Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path – 03 –Vigilance , from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues the series "Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path" covering Imam Haddad’s manual The Book of Assistance. In this session, he looks at the third chapter, on Vigilance (muraqaba), which, he explains,…

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path – 02 – Intention , from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues the series "Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path" covering Imam Haddad’s manual The Book of Assistance. In this session, he looks at the second chapter, on Intention. He sheds light on the centrality…

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path - 01 - Certainty, from Imam Haddad's Book of Assistance - Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin covers the first chapter of Imam Haddad’s manual The Book of Assistance, on Certainty. He explains how we can nurture sincerity through the reflection in our lives and to our how this applies to our recitation of the…

02- The Art of Reading- Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary

In this new podcast series, Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary will discuss why the art of reading is critical for students of knowledge to master. One of the greatest barriers in mastering a science is the inability to read with structure and…

Fasting is for Me, 11 Lessons on the Virtues of Fasting - Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this talk and presentation, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani expands on the various virtues and rewards of fasting. Shaykh Faraz bases his presentation on the seminal work (Siraj al – Talibeen) of the great Andalusian scholar, Qadi Abū Bakr ibn…

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,…

Answering a Call to Prayer and Its Lessons- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

 In this Khutba talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us of the importance of showing gratitude and thanks for the immense blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us. The call of prayer (athan) is one such blessing which is laden with meanings. Our…

01- The Art of Reading - Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary

In this new podcast series, Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary will discuss why the art of reading is critical for students of knowledge to master. One of the greatest barriers in mastering a science is the inability to read with structure and…

Ready for Ramadan: The Lessons of Mindfulness, Gratitude, Qur'an, Glorification, and Closeness in the Month of Fasting-Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shared five key spiritual lessons related to fasting and the month of Ramadan. These same lessons are a means to prepare for Ramadan and reflection upon changing our relationship with Allah. These lessons of fasting…
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Ascension Through Prayer and Pardon- Shaykh Sadullah Khan

  This is a talk by Shaykh Sadullah Khan, who is a leading Islamic Scholar from South Africa. In this talk, he discusses the pertinent lessons we can derive from the Night Journey and Ascension of the Prophet (peace be upon him)…

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…

The Christchurch Mosque Massacre: Pain, Certitude, and Positive Concern - Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this timely reminder after the New Zealand mosque shootings, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersGuidance (https://seekersguidance.org) sheds light on how the believer should respond to the tragedy. While one feels pain for the loss of…

Being Balanced - Emotional and Mental Health- Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Our emotions are the means through which many of our tests in life come. Whether it is happiness, sadness, gratitude, anger, or otherwise, we are tested through our responses to them. Being balanced emotionally is essential to physical,…

Forgiveness in Light of Being With The People, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

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Forgiveness in Light of Being With The People, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk…
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10 Steps to Firm-Footedness in Seeking Knowledge of Fiqh

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In this brief podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides 10 genuinely useful tips on gaining and retaining a firm grasp of your knowledge of fiqh. See also: "From knowing nothing to becoming a student of knowledge" Advice from Habib Ali Al-Jifri…
The Crucial Status of Fatwa in Islam and Its Impact – Habib Umar

The Blessing of Knowledge, by Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said

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Allah has promised that He will facilitate the path to Jannah for anyone who embarks on the journey to seeking knowledge. Imagine being in the company of the “pious ones” in the Eternal Garden. Can you afford to lose out on this opportunity?…

Purifying the Hearts- Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

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In a Friday sermon given in Cape Town, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin reminds us about the relationship between the believers and the state of their hearts, to their connection with Allah. He quotes the hadith, “The Messenger of Allah(peace be upon…

Appreciating the Blessing of the Prophet (peace be upon him)- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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In this Friday sermon, given at a historic mosque in Cape Town, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani encourages us to be more appreciative of the greatest blessings we possess: our vast of knowledge of the Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him). Knowledge of…

The Righteous Scholar A Person of Knowledge and Action - Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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The Mahabbah Foundation of Cape Town, South Africa, has organized a tour featuring Habib Umar bin Hafiz and a number of other scholars. You can find the full program with times and dates on their Facebook page here. As part of the tour,…

Begin Right, Begin with Light: New Year Reflection for 2019 from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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Start your year with reflecting on how to see things around you for what they are. Start to look at things differently with the eye of faith, cognizant of divine manifestations in all their ways. Know the three keys of beginning your year right…