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يا عين الرحمة محمد

يا عين الرحمة محمد by Al-Maqasid
7/17/20249 minutes, 28 seconds
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يا عُمْرِي و يا رُوحي

يا عُمْرِي و يا رُوحي by Al-Maqasid
6/12/20245 minutes, 22 seconds
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اَلشَّفِيعِ اْلأَبْطَحِي

اَلشَّفِيعِ اْلأَبْطَحِي by Al-Maqasid
6/12/20245 minutes, 32 seconds
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طَالَمَا أَشْكُو غَرَامِي | أوقدت في قلبي هواك

طَالَمَا أَشْكُو غَرَامِي | أوقدت في قلبي هواك by Al-Maqasid
5/31/20249 minutes, 41 seconds
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سِرِّي لَدَيها تَبَدَّى

سِرِّي لَدَيها تَبَدَّى by Al-Maqasid
5/31/20246 minutes
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Seeking A Gaze From Allah - أَلَا يَاللَّه بِنَظْرَة

Seeking A Gaze From Allah - أَلَا يَاللَّه بِنَظْرَة by Al-Maqasid
5/31/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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نَتَوَسَّلْ بِالحُبَابَةْ

نَتَوَسَّلْ بِالحُبَابَةْ by Al-Maqasid
5/26/20246 minutes, 40 seconds
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لجيران لنا بالابطحية

لجيران لنا بالابطحية by Al-Maqasid
5/26/20245 minutes, 49 seconds
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يا أيها النبي الكوكب الدري

يا أيها النبي الكوكب الدري by Al-Maqasid
5/17/20246 minutes, 35 seconds
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كرر أيها الإنسان (لَا إِلَه إِلَّا الله)

كرر أيها الإنسان (لَا إِلَه إِلَّا الله) by Al-Maqasid
5/17/20248 minutes, 12 seconds
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Qasida Muhammadiya

Qasida Muhammadiya by Al-Maqasid
5/17/20246 minutes, 41 seconds
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Habibi Zain

Habibi Zain by Al-Maqasid
5/14/202413 minutes, 11 seconds
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Qasida Burda Chapter 3

Qasida Burda Chapter 3 by Al-Maqasid
5/5/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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صَـــلُّـــوا عَــلَــى الــنُّـــورِ أَحْــمَــدْ - Send Blessing Upon the Light of Ahmed

صَـــلُّـــوا عَــلَــى الــنُّـــورِ أَحْــمَــدْ - Send Blessing Upon the Light of Ahmed by Al-Maqasid
5/5/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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‏ سَعْـدُنَـا فِي الـدُّنْـيَـا| saʿduna fi dunya

‏ سَعْـدُنَـا فِي الـدُّنْـيَـا| saʿduna fi dunya by Al-Maqasid
3/4/20247 minutes, 29 seconds
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Anta Qamaruna

Anta Qamaruna by Al-Maqasid
2/26/20242 minutes, 58 seconds
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In Qila Zurtum

In Qila Zurtum by Al-Maqasid
2/26/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Qad Kafani

Qad Kafani by Al-Maqasid
2/26/20246 minutes, 53 seconds
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أَمِنْ تَذَكُّرِ جِيرَانٍ بِذِي سَلَمِ

أَمِنْ تَذَكُّرِ جِيرَانٍ بِذِي سَلَمِ by Al-Maqasid
2/19/20247 minutes, 37 seconds
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يَا عَالِمَ السِّرِّ مِنَّا | O Knower of our secrets

يَا عَالِمَ السِّرِّ مِنَّا | O Knower of our secrets by Al-Maqasid
2/19/202410 minutes, 39 seconds
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سَلَامٌ سَلَامٌ كَمِسكِ الخِتَامْ

سَلَامٌ سَلَامٌ كَمِسكِ الخِتَامْ by Al-Maqasid
2/12/20245 minutes, 53 seconds
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ما لذَّةُ العيشِ إلّا صحبةُ الفقرا

ما لذَّةُ العيشِ إلّا صحبةُ الفقرا by Al-Maqasid
2/3/20248 minutes, 36 seconds
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حبيبي يا رسول الله طبيبي يا حبيب الله

حبيبي يا رسول الله طبيبي يا حبيب الله by Al-Maqasid
2/3/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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أتَيْناك بِالفَقرِ لا بِالغِنى

أتَيْناك بِالفَقرِ لا بِالغِنى by Al-Maqasid
2/3/20246 minutes, 23 seconds
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أوقدت في قلبي هواك / اشرب شراب أهل الصّفا

أوقدت في قلبي هواك / اشرب شراب أهل الصّفا by Al-Maqasid
1/28/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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روضة الهادي نبينا تفرح القلب الحزين

روضة الهادي نبينا تفرح القلب الحزين by Al-Maqasid
1/28/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Qasida al-Burda - Chapter 6

Qasida al-Burda - Chapter 6 by Al-Maqasid
1/22/20247 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Seerah Song (Section 13: Longing For The Prophet ﷺ)

The Seerah Song (Section 13: Longing For The Prophet ﷺ) by Al-Maqasid
1/15/20246 minutes, 29 seconds
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يرْتَاحْ قَلْبِي إِذَا حَدْ قَدْ ذَكَرْ فَاطِمَةْ

يرْتَاحْ قَلْبِي إِذَا حَدْ قَدْ ذَكَرْ فَاطِمَةْ by Al-Maqasid
1/8/20249 minutes, 22 seconds
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صلى عليك الله يا علم الهدى

صلى عليك الله يا علم الهدى by Al-Maqasid
1/1/20247 minutes, 36 seconds
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يا عين الرحمة محمد

يا عين الرحمة محمد by Al-Maqasid
12/30/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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صَـــلُّـــوا عَــلَــى الــنُّـــورِ أَحْــمَــدْ - Send Blessing Upon The Light Of Ahmed

صَـــلُّـــوا عَــلَــى الــنُّـــورِ أَحْــمَــدْ - Send Blessing Upon The Light Of Ahmed by Al-Maqasid
12/25/20236 minutes, 16 seconds
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يا أيها النبي الكوكب الدري

يا أيها النبي الكوكب الدري by Al-Maqasid
12/18/20235 minutes, 49 seconds
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طاب قلبي - My Heart Is At Peace

طاب قلبي - My Heart Is At Peace by Al-Maqasid
12/9/20239 minutes, 55 seconds
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صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ تَغْشَى - Ṣalawātu Allahi Taghshā

صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ تَغْشَى - Ṣalawātu Allahi Taghshā by Al-Maqasid
12/9/20235 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tala' al Badru ʿAlaynā - The White Moon Has Risen Over Us

Tala' al Badru ʿAlaynā - The White Moon Has Risen Over Us by Al-Maqasid
12/4/20234 minutes, 33 seconds
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Salatul Badriya

Salatul Badriya by Al-Maqasid
11/27/20237 minutes, 44 seconds
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قَدْ تَمَّمَ اللهُ مَقَاصِدْنَا - Qad Tammama Allahu Maqāsidanā

قَدْ تَمَّمَ اللهُ مَقَاصِدْنَا - Qad Tammama Allahu Maqāsidanā by Al-Maqasid
11/20/202310 minutes, 5 seconds
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يا جيلاني شي لله - Ya Jilani Shay Lillah

يا جيلاني شي لله - Ya Jilani Shay Lillah by Al-Maqasid
11/13/20236 minutes, 17 seconds
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عُودِى يَا لَيَالِى الرِّضَا - udī yā layālīr riḍā

عُودِى يَا لَيَالِى الرِّضَا - udī yā layālīr riḍā by Al-Maqasid
11/5/20239 minutes, 23 seconds
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مَحْبُوبِي بِالوِصَالْ أَنْعَمْ عَلَيَّ - My Beloved has Blessed Me with Union

مَحْبُوبِي بِالوِصَالْ أَنْعَمْ عَلَيَّ - My Beloved has Blessed Me with Union by Al-Maqasid
10/29/20234 minutes, 28 seconds
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الـرَّبُّ صَـلَّـى دَائِـمَـا وَسَـلَّـمْ - The Lord forever sends blessings and peace

الـرَّبُّ صَـلَّـى دَائِـمَـا وَسَـلَّـمْ - The Lord forever sends blessings and peace by Al-Maqasid
10/24/20236 minutes, 23 seconds
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روضة الهادي نبينا

روضة الهادي نبينا by Al-Maqasid
10/20/20235 minutes, 18 seconds
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خَيْرِ البَرِيَّة - The Best of Creation

Loving the Beloved This weekly program includes a recitation of the prophetic biography in poetry form followed by a counsel intended to connect the listener to the Prophet ﷺ and his teachings. The more we know about his life, character, and way, the more we will come to love and follow the one beloved to Allah. PDF for following along can be downloaded from URL https://bit.ly/39mLNXV Loving the Beloved reoccurs each Thursday at 7 PM Eastern
10/13/20236 minutes, 39 seconds
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In Praise of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

‏بلغ العُلا بكمالـــــــهِ He reached the peak of greatness through his perfection Nasheeed rendition by Muhammad Colon
10/11/20235 minutes, 37 seconds
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A Tribute to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

‘Guidance was born and as a result the universe became illuminated with every beautiful quality And the mouth of time was all smiles and praise.’   In this Khutba, Ustadh Tariq Samady quotes beautiful statements made about the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ by knowers of Allah, the righteous, poets, and even the Prophet ﷺ himself.    Ustadh Tariq ends with a recent poem by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf titled ‘Be Like Ahmad.’
11/18/202231 minutes, 47 seconds
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Strengthening One’s Love of the Prophet ﷺ

“The way to [Allah’s love] is in following and loving the Messenger ﷺ.” The foundational virtue in Islam is love. All other virtues either help us to arrive at the station of love or are the fruits of love. In this Khutba, Shaykh Amjad Tarsin explains the three main reasons why people fall in love and how the perfection of all these reasons is found in the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He provides three practical and easy ways to strengthen one’s love of the Prophet ﷺ.
11/11/202226 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Path to Allah’s Love

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said in a well-known Hadith Qudsi in Bukhari:   “Verily Allah the Exalted has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with supererogatory deeds until I love him.  “When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.’”   In this Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains this Hadith Qudsi line-by-line, stressing the status of those considered beloved to Allah the Exalted (wali) and exploring the path that leads to Allah’s love.
11/4/202231 minutes, 31 seconds
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Strengthening Bonds of Love

“We really need to dedicate time and thought and effort into deepening the bonds of love.”   The turning point for the Umma was the Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Hijra (622 CE), when the Muslims migrated from Mecca to Madina. Upon arriving in Madina, the Prophet ﷺ first ordered the building of the masjid and then established bonds of brotherhood between the Muhajirun (migrants) and the Ansar (helpers).   Citing the Quran and Prophetic Hadith, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains the significance of strengthening the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood, as well as the importance of loving each other for the sake of Allah the Exalted. He ends with three things that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ told us to do to strengthen these bonds and to engender love for one another.
10/28/202225 minutes, 27 seconds
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Indispensable Advice for Our Times

“All treasures lie in the time between Maghrib and Isha.”   The inheritors of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at any given time are tasked with articulating the realities of the deen and addressing the realities of that time.  Here, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus passes on sixteen indispensable pieces of advice, divided among four categories, given to him by his teacher: (1) Four times to preserve; (2) Four traits to possess; (3) Four acts to do consistently; and (4) Four types of remembrances. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
7/1/202233 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Cure for Sin

“Seek companions with certain qualities according to what [you] want to get out of the relationship.”   Citing the Quran, Hadith, and statements of the pious, Ustadh Yusuf Weltch explains the three reasons that cause one to sin and their cure. Included in the discussion is the importance of making sincere dua (supplications) and how to do so, as well as the necessity of good companionship.The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
6/24/202240 minutes, 28 seconds
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Hasten to Acts of Goodness

“We have windows that open up in our lives, doors that open up, and you have to go through them—because sometimes those doors might not ever open up again.”   In Chapter 10 of Riyad al-Salihin (Gardens of the Righteous), Imam Nawawi discusses the virtues of hastening to good deeds and being steadfast in doing so.  In this khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus focuses on a well-known Hadith mentioned in this chapter which encourages one to hasten to good deeds before trials and tribulations come like successive darknesses.The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
6/17/202234 minutes, 2 seconds
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​​Modesty is Honor

“The beauty of Islam and the beauty of the revelation that we have and the Sunna of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, is that…we are always able to understand objectively what is good in the sight of Allah ﷻ and what is disliked and forbidden in the sight of Allah ﷻ.”   The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ warned us that at the end of time there will be an inversion and reversal of realities. We now live in a society defined by desire, where modesty (haya) is seen as something strange.  In this khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses the virtue of modesty, especially with protecting one’s eyes so that one can experience the greatest pleasure of Paradise.The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
6/10/202229 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to Deal with Allah and His Creation

“Shaytan is calculating. He will take a route of 1000 miles only to get you into a hole which is 3 feet away from you.”   In this extremely instructive khutba based on numerous verses in the Quran and Hadith, Shaykh Alaudeen Us’Sutteri discusses how Muslims should deal with (1) Allah and (2) Creation – specifically self, shaytan, parents, spouses, children, Muslims, non-Muslims, and animals.
6/3/202240 minutes, 12 seconds
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Having a Good Opinion of Allah

“The way that we look at the world is the way that the world looks at us.”   In a Hadith Qudsi (where the meaning is from Allah, but the phrasing is from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ), Allah the Exalted says, “I am in the opinion of My servant.” In this uplifting Khutba based on numerous hadith and stories of the righteous, Ustadh Hasan Petrus explains why it is paramount—and indeed one of the secrets of life— to have a good opinion of Allah in both times of ease and in times of difficulties.  He also defines what it means to have a good opinion and a bad opinion of Allah, mentions a forgotten Sunna related to having a good opinion, and recites beautiful lines of poetry exalting the merits of having a good opinion. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
5/27/202227 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Eminence of Adab

“[Adab] is the gathering point; it is that one reality within the human being, that one dimension that includes all aspects of good.” Adab is an Arabic word that contains such a richness of meaning that makes it difficult to translate. Words such as etiquette, good manners, and comportment are often used in an attempt to convey its meaning, though they still fall short in capturing its full depth. One of the righteous said that the crisis of our time is a lack of adab. In this extremely important Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the three degrees of adab, the three types of adab, and the three things needed to be a person of adab. Shaykh Yahya also explains how a lack of adab will lead to a watered-down version of Islam, which is especially dangerous in these times as we come closer to the emergence of the Dajjal (the False Messiah).
5/20/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cultivating Reverence for Allah’s Majesty

“O My servants, I have forbidden wrongdoing for Myself and I have made it forbidden for you. Therefore, do not wrong one another. O My servants, all of you are lost except for those whom I have guided. Therefore, seek guidance from Me and I will guide you…” In his compilation of Forty Hadith, Imam Nawawi chose the most important and central hadith that comprehensively provide an understanding of the essential aspects of the religion. In this Khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses Hadith #24, a Hadith Qudsi, where the meaning is from Allah the Exalted, but the phrasing is from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Ustadh Amjad first notes that in this Hadith Qudsi, Allah the Exalted refers to us as “O My servants” (يَا عِبَادِي or ya ‘ibadi), which is an attribution of honor. Allah then proceeds to inform us of His Power, Will, Majesty, and Perfection so that we witness Him in everything created and demonstrate our gratitude towards Him.
5/13/202229 minutes, 1 second
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Beyond Ramadan: Seeking Allah

“One of the things that the end of Ramadan teaches us is … about the nature of death itself.” On this last Jumua in Ramadan, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin asks us to reflect upon how Ramadan has brought us nearer to Allah the Exalted so that we continue to seek His good pleasure and nearness after the month ends.  Ustadh Amjad also tells of the allegory of the generous king and the final request made by the individual who stayed behind.
5/6/202227 minutes, 51 seconds
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Using Blessings to Seek the Hereafter

“The eternal Home in the Hereafter We reserve only for those who seek neither tyranny nor corruption on the earth.” Shaykh Yahya Rhodus relates the story of Qarun—who was from the people of Prophet Musa, peace be upon him, but a close associate of the Pharaoh—as a reminder of the proper attitude towards receiving Divine gifts in this life (see Sura al-Qasas, 28:76-83). He uses this Quranic account to explain the importance of seeking the Hereafter and how to use blessings in ways that increase us in nearness to Allah. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
4/29/202231 minutes, 41 seconds
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Seeking Allah’s Shade

“If you don’t cry, force yourself to cry.” The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: "Seven [categories of people] will be shaded by Allah in His shade on the Day of Resurrection when there will be no shade except His shade.” In this Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the seven categories of people who will be shaded and explains how each of us has an opportunity to fall within at least one of those categories. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
4/22/202234 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Path to Allah Through Fasting

“This is the way we should be navigating our path to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala – being careful of every step we take.” As we near the end of the first ten days of this most sacred month of Ramadan, Shaykh Alaudeen Us’Sutteri reminds us of the purpose of fasting and its many potential benefits to encourage us to make the most out of the time that is left. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
4/15/202225 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Generous Month of Ramadan

“The easiest part of Ramadan is leaving food and drink.” Ramadan is known as ‘Ramadan al-Karim’ or ‘The Generous Ramadan’ because of the numerous blessings it offers to believers. In this Khutba, Ustadh Hasan Petrus discusses several ways in which Ramadan is a unique opportunity to improve one’s character and gain the pleasure of Allah the Exalted. He also reads the Khutba that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ delivered on the last day of Shaban extolling the many blessings of this most sacred month. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
4/8/202229 minutes, 58 seconds
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True Piety

“Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west…”   Islam is a comprehensive way of life, and we are expected to embrace the religion in its totality with the ultimate goal of coming to know Allah the Exalted. In this Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains how Allah the Exalted defines true piety in verse 177 of Sura al-Baqara.The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
4/1/202234 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Call Upon Allah

“O Allah, through your knowledge of the unseen and your power over creation, give me life as long as you know that life is good for me…” Supplication is the essence of worship and an opportunity for an intimate conversation with your Lord. Supplication also teaches us what we need and how we should be. In this Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus recites, translates, and explains a comprehensive Prophetic supplication ﷺ, of which it has been said: there is no angel who has been brought near, and no Prophet sent, and there is no righteous servant of Allah except that this dua is from the supplications that he used to recite. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
3/25/202232 minutes, 32 seconds
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Reflecting on the State of One’s Heart

“There is no [true] life after which there is death…and there is no true death after which there is eternal life.” According to a well-known hadith, Allah the Exalted does not look at our outward form but at our internal character and deeds. In this khutba, Ustadh Yusuf Weltch stresses that each person must carefully examine the state of his or her heart and provides four ways to discover one’s faults. He also relates examples of where the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and later his great grandson Imam ‘Ali Zayn al’-Abidin displayed exemplary character. Ustadh Yusuf then ends with general remedies for the heart. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:10pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
3/18/202242 minutes, 7 seconds
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Benefits of Sending Blessings Upon the Beloved ﷺ

“If we really want the Quran to enter our hearts, we have to be connected to the heart that received the Quran.” After turning to Allah the Exalted in repentance and cleansing our hearts of sin in the sacred month of Rajab, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains how sending abundant blessings (salawat) on the Prophet ﷺ in Sha’ban prepares us for the most blessed month of Ramadan. He also mentions many of the benefits of sending salawat and the smallest amount to do to be considered abundant.The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 12:15pm-1:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
3/11/202226 minutes, 35 seconds
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Loving the Prophet ﷺ More Than Anything Else

“If we spend our life following our desires, that’s not your true self.”   The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ taught the Companions (and us all by extension) the importance of loving him ﷺ more than anything else—not for his own benefit ﷺ, but for the immense blessings it brings them.  In this timely reflection as Shaban, the month of the Prophet ﷺ, approaches, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus mentions three seminal Hadith and two verses in the Qur’an to explain why the degree to which we love the Prophet ﷺ is the degree to which we can reach the loftiest levels of iman (faith), and to which our soul can become tranquil (al-nafs al-mutma’inna), such that one no longer finds any hardship or difficulty in acts of obedience.
3/4/202227 minutes, 52 seconds
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Prepare Your Heart to Receive the Quran

“The people of the Quran are the people of Allah and His elect. His special choicest of people. They are the ones [whom] Allah (Glorious and Exalted) loves uniquely.”    One of the righteous, when reciting the Quran, tasted honey out of his love, reverence, and yearning for it. It has been said that if you want to gauge your relationship with Allah the Exalted, look at your relationship with the Quran.  In this Khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin relates inspiring stories of people of the Quran and tells us how we can become one of them.The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 12:15pm-1:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
2/25/202228 minutes, 4 seconds
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Lessons of Repentance from Imam Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad

“There are eight Gates to Paradise. All of them open at certain times and close at others—except for the Gate of Repentance.”   Imam Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, a great scholar and sufi during the time of the salaf (first three generations after the Prophet ﷺ) was once a feared and infamous highway robber. Upon hearing the recitation of verse 16 in Surah al-Hadid (57:16), he made a complete repentance.  In this khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin relates the story of Imam Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad’s remarkable transformation and discusses what it teaches us about hoping in Allah’s Mercy and receiving the Divine Gaze.
2/18/202224 minutes, 19 seconds
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The People of Repentance

“Allah has in His earth containers, hearts,…and the best of them are the purest, the firmest, and the most brittle.” We can either follow the footsteps of Prophet Adam, peace be upon him, and repent when we transgress against ourselves or others; or follow those of Shaytan, the accursed, the archetype of arrogance. In this reflection—which is especially relevant in this sacred month of Rajab, the month of repentance—Shaykh Yahya Rhodus quotes several verses from the Quran where Allah the Exalted warns about the dangers and consequences of pride and arrogance. He also mentions the value of making tawba (repenting) before reading the Quran, citing Surah al-Waqiah, 56:79.
2/11/202235 minutes, 11 seconds
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Recommended Acts in Times of Need

“There’s nothing wrong with asking, but where is the heart?” In the Quran, Allah the Exalted never commands us to outward means, but only to religious means. Ustadh Yusuf Weltch discusses four acts of worship where Allah the Exalted explicitly promises to help a believer in times of need. Ustadh Yusuf then ends with two specific prayers that should be done on a routine basis when seeking Allah’s help. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 12:15pm-1:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
2/4/202230 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Listen Attentively to the Quran

“The beginning of knowledge is silence.”   Allah the Exalted praises those who listen attentively to the recitation of the Quran and warns those who have a cavalier attitude. In fact, he states that listening is the key to all effective communication.  In this informative Khutba, Ustadh Hasan Petrus explains the three degrees of listening, the components of active listening and its benefits, signs of not listening, and the five steps to gaining knowledge. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 12:15pm-1:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
1/28/202224 minutes, 43 seconds
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Seeking Allah’s Light

“O Allah, place light in my heart and light in my grave. Light in my hearing and light in my sight. Light in my hair and light in my skin. Light in my flesh and light in my blood…” Ustadh Amjad Tarsin recites and provides scholarly commentary on this powerful and comprehensive Prophetic Dua (supplication) seeking Allah the Exalted’s Light that should be done consistently before Fajr.  This practice is especially important in these times of confusion, loss of morality, and inversion of realities.The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 12:15pm-1:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
1/21/202223 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Reality of Cause and Effect

“The means is just an appearance and actually Allah [the Exalted] is doing everything behind the scenes.” In this reflection, Ustadh Yusuf Weltch discusses the statement of Tawhid, la ilaha illallah (there is no god but God), and its opposite, shirk (associating partners with Allah the Exalted). He mentions several types of shirk, some of which take someone out of Islam, and others which are haram (impermissible). He then focuses primarily on one type of shirk—believing the means are the actual cause of things—and its cure. This discussion is particularly pertinent today with the pandemic and other current tribulations. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 12:15pm-1:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
1/14/202237 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Four Signs of Wretchedness and Their Cure

“When you think of the deceased, consider yourself amongst them.” The definition of true success can be found in the Quran: “Whoever is spared from the Fire and admitted into Paradise will indeed triumph, whereas the life of this world is no more than the delusion of enjoyment.” [3:185] In this reflection, Ustadh Yusuf Weltch discusses the four signs of wretchedness that lead to the Fire, which the Prophet Muhammad  ﷺ warned us about, and explains their cure. He also mentions the biggest sign that indicates someone is among the people of Paradise.
1/7/202244 minutes, 2 seconds
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Our Responsibility to Convey the Truth

“Do whatever you can for Allah (Glorious and Exalted), but recognize that you have to do something.” Every Muslim has the responsibility to tell the Truth as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and conveyed to us. We should share the Message of Islam with wisdom and beautiful reminders. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin provides a beautiful example of the Companions‘ willingness to sacrifice all for the truth with the story of the Prophet’s cousin, Sayyidina Ja’far ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, when he recited verses in the Quran about Isa (Jesus), peace be upon him, to the Christian king of Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia) [Quran 19:16-35].
1/5/202230 minutes, 42 seconds
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Deliberation: A Quality Allah Loves

In a well-known hadith, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentions  two qualities that Allah the Exalted loves, one of which is deliberation.  In this Khutba, Ustadh Hasan Petrus explains its meaning in the Islamic context and gives three examples of it in the Quran. He also mentions several benefits that arise from deliberating.  With today’s social media and the ability to pass on information instantaneously, it has never been so important to work towards acquiring this virtue.
12/24/202125 minutes, 43 seconds
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Four Ways to Protect One’s Family and Their Faith (1)

Habib Ali al-Jifri identifies four ways to protect one’s family and their faith from today’s challenges. In this series, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains each of them, beginning with establishing the family on the love of Allah the Exalted and the awareness that He sees us at all times. He also provides numerous practical examples on how to implement these teachings immediately in one’s family.
12/17/202129 minutes, 43 seconds
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Five Remedies of the Heart

“[The heart] is the locus of the gaze of the Real.” In this both enlightening and practical khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus gives a detailed discussion on Shaykh Ibrahim al-Khawas’s advice on how to rectify and purify one’s heart. Shaykh Ibrahim al-Khawas was among the elect of the righteous in the 3rd Islamic century and known for his complete trust (tawakkul) in Allah the Exalted.
12/10/202133 minutes, 34 seconds
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Realities of Righteous Deeds

“The things that are perceived at a sensory level, at a very superficial level, that’s not all of reality.” Ustadh Amjad Tarsin shares a profound hadith, which the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ described as “wondrous” (‘ajaban), that shows the benefits of performing righteous actions in this world which manifest and become a reality in the Unseen World.
12/3/202127 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bringing Ayat al-Kursi into Your Life

“Allah Ta’ala gives His Knowledge to whom He pleases.” Shaykh Yahya Rhodus breaks down Ayat al-Kursi (Quran 2:255) into meaningful parts and suggests six key times when to recite it. He also explains the difference between ‘science’ and ‘scientism,’ noting the problem with the latter. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 12:15pm-1:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
11/26/202134 minutes, 8 seconds
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Most Hope Inspiring Verse

“The story of the whole world is between two sajdas.” It has been asked among scholars: “What verse in the Qur’an inspires the most hope?” In this extremely uplifting khutba, Ustadh Hasan Petrus discusses four different answers to this question. He also relates a beautiful story encompassing three of the verses, which involves Washi ibn Harb, the Companion who killed Hamza ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib, may Allah be pleased with them, before he (Washi) accepted Islam. Ustadh Hasan also discusses the Greatest Intercession based on a well-known hadith.
11/12/202133 minutes, 20 seconds
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Understanding the Rank of the Prophet ﷺ

“Nobility and the keys on that Day will be in my hands.” Focusing primarily on the Day of Resurrection, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses some of the unique qualities and distinctions that Allah the Exalted has bestowed upon the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Included in the discussion is what it means to be “firm against the disbelievers” (see Quran 48:29), as well as a list of the five categories of intercession. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:00pm (12:15pm-1pm after daylight savings). Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
11/5/202129 minutes, 12 seconds
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Making the Congregational Prayer a Priority

“Nothing is more important after the shahada than the prayer.” Shaykh Yahya Rhodus continues his discussions on the importance of prayer, focusing on the congregational prayer and how to make it a priority. And although it is strongly encouraged to perform all five daily prayers in congregation in the masjid (mosque), Shaykh Yahya explains the minimum one should do in this regard.
10/29/202134 minutes, 10 seconds
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Reconnecting With The Prophet ﷺ

“… to whomsoever Allah does not give light, he has no light.” (Surah an-Nur, 25:40, as translated) In this blessed month of our beloved Prophet’s birth, there is no better time to deepen our connection with him ﷺ. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin describes the Prophet’s three types of beauty and explains how reflecting upon these qualities will increase one’s love for him ﷺ.
10/22/202131 minutes, 15 seconds
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Reverence For The Prayer

“The One who gave them is still the same Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, who is ready to give us. But are we ready to receive it.” Through numerous verses of the Qur’an, Hadith, and inspiring stories of the pious, Ustadh Yusuf Weltch explains what it means to have reverence for the prayer and how to achieve it. Included in his Khutba are the conditions for establishing the prayer and how to obtain presence in it.
10/22/202139 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Soul’s Desire for Honor and Nobility

“To Allah belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth.” Looking at several verses in Surah al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites), Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains the soul’s innate desire to obtain honor and nobility and why this is praiseworthy. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:00pm. Connect with us online at https://www.almaqasid.org/connect
10/8/202124 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jumua – Establishing The Prayer

“There is no such thing as major sins if you continue to seek forgiveness.” Ustadh Yusuf Weltch gives a detailed discussion on repentance, an essential quality of ihsan or spiritual excellence. Several topics are covered including: what is the core condition of repentance; why persistently committing minor sins is dangerous; how to foster remorse in one’s heart; and what do the prophets, peace be upon them, seek in asking for forgiveness.
10/1/202134 minutes, 23 seconds
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Establishing The Prayer

“Prayer is the source of ascension of the believer.” Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains why our lives should revolve around the five daily prayers and what it means to establish the prayer as Allah the Exalted commands us in the Qur’an (as translated). He also discusses a beautiful hadith about how our prayers supplicate for or against us.
9/25/202134 minutes, 23 seconds
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Khutba - How To Enter Jannah In Peace

In this particularly instructive khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses the four things that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ advised people to do as soon as he ﷺ arrived in Madinah. Ustadh Amjad also provides practical suggestions on how to implement this Prophetic advice easily.
6/18/202129 minutes, 59 seconds
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“The Pursuit of Happiness” – What does it mean to be happy?

So much of what we do, such as school or work, is because we want to be ‘happy’. We talk a lot about happiness, but it is an elusive concept. In this khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains that the real question is: What does it mean to be alive?
6/11/202130 minutes, 53 seconds
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Khutba - How to Actualize the Realities of Laa Ilaaha Illallah

Continuing the discussion from last Jumua on the dhikr laa ilaaha illallah, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains that the way to actualize the realities of laa ilaaha illallah is found through the most beloved of creation, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He also answers the question why there are so many Prophetic du’as (supplications) in Islam.
6/4/202127 minutes, 7 seconds
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Khutba - Be One Who Realizes the Nature of This World and The Hereafter

"There is no life except the life of the Hereafter.” In this Jumua Khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains why we should seek the good pleasure of Allah the Exalted in every moment and in every state. He also discusses the benefits of the dhikr (remembrance) laa ilaaha illallah and the meanings to have in one’s heart when repeating those words.
5/28/202131 minutes, 5 seconds
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Khutba - Muraqaba (Vigilance): The Key to Comprehensive Good

In this last Jumua of Ramadan 1442 (2021) with only a few days left of this blessed month, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus provides several gems of parting advice. He begins with a discussion of the Divine Gentleness in which the obligatory fast is presented in the Qur’an (2:183-85) and the etiquettes one should have with Allah the Exalted (2:186). He then explains why muraqaba (vigilance) leads to comprehensive good. And finally, he tells us what intentions we should make in these last few days.
5/14/202134 minutes, 36 seconds
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Khutba – Taking Advantage Of The Last Ten Nights

As the last ten nights of Ramadan approach and believers actively seek the blessed Laylatul Qadr (Night of Great Worth), Ustadh Amjad Tarsin reminds us that the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ was to strive even harder in ibadah (worship) during this time, anticipating the unique Divine gifts that are possible. He also mentions how to make oneself ready to receive these gifts and recites several powerful du’as particular to this time, recognizing that Allah the Exalted always has infinitely more to give.
5/7/202132 minutes, 3 seconds
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Khutba - The Fast Of The Righteous

As we enter the second ten days of Ramadan, the days of forgiveness, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains Imam al-Ghazali’s three degrees of fasting: the fast of the common folk, the fast of the elect, and the fast of the elect of the elect. Shaykh Yahya focuses on the fast of the elect (or righteous) and its six practices to encourage us to strive for a higher level of fasting and its potential rewards. He also mentions the greatest sign that an act is accepted by Allah the Exalted and gives a du’a (supplication) to recite asking for this acceptance.
4/30/202130 minutes, 35 seconds
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Khutba - Establishing a Relationship with the Qur’an

“The seeker is not truly a seeker until he finds in the Qur’an all that seeks.” As this blessed month of Ramadan begins, it is a good time to access our relationship with the Qur’an. It has been said that to gage one’s state with Allah the Exalted, one should look at his or her connectiveness with the Qur’an. In this Khubah, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin relates an inspiring story of a Companion whose recitation of the Qur’an drew angels near to him. He also explains what one can do to connect, reconnect, or enhance one’s connection with the Qur’an.
4/23/202127 minutes, 14 seconds
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Khutba - Practical Preparation For Ramadan

After discussing the virtues of Ramadan and the fruits of fasting, Ustadh Amjad provides a list of practical steps to prepare oneself and one’s environment in order to enhance one’s ability to take advantage of the unique blessings this sacred month offers.
4/9/202131 minutes, 49 seconds
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Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims: Strive To Never Harm Another Believer

“Whoever hurts a Muslim has hurt me. And whoever hurts me has hurt Allah.” Continuing with his short series on the rights of Muslims on other Muslims in preparation for Ramadan, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus mentions numerous hadith that unequivocally demonstrate that believers have a sanctity that other believers must uphold.
4/6/202111 minutes, 25 seconds
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Khutba - Courage and Other Traits of Good Character that Rise From It

In this khutba, Shaykh Yahya defines the four cardinal virtues in an Islamic context and then focuses on the virtue of courage, which lies between cowardness and recklessness. He discusses the other traits of good character that rise from it, as well as the bad character traits that arise when there is an imbalance and the trait of cowardness or its opposite, recklessness, dominates.
4/2/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims: Three Emphasized Rights

“Learning has a beginning but it doesn’t have an end.” Shaykh Yahya Rhodus continues his short series on the rights of Muslims on other Muslims looking at three rights that Imam al-Haddad (d. 1132 AH/1720 CE) emphasized. He also relates two beautiful stories about Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattab, radi Allahu anhu, illustrating the practical application of fulfilling these rights.
3/29/202119 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims: Introduction

“The sanctity of a believer is greater than the Ka’bah itself.” In preparation for Ramadan and over the next several weeks, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus will be focusing on the rights of Muslims on other Muslims. This topic is especially important because Allah the Exalted does not forgive a sin unless the wronged person has forgiven the sin.
3/28/202125 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims: Two Key Traits

In this short series in preparation for Ramadan, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus continues his discussion on the right of Muslims on other Muslims. According to Imam al-Haddad (d. 1132 AH/1720 CE), there are two key traits that facilitate many other traits. Shaykh Yahya discusses these traits and explains how to begin to implement them.
3/28/202118 minutes, 26 seconds
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Khutba - The Distinct Spiritual Season Of Sha’ban

Just as there are distinct manifestations that occur in the physical seasons, the same is true for the spiritual seasons. There are blessings that we can receive in Ramadan that we cannot receive outside of Ramadan. Likewise, there are blessings available in Rajab that are very difficult to receive outside of Rajab. In this Khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains how we can take advantage of the unique and blessed month of Sha’ban in preparation of the most sacred month of Ramadan.
3/26/202126 minutes, 35 seconds
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Khutba - Turn Back To Allah Immediately

“It is a believer’s duty to guard himself against sin, both small and great, in the same way he would against burning fires, floods, and lethal poison.” Imam al-Haddad On the blessed last Friday of the sacred month of Rajab, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin reminds us that it is not too late to receive Rajab’s special gifts, as actions are judged according to their endings. Rajab is the month to repent and turn back to Allah the Exalted in preparation of the sacred month of Ramadan. Ustadh Amjad quotes extensively the wise counsel of Imam al-Haddad (d. 1132 AH/1720 CE) who, among other things, warns us to beware of willful persistence, meaning to sin and not repent immediately.
3/19/202125 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/20219 minutes, 50 seconds
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Traveling To Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/20219 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/202112 minutes, 52 seconds
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Chapter 7 Of The Burda - On The Prophet's Night Journey And Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/20214 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ascending The Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/202134 minutes, 1 second
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“I Seek Refuge In The Light Of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/202113 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Imam Of The Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/20219 minutes, 55 seconds
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Washing The Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/202115 minutes, 30 seconds
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Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/12/202110 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Divine Presence - Sh Yahya Rhodus

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/11/202119 minutes, 51 seconds
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Opening Verses Of Sura Al - Isra’ (17:1 - 20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass

“Glory be to the One Who took His servant by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque whose surroundings We have blessed, so that We may show him some of Our signs. Indeed, He alone is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” [Quran 17:1] Of the most significant events that occurred in the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the Isra’ wa’l Mi‘raj (the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension). On this night, the Prophet’s heart ﷺ was washed and he traveled to Jerusalem where he led all the Prophets and Messengers in prayer. He then ascended the seven heavens, arrived at the Furthest Lote Tree, and was entered into the Divine Presence where Allah the Exalted honored him and granted his Umma the five daily prayers. The Main Program consists of Quranic recitation, several brief lessons detailing the major events of the Isra’ & Mi‘raj, and singing of chapter 7 from the Burda of Imam al-Busiri. The following is an outline of the lessons covered in this year’s commemoration: (1) Opening verses of Sura al-Isra’ (17:1-20) - Sidi Mouaz Nass (7 mins) (2) “I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance” - Sh. Qasim Hatem (10 mins) (3) Washing the Prophet’s Heart ﷺ - Ust. Omar Popal (15 mins) (4) Traveling to Jerusalem - Sh. Amin Buxton (10 mins) (5) Witnessing Unseen Realities - Ust. Yusuf Weltch (10 mins) (6) The Imam of the Messengers - Ust. Hasan Petrus (7) Chapter 7 of the Burda - On the Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension ﷺ - Sidi Mouaz Nass (10 mins) (8) Ascending the Seven Heavens - Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya (15 mins) (9) The Furthest Lote Tree - Imam Amin Muhammad (10 mins) (10) The Divine Presence - Sh. Yahya Rhodus (20 mins) (11) The Return - Ust. Amjad Tarsin (10 mins)
3/11/20216 minutes, 59 seconds
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Khutba - The Tremendous Blessing of Believing in the Unseen

As the 27th of Rajab approaches, the night our beloved Messenger ﷺ traveled to Jerusalem and ascended into the Divine Presence, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us of the tremendous blessing of believing in the Unseen, the first pillar of taqwa (see Surah Baqara, 2:3). He explains how belief in the Unseen is necessarily connected with the belief and love of the Messenger ﷺ. And because we believe in the Messenger ﷺ without ever seeing him, he longs to meet us and will wait for us at the basin, alhamdulillah.
3/5/202132 minutes, 28 seconds
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Khutba - The 4-Steps in Decision Making: Spiritual Struggle and Purifying the Heart

In this fascinating discussion, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains the four steps in decision making: thought, inclination, judgment, and intention. He discusses in detail the sources of one’s thoughts, as well as how to combat and discourage thoughts that lead to bad actions and how to embrace and encourage thoughts that lead to good actions. To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/khutbas
3/5/202131 minutes, 4 seconds
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Futuwwa - Knowledge of Allah is the Goal

Our ultimate goal is to know Allah the Exalted in this world and to be near Him, in eternal bliss, in the next. In this highly encouraging reflection, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the next trait of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) mentioned in al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: seek knowledge of Allah through Our knowledge. He discusses the ranks of the righteous and the type of knowledge about Allah that each of them can obtain. And even if we cannot obtain those ranks, Shaykh Yahya explains that through the Bounty of Allah, we will not be denied our aspirations, even if it is on the way to our grave.
3/2/202117 minutes
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Futuwwa - Seek the Company of the Good

Seeking the company of the good is among the virtuous traits of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) mentioned in al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa. It has been to said, “Don’t ask about a man, ask about his friends.” In this reflection, Shaykh Yahya discusses the importance of carefully choosing one’s companionship in this life as it impacts the next. He mentions the hadith about the three traits of the people whom one should seek, as well as the significance of the dog who was with the companions of the cave (Surah al-Kahf, 18:18, 18:22).
2/23/202121 minutes, 56 seconds
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Session 8 - Signs Of The Scholars Of The Hereafter - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1, On Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Session 7 - Etiquette Of Students Of Knowledge - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1, On Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/202158 minutes, 53 seconds
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Session 3 - ‘Ilm Ṭarīq Al - Ākhira - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1, On Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Closing Session - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1, On Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/202122 minutes, 13 seconds
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Session 6 - Etiquette Of Debate And Its Pitfalls - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1, On Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/20211 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Session 1 Introduction To The Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn And To The Book Of Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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Session 2 - The Merit Of Knowledge, Learning & Teaching - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1, On Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/202152 minutes, 19 seconds
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Session 5 Distinguishing Beneficial From Blameworthy Knowledge - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/202159 minutes, 14 seconds
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Session 4 - The Restoration Of Religious Terminology - Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm Al - Dīn Book 1, On Knowledge

Allah the Exalted says, Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him—as do the angels and people of knowledge.” [Quran 3:18] Allah the Exalted also says, Allah will elevate those of you who are faithful, and ˹raise˺ those gifted with knowledge in rank. [Quran 58:11] And the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him an understanding in religion.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Imam al-Ghazali states, “With respect to the human being, nothing is greater than attaining eternal felicity. And nothing is more virtuous than the means to it. Eternal felicity is only attained through knowledge and action. One can only truly act when he has the knowledge of how to perform the action. Therefore, the foundation of felicity in this world and the next is knowledge. It is the best of all actions.” In these sessions, we will cover the merit of knowledge and learning, reframing the misuse of religious terminology, distinguishing beneficial from blameworthy knowledge, the etiquette of teachers and students of knowledge, the etiquettes of debate, and the signs of the scholars of the Hereafter. We welcome you to join us in what we pray will be a weekend filled with abundant blessings through knowledge and devotion. Objectives: Learning the merits of knowledge and differentiating between beneficial and blameworthy knowledge Internalizing Imam al-Ghazali’s conception of the Science of the Way to the Hereafter (‘ilm tariq al-akhira) Etiquettes of teaching, learning, and debating Identifying the qualities of the scholars of the Hereafter
2/23/20211 hour, 8 seconds
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Khutba - The Sacred Season of Rajab, Sha'ban, and Ramadan

On the cusp of this sacred month of Rajab—the month which has a great outpouring of divine gifts, favors, and blessings—Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains how to take advantage of Rajab and Sha’ban in preparation for Ramadan. The weekly Jumua, or Friday, Congregational prayer is livestreamed from Al-Maqasid from 1:15pm-2:00pm. To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/khutbas Connect with us online at: YouTube - http://youtube.com/almaqasid Facebook - http://facebook.com/almaqasid Instagram - http://instagram.com/almaqasid MixLR - http://www.mixlr.com/almaqasid Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/ For updates on our programs: For locals on Remind - http://remind.com/join/almaq For online on Telegram - http://t.me/al_maqasid Via email from Mailchimp - http://eepurl.com/2yaKr
2/19/202128 minutes, 54 seconds
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Futuwwa - Persevering in Truthfulness Despite the Circumstances

The next virtuous trait of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) mentioned in al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa is to hold on to the truth in all circumstances. Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses three verses in Surah az-Ahzab (33:21-23), which mention how true believers fulfill their pledge to Allah the Exalted in the most difficult of circumstances. He also mentions the greatest tribulation that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ experienced, as well as where the believers’ safety, success, and felicity lie.
2/15/202118 minutes, 41 seconds
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Keep Continuous Repentance and Doubt that Your Repentance is Accepted

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the next virtuous trait of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) mentioned in al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: keep continuous repentance and doubt that your repentance is accepted. He also explains how seeking forgiveness is the key for making things right in the world (see Surah Nuh, 71:10-12) and the protection afforded to humanity by the actions of the pious. For other lessons from the series on Futuwwa: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/futuwwa-spiritual-chivalry-1
2/1/202123 minutes, 37 seconds
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Khutba - Evoking Righteous Sentiments through Stories

Stories have a powerful impact on us. Stories can give your heart life, connecting you with Allah the Exalted, and increasing your certitude. But stories can also pull you away from Allah. In this khutbah, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains how learning the stories of the prophets, messengers, and the righteous protects one’s deen (religion) and brings one closer to Allah. And he asks, “What stories are you listening to?” To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/the-5-foundational-hadith Find out more information about Al-Maqasid at www.almaqasid.org Connect with us online: YouTube - youtube.com/almaqasid Facebook - facebook.com/almaqasid Instagram - instagram.com/almaqasid MixLR - www.mixlr.com/almaqasid Soundcloud - soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/ For updates subscribe to: For locals on Remind - remind.com/join/almaq For online on Telegram - t.me/al_maqasid Via email from Mailchimp - eepurl.com/2yaKr
1/29/202132 minutes, 17 seconds
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Futuwwa - Be People Who Shepherd Their Time

"It is from Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) for a servant to keep an eye on how he spends his time and not to waste a single moment." Shaykh Yahya Rhodus looks at this next virtuous trait mentioned in al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, as well discussing eight things that productive and successful people don’t do. For other lessons from the series on Futuwwa: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/futuwwa-spiritual-chivalry-1
1/26/202123 minutes, 33 seconds
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Khutba - Our Greatest Gift is the Qur’an

Allah the Exalted describes the Qur’an as a reminder, healing, guidance, and mercy. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains its many blessings through verses in the Quran, stories of the pious, and several lines in Imam al-Busiri’s poem The Burda. And as Ramadan soon approaches, he encourages us to develop our relationship with this “most beautiful teaching.” [Quran 39:23] To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/khutbas
1/22/202132 minutes, 16 seconds
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Futuwwa - Navigating Distractions and Bearing Tribulations

“It is from Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) to not let anything distract one from his Lord and to bear tribulations on the path of seeking closeness to Him.” In this comprehensive discussion, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses this next virtuous trait of Futuwwa found in Imam al-Sulami’s book on Futuwwa. He discusses the criteria used by those on the spiritual path in deciding whether to act, the definition of success from a religious perspective, and an explanation of several lines in al-Busiri’s Poem of the Cloak (al-Burda) that describe one’s nafs (lower self). For other lessons from the series on Futuwwa: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/futuwwa-spiritual-chivalry-1
1/18/202126 minutes, 44 seconds
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Khutba - The Reach of the Intention

In this next Khutba in the series on intention, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains how, through our intentions, we can reach things that we could not reach in other ways. He looks at the Quranic story of Sayyida Maryam (peace be upon her), and other stories of the pious, to show that making the right intentions can lead to amazing things in one’s life. For more Jumu'a Khutbas, please access our playlist: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/khutbas
1/15/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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Futuwwa - Having Fear of Allah

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains what it means to fear Allah, the next virtuous trait of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) mentioned in Imam al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa. He also explains a stanza in Imam al-Haddad’s poem 'My Lord's Knowledge Suffices Me' (Qad kafānī 'ilmu Rabbī) and the blessings in having a good opinion of Allah the Exalted in all states. For other lessons on Futuwwa, please access our playlist: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/futuwwa-spiritual-chivalry-1
1/11/202124 minutes, 50 seconds
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Khutba - The 5 Foundational Hadith: (5) "Detach from the World and Allah will Love You..."

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin ends his series on the five foundational Hadith by looking at the fifth Hadith in which a companion asked, “O Messenger of Allah, guide me to an action that if I do it, Allah will love me and the people will love me.” The Messenger ﷺ responded, “Detach from the world and Allah will love you; detach from what people have and they will love you.” Ustadh Amjad discusses what it means to detach from this world and how to do it. To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/the-5-foundational-hadith
1/8/202130 minutes, 6 seconds
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Solar Year End Reflections

As year 2020 of the Gregorian calendar comes to a close, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us of the blessings of faith (iman) and the blessing of viewing the world from a faith-based perspective. He discusses two hadith that specifically address what is means to taste the sweetness of faith, the first one relating to contentment and the second one relating to love.
1/5/202121 minutes, 38 seconds
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Khutba - Dimensions of Intentions (2)

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus continues his series on the well-known and foundational hadith on intentions, “Actions are by intentions...” by looking at three dimensions: sincerity in one’s intentions, making multiple intentions, and making good intentions in everything that we do.
1/1/202126 minutes, 2 seconds
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Khutba - The 5 Foundational Hadith: (3) "The Lawful is Clear and the Forbidden is Clear..."

In this next Khutba, continuing with the five foundational hadith upon which Islam is built, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses the well-known hadith narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim which states, "That which is lawful is clear and that which is forbidden is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters [eventually] falls into that which is unlawful...Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it is sound, the entire body is sound; but, if it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt. Truly, it is the heart." Among other things, Ustadh Amjad explains the concept of wara’ or scrupulousness, in part by recounting the story of Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him, who exemplified this virtue at a young age. To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/the-5-foundational-hadith
12/30/202032 minutes, 56 seconds
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Futuwwa - Speaking of Spiritual Matters

“When you mention the righteous, mercy descends.” In this reflection, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us of the blessings of staying connected to the righteous. He also discusses the intentions one makes when residing in blessed places of knowledge. He ends his reflection with the next trait of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) mentioned in Imam al-Sulami’s Kitab al-Futuwwa: speaking of spiritual matters according to one’s own state.
12/28/202025 minutes, 43 seconds
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Khutba - The 5 Foundational Hadith: (4) "None of You Truly Believes Until..."

Continuing with his series on the five foundational hadith that scholars have indicated all other hadith stem from their meaning, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin looks at the fourth foundational hadith: "By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, none of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself of goodness." As part of this discussion, Ustadh Amjad mentions why love (maḥabba) is the pinnacle of all spiritual virtues. To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/the-5-foundational-hadith
12/25/202032 minutes, 46 seconds
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Session 1 - Introduction to the Remembrance of Death

On December 13, 2020, Al-Maqasid held an online retreat titled, “Reflections on Death and the Afterlife,” based on Book 40 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din. This series of five lessons covers a variety of topics including: the merit of remember death and brief hopes; the account of the Messenger of Allah’s ﷺ passing; the true nature of and experiences after death; and the major events of the Afterlife. In this first session, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus begins with a brief introduction of Iman al-Ghazali and his work Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din. He then discusses the merit of remembering death, quoting and explaining many hadith and statements made the pious such as, “Death is a precious gift to the believer.” For the English translation of this book by Dr. Timothy Winter (Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad): https://www.meccabooks.com/180-al-ghazali-on-the-remembrance-of-death-and-the-afterlife-9780946621132.html To access all the lessons: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/ihya-ulum-al-din-book-40-the-remembrance-of-death-the-afterlife
12/23/202042 minutes, 22 seconds
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Session 2 - Cultivating Brief Hopes

“Account yourselves among the dead...” In Session 2 of this five-part series, “Reflections on Death and the Afterlife,” based on Book 40 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin defines what it means to have “brief hopes,” discusses the dangers associated with long hopes, the major causes for long hopes, and why one must hasten to perform righteous actions. For the English translation of this book by Dr. Timothy Winter (Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad): https://www.meccabooks.com/180-al-ghazali-on-the-remembrance-of-death-and-the-afterlife-9780946621132.html To access all the lessons: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/ihya-ulum-al-din-book-40-the-remembrance-of-death-the-afterlife
12/23/202041 minutes, 28 seconds
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Session 3 - Journey of the Afterlife

“Whoever conceals the faults of a believer shall have his own faults concealed by Allah on the Day of Arising.” The discussion of Book 40 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din continues in Session 3 of al-Maqasid’s retreat, “Reflections on Death and the Afterlife,” with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus exploring various aspects of the Afterlife including: the Trumpet Blast, the Inquisition, the Scales, the Restoration of Wrongs, the Traverse, and the Pool. For the English translation of this book by Dr. Timothy Winter (Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad): https://www.meccabooks.com/180-al-ghazali-on-the-remembrance-of-death-and-the-afterlife-9780946621132.html To access all the lessons: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/ihya-ulum-al-din-book-40-the-remembrance-of-death-the-afterlife
12/23/202048 minutes, 51 seconds
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Session 4 - The Prophet ﷺ and His Intercession

"And surely your Lord will give so much to you that you will be pleased." [Quran 93:5] At this point in this five-part series, “Reflections on Death and the Afterlife,” based on Book 40 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din, the emphasis moves from looking at some of the harsher realities of the Afterlife which evoke fear in the believer to those realities that engender hope. In Session 4, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses the beautiful ways in which our beloved Messenger ﷺ intercedes for his Ummah, as well as providing practical advice on how to seek this intercession. For the English translation of this book by Dr. Timothy Winter (Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad): https://www.meccabooks.com/180-al-ghazali-on-the-remembrance-of-death-and-the-afterlife-9780946621132.html To access all the lessons: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/ihya-ulum-al-din-book-40-the-remembrance-of-death-the-afterlife
12/23/202051 minutes, 19 seconds
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Session 5 - Beholding Allah's Countenance and the Vastness of His Mercy

"On that Day some faces will be bright, looking at their Lord." [Quran 75:22-23] Al-Maqasid’s December 2020 retreat, “Reflections on Death and the Afterlife,” based on Book 40 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din, concludes in this last video with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus’s discussion on the bliss believers experience when they behold the Countenance of Allah the Exalted and the many other examples of Allah the Exalted’s Mercy once we leave this earthly life. For the English translation of this book by Dr. Timothy Winter (Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad): https://www.meccabooks.com/180-al-ghazali-on-the-remembrance-of-death-and-the-afterlife-9780946621132.html To access all the lessons: soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/ihya-ulum-al-din-book-40-the-remembrance-of-death-the-afterlife
12/23/202041 minutes, 32 seconds
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Lecciones de la vida del Profeta (5)

Lecciones de la vida del Profeta de un libro de Habib Hadi bin Ahmad al-Haddar. Esta es una serie acerca de la noble biografía profética. La quinta y última clase es una sipnosis de las características internas y externas del Mensajero ﷺ. Además de estudiar su vida y la forma en la que transmitió el mensaje, es de suma importancia conocer como fue su carácter y apariencia física. No hay duda de que quien lo conocía le amaba profundamente.
12/23/202044 minutes, 14 seconds
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Futuwwa - Strength in Realizing Weakness before Allah

The next trait of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) mentioned in Imam al-Sulami’s Kitab al-Futuwwa, is to realize one’s complete impoverishment (faqr) before Allah the Exalted in all of one's states. Here, Sh. Yahya Rhodus explains why it is in our benefit to realize our servitude before Allah the Exalted. He also discusses the four types of impoverishment and the four traits of servanthood.
12/21/202028 minutes, 11 seconds
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Lecciones de la vida del Profeta (4)

Lecciones de la vida del Profeta de un libro de Habib Hadi bin Ahmad al-Haddar. Esta es una serie acerca de la noble biografía profética. La cuarta clase trata la migración del Mensajero ﷺ a Medina junto a su compañero Abu Bakr. Al-lah, el Altísimo, les protegió todo el camino hasta que fueron recibidos a salvo por los demás emigrantes (Muhayirín) y los ayudantes (Ansar). Esta clase culmina con el fallecimiento del Profeta ﷺ y de como sus compañeros respondieron a este evento.
12/18/20201 hour, 32 seconds
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Khutba - Dimensions of Intentions

In this introductory khutba, Sh. Yahya Rhodus begins his series on the well-known and foundational Hadith on intentions, “Actions are by intentions. And every man will have that which he intended...” [Bukhari & Muslim] He discusses the merits of having righteous intentions and mentions the various dimensions of intention that will be discussed over the next several khutbas, insha Allah.
12/18/202034 minutes, 58 seconds
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Khutba - The True Life

Allah the Exalted tells us the Quran: O you who believe, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. [Surah al-Anfal, 8:24] With this and several other verses in the Qur’an and statements of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him (hadith), Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains what it means to be truly living and the reality to which we have been invited.
12/13/202024 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lecciones de la vida del Profeta (3)

Lecciones de la vida del Profeta de un libro de Habib Hadi bin Ahmad al-Haddar. Esta es una serie acerca de la noble biografía profética. La tercera clase trata de como el maltrato de los incrédulos hacia los creyentes intensificó y del boicot en contra del Mensajero ﷺ y sus seguidores. Esto fue sucedido por el año más difícil de la vida del Profetaﷺ, al perder a su amada esposa Khadiya y a su tío Hamza, que Al-lah este complacido con ellos. Poco tiempo después el Mensajero se prepara para dejar su lugar natal y se dirige hacia la ciudad de Medina que se convertirá en la ciudad profética.
12/11/202050 minutes, 59 seconds
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Futuwwa - The Privilege of Service

Sh. Yahya Rhodus discusses the next trait of Futuwwa in Imam al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: feeling joy in the privilege of serving Allah the Exalted. He also explains what the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, meant by “...the coolness of my eyes is prayer” and suggests a du’a related to this statement.
12/10/202018 minutes, 44 seconds
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Khutba - The Messenger ﷺ and the Message

Allah the Exalted tells us in the Qur’an, “Surely those who swear allegiance to you [Prophet Muhammad] do but swear allegiance to Allah...” [Quran 48:10] In this powerful Khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses the exalted station of our beloved Messenger ﷺ, and how following him opens the greatest doors to Allah the Exalted.
10/28/202032 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lecciones de la vida del Profeta (2)

Lecciones de la vida del Profeta de un libro de Habib Hadi bin Ahmad al-Haddar. Esta es una serie acerca de la noble biografía profética. La segunda clase abarca el momento en que el Profeta ﷺ recibió la revelación a través del ángel Gabriel en la cueva Jirá. También se discute como Al-lah, el Altísimo, protege el mensaje en sus etapas tempranas de los incrédulos. El Mensajero ﷺ a través del mensaje divino cambió la vida de quienes lo aceptaron a pesar de que la sociedad estaba sumergida en pura ignorancia.
10/28/202053 minutes, 46 seconds
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Lecciones de la vida del Profeta (1)

Lecciones de la vida del Profeta de un libro de Habib Hadi bin Ahmad al-Haddar. Esta es una serie acerca de la noble biografía profética. Da inicio con la introducción al estudio de la síra y su importancia para el creyente; además se hace un comentario sobre las primeras secciones del libro que abarcan el nacimiento del Profeta ﷺ, su niñez y juventud y de cómo la protección divina se manifestaba preparando todo para el inicio de la profecía.
10/27/202049 minutes, 17 seconds
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Session 1 - Introduction and Merit of Reflection

Imam al-Ghazali states that “It is evident that reflection is the key to illumination, the basis for insight, the net for catching forms of knowledge, and the snare to capture direct perception and understanding.” In this first of five sessions covering Book 39 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din (Revival of Religious Sciences), Ustadh Amjad Tarsin introduces the topic and discusses the merit of reflection through Quranic verses, Prophetic Hadiths, and sayings of the pious predecessors.
10/16/202051 minutes, 23 seconds
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Session 2 - The True Nature of Reflection and Its Fruits

In this second session on reflection (tafakkur), covering Book 39 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din (Revival of Religious Sciences), Sh. Yahya Rhodus defines tafakkur and related terms and then looks at seven types of reflection and their fruits as described by Imam al-Haddad (1634-1720 CE) in his work The Book of Assistance. He then finishes with a discussion on the five degrees of reflection.
10/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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Session 3 - Channels of Reflection: The Human Being

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues with Imam al-Ghazali’s teachings on reflection (tafakkur) in Book 39 of his work Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din (Revival of Religious Sciences) in this third session by commenting on Imam al-Ghazali’s reflections upon the marvelous creation of the human being.
10/16/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Session 4 - Channels of Reflection: Our Relationship with the Creator

In this extremely useful session, Sh. Yahya Rhodus explains the context in which Imam al-Ghazali places reflection (tafakkur) and how the Imam categorizes different aspects of it into a logical framework. What is impermissible to reflect upon and what is most beneficial is also discussed, as well as practical suggestions on how to begin to implement reflection towards the goal of witnessing Allah the Exalted.
10/16/202054 minutes, 20 seconds
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Session 5 - Channels of Reflection: The Earth and the Heavens

This final session on the Sunna of Reflection from Book 39 of Imam al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din focuses on reflecting upon the signs on the earth and in the heavens. When studying and contemplating the signs and meanings within Allah's creation, one ascends in the degrees of reflection, which helps the seeker attain knowledge of Allah the Blessed and Exalted.
10/16/20201 hour, 34 seconds
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Khutba - The Fruits of Certainty

Allah the Exalted tells us multiple times in the Qur’an that no one can escape death. In this Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the importance of preparing for death’s consequences by striving for the higher levels of certainty so that, at the moment of death, one’s faith is absolutely firm and one longs to meet his Lord. To test the strength of one’s certainty, he provides five signs to look for in oneself.
10/13/202023 minutes, 3 seconds
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Futuwwa - Being a True Servant

Sh. Yahya Rhodus continues his discussion on spiritual chivalry (futuwwa) looking at the virtue of being a servant to Allah the Exalted alone, as mentioned in Imam al-Sulami’s book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, and in two aphorisms by Ibn‘Ata Illah al-Iskandari.
10/13/202021 minutes, 42 seconds
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Khutba - The 5 Foundational Hadith: (2) "It is from the Excellence of a Person's Islam..."

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues his Khutba series on the five foundational hadith, which scholars have indicated that all other hadith stem from their meaning. In this Khutba, he discusses the hadith, "It is from the excellence of a person's Islam is that he leaves that which does not concern him," and how to implement it in one’s life. To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/the-5-foundational-hadith
10/4/202035 minutes, 18 seconds
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4 Ways To See The Prophet ﷺ

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin reminds us that Rabi’ al-Awwal—the birth month of our beloved Messenger, blessings and peace be upon—is soon approaching. In anticipation of this beautiful occasion, he relates four things to do in order to see the Prophet ﷺ in one’s dreams, in shaʾ Allah.
10/2/20205 minutes, 53 seconds
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Futuwwa - Poems of Praise

Sh. Yahya Rhodus translates a poem of love and praise of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ by a great knower of Allah the Exalted, al-Habib Ali bin Muhammad al-Habashi, who died in 1333 AH (1915 CE). He points out that the righteous all over the traditional Muslim world say the same things and ask for the same things, and he stresses the importance of understanding this discourse.
10/2/20208 minutes, 45 seconds
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Khutba - The 5 Foundational Hadith: (1) Actions are According to Intentions

In this Khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin begins the first Khutba on the five foundational hadith which scholars have indicated that all other meanings stem from. He begins with the well-known hadith, "Actions are judged according to intentions..." and he describes the intentions of various categories of people, including the generality, the ignorant, the hypocrites, the scholars, the people of the spiritual path, and the people of reality. To listen to the other Khutbas in the series: https://soundcloud.com/al-maqasid/sets/the-5-foundational-hadith
9/28/202032 minutes, 38 seconds
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Futuwwa - Loving For Allah's Sake ﷻ

The only line repeated three times in the Ḍiyā al-Lāmiʿ Mawlid is the following: "O Lord, gather us and our loved ones in Your abode of Firdaws, O You Who are our only hope" In this uplifting talk, Sh. Yahya Rhodus discusses a Hadith Qudsi (Divine saying) in which Allah the Exalted tells us four simple and attainable ways that we can become beloved to Him.
9/25/202014 minutes, 35 seconds
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Khutba - Strengthening Certitude

Iman, faith, is the greatest of all gifts, and Allah the Exalted only gives faith to those whom He loves. It is incumbent upon us to preserve this great blessing and to strengthen it. Strengthening one’s iman leads to a related concept of certitude (yaqīn), which has various degrees. In this Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the three main levels of certainty and provides four ways to increase one’s certainty with the ultimate goal of drawing nearer and nearer to Allah the Exalted.
9/21/202033 minutes, 43 seconds
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Futuwwa - Virtues of Praying in Congregation

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the importance of establishing and preserving the five daily prayers, especially praying in congregation (Salat al-Jamā’a) and in particular with respect to the 'Isha and Fajr prayers. Six benefits of praying in congregation are mentioned, along with several hadiths and stories of the righteous that demonstrate the more one’s life revolves around the prayers, the better one’s life will be.
9/11/202014 minutes, 23 seconds
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Khutba - Success is in Following The Messenger ﷺ

In this relevant and extremely beneficial Khutba, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses what we should do in this time when there are so many inversions in morality, knowledge, and the natural ways Allah the Exalted has taught us to be. He bases his discussion on the Hadith of Jibril, peace be upon him, and verses from the Qur’an (4:64-65 & 49:1-2) and gives three practical steps that can help us to protect ourselves and our families.
9/7/202025 minutes, 56 seconds
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Futuwwa - Strengthening the Connection with the Beloved ﷺ

“The melodies are there to help you reflect on the meanings.” With these few words, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us that the weekly Mawlid is far more than just listening to uplifting rhythms or gathering together socially. Rather, we are preparing ourselves to be with the Messenger, blessings and peace be upon him, in the next life, along with his Companions and the righteous servants of Allah the Exalted, may Allah be pleased with them all.
9/6/202014 minutes, 2 seconds
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Futuwwa - The Merits of 'Ashura

As the 8th day of the blessed set of ten days in this sacred month of Muharram comes to a close, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us to follow the Hijri Calendar because it helps us to remember those special days and times when small deeds reap great rewards. Sh. Yahya discusses the immense benefits of bringing the Day of Ashura, the 10th of Muharram, to life through fasting and interacting with people graciously. He also explains why the Muslims have a greater “right” to Musa (Moses), peace be upon him, more than anyone.
8/28/20208 minutes, 1 second
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Khutba - Humility: Adornment of the Believer

On this second day of Muharram, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the weight given to good character on the Day of Judgment, and in particular, to the virtue of humility—the “adornment of the believer.” Focusing on verse 83 of Surah al-Qasas (28:83) and several hadith, Shaykh Yahya explains what is meant by humility and a few traits related to it. He also provides a long list of practical ways to foster humility in oneself. The Khutbah ends with the benefits of fasting in Muharram, especially on the tenth.
8/23/202035 minutes, 23 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (1) - Quranic Verses on Repentance

These lessons are based on a book by Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi titled 'Remedy for the Hearts,' where the author expounds on the Prophetic duʿa that is known as the preeminent formulaʿfor seeking Allah's forgiveness (Sayyid al-Istighfar). Topics covered include: the definition of and conditions for repentance, some of the meanings included in Sayyid al-Istighfar, and the virtues of seeking Allah's forgiveness. In this first of nine sessions, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses several verses in the Qur’an related to repentance and explains why repentance is the foundation of the spiritual path. He also covers the conditions of repentance, showing that it is far more than a verbal declaration by the tongue.
8/18/202054 minutes, 19 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (2) - Hadiths on Repentance

In this second session on Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi’s book, 'Remedy for the Hearts,' Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discusses several Prophetic narrations showing the importance of asking Allah the Exalted for forgiveness and turning towards Him in repentance. Special focus is given to the long hadith concerning the “Three who stayed behind” from the battle of Tabuk, and why the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, told them after Allah the Exalted accepted their repentance: “This is the best day of your life since the day your mother gave birth to you.”
8/18/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (3) - Definition of Repentance and Its Conditions

After looking at selected examples from the Quran and Hadith extolling the virtues of repentance (tawba) in the first and second sessions, respectively, Ustadh Amjad begins the text of the book by Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi titled 'Remedy for the Hearts' where the author expounds on the preeminent formula for seeking Allah's forgiveness known as Sayyid al-Istighfar. Topics in this third session include the story behind the writing of the book, the definition of repentance, and the conditions necessary for one’s repentance to be accepted.
8/18/202054 minutes, 19 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (4) - Motivating the Heart Towards Repentance

In his book 'Remedy for the Hearts,' Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi provides a systematic approach to perfecting one’s repentance that is easily understood and followed. In this fourth session, Ustadh Amjad reviews the next three sections of Habib Ahmed’s book: how to make one’s repentance permanent; two motivating causes for repentance, and ways to bring motivation that leads to awareness of the heart. Supplications that aid in helping to achieve an accepted repentance are also mentioned.
8/18/202049 minutes, 55 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (5) - Commentary on Sayyid al-Istighfar

In this fifth lesson discussing Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi’s book 'Remedy for the Hearts,' Ustadh Amjad Tarsin begins the main section of the book, which looks in detail at Sayyid al-Istighfar, the preeminent formula for seeking Allah's forgiveness as taught by our beloved Messenger, blessings and peace be upon him. Specifically, Ustadh Amjad discusses the first few affirmations in the supplication, which reveal numerous Divine Attributes and which point to several fields of Islamic Knowledge, including the covenant we took with our Lord in the Realm of Souls (Quran 7:172). *For an in-depth and fascinating discussion on the Realm of Souls see Lesson 1 of Habib Hussein al Saqaf’s series on Imam 'Abd-Allah al-Haddad's profound work titled 'The Lives of Man.'
8/18/20201 hour, 30 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (6) - Further Commentary on Sayyid al-Istighfar

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues looking at the main section of Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi’s book 'Remedy for the Hearts.' This lesson focuses on meanings relating to the relationship between Allah the Exalted and His servants. Among the things discussed are human’s four enemies, the Prophet's intercession ﷺ, and the origin of thoughts and how to deal with bad thoughts.
8/18/202050 minutes, 16 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (7) - Types of Gratitude

In his book 'Remedy for the Hearts,' Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi gives a clear and insightful discussion concerning the statement of gratitude found in Sayyid al-Istighfar, the preeminent formula for seeking Allah's forgiveness: “I acknowledge Your favors upon me...” Ustadh Amjad Tarsin focuses on this section of the book and covers such topics as: our greatest blessings; types of gratitude; what being “immersed in witnessing the Giver of the blessings” means; and the connection between two verses in the Qur’an mentioned by Habib Ahmad, 14:34 and 16:18.
8/18/202053 minutes, 6 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (8) - Proper Manners of Duʿa

In this eighth session based on Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi’s book 'Remedy for the Hearts,' Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues to look at aspects of Sayyid al-Istighfar that relate to Islam, Iman, and Ihsan. He then covers the next section of the book which discusses why this supplication is considered the preeminent Prophetic formula for seeking Allah's forgiveness, paying particular attention to the meaning of ‘Allahumma,’ the first word. The discussion ends with the adab of making du’a (supplication), using this formula as an example.
8/18/202049 minutes, 36 seconds
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Remedy for the Hearts (9) - Virtues of Istighfar and Its Various Formulas

Before commenting on the last section of Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi’s book 'Remedy for the Hearts,' Ustadh Amjad Tarsin notes that the Summer Retreat 2020 is ending on a blessed day, the last Jumu’a the Hijri year. Scholars and the righteous ask for forgiveness and the acceptance of good deeds at the conclusion of something. Ustadh Amjad then turns to the final chapter of Habib Ahmad’s book, which discusses the virtues and benefits of seeking forgiveness, based on numerous verses in the Quran, and which provides a comprehensive list of powerful supplications asking for forgiveness, including the preeminent formula Sayyid al-Istighfar, the topic of this work. Ustadh Amjad mentions over ten supplications, noting when they should be recited and the particular benefit gained by their recitation.
8/18/202059 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Islamic Discourse (5) - Further Developing the Islamic Discourse (Part 2)

In this fifth and final session, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the remaining five of the ten steps to elevate the level of Islamic Discourse that Habib Umar Bin Hafiz identifies in his book 'The Islamic Discourse in Religious Institutions: its Current State and Future Development.' Shaykh Yahya pays special attention to the sixth step, which concerns showing respect for various fields of expertise in general and for the field of issuing fatwas in particular. He also explains why every single Muslim in the United States has a responsibility to positively impact the society for the sake of Allah the Exalted and how that duty can be accomplished.
8/17/202045 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Islamic Discourse (4) - Further Developing the Islamic Discourse (Part 1)

In the final two sessions, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the last section of Habib Umar Bin Hafiz’s book 'The Islamic Discourse in Religious Institutions: its Current State andFuture Development,' which provides ten steps to elevate the level of Islamic Discourse in light of current challenges. In Part 1, Shaykh Yahya covers the first five steps. He also explains the extremely important difference between renewal (tajdīd) versus reform, the former recognizing that the religious texts (Quran, Hadith) and established religious principles, which not require any development. Indeed, by remaining faithful traditional texts and principles is what allows institutions to deal with the challenges of the time.
8/17/202048 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Islamic Discourse (3) - Principles of Success

The next session in Habib Umar Bin Hafiz’s book 'The Islamic Discourse in Religious Institutions: its Current State andFuture Development,' discusses five principles of success in Islamic discourse that correspond to the first seven verses in Surah al-Muddathir (The Cloaked One, 74:1-7). According to the author, may Allah preserve him, these are the qualities that the All-Merciful commanded His Messenger, blessings and peace be upon him, to have when entrusted with carrying, conveying, warning, and clarifying the Message revealed to him.
8/17/202047 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Islamic Discourse (2) - The Integrity of the Discourse

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus continues his discussion of Habib Umar Bin Hafiz’s book titled, 'The Islamic Discourse in Religious Institutions: its Current State andFuture Development.' Here, two chapters of the book are covered: (1) The Integrity of the Discourse is Dependent Upon the Integrity of the Individual and (2) The Most Evident Means for Success. Practical advice is provided on how to raise the level of discourse on both institutional and individual levels.
8/17/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Islamic Discourse (1) - The Primary Mission of Religious Institutions

In this five-part series Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses selected excerpts from Habib Umar Bin Hafiz’s treatise titled 'The Islamic Discourse in Religious Institutions: its Current State and Future Development.' The series explores important principles for institutions involved in serving the religion. Topics include: the primary mission of religious institutions, the most prominent means for impact, the integrity of the discourse and its relation to the integrity of the individual, and practical suggestions on how to improve the state of the discourse. In this first session, Shaykh Yahya covers the primary mission of religious institutions and the methodology to implement it. He also discusses six factors that that an institution needs to positively impact the state of the Ummah and what an institution must avoid so people are not prevented from understanding the reality of Islam and beholding its beauty and splendor.
8/17/202048 minutes, 42 seconds
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Khutba - The Virtues Of Seeking Knowledge

Allah the Exalted teaches us in the Noble Quran, "And say, 'My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.'" [Quran 20:114] The Messenger of Allah ﷺ also taught us, further emphasizing the virtue of sacred knowledge, "Whoever Allah wills good for, He grants him understanding of the religion." [Bukhari and Muslim] This Khutba focuses on the virtue of seeking knowledge and the importance of seeking it with sincerity. May Allah revive sacred knowledge in our communities, adorn our hearts with the qualities of the Beloved Prophet ﷺ, and allow the lights of guidance to illuminate the hearts of many others in need.
8/9/202023 minutes, 35 seconds
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Futuwwa - Standing at the Door

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses a statement from Habib Ahmad bin Zayn al-Habashi (d. 1144 AH, 1732 CE), one of foremost students of Imam al-Haddad, in which he gives advice to travelers on the spiritual path. In this passage, Habib Ahmad counsels the wayfarer to stand vigilantly at the door of Allah the Exalted, even if he or she is initially rejected or distanced. No matter how difficult things may get, one should never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah the Exalted.
8/7/20209 minutes, 11 seconds
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Khutba - The True Eid & Realities of Dhikr

When Eid al-Adha falls on Jumu’a, there are two Eids to celebrate, cumulating in an especially auspicious occasion. On this blessed day, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin reflects on several verses in the Quran that mention the Hajj and the remembrance and glorification of Allah. He explains how these verses help to prepare us for what Imam al-Haddad describes as the long journey to the Hereafter. Through remembrance of Allah our hearts come to life, which is the true Eid.
8/1/202023 minutes, 1 second
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Khutba - Reflections on the Farewell Sermon

In his Farewell Sermon on Mount Arafat given on the ninth of Dhul-Hijja, shortly before his return to Allah the Exalted, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said that a white person has no superiority over a black person, nor a black person over a white, except by his or her degree of taqwa (piety). In this Khutba, Ustadh Amjad reflects upon these words and other counsel given that day over 1400 years ago. He also reminds us to take advantage of the doors of good that Allah the Exalted has opened up in these first ten days of Dhul-Hijja before they pass.
7/24/202026 minutes, 53 seconds
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Khutba - Certitude is the Foundation

Certitude (yaqīn) is perhaps the most important element for progress on the spiritual path. Weaving together verses of the Qur’an, relevant hadith, and reflections of the pious, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains what is meant by certitude in the Islamic context, how it is the foundation of all Islamic teachings, and why people of certitude are necessary, especially in these times. In Part II of this series, he will discuss how to protect and strengthen one’s certitude in order to witness the reality of the unseen and to ignite the 'light of fitra' in others so that they too may taste the sweetness of faith.
7/17/202035 minutes, 22 seconds
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Futuwwa - Bearing Hardship for the Sake of Allah

The next virtue mentioned in Imam al-Sulami’s book 'Kitab al-Futuwwa' is bearing hardships for the sake of Allah the Exalted. Shaykh Yahya Rhodus mentions that those on the spiritual path will experience harm at the hands of people, and that part of spiritual progress is bearing that for Allah's sake. As encouragement, Shaykh Yahya recounts several stories of righteous servants of Allah the Exalted and some of the hardships that they endured.
7/17/202022 minutes, 8 seconds
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Futuwwa - Letting Go of Our Wealth

In this next discussion of the virtues mentioned in Imam al-Sulami’s book 'Kitab al-Futuwwa', Shaykh Yahya discusses the great trait of letting go of one’s wealth. He explains several verses from the Quran where Allah the Exalted tells us that the righteous give solely out of love for Him. Several beautiful stories of generosity displayed by people of Futuwwa, including those of modern times, are related. Throughout the discussion, Shaykh Yahya provides practical advice on how one can acquire this virtue and learn to detach from the love of this world.
7/6/202021 minutes, 11 seconds
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Session 8 - The True Nature of Contentment

The following topics are covered in this session: • The decree of the Beloved is beloved • Reconciling opposition to evil and contentment with the Divine decree • Supplication does not conflict with contentment • Meeting Allah ﷻ
7/4/202055 minutes
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Session 7 - The Merit of Contentment (Riḍā)

The following topics are covered in this session: • Contentment is the fruit of love • Quranic verses on contentment • Prophetic sayings on contentment • Reports of the Salaf (Righteous Predecessors)
7/4/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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Session 6 - Allah's Love for His Servant

The following topics are covered in this session: • The meaning of Allah's love for His servant • Longing (shawq) for Allah • Intimacy (uns) with Allah
7/4/202043 minutes, 29 seconds
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Session 5 - The Signs of Loving Allah

The following topics are covered in this session: • Loving to meet Him • Preferring what He loves • Remembering Him abundantly • Finding intimacy (uns) in solitude • Enjoying worship • Showing mercy to His creation • Fearing distance from Him
7/4/202054 minutes, 56 seconds
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Session 4 - Strengthening Love for Allah

The following topics are covered in this session: • The importance of love in relation to the Hereafter • Severing worldly attachments from the heart • Planting the seeds of gnosis in the heart • Spending time with the righteous who love Allah
7/4/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 38 seconds
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Session 3 - Allah Alone Truly Deserves Love

The following topics are covered in this session: • Loving for the sake of Allah • The centrality of loving the Prophet ﷺ • Allah alone deserves love: i) Benevolence ii) Beauty
7/4/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 15 seconds
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Session 2 - The True Nature of Love

The following topics are covered in this session: • Towards a definition of love • Love and the 5 senses • The heart as the "sixth sense" • The main reasons we love: i) Benevolence ii) Beauty
7/4/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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Session 1 - The Merit of Love (Maḥabba)

This session focuses on the following: • Love is the pinnacle of religion • Quranic verses on love • Prophetic sayings on love • Reports of the Salaf (Righteous Predecessors)
7/4/202051 minutes, 33 seconds
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Khutba: Alleviating Anxiety and Grief

In this Jumua Khutba, Sh. Yahya Rhodus comments on a Prophetic supplication to alleviate anxiety and grief. In addition to focusing on the profound meanings within the Prophet's words ﷺ, Sh. Yahya also comments on the relationship between the duʿa and the connection we should have with Quran. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
6/30/202031 minutes, 32 seconds
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Being True to the Covenant

Allah the Exalted said, "Among the believers are men who have proven true to what they pledged to Allah. Some of them have fulfilled their pledge [with their lives], others are waiting [their turn]. They have never changed [their commitment] in the least." [Quran 33:23] In this Jumua Khutba, Sh. Yahya Rhodus focuses on the importance of being true with our covenant with Allah the Exalted. He reflects on the stories of righteous scholars and their unwavering commitment to Allah, seeking inspiration from their noble examples. For more information on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
6/10/202028 minutes, 40 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (21)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
6/4/202020 minutes, 50 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (20)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
6/3/202027 minutes, 41 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (19)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
6/3/202023 minutes, 35 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (18)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/23/202021 minutes, 1 second
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Our Relationship with the Quran (17)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/22/202022 minutes, 47 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (16)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/21/202020 minutes, 42 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (15)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/20/202023 minutes, 29 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (14)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/19/202027 minutes, 48 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (13)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/18/202030 minutes, 43 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (12)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/17/202025 minutes
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Our Relationship with the Quran (11)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/16/202017 minutes, 13 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (10)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/15/202036 minutes, 34 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (9)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/10/202027 minutes, 55 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (8)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/9/202017 minutes, 54 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (7)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/8/202021 minutes, 5 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (6)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/7/202016 minutes, 24 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (5)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/6/202026 minutes, 9 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (4)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
5/1/202030 minutes, 24 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (3)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
4/30/202027 minutes, 37 seconds
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Our Relationship with the Quran (2)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
4/29/202027 minutes, 39 seconds
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Our Relationship With the Quran (1)

In this special Ramadan series, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din's section on the etiquettes with the Quran. These lessons are meant to increase us in appreciation, reverence, and love for Allah's Book, translating into deeper connection and commitment. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
4/26/202024 minutes, 33 seconds
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Educating Children (11)

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4/8/202052 minutes, 14 seconds
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Educating Children (10)

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4/8/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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Educating Children (9)

Educating Children (9) by Al-Maqasid
4/8/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 46 seconds
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Educating Children (8)

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4/8/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 43 seconds
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Educating Children (7)

Educating Children (7) by Al-Maqasid
4/8/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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Educating Children (6)

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4/8/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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Educating Children (5)

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4/8/20201 hour, 22 minutes
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Educating Children (4)

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4/8/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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Educating Children (3)

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4/8/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 6 seconds
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Educating Children (2)

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4/8/202055 minutes, 29 seconds
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Educating Children (1)

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4/8/202054 minutes, 3 seconds
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Educating Children (12)

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4/8/202054 minutes, 39 seconds
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Educating Children (13)

Educating Children (13) by Al-Maqasid
4/8/202046 minutes, 8 seconds
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Educating Children (14)

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4/8/202025 minutes, 44 seconds
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Knowledge and Wisdom (6)

In these lessons, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from Imam ʿAbd-Allah al-Haddad's 'Knowledge & Wisdom' at Al-Maqasid. Imam al-Haddad, the great reviver of the twelfth Hijri century, said that each chapter of this book could be a book in and of itself. We ask Allah ﷻ that He makes us people of knowledge, devotion, and service.
4/4/202049 minutes, 11 seconds
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Seeking Refuge in the Complete Words of Allah

In this reminder, Sh. Yahya Rhodus continues commenting on the prophetic invocations for protection—specifically, "I seek refuge in the complete words of Allah from the evil of what He has created." These prophetic invocations were read daily by the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and as we face these uncertain times, they are pillars of support for the believer. Arabic Duʿa: أعوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَق Transliteration: A'ūdhu bikalimāt Illah it-tāmmāti min sharri mā khalaq For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
3/27/202019 minutes, 44 seconds
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Isra' & Mi'raj Annual Commemoration - Reminder (2)

In this brief reminder, Sh. Yahya Rhodus talks about the relationship between Prophet Yunus and the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon them both). He also comments on the following passage from the Quran, "And when the Man of the Whale stormed off [from his city] in a rage, thinking We would not restrain him. Then he cried out in the darkness, “There is no god except You. Glory be to You! I have certainly done wrong.” So We answered his prayer and rescued him from anguish. And so do We save the [true] believers." [Quran 21:87-88] For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
3/24/202027 minutes, 53 seconds
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Isra' & Mi'raj Annual Commemoration - Reminder (1)

This brief reminder focuses on a few lessons from the Prophet Muhammad's blessed Night Journey and Ascension. The Isra' and Mi'raj helps increase us in reverence, love, and devotion. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
3/24/20209 minutes, 28 seconds
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Seeking Protection with His Name

In response to the fear and concern brought about by the recent spread of the Covid-19 virus, Sh. Yahya Rhodus reminds us of the importance of seeking protection with Allah's Name. In this important and timely reminder, Sh. Yahya comments on the following prophetic duʿa (supplication) and encourages everyone to recite it daily: بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ “In the name of Allah, with Whose name nothing on earth or in heaven can harm—He is the All-Hearing and All-Knowing.” For more information on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
3/23/202013 minutes, 22 seconds
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Futuwwa (7)

In these lessons at Al-Maqasid, Sh. Yahya Rhodus covers a classical book on Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) by Imam al-Sulami. Each lesson focuses on a particular trait and its relation to the spiritual path. In this lesson, Sh. Yahya focuses on Imam al-Sulami's principle that states, "It is from spiritual chivalry to maintain old relationships." For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit us at www.almaqasid.org
3/14/202022 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ayat Al-Kursi & the Believer

This Khutba, delivered by Sh. Yahya Rhodus at Al-Maqasid, focuses on the believer's relationship with Ayat al-Kursi, the Verse of the Throne.
3/1/202034 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rajab & Repentance

As the sacred month of Rajab approaches, a believer uses this time to prepare for the month of Ramadan. This Khutba focuses on taking advantage of the month of Rajab through turning back to Allah ﷻ through repentance. It also discusses the benefits of seeking Allah's forgiveness in this life and the next. For more on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
2/22/202027 minutes, 40 seconds
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Love as the Utmost Goal

This Khutba focuses on the centrality of love in Islam. Allah the Exalted said, “There are some who take others as Allah’s equal—they love them as they should love Allah—but the believers have even more intense love for Allah” [Quran 2:165]. If we were to taste one atom's weight of Allah's love, all of the world's pleasures combined would pale in comparison. The Khutba also touches upon the Way of the Messenger ﷺ as the path to Allah's love, and that our attachment to and love of the Prophet ﷺ is part of our love of Allah. For more about Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
2/14/202027 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wisdom for All Times

Part of Allah's blessing for this Ummah is that He has granted, as Allah's Messenger ﷺ has informed us, renewers of this religion in each century. To this point, Imam al-Haddad stated, "Allah inspires the people of knowledge in every time with what the people of that time need." For more information on Al-Maqasid's program, please visit www.almaqasid.org
2/8/202033 minutes, 57 seconds
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5 Principles for True Success

This Jumuʿa Khutba focuses on how each member of the Ummah has a responsibility to be of benefit to others, and how the greatest benefit is the blessing of guidance. But how do we do that? Five principles taken from the Quran are listed to help us begin fulfilling this responsibility with sincerity and effectiveness. For more information on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
1/24/202028 minutes, 55 seconds
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The 10 Benefits of Hunger

In this Khutba, Sh. Yahya Rhodus focuses on one of the five most important devotions for spiritual development: cutting back on food. In today's world, where desires are celebrated and obeyed, we need to be reminded of this profound act of devotion. Sh. Yahya also lists the ten benefits of hunger, as mentioned by Imam al-Ghazali (may Allah have mercy on him). For more information on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
1/7/202037 minutes, 3 seconds
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Actions are Judged by Endings

This Khutba reminds us of the Prophetic Hadith, "Truly, actions are [judged] by their endings." [Bukhari] As we approach the end of the year, it is important for us to reflect on our state with Allah and to have resolve to change for the better. For more information on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
12/20/201922 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Blessings of the Basmala

In this Jumua Khutba, Sh. Yahya Rhodus focuses on the blessing of saying, 'Bismillāh' and the importance of always beginning things in our lives with Allah's Name. By beginning with Allah's Name, we are granted His support and we are brought near to Him. For more information on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
12/8/201940 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Gift of Love

Love is the fastest means to attain nearness to Allah ﷻ and closeness to His Messenger ﷺ. In this brief reminder, Sh. Yahya Rhodus talks about Allah's merciful gift of love, which is accessible to so many believers. He mentions in this lesson that, "All actions can be weighed in the scales, except for love––no scale can bear the weight of love." Our love of the Prophet ﷺ is also connected to our commitment to his Sunna, which elevates us in this life and the next. For more information, please visit www.almaqasid.org
11/20/201914 minutes, 58 seconds
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Futuwwa (6)

In these lessons at Al-Maqasid, Sh. Yahya Rhodus covers a classical book on Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) by Imam al-Sulami. Each lesson focuses on a particular trait and its relation to the spiritual path. In this lesson, Sh. Yahya Rhodus focuses on the following principle of spiritual chivalry, "It is from Futuwwa to let there be familiarity and closeness between you and other people." For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit us at www.almaqasid.org
11/18/201919 minutes, 11 seconds
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Servitude to and Neediness before Allah

This Khutba focuses on one of the central Hadith compiled by Imam al-Nawawi in his collection of forty Hadith, which teaches us how we realize the purpose of our existence through servitude to Allah, and how we attain freedom through our neediness before Him. For more information on Al-Maqasid's programs, please visit www.almaqasid.org
11/16/201923 minutes, 10 seconds
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Knowledge and Wisdom (5)

In these lessons, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from Imam ʿAbd Allah al-Haddad's 'Knowledge & Wisdom' at Al-Maqasid. Imam al-Haddad, the great reviver of the twelfth Hijri century, said that each chapter of this book could be a book in and of itself. We ask Allah ﷻ that He makes us people of knowledge, devotion, and service.
11/14/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Futuwwa (5)

In these lessons at Al-Maqasid, Sh. Yahya Rhodus covers a classical book on Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) by Imam al-Sulami. Each lesson focuses on a particular trait and its relation to the spiritual path. For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit us at www.almaqasid.org
11/6/201921 minutes, 52 seconds
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Knowledge and Wisdom (4)

In these lessons, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from Imam ʿAbd Allah al-Haddad's 'Knowledge & Wisdom' at Al-Maqasid. Imam al-Haddad, the great reviver of the twelfth Hijri century, said that each chapter of this book could be a book in and of itself. We ask Allah ﷻ that He makes us people of knowledge, devotion, and service.
10/30/201955 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mentioning the Righteous

In this Jumu'a Khutba, Sh. Yahya Rhodus talks about the importance and benefit of mentioning and loving the righteous. He also reminds us of the Quranic command to seek out the company of the people of trueness. For more information about Al-Maqasid, please visit almaqasid.org
10/26/201936 minutes, 27 seconds
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Futuwwa (4)

In these lessons at Al-Maqasid, Sh. Yahya Rhodus covers a classical book on Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) by Imam al-Sulami. Each lesson focuses on a particular trait and its relation to the spiritual path. For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit us at www.almaqasid.org
10/23/201923 minutes, 47 seconds
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Khutba: Fitra & Beautiful Character

The Prophet ﷺ said, "The best of beauty is in having beautiful character." [Suyuti] This Khutba focuses on the tendency in today's world towards ugliness, which distances us from the Fitra (the natural state of the soul). So how do we express beauty in times where it has become rare? Through embodying the beautiful character of Sayyiduna Muhammad ﷺ. For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit www.almaqasid.org
10/18/201925 minutes, 3 seconds
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Knowledge and Wisdom (3)

In these lessons, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from Imam ʿAbd Allah al-Haddad's 'Knowledge & Wisdom' at Al-Maqasid. Imam al-Haddad, the great reviver of the twelfth Hijri century, said that each chapter of this book could be a book in and of itself. We ask Allah ﷻ that He makes us people of knowledge, devotion, and service.
10/16/201959 minutes, 26 seconds
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Futuwwa (3)

In these lessons at Al-Maqasid, Sh. Yahya Rhodus covers a classical book on Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) by Imam al-Sulami. Each lesson focuses on a particular trait and its relation to the spiritual path. For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit us at www.almaqasid.org
10/14/201920 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Quran: A Healing for Hearts

Allah the Exalted says, "O humanity! Indeed, there has come to you a reminder from your Lord, a cure for what is in the hearts, a guide, and a mercy for the believers." [Quran 10:57] And the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was described as, "His character was the Quran." This Khutba focuses on building a relationship with the Book of Allah so that the diseases of our hearts may be healed and we ascend in degrees of nearness to Allah ﷻ.
10/11/201929 minutes, 10 seconds
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Knowledge and Wisdom (2)

In these lessons, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from Imam ʿAbd Allah al-Haddad's 'Knowledge & Wisdom' at Al-Maqasid. Imam al-Haddad, the great reviver of the twelfth Hijri century, said that each chapter of this book could be a book in and of itself. We ask Allah ﷻ that He makes us people of knowledge, devotion, and service.
10/9/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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Futuwwa (2)

In these lessons at Al-Maqasid, Sh. Yahya Rhodus covers a classical book on Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) by Imam al-Sulami. Each lesson focuses on a particular trait and its relation to the spiritual path. For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit us at www.almaqasid.org
10/7/201927 minutes, 36 seconds
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Benefits of Sending Salawat Upon the Prophet

This Jum'ah Khutba focuses on the importance of connection to, and love and reverence for the Beloved Messenger ﷺ. One of the greatest ways to achieve this is by sending abundant blessings of Allah (ṣalawāt) upon him ﷺ.
10/4/201926 minutes, 40 seconds
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Knowledge and Wisdom (1)

In these lessons, Sh. Yahya Rhodus teaches from Imam ʿAbd Allah al-Haddad's 'Knowledge & Wisdom' at Al-Maqasid. Imam al-Haddad, the great reviver of the twelfth Hijri century, said that each chapter of this book could be a book in and of itself. We ask Allah ﷻ that He makes us people of knowledge, devotion, and service.
10/2/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 56 seconds
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Futuwwa (1)

In these lessons at Al-Maqasid, Sh. Yahya Rhodus covers a classical book on Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) by Imam al-Sulami. Each lesson focuses on a particular trait and its relation to the spiritual path. For more information on Al-Maqasid, please visit us at www.almaqasid.org
10/1/201924 minutes, 41 seconds
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Servitude, Sincerity, and Forgiveness

In this Jumuah Khutba, Sh. Yahya Rhodus highlights that part of our servitude to Allah the Exalted is our need to always turn back to Him in repentance. He also shares various Prophetic invocations for seeking Allah's forgiveness.
9/27/201935 minutes, 18 seconds