Are You Making the Most of Your Wuḍūʼ? (Podcast Transcript) – By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The following is a transcription of “Are You Making the Most of Your Wuḍūʼ?” podcast.   People ask: “What are the spiritual meanings of our ritual ablution?” – the wuḍūʼ.  Very often people forget that the ritual ablution – wuḍūʼ – is an act of worship. Very often our wuḍūʼ turns into a routine: “I […]

The Day of Arafah – Shaykh Faid Mohammad Said

* Originally Published on 20/08/18 What is the Day of Arafah? How do we know that it is so special? And what should we do on this day? Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said covers these topics in this article. In the name of Allah the Most Merciful, The Most Compassionate, “Indeed, the number of months with […]

The Gifts of Hajj – Habib Umar

The Meaning of Hajj Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him) reminds us that the linguistic meaning of Hajj is seeking or intending. Thus the people of Allah are constantly performing Hajj because they are constantly seeking Allah. Just as their whole year is Ramadan, likewise their whole year is Hajj. Just as […]

Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 3) – What is True Love?

Dear readers, welcome back to the continuation of our third episode of our periodic conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the Dean of Academics at SeekersGuidance, and is one of our senior teachers.    Osama: Let’s begin by connecting this conversation to our previous […]

Clarifying the Issue of Talfiq in Islamic Law – Dr H. A. Hellyer

In their personal lives, are Muslims required to perform taqlid [practice by way of imitation] of only one madhhab [school of law]? If not, when can they go out of the one that they have studied or practiced? Different ulama [scholars] in different madhhabs [schools of law] have different considerations and principles in looking at […]

Connecting to the Imams of Fiqh – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of Bayt Muhammad Academy In this video, Mufti Taha Karaan elucidates with eloquence and precision why Muslims should connect and find value in the various schools of Islamic juristic thought. Contrary to what many believe and assume, the schools of Islamic jurisprudence have always employed rational and intellectual tools in their respective methodologies […]

SeekersGuidance Canada Welcomes Two New Teachers–Shaykh Yusuf Weltch and Shaykha Halimah Maideen–Both Students of Habib Umar

Next week, July 10th, SeekersGuidance Canada has two new teachers joining our team, to serve our community through knowledge and guidance. Shaykha Halimah Maideen and Shaykh Yusuf Weltch are both graduates from Tarim; students of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of Qur’an and the Islamic sciences. They will be teaching (1) Qur’anic […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 5

This is the fifth part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgement of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din.   Obligatory precaution against the devil’s overpowering of the heart and the prevention of his entrances therein. Know that the heart is like a pitched dome with doors through which […]

Habib Kadhim al Saqqaf on the Last Ten Days of Ramadan

*Originally Published on 7/06/2018 Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf encourages us to maximise our benefit from the last ten days of Ramadan, and offers advice and practical tips.   Step 1: Appreciation & Intention We can begin by appreciating the gift of these blessed ten days, and learning about what Allah is offering us therein. We can […]

Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 2 continued) – What is the Purpose of Life?

Dear readers, welcome back to the continuation of our second episode of our periodic conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the Dean of Academics at SeekersGuidance, and is one of our senior teachers. continued…   Osama: You have forwarded the idea that Islam is […]