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Mar 10, 2014

Accuracy in Transcribing When Publishing and Its Importance

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy Advice to transcribers on how to, and how not to, transcribe the works of the scholars. As he mentions, “sloppy people who go to YouTube and turn audio into a published book.” From honouring the scholars is to approach them about their recordings (for review) before turning them into printed English books etc.

Mar 9, 2014

Salafiyyah Is the Middle Path

Note: the first 15 minutes of this audio has some distortion/breaks, the rest of the audio is intact.

Mar 7, 2014

How to Stop the Fundraisers and Donation Pleas?

From the points discussed: We have needs to ask the people to come together to service the daʿwah (masjids, schools etc.) or an obligation to assist the poor etc. They are communal obligations The optimal situation is one where daʿwah is able to be made, free of the message of requests for donations There are people who have gone overboard in their criticism of organisations who fundraise (due to a need) It is our stinginess (as communities) that makes it inappropriate to attack Islamic centres when they raise funds (i.e. if communities handled the expenses, there should be no n…

Mar 1, 2014

Etiquettes for Good Companionship (آداب الصحبة)

Understand that from the etiquettes for good companionship is coming together and feeling for one another. This is from the results and fruits of having a good character which causes further love for one another. Its opposite is division and splitting, which is the result and evil consequence of having a bad character which causes hatred between one another. Collected from Imam al-Tirmidhī, which he has authenticated, upon the authority of Abū Dardaa that the Prophet (sallāllahu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said, “There is nothing that will weigh heavier on the scales than good character”. Also s…

Feb 20, 2014

Beware the Perils of the Internet

The speaker introduces his sermon reminding the listener to “be careful of following most of the people”. This being a prelude of what is to follow as it relates to heedlessness in the online world. وَإِن تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ ۚ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَخْرُصُونَ  And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allāh’s Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie. [al-An’ām, 6:116] He continues, “If we were to analyse Social media networks, we would see t…

Feb 2, 2014

The Prayer of Repentance – Its Descriptions and Rulings

There is not a man who commits a sin then purifies himself, stands and prays [two rakʿah], and then asks Allāh for forgiveness except that Allāh will forgive him. Shaykh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī View/Download | 8 Pages