Basics- What is Islaam? [Revisiting and Revising Basics]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

What is Islaam? It is to submit to Allaah by worshipping Him alone. Therefore, whoever refuses to submit to Allaah is haughty, and whoever submits to Allaah and others [by devoting any act worship to Allaah and others], then he is guilty of being one who ascribes a partner to Allaah. So, through this it is known that Islam opposes two affairs: Haughtiness and Polytheism [or ascribing partners with Allaah in worship].

Islaam is built on five pillars and the noble Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] has clarified them in the hadeeth reported by Ibn Umar [may Allaah be pleased with him and his father] that the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Islaam is built on five pillars: to testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, establish the prayer [i.e. the five obligatory prayers], pay the Zakaat, fast during the month of Ramadaan and perform Hajj”. [Al-Bukhaari 8 and Muslim 16]

[Source: Explanation of Important Lessons For The Muslim Ummah. pages 41-42. Maktabah Malik Al-Fahad 1436AH. (2015)]

Eid ul-Fitr Salaah 2019

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Come along and pray Salātul Eid at Cobridge Park in accordance with the Sunnah



Cobridge Park (Cricket Pitch)
Ashburton Street

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Announcement of the exact day of Eid will be made on 3rd June 2019 inshā’Allāh based upon sighting of the Moon

Free breakfast for all attendees – Free goodie bags and balloons for all children

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Ramadhān Workshop – Learn the Rulings & Virtues of Fasting in this Blessed Month

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Learn the Rulings & Virtues of fasting in this Blessed Month

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Abundant or Enough Wealth, Being Good Looking, Given High Status and Prestige Are Bounties From Allaah In This Dunyaa, But Taqwaa Is The Main Goal And The Only Means of Raising a Person In The Sight of Allaah- A Brief Reminder From Imaam Ibn Rajab

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Ibn Rajab [rahimahullaah] said:

When it is the case that the original [place] of Taqwah is in the heart, then none can determine its reality except Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic], as he [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’Indeed Allaah neither looks at your images nor your wealth, but He looks at your hearts and your actions.’’ And in another narration, [he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)] said: “Indeed, Allaah neither looks at your bodies nor your images’’
[Saheeh Muslim. Number 2564]

Indeed, it may be that a person has a good looking image, [abundant or enough] wealth, prestige or leadership in the worldly life, whilst his heart is deprived of Taqwah. And it may be that there is one with nothing, but his heart is filled with Taqwah, so he becomes nobler in the Sight of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic]; rather this is mostly what happens.


Source: An Excerpt from ‘Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam’. Commentary on hadeeth 35. slightly paraphrased


Faa’idah From Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] Regarding The One Straight Path With Its Various Branches That Leads a Person to Allaah’s Good Pleasure

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Now has come to you Our Messenger [Muhammad] explaining to you much of that which you used to hide from the Scripture and passing over [i.e. leaving out without explaining] much. Indeed, there has come to you from Allah a light [Prophet Muhammad] and a plain Book [this Qur’an].  Wherewith Allah guides all those who seek His Good Pleasure to ways of peace, and He brings them out of darkness by His Will unto light and guides them to a Straight Way [Islamic Monotheism].

[Surah Al-Maa’idah Aayaat 15-16]

[In the Aayah above, it is stated]: “Wherewith Allah guides all those who seek His Good Pleasure to ways of peace”; but it is stated in another Aayah that Allaah’s Path [or way] is one, [such as the Aayah]: “And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not [other] paths, for they will separate you away from His Path.”
[Surah Al-An’aam’ Aayah 153]

What Is The Combined Meaning of The Two Aayaat- Al Maa’idah Aayaat 15-16 and Al An’aam Aayah 153?

Answer: Allaah’s path is one, but it has branches [i.e. legislated acts of worship attached to one path], such as Salaah, Zakat, Sawm, Haj, Jihaad [ref 1], righteousness, keeping the ties of kinship and other deeds. All these deeds [i.e. Salaah etc are legislated ways to peace as mentioned in Al-Maa’idah’ Aayaat  15-16] are under the [umbrella] of one path [i.e. Allaah’s legislated path mentioned in Surah Al-An’aam Aayah 153 and not the innovated paths or acts of worship].

[Source: Muqaddimah Fee Usool At-tafseer. By Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah).page 16. Slightly paraphrased]
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