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Salawat: A Source of Joy for the Prophet – Shaykh Amin Buxton

Every year in the blessed month of Rabi al-Awwal, we should come to know our Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, a little better. In this series, we try to do this by looking at the things that brought a smile to his blessed face and at times made him laugh. Abu Talha […]

Iman Beyond the Masjid by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

What is Iman beyond the masjid? Look to the Messenger of God, peace and blessings upon him, and he will light the way, says Shaykh Ahmed Abdo. If the light of the sinning believer was revealed the light would envelop the entire universe, what then of the light of the Muslim who is in obedience? […]

Can I Recite Salawat Al Nariya?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I would like to know whether salawat Nariya (also known as Salawath Taziyya/Tafreejiyyah) is permissible to recite? I heard from a particular individual that it contained shirk in it. Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam The formula of Salawat you referring to goes by many names. Some of the […]

You Don’t Have To Be In Madinah For The Prophet To Hear You, by Shaykh Faid Said

Whether you are in Madinah or in a far corner of China, there is no inherent barrier between you and Allah’s beloved messenger, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. As Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains, this is a promise from Allah Himself. Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah, the Most High, said in Surah Al-Ahzab (56): […]

On The Permissibility of Mawlid, With Conditions, by Shaykh Salek Bin Siddina

Shaykh Salek Bin Siddina recites a poem of Muhammad bin Hasan al Khadim on why celebrating the birth of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is permissible but with conditions. The video is in two parts, with live English translation. Our thanks to the Blessed Tree for these recordings. [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers: Ever Been […]

‘Tis The Season…For Mawlid Wars? – Ustadh Salman Younas

The month of Rabi` al-Awwal is here, which can only mean that some of us will witness renewed debates on the practice of celebrating the birth of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), writes Ustadh Salman Younas. [cwa id=’cta’] To make things easier for everyone, I’ve mentioned a handful of leading classical scholars […]

The Benefits of Sending Peace & Blessings on Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe, so should you send blessings  on him and send peace upon him in the best possible way – The Holy Qur’an In this three part lecture series, Shaykh Amer Jamil gives a beautiful and detailed description of the benefits in keeping our […]

Glimpses of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Glimpses of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ A moving and mesmerising lecture from Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa on the extraordinary life and stature of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Did you know you can deepen your understanding of the Prophet’s example by taking a SeekersHub course? Dozens of topics, including ones on the Prophet’s life and teachings, […]

What Dua To Recite When Sick, from Habib Muhammad bin Ali al-Junayd

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus mentioned what he described as a “prayer for healing” that was given to him by Habib Muhammad bin Ali al-Junayd. With his permission, we produce it here for all to benefit. BISMILLAH AL-RAHMAN AL-RAHIM Allahumma Salli wa sallim ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin al-Hadi ila tariq al-milla. Allahumma salli wa sallim ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad […]

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 […]