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On War & Beheading: How ISIS Manipulates Hadiths, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses a question asked at a session in SeekersHub Toronto, “Is ISIS justified in its ritual slaughter of its enemies and its burning of prisoners and others on the basis of prophetic teachings, specifically in regards to the hadith where the Prophet (saw) is reported to have said, O Quraysh, I have come […]

“The Way of Safety” – Responding to the Attacks in Tunisia, France & Kuwait

You’re listening to an extract of a Jummah khutbah by Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al Azhari – a distinguished master of the Qur’an and scholar in residence at Seekershub Toronto during Ramadan 2015. He offers prophetic (saw) guidance on responding to the recent attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait. All SeekersHub programming during this blessed month […]

The threat to religious guidance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the importance of Spreading Prophetic Light

In this article, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the urgent need to #SpreadLight in our times of confusion and crisis. Support SeekersHub #SpreadLight by visiting our website. The threat to religious guidance There is a crisis in Islamic scholarship. Due to the turbulent and unsettled state of much of the Muslim world, we face a crisis […]

VIDEO: This is not the path to paradise, advice from Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah

“Young men and women, we plead with you to take time out for contemplation. The path you are taking is not correct. It will never lead to paradise. This is a path of total destruction to both this life and the next. Your Jihad should be building up your countries. Your jihad should be treating people […]

Humanity before Religiosity

”Whoever sees the crimes committed today in the name of religion will realise that the problem is the state of our humanity.” In this television clip, Habib Ali al-Jifri and Shaykh Usama al-Azhari show that mere outward manifestations of religion are of little benefit if someone’s humanity is deficient. After all, “the Kharijite who killed […]

Striking Necks: It Must Be the Kharijites!

To paraphrase an aphorism coined by a 20th century philosopher, those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them until they learn them. The earliest strain of extremism in Islamic history emerged in the late 7th century with the Kharijites, a sect that scholars have said will continue until the […]

On the mass murder of Coptic Christians by ISIS

As-Salaam Alaikum, When murder becomes an end, in and of itself, all principles are cast aside. The fact that the Prophet Muhammad (Blessing and peace of Almighty God upon him) severely condemned Usama bin Zayd, when he killed a captive who had pronounced the Muslim Declaration of Faith (Shahadah), is meaningless to the shot-callers of […]

Shaykh Hasan Le Gai Eaton: “Peace is always in the middle, never at the extremes”

One of the definitions of Islam is that it is the “Middle Way” because it is a religion of peace and peace is only at the centre of things and never at the extremes. There are many ways of understanding the concept of the Middle Way. The first one I want to deal with relates […]

Explaining the Chapel Hill shooting to children

A moving and age appropriate guide for parents struggling to explain the Chapel Hill tragedy to their children, written by California-based teacher, Hina Khan-Mukhtar: Many parents have been asking how to talk about the Chapel Hill homicides with their children. Here is what I wrote to a Facebook friend today. I am focusing on the lives of the three […]

On the killing of three young American Muslims

Three young American Muslims, a husband, wife and sister, were killed in their North Carolina home today. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oun. May Allah grant Deah Barakat, 23, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21 and Razan Abu-Salha, 19, His Pardon and Mercy, and may He grant their families beautiful patience, ameen. Law enforcement authorities have charged a 46-year-old […]