Imam Zaid Shakir on The Futility of The "Haram Police"

When Imam Zaid Shakir first became Muslim, he was a massive jazz fan. It was all he listened to. “No one ever told me music was haram,” he says. “No one threatened to lynch me or burn me in a pile of melting LPs.” So how did he give it all up? Find out in […]

Seven Counsels for Successful Service and Activism – Advice from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub Team Meeting

Recently, a group of volunteers gathered at SeekersHub Toronto for a strategy meeting. At the end of the gathering, I shared the following seven counsels on successful service and activism: One: Renew Your Intention Regularly The first point is that it is always important to renew one’s intention. What are we trying to do? We’re […]

How to Counsel a Teenager with Religious Shortcomings?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: What is the best way, the prophetic way to deal with a teenager (17 of age) who’s going through a crisis of faith? Can you recommend books to read on such a topic? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Dear Sister, Assalamu alaikum, I pray […]

Counsel for Seekers: Listen to and follow the counsel of your teachers

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful     A student of knowledge asked for counsel (nasiha). I replied:   [1] Reflect on what you have learned from your teachers. [2] Write down the most important counsels they gave you. [3] Resolve to act upon these counsels the best of ways till the […]

Can One Love a Disbeliever?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My question is, why are there many scholars who say that if someone loves a disbeliever (parents included) it is a sin of the heart and they will meet the same fate as them on the day of judgement…If one loves a disbeliever, does that incur sin? Answer: […]

Religion is Sincere Concern – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani (Radical Middle Way)

Religion is Sincere Concern – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani (Radical Middle Way)