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Shaykh Faraz Rabbani — The Path of Taqwa — Qurba Academy

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani — The Path of Taqwa — Qurba Academy


Shaykh Faraz Rabbani teaching “The Path of Taqwa” at Qurba Academy’s “Detour Ahead” Retreat in August 2010.

Video: Aqeedah of the Salaf – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Video: Aqeedah of the Salaf – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses Aqeedah (Islamic beliefs) based on the Creed of Imam at-Tahawi. To learn more visit SeekersGuidanace courses in Islamic belief.

FROM TARIM TO GRANADA with Habib Umar – There is No Conqueror Except God//Official Trailer – Radical Middle Way Video

YouTube – FROM TARIM TO GRANADA – There is No Conqueror Except God//Official Trailer

 



 

The living tradition of Tarim nestled in Yemen’s Hadhramaut valley and the glorious legacy of Granada meet for the first time.

In this special documentary feature film, Habib Umar bin Hafiz travels to Spain, visiting Muslim communities in Madrid and Granada. Accompanied by journalist and commentator Fuad Nahdi and Muslims from the Spain, Yemen and the UK, From Tarim to Granada chronicles a remarkable journey.

 

This is the story of new communities and ancient legacies. Of enduring faith and the burden of history. Of renewing the connection between East and West. Of finding a new convivencia for our times.

Be part of this remarkable journey

The Blessed Tree – Video Trailer

The Blessed Tree – Video Trailer

The rediscovery of the tree where as a child the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) met with Bahira, the Christian monk who foretold the Prophethood of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him).

The Blessed Tree – Trailer from AGCaustralia on Vimeo.

Some background:

Meeting with the Monk Bahira

The Prophet’s first meeting with a Christian occurred when he, as a young boy aged between nine or twelve, joined his uncle’s merchant caravan for a trip to Syria. The Christian whom the Prophet Muhammad encountered was the monk, Bahira, who was living in Bostra, a Roman colonial city. Monk Bahira was known for his belief that a prophet was soon to appear among the Arabs. Bahira had studied old manuscripts, where he had learned of the coming of a final prophet, and he was convinced that this prophet would appear in his own lifetime. He was particularly interested in the Arab merchants who visited Syria, to see if his conviction would come true.

Bahira’s attention was struck in particular by a caravan from Makka, which to his amazement, was shaded by a cloud that hovered closely above them. The cloud moved as the caravan moved, and did not go any further when they stopped; it was as if it were providing shade for a person or people in the group. When he also noticed that a tree lowered its branches over the caravan to provide further shade, he immediately realized that this caravan must contain an extraordinary person or persons. He invited all of the individuals in the caravan to a meal at his place, but none of their faces revealed the capacity of the expected Prophet. He inquired if there was anyone who had not joined the meal; the answer he received was that Muhammad had been left behind to watch the caravan. He was keen to see Muhammad; and when he actually saw him he realized that he carried all the signs that the awaited Prophet was to have, as described in his books. He told Muhammad’s uncle to take him back to Makka as soon as possible in order to guard him against potential enemies.

Taken from: Interactions between Prophet Muhammad and Christians

Video: Yemen’s many shades of Islam – Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya Interview on CNN

Video: Yemen’s many shades of Islam – Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya Interview on CNN
Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya is interviewed in Tarim, Yemen on the day of Eid.

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya is interviewed in Tarim, Yemen on the day of Eid.

Video: The Qur’an 101 – A Brief Introduction to the Holy Quran – Faraz Rabbani

The Qur’an 101 – A Brief Introduction to the Holy Quran – Faraz Rabbani of SeekersGuidance from Faraz Rabbani on Vimeo.

The talk was supposed to be delivered in Gainesville, FL, at the University of Florida.

A short (30 minute) presentation by Faraz Rabbani on the reality of the Qur’an; what is the significance of it being Divine Speech; its purpose; and the reality of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) as the “Living Qur’an.” Book recommendations are also given for translation of the Qur’an; introductory books on the Qur’an; and introductions to Islam and Islamic beliefs.

Video: “Be Peacemakers” by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Eid Al-Fitr 2010

Video: “Be Peacemakers” by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Eid Al-Fitr 2010

From a proposed Islamic center in New York City, to a proposed Quran burning in Florida, Muslims in the West have again come under siege. On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf delivers a sermon filled with hope, balance and guidance to navigate the troubled waters. Brought to you Zaytuna College.

-‘Everyday the headlines are about Muslims. Who did this? If you ask me I say Allah swt did this because Muslims have been sitting on this religion for so long, and not sharing it the whole world is turning against them. Because this is the age of the Internet this is the age of mass communication, this is the first time in human history where you could be in a Christian country and openly talk about Islam and they won’t burn you, they might burn the Quran but they won’t burn you.’

-‘Muslims have to rise above their own egos, tribalism, their self-identity and their own images of worth that they put higher than the deen sometimes.’

-‘As Shakespeare said: “Their is a tide in the affairs of men, which if taken at the flood leads onto ventures, fortune, omit it then you spend your life in shallows and miseries. Upon such a sea are we now afloat.”‘

-‘Thomas Clearly said, “American’s can’t even think about thinking about Islam” so we have to break down the barriers and let them know who we are. This is an immense opportunity people, the Prophet salallahua alayhi wasalam only asked for one thing from Quraysh: “Just let me talk to people.” That’s all he asked for.’

Videos of Coalition of African American Muslims Press Conference

Videos of Coalition of African American Muslims Press Conference

Coalition of African American Muslims (CAAM) Responds to Controversy Surrounding Park 51 Project

Imam Zaid Shakir

Mahdi Bray

Asma Hanif

Imam Abdul Malik

Imam Siraj Wahaj

Minister Louis Farrakhan