Masha’Allah this is an awesome workshop by Ahmed Sidky. The recording was done at UT Austin on Friday February 9th, 2007. The same workshop but a little bit more detailed and intensive one was done at Masjid alHamza – Mission Bend Masjid on Saturday, February 10th, 2007 from ‘Asr to Isha which was recorded by Muslim Audio, alhamdulillah! So look out for the professional and official recording of this product soon from Muslim Audio!
This is a decent quality recording of the workshop by a brother from the UT MSA. I have edited the tracks due to the enormous length and split them according to the stages that Ahmed Sidky talked about. The Hereafter which includes Death, the Grave, the Last Day, Hellfire and Paradise, are fundamental concepts that every Muslim should know about. The more one knows about these concepts the more he or she will find his/her eeman increasing. Other concepts from the Hereafter like the Signs of the Day of Judgment are not mentioned in this lecture. Ahmed Sidky also did this awesome talk at the ISNA Dallas Conference in the summer of 2006 about Paradise which literally had the entire crowd in tears. Insha’Allah once I get a hold of that I will try to upload it as well. Allah Knows Best. The Total Run time for the entire recording of this workshop is about 3 Hours and 4 Minutes! Enjoy!
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.
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
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!
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 ahadithShaykh 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:
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
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