Entries by Ahmed D.

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 11: It Is You We Ask for Help | Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Ramadan is a time of worship. Most of it is communal worship, which makes it easier. This Ramadan is an opportunity to connect with Allah without the distraction of people and to ask to be strengthened without the boost we gain through others. SeekersGuidance: The Global Islamic Seminary offers structured learning and inspiring religious guidance, […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 10: God Doesn’t Forsake Us: The Story of Hagar | Dr. Hadia Mubarak

The Islamic and Biblical traditions both tell the story of Hagar, stranded in the deserts of Mecca with her baby—but in a very different way. Dr. Hadia Mubarak shows how the Islamic narrative shows Hagar empowered in the face of difficulty, showing us how to relinquish our anxieties and fears and completely trust in God. […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 9: Never Lose Hope | Shaykh Edris Khamissa

Ustadth Edris Khamissa reminds us that we should never lose hope in the mercy and blessings of Allah. However, if we wish to be recipients of Allah’s mercy and bounties, we need to ensure that we are manifesting mercy to our fellow human beings. Let us take the opportunity this Ramadan to strengthen our bonds […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 8: The Higher Aims of Fasting: Closeness | Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

When Allah Most High tells us to fast, He closes the set of verses with a reminder on His closeness. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani sheds light what Allah’s closeness means for us and how we can realize it in our daily lives. SeekersGuidance: The Global Islamic Seminary offers structured learning and inspiring religious guidance, completely free. […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 7: What Really Counts | Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

Like fasting has conditions for validity, it also has conditions for acceptance. Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan explains how we can put these inward conditions into practice to make our fast truly transformative. SeekersGuidance: The Global Islamic Seminary offers structured learning and inspiring religious guidance, completely free. We also offer over a dozen classes with scholars from […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 6: Reviving Souls, One Kind Word at a Time | Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary

In age of social media, Ramadan is a great opportunity to work on self-discipline, especially on restraining our speech. In this episode, Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary explains the importance of kind words when dealing with others. SeekersGuidance: The Global Islamic Seminary offers structured learning and inspiring religious guidance, completely free. We also offer over a […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 5: The Higher Aims of Fasting: Patience | Ustadh Tayssir Safi

  It is important for us contemplate why outward devotional acts were legislated, and what are some of the key aims and wisdoms. Ustadh Mohammed Safi explains how one of the central aims of the fast is to help foster the virtue of patience. The outward struggle to refrain from the very key human desire […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 4: Understanding Test and Tribulations – Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

  The current pandemic has left many shocked and shaken. By knowing the source of tribulations and why Allah sends them, we come to realize the blessings that result and respond with gratitude instead of grief. SeekersGuidance: The Global Islamic Seminary offers structured learning and inspiring religious guidance, completely free. We also offer over a […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 3: The Cycle of Sin and Repenting – Imam Yama Niazi

  Sin, repent. Sin, repent. For some of us, the cycle never seems to end. Is there a way out? Imam Yama offers some perspective and shows the light at the end of the tunnel. SeekersGuidance: The Global Islamic Seminary offers structured learning and inspiring religious guidance, completely free. We also offer over a dozen […]

Ramadan 2020 Reminders | Episode 2: The Struggle Is Real – Shaykh Salman Younas

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented event that has seriously impacted people. Individuals are not only isolated from family and community, many have lost their livelihoods and are struggling. In times like these, Muslims are taught to come to the aid of others through their wealth, time, and resources in order to ensure the safety […]