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An Urgent Plea for Equal Access to Islamic Knowledge

May 31, 2011 by

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An Urgent Plea for Equal Access to Islamic Knowledge and a Humble Request for Assistance to Achieve This End Bismillah. AN URGENT NEED FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE Alhamdulillah, the past decade or so has witnessed the rise of many Islamic educational institutes of different interpretations and teaching methodologies. The very fact that such […]

The Virtue of Reading Books (at-Tahawi Blog)

December 14, 2010 by

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The Virtue of Reading Books http://attahawi.com/2010/08/04/the-virtue-of-reading-books/   By Imam Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr in his Jami’ Bayan al-’Ilm wa Fadlihi In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 2414: Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad bin Isma’il al-Bukhari was asked: “What is it that strengthens one’s memory?” He replied: “Constantly looking through books.” 2415: Ahmad bin Abi ‘Imran […]

Steps to Success on the Way to the Light of Knowledge (Nur Foundation for Sacred Sciences)

October 21, 2010 by

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Steps to Success on the Way to the Light of Knowledge When Imām al-Shāfiʿī complained to his teacher Wakīʿ of his difficulty in retaining knowledge, he was given profound advice that would become famous lines continuously echoed centuries later: “Abandon sin.  For knowledge is a light.  And the light of God is not granted to […]

A Meeting with a Great Scholar of This Age – Ustadh Anik Abdullah Misra (SeekersGuidance)

September 29, 2010 by

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A Meeting with a Great Scholar of This Age By Ustadh Anik Abdullah Misra http://seekersguidance.org/blog/2010/09/a-meeting-with-a-great-scholar-of-this-age-by-ustadh-anik-abdullah-misra/ Last night, six members of the Seekers Guidance team who reside in Amman, Jordan had the opportunity to meet Shaykh Mufti Taqi ‘Uthmani. Considered by many people of knowledge to be one of the foremost scholars of our age, and […]

SeekersGuidance: Fulfilling A Vital Role in Our Community Through Unique Learning Opportunities

September 23, 2010 by

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Unique Learning Opportunities In a previous post (“Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has started blogging“), I highlighted how modernity has reversed how Islamic learning takes places and how we can use this reversal to our advantage: “We live in strange times. In the days of old, students would travel great distances to sit at the feet of […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Has Started Blogging

September 19, 2010 by

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We live in strange times. In the days of old, students would travel great distances to sit at the feet of the ‘Ulema – sometimes only to learn a single hadeeth or to understand a single legal issue. Today, the situation has almost reversed – the scholars come to us. Websites such as SeekersGuidance and […]

Imam al-Haddad – On Dawah

May 9, 2010 by

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“The scholars of the present time must not keep their knowledge to themselves and wait for someone to come along and ask, for most people today are complacent about religion, uninterested in knowledge and in anything else that will benefit them in the hereafter, to the extent that a man’s beard may grow white and […]