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Daily Checklist for the Spiritual Traveler to the Divine – Compiled by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Sha‘ār

Any individual wishing to turn to Allah on a daily basis should try their upmost to implement the following checklist and advice.This daily checklist was compiled by Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Sha’ar, son of Sidi Abu Munir, the longtime personal attendant of the great Damascene scholar of Islamic spiritually, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri. صلاة ركعتين في […]

Dying Upon Love of Allah — the Beautiful Counsel of al-Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib to His Son

Imam Bayhaqi relates in his Shu’ab al-Iman that when al-Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib—the uncle of the Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him and his folk)—was on the verge of death, he said to his son:   “O Abd Allah! I counsel you to: (1) love Allah (Mighty and Majestic), (2) and to […]

10 Steps to Firm-Footedness in Seeking Knowledge of Fiqh

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 for Seekers of Knowledge The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge Habib Umar’s Advice to the Seekers […]

How Can I Advise My Non-Practicing Sibling?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My sister has not been fasting for over 30 years. She admits that she has not any physical reason or illness that makes fasting difficult. She gives money to poor people, but not in any calculated method or order. She also didn’t pray for all that time. […]

Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

Enjoining good and forbidding evil forms the 19th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Is It Obligatory to Forbid a Disliked Action? Advising My Father to Keep a Beard Advising a Spouse to Be a Better Muslim Should I […]

Imam Zaid Shakir on The Futility of The "Haram Police"

When Imam Zaid Shakir first became Muslim, he was a massive jazz fan. It was all he listened to. “No one ever told me music was haram,” he says. “No one threatened to lynch me or burn me in a pile of melting LPs.” So how did he give it all up? Find out in […]

Thank God for SeekersHub

Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa was at the SeekersHub booth at the 2015 Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto. In this video, he gives pertinent and relevant advice to SeekersHub’s volunteers and students of knowledge. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing and rejoicing in Allah’s blessing of us being connected to the SeekersHub, especially the […]

How Can I Help Non-Practising Family and Friends?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalamu alaykum, I have friends who I’ve known for almost a decade, who don’t practice unfortunately. I try my best to drag them to Islamic events, talk to them about Islam. This is the same case with my siblings.I try my hardest, but there’s only so much I […]

Imam Zaid Shakir’s khutbah on the Chapel Hill shooting

Imam Zaid Shakir addresses the Chapel Hill shooting in his Friday khutbah in Michigan. See also, his comments shortly after the tragedy unfolded, “May the deaths of these beautiful young people, and all others who have perished as a result of senseless, inexcusable violence, anywhere, not be in vain. May they motivate us all to […]

Seeker’s Expectations – How to Seek Knowledge

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Seeker’s Expectations Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Three keys: (1) Prepare carefully for class (2) Attend attentively (3) Review regularly How to Prepare for the Class Minimally: (1) Read the text (2) Prepare your questions Ideally: (1) Do the related readings (2) Take notes (3) Note/Look up […]