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Sep 7, 2023

You Cannot Please Everyone

A man said to al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī (رحمه الله): The people sit around you so that they may find fault with you!’ So he said, ​ ‘Indeed, I encouraged my soul to aspire for Paradise so it aspired for it. Then I encouraged it to aspire for salvation from Hellfire and so it aspired for it. Then I encouraged it to aspire for salvation from the people, but I didn’t find a way to do that. Indeed, the people were not pleased with their Creator although He provided for them, so how can they be pleased with another creation like themselves?’1 Prophet Mūsá (عليه السلام) said: ‘O my Lord, the people say…

Sep 6, 2023

Working with the People of Innovation: Greater Good? Not According to Sufyān al-Thawrī [d. AH 167]

Subḥan Allāh – May Allāh save the Muslims, have we not reached a time when those who claim to call to Allāh from sea to sea wish to destroy the religion by sitting with, mixing with, calling to, cooperating with – the people of innovation. So much so, that those who maintain themselves upon al-Manhaj al-Salafī have been rendered ‘undoubtedly harsh/extreme’ in the kangaroo court of public opinion and majority! So today, we have people claiming salafīyyah whilst taking the position of Imām in an openly ikhwānī masjid, taking to the mimbar in masājid that fight the daʿwah of the salaf all in t…

Sep 6, 2023

Reciting Verses Relevant to the Khuṭbah in Ṣalāt al-Jumuʿah?

It has been reported that Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn (may Allāh have Mercy on him) was asked: السؤال بالنسبة لبعض الخطباء إذا خطبوا ، يجعلون للخطب مناسبات، فمثلاً إذا جاء موسم الإسراء والمعراج يخطبون فيه ويبينون بعض الفوائد ويعرجون على بيان بعض البدع والأخطاء التي تقع في هذا اليوم، فما حكمه؟ Regarding what some khaṭībs do when they deliver their khuṭbahs, they give their khuṭbahs topics relevant to current events, if the time of Isrāʾ and Miʿrāj comes around they speak about it, drawing benefits from it, warning from innovations and mistakes performed that day, what is the ruling on this? It was…

Sep 4, 2023

Be Patient With Your Parents

From the 2023 Canadian Summer Conference: The Daʿwah of the Noble Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).