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Names of Allah Resource April 9, 2009

Posted by ibn1brahim in 99 Names of Allah, AlMaghrib Institute, Locations (Qaba'il/Tribes), Qabeelat Nurayn (D.C. Area).
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Ahadun Ahad

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Courtesy of http://tayyibaat.wordpress.com/

Muslimat Al Nisaa: Shelter our Sisters! January 30, 2009

Posted by ibn1brahim in AlMaghrib Institute, Homeless, Islam, Islam Muslim, Qabeelat Nurayn (D.C. Area), Sadaqah (Charity).
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Bismillah walhamdulillah

[Written by Amatullah]

Courtesy of MuslimMatters.com

If you do not live in the Maryland-DC-Virginia area then you’ve probably never heard of Muslimat Al Nisaa. Before mentioning what this organization is, I’d like to bring to your attention a fact that many Muslims fail to recognize: there is such a thing as a homeless Muslim.

Homelessness does not discriminate.

For some strange reason, the problem of homelessness in the Muslim community is not discussed nor are solutions found by masajid for families who are struggling with homelessness. I can count on one hand the organizations that cater specifically for homeless Muslims, and even less are those that have a home/shelter for them.

It is a sad fact that most of these homeless Muslims are sisters with children, who have no family to seek assistance from. How do these sisters end up homeless? For many reasons, a few of them being: rejection of family after conversion to Islam, sisters who face physical abuse, sisters from overseas who are forced to provide for their households without job skills and sisters marrying men from overseas who desert them after receiving a green card.

Muslimat Al Nisaa is a homeless women’s shelter based in Baltimore, Maryland which has recently opened its first home called the Muslim Women’s Center (MWC), alhamdulillah. Sister Asma Hanif and sister Maryam Funches officially began working to create a full time shelter for women: non Muslim and Muslim alike in 2005. In 2007, sister Maryam Funches passed away, may Allah ta’ala have mercy upon her, Ameen, and now this organization is run by sister Asma Hanif. Video on Muslimat Al Nisaa.

This past summer, during Sacred Scrolls with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi and Imam Suhaib Webb in Qabeelat Nurayn, we organized a donation and items drive for Muslimat Al Nisaa and alhamdulillah we were very successful and exceeded our goals, having raised more than $3000 and two trunk loads worth of non-perishable food items and toiletries in one weekend. Alhamdulillah sister Asma recognizes AlMaghrib Institute as one of the shelter’s supporters and we greatly appreciate this gesture from her and the organization. Imam Suhaib discussed with us many stories that he has dealt with concerning homeless Muslims and we thank him for enlightening us with a topic that is taboo to discuss.

It is disappointing knowing that we as Muslims turn our own sisters away, and they end up going to non Muslim organizations where many of them end up being harassed for their Islam.

What does Islam teach us?

  • One of the themes we learn from Suratun Nisaa is that we have an obligation to help the weak of the society. “And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women, and children? (4:75)
  • Allah ta’ala tells the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam: “And keep yourself patiently with those who call on their Rabb morning and afternoon, seeking His Face, and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of the world.” (18:28)
  • The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment. Whosoever alleviates [the lot of] a needy person, Allah will alleviate [his lot] in this world and the next. Whosoever shields a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the next. Allah will aid a servant [of His] so long as the servant aids his brother…”(Muslim)
  • The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: “A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfills his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfill his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone covers up a Muslim (his sins), Allah will cover him up (his sins) on the Resurrection Day”. (Bukhari and Muslim)
  • Mus`ab bin Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Sa`d considered himself better than his inferiors, so the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, “You are given help and provision because of your weak ones”. (Bukhari)
  • The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, “O Allah, I declare inviolable the rights of two weak ones: the orphans and women”. (An-Nisaa’i)

How can you help?

1- Donate to Muslimat Al Nisaa. Many Muslims wonder why Islamic organizations “always” fundraise. Well my response to that is if we had a full fledged zakah and Islamic finance system in place, then these organizations would not need to fundraise, however this is not available to us and the only way these organizations can thrive in this country is with the help of their fellow Muslims. Do not let this dunya sway your heart from spending, nor let shaytan threaten you with poverty (2:268). The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam promised us that spending sadaqah does not decrease wealth (Muslim). Imagine it was our own mother or sister or aunt who was homeless, wouldn’t we want other Muslims to assist them to their utmost capability? How would you feel if they were turned away by their own masajid? Love for your brother what you love for yourself (Bukhari).

2- Spread the word! Alhamdulillah communication nowadays is very easy. The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said that a good word is a charity (Bukhari). So if you cannot donate to this cause, give a kalimatan tayyibah, a good word, and email this to others inshaAllah.

3- Find local organizations in your community that cater to homeless Muslims, and if there aren’t any, try and get your masjid involved in at least providing services to this underprivileged sector of the Muslim society. Furthermore, raise awareness by  getting local speakers who know firsthand the real deal with homelessness, such as Imam Suhaib, to discuss this issue to an open forum or panel. Another shelter for women and children is Baitul Salam in Atlanta.

I promise you that there are many families who are in need of assistance in your community, whether you acknowledge it or not. The other day at the masjid, they announced that some Muslims passed away and they didn’t even have the funds for their own janaazah (Islamic burial)! SubhanAllah, brothers and sisters, how can we live in utter heedlessness of these people?! Why aren’t we doing anything? What would the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam say to us? What will we say to Allah azza wa jal on the Day of Judgment? Seriously think about these issues, and do whatever you can inshaAllah.

4-Use your weapon of duaa.Is not He (best) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls on Him, and Who removes the evil?” (27:62)

5-Any more ideas? Know any other organizations? Post in the comments!

May Allah ta’ala bless all the organizations such as Muslimat Al Nisaa, may He ta’ala alleviate their difficulties and may He make us among those who support and assist them in these trials, Ameen.

Upcoming AlMaghrib Classes (NJ & NY) August 7, 2008

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Qabeelat Durbah (NJ) Presents:

Seerah: The Shephard’s Path

October 10-12 & 17-19, 2008
Fridays: 7pm-10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am-7pm

Qabeelat Tayybah (NY) Presents:

Torch Bearers: Scholars of Islam

October 31 – November 2, 2008
Fridays: 7pm-10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am-7pm

Poetry (VI) – The Forty Nawawi Hadiths August 1, 2008

Posted by ibn1brahim in Imam an-Nawawi, Islam, Locations (Qaba'il/Tribes), Poetry, Qabeelat Tayybah (NY), Scholars.
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The Forty Nawawi Hadiths (The Matn)
by Ammar, Ameer Qabeelat Tayybah (NY)

1 Know that all actions are by intentions
2 And the deen was taught by angelic interventions
3 Islam is built on five pillars of might
4 And the angels in our mother’s wombs did write
5 The deen rejects all types of innovation
6 And the heart is the limbs temptation or salvation
7 The religion is based all on advice sincere
8 And the sanctity of a Muslims blood is severe
9 We don’t ask about that which is obscure
10 And Allah only accepts that which is pure

11 We leave things that are doubtful and suspect
12 And things that don’t concern us, we don’t inspect
13 And to love for you, what I would love for me
14 And blood to never be spilt, except for three
15 And to speak only good, if not, then refrain
16 Anger is from the heat of hell, avoid its flames
17 Everything is to be done in an excellent fashion
18 Fear Allah everywhere, treat people with compassion
19 Everything that happens is only by Allahs permission
20 Hayaa was forever written, as every prophets vision

21 Believe in Allah and be steadfast
22 Perform halal, avoid haram, pray, and fast
23 Purification is equal to one half of our Iman,
24 And oppression was forbidden to Allah and man,
25 Everyone has something they can give in charity
26 Even picking up litter, a selfless rarity
27 sin is what makes your heart feel resistance and unease
28 Upon us is the Sunnah, in times of difference and disease
29 The tongue is the most common catalyst to the fire
30 About those things kept silent, we should not inquire

31 Show indifference to the world, you shall be of the Zuhaad,
32 There’s no initiating harm, or reciprocating harm to add,
33 Evidence is to be brought forth by the accuser,
34 And who sees munkar, must be its remover
35 Be the servents of Allah, all together as brothers
36 Allah is in your service, so long as you are for each other
37 And every good deed Allah takes and multiplies
38 And He is for His awliya, their hearing, hands and eyes
39 He has forgiven us duress, mistakes and what we forget
40 We are strangers in this world, don’t settle just yet

41 Perfection occurs, when passions fall in line with the Divine
42 And Allah will forgive all sins, and He will not mind

Sacred Scrolls: 40 Hadeeth Nawawi <– Upcoming AlMaghrib class! June 9, 2008

Posted by ibn1brahim in AlMaghrib Institute, Islam, Islam Muslim, Locations (Qaba'il/Tribes), Qabeelat Durbah (NJ), Suhaib Webb.
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http://www.sacredscrollsnj.com/

this class is only one weekend, and it’s supposed to be basic, something everyone can enjoy. bring anyone to enjoy a weekend into the 40 hadith of imam an-nawawi.

many people of the past have written 40 hadith booklets. anyone can write a 40 hadith book, even you can. but why is it that whenever u mention 40 hadith, you automatically think of imam an-nawawi? Allah’s tawfiq allowed his work to be blessed and now many of us have his work in our houses.

What if, after just one weekend, you could feel your shoulders straighten, the air of confidence lifting you higher?

What if, after just one weekend, you could feel the joy of having a crucial understanding of all the main concepts of your faith?

What if, after just one weekend, you could have a comprehensive awareness of the one compilation of hadeeth that could potentially address every religious matter you’ll ever want or need to talk about?

It is narrated on the authority of ‘Umar bin al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, say:

“Actions are (judged) by intentions so each man will have what he intended. [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

If, as Imam al-Shafee has said, “This particular hadeeth is one third of the knowledge of Islam; related to about 70 topics of Fiqh,” –we ask: “What then about the other 39?”

AlMaghrib Institute is Overjoyed to Bring You:
Sacred Scrolls: 40 Hadeeth Nawawi
A single weekend degree seminar

Lessons from the timeless collection of hadith compiled by Imam AlNawawi

A weekend long seminar taught by two Powerhouse AlMaghrib Instructors:

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi and Imam Suhaib Webb

Come see for yourself what all the hype is about!

Come, sit with your brothers and sisters who seek excellence.

**********Be inspired! Be there!*********

Sacred Scrolls: 40 Hadeeth Nawawi
One Weekend Seminar
Location: TBA
Cost: $85
July 11-13, 2008
Fridays: 7pm-10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am-7pm

more information about the class will be up soon inshaAllah

Enroll Now

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History of Islam in America: Whither and Where – Yasir Qadhi June 2, 2008

Posted by ibn1brahim in AlMaghrib Institute, Events, Instructors, Islam, Islam in the West, Locations (Qaba'il/Tribes), Qabeelat Tayybah (NY), Videos, Yasir Qadhi.
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Very interesting Yasir Qadhi lecture, which was given at the IlmFest 2008..

Why Do We Worship God? Journey of Worship – Yasir Qadhi May 23, 2008

Posted by ibn1brahim in 1. Abu Bakr, AlMaghrib Institute, Hasan al Basri, Instructors, Islam, Islam Muslim, Locations (Qaba'il/Tribes), Qabeelat Wasat (IL), Videos, Yasir Qadhi.
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And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.
[Dhariyat: 56]

Yasir Qadhi’s Biography

Book recommended during lecture:

Riyad-us-Saliheen – Imam an-Nawawi

Previous lectures:

The House of Khadijah

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Classes Taught:

Light of Guidance: Fundamentals of Faith 101

Light Upon Light: Fundamentals of Faith 102

Route 114: Ulumul Qur’an

Rays of Faith: Aqeedah 103 (3 days left!) April 8, 2008

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Give your excuse a black eye!

|| | Rays of Faith| ||
Taught by Sh. Waleed Basyouni April 11-13 / 18-20

The mission of Jibreel

A visitor, His clothes, exceedingly white. His hair, exceedingly black. A traveler. A Stranger. (more…)

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

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Colors of Faith From the Verses of the Qur’an March 1, 2008

Posted by ibn1brahim in AlMaghrib Institute, Islam, News, Qabeelat Durbah (NJ), Qur'an, Tafsir, Yaser Birjas.
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The Durbah Newsletter Squad has just released the official Heavenly Hues newsletter.

Featuring:
• A Letter from Shaykh Yaser to Durbah
• 9 articles
• GEMS from the seminar

Without further ado I invite you to experience:
Alwaan ul Emaan Min Ayaatil Qur’aan
(Colors of Faith from the Verses of the Qur’an)


http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=24713

May Allah (SWT) reward everyone who helped put this wonderful publication together. And may it be a source of benefit to people all around the world.