Parents Matter More Than Peers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Muslim Reflections on Leonard Sax’s The Collapse of Parenting We want to transfer our religious values to our children. We want them to love Allah and His Messenger, to live moral lives, to be responsible and hardworking, to pray for us after we leave this world, and to bring joy to the Messenger of Allah […]

Parenting Question of the Week – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

* Courtesy of Basira Education How do I answer my five-year old daughter when she asks, “Where is Allah?” 15-year olds in my Why Islam is True class learn how to answer this question. They learn that God is not in a space because space is a property of things in the created universe. Since […]

Why Islam is True E12: Who Designed the Designer? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Atheists object to the argument for God’s existence from design by asking the question, “Who designed the designer?” This objection is, in fact, a sound objection because the design argument in its common formulation by Christian theists is, in fact, flawed. But it is not a valid objection to the inferences that Muslim theologians make […]

Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 3) – What is True Love?

Dear readers, welcome back to the continuation of our third episode of our periodic conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the Dean of Academics at SeekersGuidance, and is one of our senior teachers.    Osama: Let’s begin by connecting this conversation to our previous […]

Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 2 continued) – What is the Purpose of Life?

Dear readers, welcome back to the continuation of our second episode of our periodic conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the Dean of Academics at SeekersGuidance, and is one of our senior teachers. continued…   Osama: You have forwarded the idea that Islam is […]

When Should I Fast? When Should I Celebrate Eid? Moonsighting, Calculations, and Muslim Unity – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Every year, Muslim communities are divided over whether to fast and celebrate Eid based on naked-eye sighting of the moon or calculations, and whether to follow the first sighting anywhere in the world, or whether to follow a local sighting. In this seminar, Shaykh Hamza Karamali will explain the various scholarly positions on how to […]

When Was the First Ramadan? Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Fasting became obligatory in stages — first, the Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded his Companions (Allah be pleased with them) to fast the day of ‘Ashura; then, Allah Most High revealed the verses that made it obligatory to fast Ramadan, but He gave the Companions (Allah be pleased with them) the option to pay […]

Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 2) – What is the purpose of life?

Dear Readers, welcome back to the second episode of our periodic conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the Dean of Academics at SeekersGuidance, and is one of our senior teachers.    Osama: Salam ‘alaykum Shaykh Hamza, As always, it’s a great blessing to be […]

Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 1) – Is Religion Relevant in the 21st Century

Dear Readers, Welcome to our first conversation with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. My name is Osama Hassan, and I will be having monthly conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali around topics that we are faced with as we struggle to live as Muslims in the modern age. Shaykh Hamza […]