Reconnecting with Our Scholars Upon the Plain of Taqwa – Dr Fareeha Khan

* Courtesy of The Sila Initiative  وَإِذَآ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَى الإِنسَانِ أَعْرَضَ وَنَأَى بِجَانِبِهِ وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ كَانَ يَؤُوسًا “When We bestow Our favors unto man he turns away and becomes remote. But when evil befalls he gives himself up to despair.” [17:8] Among the many thousands of spiritual disciples of Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (d. 1943), […]

The Sila Initiative – 2015 Webinar Mini-Series with Shaykha Umm Sahl

Our friends at The Sila Initiative are excited to announce a new, interactive mini-series with Ustadha Umm Sahl entitled “Questions and Reflections.” Every month, Umm Sahl will be answering questions around a particular theme. The first session will be on September 12, 2015 at 10am EST (7am Los Angeles; 10am New York; 3pm London; 5pm Amman; […]

SeekersHighlight: Sila & Seekers – Ustadha Noura Shamma by Ustadha Raidah

Ustadha Noura Shamma is an accomplished scholar who has studied with renowned teachers in Amman, Jordan, since 2003. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education as well as a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, and has completed coursework for a Ph.D. in Islamic Thought. In Amman she has studied Islamic sciences including Hanafi fiqh, Aqida, […]