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Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on Seeking Beneficial Knowledge

In this series of five videos, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani answers some common questions people ask about seeking knowledge.   1. Why study Islam? 2. Don’t I know enough already? 3. What should I prioritize in my study? 4. Who should I study with? 5. When reconnecting or considering Islam, where do I begin? Resources for […]

Day 29: Commit to Calling to Good – 30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 29: Commit to Calling to Good This may be our last day of Ramadan. It’s sad that the blessed month is leaving. Some of us may have progressed a lot this month, reciting a lot of Qur’an and praying long rakats. Some of us, on the other hand, may not have done much. We […]

Imam al-Ghazali: The Unlikely Seeker

by Omar Sallam A child is born, probably to a great joy for his family. This child would sadly grow up and lose his father. With no money, he is sent to seek means for funding. Years later, he would be attacked by brigades. Without going further in this story, if I were to ask, […]

Invocations and Supplications: A Comprehensive SeekersGuidance Reader

Invocations and supplications form the ninth chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Adab of Du’a VIDEO: Three Manners of Supplication – Adab of Du’a 19 A Manual on Supplication (dua): The Essence of Worship – Mukh Al-‘Ibada [Arabic PDF] […]

What is Spirituality, and Who Are Sufis? by Yusuf Latif

The concept of spirituality is rather vague and is used to describe any number of views and practices among peoples. Whether it has always been this way is a question that is difficult to answer, especially as it is posed, argues Yusuf Lateef Zanella. When the question is general in nature, as if spirituality were one concrete […]

Turning to Allah, by Sidi Uthman Bhally

Turning to Allah begins with a sincere investigation of our hearts and intentions.  We can all claim to love Allah, but the question is does Allah love us? Turn to Allah for the answers, say Sidi Uthman Bhally. There is an authentic and oft repeated Hadith narration by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ which states, “When Allah loves someone He calls […]

The Journey to Allah Begins and Ends with His Messenger – Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael

Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael invites the audience on a crucial reflection on the nature of our relationship with Allah; the Owner, Creator and Sustainer of all that exists. Do you realise that when you woke up today you were returning to your Lord? That every breath and every moment brings you closer to your true […]

Ten Qualities of Those Seeking Closeness to Allah

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the ten qualities or stations of those seeking closeness to Allah. Using the classical work Manazil al-Sa’ireen by Khawaja Abdullah al Ansari of Herat, Shaykh Faraz gives a description of each quality, its basis in the Holy Qur’an and a brief commentary. The ten qualities are: 1. Resolve (القصد) 2. Determination […]