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How to Give Shahaada in Ten Minutes!

asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

DawahCorps and MSA @ UH(my alma mater) present one of the greatest da’wah courses ever designed for the West:

How to Give Shahaada in Ten Minutes!

by Yusha Evans

A course Written and Directed by Kamal el Mekki

Saturday, November 01, 2008 from 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM (CT)

Register for the Event Here!

I took this course twice or three times with Br. Kamal el Mekki, and alhamdulillah it was definitely one of the best courses on da’wah I have ever taken. I did use the techniques when I would go out on the streets with the brothers, and they seemed very effective. No one way will ever work each and every person you meet, in the end the caller always needs to use wisdom when calling someone to Islam because everyone is a different case. But the course did lay a good foundation and did give some tools to approach different people differently and reply to different objections/excuses differently. I will tell you this from my own experience that this method actually works. alhamdulillah.

The other thing I wanted to mention is the website/project – dawahcorps.com. Masha’Allah this is one of the most beneficial and well organized projects I have seen come up in the past year or so. Everytime I go back to Houston everything, almost everything seemed the same, without much change. Except new standards for the level of organization and professionalism in the field of Islamic Da’wah. And a lot of the credit for this high opinion of mine goes to DawahCorps, alhamdulillah. I am/have been very excited about this project, but too bad I can’t show it as much due to the physical distance from this project as well as my constriction on time on this island(Islamic Da’wah on the island is different, left for another post). I encourage everyone to go to the Dawah Corps website – www.DawahCorps.com – and check out all their services and definitely consider using their material and perhaps arranging some of their seminar in your cities.

I leave you with this interview of Yusha Evans by The Deen Show:

How I came to Islam!

Napoleon from the Outlawz – Darkness2Light Event Video

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

alhamdulillah

Mad props to Belal from LeechOn Films for recording and producing this and putting it up on YouTube. And not to forget the Rutgers MSA who put this event on back on March 24th. I don’t have to say much else but read this first and then of you haven’t watched the previous video, watch it. And then insha’Allah watch the following videos-

Part 1 -Opening Recittation

Part 2 – The Fitrah

Part 3 – Introduction

Part 4 – The Beginnings

Part 5 – Death Coming

Part 6 – Redemption

Part 7 – Sense

Part 8 – Destination

Yasir Qadhi: Q&A from Practical Steps to Seek Islamic Knowledge in America (Audio)

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

Like I promised earlier in this post that I would have the Q&A up within a week insha’Allah. Well here it is! I split the Q&A into different tracks so people can choose which answers they wish to listen to and I have also included a summary of the question asked right above each audio segment.

THE LECTURE AUDIO: Click Here!

Question 1: Advice on going overseas to study Islam for a period of time. Recommended to go and study what?

Question 2: Traditionally students would stick with one teacher for long periods of time. Would you think that listening to different teachers give you a disadvantage in your Islamic Studies?

Question 3: How would you recommend one to prioritize one’s studies? Should we leave what we have started or finish it and then start?

Question 4: Advice on how to determine who to take knowledge from realizing there are many different groups out there.

Question 5: Manners and Etiquettes of the beginner Student of Knowledge

Question 6: Increase and Decrease in himma. Switching form CD Set to CD Set and Book to Book

Question 7: Higher Levels of Seeking Knowledge like Western Academia and Secular Institutions

Question 8: Other Options besides alMaghrib to Seek Islamic Knowledge with a High Calibre

Question 9: Advice on Acting Upon the Knowledge that you Seek
Question 10: Advice Regarding Someone who asks Useless Questions that don’t Necessarily have Answers or Benefit
&
Question 11: Advice on Someone who wants to Translate Classical Islamic Texts as their goal.

Question 12: Advice on Options for Single Sisters to study Islamic Sciences abroad.

Question 13: Advice on Encouraging others to take an Extra Step to Seek Knowledge

Question 14: Advice on Memorizing Verses for Quoting it to get Points Across

Question 15: Advice on Studying Arabic a Priority or Other than it

THE LECTURE AUDIO: Click Here!

Yasir Qadhi: Practical Steps to Seek Islamic Knowledge in America (Audio)

UPDATE: The download link is at the bottom and The Q&A is up as well – Click Here!!

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

This is in regards to this post from earlier in the week. I got my hands on the audio alhamdulillah. I thought this was an awesome lecture, and really benefited from the few ahadith Shaykh Yasir Qadhi quoted that I had never heard before. The other stuff he talked about was discussed many times before and I have heard it multiple times alhamdulillah. An example of this is at the lecture at MIST National in the Summer of ’06 in Houston, TX entitled – Advice from an Older Brother.

One thing I noticed about this talk was that he heavily emphasized learning two fields in Islam that every Muslim should ahve a basic fundamental understanding of, namely, ‘Aqeedah (He said theology, I’m not too comfortable using the word yet) and Fiqh. And he recommended some books and audio lectures that everyone should read or listen to. They are:

‘Aqeedah
Books:
Fundamentals of Tawheed by Bilal Philips
Critical Study of Shirk by Yasir Qadhi

Audio:
The Two Shahadas
[alHuda Books Houston] [Muslim Audio] [ILMQuest]by Yasir Qadhi ($25 is cheapest at alHuda)
Critical Analysis of Shirk [Part 1 Part 2 Part 3] by Yasir Qadhi

Fiqh
Books:Fiqh Made Easy by Saalih alSadlaan
A Summary Of Islamic Jurisprudence by Shaykh Salih Al Fawzan

He also mentioned two books for the Seerah:

He highly recommended the book by Shaykh SafiurRahman Mubarakpuri entitled: The Sealed Nectar. And also the Seerah book by Martin Lings – “Muhammad (SAW): His Life Based on the Earliest Sources”, but mentioned that there are a few points of theology in the book that might be incorrect.

The available audio itself – Pros – I edited all the technical issues that we had and most of the disturbances. Also took out long pauses and breaks or questions about missed information from the call. Cons – No Q&A (read further) and no download for right now. I will post the Q&A later in the week insha’Allah, Make du’aa to Allah. There were about 14 amazing and really juicy (some of them) questions. I have it ready just need time to perfect it a bit more insha’Allah, and possibly post it here. And the download I am holding off on, it will take me a while to get all the files together into a high quality mp3 and also need to get approval from CZ MSA (The best MSA Zone in N. America), isnha’Allah. So just sit tight, and until then just listen to the audio insha’Allah!

Track 1: Intro by MSa Central Zone Rep Aamer Ahmed
3:13 Minutes

Track 2: Yasir Qadhi – Importance of Seeking Islamic Knowledge
14:23 Minutes

Track 3: Yasir Qadhi – Practical Steps to Seek Islamic Knowledge in America
32:30 Minutes

Download Lecture: Click Here! 

ENJOY!!!

Yasir Qadhi: Practical Steps to Seeking Islamic Knowledge in America

Audio Available Here!

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah

Practical Steps To Seek Islamic Knowledge in America
with Shaykh Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi!

-MAKE A SMART MOVE FOR YOUR MSA ON APRIL 26th!
DON’T MISS OUT!!! Participating MSAs will receive a FREE Tabling Da’wah
packet including Quran translations, pamphlets, and more!!!

Questions can be submitted at our website: Pre-Submitted questions
will receive priority.

The call will take place on **THURSDAY**, April 26th 2007 at 8pm CST * .
Please RSVP on our website at www.msacz.com to receive Dial-In Information!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the zonal-wide calls, here’s the scoop:

1. MSAs and active individuals visit the MSA CZ website to RSVP
2. CZ sends you the conference call number and access code
3. The call is set-up like a standard presentation with a moderator and
a question and answer session. Everyone is muted during Sheikh Yasir’s talk and then unmuted during Q/A.
4. The call will be recorded and accessible to participants following the call.
5. A Followup discussion thread will be established on the MSA Zone.

This tele-event is free of any costs and is a complimentary service of the Central Zone. Please take advantage of the knowledge the Thursday by RSVPing. The RSVP form will be available at www.msacz.com shortly Insha Allah.

Brought to you by the MSA Central Zone Committee


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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib

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