Let Us Sit Down and Believe for A While – Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee [Audio|Ar-En]

Let Us Sit Down and Believe for A While by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee' al-Madkhalee

Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d

Muwahhideen Publications organized a LIVE Tele-Lecture with the Noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ ibn Hadi’ al-Madkhalee (May Allaah Preserve Him), son of Ash-Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabee’ ibn Hadi al-Madkhalee (May Allaah Preserve Him) and a professor of Aqeedah in TheIslaamic University of Madeenah.

The Shaykh delivered a heart felt reminder of some very important issues of eeman.

This lecture event was translated LIVE by our brother Abu Suhailah Umar Quinn.

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Our noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee’ (hafidhahullaah) commenced this beautiful heart felt admonition by stating, “How great is the need of the heart that we nurture it and provide it with the nutrition that it needs to supply its eemaan. Just as vegetation needs water, the heart needs that which will give it life; so we are in dire need of the likes of this subject matter.”

He continued his introduction by saying that we live in an era that is worlds apart from the peaceful time of the Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and these times are very difficult upon the hearts of the people. Over the course of the last century the situation of mankind have become quite complicated and this over complication has led to the death of the hearts of the people so we need to do what it takes in order to resuscitate their hearts. He proceeded to say that the hearts of the Muslims need to be reminded of Allaah and we must reflect over the creation of Allaah, reflect on the miracles He sent His Messengers with and we need to deeply contemplate and imagine as though we were present when these miracles occurred. We need to imagine what it would have been like to witness these miracles and how it would have affected our eemaan had we been there.

Our Shaykh then went on to mention the stories of different Prophets and implored us to reflect upon them and imagine ourselves as being present with the Prophets of Allaah and the believers in those times. He continued by stating that many have abandoned the Qur’aan and when we do read the Qur’aan, it is without contemplation. Some read the Qur’aan only in Ramadhaan solely to finish it, again with no contemplation.  We have neglected reflecting over the Qur’aan which is the greatest of miracles and will remain as such until the Day of Judgement.

Shaykh Muhammad highlighted specific stories from the Book of Allaah, urging us to reflect upon them and imagine ourselves with the Prophets Nuh,IbraheemMusaa and Muhammad (alayhum as-salaam); the effect it would have on our eemaan and certainty in Allaah and how we would increase in our understanding that Allaah has the power to do everything, is in charge of everything and there is no limit to His power and Knowledge.

Another benefit as mentioned by the Shaykh after referring to Soorah At-Takaathur is the three types of yaqeen mentioned in the Qur’aan. They are:

  1. ‘ilmul-yaqeen which is certainty that comes with having knowledge of something,
  2. ‘aynul-yaqeen that comes on account of witnessing something and
  3. haqqul-yaqeen which is when someone experiences something and knows it is a reality without doubt.

In closing the Shaykh explained that eemaan is of different levels so there is room to increase it; we are in need of increasing our eemaan andyaqeen. He then went on to say that in Saudi Arabia they have been continuously making du’a and performing Salaatul Istisqaa beseeching Allaahfor rain but the rain has not come. He said nothing is impossible for Allaah to do but due to the weakness of the people’s eemaan and them engaging in deception, trickery, lying and all sorts of disobedience in addition to consuming unlawful wealth and food, our du’a is not being answered.

Our beloved Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee’ ended this truly inspiring admonition by making du’a to Allaah, asking Him to strengthen our eemaan, make us from those who contemplate on the Qur’aan and benefit from it; that He strengthens the Muslims, give them victory and return them back to their religion and that He destroys and humiliates the enemies of the religion from the kuffaarmunaafiqoon, the raafidhah and the like; and thatAllaah restores honour to Islaam and the Muslims.

We encourage our brothers and sisters to listen to and benefit from this tremendous reminder

Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam

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The Clear Distinction Between Sufism and The Zuhd of The Salaf – Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ahmad Shamlaan [Audio|Ar-En]

The Clear Distinction Between Sufism and The Zuhd of The Salaf
Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ahmad Shamlaan (hafidhahullaah)
[Audio|Arabic-English]

The Clear Distinction Between Sufism and The Zuhd of The Salaf by Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ahmad Shamlaan

Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d

Muwahhideen Publications facilitated a LIVE telelink lecture with Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ahmad Shamlaan (hafidhahullaah), from the mashaayikh and head of Dar ul Hadeeth, Radaa’, Yemen.

A superb refutation of the falsehood of the sufis!

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The noble Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ahmad Shamlaan (hafidhahullaah) explained that Zuhud is to renounce worldly pleasures in order to gain nearness to Allaah. It is to leave off what Allaah has made haram and to do that which Allaah has made obligatory. This concept is of tremendous importance in Islaam and the Shaykhpresented this in the form of a comparison between the proper and upright Zuhud of the Salaf to the extreme and deviant practices of the sufis. The Salaf best understood and practiced this noble principle. They had reached the pinnacle of sincerity and devotion to Allaah and strict adherence to the sunnah of the Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), performing all acts of worship in precise accordance to the legislated texts. The Shaykh showed the clear distinction of this to the absurd innovations of the sufis who went to such extremes in their ‘ibaadah, out of their acclaimed piety, that many of their beliefs and practices fell into kufr.

Our Shaykh Ahmad Shamlaan (hafidhahullaah) continues in this lecture making distinct the falsehood of thesufis and the proper practice of our salaf us saalih in their implementation of zuhud.

Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam

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Signs of an Upright and Healthy Sound Heart – Shaykh Khaalid adh-Dhufayree [Audio|Ar-En]

This a enlightening lecture delivered by the Noble Shaykh, Khalid ibn Dahwi adh-Dhufayree (May Allaah preserve him), from the well known scholars of Kuwait, regarding the signs of an Upright Heart.

English translation starts @ 30 min

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The Disbelievers are like Cattle; Rather they are more astray!

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Amma-ba’d

Shaykh al-‘Utaybi’s Explanation of Allaah’s Statement (which means):
The Disbelievers are like Cattle; Rather they are more astray!

During his lecture “Refraining From The Disobedience of Allaah,” Shaykh Abu ‘Umar al-‘Utaybi (hafidhahullaah Ta’aala) said:

Allaah, Subhanahu wa Ta’aala, said about the disbelievers – those who do not believe in Allaah and the Last Day – that they are like cattle:

وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرا ً مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالإِنسِ لَهُمْ قُلُوب ٌ لاَ يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُن ٌ لاَ يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَان ٌ لاَ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا أُوْلَائِكَ كَالأَنعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ أُوْلَائِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ

And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray! They are the heedless ones. (Al-A’raf, ayah 179)

They are like cattle —-> because they don’t learn the commands and prohibitions, and they don’t act upon them.

Rather they are more astray —–> Why are they more astray?

1- The first question is: Why did Allaah make the disbelievers as the cattle?
2- The second question is: Why did Allaah say: بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ (Rather they are more misguided and astray)?

Allaah said the disbelievers are like the animals because they don’t learn Allaah’s Deen, nor do they implement it. Because the animals don’t learn. They don’t read or write or teach (Allaah’s Religion). They only eat and seek their pleasure.

Why are the disbelievers more astray than the animals? ——> Because the animals praise Allaah, whereas the disbelievers do not praise Allaah. The animal doesn’t commit polytheism. As for the disbeliever, he associates partners unto Allaah. For this reason, the disbeliever is more astray than the animal.

So the individual who is intelligent and has an intelligent mind will know why he is created and will work to fulfill that purpose. So whoever is intelligent, he will be successful.

Who is the intelligent?

Why is the intellect named in the Arabic language as ‘Aql?

The ‘Aql is derived from the root word of a rope that is tied.

So when one wants to captivate an animal, you tie it so it doesn’t run away. Because if the animal runs away, it doesn’t know where to find its own benefit, because it could do good or bad. But when you tie the animal, you make the animal only do good. You only use the animal for what is beneficial. So the human being has a brain, and the animal has a brain. But your brain knows what will benefit you and what will harm you. Hence, you do what will benefit you, and abstain from what will harm you.

So the one who ties himself down to do good and imprisons himself away from the prohibitions, he is the one who is ‘aaqil (has intellect). In the Arabic language, the intellect is also called a Hijr. It is a barrier that stands between an individual and evil.

Hence, we see that the person of true intellect is the one who deprives himself from what Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, prohibited. So the true intellectual who does good and leaves evil, he is the one who is Sa’eed (successful, happy).

So this is the definition of having a true, insightful intellect, the intellect which orders you with good and prohibits you from evil.

It is not intended by intellect that a person knows the details of mathematics or he has knowledge of wordly matters that the believers and disbelievers share in. The intent of ‘aql (intellect) is the benfecial intellect which would help you stay away from entering the Hellfire.

What benefit would it serve a person if had knowledge of business or manufacturing or physics or chemistry, but he worships a cow or a stone or the dead – instead of worshipping Allaah, The Ever-Living Who does not die?

For this reason, Allaah said in the Qur`an regarding the disbelievers and hypocrites that they don’t have knowledge nor do they have the ability to analyze something intellectually.

Even the disobedient Muslim – a Muslim who commits disobedience – needs to rush to repent from his disobedience. Allaah says:

إِنَّمَا التَّوبَةُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السُّوءَ بِجَهَالَة ٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوبُونَ مِنْ قَرِيب ٍ فَأُوْلَائِكَ يَتُوبُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيماً حَكِيما

Allaah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards; it is they to whom Allaah will forgive and Allaah is Ever Al­l-Knower, All-Wise. (An-Nisa`, ayah 17) Even the Muslim – when he disobeys Allaah – he is in a state of ignorance when he is disobeying Allaah. And when he does so, his intellect weakens. So when they commit these acts of disobedience, they do not think of these repercussions of these sins…

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Let The Sunnah be Your Guide – Shaykh Usaamah Utaybee [Mp3|Ar-En]

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The Etiquettes of ‘Eid and Zakat ul Fitr – Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree [Mp3|Ar-En]

Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d

Muwahhideen Publications in conjunction with al-Ibaanah.info of Germany organized a LIVE Tele-Lecture with the Noble Shaykh al-Waalid al-Allaamah ‘Ubayd ibn ‘Abdillaah al-Jaabiree (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the major scholars of Madinah, Saudi Arabia on the etiquettes of ‘Eid ul Fitr and Zakat ul Fitr, on Saturday 12th August, 2012. This event was broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn ‘Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and four Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn ‘Abbas, Georgia and Masjid Uthaymeen, New Jersey, and Masjid Nur Allaah, NY.

This lecture event was translated afterwards into English.

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Our Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) started off by making du’a that Allaah, The Lord of The Mighty Throne complete this month for us, keep us upon the Straight Path and keep us upon rushing to do what is good and racing one another in all permissible actions for as long as we live.

Though short, the Shaykh’s talk was full of much benefit. He spoke about the virtues of the last ten of Ramadhaan and the superiority of the last ten nights in particular. He went on to mention some benefits from the tafseer of Suraat al-Qadr, encouraging us to seek out that precious night i.e Laylatul Qadr and narrated to us that due to the eminence of this night, some of the salaf would make ghusl, wear their best clothing and perfume themselves in anticipation of it

Next he touched on some of the intricacies of Zakaatul Fitr and went on to explain the reasons for its various names. The Shaykh also addressed the important issue of giving Zakaatul Fitr in the form of money and its ruling according to the Shari’ah.

The lecture continued with the Shaykh explaining the matters of the etiquettes of ‘Eid and Zakaatul Fitr.

 Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam

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Why are Women The Majority of The Hellfire – Shaykh ‘Adil as-Sayyid [Mp3|Ar-Eng]

Why are Women The Majority of The Hellfire
Shaykh ‘Adil as-Sayyid
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Why are Women The Majority of The Hellfire by Shaykh 'Adil as-Sayyid

For Masjid ul Khaleefah Sister’s Camp 2012, “The Journey of The Muslimah: Her Life, Her Death and Hereafter,” Muwahhideen Publications has organized a LIVE telelink lecture with the noble Shaykh ‘Adil as-Sayyid (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the mashayikh of Egypt. The Shaykh is very highly recommended by Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul-Wahhab al-Banna (May Allaah preserve him) and was referred by him as a mufassir (explainer of The Quraan using the science of tafseer).

Listen to Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul-Wahhab al-Banna (May Allaah preserve him) on Shaykh ‘Adil as-Sayyid (May Allaah preserve him) here: http://youtu.be/5EwxTdJAQUE

The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “I looked at paradise and found poor people forming the majority of its inhabitants; and I looked at Hell and saw that the majority of its inhabitants were women.” (Bukhari). This is further explained in another hadeeth in saheeh al-Bukhariwhere he (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “They are ungrateful to their companions (husbands) and ungrateful for good treatment. If you are kind to one of them for a lifetime then she sees one (undesirable) thing in you, she will say, ‘I have never had anything good from you.'” This hadeeth is very often misunderstood by the muslimeen with weak eeman and no firmly grounded fundamentals. Many times it is misquoted by the enemies of Islaam in their feeble attempts to attack and degrade the social and moral fiber of this beautiful, complete and perfect religion. It is also very unfortunate that even so-called muslim contemporary scholars, modernists and orientalists have wrongly interpreted and explained this narration, in such a way as to add fuel to the enemies of Islaam. Our Shaykh , the mufassir (explainer of the Quraan) will expound on this narration, bringing forth the correct explainations within the framework of theQuraan and Sunnah upon the understanding of the salaf us saalih (righteous predecessors). inshaaAllaah ta’alaa.

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Guidance For The Muslims in The West – Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee [Audio|Ar-En]

Guidance For The Muslims in The West by Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay'ee
Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee
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An extremely beneficial lecture delivered by the noble Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah), organized by Muwahhideen Publications The Shaykh delved into some very important principles of the methodology of this blessed dawah-tus-salafiyyah.

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The Shaykh began with an exaltation towards brotherhood and giving due rights to one another, mentioning the tremendous value of those rights.

Then he mentioned that the rights of the scholars are even greater, because not only do they have the right of being muslim but also the right of having knowledge and spreading it. With regard to the rights of a scholar, the Shaykh explained that one must not deal with the mistakes of a scholar from ahl sunnah like a “scholar” from ahl bida’. As is the statement from the salaf, in reference to the knowledge of the scholars, that when the water reaches a certain amount it does not carry the impurities, so too is the high status of the scholars of ahl sunnah which must be taken into consideration. The Shaykh mentioned some fundamentals concerning the difference between dealing with the general population of the muslims and the scholar known to be upon the sunnah versus the people of innovation, namely the impermissibility of reversing these rights. He mentions that there is a devious practice done today which is the intentional disregard of properly administering these rights in order to cause confusion and discord amongst the masses of the muslimeen. At one point, the Shaykh interrupted the translator and highlighted a principle that, when mentioning the name AbdurRahmaan AbdulKhaaliq it is necessary to mention the group that he belongs to, for maximum clarification. He exposed the falsity of those who try to defend the likes of known deviants and innovators like Sayid Qutb and AbdurRahmaan AbdulKhaliq by comparing them to the two great scholars from the salaf, Imaam an-Nawawi and al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr al-Asqalaani, claiming that these two from the modern day callers are similar to these two great scholars from the salaf who had some mistakes. This absurd comparison is extremely misappropriated. The Shaykh elaborates on the reasons why and much much more.

This lecture is a must listen for the people of the sunnah in the west!

[Tele-link conducted with Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) with the brothers at Mpubs, Trinidad & Tobago and Salafy Ink Publications on June 29th ]

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The Arab Spring? – The Reality of Revolution in Light of The Qur’aan and Sunnah – Shaykh Adil Sayyid [Audio|Ar-En]

The Reality of Revolution in Light of The Quraan and Sunnah by Shaykh 'Adil as-Sayyid

Bismillaah wa -Alhumdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulullaah ‘amma ba’d

The Noble Shaykh ‘Adil as-Sayyid (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the mashayikh of Egypt, delivered a beautiful LIVE Telelink Lecture with Muwahhideen Publications. The Shaykh brought some of the reasons for oppressive rulers over the muslimeen as a punishment or test from Allaah, then he expounds on the method of change that begins with the society first in order to deserve better rulers and/or Governments.

Beginning with Tunisia then Libya, Egypt, Yemen and now Syria, the Muslim lands have become riddled with the fitnah of revolution – an adopted method of change that has never been part of Islaam.

This disease has entered the hearts and minds of Muslims who have resorted to demonstrations, protests and revolting against the Muslim ruler – all of which are haram (impermissible), according to the pristine sharee’ah (the final and preserved Islaamic legislation revealed from above the heavens by One Who is All-Wise and All-Knowing). Many have been deceived into change through these hectic and democratic methods.[1]

This sickness of revolution, which was innovated by the early deviant groups such as the Khawaarij, has now sadly become the accepted way amongst ignorant Muslims – and undoubtedly this benefits none but the enemies of Islaam. May Allaah rectify the Muslim lands from this disease, and return us all back to the Qur`aan and Sunnah upon the understanding of the righteous predecessors (the Prophet, salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and his companions, radiallaahu ‘anhum).

Shaykh ‘Adil Sayyid (hafidhahullaah), who is in the middle of this calamity in Egypt and who has defended the position of Ahlus-Sunnah, clarified this very important issue on the 20th of Jamada ath-Thaani, 1433, corresponding to 5-9-12.

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