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Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Four Imams Warned Against Fanatical Taqleed (Blind Following)

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Four Imams Warned Against Fanatical Taqleed (Blind Following) – by Moosaa Richardson In this Friday sermon, Moosaa Richardson reminds us of the Quranic obligation of following the Messenger of Allaah (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) and making him the judge in all disputes between us. He then shows how the four widely-followed imams of Islam all forbade their students and followers from fanatical taqleed (blind following) in opposition to clear evidence from the Messenger (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace). Recorded at al-Masjid al-Awwal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on 1438.02.18. Read more ...
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The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory Allaah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) said: "O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fast) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon. [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskeen (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better Read more ...
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Do not enter the Ruins of the Punished People for mere Sightseeing

Sufyaan [ibn 'Uyayanah] narrated to us from 'Abdullaah ibn Deenaar from 'Abdullaah ibn 'Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said, "Do not enter the ruins of the people who were previously punished unless you are weeping. If you are not weeping, then do not enter their ruins, for I fear that what has befallen them may also befall you." [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 9. The isnaad of this hadeeth is saheeh according to the conditions set by al-Bukhari and Muslim.] The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said this to his companions when he led them, in 9 AH, in an expedition to Tabook (about 400 miles north of Madinah) Read more ...
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A Concise Article on Fasting the Day of ‘Ashura

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy A Concise Article on Fasting the Day of 'Ashura Its Virtue: Abu Qatadah (radhiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was asked about 'Ashura and he responded, "It expiates for the previous year." [Muslim, 1162] Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllahu anhu) said, "I never saw the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) seeking to fast a day, giving it preference over another, except this day, the day of 'Ashura, and this month, meaning the month of Ramadan." [Bukhari, 2006] It is the Day Allah Saved Musa Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllahu anhu) said, "The Prophet (Sallallahu Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : With the Hisbah, We Were the Best of Nations

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : With the Hisbah (guarding against infringements) We Were the Best of Nations – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part - 1 Praise be to Allah, Who honoured this Ummah and made it the best nation evolved for humankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. I praise Him, may He be exalted, and thank Him for His bountiful blessings. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, Who decreed superiority and prosperity for those who call to good and righteousness. And I bear witness that Read more ...

The stance of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to Yazeed, the son of Mu’aawiyah

The belief of Ahlus Sunnah and the Scholars of the Ummah is that Yazeed, the son of Mu'aawiyah, should not be insulted nor loved. This is due to the following. Saalih the son of Ahmad bin Hanbal (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "I said to my father: "Some people say that they love Yazeed." He replied, "O my son, is it possible for a person who believes in Allah and the Last Day to ever love Yazeed?" So I said, "O my father, why do you not then curse him?" He replied "O my son, when did you ever see your father curse any person?"" It has also been narrated from him (Imaam Ahmad) that it was said to him, "do you write the hadeeth narrated by Yazeed Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: Do not be Dictatorial!

Compare between three fathers. Each one of them sees his son sitting in front of the television screen during the days of his examination. The first one says to his son, “Muhammad! Revise your lessons!” The second says, “Majid! If you do not revise, by Allah, I will hit you and I will not give you any pocket money!” The third says, “Salih! Would you please revise your lessons? It would be better than watching television, don’t you think?” Which of the three would be considered best manners? Undoubtedly, the third, since he presented his order to him as if it were only a suggestion. Similarly, it should be the case when dealing with your Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: Who kicked the cat?

Who kicked the cat? Before you answer this question, read the story in full. A person used to work as a secretary for a very ill-mannered manager who did not have a single skill of dealing with people. This manager used to accumulate his workload and take upon his shoulders burdens he could not bear. One day, he called his secretary, so he entered and stood in front of him. The secretary said, “Yes. How may I help, sir?” He said, “I called your phone but you never answered!” The secretary replied, “That was because I was in the other room. I am sorry, sir!” He replied, “You are always saying sorry! Take these papers and give them to Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: How the Prophet dealt with Adversaries

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) would always be just with the disbelievers and even be ready to sacrifice his life in order to call them to Islam and rectify their affairs. He would bear their evils with patience and try to overlook their harms. Why would he not do so when Allah has said: “We have sent you as a mercy…” To whom? To the believers only? No; rather, “To the world.” Think about the Jews who would insult him and instigate trouble, whilst he would continue to be gentle with them. ‘A’ishah – may Allah be pleased with her – said, “The Jews once passed by the Prophet’s house and said: ‘as-Saam ‘alaykum’ Read more ...

Love during the Time of Quraysh

Love is a powerful theme that features throughout history, with the power to launch a thousand ships or destroy a country. Zainab bint Muhammad (radhiAllahu anha) is an example of the strength of love and a Muslim woman's patience and courage. Although her story does not feature as prominently in Islamic history as some other Sahabiyaat such as her mother, Khadijah, or her step-mother Aishah, she experienced one of the most difficult struggles faced by Muslim women: the battle between true love and spiritual conviction. Zainab bint RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was the eldest daughter of RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and his Read more ...