30 08 2010

Salaam all.

I pray that you are in the best of emaan and health in this blessed month.

Since 2004, by the Grace of Allah, LQE has been taking place every year. It has evolved in to being a well known community event gaining support not only from the community but also from various Scholars and Institutes. As the years went by the popularity of LQE grew, so too the demands of its audience. The average attendees to the event now approximate to 400 per night, 150 of whom are women.

This year…..

8th Annual Laylatul Qadr Event (LQE) 2010:

Theme: “Successful are the Muminoon”

21st Night (Mon 30 Aug)
“Those who guard their prayers and have ‘khushu’ therein”

23rd Night (Wed 1st Sep)
“Those who turn away from worthless talk”

25th Night (Fri 3rd Sep)
“Those who give charity”

27th Night (Sun 5 Sep)
“Those who guard their chastity”

29th Night (Tue 7 Sep)
“Those who honour their trusts and contracts”

Invited speakers:
Ustadh Abdul Aleem Alomgir Ali
Shiekh Abu Ahmed
Ustadh Uthman Lateef
Sheikh Abdullah Zain Al Abedin
Ustadh Nurudine Miladi

Muslim World League Mosque
46 Goodge St.
London W1T 4LU

11.45pm until Fajr.

Free Event for Brothers & Sisters.

FOR FULL INFORMATION Including Nightly Programme visit: http://www.lqe.org.uk

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ws salaam

Seeking knowledge….

27 08 2010

Sufyaan inb Uyaynah (Allaah have mercy on him) said:

“The first step in knowledge is to listen, then to be quiet and attentive, then to preserve it, then to put it into practise and then to spread it”

Aboo Nu’aym – Hilyah al-Awliyaa – Vol3/p283

40 Hadeeth page UPDATED….

17 08 2010

Assalaamu alaykum,

The translation to Hadeeth 23 has now now been uploaded to the ’40 HADEETH’ page al-Hamdulillaah.

Fulaan ibn Fulaan

From the Weapons of the Believers in Their War Against Shaytan: Sticking to the Book and the Sunnah

11 08 2010

Ar-riyaa is censured in the Book and the Sunnah. From them is the Statement of Allah, the Most High:

“So woe to the worshippers, who are neglectful of their prayers. Those who want to be seen (by men).” [Soorah al-Maa`oon: 4-6]

As for the ahaadeeth, some of them have already been mentioned in the chapter of shirk, since ar-riyaa is the minor shirk. Some will be mentioned here, inshaa’allaah.

Know O Muslim, O slave of Allaah, that the word riyaa is taken from the word ruyah (to be seen). So the one to be seen is viewed by the people as one seeking esteem amongst them. So at times one would seek self-esteem by one’s actions in this world.

Riyaa is of many types and forms, its nature and tendency is that it invalidates the actions as stated in the Book and the Sunnah.

Allaah, the Most High, says:

“Like those who spened from their wealth to be seen by men, and they do not believe in Allaah and the Last Day. Their example is like the example of a hard rock on which is a little soil, then on it falls heavy rain which flows off it and they will not be able to do anything with whatever they have earned and Allaah does not guide the disbelieving people.” [Soorah al-Baqarah: 264]

The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, said:

“What I fear for you the most is the minor shirk, that is ar-riyaa. Allaah will say on the Day of Judgement when He is rewarding the people for their actions: Go to those for whom you did riyaa for in the world then see if you find the reward with them.” [Related by Ahmad (5/428, 429) and al-Baghawee in Sharh us-Sunnah (4135)

from the hadeeth of Mahmood bin Lubaid, radiyallaahu `anhu, with an authentic chain upon the conditions of Muslim.]

The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, said:

“Shall I not inform you of what I fear for you more than the maseeh ud-dajjaal? It is the hidden shirk. It is when a man stands up for prayer, then beautifies his prayer for another to look at.” [Related by Ibn Maajah (2604)

from the hadeeth of Aboo Sa`eed al-Khudree, radiyallaahu `anhu. The hadeeth is hasan.]

So be warned my brother in faith, from riyaa as it is an evil tribulation annihilating the actions. Know O Muslim brother, that the Fire will be kindled first for the people who showed-off because they took the enjoyment from the results of their actions in the life of this world.

So flee, O slave, from riyaa as you would flee from a lion, as riyaa and one’s hidden desires even weakened the stands of the senior scholars from its dangers, let alone the general masses.

The scholars and the active worshippers who made great efforts to tread the path to the Hereafter, were even put to trial by it. When they took control of their themselves and abstained from desires, they were not being allured to the apparent and open sins committed by the limbs.

However when they became relaxed, they began to pretend to show knowledge, actions and to present gatherings, to be observed by the people with reverence and esteem. They feel great delight and they looked down upon the idea of leaving sins.

So one of them thinks that he is from amongst the sincere worshippers of Allaah but he has been confirmed as one of the hypocrites. This is a great deception and no one is safe from it except the angels.

It was said in a poem:

Enemies of the soul and the shaitaan; resist them both,

If they both give sincere advice to you, then escape from them both.

O Allaah, Lord of the Heavens and the earth, purify our hearts from hypocrisy and our actions from riyaa. Make us firm upon Your straight path so that we achieve certainty

By Shaykh Umar al-Ashqar (ra)