Archive for the ‘Da’wah’ Category

Summer Conference: In Defense of the Salafi Manhaj

As salaamu ‘alaykum,

Just a few days to go for the conference inshaa’Allaah.

June 17th(Friday) – June 19th (Sunday).

New Jersey, USA

For more info visit


I understood that guiding people by action is more inspiring..

October 2, 2010 3 comments

Imam Ibn ul Jawzee

From “Sayd Al-Khaatir” (138)

I have met many mashaaykh and the affair of one was different from that of the other, and their knowledge capacity were of varying levels. And the one whom I benefited from his company the most was the one who used to apply what he knew, even though there were those who were more knowledgeable than him.

I met a group from the people of hadeeth who memorized and knew a lot, however they would permit backbiting under the guise of jarh wa ta’deel (ed.: “accreditation and disreputation”, science of criticism of narrators), they would take monetary payment in return for narrating hadeeth, and they would be hasty in giving answers, even if they are wrong, lest their status diminishes.

I met Abdulwahaab Al-Anmaatee, he used to be upon the methodology of the salaf. One would never hear backbiting in his gatherings nor would he take payment for teaching hadeeth. Whenever I read a hadeeth that contained in it a heart-softener, he used to cry continuously. I was very young at that time, (but) his crying affected my heart. He had the calm of those whose description we hear about from the narrations.

I met Abu Mansur Al-Jawaaliqee, he was very quiet, very careful about what he said, precise, and scholarly. Sometimes he would be asked a question, which may seem easy; one that our young ones would rush to answer, however he would withhold from answering until he was certain. He used to fast a lot and remain quiet often.

Thus, I benefited from these two more than I benefited from the others, and I understood from this that: guiding people by one’s action is more inspiring than doing so by words. So by Allah, one should implement what he knows for it is indeed the greatest foundation. And the miskeen, the true miskeen is the one who wasted his life learning what he does not practice, thus he looses the pleasures of the dunyah and the goodies of the akhirah. (In addition to) Coming forth bankrupt (on the day of judgment) with strong evidences against himself.”


Talha Shahid
Executive Editor @
Inspiring The WORLD One Interview At A Time!

Sisters! Do You Have Questions You’d Like to Ask the Scholars???

September 2, 2010 5 comments

Please send questions, if you have any, to the email address provided below.

Share with other sisters that you know.

Do You Have Questions You’d Like to Ask the Scholars???

Dr. Umm Hamza of Al-Madeenah An-Nabaweeyah and her daughters: Jannah, Zubaidah and Juwariyah are compiling questions from SISTERS aged 14-21. These questions will be posed to the Shuyook of Madeenah, Bi’ithnillah.
Answers will be emailed to the questioner prior to publication. Please use your kunya.

Send your questions to


click on image then zoom in for full size, or check it out in high resolution here in pdf

The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah on The Mahdi

By : Sheikh Abdulmuhsin Al-‘Abbaad

128 Pages , Perfect Bound

Inside: Nice, Attractive, Yellow Paper

Price: 10 $

An Amazing Knowledge-Based Suprise for your Ramadhan

Alhamdulillaah it is a pleasure to publish this very important book. For the first time in the English language we have a reliable book discussing this topic. Authored by a mountain of knowledge.

About the Author:

Sheikh Abdulmuhsin al-`Abbaad is one of those few scholars who many scholars refer to him as their teacher. He is the former president of the Islamic University Madeenah, and was the first person who held the first class when the University was opened! and has since been teaching there for the past 50 years.!!

He also still has regular lectures at the Prophetic Masjid -where he recently finished his explanation on the 6 major books of hadeeth-. May Allaah bless the sheikh and elongate his life [he is almost 80 years]!

About the Book:

The topic of the book is critical.

So many have expressed their beliefs and opinions on this topic: those who say it is an innovation in Islam, those who say it is `symbolism’, the conspiracy theorists and their theories, those who have out-rightly rejected it!

And as such, do not be shaken by the whims and doubts.

This book expounds –with some detail- the correct belief [with proofs], and also refutes & responds to the common allegations of those who have wrong belief in this issue.

Enlighten yourself with authentic knowledge.

The book is available, to order send your request to bookrdrs


Categories: Da'wah, Knowledge

Sermons during the Taraweeh

Sermons During the Taraweeh

Al ‘Allaamah Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was asked:

In Kuwait, we have a sermon after four Rak’ahs of Salaatul Qiyaam, is this permissible? If it is permissible, how should this sermon be given?

He responded:

My opinion is that you should not do it.

Firstly: It is not from the guidance of the Salaf.

Secondly: Some people may want to pray Tahajjud and return home, and doing so may be a hindrance for them because it forces them to listen to the sermon. If a sermon is not accepted, its harm is greater than its benefit, this is why the Prophet – صلى الله عليه وسلم – used to draw the companions he used to give sermons to, he wouldn’t burden them and be repetitive.

So I see that leaving it is better. If the Imaam would like to give a sermon, he should give it at the end, when the prayer is finished.

He was also asked: What is the ruling of constantly giving a sermon in the midst of Salaatul Taraweeh?

The Shaykh, may Allaah have mercy upon him, responded:

As for giving a sermon then no, because this is not from the guidance of the Salaf. But the Imaam may give a sermon if needed or if he would like to, after the Taraweeh. If he intends worship by doing so it is an innovation, and the sign that he intends worship by it, is that he continues doing it every night.

Furthermore we say; why my brother, are you giving a sermon to the people? Some people may have work to do and would like to finish the prayer so that they may have implemented the saying of the Messenger:

“Whoever stands in prayer with the Imaam until he finishes would receive the reward of a whole night in prayer.”

If you yourself love to give a sermon, and half of the people in the Masjid also love this, rather three quarters of them do, do not constrain one quarter of the people for the sake of three quarters. Didn’t the Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم – say:

“If one of you were to lead the prayer then make it light, for indeed there are weak, ill and people with needs praying behind you.”

Or as was stated by the Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم, meaning do not compare the people to yourself or to others who love the sermon, compare the people with what makes them at ease. Pray the Taraweeh with them, and if you finish and the people finish, then say what you wish.

We ask Allaah to bless us and you with beneficial knowledge, and righteous actions.

[Liqaa al baab al Maftooh: 118]

Al ‘Allaamah al Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was asked: Is it permissible for the Imaam of the Masjid to give a sermon between Rak’ahs during Salaatul Taraweeh?

He responded: It can be permissible and it can be impermissible. If it is concerning drawing people’s attention to an immediate issue, warning them, ordering with good and forbidding from evil concerning it, then it is an obligation. As for it being taken as a habit that is always practiced, then this is contradictory to the Sunnah.

[Silsilat al Hudaa wan Noor: 656]

He also said: The night prayer during Ramadaan was legislated in order to draw closer to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic with prayer, this is why I do not see that Salaatul Taraweeh should be mixed with knowledge or teaching and so on, Salaatul Qiyaam should be the only worship performed. As for knowledge, then it has its time, and it is not specified to any specific time, rather the best interest of the students should be taken into consideration.

This is the basis, and I intend by is to clarify that whoever makes a habit out of teaching people between every four Rak’ahs during Salaatul Qiyaam for example, then this is a newly innovated matter that contradicts the Sunnah.

[Silsilat al Huda wan Noor: 693]

Umm yahya bint Muhammad Ali



Islamic Games for Ramadhaan

August 15, 2010 6 comments

As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

It’s been quite long since I’ve posted anything. After shaykh Salim’s visit, things have been quite busy with family members visiting and preparation for Ramadhaan.

Now that I have a smartphone, it’ll be much easier to review and reply to comments and make quick short posts inshaAllah. The cell phone technology is amazing subhanAllah and it’s mind boggling what we are capable of just with a cell phone. Anywayz that’s a side topic 😉

I have been tasked by my local masjid to come up with some games for the teens/kids for the weekends in ramadhaan. Not just the last 10 days but even before that.

So I wanted to reach out to all of you if you have seen any successful games where they not just learn something beneficial in the deen but also have fun learning it.

I will be preparing an Islamic jeopardy game with different categories. Once it’s complete I’ll post the file here so others can use it as well.

If anyone has any ideas, please share.

BarakAllahu feekum. 🙂

Knowledge Seminar in Philly – Learn from 7 books in 3 days – Starting tomorrow!

As salaamu ‘alaykum

Inshaa’Allaah Br. Hasan As-Somalee will be conducting a class on the book “Manhaj us-Salafi” (by Shaykh Muhammad bin Umar Baazmool).

For updated schedule and details for the Philly Knowledgebase Seminar at Masjid Ahlul Hadeeth wal Athar please click here.