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The Passing of Mufti Umer Esmail

We are deeply saddened at the news of the passing of one of our beloved teacher’s, Mufti Mohamed Umer Esmail. A religious scholar, community leader, and loving father and husband, he is survived by his wife and three daughters. Let us pray for Mufti Umer and his family, may God grant him the highest levels of Jannah and […]

Advice of Leading Muslim Scholars on Seeking Islamic Knowledge

Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Salek bin Siddina and Habib Ali al-Jifri: the keys to succeeding on the path of knowledge, the adab of gaining Sacred Knowledge, and the blessing and high rank of this path.   Resources for Seekers Ten Adab of Seekers of Knowledge – Notes by Ayaz […]

Can My Daughter Give Gifts to Her Teachers During the Holiday Season?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum My daughter goes to a local school and during the holiday season — few days before the actual Christmas date, because of the custom, students give gifts to their teachers. Is is allowed for us to do that? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. […]

How To Avoid Being A "Know-It-All", by Shaykh Shuaib Ally

You should be involved in Islamic learning, argues Shaykh Shuaib Ally. A large reason for that involves a trait that, when lacking, cripples a person’s ability to develop their knowledge base: intellectual humility. A lack of intellectual humility manifests itself, in discussions related to the Islamic sciences, in various forms. A common expression is for me […]

Beneficial Knowledge and Intentions, a khutbah by Habib Hussein Al Saggaf

Making the intention to gain beneficial knowledge through daily readings of the Qur’an and hadith collections is the key message in this Friday Sermon given by Habib Hussein Al Saggaf. He goes on to encourage us to make sincere intention to do good deeds because Allah rewards us for good intentions even if were unable […]

Should I Keep Studying Fiqh With a Teacher Who Doesn’t Follow One Single School of Law?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I really like my teacher who is a learned person who has studied in Al Azhar but in teaching Fiqh he sometimes mix the opinions of different schools. Should I continue to study with him even if he doesn’t follow one school? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa […]

What is Required in Order to Become a Teacher in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu ‘alaykum What does it take to be an Ustadh? I am interested in teaching Islamic classes one day inshallah. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Titles are irrelevant. What matters is ​gaining ​mastery over the material, […]