Diversity in Display – SeekersGuidance YouTube Channel Review

Naved Islam takes readers through a walkthrough of the SeekersGuidance Youtube channel, and highlights some of its best features. The SeekersGuidance YouTube channel was established a little over 7 years ago and now features over 1,300 videos. A glance reveals its defining characteristic: incredible diversity in all aspects. The channel features everything from short lectures […]

Cultivating Patience Through Your Small Children – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil explores how having small children can build patience and help you get closer to Allah. When you are a mother to small children, one crucial virtue is developed over the slow and inexorable passage of time – patience. With little ones, everything is slowed down. They need so much support, from […]

The New Zealand Massacre – Shaykh Nuh Keller

Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller writes a touching and inspiriting letter to the Muslim community in the wake of the New Zealand massacre. In the Name of Allah Most Merciful and Compassionate Letter to New Zealand Saturday 16 March 2019 Brothers and Sisters: as-Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatu Llahi wa barakatuh, wa ba‘d: All praise is […]

25 Years’ Worth of Marriage Advice: Hina Khan-Mukhtar

In celebration of her jubilee anniversary, Hina Khan-Mukhtar shares some marriage advice gathered over the years. Have you ever set foot inside a couple’s home and immediately felt a sense of sakinah, or peace, wash over you? Whether it was a modestly-furnished apartment in a neighborhood where people struggle to make ends meet or a […]

Cultivating Gratitude in Our Lives – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil explores ways for us to begin cultivating gratitude in our day-to-day lives. Allah Most High says in the Qur’an; “Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad). And We seized them with extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss in health with calamities so that they might […]

Looking to the Prophet in Testing Times

We usually turn to someone we love when things get difficult. However, we also have the blessing of turning to the Best of Mankind, our Prophet, in testing times. When trials beset us, or difficulties arise, we turn to our Lord, asking His help and intervention. We also tend to turn to those we trust, […]

Poetry and the Spiritual Journey

Fatimah Gomez reflects on her writing journey, and how poetry can cultivate spiritual growth. Sometimes, we may feel as if few truly understand the hardships that we go through in our lives. As I grew older, I realized that the struggle in our spiritual paths was something very real. I wanted to convey the importance […]

When Less is More: Indian Practices for Protecting the Environment

Saad Razi Shaikh explores how tapping into India’s cultural practices can fulfil the Prophetic command to not waste resources, and to protect the environment. And do not waste, for God does not love the wasteful. [Quran 6:141] About two weeks back, I heard a scrap dealer passing by the road in front of my house. […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 2

This is the second part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din.   A Summary of the Heart’s Qualities Within a human being’s nature lie four blemishes: Qualities of beasts of prey, animals, demons and that of a divine nature. When he […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 1

This is the first part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. In the Name of God, the Gracious, the Most Merciful Praise is due to God, who is all aware about the subtleties of the souls, who is all knowing about […]