A Day in Madina (Part 3) – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this third part of the series A Day in Madina by Shaykh Faid, he begins by describing the night in Madina. When Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) came to Madina, he changed everything. This included the culture and people’s attitude toward one another. The people’s understandings and perspective changed. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was always engaged in something. He (peace and blessings be upon him) never wasted his time, was always doing dhikr, reciting Qur’an, serving others, etc. He remembered Allah in all of his states. When Anas (Allah be pleased with him) was brought to serve the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), he was in fact brought to learn from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). Everything benefits from the mercy of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) transformed people. It was from prophetic concern that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) created brotherhood among the companions. Everyone wanted the honor of serving the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). It was from prophetic concern that he (peace and blessing be upon him) wanted to be a grateful servant.

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The Greatest People – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast, Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said begins by reminding us that many people saw the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) but didn’t see the light of prophethood within him. Many people praised  Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) but didn’t see this light. He (peace and blessings be upon him) was honored by Allah, raised in stations, and yet still had absolute humility. Shaykh Faid ends by mentioning the statement of Imam Shafi’i “ The best among Allah’s creation is someone who doesn’t see himself better than anyone, the greatest person doesn’t see himself or herself with neither virtue or honor”.

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The High Rank of Sayyida Khadija – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast, Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said  explains the blessings of the high rank of Sayyida Khadija, and how she reassured the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). Shaykh Faid goes onto to explain how  Sayyida Khadija was blessed with a number of first. She w as the first to believe, the first to do wudu, and the first to pray. Allah the Most High blessed  Sayyida Khadija with a house in paradise and give her sallams. Shaykh Faid closes by calling the believers whether male or female to learn about the high rank of  Sayyida Khadija.

This talk took place at the Harrow mosque in the U.K.

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The Prophet Muhammad’s Love for Sayyida Khadija – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this podcast, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus calls the believers to reflect on the history in the Qur’an being a sacred history. Shaykh Yahya goes on to explain the high rank of Sayyida Khadija and how every time the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)left the house he mentioned her out of a heartfelt connection.

Shaykh Yahya goes on to give a lovely metaphor when he said Sayyida Khadija was like the womb for the birth of Islam. She nurtured, comforted and gave reassurance to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and supported him. The first bond of Islam was with Sayyida Khadija.

At the first revelation she gave testimony of 5 things about the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him): 1)He maintains family ties 2) You bare the burdens of others 3) You give to the needy and raise them4) You show hospitality 5) You assist during times of calamity

Shaykh Yahya ended by saying when he thinks of Sayyida Khadija he thinks 3 things: Support, Sacrifice, and Service.

This talk took place at the Harrow mosque in the U.K.

Larayb Institute for Education 

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Why Are We Muslim? – Preserving Faith in Testing Times – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Have you asked yourself why you are Muslim? Is Islam an identity? How can our faith be preserved in testing time?

In this Friday khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how faith is the fuel of religion. Muslims should be be clear about why they are Muslim, and then nurture that in their children. Shaykh Faraz clarifies that we are not Muslim just because we follow the religion of Islam. That is just what the implications of being Muslim are.

The Quran and Sunna of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) actively call us to think, reflect and understand. We need to ask ourselves: what does Allah represent in my life? What does the Messenger of Allah represent in our life? What does the Quran reflect in my life?

The resulting quality of this reflection is gratitude. Gratitude is the driver of lasting benefit. We are Muslim because we are grateful to our Creator, Sustainer and Benefactor. We are Muslim because we believe in Allah.

This Islam that is fuelled by faith, stands the test of adversities. As opposed to Islam that is just based on identity which withers when tested.

Shaykh Faraz calls us to nurture our strength of faith by not just going through the motions of religion. Rather, we should make every action and act of faith: “Know that your prayer is an act of faith. Know that your fasting is an act of faith. Know that your charity is an act of faith. Know that sticking to the halal and avoiding the haram is an act of faith. Know that visiting your parents is an act of faith. Know that your being involved in the community, your social activism, your political activism, your maintaining ties with family and friends all of it is an act of faith.”

Before any action the believer should turn their heart to Allah. They should ask: what does Allah seek from me? Don’t just focus on the action. Focus first on Allah. If you do that, nothing will harm you.

The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him said): “If you ask, ask from Allah. If you rely, rely upon Allah.” Religion is about Allah Most High alone.

This Friday khutba was delivered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani in February 2017 at the the International Muslim Organization of Toronto (IMO).

Cover photo by alankrita singh.

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How To Learn The Way The Sahaba Learned, by Shaykh Faid Said

Knowledge is not synonymous with information, of which we have so much now. The companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) took away a kind of knowledge  from being around him that is lost on us in this day and age. Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said describes it beautifully in this brief address at SeekersHub Toronto.

Loving the Prophet’s Family and Companions – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Loving Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) entails loving his family and companions (may God be pleased with them). There is a special sanctity to all believers, and we should love them for that. There is also a special rank and virtue to the household of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and a specific texts in the Qur’an and sunna to love them.

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains in this talk the beautiful balance of unconditionally loving all those who are connected to the Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him). He also cites some narrations of the special virtue of the prophetic family. Ustadh Amjad calls us to have have that unconditional love to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), his family, his companions, and broadly all the believers.

Cover photo by Nysa.

Where is Your Sacrifice? – Lessons from the Life and Martyrdom of Imam Husayn – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

As believers, we see martyrdom as an honour to be recognized and—while feeling loss for death and the wrong underlying it—we rejoice in Allah’s honouring of those servants who live and die upholding Truth and Good.

A radiant example of this sacrifice is Imam Husayn ibn Ali (Allah be pleased with him), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), martyred tragically at Karbala on the 10th of Muharram.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains who we understand this loss, but also asks us the critical question: what is our sacrifice? where is our steadfastness? what are we doing with our life, our time, and in the choices we make in life?

Friday khutba delivered at Masjid Noor-Ul Haram, Oakville, Canada on October 7th, 2016.

 

Special thanks to WIM Youth Canada for providing the recording for this khutba. (http://wimnet.ca/)

Cover photo by Natalie Gunji.

The People Around The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

There is plenty to be heard about the Prophet Muhammad but what about the people around him relaying what we know of him? What were his companions like? Why were they so enamoured by him? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani sheds some light, as part of the SeekersHub 2015 Tour of South Africa.

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Listening for God

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan
Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation

Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and salvation deeply and see how we can attain these divine gifts practically. These talks will enliven and inspire us as we begin our nightly ‘isha and tarawih prayers.

Daily at 10:00 pm EST. Attend in person at SeekersHub Toronto or watch live. 

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

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