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The Genre of Love and Beauty: al-Shama’il – Tarek Ghanem

What is the Shama’il? Is it a book or a genre? And is it an established Islamic tradition? Tarek Ghanem gives a detailed overview of what the Shama’il is and how it can benefit us. Allah has revealed in the Qur’an: And each [story] We relate to you from the news of the messengers is […]

You Don’t Have To Be In Madinah For The Prophet To Hear You, by Shaykh Faid Said

Whether you are in Madinah or in a far corner of China, there is no inherent barrier between you and Allah’s beloved messenger, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. As Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains, this is a promise from Allah Himself. Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah, the Most High, said in Surah Al-Ahzab (56): […]

When A Poet From Tipperary Tried To Outdo Al Busiri, By Novid Shaid

Once there was a poet Who hailed from Tipperary One day he said: “I know what I’ll do I’ll be the new Busiri! I am going to be the one and only I am going to be a star Muslims from all around will cheer This is the new burda! I’ll use a catchy rhythm […]

Are Mawlids Promoting Wrong Beliefs?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. At mawlids, people believe that the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) soul will be present. Is this true? 2. In some mawlids, they say some poetry that basically means, “the provider of provision is Muhammad” Is there any truth to this? 3. Can you stand up to […]

The Benefits of Sending Peace & Blessings on Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe, so should you send blessings  on him and send peace upon him in the best possible way – The Holy Qur’an In this three part lecture series, Shaykh Amer Jamil gives a beautiful and detailed description of the benefits in keeping our […]

Glimpses of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Glimpses of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ A moving and mesmerising lecture from Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa on the extraordinary life and stature of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Did you know you can deepen your understanding of the Prophet’s example by taking a SeekersHub course? Dozens of topics, including ones on the Prophet’s life and teachings, […]

The Vastness of the Prophet’s Knowledge and Light – from Mulla Ali al-Qari’s Commentary on Busiri’s Burda translated by Shaykh Gibril Haddad

Translated by Shaykh Gibril Haddad “The fact that ‘the knowledge of the Tablet and the Pen is but part of his sciences’ consists in that his sciences are multifarious, including universals and particulars, hidden matters and minutiae, subtle wisdoms and arcane sciences pertaining to the Essence and the Attributes, whereas the science of the Tablet […]

Mawlid with Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Samir al-Nass and Birmingham Munshids

Mawlid with Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Samir al-Nass and Birmingham Munshids “This is one of the most beautiful, passionate, and most deeply spiritual renditions of Imam Busiri’s Burda I have ever heard.” -Faraz Rabbani. In rememberance of the Prophet, peace be upon him, his family and companions, with Shakyh Samir al-Nass, Imam Zaid Shakir, Munaqib Nasheed […]

VIDEO: A Night of Praising the Prophet at Dar al-Mustafa

A night of praising the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) led by Habib Umar at Dar al-Mustafa. Resources for seekers: Qasida Burda in Praise of the Prophet Muhammad – Sh. Diya – Video – and: Resources on the Burda and Praise Poetry Qasida Burda – In Praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and […]