In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Fasting Ramadan and following it with six days from Shawwal is like continual fasting.” [Muslim, on the authority of Abu Ayyub (Allah be pleased with him)] This is because the reward of actions is multiplied (at […]
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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Eid al-Fitr (Post-Fasting Festival) is one of the central days of celebration and festivity in Islam. It is a time to be thankful to Allah for the blessing of fasting the month of Ramadan, and the extra worship and good deeds performed in that blessed month. This day is also meant […]
In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. May Allah’s blessings and peace be upon His Beloved Messenger, his folk, and companions Ramadan isn’t the “Month of Fasting.” It is a month of seeking closeness to Allah. Fasting is a means. Prayer is a means. Zakat is a means. Reciting the Qur’an is a […]
RAMADAN MUBARAK The Prophet’s dua (Allah bless him and give him peace) for when the new moon is seen: Allahumma ahhilhu `alayna bi’l yumni wa’l imani wa’s salamati wa’l islam. Rabbi wa rabbuka’l Llah (O Allah, bring it to us with felicity, faith, safety, and submission. [Addressing the new moon:] My Lord & Your […]
SeekersGuidance presents our Global Impact Report. It expounds on our vision to build an Islamic Seminary with Global Impact while upholding the Prophetic ethos of making knowledge free and accessible to all those who seek it. A letter from our founder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, is included. He talks about the focus, the gradual and steady growth […]
Ramadan Detox – YouTube Dr. Rehan Zaidi shares important strategies for a healthy Ramadan. Dr. Zaidi discusses how we can easily detoxify ourselves during Ramadan for more energy, clarity and overall health. The detox process includes tips and advice on food selections. Learn more about Dr. Zaidi’s work at www.MysticMedicine.com . Bio: Dr. Rehan Zaidi […]
Some of the Proper Manners of Service (khidma) Ones Teachers—and in All Religious Activism Muwasala—an excellent resource for reliable Islamic guidance—share the following response from Habib Umar bin Hafiz: What are some of the etiquettes of service (khidma)? [Muwasala] [The Intention in Serving] Any type of service, whether it be service of a shaykh or […]
The True Cause of All Happiness and Good is Turning to Allah From the Letters of Mawlay al-Arabi al-Darqawi: 339. I said to some of our brethren (may Allah be pleased with them): The basis of all happiness and good—in their essence—is in directing oneself to Allah, and to always turn to Him. Likewise, […]
Mercy Expressed in Active Concern: Remembering the Muslim Umma in One’s Prayers (dua) – Ma`ruf al-Karkhi Ma`ruf al-Karkhi, one of the righteous imams of the early Muslims (salaf), said, “Whoever says, ‘Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad Allahumma farrij `an Ummati Muhammad Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [salla Allahu `alayhi wa sallam] (O Allah, improve the state of […]
At SeekersHub Toronto’s weekly Circle of Praise, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani recently explained the Smaller Fatiha for Drinking Coffee, of the noble scholar al-Habib Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Mihdar (Allah have mercy upon him). Listen to the podcast here. This prayer and statement of intent has many lessons, including: (1) having high purpose–seeking Allah Most High–in all […]