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Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 2) – What is the purpose of life?

Dear Readers, welcome back to the second episode of our periodic conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the Dean of Academics at SeekersGuidance, and is one of our senior teachers.    Osama: Salam ‘alaykum Shaykh Hamza, As always, it’s a great blessing to be […]

Tasawwuf and Human Potentiality

Ustadh Salman Younas discusses the concept of tasawwuf, its place in the Islamic sciences, and its role in growing human potential. What is the first thing that comes to mind when a Muslim hears the word tasawwuf? Often, a person’s thoughts are directed to the institution of the spiritual path (tariqa) and the figure of […]

Fortifying Faith in an Age of Faithlessness: Dr Ali Ataie

In this address, Dr. Ali Ataie offers perceptive insights on fortifying one’s faith in an increasingly faithless world. He explores the theological challenges faced by students in academies that promote the doctrine of untruth–post-modernism. These students struggle to articulate responses for their belief and often end up leaving faith altogether.

Riding the Tiger of Modernity – Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

Do the challenges of modernity make you want to run for the hills or jump on the back of the tiger, to see if you can tame it? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad addresses this conundrum in this clip from this year’s Cambridge Muslim College retreat. Cover photo by Thomas Hawk. Resources on modernity for seekers […]

Why Religion Still Matters – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus (Video)

In this video, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains why religion still matters in the modern world in support of the the Zaytuna College fundraiser “Why Religion Still Matters.” WHY RELIGION STILL MATTERS Featuring Ingrid Mattson, Reza Aslan, Alaeddin Albakri, Zaid Shakir, Hamza Yusuf, Hatem Bazian & Others A Conversation You Don’t Want to Miss What—if anything—does […]

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah on Gambian TV

While in Gambia for a conference, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (biography) was interviewed for Gambian television. In it, he discusses evidence of Muslims visiting the Americas before Columbus, how he entered Islam, modernity as an economic system, how to deal with sectarianism, and the distinction between Shari’ah and haqeeqah.   Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 […]

On Egotism – Richard Weaver

On Egotism By Richard Weaver The following excerpt is from “Ideas Have Consequences” by Richard Weaver, an American scholar from the South who taught at the University of Chicago and was a strong critic of modern society. (Biography) This book is relevant to Muslims as it explains how the modern world developed and how it […]