The Virtues of Prostrating to Allah Alone

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Nineteen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of prostrating to the one alone worthy of worship. Rabi`a ibn Ka`b al-Aslami (Allah be pleased with him) said that he…

The Virtues of Four Rakats Before `Asr

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Eighteen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the the importance of praying the four rakats of the Sunnah before 'Asr. Ibn `Umar (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet…

The Virtues of Duha' Prayer

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lessons Fifteen to Seventeen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the Duha' (mid-morning prayer), its virtues, and how to perform it. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that…

A Sincere Person Changes 40 Times a Day - Imam Junayd's Words Explained by Imam Nawawi

Imam Nawawi (Allah have mercy on him) said in his Majmu` Sharh al-Muhadhdhab: “Abul Qasim al-Junayd (Allah have mercy on him) said, "A sincere person changes forty times a day, while the hypocritical show-off stays as he is forty years." The…

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad - Hypocrisy and Sincerity - A Talk

cambridge khutbas etc.: Hypocrisy & Sincerity In this sermon, the sheikh relates a hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) about the qualities that indicate hypocrisy (nifaq) in someone's heart: telling lies, breaking…

The Etiquettes of Discourse and Disagreement

“Call to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and good admonition, and argue with them in the ways that are best.” (Surah al-Nahl v. 125) In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz reminds us that the purpose of dawah and discourse is to call people to Allah…

The Virtues of the Sunnah of Fajr

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Fourteen): In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the the importance of praying the Sunnah of Fajr. `A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him…

The Virtues of the Friday Prayer

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Thirteen): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the importance of the Friday prayer, how it may expiate our sins, and some etiquette pertaining to it. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased…

The Virtues of the Five Daily Prayers

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twelve): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses how prayer is a form of seeking assistance from Allah (the most exalted), how it expiates our sins, and the importance of sincerity in…

Beyond Hijab: Modesty Amongst Women in Islam

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives advice on reframing the question of Hijab from one of form (clothing) to one of essence (modesty) by using the Prophetic example and the example of the best of women: Khadijah, Fatima, Maryam, A'isha,…

The Virtues of Tahmeed After Ruku

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Eleven): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the reward and Sunnah of tahmeed after ruku. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) Download…

The Virtue of Saying Amin

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Ten): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the reward and ruling of saying Amin. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and “save”) or (2) Download podcasts…

How is spiritual excellence attained?

Question: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) defined spiritual excellence (ihsan) as, "To worship Allah as though you behold Him," in the Hadith Jibril. I've been reflecting a lot on this, and and have found this message of beholding…

Habib Umar - Cautioning against greed and materialism in Australia

Greed and materialism blamed for world woes - The National Newspaper Conquering the pernicious greed that has savaged the global economy and curbing rampant materialism have been among the key messages brought to Australia by one of the eminent…

The Virtue of Praying in the First Row

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Nine): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz discusses the reward, etiquette, and wisdom of praying in the first row. Download Options: (1) Download this talk here. (right click and "save") or (2)…

Prophetic Supplication for Allah's Love - and the Means to It

Abu'd Darda' (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said that from the supplication (du`a') of the Prophet Dawud (peace be upon him) was, "O Allah, I ask You for Your love, the love…

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad - Religious Freedom & the Sunna - cambridge khutbas etc.

cambridge khutbas etc.: Religious Freedom & the Sunna In this talk, the sheikh discusses the role in the modern world of following the sunna ('example', 'practice') of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). He begins…

Reason as Balance - Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad - and other excellent articles...

Cambridge Muslim College :: Resources :: CMC Papers Reason As Balance: the evolution of 'aql CMC Papers No.3 by Timothy Winter [Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad] Read Online, Download or Print The Aims of Education CMC…

Mufti Taqi Usmani - On Using Time Appropriately

ASHRAFIYA » Blog Archive » Using Time appropriately This is advice Mufti Taqi Usmani gave someone seeking counsel: The Shaykh told him: “Recognize the importance of time. That it is an invaluable wealth. Spend it very wisely and precisely…

Praying in Congregation

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Eight): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz looks at the spiritual benefits of congregational prayer. Furthermore, Shaykh Faraz explains why there is gender distinction in certain rulings…

Islamic Knowledge Podcasts

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Download podcasts directly onto your device by visiting the SeekersHub Podcast or click on each individual link for direct download. . The Prophet - A Tremendous Blessing In His Book, Allah Most High describes the Prophet (peace and…

A biography of Shaykh Muhammad Adib al-Kallas

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Shaykh Ahmed al-Kallas writes about Shaykh Muhammad Adib al-Kallas (pdf) He is the erudite scholar, the learned teacher, the zahid, the renowned jurist, Muhammad Adib al-Kallas b. Ahmad b. al-Haj Dib. Read on here. (pdf)

Restraint in an Age of Excess, by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

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In this sermon, the shaykh relates a sound hadith in which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said that what he feared most for his community was the following of the uncontrolled urges of gluttony and lust. Although we often hear…

“The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, though there is good in both.”

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Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the words of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, though there is good in both.” See also: The Believer's Clarity When…