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📢ALHUDA ARCHIVE: Removal of the Doubts – Lesson 4 [Essential]

✏️Topic: The Misuse of Evidence by the People of Innovation, the Need to counter it + HOW TO

Written By Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahhāb
Read by Abu Muadh Taqweem

Very Beneficial Lesson, learn and share with family and friends! Explains what the people of Innovation do in terms of evidences/Proofs, WHY this is important and HOW you can counter it in a good manner.

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Special Lesson | Basic aspects of Islam

Saturday 23 Sept 2017

Special Lesson: Basic aspects of Islam

  • The Testimony of Faith
  • The importance of Tawhid (Monotheism) in Islam
  • Story of messengers
    • Ibrahim (Abraham) عليه السلام (Peace be upon him) and the idols
    • Nuh (Noah) عليه السلام and his people
    • Musa (Moses) عليه السلام and Fir’aun/Pharoah
    • Isaa (Jesus) عليه السلام and his message
  • The Angel Gibreel (Gabriel) and his role in bringing the message down
  • The distinction between Islam and all other Religions is the Pure Monotheism of Islam
  • The second part of the Testimony: Believing in Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) as the final messenger of Allah
  • The other Pillars of Islam such as Prayer, Fasting, Zakah (charity) and Hajj (pilgrimage)
  • The day of Judgement and the Accountability on that day
  • What the Sunnah (words, actions etc. of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)) teaches us
  • Q&A;
    • What about Muslims who believe in a prophet after Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?
    • What about ISIS and Alqaeda etc and other terrorist groups?
    • What do Muslims believe about Jesus (Isaa عليه السلام) and the other Messengers?
    • Was the message of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) only for the Arabian Peninsula?
    • What does Islam teach about the Dajjaal (Anti-Christ)?

Next Week Insha Allah: NO LESSON

The Week After that Insha Allah: The Funeral Prayer continued (going into details)

 

 

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Lesson 38 | Fiqh | The Funeral Prayer – Part 2

Saturday 16 Sept 2017

Chapter of Prayer: The Funeral (Janaazah) Prayer

  • Brief recap of specific prayers we have covered recently
  • Reminding the dying of the testimony of faith
  • We have been commanded in the Quran and Sunnah to visit the sick, the reward of doing such an act and the benefits to the ill person
  • Having hope in Allah, even in the final moments a person who is dying should have good and hopeful thoughts in Allah that he will forgive him and make him/her of those who enter him into paradise
  • Mannerism of the Muslim when a person dies.
    • To close the eyes of the deceased if they are open (Narration regarding how the Angel of Death takes the soul)
    • To NOT delay the burial unnecessarily, bury them as soon as possible. Why is this? (the wisdom behind this is discussed, regarding purpose of Life as a test, the life of the grave (Barzakh), example of Fir’aun/Pharoah and how even if a person isn’t actually buried in a grave they still enter the life of Barzakh, and a reminder of the fire of Hell)
    • The body of the deceased is washed and shrouded. The men should wash a male deceased and the women wash the female who has died.

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Lesson 37 | Fiqh | The Eclipse Prayer, The Rain Prayer, and the Funeral Prayer

Saturday 9 Sept 2017

Chapter of Prayer: The Eclipse Prayer

  • Brief recap of previous Lesson
  • The Eclipse prayer: why is it prayed?
    • The occurrence of an eclipse is a great sign from Allah
    • Verse regarding the sun and the moon [Chapter Yunus: 5]
    • Verse about how day and night as well as the sun and moon are all signs from Allah, and that we should worship him as he is the sole creator. “” [Chapter Fussilat: 37]
  • The eclipse prayer is highly recommended (Sunnah Mu’akkadah)
  • The eclipse occurred during the time of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), narration
  • Prior to Islam, it was believed the eclipses occur when someone important is born or dies, however the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) clarified to the people that this isn’t the case, but that the purpose instead is for it to be among the great signs of Allah
    • Hadith of the solar eclipse that occurred when the prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) son Ibrahim died (note: all the prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) children died before him except Fatima), and the people began to say the above and he instead told them that eclipses don’t occur for these reasons, and that they (eclipses) should be recognised as a great sign of Allah
    • An eclipse is a magnificent sign
    • Hadith of Abu Musaa (in Bukhari) that the sign of the eclipse should bring someone to remember Allah, invoking him and seek his forgiveness
  • Timing:
    • When do you start praying? [=when the eclipse starts]
    • When do you stop? []
    • Can you still pray after the eclipse has gone? [=no]
    • Is there sin upon someone for missing it? [no]
  • How is it prayed?
    • Two rak’ah (units)
    • To read out loud
    • In the first rak’ah, begin with the Fatiha, then to recite a long chapter of the Quran
    • Then the rukuu’ (bowing) which should be made long
    • Then to raise one’s head and stand up straight (saying tasmii and tahmid) as usual
    • Then to recite the Fatiha and another chapter of the Quran again
    • The to bow (rukuu’) for a prolonged time
    • Then to raise one’s head and stand up straight (saying tasmii and tahmid) as usual
    • The to do sujuud (prostration), making it long. Then sit as usual (not making it long), and prostrate again for a prolonged time.
    • Then to stand up for second rak’ah and pray it as you prayed the first.
    • Then to end the prayer with tashahud and taslim, as usual
  • Should it be prayed together in congregation? [=better to do it in congregation but it is possible to pray by oneself]
  • After the prayer has finished and the eclipse has ended, the Imam should give a reminder to the people, for example about the significance of this sign, and not to be negligent or waste one’s life and instead to use it to worship our creator and make supplication to him [relevant hadith of Aisha radhiallaahu anhaa)
  • Shaykh ul-Islam Ibnu Taymiyyah mentioned that if the eclipse is progressing quickly to make the length of the prayer roughly the length of the eclipse

Chapter of Prayer: The Rain (istisqaa) Prayer

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