Giving & Recieving Christmas Gifts

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Is it permissible to receive Christmas-presents from one’s non-muslim family members, neighbors co-workers and the like? What about giving them? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, There is nothing wrong with accepting such presents, as they are not religious acts in themselves, but social customs. Keeping family ties, being good to […]

Over $252,000 Raised Through the Feed The Needy Online Fundraiser, but Its Not Over Says Imam Zaid Shakir

As-salamu alaikum, May this reach you in the best state of health and iman. Ameen. Alhamdulillah!   Earlier today,SeekersGuidance and Islamic Relief teamed up to raise funds to alleviate the suffering of malnourished people throughout the world. Alhamdulillah, thanks to you and your contributions, we were able to raise over $252,000 in just two hours. […]

The Last Ten Nights of Ramadan

All praise is due to Allah, and may endless blessings be upon His Beloved Messenger Muhammad, his Kin, and his Companions. Once again, these are excerpts taken from the book Kanz Al-Najāḥ wa As-Surūr (The Treasures of Success and Felicity) regarding the benefits and special qualities of each month. Now that we have reached the last 10 […]

Brief Miscellaneous Q & A Relating to Fasting

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Q: Is taking a meal before commencing a fast (suhur) necessary in order for a fast to be valid? A: No, Suhur is not necessary. However, it is a virtuous act of Sunnah that should not be missed unnecessarily. Q: […]

Ramadan 09: Return to Your Lord (Free Course)

Ramadan is quickly approaching.  SeekersGuidance will be marking the presence of this blessed month with a FREE course — Ramadan Explained: Virtues & Fiqh of Fasting. This essential three-part course is designed to: * Remind you that Ramadan is a true blessing from Allah Most High * Teach you the proper way in which you […]

The Virtues of Standing in Prayer in the Month of Ramadan

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Twenty) In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtues of performing Taraweeh in Ramadan. Additionally, he discusses the importance of Laylat al-Qadr and its signs. Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever stands in […]