There is a big difference between reading a book on your own and listening to the explanation of that same text from a scholar who is qualified to teach and explain it.
Recently I was listening to Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel’s explanation of Ibn Baz’s (rahimahullah – may Allah have mercy upon him) book ‘Important Lessons for every Muslim’.
In one of the lectures, he explained Tawheed and Shirk and gave a beautiful explanation.
Tawheed, as we know is the most important pillar of our religion and the whole universe was created for the sole reason of establishing tawheed. The Messengers were sent for Tawheed; the books were revealed to teach people Tawheed; all of the creation was created for Tawheed.
Here is the audio clip! Its an amazing reminder for those who may have studied books like Kitaab at-Tawheed and Qawaid ul-‘arba (Four fundamental principles of Shirk), yet at the same time a tremendous beginner’s lesson for those new to learning about Islaam and its foundations.
This one is not to be missed!
May Allah reward the Shaykh for sharing his knowledge with us in the West. And don’t forget to travel to sit with him when he comes here next month inshaAllah.
Go ahead! Download it to your iPhone or Blackberry and enjoy.
What the statue looked like before…
And what the statue looks like now after the lightning strike…
6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning
MONROE, Ohio – A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.
The “King of Kings” statue, one of southwest Ohio’s most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.
The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Monroe police dispatchers said.
As we hear the news of one of the mashaayikh of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah coming to the USA, we got news today from our brother Abu Khadeejah of Salafi Publications in Birmingham, UK regarding the passing away of our elder, the ‘Allamah, one of the senior and major scholars of Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghudayaan (rahimahullah).
May Allah have mercy upon his soul and forgive him his sins and give him the greatest of rewards for his efforts to spread the message of the Prophets (Tawheed) and the authentic Sunnah around the world and warning the people against shirk (associating a partner with Allah) and bid’ah (innovations in legislation of Islaam).
See message below from Abu Khadeejah.
In the name of Allaah, the most merciful, the bestower of mercy.
As-salaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullaah.
It has just reached me that the Shaikh, the `Allaamah `Abdullaah al-Ghudayaan has passed away.
May Allaah shower him with mercy and forgiveness.
Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji`oon.
Abu-Khadeejah `Abdul-Waahid Alam
(1st June 2010/18th Jamaada al-Akhirah 1431AH)