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Archive for May, 2009
The Virtues of the Sunnah of Fajr

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Fourteen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the the importance of praying the Sunnah of Fajr. `A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The two rakats of (the Sunnah of) Fajr are better than the world and [...]

The Virtues of the Friday Prayer

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Thirteen): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the importance of the Friday prayer, how it may expiate our sins, and some etiquette pertaining to it. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever performs ritual [...]

The Virtues of the Five Daily Prayers

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twelve): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses how prayer is a form of seeking assistance from Allah (the most exalted), how it expiates our sins, and the importance of sincerity in making our prayers transformative. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that he heard the Messenger [...]

Beyond Hijab: Modesty Amongst Women in Islam

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives advice on reframing the question of Hijab from one of form (clothing) to one of essence (modesty) by using the Prophetic example and the example of the best of women: Khadijah, Fatima, Maryam, A’isha, and Asiya (May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) be pleased with them all). Download Options: [...]

The Virtues of Tahmeed After Ruku

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Eleven): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the reward and Sunnah of tahmeed after ruku. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) Download podcasts directly onto your iPod by going to Seekers Guidance Islamic Knowledge Podcasts

The Virtue of Saying Amin

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Ten): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the reward and ruling of saying Amin. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) Download podcasts directly onto your iPod by going to Seekers Guidance Islamic Knowledge Podcasts

How is spiritual excellence attained?

Question: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) defined spiritual excellence (ihsan) as, “To worship Allah as though you behold Him,” in the Hadith Jibril. I’ve been reflecting a lot on this, and and have found this message of beholding Allah in many other hadiths too, like the hadith in the Forty of [...]

Habib Umar – Cautioning against greed and materialism in Australia

Greed and materialism blamed for world woes – The National Newspaper Conquering the pernicious greed that has savaged the global economy and curbing rampant materialism have been among the key messages brought to Australia by one of the eminent scholars of Islam, Sheikh Habib Umar Bin Salim Bin Hafiz. Sheikh Umar has spoken to packed [...]

The Virtue of Praying in the First Row

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Nine): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the reward, etiquette, and wisdom of praying in the first row. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) Download podcasts directly onto your iPod by going to Seekers Guidance Islamic Knowledge Podcasts

Prophetic Supplication for Allah’s Love – and the Means to It

Abu’d Darda’ (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said that from the supplication (du`a’) of the Prophet Dawud (peace be upon him) was, “O Allah, I ask You for Your love, the love of those who love You, and the actions that make me [...]