“Islām Began As Something Strange…” – By ‘Abdul Ḥakeem Mitchell

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[26/05/2023] “Islām Began As Something Strange…” – by ‘Abdul Ḥakeem Mitchell حفظه الله. Lesson at Masjid Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this lesson:

⁃ Benefits from the ḥadīth, “Islām began as something strange, and it will return to being strange just at it began so glad tidings (of Paradise) is for the Strangers.” [Muslim]

⁃ Those who receive the greatest trials and harms.

⁃ The polytheists’ objection to Tawḥīd, and how they harmed the Prophet ﷺ and his Companions.

⁃ A sign from the signs of prophethood.

⁃ The meaning of Islām becoming strange.

⁃ Allāh’s praise for the Companions, and the deviance of the one who questions the trustworthiness of any of them (رضى الله عنهم).

⁃ The one truly regarded as being strange.

⁃ The role of the strangers in rectifying what the people have corrupted.

⁃ The meaning of ‘ṭūbā’.

⁃ Striving to attain Jannah and avoid being from the 72 sects.

⁃ Al-Awzā’ī (رحمه الله) on sticking to the narrations of the Salaf.

⁃ Imām Mālik (رحمه الله) on the safety of the Sunnah.


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