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Calumny and the Prophetic Response

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat details the evils of calumny and how to respond. I want to know what Shari‘a says of a women who falsely accuses husband of impotence and rejects all medical evidence. Not only that, she has spread word about the impotence of the husband throughout the community, thereby bringing him into disrepute. I […]

How To Avoid Being A "Know-It-All", by Shaykh Shuaib Ally

You should be involved in Islamic learning, argues Shaykh Shuaib Ally. A large reason for that involves a trait that, when lacking, cripples a person’s ability to develop their knowledge base: intellectual humility. A lack of intellectual humility manifests itself, in discussions related to the Islamic sciences, in various forms. A common expression is for me […]

Allah is Shy, and Loves Shyness – Why?

Shyness is an attribute much loved in a Muslim. As Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains, it is valued not merely in our public conduct but in the way we approach our relationship with Allah. Want to learn more? Take an online course with reliable scholars at the SeekersHub Academy, where dozens of topics are covered […]

How Can We Say Allah Loves Us, yet He Puts Us in Difficulty?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Allah is putting me through test after test. I understand that life is meant to be a test but what I don’t understand is how you can test someone that you love? Surely if Allah loves us, He should try and help us and ease our worries. I […]

Is It Haram to Like One’s Beauty and Appearance?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is it haram to like one’s beauty and appearance, because it can be classified as arrogance? Is it also arrogant to wear nice clothes, put on makeup and do our hair in front of women in order to show off our beauty? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

You’re Wildly Successful, but Do Your Friends Trust You?

You might have written bestsellers, but do your friends trust you? You might have a PhD but do your children hate you? You might have millions of fans but are you incapable of having a loving relationship? You might earn a ton of money, but is it all sitting in high-interest accounts or shares in […]

Balancing Confidence and Humility and the Wisdom of Trials from Allah

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question 1: How can we balance self-esteem with humility? To me self-esteem means one loves oneself and consider themselves to be mostly good, yet Islam requires us to consider ourselves weak, broken and full of faults. Is it ok to do ‘affirmations’ by looking in the mirror and repeating statements […]

On Humility and being gentle with the believers – Prophetic Guidance from Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous

Prophetic Guidance from Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous: 71. Chapter: On Humility and being gentle with the believers Allah Almighty says, ‘Take the believers who follow you under your wing,’ (W26:214; H26:215) and the Almighty says, ‘O you who believe! If any of you renounce your deen, Allah will bring forward a people whom He […]