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Posts Tagged ‘Madeenah’

New class!

This is the new class that will be held shortly inshaaAllaah. Please invite family and friends and gain the reward, increase your Islamic knowledge today!







Aboo Thaabit

I do not like doing this but I saw a need for it due to the numerous brothers and sisters who ask, who is Aboo Thaabit? Who does he study with etc? And in reality this is something important i.e. that you know who you take your knowledge from (you ask with manners).

Thus I decided to write a list of the main/some scholars I have/am studied/studying with and I ask Allaah to save me both from riyaa’ and the evil eye.

If after reading this you still do not find peace of mind studying  with me, I ask Allaah to guide you towards someone much better than myself whom you will benefit more from.

Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbaad:

al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah

Parts of Sunan at-Tirmidhi

Parts of Sunan Ibn Maajah

Parts of Sunan an-Nisaa’ee

Saheeh al-Bukhaaree

Shaikh ‘Abdur Razzaaq bin ‘Abdil Muhsin al-‘Abbaad:

al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah

Kitaab at-Tawheed

Osool al-Eemaan

Sharh at-Tahawiyyah

Sharh al-Waasitiyyah

Shaikh ‘Ali Naasir al-Faqeeh:

Sharh as-Sunnah

Tafseer (Soorah al-Baqra – Soorah al-Maa’idah)

Kitaab at-Tawheed

Shaikh Haytham bin Hassaan (Student of Shaikh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen)

Osool ath-Thalaatha

Qawa’id al-Arba’ah

Duruus al-Muhimmah (Bin Baaz)

Kitaab at-Tawheed

Shaikh Ibraaheem ar-Ruhayli:

‘Umdat al-Ahkaam

al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah

Riyaadh as-Saaliheen

‘Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree:

‘Umdat al-Ahkaam


Shaikh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiriyy:

‘Umdat al-Fiqh

Shaikh Saalih as-Sindhi:

Kitaab at-Tawheed

Kashf ash-Shubuhaat

Shaikh Muhammad al-Madhkhali:

Aadaab mashiyy ila as-Salaah

Ma’aarij al-Qubuul

Shaikh Saalih al-‘Usaymee:

Osool ath-Thalaatha

Kashf ash-Shubuhaat

Qawa’id al-Arba’ah

al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah

Sharh al-Aajromiyyah

Shaikh ‘Abdul ‘Aleem al-Misry:


Tuhfatul Atfaal


Shaikh ‘AbdaAllaah ash-Shinqeeti:

al-Qur’aan (Isnaad and ‘ijaazah)

Shaikh al-‘Uthaymeen (AUDIO):

al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah

Sharh al-Aajromiyyah

Shaikh Saalih al-Fowzaan (AUDIO):

Kitaab at-Tawheed

Kashf ash-Shubuhaat


This is the exam for brothers and sisters who attended the tafseer classes. The exam is pretty detailed so do not beat yourself up if you dont remember everything, answer what you can and leave that which you dont know.

Type up your answers on a word document with the corresponding question number and send the answers to ismaiil_84@msn.com

You are allowed to use a Qur’aan and a translation of the Qur’aan as aid whilst answering the questions, but no books of tafseer or other means. I trust you all do not cheat. May Allaah make it easy for you.

Subject: Tafseer

Module: Tafseer 101 Soorah Yusuf

Date: Feb-March 2011

Marks: 100

1. a) What year was Soorah Yusuf revealed? b) Mention two things that makes Soorah Yusuf special from other Sooras in the Qur’aan. c) How many benefits did Ibn al-Qayyim say this Soorah contained and in what book did he mention this?

2. a) What is the meaning of Alif Laam Raa? b) Is Allaah above us or everywhere? Explain with evidence! c) How come people made Sujood to Yusuf? Can I make Sujood to my friends etc?

3. a) What is the evidence for saying the other brothers became Prophets too? b) Use verse number 9 and explain the concept of ends justifying the means. c) What were the two things that made Ya’quub doubt that Yusuf had been eaten by a wolf?

4. a) How many categories are there to Sabr? b) What is Ya’quubs other name and what does it mean? c) Mention three things that made the trial of seduction (from that woman) so much more difficult upon Yusuf.

5. a) Verse 29 the Husband says “seek forgivness from your sin” to his wife, does this mean they were muslims? Explain your answer b) Mention two techniques Yusuf used for da’wah whilst in prison. c) What is the meaning of the word Ummah in verse 45

6. a) What are the three types of souls mentioned in the Qur’aan? b) Are we as Muslims allowed to seek positions of power and leadership? Explain your answer c) How did Yusuf know there was a brother missing (verse 59)

7. a) Why does Allaah refer to Himself as “plotting”, isn’t plotting something evil? b) Why did Allaah make Ya’quub go through all that sorrow and difficulty? c) What does tawwasul mean? And what are its branches?

8. a) Are we allowed to make du’aa for death as muslims? Explain with evidence. b) What is the difference between the words Faatir and Khaaliq? c) What does the word “baseerah” mean in verse 108?

9. Are you allowed to preach that which you do not practise yourself? Explain in detail.

10. Mention two benefits that you learnt from studying this soorah that you did not know before.

Class: Tafseer Soorah Yusuf

Gems of Madeenah

So I try to make the entries on the website knowledge orientated, however from time to time I give brothers and sisters insight into the life here in Madeenah, those rare moments that you’ll treasure for a life time.

One of the strangest things that one encounters here in Madeenah (even Makkah) is that people are so fluent in almost all languages? Like the taxi drivers, the money exchange clerks etc they are all fluent in so many different languages you’d be amazed.

Just the other day I went to exchange some money by the haram and as I stood in the line I saw the people in front of me all talking in their own languages, you have to keep in mind that most of these people are poor people from far away countries so chances that they’ll learn arabic are very slim.

And I saw one man shouting in turkish at the clerk behind the desk who clearly was saudi yet he was talking back in turkish to him and on his right side another haaji from indonesia shouted out in their language and the clerk just turned his head and started conversating with this man in his own language.

This carried on and on, every new person who came, this man seemed to know their language, I thought this is ridicules! Even if I made up a new language on the spot I felt like this man would be able to keep up a conversation with me! I mean I speak four languages and even I was impressed with this man (maashAllaah tabaarakAllaah).

And then it was my turn and he looked at me and smiled “Ahlan wa Sahlan…”

Mixed emotions.

Today is a happy day as well as a sad day (in some ways). It is happy in the sense that tomorrow I will be returning to the city of our beloved Prophet after having been on a summer holiday, however this means I will have to leave my family and dear mother not to mention the few friends I have, behind.

I am sad and excited at the same time, I can’t wait to be back in Madeenah! But saying goodbye is never easy. I do realise how fortune I am, and that many people would (perhaps) cut their little toes off just to be in my shoes (I dont have big feet, it’s just a figure of speech lol) but alhamdulilah no doubt, as soon as you emerge yourself in the knowledge again, you tend to forget your family (in a good way) and you might only get home sick once or twice the entire year.

A brother asked me the other day, what do you miss the most about Madeenah? I didn’t really have to think much before I said, the company of the pious and knowledgeable, because it has a very big effect on you. Whether it be in the Prophet’s Masjid or the University itself, you always have people who love Islaam and are more knowledgeable than yourself and just being in their company brightens up your day a lot.

So if the da’wah slows down somewhat, then please keep in mind I am back studying and might get busy from time to time. I am sure brothers and sisters will understand.

I leave you with some wise words the famous Companion Salmaan al-Faarisi once said:

It is not the Land that makes a person pious, rather it is his deeds that do so.


Who is better, Prophet Muhammad or Prophet Yunus?

The Prophet mentioned in a saheeh hadith:

…Whoever says, I am better than (Prophet) Yunus ibn Matta has lied. [Ibn Maajah]

Our noble Shaykh of Madeenah ‘Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbaad said explaining this:

What is known is that the Prophet is the best of creation and the scholars explain this hadith in different ways. Some say the word “I” does not mean the Prophet himself, but rather any other slave, (meaning if a muslim was to say I am better than Yunus) this is because a person might read the story of Yunus and think bad of him (which is not  allowed).

Another explanation is that this was said by the Prophet before he  truly knew his high-ranking, or that it is out of humbleness and to defend his fellow Prophet.

How to get accepted into Madeenah Uni

Now there is no simple answer or way to this, as muslims we believe in the Qadr of Allah. If it is written for you it will happen and if not then do not be sad about it.

Disclaimer!  Please remember this is in no way a promise, even if you did implement these things it does not guarantee your acceptance. Read more

Random Article

Osool Fiqh

In Osool al-Fiqh (principles of fiqh) we have five rulings, and everything a person does falls into these five catergories and they are:

1. Waajib (also known as Fardh) if not performed the person will be sinning, if performed the person will be rewarded, example of this are the five daily prayers.

2 Mustahhab (aka Manduub) if not performed the person will not be sinning if performed the person will be rewarded, example of this would be the sunnah prayers. (NB! Do not confuse the word sunnah for the Sunnah of the Prophet which we HAVE to follow)

3.  Mubaah, if not performed the person will not be sinning likewise if he performs it he will not be rewarded (some scholars say that any mubaah action can be changed into reward or sin depending on the intention) example being eating food.

4. Makruuh if a person performs this action he will not be sinning but if he leaves it off he gets rewarded. Example being giving and taking with the left hand.

5. Haraam, if a person performs this action he will be sinning and if he leaves it off he will be rewarded example being disobedience towards the parents.

Now there are five things that are considered mustahhab (voluntarly) but once a person undertakes the action it changes into waajib and the person is obliged to complete it (however some of these things are debated amongst the scholars themselves). These five things are

1. Jihaad.

This is not the jihaad that is waajib, like if your country is attacked and you are required to defend your life and property nor if the ruler calls you out for jihaad. Rather this is if you hear of a legitimate struggle being fought by oppressed muslims (sanctioned by trustworthy scholars) and you want to help them.

For you to fly there and help them is not waajib upon you, but if you decide to do this then you will have to complete it and you are not allowed to run away and leave them.

2. Umrah.

Even though 'Umrah is considered waajib within some schools of thought this is in reference to a voluntarily 'Umrah. Meaning a person has already performed one 'Umrah but wants to perform another one some other time in his life, as soon as the person enters the state of Ihraam it becomes waajib upon him to finish the 'Umrah.

3. Hajj.

Hajj is very similar to 'Umrah, and  this is not in reference to the Hajj of Islaam, meaning the hajj that is considered a pillar in Islaam. Since Hajj is waajib only one time in a person's lifetime this is in reference to any other Hajj after the first one.

If a person starts his hajj, he is not allowed to say, you know what, this is to difficult I want to quit.

4. Janaazah.

Janaazah is known as Fardh Kifaayah, meaning if a group of muslims pray upon the deceased then the whole community will be sin free (ie every single person does not have to pray janaazah) however if no one at all from the community prays for the dead, then the entire community becomes sinful.

So if a person joins the janaazah prayer he has to finish it and can not leave it, it becomes waajib upon him.

5. Seeking knowledge.

Now this is a very debated thing, is a person allowed to leave seeking knowledge once starting it? Scholars debate both ways, and what seems to be closest to the truth - and Allah knows best - is that a muslim should always seek knowledge where ever they might be so that they know how to worship their Lord properly.

However if a person left to study in a country and then decides to leave that country, does this mean he left seeking knowledge? Not necessarily, but what is required is that the person does not stop seeking knowledge altogether.

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Random Fatwa

Her father drinks alcohol in secret, how should she advice him?


This questioner is from Libya, she sent a long message, in it she says;
‘O Noble Shaikh Muhammad (bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen), I am a young woman, 23 years old and practising alhamdulilaah. But the problem lies in my father drinking alcohol and consuming other intoxicants for a very long time, all this in secret.
But since I look after the household I have come to find out about it. So what is Waajib upon me now? With the knowledge that I can’t confront my father face to face or even advice him? I hope you can give me an answer to my situation.’
Alhamdulilaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem, I send peace and blessings upon our leader Muhammad the seal of the Prophets. The Imaam of the pious, the Khaleel of the Lord of the worlds, and upon his family and companions, and whoever follows them in good until the Day of Judgment.
What is required from this woman is that she advices her father in whatever way is possible for her. Because it is from amongst the things that is included in being dutiful to ones parents, advising them.
Have you not seen how Ibraaheem (peace be upon him) advised his father? And upon us is to advice our fathers and mothers in a similar way.
So if this lady can’t confront her father with this issue, then she should write a message for him, mentioning the remembrance of Allaah in it, as well as mentioning the evidence that shows drinking alcohol is forbidden and the punishment that comes with it. Perhaps Allaah will save him from this thing, and she should never give up hope in rectifying the state of her father.
How many people were corrupt but Allaah rectified their affairs, with the simple of reasons. And Allaah is Muqallib al-Qulluub, He turns the hearts in whatever way He pleases.
We ask Allaah to guide her father and we ask Allaah to aid her.
[Silsilah Fataawa Noor ‘ala Darb no. 252]

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