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The Demise of Habib Hamid bin Muhammad Hamid Ba’Alawi – Muwasala

Original announcement via Facebook by Muwasala, reposted with thanks. Please follow them on Facebook for scholarly teachings of the blessed tradition of Hadramawt. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of al-Mansib, Habib Hamid bin Muhammad Hamid Ba `Alawi. He was one of the pillars of Tarim and imam of Tarim’s greatest mosque, [...]

Harms of Aloneness: The Prophet’s Firm Discouragement of Living or Travelling Alone

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) forbade remaining alone: that a person sleep alone, or that they travel alone. [Ahmad, Musad, from Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him)] This prohibition is for discouragement–dislikedness (karaha), as mentioned by the majority of the scholars. [Munawi, Fayd al-Qadir, others] The wisdom in this discouragement relates [...]

Student Assembly: The Way of the Seeker – Student Notes by Sr. Haleema

SeekersHub Global Student Assembly Term 1 2014:  “The Way of the Seeker” How to discern sound scholarship, choose a teacher and the role locality plays in this, Shaykha Zaynab Ansari: [How do we know if it’s sound scholarship?] We have the tools to discern what makes sound scholarship. That is, the Sanad – a direct line [...]

Supplications for the Oppressed and Distressed from SeekersHub Toronto

PDF Attachment: Selected Supplications – Hub Toronto Attached is a collection of supplications and prayers, from great scholars of the Islamic tradition, that we recite regularly at SeekersHubToronto (Toronto.SeekersHub.org). These supplications include the two powerful Prayers for Victory (Hizb al-Nasr), of Imam Abdullah bin Alawi al-Haddad and Imam Abu’l Hasan al-Shadhili; the Prayer for the Oppressed [...]

Clarity in Crisis: How Believers Look at Trials and How they Respond, Guided by Prophetic Light – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), throughout his life went through many trials–even in his childhood–and especially in the matters of belief and in the practices of his people. As years went on, the Prophet yearned for guidance in these and all matters. We can often feel overwhelmed with what is going on in the world. Yet, the [...]

Comments on the Recent ‘Dogs Are Not Impure’ Article – Mufti Musa Furber

Originally taken from Mufti Musa’s blog: Click here I have been asked several times about the recent article titled ‘Dogs are not impure,’ says prominent Islamic scholar. I have not seen the television show or the fatwa mentioned in the article so I can comment only on the article itself. The bulk of my reading over the [...]

SeekersHighlight: Sila & Seekers – Ustadha Noura Shamma by Ustadha Raidah

Ustadha Noura Shamma is an accomplished scholar who has studied with renowned teachers in Amman, Jordan, since 2003. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education as well as a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, and has completed coursework for a Ph.D. in Islamic Thought. In Amman she has studied Islamic sciences including Hanafi fiqh, Aqida, [...]

The Glorious Legislation of Endowments – Shaykh Ramadan al-Bouti

[Book on Endowments] Alhamdulilah, Imam Muhammad Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti’s, may Allah have mercy on him, article on how to revive endowments, orawqaaf, is now available from the Naseem al-Sham English site. The Arabic text can be located here and it was originally published in the Imam’s book k Qaḍāyā Fiqhiyyah Muʿāṣirah (Damascus: Dār al-Fārābī, 2009). The translation will also be published [...]

Eid Gift: Exploring The Qur’an – Surah al-Ikhlas – Five Part Audio Lecture by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

  We pray that the Eid period has been a joyous and beneficial time for you and your loved ones. As a special Eid gift to all our students and supporters we would like to share this exclusive audio lecture, recorded by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. Surah al-Ikhlas has been described by Prophet Muhammed ﷺ as [...]

Israel is Not Like “Them” – Imam Zaid Shakir – New Islamic Directions

Article originally posted here. Reposted, with thanks. “And that’s the difference between us and our neighbors,” he continued. “They consider murderers to be heroes. They name public squares after them. We don’t. We condemn them and we put them on trial and we’ll put them in prison.” Binyamin Netanyahu Reacting to the arrest of the [...]