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Jul 19, 2024
☀️ August Lecture Series Explanation of Imām al-Nawawī’s Forty Ḥadīth Classical Text Consisting of Matter Related to ‘Aqīdah, Fiqh, Worship, Manners and More w/ Guest Speaker, the Noble Yemenī Scholar Shaykh Sālim Bāmiḥriz Shaykh Sālim’s bio: Shaykh Abū Anwar Sālim ibn ʿAbdillāh Bāmiḥriz is a Yemenī scholar who was born and raised in Kismayo, Somalia, before moving to the country of his heritage at twenty years of age. He studied in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, benefitting from scholars such as Ibn Bāz, Ibn al-ʿUthaymīn, Rabī ibn Hā…

Jun 24, 2024
On the authority of Ibn ʿAbbās (رضي الله عنهما), the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said to a man while exhorting him: “Seize five things before the occurrence of five: Your youth before you reach old age, your health before you are afflicted with sickness, your free time before you are taxed with busyness, your wealth before you become destitute, and your life before death reaches you.”1 Imām ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir al-Saʿdī (d. 1391 AH) comments: When the servant of Allāh truly gains recognition of the purpose of the blessings that have been bestowed upon him, and the fact they all repre…

Jun 24, 2024
When Should the Iqāmah be Called? Narrated by Jābir ibn Samurah (رضي الله عنه): Bilāl used to refrain from calling the iqāmah until the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) would come out. If he came out, he would call the iqāmah upon seeing him.1 [Q]: The imām was late in arriving at the masjid from the prespecified time by a minute and the muʾadhin stood, called the iqāmah, and the congregation began praying. Then, during the ṣalāh the imām entered and prayed with the congregation. After the ṣalāh had concluded, there was a dispute between the imām and the muʾadhin regarding this occurrence. Is …

Jun 22, 2024
It is most befitting to know that most of the Christians only confirmed prophethood by relying upon the glad tidings given by preceding prophets. They claim: Glad tidings of ʿĪsá were given by the prophets that preceded him, which is contrary to Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) as no prophet ever gave glad tidings of his succession. Our response is two-fold: The glad tidings of Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in past books is more frequent than the glad tidings given of the Messiah (عليه السلام). Just as the Jews falsely interpret the glad tidings of the Messiah in their book as not referri…

Jun 22, 2024
Narrated by al-Ṭabarānī on the authority of Jābir (رضي الله عنه), the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Every creature seeks forgiveness for the one who teaches the people goodness, even the whales in the seas.”1 It was also narrated on the authority of al-Barāʾ ibn ʿĀzib (رضي الله عنه), that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “The scholars are the inheritors of the prophets. They are loved by the denizens of the heavens. The whales in the sea seek forgiveness for them should they die until the Day of Judgement.”2 Just as forgiveness being sought has also been confirmed on behalf of …

Jun 22, 2024
​ In the prayers that are read in an audible voice, ‘āmīn’ should be said loudly following the recitation of Sūrah al-Fātiḥah. This applies to the one praying by himself, the one being led by another, as well as the one leading others. The Imām and Those Being Led Saying ‘Āmīn’ As for the imām saying ‘āmīn’ loudly, it is quite clear from the ḥadīth of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in which he said: “If the imām says ‘āmīn, then say ‘āmīn’ as well”1. Here, the ‘āmīn’ [of those being led] is predicated on the imam’s, which means that the āmīn of the imām must be loud enough that he …

Jun 22, 2024
[Q]: If a person does not know Sūrah al-Fātiḥah, is it obligatory for him to learn it? [A]: Yes, he must learn it because reciting it in the ṣalāh is obligatory. All actions required to complete an obligatory act are considered obligatory as well [i.e., reciting Qurʾān is an obligatory aspect of performing ṣalāh, so learning to recite is just as obligatory as performing the ṣalāh itself]. For example, it is obligatory upon the person who does not have water to seek it out, or purchase it for wuḍūʾ or ghusl if it is being sold. This seeking of water or purchasing becomes obligatory because …

Jun 20, 2024
[Q]: Some people have objected to the jurists regarding their usage of terms like: prerequisites, pillars, obligatory, compulsory, negators, preventers, and other similar terms [when discussing Islamic judicial issues]. They say: Where is the proof from the Book of Allāh and the Sunnah for the use of such terms? Did the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) ever say: The prerequisites of ṣalāh is such-and-such, and its pillars are such-and-such, and its obligatory aspects are such-and-such? If you say: Yes, then narrate that for us. If you say: No, then why have you innovated that which the Messen…

Jun 20, 2024
Allāh—the Most High—said: ادْعُ إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ ۖ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ “Invite (mankind, O Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islām) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Qurʾān) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better.” (Al-Naḥl, 16:125) Imām ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir al-Saʿdī comments: This verse is comprehensive of calling those among the Muslims who have shown carelessness or disregard for some matters of this religion just as it is inclusive of calling the …