Assalaamu ‘alaikum, On Wednesday night, December 16, 2009, MSA National will be hosting a live Scholar Webcast at 10:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The Sacred Trust with Imam Zaid Shakir     As Muslims, we have a sacred trust from Allah swt towards His creation. The focus of this webcast will be on the importance of […]

Imam Subki’s Counsel on Seeking Islamic Knowledge – Faraz Rabbani An old video, recorded in Amman (Jordan), years ago… “The proper manners and methodology of seeking knowledge in Islam, from the Counsel of Imam Taqi al-Din Subki to his son Muhammad. The poem is read and explained by Sidi Faraz Rabbani of SeekersGuidance (www.SeekersGuidance.org). Important […]

YouTube – Islam & Tiger Woods: How should Muslims view the recent scandals? The media has been full of scandals and claims about golfer Tiger Woods’ private life. It is hard to miss these. But how should we as Muslims consider these? Can we read and listen to such matters?…  

Al-Salam means “The Flawless” and comes from the same root as “peace” as entities are at peace when they are flawless. Salam is also derived from the same word as “Islam.” While Islam is often translated as “to submit”, this is not the best translation. Shaykh  Abdul-Hakim Murad writes that Islam does not mean submission, rather, it entails letting go. This […]

“Tradition” in academic circles has come to signify old fashioned customs, archaic cultural practices, ossified ideas handed down from the past and articulated to the letter by naïve, simple minded neo-Luddites. In popular discourse, to be traditional is to adamantly cling in the past. Those espousing traditional values are often lumped into the same category […]

Imam Ghazali states in his work, The Beginnings of Guidance: The Proper Manners of Keeping Allah’s Company Know that the companion who never leaves you whether you are resident or travelling, whether asleep or awake, both in your life and after your death is your Lord, Master, Protector, and Creator. And whenever you make remembrance of […]

Eid Khutba on Bringing “Allahu Akbar” into our lives – Faraz Rabbani – Jame Mustafa (Mississauga, ON) – November 27, 2009 from Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo.

Al-Quddus means holy, transcendent above everything.  As such, Allah (Exalted be He) is transcendent.  He is beyond our sight and our hearing, beyond space and time, and beyond any imperfection whatsoever. This is in stark contrast to what we find in this world.  Imam ibn ‘Ata ilah mentions in his Aphorisms that the imperfections of this […]

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It is said that the one who performs Hajj, or the ritual pilgrimage, comes back free of sins. But are mere actions enough? This story illustrates what makes a true Hajj. A man, whose life reflected no change after having performed Hajj, came to visit Imam Junaid al-Bagdadi. Junaid asked him: “Where are you coming […]

On the Heart, Wisdom and Knowledge Fath al-Mawsuli (Allah have mercy on him) said: Doesn’t a sick person who is deprived of food and drink die?… It is the same with the heart: if it is kept from wisdom and knowledge for three days, it dies….” Imam Ghazali (Allah have mercy on him) comments: He has […]