March 31, 2022 3 mins

The Strong Believer: Grounding before Ramadan (Cape Town, South Africa)

On Saturday, 12 March 2022, SeekersGuidance hosted a spiritual walk and outdoor picnic at the Rondebosch Common in Cape Town, South Africa. Rondebosch Common is an open common of about 40 hectares (100 acres). A common is defined as “a piece of open land for public use, especially in a village or town.” It is […]
July 1, 2020 1 min

Is It Permissible for a Woman to Travel Accompanied by Her Young Son?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Is it permissible for a woman to travel accompanied by her young son? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Conditions of a Chaperone It is permissible for you to travel with your 12-year-old son. A woman must travel either with her spouse or non-marriageable kin (mahram) […]
June 13, 2020 1 min

Spiritual Activism and the Tradition of Salawat in West Africa – Imam Dawu...

In this reminder, Imam Dawud Walid discusses the benefits of sending benediction and praise on the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), relating it to Sacred Activism and Centering Black Narrative. Imam Dawud tells the story a great 19th-century West African scholar, saint, and activist, Sidi Touba, Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba, whose mother, […]
June 9, 2020 2 mins

Witr Prayer And Travel

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: When traveling, is it still required to pray Salaat-ul-Witr after Salaat-ul-Isha? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, the witr prayer is unconditionally mandatory (fard ‘amali), meaning that there is not a single case in which it is acceptable to omit it. Accordingly, it must be prayed during travel just […]