What Is the Belief and Approach of SeekersGuidance?
Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Is this page a proper Sunni page run by Sunni scholars? Please let me know correctly what stance does seekers academy hold?
I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.
SeekersGuidance adheres to mainstream Sunni Islam–as embodied by
- the two schools of Sunni theology (the Ash‘ari and Maturidi schools);
- the four schools of Sunni law; and
- mainstream Sunni spirituality
— as understood and transmitted by classical and contemporary scholars who have taken these sciences through chains of transmission (isnad) through direct study (talaqqi).
At the same time, our focus is to teach and provide living guidance–and our policy is that we don’t enter into polemics, nor comment about them.
Most of our teachers have studied with the scholars of Sham and Yemen-and elsewhere-and all of them are authorized to teach and transmit the religion.
And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.