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Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 2 continued) – What is the Purpose of Life?

Dear readers, welcome back to the continuation of our 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. continued…   Osama: You have forwarded the idea that Islam is […]

Is the Purpose of Life Entertainment?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I recently became committed to Islam however before this and for much of my life I spent alot of time with people who strongly believed that the purpose of life was entertainment. How do you get through to someone who believes life has no greater purpose and […]

Why Was I Created?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: A sister is very disorientated with life nowadays, and is questioning her existence. Why exactly was the world made? Why did Allah need people on this earth? Why make humans, when He had angels? Why not make them all Muslims and the world a happy place? The sister is […]

Keys to Having Presence with God, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“He is with you wherever you may be,” reminds Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, in this Friday sermon  at Masjid Jamiat-ul-Ansar. “The Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, the tremendous Reality, He is close and near you. Does this humble you?” Allah has granted us the gift of being conscious of this reality. This is tremendous, and […]

Etiquette of Social Media – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

As main tools of communication and connectivity, Social Media is everywhere, and with immediacy. Ustad Amjad Tarsin calls us to ponder to what end? For what purpose? Two individuals could be doing the exact same thing, and one is rewarded and one may be punished. What gives? What is the difference between the two?  Ustadh […]

Zafar’s Story: How a Successful Banker Finally Found Purpose Through SeekersHub

“I can now be a part of a cause that has saved me… and I can help bring that benefit to the world at large.” Zafar was an uber successful, high flying banker at the top of his game. But when the financial crisis of 2008 hit, his entire life went into a tail spin. […]

How do I find purpose in Life? 11-part class with Shaykh Walead Mosaad

This class was conducted by Shaykh Walead Mosaad as part of Sakina Collective’s Spring 2015 Semester roster of classes. The class caters to an American Muslim audience who seek to apply the Prophetic teachings in their daily lives. The topics and discussions were organic and were set as per the feedback received from the attendees. […]

Is There a Hadith Forbidding Entering Coffee Shops?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam Alaykum, My husband thinks that there is a Hadith forbidding to go to coffee shops. Is it true? I sometimes spend time in it for Qur’an memorization when I can’t do otherwise. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you […]

“Only The Dead Stand Still” – Dr Bano Murtuja on Muhammadan Activism

Dr Bano Murtuja on Muhammadan Activism Dr Bano Murtuja argues that being an ‘activist’ is the natural state of a believer, the one Allah ‘brings to life’ – and being alive is to change as necessary. However, Dr Bano warns that we have collectively failed in this responsibility. Find out what she means in the […]

The Prayer for Drinking Coffee – The Power of Purpose and High Intentions

At SeekersHub Toronto’s weekly Circle of Praise, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explained the Smaller Fatiha for Drinking Coffee, of the noble scholar al-Habib Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Mihdar (Allah have mercy upon him). This prayer and statement of intent have many lessons – listed to the podcast below.