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Nov 23, 2007

Is Wiping One’s Face after Duʿāʾ an Innovation?

Some explanation mentioned from Imām Ibn Bāz and others concerning the acceptable narrations concerning wiping one’s hands over one’s face after making duʿāʾ. [Excerpted from the lecture, ‘7 Condition of Lā Illāha Ill-Allāh’ by Mūsá Richardson (Summer ’07)]

Nov 14, 2007

Who Leads the Ṣalāh?

The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said: The Person who leads the people in prayer is the one who is most well-read (in the Qurʾān), if they are equal in their reading, then the most knowledgeable of them about the Sunnah, if they are equal with their knowledge of the Sunnah, then the one who made ḥijrah first, and if they are equal in the times they made ḥijrah, then the oldest of them in (accepting) Islām and let not a man lead another in his sultan (place of authority), and let him not sit in his special seat in his house except with his permission.” [Collected by Muslim, full…

Nov 8, 2007

Remember Allāh and Avoid Hypocrisy

Imām Ibn Qayyim (رحمه الله) stated: The continuous remembrance of Allāh [i.e. adkhār] is a protection from hypocrisy, since the hypocrites rarely remember Allāh. Allāh said about them: وَلَا يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّـهَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا “And they only remembered Allāh occasionally” [Al-Nisāʾ, 4:142]. Kaʿb (رحمه الله) said: “Whoever continuously remembers Allāh is free from hypocrisy.” Consequently, Allāh concluded Sūrah al-Munāfiqūn [i.e. The Sūrah of the Hypocrites] by saying: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُلْهِكُمْ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِ…

Oct 24, 2007

Allāh Loves for You Three Things and Hates for You Three Things

The Messenger (ﷺ) said,“Verily Allāh loves three things for you and he hates three things for you. He loves that you worship Him alone, and that you do not join anyone else in your worship of him and that you do not worship other than him, He loves that you hold tight altogether to the rope of Allāh and that you do not be divided….And Allāh hates for you hearsay (he said and she said – qīla wa qāl – spreading rumours), he hates for you excessive questioning (questioning that brings about no benefit), thirdly, he hates for you the wasting of money.” The 1st  part of the khuṭbah discusses t…

Oct 17, 2007

From the Beliefs of the ‘Nation of Islam’

Looking at the beliefs published by the Nation of Islām in their publication (The Final Call), the speaker compares their open statements with that of the pure Islamic creed. Extracted from class 7 of 12 from the ʿAqīdah Course of the 2007 Summer Islamic Courses in Toronto, Canada. Note: This audio has been updated with important corrections, also mentioned here in the Benefit: The Nation of Islām (NOI) are Kuffar, Their Origin is Kufr and We Make Takfīr of Them

Sep 30, 2007

Some Authentic Aḥādīth on Marriage

The aḥādīth contained in it are basic and are not intended to be used by the common person to derive interpretations, rather they are for the benefit of the readers in general. The Following are authentic proof. I have taken most of them from the book Saḥīḥ al-Jāmīʿ al-Saghīr wa Ziyādatuhu by the scholar, the Muḥadith of our age, Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī. Two of the proofs were taken from It’haaf Al Karām Ta’līq Alā Bulūgh Al Marām by Shaykh Safī al-Raḥmān Al Mubārakfūrī. {The one who wrote Raheeq Al Makhtoom} Note that I am using the new edition of Ṣaḥīḥ Al Jāmiʿ, so the numbering …

Sep 28, 2007

Is Differing a Raḥmah? What Should We Be United Upon?

What is true Islamic unity built upon? How do we view differing in the Ummah? What are the real solutions? These pressing issues are discussed in the following class: Class 10 of 12 from the ʿAqīdah Course of the 2007 Summer Islamic Courses in Toronto, Canada (available Autumn ’07 in shāʾ Allāh). The ʿAqīdah course is based upon the ‘haa’iyyah’ peom of Ibn Abī Dāwūd. The tenth sitting focused on the final three verses of the 33 lines of outstanding poetry: (31) And keep yourself from the opinions of people and their stances, Since the stance of the Messenger of Allāh is more bef…

Sep 20, 2007

The Evils of Harry Potter and the Kufr of Magic

From the topics discussed: Protecting ones’ self and one’s family from the shayṭān The responsibility of guardianship/parenthood The verdicts on magic according to the Qurʿān and Sunnah The types of magic (illusionary and afflictive) Black magic, white Magic – good and bad magic? Harry Potter; his character, companions, teachers, passions and goals Examples of the magic contained in the Harry Potter books Divination – predicting the future The position of the sharīʿah concerning fiction What Prompted this Lecture? We strongly encourage the Muslims to propagate this lec…