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Day 4 In A Nutshell – Allah’s Mercy Over His Wrath Gives Us Hope, #YourRamadanHub Xtra

Stories many of us have heard before but re-told and unpacked in a way very few can. And Shaykh Muhammad Adiyenka Mendes sure can. If you missed the livestream of the two extraordinary short talks he gave, you can listen to them in full on the SeekersHub podcast on iTunes (please subscribe for automatic updates). In the […]

When Will Muslims Take Back Jerusalem? Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

When will Muslims take back Jerusalem? This question has been asked over and over again during the last few decades…but the answer has always evaded us. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, however, has the answer. Throughout his life, he has seen Muslims reacting to their situations with radicalism, anarchy, horror, and bloodshed. He doesn’t see them emulating the glory […]

VIDEO: Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah in Conversation

For almost forty minutes, Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah answered questions from Nazir Ahmed Ghani of Subh e Noor, a Pakistani channel. The topics ranged from animal rights to sufis who don’t follow Islamic law, if dhikr serves any purpose and how a man’s religiosity affects his treatment of his wife, the intense pressure of being […]

Why the Lahore Bombings Show that Ignorance is Folly

A proverb reads, “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.” In the wake of the Lahore bombings, Imam Zaid Shakir argues the opposite; that an age of rampart confusion, this ignorance can become the cause of religious extremism.  We are grateful to the Islamic Centre of Irvine for this recording. Cover photo by Shawn Carpenter. […]

Mother of "cucumber, not cooker bomb" toddler, in her own words

Editor’s note: In January 2016, a British Muslim mother was called in for a meeting by her 4 year-old son’s nursery school. The managers informed her that her little boy had been referred to a ‘de-radicalisation’ program after drawing what they alleged to be a ‘cooker bomb’. Shocked by the news, the mother reached out […]

Knowing the Prophet ﷺ is the Best Antidote to Extremism

Shaykh Hassan Lachheb argues that if Muslims had more knowledge of how the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ actually lived and what he taught, they would be less vulnerable to extremist propaganda. Counterterrorism officials — who’ve focused largely on surveillance, sting operations and community policing — would have more success countering extremism, he says, if they supported efforts […]

ISIS: More About Meaningless, Dysfunctional Lives Than Jihad – Imam Zaid Shakir

A Norway Town and Its Pipeline to “Jihad” in Syria When a known group of young trouble-makers from a small Norwegian town stopped having run-ins with the local police, law enforcement authorities were relieved but unfortunately, this was short-lived. The boys had moved on from their dysfunctional lives in  straight into the hands of ISIS […]

What is a "Caliphate"? Does an ISIS Caliphate Really Exist?

The 2016 presidential race has been loaded with rhetoric about a so-called “ISIS caliphate.” But what exactly is a caliphate? And what does it mean to say that ISIS claims to have one? WNPR invited Dr. Feryal Salem to unpack these terms. Listen to the full interview here. Hijacked Dr. Salem said the term “caliphate” […]

The Crisis of ISIS: A Prophetic Prediction, A Sermon by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Allah has given certain people to fight, to defend themselves and others. Who are they and to what end should they fight? Shaykh Hamza Yusuf explains in this sermon. Resources for seekers: Paris Attacks: Response and Responsibility Afraid to get groceries? On being a woman in turbulent times “Be Unapologetically Muslim No Matter What” Finding […]

"Stop Cherry-Picking From Islamic Texts To Justify Hatred"

SeekersHub seminars are unmissable. Broadcast live from Toronto, anyone, anywhere can log in and benefit. To receive a reminder before the next seminar on Refuting Radicalism, register your interest today. In the meantime, watch a brief teaser of what’s in store. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani speaks unequivocally on the dangers of cherry-picking hadiths and verses of […]