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Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

October 9, 2023 3 mins

Preserve Good and Prevent Harm

This article is from Living Green: The Way of the Greatest Environmentalist (peace be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ali Hani, and Ustad Amjad Tarsin answer questions on care, responsibility and stewardship of the environment. This is the fifth article in the series. Submission is to make one’s action in accordance with the Divine […]
October 2, 2023 5 mins

Sunnas of Stewardship

This article is from Living Green: The Way of the Greatest Environmentalist (peace be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ali Hani, and Ustad Amjad Tarsin answer questions on care, responsibility and stewardship of the environment. This is the fourth article in the series. Allah tells us in the Quran: وَمَا مِن دَاۤبَّة فِی ٱلۡأَرۡضِ […]
September 28, 2023 5 mins

Identity, Time and Peace

The question addressed in this article is central to our understanding of ourselves and Muslims. It is the second in a series taken from the On Demand Course: Who Am I? Understanding Muslim Identity in Light of the Prophet’s Way. The question of, “Who am I?” is one of the most important questions. Scholars of the […]
September 25, 2023 4 mins

Corruption and the Sins of Man

This article is taken from Living Green: The Way of the Greatest Environmentalist (peace be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ali Hani, and Ustad Amjad Tarsin answer questions on care, responsibility and stewardship of the environment. This is the second article in the series. Allah made the universe in further order by sending Prophets […]
September 18, 2023 5 mins

A Green Path through Life

This article is taken from Living Green: The Way of the Greatest Environmentalist (peace be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ali Hani, and Ustad Amjad Tarsin answer questions on care, responsibility and stewardship of the environment. This is the second article in the series. Just as everything in the universe glorifies Allah, is submissive […]
September 11, 2023 3 mins

The Environment in The Quran

This article is taken from Living Green: The Way of the Greatest Environmentalist (peace be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ali Hani, and Ustad Amjad Tarsin answer questions on care, responsibility and stewardship of the environment. This is the first article in the series. The environment affects humans and humans affect it. It includes […]
April 15, 2021 2 mins

Qur’an Recitation: A SeekersGuidance Reader

Qur’an recitation forms the eighth chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Here are some of the best SeekersGuidance resources available on the subject of Qur’an recitation. We pray they help you to enliven and to savor your recitation during […]
May 22, 2020 2 mins

The True Eid – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

“Be Joyful with Allah.” This is what Ustadh Amjad Tarsin heard while he was studying abroad. Here, he speaks about Eid in our religion, and encourages us to see the beauty encompassed in the tradition. Pray for Acceptance One of the best things we can do on Eid, is pray for the acceptance of the […]
April 25, 2020 0 mins

Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan – Ramadan Playlist

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, Shaykh Adeyinka Mendes and other leading scholars provide lessons on how to embody the values and realities of the month of Ramadan. This video series was recorded during Ramadan 2016.
April 22, 2020 0 mins

Get Ready for Ramadan: Reflecting on the Great Opportunity – Ustadh Amjad ...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin highlights the great opportunity for all Muslims in Ramadan to draw closer to Allah and be granted salvation. He urges everyone to reflect on that opportunity and increase in their aspirations for the good in Ramadan.
June 30, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 35 – On Divine Love and Contentment- Ustadh A...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin looks at the closing chapter of Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance, on Divine Love and Contentment. He begins the section by explaining why we love Allah and the various degrees of love of God. He shows that other loves for the sake of God — such as love of the prophets — […]
June 18, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 33 – On Reliance on God – Ustadh Amjad ...

In this episode, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explores the virtue of reliance on God (tawakkul), looking at the concept from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. Imam Haddad starts the section with the virtues of reliance from various Qur’anic verses and hadith. He explains the basis of reliance (realizing that everything is in Allah’s control) and its […]
June 16, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 32 – Renunciation (from Haddad’s Book o...

In this episode, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses the virtue of renunciation, covering the section in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He discusses the importance of renouncing worldliness and its spiritual benefit and warns against the harms of being attached to the world. He highlights the virtue of renunciation, with key discussions on its objectives and […]
June 2, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 27 – Repentance (from Imam Haddad’s Boo...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin covers the concept of repentance (tawba), reading the discussion on the topic in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. In this section, he emphasizes the requirement of repentance and outlines how it is to be fulfilled. He warns against persistence in sin and encourages the constant renewal of one’s repenting to Allah. He […]
June 2, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 26 – On Salutations and a Salutary Opinion &#...

Ustadh Amjad discusses the section “On Salutations and a Salutary Opinion” from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance, where he discusses spreading peace, having good character, and its various manifestations. He first touches on the greetings of peace and various etiquettes pertaining to it, as well as related proprieties related to social rights—responding to one who […]
May 29, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 24 – Kindness and Charity – Ustadh Amja...

In this episode, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues the exploration of the chapters in Haddad’s Book of Assistance related to good character with others. He first examines the concept of love and hate for the sake of God. Next, he explains the importance of good company and highlights the virtue of being merciful and easygoing and […]
May 27, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 21 – Scrupulousness – Ustadh Amjad Tars...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin gives guidance on avoiding the religiously doubtful based on the section on scrupulousness in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He explains how falling into the religiously suspect and unlawful tarnishes our spiritual works, emphasizing that this particularly applies as related to our food, as acts fuelled by the prohibited will be anything […]
May 27, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 20 – Fasting and Ramadan – Ustadh Amjad...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin inspires us to rev up our Ramadan devotions, giving a reminder on fasting and Ramadan from the section in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He underscores the importance of increasing one’s good works, staying in the mosque, and performing night prayers (tarawih) in the sacred month. Next, he sheds light on the […]
May 24, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 18 – Congregational Prayer – Ustadh Amj...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues the series “Embracing Excellence – 30 Steps on the Straight Path,” covering the Book of Assistance by Imam Haddad. In this session, he discusses prayer in congregation, its merit, and how it is to be properly performed for both men and women. He highlights the importance of following the imam properly, […]
May 23, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 17 – The Ritual Prayer – Ustadh Amjad T...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin looks at the ritual prayer, covering Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He discusses the importance of praying at the beginning of the time and preparing for the prayer in advance. He sheds light on the outward and inward manners to be observed while praying, highlighting the importance of concentration. He closes by […]
May 21, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 15 – Following the Sunna (Part Two) – U...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues to look at the chapter in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on following the sunna. In this episode, he discusses the importance of following the sunna, and gives a recap of the sunnas related to one’s clothing, speech, walking, sitting, sleep, eating and drinking, and sexual relations. Next, Ustadh Amjad completes […]
May 20, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 14 – Following the Sunna (Part One) – U...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin begins looking at the most comprehensive chapter in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance, on Following the Sunna. In this episode, he cites examples of the stringent following of the sunna by the righteous. He also gives a thorough discussion of sunnas related to one’s clothing and dress, speech and conversation, walking, sitting, […]
May 19, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 13 – Cleanliness (from Imam Haddad’s Bo...

Imam Haddad characteristically begins his chapter on cleanliness in the Book of Assistance not with outward but inward cleanliness — purifying the heart from character traits he describes as “vile”: envy, showing off, and so forth. And when he moves on to outward cleanliness, he first looks at purifying one’s outward from sin and adorning […]
May 17, 2019 1 min

Embracing Excellence – 10 – Following the Book and Sunna – Ust...

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains the chapter of Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on following the Qur’an and sunna. He highlights its centrality to faith and warns against innovations contradicting the sunna, while clarifying that this does not refer to everything not practiced by Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). He also sheds […]