Monday, August 28, 2006

Sheikh Samir An Nass

Q+A
Part four


There are three opinions of the tashahud position of the finger (in the sitting position)
1. The hand can be still and not move
2. The forefinger points
3. The hand to be clentched into a fist and then the forefinger will point. This is the stronger position

The best way to teach children is to practice

It’s highly disliked to wear tight clothes (For anyone!)

The Sunna is enough for a man to keep a beard

Friday, August 25, 2006

Sheikh Sa'ad al Attas

Mawlid

It’s a great blessing to sit in the company of those who remember the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him)

The love of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) is obligatory on those who love him

Man was ignorant of how to worship until the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) came

The time of the Prophet’s (Peace and blessings be upon him) birth there was a desperate need of light

It was the darkest period of man

The 600-700s was the worst period of the dark ages

He changed all the desires into the most praiseworthy of deeds, from stone into gold

He is the teacher of gratefulness

The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) light was stronger than the sun and the throne

This light still enlightens the people of the Sunna

It was recorded in the books of hadith

Mankind need his light more than ever

We have job to do by showing that humanity is still alive, by emulating his Sunna

There wouldn’t be any cartoons, if didn’t enlighten ourselves with the Sunna, we raise ourselves by following his Sunna

The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) was a gift to the Muslims

We have to give our hearts over and ask him (Peace and blessings be upon him) to transform them

He (Peace and blessings be upon him) is alive as he was

We have two options in our lives
1.Be those people who deviate from him and fear a painful punishment or fitna will be sent to you.
2. In Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) there is a beautiful example to those who desire to meet Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

After the resurrection, we will go to the Prophetic basin (hawd) and the people who deviated will be prevented from it. An angel will be sent down and say to the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), “You don’t know what they did after you.”

We have a trust to show the world who the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) is and we are in need of reading the shamil and adopting it

Sunna is also outside the prayer, everything has a place in the sunna

The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) told a man to eat with your right hand, the man refused and lost the ability to use his right hand

A man wanted to see a miracle by Abdulqadir Al Jilani, he stayed with him a week and then asked him did he get what you came for. He said he wanted to see a miracle Abdulqadir said, “Steadfastness is better than a miracle.”

The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When you enter your house, greet your house and your family and blessings in your house will increase.”

The Sunna no matter how small can make a big difference in your house

There was a companion who used think about the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) whilst he was at home and when we went out, the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) was the first person he would look for.

If we want to be with the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) we have to love him and show him be emulating his Sunna

We need to fill our lives with his Sunna

A man came to the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) and said that the Shariah has overcome him. The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “See that your tongue is never dry from the remembrance of Allah.”

Do all the Sunna you can and persist even on a small portion

There is a hidden passage between the tongue and the heart

We should remember Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

The recitation of Dhalil al kharit in the houses of Morocco changed the state of Morocco

He (Peace and blessings be upon him) doesn’t need the prayers we send him but we need the reward.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sheikh Samir An Nass

Q+A
Part Three


Only the Shafi's prohibit women from visiting the graves, Hanafi, Maliki and Hanbali allow it

A non-Muslim tore up the Quran and now he has problems with his hands

Some non-Muslims respect the Quran better than the Muslims because we listen to the Quran but we don't do anything about it, that’s how we disrespect it

The only time the Quran can help us is when we follow it

If you read the last 10 ayahs of Sura Kalf it will help you get up for Fajr

Go to bed early at 11pm if that doesn’t work try 10pm, in the olden days Isha was the hardest prayer to do as Fajr is now

Someone shouldn't waste his or her time watching T.V.

Some scholars say that smoking is more haram than drinking

Chess is permitted in Shafi but prohibited in Hanafi

Don’t miss a prayer due to playing board games

There is no penalty if your drop the Quran, without intention

If you are trying to encourage someone to pray, show them how satisfied you are with the prayer

For women to travel in a group is not allowed in the Hanafi Madhab

The Imam cannot comment on something that will cause controversy in the Khutba

We look at things from or point of view but we don’t look at Allah's subhanu wa ta'ala.

Who would go spend time with their parents for a million pounds? If we spend time with our families, we will get more than that, without an end

It is not accepted to charms such as the Hand of Fatima

Due to rebellion in some times, they made the niqaab wajib, it depends on the place

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sidi Muhammad Isa Waley

It is blameworthy what you have done for yourself

Don't use your intellect for the use of the world

What are you doing to improve your state with Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

Planning is of two kinds;
Planning for worldly things and planning for other worldly things

Ibn ata'llah (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "We come from non existence and we move to non existence

You have to struggle in order to make progress

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sidi Haroon Hanif

Advice

When you study a subject, keep a clear mind to why you are studying. You can be a master in anything but your knowledge could take you away from Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala is the goal of knowledge

All knowledge is a key to knowing Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

Every act of worship is drawing closer to Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

Your knowledge is pointless when it doesn’t bring you closer to Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sheikh Samir an Nass

Advice

As long as the Muslims say in this country, we have to try to overcome our problems because we are losing our religion piece by piece

If we lose our deen we will get Fitna

If you think your life is important, then hereafter is more important

We should practice and complete our deen, for our children

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sheikh Samir An Nass

Q+A Part two

A thief doesnt attack an empty heart, he attacks a house thats full

Love of the world will take you away from the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him)

Ask Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala for good health

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sheikh Samir An Naas

Q+A
April Halaqa part one

Don’t stop doing Dhikr when you don’t feel the rewards, straightaway

The tribulations are what we have earned

There is an hadith that, “No one will kill a Muslim unless you kill each other.”
Now we are killing each other and they are killing us

Our disaster is our relations between each other

To get rid of bad character is fard (obligatory) that is what Sufism is about

If you deny the women access to the mosque, then they are going all over the place, why not let them in the Masjid

The Mawlid is a matter of love, The companions (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with them) celebrated the Mawlid in their hearts

Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala and his Messenger (peace and blessings upon him)
have declared war on the interest takers

Three things will help you attain the love of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him)

Yearning towards him
Increasing prayers upon him
Following his sunna

You have done nothing to attain Allah’s Subhanu wa Ta’ala blessings you should be thankful

What’s left behind when we leave the prayer? Nothing

Not being able to thank Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala and realising that you cant thank him, that’s part of thanking Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sheikh Sa'ad Al Attas

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “My love is incumbent on those who gather for my sake.”

Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala mercy is on the Prophet(peace and blessings upon him), as in the ayat

We need to say prayers on him

When we do this, then the heart will be illuminated and the limbs will follow

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sheikh Yahya Rhodus

Sincere Advice 2

The companions were looking at the enemy at a battle and one of them said, "How many of them are they how few we are." Khalid ibn walid (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him) said, "How few they are and how many we are."

We have lost sight of were our true strength lies

If you notice your own existence, you shouldn't have an inclination to yourself

You shouldn't see yourself as anything

The true people are the ones in dire need but they prefer others

Ibn Ishaq (May Allah's Ta'ala mercy be with him) was a freed slave (writer of an important sira of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him))

Hasan al Basri (May Allah's Ta'ala mercy be with him) said, "The naafs commands to evil."

If you soul is not inclined to evil then it won't go towards it

The foundation of the spiritual path is going against the your own soul

Any event that you are in is an opportunity to get closer to Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala

If you lower your eyes when there are women present and you look down. This can bring you closer to Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala and sweetness will appear in your heart

If you dislike drink, don't dislike the drinker and if you see someone in a bad state make a dua for that person

Habib Ali was on a plane were a woman was dressed badly, the man was perturbed and Habib said, "Allah put you in this position, so you can praise him for the benefit of faith."

You need to know what the self wants

To follow your lower self, it will lead you to humiliation, in this world and in the next life

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, "Love of the world is the crux of all errors."

The companions didn't blame outside, they blamed themselves

In hadith the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, "When people will eat from the Muslims like people eat from a plate." "Will it because we will be few?" it was asked. "You will be many but you love the world and hate death."

You will be many but not of any substance, like the people who are leftover after a flood

We die to live the companions lived to die

Love comes from Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala and then we return the love

Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala only gives Deen to people he loves

The dunya is completely insignificant.