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It is reported in the Sahih of Imam Muslim that one day our Prophet Muhammad(S) was once sitting on one of the houses of Medinah. He looked around and said to the Sahabas: “Do you see what I’m seeing” They said “What oh Messenger of Allah” The Prophet answered: I see trials and tribulations falling upon your houses like the drops of rain. The frequency , the quantity will affect everybody”

In another Hadith, our Prophet(S) said that towards end of time, trials would become repetitive by nature. Every time a trial/calamity would come, the believers would become scared and terrified. They will say that we cannot pass this trial. The Prophet(S) said Allah will open up the doors and let it go away. Then another will come, they will say “ This is my destruction” and so on and so forth.

Nowadays when we look at how many incidents are taking place, how many issues that are rising day by day. We can see the difference of the how the world was before and what it has become now!

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A masjid and Islamic school has been targeted with an explosive device in Minnesota, while the Shaykh and community were in prayer.

Alhamdulillah the Shaykh was not in his office at the time of the blast, and no one was injured.

I was at that masjid earlier this year, visiting one of the gentlest and kindest and erudite scholars who lives in this land, and someone whom I consider a teacher (and who graciously granted me ijaazahs in Hadith): Sh Waleed al-Minneesi.

We need to be cognizant that the America many of us grew up in and used to live in is no longer the America of today. The rise of Islamophobia, and the phenomenon of Donald Trump, are symptoms of a far greater problem that always existed but is only now rearing its ugly face to the Muslim community. That problem is the problem of xenophobia; a feeling that ‘we’ (in this case, a large demographics of this land, predominantly white, nominally Christian, typically middle and lower middle class) are better than ‘you’ (that’s anyone other than the majority : Latinos, immigrants, Muslims). That, coupled with the fear and lies being maliciously spread against Islam, makes it possible for people to bomb houses of worship believing that they are somehow doing a good deed.

We have no choice but to rise to this challenge. We need to do what we can to protect ourselves and our families, and to fight this bigotry and hatred with education and the best of manners.

And Allah is the only source of protection, and in Him we put our trust.


FBI Investigating Explosion At Bloomington Islamic Center

Federal investigators are in Bloomington Saturday after a reported explosion at an Muslim community center.

The Diet of the Prophet ﷺ
Full Talk: http://akacademy.org/prophets-family-life/
In one hadith of Bukhari Umm al-mu’minīn Aisha says, “For two whole months the fire in the hearth of the home of The Messenger of Allah ﷺ would not be lit because there was no solid food to cook and occasionally we would receive a gift of milk.”
The Prophet ﷺ loved meat, but never would he overindulge and consume it regularly. We live in a time where meat and good food are plenty, often leading to overindulging lifestyles with disregard to our physical health. On the other hand there are some of us who count the amount of calories we consume to monitor our diet and try to live a healthier lifestyle by choosing the food we eat.
The Prophet ﷺ remains a prime example of how we should live our lives on a daily basis. His routine would balance the perfect lifestyle to keep himself physically, mentally and spiritually fit.
Find out in this short excerpt what the Prophet ﷺ would eat and how much meat he would consume when he was invited to a meal.
#Islam #Muslim #ShaykhRiyadhulHaq #AlkawtharAcademy

The Diet of the Prophet ﷺ

Full Talk: http://akacademy.org/prophets-family-life/

In one hadith of Bukhari Umm al-mu’minīn Aisha says, “For two whole months the fire in the hearth of the home of The Messenger of Allah ﷺ would not be lit because there was no solid food to cook and occasionally we would receive a gift of milk.”

The Prophet ﷺ loved meat, but never would he overindulge and consume it regularly. We live in a time where meat and good food are plenty, often leading to overindulging lifestyles with disregard to our physical health. On the other hand there are some of us who count the amount of calories we consume to monitor our diet and try to live a healthier lifestyle by choosing the food we eat.

The Prophet ﷺ remains a prime example of how we should live our lives on a daily basis. His routine would balance the perfect lifestyle to keep himself physically, mentally and spiritually fit.

Find out in this short excerpt what the Prophet ﷺ would eat and how much meat he would consume when he was invited to a meal.

#Islam #Muslim #ShaykhRiyadhulHaq #AlkawtharAcademy

A beautiful anecdote about our Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) playing with children:

Ya`la reported, “Once, we were invited to a dinner, and we went with the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam). We came across Husayn playing in the streets, so the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) rushed ahead of us and opened his arms [to embrace him]. But instead, Husayn ran away, trying to escape, and [the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam)] went here and there, laughing, until he finally caught him. He placed one arm under his chin, and the other over his head [meaning: the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) grabbed Husayn from behind] and hugged him, and said, ‘Husayn is from me and I am from Husayn. May Allah love the one who loves Husayn. Husayn shall be [like a] tribe of the tribes (sibṭ min al-asbāṭ)”

Reported by Imam al-Bukhari in his al-Adab al-Mufrad (# 364).

From this Hadith, we can derive the following benefits:

– The eagerness of the Companions to invite the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) to their houses, and his gentle nature in agreeing to go and making them happy.

– The simple life of the people of Madinah – here the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) is walking in the alleyways, there Husayn is playing as a child his age (probably 5 years old at the time) would.

– The playful and loving nature of the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam), for him to not be embarrassed to demonstrate his love for his grandchildren, and to run around in the streets, in front of his Companions, in a ‘catch me if you can’ type of routine with Husayn.

– The noble status of Husayn, radi Allah anhu, and the high regard that the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) had for him.

– The prediction that Husayn shall have many children and that his lineage will continue after him, like the descendants of Ibrahim (as). The term ‘sibṭ’ is also used in the Quran to describe the children of Yaqub, the grandson of Ibrahim.

Note: The love of the Family of the Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) is established as a fundamental of theology in all circles of Sunnī Islam. Sadly, some have gone to extremes in this regard, in both ways. So, at times, when the blessings of the Family of the Prophet are mentioned, as per authentic Hadith, some ignorant people become uncomfortable and feel that the speaker has deviated to another sect! And on the other extreme, some groups have given mystical and even semi-divine characteristics to the Family of the Prophet, claiming that they control the creation, or that the creation was made for them, or that the creation should be ruled by them.

Our Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) was the best human, and his family is the best family. Just as we love him, we love his family (which includes his children but also his wives), and we love his Companions.

Q: Do We Have Free Will Or Is Everything Predestined?

Allah (SWT) created us with the ability to make choices. We have free will. Yet, it is mentioned that Allah (SWT) has predestined everything.

Allah (SWT) knows what is going to happen to you 5 years from now, even 10 years. He knows every single aspect of your life even before you were born into this world.

A companion once came to the Prophet (PBUH) asking this exact question. The companion asked what is the point of doing anything if everything is already predestined?

I answer the question and explain the hadith in the video below.

Before you take this world too seriously! Check this Hadith out.

Mālik Ibn Dinaar said: “Whoever proposed to the world, then the world would not be satisfied until he gave up his Deen as dowry.”

● [الزهد الكبير للإمام البيهقي صحفة ١٠٠]

اللهم تقبل منا رمضان


A detailed analysis on the hadith of Allah being more merciful than the mother and how we reconcile His mercy with His punishment.

The Infinitely Merciful and the Question of Hellfire

*NEW PUBLICATION* If God is The Most Merciful, why does hellfire exist? This question is a common source of doubt for many young Muslims. “The Infinitely Merciful and the Question of Hellfire” by Mohammad Elshinawy focuses on one famous tradition of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ regarding God’s mercy and the hellfire and refutes the claim that this tradition is counterintuitive. Read the entire publication here – http://bit.ly/2t3sVG8

Not everyone is going to like what I’m about to say, but it needs to be said.

Dear imams and shayukh, when a sister comes to you begging for khula (divorce), you are not helping her by refusing, or by telling her to have “sabr” and go back to an abusive relationship “for the sake of her children.” You are hurting her *and* her children and aiding oppression.

Allow me to tell you why.

If she does go back, she will continue to be harmed.
But if she doesn’t, here is what will happen behind the scenes, without you ever knowing what you’ve caused:
When you refuse to grant khula with justice, the woman is left to the mercy of the husband. Now he has the power to place all sorts of unjust conditions before he grants her the khula. Some men will unjustly demand money (beyond the mahr–which is only to be paid in cases with no abuse), while others will demand full custody of the kids. In any case, the refusal of the imam allows for this injustice.

This is a distortion of the sunnah. Upon the returning of the mahr, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) granted divorce (khula) to the wife of Thabit bin Qais without protest (see Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.197). What is being practiced today is a far diversion from the sunnah, and a grave injustice. You aren’t improving on the sunnah.

And it needs to stop.


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Light of the Qur’an:

These next 3 days all of us will go through pangs of hunger as we fast more than 4 hours – our gastric emptying time.

As you feel the hunger remember that this fast can never be taken away from you on the day of Judgement. Even if we owe other people our deeds for some mistake that we have done to them; they can never take our fasts.

“..the fasting is for me and I will reward him for it..” [Hadith Qudsi in AlBukhari]

So it is the closest of our deeds that will always stay with us. Some scholars also said since the reward has no clear limits, that it is too large to measure on the scales on the judgement. This is the beauty of Fasting. Finally, fasting will witness for us on the Day of Judgement. Ibn Rajab alHanbali said: Fast the long hot days seeking for food and drink on a day that is longer and hotter than any days on Earth. Allah give me and you food and drink on the plains of the Day of Judgement and delight when we meet Him ameen ya Rabb.


Hadith 14: The Poisoned Well; Burying Elitist Privilege.

Asalaam Alaykum brothers and sisters.

Bismillah. Alhamdulillah. Wa salaat wa Saleem ala rusulullah. (Saw)

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I must warn you all to be very careful about investing any of your hard earned cash into One Coin, information is NOW surfacing to show it may not be what it claims to be. I urge you NOT to just trust without a good long hard look at it before parting with your cash.

A few questions to ask:- does OC have a blockchain? Can you sell your coins?
How long will it take before you recover your investment? Is it sharia compliant, is OC certified? Are there any Police investigations in process? How many OC bank accounts have been closed around the globe over the past two years? How many countries have criminalised trading in OC? At the end of the day it’s a free world. It’s your choice.

But as the prophet pbuh mentioned None of you truly believes until he loves for others as he loves for himself. Hadith.

May we be guided to do the right thing. Ameen.

Please share any information you may have to assist research into OC.

You may win a battle in the court of public opinion or a dispute using eloquence/deception, but what you lose is far greater than what you gain.

Catch up on last night’s lesson.

Hadith 13: Corrupt Lawyers and Unserved Justice.

Met our brother Mohammed Hoblos last night. Love the brother for Allah. Great little reminder here:-


Let me share a Hadith with you at this point :

Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Each person will be resurrected according to the state in which he died.”
Reference: Book 040, Chapter 19, Number 6878 : Sahih Muslim

If you lived a life of disobedience, if you lived a life of sin, you will die the same way and you will be resurrected the way you died !


Facebook is not the ideal medium to go into detailed fiqh rulings – nonetheless my last post generated questions regarding maḥram rulings for children that are taken care of by other than their parents. So let me clarify.

Before I begin this brief post, please realize that I won’t be entertaining questions in the comments. Feel free to ask your local Shaykhs and Imams whom you trust.

1) If the child is below two years of age, there are a number of options that would establish permanent maḥram relationship for the family. The mother, or her sister or aunt, may feed the child via lactation (and it is allowed to artificially induce this milk by taking specific medicine for that). Islamic law requires five full feedings. This position is mainstream.

2) If the child is above two, some scholars and Fiqh councils have suggested an alternative (and whether you choose to follow this or not depends on the legal school you follow – from my side I don’t see a problem with this opinion, and consider this position to be valid, based on the famous hadith on this topic). This alternative is that an exception can be made in such circumstances, and that the child, even if above two, is given the mother’s (or sister’s or aunt’s) milk (even if it needs to be expressed into a cup and not directly). This position is not mainstream; some scholars support it, and others don’t.

3) If neither of these options are availed to, technically the child will be a non-maḥram.

However, I will say something that I know will cause some of you great problems, yet needs to be said.

Even if some of the rules cannot be observed perfectly once the child grows older, let this not be an impediment. Allah is forgiving, and ‘…fear Allah as much as you can.’

Here’s the point: what is the lesser of the two harms? That an innocent, vulnerable child is left abandoned in an orphanage, and neglected for most of those previous growing years, or that such a child is taken in by a loving family, and raised, and given an education, and then perhaps the rules of ḥijāb are not fully enforced in the house 20 years down the line?!

This is a no-brainer. Those of you who are able to should take in a child into their homes, and if you can’t avail yourself to either of the first two options, Allah will find a way to deal with the third, and the overall good that will come will be far greater than any small inconveniences or slips.

Sadly, it is very common to hear the phrase ‘Adoption is ḥarām in Islam’. I myself heard this countless times growing up, and continue to hear it and get asked questions about it.

We need to be clear that this phrase is simply too ambiguous and problematic, and cannot and should not be used. What is forbidden is the ancient pre-Islamic custom of ‘tabannī’, where a man would claim that another man’s son or daughter would henceforth be considered his own biological son or daughter. Our Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) conferred this honor on his servant Zayd b. Ḥarithah, before the coming of Islam. As Abdullah ibn `Umar said, “We never knew Zayd except as Zayd ibn Muhammad, until Allah revealed Surah al-Aḥzāb.”

In Surah al-Aḥzāb, Allah said, ‘Call them by their fathers – that is justice in the eyes of Allah!’ So Zayd’s name was reverted back from Zayd b. Muhammad to Zayd b. Ḥarithah.

It is ḥarām to claim that a man is the biological father of a child when that is clearly not the case. THAT is what is forbidden in Islam. As for taking a child in need, especially an orphan child, and raising it with the same love and care and concern as one’s own child, not only is this not forbidden, it is in fact one of the most beloved of deeds to Allah. In the authentic Hadith, “I, and the one who takes care of an orphan, will be like this (together) in Paradise,” and he intertwined between his two fingers.

An orphan child should eventually be told (once he or she is mature enough) who the biological parents are, and it should never be claimed that the orphan child is the biological child of the couple who is raising him. And there are some maḥram and inheritance issues that are raised by this as well, which can easily be resolved or worked around.

But to claim unequivocally that ‘Adoption is ḥaram’ is simply wrong, since the word ‘adoption’ can also imply taking care of and raising a child, which is a great act of worship.

We should refrain from using this ambiguous phrase, and also point out when we hear people say it that they should clarify what they mean.

Hadith 12: Whoever Deceives is Not One of Us.

Last week was my favorite session yet, tune in tonight at 8:15 PM CT insha’Allah and catch up with all the previous sessions/notes here: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/yaqeenwp/40-hadiths-on-social-justice/

Hadith 10. If you can’t stop them, join them. The “everyone else does it” fallacy.

Hadith 10. If you can’t stop them, join them. The “everyone else does it” fallacy.

A number of prominent British newspapers and magazines are attempting to smear my reputation before my visit there next week (primarily to raise funds for children in East Africa).

To show you how vile some reporters are, and how clear of an agenda they have, the main reporter actually emailed me two weeks ago, with selective quotations from my lectures that attempted to make me appear as a terrorist. Some of these ‘radical quotations’ were simply verses and hadith, translated (and if you don’t have commentary or context, it’s easy to misuse such Sacred Texts). Others were quotations from my Seerah lectures, in which I mention the historical battles of the Prophet’s (SAW) era and praise some aspects of them.

When I replied to each and every one of these allegations, and pointed out that the real terrorists out there have actually called for my assassination, the reported simply dismissed those allegations and moved on to find others.

And what did they find? That I claim that Islam teaches that same-sex relations are not morally correct, and unhealthy from a spiritual perspective. That much is true – they then add the outright lie and shear slander that I preach violence against people whom we ethically disagree with. This is a bold lie and sheer slander, as this video made last year explicitly mentions.

These people shall never be content with us until we leave our faith for their sake. Rather than leave our faith, we choose to leave them to their ways, and put our trust in our Creator, and continue to preach the truth.

Their agenda is clear: to make each and every mainstream Muslim appear as a radical hard-liner.

Our response will be to say what needs to be said, with wisdom and beautiful preaching. If they lie about us, we respond with truth; when they smear, we pray that Allah guides them; when they slander, we forgive.

PS. Once in a while, we’ll choose not to forgive, and sue the pants off of them for libel so that they learn their lesson :).
But yes, the default is indeed forgiveness…


Dr Yasir Qadhi explains how a Muslim should deal with urges of Homosexuality and how we are expected to deal with the controversial topic.

I am truly saddened (and even sickened) by those few who are actually supporting Bashar al-Assad, even after all of his tyranny and injustices have been witnessed for so long. Sectarianism has blinded them to the point of not caring about children being gassed to death.

I seek Allah’s refuge from ever being so blinded as to ignore any evil ‘my side’ does, whatever that side happens to be. Truth is higher than any side. I have and shall continue to criticize the nefarious, unjustified and evil war that Saudi Arabia is waging in Yemen, in which hundreds of innocents have been killed and thousands are on the brink of starvation; and America as it recklessly engages in one political catastrophe in the Middle East after another; and the Syrian government as it inhumanely destroys its own country piece by piece only so that one person can remain in power..and the list goes on and on.

Just because someone is not aware of my criticism, it doesn’t mean that I have remained silent.

To those amongst you who wish to defend Bashar al-Assad, I sincerely pray, if you do not change your ways, that you be resurrected on Judgment Day with those whom you love and defend, for we learn in the Hadith that “…a man will be with those whom he loves.”

As well I ask you to unsubscribe from my Facebook page – I have absolutely no desire to associate with anyone who sympathizes with Pharaoh and his ilk.

All future comments praising or defending the Pharaoh of our time will be deleted.