The Inner Dimensions of Fasting – Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

The full text of Imam Ghazali’s Secrets of Fasting can be found, in translation, at: The Secrets of Fasting (pdf) The Inner Dimensions of Fasting Imam al-Ghazali Three Grades It should be known that there are three grades of fasting: ordinary, special and extra-special. Ordinary fasting means abstaining from food, drink and sexual satisfaction. Special […]

Practical tips for fasting during Ramadan – San Jose Muslim Examiner – Mikael Pittam

Practical tips for fasting during Ramadan Muslims view the fasting month of Ramadan with much sanctity and honor. The fasting month brings about a personal reflection of where we are, what we have done and where we hope to go. Many Muslims feel a heightened sense of excitement as well as anxiety. In this state […]

Trials of Prophet Solomon – By Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui | ImanWire

Trials of Prophet Solomon – By Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui | ImanWire When facing our own tribulations, we often lose sight of the immense challenges of the Messengers (peace be upon them) who provided us with the divine message. In looking at their own personal example in facing these trials, we can derive inspiration and guidance […]

Istikhara – A Powerful Prayer When In Need Of Guidance

What is the istikhara prayer and how does one perform it? The istikhara prayer is a very simple prayer of seeking guidance. One prays two rakats at any time that is not disliked, after which one recites the supplication of istikhara. It is best to recite it before sleeping, though in no way necessary. Like […]

YouTube – Professor Muhammad Hyder “Madrasah and the Ummah” // August 2009 // Radical Middle Way

YouTube – Professor Muhammad Hyder “Madrasah and the Ummah” // August 2009 // Radical Middle Way

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Atheists, Balance, and Responsibility

mizan « Blog Archive « islam .:. iman .:. ihsan “One of the most interesting things about atheists is that some of them deny God because their opinion of Him is so high. And they ask, ‘how can I believe in a god that would allow a world like this?’ The real question is, what’s […]

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 Way of Seekers

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz discusses the characteristics of the way of knowledge, its virtues, and how it can be used to seek Allah (the Most Exalted) and Paradise. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said “Whoever pursues a path seeking knowledge, […]

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 […]

Remembering Allah When Getting up from a Gathering

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Thirty-Four):In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses Remembering Allah When Getting up from a Gathering. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever sits in a gathering where there was much useless talk should say before […]