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Helping our children find the light in dark times, by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

“You should probably think about what you’re gonna say to kids when you go back to school on Monday,” I told my son Shaan this weekend. He raised his eyebrows quizzically. “About Paris … and Muslims.” He suddenly looked irritated. “I’ve done the drill before. Every year of my high school life, I’ve had to deal […]

Paris Attacks: Response and Responsibility

Assalamualaikum (peace be upon you), Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem (in the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful), In the aftermath  of the tragic attacks in Paris, France where so many have died senselessly, many Muslims feel very shaken. The believer is someone who is pained by the loss of others, who is saddened in the […]

“The Way of Safety” – Responding to the Attacks in Tunisia, France & Kuwait

You’re listening to an extract of a Jummah khutbah by Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al Azhari – a distinguished master of the Qur’an and scholar in residence at Seekershub Toronto during Ramadan 2015. He offers prophetic (saw) guidance on responding to the recent attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait. All SeekersHub programming during this blessed month […]

Striking Necks: It Must Be the Kharijites!

To paraphrase an aphorism coined by a 20th century philosopher, those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them until they learn them. The earliest strain of extremism in Islamic history emerged in the late 7th century with the Kharijites, a sect that scholars have said will continue until the […]

Do Something about it!

A timely call for us to be proactive in these challenging times:- As-Salamu alaikum brothers and sisters, As you very well know, many of us have been attending conferences and forums especially in the last 14 years after 9/11 explaining and speaking about Islam and the Muslim stance in regard to many different issues but more importantly […]

Six Reasons Why the Fort Hood Killings by Nidal Hasan Are Clearly Impermissible (Haram) in Islamic Law

1. Betrayal of covenant (`and). 2. Impermissible deceit (ghadr). 3. Killing those not actively engaged in combat. 4. Doing something without clear religious sanction. 5. Doing something of manifest greater harm for Muslims. 6. The basis of taking human life is that it is decisively haram, unless there is clear and manifest sanction to the […]