Seeking Knowledge

Islamic Philosophy of Knowledge

Islamic Texts

The following are my notes from a lecture explaining one of the chapters in Shaykh al-Uthyameen’s book al-Usool min ‘ilm al-Usool. It is a basic level book on Hanbali usool. Definition of knowledge: Knowledge is a definitive realization of something based on its true reality Not having any realization or understanding of something is referred …

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Recommended English Books and Lectures on Prophet Muhammad’s Life (Seerah)

Muhammad (pbuh)

It is important to study the seerah (prophet’s life) from beginning to end in order to properly understand the context and why and how things developed the way that they did. It is also one of the fundamental ways to build love of the Messenger (pbuh) in one’s heart. How can we love someone we …

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Review of International Open University’s (IOU) BAIS Program

After five years of studying, reviewing, memorizing, and stressing out, I am proud to say that I finally graduated from International Open University’s Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (BAIS) program. It was quite a journey and I’ve learned so much. In this post, I want to give a review of my experience with the …

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Studying Islamic Sciences in Western Universities Not a Good Idea – Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Some Muslims, wanting to understand their faith and increase their spirituality, enroll in Islamic studies courses in Western universities. Dr. Yasir Qadhi, who has studied Islamic sciences both in the Eastern and Western institutions explains why one should be cautious of taking such a step. Rameez AbidI am a Pakistani-American Muslim blogger. I hold a …

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Some Really Helpful Resources for Students of the Arabic Language

Please note that the following is not a complete list of beneficial materials out there on the topic. It is only a reflection of my own personal experience and things which I’ve found beneficial. It is also assumed that the reader does not plan to study Arabic in the Middle East. For those who do plan …

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