June 24, 2022 6 mins

13 Benefits of the SeekersGuidance Internship Program

The SeekersGuidance Internship Program is a six-month program of service, learning, and growth. We are now taking applications for the fourth iteration of this globally-accessible program. We invite you to join us on this sacred journey. This is a unique opportunity in the spirit of Islamic activism founded on love, community, and excellence.  Our interns […]
June 24, 2022 2 mins

Is Breathing Meditation Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question The place where I work recently introduced a form of breathing meditation, supposedly secular, that promotes emptying the mind to focus on work more. It simply consists of focusing back on the breath when distracted, no mantra whatsoever. While I understand that the act of breathing is not under […]
June 23, 2022 5 mins

How Can I Educate My Friend about the Importance of Following a Madhab?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question A friend of mine is a Salafi In England; she has grown up her whole life following their way and being taught according to their Madrasahs. She respects all four madhhabs but believes you should “not follow one blindly.” I’ve tried to educate her on the importance of following […]
June 23, 2022 3 mins

How Can I Determine How Religious My Future Spouse Should Be?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I wanted to ask about choosing a future spouse. We know that his religiosity is the most important thing, but how religious should they be? How do I define how religious I am? How do I determine how religious he is if I don’t know him? Everyone has faults, […]