#Fightwithlight Campaign

Before December 31st, check out SeekersHub Global’s #FightWithLight campaign.

SeekersHub is doing an incredible job providing free access and support to seekers of knowledge worldwide. I work for their Answers service, an incredibly  relevant and critical interface between real life problems and authentic scholarship.

Your donations help to keep this service, and many others, going. Make this your small, consistent good deed. Donate today!

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ، عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ عُقْبَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ سَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا، وَاعْلَمُوا أَنْ لَنْ يُدْخِلَ أَحَدَكُمْ عَمَلُهُ الْجَنَّةَ، وَأَنَّ أَحَبَّ الأَعْمَالِ أَدْوَمُهَا إِلَى اللَّهِ، وَإِنْ قَلَّ ‏

Narrated `Aisha: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little.”[Bukhari]

 

SeekersHub Ramadan Podcast and lesson sets!

How is your Ramadan going? Alhamduliah for these first ten days of Allah’s Mercy. Drinking soaked chia seeds after iftar and during suhoor has really helped me. Try it out and see 🙂

Check out these fantastic downloadable lesson sets at SeekersHub. Please share widely!

Planning For Success: Steps To Raising Righteous Muslim Children with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Zakat: Everything You Need To Know On The 3rd Pillar of Islam

Getting Married, with Ustadha Shireen Ahmed and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Higher Aims of Fasting with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Stories of the Prophets of Allah with Shaykh Ahmad Saad

Understanding the Hadith: “Religion is Sincere Concern” with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Divine Opening: Surah al-Fatiha Explained with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

You can play these while at home, in the car, or wherever else suits you. May Allah reward the SeekersHub team for putting these together.

SeekersHub’s daily Ramadan Podcast has also been so inspiring and beneficial. For a sample, click on Allah’s Mercy Over His Wrath: What Does It Mean For Us? by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes.

 

 

Register for SeekersGuidance courses!

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Sign up before it’s too late! Classes begin on January 6th, and registration closes on January 20th.

Some great practical courses are (in order of potential relevance lol):

1) Islamic Marriage: Guidance For Successful Marriage and Married Life

Always a big hit, and from personal experience, everything taught is applicable. Marriage tips 101.

Lesson One: Marriage as Spiritual Act. Why Marriage is Half of Religion
Lesson Two: The Prophetic Model of Marriage
Lesson Three: Whom to Marry
Lesson Four: The Process of Getting Married
Lesson Five: Getting to Know & Engagement
Lesson Six: Wedding Preparations and Issues
Lesson Seven: Marriage Contract & Agreement
Lesson Eight: Successful Marriage: Rights & Responsibilities
Lesson Nine: Rights & Responsibilities of Husband and wife
Lesson Ten: Dealing with Disputes: Why Disputes Happen in Marriage
Lesson Eleven: How to Resolve Disputes and Repair Relations
Lesson Twelve: Closing Counsels on Successfully Getting Married

2) Islamic Parenting: Raising Upright Children

Having kids – not for the faint of heart! Arm yourself with the necessary information.

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Course
Lesson 2: Introduction to Text
Lesson 3: Raising Young Children
Lesson 4: Reaching Adolescence
Lesson 5: Teaching the Qur`an & Other Lessons
Lesson 6: Protecting Children from Negative Influences
Lesson 7: Social Manners
Lesson 8: Disciplining of Children
Lesson 9: The Fruits of Proper Upbringing
Lesson 10: The Dangers of Neglectful Parenting
Lesson 11: Key Contemporary Issues
Lesson 12: Conclusion of Islamic Parenting

3) The Rights Of Parents

Very handy for tricky situations with parents and in-laws. Sacred knowledge is the ultimate antidote for culturally-inflicted headaches.

Lesson 1: Introduction to the text and Birr al Walidayn (Rights of Parents)
Lesson 2: Birr in speech
Lesson 3: Birr in the body
Lesson 4: Financial support and conflicting orders
Lesson 5: Birr and the rules of Marriage
Lesson 6: Birr after the death of Parents and Birr of grandparents
Lesson 7: Disrespect of Parents (uquq)
Lesson 8: Uquq continued
Lesson 9: Uquq continued
Lesson 10: Rules related to Uquq and Hadith stories about Uquq
Lesson 11: The High Station of the Mother and Birr with extended family
Lesson 12: The Rights of Children

Knowledge without Barriers

Help Take Sacred Knowledge to the Ends of the Earth with a Donation this Ramadan

It’s been a busy past few weeks! I’ve been teaching a 3-week class on menstruation based on the Shafi’i school of thought, which has been a fantastic opportunity to revise, teach, and learn new things from my students. There’s nothing like curly questions based on real-life scenarios.

Donating to Knowledge without Barriers is a way of supporting students around the globe, including teachers like me. Please give what you can to support students of knowledge around the world! They don’t only learn, but  also benefit the communities they live in by transforming knowledge into action.

Knowledge without Barriers has given me the opportunity to study courses like the Prophetic biography (Meccan Dawn and Medinan Nights) and deepen my understanding of Shafi’i fiqh (Islamic Law For Seekers: Worship (Shafi’i)).

Although most of the courses have ended for this semester, an available course is a reading of Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Ulumideen. The course is taught by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

Check out the Academic Calendar to see when Registration opens next (Dec 9 2013) and when courses begin (Jan 6 2014). I’d personally recommend all the courses I’ve done, including the course on marriage.

 

Bricks and Mortar

SeekersGuidance_Capacity_Building_Slider_v0.03_2013-01-16Help support SeekersHub Global! The scholars and team behind SeekersHub have done an amazing job, offering classes for free through Knowledge Without Barriers. Expenses still need to be met, so please click here to donate. The teachers at SeekersHub still need to feed their families, so every dollar counts.

I’m studying Meccan Dawn: The Life of The Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) with Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a deeper appreciation of the context behind Revelation, and who wants to increase his/her love for the Beloved of Allah. Knowledge brings about understanding, and that’s a gateway to love.