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Knowledge – Mu’adh ibn Jabal March 28, 2008

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The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam said about Mu`aadh ibn Jabal:

“Verily, when the people of knowledge will be present before their Lord, the Mighty and Sublime, Mu`aadh will be one step ahead of them.”

[Saheeh, Ibn Sa`d, Aboo Nu`aim, at-Tabaraanee]

He, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, also said about Mu`aadh:

“…the most knowledgeable of them [my Ummah] about the lawful and the prohibited is Mu`aadh bin Jabal…”

[At-Tirmidhee, Ibn Hibbaan, ibn Maajah, al-Baihaqee, al-Haakim, who declared it Saheeh, and adh-Dhahabee and al-Albaanee agreed with him.]

Ibn Taymeeyah writes in al-Wasiyyah:

“Part of Mu`aadh’s excellence further is that the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, sent him to the people of Yemen as a preacher on his behalf, a caller, a teacher of understanding in the Deen, a giver of religious verdicts, and a judge.”

This is Mu`aadh, radhiallaahu ta`aalaa `anhu, to whom the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, also said:

“O Mu`aadh! By Allaah, truly I love you.”

[Aboo Daawood, an-Nasaa’ee, ibn Hibbaa, Aboo Nu`aim, Ibn Khuzaimah and al-Haakim, who declared its isnaad to be saheeh, and adh-Dhaabee agreed]

Aboo Nu`aim reports some sayings of Mu`aadh himself about the excellence of knowledge, among which we find the following:

“Knowledge is a comforting friend in times of loneliness, it is the best companion during travels, and it is the inner friend who speaks to you in your privacy. Knowledge is the discerning proof of what is right and what is wrong, and it is the positive force that will help you surmount the trials of comfort, as well as those of hardships. Knowledge is your most powerful sword against your enemy, and finally, it is your most dignifying raiment in the company of your close companions.”

“Through knowledge, Allah, blessed be His Name, raises some people in rank, and He makes them leaders in righteousness and models in morality. The vestige of their faith is avidly sought, their deeds are emulated perceptively, and people will seek and sanction their opinions solicitously and unequivocally. The heavenly angels seek their company and anoint them with their wings, every fresh or withered life they pass by implore Almighty Allah to forgive them their sins, even the fish in the oceans, the beasts of the lands and every bird of prey and migratory bird pray and solicit the mercy of Almighty Allah on their behalf. This is because knowledge revives the dead hearts and drives them out of darkness into light, and because knowledge is the light of the inner eyes that cures one’s blindness and restores his inner sight.”

Source: Islaam.com

Surah al-Waqi’ah – Mishary Rashid March 28, 2008

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Message Mastery – Three POWER Principles of Filmmaking March 24, 2008

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In this second video I discuss the three POWER principles that lead me to make thousands of dollars doing what I do.

Some of these principles I learned from an amazing book titled Good to Great by Jim Collins, who in my opinion is the modern day Napoleon Hill.

For those of you who don’t know who Napoleon Hill is, he’s the author of the famous book Think and Grow Rich which is a result of over 20 years of study and research of the mentalities and characteristics of the waelthy and successful, including the likes of Andrew Carnegie. — Now if you don’t know who Andrew Carnegie is, then you need to brush up on your American History.

Jim Collins spent over 10 years research the top companies, what made them great and how they got there. Companies that had a period of average performance followed by great performance that beat the market 3x over, and sustained that for atleast 15 years. Only 11 companies made the cut.

I highly recommend that you buy this book, and read it!


IlmFest 2008 – NY (5 days left!) March 24, 2008

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Surah at-Tur – Ahmad Saud March 24, 2008

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Six Feet Deep – Fri, March 28 – Piscataway (MCMC) March 24, 2008

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This event is a night of remembrance – of what awaits us all after our deaths, the rights of the deceased, and the rituals of Janazah. Sh Waleed – Imam Raouf – Imam Chebli

Take benefit of five before five:
your youth before your old age,
your health before your sickness,
your wealth before your poverty,
your free-time before your preoccupation,
and your life before your death.”

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Surah al-Qiyamah – Nasir Qatami March 21, 2008

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Avoiding Bankruptcy March 21, 2008

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Abu Hurairah, radhiallahu `anhu, reported: Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said,

“Do you know who is the bankrupt?”

“The bankrupt among us is one who has neither money with him nor any property.” He said,

“The real bankrupt of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayer (salaah), fasting (saum), and charity (sadaqah), but he will find himself bankrupt on that day as he will have exhausted the good deeds) because he reviled others, brought calumny against others, unlawfully devoured the wealth of others, shed the blood of others and beat others; so his good deeds would be credited to the account of those (who suffered at his hand). If his good deeds fall short to clear the account, their sins would be entered in his account and he would be thrown in the (Hell) Fire.” [Muslim]

Abu Umamah, radhiallahu `anhu, reported: Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said:

“Allah decrees the (Hell) fire and debars Jannah for the one who usurps the rights of a believer by taking a false oath.”

One man asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Even if it should be for an insignificant thing?” He said,

“Even if it be a stick of the Arak tree (i.e. the tree from which Miswak sticks are taken).” [Muslim]

Abu Hurairah, radhiallahu `anhu, reported: The Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said:

“He who has done a wrong affecting his brother’s honour or anything else, let him ask his forgiveness today before the time (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) when he will have neither a dinar nor a dirham. If he has done some good deeds, a portion equal to his wrongdoings will be subtracted from them; but if he has no good deeds, he will be burdened with the evil deeds of the one he had wronged in the same proportion.” [Al-Bukhari]

Jabir, radhiallahu `anhu, reported:A Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said:

“Beware of injustice, for oppression will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection; and beware of stinginess because it doomed those who were before you. It inclined them to shed blood and treat the unlawful as lawful.” [Muslim]

Abu Hurairah, radhiallahu `anhu, reported: A Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said,

“On the Day of Resurrection, the rights will be paid to those to whom they are due so much so that a hornless sheep will be retaliated for by punishing the horned sheep which broke its horns.” [Muslim]

Source: Islaam.com

Intentions & Actions March 18, 2008

Posted by ibn1brahim in 4. Ali ibn Abi Talib, Companions, Ibn al Qayyim, Ibn Mas'ood, Islam.
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Ibn Mas’ud –(radiAllahu anhu) – would advise his students,

“If your intention is one of these three, do not seek knowledge: To shame the ignorant, or to argue with the Fuqahaa’ (scholars), or to cause people to turn their faces in your direction. Intend with your actions and words that which is with Allah, for indeed that which is with Allah shall remain and everything else shall perish.”

Ibn al Qayyim –(rahimahullah) – said,

“Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries in his water-jug dirt. The carrying of it burdens him and it brings no benefit.”

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiAllahu anhu) said,

“Be more concerned for the acceptance of your action than you are for the action; for, an action with fearful obedience will not be little. How could an action which is accepted be little?


Perished Nations (Part 4) – Muhammad Alshareef March 18, 2008

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Source: DiscoverULife Blog
Check out:
Part 1 (Nation of ‘Ad)
Part 2 (Nation of Thamud)
Part 3 (Nation of Lut)