Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d
Muwahhideen Publications organized a LIVE Tele-Lecture with the Noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ ibn Hadi’ al-Madkhalee (May AllaahPreserve Him), son of Ash-Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabee’ ibn Hadi al-Madkhalee (May Allaah Preserve Him) and a professor of Aqeedah in TheIslaamic University of Madeenah.
The Shaykh delivered a heart felt reminder of some very important issues of eeman.
This lecture event was translated LIVE by our brother Abu Suhailah Umar Quinn.
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Our noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee’ (hafidhahullaah) commenced this beautiful heart felt admonition by stating, “How great is the need of the heart that we nurture it and provide it with the nutrition that it needs to supply its eemaan. Just as vegetation needs water, the heart needs that which will give it life; so we are in dire need of the likes of this subject matter.”
He continued his introduction by saying that we live in an era that is worlds apart from the peaceful time of the Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and these times are very difficult upon the hearts of the people. Over the course of the last century the situation of mankind have become quite complicated and this over complication has led to the death of the hearts of the people so we need to do what it takes in order to resuscitate their hearts. He proceeded to say that the hearts of the Muslims need to be reminded of Allaah and we must reflect over the creation of Allaah, reflect on the miracles He sent His Messengers with and we need to deeply contemplate and imagine as though we were present when these miracles occurred. We need to imagine what it would have been like to witness these miracles and how it would have affected our eemaan had we been there.
Our Shaykh then went on to mention the stories of different Prophets and implored us to reflect upon them and imagine ourselves as being present with the Prophets of Allaah and the believers in those times. He continued by stating that many have abandoned the Qur’aan and when we do read the Qur’aan, it is without contemplation. Some read the Qur’aan only in Ramadhaan solely to finish it, again with no contemplation. We have neglected reflecting over the Qur’aan which is the greatest of miracles and will remain as such until the Day of Judgement.
Shaykh Muhammad highlighted specific stories from the Book of Allaah, urging us to reflect upon them and imagine ourselves with the Prophets Nuh,Ibraheem, Musaa and Muhammad (alayhum as-salaam); the effect it would have on our eemaan and certainty in Allaah and how we would increase in our understanding that Allaah has the power to do everything, is in charge of everything and there is no limit to His power and Knowledge.
Another benefit as mentioned by the Shaykh after referring to Soorah At-Takaathur is the three types of yaqeen mentioned in the Qur’aan. They are:
- ‘ilmul-yaqeen which is certainty that comes with having knowledge of something,
- ‘aynul-yaqeen that comes on account of witnessing something and
- haqqul-yaqeen which is when someone experiences something and knows it is a reality without doubt.
In closing the Shaykh explained that eemaan is of different levels so there is room to increase it; we are in need of increasing our eemaan andyaqeen. He then went on to say that in Saudi Arabia they have been continuously making du’a and performing Salaatul Istisqaa beseeching Allaahfor rain but the rain has not come. He said nothing is impossible for Allaah to do but due to the weakness of the people’s eemaan and them engaging in deception, trickery, lying and all sorts of disobedience in addition to consuming unlawful wealth and food, our du’a is not being answered.
Our beloved Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee’ ended this truly inspiring admonition by making du’a to Allaah, asking Him to strengthen our eemaan, make us from those who contemplate on the Qur’aan and benefit from it; that He strengthens the Muslims, give them victory and return them back to their religion and that He destroys and humiliates the enemies of the religion from the kuffaar, munaafiqoon, the raafidhah and the like; and thatAllaah restores honour to Islaam and the Muslims.
We encourage our brothers and sisters to listen to and benefit from this tremendous reminder
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam
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