Entries by Zinat Asif

The Night Journey & Ascension – Layla al-Isra wa al-Mi’raj – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Allah Guides to His Light Whom He Wills [Quran, 24:35]  In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Beneficent  “He certainly saw of the Greatest of Signs of His Lord.” [Quran, 53:18] In describing what the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) saw on the Night of Ascension, Allah (Most High) says […]

Raising a Believing Generation by Habib Umar bin Hafiz: Intentions and Supplications

(Four) Intentions and Supplications Shaykh Amin Buxton Children are a trust (amanah) that Allah most High has gifted us with. Raising believing children is a huge challenge and every pious parent passionately prays that they will be able to do so. We are blessed to have such guidance from one of the most illuminated scholars […]

Our Character: Living Faith – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Living Faith (Lesson Two) This article series is based on the course delivered by Ustadh Amr Hashim – Our Character. Refining the self, improving one’s character, and beautifying one’s practice of Islam are quite daunting tasks for the average person. However, there is no need to strive on this path alone, when one can benefit from […]

Modesty in Islam: A SeekersGuidance Reader

An Islamic Guide to Modesty SeekersGuidance Readers provide the seeker with a purposely curated list of articles, answers, podcasts, and courses from SeekersGuidance, on a particular topic. These guides serve as a gateway to knowledge and guidance. “O children of Adam! We have sent down for you clothing to cover your nakedness and as an […]

Filial Piety: Being Dutiful Towards One’s Parents: A SeekersGuidance Reader

Filial Piety: A Collection of Trusted Resources on Being Dutiful to Your Parents SeekersGuidance Readers provide the seeker with a purposely curated list of articles, answers, podcasts, and courses from SeekersGuidance on a particular topic. These guides serve as a gateway to knowledge and guidance.  My Father Was Smarter Than I Though – By Shaykh […]

Science or Hadith?: A Critical Discussion of Contradictory Hadiths

Understanding and Reconciling Conflicts Between Hadith and Science Shaykh Farid Dingle discusses how hadiths that may contradict modern science are understood and resolved. The example used is the hadith whereby the gender of a child is determined by whoever reaches climax first. Summary Everything the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) […]

The Path to Piety: The Virtues of Taqwa in the Qur’an

Tariqa Muhammadiyya (One): The Virtues of Taqwa in the Qur’an 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: […]

Our Character: Signs and Importance – Habib Umar Bin Hafiz

The Importance of Good Character This article series is based on the course delivered by Ustadh Amr Hashim – Our Character. Refining the self, improving one’s character, and beautifying one’s practice of Islam are quite daunting tasks for the average person. However, there is no need to strive on this path alone, when one can […]

Lord of the Flies: The Benefits of Reading Fiction

Fiction: Is it Shirk?  A questioner asked if reading Lord of the Flies was considered shirk. Shaykh Farid Dingle gave the following answer. The Spectrum of English Literature Literature is a subject we learn in school in order to understand how language works. It is also a very important means of learning about human life, […]

The Path of Muhammad: Birgivi’s Manual of Taqwa – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Part One: The Definition of Taqwa Introduction 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 […]