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 […]

Making the Most of Ramadan – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this reminder, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib advises how to take advantage of sacred times of the year where blessings are multiplied. He especially emphasizes making righteous intentions for righteous works to gain their reward if circumstances change. He illustrates how to use religious understanding to make the most of such blessed opportunities in […]

Fasting is for Me, 11 Lessons on the Virtues of Fasting – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this talk and presentation, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani expands on the various virtues and rewards of fasting. Shaykh Faraz bases his presentation on the seminal work (Siraj al – Talibeen) of the great Andalusian scholar, Qadi Abū Bakr ibn al-‘Arabī. In this work, Qadi Abū Bakr discusses and describes the numerous qualities of a believer. […]

Answering a Call to Prayer and Its Lessons- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

 In this Khutba talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us of the importance of showing gratitude and thanks for the immense blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us. The call of prayer (athan) is one such blessing which is laden with meanings. Our nature is such that we tend to focus on past events or to […]

Ready for Ramadan: The Lessons of Mindfulness, Gratitude, Qur’an, Glorification, and Closeness in the Month of Fasting-Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shared five key spiritual lessons related to fasting and the month of Ramadan. These same lessons are a means to prepare for Ramadan and reflection upon changing our relationship with Allah. These lessons of fasting and Ramadan are taken from verses 183-187 of Sura al-Baqara, and are nurturing: (1) A living relationship […]

The Christchurch Mosque Massacre: Pain, Certitude, and Positive Concern – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this timely reminder after the New Zealand mosque shootings, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersGuidance (https://www.seekersguidance.org) sheds light on how the believer should respond to the tragedy. While one feels pain for the loss of life faced by the victims and their families, one grounds oneself in one’s faith in God and one’s certitude that […]

SeekersGuidance Helpers Program

At the start of 2019, an exciting internship program began at SeekersGuidance Islamic Seminary. The SeekersGuidance Helpers Program is a brand-new internship program aimed at utilizing the talent and passions of SeekersGuidance supporters from around the world. Now a few weeks into their internships, feedback from the Helpers indicates that the program serves to inspire […]

The Historical Significance of the Dala’il al-Khayrat

Laila Abdel Ghany explores the history behind the Dala’il al-Khayrat, and why it had such a massive impact on Islamic history. The Dala’il al Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar fi Dhikr al-Salat ‘ala al-Nabi al-Mukhtar (The Index of Good Things and the Advent of Blazing Lights in the Remembrance to ask for Blessings upon the Chosen […]

Watching Over Oneself – Living Hearts Series

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers a critical topic; how to gain nearness to Allah through personal reformation. In this segment, he offers advice for time management and watching over oneself. Imam Ghazali mentioned that one should establish a regular routine and stick to it watchfully. Watchfulness, or muraqaba, is key to success, as it can help […]

The Unconditional Hope – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us of one of the sunnas of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, which is that he never lost hope, had complete trust in Allah, and His plan.   One of the key sunnas of our beloved Messenger, blessings and peace be upon him, is that our beloved Messenger, […]