Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 2 continued) – What is the Purpose of Life?

Dear readers, welcome back to the continuation of our second episode of our periodic conversations with Shaykh Hamza Karamali as part of the “Talk About Islam” series. Shaykh Hamza Karamali is the Dean of Academics at SeekersGuidance, and is one of our senior teachers. continued…   Osama: You have forwarded the idea that Islam is […]

Is It Permissible to Take Philosophy Classes?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum My university has made philosophy classes mandatory and the lectures involve content about evolution, other religions etc. I’m not sure what exactly I should do aside from limiting participation. Are there any guidelines I should follow in trying to keep from saying/writing something that might go against […]

The Importance of Holistic Healing for Believers, by Shaykh Jamir Meah

In this series of articles, Shaykh Jamir Meah explores the importance of holistic and natural medicine in the treatment of chronic diseases, and how the principles and practice of natural therapies not only complement our Islamic values and aspirations, but can often promote our own religious practice and spiritual growth. The Relationship between Mind, Body, and Spirit […]

Is the Hadith About Philosophy Authentic?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum I came across this Hadith: “Philosophy is the stray camel of the Faithful, take hold of it wherever ye come across it.” Is it authentic? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. The hadith you mentioned is related through various narrations from the Prophet (peace […]

Studying Philosophy in a Secular University

Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have an interest in studying Philosophy after my Undergraduate degree, but have heard that many times the ideas presented in secular philosophy courses lead young people away from Islam. I hope to one day become a seeker of Islamic knowledge, I’m diligent in my salah, fast occasionally and try […]

The Concept of Religion by Sayyid Naquib al-Attas

Syed Muhammad al Naquib bin Ali al-Attas (born September 5, 1931) is a prominent contemporary Muslim philosopher and thinker from Malaysia. He is one of the few contemporary scholars who is thoroughly rooted in the traditional Islamic sciences and who is equally competent in theology, philosophy, metaphysics, history, and literature. He is considered to be […]