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Al Muhajiroon Magazine: Ramadaan – Shawwal (Issue 22 – 5)

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Pre- Ramadan Lecture series: Part 2

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Part Two of our pre-Ramadan lecture series continues this Sunday (28th of April)

Title:THE GREATER IN REWARD AMONG THE FASTING PEOPLE’

Plus discussions on rulings concerning fasting

Time: 5 – 7.30 pm

Location: Revival into Islamic Heritage Society, behind Qurtoba Co-op.

 

Please share with women in your lives.

Barakah Allahu feekum

Pre- Ramadan 1440 Lecture Announcement

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Ladies, join us today and next week Sunday for a pre-Ramadan lecture series.

Title: ‘THE GREATER IN REWARD AMONG THE FASTING PEOPLE’

Plus discussions on rulings concerning fasting

Time: 5 – 7.30 pm

Location: Revival into Islamic Heritage Society, behind Qurtoba Co-op.

 

Please share with women in your lives.

Barakah Allahu feekum

Al Muhajiroon Magazine: Rajab – Sha’baan (Issue 22 – 4)

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The Methodology of Learning (Part 1)

Teaching the Learner, the Methodology of Learning is a book written by Burhan ad-Deen az-Zarnooji. Like Ibn Jama’ah, Burhan ad-Deen az-Zarnooji was from the 6th Century. He was from a place called Zarnooj in Turkistan. This book is his only work that has been discovered.

You can find the Arabic PDF version of this book here

Introduction

All praise be to Allaah Who favored the Children of Adam with knowledge and action over the rest of the world. And may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Muhammad, the master of the Arabs and non-Arabs, and upon his family and companions from whom knowledge and wisdom spring.

And what follows:

I have observed that many seekers of knowledge in our time work hard towards knowledge but do not attain it (i.e. they are deprived from its benefits and fruits, which are gained by acting upon it and spreading it). This is because they mistake its path and abandon its conditions, and whomsoever mistakes the path will be misled and fail to reach his objective, be it little or great. Therefore, I desired to elucidate the methodology of learning according to what I have seen in books or heard from my learned and wise teachers.

Shaikh Hasan Bukhaari commented on this book, saying

  • The fruits and benefits of knowledge are not a certificate which you get or a test which you pass. Rather, it is acting upon what you learn and teaching it to others.
  • Whoever does not enter from the right gate to knowledge will not reach his goal. Knowledge has one way of entry and that is by taking care of its manners. If you lack manners, you will not reach your goal.

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The Name of Allaah, Ar-Razzaq (Part 4)

Recap

Allaah is the One that sustains and guarantees provision for all of creation. He provides for the believer and disbeliever; the enemy and the friend. He drives the means of earning to the weak who have no means. He is Ar-Razzaq who gives provision after provision; sustenance followed by sustenance. His providing has not ceased ever since He created the creation. His provision is of two kinds:

1) General Provision

This is for all of creation and it is the provision and nourishment of the body.

2) Special Provision

This is particular to the believers and it is the nourishment of the hearts with faith and knowledge. It is also inclusive of lawful earnings which aid the Religion of a person.

Continuation: The Impact of these Names on our Belief  – Taken from Fiqh Al-Asmaa by Shaikh Abdul-Razzaq Al-Badr

#1 – Allaah reminds His servants in many verses in the Qur’an that He alone is their Provider / Sustainer who guarantees their food and Rizq. This word “Rizq” has been mentioned in two contexts in the Qur’an:  Read the rest of this entry

Being pleased with Allah

An important result of studying Allaah’s Names and Attributes is to be pleased with Allaah. Allaah grants us many favors and blessings, but some people do not realize Allaah’s favors. Instead, they may see Allaah’s favors as afflictions (نقمة). Why? Because they look at the blessings of Allaah superficially. They deal with Allaah’s favors with ingratitude. Hence, Allaah may remove that blessing from them, whether it’s a religious or worldly favor.

A person who is pleased with Allaah will receive two things: 

a) Allaah will be pleased with him, and if Allaah is pleased with him, his life will be a good life.

b) He will have a tranquil soul.
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Means which will aid a person in Seeking Knowledge (Part 14)

Advice no. 13 – الثبات و التثبت
Firmness and Verification

Adorn yourself with firmness and verification, especially when facing calamities and serious situations; and from it, patience and firmness in receiving (knowledge) and spending ones hours in seeking knowledge from the Scholars. For indeed, whoever stays firm will sprout.

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