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Uloom alHadeeth with Shaykh Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

In spirit of the next alMaghrib seminar – Chain of Command: Intro to Hadith Sciences – I make yet another post in the field of the Sciences of Hadith. These are a 10 part lecture series by Shaykh Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips entitled “Uloom alHadeeth”. The series is about 9 1/2 Hours long, alhamulillah, and very intensive. I received these from an awesome brother masha’Allah from the alMaghrib forums. Listen, Enjoy, Gain Knowledge, and most importantly act upon what you learn, insha’Allah!

60.38 MB – 65:56 Minutes
[Part 1]

42.05 MB – 45:55 Minutes
[Part 2]

56.17 MB – 61:20 Minutes
[Part 3]

20.45 MB – 22:19 Minutes
[Part 4]

82.07 MB – 89:37 Minutes
[Part 5]

28.29 MB – 30:53 Minutes
[Part 6]

54.43 MB – 59:26 Minutes
[Part 7]

55.95 MB – 61:05 Minutes
[Part 8]

85.05 MB – 92:53 Minutes
[Part 9]

42.21 MB – 46:05 Minutes
[Part 10]


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:

Fundamentals of Tawheed by Bilal Philips
Critical Study of Shirk by Yasir Qadhi

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

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! 


Online Resources for Studying the Sciences of Hadith

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

Since we have the Chain of Command: Sciences of Hadith alMaghrib Institute Seminar coming to Houston the last two weekends of June, insha’Allah, I thought I start preparing for it, even though there is that chance I might not be in Houston during that time. I have noticed that if I don’t mentally prepare myself for an alMaghrib class it is hard for me to get the most benefit out of it. due to this I have skipped a few in the past year. Whereas the years before I didn’t skip out on a single one! So I first decided to track down all the online resources available. Most of the audio I have listened to already, what is left is the articles, and e-books, insha’Allah. So the following is the result of my search. If anyone knows of any other articles, posts, links that i should include in here please let me know, insha’Allah. jazakallahu khayran. was Salaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah.

Blessings of Seeking Knowledge by Yasir Qadhi
Ettiquettes of a Student of Knowledge by Yasir Qadhi

Love for the Prophet (SAW) in Faith and Practice by Mamdouh Muhammad
Loving the Prophet (SAW) by Yasir Qadhi
Being Like the Prophet (SAW) by Abu Muntasir

Introduction to the Sunnah – Article – by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan
Definition of the Sunnah and The Importance of it in Islam by Yusuf Estes

What is Hadith?
The Importance of Hadith by Yahya Ibrahim

Status of the Sunnah Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo
The Status of the Sunnah in Islam (.pdf) by Shaykh alAlbani (Rahimullah) [Web Page Link]
Legal Status of the Sunnah Part 1 Part 2 by Yasir Qadhi

The Sunnah came to explain the Quran (.pdf) by Shyakh alAlbani

Defense of the Sunnah Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Muhammad Hassan Translated by Yasir Qadhi
Guarding the Heritage of the Prophet (SAW) by Shaykh Ja’far Idris

Study of Hadith Sciences
How to Study the Sciences of Hadith according to Shaykh Maylibari from Ahl alHadith Blog

Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Sunnah by Shaykh Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Hadith and It’s relation to Qur’an and Fiqh in Brief and Some More here from Ahl alHadith Blog

History and Preservation
History of the Sunnah – Article (alJumuah Magazine 09/09/2006)
Preservation of the Sunnah by Shaykh Suhaib Hassan
Importance adn relevance of the Sunnah and a Brief History of it’s Preservation – Yusuf Estes
Preservation of Hadith Over the Generations from IslamicSciences Blog
The Origin and Development of Hadith from Ahl alHadith

Sciences of Hadith
An Introduction to the Sciences of Hadith – Book by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan
Sciences of Hadith by Shaykh Bilal Philips
Workshop on Hadith Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo
Sciences of Hadith Part 1 Part 2 by Yasir Qadhi
Usool alHadith Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 by Yasir Qadhi
Principles of Hadith Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo

Mustalah alHadith
A Brief Look at Classification of Hadith from sleeplesslonging…
Mustalah alHadith – Clasification of Hadith – Image – The Explanation

Mustalh alHadith by Abdur Rauf Shakir Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Pat 11 Part 12 Part 13 part 14 part 15 Part 16 Part 17 Part 18 Part 19 Part 20

Mandhumat alBayquniyya – English Translation of Poem on MustalahExplanation in English

‘Ilm arRijaal
Importance of the Narrators of Hadith – Article (
On The Importance of Knowing Men – Muhaddith AbdurRahman Mu’allami alYamaani

‘Ilm urRiwaaya
Jarh Mufassar and Ta’deel by Shaykh Ahmed Shakir from alBaaith alHadeeth
Risala fil Jarh wa Ta’deel by Hafidh alMundhiree
The Issue of Narrations from Innovators by Hafidh ibn Katheer

Abu Huraira: The #1 Man in Hadith by Ahmad Jibril

The Books and Compilers
A Brief Intro to the Various Categories of Hadith Works from Ahl alHadith Blog
Regarding Compilers of Hadith and Intro to the Sunnah from Lotaenterprises Inc.

Two most authentic Books of Hadith – Article (
Understanding Sahih Bukhari and Muslim Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo

Legend of Islam: Imam Bukhari by Ahmed Jibril
A brief Intro to Bukhari’s Jami from Ahl alHadith
Introduction to Bukhari by Abu Usamah adhDhahabi Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
A False Accusation Against Bukhari from IslamicSciences Blog

The Muqaddimah of Sahih Muslim by Imam Muslim bin Hajjaj alQushayree alNaysaburee

The Letter from Imam Abu Dawud asSijistani to the People of Makkah Describing his Sunan

Brief Intro to Muwatta of Imam Malik from IslamicSciences Blog
Why isn’t Malik’s Muwatta Amongst the ‘Six Books’ from Lota Enterprises
The Muwatta of Imam Malik in Brief from Ahl alHadith

Mustadrak of alHakim and adhDhahabi’s Talkhis from IslamicSciences Blog

Intro to the reknown work Meshkat alMasabeeh from Ahl alHadith Blog
Commentaries adn translations of Mishkat alMasabeeh from Ahl alHadith

Recent Muhaddithin
Shaykh Nasirudin alAlbani
Allamah Ahmad Shakir

Books and Audio to Buy
Introduction to the Sciences of Hadith – Suhayb Hasan (8 cd’s)
Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature – Mustafa Azami.
Usool alHadeeth by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips [Web Page Link]
Regarding Compilers of Hadith and Intro to the Sunnah from Lotaenterprises Inc.
Most others are listed here at Islamic Sciences Blog

The Legacy of Muslim Scholars by Yasir Birjas

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

Shaykh Yasir Birjas returns to Houston after almost 2 years now. Wow! 2 years later! Well he hasn’t come empty handed nor has he come without something to say! He is comming to Houston, Texas next week and the first program on the agenda is “The Legacy of Muslim Schoalrs”:

Followed by the Jumu’ah khutabh at….Guess……none other than the University of Houston MSA. Alhamdulillah the MSA at our University has been Blessed by Allah to witness the presence of many of the scholars and students of knowledge not only from the West but also from across the world. And the week ends with him teaching his version (as opposed to Ustadh Muhammad alShareef‘s) of Usool alFiqh: The Code of Scholars.


Enroll Now!!

EmanRush Trailer

As Salaam Alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

Seems liek masha-Allah EmanRush is getting their act together finally. The following trailer was taken from the AlMaghrib forums, from this thread here. Masha-Allah the brother who made this trailer, Belal Khan has soem awesome trailers for AlMaghrib all the time. JazakAllahU khayran. Also the following is the message form EmanRush MarketingUSA

As salamwalaikum wa Rahmatullah Everyone,

Please check out the awesome new EmanRush Trailer br. Belal Khan put together, mashAllah!

EmanRush Audio will have a booth at ISNA this year where we will be selling our entire product line including two new singles and a SEMINAR.

Can you guess which seminar it is from this trailer?

Please make sure to visit the EmanRush booth at ISNA to purchase your EmanRush CD’s and sets…we will also be playing most of the trailers ever produced for AlMaghrib at our booth so don’t forget to stop by.


Watch this trailer and enjoy!!!

EmanRush Trailer

Masha-Allah they will be selling the Fiqh of Love seminar audio CD set at the ISNA National Conference this year, I don’t know if I will be buying it but it was an awesoem seminar masha-Allah, by our Shaykh Yasir Birjas (I hear he is back in the US, Allahu ‘Alam)!!

Books of Aqeedah – 1

Books of Aqeedah
Part 1

Ever since the beginnings of deviation and innovation, the scholars of Ahl Us Sunnah never let an innovation or deviation that was espoused about the pure islamic aqeedah go without a rebuttal. Therefore we always saw the Sunni ‘ulemaa write books and letters and treatises on the very foundational aspects of our religion and the beliefs that a muslim has to have in order to attain salvation. The following are books that the scholars wrote which contained the proper creed and aqeedah of Ahl us Sunnah wal Jama’ah. The following is a partial list that only contains the more popular books of aqeedah which are currently being published and in print. I took this list from the Light Upon Light: Fundamentals of Faith 102seminar taught by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi with the AlMaghrib Institute. As mentioned in the booklet, these are only books that have been published and is an incomplete list. If we were to include all the books here this list could possible double and triple to the least if not more. And including books that are lost would add an even higher number to this. Also the books mentioned here are only upto the 7th century Hijree. Past this point we have multitudes of books and treatises by some of the most eminent schoalrs like Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibnul Qayyim, Adh Dhahabee, and the list goes on and on. My next post will include another list, which along with this list could be over a 100 books, inshaAllah.

A few points to note about this list are that this is a partial list, a more complete list will be posted in a continuation of this post, and might include books past the 7th century insha’Allah. A absolutely complete list is not in my research capabilities and I would have to ask a lot of scholars and students of knowledge to help with that (Make dua’a that Allah give me the ability to make this available in english, as I am sure its already available in arabic). Secondly, just like any book of hadeeth with isnaads (except for the the Saheehayn, the two Saheehs, Saheeh Bukhaaree and Muslim) there are inauthentic narrations contained within these. It would be a mistake to ascribe these inauthentic narrations to the creed of Ahl Us Sunnah. Another post will follow listing the sources of Islamic aqeedah insha’Allah, until then you can read this wonderful article by Shaykh Naasir al Aql about the Sources, books, methodology, and principles of Islamic aqeedah. As stated by Imaam Malik (d. 179 AH), “Everyone after the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam will have his sayings accepted and rejected – not so the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam.[Irshaad al-Saalik 227/1, Jami Bayaan al-Ilm 91/2]

  1. al Fiqh al Akbar of Imam Aboo Haneefah (d. 150 AH)
  2. al Qadr of Abdullah ibn Wahb Al Misree (d. 197 AH)
  3. al Emaan of Aboo Ubayd al Qaasim ibn Sallaam (d. 224 AH)
  4. Kitaab al I’tisaam bi al Kitaab was Sunnah of Ahmad ibn Nasr (d. 231 AH)
  5. al Emaan of Ibn Abee Shaybah (d. 235 AH)
  6. al Haydah of ‘Abd al Azeez al Kinaanee (d. 240 AH)
  7. ar Radd ‘Ala al Zanaadiqa wal Jahmiyyah of Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (D. 241 AH)
  8. Usool as Sunnah of Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 241 AH)
  9. Khalq Af’aal al ‘Ibad of Imaam al Bukhaaree (d. 256 AH)
  10. Khalq Af’aal al ‘Ibaad fee al Lafdh wa ar Radd ‘alaa al Jahmiyyah of Ibn Qutaybah (d. 276 AH)
  11. ar Radd ‘ala Bishr al Mirreesee of Ad Darimee (d. 280 AH)
  12. ar Radd ‘ala al Jahmiyyah of Ad Darimee (d. 281 AH)
  13. Risaala fee anna al Quran ghayru makhlooq of Imaam al Harbee (d. 285 AH)
  14. as Sunnah of Ibn Abee Aasim (d. 287 AH)
  15. as Sunnah of Abdullah ibn Imaam Ahmad (d. 290 AH)
  16. as Sunnah of al Marwadhee (d. 294 AH)
  17. Ta’dheem Qadr as Salaat of al Marwadhee (d. 294 AH)
  18. Kitaab al ‘Arsh of Ibn Abee Shaybah (d. 297 AH)
  19. al Qadr of al Firyaabee (d. 301 AH)
  20. at Tabseer fee ad Deen of at Tabaree (d. 310 AH)
  21. Sareeh as Sunnah of at Tabree (d. 310 AH)
  22. Kitaab at Tawheed wa Ithbaat Sifaat ar Rabb of Ibn Khuzaymah (d. 311 AH)
  23. as Sunnah of al Khallaal (d. 311 AH)
  24. al Qaseedah al Ha’iyyah of Abdullah Ibn Imaam Aboo Dawood (d. 316 AH)
  25. al Ba’th of Abdullah ibn Imaam Aboo Dawood (d. 316 AH)
  26. al Aqeedah at Tahawiyyah of Aboo Ja’far at Tahaawee (d. 321 AH)
  27. al Ibaanah of Aboo Hassan al Ash’aree (d. 324 AH)
  28. Sharh al Sunnah of al barbaharee (d. 329 AH)
  29. al Shareeah of Al Aajurree (d. 360 AH)
  30. Kitaab as Sifaat of al Daraqutnee (d. 385 AH)
  31. Kitaab an Nuzool of al Daraqutnee (d. 385 AH)
  32. al Kitaab al Ibaanah ‘an Sharee’ at al Firqat an Naajiyyah of Ibn Battah al ‘Ukburee (d. 387 AH)
  33. al Eeman of Ibn Mandah (d. 395 AH)
  34. at Tawheed of Ibn Mandah (d. 395 AH)
  35. ar Radd ‘ala al Jahmiyyah of Ibn mandah (d. 395 AH)
  36. as Sifaat of Ibn Mandah (d. 395 AH)
  37. Usool as Sunnah of Ibn Abee Zamaneen (d. 399 AH)
  38. Sharh Usool al I’tiqaad Ahl as Sunnah of al Laalikaa’ee (d. 418 AH)
  39. Risaalah fee Ithbaat al Istiwa wal Fawqiyyah of Abdullah al Juwaynee (d. 438 AH)
  40. Risaalah fee ar Radd ‘alaa man Ankar al Harf wa al Sawt of Ibn Haatim al Sijzee (d. 444 AH)
  41. Dhamm al Kalaam wa Ahlihee of Aboo Isma’eel al Harawee (d. 481 AH)
  42. al Iqtisaad fee al I’tiqaad of Abdul Ghanee al Maqdisee (d. 600 AH)
  43. Ithbaat Sifaat al ‘Uluww of Ibn Qudaamah al Maqdisee (d. 620 AH)
  44. Dhamm at Ta’weel of Ibn Qudaamah al Maqdisee (d. 620 AH)

week 7: Focus on what is in YOUR control – Muhammad AlShareef

From the Qur’an

تِلْكَ أُمَّةٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَلَكُم مَّا كَسَبْتُمْ وَلاَ تُسْأَلُونَ عَمَّا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ

“That is a nation which has already passed away: there awaits it whatever it has earned, while you will have what you have earned. You will not be questioned about what they have been doing.”
(Suratul Baqarah (2) V.141)

[Lessons from this verse] We spend and waste oh-so-much time on
the faults of others, yet on the enormous day we will not be
asked about them.  We will be asked about how we spent OUR
lives. Focus on what is in YOUR control today.

[Suggestions on how to implement these verses] in the “Free Stuff” section

With best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level!
– Muhammad Alshareef


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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