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[23/12/2022] Benefits from Shaykh al-Fawzān’s: Virtues of the ‘Ulamā Who Act Upon the Knowledge They Have & An Encouragement to Seek Knowledge From the ‘Ulamā – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid حفظه الله. Masjid As-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.
Some points discussed during this lesson:
- Evidence from the Qur’ān and Sunnah regarding the virtue of knowledge and the people of knowledge.
- A distinguishing characteristic of Islām that no other religion has.
- The command to have knowledge and the prohibition of blindly following one’s forefathers.
- The necessity of having knowledge before speech and action.
- Explanation of the term ‘Salaf’.
- How knowledge was preserved.
- The reason there are so many sects in Islām.
- The fruits of knowledge.
- The rejection of any act that is not based upon the Qur’ān and Sunnah.
- How the origin of the religion of ‘Īsā (عليه السلام) was lost.
- The consequences of introducing and acting upon innovation.
- How the people of innovation resemble the people of Jāhiliyyah.
- The only thing that raises a person over another in Islām.
- Seeking honour in Islām alone.
- How ‘Abdullāh b. Mas’ūd (رضى الله عنه) dealt with ‘Amr b. ‘Utbah and his followers due to their opposition to the Sunnah in the affair of dhikr.
- Question regarding working for a company that deals in insurance and interest.
- Can I lead my wife in night prayers or do we have to pray separately?
- How do we deal with our Salafī brothers in matters of Fiqh whist the evidence is clear, such as issues of qaza’ [hairstyle that shaves part of the head and leaves part] and taṣwīr?
- Is it permissible for two men staying in a hotel to sleep in the same bed with separate covers?
- What is the ruling on being an engineer in a defence company in the west?
- Advice on how to give da’wah to Shī’ah who are flatmates.
- What is the history of prayer beads?
- As for the ḥadīth regarding obeying the ruler even if he is an Abyssinian slave whose head is shaped like a raisin, some would say this is belittling black people.
- Is it permissible to slaughter and eat a hen that was injured by a dog?
- What should a Muslim do when there is a moment of silence in commemoration of WWI?
- What is the ruling on making a GoFundMe after the death of a loved one in order to build a masjid for them as Ṣadaqatul-Jāriyah?
- Was the ‘Aqīdah of Ṣalāhuddīn al-Ayyūbī correct?
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