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Is Religion Relevant in the 21st Century? Interview with Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Dear Readers, Welcome to our first conversation with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. My name is Osama Hassan, and I will be having monthly conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali around topics that we are faced with as we struggle to live as Muslims in the modern age. Shaykh Hamza […]

Exploring Tawhid: Islam as a Universal Civilization

From the distant edges of our visual perceptions to the very core of our souls, we are called upon to bear witness to the wondrous nature of tawhid encapsulated within the equally wondrous nature of multiplicity. Islam is a universal civilization of Oneness within a universe of diversity.

Is It Permissible to Marry Someone Who Has a Different Religious Orientation?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My family and myself are sunnis and my girlfriend happens to be salafi and does not do Mawlid or believe in Wasillah of any kind even from our beloved prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him). I fell in love with this woman for she is a […]

Why Does Islam Seem So Difficult to Follow?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Why are there so many rules in Islam which are really difficult to follow? Allah does not need us, so why does He punish us if we disobey him? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalam, jazakum Allah khayr for your question. When anything in life, including religion, becomes difficult or […]

If There Was No Life After Death Would Religion Be Meaningless?

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum If there was no life after death would religion be meaningless? Answer: as-Salamu ‘alaykum. Jazakum Allah khayran for your question. Religion remains ever vital to the human experience, even apart from considering the afterlife. With respect to Islam, in particular, its enduring relevance owes not only to […]

Are You Pursuing Happiness?

Are you pursuing happiness? How do we pursue it in the modern world? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses the meaning and pursuit of happiness in our lives. He eloquently describes the role of religion and specifically Islam in defining and pursuing happiness. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, also known as Timothy John Winter, is one of […]

“Religion Is Ease”, So Should We Take It Easy?

What does it mean when we are told “this is a religion of ease” – do we take it easy in matters of religion or is the meaning more subtle? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains this and provides a tafsir of a dua that the Prophet (saw) told a companion never to leave after each salah. Full details in this brief […]

Perfect Beauty: Umm Ma’bad’s Description of the Prophet by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani relates and explains Umm Ma`bad’s Description of the Prophet at SeekersHub. During the migration from Mecca to Medina, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and Abu Bakr stopped at the dwelling place of Umm Ma`bad, an elderly lady. She was amazed by the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & […]

The Menace of So-called “Jihad” – Imam Zaid Shakir

To see the original post: Click here [Speak out] Those of us who have been speaking out against the menace of so-called “Jihad” must redouble our efforts. “Jihad” is far more than a threat to the lives of unsuspecting innocent people, both here in the West and in Muslim countries. It is a threat to […]

The Role of the Sunnah & Religion in the Modern World – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Cambridge Muslim College)

“You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day, and who remembers Allah much” (Surah Ahzab 33:21) Excellent of Examples: Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was sent to mankind as an “excellent example” for us all to follow. Undoubtedly emulating […]