Entries by Aisha

An Unwavering Moral Compass

A woman once had something that was more valuable than all her worldly posessions. Imam Khalid Latif reveals what it is, and shows us how, by looking at the world within the heart, we can change the world around us. Put it in to practice by taking a free course on Ghazali’s book “The Marvels of the […]

Why the Lahore Bombings Show that Ignorance is Folly

A proverb reads, “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.” In the wake of the Lahore bombings, Imam Zaid Shakir argues the opposite; that an age of rampart confusion, this ignorance can become the cause of religious extremism. We are grateful to the Islamic Centre of Irvine for this recording. Cover photo by Shawn Carpenter. […]

Is There Such A Thing as Islamic Fatalism?

A lot of people get confused between the idea of relying on God and taking the means. Sometimes, this can even lead to “Islamic fatalism,” and a sense of “if Allah knows everything, why should I do anything?” Islamic Fatalism? “You don’t know where your life will end, but you do know that it will end […]

The Myth of Islam’s Golden Age

Catch yourself thinking wistfully about Islam’s golden age? In this brief clip, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how this way of thinking can hinder us from seeing the current glories of our faith. Despite the challenges, we should not feel overwhelmed, as Allah has granted many great leaders to every generation. Cover photo by Adrien Sifre. Resources on […]

Damaged Inner State? Imam Ghazali on Repentance

Ever felt broken inside, so badly you wondered whether you’d ever be fixed? In Sarajevo, Bosnia, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discussed Imam Ghazali’s exposition of repentance and how a person can achieve it. Relevance of Repentance What is wrong action? How can we understand our damaged inner state, and repair it? Imam Ghazali explains that repentance consists […]

“I Love Being a Woman!”

Away from ‘celebrity scholars’, Mahdia Sarfaraz identifies several women right within our inner circles, who consistently serve their communities like beacons of light. My friend and I, two Muslim women, were sitting by the lake where we had created countless child memories, reminiscing about the past and wondering at how much we had changed over the years. Suddenly, […]

Informative To Transformative: How To Upgrade Your Prayer

Why are there so few hadith or verses of the Quran about performing the prayer? Why can some people pray frequently but still experience so many problems? Have we evacuated the content of the prayer? In this sermon, Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari explains how a prayer can be so powerful that it resolves all other problems. Take a SeekersHub course […]

Never an Empty Shell: The Purpose of Guidance

Islam is a difficult word for many to grapple with these days. Associated with some of the ugliest images we see in the media, both Muslims and non-Muslims today have found themselves confused by what this term means and what set of values it represents. While most Muslims argue that the greatest value it represents […]

Seeking Guidance Online in the Land of the Prophet’s Birth

Brother Abdullah Ibn Zubair Buhaini was born to a family of scholars in the Philippines, but decided not to pursue Sacred Knowledge. Years later, as a busy website designer in Saudi Arabia, he realized that he felt increasingly drawn to the idea of learning—but had no opportunity to do so. Alhamdulillah, he found SeekersGuidance and […]

Sunnahs for a Healthy Community

Is your community torn apart by petty jealousies, conflicts and apathy? Do you feel like you don’t belong, or have nowhere to turn to for spiritual fulfillment? Our friends from SeekersHub Perth Point composed a list from the One Body Study Circle, where Ustadh Amjad Tarsin offered from practical tips of how to rejuvenate those community […]