In the sunna of the Prophet (SAWS), there are many ways of calling upon Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala, and in this khutbatul Jum’ah taped @ Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center in Sacramento, we explain in sha Allah a few of the oft repeated du’aa of the Prophet (SAWS) their profound meanings, and what they mean for you as a Muslim. Listen to this recording beloved, you will be amazed at the wisdom of the Prophet (SAWS) and the beauty and the depth of guidance contained in the supplications of Rasoolillah. Wal Allahul Musta’aan
Biographical stationing is an important part of Muslim historiography. Referencing in Islam is frequently based upon ranking and association; whether it is predicated upon precedence, levels of religious knowledge, or length of service to Islam and the Muslims, each group or person is accorded a status according to his or her designated ranking. In the hadith; “The best generation is my generation. Then those that follow them. Then those that follow them”, there is a reference to biographical stationing. Hence, the best generation after the Prophet (SAWS) by agreement of the scholars is the generation of the companions because of their own achievements and because according to Ibn Hajar al-Asqalaani; of their proximity to the Prophet (SAWS).
Early Muslim historians employ a biographical recording method whereas the ranks of the Muslim were chronicled by ranking and category. This was known as tabaqat which literally means levels…
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Social networking can be an effective tool for maintaining contact with relatives, giving sincere advice, inviting to Islam, spreading the word of Allah, and disseminating the words of His Prophet (SAWS), as the Prophet has said: “informabout me, even if it’s only one verse.” All of these actions mentioned are praiseworthy manifestations of faith if done with the right intention and in the right manner. Millions of Muslims across the world use facebook and other social networking outlets to do these things on a daily basis. Internet networking is the new international meeting place, and it can be a sometimes, spiritually uplifting, engaging, and profitable venue for global interconnection, spreading good, and familiarization of peoples from different backgrounds, cultures, and faiths. Human beings by our nature, are social beings, and social interconnectivity by itself is not prohibited in Islam, as Allah has indeed sanctioned it;
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ…
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Although this list is not a quick fix for all spiritual ailments; implementing these principles in your life is a very good way to regain stability and proper direction for any Muslim. Print it up and post it on your wall as a reminder. Wal Allahul Musta’aan Imam Abu Muhammad Luqman Ahmad
Dear beloveds, these are tough times that we live in. many families are in turmoil. Drug abuse, incarceration, spousal abuse, family and moral dysfunction, ignorance of religion, wanton violence and killing, fanaticism, marital discord, social instability, emotional baggage, juvenile delinquency, and hardened hearts are plaguing our communities in the United States. Many of these things are signs of the last days, and there will be in the coming years, many spiritual casualties. Below are seventy-seven principles, from the Quran and from the sunna of our Prophet (SAWS) that will aid the Muslim in restoring and maintaining steadiness in his or her life. If you are experiencing instability in your life; then practicing these principles will help you in sha Allah.
- If at all possible, be married not single
- Honor your parents
- Teach your children the right way to behave.
- Always speak the truth, even if it is bitter
- Establish prayer
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There is no person who has a guarantee that they will be safe from the hell-fire. However,.there are things that you can do in this life, which will act as a sort of hell-fire insurance, that with the promise of Allah sub’haanahu wa ta’ala, you will be saved from the eternal fire of hell. If you’re interested, take a listen Click on the link to hear the khutbatul Jum’ah: Hell-Fire insurance.
Wa Allahul Musta’aan.
Mental and emotional wellbeing are two important elements necessary for one’s Islam to be healthy and morally functional. Many times, mental and emotional imbalances are spiritual ailments and the Quran and the sunna are full of directives for how to achieve mental and emotional health. This khutba deals with using Quran, du’aa and thikr to mitigate mental and emotional imbalance., click on the link to this khutba to ;listen wa Allahul Musta’aan.