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Excellent Lecture given by Br Kashif Khan

As salaamu ‘alaykum

As the readers of this blog know, we like to share as much beneficial and original content as possible with everyone, with the help of Allah azza wa jal.

Today, we would like to share an excellent lecture given by Br Kashif Khan (Imam of Masjid ul-Bayaan in Asburk Park, NJ) on the topic of the Ten Commands from Allah in Surah Al-‘Anaam (151-153). You can download the lecture files below. They are in m4a format. I was able to play it on windows media player. If anyone is not able to play the file, let me know and I will work on changing the format inshaAllah.

6:151
Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad Sallalahu Alayhe Wasallam): “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty – We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand.
6:152
Muhsin Khan
“And come not near to the orphan’s property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear. And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allah, This He commands you, that you may remember.
6:153
Muhsin Khan

“And verily, this (i.e. Allah’s Commandments mentioned in the above two Verses 151 and 152) is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2).”

Schedule of Shaykh Saalim Taweel Visit to NYC 2010

As many people have asked about Shaykh Saalim’s visit to the NYC/NJ area, here is the information so you can plan ahead inshaAllah.

Any changes to this schedule will be posted as we get them.

Shaykh Saalim At-Taweel (Student of Shaykh Uthaymeen

Shaykh Saalim At-Taweel Visit to NYC

  • Shaykh will arrive on July 20th insha Allaah
  • Masjid Ahlul-Quraan wa As-Sunnah, Queens, NY – Sat-Sun, July 24-25 from 5:30 pm till Esha (first flyer below)

Explanation of verse 107 of Surah Al-Anbiyah “21:107”

Prophet Muhammed sent as a Mercy to all

  • Masjid Ikhwa- Brooklyn, NY- Friday July 23rd from 5:30 pm
  • Masjid Rahmah – NJ- Thursday, July 22nd at 5:30 pm –
  • Masjid Darul Islah – Teaneck NJ – July 22nd after Maghrib prayer (second flyer below)
  • Masjid Nur-Ullaah, Queens, NY – Wednesday, July 21st from 5:30 pm

Beneficial Audio: Explanation of Tawheed and its Categories

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.

Audio Clip: Fundamental Explanation of Tawheed (Oneness of Allah) and its Categories

Go ahead! Download it to your iPhone or Blackberry and enjoy.

O Allah, Avert from us the Torment of the Hellfire

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

 

THOSE WHO SAY ‘OUR LORD! AVERT FROM US THE TORMENT OF THE HELL’

“And those who say: ‘O our Lord avert from us the torment of the Hell-fire, indeed its torment adheres and persists’. Evil indeed it (Hell) is an abode and as a place to rest in.” surah-furqaan(25): 65-66.

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as Sa’dee said,

“And those who say, ‘O our Lord avert from us the torment of the Hell-fire…”Meaning, avert it from us by safeguarding us from its causes, and by forgiving us whatever we have done which would deserve punishment.

“Its torment clings and persists.” The meaning is that it persists and clings to its people, just as a debt persists and clings to the debtor.

“It is an evil abode and residence.” They say this out of humility to their Lord, to make manifest their extreme need for Him, to acknowledge that it is not within their capacity to bear this torment and in order to remind each other of Allah’s favor upon them. For indeed the averting of a calamity will vary in accordance with its severity and enormity. Thus, the greater it is, the greater will be the impact of its being averted and the greater will be the joy which this produces.

Source: “The Characteristics of The Slave of The Merciful” Shaikh Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as SA’dee

Why our supplication is not answered?

Ibraheem Ibn Adham was approached by a group of people. They asked him about the Saying of Allaah the Most High:
“Call upon your Lord and He will answer you.” [Ghaafir:60]

They said: “We supplicate to Allaah but He does not respond to (our invocations) .”[1]
Ibraheem Ibn Adham replied:
 

You know Allaah but yet you do not obey Him.

You recite the Quraan but you do not act upon it.
You know about the shaytaan (devil) but you agree with him.
You claim that you love the Messenger of Allaah but you abandon his sunnah.
You claim that you love (to enter) paradise but you do not act for it.
You claim that you fear the hell fire but you fail to abstain from disobedience.
You say that death is truly (approaching) but you do not prepare for it.
You are preoccupied with other people’s faults but you do not analyse your own.
You eat the sustenance that Allaah provides (you with) but you show no thanks.
You bury your dead but you do not contemplate over that.[2]
 
[1] Abu Huraira narrated that:
The Messenger of Allaah (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The invocation of anyone of you is granted (by Allah) if he does not show impatience, saying, ‘I invoked Allah but my request has not been granted.’” Bukhari and Muslim.
 
[2] Al-Khushoo’ fee As-Salaat, with Commentary and checking by Shaykh ‘Ali Ibn Hasan,  by Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (d790) page 39. This narration has mysteriously been omitted from the English translation of this wonderful book.

Teleconference Details for Hasan as-Somalee’s Class on Three Fundamental Principles

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 A Gift for the Intellects in Explanation of the Three Fundamental Principle
by Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab [rahimahullaah]
with the explanation of Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree
Narrated and Taught by: Abu ‘Abdullaah Hasan as-Sumaalee

Details:
Day – Friday nights after Ishaa’ (19.00 ET | 16.00 PT | 00.00 UK )
Local Attendance – Masjid al-Furqaan and Islaamic Centre (TROID) 874-A Weston Rd. Toronto, ON.
Online Attendance – Paltalk > Religion and Spirituality > Islam > Live troid.org
Notes, Quizzes, Tests, QA – To be announced 

 
Conference Details
 
 
Scheduled Conference Date: Every Friday inshaAllah
Scheduled Start Time: 06:45 PM Eastern Std Time
Scheduled End Time: 8:10 PM Eastern Std Time (lecture is usually one hour long)
Scheduled # of Participants: 100
Type of Conference: Standard
Dial-in Number: 1-270-696-2525 (East Coast)
Participant Access Code: 11814Touch-tone Controls

 

About the Book:
The book before you is an explanation of a concise yet great work written by a noble Scholar of Islaam from the twelth century of Islaam, known as Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab. He compiled this work, called “The Three Fundamental Principles”, in order to make clear to the people the core and fundamental principles upon which Islaam is established.
Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab took these principles from the texts of Qur’aan and pure Prophetic Sunnah, as well as the Companions and those who succeeded them. This is why in all of the works of the Shaikh, whether small or large, you will find quote after quote from the Religious texts. Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab is a much maligned and misrepresented Scholar. His adversaries, in his time and after expended much effort in spreading misinformation regarding his belief and methodology.
Some ascribe to him extremism; others ascribe to him deviation in belief and creed. All of this are falsehoods easily repelled by the legacy of authorship that he left behind, which clearly show that he was neither an extremist, nor a deviant, rather his works show that he was a true traditionalist in the Path of the Messenger of Allaah and his Companions.

The Complaint of the Ignorant

October 24, 2009 2 comments

A precious Gem: The Complain of the Ignorant, Ibn Al-Qayyim , Al Fuwaid (taken from the English translation of the book) p. 134

The ignorant people complain to people about Allaah, and this is the highest degree of ignorance, for if he had known his Lord, he would not have complained about Him, and if he had known the people he would not have complained to them.

One of the predecessors saw a man complaining to another man about his poverty and dire necessity. He said to him, ‘O you! By Allaah, you have done nothing but complain about He who has mercy for you, to the one who has no mercy for you’.

The following verses have been mentioned about the meaning of the previous statement of the predecessor.

When you complain to a son of Adam

verily you complain about the Most Merciful

to the one who does not pity.

On the contrary, the person who is profoundly knowledgeable about Allaah complains to Allaah alone. And the most knowledgeable person about Allaah is the one who complains about himself to Allaah, and never to people. He complains about the causes that make people do wrong to him, for he knows about the following Qur’anic verses,

‘And whatever of misfortune befalls you it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much’

(Ash-Shura, 42: 30)

‘Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allaah but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself.’

(An-Nisa, 4: 79)

‘(What is the matter with you?). When a single disaster smites you, although you smote (your enemies) with one twice as great, you say: ‘From where does this come to us?’ Say (to them), ‘It is from yourselves (because of your evil deeds). ‘And Allaah has power over all things.

(Al-Imran, 3: 165)

Therefore, there are three levels: the lowest one is to complain about Allaah to his creatures, the highest one is to complain about yourself to Him and the middle one is to complain about His creatures to Him. May Allaah make us from those who complain to Him  alone about ourselves, He the Majestic and Most High, Ameen.