Knowledge is Light- lesson 1 part 2

Bismillah, walhamdulillah, wassaalatu wassalaam alaa Rasoolillah

Asalamu alaykum warahmatullah!

Dear beloved readers, thank you for joining us once again.

Todays Islamic creed (Aqidah) Lesson will expand on the previous one.

We will go into a bit more detail regarding the categories of analysis of Tawhid and Islamic Monotheism.


 

Categories of Analysis of Tawhid


1- Tawhid- ar-Rububiyyah- (Oneness of Allah in His Lordship).

¬ This means we affirm and understand that Allah is the Only Supreme Creator of all that exists.

¬ Allah is the uncreated, Ever-Living, Self-Existing, Self-Subsisting Creator, The Lord of the Worlds

¬ Allah is The Provider, The Sustainer, The Protector. There is no power nor strength except with Allah.

¬ Allah is the King of absolute sovereignty, He owns everything.  He is The One, the dominion is His alone and He has no rival nor partner.

¬ He decrees with perfect wisdom. He is the Subduer, The Dominator, The All-powerful, and He has absolute control over the universe and its affairs. And His Justice and wisdom are perfect.

 

And Allah knows best!

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Knowledge is Light- Lesson 1

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

All praise be to Allah, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad peace be upon him.

Asalamu alaykum, dear respected readers, we hope you are well!

Today, in sha Allah, we will take a glimpse at the Islamic Creed, or ‘Aqidah studies.

Let’s get started with the topic entitled TAWHID – Islamic Monotheism


Tawhid – Islamic monotheism


In Islam, we are required to uphold Tawhid.

Tawhid is an Arabic verbal noun, coming from the verb wahhada, which means to unify.

However, when we use it in an Islamic sense, we understand that Allah is already One! He is Al-Waahid, Al-Ahad (The One), Al-Witr (The Indivisible).

What is meant by upholding Tawhid, is that we must affirm and maintain our understanding of the complete Oneness of Allah, in His Lordship, His names and attributes, and His right to be worshipped alone.

Following the spread of Islam, the scholars of Islam deduced three categories of analysis regarding Tawhid, in order to combat the deviations people began to develop. The categories are:

1- Tawhid Ar-rububiyyah (Oneness of Allah in His Lordship)

2-Tawhid- asmaa -wa-sifaat (Oneness of Allah in His Names and Attributes)

3-Tawhid- Al-‘ibaadah (Oneness of Allah in His worship)

In sha Allah, we will take a closer look at these.

Stay tuned!

May Allah forgive our errors for He is The Forbearing. ameen

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Knowledge is Light!

Asalamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters!

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

 

In sha Allah, we begin a new enlightening section entitled Knowledge is Light.

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Through this beauty, we hope to equip you and ourselves with beneficial knowledge which will bring us closer to Allah, the Most Generous Lord, The Sustainer, The Provider and Protector. We ask Allah The Real Bestower to provide us with beneficial knowledge, from the Qur’an and Sunnah, and may He enable us to implement it to the best of our abilities, sincerely for His sake alone, as undoubtedly, the right to be worshipped belongs to Allah alone, The Almighty the Majestic, The Ever-Living Creator of all things. Laa ilaha illAllah, MuhammaduRasoolullah. May Allah abundantly bless our beloved rasool Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam always, ameen!

 

With love for the sake of Allah,

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THE SACRED MONTHS

 

In the name of Allah.

 

Asalamu alaykum dear readers.

 

On this beautiful day of Jumu’ah, which corresponds to the 3rd Dhul Qad’ah 1435,  we would like to remind ourselves about the importance of the four sacred months in Islam. They are Rajab, Dhul Qad’ah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram, the 7th, 11th, 12th and 1st month of the Islamic Hijri calander respectively. (see Surah Tawbah, Qur’an chapter 9 verse 36).  Hear Dr Muhammad Salah clarify things for us:

 

 

Don’t forget to make dua on Friday!

 

May Allah forgive us, be merciful to us and guide us, for He is the Most Gracious the Most Merciful, The Ever-Relenting. Allah bless His final messenger Muhammad ibn Abdillah in abundance. amin

 

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Eid-ul-Fitr 1435

Bismillah

Asalamu alaykum

By His Mercy, Allah has gifted us with the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr following a month of fasting in obedience to His command, Exalted and Majestic is He.

It is with great joy that we announce that the first  of Shawwal has arrived, which in sha Allah will console us for the departure of Ramadan- The Month of Mercy.

May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you. ameen

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Please take a few moments for the sake of Allah to discover the obligations, sunnahs and etiquettes of Eid-ul-fitr :

The etiquettes of Eid, the takbeer etc.

Seasonal reminder- Departure of an old friend, Ramadan, arrival of Eid-ul-fitr, Etiquettes, prayer and more

The Ruling and Sunnah’s of Eid

Description of Eid prayer

When should zakat-al-fitr be paid

 

Some top tips (see above links for references from Qur’an and sunnah):

1- Make sure you’ve paid zakat-ul-fitr, before the Eid salat.

2- Keep pronouncing the takbeer (starts on night of Eid until the imam emerges to lead the Eid prayer.) The Takbeer is:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaha illAllah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahilHamd.

(Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, There is no true god worthy of worship, except Allah. Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great and all praise be to Allah.)

3-Have ghusl in the morning before going out to pray

4- Ensure you have eaten something before the prayer of Eid-ul-Fitr. Try eating an odd number of dates, as the prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam did.

5- Men should go out wearing their finest clothes, perfume etc.When going out or in the presence of non-mahram men, women should avoid perfume. Women can wear their fine clothes so long as it is concealed by a full and complete, unadorned Hijab. When in female only environments, or among their mahram relatives, women may adorn themselves appropriately. My dear readers, let us remind ourselves that obedience to Allah takes precedence over all else.

6- Pray the Eid prayer in congregation

7- Congratulate one another! Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minkum (May Allah accept (the fast and worship) from us and from you)

8- Go out to pray one route, and return by another.

Check out the links above for more!

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May Allah subhanahu wa ta’alaa grant us mercy from Him in this world and the next, may He accept our good deeds, expiate our sins and make us adhere to the Qur’an and sunnah of the beloved messenger Muhammad peace be upon him. May Allah unite us in jannat al firdaus. May Allah abundantly bless His final prophet Muhammad upon him be peace. ameen!

 

Remember us in your duas too in sha Allah!

 

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LAYLAT-UL-QADR!

asalamu alaykum!

BISMILLAH

 

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’ân) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)[] (1) And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is? (2) The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allâh in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months) (3) Therein descend the angels and the Rûh [Jibril (Gabriel)] by Allâh’s Permission with all Decrees, (4) (All that night), there is Peace (and Goodness from Allâh to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.[] (5)

[QUR’AN CHAPTER 97, ENGLISH INTERPRETATION]

 

 

 

How to observe laylatul Qadr: click here

 

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:  “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.” Agreed upon.

Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught ‘Aisha radi Allahu anhaa what to say on laylat-ul-qadr:

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Let’s revive the sunnah and flee to Allah! please remember us in your duas, and like and share this in sha Allah!

May Allah forgive all of us who believe and admit us to  paradise, by His mercy. Allah abundantly bless rasoollullah. ameen

(References: Qur’an, Sunnah, Tafsir ibn Katheer abridged vol. 10, Darrusalam, IslamQA)

SEERAH sessions- The Biography of Rasoolullah, Muhammad peace be upon him

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

‘Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day,and remembers Allah much.’ [QUR’AN, 33:21]

Day 1 (Life of Muhammad PBUH) – Ramadan 2012 – speaker: Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa Menk of Zimbabwe.

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