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10 Steps to Firm-Footedness in Seeking Knowledge of Fiqh

In this brief podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides 10 genuinely useful tips on gaining and retaining a firm grasp of your knowledge of fiqh. See also: “From knowing nothing to becoming a student of knowledge” Advice from Habib Ali Al-Jifri for Seekers of Knowledge The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge Habib Umar’s Advice to the Seekers […]

How Two Of The Salaf Proved the Existence of God, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Sometimes we imagine that the problems of our age are unique, but this is not the case. Atheism is not new. At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and even before that, at the time of previous prophets (peace be upon them all), there were people who denied the existence […]

What Happened When My Son Disturbed Junaid Jamshed in His Prayer

The recent death of Junaid Jamshed has shocked and saddened to many inside and outside Pakistan. SeekersHub volunteer, Hammad Din recalls a chance meeting with Jamshed, and how it touched him in a very deep way. Last year my son, then 2 years old, joined me for a congregational prayer at our local mosque in Markham, Canada. We […]

Mention the Prophet ﷺ With Respect, by Shaykh Arsalan Haque

The way we talk about the Prophet ﷺ reflects how much love we feel and how good our manners are with him, says Shaykh Arsalan Haque. This is so critical that on one occasion, even the Quran came down with commands on how the companions should use to talk to the Prophet ﷺ. [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for Seekers Supplicating […]

The Masjid and Its Etiquettes

Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar offers a detailed explanation of the etiquettes of attending the masjid, entering and interacting in the masjid, common mistakes and an in-depth discussion on masjid life.  

“…But The Prophet ﷺ Never Did it”, Bid’ah Hasanah and Living In Times Of Fitna – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

The Virtues Tour has over the years become a highlight in the calendar of British Islamic events. It’s led by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, who is joined by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya, Sidi Amir Sulaiman and Sidi Nader Khan. In 2015, the tour was focused on the ethics and moral practice of prophecy. […]

The Best for Mankind, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Allah wanted us to be the best of mankind FOR mankind! The nature of this dunya encourages us to cooperate and live together, as Allah (Most High) said in Surah Al-Maidah (2):  “And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and […]

Raising a Muslim with Manners by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

Photograph by Audrée Marsolais. I once asked a scholar for advice on what we should be teaching our children and he immediately responded, “Adab and akhlaq (manners and etiquettes). Parents don’t emphasize these enough anymore.” He went on to define “adab” as “the appropriate action, attitude, and response in any given situation”. Another scholar once said, “Adab beautifies […]

Why is There so much Concern with ‘Manners’ (Adab) in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question:Assalam’aleykum, Why is there so much concern with ‘manners’ (adab) in Islam? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) told us that, “I was only sent to perfect noble character.” [Muwatta’ and Musnad of Ahmad] He also said (peace and blessings be upon him), […]

At a Prayer Hall Entrance, Should We Place Our Shoes Facing Away From The Qibla?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam, My question concerns the shoes’ direction when we leave them outside the prayer hall/masjid. People tend to heap their shoes right at the doorstep, whereby it becomes difficult for people coming and going. There is a space – a large space – barely 3 feet away where everyone […]