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Feb 5, 2013

Allāh Looks Not to Your Bodies Nor to Your Faces, Rather He Looks to Your Hearts

Indeed, Allāh looks not to your bodies, nor to your faces; rather He looks to your hearts [and deeds]. Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) as narrated by Abū Hurayrah ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Sakhr 1Shaykh al-ʿUthaymīn comments: 2 Allāh, the Perfect and Most High, does not look to the slaves and their bodies, and whether they are large or small in stature, nor whether they stand in good health or illness. He does not look to their faces, and whether or not they are beautiful or hideous. All of these affairs are of [absolutely] no significance to Allāh. Similarly, He does not look towards their lineage nor a…

Feb 2, 2013

Islāmic Unity Is Only upon the Way of the Prophet (ﷺ)

A discussion about unity and its correct Islamic context in light of the many calls from partisan politically-minded Islamic groups to unite upon differences (in creed, methodology etc.). Is this even possible? Is this what our messenger (ﷺ) called us to? What did the early Islamic scholars and imāms call to unity upon?

Feb 2, 2013

The Nation of Islām Are Kuffār

From “ʿAqīdah Course, Class 7 of 12” from the July 2007 Islamic Summer Courses at TROID.

Dec 18, 2012

A Glimpse into the Modern-Day Groups of Innovation

In the beginning of the lecture, Abū ʿUways (raḥimahullāh) explains the importance of understanding the manhaj of al-Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ so that the sight of innovation can be distinguished from the sight of the Sunnah. The sects that Abū ʿUways talks about in this lecture are: Ikhwān al-Muslimūn (The Muslim Brotherhood Movement) The Quṭbiyyūn (Qutbis) Ṣurūriyyūn (The Sururis) Al-Jamʿāt al-Tablīgh (The Tablighis) Aḥbāsh (The Ḥabashis) Haddādiyyūn (The Hadadis) With regards to the Ikhwānul-Muslimoon, Abū ʿUways (raḥimahullāh) gives a brief lesson on their history and gives …

Dec 17, 2012

Uprooting the Forces of Evil: Islam’s War on Terror

If a Muslim is aware that someone, maybe another Muslim, is planning to commit an act of terrorism, can he inform the police? It is mandatory upon them to inform the necessary authorities, because these people are plotting to transgress, oppress and murder. Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) said: “Aid your brother whether he is the oppressed or the oppressor.” The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked: “How is the oppressor to be aided?” He responded: “By preventing him from oppression. Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ

Dec 15, 2012

Common Misconceptions About God

Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no firm Belief. Qurʿān, 52:35

Nov 30, 2012

Purification of the Heart from Filth and Impurities

The noble scholar of the salaf, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah is quoted on the topic of purification of the heart. Ibn al-Qayyim was famous for such topics. Concerning the diseases of the heart, he mentions: 1. The disease of doubts 2. The disease of desires Ibn al-Qayyim expounds, “the sick body is harmed by things which do not affect the healthy body…a small amount of heat or cold (the sick one being intolerant of this, someone healthy – unbothered), likewise movement (the healthy person is unihibited, the sick person struggles), likewise the heart (like the body) ca…