Lesson Cancellation

29 12 2010

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

Today’s lesson (29/12/10) has been canceled. Please inform others.

Wassalamu ‘alaykum.


29 12 2010

Assalamu alaykum,

The Friday Circle is now on twitter. The right hand side of the page will have all the latest tweets.

Wassalamu ‘alaykum.

Ahaadeeth 32-40 now uploaded….

24 12 2010

Assalaamu alaykum,

The text of ahaadeeth 32-40 has now been uploaded to the ’40 HADEETH’ page.

For those students who still require a translation for each hadeeth, then please refer to the following link inshaa’Allaah….


Fulaan ibn Fulaan



I am the King….

24 12 2010

Narrated by Abee Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) that the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه و سلّم) said:

“Allaah will grasp the earth on the Day of Ressurection, and will roll up the heavens in His Right Hand, then He will say, ‘I am the King, where are the kings on earth?’

Agreed upon

May our hearts be filled with the love of Allaah and His Messenger (صلّى الله عليه و سلّم) – Ameen

Fulaan ibn Fulaan

Ashooraa, Fasting, and False Religions

14 12 2010

He commanded the companions to fast on the day and thus fasting Ashurah was made compulsory on Muslims (but was abrogated later when fasting the month of Ramadan was made compulsory on Muslims in the second year of Hijrah).

When the Prophet migrated to Madinah, he noticed that the Jews also lived there fasting the same day he used to fast in Makkah: the Ashura. He inquired about it and was answered that the Jews are expressing their gratitude to God as He gave victory to Moses, their Prophet, and his people over Pharaoh and his people. The Prophet’s response defines the relationship between Him, Muslims and Moses in that he said “we have more rights over Musa than you.” He commanded the companions to fast on the day and thus fasting Ashurah was made compulsory on Muslims (but was abrogated later when fasting the month of Ramadan was made compulsory on Muslims in the second year of Hijrah). Muhammad (peace be upon him), Islam and Muslims are closer to Moses, Jesus, and all other prophets they attribute themselves to. All prophets came with Islam, the pure Islam, pure Christianity in fact is Islam and the same goes for Judaism. Christianity and Judaism here mean the original religions brought by Moses and Jesus respectively. However, Islam as a religion is, and should be, superior to any other religion in all matters. The Qur’an confirmed these principles in numerous verses, in the Quran we read,
“And We have sent down to you the Book (this Qur’an) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and Mohayminan (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures). So judge between them by what Allah has revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging away from the truth that has come to you. To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way. If Allah willed, He would have made you one nation, but that (He) may test you in what He has given you; so strive as in a race in good deeds. The return of you (all) is to Allah; then He will inform you about that in which you used to differ.”[1]

“It is He Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the polytheists, hate (it).”[2]

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) confirmed that he never saw the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) so keen to make sure he fasted any day and preferring it over another except this day, the day of ‘Ashoura’, and this month – meaning Ramadaan.”[3] Moreover, Abu Qatadah narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that, “Fasting the day of ‘Arafah I hope Allaah will expiate the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.”[4] Those sins that are expiated are the minor ones.
Some narrations confirm that Jews use to celebrate this day. The great companion Ibn Abbas confirmed that the Prophet never sought to fast a day as he would seek to fast the day of Ashoura hoping for its reward. It was reported that Ibn Abbas and some other scholars from the second generation used to fast two days in order to make sure that they fasted the day of Ashoura. This measure was carried out as a safeguard against the possible variation in the start of the lunar month and hence the allocation of the day of Ashoura. In fact, it was reported that ibn Abbas and some of the scholars from the second generation used to fast Ashoura while travelling. When they were told about the Qur’anic verse about making up whatever days were missed from Ramadan due to illness or travel, he replied by stating that Ramadan could be made up but not Ashoura.
Towards the latter days of the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him), he was commanded to distinguish himself from the people of the book in their religious practices. He declared that he would fast the ninth day along with the tenth day, Ashoura day. This is a measure that must be followed in order to confirm the uniqueness of the Islamic way of life which is based on pure Islamic monotheism that was not distorted as other religions distorted and changed their religions.
This is the summary of the Ashoura story and its role in defining the relationship between Islam and other innovated or distorted religion.
By Shaykh Haytham al-Haddaad

Source: http://www.islam21c .com

[1] 5:48
[2] 9:33
[3] Narrated by al-Bukhaaree
[4] Narrated by Muslim

When the people of Paradise enter Paradise….

12 12 2010

Muslim narrated from Suhayb that the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه و سلّم) said:

“When the people of Paradise enter Paradise, Allaah will say, ‘Do you want anything more from Me?’ They will say, ‘Have You not made our faces white [honoured us]; have You not admitted us into Paradise; have You not saved us from the Fire?’ Then the veil be lifted and they will never be given anything more beloved to them than looking upon the face of their Lord the Exalted.”

Then the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه و سلّم) recited the verse: “For those who have done good is the best reward and even more [i.e. having the honour of glancing at the Countenance of Allaah]. (10:26)

Muslim 1/163

I hope this softens your hearts the way it did mine…

Fulaan in Fulaan