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Qur’an Recitation: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

Qur’an recitation forms the eighth chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world.

Here, we share some of the best SeekersHub resources available on this subject plus video recordings from SeekersHub Toronto, where live sessions will be held everyday this Ramadan.

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Ramadan Mubarak – It’s time for Renewal #RamadanRenewal

Ramadan Mubarak from all of us at SeekersHub Global!

This Ramadan at SeekersHub, the Qur’an is once again our closest companion. However, this year we will see it afresh through the lens of the Ihya, widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality ever written.
We will broadcast our Ramadan program live from SeekersHub Toronto. Catch up on recordings via YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, Google Play and SeekersHub.com

  • Daily Quran tafsir, on podcast and Youtube
  • Daily resource list to accompany each chapter of the Ihya on the SeekersHub blog
  • Daily group recitation and commentary on a new dua
  • Meaningful reminders from various scholars throughout this holy month, on the podcast and SeekersHub.com
  • And so much more 

We’ll be live-streaming the entire month of programming right from SeekersHub Toronto so you don’t miss a thing.

Tarawih Prayers with Ustadh Tabraze Azam

This year we are honoured to have with us special guest qari, Ustadh Tabraze Azam from with whom we will complete the Qur’an.
Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, England, a quiet town close to the east coast of England.
His journey for seeking sacred knowledge began when he privately memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown at the age of 16.

Looking for more?

Choose from a list of short courses. Enter your email address and the audio will be sent directly to your inbox. Take a look at what our academy team has specially selected for you this Ramadan.
Visit the Ramadan Resources page here.
May Allah accept all your acts of worship during this blessed month,
Was salaam,
Erin
P.S. This Ramadan, our goal to raise $75,000 in monthly donations so we can build a Global Islamic Seminary, so that students all over the world can pursue the path of Islamic scholarship, free of charge. Details coming soon insha’Allah. We’re counting on your support!

SeekersHub Resources #RamadanRenewal

Welcoming Ramadan In The Best Way, by Shaykh Naveed Arif
Ramadan and its Blessings
The Complete Guide to Fasting
Hypoglycemia and Ramadan
Who is looking out for Muslim converts this Ramadan? Imam Khalid Latif

Knowledge and Guidance: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

Seeking knowledge is the subject that occupies the first chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Why did he begin with knowledge, before moving on to the chapter on prayer?

Here, we share some of the best SeekersHub resources available on this subject plus video recordings from SeekersHub Toronto, where live sessions will be held everyday this Ramadan.

Loving the Books of Imam Ghazali is a Sign that Allah Loves you

“You open the books of Imam Ghazali and your basking in the favours of Allah”  says Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, while introducing Imam Ghazali and the book Breaking the Two Desires from his work Ihya Ulum Al-Din.

Shaykh Ibrahim emphasizes the importance of the books of Imam Ghazali by relating insightful dreams people have had with the Imam in them and also gives a beautiful summary of how the Ihya is broken down. We thank Greensville Trust for this video.

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The Revival of the Religious Sciences – Studying the Ihya

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is covering two books in the Ihya in his weekly live classes from SeekersHub Toronto:

Book 2: The Principles of Islamic Belief

Book 13: Earning a Living

These classes will deepen the understanding of key subject-areas for concerned seekers, from one of the greatest, most blessed, and most insightful works of the Islamic tradition and develop seekers’ understanding of Arabic, as the text will be read in Arabic, translated, and some key Arabic vocabulary and usage will be explained.
Click here to register

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About Ihya ulum al-din
Imam al-Ghazali’s masterwork The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya ‘ulum al-din) is an unrivalled sourcebook of Muslim spiritual wisdom. Practical rather than abstract, the compelling force of this text has changed millions of lives – and continues to do so today.

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad explains in the introduction to The Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife: Book XL of The Revival of the Religious Sciences, ed. by T. J. Winter, Islamic Texts Society 1995:

Imam al-Ghazali (d.1111), known as the ‘Proof of Islam’, authored over a hundred books on all the Islamic scholarly disciplines.

Famed as a jurist, theologian and teacher at the Nizamiyya madrasa in Baghdad, he mastered the swirling intellectual currents of his day to articulate the importance and harmony of Islamic orthodoxy with compelling and renewed clarity.

This is most clear in the work for which he is most celebrated, The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din), a compendium of spiritual guidance which he wrote to revive the flagging fortunes of the Islamic world in his age.

Covering every aspect of the religion, from belief, to worship, to daily life, to vice, virtue, and the final encounter with God, this text is regarded as one of the masterpieces of world sacred literature.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani answered a question in regards to Ihya ulum-al din:

The reason that the scholars and others paid so much attention to Ihya’ `Ulum id Din, ‘The Revival of the Religious Sciences’ by Imam Ghazali is because he (may Allah have mercy on him and be well pleased with him) explained the realities of Islam in the most stunning way and with the most subtle of discourse.

Imam Ghazali also explained the diseases of hearts that destroy one on the Day of Judgment and explained the ways the shaytan enters upon one and how one may cure this.

Importance of Imam al-Ghazali today – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Lessons from the Life of Imam al-Ghazali – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

1. al-Zabidi, Ithaf al-sada al-muttaqin (Cairo, 1311), I, 27.