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Bismillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Ala Rasool Allah:

Insha’Allah we will be using this blog as a one stop shop for all seminar logistics for the upcoming Heavenly Hues course.  The areas that we will post about include:

Transportation- directions to campus as well as public transportation accomodations

Food- nearby halal food restaurants and directions to them

Masaajids- area masaajid and how to go to them

Babysitting- babysitting details for the seminar including cost and other details

and more so stay tuned!!!


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد الله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله

During the Texas Dawah Conference, Shaykh Yasir Fazaqa was telling us about this one time he had to travel out of town. He said that hemailbox was emailing his wife everyday, but on one occasion he chose to call her instead of emailing. His wife responded by asking why he didn’t send an email, and he was like ‘why do I have to send an email if I called you instead?’ She responded saying that when he calls her, she only gets to talk to him for a few minutes, but with an email, she can read it over and over for days.

Although I’m not married, I too have this feeling sometimes…except I get the feeling when going through my old AlMaghrib notes (sad, but true). The sweetness of taking notes in a seminar, reviewing those notes later on, and having those notes remind you of everything that happened in class is truly a blessing from Allah. Just today I was reviewing the notes of my favorite AlMaghrib seminar ever, Rays of Faith.

There were many gems in the seminar, but one story that Shaykh Waleed (hafithahullah) mentioned that really amazes me every time I read it is when he told us about the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) and Aisha (ﺭﺿﻲ ﷲ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ). The shaykh mentioned that one time the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) made dua for Aisha (ﺭﺿﻲ ﷲ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ) by saying: “O Allah forgive Aisha and her sins of the past, and her sins that she has currently done, and forgive anything that she may do in the future.” Aisha (ﺭﺿﻲ ﷲ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ) smiled when hearing this and the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) said “O Aisha, does this make you happy?” She said yes. He replied saying, “by Allah I make this dua for my ummah after every salaah”
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Bismillah, Walhamdulillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Ala’ Rasool Allah.

Once upon a time, there existed a little mosque in Tysons Corner. Some call it IHC. Some call it the Markaz. Others call it Heritage Center. Yet others just call it “THE MASJID.” To me, it is my home away from home. A place where I can kick back and take a breather from the hecticness of the dhunia. A place to learn my religion and acquire beneficial knowledge. A place that constantly reminds the muslims with, “Qal Allah and Qala RasuAllah.” A place flourishing with good deeds. But there is a dilemma. IHC is in danger of being shut down. Why? Because there is a severe shortage of donations to keep the place running. Part of the reason why is that a new company came in and jacked up the rent double the amount.

I can’t express to you how much a benefit this masjid is. You only have to attend to understand this. The Imam there is Sheikh Abu Abdurahman. For those that don’t know him, He is in my humble opinion a diamond in the rough. He has studied for MANY years under Sheikh Ibn Baaz, Sheikh ibn Uthaymeen, Sheikh Abu Bakr Jazaairi, Sheikh Muqbil, to name only a few. He has IJAZA in the 6 books of hadith. His two specialties are Fiqh and Hadith. You better believe that I am milking him for everything that I can :). The Sheikh and his family does so much for the community. Below are some of the activities that have been held at one point or another:

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله وحده

و الصلاة و السلام على من لا نبي بعده    


و عن ابي امامة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال: من غدا الى المسجد لا يريد الا ان يتعلم خيرا او يعلمه كان له كاجر حاج تاما حجته 

رواه الطبراني في الكبير باسناد لا باس به 

On the authority of Abu Umaamah that the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: Whoever goes to the masjid, not desiring except to learn or teach what is good, has the reward of a pilgrim who completed hajj. [at-Tabaraani, Authentic according to Albani]

This is a bushra (good news) to those who attend the classes in our masajid, and to those who teach in our masajid that your reward is with Allah azza wa jal.

InshaAllah this post is dedicated to raising awareness to the classes in our masajid, so post them in the comments inshaAllah.

Most of you all know, but I have to promote br Safi’s classes at Dar-us-Salaam on saturdays. Alhamdulillah our brother ayunas will be posting his lectures for those who cannot make it inshaAllah on his podcast website (check the Media Library for the link). Also another great teacher in our community is Imam Karim at PGMA, many people do not know about him but he does classes every day wa lillahil hamd they are also posted online (check Media Library for the link).

InshaAllah I hope this is more of an incentive to begin our study groups after Thematic Tafseer in the masajid.  

Please contribute to this list of classes, so we may all receive the reward of a hajji inshaAllah!

Give your excuses a black eye and register today.

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Bismillah, Walhamdulillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Ala Rasool Allah

… يا اهل نورين

I just spoke to Shaykh Yasir Birjas, ustadhuna, our dear beloved teacher. He has issued a challenge to the qaba’il of Al-Maghrib. I am in fear, for our qabeelah has gone through many afflictions. Have we the courage to take up this task? Can we answer the call by our dear shaykh? Are we ready?

The challenge is to have 500 gems by the last Sunday of the Heavenly Hues seminar. That is the primary objective. The secondary task is to have 8,000 hits on our gem thread in the forums. Yes, eight thousand.

Will we stand? Will we fall? Time will tell…

No…we don’t have the option to wait around for good ‘ol father time…

Get up brothers and sisters, lets begin the March to 500!





Bismillah, Walhamdulillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Ala Rasool Allah

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Bismillah, Walhamdulillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Ala Rasool Allah

It was a battle over the Galactic Empire: the force vs. the dark side, Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader, mano-e-mano. The light sabers struck back and forth, almost in a poetic fashion, classical fencing at its finest. Luke Skywalker fought valiantly, but in a single blow Darth Vader struck young Luke’s shoulder, leaving him with only one arm to continue the struggle. Stuck in a corner, helpless and left for naught, Darth Vader made a proclamation that would go on to live in infamy… “Luke, I am your father…..”


Fast forward…the year is 2005, the venue is George Mason University, and the class is Rules of Engagement. It was like any other ‘Friday Freeday’: the weather was a chilly December night in Fairfax, the university was seemingly deserted, and all that remained on campus were thobes and jilbaabs making way to Enterprise Hall. The seminar was embarking on its second weekend, and the Friday Night Special was made free for all to attend due to the significance of the topic. The Importance of Parents is what Shaykh Muhammad was planning to cover, and being somewhat of a momma’s boy, I asked my mom to come along and attend.

Shaykh Muhammad began the session by reciting Verse 23 of Suratul Isra where Allah Azza wa Jal says:

And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.”

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