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Obituary: Shaykh Abd al Rahman Ba ‘Abbad

Shaykh Abd al Rahman ibn Abdullah Ba ‘Abbad hails from a tribe which has long been known for knowledge and piety in Hadramawt. The Ba ‘Abbad tribe trace its lineage to our master Uthman bin Affan, may Allah be pleased with him. His first teacher was his father, Shaykh Abdullah, who later directed him to […]

Obituary: Habib Abbas al Saqqaf

As the year 1439 came to a close, the Ummah lost one of its great men, Habib Abbas ibn Muhammad ibn Ali al Saqqaf, the most senior of the Ba Alawi scholars in Singapore. Habib Abbas was born in Singapore in 1923. He studied the Islamic sciences with the principal scholars of the city, including […]

Forgotten Sunnas: Greetings of Peace – Shaykh Jamir Meah

When we pass a fellow Muslim on the street, or sit next to each other on the train or bus, we are often hesitant to give salam. This could be for many reasons. However, it is important to try to overcome this barrier and be as free and generous with our greetings of peace with one another as possible, and ideally, stretch ourselves to even smile or look pleased to see another Muslim!

Adab 04: The Adab of Homes – Ustadh Tabraze Azam

There is much guidance from Allah and His messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace, regarding the standards of Muslim homes, and gratitude entails that we strive to adorn our homes with these matters as much as reasonably possible. Gratitude is more than mere words.

What Makes A Marriage Work – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

In terms of what engenders and facilitates these relationships, one is really important: Islamic etiquette. It’s very important to remember that just like your brother, you’re supposed to greet them with a smile.

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 6–On The Qur’an

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Qasida Burda, Chapter 6 After alluding to the plethora of miracles granted to the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), Imam al-Busiri now proceeds to praise him through his beautiful description […]

Sura al Waqi‘a Explained, Part 2 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the coherence, the themes, the aims of Sura al Waqi‘a, and its relationship to other suras of the Qur’an. To understand the key themes of Sura al Waqi‘a we have to appreciate where it is in the Qur’an. The Qur’an is not just our Holy Book, as in every religion has […]

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 5–On His Miracles

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Qasida Burda, Chapter 5 After looking at the specific miracles manifested at the birth of the Messenger of Allah, Imam al-Buṣayrī now discusses how his beloved was honoured with many other miracles. From trees […]

Sura al Waqi‘a Explained, Part 1 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Sura al Waqi‘a is one of the most beloved suras of the Qur’an. It has a comprehensive summary of key themes. It is also one of the most dramatic suras in its message that conveys a great sense of urgency from beginning till end.

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman–About Luqman the Sage

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. In this segment, Shaykh Ibrahim speaks more about the sage Luqman, whom the chapter is name after. He is described in the Qur’an; And We had certainly given Luqman […]