Raising Children With A Sound Heart – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

There is no doubt in my mind that children have to be raised with a deep, profound understanding of the heart. This is the essence of our deen and a central guiding principle when dealing with the actions of children. We have a policy at home, that if they tell the truth they don’t get in trouble. […]

Clarity Amidst Turmoil – A Response to the Paris Shootings by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, many Muslims around the globe have been left angered with a small group of people for hijacking their religion (killing others in the name of their religion). Muslims have also felt anger towards the cartoonists for publishing unnecessary degrading photos of the Final Messenger (peace be upon him) when […]

“The World Has Lost A Giant” – Imam Zaid Shakir on the passing of Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi

The Muslim world has lost one of its giants with the passing of Shaykh Shukri Al-Luhafi. Despite his stature, it is unlikely that anyone reading these words who is not from Syria has ever heard of Shaykh Shukri. Before I arrived in Syria, in 1994, to begin my studies there, I too did not know […]

Some sobering reflections on the discovery of Qur’an pages

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al-Azhari With great joy in the discovery of the Qur’an manuscript, here is what Qur’an expert and scholar, Shaykh Ayman Rushdi Suwayd (one of the highest authorities on Qur’anic Sciences today) says: [Note, this is a summary of Shaykh’s words with my additions and observations] 1. We have to know one important […]

Be Light: Three Keys To Being Ambassadors Of The Prophet – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s khutbah at Houghton Masjid, South Africa

Listen to Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s jummah khutbah at Houghton Masjid, South Africa on 24th July 2015. While other Prophets were given “manifest proofs” (bayyinat) by Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was himself sent as a manifest proof (al-bayyina) of the truth. “Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and […]

Spread Light in South Africa – SeekersHub Tour starts with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

It has been a great start to the Spread Light tour of South Africa. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani arrived earlier in the week and has already appeared on local radio and given the jumuah khutbah at Houghton Masjid. Follow the full tour schedule on our webpage, or join the facebook event page for regular updates. We […]

Ramadan, Rumi, and Love By Zeshan Zafar

It is part of life to have a difference of opinion with various individuals or groups of people. Terry Tempest Williams, in one of her books, states, “Most of all, difference of opinions are opportunities of learning.” However, generally speaking, on many occasions, when this occurs, if one doesn’t manage it well or lacks comportment, […]

The complete Wird Latif of Imam al-Haddad, with transliteration

As with all the litanies of Imam al-Haddad, al-Wird al-Latif is made up of nothing but the ‘prayers’ of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the formulae that he instructed his community to recite mornings and evenings. It is therefore strictly in conformity with the sunna, and once it is well-rehearsed and becomes regular practice, […]

Advice for the Last Week of Ramadan from Habib Hussein as-Saqqaf

This week is your last chance to really put forth your efforts – do not allow or be satisfied by losing any of these last moments to be in the remembrance of Allah Most High.  Take advantage of this time that the shayateen are in chains, such that one can do more. Fasting of the average Muslim […]

The Powerful Dua of a Parent

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful All praises are for Allah SWT, the most Compassionate, the most Forgiving. Salutations and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad SAW, his family and companions. Oh Allah, I submit myself to You. I realize that parenting a child is a very difficult task and […]