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Invocations and Supplications: A Comprehensive SeekersGuidance Reader

Invocations and supplications form the ninth chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Adab of Du’a VIDEO: Three Manners of Supplication – Adab of Du’a 19 A Manual on Supplication (dua): The Essence of Worship – Mukh Al-‘Ibada [Arabic PDF] […]

Can I Make up Supplications and Can I Raise My Hands in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum As a Hanafi can I make supplications in prayer which are not found in Hadiths and can I raise my haise in prayer in order to follow the sunna of other schools? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalam. I hope this finds you in the best of states. Jazakum Allah […]

What is the Point in Supplicating?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam walaikum, What is the point in supplications if everything is decreed by Allah in advance?  Answer: Assalam aleykum, Firstly, supplications can change relative destiny (al-qadar al-mu`allaq) in a manner that is of great benefit to the oppressed, as well as the entire Muslim community. [see:Can Supplication Change Destiny?] […]

Muslim Convert: What would people think of me?

Mohammed from the Philippines used to be a Christian. Friends talked to him about Islam, but his mind and heart were locked. However, after reading books about Islam something within him opened. He eventually converted to Islam when he was 33 years old and left the crazy lifestyle he had led. Watch on to learn […]

Muslim Convert: Why didn’t I know the Bible the way Muslims know the Qur’an?

Ameena from Belarus used to be a Christian. But after meeting a Muslim from Tajikistan who had an in depth knowledge of the Quran, she began to question why Christians didn’t know the Bible in the same way. She eventually converted to Islam when she was 23 years old and found peace in her life. […]

When Can I Say: “O Allah, You Are Pardoning and You Love Pardon, so Pardon Me.”?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is the supplication below only a Ramadan supplication or can it be said at any time? “Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa a‘fu anni” (O Allah, You are Pardoning and you love pardon, so pardon me.) Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatuLlah, No, this supplication is not […]

Muslim Convert from Buddhism: How fast can a prayer be answered?

Yuanxin from China used to be a Buddhist but Buddhism was not what she turned to when she had a health crisis. She eventually converted to Islam when she was 35 years old, and it was a simple prayer that changed her course. Watch on to learn more about Yuanxin’s conversion to Islam on OvercomeTV. If […]

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and salvation deeply and […]

Completion of the Qur’an: Rejoicing and Supplication, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Completion of the Qur’an: Rejoicing and Supplication, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Recorded at the special gathering of prayer, recitation and remembrance on the 27th night of Ramadan with our guests Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and others from across the Greater Toronto Area. Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More We envision a world […]

Is It Recommended to Raise My Hands in Supplication After the Call to Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I was told to not raise my hands in supplication after giving/hearing the call to prayer. Is it recommended to raise my hands in supplication after the call to prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaykum Raising the hands when engaging in supplication is established from the sunna. The Prophet (blessings and […]