Advice for a Person who is Immersed in Desires and Doubts – Shaykh Rabee

What is your advice, may Allah preserve you, for one who has fell into the sea of desires and doubts?

My advice, for him is to repent to Allah and that he recalls the statement of Allah the Blessed and Most High,

Say: “O ‘Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (Az-Zumar: 53)

Therefore, even if you were swimming in a sea of disbelief, you have indeed performed good, by way of repenting to Allah the Blessed and Most High, because the door of repentance is open for all of the servants. So, upon him is to repent to Allah and return to the truth.


Source an audio with title: Asbaab al-Inhiraaf wa Tawjeehaat Manhajiyyah: from Shaykh Rabee’s  (hafidahullah) official website.

The Cultivation and Upbringing of Your Children is From the Greatest of Responsibilities – Al Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) was asked a question regarding the fathers (or parents) who are preoccupied and busy with their work, that they are not able to ask their children about their daily affairs; their academic studies; who their friends are etc, the Shaykh (rahimahullah) replied,

We say regarding those who are too busy (to enquire after or look after their children). From the greatest of your actions and deeds are your sons and daughters, their responsibility upon you is greater than your trade or business. We ask, what do you want and desire by way of your work and business? Surely, you only desire by way of it, the ability to spend upon yourself and your family; this is nourishment for the body. More important than this is nourishing the heart, nourishing the soul, cultivating eemaan and righteous actions in the souls of the sons and daughters. The fathers shoulkd then know that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa salam) said,

“When a person dies, his actions are cut off, except for three, ongoing charity, knowledge which is benefited by or a righteous child who supplicates for him.”

Therefore, a righteous child benefits his father in life and death, hence it is more befitting and preponderant that he is cared for more than wealth, because if a person is rich it is possible for him to assign employees to carry out his business and if he is not, then indeed Allah The Most High said,

And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). (2) And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. (At-Talaaq: 2-3)


Paraphrased from a Fatwa of Shaykh al-Uthaymeen 

Announcing: Children’s Outdoor Adventure Trip – Excellent Spring Initiative with A Trip, Islamic Tarbiyyah and Life Skills!

Children’s Outdoor Adventure Trip

Excellent Spring Initiative for our young Brothers!

Location: Borrowdale in the Lake District

Activities include:

  • Orienteering
  • Night walks
  • Bushcraft
  • Mountain Walking
  • Night time Barbecue
  • Seaside trip
  • Daily Islamic Tarbiyyah Course consisting of Aqeedah, Manhaj & Fiqh

Details:

  • Ages 8-14
  • April 13-18
  • £150 covers all Food, Fuel, Lodging & Activities
  • All Staff DBS checked and most first aid trained

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Live Event! Protecting and Nurturing the Muslim Household & Sisters Tea Afternoon with Abu Humayd & Rayaan Barker on Sunday 14th October 12:30-5pm.

Protecting and Nurturing the Muslim Household

Sunday 14th October 12:30-5pm.

Live lectures with Abu Humayd Saalim Ahmed & Rayaan Barker

A lecture for all the family taken from the works of the scholars, on how to best protect our youth and children, from the perils of the dunya, and the traps that shaytaan places in front of them. A very important reminder in this modern age of temptation, vice and fitnah.

Talks commence at 12:30-2:45 (with Dhuhr in between)

This is followed by our Sisters Tea Afternoon

A wonderful event for all our sisters, a great chance to get together. There will be stalls available also with all proceeds going to the da’wa. See posters for details.

🏡 Salafi Centre
2 Dudley Street
Manchester
M8 9DA

🔊 Broadcast LIVE on http://www.sunnahradio.net

🚪 Brothers and Sisters all welcome!

ℹ️ All Lectures will be uploaded onto http://www.learnaboutislam.co.uk

 

Appeal for the Masjid Running Costs, Bills and Rent

Asalamualaikum wa rahamtullahi wa barakaatuhu. We pray you are all well and in the best of eemaan. By the permission of Allah we have managed to accomplish a lot at the masjid over the summer. However the work done has taken its toll on finances; as we raised less than was needed (by etimation) in the end for the work outside; as well as had to pay for secondary unforeseen things such as clean up labour time and secondary items not priced into work.

The masjid currently runs a lot of activities for everyone; and employs a lot of people – brothers and sisters. We also do not charge very much so we are always often at just break even in terms of our finance; whereby the wages for the staff (Quran School, Saturday School and more) are just about covered; and sometimes not met.

As a result we rely on the good nature of the people to assist the masjid in the rest of its efforts. Usually this balances out; however currently the masjid is making a loss whereby we have had to borrow small funds from brothers to keep the masjid running and to complete the work.

Therefore we are appealing to everyone if they can help us plug this shortfall in two ways. The first one is the urgent need of £6000 which we need for our rent and to pay back what we’ve borrowed.

However long term, to avoid such issues, what would really help is a regular donation if possible, by everyone who can give something for the sake of Allah. If you can set up a standing order from your online or telephone bank of just five pounds a month this would help us massively. Our dawa here has always been a collective effort and we pray that this is an excellent opportunity to gain yet more reward and salvation from Allah azza wajal. £5 a month isn’t too much, working out to less than £1.25 a week. And this would fall in line with the hadeeth of the Prophet Salalaahu Alayhi wa Salam which was narrated by Abu Hurrairah that he Salalaahu Alayhi wa Salam said “Take on only as much as you can of good deeds, for the best of deeds is that which is done consistently, even if it is little”

So please take a few minutes of your time to do this and then forget it and let the deeds pile up biidhnillah.

And the reward is with Allah

If you wish to make a one off donation please reference it as appeal2018. Thi will go toward the £6000 debt we have. Or if you can set up a regular standing order then please do so using the following information.

Account Name: Dar Ul Hadith
Sort Code: 309542
Account Number: 05570092
Bank Name: Lloyds

The reference can be “runningcosts”, or “masjidcosts”. You can also donate using PayPal, however they take a cut from any donation we receive, so please bear in mind, and use the first option if possible. Our Paypal Link is: paypal.me/salaficentre

The Amazing Reward of Giving Sadaqah and Being Charitable: A Noble Trait of the Prophet

The Amazing Reward of Giving Sadaqah and Being Charitable: A Noble Trait of the Prophet

Sister’s Afternoon Tea – Sunday 30th September from 12pm!

Come and join us for afternoon tea!

  • An opportunity to socialise and meet new sisters
  • Selection of sandwiches, desserts and tea available.
  • £5 per person
  • All funds raised go to the masjid and to aid the dawah

 

🗓 Sunday 30th September

🕐 Starts from 12pm

📍 Salafi Centre of Manchester, 2 Dudley Street, M8 9DA

 

Don’t miss out!

 

 

Foundations for Our Teaching Establishments: Giving Precedent and Emphasis to The Aqeedah Over Certificates When Employing Teachers – Shaykh Rabee’ B. Haadi

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi [May Allah Preserve and Protect Him] said:

“It is not befitting [or permissible] in any situation that [one] relies on certificates when choosing a teacher; rather it is obligatory -from the beginning- to take his Aqeedah into consideration, thoughts [or views], manners, Islam and adherence to his religion. This is a very important affair and there’s no way of getting away from it. The teacher who is deviated in his Aqeedah, thoughts or has weak mannerisms and behaviour; or he is negligent in carrying out acts of worship and the prayer -poses more danger to our children than deadly diseases.”

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📢 Full Weekend Study Course! Selected Hadeeth 📚from Kitaab 📕 as Sunnah If Sunan Abu Dawud. Starts Friday 24th to Monday 27th August. With Ustadh Abdul Hakeem Mitchell

Full Weekend Study Course

 Kitaab As Sunnah from Sunan Abi Dawud

Explanations of Shaykh Ahmad an Najmi & Shaykh Ubayd al Jaabiree

By Ustadh Abdul Hakeem Mitchell

Friday 24th August to Monday 27th August

Multiple lessons with the schedule to be announced shortly.

Lessons will be live at the masjid, for both women and men. And will be broadcast on Sunnahradio.net.

EXCLUSIVE! Al Ibaanah Arabic coming to Manchester – Enrol Today!

Update: This is currently on hold. We are attempting to hold this course in the Winter.


Ever wanted to learn the Arabic Language? Can’t travel abroad? Al Ibaanah Arabic Institute is coming to Manchester to conduct an exclusive 3 week summer course. Don’t miss out!

We are delighted to have the chance to offer their highly effective, time tested and solid Arabic course right here in the UK exclusively. An enjoyable authentic experience- just as one would have had if they travelled to Egypt! An exciting opportunity, that we hope will benefit the learner immensely; whilst saving travel, time and money!

  • save on flights
  • save on accommodation
  • save on bills and transport

So don’t miss out on this chance to study the Arabic Language face to face with a highly qualified teacher – an opportunity you would only get by travelling to Al Ibaanah!

Benefits of studying with Al-Ibaanah?

This will be an exciting chance for people to finally break the ice and dive into the language; studying it in an immersive classroom. Ibaanah Arabic is known for giving students the confidence to converse in the language by bringing it to the front of studies.

The Ibaanah program has been developed to provide students with the necessary foundation and training needed to enhance rapid learning along with gradual skill building techniques. The focus of the program is to provide a complete foundation in the Arabic language, equipping students with all the necessary components for understanding and usage.

This course will aid the student in many aspects of their religion; it will provide the student with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Quran, Sunnah, increase khushoo during the prayer, be able to listen to Arabic lectures, attend sittings of knowledge held by the Scholars and understand, read both secular and religious texts (modern and classical) with strong comprehension, write and speak correctly, applying the principles he/she has studied.

Course Details

Please note that this is a full and proper course; designed to give maximum immersion and benefit to the student. As such you would study for a good number of hours weekly, with homework.

  • The course will take place from 30th July until 19th August
  • All lessons will be conducted at The Salafi Centre of Manchester
  • Various levels will be available based on demand
  • The cost of the course is £125
  • Original Ibaanah Textbooks will be provided for each course at a cost of £5
  • Hours of Study 2-2.5 hours per day
  • 5 Days a week.

Spaces will be limited and it’s a first come first serve basis.

Future prospects

Your Arabic journey won’t end once you’re done. As the course is linked to the Al Ibaanah centre; you will be able to continue online or onsite abroad; and in future again in Manchester in shaa Allaah. What we hope though is that you will become confident in the language, gaining small insight into this beautiful langugae; the languae of the Qur’an. From then on you will be able to understand parts of the Qur’an when reading it, or understand ahadeeth or the khutbah even at a masjid in Arabic inshaaAllah.

Terms and Conditions

Please note: We can not guarantee that everyone will be accepted. We will look at every application though, until the spaces fill up. Once you  have applied, we will notify you if you are success by email, or phone call. After this, every successful applicant will have 3 days to make the payment to reserve your place, or it will be passed on.

To enrol please complete the registration form below:

Update: we are nearly full capacity. You may be placed on the waiting list

22 Benefits Extracted By Shaykh al-‘Uthaymīn from the Verses of Fasting (Al-Baqarah:183-186)

‎يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

O you who believe! Observing As-Ṣaum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqūn (the pious – see V. 2:2).

‎أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ وَعَلَى الَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ فَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُ وَأَن تَصُومُوا خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

[Observing Ṣaum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskīn (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know.

‎شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

The month of Ramaḍān in which was revealed the Qurān, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Ṣaum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Ṣaum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allāh intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allāh [i.e. to say Takbir (Allāhu-Akbar; Allāh is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramaḍān and Shawwāl] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.

‎وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ

And when My slaves ask you (O Muḥammad ṣallallāhu alaihi wa salam) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.

Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ṣālih al-‘Uthaymīn(raḥimahullāh) extrapolates 22 benefits from the 4 āyāt of Al-Baqarah:183-186:

  1. The obligation of fasting Ramaḍān upon this nation.
  2. That fasting was obligatory upon those who came before us from other nations.
  3. The importance of fasting, since it was obligatory upon all of the nations.
  4. The tremendous wisdom of fasting is to attain the Taqwa of Allāh (The Mighty & Majestic).
  5. That fasting is an easy obligation; in that it is not performed for years or months; rather it is only for a fixed number of days, specified for this nation during the month of Ramaḍān.
  6. Fasting is not obligatory to be performed by the sick person, who fasting is difficult upon, or the traveller.
  7. At the beginning of the obligation of fasting, the people had the choice between fasting or feeding a person, this was to make it easy for the people and to allow them to adjust to the obligation of fasting.
  8. Affairs wherein there is difficulty on the souls, then there is wisdom in the Islamic legislation in progressing gradually.
  9. The specifying of Ramaḍān for the obligation of fasting upon this nation.
  10. The wisdom behind specifying Ramadhan for fasting, is that the Qurān was revealed in it.
  11. The virtue of the Qurān, due to that which is mentioned of its tremendous characteristics.
  12. An exhortation and encouragement to return to the Qurān for whosoever desires guidance and beneficial knowledge.
  13. Clarification that Allāh wants for this nation, ease in their religion.
  14. Affirmation of the Will of Allāh (The Mighty & Majestic).
  15. Allah wants from us to complete the period (of fasting) and to glorify him due to Him guiding us.
  16. It is obligatory to make up the amount of fasts that were not kept in Ramadhān, even if it was 29 days (of fasts to catch up).
  17. Carrying out and establishing acts of worship is from showing thanks and gratitude to Allah (The Most High).
  18. Allah blessing upon his servants by clarifying that which they asked about Him.
  19. Allah is close to His servants by way of His Vast Knowledge of them.
  20. Allah answers the call of the supplicant, who supplicates to Him, when he supplicates to Him with sincerity and truthfulness.
  21. The obligation of seeking after the answering of a request of Allāh to your supplications and having ēmān in Him.
  22. Seeking Allāh’s response and answering of your request and having ēmān in Him is guidance and a cause of guidance in all deeds.

Al-ilmām bi b’ad Āyāt al-Ahkhām Tafsīran wa Istimbātan Pgs. 256-257