Causes of Weakness in the Ummah and the Means to its Rectification: Birmingham Conference 2014

Holding Fast To The Sunnah Tele-Link with Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee

In this lecture the great Scholar, Muhammad ibn Haadee encourages the listeners to be sincere and truthful in their following of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and to adhere to the understanding of the Sahaabah. In that they must also be far removed from the people of falsehood and misguidance.

Important Advice To The Muslim by Shaykh Abdur Rahman Muhiudeen

A beautiful admonition calling to Taqwaa (piety) and sincerity and Tawheed.

“The Future is for Islaam” by Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid

A very beneficial sermon filled with numerous hadeeth relevant to our times. Abu Khadeejah translates some of the speech of the Imaam, Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen Al-Albaani (rahimahullaah)taken from his tremendous work entitled ‘Silsilatul Ahadeeth as-Saheehah’, along with statements of several other scholars of the era.

Shaykh Al-Albaani explains that the Muslim should not despair with all of the difficulties and hardship we see the Ummah facing. One needs to be firm and resolute, understand the calamities and realise where they come from, and seek solutions that are rooted in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Thereafter, we should have a firm resolve that, “The Future is For Islaam”.

Tafsir of the Quranic Aayah “Mischief Has Appeared Upon Land and Sea…” by Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

Commentary on the verse taken from the tafsirs of al-Baghawi, al-Sa’di and writings of Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn al-Qayyim. The foundation of all corruption, evil and harm upon the earth is invoking others besides Allaah making following other than the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).  The foundation of all rectification is the Tawhid of Allaah and Ittibaa’ of the Messenger. Includes points on how the da’wah of the Prophets and their followers differs fundamentally from that of the innovated political groups and sects of the 20th century.

“Strength is in Treading Upon the Straight Path, Weakness is Caused by Straying From it.” By Abu Mu’adh Taqweem Aslam

An explanation of the Fundamental Obligation of clinging to the Path of Salafiyyah, illustrated through ayaat, ahaadeeth, statements of the great companion Hudhaifa ibn al-Yamaan (radiyallaahu ‘anhu), as well as the great scholar Ibn ul-Qayyim, and from our time Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen.

In addition, a concise clarification of the difference between the wayward political ideology of the Ikhwaan Al-Muslimoon and the upright Salafi Methodology in dealing with the affairs of the Muslim Ummah.

The Prophet said: “But Indeed You Are A Hasty People.” By Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis

Tafsir of the Qur’anic Ayah: “And do Not Cause Mischief Upon the Earth After it Has Been Set in Order..” by Uways Taweel

A lecture dealing with the Tafseer of this amazing verse from the works of scholars such as  At-Tabari,  Al-Baghawee,  As-S’adi, Ibnul-Qayyim and others. Issues such as Tawheed, Shirk, Purification and Manhaj are addressed in relation to how the current state of this Ummah can be rectified.

Golden Advice of Shaykh Ibn Baaz Rahimahullaah:Revival of the Ummah, Diagnosing & Curing. by Abu Mu’adh Taqweem Aslam

An explanation of the various incorrect efforts made in diagnosing the problems of the Muslim Ummah and thereafter resulting in inaccurate cures, in demonstrations, revolting against rulers etc. Thereafter a concise advice of Shaikh bin Baz highlighting the correct diagnosis and accurate cure to the problems of the muslims.

Deviation Of The Khawarij by Abu Iyaad

Lessons and benefits taken from the hadeeth of Abu Musa al-Ash’ari who saw groups of men doing an innovated form of dhikr in the masjid and how they eventually became Khawaarij and fought against the Companions (radiyallaahu anhum). The hadeed illustrates underlying causes and traits of the Kharijites in particular and the people of deviation and misguidance more generally.

The Causes Of Weakness In The Ummah And Means To Its Rectification By Abu Khadeejah

A lecture that is filled with hadeeths of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) and narrations of the Scholars past and present concerning the trials and tribulations that will afflict the Ummah. Abu Khadeejah quotes extensively from the great scholars of the past and present and how they would deal with calamities that face them.

Abu Khadeejah argues successfully, with clear proofs, that “the latter part of this Ummah will not be rectified except by that which rectified its earliest part.” He brings a beautiful story where a debate took place between a misguided innovator and an old man from ahlus-Sunnah in the presence of the Caliph Al-Waathiq in the time of Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal to prove the strength of ahlus-Sunnah in the face of innovations. Abu Khadeejah then moves on to use the same argument in modern times to show how rectification is to be brought about. He speaks of the futility of wholesale boycotting of supermarkets, the solution to the oppressive Zionist attack upon the Muslims of Palestine, the true understanding of the Caliphate, the various wars and battles against the Muslims, their humiliation at the hands of the non-Muslims and the Khaarijite and Shi’ite insurgents. This is a detailed discussion of a topic that every general Muslim seeking to understand current affairs and politics must listen to.

“Enter into Islaam Completely…”  by Abu Hafsa Kashif Khan

Allaah’s Promise to the People of Eemaan by Abdulillah Lahmami

Tafsir of the Verse: “Fear the Fitnah That Doe Not Only Affect The One Among You That Commits Oppression..” by Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis

Explanation of the Hadith of Hudhayfah by Abdulillah Lahmami

Some Causes Of Division by Abu Hafsah Kashif Khan

The Obligation of Loving Ahlus Sunnah & The Unity Of The Muslims by Abu Khadeejah Abdul Waahid

Another lecture by our brother Abu Khadeejah which brings to light this mighty fundamental of Islaam, unity. Ahlus-Sunnah are the most fervent in calling to unity and holding to the Rope of Allaah. But what is the basis of this Unity? He further mentions the great efforts of the various Salafi Centres and students of knowledge in the West in bringing about this unity and mutual love, mercy and affection.


Q & A Session With Abu Khadeejah


  1. This blessed conference of Salafiyyah, distinction and clarity has surely nourished the hearts. By Allaahs will, it has cured the ignorance of the people regarding these important matters such as the illnesses and the cures’ of what the muslim Ummah is facing today.

    As we have been informed by our noble brothers (May Allaah grant them nothing less than security and Jannah) that Imaam Maalik said that what will rectify this ummah is what rectified its first part. Which is Tawheed, Sunnah, Tafsiyah (purification), Tarbiyah (cultivation) and the abandonment of shirk and its people, and the abandonment of religious innovations and its people, and to return all of our affairs back to The Qur’aan, Sunnah and the consensus of the Salaf of this ummah, and to leave off our desires for verily it will only lead to the path of destruction.

    Verily the people that have chosen to follow their desires have only got deeper in their baatil and misguidance and are creators of mischief on the earth.

    May Allaah bless our students for keeping us close to the Scholars and the rest of the Salafiyyoon who work tirelessly openly and privately, catering for the people and by Allaah’s permission purifying the Religion of shirk and bid’ah and cultivating us upon what Allaah sent His Messenger Sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam with.

    May Allaah accept it from us and forgive us our sins and increase us in our love for Him and calling to Tawheed and Sunnah and in refuting ahluz-Zaygh wal-ahwaa.

  2. Jazakum Allaahu Khairun for making these audios available for the Ummaah to benefit from. Thus making it easy upon the general masses to seek knowledge, and aiding to make the path to paradise easy for the one who seeks authentic knowledge of the Qur’aan and Sunnah based upon the understanding of the Salaf us Saleh.

    Shaykh Ubayd al Jabiree (hafidhahullaah)

    During a live lesson 14.02.2004 said:

    “The best way to seek knowledge is to travel and sit with the scholars and take knowledge directly from them as this contains the least mistakes.The shaikh then encouraged brothers and sisters to seize this opportunity of the telelinks, and internet transmissions as this is taking knowledge from the mouth of the scholars without the exertion of having to travel to the scholars.”

    Shaykh Ahmed Subay’ee(hafidahullaah)18.8.2013

    “To take knowledge from the scholars but in the absence of scholars in the west that people should not disparage the trustworthy students of knowledge because there are no scholars. He advised to take knowledge from these trustworthy students of knowledge because that is ‘what you have in your countries’ and these students of knowledge should return to the scholars for rulings.”

    May Allaah bless and strengthen your efforts and the Dawah to Allaah aameen.

  3. Baarakallaahu feekum. We Salafies in Philadelphia are united with you, no matter the distance. May Allaah keep us firm.

  4. Yet another excellent Conference by our brothers at Salafi Publications. May Allah reward you all generously, & may Allah allow us to benefit from this packed weekend of knowledge, Ameen!

  5. assalaamu alaikum jazaakallaahu khayr for making these audios available so quickly, i got to listen to parts of the conference live online and im looking forward to listening to the recordings inshaa Allaah. I downloaded them to my smart phone and plan on listening to them all while i commute to and from work so i can do something beneficial during the drive.

  6. Assalāmu ‘alaykum
    Does any one know whether Abu Khadeejahs Q&A session from the other night will be added to the above at some point?
    Jazākallāhu khayran

  7. Bismillaah wa salatul wa salam ‘ala rasulullA

    Allaahs messenger salAllaahu alayhi wa salam said

    “If Allaah guides one through you it’s better than you than possessing a herd of red camels”

    He salAllaahu alayhi wa salam also mentioned:
    “”Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who does it without any reward diminishing..”

    Alhamdu Lillaah a great set of lectures with our noble brothers from UK, each lecture very beneficial maashaallaah, well needed considering the times we are living in. Please continue to hold such talks/reminders, indeed the reminder benefits the believers. Wallaahi do not underestimate how these 1 hour lectures have an affect on the heart. I ask Allaah, the most able that He allows you to facilitate such talks in the near future. we need this! The prophet said there is not a time that comes after except the time that comes after it is worse..” therefore we need more frequent reminders as time gets worse. Allaah chose the brothers at SP to be a means to guide masses of people in the west, their reward is with Allaah. May Allaah unite us all upon good and grant us a good ending, walhamdulillahi rabil alameen.

  8. Assalam alaykum, jazakum allaah kheiran for your works.

    Will Abu khadeejah’s Q&A session be uploaded?

    Jazak allaah kheiran

  9. Allahu Akbar! The beauty of this conference is apparent from the unity of the callers, who gathered for this blessed conference. Those from Britian & and those who travelled from America collobarating all together upon the sunnah!

    It is the favor of Allah that we have access to this beautiful conference and I beseech Allah and invoke the Lord of the worlds to shower his mercy upon all those who were responsible for this conference and to raise mine and their rank in the hereafter.

  10. There is not better masjid upon the sunnah salafiyyah than the masjid as salafi in the whole birmingham city. and what i like about them is that they relate their lecture,khutub and conference to the nowadays problems or issues

  11. May Allaah preserve all those who attended such an important conference related to our times particularly. It is indeed upon the Salafiyoon to share these lectures with the people, so that they may benefit, and to explain the principles taught therein to the people with patience and good manners.

    Thankyou for taking your time to deliver this vital knowledge to us. Barak Allaahu feekum.

  12. Excellent, excellent
    اللهم احفظ شيوخنا والسلفيون وزدهم علما نافعا وعملا صالحا  وثبتهم واجعلهم مباركين أينما كانوا

  13. May Allah bless you brothers for the sincere advises and reminders. SubhaanAllah the khutbah truly touched me and before listening to Abu Khadeejah i was under the opinion that muslims should go and fight for the freedoms of our brothers and sisters be it in Iraq, Syria Palestine. As a mother seeing children killed and young girls violated angered me. ALHAMDULILLAH FOR SALAFIYYAH we must return back to tawheed n sunnah and call to it. May Allah guide us back to Islam as it was revealed n the sunnah. Ameen

  14. May Allaah guide us all ameen,
    May Allaah keep blessing everyone of those brothers that Allaah has gave to them the knowledge and allowed them too share with this Ummah, May Allaah grant us to except it and live by it, Inshaa’Allaah this is our deen Allaah gave to us the blueprint, The Qur’aan, and sent to us The Prophet Muhammad ( saws) so that we may follow his Sunnah, So what blessing from Allaah that men and jinn deny ?

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