Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
Alhamdulillah.
We were blessed to hear from our beloved teachers this past Saturday at our term one student assembly. [Note: Registration is open until next Sunday, January 19th, 2014. Be sure to sign up here.]
1-teachersOur Dean of Academics, Shaykh Rami Nsour, set us afoot with some practical tips on staying committed while studying.
Ustadh Abdullatif al Amin went on to explain how we can maximize the benefit of our online learning experience; while the real-life global nomad Ustadh Abdullah Misra shared insight on what traveling to seek knowledge in the Islamic tradition really means.
Next we had Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, who gave timeless advice on choosing a teacher, gradual learning, and community involvement. She also conducted a lively question and answer session at the end.
Finally, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani guided us to the true beginning of our journey: illumined intentions, and seeking and sharing benefit.
Here are five resources to equip yourself with during your studies:
The Intentions for Seeking Knowledge by Imam Abdullah al Haddad
https://seekersguidance.org/blog/2009/12/the-intentions-for-seeking-knowledge-imam-abdullah-al-haddad/
The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge
https://seekersguidance.org/blog/2011/09/the-etiquette-of-seeking-knowledge-nur-sacred-sciences
Ten Adab of Seekers of Knowledge by Ayaz Siddiqui
https://seekersguidance.org/blog/2010/02/ten-adab-of-seekers-of-knowledge-notes-by-ayaz-siddiqui/
Five Counsels for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
https://seekersguidance.org/blog/2009/09/advice-for-seekers-of-islamic-knowledge-five-counsels-faraz-rabbani-on-vimeo/
Seek, Act and Strive – Advice From Habib Ali al Jifri For Seekers of Knowledge
https://seekersguidance.org/blog/2013/09/seek-act-and-strive-advice-from-habib-ali-al-jifri-for-seekers-of-knowledge/
We hope you’re inspired and ready for the new term. If you happened to miss the assembly, you can view it here:
The Way of The Seeker: How To Seek Islamic Knowledge Successfully
Registration is open until next Sunday, January 19th, 2014. Be sure to sign up here.

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