     [1] The Marvel of Creation and the Oneness of Allah This is a selection of a set of verses from Surat al-Naml, in which Allah describes His […]

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Daily Qur’an Reflections: (19) Servants of the Most-Merciful, Who is an Imam?, Pure Hearts, and the Prophetic Call – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

 In this series, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Tabraze Azam, SeekersHub Global Instructors, share a day by day overview of key themes of each section (juz’) of the Qur’an, over the month of Ramadan. This is covered nightly at IMO of Toronto, where SeekersHub Toronto (www.seekersguidance.org) is conducting its Ramadan 2013 programming.   Day 19: […]

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Daily Qur’an Reflections: (18) Successful Believers, Knowing the Prophet, Allah’s Generosity, and Patience in Trials – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

 In this series, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Tabraze Azam, SeekersHub Global Instructors, share a day by day overview of key themes of each section (juz’) of the Qur’an, over the month of Ramadan. This is covered nightly at IMO of Toronto, where SeekersHub Toronto (www.seekersguidance.org) is conducting its Ramadan 2013 programming. Day 18: Juz’ […]