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Benefit: Sisters Mocking Sisters

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

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson discusses the need for good manners and encouragement for sisters who are striving to adorn themselves with the beauty of ḥijāb. In certain circles, there can be a pompous approach that belittles sisters who are struggling to implement the proper ḥijāb, rather they should be advised kindly and encouraged. Additionally, the speaker touches on the formation of groups based upon clothing such as "the niqābi group" or "niqabis for life" etc. that bind sisters together based on a face cover. This approach excludes sisters who do not hold it obligatory to cover their faces (which is the majority position of the Salaf) and is not from the legislated boundaries of unity. Sisters are united by the same creed and methodology, not by a face veil. 

The benefit is excerpted from the 2007 Islamic Summer Courses


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Benefit: Supererogatory Prayers Done After Ṣalāt al-ʿAsr and Taḥiyāt al-Masjid

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

A discussion before one of the ʿAqīdah classes in regards to the supererogatory prayers done after ṣʿalátul-‘ʿasr. Are they to be established? Or does one refrain from doing them due to the explicit prohibition? Also, a discussion on whether or not tahiyaatul-masjid, the two units of prayer done when entering into a masjid before sitting, is wājib, or something mustahabb, (recommended). 

From the audio set of the 'Aqīdah Course '07


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Benefit: Take Heed Khārijīs (Dogs of the Hell Fire), Before the Hour Is Established!

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

The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) has prophesied the coming of the many groups.  Some, as he has foretold, will not be from the drinkers of the ḥawḍ', some he gave the title, 'fire worshippers of this nation',1 a specific group was titled, "Dogs of the Hell-Fire" (the Khawārij), etc.. 

These "dogs" are the same individuals that killed many of the companions, including ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, radhiyallahu 'ʿʿanhu.  In more recent times, there has been much media attention placed on these individuals. Days before the Fort Hūd shooting, this website spread the refutations against the misguided Anwar al-Awlaki.  The corrupted incident took place on November 5th, and Anwar was quick to praise such devilish actions.

See the entire forum thread here (includes the audio recording with Shaykh ʿUbayd).

Our dear brother Mūsá Richardson sheds some light2 on this issue of kharūj, the call to rebel against the Muslim leaders, and brings forth statements from the earlier scholars on the impermissibility of this act. The second item to be viewed below  is by Abū Khadījah.3 The well-respected brother brings some stories from how the salaf, our predecessors, dealt with these individuals.

*Note: It should be known that it is not permissible for us to kill the Khawārij ourselves.  The noble scholar, Shaykh Rabīʿ Ibn Hādī  was asked: Is it permissible for us to kill the Khawārij if we know them and know their wickedness?  He responded by saying: No, if they rebel against the Imām. ʿAlī (raḍī Allāhu ʿʿʿanhu), did not kill them up until they rebelled. The Muslim rulers, even if they are oppressive, (they) do not kill them (khawārij) up until they draw their swords and rebel (against them), that is if they unsheathe their swords and rebel and kill. If not, then there will be chaos, each one will go and kill the other claiming he is khārijī.

1  Abū Dāwūd Ḥadīth #4691

 عن ابن عمر عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال القدرية مجوس هذه الأمة إن مرضوا فلا تعودوهم وإن ماتوا فلا تشهدوهم

"The Qadariyyah (those who deny the qadr of Allāh -  claim mankind creates his own actions as he goes) are the fire-worshipers of this nation.  If they become sick, then do not visit them, and if they die, then do no witness their pray (their funeral prayer)."

2 A reading from the book by Shaykh Muḥammad ʿUmar al-Bazmūl explaining the Salafī Manhaj. 

3 From the lectures, "Holding on to Islām in Times of Fitnah - Toronto Leg Oct. '08"

http://www.fatwáislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=1366

Rebelling Against the Sinful Ruler and Overthrowing Him - What did the Imāms of the Past Say? - Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson

The Worst of the Khawārij are Those who Incite the People to Fight the Muslim Rulership!! - Abū Khadījah


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Benefit: Taking Heed of Refutations from the Scholars

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

A mighty principle in our religion is sticking to the People of Knowledge in times of misguidance and innovation. The firmly grounded scholars nurture the Muslims upon the correct understanding of Islām and teach them the correct beliefs and rulings. In addition to this, they warn the Muslims from false beliefs as well as those who propagate them. In this short benefit, our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson elaborates on the role of the scholars in this regard. Take a listen and spread the reminder amongst the Muslims you know. May Allāh make us firm upon the correct understanding of His Religion.


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Benefit: The Character of the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam)

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

From the Mercy of Allāh is that He sent to us a messenger, as He says in Sūrah-Anbiyāʾ', "and We have not sent you except as a mercy for the 'Ālamin." The Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) was a person of great character and virtue. Allāh says in Sūrah-Qalam, "And Verily, you are on an exalted (standard of character)." In the study of the seerah of the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson explains his numerous, virtuous qualities. Listen to this short benefit. May Allāh reward you, so you can make your character like that of the best of creation!

From the lectures entitled, Seerah Course 2010 - Summer Courses


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Benefit: The Dowry: Make It Reasonable, Don't Delay It

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

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson discusses the the dowry, its important purpose, cultural differences (and living standards) in applying it, defining a reasonable sum and not delaying it. 

From the course entitled: Fiqh Course: Marriage and Divorce (الملخص الفقهي), during the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses

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Benefit: The Importance of Good Character

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

Exclusive excerpt from the translator’s introduction to “Upright Moral Character” by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymīn

In the Name of Allāh, the All-Compassionate, the Ever-Merciful

All praise is due to Allāh, the Lord of all that exists, and may He raise the rank of His last Prophet and Messenger, Muḥammad ibn 'ʿAbdillāh, and that of his family and Companions, and may He grant them all peace.

Upright moral character is an integral part of the correct implementation of the Religion of Islām.  In fact, it is so essential and important that the Messenger of Allāh (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) said about it:

"There is nothing heavier in the Scales (on the Day of Judgment) than good character." 

And the Prophet (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) was our role model and the premier example of a man who displayed the finest possible character.  About him, Allāh, the Exalted, has said:

"Verily, in the Messenger of Allāh you have a fine role model" [Sūrah al-Aḥzāb 33:21].

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allāh have Mercy on him) summarized the extent of his noble manners by saying:

The Prophet (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) used to greet the children when he passed by them. Sometimes, a little girl would take him by the hand and he would allow her to lead him wherever she wanted.  He (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) used to lick his fingers after eating.  He (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) would be in the service of his family when at home.  Never would he become angry because of something personal.  He (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) used to repair his own sandals and mend his own torn clothes.  He would milk his goat himself for his own family.  He would feed his own camel.  He used to eat with his servants, sit in the company of the poor people, and personally take care of the needs of widows and orphans.  He would be the one to initiate the greeting when meeting people.  He would respond to the humblest of invitations.  He (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) lived a very modest lifestyle, a man of soft manners, naturally kind, easy to get along with, having a pleasant smile on his face, gracefully humble, extremely generous but not wasteful, soft-hearted and gentle in his dealings with each and every Muslim, lowering the wings of humility to the believers, bearing their companionship in such a gentle way.

In a time when the West pushes its deficient values and misguided moral codes on the cultures of the world, it is imperative that Muslims realize the completeness of the guidance of the Messenger of Allāh (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace), and realize that our true honor and distinction among the nations, as well as our success in the Hereafter, lies in embracing his guidance, in all affairs of belief and action.

Based on the scholars' continual advice to the Muslim youth, combined with the specific need that Muslims in the West have to understand and implement upright moral character, the importance of this book and the need for its translation into the English language becomes crystal clear.  And what better guidebook than one based on the character of the Messenger of Allāh (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace), authored by an exemplary scholar like Shaykh Ibn al-ʿUthaymīn, known for his outstanding manners!

1. Found in: Jāmiʿ' at-Tirmidhī (2002); Sunan Abī Dāwūd (4766); Musnad Aḥmad (6/442,446,451-452); Musnad at-Tayaalisee (1071); al-Muntakhab min Musnad 'Abd ibn Humayd (204); Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Hibbān (481); al-Mūsánnaf (25711) of Ibn Abī Shaybah; al-Adab al-Mufrad (270); al-Sunnah of Ibn Abī ʿĀsim (783); Shu'ab al-Īmān (7638-7640); Mu'jam as-Ṣaḥābah (2/251); Sharḥ al-Sunnah (3496); Sharḥ Mushkil al-Aathaar (5190); al-Jāmiʿ li Akhlāq al-Rāwī (815); ash-Sharīʿah (898); Taareekh Dimashq (57/94-95); on the authority of Abū ad-Dardāʾ (may Allāh be pleased with him). Authenticated in: Jāmiʿ' at-Tirmidhī (3/536); Kashf al-Khafá' (100); Silsilah al-Aḥādīthis-Ṣaḥīḥah (876).
2. Madaarij as-Saalikeen (3/111-112)

Benefit: The Invocation "O God Help Me!!"

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

In the West, the Muslims have learned many things from the traditions of the disbelievers. These issues range from dressing like them to talking like them. One important matter is the way the Muslims in the West reference to Allāh subhānahu wa ta’āla. Can we call Him by the name ‘God’ in our supplications? Our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson answers the issue... From the series entitled, 'Aqīdah Course 2010.


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Benefit: The Khawārij of Today Have No Patience for Ṭūllāb al-ʿIlm

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

After advising us not to abandon lessons after attending the first few, our teacher, Ustādh Mūsá Richardson, may Allāh have abundant mercy upon him, stated the following:1 


 ... An additional benefit that is related to our  Salafīyyah  and our distinction from the Khawārij  of today: There is a special attribute that the Khawārij have today, specifically. The Khawārij who call to rebel against the rulers. You might say: "This is a strange connection." But I will tell you: The  Khawārij of today have no patience in Ṭālib al-ʿIlm. They have no patience to continue [upon it] and study day-after-day, week-after-week, and year-after-year. While they may have acts of worship which are great and other things that they perform with diligence, Ṭālib al-ʿIlm is very hard for them in this era. Why? I do not know. Why do I say that? It manifests itself in their claim when they speak about the scholars of  Ahl al-Sunnah. [From] the evil nicknames that the Khawārij invent for our scholars today are: They are the scholars of woman's underpants (i.e. menses, the colour of the blood, when it is pure and impure).

What is the secret behind this claim, aside them being  khabīth and having filthy accusations? Why do they pick this issue out of all of the issues in the religion, saying that the scholars are busy with this? They could say that the ʿulāma are busy with sheep and cows, dividing them up for Zakāh. They could say that they ʿulāma are busy with raising your hands or not raising your hands in takbīr. If they wanted to speak about the ʿulāma, they could say so many things.

Why did they say that the scholars are people who are so busy with issues of women's purity? This is because they attended the first few lessons with the scholars. They tried to seek knowledge. They tried. But they did not get past ṭahārah (purification)! So, in their minds, the ʿulāma are still teaching menses after 25-30 years. They came to a few lessons and saw the ʿulāma of  Islām  dealing with the texts of the Book and the Sunnah  in great detail and precision, making taḥqīq, and showing how the issues about ṭahārah are to be understood properly - and one of the issues [were] women's menses. This is an issue from our  dīn. So, when they couldn't bear it and they did not have patience to go beyond that and gain real fiqh in the religion, they immediately jumped to the newspapers, seeking Fiqh al-Wāqiʿ, and running to the political activities, propped up as scholars, and getting behind them, trying to replace our scholars with those political activities. What made them make this jump? What made them leave the lessons with the ʿulāma in the very beginning? It is their lack of patience. So be a Salafī. Be distinguished. Be patient upon Ṭālib al-ʿIlm. It takes patience for you to study a book from beginning to end. 

From the words of Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān: This is the path to understanding your religion. This is the path to being firm in your ʿAqīdah and being rightly guided as the Companions were rightly guided. This is the path to salvation.

So be patient and ask Allāh for  consistency, patience, and persistence  upon this good you are on right now.1
 
[1]  Shaykh al-Fawzān, Masāʿil al-Jāhiliyyah as taught by Ustādh  Mūsá Richardson ~ Class 01.
Transcribed by Umm Sufyān Fāṭimah

Benefit: The Mention of Allāh Are Seeds That Plant in the Beautiful Fertile Soil of Paradise

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

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson on how dhikr is something that grows in amazing way.

The benefits are excerpted from the lecture entitled: 14 Great Benefits of the Remembrance of Allāh, a lecture overviewing the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses, ʿAqidah Stream. Register for the courses today.


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Benefit: The Mention of Allāh Increase You in His Aid and Support (Māʿiyyah)

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

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson discusses how Allāh is with those who make dhikr of Him.

The benefits are excerpted from the lecture entitled: 14 Great Benefits of the Remembrance of Allāh, a lecture overviewing the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses, ʿAqidah Stream. Register for the courses today.


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Benefit: The Mention of Allāh Keeps the Shayṭān Away From You

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

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson on how important it is to keep our avowed enemy, al-Shayṭān, away from us.

The benefits are excerpted from the lecture entitled: 14 Great Benefits of the Remembrance of Allāh, a lecture overviewing the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses, ʿAqidah Stream. Register for the courses today.


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Benefit: The Mention of Allāh on the Tongue Leads the Way for All of the Body Parts

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

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson discussing how the body parts issue a warning to the tongue!

The benefits are excerpted from the lecture entitled: 14 Great Benefits of the Remembrance of Allāh, a lecture overviewing the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses, ʿAqidah Stream. Register for the courses today.


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Benefit: The People Who Mention Allāh the Most are the Forerunners in Getting Nearer to Allāh

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

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson on how to be the forerunners in gaining nearness to Allāh.

The benefits are excerpted from the lecture entitled: 14 Great Benefits of the Remembrance of Allāh, a lecture overviewing the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses, ʿAqidah Stream. Register for the courses today.


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Benefit: The Reality of Interfaith Dialogues

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

In recent times, many groups in opposition to the correct manhaj from the people of innovation and the disbelievers have spread the call to interfaith dialogues. This call, aimed at bringing together the followers of the "Abrahimic Religions", has led many Muslims into believing that the Jews and the Christians are in fact believers. In his Explanation of Masāʿil al-Jāhiliyyah, our beloved Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān, hafiẓahullah, warns about these dialogues. Using proofs from the Book and the Sunnah, he clarifies the dangerous reality of interfaith dialogues. May Allāh reward our brother, Abū al-ʿʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson for presenting this important subject. For more on this topic, see the audio "Be Different from the Kuffār", by Abū al-ʿAbbās. 

For more on the topic see the Explanation of Masāʿil al-Jāhiliyyah Class Audio


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Benefit: The Ruling on Cheating in Exams

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

Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz was asked concerning the ruling on cheating in academic exams so long as the teacher is aware of it.

Answer: Cheating is impermissible in exams just as it is impermissible in general interactions and dealings. It is not allowed for any person to cheat in any of his exams in any subject, and if the teacher was pleased with this and thought it was permissible, then he is a partner to his crime and betrayal, and Allāh's help is sought. [Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá Vol. 6 Pg. 498, translated by Abu al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson].

Benefit: The Ruling on Gathering for the Deceased - Shaykh Ibn Bāz

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

From the greatest scholars of the Ummah in the last century was al-ʿAllāmah al-Shakyh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz raḥimahullāh. His firmly-grounded knowledge of the religion, wisdom, and piety were characteristics which made him recognized by Muslims internationally. A collection of his rulings, al-Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá, is an outstanding example of these aforementioned characteristics. This benefit is shared by Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson


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