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Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 5

This is the fifth part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgement of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din.   Obligatory precaution against the devil’s overpowering of the heart and the prevention of his entrances therein. Know that the heart is like a pitched dome with doors through which […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 2

This is the second part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din.   A Summary of the Heart’s Qualities Within a human being’s nature lie four blemishes: Qualities of beasts of prey, animals, demons and that of a divine nature. When he […]

Back to Our Roots as SeekersGuidance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

A Renewed Commitment to be the First Truly Global Islamic Seminary: An announcement by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. Assalam alaykum, The year 2019 will bring some exciting changes to our services and programming. Moving forward, we are very pleased to announce our new name: we’re going back to our founding name, SeekersGuidance. This is part of […]

The True Scholar: A Person of Knowledge and Action by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

This podcast is a recording of a talk that Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gave in Johannesburg Habib Umar’s tour. He speaks about the definition of a true scholar. Click here to access the podcast.  In Johannesburg, Shaykh Faraz spoke about the characteristics of a true scholar, or, a true Sufi as, “A person of knowledge who […]

Parenting – A Reader

Parenting can be a challenging endeavour. This reader gathers various resources on parenting from an Islamic perspective. General Guidance Rights of Children in Detail  Islamic Parenting: Ten Keys to Raising Righteous Children – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Raising Muslim Children On The Straight Path-Shaykh Walead Mosaad Ibn Khaldun on the Instruction of Children and its Different Method Traditional Methods of Raising Children  […]

The passing of Habib ‘Umar’s mother

To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the blessed mother of Habib Umar bin Hafidh, Hababah Zahra bint Hafiz bin `Abdullah al-Haddar. When her husband, Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz, was abducted and martyred she showed great steadfastness and gave […]