Click here for the original link. A Tunisian scholar asked Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him): How does one balance between seeking knowledge and spending time in the remembrance of Allah (reading awrad or litanies)? Habib `Umar answered: “The key to seeking knowledge is the soundness of one’s […]
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Click here for the original post. The impulse for writing this article came from a conversation with a colleague who told me that while sitting with other colleagues, he had heard one of them repeat the statement that the Prophet, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, was an ordinary human being like the rest of […]
Click here for the original link Below is a letter in the handwriting of the Hijazi scholar Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki (may Allah shower His mercy upon him), addressed to Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya (may Allah shower His mercy upon him). It was written after Shaykh al-Hadith had gifted the Shaykh a copy of […]
A special thanks to Muwasala for sharing this beautiful answer by Habib Umar bin Hafiz. For the original link: Click here Answered by Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him). We always hear about children showing righteousness to their parents. Is there a righteousness that can be shown by […]
To see the original post: Click here [Speak out] Those of us who have been speaking out against the menace of so-called “Jihad” must redouble our efforts. “Jihad” is far more than a threat to the lives of unsuspecting innocent people, both here in the West and in Muslim countries. It is a threat to […]
In response to the recent atrocities happening in Iraq and Syria, a large group of our esteemed scholars got together and wrote an open letter to the ‘Islamic State’ leader Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias ‘Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’, and his fighters. May Allah Most High make the efforts of our scholars successful and bring clarity […]
The 28th of March was the 6 year anniversary of my Shahadah, the day that I officially embraced Islam. My Shahadah anniversary is always a time of great reflection for me, and I try to commemorate it by acknowledging my blessings and expressing my gratitude to God for the life He’s given me. The past […]
By Sidi Aashif Sacha Click here for original link This khutba was given by Dr Umar in Georgetown, Guyana. Given that it was ‘Good Friday’ he delivered a powerful sermon detailing the Islamic perspective on the Crucifixion of Christ. [Islamic Perspective on the Crucifixion of Christ] The Muslim belief about Jesus (may peace be upon […]
“Verily, in the body is a small piece of flesh that if it is healthy, the whole body is healthy and if it is sick, the whole body is sick. This small piece of flesh is the heart.” [Bukhari and Muslim] [Marvels of the heart course] Knowledge of the heart is considered to be fard […]
SeekersHub Global Student Assembly Term 1 2014: “The Way of the Seeker” How to discern sound scholarship, choose a teacher and the role locality plays in this, Shaykha Zaynab Ansari: [How do we know if it’s sound scholarship?] We have the tools to discern what makes sound scholarship. That is, the Sanad – a direct line […]