Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Shahadah : Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

First and foremost before we proceed to Yasir Qadhi's incisive and clear tazkirah on The Shahadah,[ a 6 hour long one I must warn you, but worth every minute of it! ], let us listen and ponder on what Prof Richard Dawkins, eminent biologist from Oxford had to say, reflecting the classic arrogance of the ignorant:

part 2 click HERE

To me, Prof Richard Dawkins is an over-glorified clown.

Despite all the ilm in the world, despite being able to 'perceive' the double helix in three dimension, despite being able to 'see' molecules and atom in motion and inter-action, despite all these, without the gift of faith, one will remain DEAF, DUMB and BLIND!

Now let us move on to THE SHAHADAH by Qasir Qadhi.....

2nd part, click here

Shahadah Part 3, Click Here

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (1) O ye who believe! Why say ye that which ye do not? (2) It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that ye say that which ye do not. (3) Lo! Allah loveth them who battle for His cause in ranks, as if they were a solid structure. (4) And (remember) when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Why persecute ye me, when ye well know that I am Allah's messenger unto you? So when they went astray Allah sent their hearts astray. And Allah guideth not the evil-living folk. (5) And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic. (6) And who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah when he is summoned unto Al-Islam? And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. (7)
Surah As Saff , 61 : 1-7

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Faida said...

I've been following your blog. I like it and appreciate your effort sharing your knowledge.
Somehow, I dont really favor the new background blog template u r using now. Its difficult to read some words due to the over lapping effect.(just a suggestion, not critisizing)

Pearls and Gem said...

Thanks Faida,
I changed the format because some of old 'classmates' with already less pliable corneas find it difficult to read with the previous blue background.I thought it was chic then. Now they dont complain anymore though...

I hope you gain from Yasir Qadhi. 6hours of lecture but the content is very clear and important from the perspective of our AQIDAH.

As usual, he has his usual detractors and name-calling but this is common in the Muslim world nowadays......if one leans toward going back to basic ,seerah and sunnah one runs the risk of being labelled SALAFIS, WAHABBIS etc and etc. If one leans more towards purification of the hearts and soul, one get labelled SUFI/ZUHUD/ TASSAUF etc and etc.

We Muslims got trapped in this 'labelling' mode too much, which really was invented years back when the OTTOMANs was a force to be reckoned and the Europeans and the British and Americans were salivating like mad dogs waiting for their time to have 'dinner'.

Now is 'dinner' time and we as an ummah has still to wake up. Still querreling over 'rantings' and branches...mistaking the trees from the forest.