What Can Be Termed Jihad?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. Can fighting for the freedom of Syria and Palestine be termed as Jihad and is it in Allah’s cause? Or it is a fight for land and cannot be termed jihad? 2. Is Jihad the best of deeds as one of the Sahih Hadith regarding jihad […]

How Should I Understand the Concept of ‘Jihad by the Pen’?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. Can you tell me what is the concept of ‘Jihad by the Pen’? 2. I have a dream (in sha Allah) that- after finishing my study and getting a job, I will donate in Dawah related works. Will my current study also be considered as ‘Jihad […]

On Jihad, Knighthood, and Just War Theory, by Mohammed Safi

Mohammed Safi reflects on the new attacks on activist and community organizer Linda Sarsour for her usage of the word “jihad”. Knighthood and knights are considered positive things in American culture and western culture more broadly. Although historically many knights have done horribly evil and barbaric things, as intelligent people most of us can parse that and […]

No peace, no justice – Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

Muslims have sadly become a people who are focused on the idea of justice, and justice above all, writes Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa. Our actions and concerns are governed by the mentality: no justice, no peace. Thus, we have become known to the world as fighters for our rights, demanding justice from all those who would […]

Last of the Tasburai: New Sci-fi Novel With A Muslim Twist

Dubbed the ‘Halal Game of Thrones’, the epic fantasy novel Last of the Tasburai is an action packed page-turner that will prove popular with Muslim readers, young and old. SeekersHub interviews the author, Rehan Khan.   Why did you get into fiction writing? REHAN: Fiction, particularly fantasy and sci-fi creates a safe place to explore controversial issues the […]

A Victory of Mercy, by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

The conquest of Mecca and how the Prophet demonstrated mercy at the moment of his greatest earthly triumph, by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic […]

ISIS – is it a Legitimate Expression of Islam?

Islam’s stance on ISIS The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq ( ISIS ) constitutes the most serious threat Islam has ever faced. To justify its horrible crimes and appeal to Muslims around the world, ISIS has based its ideology on a superficial and literalist approach to the Sacred Texts of Islam – the Holy Qur’an […]

War is not the Way: Peace is the Path by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

The following is the foreword to the booklet entitled, “Pursuit of Peace: 2014 Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.” Click here for the original link [Spread Peace] The pursuit of peace is a most noble human endeavour. The Qur’an states, “Now if they incline towards peace, then incline to it, and place your trust in […]

VIDEO: This is not the path to paradise, advice from Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah

“Young men and women, we plead with you to take time out for contemplation. The path you are taking is not correct. It will never lead to paradise. This is a path of total destruction to both this life and the next. Your Jihad should be building up your countries. Your jihad should be treating people […]

The Menace of So-called “Jihad” – Imam Zaid Shakir

To see the original post: Click here [Speak out] Those of us who have been speaking out against the menace of so-called “Jihad” must redouble our efforts. “Jihad” is far more than a threat to the lives of unsuspecting innocent people, both here in the West and in Muslim countries. It is a threat to […]