Episode 158
October 16, 2021

The Essence of the Prophet’s Sunna: Remembrance and Presence with Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Sayyida ‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) related that “The Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him) would remember Allah in all his states.” [Muslim] In this khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how to connect with the heart and essence of the example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him): being consistent in remembrance of Allah (dhikr)—and seeking and attaining presence (hudur) with Allah Most High. He explains how to make this remembrance and presence the basis of our worship, our work, our family life and relations, and all that we do in life. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 157
October 2, 2021

Truth and Reconciliation and Sura al-Asr – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday Khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses relationships and how being a vicegerent of Allah on earth is about being true to Allah. This is capitulated in one of the most comprehensive chapters in the Quran, Surah al Asr. Shaykh Faraz reflects on Sura al Asr in light of the day of Truth and Reconciliation.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 156
September 18, 2021

What is Praise? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode of the SeekersGuidance podcast, Shaykh Faraz explains the importance of praising Allah. He explains the concept of praise and how participating in praising Allah is a blessing in itself. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate    

Episode 155
September 10, 2021

Love Not the Fleeting – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz reminds us of the fleeting nature of mortal love and the importance of love as it relates to Allah Most High and his messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace). Shaykh Faraz explains why lessons of Love should be approached with humility.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 154
August 17, 2021

Spiritual Retreat and Covid Quarantine Similarities – Shaykh Abdullah Misra

In this podcast, Shaykh Abdullah Misra reflects on the similarities between covid quarantine and the spiritual retreat. A spiritual retreat is when one wants to be cut off from the worldliness of the world, explains Shaykh Abdullah. He also gives an example of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) migrating to the land of Madina in going to a new and familiar place. Shaykh Abdullah explains why one gathers to do dhikr of Allah and send salutations on the Prophet for the sake of Allah. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 153
August 8, 2021

The Great Counsel – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains a few of the opening verses of the Burda of Imam Busiri. Shaykh Faraz explains not all the importance of counsel but the effect of bad counsel. The purpose of good counsel is one’s choice; the believer chooses what is most pleasing to Allah Most High. Seeking the relative good in this life and the ultimate good in the next life, explains Shaykh Faraz. Shaykh Faraz ends by reminding all to take the means to get good counsel within one’s life.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 152
August 3, 2021

Guarding One’s Heart- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds all of the importance of guarding one’s heart. How various things affect the heart, such as sins, wronging doings, and inappropriate thoughts. Shaykh Faraz explains one of the first things that affect one’s heart and one’s submission to Allah Most High is speaking ill of the Ulama. Guarding the heart against the various ills should be of the utmost importance to all believers, explains Shaykh Faraz.    For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 151
July 21, 2021

The Abundant Good – Eid Sermon with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Eid al-Adha sermon, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani draws on key passages of the Quran on Allah's mercy and love for His servants.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 150
July 18, 2021

Sacredness of Dhul Hijja – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday reminder, Shaykh Faraz reminds all why the month of Dhul Hijja is sacred. It is a month Allah swore by; it is a month one can take the opportunity to turn to Allah Most High. Renewing one’s subtle relationship with Allah reminds Shaykh Faraz. In the days of Dhul Hijja, is a chance to see the divine closeness.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 149
July 10, 2021

Love One Another as a Means to Loving Allah- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this reminder from the SeekersGuidance Canada Friday Circle of Remembrance. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds all the believers of what it means to love and the importance of loving but loving all else for the love of Allah. He quotes some of the early Muslims on some of the signs of loving Allah and when one has loved Allah. Love entails that one loves what the beloved loves reminds Shaykh Faraz. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 148
July 3, 2021

The Greatest gift is the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this short reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds the believers that of the greatest gifts one has is the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). One should recognize this gift and renew the commitment of this gift, explains Shaykh Faraz. Shaykh Faraz explains why one should be in a state of joy on the sending of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) and that the key to a gift is to accept it. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 147
May 28, 2021

Remembering the Days of Allah: Commemorating the Battle of Badr- Imam Yama Niazi

In this podcast, Imam Yama Niazi reminds all that there are great days that remind everyone of Allah, and the day of Badr is one of those days. It is a victory of Allah. It is the first battle between truth and falsehood for Muslims. The night before the battle was to occur, the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) demonstrated his slavehood to Allah by calling out to Allah throughout the night. At the same time, calmness and tranquility overtook his companions. All the believers should expect nothing but the good from Allah as was demonstrated on this day, explains Imam Yama. They were turning to Allah for all help and concern. All those who testify to the oneness of Allah and the finality of the Prophethood of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) up to this day have the sacrifices of the people of Badr to be thankful for, explains Imam Yama.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcast Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 146
May 19, 2021

Giving and Prevention from Ibn ‘Ata’Illah’s Hikam – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

This class is based on some of the key works on spiritual teaching. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani opens up by explaining how one deals with the test and how the nature of this life is meant to be a test for the believers. As a means to getting closer to Allah Most High. He explains a few of the aphorisms of one of the greatest spiritual masters in Islam, Ibn Ata’illah, In his work the Hikam. How Allah’s giving could be prevention, and how Allah’s prevention could be giving. It is all about how one turns to Allah Most High. Shaykh Faraz expounds on how the first proper manner is to see all things are from Allah. Secondly one is to be patient, and thirdly by being content. Shaykh Faraz goes on to explain that blessings with gratitude are to share the blessing with others.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate.

Episode 145
April 9, 2021

How Faith is Nurtured – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz presents Imam Ghazali's exposition in the second chapter of the Ihya on the Principles of Beliefs, that faith presented through submission and worship.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 144
March 30, 2021

Ramadan with Purpose: Fasting As An Expression of Love for Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that the reality of religion and faith revolves around love and gratitude. Allah Most High tells us, "And those who believe are more intense in their love of Allah." (Quran) Everything we do in Ramadan and in our lives should express love for Allah, in the ways beloved to Allah.  This Friday, khutba was delivered at the Sayeda Khadija Centre (http://www.sayedakhadijacentre.com​ (http://www.sayedakhadijacentre.com/​), in the Greater Toronto Area.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 143
March 15, 2021

Why Remember Allah Part Two – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani leads a special session of SeekersGuidance Canada’s Coffee and Connections discussion circle on why we remember Allah. In addition to discussing a variety of benefits, he explains that the main reason for our remembrance is Allah’s remembering us when we remember Him   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 142
March 7, 2021

Why Remember Allah Part One – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani leads a special session of SeekersGuidance Canada's Coffee and Connections discussion circle on why we remember Allah. In addition to discussing a variety of benefits, he explains that the main reason for our remembrance is Allah's remembering us when we remember Him.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 141
March 1, 2021

Are you too busy to worship God- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

We may feel that work, studies, family, parents, and all the things we need to do, are unduly stealing our time and we are too busy to worship God. In this week's Friday Reminder, Shaykh Faraz beautifully shows us how this is simply not true and that Islam encompasses rewards, and honors all of these endeavors. It is simply about what resides in the heart - our intentions. There is profound power in our intentions to transform everything we do into a means of traveling closer to God. Shaykh Faraz counsels us that there are three core intentions of the Muslim. One of them is to fulfill a communal obligation. Your work, whatever it is, is helping people and helping society. Whether you sweep the roads, take the calls, see the patients, teach the students or stack the shelves. You are directly or indirectly fulfilling a human need. So consider that and intend what you do for God. When you leave your home to travel to work... don’t! Leave your home to travel to God. Watch the reminder to find out what the other two intentions are, so you too can transform the mere mundane into the super sacred and feel a deep peace and joy that you are always traveling to God in all that you do.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 140
February 22, 2021

Gratitude is the Best Attitude- Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

We are often blind to the blessings that God rains down upon us in our daily lives. And so we wrongly attribute our talents and blessings to our own efforts and blame our hardships on the failures and shortcomings of others. This leads the human being into a state of complaint (shakwa). And for the one who complains much, God will give them much more to complain about. As for the one who recognizes who they really are, they see everything as a freely given gift by God and so enter into a state of complete gratitude (shukr). And for the one that is grateful, God will them much more to be grateful for. “If you show gratitude, I will increase you” (Quran 14:7). In this week’s Friday Reminder, Shaykh Yusuf Weltch discusses the importance of being in a permanent and active state of gratitude and how we can all learn to arrive at such a state through deep and honest reflection upon our blessings. The prize? A heart at peace through closeness to God.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 139
February 11, 2021

The blessings of sending Salawat upon our Beloved – Imam Yama Niazi

If sending just one prayer of peace and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] grants us ten in return from Allah himself, what is our excuse for not filling our time with sending abundantly more? In this week’s Friday reflection, Imam Yama Niazi talks us through the many blessings and benefits of sending Salutations upon the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 138
February 6, 2021

“The Power of Intention – Turning the Mundane into Sacred”- Imam Yama Niazi

It is Allah alone who we worship and it is Allah alone who we ask for help. The one constant throughout our lives is The One who is constantly in existence. The Everlasting, Allah. Worldly Obligations throughout our lives often lead us to feel we don't have the time or energy to sit and praise God as we would wish to. And often that is the case. But wait, do you want to know a secret? All these mundane acts we carry out without a second thought can be turned into sacred acts! Profitable with God both here and hereafter. Intentions. Remember God. Before every action and in all our states, remember you are doing this all for God. That is the secret of the ‘Bismillah’. Seek His pleasure, His acceptance, and His reward. Make Him your forethought, your midthought, and your afterthought. Do it all for His sake. And you will reap endless rewards. In this Friday reflection, Imam Yama Niazi gives practical advice on remembering our Lord in all that we do. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 137
January 31, 2021

Treading the Path of Benefit- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the importance of being a person of true benefit through following in the footsteps of those who have succeeded us. The path of guidance is a path to obtain virtue through seeking and learning knowledge explains Shaykh Faraz.  Shaykh Faraz concludes by explaining there are two great paths of divine mercy. One is the teacher of knowledge the other being the seeker of knowledge.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 136
January 22, 2021

The Prophet Muhammad’s (Allah bless him and give him peace) Living Tradition- Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this podcast, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus begins by explaining that the prophetic mission is a living tradition and a lived reality. He goes on to give several examples of what is meant by a living tradition, a tradition that is about actions of the limbs and the heart. Shaykh Yahya mentions that all believers should not forget the blessings of La ilaha ila Allah (There is no god but Allah) and the prophetic call. It is no other than a call to Allah Most High explains Shaykh Yahya. There are people who preserve this religious living tradition counsels Shaykh Yahya. Shaykh Yahya ends with a reminder to embody and reflect on the prophetic guidance and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 135
January 16, 2021

Let us connect with Allah-Shaykh Jamal-ud-Deen Hysaw

Almost a year has passed on this pandemic, and we are forced to stay at home in isolation. It is an opportunity for us to use this time to reflect and reconnect. In this week's Friday Reminder, Shaykh Jamal reminds us to reconnect with Allah The Glorified and Sublime ‎. To think where we are going in life and how are we getting there. He asks us to slow down and take our time. To observe what is around us. He shares with us what he has learned through his daily walks, getting to see Allah's creation. We need to become more fruitful in life and get closer to Allah The Glorified and Sublime .‎ Our ultimate goal is to connect to Allah. So let us reconnect! For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 134
January 12, 2021

Hearts Unguarded: Reflections on the Storming of the Capitol – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani offers reflections on the Storming of the U.S. Capitol from a political perspective, but also from a spiritual one. The fragility of democratic institutions can serve to remind us of the fragility of our own hearts, and not to feed the dark forces encroaching on them. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 133
January 6, 2021

Benefits of Self Isolation – Ustadh Abdullah Misra

In these troubling times, we are forced to stay in self-isolation. This can be a blessing if we consider it as a spiritual retreat, a time for self-reflection. In this week's Friday Reminder, Ustadh Abdullah Misra reminds us that we need to use this time to come closer to Allah. He shares stories from the life of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), when he used to isolate himself in the Cave of Hira, even before his revelation. He also used to do itikaf in Madina during Ramadan. Isolation can be a time of self-reflection, we can get out of these times, with a new outlook on life and a sense of appreciation for what Allah has given us. It is time to bond with our families and increase our quest for learning. At the same time, we have to look at the bright side of things and have faith in Allah that he will let us out of this. There is always light at the end of the tunnel as long as we keeping patience and solidarity with the community.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 132
January 2, 2021

Contentment with Where Allah Has Placed You – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani warns against mere religious fantasizing as contrary to contentment with the decree. He cites two stories where companions advised people not to wish to be where Allah did not place them. These companions reminded that one does not know what one's state would be had one been in the life of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) for example, facing the intensely arduous circumstances the companions faced. Shaykh Faraz explains in light of these narrations that one should focus instead on turning to Allah where He has willed for one to be. He counsels not to imagine that any situation other than where Allah placed one would be better. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 131
December 30, 2020

Will I be Forgiven?- Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Allah didn't create us to be perfect, and that is not the purpose of our creation. We are not meant to become sinless. Striving for perfection would cause us to feel all types of despair because we are trying to reach an unattainable goal. In this week's Friday Reminder, Shaykh Yusuf shares the story of Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) when he was cast out of Jannah. That story teaches us how to repent and make Tawba. It teaches us that taking full responsibility for our own actions and mistakes is the first and great step to forgiveness and true healing. Shaykh Yusuf reminds us that we only need to try our best and if we fall short, we simply must turn back and ask Allah for forgiveness. As was once said “Heaven is not for the perfect. It is for the patient, persistent and penitent.” For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 130
December 26, 2020

Prophetic Response to Trials and Tribulations – Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch begins by explaining some of the trials the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) went through in his life. He starts with the trials from the people of Ta’if. How they ran him out of their town after he called them to Islam. The Prophetic response was to pray for their guidance. Shaykh Yusuf then calls everyone to reflect on, that trials are something Allah gives those whom He loves. While one is in the tribulation one should ask Allah for well-being reminds Shaykh Yusuf.  For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 129
December 21, 2020

Allah Test Those Whom He Loves- The Tests of Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace)- Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch begins this talk by explaining how it was the prophets (peace be upon them) who were tested the most, and how the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) was the most tested of all the prophets. Shaykh Yusuf goes on to show how one gets through the test remembering Allah and that is by always looking at the bigger picture. Always thinking of the hereafter. He goes on to explain how Allah is most pleased with those whom He tests. Of all the traits of the different prophets(peace be upon them), it was the prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) who embodied them all within himself. Shaykh Yusuf ends by showing how the Prophet Muhammad dealt with fear for others, and hunger by always turning to Allah Most High.  For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 128
December 20, 2020

What does it mean to love God?- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Love has consequences and divine love has divine consequences. In this week’s Friday reflection, SeekersGuidance Executive Director, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, talks us through what it means to truly love God. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 127
December 18, 2020

The Prophetic Standard of Virtue – Shaykh Omar Qureshi

In this talk, Shaykh Omar Qureshi explores the idea of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) being our uswah ("excellent model"; Quran 33.21) and point of reference, and how it helps us understand who we are. With Shaykh Faraz Rabbani joining in, he reminds us of the importance of hadith (Prophetic traditions) in our lives, and of the blessing of their authentic preservation. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 126
December 12, 2020

Steadfastness in Trials 02- Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Shaykh Yusuf begins by explaining one of the signs of Allah’s love is not by not being tested or acquiring a lot of wealth. He explains who is beloved to Allah. It is the one who is able to adore themselves with praiseworthy qualities, and waking up in the depths of the night only for the sake of Allah. These are the ones who are beloved to Allah explains Shaykh Yusuf. Shaykh Yusuf goes on to explain that the one who is given in this life by means of a lot of wealth. It is of no consequence because Allah gives to whom He wills. Allah raises in rank by sending one a tribulation. Shaykh Yusuf reminds all that one will be asked how one responded to the different trials that were sent to one.  For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 125
December 9, 2020

Steadfastness in Trials-01- Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch begins the lesson by reminding all of the great stories that are related in the Qur’an. Of the greatest of stories we know is the story of Prophet Yusuf (peace be upon him). Shaykh Yusuf then goes on to explain the objective of the stories and that is to increase one in the certainty of Allah Most High. The story of the Prophet Yusuf (peace be upon him) revolves around two main qualities and that is the quality of patience and fearful awareness to adorn oneself with these two qualities, one must have a relationship with Allah. Shaykh Yusuf goes on to explain how one must hold onto being patient and having fearful awareness throughout whatever one is doing.  Shaykh Yusuf explains in some detail how it is the Prophets (peace be upon them all) who are tested the most in this worldly life. For Allah test those whom he loves, and it is the trials and test which raise one in ranks in this life and the next.  For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 124
December 3, 2020

Purification and Increase Through Zakat and Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz explains how zakat and charity can be a means of purification and increase, as Allah has told us in the Qur'an: "Take from their wealth 'O Prophet' charity to purify and bless them, and pray for them—surely your prayer is a source of comfort for them. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing" Qur'an (9:103). He gives us the different meanings of purification and increases, both inward and outward.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 123
November 27, 2020

Sound Hearts. Sound Societies. – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya explains to us and gives us a background of what a sound society means and what does a sound heart entails, drawing on references from the Qur'an and the Sunna.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 122
November 25, 2020

The Sealed Heart – What is it and how can it be unsealed? – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Said answers the following questions about the spiritual condition of a sealed heart. What is it? Can it be unsealed? If so, what would be the steps to take? Can there be an irreversible sealing of the heart?   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 121
November 14, 2020

Spiritual Manners of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani draws from Imam Abu 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami's work "The Compendium of Manners on the Spiritual Path" to refresh our heart's gaze on the actions and comportment of the Beloved Messenger (peace and blessing be upon him).   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 120
November 12, 2020

The Prophet Musa and Khidr and Knowledge – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead explains verses 60 to 82 of Surah Kahf, which tell the story of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) with Khidr. He highlights the key lessons from the story and significant themes it addresses.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 119
November 10, 2020

The Parable of the Good Tree: Tafsir of Quran 14:24-27 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at a classical commentary on verses 24-27 of Sura Ibrahim. He explains different opinions on which is the "good word" and the "good tree" and how the metaphor relates to the believer. He also offers basic advice on how to improve one's connection to the Quran's meanings. The verses are: "Do you not see how God makes comparisons? A good word is like a good tree whose root is firm and whose branches are high in the sky, yielding constant fruit by its Lord’s leave--God makes such comparisons for people so that they may reflect--but an evil word is like a rotten tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, with no power to endure. God will give firmness to those who believe in the firmly rooted word, both in this world and the Hereafter, but the evildoers He leaves to stray: God does whatever He will."   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 118
November 7, 2020

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 for institution building. Beginning with the seed of faith, he draws links between nurturing the soil of the heart and modern destructive overfarming practices that produce dead soil. Shaykh Yahya talks about nurturing our hearts, and how, just as trees don’t bear fruit overnight, nor do institutions: the results of one's service might not appear for generations. He closes giving a few more insights related to the metaphorical Tree of Faith and shared meanings with the natural tree.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 117
November 5, 2020

The Importance and Method of Seeking Sacred Knowledge – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

In this counsel, Shaykh Walead Mosaad shares advice for seekers of knowledge. He highlights the imperative nature of seeking knowledge and the importance of the transmission of the Islamic sciences, offering insights into the precision of our oral tradition. Reminding that our tradition is alive not only in its textual form but also through the living presence of scholars, he warns of the danger of textual manipulation and offers insight into the rich diversity of our scholarly tradition. Moving on to offer practical advice, he recommends taking knowledge at a moderate pace. He gives examples of the scholars’ refining the knowledge they had collected, not focusing on mere acquisition. He highlights the importance of taking knowledge from trustworthy sources, citing the maxim that knowledge requires sound books, intelligence, a well-versed teacher, and persistence.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 116
November 3, 2020

Distinguishing Traits of the Family of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani narrates and explains one of the hadiths in Sahih Bukhari, from the chapter on "The Distinguishing Traits of the Immediate Family of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), and The Particular Merits of Fatima (peace be upon her". It has come from Sayyiduna Abu Bakr as-Siddiq that he said: "Be mindful of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) when it comes to his household". Shaykh Faraz explains that this has several meanings. One meaning is to be respectful and loving to the household of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), which is from the rights of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Another meaning is to watch out for and find the prophetic qualities, which could be found manifest in the prophetic household.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 115
October 31, 2020

Living Faith Fully – Meanings, Gratitude, Certitude, and Tests and Blessings- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shares four keys to “Living Faith Fully.” He explains the journey of life as being a journeying from (a) merely living; to (b) having faith; to (c) living this faithfully. For this, he advises that: One. Strive to live the meanings of the religion and its rituals—not just its forms. “Mean it, then say it,” he advises. Two. Cultivate Gratitude. Gratitude is a key to living faithfully. It entails (a) seeing—with faith—everything as a blessing from Allah; then (b) appreciating these blessings, through active reflection; and then (c) expressing this appreciation Three. Cultivate Contentment. If we realize that the greatest blessings and gifts are those we already have—namely: (a) existence; (b) live; (c) faith; and (d) guidance Four. Recognize Tests as Blessings. If we understand these realities, we should realize that all of life—its good and bad, the ease and the distress—are all tests.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 114
October 31, 2020

3 Ways to Connect to Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) in Rabi’ al-Awwal – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides a comprehensive and practical counsel on how we can connect with Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in the month of his birth, Rabi' al-Awwal. He gives us three goals to aim for this month. 1. Choose a work on the life (Seera) or description (Shama'il) of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and read it throughout the month to complete it by the end of the month. 2. Set a daily goal of a number of peace and blessings (Salawat or Durud) to send upon the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and complete it daily. 3. Find one sunna of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) that you are not currently implementing and strive to implement it throughout the month so it becomes part of your life moving forward.

Episode 113
October 29, 2020

Why The Prophet(May Allah bless him and give him peace) Started A School Before He Established A Mosque – Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

If there was any doubt about the importance of learning centers, this should settle the matter. Did you know, the Prophet Muhammad ((Allah bless him and give him peace) established a place of learning before he built a mosque? He began this school in the home of a teenage boy called Arqam, which explains why there are so many learning centers around the world named Dar al Arqam (House of Arqam).  What lesson does this very strategic move by the Prophet teach those who of us who are keenly invested in how Islam will survive and flourish in our communities? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 112
October 25, 2020

Five Things the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) Prayed for Every Day – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this Friday sermon, delivered at our 2018 retreat by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, he reminds of a prayer of the Prophet that applies to virtually every aspect of the human experience: "O Allah, I ask you for the good of this day: it's opening, its victory, its light, it's a blessing, and its guidance."   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 111
October 22, 2020

What Is Beneficial Knowledge? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz covers eight characteristics of beneficial knowledge from Ghazali's Beginning of Guidance. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 110
October 18, 2020

Circles of Mercy in Islam: Embracing Good Through the Mercy of Community – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this talk given after the eclipse prayer, Shaykh Faraz counsels everyone to enter in the circles of mercy and embrace good through being with family and community. He draws on the hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him): "Community is mercy, and being alone is torment." Shaykh Faraz calls Muslims to gather with family and community around reading the Qur'an, reading hadith, remembrance of God, and doing acts of good and charity.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 109
October 16, 2020

Keys on How to Retain Knowledge – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani counsels students on some keys on how to retain knowledge. Shaykh Faraz relates the story of Imam Shafi’i and his avidness to gain knowledge and to act on the knowledge.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate    

Episode 108
October 11, 2020

Welcome to Rabi’ al-Awwal & the Virtues of Praising the Prophet(Allah bless him and give him peace) – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz provides a welcome and introduction to Rabi' al-Awwal, the month of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), who is the means to our having every good. He highlights praise of the Prophet(Allah bless him and give him peace)  and sending blessings on him as an expression of gratitude for the Prophet’s (Allah bless him and give him peace)  struggles on our behalf and his concern for us. Shaykh Faraz gives advice on how to renew one’s relationship with Allah's Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) in the month he was brought into this world. He closes by shedding light on some of the history behind the praise of the Prophet(Allah bless him and give him peace), starting with the poetry composed by his own companions and family—while acknowledging that no poetry can fully capture the amazing reality of the Prophet(Allah bless him and give him peace). For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 107
October 3, 2020

Imam Abu Hanifa: Six Lessons from His Life – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani highlights six key lessons for seekers of knowledge from six beautiful stories from the life of Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah be pleased with him). These six practical lessons are relevant for everyone who wishes to become a true seeker of Islamic knowledge, and to fulfill the true purpose of knowledge--namely, seeking Allah's pleasure, and living and spreading the light of the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 106
September 27, 2020

Importance of Circles of Remembrance of Our Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him)- Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch begins by reminding the believers of the reasons for the gatherings of the remembrance of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) that is to stir up the good in one’s soul that is already there. He goes on to explain what are the two gardens of paradise mentioned in Surat al Rahman, and how they relate to the circles of remembrance. Shaykh Yusuf ends by explaining two essential traits of the Prophetic Message that is knowledge and remembrance, and who is the real scholar it is the one who is constantly seeking knowledge. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate     

Episode 105
September 26, 2020

COVID-19: A Global Islamic Response | Recognizing Divine Control | Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

In this lesson, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat reminds of the need to look at the bigger picture. He encourages us to recite and reflect upon Sura al-Mulk (Qur‘an, 67) and looks at several lessons we can find at the opening verse to help us deal with this crisis. 1. Have a good opinion of Allah and expect the best from Him, realizing that everything is under His Power and control. Allah takes care of everything and will continue to do so. Even this trial contains much good (Shaykh Abdul-Rahim even suggests we make a list!). Indeed, believers find benefit in every circumstance through their response. 2. Relax and don’t they to micromanage—trust in God. Even the companions couldn’t understand some choices the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) made until later. 3. Turn to Allah Most High. Ask him for wellbeing, and “seek assistance in patience and prayer” (Qur‘an, 2:153).   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 104
September 25, 2020

Knowledge Comes First: Examples of Veneration of Knowledge – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani relates some examples of veneration of knowledge he had experienced with his teachers. Illustrating that one should not be shy of seeking knowledge at any age, he starts with the story of one of his teachers, Shaykh Adib Kallas, insisting to sit at the back of a high-level class by a peer whom he considered more advanced. He relates that two distinguished scholars were invited to a wedding at the same time as this class, and requested Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, whose class it was, for permission to skip the class to attend. Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzaq refused, and the scholars complied with his order. Shaykh Faraz also tells how he went once went to Shaykh Adib Kallas' house to find the usual students absent. He read extra, but as he left, noticed an obituary notice at the door: Shaykh Adib's brother had passed away the previous night, but he hadn't canceled his classes. In fact, he contacted the scholars of Damascus to request that they not cancel their classes to attend his brother's funeral: knowledge takes precedence. Shaykh Faraz closes by reminding us that we should appreciate the great efforts of our scholars and parents in transmitting the religion through the generations. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 103
May 25, 2020

58: Eid Message- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this final episode, Shaykh Sadullah delivers a befitting reminder to us all. This day of Eid should be a day of happiness, joy, and celebration. Despite the circumstances that we find ourselves in we should continue to remain hopeful for a better tomorrow. It is on this day that we proclaim the greatness of God over everything else. God is the greatest and He has control over everything. Let us do our part in ensuring that we are fulfilling our personal and social responsibilities to God. It is in our attachment to Him that we are able to look forward in optimism. Eid Mubarak. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 102
May 23, 2020

53- Much Less Than More- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah presents to us the paradoxes of the modern age. As human beings, we have progressed technologically in so many areas, however despite our achievements we have failed in developing our sense of humanity. Let us take the opportunity now in understanding that quality is more important than quantity. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 101
May 23, 2020

57-Losing the Night of Power-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah explains how we can miss out on the blessings of Allah in our lives. Whilst we search for the Night of Power in the last ten nights of Ramadan, it is very easy to lose the opportunity to truly benefiting from this auspicious occasion. Through bickering, fighting, and arguing Muslims cause more problems for themselves. Furthermore, Allah removes his blessings and mercy from Muslims when they antagonize each other. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 100
May 23, 2020

56- Relationship with the Book- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of building a relationship with the Quran. The Quran deserves to be treated with respect and honor. This entails that we develop our basic capacities to read and understand the Quran so that we are able to implement its lessons and injunctions in our lives. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 99
May 22, 2020

55- The Powerless on the Night of Power- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reflects on the condition of the oppressed. Whilst many of us have the luxury of spending these last few days of Ramadan in the comforts of our homes, many people around the world do not have the same privileges as ourselves. So, as we try to attain the Night of Power, let us remember the powerless. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate     

Episode 98
May 22, 2020

54-Pursuing Taqwa Through Tazkiya- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of spiritual purification through the attainment of God-consciousness. When we become more conscious of God and his obligations upon us, we become more willing to purify our spiritual states. This in turn beautifies us as individuals and ensures that our hearts are illumined. Beautiful hearts make a beautiful world. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 97
May 19, 2020

52-Home Service Never Closed- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us of the great effort and sacrifices our womenfolk have made during this Ramadan. Whilst most services within society has been limited and restricted, our womenfolk continue to work around the clock to take care of their households. Let us spare a thought and appreciate their unselfish work ethic, and let us honor them by sharing in the household responsibilities. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 96
May 17, 2020

51-Ujb – The Disease of Fault Finding- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the dangers of self-righteousness and self-confidence. By adopting sanctimonious attitudes, we only end up damaging our standing with Allah. A true believer is humble and accommodating of the views, feelings, and emotions of others. Arrogance is an extremely lethal spiritual malady, as it consumes the heart and spiritual state of an individual. There is no goodness in a self-righteous deed that breeds arrogance.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 95
May 16, 2020

50-Generosity of Spirit- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of giving. Whilst most people believe that generosity can be enacted only with the giving wealth, the truth is that one can display generosity with one's time and character. During this testing time of Covid-19, there are many people who are in need. If we are able to give from our time and wealth to assist others, perhaps Allah will be generous with us on the day when everyone will be seeking his generosity. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 94
May 15, 2020

49- Nights of Power- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us of the great importance of the last ten days of Ramadan. The night of power is one of the most significant events for us as Muslims. Furthermore, we should remember that the Quran was revealed on the night of power. Therefore our true power comes from our connection with the Quran.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 93
May 14, 2020

48- Appreciation of Beauty- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of appreciating beauty. It is very easy to lose appreciation for the simple things in life. When we are not able to see the grandeur and majesty of Allah we become somber and inert. By appreciating the beauty around us we are able to rekindle our hearts and add meaning to our lives.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 92
May 13, 2020

47-Obligation of Honesty-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us of the importance of being honest. As we know, honesty is always the best policy. However, we should be careful not to use the truth to hurt people. Sometimes it is better to be more prudent when we wish to make a statement or comment that affects others. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 91
May 13, 2020

46 – Best Community for Humanity-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the great responsibility we as Muslims have. The Quran defines this Ummah as being the best of nations in history. The critical question we need to ask ourselves is if we are fulfilling the various duties expected of us? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 90
May 12, 2020

45- Inculcating the Best Etiquette- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the various emotions that we can feel when we are constrained or restricted. Sometimes, when people are under pressure they tend to be irritable. We should remember that even if people act in a displeasing manner to us, we should always respond with what is better. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 89
May 11, 2020

44 – Love the Best of Emotion- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode. Shaykh Sadullah reminds us of the various emotions we feel as human beings. In this testing time that we are all facing it is imperative that we exude love and compassion to everyone. Love has the capacity to heal the deepest of wounds and to provide light in the darkest of times. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 88
May 10, 2020

43-Resolution Relating to Other Muslims- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan reminds us of the importance of respecting the Islam of other individuals. As Muslims, we have become extremely segregated and antagonistic towards each other. Many times the differences we have with each are extremely trivial and minute. In this current time, we should realize the importance of unity and the need to respect all individuals.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 87
May 9, 2020

42- Subtleties of Supplication- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan discusses the importance and great power of dua. We should never underestimate the value of dua. In good times and in bad times, we should always be supplicating to Allah. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate   

Episode 86
May 9, 2020

41-Living by the Book- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us that Ramadan is the month of the Quran. Therefore if we truly wish to benefit then we should ask ourselves the question if we are connecting with the Quran this Ramadan. The Quran serves as a guide and a source of healing for people. In this current time of confusion and chaos, we need to live by the book of Allah.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 85
May 7, 2020

40-Alone Yet Together- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan reflects on the fact that many of us have been restricted and isolated to our homes during this Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst this might result in a breakdown of optimism, it is important to remember that we are all in this together. Additionally, some of us are in the comforts of our own homes with our families. There are many others who do not have the same privilege, therefore we should show appreciation for what we have during this time. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 84
May 5, 2020

39- We Experience, We Witness & We Pray- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In the is episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us that the Covid-19 world in which we live in has brought us the worst and best in human beings. Whilst some people decided to exploit and cheat others in the prices of basic commodities, others have shown the highest form of generosity and courage. The world in which we live in requires that we may remain positive and committed to righteous action. It is only then that we can hope for our prayers to be answered.

Episode 83
May 4, 2020

38-Smiling is Sunnah- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of smiling. Sometimes all that is needed is a smile from one person to another. With so many people distressed and anxious during our current global crisis, smiling might be the only act we can do in order to bring some joy and happiness to others. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 82
May 3, 2020

37-Positive Potential of Patience- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the central quality of patience. Patience is a noble quality which is highlighted in the Quran. We as individuals are asked to imbibe this noble quality in lives. However, many of us find it difficult to exercise patience in our daily lives. Perhaps during this current global crises, we will realize the value of patience and how it brings meaning and blessings to our lives. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 81
May 2, 2020

36- Affirming our Humanity- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the issue of conflating the quantitative with qualitative. When we prioritize or assume that our strength comes from mere numbers than we lose sight of the importance of the internal dimensions of our acts. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 80
May 2, 2020

35-Prison – Hospital – Cemetery- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah draws our attention to those things we took for granted. Our freedom, our health, and our life. If we reflect on these great bounties that God has bestowed upon us, we will be able to live more meaningful and productive lives.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 79
May 1, 2020

34-Beyond Material Value-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah touches on the importance of appreciating the various dimensions of value. Many a time, we only focus on the material value of a thing. Our activities and daily lives are geared toward acquiring those things which will give us material and physical pleasure. We tend to neglect the spiritual dimensions of life and the importance of prioritizing our actions. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 78
May 1, 2020

33 – Be Truly Like the Prophet (Peace be upon him- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah asks us to reflect on a very critical issue. As followers of the Prophet (peace be upon him) are we truly like him (peace be upon him)? Or is our attachment to the Prophet (peace be upon him) just a claim. Whilst we are very quick to speak about the beauty of Islam, very few of us actually manifest the Prophetic qualities in our daily lives. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 77
April 30, 2020

32- Attitude of the Divine- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of forgiveness. Ramadan is a month in which we all have an opportunity to attain the forgiveness of Allah. However, Allah's forgiveness necessitates that we are open and willing to forgive others for their errors and misgivings.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 76
April 29, 2020

31- Righteousness the Objective- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses one of the central themes of Ramadan, the concept of God-consciousness. Ramadan is a month where we as Muslims try our best to increase in God-consciousness with our acts of worship. However, we should not assume that physical rituals alone will allow us to develop God-consciousness. Our moral and spiritual conduct are also integral in developing God-consciousness.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 75
April 28, 2020

30-Begin with Mercy- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah welcomes us all to the month of Ramadan. He reminds us that during this testing time of Covid-19 we should not forget the central theme of Ramadan: Mercy. Our religion revolves mercy, therefore we should ensure that we become more merciful in this blessed month. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate    

Episode 74
April 27, 2020

29-The World We Live In- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the frail nature we as human beings have in this world. Despite us thinking that we are the most superior form of creation or creatures on this planet, it just takes one natural event to humble and remind us of our true nature. What we learn from this is the importance of working together.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 73
April 26, 2020

28-Who Would Have Thought- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of finding value in the smaller things in life. There are so many things we took for granted, and it is only now because we are barred from them that we appreciate their true worth. Let us take every opportunity that we have in this current time to learn from our past faults. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 72
April 25, 2020

27-100 Days and Thinking- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us that it was just over 100 days ago that the Coronavirus emerged and spread from Wuhan (China) to the four corners of the globe. In such a short period of time, the world has ultimately been shut down. The economic effects have compounded the concerns and fears of millions across the world. The lives of so many people will never be the same again. Therefore it is absolutely critical that we learn whatever we can from this global event. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 71
April 23, 2020

25-Create Heartprints-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the great value that sincere acts from the heart have. Human beings by their nature always leave traces of their actions behind in some form. Sometimes these traces can be good or bad. However, the best type of action is one which touches and warmly affects the heart of an individual. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 70
April 22, 2020

24-Energize with Exercise- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us of the importance of staying physically healthy and mentally fit. It is critical that we do not waste our time in frivolous activities which will have a negative impact on our minds and souls. Rather, we should be proactive in engaging in activities that will have a positive impact on our lives. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 69
April 21, 2020

23-Where am I in Life- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah asks us to take an audit of ourselves and our lives. Have we lived meaningful lives? Or are we moving through life with no purpose? Now is a good time to reflect on how upholding a moral standard and performing actions of righteousness will have a meaningful effect on our lives. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 68
April 20, 2020

22- How Sweet is your Tweet- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah asks to reflect on how we engage with information and news. Many of us have become overwhelmed with the phenomenon of social media because of the sheer amount of content we are exposed to. It is important for us to ensure that we are able to sift between that which beneficial and that which useless or false. Additionally, we should always ask ourselves if what we have to say or share has any intrinsic value. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 67
April 19, 2020

21-Endings and Beginnings-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reflects on the nature of endings and beginnings. Whilst we all eagerly wait for the current situation to change for the better, we should not become obsessed with the end such that it inhibits us in doing anything positive. Rather, we should make the best of our current circumstances.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 66
April 18, 2020

20-Expression of Compassion- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us about the importance of showing compassion to others during this time of Covid-19. We should not forget the well being of the less fortunate who are struggling to survive. Additionally, we should show our appreciation to all those serving in the front lines who are unselfishly risking their lives for others. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate    

Episode 65
April 18, 2020

19-Finding Ourselves- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan directs our attention to the importance of self-development. During this time we should be trying our best to improve our inward and outwards states. We should not be over-concerned about the opinions of others, rather we should sincerely commit ourselves to become better individuals. This is where you will find true contentment. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate    

Episode 64
April 16, 2020

16-Beautify the Inner and Outer- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan discusses the importance of focusing on our inner dimension and qualities. In this difficult time, we have an opportunity to refine our inner characteristics. True beauty is from within. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 63
April 12, 2020

15- Unusual Time, Extra – Ordinary Measures-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the importance of faith in current times. Faith leaders should be examples to their respective communities by following the preventative measures of social distancing. This is not a time to be self-righteous. Rather we should take into account the well being of our communities by abiding by the regulations of social distancing. We should not be a cause of harm to others. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate Help SeekersGuidance support deserving scholars and students this Ramadan: give your zakat and charity to the Global Islamic Scholars Fund — www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 62
April 10, 2020

13 – Home: Haven not Hell- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this thirteenth episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us to make an active effort in making our homes a place of safety. During this time of lockdown, many women and children are exposed to domestic violence. There is no justification in the abuse of any human being. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 61
April 9, 2020

12 – Hope in Seclusion- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this twelfth episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan reminds us from various Quranic narratives that salvation is a product of seclusion and isolation. By remaining ever hopeful for a brighter future we are able to deal with our current circumstances. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 60
April 7, 2020

11- Today for Tomorrow- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this eleventh episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan asks us to reflect on how we use our time in preparing for a better tomorrow. Time is relative, the present becomes the past and the future is the past that must still occur. How we use our time is of the utmost importance. We should never live with the assumption that life is a guarantee. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 59
April 7, 2020

10-Attention Through Isolation- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this tenth episode. Shaykh Sadullah highlights how we as human beings have become extremely distracted by various objects and activities. Perhaps now, in our isolation, we can recalibrate and refocus on what is truly important and worthy. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 58
April 6, 2020

09-Take Not For Granted- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this ninth episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us about the daily blessings we took for granted. Now, due to the Covid-19 measures, basic activities and acts of love cannot be expressed. Humanity in the 21st century thought that they were powerful, advanced and developed. However, a small organism has shown us our true nature.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 57
April 4, 2020

Is Covid-19 a Divine Punishment? – Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary

Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary tackles the critical question if Covid-19 is a punishment of God. Many religious individuals are not sure how to understand the events that have caused much panic, concern, and despondency in the world. A substantial amount of people have passed away from Covid-19 over the past few months, with many more expected to suffer from this novel virus. How should Muslims understand the "purpose" of God in light of the effects of Covid-19?   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 56
April 3, 2020

08- Candle in the Dark- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this eighth episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the spiritual importance of light. In times of darkness, a flicker of light is all you need to bring back hope and serenity. Blessed are those who sacrifice themselves in order to give light and hope to others. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 55
April 2, 2020

07- Lockdown to Preserve Health- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this 7th Episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan discusses the importance of appreciating one's health. Take the opportunity to reflect and care for your physical and psychological well being during this time. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 54
April 2, 2020

06- The Sunflower Effect- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this sixth episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan draws our attention to the sunflower plant. In times of difficulty, the sunflower provides us with an apt example of how to support and be of benefit to others. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 53
March 31, 2020

05- Unlock in Lockdown- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this 5th episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan reminds us that even though we are in lockdown, isolated from the rest of society, we should use this time to unlock the innate potentials within. This is a great opportunity to develop ourselves as human beings. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate 

Episode 52
March 30, 2020

04- Being Productive in Seclusion- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this fourth episode, Shaykh Sadullah reminds us of the importance of being optimistic whilst we are in seclusion. Pessimism stifles creativity and productivity. By adopting a positive outlook we will be able to develop our creativity. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate 

Episode 51
March 29, 2020

03- Loneliness- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this third episode, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the notion of loneliness. As human beings, we are social creatures and therefore welcome social interaction. However, being isolated from others can have a great impact on us emotionally and psychologically. By appreciating personal seclusion we can enhance our own personal development and creativity.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate     

Episode 50
March 28, 2020

02-Adjusting to Restriction-Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this second episode, Shaykh Sadullah asks us to reflect on what freedom really means. Many of us have been restricted to our homes due to the Covid-19 pandemic and this can cause a sense of anxiety and fear. Whilst we might think that our freedom has been curtailed, we should remember that freedom is always linked to moral obligations and social responsibility. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 49
March 27, 2020

01- Now is the Time to Reflect- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

Over the next 21 days, Shaykh Sadullah Khan will share daily messages of introspection, motivation, and inspiration so that we are able to deal with the current global pandemic Covid-19. In this 1st episode, Shaykh Sadullah asks us all to reflect on what has happened. While we are all at a standstill, we have an opportunity to think about who we are as human beings and how we can become better individuals moving forward. If God wills for us to overcome this crisis, let us learn from our past mistakes and ensure that we become more upright, ethical and compassionate human beings.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 48
March 16, 2020

Dealing with the Coronavirus – Mufti Taha Karaan

In this talk, Mufti Taha Karaan provides a conceptual approach in understanding the phenomenon of a communicable disease in relation to religious law, creed and daily activities of living. The COVID-19, which has now been classified as a pandemic, has caused much societal confusion and panic. Many countries have declared national states of emergency. As Muslims, we should ensure that we are cognizant of how our religion advises us in taking practical precautions in safeguarding our health and well-being. Additionally, we should be cautious not to misinterpret the events around us as a divine punishment. Furthermore, Mufti Taha Karaan discusses the impact of a communicable disease on Islamic jurisprudence and religious societal obligations. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 47
February 7, 2020

What is true wealth in Islam? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

"Wealth is not through a lot of possessions," said the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). "Rather, wealth is only wealth of spirit." [Related by Ahmad and others; sound] Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the neediness (faqr) of humans, and how the desire to amass--wealth and possessions--is a natural impulse. However, no worldly amassing ultimately matters. On the Day of Reckoning, all that matters is coming to Allah with a sound heart. Shaykh Faraz explains this Prophetic hadith, and shares three signs of a sound, healthy, wealthy heart and spirit.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 46
January 28, 2020

33- Can I work in a kitchen with impermissible food? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Can I work in a kitchen with impermissible food? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 45
January 13, 2020

29-How Should Muslims Engage With Politics? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: How should Muslims engage with politics? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 44
January 10, 2020

Flying With Faith: Cultivating Hope and Awe of Allah-Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

If we love Allah, why do we fear Him? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that "fear" (khawf) of Allah is having reverential awe of the Greatness of our Merciful Lord and His tremendous favor upon us. Likewise, hope isn't just wishing for the good. "Hope and fear are the wings of faith," said Imam Ghazali."By them, the seeker flies to the stations of Closeness with Allah." Shaykh Faraz explains the meaning of hope (raja’) and awe (khawf), with reference to key verses of the Quran. And he shares insights on how to focus our consciousness to acquire and cultivate true hope and awe--by letting go of attachments to the past and to distracting or useless things--so we can attain the Eternal Pleasure of Allah and His Paradise: "And as for the one who is not in awe of the station of their Caring Lord and who restrains their lower self from its wayward ways, then Paradise is indeed their resting place." Surat An-Nazi'at: 40-41 For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 43
January 7, 2020

27-What are the principles of work and assisting in sin? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: What are the principles of work and assisting in sin? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 42
January 3, 2020

Re-Broadcast- Embracing Excellence – 12 – Religious Obligations and Knowledge – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at the chapter of Imam Haddad's Book of Assistance on religious obligations and seeking Islamic knowledge. He emphasizes the importance of ensuring we fulfill our religious obligations, reminding that these are not merely things we do but are keys to the love and closeness of Allah Most High. In this vein, he reminds of the importance of intention in how we view our life and priorities. Shaykh Faraz particularly highlights the necessity of gaining sound Islamic knowledge in order to be able to soundly practice one's faith. He explains which knowledge is the most important to prioritize, warning against neglecting the knowledge required in one's circumstances for lesser priorities.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 41
December 31, 2019

26-What is the merit of dying on a Friday? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: What is the merit of dying on a Friday? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 40
December 24, 2019

25-What is the definition of yateem (orphan)? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: What is the definition of yateem (orphan)? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 39
December 23, 2019

The Preservation and Practice of the Qur’an- Mufti Taha Karaan

As the guest of honor at a local Quran Institute in Cape Town, Mufti Taha Karaan discusses the divine promise of Allah (the exalted) in preserving the Qur’an. In addition to discussing how Allah has used human beings and other methods of preserving the Qur’an since its revelation, Mufti Taha emphasizes the critical importance of practicing and actualizing the injunctions of the Qur’an in our daily lives. We as Muslims will be questioned if we implemented the teachings of the Qur’an, therefore it is vital that we understand the responsibility of living the Qur’an as taught by our noble Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 38
December 22, 2019

24-How cautious should I be when buying food? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: How cautious should I be when buying food? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 37
December 17, 2019

23-Is it permissible to attend a mixed gathering? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Is it permissible to attend a mixed gathering? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 36
December 13, 2019

How To Be Sad: Understanding the Sorrow of the Prophet(peace and blessings be upon him)- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains lessons from the Year of Sorrow of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). Contrary to some misunderstandings, the Sorrow of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was not of dejection or depression. Rather, his Sorrow was the most beautiful of sorrow: a deep sense of awe and neediness to Allah; and deep care, concern, and mercy for people. This beautiful Sorrow was rooted in faith and certitude; contentment and steadfastness and drove the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk) to turn to Allah, and to spread mercy and good around him. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 35
December 9, 2019

Consciousness and Being Responsible- Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Jumuah Khutbah delivered by Shaykh Faid in North London on the theme of a verse from Surah Baqarah: 281 “Be conscious and be aware the day you will be returned to Allah, and everyone will be rewarded or accounted for everything that they have done, and no one will be oppressed on that very day.” For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 34
December 9, 2019

21- Can you separate the nikah and walima? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Can you separate the nikah and walima? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 33
December 6, 2019

20- Can I get a dog to help my son with disabilities? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Can I get a dog to help my son with disabilities? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 32
December 3, 2019

19- Is there Islamic banking the West?Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Is there Islamic banking the West?For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 31
December 2, 2019

Treading the Path of Benefit- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the importance of being a person of true benefit through following in the footsteps of those who have succeeded us. A question and answer session follow. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 30
December 2, 2019

Pre Khutba Talk: Activism and Gender Based Violence -Shaykh Sadullah Khan

In this Pre Khutba talk, Shaykh Sadullah discusses the tragic and deplorable rise of gender-based violence in South Africa. The increase of violence against women and children can never be justified in Islam. Shaykh Sadullah reminds us that Allah has indeed honored all human beings, and that any type of violence perpetrated against fellow human beings is a transgression of Allah's laws. To cause despair, anxiety and fear to fellow human beings is a reflection of our pathological internal states. It shows that we have lost our humanity and the way of the Prophet (peace be upon him). As Muslims, it behooves us to resist and stand up against oppression. If we remain silent to the suffering of others we become part of the problem. Change begins with us as individuals. There is no justification in Islam which advocates violence against women and children.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 29
November 29, 2019

18- How to Advise and Correct Others in Islam? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: How to Advise and Correct Others in Islam? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 28
November 26, 2019

17- How can I raise my children in the West? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers:How can I raise my children in the West? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 27
November 22, 2019

16-Do I have to follow one madhhab (school of law)? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Do I have to follow one madhhab (school of law)? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 26
November 19, 2019

15- Is marrying the most religious person always the best choice? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Is marrying the most religious person always the best choice? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 25
November 15, 2019

The smartest believers are those who remember death-Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) told us that the smartest believers are those who remember death the most, and best prepare for it. [Ibn Maja] Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how to remember and practically prepare for death in this inspiring and uplifting talk. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 24
November 15, 2019

14-What is the difference between waswasa(internal whispering) and the ego? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. A reader on waswasa: https://seekersguidance.org/answers/general-counsel/a-reader-on-waswasa-baseless-misgivings/ The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: What is the difference between waswasa (internal whispering) and the ego? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 23
November 12, 2019

13-How important is it to learn Arabic? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: How important is it to learn Arabic? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 22
November 9, 2019

The Great Gift of the Prophet Muhammad -and How to Truly Appreciate This Gift- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us to appreciate the greatest gift that Allah has given humanity: the gift of the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk). He explains the Divine Reminder: "Truly, Allah has bestowed great favor upon the believers, for He has sent to them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them Allah's verses and purifying them--and teaching them the Book and Wisdom, even though before this they were in manifest loss." (Quran, 3.164) For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 21
November 8, 2019

12-How can I battle bad thoughts during worship? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: How can I battle bad thoughts during worship? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 20
November 5, 2019

11-Should I pray behind and follow an imam who has a short beard? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Should I pray behind and follow an imam who has a short beard? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 19
November 1, 2019

10-How to handle doubts about Islam and being Muslim ? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: How to handle doubts about Islam and being Muslim? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 18
October 30, 2019

09-Adab: The Proprieties of Fridays- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Out of His pure grace, Allah Most High has blessed the Muhammadan community (umma) with a day as special and sacred as Friday. The Noble Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, remarked that Allah has made it “an Eid for the believers.” (al-Muwatta) A day of joy, then, blessings and magnificent rewards from an all-Generous Lord, if only we took some moments to pause and reflect. It behooves us to recognize that Friday is not like any other day, but rather the chief (sayyid) of days, so we should endeavor to treat it differently. It is the day in which much good and righteous work, which may be otherwise lost or missed throughout the week, maybe made up and surpassed. It is the day in which the bounties of Allah will continue to reach us in the hereafter, the day in which our sins from the previous week are expiated for, and the day for which the scholars have listed over a hundred virtues. As the moments of our collective lives pass, we should strive to present ourselves before the sweet, graceful winds of Allah’s Mercy as they pass us weekly. And what better state than to greet them with complete gratitude (shukr) and full propriety, or adab, so that we can sow our humble seeds of sincere worship in hope of a momentous harvest in the next life. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 17
October 29, 2019

09-Where does belief come from is it a conscious decision? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Where does belief come from is it a conscious decision? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 16
October 25, 2019

08-Why Can’t Muslims Eat Pork? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Why Can't Muslims Eat Pork? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 15
October 23, 2019

Adab 08: The Proprieties of Travel- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

True, meaningful journeying is found in spiritual wayfaring. In other words, the journey from sin and disobedience to righteous acts and Godfearingness, from heedlessness to presence, from distance to proximity, and from everything which Allah hates to everything Allah loves. This is the kind of journey that we will be deeply grateful for when we cast a backwards glance, to here, from the next life. This life is a time of planting the seeds, and the next is when we’ll harvest. Allah Most High says, “It will be as if they had stayed in the world no more than one evening or its morning.” Sura al- Nazi'at: 79:46 If things seem bleak for us, then let us be optimistic, as was the prophetic sunna, and make a change for the better today. In an instant, the turmoil and degradation of life in disobedience can be transformed, by His Grace, into something tremendous and everlasting. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said, as part of a lengthier tradition (hadith), “One of you would observe the works of the people of the Hellfire until there is only a cubit between him and it, but then the register would forestall him and he would perform an act of the people of Paradise and consequently enter it.” (Bukhari) Whoever strives for Allah will find Him before him, and whoever traverses an upright, trodden, prophetic path will find great blessing, or baraka, in his life journey. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 14
October 22, 2019

07-Is Repentance Accepted If I Sin Again? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Is Repentance Accepted if I Sin Again? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 13
October 18, 2019

06-Can I Makeup Missed Prayers in the Masjid? Islam FAQ: Clear Reliable Answers to Common Questions -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“The cure for confusion is simply to ask,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In the Islam FAQ, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other SeekersGuidance scholars give clear, reliable answers to common questions that people ask about Islam–on faith, worship, spirituality, social issues, halal and haram, and a wide range of practical issues related to living Islam with faith, uprightness, and excellence. The SeekersGuidance Answers service https://seekersguidance.org/submit-a-question/ is one of the leading sources for clear, reliable, balanced, merciful answers from qualified scholars. In this episode, Shaykh Faraz answers: Can I Makeup Missed Prayers in the Masjid? For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 12
October 16, 2019

Adab 07: The Proprieties of Earning a Living- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Ustadh Tabraze Azam dives deep into the proprieties of earning a lawful income, its virtues, and its rewards in this life and in the life to come. The trustworthy, honest trader will be with the prophets, the truthful, and the martyrs [on the Day of Judgement], said the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace. (Tirmidhi) When we live up to the ideals and deep, moral standards of the religion, we can be hopeful of something tremendous from Allah in the hereafter. After all, this life is merely a means to the next and not an end-goal in and of itself. Earning a livelihood is something that most of us can probably relate to, but our fast-paced lives, however, can sometimes hinder our ability to simply pause for a moment and review our trajectory into eternity. Seldom is a moment of contemplation void of any lasting benefit when it is for Allah. As we try to reconnect with our faith and live it more faithfully, with propriety, we should recall the words of Allah in which He informs us that He “made the day for livelihood.” (Sura al Naba’ 78:11) Thus, it is Allah’s favor upon us by which we are blessed with days in which we can fulfill the purpose of that time. A believer is a “son of his moment,” namely, somebody concerned with being in the right places at the right times, and doing what will be most pleasing to Allah therein. With gratitude, we can come to appreciate the most menial of tasks, and with gratitude, Allah increases us in ways we couldn’t otherwise imagine. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 11
October 16, 2019

Why Vote? The Muslims Concern for the Public Good? (and what if we’re disillusioned with politics)-Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the approach Muslims should have when engaging with elections and issues of politics. All Muslims should focus on bringing about the benefit for their communities. It is vital that Muslims should have a concern about how they are governed and how various policies affect them and their communities. Shaykh Faraz reminds the congregation that by intending to bring about benefit and dispelling harm, they will fulfill an important obligation of bringing about good for themselves and fellow citizens. Additionally, the power of dua and an optimistic attitude should never be underestimated. Ultimately, Muslims should implore Allah to guide them in making the best decisions in their daily lives. Making fervent and sincere dua for others is a noble act that brings about blessings and well being. By having complete trust and reliance on Allah coupled with taking the means that Allah has created, Muslims will ensure that they are positive contributors to their societies For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 10
October 10, 2019

06- Adab: The Adab of The Mosque Part 2- Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Ustadh Tabraze Azam reminds is of the honor Allah has bestowed upon the mosque as a place of worship and the importance of right conduct in it. Proper manners take time to inculcate. But the more sacred the space or setting, the greater the emphasis is in maintaining a high bar. Each time we display something of a higher level of religion and thank Allah for it, He increases us out of His generosity. Each time we apply ourselves to a deeper level of excellence, it only shows Allah Most High that we truly care and that His religion is certainly something very dear to us. “And whoever honors the symbols of Allah, it is certainly out of the piety of the heart.” (Sura al Hajj 22:32) A heart stationed between regular gratitude for Allah’s blessings and a look to the eternal life is the kind of heart that is moved to work righteous deeds, even if only seemingly slight. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 9
October 4, 2019

The Importance and Priority of Seeking Knowledge – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this reminder, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus counsels on how to seek sacred knowledge. He particularly emphasizes making seeking knowledge a priority and taking everything in life as a learning opportunity. He looks at the four components of learning: a teacher, intelligence, correct books, and perseverance. Shaykh Yahya gives specific suggestions on making time for knowledge, and offers guidelines on how to review and process one’s notes and dealing with boredom when studying. He closes by emphasizing the importance of the foundations throughout one’s life.   Check out all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 8
September 27, 2019

The Importance of Repentance – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said calls the believers to realize the real wrongdoing, is in not repenting and turning to Allah when one errs. He also defines what repentance is. Shaykh Faid goes on to emphasize that Allah is always watching and that we should be heedful of that. He also explains the state of those who do not make repentance, and how their lack of repentance is a turning away from Allah Most High. Conversely, repentance is one of the key traits of the believers. Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said is the resident scholar at the Larayb Institute For Education, in the UK. Check out all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 7
September 20, 2019

Don’t Fear, Truly God Is With Us The Unconditional Hope- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

One of the key sunnas of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is that he was always positive and full of hope in Allah Most High. It didn’t matter what was happening to him or around him, the Prophet’s positive attitude and hope were unconditional. In this Friday khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani highlights Allah’s call to all believers to have unconditional hope. He explains how the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) maintained unconditional hope in Allah. Shaykh Faraz points out that most people are hopeful only when matters seem to go according to their plan or seem to be in their control. However, he explains that the reason behind the Messenger’s unconditional hope was the complete realization that ultimately all matters are absolutely in Allah’s control. Allah is the Lord who is absolutely Merciful, Caring and Cherishing. Shaykh Faraz encourages us to place our trust and hope in Allah and call upon Him while bringing to our consciousness those meanings. He calls us to not at all have fear or lose hope about how things are. Allah promises in the Qur’an that “whoever places their trust in Allah, then Allah is their sufficiency” [Surat al-Talaq, verse 3]. Therefore, to the extent one places their trust in Allah, to that extent He will be sufficient for them. Shaykh Faraz counsels us to have trust and hope in Allah by seeking the good from Him and then taking the means to attaining that good. Whether the matter is personal, communal or global, one should first direct themselves towards Allah and asking Him for the good. Finally, Shaykh Faraz highlights lessons from the hijra (migration) of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as an example of true hope in Allah. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) took the means outwardly to perform the migration. And all while there were multiple dangers on the way, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had absolute trust in Allah and reassured Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) with what was revealed to him from The Lord of the worlds, “fear not, for Allah is with us”. This Friday khutba was delivered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani in March 2017 at  the Jame Masjid Oakville, Noor-ul-Haram. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 6
September 19, 2019

06- The Art of Reading -Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary

In this final episode of The Art of Reading, Dr Yusuf Patel asks Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary to holistically summarize all the various points and aspects which were discussed in the previous episodes. Shaykh Ahmed provides a comprehensive plan of how to coalesce all the skills of reading so that a student of knowledge is able to master the art of reading and ensure maximal extraction from a text. SeekersGuidance would like to thank Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary, Dr Yusuf Patel and Nabiel Mohammed for facilitating this podcast series. We look forward to more beneficial podcasts by Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary in the near future.   Biography of Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary: Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary is a researcher in Islamic intellectual history and a teacher of Islamic traditional sciences. He’s currently a teacher of Hadith, Usūl, Logic, and Kalam at Rawdatul-Na`īm under the supervision of Habib `Ali al-Jifrī; and at Madyafat Shaykh Ismaīl Sadiq al-`Adawī (RA), a prominent learning center by al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo. Formerly, Shaykh Ahmed worked as a Lead Researcher at Tabah Foundation. He was appointed by Habib `Ali al-Jifrī to architect the philosophical framework of Suaal initiative – an initiative concerned with modeling an Islamic philosophical response to contemporary existential questions, supervised by Shaykh `Ali Jumu`ah, Habib `Umar and Shaykh Usama al-Azhary. Shaykh Ahmed continues to participate in Suaal initiative through essays, public lectures, and workshops. Shaykh Ahmed studied Anthropology at American University in Cairo and received his training in Leadership Communication from Tulane University and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a life-long learner. He holds a diversified portfolio of almost 50 certificates in a variety of subjects – extending from Teaching Character and Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People to Complexity Theory, Model Thinking and Conflict Analysis. Shaykh Ahmed began his journey of studying traditional sciences about 20 years ago. In addition to studying with scholars from al-Azhar, he had the privilege of studying with visiting scholars from Algeria and India in a one-on-one format and was thus given an exceptional opportunity to study and discuss advanced-level texts of different sorts and over a long period of time. Shaykh Ahmed has more than 70 Ijazas from scholars from all over the Muslim world.

Episode 5
September 14, 2019

Re-Broadcast-Common Misconceptions about Istikhara – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh 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   Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 4
September 7, 2019

Re-Broadcast: Challenges and Choices: Lessons from the Great Day of Ashura

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the lessons of the great day of Ashura – the 10th of Muharram. This is one of the greatest days of the year – a day the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) highly encouraged us to fast. This is the day in which… Prophet Adam was absolved of his error; the day in which Prophet Nuh was saved from the flood; the day in which the people of Prophet Yunus were forgiven; the day in which Prophet Musa and Bani Israel were saved from the Pharaoh It is from the days in which Allah has favoured and honoured those whom He has tested with trials and challenges – and who responded right through the right choices. Shaykh Faraz explains the sunnahs related to fasting and devotion on the 10th of Muharram, as well as how the great historical events that happened on this day can help us respond right to the challenges in our life. The importance of knowing the history of faith – the life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) himself, the past Prophets, the righteous, scholars, saints, and virtuous – is that it gives us embodied examples of turning to Allah through the tests of life, towards becoming of His honoured and beloved servants.

Episode 3
August 25, 2019

The Time Is Now: Returning to Allah, the Merciful, in Gratitude and Joy Without Delay- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us of the great bounties and blessings that God has bestowed upon us in this sacred month of Hajj. Shaykh Faraz calls upon us to recognize and appreciate the moments of life that God has gifted us with. The scholars of Islam state that the greatest moment that a believer finds him or herself in is the moment of the present. By returning and repenting to Allah with sincerity and a firm resolve we can elevate our ranks to that of a friend of God. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 2
August 10, 2019

The Doors of Mercy Are Wide Open: Blessings of Dhul Hijja and the Day of Arafa- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shares inspiring reminders on the vastness of Allah’s mercy, and the gratitude and joy a believer should experience when realizing the blessings and opportunities before them. The Days of Dhu’l Hijja are special. The Day of Arafa is special. Eid is special. Here are keys to truly benefit and rise through them. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate Help SeekersGuidance support deserving scholars and students this Ramadan: give your zakat and charity to the Global Islamic Scholars Fund — www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 1
August 10, 2019

‘Shepherds and Their Flocks: Parental Responsibility’- Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

This sermon is a discussion around the sahih hadith 'All of you are [like] shepherds, and all of you will be asked about you flocks. The topics of parenting, fulfilling the needs and rights of children, and common parental malpractices are addressed here. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate Help SeekersGuidance support deserving scholars and students this Ramadan: give your zakat and charity to the Global Islamic Scholars Fund — www.seekersguidance.org/donate