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Monday Morning Haiku – Badr

          The full moon called me from sleep Face dripping water Quietly chewing on dates            

Monday Morning Haiku – Rahma

      Snow resting on the branches a reserve of mercy washing my limbs for prayer            

How SeekersHub Courses Work

If you’ve never taken a SeekersHub course before, you might be curious how it all works! Here is a complete tour of the SeekersHub course experience. 1) Lessons When you log in, you will find a list of lessons for each week of the semester. Each course has weekly audio lessons; some also have supplementary […]

Drawing Closer to Allah – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

He says, Exalted and Most High, “Whoever harms a wali of Mine, I declare war upon him.” This is announcing that this hadith is going to be about a particular principle: the principle of wilaya. The principle of being a wali.

Monday Morning Haiku – Kawthar

When the forehead hits the mat
the still pool’s surface
breaks – waves lapping at the lip

Insanity, Suicide, Kufr, and the Need for Scholars

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani untangles certain recurring misconceptions regarding insanity, suicide, kufr, how these misconceptions arise, and how to dispel them through knowledge. I’ve been told that people who suffer from mental illness may be exempt from certain aspects of Shari‘a. If that’s the case, why is suicide punishable given that a lot of people that […]

All That Remained – Navigating Dementia With Faith

A student observes his grandmother dealing with dementia, and discovers the one thing that remains with her as her memory slowly fades. Dementia is a heartbreaking illness. It impairs a person’s ability to think, changes their personality, and can cause them to forget their most beloved ones. In times of hardship, when all else is […]

Adab 09: The Proprieties of Fridays

Ustadh Tabraze Azam writes on the proprieties of Fridays, the sermon, prayer, Qur’an recitation, and supplications. Out of His pure grace, Allah Most High has blessed the Muhammadan community (umma) with a day as special and sacred as Friday. The Noble Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, remarked that Allah has made it […]

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 […]

The Believer Is the Mirror of the Believer

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani presents five lessons we can take from the hadith, “The believer is the mirror of the believer,” and how to realize this in our lives. It is a great blessing of Allah Most High that He has granted us the means of turning to Him on a daily basis with our obligatory […]