Reflections on the Recent “Back To Basics” Seminar
As salaamu ‘alaykum
Alhamdulillah, it was a great experience to attend the recent “Back to Basics” Seminar hosted by Masjid Rahmah in Parsippany, NJ. We got a lot of benefit, especially from the tele-links of the mashaayikh. On Saturday, there were three tele-links back to back which was really amazing mashaAllah.
SubhanAllah, its amazing how much love the mashaayikh have to spread the word of Allah. Even though we know how busy they are with many other things, they take out the time to teach their brothers in the West something from the religion. This shows how dedicated they are to make the words of Allah and tawheed uppermost amongst the people.
It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is AllMighty, OftForgiving. (Fatir 35:28)
I hope that more people would benefit from the words of the mashaayikh when they are speaking. Its sad to see the amount of brothers who waste their time in the suk (marketplace) talking about nothing while the mashaayikh are talking about that which will give them benefit. May Allah safeguard all our present scholars and have mercy on all those who have passed away.
We also got to see preliminary designs of the new building that Masjid Rahmah is planning to build. We ask Allah to make it easy for them and for all the masaajids around the world which are built upon the sound methodology of the pious predecessors.
The former rapper, Mutah Beale also spoke about his past life and how he was involved in the music industry. Even though, money was all around him during that stage of his life, he never felt true happiness. Alhamdulillah, Allah guided him to Islaam and to the correct understanding of the religion. Now, he is trying his best to get the message across to the youth to stay away from the temptations of music and everything that it involves. May Allah bless him for his efforts.
We also got to know that there are many Muslims in the prisons of NY itself. And nowadays, there are more and more young Muslims turning up in prison. Many of them don’t know anything about Islaam. If you are someone who lives close to a prison, I highly encourage you to go and visit your Muslim brothers and your sisters if you are a sister. Many of them don’t have anyone to visit them which makes them look towards crime and other stuff while at the prison. For the person who is able to teach them a little about Islaam, it will really help them in their practice of the Deen. Remember that even though they are in prison because of a crime that they have committed, they are still our brothers and sisters in Islaam and it is a duty upon us to help our brothers with that which we are capable of inshaAllah ta’ala.
We ask Allah to make us from those whom He bestows with beneficial knowledge and we ask Him to keep us away from that which does not benefit us.