Introducing The Centre for Arabic Manuscript Verification and Editing – Istanbul, Turkey

By Shaykh Mahmoud Masri SeekersGuidance launched The Centre for Arabic Manuscript Verification and Editing in January 2020, in partnership with  the Fatih Sultan Mehmet University Research Centre, ISAM – Centre of Islamic Studies, and the Institute of Arabic Manuscripts. The purpose of this is to contribute to the revival of Islamic scholarship, through training scholars […]

Love for Lady Fatima – Habib Umar

A poem by Habib Umar bin Hafiz on the love for Lady Fatima al-Zahra (May Allah be pleased with her): بِفَـاطِــمَـةْ قَـدْ صَــفَـا حَــاِلـي وَ نـِـلْـتُ الْـمَـرَ امْ ‎بِــضْـعَــةْ مُـحَــمَّـدْ حَــبِـيْبُ اللهِ خَــيْـرُ ا لأَ نــَامْ By Fatima my state has been purified and I’ve attained all that I seek. A piece of Muhammad, Allah’s […]

Regarding Sincerity: A Conversation About Truthful Intention and Self Accountability – By Dr. Mahmoud Masri

There’s a story in ‘al-Risala al-Qushayriyya’ of a young man who regularly attended a gathering (majlis), when he heard a shaykh discussing sincerity: how is it, how should it be when performing actions, etc. The young man found this heavy upon himself, and from that day forward he made a firm intention that he would […]

Masterclass Course Announcement – Tushar Imdad

As-salamu ‘alaikum First of all, thank you for all the interest in my articles these last few months. It has been a true honour to have so many of you subscribe to my mailing list. I am so happy to finally announce the first training of 2020. My professional courses are corporate in quality, typically […]

The Intimate Prayers of Ibrahim b. Adham – By Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

I’ve left all people, entirely, for your love. I’ve orphaned my dependants so I can see you.   If, for love, You diced me up into many pieces, My deep-feeling heart would yearn for none besides You.   Pardon (this) weak (slave) who has hastened to You. He has come full of hope in Your […]

SeekersGuidance Launches the Dar al-Fuqaha’ Islamic Seminary in Istanbul

In Partnership with the Sultan Mehmet Fatih Waqf University — and Classes Begin In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate  For a number of years, SeekersGuidance has been supporting displaced Syrian scholars based in Istanbul (Turkey) through the Islamic Scholars Fund.  This support has enabled them to dedicate themselves to teaching and spreading […]

Islamic Time Management Series: Power Your Day with Pre-Planning – Sidi Tushar Imdad

If I lost my memory and could only remember ONE productivity technique from the many learned over the years, then do you know which I’d choose? PRE-PLANNING. Out of the thousands of pounds invested in the last few years and the dozens of time management books I’ve experimented with, the practice of pre-planning is undoubtedly […]

The Trodden Path (Episode 11): Shaykh Sulayman al-Ahdal

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 […]

Seeking Knowledge – Maulana Ebrahim Bham

Maulana Ebrahim Bham marks the beginning of the South African educational year. He offers justifications for why educational sciences flourished after the coming of Islam, before highlighting the core meaning of the Hadith “Seeking knowledge is an obligation for every Muslim.” In this vein, Maulana Bham explains which knowledge is compulsory—the religious knowledge required to […]

Reconnecting with Our Scholars Upon the Plain of Taqwa – Dr Fareeha Khan

* Courtesy of The Sila Initiative  وَإِذَآ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَى الإِنسَانِ أَعْرَضَ وَنَأَى بِجَانِبِهِ وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ كَانَ يَؤُوسًا “When We bestow Our favors unto man he turns away and becomes remote. But when evil befalls he gives himself up to despair.” [17:8] Among the many thousands of spiritual disciples of Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (d. 1943), […]