The Etiquette (Adab) of the Visitation (Ziyara) of the Prophet ﷺ – Dr. Hisham A. Hellyer

The Sacred Signs of God The sages and scholars of this religion have agreed that veneration for the sacred signs (sha’ir) of God is from the virtues of the heart – likewise, lack of proper etiquette (adab) with those signs is evidence of an unhealthy heart. Allah says in His Book: “If someone venerates the […]

Etiquette of Eating: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of eating form the 11th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. What Are Some of the Sunnahs of Eating? Riyad al-Salihin: Book on the Adab Related to Food Can You Pray After Eating Without Rinsing Your Mouth? (Video) […]

What Is the Proper Etiquette When Reading the Quran?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum 1. Do I have to wear my hijab while reading the Qur’an? 2. Can I sit in bed while reading it with my back against the headboard? 3. Do I have to be in Wudu? 4. I like to sit in bed before I go to sleep […]

What Happened When My Son Disturbed Junaid Jamshed in His Prayer

The recent death of Junaid Jamshed has shocked and saddened to many inside and outside Pakistan. SeekersHub volunteer, Hammad Din recalls a chance meeting with Jamshed, and how it touched him in a very deep way. Last year my son, then 2 years old, joined me for a congregational prayer at our local mosque in Markham, Canada. We […]

The Angels Who Come To Listen To You Recite The Qur’an, by Imam Khalid Latif

When the Prophet’s ﷺ companion Usaid ibn Hudair used to recite the Qur’an, the angels would descend from the heavens to listen. He would see a cloud above him shimmering with many lights. What did he have that others do not? Imam Khalid Latif tells us. Ramadan is a month of connecting to the Qur’an. Few […]

Preparing to Go Like Muhammad Ali (Without The Selfies), by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this first Friday khutba of Ramadan, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on the passing of the late Muhammad Ali and his funeral. In this great moment of truth, people were snapping selfies standing at or near the front of the janaza. The immediate and fleeting seems much more real than the ultimate – our own […]

Are Loud Dhikr and Supplications in a Mosque Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: What is the ruling of reciting du`a and shikr aloud by an imam? It is hard for me to attain khushu’ while the dhikr and du’a are recited aloud through a mic. I feel disturbed. Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are doing well. The general rule is that […]

What is the Etiquette to Follow When Sleeping in a Library Full of Islamic Literature?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam, My bed is located in my library which is full of Islamic literature. There are a lot of Islamic books which are lower than the level of my bed and my legs extend towards them. What is the ruling regarding this? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa […]

Is It Permissible To Annotate the Qur'an?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalam alaykum, I have a translation of the Qu’ran in english and I was wondering if it is permissible to highlight a verse or to even write on the side of the pages? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best […]

Can I Start Memorizing A Surah of the Qur’an From its Middle?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Is it bad to begin to memorize a surah starting from its middle? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. I asked Shaykh `Ali Hani this question and he […]