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Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans by Iblees arRajeem

Ustadh Muhammad alShareef gave a lecture about 5 years ago in Dallas, TX (Banu Ra’d) at an AlMaghrib Institute promotional event. The lecture was entitled “When Wolves become Shepherds: Devil’s Dawah Techniques”. It was recorded and later available for sale from EmanRush Audio (link). Part of the lecture focused on how Shaytaan or Iblees puts people in different levels in order of how to call them to evil. The following article is based on that part of the lecture.Shaytaan’s steps to misguide us are many. Each and everyone of us would fall into certain level with Shaytaan and Shaytaan would take the appropriate steps according to what level a person would fall in to take that person to their destruction. If Iblees were to write a business book he would entitle it something along the lines of, ‘Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans’, and thus the title of this article – Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans by Iblees arRajeem.

The Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans

Level One: Shirk and Kufr (Associating partners with Allah and disbelief)
This is the highest level. When a person reaches the highest level, they actually become part of the army of Iblees. This is for people who have reached this level after turning their backs on the truth in arrogance or heedlessness after knowing it or hearing about it. This can be made analogous to how vampires or werewolves work. When a vampire or werewolf bites someone, the person who is bitten turns over to the other side. Continue reading ‘Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans by Iblees arRajeem’

Purification of the Soul Between Sunnah and Innovation: Complete

Purification of the Soul Between Sunnah and Innovation
Transcribed by
ibn alHyderabadee
from a lecture by
Muhammad AlShareef and Ali At Tamimi

Muhammad alShareef
Part 1: 5 Symptoms of the Weakness of Īmān
Part 2: 5 Reasons for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 3: 5 Solutions for the Weakness of Īmān

Ali Tamimi
Part 4: Intro to Innovations in Purification of Soul

Part 5: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Beliefs
Part 6: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Acts of Worship

Ahmed Sidky: The Hereafter Workshop

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

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!

The Hereafter
by Ahmed Sidky

Track 1 – Intro by UT MSA
3:35 Minutes

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Track 2 – Ahmed Sidky’s Introduction and Stage 1: The Journey to Death
24:29 Minutes

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Track 3 – Satge 2: The Grave
16:28 Minutes

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Track 4 – Stage 3: The Last Day Part 1
22:15 Minutes

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Track 5 – Stage 4: The Last Day Part 2
33:57 Minutes

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Track 6 – Stage 5: The Hell Fire
24:52 Minutes

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Track 7 – Stage 6: Paradise Part 1
29:21 Minutes

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Track 8 – Stage 6: Paradise Part 2 and Conclusion
29:42 Minutes

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Waleed Basyouni: Preserving Our Eeman

Preserving Our Eeman by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni
Lecture given at the ISAT (Islamic Society of Arlington Texas) conference in Arlington, TX on April 28th, 2007 entitled “A Muslim is Like a Palm Tree!”

 Mad props to Br. Haytham for recording it and getting it to me. May Allah have Mercy on him!

 

Purification of the Soul between Sunnah and Innovation: Ali atTamimi – Part 6

Purification of the Soul between Sunnah and Innovation
Part 6
Transcribed from a lecture by Muhammad AlShareef and Ali At Tamimi
The following is Part 6:Ali At Tamimi

Part 1: 5 Symptoms of the Weakness of Īmān
Part 2: 5 Reasons for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 3: 5 Solutions for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 4: Intro to Innovations in Purification of Soul
Part 5: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Beliefs
Part 6: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Acts of Worship

Innovation in Purification of the Soul in the Acts of Worship

The acts of worship are acts that the Qur’aan and Sunnah inform or command us to do. Therefore each and every act of worship should have a basis in the Qur’aan and Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) and what extends from that. The first acts of Worship are the 5 pillars and then the rest. Something common with the people who use innovated form of purifying their souls get these adhkar or du’aas that their shaykh gives them, and they say that my Shaykh had a dream where the Prophet (SAW) appeared and gave him this adhkar or du’aa. In fact one group of them says that if you say this special du’aa then the Prophet (SAW) and Abu Bakr and Umar, and Uthman and Ali will attend the majlis. So in one instance they wrote in an English book not to say this in a car, because if you do this then there will not be enough room in the car for them to appear. They also tell their followers to wear special types of clothes and special types of food. They begin to take on the characteristics of a cult and slowly cut them off from the community or general muslim body. They tell the person, whom they call a mureed, that in order for you to be a proper devotee with the shaykh you must be like a dead person with that one who is washing. When a person is deceased they just lie there and when someone comes to them to wash their body they don’t complain because they can’t. They don’t complain about the water being too hot or cold, and when the washer raises his hands they raise it as well. They dead body just does what ever the washer does without any resistance. This is the manner they need to be with their shaykh in order to be a good mureed. Never commenting on what the shaykh does and just blindly follow them.

Some people might say that isn’t it true that throughout Islamic history very prominent scholars were identified as Sufis, or they entered into tasawwuf. Here we have to question what does this term mean? The term tasawwuf is a generic term and it means different things to different people. One cannot say that historically if a person or scholar was known as a sufi, you cannot assume that that person is practicing the same tasawwuf that is being practiced today, as mentioned above. One cannot make that assumption. I will put forth a challenge to the Sufis, that any Sufi order in the world today can bring us your books that you read in your private circle with your shaykh, and let us see if your books have those matters that have been outlined or not. I guarantee that there isn’t an order in the world that doesn’t have these matters contained within them. All the issues mentioned above of the issues in vleiefs and actions, like wahdat alwujood, and relying only on love, and ascribe divinty to the Prophet (SAW) or one or many of their awliyaa, and also the issue of the shaykh, that he can’t be questioned. In the issue mentioned last, they go to the extreme to even say that if the shaykh commits zina or theft it is okay because you will not understand the shaykhs actions. Yet the Prophet (SAW)’s seerah is clean and clear for all to see and he didn’t have a separate lifestyle in home and outside, and his wives, and family and companions confirm this.

Had Allah wanted us to join these tariqas and be these kinds of men, He would’ve mentioned it in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. I don’t want brothers to take everything I am saying and accept it, I would like them to be critical. I want them to take what I am saying or what anyone else says and put it against and the Qur’an and Sunnah and see if it is found in it or it agrees with it or not. I don’t want people to be deceived by names and titles and personalities because that is not the criteria, it is the bookof Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). If it agrees we accept it and if it contradicts then we reject it. This doesn’t mean that the person whose words oppose it is wicked or evil, rather he could be ignorant or misguided and we should teach him in a nice manner.

Part 1: 5 Symptoms of the Weakness of Īmān
Part 2: 5 Reasons for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 3: 5 Solutions for the Weakness of Īmān
Part 4: Intro to Innovations in Purification of Soul
Part 5: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Beliefs
Part 6: Innovations in Purification of Soul in Acts of Worship

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!!!


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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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