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 […]

Knowledge & Sacrifice Build Muslim Communities- Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this keynote address delivered at SeekersGuidance’s New Home benefit luncheon, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains the crucial role knowledge plays in bringing communities to life and the importance of sacrifice to spread knowledge. Shaykh Yahya begins by reading a memorandum on the state of our community and the challenges its leaders face, explaining how it […]

Knowledge Is Only Spread Through Sacrifice – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

At SeekersGuidance’s annual benefit luncheon, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains how true knowledge is only spread through sacrifice Shaykh Yahya begins by reading a letter from a female scholar, explaining why she can’t attend his event, as she she is drowning in her community tasks. Few people are truly willing to help, she says, as they […]

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus on Why YOU Should Support the Islamic Scholarship Fund

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains why the Islamic Scholarship Fund is relevant to our times, and urges us to  contribute to this amazing cause. Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, I wanted to strongly urge you all to contribute to the SeekersGuidance Islamic Scholarship Fund, because supporting people of knowledge, qualified teachers, is one of the […]

Branches of Faith – 09: The Tree of Faith & the Believer – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In his second session examining the metaphor of the tree of faith, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reflects on some of the connections between the natural tree and the faith of the believer. The roots of the tree of faith, he explains, is belief, and it is watered by Allah’s mercy. One’s obligations form the trunk of […]

Branches of Faith – 08: 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 from institution building. Beginning with the seed of faith, he draws links between nurturing the soil […]

The Urgent Priorities for Muslims in the West – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this critical and timely talk, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus emphasizes and highlights the urgency of the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, which is the Prophetic inheritance. He continues to explain that Imam al-Ghazali highlighted three principles in his magnum opus, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences), that are meant to bring about renewal […]

Tribulations from a Faith Perspective – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya highlights that the greatest gift that we have been given, is the gift of faith because enables us to live a life of purpose. Faith is also the greatest gift we can give to the modern world in which we live. As people move further and further away from belief, resulting in a […]

The Prophet Muhammad’s Love for Sayyida Khadija – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this podcast, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus calls the believers to reflect on the history in the Qur’an being a sacred history. Shaykh Yahya goes on to explain the high rank of Sayyida Khadija and how every time the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)left the house he mentioned her out of a heartfelt […]

Learn to Live – 01 – Interview with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this interview, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus shares with us and reflects on his journey of seeking knowledge. He starts by telling us his story of accepting of Islam and how that eventually led him onto a path of seeking sacred knowledge. He narrates inspirational stories of special people he met on his journey. Shaykh Yahya then talks about some […]