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Feb 28, 2018

Women in Islām – Separating Fact from Fiction

It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for the mighty Prophet, one of the great Messengers of the Supreme. Annie Besant, The Life and Teachings of Muhammad, Madras, 1932, p. 4

Feb 28, 2018

Islamic Funeral

The Eyes shed tears, the heart feels sad, but we do not say except that which pleases our Lord Ṣaḥiḥ al-Bukharī

Feb 21, 2018

Our Life Is Not Without Purpose

Our respected teacher delivers a powerful khuṭbah which causes the hearts to tremble as we are reminded that indeed this world is nothing but a passing amusement, with our ultimate purpose on this earth being to worship Allāh alone as He should be worshipped, without associating partners alongside him. Allāh has sent His Messengers in order to call the people to Tawḥid and warn against the worshipping of false deities. If we fulfil our rights to Allāh, then Allāh will protect us from His punishment. Muʿādh ibn Jabal (May Allāh be pleased with him) reported: I was riding with the Prophe…

Feb 9, 2018

Feb 9, 2018

Concerning the Doubt – “It’s Just Translations and Translators”

On the 24th of Jumādá al-Awwal, 1439 (2018/02/09), we asked the noble shaykh and scholar, Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná the following questions, after updating him on the progress of the Qawāʾid al-Arbaʿ class at TROID: [Q]: Shaykh, what should we advise those who whisper and cast doubts about the weekly classes [at TROID and in the West at large] saying, “why should we attend these classes when we can simply read the book ourselves [i.e. it’s just translation]?” [A]: This is the way of Ahl al-Sunnah, they do not teach from their own opinions, rather they read from the works of the sc…

Feb 7, 2018

Men Praying with Garments below Their Ankles

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (رحمه الله) was asked: “Does wearing a thawb (garment) that passes the ankles nullify the ṣalāh?” He (رحمه الله) responded: Whoever wears a thawb that passes his ankles has committed a major sin, since the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Whatever is below the ankles is in the Fire.” (Reported by Imām Aḥmad with this wording.) [As for the validity of the ṣalāh,] then the scholars differ over that. Some say even though the ṣalāh is valid, a man is sinful for wearing a thawb that passes his ankles. Others say his ṣalāh is invalid since he wore a th…

Jan 5, 2018

The Bayqūniyyah Poem in Ḥadīth Terminology

Classification of students: Beginner: Cannot read Arabic, or has not reviewed the 2007 course or studied Mustalah. Intermediate: Limited Arabic skills, has reviewed the 2007 course or studied Mustalah previously. Advanced: Fluent or good working Arabic skills, knows basic ḥadīth terms, knows some ḥadīth books and authors, understands the ideas of chains, has read/heard some research in ḥadīth criticism, has memorized Bayqūniyyah poem or can read it well. Materials: Homework 1 (after Session 2)  Beginners: Identifying the Matn vs. …