Entries by Yousuf Patel

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The Trodden Path (Episode 8): Shaykh Yusuf ibn Ismail Al-Nabhani

In this series, Shaykh Shoayb Ahmed of South Africa will take us on a journey through the lives and biographies of some of the most celebrated and well known scholars of the twentieth and twenty – first century. These historical accounts will provide us with refreshing insights and lessons, and motivate us to follow in […]

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The Passing of Mufti Umer Esmail

We are deeply saddened at the news of the passing of one of our beloved teacher’s, Mufti Mohamed Umer Esmail. A religious scholar, community leader, and loving father and husband, he is survived by his wife and three daughters. Let us pray for Mufti Umer and his family, may God grant him the highest levels of Jannah and […]

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SeekersGuidance Canada: Six Month Update Report

In the Name of Allah, Merciful and Compassionate In six months, we’ve established a full schedule of classes; on-boarded two capable, dynamic scholars; moved into a beautiful New Home; held a sold-out 5-day Summer Retreat; and a full schedule of Fall classes and programs–including launching our Steps Essentials Certificate, a Seekers Youth Certificate, and new Islamic […]

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Why Islam is True E12: Who Designed the Designer? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Atheists object to the argument for God’s existence from design by asking the question, “Who designed the designer?” This objection is, in fact, a sound objection because the design argument in its common formulation by Christian theists is, in fact, flawed. But it is not a valid objection to the inferences that Muslim theologians make […]

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Two Year Specialization in Hanafi Fiqh

Attention to all interested students. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will be teaching:   Dars al-Tanwir al-Absar wa Ifadat al-Anwar  (A Two Year Specialization in Hanafi Fiqh) In the Name of Allah, Merciful and Compassionate, with blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad, his folk, and companions Imam Tumurtashi’s Tanwir, with extensive readings in Haskafi’s Durr al-Mukhtar […]

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In Defence of Prophet Ibrahim from Modern Misconceptions – Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Ibrahim: The Father of Prophets No study of the life of the Final Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, can ever be complete, nor properly understood, without a look at the influence of his greatest ancestor: Ibrahim. A man whose life and teachings have affected billions throughout history. A man who prophets look […]

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Muslim Imperatives (Poem) – By Novid Shaid

Muslim Imperatives Smile endearingly like Al Mustafa Brighter than an iridescent star Rise celestially like Isa Transcending corporeal fever Conjure mystic snakes like Musa Which devour the pull of Lucifer Teach insightful lessons like Al Khidr Slay the evil imp lurking within Endure your quandaries like Ibrahim Scorched by worldly fires but still serene Supplicate […]

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Why Islam is True E11: Science Reveals God’s Unrestricted Agency – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Modern science has revealed that God can do anything. We have always discerned purposes in the universe–the purpose of our eyes is for us to see and the purpose of our ears is for us to hear. But modern science has delved deeper than ever before into these purposes to reveal a unimaginable, unfathomable, undeniable […]