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Muhammad alShareef: The Last Nights with our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

JazakAllahu khayran to brother GreenKufi from alMaghrib forums for the recording and sharing this with us. The following is a lecture entitled “The Last Nights with our Beloved Prophet (SAW)” given by Ustadh Muhammad alShareef (Director and Founder of the alMaghrib Institute) at the Ottawa Main Masjid on Friday, April 6th after Maghrib salah. The lecture itself is pretty good, and the recording is pretty good as well alhamdulillah. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Related Posts:

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
List of Articles and Khutbahs
World’s Bravest People (Trascript)
World’s Bravest People (Audio)

Related Links:t
Muhammad alShareef Bio
AlMaghrib Institute


Imaams of the Sunnah: Vanguards of Islamic Aqeedah: Contents

Imaams of the Sunnah: Vanguards of Islamic Aqeedah


Biography of Imaam al Barbahaaree (d. 329 AH)
Biography of Imaam al Laalikaa’ee (d. 418 AH)

Imaams of the Sunnah: Vanguards of Islamic Aqeedah

Imaams of the Sunnah: Vanguards of Islamic Aqeedah: Introduction

The Imaams and Vanguards From:

The Companions
Taabi’een from the People of Madeenah
The People of Makkah
The People of Shaam and Arabian Peninsula
The People of Egypt
The People of Koofah
The People of Basrah
The People of Waasit
The People of Baghdaad & Mawsil
The People of Khurasaan
The People of Rayy and Tabaristaan



Imaam Ahmad: Usool as Sunnah: Foundations of the Sunnah

Bismillah Alhamdulillah was Salaatus Salaam alaa’ Rasool Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam

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I found this book (Foundations of the Sunnah) for free on-line, so decided to upload it to my server and provide the Contents and the Brief Note on this book. For those who know who Imaam Ahmed (d. 241 AH), rahimullah, is, then you know the value of this book. Obviously the original book is in Arabic, the following is only a translation with footnotes by the translator or transcriber, the book can be bought here if one wants to have a printed hard copy of it. If you don’t know who Imaam Ahmad rahimullah is, then you should read this article on the Imaam by Abuz Zubair, it has got to be one of the best Biographies and one of the most extensive available on-line. Also a short khutbah that mentions some of the important and moving events from the Imaam‘s life can be found in Muhamamd alShareef’s khutbah on the Imaam or in his CD set on the Four Imaams available through EmanRush or IlmQuest

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Introduction by Fawwaaz Ahmad az-Zumarlee
Part One: A Brief Note on Usoolus-Sunnah: The Foundations of the Sunnah
Part Two: The Sunnah upon which the Messenger of Allaah died
Part Three: A Description of the Believer from Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah
Chapter One: The Life and Trials of Imaarn Ahmad
Chapter Two: On the Meaning of Eemaan – A Refutation of the Mu’tazilah of Today
Chapter Three: Some Sayings from the Salaf Concerning Allaah’s Attributes and their Consensus Concerning the Falsehood of Ta’weel – A refutation of the Ash’ariyyah
Chapter Four: Affirming the Attributes of Allaah with their Dhaahir (Apparent) and Haqeeqi (Real) Meaning and a Refutation that the Way of the Salaf was Allegedly Tafweedh – A Refutation of the Mufawwidah
Chapter Five: The Consensus of the Salaf from among the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger on the Prohibition of Reviling the Rulers and Publicizing their Faults, be they Righteous or Sinful – A Refutation of the Khawaarij
Chapter Six: The Distinguishing Signs of Ahlus-Sunnah
Chapter Seven: The Distinguishing Signs of Ahlul-Bid’ah (the People of Innovation)
Chapter Eight: On the Prohibition of Sitting with the People of Innovation; Listening to them, Arguing with them, To Abandon them and those who Associate with them.
Chapter Nine: On the Necessity of Accepting the Ahadeeth Reported by Reliable and Trustworthy Narrators Mentioning the Attributes of Allaah – A Refutation against the Rationalist School of Thought
Chapter Ten: The Ahadeeth of Abul-l-lasan al-Ash’aree and a Refutation of the Ash’ariyyah
Glossary of Arabic Terms

This treatise has been mentioned in Tabaqaatul- Hanaabilah (1/241-246) in the biography of ‘Abdoos ibn Maalik, one of the nearest students of Imaam Ahmad.

Another concise summary of his creed can be found in the same work Tabaqaatul-Hanaabilah (1/311-313),

Abul-Husain Muhammad ibn Abee Ya’laa said:
I quoted from Ahmad ash-Shanjee with his isnaad that he said:
I heard from Muhammad ibn ‘Awf saying:
Ahmad ibn Hanbal dictated to me…

and then he mentioned it.

The Imaam al-Laalikaa’ee has also mentioned this creed in his Sharh Usool I‘tiqaad Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa‘ah (1/156-164) where he said,

‘Alee ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullaah as-Sakaree informed us that
‘Uthmaan ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Bareed (or Yazeed) ad-Daqeeqee narrated to us saying:
Aboo Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab, Abul-Anbar narrated to us: reading from his book, in the month of Rabee’ul-Awwal,
two hundred and ninety-three (293H), saying:
Aboo Ja’far Muhammad ibn Sulaymaan al-Munqiri, of Tinnees, narrated to us Saying:
‘Abdoos ibn Maalik al-’Attaar narrated to us saying:
I heard Aboo ‘Abdullaah Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal

then he mentioned the creed, all of it.

Also the magazine, al-Mujaahid, published the treatise, ‘Usoolus-Sunnah’ in the Sha’baan edition in 1411H taken from the manuscript which had been put together with the
painstaking efforts of our Shaikh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee, may Allah protect him.

From the manuscript copy (no. 68, Q. 10-15) which is kept at the Dhaahiriyyah Library in Damascus, Syria.

There are some differences between the manuscripts and I have indicated them in my footnotes to the text of this creed.

Steps in the Verification of this Treatise

(i) I have depended upon the two printings of this creed in my verification of it. The first: the one present in Tabaqaatul. Hanaabilah and the second, the one mentioned in Shark Usool I’tiqaad of the Imaam al-Laalikaa’ee. The first one has been published in the magazine al-Mujaahid and was taken from the manuscript copy of the Muhaddith of the Era, Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen Albaanee, may Allaah protect him, and I have recondled between whatever differences were found in the manuscripts

(ii) I have referenced the Qur’anic aayahs, the ahaadeeth and their sayings wherever I found it possible.

(iii) I have provided biographies of the notable people that have been mentioned in the treatise

I ask Allaah that He gives me success in that which He loves and is eased with from among the sayings, actions and beliefs. That He moves us from falling into mistakes, that He grants us safety from desires and innovations and that he makes this work in the balance my good deeds on the day that I meet Him.

Aboo ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Fawwaaz Ahmad Zumarlee
15th Shawwaal 1411H

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Wa Sallahu Ala Alaalihee wa sahbihee wa sallam

Imaams of the Sunnah: Vanguards of Islamic aqeedah: From the Companions

View entire list of Imaams from each century

From the Companions (Radiallahu anhum)

Note from translator: All the Companions, radiallahu ‘anhum, were Imaams of guidance, but there were some who were very famous, so perhaps the author only intended to mention the most famous of them or those that narrated the majority of the narrations.

Abu Bakr as Siddeeq (d. 13 AH)
‘Umar ibn al Khattab (d. 23 AH)
‘Uthmaan (d. 35 AH)
‘Alee (d. 40 AH)
az Zubayr (d. 36 AH)
Sa’eed ibn Abee Waqqaas (d. 54 AH)
Sa’eed ibn Zayd (d. 50 AH)
‘Abdur Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf (d. 31 AH)
‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (d. 32 AH)
Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (d. 17 AH)
Ubayy ibn Ka’b (d. 22 AH)
Ibn Abbas (d. 68 AH)
Ibn ‘Umar (d. 84 AH)
‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr ibn al ‘Aas (d. 65 AH)
‘Abdullaah ibn az Zubayr (d. 73 AH)
Zayd ibn Thaabit (d. 45 AH or 48 AH)
Abud Dardaa (d. 32 AH)
‘Ubaadah ibn Saamit (d. 34 AH)
Abu Moosa al Ash’aree (d. 44 AH)
‘Imraan ibn Husain (d. 52 AH)
‘Ammar ibn Yaasir (d. 37 AH)
Abu Hurairah (d. 57 AH)
Hudhaifah ibn al Yamaan (d. 36 AH)
‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir al Juhanee (d. 58 AH)
Salmaan (d. 35 AH)
Jaabir (d. 74 AH)
Abu Sa’eed al Khudree (d. 74 AH)
Hudhaifah ibn Usaid al Ghifaaree (d. 42 AH)
Abu Umaamah Sudayya ibn ‘Ajlaan [al Baahilee] (d. 86 AH)
Jundub ibn ‘Abdillaah (d. 64 AH)
Abu Mas’ood ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amr (d. 40 AH)
‘Umair ibn Habeeb ibn Khumaashah
Abut Tufail ‘Aamir ibn Waalithah (d. 110 AH)
‘Aa’ishah (d. 58 AH)
Umm Salamah (d. 62 AH)

radiallaahu ‘anhum ajma’een

Related Posts:

Imaams of the Sunnah: Vanguards of Islamic Aqeedah
Imaams of the Sunnah: Vanguards of Islamic Aqeedah: Introduction

The Imaams and Vanguards From:
The Companions
Taabi’een from the People of Madeenah
The People of Makkah
The People of Shaam and Arabian Peninsula
The People of Egypt
The People of Koofah
The People of Basrah
The People of Waasit
The People of Baghdaad & Mawsil
The People of Khurasaan
The People of Rayy and Tabaristaan

Related Links:
Sahaaba: Companions of the Prophet ()
The Views of Ahl us Sunnah towards the Companions (Radi Allahu Anhum)
We Love the Companion by Ibn Abil ‘Izz al Hanafee (d. 792 AH)
The Creed of Ahl us Sunnah wal Jamâ’ah concerning the Sahaaba (Radi Allabu Anhum) by Abdul Muhsin al Abbâd


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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