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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 […]

Intention for Seeking Knowledge by Imam Haddad

In this article, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides commentary on Imam Haddad’s famous “Intention for Seeking Knowledge.” Text and translation of this supplication is also provided.  In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “Actions are by their intentions, and each person shall have […]

How To Avoid Being A "Know-It-All", by Shaykh Shuaib Ally

You should be involved in Islamic learning, argues Shaykh Shuaib Ally. A large reason for that involves a trait that, when lacking, cripples a person’s ability to develop their knowledge base: intellectual humility. A lack of intellectual humility manifests itself, in discussions related to the Islamic sciences, in various forms. A common expression is for me […]

How To Attain Focus, Patience And Stillness In A Chaotic World

“The scholars sacrifice immediate benefit for long-term benefit,” Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Today, the modern world lives in convenience, expecting to be served, rather than to serve. Although some may argue that convenience and technology save time and reduce physical labor, we continue to complain that we do not have time or energy, reducing ourselves to […]

My Mother Does Not Want Me to Read up on Death and Judgement Day – Is It Haram for Me to Disobey Her?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My mom doesn’t want me searching up things about Judgement Day and death. Is it haram for me to disobey her and educate myself on the Hereafter, death and Judgement Day? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for […]

Seeker’s Expectations – How to Seek Knowledge

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Seeker’s Expectations Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Three keys: (1) Prepare carefully for class (2) Attend attentively (3) Review regularly How to Prepare for the Class Minimally: (1) Read the text (2) Prepare your questions Ideally: (1) Do the related readings (2) Take notes (3) Note/Look up […]

Seek Knowledge with our FREE Online Courses

Take one of our FREE online courses this term with SeekersHub Registration closes soon! Seeking knowledge is one of the surest best ways of drawing closer to Allah, and finding Divine assistance in one’s life & religion. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whomever Allah wishes well for, He grants […]

Studying Tips for SeekersHub’s Students

Studying Tips for SeekersHub’s Students 1. Recite the Imam al-Haddad’s Intention for Seeking knowledge before the class. It is good adab to have wudhu (ablution) before attending your class. 2. Schedule the live sessions into your schedule using a day-planner, especially if you are taking more than one class with SeekersHub. 3. Study in an […]

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims This brief post is intended to highlight organizational tools that may be helpful to Muslims on a practical level. These tools are simple aids but they can do a lot to keep track of one’s deeds (muhasaba) and in seeing one’s progress there is immense motivation to continue and to […]

Habib Umar’s Advice to the Seekers of Sacred Knowledge

Habib Umar bin Hafiz shares important advice on seeking knowledge to the students at SeekersGuidance — and all sincere seekers. Recorded during Habib Umar’s historic visit to the Bay Area in California in April 2011.