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Archive for December, 2010
Poem: A Prayer: The Promised Land – Novid Shaid

A Prayer: The Promised Land By Novid Shaid, December, 2010 Oh Lord, I cling on to the rocks of your sacred path, dangling over the bottomless abyss of my capricious soul, knowing full well I have stumbled and lost my footing on the firm ground of certitude and witnessing. Truly, I have slipped away and [...]

The Spirit of Cooperation: Al-Madinah Institute Contacts SeekersGuidance to Promote SeekersGuidance Courses

  In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   Allah Most High calls us to, “Cooperate in righteousness and piety,” [Qur'an] but humans naturally have a competitive spirit that makes this spirt of cooperation the exception rather than the rule in our relationships. And this is especially true at the organizational level.   [...]

Canada’s Champions of Change – Waris Malik

Br. Waris Malik from Islamic Foundation in Scarborough, Ontario was selected as one of Canada’s Top 50 volunteers in CBC’s Champions of Change contest for his work in organizing a free soup kitchen within the mosque. Please spread the word about his efforts and anyone interested in volunteering can sign up through the IFT site. [...]

Let the Believer Have Three Things From You – Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi

A gem shared by Shaykh Abdallah Adhami on Facebook: “Let the believer have three things from you: If you are not going to benefit him, do not harm him; if you are not going to bring him joy, do not cause him grief; if you are not going to praise him, do not condemn him.” – [...]

Manifestation of The Divine Will – Shaykh Abdul-Karim Yahya | Interpreter’s Path

Manifestation of The Divine Will – Shaykh Abdul-Karim Yahya | Interpreter’s Path

Understanding Laziness in Islam – Shaykh Abdallah Adhami

Understanding Laziness in Islam – Shaykh Abdullah Adhami Lecture transcript re-posted from here with slight modifications. Please forgive any formatting and phonetic spelling mistakes. Posted with confirmation from Shaykh Abdallah Adhami. To listen to more of Shaykh Abdallah Adhami’s insightful and refreshing lectures please visit Sakeenah — bismillahi al-rahman al-rahim Laziness, or lethargy can come [...]

Fostering Love and Sympathy Between Siblings – Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

The following is a sample of what you can learn taking SeekersGuidance’s Islamic Parenting: Raising Upright Children course. The Course starts January 10th, 2011, so register soon! Fostering love and sympathy between siblings may seem like an uphill battle at times, however this forum is very key in how your children learn to behave in close [...]

Purpose of Activism and the Spirit of Service – SeekersGuidance Reminder – Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo

Purpose of Activism and the Spirit of Service – SeekersGuidance Reminder – Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo: “”   A reminder given to SeekersGuidance staff and volunteers, on the “Purpose of Activism and the Spirit of Service,” so that we can keep our intentions, goals, and resolve high & pure–and so we can have the sense [...]

Death Shaykh Nuh Ali Salman al-Qudat, former Mufti of Jordan and distinguished scholar, on December 19, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   Shaykh Nuh Ali Salman al-Qudat, former Mufti of Jordan, died on Sunday, December 19th, in Jordan. Shaykh Nuh al-Qudat was a distinguished Shafi`i jurist, internationally recognized mufti known for his keen insight, caution, piety, balanced understanding, and deep knowledge.   In the West, his knowledge [...]

Learn: Take a SeekersGuidance Online Course, and Tell Others: Spread Beneficial Islamic Knowledge — Here’s How

Take a SeekersGuidance Online Course Registration for SeekersGuidance Winter 2011 Courses is now Open. Take a course: 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, [...]