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Taken from Youtube: CallForTawheed
Taken from Youtube: CallForTawheed
I once traveled with our father, our shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him and his family upon good), to visit our shaykh Muhammad Sa’eed Raslaan (may Allah preserve him and his family upon good) at his home.
As I sat watching Shaykh Hasan advise Shaykh Raslaan. I notice how Shaykh Raslaan would just sit and listen with his head down, not looking in the face of Shaykh Hasan, and would simply nod his head and say, yes shaykh, yes shaykh. Shaykh Raslaan humbled himself in front of his elder and showed him the utmost respect and honor.
After this Shaykh Raslaan served us drinks himself, making sure that each of us were satisfied and comfortable before he returned to his seat on the couch next to Shaykh Hasan.
As we began to make our way back to Shaykh Hasan’s car, I walked holding Shaykh Hasan’s hand. I heard footsteps running behind us. Someone tapped me on the shoulder… it was Shaykh Raslaan. He asked me if he could hold Shaykh Hasan’s hand and help him to his car. Of course I said yes and I followed behind watching this display of knowledge, wisdom, love and respect.
Allah’s Messenger (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) said: (He who does not show mercy towards our young and does not honor our elders is not from us).
Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb
Bismillaahi ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem
as salaamu alaikum,
Just a little taste of how things go when those who are not qualified are over the affairs of others. And although it’s funny, in a way, to watch it is also sad.
How many of us are in charge today and cause such destruction with our hands and tongue?
So let’s think. As a man you may be the driver, the operator, the father, husband, son, step-father, uncle and brother. Let us fear Allah and be mindful of our trust. Let us be mindful that we have the ability to bring benefit as well as harm. Let’s seek nearness to Allah and do our best to protect the Muslims (and non Muslims) from our harm. Don’t give your good deeds away.
Let’s make du’aa for our brother hoping in return that Allah will have mercy on us and protect us from brining ourselves and our family towards destruction. Let’s focus on ourselves and our families first, the women and children under our care.
Let’s forgive and move on seeking the face of Allah, The Tremendous. The glorious return for the believers is only to Him, The Perfect. Why dwell on the past? But seek forgives from your Glorious Lord, give thanks, move on and prepare for your meeting with The Inheritor, Allah.
85 – “O Allah, Knower of the unseen and the seen, Creator of the heavens and the Earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil, and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim.”
88 – “O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, by Your mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all of my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye.”
Righteousness is a choice. Let’s choose righteousness.
We encourage this work for brothers who are new to Islam and want to get married to someone’s Muslim daughter. He should know the female slave of Allah as described by the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. He should know her status and her honor before Allah. He should do his best to learn his religion so as to safeguard himself from blame before Allah when he meets Him, The Tremendous.
There is nothing better in this life than a righteous Muslim woman who is obedient to the man who shelters and safeguards her. With her he should find comfort and relief. So we must enable her to be there for us by being there for her firstly. Teach her and be patient with her. She’s someone’s daughter by Allah.
We ask Allah for strength and His aid upon this blessed path with righteous wives and righteous offspring and a blessed end.
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Adding more to our Women’s collection, Good News For The Strange Sister, was recorded in Los Angeles, CA at the Masjid where our Sheikh Fareed Abdullah (may Allah preserve him) is the Imam.
We had just gotten off of a long flight from the east coast, landed in LA and went to the Masjid in time for the khutbah. Word spread that Abu Uwais had just arrived. We were all tired and I was looking for a hotel and a bed. Someone came out and told Abu Uwais, “There are people here including sisters. They want to know if you can give a talk.” He looked at me and I looked at him. I said, “Give me a few minutes to unpack the audio.”
Abu Uwais then requested to use Fareed’s library which was upstairs in the Masjid. He came down shortly after I had set up the recording gear. He got on the microphone and the rest was history.
I understand that some people cried that day, from the affect of this talk which Abu Uwais had not prepared for in advance. I was in shock by the ease of delivery and fluency that I heard coming from him. But with Allah all things are possible.
When I came home to Philly after the trip I listened to it again. I thought about how it had touched those sisters who listened. So I gave it the title that you see.
If any sister is feeling low, sad or depressed I ask Allah, our God, to allow this talk to reach her as it reached our sisters on that sunny blessed day in Los Angeles with my dear companion whom I miss so very much, Abu Uwais Abdullah Ahmad Ali (may Allah have mercy upon his soul and those he left behind).
Abu Muhammad al-Looweesi’aani
Islamic Audio For The World
Listen as our Sheikh ‘Ubaid aj-Jabaree (may Allah preserve him) covers the foundation of the religion of al-Islaam, at-Tawheed (the unity of Allah).
Translated by Hasan as-Sumalee (may Allah reward him) this lecture should be considered from the foundation in your learning collection of authentic Islamic audio.
It is highly beneficial and great listening for young and old alike.
This was a conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The Conference title: Happiness Is In Salafiyyah (Following The Book & The Sunnah From The Understanding Of The Salaf As Saalih)
The brother who gave this talk was Aqeel Walker (may Allah preserve him). About 2 years ago a brother was driving me to Atlanta to catch a train. I had given him some CDs to listen to years ago and he popped this CD in and it brought back all types of memories from that time long ago.
As we drove I just listened as our brother translated from the book of Sheikh Abdul Maalik Ramadhaani (may Allah preserve him and all our ‘ulama) making our path clear and distinct. I realized that this lecture was a missing key for many of us upon the path and those who question it.
I suggest that this lecture be from the foundation of your collection and that it be used as an educational guide to be listened to over and over and we ask Allah for mercy, guidance and aid. May Allah reward those who hosted that even long ago and may He have mercy upon Aqeel and accept this from him. Allah is He, The Most Compassionate, The Sublime.