Reminder to Our Noble Brothers and Sisters at Masjid Al-Furqan [Stoke]
Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu
Pray you are all well.
All praise is due to Allaah that now you have regular lessons twice a week and this is a great blessing. May Allaah bless you all and grant you Thabaat Aameen.
However, it is also very important that we all strive to acquaint ourselves with other issues of this blessed Salafi Manhaj provided by many of the students in the various beneficial websites. We have come across some people who do not read in order to acquaint themselves with important issues, or they suffice themselves with short audio clips and twitter messages. Indeed, if this was sufficient, the students would not have set up the website salafipublications.com during the early years; rather the likes of salafipublications.com contained and still contain valuable information on many affairs of the Salafi Manhaj.
Brother Naeem – one who preceded all of us in Salafiyyah- will testify to the fact that hours were spent reading material at Salafipublications.com in the early days in order to acquaint ourselves with important issues of the Manhaj. By the grace of Allaah, we learnt a lot.
Yes indeed, it is not possible for all of us to allocate a lot of time on reading due to our different worldly commitments, but I am quite sure that we can all allocate 30 mins every week to visit some of the useful websites that are being constantly updated. Sometimes we ask the same questions whenever something occurs, however had we allocated time to read, the affair would have been made easier by the Tawfeeq of Allaah.
There is no harm asking and seeking clarification, but there are many issues we usually ask about that have already been clarified by the elder students in various websites based on the works of the scholars. Therefore, let us not isolate ourselves with only what is going on in our masjid or centre, or the other lessons we attend in Manchester; rather we must allocate time to read other issues which are not addressed in the Duroos we attend. The following websites are among those useful ones and there are others as well.
I ask Allaah to grant all of us beneficial knowledge, Ikhlaas, Thabaat and Husnul Khaatimah. Aameen
Abu Faatimah (Abdullah al-Gambi)