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  • Rational Proofs for God’s Existence: Ahl al-Sunnah vs. the Ash’aris
    Firstly, there is more than one rational argument of proving Gods existence, as detailed in the Quran. The Ash’ari problem is that they have restricted the correct rational method to just one argument, which fundamentally rests on proving the creat…
    - , 9 Jul 11, 11:26pm -
  • Tafsir of the Qur’an with the Sunnah
    Allah says, {And We sent down to you the Reminder so that you may clarify to mankind what We have sent down to them} [16:44] and in doing so Allah declared the function of the Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in this verse. It was the duty…
    - , 29 Apr 11, 8:39am -
  • Tafsir of Qur’an by Qur’an
    Methods of Exegesis There are 6 methods for exegesis, 4 of which are usually mentioned: 1) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Qur’an itself. 2) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Sunnah. 3) Explanation of the Qur’an with the statements of the…
    - , 28 Nov 10, 6:08am -
  • The Ruling of Tafsir and Its Categories
    Allah revealed the Qur’an in order for us to ponder it: “A Book that We have sent down to you, blessed, so that they may ponder its verses.” [38:29] Allah also rebukes those who do not ponder it: “Do they not ponder the Qur’an, or are there…
    - , 8 Aug 10, 5:09pm -
  • Principles of Tafsir: Introduction and Background
    The field of Tafsir is devoted to explaining the meanings of the Qur’an. There are certain principles and concepts that assist the exegete (mufassir) in his task of explaining the Qur’an, understanding the different opinions of the exegetes, and…
    - , 7 Aug 10, 10:44pm -


  • The Not-so-Average Joes
    Written for Umar. Abu Hurayrah. A’isha. Abu Bakr. These are among the giants of our Ummah (community). We’ve been hearing their names and stories since we were children and they still continue to inspire us.But there are oth…
    - , 4 Jun 13, 3:31am -
  • Prophetic Narrations You Probably Have Never Heard - Part II
    BismillahLast year, I shared a short compilation of Prophetic narrations that were unheard of in our English-speaking circles.Alhamdulillah (praise belongs to God), a few of our readers asked that I continue sharing these narrations. I’ve compile…
    - , 12 Apr 13, 12:23am -
  • Beautiful Muslim Women in History
    What comes to your mind when I say, “A beautiful Muslim woman”? Many of us may think of a woman in hijab (headscarf) or modest attire. Hijab is indeed beautiful, but by thinking Islamic beauty is only because of hijab, we are perpetuating the…
    - , 7 Apr 13, 10:22pm -
  • Luminosity: Lessons from the Full Moon
    In the summer of 2010, my friends and I went camping during a full-moon in the famous White Desert. As the sun began to set, we made camp and had dinner under the stars. It wasn’t until later in the night that we really saw the full-moon. For all…
    - , 7 Apr 13, 10:20pm -
  • Prophetic Narrations You Probably Have Never Heard
    BismillahAs I became more advanced in my Arabic studies, I immersed myself in reading hadith (prophetic narrations) in the language spoken by our Messenger ﷺ (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him). The more I read, the more I realized…
    - , 25 May 12, 5:36am -


  • Yasir Qadhi – Paris Bombings and the Rise of Islamophobia
    In this Khutbah (sermon), Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses the recent trials facing the Muslims at the eve of Anti-Muslim rhetoric in the American Election run-up and the backlash after the recent Paris bombings. Dr. Qadhi provides two practical ways…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 6:58pm -
  • Yusuf Estes – Persevering in Difficult Times
    Shaykh Yusuf Estes explains to us the importance of having sabr.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 5:11pm -
  • Yaseen Shaikh – Homosexuality in Islam
    Imam Yaseen Shaikh discuses in this lecture, the issues surrounding Muslims and homosexuality. The Imam also answers several questions relating to this matter. Can one have homosexual tendencies and still be a Muslim? Can one be an active homosexual…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 10:16am -
  • Nouman Ali Khan – Trust and Justice
    In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman explains the ayat in Surah Nisa, 58 to 59, which discusses honoring the trust that are due to others and being just and fair when judging.
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 15, 11:54pm -
  • Siraj Wahhaj – “It’s Not What You Say, It’s What You Do!”
    Imam Siraj Wahhaj gives a khutbah discussing the response to the saying "I don't pray but I believe."
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 15, 7:53pm -

Seekers Guidance

  • “He Brought Us Back To Life” – A Tribute To The Late Dr Ahmad Sakr
    Back in the late 1990’s, I gave up a $20 bill to buy a video cassette that featured a keynote speech by a world-famous Muslim scholar whom I had recently started admiring and subsequently learning from. After his talk was over, I was pleasantly sur…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:59pm -
  • Answering the Call: Carry the Future for Syrian Refugees
    Year of Sadness To say that this past year or so has been difficult is an understatement.  My father passed away in August 2014 when my youngest son was only 11 weeks old. Navigating through my own intense grief while caring for my infant son and en…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:45pm -
  • Think of All, As You Make Yourself Better – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said
    The post Think of All, As You Make Yourself Better – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said appeared first on SeekersHub Blog.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:25pm -
  • Can Muslims Stop The Rise of Extremism? Perhaps, If…
    …We start with our own families to make sure there is a safe, non-judgmental space for everyone, all the oddities and the depressives and the questioners, so that no-one feels so isolated from their religious environment that they swing first to ex…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 1:46pm -
  • The Chosen Times Of Du’a – Adab Of Du’a 23
    Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186). Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my du’as have to be in Arab…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 5:35am -

The Deen Show

Tawheed First

  • Overcoming Laziness
    Loving leisure, preferring idleness and the perceived difficulty of tasks are what lead one to laziness. Bukhāri and Muslim reported from Anas ibn Mālik (radiAllāhu ‘anhu) that the Prophet  (salAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to frequently s…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Nov 15, 2:46pm -
  • The Wisdom of the BasmAllāh
    From the manners that Islām has taught us is to begin our actions by mentioning the name of Allāh. The purpose behind this is far-reaching and manifold: 1. It brings Allāh to mind before one does the action. 2. It prevents one from doing evil ac…
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  • The Reader vs. The Doer
    Understanding in the religion is not just mere knowledge, it is knowledge and action. And this is why the Salaf used to warn against much reading and having little understanding as Abdullah ibn Mas’ood radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: “What will…
    - , 14 Mar 14, 11:11pm -
  • Contemplate the Outcome of Hawā (Desires)
    When a person anticipates what his Hawā is calling him to prior to attaining it, he should then reflect on his state after his satisfaction has passed, he should compare this between his satisfaction and his sin, for that is when he will know that…
    - , 2 Feb 14, 5:00pm -
  • Shield Yourself
    Ibn al-Qayyim (may Alllaah have mercy upon him) said: Beware of enabling Shaytaan to establish himself in the very home of your thoughts and intentions, as he will corrupt them in such a manner that will make difficult its correction thereafter. He w…
    - , 26 Jan 14, 12:05am -


  • My Ramadan Reflections: Day 1-5
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Insha’Allah, to keep myself motivated and also benefit others, I’m going to post personal reflections from the Qur’an. This will be posted on a daily basis on Facebook (so one reflection a day over a Juz), and…
    - , 3 Jul 14, 11:35pm -
  • Not everything that flies, was born with wings.
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Not everything that flies was born with wings. How captivating is the butterfly; the way it floats, flutters, dips, and then soars. But it was once a tiny creature unnoticed by the eyes of men; born with hundreds of…
    - , 22 Jun 14, 9:24am -
  • Reflections
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Every time you allow yourself to sin, you are in fact allowing yourself to be humiliated, and you will become lowly to yourself before becoming lowly to the people. Stop. Promise to start honouring yourself (by doing…
    - , 12 Jun 14, 10:34pm -
  • “This is you.”
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Excerpts translated from Imam Ahmad’s book, ‘Kitab al-Zuhd‘: Uthman ibn ‘Affan: “No-one does a deed except that Allah clothes him with that deed of his.” Abu Dharr: “Do you see the people? There is hard…
    - , 15 May 14, 9:26pm -
  • Sisters Achieve
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah I’m currently working with a close friend from Sisters Achieve, and have worked with her on many different things before masha’Allah, but her latest project is just wonderful tabarak’Allah. I really wanted to…
    - , 9 May 14, 7:00pm -

Fa firroo ila-llaah

  • Jump in
    Love is the water of life, jump into this water. Rumi
    - , 9 Feb 13, 6:27pm -
  • Balm
    This world is in deep trouble, from top to bottom. But it can be swiftly healed by the balm of love. Rumi
    - , 1 Feb 13, 4:59pm -
  • Do not look at him as a sinner
    “If one night you see someone committing a sin, tomorrow do not look at him as a sinner, he may have repented during the night and you did not know.” — Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallahu anhu)
    - , 15 Jan 13, 11:51pm -
  • Sweetness
    Find the sweetness in your own heart. that you may find the sweetness in every Heart. ~ Rumi
    - , 15 Jan 13, 6:30pm -
  • …Seek the face of Allah thereby
    “Let not the people come to know except of your happiness, and let them not see except your smile. If life becomes constricted upon you, then within the Qur’an is your orchard. If you feel curtailed and restricted, then to the heavens raise your…
    - , 4 Sep 12, 10:43pm -


  • For an improvement in any situation…
    “If you want to rectify your heart, or want to see betterment in your child or companion—or whoever it is for that matter, then direct them to places where the Qur’an is recited and direct them to be in the company … Continue reading →
    - 57 days ago, 2 Oct 15, 10:31pm -
  • To find its Blessings In the Rest of the Day
     كان ابن عثيمين رحمه الله يوصي بإنهاء الحزب اليومي من القرآن أول النهار، فلذلك أثره وبركته على بقية اليوم، ولأن الإنسان لا يدري ما يشغله.…
    - 58 days ago, 1 Oct 15, 3:35pm -
  • Be Merciful, Good and Give the Best of Yourself to Others
    “You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” ~ Harvey S. Firestone ❝The believers whose faith is close to perfection are the ones who show greatest mercy❞ Ibn al-Qayyim, in: Ighathat al-Lahfan 2/913 “Allah … Contin…
    - 68 days ago, 21 Sep 15, 2:57pm -
  • A real life example of the fruits of patience and taqwaa.
    “Shaikh Ibraheem Al-Hilalee Al-Halabee – a pious and noble scholar – traveled to Al-Azhar University in search of knowledge. While seeking knowledge, he became very poor and used to rely on charity. One time, several days passed by and he … C…
    - , 7 Aug 15, 5:21pm -
  • How our Deeds are Weighed
    Q: A Muslim man peforms an action that causes a palace to be built for him in Paradise, and that a tree is planted in Paradise with his name on it, etc. Then, he performs sins that make Hell obligatory … Continue reading →
    - , 22 Jul 15, 12:16pm -

Ilm Fruits

  • [Khutbah] Moving Forward After Ramadan
    How do we hold on to some of the good habits we developed in Ramadan? For many, Ramadan has slipped away from our mind as something of the past. However, this is an excellent time to refresh those memories and make new intentions moving forward.
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  • To Do List After Ramadan
    We graduated from the school of Ramadan. Stick to your good deeds and improve yourself. Start slow, and be consistent, which is the most beloved of deeds. Salah, siyaam, and sadaqah are great candidates to start out.
    - , 7 Aug 15, 8:35pm -
  • Powerful Tips for the Last 10 Nights
    14 tips for finishing a month of Ramadan with a smashing success, inshaAllah, in dunya and in akhirah. By shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury.
    - , 7 Jul 15, 8:06pm -
  • 10 Examples of How Rasulullah Treated Children
    10 examples of how rasulullah dealt with children, from infancy to maturity, both his own children and other children, boys and girls.
    - , 17 Jan 15, 12:44pm -
  • Attributes of a Successful Parent
    Several attributes of successful parents, mentioned in the sunnah: rahma (mercy), rifq (active gentleness), hilm (forebearance), hayaa (modesty), facilitating ease, not getting angry, and praying short prayers.
    - , 6 Jan 15, 8:33pm -

The Companions of the Cave

  • Response to Doubts
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi, I noticed that doubts keep being raised and judgments keep getting delivered by someone who claims to be a student of knowledge, yet they don’t show the requisite fear…
    - , 24 Aug 14, 10:49pm -
  • Aṭ-Ṭaḥāwī’s Opinion on Transporting & Displaying Heads
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salāmu `Alaykum wa Raḥmatu Llahi, In what has become somewhat of a small series of articles on the subject, this latest and perhaps final entry is in order to present to readers a succinct and complet…
    - , 23 Aug 14, 10:16am -
  • When Students Don’t Adhere to Texts or Precedents
    The Ikhwani Awakening resident ‘student of knowledge’ – ‘Nazeelu Chinguetti’ states: “Secondly, some IS soldiers have beheaded other Mujahidin in Syria by hitting the throat and then cutting which is called Nahr in Arabic and it’s Haram…
    - , 22 Aug 14, 7:34am -
  • Beheadings in Islam- Proofs vs. Deceptions
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salāmu `Alaykum wa Raḥmatu Llahi, My discussion of current events is limited in scope to what our rich and well-preserved texts on Islamic law have to say about the legality of statements and actions…
    - , 21 Aug 14, 9:54am -
  • Samrā’ bint Naḥīk- Proof for Women in Leadership Roles?
    Translated from the Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence 17/223: Al-Ḥisbah- The Legal Definition The majority of jurists defined it as enjoining good when its abandonment surfaces and preventing evil when its perpetration surfaces. Matters Related…
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Sayings of the Salaf

  • Final Blame and Praise
    The outcome of trying to please people by displeasing Allah, and sticking to the truth even if people blame you.More:Truth and Falsehood, Praise and Blame Umar on interacting with others [trust, consultation and friendship] Patience, Asceticism,…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 15, 10:31am -
  • Lofty Manners & Conduct of the Salaf [Examples]
    Examples of the lofty manners and conduct of the Salaf in various aspects of life.More:I’m the Man [the youngster who puts himself forward] From the Etiquette of a Son with his Father Humble Moves May­mun b. Mahran De­scribes The Salaf He M…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Oct 15, 10:57am -
  • Lands of Scholars and Doctors
    Where not to live if you care about your body and soul.More:The Disease of this Ummah and its Doctor A Comfortable Life Imam Al-Awzai’s Letter of Warning against Heresy and Heretics Who are The Jama’ah (Main Body of the Muslims)? Ali on fe…
    - 78 days ago, 11 Sep 15, 11:24am -
  • Hafsah on Two Reasons to Marry
    Umm Al-Muminin Hafsah advises her brother to marry, with good reasons.More:Your Children and Others Men on Menses The Man Who Was Abducted by Jinn From the Man­ners of a Wife with her Hus­band Mar­riage and the Light of Faith
    - 90 days ago, 30 Aug 15, 3:10pm -
  • Who is Rich?
    What makes a man rich?More:Be a King Patience, Asceticism, Prudence and Humbleness How much should I..? Homeless & Senseless Some of the Best and Worst People in Society
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