The Great Event: Sura al Waqi’a Explained – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives a thematic study of this Sura, its explanation (tafsir), key lessons, and how to grow one’s relationship with Allah through deepening one’s understanding and relationship with this great Sura. Sura al Waqi’ah is one of the most beloved and most recited Suras of the Qur’an. This is because of the sense […]

The Position of Culture in Islam – Dr Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Is Islam and the culture mutually exclusive? Or can Islam enrich an existing culture? What is a Cultural Imperative? As Dr. Umar Faruq Abd Allah explains, good cultural conventions have the power of law. They are given the same priority that law has, as long as they do not actually contradict Islamic law. Unfortunately, this […]

Faith is Believing, Not Feeling – Dr. Ingrid Mattson

There may be times when we feel that we aren’t benefiting from our faith. But true faith is when we still believe that Allah will do what He has promised. In this address, Dr. Ingrid Mattson explains this concept in relation to the believer’s heart, mind, and actions. How can Faith Benefit Me? If faith […]

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, […]