Muslim Scholars: Are They Irrelevant? by Shaykh Salim Moeladawilah

In the increasing accessibility of the digital age, we can connect with many more of our fellow believers from all over the globe. We are exposed to a greater variety of cultures, practices, traditions, and opinions. This begs the question; is it really necessary to take our knowledge from Muslim scholars, if we can access […]

On What Ultimately Matters: Muhammad Ali, My Grandfather and Ramadan

Nearly a month ago, my grandfather passed away in a tragic car accident aged 93 along with my father. Today, we lost the great Muslim sports icon and activist, Muhammad Ali, whose charisma, skill, and attitude mesmerized the world for decades. Each of these deaths and the reactions they generated have taught me an important […]

Is Islam More About Peace Or Mercy? Ustadh Ibrahim J. Long

If you had to summarize Islam with one word, what word would that be, asks Ustadh Ibrahim J. Long. What word can express for you the beauty of Islam and the comfort it brings to your heart? For many, perhaps, that word is peace (salam). This is due, in part, to the peace in our heart that we are […]

Why Your Soul Craves The Love Of Allah – Habib Hussein al-Saqqaf

Habib Hussein al-Saqqaf was invited to the SeekersRetreat 2016 but was unable to come. Instead, he prepared this beautiful video for the participants and now, we are releasing his gift to the public. Even if you weren’t able to come to the retreat, inshaAllah you will gain much benefit from his talk. Our Origins and Love Habib […]

Spiritual Grammar and the Danger of Complaining – Imam Zaid Shakir

Complaining (shakawa) to other fallible humans has no part in our religion. Sincere advice (nasiha) does. What is the difference between the two? Imam Zaid Shakir explains. Usually, the complaint starts with what we describe as the first person, “I”. For example, “I don’t like…” “I don’t feel…” “I want…” “I think….” etc. Therefore, complaining is […]

Allah Will Never Forget The Good We Do For Others

Even the smallest good we do cannot bypass Allah’s all-encompassing knowledge, and we should feel infinitely hopeful and heartened by this, writes Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said. “Allah Guides to His Light whom He Wills.”  (Surah An-Nur) In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Allah Most High said in the Qur’an, in Surah Ahli-Imran (195):  “And their Lord […]

Confronting Atheism and Our Own Doubts

In Islam, faith is an active rather than passive concept. From the sinner to the saint, everyone’s faith will waver from time to time. What do we do about it? Regardless of which faith group we belong to, we will waver in of our faith in the existence of God, our confidence in the applicability of faith in modern […]

VIDEO: 5 Ways to Get Closer To Your Purpose on Earth

What is your purpose in life? Are you still searching for answers for your purpose on Earth? Shaykh Yahya Rhodus gives this remarkably inspiring khutbah during his brief visit to Toronto, Canada, offering 5 ways to get close to Allah and His Plan for you. Resources for seekers: How do I find purpose in Life? […]

Four Obstacles to Obedience to Allah

We’ve all been through the moment where we’re ready to make change and get right with God, but when we try, we just can’t seem to follow through. Either our plans aren’t sustainable, or our old ways are just too tempting. In this series of lectures, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, chaplain at the University of Toronto, […]

Your Iman is Not Safe In The Hands of Just Your Intellect

Many of us are struggling with the theory and the intellectual level of our understanding of this religion, for one reason or another. Shaykh Hamdi Benaissa argues that we are shortchanging ourselves if we consign the entirety of our faith to our intellect. Inevitably, the intellect cannot give you iman. In fact, the intellect is […]