Hadith 24 – Insurance companies and vulnerable citizens. The concept of gharar and uncertainty in Islam. #40onJustice

One of the popular Scholars and Hadith narrators as a Sahaba, is indeed Abdullah Ibn Umar(R), the son of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab(R). He was born approximately ten years before the Hijrah. Even though we rarely know the dates of birth, in this case, we know exactly because he’s the one who told us that he presented himself to the Prophet(S) at the Battle of Badr, he was rejected as he was only thirteen years old. Then he attempted again at the Battle of Uhud and was rejected once more as he was fourteen years old. The first Battle he participated was ‘Khandaq’ when he was fifteen years old. So the battle of ‘Khandaq’ took place five years after the Hijrah, Abdullah Ibn Umar(R) is fifteen years old, therefore he was born ten years before the Hijrah. This shows us how back then, adulthood was considered to be approximately fifteen years old.

Abdullah Ibn Umar(R) converted to Islam relatively early, but not of the first batches. It is said he converted approximately 4-5 years after the Da’wah. While he was ten years old, he migrated to Madinah with his father, Umar Ibn Al-Khattab. This shows how even at the age of eleven or twelve, Abdullah Ibn Umar’s aspirations were high as he was volunteering himself for the battles. As we know the battle of Badr was only volunteering while Uhud was defensive, but he still showed up to participate despite his age.

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One of the greatest names in our history and tradition, as well as being one of the earliest converts of Islam is indeed Abdullah Ibn Masu’d(R). In this Episode of Lives of The Khulafaa, Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi covers his biography in details.

Abdullah Ibn Masu’d(R) belongs to a Non-Qurashi Arab tribe by the name of ‘Banu Huthayl’, hence he is called ‘Huthali’. His father, Masu’d Ibn Ghaafil, had migrated to Makkah for business purposes. He had formed an alliance with somebody from the tribe of ‘Banu Zuhra’, the same tribe which the mother of the Prophet(S) was from. His mother was also from the tribe of the ’Huthali’. Furthermore, she had an interesting name, ‘Umm ‘Abd’. For some unknown reasons, his grandfather named his mother ‘Umm ‘Abd’, meaning the mother of the slave. That is why Abdullah Ibn Masu’d(R) was always also called ‘Ibn Umm ‘Abd’. Even the Prophet(S) called him by this name multiple times.
According to the books of Seerah and Hadith, Abdullah Ibn Masu’d(R) was an extremely short man. Some incidents mention that if he was walking amongst people who were seated, some would assume that he himself was amongst them who were seated.

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Hadith 23 – Why is Riba Haram? A Thorough Look at Harms of Usury to Society and Why it’s so Strongly Prohibited in Islam #40onJustice

I’ll be teaching one of my favorite classes in London, UK from 8th-10th December 2017.

Collector’s Edition: An Introduction to Sahīḥ al-Bukhārī.
Class location: The Atrium, in East London.

During this class, we will cover the life and times, the methodology and goals, of this amazing and most authentic work of Hadith ever written. And we will study over 75 Hadith in detail, from miscellaneous chapters, and covering a wide array of topics (theology, fiqh, tafsir, sirah, history, and more).

It is one of my all-time favorite classes to teach for AlMaghrib, and the student reviews show it’s a favorite of theirs as well.

And, for those who come on Friday, I will have a very nice and blessed surprise (trust me, you will be happy that you came!)

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Q: Is this Prophet’s saying true? How should we interpret this saying? What is meaning of it?

Is it true that the Prophet (PBUH) said ‘A woman who doesn’t answer her husband when he calls her will be cursed by the angels’? How should this Hadith be interpreted?

I go into details in the video below.


What won the heart of Khadijah (ra) was the honesty of the Prophet (pbuh) when she employed him. What spread Islam to Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country in the world, was the honesty of the Muslim merchants. Check out Hadith 21 from our #40onJustice series.

Please note that next week we will not be having class.

Did you miss Hadith #21 last night? Watch “Entrusted And Rewarded: The Characteristics of a Pious Employee” now. #40onJustice

Hadith 18 – “He is Not a Believer Whose Neighbor is Not Secure From His Harm.” An indepth look at the modern applications of the hadiths on neighbors. #40onJustice

In this episode of Lives of The Khulafaa, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi covers the life of Talha Ibn Ubaydullah, who is one of the ten ‘Ashara Mubashara’ (10 Promised Paradise). He starts off with an explanation of the concept of ‘Ashara Mubashara’ and the evidence behind it.

Talha Ibn has received multiple blessings from Allah(SWT). Firstly, he is from the ten that has been promised paradise. Secondly, he is of the first ten to convert to Islam, he was in fact the eight person to convert. Thirdly, he is one of the famous five who converted at the hands of Abu Bakr As Siddiq. So Allah(SWT) blessed Abu Bakr to bring five of the best Sahabas of the Prophet(S) to Islam, and Talha was one of them.

It was mentioned in a Hadith that one day, people were suffering from hunger due to a severe drought, Talah was so generous that he slaughtered a camel when they most needed it. During that time, camels were so precious and wouldn’t be slaughtered unless for a very special occasion. He in fact dug a well to find water for the Prophet(S), and then invited him for a feast as they were hungry during that time. So the Prophet(S) said to him: “Talha Al-Fayyad” (Talha, the one who is overflowing with generosity) This was then one of his nicknames, and during his life, we will see how generous of a person he indeed was.

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Hadith #17: Finding and Channeling Your Righteous Anger

40 Hadith Series

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Building a Coalition of Justice. “The Fiqh of Hilf-al-Fadool” 40 Hadith on Social Justice.

Hadith 15: A Coalition for Justice (The Fiqh of Hilf Al Fudool).

In the famous pact that took place in Makkah, various tribes agreed to protect the most vulnerable. What are the contemporary rulings that can be derived from this incident? What are some lessons that we can apply in pursuit of justice today? Is the pact still in effect? All of this and more in this week’s #40onJustice.

Did you miss yesterday’s #40onJustice lecture? Catch up on Hadith #15 now.




The first ten days of Zul Hijjah are among the most magnificent days in Islamic calendar. The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Hadith -Bukhari)

The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, has said, “One fast during these days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is equal to the worship of “Lailatul-Qadr”.(Hadith-Tirmizi)

Every Muslim should avail oneself of this wonderful opportunity by performing as much Ibadah (acts of worship) as he or she can during this period.


It is Wajib (incumbent) for every adult to recite the Takbeeraat of Tashreeq after every Fardh Salaat-performed with Jamaat or individually from the Fajr of the 9th of Zul-Hijjah to the Asr of the 13th of Zul Hijjah. The Takbeeraat should be recited once only.

The words of the Takbeeraat of Tashreeq are as follows:

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ

Transliteration: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar laa ilaha illallahu wallahu akbar. Allahu Akbar walillaahil hamd.

Translation: “Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest and all praises belong to Him Alone.”


It was reported from Abu Qutaadah that the Messenger of Allah(peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah ( 9 Dhul Hijjah). He said, “It atones for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” (Hadith-Muslim)


Zaid bin Arqam (R.A.) reports that the Companions of Rasulullah (Sallalaho alihe wassallam) asked him:

‘‘ Oh Prohpet of Allah (pbuh), what is this sacrifice?” He said: “It is the way of your forefather Ibrahim(AS) .” They asked:“What (reward) is for us therein?” He replied: “There is a reward for every hair (i.e. the reward for meat and useful parts of the animal’s body will be very lofty in merit, but there will also be a great reward for the parts which are useless and thrown away such as the hair).” They asked: “For the wool, Ya Rasulullah?” He replied: “There is one reward for every strand of wool.” (Ahmed, Ibn Majah)

Ten Blessed Days

By His wisdom, Allah Ta’ala gave preference to some places and times over others. Friday is the best day of the week, Ramadan is the best month of the year, “Laylat al-Qadr” is the best night in Ramadan, the day of “Arafah” is the best day of the year. Likewise the first ten days of the month of “Dhul-Hijjah” are the most blessed days.

On the merits of the first ten days, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Al-Bukhari)

In what follows are suggested ideas on how to make the best use of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah:

Repent to Allah

Make a sincere repentance to Allah Ta’ala and promise Him that you will not do bad deeds again. This may be your last chance. You are not sure if you will live till next year.

Observe Fasting in the First Nine Days

Abu Sa`id al-Khudri said: I heard the Prophet saying, “Indeed, anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.” (Muslim)

Fasting the Day of Arafah

On the day of Arafah, non-pilgrims are highly recommended to maintain fasting. It is reported that the Prophet was asked about fasting on the day of Arafah, whereupon he said: “It expiates the sins of the preceding year and the coming year.” (Muslim)

He also said: “There is no day in which Allah frees a greater number of His slaves from the Hellfire than the Day of Arafah.” (Muslim)

Supplications (duaa) on the Day of Arafah

The Prophet said: “The best supplication is that of the Day of `Arafah, and the best thing that I and other Prophets before me said, is: La ilaha illa allahu wahdahu la sharika lah, lahu al-mulku wa lahu al-hamdu wa huwa `ala kulli shai’in qadeer (There is no Allah Ta’ala but Allah alone. He has no partners. To Him belong the sovereignty and all praise. He has power over all things.) (Al-Tirmidhi)

Reciting the Takbir

It is an act of Sunnah to say “Takbir” (Allah is the Greatest) in the first ten days.

The “Takbir” should be pronounced as much as possible in the mosque, at home, in the streets, etc. It is reported that: “Ibn `Umar and Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with them) used to go out in the marketplace during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, reciting Takbir, and the people would recite Takbir when they heard them.” (Al-Bukhari)

There are many forms of Takbir, but the most common one is: Allahu akbaru, Allahu akbaru, Allahu akbaru, la illaha illa Allah, Allahu akbaru, Allahu akbar, wa lillahi al-Hamd.

I pray to Allah to accept our good deeds in these days of Dhul-Hijjah and throughout the year.

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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.