SeekersGuidance Canada Welcomes Two New Teachers–Shaykh Yusuf Weltch and Shaykha Halimah Maideen–Both Students of Habib Umar

Next week, July 10th, SeekersGuidance Canada has two new teachers joining our team, to serve our community through knowledge and guidance. Shaykha Halimah Maideen and Shaykh Yusuf Weltch are both graduates from Tarim; students of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of Qur’an and the Islamic sciences. They will be teaching (1) Qur’anic […]

Who is looking out for Muslim converts this Ramadan? Imam Khalid Latif

The convert experience in Islam is one that is tough for many. Muslim communities throughout the world get excited when someone enters into their doors saying they want to accept Islam. There are hugs and laughter and a large uproar – and then everything stops and the convert has to figure out how to move […]

Why Can’t We Unite? A Brief Overview of Moon-Sighting Wars (And How To Avoid Them)

“Local!” “Global!” “Sighting!” “Calculations” “Saudi!” “Pakistan!” Shaykh Sohail Hanif makes sense of the annual moon-sighting debates. The blessed month of Ramadan is almost upon us. It is a month of contemplation, fasting, prayer and tranquility. But just as the tranquility of Paradise is “surrounded by disliked matters,”[1] Ramadan can only be arrived at after crossing […]

The Pedagogical Power of the Mawlid, Pt II

The mawlid in the eyes of a scholar like al-Azafi served a more fundamental purpose. It was a powerful pedagogical tool that sowed a pious love for the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, in the hearts of people, an interest in his life and teachings, and a deep connection to his person.

Calling to Allah (Da’wah): Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin recounts an encounter he had with a Jehovah’s Witness representative, who was an example to those calling to Allah. Conveying the Message Ustadh Amjad was at home before Jum’ah prayer and there was a knock on the door. He opened the door and saw two people who are older, maybe in their […]

The Pedagogical Power of the Mawlid, Pt I

In this first part of a two-part article, Ustadh Salman Younas discusses the Festivals of Islam, and the mawlid in particular, as a joyous expression of the greatest blessing from Allah. Discussions on the mawlid and its permissibility often occur in a context where the focus is primarily directed towards determining the strict legal merits […]

Goodness to Parents – A Reader

Goodness to parents is one of the greatest character traits one can have. Here are some of SeekersGuidance’s best resources on the subject. The Virtues of Parents The Powerful Dua of a Parent Supplication of Excellence to Parents – Du`a’ Birr al-Walidayn  The Noble Intention of Parents Parents – Your Door to Allah’s Acceptance, by Ustadh Uthman Bally Highest Virtues, […]

Frequently Asked Questions – Social Justice Series

In this series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks about defining social justice in the Islamic paradigm. In this segment, he answers some frequently asked questions about the topic. Q: Should we partner with groups with whom we have some differences of opinion? A: The Qur’an tells us to co-operate in good and God-fearingness. Is it not […]

Mawlid at Zawiya Masjid, Cape Town: 19 November 2018

Dr H. A. Hellyer writes about the coming mawlid at Al Zawiya, Cape Town, on 19 November 2018. If you are in the city then make sure you join in. In two years, the Azzavia mosque of Cape Town (Masjid al-Zawiya) will reach its centenary. More than one hundred years ago, its founder, Shaykh Muhammad […]

Adab 06: The Adab of the Mosque Pt II

Ustadh Tabraze Azam reminds is of the honor Allah has bestowed upon the mosque as a place of worship and the importance of right conduct in it. Allah Most High says: Light upon light! Allah guides whoever He wills to His light. And Allah sets forth parables for humanity. For Allah has perfect knowledge of […]