Entries by Aisha

Making the Most of Ramadan: FREE Course by SeekersGuidance

Looking for a spiritually-uplifting way to prepare for Ramadan? One of our students provides an overview of our dynamic On-Demand course, Making the Most of Ramadan. Ramadan is the month of the year that every Muslim is longing for. Time for a good clean-up, new resolutions, and reconnection with Allah. How many times you have […]

10 Ways of Benefit for Menstruating Women in Ramadan

10 Ways of Benefit for Menstruating Women in Ramadan Dread your period during the blessed month of Ramadan? Feel like you’re missing out on all the worship you could otherwise do? Nour Merza gives women 10 practical ways to spiritually benefit from this blessed month.   Every Ramadan, most women will have about a week […]

Ten Ways to Prepare for Ramadan From Now

With Ramadan just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to make sure that this will be the year we change, writes Nour Merza. With this in mind, here are ten ways to prepare yourself for Ramadan. 1. Make the right intention Beginning right now, make an intention that this Ramadan will […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 4

This is the fourth part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This chapter describes the levels of faith and how to achieve certainty. Purification of the Heart The objective of all pious acts and deeds of the limbs is purification, cleansing and […]

Knowledge Is Only Spread Through Sacrifice – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

At SeekersGuidance’s annual benefit luncheon, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains how true knowledge is only spread through sacrifice Shaykh Yahya begins by reading a letter from a female scholar, explaining why she can’t attend his event, as she she is drowning in her community tasks. Few people are truly willing to help, she says, as they […]

Being Depressed? Or Hoping for the Best?

Sharifah Bebe Hasan explores the difference between experiencing natural low points in life, and being clinically depressed. Negative emotions are completely natural.  In fact, they can make us realise that we are makhluq (created) being who are flawed, and that we have limitations.It’s also important to realise that we are eternally connected to our Khaliq […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 3

This is the third part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This part explores why a person may not actualise the spiritual sciences that he is learning. Specific similitude of the heart in relation to sciences: The mirror may not reflect the […]

Diversity in Display – SeekersGuidance YouTube Channel Review

Naved Islam takes readers through a walkthrough of the SeekersGuidance Youtube channel, and highlights some of its best features. The SeekersGuidance YouTube channel was established a little over 7 years ago and now features over 1,300 videos. A glance reveals its defining characteristic: incredible diversity in all aspects. The channel features everything from short lectures […]

Responding to the New Zealand Massacre

Dr. Hisham Hellyer speaks about how Muslims should respond to the New Zealand massacre and other tragedies.  Islam in the West As believers, we are well aware that there is nothing that happens beyond the gaze of the Divine. That Providence arranges things in ways that may not seem quite apparent to all of us […]

THE GREAT REPLACEMENT by Novid Shaid

Poet, author and educator Novid Shaid pens a heartfelt poem in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre. THE GREAT REPLACEMENT By Novid Shaid, March 2019 Let’s implement the Great Replacement Let’s make the world supreme again! Let’s replace the fear of the other With the cheer of true brothers Let’s replace the blaming of immigrants […]