How Do We Know When Ramadan Starts? – Shaykh Rami Nsour

Shaykh Rami Nsour discusses how one determines when the month of Ramadan enters and the differences of opinions on the matter. He brings up the debate concerning actual sightings versus calculation, and mentions that the discussion has a long history, but emphasizes that disagreements concerning these methods should not cause harsh words or the breaking […]

Student Assembly Review – Great Scholars of the Past

On Sunday May 5th, I had the pleasure of hosting SeekersGuidance students for our term opening Student Assembly. This was no regular student assembly of course – it wouldn’t be a Seekers event without an online component, and indeed, we broadcast live via our LiveStream channel from our Hub in Toronto and also from our […]

On the Passing of Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj

Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilayhi raji’un. We are deeply saddened at the news of the passing of one of the greatest contributors to the preservation and dissemination of Islamic knowledge in our time, Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf wrote on his Instagram account: “إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj He told me […]

Is Tarawih 8 or 20 Rakats? – Shaykh Rami Nsour

In this video, Shaykh Rami Nsour explains about the Sunnah behind the Tarawih prayers, and advises us how to best pray them. Unity of the community is important, but so is fulfilling the Sunna. In Ramadan, we are sometimes torn between how to pray the Tarawih prayers. Some say that the prayer is 20 rakats, […]

Make Room in Your Heart for Allah – Shaykh Rami Nsour

Shaykh Rami Nsour gives advice on how you can draw closer to Allah this Ramadan by breaking your routine so you can give more time towards building your relationship with Him. Sometimes we go through the actions of our daily lives and they become routine. Then we have to remind ourselves that there is a […]

American Prisoners are Training in Islamic Scholarship – Can You Support Them?

Wailing sirens introduce the opening of Tayba Foundations’s documentary, “Forgotten Believers” as the camera zooms in on endless coils of barbed wire, viciously encircling the tops of tall fences surrounding grey compounds that seem to stretch on for miles and miles. From state to state across the US, they confine approximately 90,000 Muslims who are […]

200 Prisoners Eager to Learn Sacred Knowledge

“People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book” – Malcom X Tayba Foundation comes to solve the problem of lack of sound Islamic education and sacred knowledge inside prisons. There is an increase of conversion to Islam inside prisons but very little access to knowledge and teachers. Tayba have […]

The Way of The Seeker: How To Seek Islamic Knowledge Successfully

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Alhamdulillah. We were blessed to hear from our beloved teachers this past Saturday at our term one student assembly. [Note: Registration is open until next Sunday, January 19th, 2014. Be sure to sign up here.] Our Dean of Academics, Shaykh Rami Nsour, set us afoot with some practical tips on staying […]

The Struggles and Concerns of Sincere Seekers – Video and Notes from the Student Assembly

Term 3 at SeekersGuidance kicked off with a brilliant student assembly on Saturday, September 7th EST. Read more and watch the recordings below. Knowledge is About Struggle Dean of Academics, Shaykh Rami Nsour, shared some gems on the need for struggle in pursuing knowledge. “As a seeker, whether you’re just beginning your journey or whether […]

Key Lessons from the Life of Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj – Shaykh Rami Nsour at SeekersHub

Shaykh Rami Nsour treated seekers to a special session on the life of Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. The length of this video does no justice to who he truly is, however, it does serve as a great introduction to the life and character of Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. Shaykh Rami Nsour serves as Senior Instructor at SeekersHub […]