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The Seed and The Oasis, by Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

The tawfiq (permission and assistance) from Allah to perform any good action always begins with an intention, explains Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa. Indeed, the Prophet ﷺ teaches us that actions are only valued in accordance with their intentions. Actions of the body are only given significance according to the accompanying actions of the heart – which is […]

The Love between the Prophet ﷺ and Abdullah ibn Mas’ud – Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

Imagine the city of the Prophet ﷺ, illuminated by him ﷺ, by his Companions and by the love they all had for each other. Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa gives us a glimpse. Every morning, the whole city would wait, impatient to hear the blessed sound of the footsteps of the Prophet ﷺ as he left […]

No peace, no justice – Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

Muslims have sadly become a people who are focused on the idea of justice, and justice above all, writes Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa. Our actions and concerns are governed by the mentality: no justice, no peace. Thus, we have become known to the world as fighters for our rights, demanding justice from all those who would […]

From Inside to Outside: The Importance of Intention

All throughout Islamic sciences, from the study of Quran and Hadith, to the study of jurisprudence (fiqh), the importance of intention is strongly emphasized. Spiritual scientists throughout the ages believed that any sort of beautification starts from the inside, which then flows to the outside. But isn’t the action more important than the intention, since actions represents the […]

How to Bring the Prophet ﷺ Into Our Lives

Why do we drink water with our right hand? Is it because it’s the right thing to do, or because it gives us a chance to to bring the Prophet ﷺ into our lives? How to Bring the Prophet ﷺ Into Our Lives Oftentimes, our love can be a token, rather than an experiential reality. In this […]

Thank God for SeekersHub

Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa was at the SeekersHub booth at the 2015 Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto. In this video, he gives pertinent and relevant advice to SeekersHub’s volunteers and students of knowledge. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing and rejoicing in Allah’s blessing of us being connected to the SeekersHub, especially the […]

The Secrets Within The Prophet’s ﷺ conversations with God – Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

What are the qualities we need in order to internalise the way of the Prophet, peace be upon him, such that we can taste a bit of the secrets of his closeness to Allah? He, peace be upon him, knew Allah like no other – what did he ask for from Allah, that he attained […]