The Virtues Tour has over the years become a highlight in the calendar of British Islamic events. It’s led by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, who is joined by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya, Sidi Amir Sulaiman and Sidi Nader Khan.
In 2015, the tour was focused on the ethics and moral practice of prophecy. Particular focus was placed on the spheres of intellect; anger and desire, in order to promote the manners in which the modern condition of man can be healed.
In the above recording, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus of Al-Maqasid spoke in London, on living in an age of fitna (strife) but first, he dispelled some misunderstandings around the concept of bid’ah (innovations in religious matters) and using “the Prophet never did it” as a standard for deriving legal rulings.
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Resources for seekers:
- The Concept and Classification of Bid’a in Islam
- Innovation (Bid`a) and Celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday (Mawlid)
- Sunna and Bid`a – Talk & Article by Shaykh Nuh Keller
- Has Sufism been corrupted?
- Is Acting on Weak Hadiths an Innovation?
- Are Weekly Group Dhikr Gatherings a Reprehensible Innovation?
- The Concept of Bid’a in the Islamic Shari’a
- The End of Times: Isolating Oneself, Sticking to the Majority
- A Guide to the Confused of Our Times, by Imam Zaid Shakir
- Prophetic Guidance in Times of Tribulations
- Helping our children find the light in dark times
- Anger, Restraint, Wisdom and the Prophetic Message in Our Times