Fatima al-Fihri–15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Fatima al-Fihri from the 3rd century. Fatima al-Fihri was a great visionary, living in modern-day Morocco. After receiving a large sum of money through inheritance, she […]

Sura al Kahf: The People of the Cave – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead explains the verses of Sura al Kahf that tell the story of the People of the Cave. He highlights the key lessons and significant themes it addresses. أَمْ حَسِبْتَ أَنَّ أَصْحَابَ الْكَهْفِ وَالرَّقِيمِ كَانُوا مِنْ آيَاتِنَا عَجَبًا Or have you deemed that the companions of the cave and the inscription were, among Our […]

Nasheed Hub: Ya Imam al Rusli

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersGuidance Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Ya Imam al Rusli-O Leader of the Messengers “Ya Imam al Rusli,” is a nasheed with origins in the Levantine tradition. The writer expresses his need for the Prophet’s guidance as he, Allah bless […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Amazing Muslim Women: Sumayyah

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, in partnership with Muslimah Media, speaks in a 5-part series about the amazing Muslim women who paved the way for others after them. Sumayyah bint Khayyat was a truly inspiring woman who sacrificed so much for her faith. She was a slave, and a socially outcast woman. Unlike some of the other […]

Heroes and Heroines of Islam: Part Two–Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf

We regularly hear of the great heroes and heroines of Islam. However, we know little about what made these men and women so beloved to Allah and their people. In these series of talks, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf speaks about these famous men and women. In the second segment of the series, Habib Kadhim speaks about […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Amazing Muslim Women: Hawa

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, in partnership with Muslimah Media, speaks in a 5-part series about the amazing Muslim women who paved the way for others after them. The first installment of the series speaks about Hawa or Eve: first woman to be created. Hawa’s Story Her story is narrated in Sura al Baqara, the second chapter of the […]

The Theology of Islamic Art

In late 2017, Zaytuna College, America’s only Muslim liberal arts college, invited three artists: Eleanor Aisha Holland, Abdulatif Whiteman, and Oludamini Ogunnaike, to spark a thought-provoking discussion. The topic was one rarely discussed before in Islamic religious circles: the connection between Islamic art and its theological tradition. Modernity Against Tradition Modern Islamic culture has fallen into the cut-and-paste mould that […]

Imam al-Ghazali: The Unlikely Seeker

by Omar Sallam A child is born, probably to a great joy for his family. This child would sadly grow up and lose his father. With no money, he is sent to seek means for funding. Years later, he would be attacked by brigades. Without going further in this story, if I were to ask, […]

What Were The Prophet Muhammad’s Forefathers Like? by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

In the Qur’an, God Almighty has sworn upon the land of Makkah. Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains what the scholars understand to be the significance this oath, and the importance of the people who dwelled upon this land before and during the time of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Resources for seekers Why […]

The Noble Intention of Parents

From Habib Kadhim Al-Saqqaf – Parenting in the Modern World Raising Pious Children Translated by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo, during the Australian tour, 2017 The noble intention of mothers, fathers and grandparents has an effect on subsequent generations. That’s why we find great Imams, like Imam Bukhari, Imam Shafi’i, before they were born their parents made noble […]