Lectures on Scholars

Faraz Rabbani – Whom Should I Take My Islamic Knowledge From?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani answers the question: who do we take knowledge from? He details the advice of al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, from his work al-Faqih wa’l Mutafaqqih, which revolves around three main points: (1) consulting the scholars experts in the discipline, (2) following those who act on what Islam entails, and (3) following those who learned with scholars and not through only reading books.

Nouman Ali Khan – Prophet Sulaiman’s Prayer

You have to recognize what your strengths are. Once you recognize your strength, ask Allah to give you more of it so that you can focus it towards the service of Allah’s Deen.

Umar Faruq Abd-Allah – Revival of Faith Against Intolerance and Hate

“What we have to understand is that our history is rich and beautiful, and it took on so many different colors. There’s not such a thing as an ‘Islamic Civilization’; there are Islamic Civilizations – plural.” In this relevant and inspirational talk, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah contextualizes the revival of Islam in difficult, hateful times. Through the stories of giants like Shaykh Abdul-Qadir al Jilani and Imam Abu Hamid al Ghazali, he explains the great legacy that modern Muslims are inheriting, and our role in restoring the true Islamic tradition.

Suhaib Webb – What Makes a Muslim Leader?

What does the ideal Muslim leader look like? When does a leader take initiative and when is it better to take the back seat? How does one continue work in the midst of burnout? Imam Suhaib Webb explains.

Abdul Karim Yahya – The Fiqh of Female Da’wah: Confused Roles and Hidden Heroes

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya discusses how women have a very important role in the mission of calling people to Allah citing from historical examples from the seerah and Islamic history of women scholars in Islam.

Hussain Kamani – Balance Your Life

Mufti Hussain Kamani shares many examples from the life of the Prophet (s) and the sahaba on how they balanced their life from seeking knowledge, to their familial responsibility, working to provide for themselves and their families and the general community and society.

Okasha Kameny – The Wahhabis

There are some who call certain people “wahhabis”. Who are they and what his the history behind them? This is one perspective given by Imam Okasha Kameny.

Omar Suleiman – Following the Stars of Islam

Shaykh Omar explains that the lives of the Prophets, the Sahabas and great scholars of the past give us a wide variety of examples of different situations in life and types of people that we should follow.

Faraz Rabbani – The Concern of Sincere Seekers of Knowledge : Examples from Living Islamic Scholars

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses key lessons he observed and learned from his teachers and fellow seekers. He speaks about Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri, Shaykh Nuh Keller, Mufti Mahmoud Ashraf, Shaykh Muhammad Qaylish, Shaykh Jihad Brown. A question and answer session follows.

Hamza Yusuf – Nurturing Compassionate Communities: Connecting Faith and Service

Our duty as Muslims is to represent the true meaning of Islam by reaching out to the broader community we serve, the underprivileged and underrepresented. As tensions continue to increase throughout the world, we as North American Muslims have a unique opportunity rarely found elsewhere to serve our community with assurances of security and freedom. Using the Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him) as our shining example, this session aims — through diverse informed and unique speakers — to motivate inspire and move us beyond mere words and rhetoric, to truly living a way of life dedicated to serving God by serving humanity.

Yasir Qadhi – Reconciling between Reason and Revelation & the Role of Intellect in Islam

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi’s powerful emaan lifting intellectual talk on the topic reconciling between reason and revelation & the role of Intellect in Islam based on the writings of ibn Taymiyyah – from Muslimska Familjedagarna (Muslim Family Days) in Stolkholm Sweden.

Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf – Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal’s Inquisition

This lecture was done during the Dawah convention 2012 by al-Hidayah in Norway.

Hamza Yusuf – The Critical Importance of Al-Ghazali in Our Times

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Abdal Hakim Murad – The Role of Faith in Times of Turmoil

In his address during the Imam’s Conference, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad makes a strong case of what the role of Imam’s is, following the difficult years that have followed 9/11. Here he talks about the need for scholars to be independent of external forces and to act in an impartial and sincere manner without marginalising the young and vulnerable. He also highlights the crises of legitimacy amongst the Ulema being the biggest challenge facing scholars. His address highlights the need for scholars to try and overcome the state of failure by doing more to build communities through the internal discourse of religion.

Nouman Ali Khan – Dr. Israr Ahmed’s Services and Contributions to Quranic Studies

Dr. Israr Ahmed is a famous Pakistani Islamic scholar who advocated the revival of Islamic faith among Muslims in order to bring a stable Islamic society. In this lecture Nouman Ali Khan discusses his contributions towards the explanation of the Quran.

Yahya Rhodus – Disciplining The Soul (Sessions 1-9)

Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4: Session 5: Session 6: Session 7: Session 8: Session 9: Audio Versions

Ahmed Deedat – The life of Shaykh Ahmed Deedat

A video tribute to Shaykh Ahmed Deedat discussing his life and documenting it.

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