Entries by Zinat Asif

A Tribute to Mufti Taha Karaan

A Moving Tribute to a Prolific Scholar By Hasan Labuschagne, Student of Knowledge I used to keep this incident a secret, due to Maulana Tauha’s request for anonymity during his life, but now after his death, I wish to share a personal anecdote about my own interaction with him. I hope to give everyone reading […]

The Passing of a Shining Star – Mufti Taha Karaan

Mufti Taha Karaan, a prolific Islamic scholar, visionary, and leader of the South African Muslim community, has returned to his lord in the early hours of the blessed day of Jumuah, Friday the 11th June 2021. Known for his encyclopedic knowledge in the Islamic sciences and western tradition, he contributed for more than three decades […]

Our Character: Living Faith – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

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 a great work […]

The Importance of Good Character – Habib Umar Bin Hafiz

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 a great work […]

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 […]

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) […]

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, […]