The Reason Why We Seek Knowledge — Masjid Nur Allah, NYC

The Noble Shaykh Dr. Ahmad Bāzmūl حفظه الله stated: “Knowledge is not sought for itself. Knowledge is not sought for itself. Knowledge is not sought in order for it to be said (about a person that) he’s a Scholar. Knowledge is not sought in order for it to be said (about a person that) he […]The … Continue reading The Reason Why We Seek Knowledge — Masjid Nur Allah, NYC

Is It Allowed To Ask Forgiveness For Disbelieving Parents After They Die?

Question: May Allāh be kind to you O’ Virtuous Shaykh, with regards to the supplication that has been mentioned in the Qur’ān《Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established.》[Surah Ibrāhīm, Verse 41] Is it permissible for a Muslim to supplicate for his father … Continue reading Is It Allowed To Ask Forgiveness For Disbelieving Parents After They Die?

What Makes One’s Life Have Worth?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Excerpt from a reminder given by Shaykh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhaylee حفظه الله to a group of Islamic University of Madinah Students, studying in the faculty of Sharia (Islamic Law). See transcript below:

I advise myself and all my brothers everywhere in the West and elsewhere. To indeed know that the worldly life is short and it will perish and the one who passes through it, will pass by everything except that which he produces upon it. All of you (from those present during this reminder) have passed twenty years. Twenty years and it’s gone completely! It’s gone and the next twenty (years of your lives) will leave. If Allah writes for you all to stay, the next twenty will also go.

Wallahi my brothers! Wallahi if you pondered over it (your lives) after years, you will see it is not worth anything except what you have put…

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The First Obligation Upon the Creation

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Excerpts from the ‘Jurisprudence of Worship’
By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Uthaymeen رحمه الله تعالى

Question: Oh Noble Shaykh, What is the first obligation upon the creation?

Answer:
The first obligation upon the creation, is the first of that which the creation is called towards, and verily this was indicated by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to Muadh ibn Jabal رض الله عنه (may Allāh be pleased with him) when he sent him as an emissary (caller to Islam) to Yemen. He said, “Verily, you are coming to a people among the people of the Scripture. So make the first thing you invite them to testify to that verily there is no Deity that has the right to be worship but Allāh and that verily Muhammad is the Messenger of Allāh.”¹

So this is the first obligation upon the servant, that he singles out Allāh عزوجل…

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