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What is Death? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

In this new series, Remembering Death and the Afterlife, Shaykh Hamza Karamali addresses a topic that does not appeal to our western sensibilities, yet is of great significance to the life of faith. Allah Most High says in the Qur’an: Every soul will, without doubt, fully experience death. (3:185, 21:35, and 29:57) We will all […]

On Death and Dying, by Ustadh Salman Younas

With the current year drawing to a close, social media has come alight repeatedly with news of the passing of yet another celebrity. Ustadh Salman Younas shares some personal thoughts on an inevitable journey all of us will embark upon: death. I have seen many people in my wider circle of friends/acquaintances express how death […]

Muslim Convert: Is Islam Just an Arabian Faith?

Yusuf, a Hindu from the UK, lost a beloved uncle in tragic circumstances at the young age of 15. This led him to contemplate the impermanence of life. He started reading about other faiths and their beliefs about death and the Hereafter. His little understanding of Islam garnered through stories in the Reader’s Digest led […]

How Not to be Afraid of Death

Death is never a subject we discuss frequently. In fact, most of us are so afraid of death that we don’t like to even think about it, explains Shaykh Ramzy Ajem. In this video, watch Shaykh Ramzy recall an encounter he had in the Edwards Gardens with Shaykh Abdullah El-Haddad and why it should be anything but a […]

What Is Some Prophetic Guidance on Remembering Death?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I was wondering what the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him) was with respect to remembering death. Please share some of his teachings. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. This is […]

The Realities of Death and Dying – Aisha Hollyer on SeekersHub Toronto’s Seminar with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ramzey Ajem, and Habib Hussein al Saqqaf

Death. Dying. Bereavement. Afterlife. Not subjects we particularly want to think about. But sometimes, it’s the things we are most avoiding, that are, in reality, the closest to us. As the first snowflakes of the year fell to the street outside the Hub, burying out the autumn leaves that had fallen just days earlier, I was […]