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A Dua to Make Someone My Spouse

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked whether there are specific dua one can recite that makes the desired person become one’s spouse. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am interested in marrying my friend, but the problem is that he does not want to get married right now. He likes me, but […]

Pledging Allegiance to Gain Citizenship

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasatis asked if pledging allegiance to a non-Muslim country in order to gain citizenship is a form of shirk. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question regarding the pledging allegiance to US to get a citizenship. I live in US with my parents. My dad wanted me to […]

‘Aqiqa for Adults – Is It Permissible?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked if it permissible to perform ‘aqiqa for an adult, and if so, how does one go about it. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother told me that she never had a ‘aqiqa done for her when she was a newborn. As such, I want to host […]

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 […]

Are Human Actions, Bida’, and Shirk Related?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question Asslamu Alaykum Some people argue that all human actions can be divided into two categories. These categories are: 1. Worship 2. Interactions and Transactions In the first category no action is allowed unless it has been specifically sanctioned by Sacred Law. In the second category any action is allowed […]

Who Were the ‘Unbelievers’ Referred to in the Hadith Concerning Sun Worshippers?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: In a Hadith from Fath al-Bari, there is a Hadith which prohibits praying between the times of sunrise and sunset as that’s when the ‘unbelievers’ prostrated to the sun. Who are these ‘unbelievers’? Did the Arabs also worship the celestial bodies in addition to their idols? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. […]

The Fall Is An Opportunity To Rise, by Omar Sallam

Fall is slowly becoming Omar Sallam’s favourite season. Growing up in Eastern lands it was a time when weather gave respite from hot summers. In the West, it’s a beautiful time to notice changing colours in nature while exploring pumpkin spice lattes offered at local areas. As a family member Fall also can come with […]

Finding the Sacred in a Secular Age, by Shaykh Shams Tameez

Living in an era of uncertainty and confusion within a materialistic driven society, we often find ourselves lost, detached and oblivious to the purpose we were actually created for. To worship Allah. Listen to Shaykh Shams Tameez explain how we can navigate our way through this turbulence through practical advice. We are grateful to the Ha […]

On the Etiquette of Seclusion: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of seclusion form the 16th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Islamic Time Management – Imam Ghazali on Careful Use of Time Seclusion and Contemplation – SeekersHub Podcast Fiqh of Adhan and Iqama when Praying Alone Can […]

Can You Pray After Eating Without Rinsing Your Mouth? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Can you pray after eating without rinsing your mouth? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]