Entries by Erin

SeekersHub Global Proudly Supports Celebrate Mercy

April 2nd – April 14th : CelebrateMercy Webcast with Dr. Umar, Habib Ali, Yasmin Mogahed and more! SeekersHub Global is a proud sponsor of CelebrateMercy.com’s latest global webcast, “The Rise and Call of Muhammad – Prophetic Patience in Mecca : Resolve without Revenge.” Focusing specifically on the precarious Meccan period of the Prophetic mission, CelebrateMercy.com […]

Good News – SeekersGuidance Has Tax-Exempt Status!

Around this time of year, the IRS is normally the last place anyone wants to receive a letter from. However, once in a while, even a letter from the IRS can bring good news. SeekersGuidance is pleased to announce that we have been granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status here in the U.S. This means that those […]

The Term 1, 2013 SeekersGuidance Global Assembly

Term 1, 2013 is well underway. On Sunday night we had our first assembly of the year. We had many students join from all over the world. Thank you to all of those who could make it. We apologise for any inconvenience the rescheduling of the assembly may have had on any of our students. […]

Can I Go to Church with a Friend?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: A non-Muslim co-worker of mine has asked me to attend a church service with him. Would it be permissible to do so? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam, In the Hanafi school, it is prohibitively disliked and sinful to enter the worship places of disbelievers […]

Financial Dealings with Suspected Unlawful Earnings

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to borrow money from a relative who has a restaurant in which they also sell alcohol? They are happy to help me pay off my house and let me pay them back slowly. Answer: In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa […]

Reciting Qur’an Without Ritual Purity (Wudu)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is one allowed to read Qur’an without ritual purity (wudu), from memory? Is one allowed to hold and recite from pages of Qur’an found separately (i.e., only the 30th part (Juz)) without wudu? Answer: In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Prostrating to Other Than Allah

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My sister was taken to a saint’s shrine (darbar) when she was small. She said that they all prostrated (sajda) and she didn’t know what was going on and she prostrated too. Is prostrating out of reverence (Sujud al-Ta`dhim) to other than Allah impermissible (haram)? Is she sinful for […]