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Finland Commemorates Ahmed Deedat with a Stamp

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

This might be some very old news but it was the first time I saw this. I got it from my uncle’s inbox. Masha’allah, Ahmed Deedat (May allah Have Mercy On his soul) was one of the most popular da’ees of his times in Comparitive religion. He stood out amongst other da’ees of his time due to his ability to quote and recall references nto only from the Qur’an and hadith literature but also the Bible. I believe he is the initiator of the da’wah or the manner of da’wah that Zakir Naik and others practice today.

And surprisingly Finland! Yes Finland out of all the European and Muslim and African (he was established in South Africa, it was Finland that decided to commemorate this man with a stamp. Well here it is:

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The Perfect Balance: Moderation of Ahli Sunnah wal Jamah by AbdulRahman Chao

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah, I present to you an awesome program by a great guy, a good friend, and an awesome brother – Synkronyzer – in Houston, TX

 

MSA @ UH and ISGH
presents

The Perfect Balance: The Moderation of Ahli Sunnha wal Jama’ah
Taught by
Shaykh AbdulRahman Chao

Saturday April 14th
Mission Bend Masjid alHamza
Dhuhr (2PM) to Isha (9:15PM)


Br AbdulRahman ibn Esa Chao
AbdulRahman Chao is an Islamic Studies teacher and khateeb at Darussalam Masjid and Alhuda School in College Park, Maryland. In the Summer of 2006, he became one of the youngest people to graduate from the Islamic University of Medinah at age 21. He memorized the Quran at a young age and used to study at the IIASA in Virginia. Besides English, he is fluent in Arabic, Mandarin and speaks Urdu.

The Perfect Balance: The Moderation of Ahli Sunnah wal Jama’ah
In this seminar Shyakh AbdulRahman Chao will teach us how the poeple that stick to the Sunnah avoid falling into religious extremes when they follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). After all the only yard-stick we have that is infallible are the Quran and Sunnah. Thus this path is the path that is the most moderate, it guides us to not infringe upon the rights of our creator as well as the rights of others. It is the most balanced path, where it shows us through the example of the Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) to balance our hereafter with the this world and the deen with the dunya. We all supplicate multiple times a day to be upon the straight path, and little do we realize that this straight path is the most perfect path which is the most moderate path devoid of religious extremes. Int he seminar, the instructor will give an analysis of how the People of the SUnnah (Ahlus Sunnah) fall in the middle, avoiding extremes, of not only the sects within ISlam but also they fall in the middle path between all the other religions.
I refer you to a quote regarding this by Ibn Taymiyya (RA) here!

Email: uhmsa.education@gmail.com for more info!

Isam Rajab: The Connection discussing ‘Good and Evil’ on PBS

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

I mentioned earlier in this post about Shaykh Isam appearing on TV on The Connection. Well my ‘ghetto’ camera phone pics of the show on my TV pale in comparision to this great video recorded by Khalil and hosted on Google Video. Everyone should listen to this, I highly recommend it, it is only like 27 minutes. So Enjoy!


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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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