Five Steps to Achieving True Brotherhood – Habib Ali al-Jifri

Brotherhood – Habib Ali Al Jifri

The following was taken from a lecture given by Habib Ali al-Jifri in the blessed city of Tarim in the majestic valley of Hadramauwt, Yemen. Habib Ali gave commentary on the book “The means of arrival to the characteristics of the Messenger (SS),” by Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani. He expanded the topic to encompass brotherhood and da’wah

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Ramadan 09: Return to Your Lord (Free Course)

Ramadan is quickly approaching.  SeekersGuidance will be marking the presence of this blessed month with a FREE course — Ramadan Explained: Virtues & Fiqh of Fasting.

This essential three-part course is designed to:

* Remind you that Ramadan is a true blessing from Allah Most High
* Teach you the proper way in which you should be approaching this blessing
* Motivate you to make the most of this blessed month
* Ensure that you understand and can implement all the key aspects of Ramadan, including the Prophetic sunnas
* Give you an opportunity to ask all of those fiqh questions you have ever had about Ramadan and fasting

The course consists of three fully downloadable lessons, a live Q&A session and an online forum where you can interact with your teacher, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

The course will open on August 14th. Live session has been tentatively scheduled for September 12th.

This inspirational course is being offered FREE, as a gift on behalf of SeekersGuidance.  Register online now, and return to your Lord this Ramadan.  You can register here:

Muslims United for Change Against Malaria – Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy, Imam Mohamed Majid, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Imam Zaid Shakir and Imam Syed Naqvi.

Muslims United for Change Against Malaria – HD Promo Video – S. Wahhaj, H. Yusuf, Y. Qadhi, Z. Shakir, M. Ninowy & F. Rabbani | MR’s Blog


Check out the website here and buy your tickets here.

United For Change

United For Change is historic; the maiden voyage is a unique convention entitled: United For Change Presents: United Against Malaria, One Goal, One Body during Labor Day weekend at the Gaylord Hotel, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Rarely have so many Muslim speakers committed themselves to this day, and collectively found agreement in a cause of this nature.

Amongst the many confirmed speakers to attend the convention will be:

Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy, Imam Mohamed Majid, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Imam Zaid Shakir and Imam Syed Naqvi.

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – Friday Khutba – The Two Emigrations – Cambridge

cambridge khutbas etc.: Two Emigrations

In this sermon, the sheikh relates parts of the stories of the migration of Musa (peace be upon him) and his people from Egypt to Palestine, and of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Companions from Mecca to Medina. The two stories are of course very well known, but with every re-telling they offer new lessons and inpsiration. Here the two stories are told and compared once more, may Allah allow us to benefit from them.

Listen to this sermon

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Imam Zaid Shakir – A Moment in Your Love – A Poem

New Islamic Directions – Imam Zaid Shakir

To spend a moment in your love,
beyond this world of strife.
To know the beauty of your face,
beyond the realms of life.

To pay the price you ask of us
O Lord of life sublime!
To purge the darkness from our hearts
within this brief lifetime.

As babes we enter on the path
not knowing where it leads,
And then we fall into its snares…
our wounded hearts do bleed.

Perhaps the blood will purge our pain,
our love anew to grow.
Perhaps our wounds will heal our scars.
Perhaps our faith will grow.

Perhaps we’ll know a purer love,
beyond the fleeting nights…
and days we spend upon the path
that leads us to your light.

Three Traits of the Elect (Awliya’) of Allah – Yahya Ibn Mu`Adh

Imam Qushayri (Allah have mercy upon him) relates in his Risala that Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi (Allah have mercy upon him) said,

“Three matters are from the traits of the elect (awliya’):

1. Confidence in Allah in all affairs.
2. Sufficiency with Allah from all else.
3. Returning to Allah from all things.”

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani.

سمعت أبا عبد الرحمن السلمي سمعت منصور بن عبد الله يقول : سمعت الحسن بن علويه يقول : سمعت يحيى بن معاذ يقول : ثلاث خصال من صفة الأولياء الثقة بالله في كل شيء و الغنى به عن كل شي و الرجوع إليه من كل شيء

The Virtues of Remembrance After Waking Up – Faraz Rabbani – SeekersGuidance Islamic Knowledge Podcast

SeekersGuidance Islamic Knowledge Podcast

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Les Twenty-eight): In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of Remembrance After Waking Up. `Ubada
ibn al-Samit (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet

(Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever wakes up at night
and says La ilaha illa’l Llah wahdahu la sharika lahu lahu’l mulku wa
lahu’l hamd wa huwa `ala kulli shay’in qadir. Alhamdulillah wa Subhan
Allah wa la ilaha illa’l Llah wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
(‘There is no god but Allah, alone without partner. His is the dominion
and His is all praise, and He has power over all things. All praise is
due to Allah. Glory be to Allah. Allah is Greatest. And there is no god
but Allah. And there is no ability nor power except through Allah.’)
and then says: Allahumma’ghfir li (‘O Allah, forgive me!’) or makes
supplication, then Allah accepts their supplication. After this, if
they make wudu and pray, their prayer is accepted.” [Bukhari]

Direct download: Understanding_Virtue_-_028_-_Virtue_of_Remembrance_After_Waking_Up.mp3

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Mumbai Faces Acute Water Shortage – BBC

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Mumbai faces acute water shortage

The authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have reduced water supplies by 30% as it faces one of the worst water shortages in its history.

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Catch SeekersGuidance at ISNA

Catch SeekersGuidance at ISNA at Firdous Books (Booths 742, 841, 740)

SeekersGuidance ( will be at the Firdous Books Booths (# 742, 841, 740). The first 500 or so people who come over can sign up for a free online course on Imam Ghazali’s description of “The Prophetic Character” (Book 20 of the Ihya’)

“The Reality of Prophetic Character: Book XX of the Ihya Uloom al-Deen by Imam al-Ghazzali Explained”

Course Description:

Six Lessons with an online forum and a closing live session with Q&A on “A Concise Summary of Prophetic Perfections of Character & Conduct”

Reasons to Take this Course:

(1) to draw closer to Allah (the Most Exalted) through increasing one’s belief and respect for the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace);

(2) increasing in love for him (peace and blessings be upon him);

(3) learning what made the Prophetic character tremendous;

(4) key aspects of the Prophetic character and how to bring them into one’s life;

(5) moving glimpses from the life of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) highlighting his tremendousness of character;

(6) examples from the Companions and righteous’ living of this light of Prophetic guidance.

United Against Malaria. One Body: One Goal – September 5th, 2009, DC

United For Change – Fight Division

United Against Malaria
United For Change

United For Change is dedicated to increasing the awareness of and sympathy for issues requiring the attention and action of the Muslim community. United For Change will raise the level of consciousness within the Muslim community while simultaneously developing resolutions and creating an action oriented partnership between the public and United For Change. The organization will methodically tackle the broadest and most consuming issues that require the motivation, dedication and resources of the united Muslim community.

Speaking Against Malaria