Archive for June, 2007

Seminar: Masjid Rahmah presents “Back to Basics” Where do we go from here?


Masjid Rahmah


“Back to Basics”

Where do we go from here?

2nd Annual Educational Seminar


Tele-link with the Mashayikh

Sheikh Saalih as-Suhaymee

Sheikh Rabee’ al-Madkhalee

Sheikh Muhammad al-Aqeel

Sheikh Sulaymen ar-Ruhaylee

Sheikh Muhammad al-Imam



Fareed Abdullah

Talib Abdullah

Abu Muhammad Al Maghribee

Abdur Rahman Al Afriki

Abul Hassan Malik Al Akhdar

Abu Az-Zubayr Shadeed Muhammad

Abdur Rahman Omaisan

Including Quraan workshop for the youth and programs for teens facilitated by Mutah Beale (formerly known as Napoleon)


Friday June 29th through Sunday July 1st – 2007


The Sheraton Parsipanny Hotel

199 Smith Road

Parsipanny, NJ 07504

Sheraton Hotel Sold Out

(see below for details)

Rooms are averaging $95 per night.  Availability is limited so make your reservations ASAP.



$10.00 per day

$25.00 for all three days

Children 12 and under – Free

Children 13 to 18 – 50% off

*Please note the following changes


2) Alternative Hotel [Marriott Courtyard-5mins.away from venue]

3) Confirmed Tele-links with Mashayikh

4) Confirmed Speakers

5) Swimming Cancelled

6) Also,vending is very limited,all booths should be paid for by june 8th.

Masjid Rahmah has updated it’s Flyer 2nd Annual Educational Seminar [“Back To The Basics” Where Do We go From here ?] Friday, June 29th to Sunday July 1st ,we are asking everyone who plans to attend to please make reservations to Alternative hotel by June 6th,insha allah,an updated flyer regarding tele-links with the mashayikh, confirmed speakers and any other changes has been posted

For more information please contact Abu Rumaysah at 215-834-2640 or Masjid Rahmah 973-621-8833


Imaam Barbaharee on the Innovators

Imaam al-Barbahaaree (rahima-hullaah) mentions:

((The innovators are like scorpions.

They bury their heads and bodies in the sand and leave their tails out.

When they get the chance they sting; the same with the innovators who conceal themselves amongst the people, when they are able, they do what they desire)).

Reported in ((Tabaqaatul-Hanaabilah)) – Volume 2, Page 44 and ((Manhajul-Ahmad))

Sharhus-Sunnah – Imaam al-Barbahaaree

Ref: Fatwa-Online

Why Should I Study?

Why should I study?

Many years ago in Uzbekistan, a baby boy was born blind. His Mother, the strong mu’minah that she was, did not lose sight of He who had the Power to cure him. She prayed and prayed for her son’s sight. And within a few years, the boy regained his eyes.

She was widowed, the boy orphaned. She traveled with him to Makkah so that he could receive an Islamic education. She arranged for him to attend the circles of the scholars, and in those circles, he excelled in the science of hadith. He traveled to distant villages in search of the most authentic sayings of Rasulullah (صلي الله عليه وسلم). He would pray two raka’at before accepting a hadith. His mother named him Muhammad ibn Isma’il. And many of us know him today by the book he compiled, the book that stands after the Qur’an in authenticity: Saheeh Al-Imam Al-Bukhari!

In another land, in another time, chilly Baghdad winds would wake up another boy. Much before Fajr, his mother would bundle him in warm shawls and escort him through the darkness, making sure he reached the Masjid safely. After Fajr, she would wait for him as he read hadith to the biggest scholars of the land. Then, long after the sun had come up, she would meet him outside, and together, they would walk home. She was a strong mother indeed, for her son grew up to become an Imam of the Muslim Ummah, an Imam by the name of Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

Dear brothers and sisters, why should we try to follow in the footsteps of these–and many other–stars of Islam? The information that we shall in sha’ Allah learn is not like anything else. This knowledge is the law of Allah and the inheritance of the prophets. It is our duty to preserve and protect the estate of Rasulullah (صلي الله عليه وسلم), something that cannot happen without there being serious and sincere brothers and sisters spending long days and nights reading, reflecting, and teaching others.

May Allah make us among those who are sincere, and whom protect the deen and inherit the inheritance of the prophets, ameen!

Written by: Ilm Seeker

Source: Manaaqib Ahmad, by Ibn Al-Jawzee

Youth and Marriage


Taken from: Islaam’s Solution For The Problems Facing Today’s Youth, pgs. 42-44

From among the problems facing the adolescents is that they abstain from marriage. This is a big problem. The youth abstaining from matrimony produces serious harm and no one knows the outcome except Allah. They use the following alleged reasons for abstaining from matrimony.

  • Getting married at an early age diverts from studying and getting prepared for the future.
  • Getting married at an early age burdens the youth with the responsibilities of providing for his wife and children.
  • The most dangerous reason for the youth turning away from marriage is the obstacles which are placed in the path topwards marriage such as extravagant celebrations. And at times the youth can not afford the espense of these celebrations.

In my opinion, this is the biggest reason why these adolescents do not get married. The remedy for this problem is simple if we correct our intentions.

First, it should be explained to the youth that the merits, superiority, and blessings that lied within marriage outweigh the obstacles and difficulties we previously mentioned. There is not anything in this Dunya except there is a trade off. I am not saying that marriage is easy and that there are not any difficulties or hardships. There are difficulties and problems in marriage however; the benefits of marriage outweigh the problems and difficulties that occur. Consequently, these virtues make those difficulties and hardships forgotten. The benefits of marriage should be explained to the youth until they desire it. Marriage helps people protect their private parts and lower their gaze.

The statement of the Prophet sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam points to this

O Young men, those of you who can support a wife should marry; verily matrimony controls the gaze and protects the private parts. And whoever among cannot afford to marry should fast .”

[Hadeeth Saheeh. Collected by Bukhari and Muslim on the Authority of Ibn Mas’ud.]

The Prophet sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam specifically instructed the youth to take part in marriage, because they are prepared for it and have the ability.

It is appropriate for the youth to get married at an early age if he or she has the ability and means to do so. Praise is to Allah – currently this is predominately the case. There isn’t any excuse for the youth to leave off getting married. The Prophet sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam explained the merits of getting married at a young age. Matrimony protects the private parts, because the private parts are very dangerous if unguarded.

Allah subhana wa ta’ala says:

“And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts from illegal sexual acts). Except with their wives and the (women slaves) whom their right hands possess — for (then) they are not blameworthy.”

Surah Al-Ma’arij: 29-30

Matrimony protects the private parts. This is to say that marriage safeguards a person from a great evil. Marriage protects that organ and lowers the gaze. If the youth gets married, he will be delighted. He would not be looking here or there at women or at what Allah has prohibited. As a result, Allah saved this person from the haraam by giving him the halaal. By Allah’s bounty, this person was saved from adultery and fornication.

Second, marriage helps a person to attain tranquility and ease.

Allah subhana wa ta’ala says:

“And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect.”

Surah Ar-Rum: 21

Whenever the youth gets married his soul is relieved from agitation, anxiety and he has a piece of mind.

“That you may find repose in them.” Surah Al-Furqaan: 74

Verily, the matrimony of this youth is among the reasons for his tranquility and serenity. Accordingly, matrimony is a reason which numerous blessings spring from.

Muhammad Al-Maalikee’s Da’wah Visit to Tobago

Tobago Da’wah Trip Class Schedule

As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah

An encouragement for the readers to listen to these lectures or to catch the lectures suited to your subject of interest (i.e tawheed, shirk, sunnah, bid’ah, fiqh, islamic condemnation of terrorism, etc..), as many people might not be able to catch all the lectures during the day on paltalk. Barak Allahu feekum.

Dawah Trip to Tobago

Seminar with

Muhammad Al-Maalikee – Well Known Student of Knowledge from Jeddah

Studied under The Kibaar

June 25th to July 1st


Note: List of Classes are now available

on the pdf file

From the Guidance of Our Salaf (predecessors)

From the Guidance of Our Salaf:

Muhammad bin Sahm said: I heard ‘Ataa’ bin Muslim al-Khafaaf mention from al-A’maash, who said: “They used to not ask about a man after 3: who he walked with, who he entered upon, and who his friends were from amongst the people.” [Al-Ibaanah of Ibn Battah (#419)]

Al-Fudhayl bin ‘Iyyaad said: “The souls are enlisted soldiers, so those that became familiar with one another (from before) will be inclined (towards each other), and those from amongst them that were opposed will differ, and it is not possible that a person of Sunnah can be inclined towards a person of bid’ah except due to nifaaq.” [Al-Ibaanah (#429)]

Imaam Al-Barbahaaree said in his Sharhus-Sunnah: “If anything of bid’ah appears in a person, beware of him, since what is hidden from you is more than what is apparent. However, if you see a person whose manners and opinion is despicable, he is wicked, sinful and oppressive, yet he is a person of the Sunnah, accompany him and sit with him, since his sin will not harm you.”

Masjid Rahmah (Newark, NJ) July Seminar

Masjid Rahmah – Back to Basics
The Sheraton Parsippany Hotel
199 Smith Road Parsippany, NJ 07504
Friday June 29th to Sun. July 1, 2007

Try your best to attend this seminar inshaAllah ta’ala.

View the seminar flyer by clicking on link below inshaAllah ta’ala.