Friday, 25 December 2009

Birmingham Winter Conference Timetable


National Winter Conference in Birmingham 2009



12pm Sermon, "Following knowledge with Actions" by Abu Hakeem or Abu Khadeejah
4pm "O Youth, Marry whoever pleases you of Women!" by Abu Khadeejah
7pm "The Path of the Righteous" by Shaikh Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree
9pm "The Station of the Sunnah of the Prophet in Islaam" by Abu Idrees Muhammad


12.30pm "The Characteristics of the Dajjaal (the Anti-Christ) P1" by Abu Iyaad Amjad
2.30pm "Diseases of the Hearts and it's Cure" by by Abu Idrees Muhammad
4pm Lecture Live Tele-Link With Ash-Shaykh Ubaid al-Jaabiree
7pm "The way of the Salaf in Maintaining Strength of Imaan" P1 by Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
9pm "Rulings Connected to Engagement and Looking before Marriage" by Abu Khadeejah


12.30pm "Imaan and Action" (Somali Language ONLY) by Abu Suhaib
2pm "The Characteristics of the Dajjaal (the Anti-Christ) P2" by Abu Iyaad Amjad
4pm Live Tele-Link Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee al-Madkhali: "Fear Allaah and be truthful"
7pm "The way of the Salaf in Maintaining Strength of Imaan" P2 by Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
8.30pm Final advices and end by Abu Hakeem, Abu Iyaad, Abu Khadeejah, Abu Idrees.


Asslaamu alaykum, we warmly welcome you to this conference. Please note: No vendors or stalls are allowed on the street or in the vicinity of the Masjid without authorization. The Police have stated that they will take action at their discretion.

STRICTLY no illegal parking or obstruction of the street facing the Masjid. Please park in the car-park allocated.Excellent manners should be employed at all times with other conference attendees, neighbours, members of the public and the local community - let us set a noble example in the call to Allaah.

The 'Salafi Bookstore' is located at 472 Coventry Rd, directly parallel to the Masjid, it will be open from 10am till 10pm.

Sisters are very welcome to shop anytime.

Since this conference is free for all, you should know that much expense is incurred in organizing our da'wah activities.

We also ask that you make each other welcome and establish the ties of brotherhood (and sisterhood) throughout the conference.

Conferences are remembered both for the knowledge disseminated and the love and brotherhood established within them.

Please prepare yourselves for unavoidable changes in the program!


To listen on paltalk - Religion & Spirituality-Islam-Salafi Publications Live

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Birmingham Winter Conference

New Book Release.....

Whispers of Paradise (1): A Muslim Woman's Life Journal

An Islamic Daily Journal Which Encourages Reflection & Rectification

View the FREE 61 pages preview download of the book here!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Reminder for those who believe

Assalamu 'alaykum

A sister just posted this ayat on facebook, and masha'Allaah it's such a great reminder for us, often we're faced with critisicm for proudly showing our islamic identity, and for what we believe in, and it can be very hurtful at times.....Allaah say's (translated to mean)

"Verily! (During the worldly life) those who committed crimes used to laugh at those who believed. And whenever they passed by them, used to wink one to another (in mockery); And when they returned to their own people, they would return jesting; and when they saw them, they said: ‘Verily! These have indeed gone astray!’ But they (disbelievers, ... See Moresinners) had not been sent as watchers over them (the believers). But on this Day (the Day of Resurrection) those who believe will laugh at the disbelievers. On (high) thrones, looking (at all things). Are not the disbelievers paid (fully) for what they used to do?" [Surah Al-Mutaffifin 83:29-36]

We will have our reward insha Allaah, and our efforts will not be wasted.x

Saturday, 5 December 2009

The story of Abu Ghayth

Assalamu 'alaykum,

Sorry I have not posted anything for a while, hope this makes up for it insha Allaaah :)

The Beautiful Story of Abu Ghayth

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

From the signs of truthfulness is fear of Allah ; for the truthful with conviction fears consuming from what is impermissible and bears poverty and hardship for the sake of Islam.

If he commits sin then he does not sleep until he returns to his Lord and repents, in order to free himself from the sin, and its burden.

Ibn Jarir at-Tabari: I was in Makkah during the season of Hajj and I saw a man from Khurasaan calling out to the people: "Oh pilgrims, oh people of Makkah รข€“ from those who are present and those far off, I have lost a pouch that contains a thousand dinars. So whoever returns the pouch, Allah will reward them with good, save them from the hell fire, and His bounty and favors will be acquired on the Day of Accounting (Day of Judgment)."

An old man from the people of Makkah approached him and said: "Oh Khurasaani, our city is in a very tough condition, and the days of hajj are few, and its season is appointed, and the doors of profit-making are closed. This money might fall in the hands of a believer who is poor and old in age. Maybe he plans to give it if you make a promise that you will give him a little bit of money that is halal (permissible) for him to use."

The Khurasaani said: "How much does he want?" The old man said: "He wants one-tenth of the money (a hundred dinars)."

The Khurasaani said: "No. I will not grant him the money and instead I will take my case to Allah, and complain to Him on the day we meet Him, and Allah is sufficient for us and the best one to trust in."

Ibn Jarir at-Tabari said: "I realized that it was the old man is poor, and he was the one who took the pouch of dinars and wishes to have a little portion of it.

So I followed him until he returned to his home. My assumptions were confirmed.

I heard him calling onto his wife:"Oh Lubabah."

She said: "I am at your service, O Abu Ghayth."

The old man said: I found the owner of the dinars calling for it, and he does not intend to give any reward to the person who finds it.

I said to him "Give us a hundred dinars and he refused and said he would take his case to Allah. What should I do O Lubabah? I must return it, for I fear my Lord, and I fear that my sin is multiplied.

His wife said to him: Oh Man! We have been struggling and suffering from poverty with you for the last 50 years, and you have 4 daughters, 2 sisters, my mother and I, and you are the ninth. Keep all the money and feed us for we are hungry, and clothe us for you know better our situation. Perhaps Allah, the All-Mighty, will make you rich afterwards and you might be able to give the money back after you fed your children, or Allah will pay the amount you owe on the day when the kingdom will belong to the King (Allah).

He said to her: Will I consume haram after 86 years of my life, and burn my organs with fire after I have been patient with my poverty, and become worthy of Allah anger, even though I am close to my grave?! No, By Allah, I will not do so!

Ibn Jarir at-Tabari said: I left with amazement concerning his condition and that of his wife. At a later point during the day, I heard the owner of the pouch calling out... Saying: "O people of Makkah, O pilgrims, who ever of you find a pouch containing a thousand dinars, let him return it and they shall surely find great reward with Allah."

The old man said: Oh Khurasaani, I have addressed you the other day and advised you that our land is low on cultivation, so reward the person who found the pouch so that he is not tempted to break the laws of Allah. I have advised you to pay the person who finds it a hundred dinars but you refused. If your money falls into hands of a person who fears Allah the All-Mighty, will you give him 10 dinars at least, instead of a 100?

The Khurasaani said: I will not do so, and I will complain to Allah on the day I meet him, and Allah is sufficient for us and the best one to trust in."

Ibn Jarir at-Tabari said: The people dispersed and left. Later on during the hours of the day, once again, the Khurasaani made the same call, saying: "O people of Makkah, O pilgrims, who ever of you find a pouch containing a thousand dinars, let him return it and they shall surely find great reward with Allah."

The old man came again and said: O Khurasaani, I said to you the day before yesterday to reward the finder a hundred dinars and you refused. Then I advised you to give him ten dinars and you refused, so will you give only one dinar so that he can buy with half of it things he needs and with the other half, sheep milk, so that he can give to the people and feed his children?

The Khurasaani said: I will not do so, and I will complain to Allah on the day I meet him, and Allah is sufficient for us and the best one to trust in. "

The old man angrily said: Come you, and take your money so that I can sleep at night, for I have not had a good mood ever since I found this money.

Ibn Jarir said: So the old man went with the owner of the money and I followed them until the old man entered his house, dug a hole and pulled out the money and said: Take your money and ask Allah to forgive me and bless me from His bounty.

The Khurasaani took the money and intended to leave, but when he reached the door he said: O old man, my father died, May Allah have mercy on him, and left behind three thousand dinars and said to me: Take out a third of this money and give it to a person from the people who is most deserving of it.

Therefore I tied it in a pouch so that I may spend it on someone who is worthy of it. By Allah, I have not seen a person, since I left Khurasaan until now, who is more worthy of it then you. So take it, May Allah's blessing be upon you, and May He reward for the trust you kept, and your patience during poverty.

The Khurasaani man left without the money.

The old man wept and prayed to Allah, saying: May Allah bless the owner of the money in his grave, and May Allah bless his son.

Ibn Jarir said: I left after the Khurasaani but Abu Ghayth (the old man) followed me and brought me back. He asked me to sit down, and said: I have seen you following me since the first day; you have come to know of our situation yesterday and today. I have heard that the Prophet said: "If you are gifted from the provision of Allah, without begging or asking, then accept it and do not reject it." So this is a gift from Allah to all those attending.

The old man called: O Lubabah, O so and so, O so and so. He called on his daughters and his sisters and wife and her mother, and sat down and made me sit down. We were 10. He opened the bag, and said spread your clothing over your laps.

So I (Ibn Jarir) did, but the girls did not have proper clothing that would enable them to do that, so they extended their hands. The old man gave dinar by dinar in order until he reached me (Ibn Jarir) and said: "Here is a dinar." The process continued until the bag was empty and I received a hundred dinars.

Ibn Jarir at-Tabari said: So joy filled my heart because of the provision they received more then the joy I had because I received a hundred dinars.

When I was leaving the old man said: O young man. You are blessed; keep this money with you for it is halal. And know that I use to wake up for Fajr prayer with this wet shirt.

After I was done I would take it off, and give it so that my daughters can pray - one by one.

Then I would go to work between Dhuhr prayer and Asr prayer and then I would come back at the end of the day with what Allah has given me from dates and dry pieces of bread.

Then I would take off my clothes for my daughters and they would pray Dhuhr prayer and Asr prayer, and the same would happen for the Maghrib and Isha prayers. And we did not ever expect to see this kind of money.

So may Allah make us make good use of them, and may Allah bless the person in his grave and multiply the reward for him.

Ibn Jarir said: So I greeted him goodbye, and took the hundred dinars and used them to write knowledge for two years! I used it to buy paper and pay rent and after sixteen years I returned to Makkah and inquired about the old man. I was told that he died a few months after the incident that occurred between us.

His wife died, along with her mother, and his 2 sisters. The only ones that remained were the daughters whom, when I asked about, found that they were married to kings and Princes. I dropped by and they honored me as a guest and treated me kindly until they died also. So May Allah bless them in their graves.

{That will be an admonition given to him who believes in Allaah and the Last Day. And whosoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things. (At-Talaq 65: 2-3)
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