Dr. Umar Abd-Allah of the Nawawi Foundation on encouraging people to take the SeekersGuidance courses and to benefit from its teachers and educational opportunities.
“Ibn Ata’illah says: ‘The expressions of the teachers, what they teach us, the people of knowledge of this religion as it truly is to be taught, is the basic sustenance of the family of the listeners.’ The expression of family of listeners it means the people who are poor and needy and need to be taught and given knowledge. The people of the path who are seeking God are like children in a family that have to be fed. So they have to have their sheikhs, their teachers, and they need to know the food they give them is good and proper for them. And when we don’t have people of the ibarat, that can speak these words of guidance and truth, then we are truly poor. And the poverty of not having people who can guide us is a poverty that is much greater and much more harmful than the poverty of people living in poor third-world countries who don’t have food to eat or clean water to drink. And SeekersGuidance is one of God’s solutions to that crisis because it gives us teachers who are authorized to teach the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) religion, who follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and who belong to Ahlus Sunnah wa’l Jammah, who belong to the community of the sunnah and the larger community and will give us the nourishment we will need.” -Dr. Umar Abd-Allah