The Muslim 500 – SeekersGuidance’s Shaykh Faraz Rabbani selected for 2014/2015

It is not difficult to see why Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, the Founder and Managing Director of SeekersGuidance was chosen to be in the honourable list of 500 Most Influential Muslims for the year 2014/2015.         The Muslims 500 is the annual publication by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre based in Amman, […]

Student Assembly: The Way of the Seeker – Student Notes by Sr. Haleema

SeekersHub Global Student Assembly Term 1 2014:  “The Way of the Seeker” How to discern sound scholarship, choose a teacher and the role locality plays in this, Shaykha Zaynab Ansari: [How do we know if it’s sound scholarship?] We have the tools to discern what makes sound scholarship. That is, the Sanad – a direct line […]

Counsel for Seekers: Listen to and follow the counsel of your teachers

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful     A student of knowledge asked for counsel (nasiha). I replied:   [1] Reflect on what you have learned from your teachers. [2] Write down the most important counsels they gave you. [3] Resolve to act upon these counsels the best of ways till the […]

Why Learn From a Teacher? – Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Why Learn From a Teacher? Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   Question: What’s the significance of studying fiqh with scholars rather than just reading the text yourself, if it’s a reliable text. The texts have commentaries and are written by scholars, so you would still be getting your knowledge from scholars in a way. So what […]

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah on SeekersGuidance, its Teachers, Trust, and Learning

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah of the Nawawi Foundation on encouraging people to take the SeekersGuidance courses and to benefit from its teachers and educational opportunities. “Ibn Ata’illah says: ‘The expressions of the teachers, what they teach us, the people of knowledge of this religion as it truly is to be taught, is the basic sustenance of […]