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Drawing Closer to Allah – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

He says, Exalted and Most High, “Whoever harms a wali of Mine, I declare war upon him.” This is announcing that this hadith is going to be about a particular principle: the principle of wilaya. The principle of being a wali.

Tasawwuf and Human Potentiality

Ustadh Salman Younas discusses the concept of tasawwuf, its place in the Islamic sciences, and its role in growing human potential. What is the first thing that comes to mind when a Muslim hears the word tasawwuf? Often, a person’s thoughts are directed to the institution of the spiritual path (tariqa) and the figure of […]

Last of the Tasburai: New Sci-fi Novel With A Muslim Twist

Dubbed the ‘Halal Game of Thrones’, the epic fantasy novel Last of the Tasburai is an action packed page-turner that will prove popular with Muslim readers, young and old. SeekersHub interviews the author, Rehan Khan.   Why did you get into fiction writing? REHAN: Fiction, particularly fantasy and sci-fi creates a safe place to explore controversial issues the […]

The Rights of Our Hearts

By Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif), originally published on The Humble “I” Writing about the marvels of the human heart (‘aja’ib al-qalb), al-Ghazali states: ‘The honour and excellence of man, by which he outstrips all other creatures, is his ability for knowing God, transcendent is He. It is man’s beauty, perfection and glory in this world, and […]

What Islamic Perspective is Taught at SeekersHub?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Are the courses at SeekersHub, such as the beliefs course Kharida al-Bahiyya and others, representative of Sunni Islam? Also, could you explain what is meant by Sunni Islam? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam The courses at SeekersHub and the texts taught in these courses are based on the orthodox Sunni […]

The Bani ‘Alawi: Background, Key Figures and the Spiritual Path – Treasures for the Seeker Blog

The Bani ‘Alawi: Background, Key Figures and the Spiritual Path – Treasures for the Seeker Blog بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل وسلم على رسولك وآله أجمعين as-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah, We are blessed to have been given access to a recording of a course conducted by al-Habib Kazim as-Saqqaf, in which the essential principles of the […]

Video: Purification of the Heart – Hamza Yusuf | Kinetic Typography

This video illustrates part of the introduction for a series of lectures by the brilliant Islamic scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, entitled Purification of the Heart.

On Reflection (fikr) – Imam al-Haddad (Book of Assistance)

On Reflection (fikr) from: The Book of Assistance, Imam ‘Abdallah Ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad (Allah have mercy upon him) Translated by: Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi, Madina   You should have a wird of reflection in every twenty-four hours, for which you should set aside one or more hours. The best time for reflection is the one in […]

What is Sufism? (tasawwuf)

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Al-Hamdu lillah was-Salat was-Salam `ala Rasulillah wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa man Walah “Before asking what is Sufism, we should ask what is Religion.” (Shaykh Nazim in an interview with the BBC, London 1991) Shaykh al-`Arusi said in his marginalia titled Nata’ij al-Afkar al-Qudsiyya (Bulaq, 1920/1873): “Religion (al-dîn) is an […]

Video: How to connect your heart with Allah – Habib Umar

YouTube – How to connect your heart with Allah – Habib Umar Habibtour.com.au presents “How to connect your heart with Allah – Habib Umar”. This lecture was delivered by Habib Umar and translated by Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya on Saturday 30 April 2011 in Sydney as part of Habib Umar’s world tour.