As salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah I really apologize for not posting anything in quite some time. Both me and Br. Sajid have been really busy with other things. May Allah make our situations easy for all of us. Ameen. Just read this post on another blog and it brought me to tears subhanAllah. We go through trials in this life but when we read about other people's difficulties, it really puts your situation in perspective. Read this story and you will know what I mean...
As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon
My father, Shahid Qureshi, who was very beloved to all those who knew him, passed away today after Fajr while he was in JFK medical center in Edison NJ.
May Allah forgive all his major and minor sins and grant him ease on the Day of Judgment.
Burial details will be given at the masjid location inshaAllah.
Please spread the word to others so they can participate in the funeral.
In these last few days and nights left in the month of Ramadhaan, I wanted to share a beautiful lecture given by Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel explaining the tremendous du’a below. This is one of the best lectures I have ever heard mashaAllah. It will surely increase not just your understanding of this du’a but also your emaan.
Link to listen or download the lecture is below.
Most Superior way of asking for Forgiveness from Allah
The Messenger of Allaah may peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said :
Indeed the major supplication for forgiveness is to say
Allaahumma anta rabbee, la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtanee, wa ana abduka,
wa ana ala ahdika wa wadika mastatatu, aouthu bika min sharri ma
sanatu, aboou laka binimatika alayya, wa aboou bitahmbee, faghfirlee
fainnahu la yaghfiru ath-thunooba illa anta[ Sahih Bukhari Vol.8 Hadith no:318]
O Allaah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, You created me and
I am Your slave and I am abiding to Your covenant and promise as best as I can, I seek refuge in You
from the evil that I have committed, I profess to you my sins and I acknowledge Your favour upon me,
so forgive me verily no one forgives sins except you.
So if the worshipper says this when the morning arrives, truly believing init and he dies enters Paradise,
and if he says this when the evening arrives truly believing in it enters Paradise.
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)
As salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh brothers and sisters,
Br. Abdulilah Lahmami said, “Having just spoke to his family, they have informed us that Sheikh Muhammad Abdulwahhab Marzooq al-Banna has just died in his home in Jeddah just before salaatul ‘Asr 24/11/1430 12/11/2009 rahimahullaah rahmatan waasi’ah inshaallaah we will let you know where the janaza will be later.
This is to let you know to attend the janaaza which maybe tonight or tomorrow inashaallaah.
Inna lillaahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon.”
Below are Youtube videos of the biography of the Shaykh rahimahullah. Total time of the 8 parts is little more than 1 hr.