Commemorating the Beloved Messenger Muhammad ﷺ

A brief lecture by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani during the month of Rabi Al-Awwal on commemorating the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and rejoicing in him being sent as a Mercy to mankind.

Putting Shoes On Our Heads, Counsel from Habib Ali Al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri asks us to imagine if someone walked into a room and placed his shoes on top of his head. What would we think of him? We would think he was crazy or if we had a good opinion, we might say he’s just trying to make us laugh.

This dunya is like a pair of shoes

It’s a funny analogy but in actual fact, we are all constantly “putting shoes on our heads”. This world, the dunya, is like a pair of shoes and our dogged pursuit of fleeting worldly achievements, such as rank, status, popularity, possessions and wealth – is akin to putting shoes on our head.

Am I On The Right Path? Counsel from Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus gives a profound response to the ultimate question – am I on the right path? Will I be accepted by Allah?

Recorded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2015.

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The Prophetic Message of Mercy, by Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a mercy and blessing to us in this life and in the hereafter, in ways that are seen and ways that are unseen. Reconnect your heart to this beautiful, Divine constant, with this reminder from Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said.

The Curse & the Promise: Religion and Violence, by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad (Q & A)

Religion and violence, reflecting upon both how faith can become the cause and perpetrator of conflict and persecution, and also the victim, has been a central focus in this year’s Autumn lecture series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a church in London, England. But can our faith and our understanding of God also provide the promise for the healing of our nations? The lecture series covered the perspective of the three Abrahamic Faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. St Martin-in-the-Fields invited Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad as a guest speaker to explore these themes from the perspectives of the Islamic faith.

This is the Question & Answer segment of the program. Listen to the main lecture elsewhere.

SeekersHub is deeply grateful to Cambridge Khutbahs, etc. for making this recording available.

The Curse & the Promise: Religion and Violence, by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

Religion and violence, reflecting upon both how faith can become the cause and perpetrator of conflict and persecution, and also the victim, has been a central focus in this year’s Autumn lecture series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a church in London, England. But can our faith and our understanding of God also provide the promise for the healing of our nations? The lecture series covered the perspective of the three Abrahamic Faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. St Martin-in-the-Fields invited Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad as a guest speaker to explore these themes from the perspectives of the Islamic faith.

This is the main segment of the program. Listen to the Question & Answer session elsewhere.

SeekersHub is deeply grateful to Cambridge Khutbahs, etc. for making this recording available.

Beyond Hijab: Modesty Amongst Women in Islam

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives advice on reframing the question of Hijab from one of form (clothing) to one of essence (modesty) by using the Prophetic example and the example of the best of women: Khadijah, Fatima, Maryam, A’isha, and Asiya (may Allah, Most High, be pleased with them all).

Are You Making The Most of Your Wudu?

What are the inner dimensions of the wudu (ritual ablution)? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani offers a brief explanation that will ensure you never see this act of worship in the same way again.

Listen to Shaykh Faraz’s answer below and read more on wudu on the SeekersHub Answers service.

 

In Times of Need Turn to and Rely on Allah

Allah has told us that He has created this world as a test, and He has promised us that we will be tested – of this there is no doubt.

The question is, how do we respond? Allah gives the answer to this too. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains in this podcast.

Can I Make Dua In My Own Language and Not In Arabic?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani was asked if we may supplicate to Allah in a language other than Arabic, particularly as many are not fluent in the Arabic language.

His answer may surprise you – he says not only may we make dua in any language we are comfortable with, in fact, we should.