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Overcoming Greed, Opening Yourself To Gratitude, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said reminds us that one of the worst attachments we have is to greed. It blinds us and incapacitates us. How did the men and women before us overcome this? Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said in the Qur’an, in Surah Yusuf (3):  “Indeed We have related to you the most beautiful […]

Prayers on the Prophet for the Night Journey

Poet Novid Shaid reflects on one of the most significant events in Muslim history. On the 27th night of Rajab, the Prophet ﷺ was taken on the Isra wa Mi’raj – The Night Journey and Ascension to the Heavens. This was a glorious night, as is known to most Muslims, in which the Prophet ﷺ met his Lord and […]

Why Were The Sahaba Dazzled By The Prophet ﷺ?

The companions of the Prophet ﷺ were in absolute awe of him, as documented exhaustively in accounts of their time with him ﷺ. How did a man, known as the unlettered or illiterate Prophet ﷺ capture the hearts of friends and enemies alike? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives us some idea in this brief podcast. Art by Tom […]

Emulating The Prophet’s ﷺ Gratitude and Ethical Concern

Why did the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ have a prayer for almost every situation in life, whether big or small? Why did he remember Allah every time he performed an action or used something in his possession? It’s because he had a profound sense of gratitude for all the blessings Allah had bestowed upon him. Be […]

Ever Been Told Not To "Over-Praise" the Prophet ﷺ Because It’s Bidah?

Saying that Muhammad ﷺ was “merely” a messenger as if there is nothing more special about him is a gross innovation. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shares a number of short stories from the sahabahs, and the Islamic tradition, that highlight how they celebrated the qualities and tremendousness of the Prophet ﷺ. We need to nurture regular […]

Prophet Muhammed’s ﷺ Blessed Names – Online Webinar – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani & Shaykh Idris Watts

On June 6th, 2014, the Abu Zahra Foundation and SeekersHub Global joined hands and hearts in remembrance of the Prophet Muhammed ﷺ. Heavenly Guide To The Beacon Of Pure Light was a free, live webinar discussing the importance of good names, and the role of the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) in […]

The Vastness of the Prophet’s Knowledge and Light – from Mulla Ali al-Qari’s Commentary on Busiri’s Burda translated by Shaykh Gibril Haddad

Translated by Shaykh Gibril Haddad “The fact that ‘the knowledge of the Tablet and the Pen is but part of his sciences’ consists in that his sciences are multifarious, including universals and particulars, hidden matters and minutiae, subtle wisdoms and arcane sciences pertaining to the Essence and the Attributes, whereas the science of the Tablet […]