Today marks the beginning of our new year 1441
May Allah make it Mubarak with good fortune and Iman; with peace and Islam and with Tawfiq to do what Allah loves and is pleased with.
Listen to Shaykh Amin interact with the hosts of The Mad Mamluks podcast (March 13, 2017) as he speaks to his vision of Islamic scholarship in America.
Shaykh Amin continues the previous night’s discussion of Laylatul Qadr.
“(The angels) are gravitating towards Nur. The prophet (S) said that those who remember Allah on earth in any way, the angels in the heavens see those people as we see stars. So now when the whole ummah is collectively making the dhikr of Allah (S), reading the Quran, looking for Laylatul Qadr, invariably they (the angels) are going to gravitate towards something that they are familiar with… which is Nur.”
Note: The last five minutes of this talk were for the live audience only.
Shaykh Amin’s ‘Eid al-Fitr khutbah:
This is an intense and relevant sermon coming at a time when Muslims in the west are struggling to strike a balance on the tightrope of Muslim representation. This talk reminds us that it doesn’t really matter if you fall to the right or to the left – falling puts our salvation in jeopardy.
In this 30-minute talk, the Shaykh connects with his audience in simple language as he takes several steps back from the trees to help us see the forest. As with all his talks, he leaves us with a clear view of the path forward. And as always, it is a call to action.
Less than three hours ago, soon after the taraweeh of this tenth night, Shaykh Amin delivered a casual talk on the Rahmah of saum. As always, nothing casual about the content. This 24-minute session (provided for free below) is packed with gems surrounding the crown jewel that is the Rahmah of, and in, fasting.
Some of the salient points in this talk:
Last night, the fourth of Ramadan, we listened to a recitation of Aali-‘Imraan over taraweeh. After leading the witr salaat, Shaykh Amin delivered a short commentary on the concluding verses of the surah.
“This surah is meant for Jews and Christians,” he remarked before he delivered an exposition of: اُولِى الۡاَلۡبَابِ. That phrase is often translated as men of understanding, or more loosely as men of wisdom. But Shaykh Amin went with a literal translation: the people of the marrow, i.e. the people of the lubb.
One has to listen to the entire talk to appreciate the profundity of his translation, and recognize what it takes to be among the people of the marrow.
Shaykh Amin was recently invited by BBC Local Radio to represent Islam in a debate/discussion titled The Spirit of Religions. Part 1 is now available.
— Javeed C. (@javeed_c) June 2, 2015
Part 2 will be made available next week and I believe the more interesting issues are touched upon in that half.
Six insight-packed lectures delivered over the last five years. We threw in the most recent one as well, the Pre-Ramadan talk from this past Sunday. That last one is free, available below for your convenience.
Here’s a quick summary of contents.
This is a classic, must-listen. The apparent paradox in the title is profound.
A great motivator to get that mushaf open and recite. Recite to listen, and listen to worship.
A well-rounded presentation covering the physical benefits of fasting, and insights on how to harness the more lasting spiritual benefits.
The month of fasting has often been referred to as a guest. And as with every guest, there are etiquettes that must be observed by the host. This one will get you ready and waiting at a personal level.
This is a heavy listen. Subhan Allah for the motivational content of this lecture. Forty minutes of what the Night of Power is really about, and how the pious predecessors followed the prophetic example in receiving it. Learn how it helped them plan for and beyond an entire lifetime.