What To Do After Hearing The Adhan – The Prophet’s ﷺ Promise

The Prophet ﷺ made a tremendous promise to those who respond upon hearing the adhan – “My intercession will be granted to them on the Day of Resurrection…”

However, many of us don’t know or don’t remember the sunnahs of doing the adhan and hearing the adhan. This is particularly the case in lands where the adhan is not publicly given. It is as if we don’t believe in what the Prophet ﷺ has promised. It could be the key to Paradise for us. May Allah make it so!

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives a step by step list of things to do.

Photo by Md. Mafizul Hasan Hawlader.

Common Misconceptions about Istikhara

Prayer-istikharaShaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses salat al-istikhara (the prayer of guidance) by

  • defining it,
  • debunking misconceptions regarding it,
  • the best way to perform it, and
  • easy ways to integrate it into our lives in a meaningful manner

Some of the common misonceptions include

  • Istikhara is a prayer in matters of marriage
  • The signs come in the form of dreams
  • A sinful person must ask a pious person to perform the prayer on his behalf
  • Istikhara is only for the big decisions, not small matters

Listen to the lecture below or find the istikhara prayer in Arabic, English translation and transliteration on the SeekersHub blog.

Where Did The Sweetness of Prayer Go? – Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa


How many of us want to experience the sweetness of our first ever salah, all the time? Allah Most High gives us that in the beginning and then He conceals it from us – he doesn’t take it away, he conceals it. Why?

Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa explains at this McGill University Muslim Students Association program.

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.

The Prayer for Drinking Coffee – The Power of Purpose and High Intentions

At SeekersHub Toronto’s weekly Circle of Praise, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explained the Smaller Fatiha for Drinking Coffee, of the noble scholar al-Habib Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Mihdar (Allah have mercy upon him).

This prayer and statement of intent have many lessons – listed to the podcast below.

Positive Spiritual Thinking, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

An explanation of the power of taqwa and trust in Allah in decision-making. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how, “Whoever has mindfulness of Allah, Allah grants a way out and provides for them in ways they could never imagine.” [Qur’an, 65.2-3]

This is not only through spiritual assistance but also through the practical facilitation of making right choices–as taqwa is committing to leave all that is displeasing to Allah and choosing what is pleasing to Allah. This is the practical way to good in all choices.

But people have their worldly and spiritual fears and misgivings, so Allah Most High promises, “And whoever places their trust in Allah, Allah is their sufficiency..” [Qur’an, 65.3]

Activism & Social Change: Q&A and Closing Dua

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed answer critical questions about activism, social change, and the true spirit of service in Islam.

This podcast is from a recent seminar at SeekersHub Toronto, on Activism & Social Change.

About the Activism & Social Change seminar:

Want to save the world? Given the troubling nature of events around the globe, many of us are turning to activism in order to bring on positive social change. Learn how to root your activism in Prophetic tradition, make a positive impact on society and uphold excellence in your concern for others.

In this timely and important seminar Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadha Shireen Ahmed and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explore what activism and service mean and share practical guidelines and keys of how to express one’s concerns and serve with excellence.

All SeekersHub classes and programming are free. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at least 1,000,000 seekers of knowledge in the coming year! This will serve as an ongoing charity (sadaqa jariyah) so please donate today.

“Religion Is Ease”, So Should We Take It Easy?

What does it mean when we are told “this is a religion of ease” – do we take it easy in matters of religion or is the meaning more subtle? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains this and provides a tafsir of a dua that the Prophet (saw) told a companion never to leave after each salah. Full details in this brief podcast.

All SeekersHub programming is free so consider joining us online or at the Toronto Hub where Shaykh Faraz Rabbani teaches regularly. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at least 1,000,000 seekers of knowledge in the coming year! This will serve as an ongoing charity (sadaqa jariyah) so please donate today.

Would You Dwell in Gardens of Paradise on Earth?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the significance of circles of remembrance and why the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) referred to them as Gardens of Paradise, when he said, “If you pass by the Gardens of Paradise, then dwell therein.” When asked what the gardens of paradise are, he replied, “The circles of remembrance.”

The Garden is sought not for its trees, fruits, or flowers–but because it is the meeting-place with the Beloved.

It is in circles of remembrance that one finds love for Allah, and the yearning to turn to Him–that yearning that is only realized by turning to the light of the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk).

This is a brief talk given by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani after a circle of remembrance on 24th July 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. Follow the Spread Light tour of Africa on the SeekersHub website. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at least 1,000,000 seekers of knowledge in the coming year. This will serve as an ongoing charity (sadaqa jariyah) so please donate today.