Forgiveness in Light of Being With The People, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Forgiveness in Light of Being With The People, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

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.

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.

Art by Tom Gowanlock

The Blessing of Knowledge, by Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said

Allah has promised that He will facilitate the path to Jannah for anyone who embarks on the journey to seeking knowledge. Imagine being in the company of the “pious ones” in the Eternal Garden. Can you afford to lose out on this opportunity? Listen to Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said explain how clear and easy Allah has made this choice for us and start today by taking a free course with SeekersHub from the comfort of your own home.

Significance of the Adhan and its Being a Metaphor and Reminder of Life and Death – Shaykh Asim Yusuf

In this Friday khutba Dr. Asim Yusuf begins by giving a brief history how the adhan came about to be the call to prayer for the Muslims. The companions dreamt the words of the adhan. One should reflect on the significance of the adhan. Nothing in our religion came about randomly. Rather, our religion come from the Hakim (The Wise), and is never bereft of wisdom. Men should be giving the adhan and the iqama before praying. Adhan is a form of dhikr (remembrance) that should be done five times a day. Reflect on the symbolism of the adhan. The adhan is recommended outside of the performance of the prayer one of these times is when a baby is born. The adhan is a call to prayer, but to which prayer is the baby being called to? It’s a call to their own janaza prayer, which is a prayer performed without adhan. Adhan is a remembrance of death and what follows it. Instinctively we know that there is something after death. Every human has some belief about the afterlife. Even those who don’t believe in God. Remembering death frequently is not a negative thing. The adhan is a remembrance for the stages of the afterlife. The adhan is direct sequential reminder in the moments after death. Religion is here to remind us there is a dawn coming, and you need to prepare for the day after which there are no more days. Worship at its core is not an action. Action is how worship is expressed. Worship at its core is a realization and internal reorientation.

A Mawlid To Celebrate The Blessing That Is The Messenger Of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Sung by Shaykh Muhammad Adel and Shaykh Abdullah Adel.

The Adel brothers, of prophetic descent, hail from a family known for their righteousness and deep love of Allah and His Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace. Since childhood they have been singing in public and private gatherings in Amman, Damascus, and other places in the Levant. They are highly sought out globally for their mastery of traditional Inshad.

To date, they have produced two albums of praise of the the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, which can be found here:

https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/The_Adel_Brothers?id=A62ohpp5bgzmqb75gbphj45n65y&hl=en_GB

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-adel-brothers/1171282072

This mawlid is the perfect way to prepare oneself for the blessed month of the birth of the Messenger of Allah. After a moving recitation of the Qurʾan by Shaykh Abdullah, it starts with a recitation of some of the blessed names of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace.

Next, Shaykh Idris Watts, founder of www.quraniccircle.com, discusses keeping the company of the righteous, contemplating the Qurʾan, and singing the poetry of the righteous as means of igniting the spark of longing for the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace.

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat next briefly touches on how the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, is a such a blessing from Allah that we will never be able to thank Him for. A blessing whose effects which we benefit from now, as we will on the Day of Judgement.

Shaykh Muhammad then discusses the importance of understanding who a message has come from in order to understand the true consequence of the message. One such message is the command to send blessings on the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace. Understanding who it is from give a new depths to the significance of this great act which is a tremendous means to having our needs fulfilled.


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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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Retracing the Hijra (Part 3) – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Through the Hijra (migration) Allah supported the prophetic message. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) called people to Allah because he loved them and wanted good for them. The people didn’t appreciate it. This rejection of the prophetic message was one of the causes to make hijra (migration). When the command came down to make hijra (migration). His first concern was to return things that belong to people that he was in possession of. After the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) planned to leave, the leaders of Quraysh planned to kill him. He took all the means to ward the harm of Quraysh, but relied upon Allah alone. He (peace and blessings be upon him) entered Madina with absolute humility. He built Madina physically and spirituality, encouraging love between one another. The greatest muhajir (emigrant) is the one who abandons everything that doesn’t please Allah.

 

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Retracing the Hijra (Part 2) – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said continues speaking on the Hijra (migration) of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). During the Hijra people suffered a lot. Making Hijra is the way of the prophets. Many companions suffered in Makka after living a very comfortable lifestyle prior to accepting Islam. Allah opens doors of light and guidance when people make sacrifices for His sake. The way to Allah is to be patient during one’s trials. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was being tortured and still asking for guidance for his people. The stopping of  the ability to call to Allah in Makka is what lead to the Hijra.

 

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A Day in Madina (Part 1) – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said discusses the virtues of Madina and and takes us back to how life was in this noble city. Madina was a city that accepted the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and guidance and light from Allah Most High that the Prophet came with. Allah choose Madina for this great blessing. Upon the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) arrival, everything in the city of Madina lit up and became illuminated. Allah honored the city, and everything in the city became light as described by Zayn bin Thabit (may Allah be pleased with him) after Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) arrival. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) brought peace of mind to those in Madina. Before his arrival there was a lot of sickness, and after his arrival it became a city of purityand  goodness.

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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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Days of Beloved Actions: The Ten Days of Dhul Hijja, Day of Arafa, and Eid — and the Sunna of Returning to Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this khutba Shaykh Faraz begins by reminding the believers that the first days of Dhul Hijja are beloved to Allah, and that there is a significant reward for actions during these days. The objective of the ten days of Dhul Hijja is Allah and the love of Allah. These days are the best days of the year. It is recommended to fast all nine days of Dhul Hijja, particularly the ninth (the day of Arafa), which is an expiation for at least the preceding year. Charity has more reward during the days of Dhul Hijja. Giving brings the hearts together. These are days of opportunity to engage in more worship and remembrance of Allah. The greatest of good deeds is returning to Allah. Expressing love to Allah. On the ninth of Dhul HIjja one should start to do takbirat beginning at the Fajr prayer. On the tenth, if able, one should slaughter and give to those in need. Don’t make Eid just like another day. Make it a day of rejoicing.

 

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