The Proper Manners of Keeping Allah’s Company – Imam Ghazali

Imam Ghazali states in his work, The Beginnings of Guidance: The Proper Manners of Keeping Allah’s Company Know that the companion who never leaves you whether you are resident or travelling, whether asleep or awake, both in your life and after your death is your Lord, Master, Protector, and Creator. And whenever you make remembrance of […]

Understanding the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah: Al-Quddus

Al-Quddus means holy, transcendent above everything.  As such, Allah (Exalted be He) is transcendent.  He is beyond our sight and our hearing, beyond space and time, and beyond any imperfection whatsoever. This is in stark contrast to what we find in this world.  Imam ibn ‘Ata ilah mentions in his Aphorisms that the imperfections of this […]

A True Hajj – Amazing Explanation by Imam Junaid al-Baghdadi

It is said that the one who performs Hajj, or the ritual pilgrimage, comes back free of sins. But are mere actions enough? This story illustrates what makes a true Hajj. A man, whose life reflected no change after having performed Hajj, came to visit Imam Junaid al-Bagdadi. Junaid asked him: “Where are you coming […]

The Need For Wisdom and Knowledge – Fath al-Mawsuli and Imam Ghazali

On the Heart, Wisdom and Knowledge Fath al-Mawsuli (Allah have mercy on him) said: Doesn’t a sick person who is deprived of food and drink die?… It is the same with the heart: if it is kept from wisdom and knowledge for three days, it dies….” Imam Ghazali (Allah have mercy on him) comments: He has […]

Four Keys To Successful Action – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Four Keys To Successful Action Guaranteeing Success by “True” Conditions By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani The idea of striving for success is a central theme of both the Qur’an and Prophetic teachings. It is something ultimately sought by every human. But how is success achieved? Shaykh al-Islam Shabbir Usmani, one of the great Muslim scholars of […]

Advice for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge – Five Counsels – Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo

Advice for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge – Five Counsels – Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo Advice for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge – Five Counsels – Faraz Rabbani from Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo. Five Key Counsels for Seekers of Islamic Knowledge. Originally given by Faraz Rabbani to students of the SeekersGuidance Academy ( Summer 2009 session. SeekersGuidance […]

10 Steps to Firm-Footedness in Seeking Knowledge of Fiqh

In this brief podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides 10 genuinely useful tips on gaining and retaining a firm grasp of your knowledge of fiqh. Listen to it now. See also: “From knowing nothing to becoming a student of knowledge” Advice from Habib Ali Al-Jifri for Seekers of Knowledge The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge Habib Umar’s […]