Rajab is the Month of Allah

Rajab, the seventh month of the Muslim calendar, is the month of Allah. It is singular as it is neither preceded nor followed by another holy month. For this and many other reasons Habib Umar encourages the Umma to ask for forgiveness and strength in this blessed month. Habib Umar’s Message Sayyidi Habib Umar bin […]

Getting to Know Allah Through Fasting, by Imam Siraj Wahhaj

In this Friday sermon, Imam Siraj Wahhaj reflects on the purpose and benefits of fasting. He reflects on verse 184 from Surat al-Baqara: وَأَن تَصُومُوا خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ And fasting is better for you, if only you knew. Imam Siraj encourages everyone to fast the month of Ramadan, and establish the pillars […]

Ramadhan: Return to Dynamism, by Ustadh Sharif Ibrahim

Ustadh Sharif Ibrahim explains how we become dynamic in the blessed month of Ramadhan and how we can keep up the momentum throughout the year. Our thanks to Ha Meem Foundation for this recording. Resources for Seekers The Ramadan Reader: A Guide to Fasting, Prayer, Qur’an, and Spirituality in the Month of Ramadan Ramadan Mubarak: The Prophet’s […]

Fasting: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

Fasting forms the sixth chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Here, we share some of the best SeekersHub resources available on this subject plus video recordings from SeekersHub Toronto, where live sessions will be held everyday this Ramadan. Fasting: […]

Ramadan Mubarak – It’s time for Renewal #RamadanRenewal

Ramadan Mubarak from all of us at SeekersHub Global! This Ramadan at SeekersHub, the Qur’an is once again our closest companion. However, this year we will see it afresh through the lens of the Ihya, widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality ever written. We will broadcast our Ramadan program live from SeekersHub […]

Spend, Even When You’re Destitute – Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

What is the benefit of giving charity and spending on others even when you’re destitute and dirt poor? When you can’t pay your rent, when you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel… We revisit some of the gems from Shaykh Muhammad Mendes when he was at SeekersHub Toronto. [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers: Honour The People Who […]

Beware of Making Eid Boring, by Ustadh Salman Younas

Eid is just around the corner and Ustadh Salman Younas has an important message for everyone, especially for those with children: Eid is not meant to be boring and dull. Eid is meant to be a celebration. It is a perfect opportunity for us to show our children how our religion balances between worship and leisurely […]

I’tikaf: When The Aching Bones of Your Wives May Testify Against You

[cwa id=’cta’] I’tikaf is intended to be a blessed time for those who have the opportunity to engage in it so why is it causing so much marital discord between couples who Jazmin Begum-Kennedy is counselling? Iʿtikāf (Arabic: اعتكاف‎‎, also i’tikaaf or e’tikaaf) is an Islamic practice consisting of a period of staying in a mosque for a […]

The Angels Who Come To Listen To You Recite The Qur’an, by Imam Khalid Latif

When the Prophet’s ﷺ companion Usaid ibn Hudair used to recite the Qur’an, the angels would descend from the heavens to listen. He would see a cloud above him shimmering with many lights. What did he have that others do not? Imam Khalid Latif tells us. Ramadan is a month of connecting to the Qur’an. Few […]

Long Days of Fasting? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on The Prophetic Urge

If these long days of fasting are tiring you out, this talk is for you. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides inspiration by discussing the Prophetic urge towards fasting and other good deeds. He explains how the Prophet and his companions were eager to avail themselves of the Divine assistance alongside commands to engage in these sometimes strenuous […]