We praise Allah and thank Him, The Most High, The Compassionate and may peace and blessings of Allah be upon His noble prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and those who follow him upon righteousness until the last day.
We at Insight Audio are very thankful and pleased to release to our Insight Audio listeners one of our major studio works, “Education Of Children In Islaam” by ash Sheikh, at-Doctoor Saalih al-Fawzan (may Allah honor and preserve him).
This studio work was done with our brother, our Sheikh Taalib Abdullah from America. It was recorded in a basement in Philadelphia off of 2nd Street maashaa Allah years and years ago.
We are releasing it now as we shall release everything inshaa Allah we’ve recorded to the Muslims for Allah so that you may benefit and share with others who are in need of knowledge.
We ask Allah to accept this from us and to use it as a guide for every Muslim parent, especially fathers, who need to understand and be warned.
Sheikh Taalib’s introduction of Sheikh Fawzan’s biography was taken from Fatwa-Online.com under Scholar’s Biographies.
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Al-Waalid, Ash-Shaykh Hasan Abdil-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa, hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa, said that the people dont fear Allah because they do not know Him. They are ignorant of Allah so therefore they do not fear Him. The one who is ignorant of Asmaa Allah wa Sifaatihi (Allah’s names and His Attributes) does not fear Allah. The one who does not know that Allah is fauqa Arshihi (above His Throne) does not fear Allah. The one who does not know Shurootu Laa Ilaaha Illa Allah (the conditions of Ash-Shahaadah) does not fear Allah. The one who knows Allah, who has knowledge of Allah’s Names and Attributes, the one who knows the conditions of Kalimatut-Tawheed (the state of the Oneness of Allah), the one who knows where Allah is; this is the one who fears Allah.
“Aqeedah, Manhaj and Akhlaaq are all together, and you cannot separate them. It is necessary for the Taalibul-Ilm (Student of Islaamic Knowledge) to possess sound Aqeedah (correct Islaamic belief and creed), upon the correct Manhaj (methodology) along with good Akhlaaq and Aadaab (manners and behavior). When the Taalibul-Ilm studies Aqeedah and Manhaj, he must also study Akhlaaq and Aadaab. Fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm (Students of Islaamic Knowledge), fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm”.
Al-Waalid, Shaykhunaa Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa, hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa.
We must give Tawheed (to single Allah out in all acts of worship, without Ash-Shirk) its importance. This was the first call that our Messenger Muhammad, salallahu alayhi was sallam, called to. Before Salaah, before Zakaah, before Siyaam and before Hajj. Tawheed. We must base our lives upon Tawheed. Tawheed in our living. Tawheed in our dying. Tawheed in our eating. Tawheed in our sleeping. Tawheed in choosing wives and companions. We must establish Tawheed in our homes. We as men must learn Tawheed and the correct Aqeedah. We must understand it, implement it and establish it in our lives. We must teach our families Tawheed. How can one pray, pay charity, fast and travel to Al-Ka’bah, but he doesn’t know who his Lord is.
Al-Waalid (the father), Shaykhunaa Hasan Abdil-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa, hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa, says, all people believe in Allah. Al-Kufaar believe in Allah, but they are kufaar and al-mushrikoon (those who associate partners with Allah in worship). They believe in Allah, but they associate partners with him in worship. Their worship isn’t sincerely for Allah. Ash-Shaykh says, Aqeedah and Manhaj (the way in which we implement and practice our belief) is one and cannot be seperated. Kufaar believe in Allah as their Lord, but they include shirk in their belief. Mu’minoon believe in Allah, and Asmaa’ihi (His Names) and Sifaatihi (His Attributes). When a kaafir is in despair or in need, he raises his hands and says, ya rabbee, ya rabbee (oh my Lord, oh my Lord). They believe in Allah, but their Aqeedah is corrupt and incorrect, and so is their Manhaj.
May Allah make us of those who learn and know Who our Lord is, as we strive to see His Glorious Face.
as salaamu alaikum to our Insight Audio listeners. I recently came back from a trip into the mountains of south eastern Africa during a long weekend. To my surprise I saw a Masjid along the roadside in the mountains. I stopped, entered and spoke to the Imaam. I asked him about orphans. He mentioned that he knew them.
Later in the evening we went to visit a woman who had orphans. This was the widow of Uthmaan (may Allah have mercy upon him). She has two boys and two girls. When I visited them with the Imaam someone was cooking in front of the home. I sat as the Imaam talked to them and all just sat very politely outside as a lady in front of us sat on the ground vigorously moving a pot on top of an open fire. The brother and I left shortly afterward.
I went back to my hotel trying to understand the pictures in my head. Then it hit me. “We were all sitting outside. It was very dark. Subhanallaah! There were NO lights anywhere accept the light coming from the open fire.” The widow of Uthmaan has no electricity in her home. And now that I’m thinking about it I’m not even sure she has running water.
The following day I went back to her house to investigate further and took a colleague of mine to translate for me. We found the neighbor who took care of Uthmaan (raheemahullah) in his last days. No, he is not a Muslim. He showed us the house but the widow of Uthmaan was not there.
So here is the video showing the house and the area during the day.
For any sister reading this in the West I ask you, Sister is your husband still alive? Do you live in a home that has electricity? How about an in-home toilet that has running water? If your answers are yes then I ask you to think really hard about what Allah has given you. If your husband works and takes care of you for the sake of Allah pardon and overlook his faults and make du’aa for him. He will one day die. Make du’aa for him. Make du’aa for him.
For any brother reading this in the West I ask you, Brother do you believe that your return is to Allah? Will you one day return to The Most High as Uthmaan has? If so, then will you do for other children other than your own according to your ability so that Allah will remember you by doing for your children and your widow after your death? Will you remember? Will you reflect? Can you smile at another Muslim child other than your own or buy one some candy? Know that Allah appreciates good deeds done for Him large and small.