Entries by Aisha

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus on Why YOU Should Support the Islamic Scholarship Fund

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains why the Islamic Scholarship Fund is relevant to our times, and urges us to  contribute to this amazing cause. Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, I wanted to strongly urge you all to contribute to the SeekersGuidance Islamic Scholarship Fund, because supporting people of knowledge, qualified teachers, is one of the […]

Loving Allah: A Reader

Love and longing of the Divine, although active in the Islamic  tradition, is a concept that is fading in modern society. Here are some resources on how to understand the concept of Divine love. Understanding Allah and His Attributes I Am Near: Understanding and Living the Reality of Allah’s Closeness A Reader on Understanding the […]

Who are the SeekersGuidance Helpers?

Have you been enjoying the new content produced by SeekersGuidance’s interns? Here are some of the names and faces that are participating in the Helpers program. Laila Abdel Ghany lives in Cairo, Egypt. She studied Comparative Literature, with minors in Anthropology and Education, and is interested in how these fields can be brought together and […]

Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 1) – Is Religion Relevant in the 21st Century

Dear Readers, Welcome to our first conversation with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. My name is Osama Hassan, and I will be having monthly conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali around topics that we are faced with as we struggle to live as Muslims in the modern age. Shaykh Hamza […]

SeekersGuidance Helpers Program

At the start of 2019, an exciting internship program began at SeekersGuidance Islamic Seminary. The SeekersGuidance Helpers Program is a brand-new internship program aimed at utilizing the talent and passions of SeekersGuidance supporters from around the world. Now a few weeks into their internships, feedback from the Helpers indicates that the program serves to inspire […]

The Historical Significance of the Dala’il al-Khayrat

Laila Abdel Ghany explores the history behind the Dala’il al-Khayrat, and why it had such a massive impact on Islamic history. The Dala’il al Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar fi Dhikr al-Salat ‘ala al-Nabi al-Mukhtar (The Index of Good Things and the Advent of Blazing Lights in the Remembrance to ask for Blessings upon the Chosen […]

Rare Autobiography by Omar Ibn Said, An Enslaved West African Scholar

The Library of Congress has recently discovered a rare manuscript, an autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, a slave hailing from West Africa. The autobiography is 15 pages long, and is written in Arabic. He describes his life in West Africa, in a place called Futa Toro, between modern-day Senegal and the Gambia. Omar Ibn Said […]