03- The Art of Reading- Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary

In this new podcast series, Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary will discuss why the art of reading is critical for students of knowledge to master. One of the greatest barriers in mastering a science is the inability to read with structure and comprehension. In this series, Shaykh Ahmed will provide students with a detailed approach […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 09- Reflection -from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this session, Shaykh Faraz looks at the section on reflection from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He first explains the centrality of reflection to religious practice. Next, he explores the various types of reflection — reflecting on Allah’s creation, His favours, His encompassing knowledge of one, one’s shortcomings, the paltry nature of this world, […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 08- Remembrance -from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance as part of the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path.” In this session, he covers the chapter on remembrance. He explains the importance of remembrance from the Qur’an and hadith, as well as the importance of having a set litany of remembrance […]

Embracing Excellence – 07 – Acquiring Knowledge – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin moves on to look at Imam Haddad’s chapter in the Book of Assistance on acquiring knowledge. He sheds light on the three core sciences necessary for the Muslim to understand and operationalize the Qur’an and sunna — beliefs (ʿaqida), sacred law (fiqh), and spiritual purification (tasawwuf) — in addition to hadith and […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 06 – Reciting the Qur’an – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path” exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. In this episode, he explores the chapter on reciting the Qur’an This is part of the series presented by SeekersGuidance Canada in Ramadan 2019.

Reconnecting with the Quran in Ramadan – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds of the gift of the guidance of the Qur’an, which provides the answers to the fundamental questions of life. He advises that we use Ramadan to reflect on the gift of the Quran and reconnect with Allah’s Book, and reminding of the great rank and virtue of “the people of the […]

Embracing Excellence – 05 – Regular Devotions – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

In this episode, Ustadh Amjad covers the section from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on regular devotions. After beginning with a reminder on the importance of structuring one’s time, he comprehensively examines the routines of worship a seeker should have in his day. He encourages us to value consistency rather than excess, outlining the various […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path – 04–Inner and Outer Self , from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance –Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad continues exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance, a concise manual on the path to the Divine. In this section, he explains how the outward and inward aspects of faith fuse together. He highlights a prayer of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) that Allah make his inward be better […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path – 03 –Vigilance , from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path” covering Imam Haddad’s manual The Book of Assistance. In this session, he looks at the third chapter, on Vigilance (muraqaba), which, he explains, is consciousness that Allah sees you, is with you, and is constantly aware of everything you do. Shaykh […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path – 02 – Intention , from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path” covering Imam Haddad’s manual The Book of Assistance. In this session, he looks at the second chapter, on Intention. He sheds light on the centrality of intention, its virtues, and how it can be used to bring life to our actions. […]