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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!

TOPIC; AQEEDAH/CREED

DATE:  FRIDAY13TH JANUARY  AND 14TH PLUS 15TH INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND, FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY.

TIME: 9PM GMT (CLASS WILL BE FOR ONE HOUR)

VENUE: REGISTER ON WWW.WIZIQ.COM AND SEARCH FOR “NAWAAQID AL-ISLAAM WITH ABOO THAABIT”

COST: FREE!

TAUGHT BY: ABOO THAABIT STUDENT AT THE ISLAAMIC UNIVERSITY IN MADEENAH (BASED UPON SHAIKH AL-FOWZAAN’S EXPLANATION)

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

al-Bayqooniyyah

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:

al-Qur’aan

Tuhfatul Atfaal

al-Jazariyyah

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

Exam

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.

[al-Maqaalaat]

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

Is it permissible to send Salat upon other then the Prophet?

Those who, when a misfortune befalls them, say: Surely we are Allah's and to Him we shall surely return. Those are they on whom are Salat and mercy from their Lord, and those are the followers of the right course. [Suurah Baqrah Aayah 156-157] Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen said  - may Allah have mercy upon him - explaining this verse:

In this verse there is a daleel [evidence]  that the 'Salat' from Allah 'azza wa jall is not mercy rather it is more specific and more complete and better, and whoever explained it from amongst the 'ulamaa [scholars] that the Salat from Allah is mercy, and from the Angels it is du'aa [invocation] and from the mankind it is istighfaar [asking for forgivness] then this is not true rather Salat is different from mercy because  Allah mentioned Salat together with Rahmah [mercy]  and this joining shows a difference in meaning. And there is consensus amongst all the scholars that it is permissible for you to say to any fellow muslim 'o Allah have mercy upon so and so'

But the 'ulamaa differ regarding sending 'Salat' upon a person, is it allowed or prohibited?

There are three stands amongst the 'ulamaa concerning this:

  1. Amongst them are those who make it permissble, without any conditions being attached to it.
  2. And others make it impermissible regardless of the circumstance
  3. The last group make it permissible if it is an add on [meaning the Prophet first and adding people on after him]

And the correct opinion is the last one, as is evident through the statment

'o Allah send Your  Salat upon the Prophet Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad'

Or if it is not an add on but it is due to a valid reason as Allah says:

Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them thereby, and send your Salat upon them; surely your Salat is a relief to them; and Allah is all Hearing, all Knowing. [Suraah Tawbah Aayah 103]

So if it has a valid reason then there is no problem in that. Then there is no problem for you to say

'o Allah send Your Salat upon so and so'

If a man came to you and said to you

'Here, take my Zakaah and distribute it amongst the poor people'

Then it is allowed for you to say

'May Allah send His Salat upon you'

Just like Allah commanded you to.

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Random Fatwa

Ahaadeeth al-Aahaad and Aqeedah

Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih al-'Uthaymeen was asked...

Q. What is the case for the one who says Ahaadeeth al-Aahaad (with only one narrator) does not establish matters pertaining to al-Aqeedah? A. This is an incorrect opinion due to several reasons. 1- It is not true to say that all ahaadeeth al-aahaad never establish yaqeen, a good example for this is the hadeeth "Innamal 'amaalu binniyaat" this is an aahaad hadeeth yet we know with certainty that the Prophet said it, stated by Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Hajr etc. 2- The fact that the Prophet would send companions individually to teach other people about matters of Aqeedah, like he sent Mu'aadh to Yemen, shows that aahaad is hujjah. 3- If we say that matters of Aqeedah can not be established through ahaadeeth al-aahaad then we should also say, the actions and deeds in Islaam can not be established with ahaadeeth al-aahaad since deeds are based upon Aqeedah, and if we were to accept this then in reality a lot of the Islaamic rulings would become void. But if this statement is not accepted then similarly the first one pertaining to aqeedah should not be accepted either. So in conclusion, if anyone has doubts concerning ahaadeeth al-aahaad or claims that an Imaam from amongst the Imaams of this Ummah has said something contrary to this, then it is upon them to provide evidence with an authentic chain. [Fataawa Ibn 'Uthaymeen fi al-Aqeedah v.1 p.43]

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Random Audios

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  • al-Aajroomiyyah – part 6 'Abdul Kareem al-Khudayr
  • al-Aajroomiyyah – part 8 'Abdul Kareem al-Khudayr