Branches of Faith – 08: Nurturing the Tree of Faith & Institution Building – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus shares his viewpoint that in this phase of North American Islam, the most important priority is institution building and conveying the Prophetic inheritance. He reflects on the idea of the Tree of Faith as a metaphor from institution building. Beginning with the seed of faith, he draws links between nurturing the soil […]

The Company We Keep – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said to Syedina Abu Dharr (radiallah anhu): “Loneliness is better than bad company, and good company is better than being alone; to speak good is better than being quiet, and to keep quiet is better than saying words of regret!” People might blame you for not being social, […]

Supporting Scholars and Students in Need – A Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Through the SeekersHub Global Islamic Scholars Fund, SeekersHub Global has been able to help numerous scholars and students of knowledge in need to continue to study and serve their communities. Help is still urgently needed for  a number of ongoing cases to help scholars and students of knowledge in need. Please donate today for this […]

Ridding Oneself from Arrogance – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast Shaykh Faid Mohammed explains some of the meanings of Allah Most High’s Diving name As-Sabur (the Most patient). Although it is Allah alone who creates and sustains, humans are accountable for their choices. He goes on the explain why iblis out of his arrogance refused to bow to Adam, and how all […]

How Islamic Scholarship Saved Jerusalem and How it Could Save it Again – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this critical and timely talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani emphasizes and highlights the crucial role of  Islamic scholarship and scholars in the health and wellbeing of the Muslim community. He gives the example of how the teachings of Imam Ghazali was a key driver and cause of saving Jerusalem at the hands of Salah al-Din […]

The Urgent Priorities for Muslims in the West – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this critical and timely talk, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus emphasizes and highlights the urgency of the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, which is the Prophetic inheritance. He continues to explain that Imam al-Ghazali highlighted three principles in his magnum opus, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences), that are meant to bring about renewal […]

The Prophet Muhammad’s Love for Sayyida Khadija – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this podcast, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus calls the believers to reflect on the history in the Qur’an being a sacred history. Shaykh Yahya goes on to explain the high rank of Sayyida Khadija and how every time the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)left the house he mentioned her out of a heartfelt […]

What Is Your Struggle for Good?‎ – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on the momentous day of Ashura (10th of Muharram), and the great events that historically took place on that day. The stories tell of noble struggles for good, for the sake of Allah Most High. Shaykh Faraz then asks: “what is our individual struggle through which we […]

Migrations: Three Lessons from the Migration (Hijra) of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ‎ – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

As we begin the new Hijri year, Shaykh Faraz reflects on the story of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) migration (hijra). He focuses on three glimpses from that story and highlights some valuable and timely lessons. Among the lessons are: (1) how to plan and achieve goals, (2) doing the right thing […]

Believers and Tribulations: Faith Entails Being Ambassadors of Mercy — With Certitude and Contentment – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

As we see all the tribulations that have befallen the Muslims and humanity at large, one could be easily overwhelmed. On one extreme one could feel despair, and on another one could choose to ignore all these events. However, the believer’s balance and the Sunna of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is […]