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Imam Afroz Ali comments on The Open Letter to Baghdadi – Australian ABC News Video

A group of leading scholars of Islam have written an open letter to the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in response to the atrocities committed against local communities as militants advance through Iraq and Syria. Imam Afroz Ali discusses some of the key parts of the letter with Beveley O’Connor, of [...]

Islam vs. ISIS: A Letter to Baghdadi from Leading Scholars

In response to the recent atrocities happening in Iraq and Syria, a large group of our esteemed scholars got together and wrote an open letter to the ‘Islamic State’ leader Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias ‘Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’, and his fighters. May Allah Most High make the efforts of our scholars successful and bring clarity [...]

Ethical Earning and Living Workshop with Imam Afroz Ali

[Ethical Earning and Living] Modern economics is the science of satisfying the unlimited desires of people in the face of limited world resources. Sacred economics (Iqtisaad) is the science of practising grateful and frugal living, knowing that this is how to sustain the blessing of the unlimited resources from God. – The second concept is [...]

Our Condition Today: the Disease and the Remedy – Habib Ali al-Jifri

Reposted, with thanks via Habib Ali’s website here. The Root Diseases of the Ummah, their effects and their remedies according to Prophetic Teachings We live in a time of struggle. Things happen fast and one event quickly follows another. This leads to an imbalance, impairs people’s judgement and clouds their vision. People are in dire [...]

Eid Mubarak! Exciting News from SeekersHub Global

Assalam alaikum wa rahmatullah, Dear Seekers, It is with immense gratitude to Allah Almighty, that we give thanks for the light of Knowledge and Remembrance. These are challenging times for Muslims as individuals and as an Ummah. We need to remember that both the Qur’an and Prophetic Guidance tell us that our collective condition is [...]

There Is No Such Thing As Chance, For He Is The Best Of Planners – Reflection from a Seeker

[Journey of a lifetime] Two years ago I had my very first encounter with two amazing teachers that were to play a pivotal role in the direction that my life was to take. My husband told me one day about a retreat that was being planned in New Zealand, and how exciting it was that [...]

On the Sacred Journey: Meeting at the Oasis of the 2014 Seekers Retreat “Awakening the Heart”

Reflection by Maryam J. Mathieu During the drive to Camp Couchiching for the annual SeekersHub Toronto retreat, all I could think about was what questions I could ask the scholars to help me figure out how to make hijra into a new life. For years, and especially since I converted to Islam a year and [...]

On the Concept of Khilafah and the Reality of Political Power – Muwasala

A special thank you to Muwasala for this extremely important article. For the original link Click here At a time of political turmoil in the Muslim world, Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) expounds on some of the meanings of khilafah and clarifies the reality of political power. [...]

The Hidden One’s – A Debut Novel by Novid Shaid

They pass us on the street; they serve us in shops; they go to our schools, but their profound realities are hidden… They are the hidden ones and the light that protects them ensures that they will remain hidden until the end of time. Layla, Khadim and Rose live in an average town in the [...]

Know, Understand, Grow – Knowing Yourself to Know God, with Sr Sara and Sirisha

In July 2014, Imam Afroz Ali instructed a workshop entitled, ‘Knowing Yourself to Know God: Character, Food, Environment & Personality’ at Seekers Hub Sydney.  Imam Afroz has travelled to deliver this workshop already in Brisbane, New Zealand and South Africa, transforming the attitudes of those who attended. There are very few workshops that help to [...]