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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sheikh Abdul aziz Ahmed Fredricks

Adab (Etiquette)


What is the meaning of the word a-d-b Adab?

Adab is that which you express good character

The word Adab (etiquette) is the word bda (begin) backwards

You start (bda) with manners (adab)

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “My Lord has given me etiquette.”

The vehicle for manners is Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) through the teaching of Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Pray as you have seen me pray.” This the outward of the prayer

If you have adab with Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala you will reach him

The purpose of prayer is to build a relationship with your creator

The word to pray Salla (prayer) means to have a link to

White is better on the environment and it better to wear in life and death

Imam Ghazali (May Allah's Ta'ala mercy be with him) recommended white

The heart is the place of emotion

Inward manners is to have love

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Etiquette is all of religion.”

Manners is everything that is praiseworthy in terms of your actions

Adab is good character

Adab is to stop out of respect

Adab is respecting everyone who is greater than you

If you look down at people, you lose out

Show gentleness to those who are below you

When you at a person below you, look at the blessings that you have been given and look at them with the eye of mercy.

The meaning of the word adab is put something in its right place

Umar ibn Khattab (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him) wrote with he left hand but did not eat with his left hand

Adab is say something correctly

Write with correct grammar.

He was in Tunisia, a drunken brother called him to his house and his religious brother refused to accept him as a Muslim, until he saw him eating.

What are the manners towards yourself?

Teach the naafs good and teach it to do good and leave bad

We are more in need of manners than knowledge

Imam Shafi (May Allah's Ta'ala mercy be with him) said, “Make adab your flour and knowledge your salt.”

If you have adab you will gain knowledge

Adab is the perfection of things

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sheikh Babikr / Sidi Asrar / Sheikh Waleed / Sheikh Muhammad al Yaqoubi

Islamophobia

(These notes were send to me by anon, May Allah reward them.)

Sheikh Babikr:

We need to think of the time we are living in, the present.

The Ummah is bleeding.

Innocent people are dying in Lebanon, Beirut, Afghanistan, Iraq etc. We are hurting.

These innocent people are a part of us linked through ‘La illaha illAllah Muhammadur RasulAllah’ [SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam].

The Prophet [SallAllahu Alaihi Wasalam] said we are one body, if one part of the body is hurting, it affects us all.

We cant question Allah. Truth has been laid out. We are the ones who will be questioned on the Day of Judgement.

We shouldn’t blame others. We should look within ourselves.

Every one of us is responsible. We should think ‘individually’ of what is happening.

We should live a life of peace and dignity. Live life the way Allah told the Prophet [SallAllahu Alaihi Wasalam] to live it.

Be generous and conduct yourself in the best way possible.

Don’t get involved in what doesn’t concern you.

Depend on Allah, turn to Allah, fear no one but Allah.

Live an honest and truthful life.

Mercy is closest to those who do good and are righteous.

Be grateful to Allah for allowing you to live in a country and being able to live Islam with dignity.


Brother Asrar [student of sacred knowledge in Syria]

The state of the Ummah won't be revived by attending these Conferences and these modern day concerts but by Uloom and by Muslims studying the Deen.


Sheikh Walead:

We have to look inwardly – this is the Prophetic Way.

One of our manuals should be the Shamaa’il.

We should be proactive and show people who the Prophet [SallAllahu Alaihi wasallam] was.
Said we are fortunate, we have Masjids.

There are none in Denmark.

Muslim areas are referred to as Ghettos. They don’t have freedom and rights in Denmark like we do here.

There is a deviation from our Fitrah. The earth is complaining and saying something is wrong.
Earthquakes have happened in Muslim lands like Pakistan, Tsunami in Indonesia. He mentioned the only earthquakes that happen in Europe are in Turkey. We need to contemplate on this.



Shaykh Muhammad al Yaqoubi

It is not easy to speak of “Islamophobia” when Israel is bombing civilians in Lebanon.

A lot of respected Ulema are worrying about Islam and this is making them compromise Islam.

If you want to help Allah by spreading this deen, leave it to Allah.

We should reflect. We should reflect on the state of Sayyiduna Bilal (RadiAllahu Anhu). He held onto the truth, not compromising, and the onlookers converted.

We want people to see us and see Islam embodied.

Show strength in your conviction – your strength in Islam. Show the best example in front of others.

Isnt Allah sufficient for His servants? Doesn’t He Protect His servants? We should not fear following the sunnah or praying 5 times a day.

Shaykh Ahmad Zarruq (RA) did a survey of people who performed the Isha and Fajr prayer in congregation. The finding was they were protected from calamities and despair.

There is no fear of terrorism if we follow the Ulema who are following RasulAllah [SallAllahu Alaihi Wasalam].

True practice of ones religion is not fanaticism its LOYALTY.

Establish the religion in your house and Allah will establish it in the society.

I need your commitment to practice the Sunnah e.g truthfulness, mercy to animals, kind to neighbours etc.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Sheikh Samir An Naas

Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him)
Part two


Shouldn’t the one who created him know who is the best creation? He (peace and blessings upon him) is the best of creation.

People are blocking Allah’s Subhanu wa Ta’ala knowledge

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “l am with Allah, the most ennobled of the first and the last, that is no boast.”

Prophethood started when Adam (upon him peace) was in clay

No other Prophet (upon them peace) says he is the best, of the nation of mankind

No other Prophet (upon them peace) claimed what he did
The glory of Islam is in excellent character

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “I have the most knowledgeable of you about Allah.”

Khalid ibn Walid (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him) said, “The messenger is at the senders station.”

We should try to resurrect the sunna

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) prayed to Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) was a Prophet whilst Adam (upon him peace) was between the sprit and the body

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Whoever resurrect my sunna, he truly loves me and will be with me in heaven.”

When he (peace and blessings upon him) was 10 years old, angels came and opened his chest and washed his heart and he said that he knew he was a Prophet.

You can differ on love but not on fiqh

People used to wait at his (peace and blessings upon him) door and follow him

You cannot dictate matters of love from the outside

Enrich people’s hearts with the love of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him)

Love cannot be dictation, (you have to understand love!)
To understand the issue from the inside, people who Love of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) should desire to visit him

Imam Tahir Anwar

Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him)
Part one


The Mawlid could be one of the reasons that cause to receive a drink from the pool, by the hand of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him)

We need to celebrate the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) every night

The more that we follow him the easier he will be able to recognise us, because of our actions

There is no legacy like the legacy of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him)

1400 years after his passing away, there are people who love him

We need to think, do we take this seriously, is it lip service or do we take it to heart

If we don’t do the actions outside the Masjid, then are who are we like?

We re-enforced the stereotypes in our reactions to the cartoons

We need to change the perception of the Muslim

Talk is cheap, there is no point agreeing in the Masjid and going out and doing wrong actions

The Prophet’s (peace and blessings upon him) Sunna is the pinnacle of perfection, as it is the Quran

During the era of Uthman ibn Affan (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him), Bilal (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him) called the Athan, the companions (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with them) came out of their houses in tears.

Have you found a Christian that looks like Isa (Upon him peace)? Someone once called him Jesus (Upon him peace)

Dua is manners

We really need to change our actions

We need to educate the people around us

You don’t need to know English to smile

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) invited all individuals to Islam

We need to do our job of conveying the message of Islam

Everyone has a, “I came to England…” story.

Invite non-Muslims to Islam

Guidance comes from Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala, when we remove the ignorance

In the testification of faith, we negate everything except Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala then the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) follows directly after…

Don’t hate the country, you will not survive outside it

We need to use wisdom, we need to implement the Sunna, be a leader to you children, teach spouses

Some of the companions (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with them) we sat with the people of Constantinople, when some food fell on the floor, he went to pick it up. He was told to leave it, he replied, “Shall I leave the sunna for these people?”

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Sheikh Yahya Rhodus

Sincere Advice

( He asked the elders to move forward and said that in the gatherings of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him), the elders sat at the front.)

The definition of a companion (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with them) is a person who met the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him)

There is benefit in completing a text

This scholar focused on what people need

Some people gather books, other gather books for peoples needs

This is the ability to change people

The highest level of paradise is for the people who understand

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) had the most complete speech

When people had the ability to learn, they could summarise work

There are people who do things that don’t ask for money (religious duties)

Where are those people who adorn their hearts?

The word Ikhlas comes from a root to mean pure

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Sincerity is everything.”

Those who seek the countenance of Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala means the glory of seeing Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala, after the Day of Judgement. “Ruiya” comes from wara, which means to see.

No ones worship will be accepted that’s not sincere, Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala will be pleased with someone who prays and pays their zakat

Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala places sincerity in whoever heart he wills

Ways of testing your soul in learning, knowledge, to see if you can attain a great station with Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

You desire a place in people’s hearts (This is very bad.)

The worst type of Nifaq is to do actions when people are watching (when its so people see you do good action.)

When the people are mentioned he is happy

Takhli is to remove bad, tahali is to attain good actions

He (peace and blessings upon him) attained Human perfect but only Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala is absolutely perfect

Wayil (woe) is a valley in hell (as in the verse “Woe upon those who perform prayers.” Sura 107.4)

“With their prayers they are neglectful 107.5”, If the word was fi (in) instead of min (from) then we would be in trouble

The ones who are save are the one who have made their “A’kl” their amir

We need to fortify the walls of the heart

Satan submitted to the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) but didn’t become he follower.

Jafar As Sadiq (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him) was riding on a horse and passed by a man who was drunk, reciting poetry. He heard what this man was saying and came down from his house and began to write it down, when asked why he did that. He said that this is from the manners of student

When 70 of the Quranic reciters were massacred, one of them who were killed said, “By the Lord of the Ka’ba, I have succeeded.”

Khalid ibn walid (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him) didn’t have a hand span on his right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm, and chest without a wound on it, in the path of Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala. He was sad that he didn’t die as a Martyr one his friends said, “The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) that you are the sword of Allah, how can you die?”

Avoid places of corruption.

Don’t put yourself in that place that would cause people to think badly of him, this is a mercy towards people

If you love someone, you don’t notice his or her faults

Backbiting is worse than Zina, because it is related to honour

To indicate with your eyes can be a sign of gheba (backbiting)

Our foundation duty as believers is to remove people from the darkness to the light

The means has to be justified and the end has to be justified

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said not to waste water even if you are at a riverbank

Muslims are people of principle and truth
The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) was always in deep thought, he was concerned about the people entering the deen