Talk about Islam with Shaykh Hamza Karamali (Episode 2) – What is the purpose of life?

Dear Readers, welcome back to the 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.    Osama: Salam ‘alaykum Shaykh Hamza, As always, it’s a great blessing to be […]

What Is the Reason for Our Being Created?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum The purpose of our creation is to worship Allah. But He does not need our worship. So why did Allah create us in the first place? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. Allah Most High says in the Qur’an, ‘I created the jinn and […]

Rethinking Islamic Education – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Cambridge professor Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, an expert on Islamic education discusses the idea of intellect and its connection to religious thinking. What is a good Islamic education? Is religion a series of beliefs simply memorized and passed down from generation to generation? Is it a Scripture and doctrine that is pliable and can be molded to our […]

The Concept of Faith in Islam – by Habib Ali al-Jifri – Full book (English and Arabic) in PDF

The Concept of Faith in Islam – Habib Ali al-Jifri Download the pdf of The Concept of Faith in Islam by Habib Ali al-Jifri: English // Arabic   Habib Ali al-Jifri states in the introduction:   We will consider the topic of the concept of faith by means of the following points: 1. Faith (iman) […]

The Role of the Intellect with Respect to Revelation & Religion – Shaykh al-Bouti

“The intellect is the instrument of determining the soundness of transmission; of understanding its content; of reaching understanding of the meanings being indicates. The intellect is, thus, like a lamp that illuminates the milestones of the path for the traveller.” [Shaykh Bouti .. الدكتور البوطي :]   إن العقل أداة للوثوق بصحة ورود النقل، […]

Faith & Reason: Emotion is not Enough by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Faith & Reason: Emotion is not Enough By Faraz Rabbani “When those bombs exploded in London, I felt my faith itself rocked,” confessed a friend of mine. Many people find their beliefs shaken by the flow of events, in their own lives or in society. Why? It would appear that most people’s religious commitment is based […]