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Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Alhamdullilah, wa salaatu wa salaamu ‘ala Rasool’Allah

Part II of II    Click here to See Part I

The Nation of Islam, Then and Now

As the night and speech was coming to a close, Imam Siraj shed more light on the Nation of Islam, then and now.

After the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975, his son Wallace Muhammad was appointed as leader.

Wallace introduced the Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam, and the first thing he taught was that W.D. Fard was not God, and that his father Elijah Muhammad was not a messenger of Allah, and that Prophet Muhammad, sal’Allahu alahi wa salam, is the Last Messenger of Allah. Wallace brought so many people out of absolute shirk and pointed them in the direction of Allah. Wallace did that as a Sunni Muslim, and while wearing a Nation of Islam Fruit of Islam uniform.

After the death of Elijah Muhammad, from 1975 to 1977, Minister Louis Farrakhan, in fact, taught orthodox Islam. In 1977, Farrakhan again started the movement of the Nation of Islam.

During 1975, Shaykh Jafar Idris came and taught twenty-five ministers of the Nation of Islam, Imam Siraj Wahaj being one of them.

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Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Alhamdullilah, wa salaatu wa salaamu ‘alaa Rasool’Allah

Part I of II

Sunday night of Ilm Fest began with a video of Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef giving a special keynote address about Leaving a Legacy, in which he spoke about performing deeds that give on-going returns. Of them are knowledge that continues to benefit, a continuous charity which people take from, and a pious child who prays for the parents.

He ended by saying that when he was being interviewed for Madinah University and was asked who it was who had inspired him, he mentioned Imam Siraj Wahaj. Muhammad Alshareef finished by thanking Imam Siraj for being such an influence in his life, and praying that Imam Siraj gets the reward for the work AlMaghrib has done.

Next, Shaykhs Yasir Qadhi and Muhammad Ibn Faqih went up stage with Imam Siraj, and both felt it incumbent to take time before Imam Siraj’s speech to say a few words to thank him, appreciate him, and show their love and respect for the great things he has done for the Muslim American community and the American community at large, and for the positive effect he has had on so many people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bismillah, was Salaatu was Salaam ala Rasool Allah.

SubhanAllah, another Al-Maghrib class has come and gone and now the struggle to keep our Iman as strong has approached. Speaking from my own personal experience, no regular class or halaqa even comes close to the brotherhood I feel during an Al-Maghrib class; it truly is an Iman Rush! For me, this feeling is similar to a valley, where my Iman during an Al-Maghrib class is the mountain top, and the time in-between is the drop-off of Iman; an Iman De-Rush if you will.

I have good news; inshAllah this time will be different. There are things we can do to prevent this! InshAllah I will remind us of two of them, and I would appreciate if you, (yeah, I’m giving you homework on a blog post) can find and post a comment with other ones. All you have to do is find one, they aren’t that hard!

1. Taking control of who you hang out with. A very famous hadeeth Narrated Abu Musa: Allah’s Apostle said, “The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in comparison with a bad one, is like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith’s bellows (or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell while the bellows would either burn your clothes or your house, or you get a bad nasty smell thereof.” Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 34, Number 314

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy my house standing the way it is. Once we surround ourselves around our “musk sellers” we’ll have less trouble making sure our Iman doesn’t decline.

2. Making sure we’re constantly doing good, even if that good is “small”: Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet was asked, “What deeds are loved most by Allah?” He said, “The most regular constant deeds even though they may be few.” He added, ‘Don’t take upon yourselves, except the deeds which are within your ability.”Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76, Number 472

Take the time out of our busy and hectic lives to make a salah at the masjid daily, or attend a weekly after salah halaqa. Whatever it is, do it! Just make sure it’s something you’ll be able to do on a scheduled basis.

JazakAllahu khairan for reading. May Allah accept from us our good deeds and pardon our sins. Ameen!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد الله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله

Complements of Amatullah (Jazzakillah Khair), We know that Abdullah ibn Mubarak said,

The first step towards (seeking) knowledge is the (sincerity of) intention,
then it is listening,
then it is understanding (this knowledge),
then it is memorising (this knowledge),
then it is acting (upon this knowledge),
then it is spreading (this knowledge).”
–Jaami’ Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadhlihi – Volume 1, Page 118

Well, To attempt to adhere to this methodology, It is my honor to present Project Revision. It’s back in Bidniz. Check out the flyer below:

Project Revision - Light of Guidance