Scholars

September 30, 2022 10 mins

Shaykh Yaqut al-‘Arsh al-Habashi: A Successor of Shaykh Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi

Author: Shaykh Dr. Hisham A. Hellyer If the teachings of the Shadhuli order of Sufis (al-tariqa al-Shadhuliyya) are noted in our times, it is mainly to the writings of the Alexandrian Maliki jurisprudent (faqih), Shaykh Ahmad b. Ata’illah al-Sakandari. Additionally, the commonly reported chain of transmission (silsila) from Sidi Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhuli, the eponymous founder […]
May 27, 2021 9 mins

Confirming Ramadan: The Ruler’s Decision Eliminates Disagreement

During Ramadan of 2021, the scholars of SeekersGuidance Arabiyya held daily lessons on various topics throughout the month. The lessons have been translated for the benefit of our English-speaking audience. Shaykh Moayad al-Khalifa gave the second lesson. You can view the video here. There are a number of approaches to whether or not the calculations […]
May 25, 2021 12 mins

The Scholars’ Methodologies for Confirming Ramadan

During Ramadan of 2021, the scholars of SeekersGuidance Arabiyya held daily lessons on various topics throughout the month. The lessons have been translated for the benefit of our English-speaking audience. Shaykh Moayad al-Khalifa gave the first lesson. You can view the video here. In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful. All praise is due […]
May 22, 2021 3 mins

The Definition of Taqwa – Birgivi’s Manual 01

Taqwa is the concern within one to refrain from what is displeasing to Allah and preserve what is pleasing to Him. It manifests itself upon our limbs, but it begins from the heart. This article series—based upon Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s course The Path of Muhammad: Birgivi’s Manual of Taqwa Explained—provides an overview of what Muslims […]