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Any Fool Can Narrate but Only a Shepherd Guides a Flock

  Abū Khadījah ʿAbd al-Wāḥid

In a time where the speakers have become many and the knowledgeable few, our noble brother Abū Khadījah gives an extremely important reminder regarding the importance of preserving one’s tongue from attacking the honour of his brother, and the honour of the scholars and the people of knowledge.

Audio: Explanation of the Ḥadīth: "Whoever Allāh Wants Good For, He Gives Him Understanding of the Dīn"

 In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Explanation of the Ḥadīth: "Whoever Allāh Wants Good For, He Give Him Understanding of the Dīn"

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Waḥhāb al-Aqīl explains the Ḥadīth of the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam): "Whoever Allāh wants good for, He gives him understanding of the dīn. This Ḥadīth is so important that some of the scholars have written works based upon it. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Waḥhāb al-Aqīl is one of the well-known scholars of Medīnah. He wrote his PhD thesis on the topic: ʿAqīdah in the Belief in the Angels'. This lecture is translated by Abū Ḥakīm Bilāl Davis (From the 2012 Madīnah Dawrah hosted by Salafī Publications.).


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Audio: Guard Yourselves from the Two Extremes

 In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Guard Yourselves From the Two Extremes

During the seminar, Bulūgh al-Marām: Chapter of Purification in January 2017, our noble and respected Shaykh, Shaykh Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná delivered a very important lecture concerning the importance of clinging to the Qurʾān and the Sunnah and the methodology of the Salaf, and the importance of staying away from the two extremes of exaggeration and falling short. Instead, one should maintain a balanced path of understanding, which can only be attained through seeking knowledge.


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Audio: Some Beneficial Reminders From al-Wābil al-Sayyib of Ibn al-Qayyim

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Some Beneficial Reminders From al-Wābil al-Sayyib of Ibn al-Qayyim
As part of the seminar, Knowledge: Its Path, Its Etiquettes and Its Importance at TROID, Aug. 2017, our respected teacher and elder, Ustādh ʿAbdu-Ilāh Laḥmāmī delivers a beautiful lecture drawing upon a number of benefits taken from the beneficial work of Imām Ibn al-Qayyim (raḥimahullāh), Al-Wābil al-Sayyib.


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Audio: You Cannot Count the Blessings of Allāh

 In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  You Cannot Count the Blessings of Allāh

During the Seminar, Bulūgh al-Marām: Chapter of Purification in January 2017, our noble and respected elder, Abū Muʿādh Taqwīm Aslam, delivered a powerful khuṭbah concerning the blessings of Allāh, all of which we could never even begin to enumerate, and the greatest of which is guidance to Islam and the Sunnah. In this khuṭbah, he also highlighted the grave importance of seeking and equipping oneself with knowledge in order to worship Allāh as He has commanded us, so we may protect ourselves and our families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones.


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Benefit: Beneficial Knowledge

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Shaykh Nizār ibn Hāshim al-‘Abbās al-Sudānī (حفظه الله) said:

Knowledge has been called “beneficial knowledge” for the following reasons:

1) It leads to Allāh the Exalted and Mighty.
2) It benefits the individual in this life and in the Hereafter.
3) The advantages are extensive such that the individual gains benefit along with others as well.
4) It makes clear to the student of knowledge that which Allāh loves from acts of worship.
5) Knowledge corrects worship. Knowledge—in essence—is worship.
6) It safeguards from the evils [which affect] your religion and your worldly life.

Source: Benefits from the Explanation of Usūl al-Thalāthah, Audio #2
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Beware of Your Advisors

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

 From the poetry of Abū Aswad:1

وما كُلُّ ذي لُبٍّ بمؤْتيكَ نُصْحَهُ ـــ وما كُلُّ مؤْتٍ نُصحَهُ بِلَبيب
Not every sensible man will give you advice and not every advisor is a sensible man.
 
1) Abū Aswad al-Duʾalī [d. AH 69], Dīwān Abī Aswad al-Duʾalī.
Translated by: Umm Sufyān

 

Benefit: Conditions of Ḥajj

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

 [Q]: What conditions make Ḥajj obligatory on a person?

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān: Islām, reaching the age of maturity, possessing the provisions and the transportation to go and return from Ḥajj. It is an obligation on such a person to perform Ḥajj once in his lifetime.

Source: Shurūt al-Ḥajj
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Constantly and Continuously Connect with the Scholars

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  [Q]: Who do we take knowledge and fatāwá from? What are the qualities of the people of knowledge and al-Iftāʾ(i.e. Those who are able to give verdicts)?

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān: Knowledge is taken from the scholars, either in the mosques if they are in the mosques, or in an organised curriculum in the schools, institutes or colleges. Knowledge is taken from the scholars; it is not taken from the ignorant nor from papers or broadly looking into books. This is not [the way to] seek knowledge, because perhaps it may bring about other than that which was intended or perhaps you may understand wrongly. You might read from a book which comprises of doubts and evils, and this will contaminate your way of thinking.

So upon you is to constantly and continuously connect with the scholars in the mosques, schools and conferences of knowledge. Likewise, those whom verdicts are taken from are known amongst the people. The general verdicts are directed to The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatāwá. As for personal verdicts, they are taken from the one in whom you have confidence in his knowledge and religion.

Source: Who Do We Take Knowledge From, Dr. Salih ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān?
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Differentiating Truth from Falsehood

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Muḥammad Amān ibn ʿAlī al-Jāmī (رحمه الله) said: "Only knowledge allows you to differentiate the callers to the truth from the callers to falsehood; consequently, if you are deprived of it, the truth becomes unclear—and Allāh’s refuge is sought—and whoever is confused by knowledge becomes lost. Therefore, you must ask continuously in your supplications for the truth to remain clear to you."

Source: Sharḥ Qurrah ‘Ayūn al-Muwaḥḥdīn, pg 36.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Disseminating Knowledge

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

ʿAbdullāh ibn Mubārak (raḥimuhullāḥ) said: "I do not know of anything, other than prophethood, better than disseminating knowledge." 
[Tahdhīb al-Kāmil 16/20]

Commentary of Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razāq al-Badr: Glad tidings to the people of knowledge who disseminate and spread knowledge amongst the Ummah. This is a great honour! May Allāh raise their ranks, allow us to realize their true value, grant us love for them and permit us to benefit from their knowledge.

Source: Bathu al-ʿIlm 
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Humble Yourself: Don't Speak Without Knowledge

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

 Abū Idrīs, during this past Spring's seminar in Toronto, Canada, discusses the issue of speaking without knowledge. The Salaf would shy away from speaking, fearing that they may speak without knowledge. Today, every young upstart wishes to grab the microphone and speak/lead. Some points of benefit.


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Benefit: Increase in Righteous Actions as You Increase in Age

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn notes: The author (Imām al-Nawawī, may Allāh have mercy upon him) titles [his chapter]: The Chapter of Urging Towards Increasing in Good Deeds in the Latter Part of one’s Life.

Know that the latter part of one’s life is crucial, as the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) mentioned: Verily one of you performs the actions of the people of Paradise until there is only an arm’s length between him and it, and that which has been written overtakes him, so he acts with the actions of the people of the Hellfire and therefore enters it. And verily one of you performs the actions of the people of the Hellfire, until there is only an arm’s length between him and it, and that which has been written overtakes him, so he acts with the actions of the people of Paradise and therefore enters it.

Likewise, we have from the reported supplications: O’ Allāh, make the latter part of my life the best [part]. And make my last actions the best.

Also it has been authenticated from the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) that he mentioned: Whoever’s last words in the dunya is that there is no deity worthy of worship in truth except Allāh, will enter paradise.

So that which is required from the person, as he increases in age, is that he also increases in righteous actions. Likewise, the youth should also increase in righteous actions because one does not know when he will die. He may die in his youth or his death may be delayed, but their is no doubt that the one who is older in age is closer to death than the youth because he is at the end of his life.

Source: Sharḥ Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn li Ibn al-ʿUthaymīn, Chapter #12, Pg. 461, [Dār al-Fajr li-Turāth, Cairo. First Edition, 2005].
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī