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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

Story of the lady who spoke Qur'aan

Abdullaah bin Mubaarak - may Allah have mercy upon him -  said:

I sat out for hajj to the sacred house of Allah and visiting the masjid of His Prophet may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. As I was in the road, I suddenly saw a black figure and when I managed to distinguish it I realised it was an old woman wearing a garment and a headscarf made out of cotton, I said to her:

"Assalaamu 'Alyka Warahmatullahi Wabaraktuh"

She replied, "Salaamun qawlan min rabi-Raheem [Peace: a word from a Merciful Lord.]"

He [ibn Mubaarak] said: I said to her, may Allah have mercy upon you! What are you doing here [lost]? She replied: "Wa man yudlililAllah fa la haadiya lah [Whomsoever Allah causes to err, there is no guide for him]" So from that I understood that she was lost, so I asked her where do you want to go? She replied: "Subhaanalathee asraa bi 'abdihi laylan minal masjid-il-haraami ilal masjid al-aqsaa [Glory be to Him Who made His servant go on a night from Masjid al-Haraam to Masjid al-Aqsaa] I understood that she had finished her hajj and wanted to return to Masjid al-Aqsaa.

Then I asked her how long had she been in this place? She replied, "Thalaatha layaalin sawiyya [three nights while in sound health.]"

I told her I do not see any food with you that you eat? She replied "Huwa yut'imunee wa yasqeen [He (Allah)  gives me to eat and gives me to drink]

So I asked her what do you use for wudhu? She said, "Fa inlam tajiduu maa-an fatayamamu sa'eedan tayyiba [and if you cannot find water, betake yourselves to pure earth and wipe your faces and your hands therewith]

I told her I have some food with me, would you like to eat?  She replied "Thumma atimuu as-siyaama ila al-layl [then complete your fasting until the night] I said to her this is not the month of Ramadan, she replied "wa man tadawa'a khayraan fa inAllaha shaakirun 'aleem [and whoever volunters in goodness then verily Allah is thankful, knowing]

I told her it is permissible to break your fast during travel, she replied "wa an tasuumu khayrun lakum in kuntum ta'lamuun [and fasting is better for you if you but knew]

I said, why do you not talk to me in the same way i speak to you [i.e meaning without Qur'aan] she replied "ma yalfidu min qawlin ila ladeyhi raqeebun 'ateed [he utters not a word but there is by him a watcher at hand(meaning the angels are with the human recording his speech and deeds all the time.)]

I said from what people are you? She replied "wala taqfu ma laysa laka bihi 'ilmun inna sam'a wal basara wal-fu'aada kul olaaika kaana 'anhu mas uulah [and follow not that of which you have not the knowledge; surely the hearing and the sight and the heart, all of these, shall be questioned about that.]" I said I have made a mistake so please forgive me, she replied "la tathreeba 'alykum al-yawma yaghfirulllahu lakum [no blame shall be upon you this day may Allah forgive you]

I said will you allow me to carry you on my camel? She said "wa maa taf'aluu min khayrin ya'lamhulAllah [whatever good you do Allah is aware] so my camel sat down. She said "Qul lil mu'mineena yaghudhu min absaarihim [tell the believing men to lower their gaze] so I lowered my gaze and told her climb up on the camel and as she was about to climb up on it the camel rose up and tore her clothes where upon she said "Wa ma asaabakum min museebatin fabima kasabat aydeekum [and whatever calamity afflicts you it is due to your own deeds] I told her wait until I tie the camel and she replied "Fa fahamnaaha Suleymaan [So We made Sulaiman to understand it]

After I tied the camel I told her climb ontop of it, when she did she said "Subhaanalathee sakhara lana haatha wa ma kunna lahu mugrineen wa inna ila Rabina lamunqalibun [Glory be to Him Who made this subservient to us and we were not able to do it and surely to our Lord we must return.]

I grabbed hold of the reigns of the camel and started to walk quickly and making loud noise, she said "Waqsid fee mashyika waghdud min sawtik [And pursue the right course in your going about and lower your voice] then I started walking slowly and humming poetry, she said "Faqra'uu maa tayasara min al-Quraan" [Recite whatever is easy for you from the Quraan]

I told her I have been given goodness in plenty, she said "Wa maa yatathakaru ila olul al-baab [and none but those with understanding comprehend this] After having walked with her for a bit I asked her, do you have a husband? She replied "Yaa ayyuha al-latheena aamanu laa tasa'alu 'an ashyaa-a inn tubda lakum tasu'kum [o you who believe do not ask about matters if made plain to you may cause you harm] So I remained silent and did not speak to her until we reached her caravan.

I said to her who do you have [from family] amongst this caravan? She replied "Al-maalu wal-banuuna zeenatul hayaati dunya [Wealth and children are the beauty of this world] So I understood that she had children, I asked her what are their duties in hajj? She replied "Wa 'alaamaatin wa bi najmi hum yahtaduun [And as signs and through the stars they are guided] So I understood that they must be guides for the people. Then I saw small huts and buildings so I asked her about her children's names, she replied "WattakhadaAllahu Ibraheema khaleela [Allah took Ibraheem as his khaleel] "WakalamAllahu Muusa takleema" [And Allah spoke directly to Muusa] "Ya Yahya khudil kitaaba bi quwwa [o Yahya grab hold of the scripture firmly]

So then I called out O Ibraheem, Muusa, Yahya! And suddenly three young boys looking like moons [in beauty] came towards us and when they got ready to sit down their mother said "Fab'athuu ahadakum biwariqikum haathihi ilal madeenati falyanthur ayuha azka ta'aaman falyatikum birizqin minhu [Send one of you with this money to the town and let him look for the best food and let him then bring that food] One of the boys went and came back with the food putting it infront of me, his mother told me "Kuluu washrabu hanee-an bima aslaftum fee al-ayyaam al-khaaliyyah [Eat and drink joyfuly because of what you used to do in days past]

I said, right now your food is haraam upon me until you inform me about her affair [i.e why she only speaks through the Quraan] They said:

This is our mother, she has been like this since 40 years back, not speaking anything but Quraan, fearing that she might otherwise err and thus cause ar-Rahmaan [Allah] to be displeased with her. So Glory be to al-Qaadir [Allah] for this.

Then I said:

"Thaalika fadhlulAllahi yu-teehi man yashaa-a waAllahu du fadhlin 'atheem [That is the bounty of Allah, He bestows it upon whomever He wishes and Allah is the owner of great bounty]

[Translated from: Jawaahir al-Adab fee adabiyyaat wa inshaa lughat-ul-'arab]

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Random Fatwa

Passing away in Ramadhaan

Question: The Prophet said;
When Ramadhaan arrives the doors of Paradise are flung open and the doors of Hellfire are slammed shut.
Does this mean that one who dies in Ramadhaan enters Paradise without questioning? Answer: The situation is not as such. Rather, what this means is the doors of Paradise are flung open as an inspiration to the Muslims to make easy their entry (to Paradise). And the doors of Hellfire are shut to prevent the Believers from sins such that they do not enter (through) these doors. And this does not mean that one who dies in Ramadhaan enters Paradise without questioning, rather those who shall enter Paradise without questioning are those whom the Messenger has described in his statement;
They are the ones who do not steal and do not cauterise and are not pessimistic and in their Lord they put their trust.
[Fataawa Shaykh Muhammad as-Saalih al-Uthaymeen Volume 1, Page 561]

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Random Audios

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