Cape Town To Toronto and Back, #YourRamadanHub Xtra

Cape Town is home to Dr. Yusuf Patel so he’s no stranger to the blessed company of Muslim scholars and strong, lively communities. As a bonus, the Ramadan fasts are err…considerably shorter in the South African winter. So what possessed him to fly to Toronto and spend the first ten nights of Ramadan with SeekersHub?

Find out in this farewell podcast episode, with Abdul-Rehman Malik.

We thank Dr. Yusuf for his beautiful company. May Allah always keep him in His Shade, Ameen.

Dr. Yusuf Patel and qari Hafidh Abdullah Francis at SeekersHub Toronto

Stations of the Wayfarers (Part 1), by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

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Stations of the Wayfarers (Part 1), by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan
Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation

Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and salvation deeply and see how we can attain these divine gifts practically. These talks will enliven and inspire us as we begin our nightly ‘isha and tarawih prayers.

Daily at 10:00 pm EST. Attend in person at SeekersHub Toronto or watch live.

 

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

Introduce Someone To The Qur’an (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Introduce Someone To The Qur’an (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

30 Days, 30 Deeds
Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart

Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put that teaching into practice. Whether it’s forgiving someone who’s wronged us or putting service to others at the top of our list of priorities, these powerful lessons will remind us of the great gift the Prophet ﷺ‎  gave us: the best of character.

Daily at 8:10 pm EST. Attend in person at SeekersHub Toronto or watch live. 

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

Day 3 In A Nutshell – Service Before Worship, #YourRamadanHub Xtra

Yesterday was an awesome day at SeekersHub as our first visiting scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Adiyenka Mendes arrived. If you missed the Livestream of the two extraordinary short talks he gave, you can listen to them in full on the SeekersHub podcast on iTunes (please subscribe for automatic updates). In the meantime, we present you with #YourRamadanHub Xtra – the best of the day’s events in a nutshell.

What’s In Store at SeekersHub This Ramadan? In Toronto and Online

SeekersHub’s daily Ramadan programs – online and live in Toronto – feature inspiring talks, beautiful recitation, comprehensive courses and daily podcasts to help you make this a truly transformative month. Over a dozen Islamic scholars from around the world are helping us make this #YourRamadanHub. Global Programs Director, Abdul-Rehman Malik gives us a quick summary of what to expect.

How to Seek Islamic Knowledge – Imam Subki’s Counsel

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Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reads and explains Imam Subki’s poem of counsel to his son Muhammad on the proper path and etiquettes of seeking Islamic knowledge.

The counsel of Imam Subki is an important work that clarifies what is a sound traditional Islamic understanding of knowledge; how it is sought; and the methodology of learning and knowledge that Muslims should follow. Emphasis is given on the purpose of knowledge; acting upon it; sincerely seeking the pleasure of Allah through it; following the way of the inheritors of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); and manifesting the fruits of knowledge in one’s life–faith, piety, worshipfulness, and excellence of character and conduct.

PDF of the English Translation of the poem: Imam Subki’s Counsel on Knowledge
PDF of the Arabic Text of the poem: Imam Subki’s Counsel on Knowledge (Arabic)

 Photo by Asim Bharwani.

The Importance of Female Scholarship in Islam, by Habib Ali Al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri answers a question about the importance of female scholarship in Islam at the SeekersHub in Toronto, Canada. He describes female scholarship as “fulfilling the divine balance”.

“We are in need of women who are active within the Islamic discourse, so they can counter the oppressive filth created in the name of the shariah.”

Translated by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Creating & Sustaining North American Muslim Scholarship

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi (left) and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

One from the archives! Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at the 2007 Muslim Students Association National Continental Conference, with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi (who can be heard in the question and answer session towards the end).

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.

Do You Want to Learn More?

Consider taking an online course with SeekersHub. It’s free to anyone, anywhere in the world. There are over 30 titles to choose from, including Imam Ghazali’s Foundations of Islamic Belief Explained and Islamic Beliefs for Seekers: Dardir’s Kharidah Explained.

The Fully Integrated Life – Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

“Allah bears witness that there is no god except He, and the Angels and the ones endowed with knowledge, upright with equity (bear witness). There is no god except He, The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise…” (Surah al-Imran, Verse 18)

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad talks about how one should approach the balance needed in life, to put everything where it deserves to be put. How should one manage the different influences and complexity of life as a student? How does one find the right balance between what may seem deen and what may seem Dunya? The shaykh explains how we must strive for the fully integrated life and shares some useful tips from the works of Hujjat ul-Islam Imam Al-Ghazali.

Our deepest gratitude to Cambridge Khutbahs for making this recording available.