25th January 2020

30 Jumādā al-Ula 1441

Dhuhr Iqamah

12:35 pm

4:00 Minutes
Prayer Begins Iqamah
Fajr6:03 am 6:30 am
Sunrise8:07 am
Dhuhr12:28 pm 12:35 pm
Asr2:17 pm 2:30 pm
Maghrib4:39 pm 4:44 pm
Isha6:24 pm 7:30 pm


Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 37

Sat 22 December 2018

Lesson 37: Supplications before you Sleep (Part 3) and if you wake up suddenly

  • Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: “When you go to bed, say: ” (Alhamdulillaahil ladhii at’a-manaa wa-saqaanaa wa-kafaanaa wa-aa-waa-naa-fa-kam mim-man laa kaafiya lahu wa-laa mu-wiy) Praise is due to Allah Who fed us, provided us drink, sufficed us and provided us with shelter, for many a people there is none to suffice and none to provide shelter.” [Sahih Muslim]
    • This dua reminds the muslim of the blessings which Allah has bestowed upon him and of the difficulties Allah has protected him from
    • We should all be grateful and thankful to Allah for all that he has given us and what he has protected us from
    • Thanking Allah for the blessings he has bestowed upon us causes them to increase further
    • Qur’an Verse: ”And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.”” [Surah Ibraaheem (Abraham) verse 7]
    • There is a saying: when you find yourself in difficulty, be thankful to Allah for what you have
    • What does it mean “kafaanaa (sufficed us)”?
    • What does it mean “aa-waa-naa (provided us with shelter)”?
    • Qur’an verse: “And Allah has made for you in your homes an abode, and made for you out of the hides of the cattle (tents for) dwelling, which you find so light (and handy) when you travel and when you stay (in your travels), and of their wool, fur, and hair (sheep wool, camel fur, and goat hair), a furnishing and articles of convenience (e.g. carpets, blankets, etc.), a comfort for a while.” [Surah An-Nahl (The Bee) verse 80]
    • All praise be to Allah for what he has bestowed upon us, indeed we cannot even count these blessings

Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 36

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Lesson 36: Supplications before you Sleep (Part 2)

  • There are tremendous etiquettes  of going to sleep in Islam and there are many great virtues for the one who guards over this
  • Narrated Al-Barā bin `Azib (may Allah be pleased with him): The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me, “When you go to bed, perform ablution as you do for prayer, then lie down on your right side and say: ‘Allahumma innii aslamtu nafsii ilaika (Oh Allah I submit myself to you), wa wajjahtu wajhii ilaika (and I turn my face to You), wa fawwadtu ‘amrii ilaika (and I have entrusted my affairs to You) wa alja’tu dhahrii ilaika (and I resort to You for protection), raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika (out of desire and fear of You), laa malja’a wa laa manjaa minka illaa ilaika (There is no place of safety or salvation from You except with You). Amantu bikitaabik al-ladhii anzalta (I believe in the Book You have revealed ) wa binabiyyika al-ladhii arsalta (and in the Prophet You have sent)’. If you should die (after reciting this) then you will die upon the fitrah (i.e., as a Muslim); so let these words be the last you say (before going to bed)” While I was memorizing it, I said, “Wa birasulika al-ladhi arsalta (in Your Apostle whom You have sent).’ The Prophet said, “No, but say: Wa binabiyyika al-ladhi arsalta (in Your Prophet whom You have sent). [Sahih al-Bukhari]
    • The importance of making wudhu before going to sleep, why is this an important etiquette?
    • Lying on your right side, why is this an etiquette? What did Ibn Qayyim say about sleeping on your left side?
    • Note: Importance of knowing the meaning of these supplications
    • There are a tremendous amount of meanings within this dua, what are they?
    • Why did the Prophet (ﷺ) correct Barā (may Allah be pleased with him)?

40 Hadith: Lesson 6

Sunday 28th Oct 2018

Lesson 6: Hadith 2 (Part 6 and 7)

  • We started Hadith 2 in lesson 4;
    • Also on the authority of `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No traces of journeying were visible on him, and none of us knew him. He sat down close by the Prophet (ﷺ) rested his knees against the knees of the Prophet (ﷺ) and placed his palms over his thighs, and said: “O Muhammad! Inform me about Islam.” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) replied: “Islam is that you should testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger (ﷺ), that you should perform salah (ritual prayer), pay the zakah, fast during Ramadan, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House (the Ka`bah at Makkah), if you can find a way to it (or find the means for making the journey to it).” He said: “You have spoken the truth.” We were astonished at his thus questioning him (ﷺ) and then telling him that he was right, but he went on to say, “Inform me about Iman (faith).” He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects.” He said, “You have spoken the truth.” Then he (the man) said, “Inform me about Ihsan.” He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you should serve Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you.” He said, “Inform me about the Hour.” He (the Prophet) said, “About that the one questioned knows no more than the questioner.” So he said, “Then, inform me about its signs.” He said, “They are that the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.” Thereupon the man went off. I waited a while, and then he (the Prophet) said, “O `Umar, do you know who that questioner was?” I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” He said, “That was Jibreel. He came to teach you your religion.” [Muslim]
  • Recap of lesson 5 (parts 3-5)
    • The mannerisms of Jibra’eel (may peace be upon him) in asking questions
    • Islam and Eemaan
    • The Pillars of Islam
    • The shahaadah and its pillars
    • Obeying the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and loving him more than one’s parents and all of mankind

Part 6: The statement of Jibra’eel “You have spoken the truth”

  • The companions were amazed by this saying? why?

Part 7: The Pillars of Eemaan (belief)

    • Jibra’eel asked “Inform me about Iman (faith).” He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects.”
    • The first pillar of Eemaan is belief in Allah, why? Because it is the most important aspect of Eemaan and everything else branches from it
      • All the other pillars are connected to Allah, e.g. “his angels”, “his books” etc
  • Belief in Allah consists of 4 matters
      • Belief in the existence of Allah
        • This is established by the four matters
  • 1. Fitrah (innate and natural human inclination).
            • This is something which every single human being will admit except for those who are arrogant. Belief in Allah is something which is the default human inclination.
            • Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah mentioned that it is known by necessity that for an occurrence to occur without having existed at one point, then it is necessary that a doer must have brought it into existence, this is something known by everyone by necessity, even the young infant if he/she is harmed then his natural impulse is that this occurrence had a cause.
            • Even the most ardent of atheists cannot deny this innate sense that we have a maker when we look at the beauty and complexity of the world we live in, however their layers of arrogance conceals this.
            • The presence of the fitrah can also be seen in how we have a sense of morals
  • 2. Intellect and reasoning
            • Allah says: “Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators?” [Surah At-Toor (The Mount) verse 35]
            • If we examine the two possibilities given in the verse, then we cannot accept that we just came from nothing or that the world came about from nothing. Neither can we accept that we created ourselves or that the universe created itself.
            • Therefore we are left with only one option left, that is that we have creator.
            • The perfection and complexity of Allah’s creation shows his exact measurements, care and mercy upon his creation.
            • The tools to be guided are indeed available to everyone
  • 3. Perception and experience
            • We experience various things which can only be explained by the existence of Allah
            • For example, when someone makes a supplication (dua) or performs the rain prayer etc and it is answered this is no doubt a sign that Allah answered their dua and not just a random occurrence
            • How many people have been told by their doctors that a patient would not survive or improve yet they do survive and do improve beyond any expectation, when we see this in our life it is indeed a sign of Allah
  • 4. The religion and what the Prophet (ﷺ) taught
          • The Prophets and Messengers came to their people to confirm to them what was already in their fitrah
          • The Prophets and messengers ordered us to believe in Allah, give thanks to him and not disobey him.
          • All of these prophets and messengers never abandoned they call despite severe trials and tribulations. They never abandoned their calling to Allah when offered wealth, land or anything they wanted, instead they stayed firm upon their call despite all of the difficulties they faced.
  • NOTE: Part 7 is a very detailed part which we will continue next lesson insha Allah

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters

Eid will be tomorrow (Tuesday 21 Aug) in the 3D Centre starting at 6.30 AM insha Allah

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The 3D Centre is located just further down Bella Street from the Masjid.