Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Specialness of Du'a in Sanctified Places

A translation of this video

By Imam Muhammad Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti, may Allah have mercy on him

The hadith at the end is the 10th hadith in the Forty Nawawiyyah.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Explanation of the Rituals of Hajj and Umrah

The first three parts with English subtitles

Main points: •Recommended acts of Tawaf • Explanation of hastening between as-Safaa and al-Marwah(sa'iee) •The story of lady Hajar • The benefits of Zamzam water • Recommended acts of sai'ee

In this episode:
- What is the difference between the two states of ihram (Ifraad and Qiran)?
-  What are the rituals to be done on the day of Tarwiyah?
-  How to spend the day of 'Arafah?
-  Dr. Tawfiq narrates his memories on the day of 'Arafah
-  Going to Muzdalifah

p.s. The translation is from the brothers and sisters at Naseem al-Sham.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Salvation Is By Faith Alone, Not Deeds (Part 2)

The second part of this podcast

Can your deeds make you worthy of Paradise, or do we rely on Allah's mercy and pardon? Why should we do good deeds and avoid sin? On the Last Day, what will say when you stand before your Lord? What will you present to Him?

Further Reading: 
The First Wisdom

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Salvation and Deeds

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Salvation Is By Faith Alone, Not Deeds (Part 1)

An audio expansion of The First Wisdom

What is salvation? How is it attained? Can you make yourself worthy of Paradise? Does the Lord owe you anything for your righteous deeds?

Further Reading:
The First Wisdom

Related Videos:
Salvation and Deeds
Actions Are Only By Intentions

Friday, 4 August 2017

Make Your Room Beautiful

It starts with your little part of the cosmos

This is a nice, short piece of advice about how making a difference starts with you and the spaces you inhabit. Organise and beautify your room so that it becomes a space that makes you happy and at ease. You don't need money or lots of resources. You just need some taste and some effort.

Also, bear in mind that once you start making this effort, other people will not understand what you're doing and may even feel threatened by it, because your hard work and improved state will only make their wreteched state look worse. Thus, after taste and effort, you will need patience and perseverance.

There will be setbacks. The point is that you keep striving towards a better state.

And with Allah alone is every success.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Another Fatwa on ‘Fiqh of Minorities’

Another authoritiy speaks on this matter

Is this where #ِAnglosphereIslam is headed?

What do you say about ‘Fiqh of Minorities’?

Answer: (
Imam Wahbah az-Zuaylī, may Allah have mercy on him)

It has no basis, because whatever is lawful in Dar al-Islam is lawful in Dar al-Ḥarb, and whatever is unlawful is Dar al-Islam is unlawful in Dar al-Ḥarb. It is because of ‘fiqh of minorities’ that some people in recent times have tried to facilitate matters, and thus declare usury[1] and other matters lawful.

Translated from the book Fatāwā al-ʿAṣr (Beirut: Dār al-Khayr, 1426/2005), p.227

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[1] For more on this matter please Imam Muhammad at-Taʾwīl’s book on usury and bank interest, which has been translated into English and will be published in the near future, if Allah so wills.