13: Etiquettes of Earning Livelihood – Renewing Religion: An Overview of Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Riad Saloojee

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee gives a brief overview of the chapter on the etiquettes of Earning a Livelihood from Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This chapter is divided into several sub themes: [1] The virtue in earning your own livelihood [2] The fiqh of contracts or the laws that govern the […]

12: Etiquettes of Earning a Livelihood – Renewal by the Book: Quran Tafsir Based on Imam Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Faid Said

In this lesson of Renewal by the Book, we are joined by visiting scholar, Shaykh Faid Said. Shaykh Faid reviews verses from the Quran that correspond to the chapter on the Etiquettes of Acquisition and Earning Livelihood by Imam Ghazali. وَفِي السَّمَاءِ رِزْقُكُمْ وَمَا تُوعَدُونَ And in the heaven is your provision and whatever you […]

Why Are We Muslim? – Preserving Faith in Testing Times – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Have you asked yourself why you are Muslim? Is Islam an identity? How can our faith be preserved in testing time? In this Friday khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how faith is the fuel of religion. Muslims should be be clear about why they are Muslim, and then nurture that in their children. Shaykh Faraz […]

Plant A Tree (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Plant A Tree, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put that teaching into practice. Whether […]

True Gratitude For Food

Every age has its considerations and our age is one of encouragement, instilling hope and gratitude. With this Shaykh Faraz Rabbani begins this brief but beautiful podcast about why it is from the Prophetic example to be grateful for every morsel of food we are blessed with. Photo by Kārlis Dambrāns.

Creating & Sustaining North American Muslim Scholarship

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi (left) and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani One from the archives! Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at the 2007 Muslim Students Association National Continental Conference, with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi (who can be heard in the question and answer session towards the end).

Putting Shoes On Our Heads, Counsel from Habib Ali Al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri asks us to imagine if someone walked into a room and placed his shoes on top of his head. What would we think of him? We would think he was crazy or if we had a good opinion, we might say he’s just trying to make us laugh. This dunya is like a […]

The Fully Integrated Life – Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

“Allah bears witness that there is no god except He, and the Angels and the ones endowed with knowledge, upright with equity (bear witness). There is no god except He, The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise…” (Surah al-Imran, Verse 18) Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad talks about how one should approach the balance needed in life, to put […]

On Sincerity and Avoiding Excessiveness

Attaining true sincerity in worship and maintaining it through following the Prophetic balance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how, as he draws from two counsels from one of the great works of the Ba’Alawi tradition titled “Idah Asrar ‘Uloom al-Muqarrabin” (A Clarification of the Subtle Knowledges of Those Drawn Close to Allah) by Shaykh Jamaluddin […]

Liberating Ourselves from the Preoccupation with our Basic Needs

You’re listening to a lecture at the University of Toronto’s Muslim Chaplaincy iftar by Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al Azhari – a distinguished master of the Qur’an and scholar in residence at SeekersHub Toronto during Ramadan 2015. All SeekersHub programming during this blessed month is freely available at the Ramadan Hub. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which […]