Entries by Yusuf Zanella

“As It Was Prescribed for Those Before You”

During Ramadan of 2021, the scholars of SeekersGuidance Arabiyya held daily lessons on various topics throughout the month. The lessons have been translated for the benefit of our English-speaking audience. Shaykh Faiz Iyad gave the fourth lesson. You can view the video here. In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful. All praise is due […]

Virtues of Taqwa in the Qur’an – Birgivi’s Manual 02

Taqwa is the concern within one to refrain from what is displeasing to Allah and preserve what is pleasing to Him. It manifests itself upon our limbs, but it begins from the heart. This article series—based upon Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s course The Path of Muhammad: Birgivi’s Manual of Taqwa Explained—provides an overview of what Muslims […]

Implications of Closeness to Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

On this journey of Hope and Closeness, Shaykh Faraz throws light on diverse ways a believer can strengthen the connection with the all-sustaining and ever-living God, the ultimate purpose of life and religion, and the means to draw closer to Allah. God bestows His closeness only unto those who understand His endless blessings – those […]

Confirming Ramadan: The Ruler’s Decision Eliminates Disagreement

During Ramadan of 2021, the scholars of SeekersGuidance Arabiyya held daily lessons on various topics throughout the month. The lessons have been translated for the benefit of our English-speaking audience. Shaykh Moayad al-Khalifa gave the second lesson. You can view the video here. There are a number of approaches to whether or not the calculations […]

The Purpose of Existence – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

On this journey of Hope and Closeness, Shaykh Faraz throws light on diverse ways a believer can strengthen the connection with the all-sustaining and ever-living God, the ultimate purpose of life and religion, and the means to draw closer to Allah. The Qur’an asserts: “If My servants ask you about Me, I am indeed close. […]

The Definition of Taqwa – Birgivi’s Manual 01

Taqwa is the concern within one to refrain from what is displeasing to Allah and preserve what is pleasing to Him. It manifests itself upon our limbs, but it begins from the heart. This article series—based upon Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s course The Path of Muhammad: Birgivi’s Manual of Taqwa Explained—provides an overview of what Muslims […]