What Is the Definition of God?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the definition of God? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. God You have asked an incredibly important question. Please read and reflect on this brilliant paper by […]

Does Saying “O My God” Entail Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Does using the following english phrases entail disbelief? – O my goodness – For goodness’ sake (it is to be said that this is used instead of “for God’s sake”) – Goodness me – O my god Answer: assalamu alaykum Generally speaking, uttering these expressions is not a sin […]

Day 14 in a Nutshell – Liberate Yourself From All But God, #YourRamadanHub Xtra

If you missed the livestream of the extraordinary short talks Shaykh Walead Mosaad gave plus the two from Ustadh Amjad and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus (via video), you can listen to them in full on the SeekersHub podcast on iTunes in due course. Please subscribe for automatic updates. If you could take a moment to rate the podcast and […]

Confronting Atheism and Our Own Doubts

In Islam, faith is an active rather than passive concept. From the sinner to the saint, everyone’s faith will waver from time to time. What do we do about it? Regardless of which faith group we belong to, we will waver in of our faith in the existence of God, our confidence in the applicability of faith in modern […]

What Should I Answer When Asked About God’s Creator?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: If an atheist asks me who created God, how should I answer? Answer: assalamu alaykum The question is deemed to be rationally absurd, This is because God is a rationally necessary being, meaning His being is pre-eternal, not consigned to time and space, and unchanging. Consequently, the question, “who […]

If God Is Good, Why Is There So Much Evil In The World?

Why would Allah, who is the Source of all that is pure and good, allow evil and injustice to thrive in this world? Why does He test us with trials and tribulations? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani goes back to the drawing board on this perennial question.

Finding true, eternal love beyond mere shades of grey

Seekers Hub’s Global Programs Director, Abdul-Rehman Malik, reflects on finding true, eternal love on BBC Radio 2.

Marvelling at the Heart – Reflections by Sidi Suhayb

“Verily, in the body is a small piece of flesh that if it is healthy, the whole body is healthy and if it is sick, the whole body is sick. This small piece of flesh is the heart.” [Bukhari and Muslim] [Marvels of the heart course] Knowledge of the heart is considered to be fard […]

Mercy, The Stamp of Creation by Dr Umar Faruq Abd’Allah

This paper examines the role of mercy in the Islamic tradition and eternal salvation, and its imprint on all affairs of the universe. Although Islam is often proclaimed as the ‘religion of peace,’ theologically, it is more accurate to refer to it as the ‘religion of mercy.’ God has designated mercy as his primary relation to […]

Reflections of MicroMolvi: My First Interfaith Dialogue

By Yousaf Seyal Today is a big day for me. I have left my home to fly out for the journey of a lifetime; headed towards America’s first Muslim Liberal Arts School, Zaytuna College. When flying, I usually try to sit beside an elderly person to enjoy a conversation to entertain me throughout my trip. […]