Biographies of Influential Muslims – A Reader

This reader gathers various SeekersHub resources on inspiring saints, scholars, and other influential Muslims of the past and present.   Companions and Pious Predecessor Sayyiduna Ja’far: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice Was Uwais al-Qarni Martyred? And a Unique Source for His Biography Biography of Malik ibn Dinar Muadh ibn Jabal and the Night of Mid-Sha’ban […]

What It Was Like To Say Farewell To Muhammad Ali, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin drove down to Louisville, Kentucky with a friend to attend the janaza of Muhammad Ali, an event Imam Zaid Shakir described as one replete with signs of Muhammad Ali’s closeness to Allah and His beloved Messenger ﷺ. Having now returned, Ustadh Amjad reflects on the things he saw and heard while out there.

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 […]

On What Ultimately Matters: Muhammad Ali, My Grandfather and Ramadan

Nearly a month ago, my grandfather passed away in a tragic car accident aged 93 along with my father. Today, we lost the great Muslim sports icon and activist, Muhammad Ali, whose charisma, skill, and attitude mesmerized the world for decades. Each of these deaths and the reactions they generated have taught me an important […]

Muhammad Ali – The Acts That Help When We Die, by Mostafa Azzam

There had been a time he was named Cassius Clay; A time he was praising himself night and day. “I’m the best in the world,” “So pretty,” he’d say. And then in this world, he had risen so far; Until he was granted his very own star. With the famous of famous now put up […]