Ours Is Not A Caravan of Despair: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

True joy lies within the heart, and it is unshakeable. Every breath, heartbeat, and moment is a gift from Allah. Knowing that happiness comes from Allah, we should keep in mind that suffering and hardship come from the same Lord. An Alternative Perspective But how can there be joy in hardship? This is where the […]

Nasheed Hub: Ya Arham al-Rahimeen

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Ya Arham al-Rahimeen Ya Arham al-Rahimeen (O Most Merciful of Those Who Show Mercy) is a very unique nasheed. It is in the form of a long, beautifully complex prayer, and it calls on […]

Day 1: Food – 30 Deeds 30 Days

To support you on your spiritual development, we have set up the “30 Deeds, 30 Days” series. Each day of Ramadan, we will explore one simple deed that could impact our lives. Each day, a new installment of this series will go live. Ramadan is the month where we reach new heights by discovering how […]

Spiritual Activism: Laboring With Love

Any and all activism that is bereft of merciful love or loving mercy is not Islamic and can never be, says Shaykh Riad Saloojee. Why do Muslims, when asked whether God is love, respond with, “No. He is Merciful?” Rahmah in Arabic is not mercy. Rahmah has the meaning of merciful-love or loving-mercy. The word […]

Spiritual Activism: Penny-Wise, Pound Foolish

Wisdom is not knowing good and bad but knowing the best good and worst bad – discerning the subtle shades of benefit and welfare in both the secular and spiritual world, says Shaykh Riad Saloojee. No action of the Divine is irrational — though it might be supra-rational. Nothing that the Divine does is in […]

Spiritual Activism: Justice Now!

The discourse of activism is often framed through the lens of seeking justice. But what is justice? asks Shaykh Riad Saloojee. In our Islamic understanding, one of the Names of the Divine is the Infinitely Just, or Al ‘Adl. As we have mentioned previously, Allah possesses Names of Majesty and Rigor (jalal), which signify power, […]

Islam and Muslims in Academia – Dr Munir Jiwa

Dr. Munir Jiwa discusses the national frames through which Islam and Muslims enter discussions and debates in the public sphere and the particular ways these impact the study of Islam and Muslims in academia. He offers a critique of secular and liberal norms and how both the Euro-American left and right, inside and outside academia, […]

Spiritual Activism: Activism in the Spiritual Envelope

A social activist who wishes to produce true change must fully internalize and actualize the values inherent in the Divine Names of Allah, says Shaykh Riad Saloojee. At this point, the intersection between activism and Islamic spirituality, and therefore our paradigm of spiritual activism, should stand out in sharp relief. As a summary, we can […]

Spiritual Activism: The Activist as Vicegerent

You were created to be the viceregent of Allah in this realm. Your success in this realm and the realm to come rests on the degree to which you realize this, says Shaykh Riad Saloojee. In a very august assembly, in the presence of beings created from pure light, Allah announced that He was going […]

Deconstruction or Deen – Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir delivers a profound sermon about recent insults upon the Prophets, peace be upon them, and forces of deconstruction tearing apart families and society as a whole. Don’t Believe the Hype Imam Zaid Shakir’s speaks on the immaturity of character that leads to the breaking up of Muslim families, due to the neglect […]