Poetry and the Spiritual Journey

Fatimah Gomez reflects on her writing journey, and how poetry can cultivate spiritual growth. Sometimes, we may feel as if few truly understand the hardships that we go through in our lives. As I grew older, I realized that the struggle in our spiritual paths was something very real. I wanted to convey the importance […]

SeekersGuidance Helpers Program

At the start of 2019, an exciting internship program began at SeekersGuidance Islamic Seminary. The SeekersGuidance Helpers Program is a brand-new internship program aimed at utilizing the talent and passions of SeekersGuidance supporters from around the world. Now a few weeks into their internships, feedback from the Helpers indicates that the program serves to inspire […]

Is It Islamically Permissible to Write Fiction?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam alaykum, I’ve always been drawn to stories. Is it permissible to write fiction in Islam? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. American Muslims need not be content with just adopting good cultural norms; […]

Is Writing Qur’an on the Wall Impermissible?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Is it permissible to write Quranic calligraphy directly on a wall? Answer: Assalāmu ʿalaykum, I hope you are well. Writing the Qur’an on the wall is, God willing, permissible, if: -it is written in a proper, suitable environment -it is highly unlikely that it will be open to abuse […]

Writing Anti-Islamic Articles

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Allah willing, I will soon be working as a secretary, and my job consists of typing out written work. However, if I ever have to type something which constitutes disbelief (kufr) or harms Muslims, is it permissible to do it? Should I type only other parts of the work […]