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SeekersHub Impact Report Highlights

SeekersHub Global Impact Report: Growing, Global Impact Made Possible With Your Support.

Are you curious about exactly how far SeekersHub reaches? How many people we serve? What are the different programs we run, and partnerships we are involved in? How many female and male scholars teach with us? Is there a difference between the online and on-ground curriculum?

Watch the above presentation of the Global Impact Report, given at the Impact Luncheon at SeekersHub Toronto on 11 August 2018. Highlights include messages from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, our Executive Director, Operations Director, and student Sr. Sandra Noe.

Access an overview of the report here, or read the full report below (click image to scroll).

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The Believer’s Strange Rejoicing – and an Exclusive Eid Gift

Eid Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Eid al-Adha, 1439 / 2018

Say: In Allah’s grace and mercy let them rejoice. That is far better than whatever they amass.” [Qur’an, 10.58] 

Allah, the Lord of Grace and Mercy, has made rejoicing (farah) a religious duty. Gratitude for God’s blessings doesn’t come easily to humans. Rather, we’re given to rejoice in the gifts, while forgetting the Giver.
 
Eid is a time to rejoice in Allah’s Blessings; to rejoice in the Grace and Mercy of Allah; to rejoice in Allah Himself.

Take time this Eid to look with gratitude: appreciate and celebrate the blessings of faith, guidance, and good in your life. Celebrate the blessing of parents, family, friends, and community. Celebrate everything that surrounds you of Allah’s blessings.

And direct this celebration in gratitude to the Giver–Allah Most High, declaring, ‘God is Truly Great’ (Allahu Akbar).

What About Difficulties and Trials

We all have troubles, and difficulties–and we are all aware of much injustice, tribulation, hardship, and distress all around the world.

However, the believer understands that all trials are from the Divine Wisdom. Allah Most High tells us, “[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deeds.” [Qur’an, 67.2]

If we respond to the tests in our life–and the tests we see around us–with the best of deeds, with steadfast patience (sabr) and gratitude (shukr), then every moment of our lives is a moment of light, mercy, good, and a step on the path of Divine Love.

This is the marvel of the Prophetic way. The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “How strange are the affairs of the believer, for their entire affair is for their good–and that is for no one but the believer. If pleasing things happen to them, they are grateful–and that is good for them. And if displeasing things happen to them, they are steadfastly patience–and that is also good for them.”  [Muslim]

The Burda of Imam Busiri

The Burda of Imam Busiri of Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri (d. 696 AH, 1295 CE) is a ten-chapter, 160-line poem in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). It is arguably the most loved, most recited, and most commented-upon poem in human history. There are over 100 scholarly commentaries by the greatest late scholars of Islam on it–including commentaries by Ibn Hajar, Zakariyya al-Ansari, Mulla Ali al-Qari, and Ibn Hajar al-Haytami, all imams of Islamic scholarship. This poem continues to be recited and sung from East and West.

This exclusive rendition of the Qasida Burda was recorded in a lively, ‘Shami’ (Syrian) style by the Diya Brothers of Amman, Jordan, for SeekersHub Global. 

We are sharing it with the global SeekersHub family as an Eid Gift. May Allah increase us in faith, guidance, and good–and make us of those who have true love and gratitude.

With love and best wishes,

Faraz Rabbani
Executive Director, SeekersHub Toronto Islamic Seminary

Exclusive Eid Gift

 


SeekersHub Global Impact Report

SeekersHub Global Impact Report: A Snapshot of the Growing, Global Impact Made Possible With Your Support

Click to access the SeekersHub Global Impact report in PDF

SeekersHub has launched our Global Impact Report. It expounds on our vision to build an Islamic Seminary with Global Impact, while upholding the Prophetic ethos of making knowledge free and accessible to all those who seek it.

A letter from our founder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, is included. He talks about his focus, the gradual and steady growth of SeekersHub since 2011, and the SeekersHub commitment.

Two case studies are presented which illustrate local work and global impact. Statistics are presented which illustrate 600 course registrations in 2011, and an anticipated 120,000 projected for 2018.

Testimonials are presented from students in Toronto, India, and New Zealand–which demonstrate the global reach to students taking our courses and accessing our online services.

Highlights presented for SeekersHub Toronto Islamic Seminary are:

  1. Step One: Certificate & Seminary Track Students

  2. New Resident Scholar – Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Ba-Dhib

  3. Community Engagement

  4. Collaboration with Global Muslim Deaf Canada

Highlights presented for SeekersHub Global Islamic Seminary are:

  1. Launching our Global Arabic Language Program

  2. Launching Seekersub Global in Arabic

  3. Our Commitment to Female Islamic Scholarship

  4. Deploying the World-Class Five-Level Steps Curriculum

We feature our Steps Curriculum Courses with 650+ Toronto registration and 3,000+ Global registrations, as well as our other offerings such as On-Demand Courses, Q&A Service, Podcasts, and more.

This Global Impact Report was launched and presented at our Impact Luncheon at SeekersHub Toronto on 11 August 2018.

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