رمضان مبارك 1430

Friday, 21. August 2009

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

الحمد لله, Allaah has brought us to yet another Ramadhaan.  May Allaah grant us all the full reward, benefit, mercy, & forgiveness that characterize this most blessed of months!

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The Best Ten Days of the Year

Saturday, 29. November 2008

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalaamu ʿalaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh

Alhamdulillaah, the first ten (10) days of Dhul Hijjah are almost upon us. The Messenger of Allaah, salallaahu ʿalayhi wa sallam, taught us that these days are the best days of the year, just as the last ten nights of Ramadhaan are the best ten nights. Therefore, we are encouraged to increase in our acts of good deeds and worship during this time.

Amongst the deeds we can partake during this special time are:

  • Fasting (for the first nine days only, the tenth day is ʿEed ulʾadha)
  • Tahmeed (saying “alhamdulillaah“), tahleel (saying “laa ilaaha ilallaah“), & takbeer (saying “allaahu akbar“)
  • Hajj & Umrah
  • Udhiyah (sacrifice)

For those that have been blessed by Allaah with the ability to make Hajj this year, we ask Allaah to grant them an accepted Hajj! For the rest of us, there are still plenty of acts of worship left. Please visit the Islam-QA page below for more information:

http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/49042

May Allaah grant us all the ability to seek His Mercy & Reward in these upcoming ten days, in shaaʾ Allaah!

Jazaakum Allaahu khayr.

Taraweeh 2008: 29th Night

Tuesday, 14. October 2008

Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Find below the audio from the taraweeh on the night of 29th Ramadan, 2008.

Sh. Hossam
Imam, Masjid Al-Iman, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(EX-Imam, Masjid Omar Ibn ElKhattab, Columbus, OH)

NOTE: Alhamdulillah this recording was the best of all and on top of that in the 1st part the shaykh recited in a different recitation (warsh).

Taraweeh: 29th night – Part 1
Taraweeh: 29th night – Part 2
Taraweeh: 29th – Khateera

Make dua for those spreading the knowledge of the deen.

Taraweeh 2008: 27th Night

Friday, 3. October 2008

Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Find below the audio from the taraweeh on the night of 27th Ramadan, 2008.

If those of you who were unable to recognize the reciter from the previous post (Taraweeh 2008:22nd Night) he is:

Sh. Hossam
Imam, Masjid Al-Iman, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(EX-Imam, Masjid Omar Ibn ElKhattab, Columbus, OH)

Taraweeh 27th – Part 1
Taraweeh 27th – Part 2
Taraweeh 27th – Khateera
Tahajjud 27th – Witr

I would like to mention that the first night I prayed behind Sh. Hossam after coming to Florida was the night of 21st Ramadan, and I almost had tears in my eyes; it was very nostalgic. Alhamdulillah. [Having problem with the audio from that night, so will try to post it later inshAllah].

Make dua for us.

ISNA’08 AlMaghrib Reunion @ QHayl

Sunday, 28. September 2008

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Please find below the audio from the 1st Annual (inshAllah) AlMaghrib Reunion at ISNA’08 in Columbus, Ohio. Alhamdulillah, a lot of brothers and sisters joined us from Qabeelat Wasat, Salaam, Nuryan, Ittihad, Tayybah, and Banu Noor :D

Alhamdulillah, Shaykh Yaser Birjas and Shaykh Yasir Qadhi joined us and shared their visions and hopes for the future of AlMaghrib and their students. I must add, both of them were very cheerful, mashAllah, and very rightfully so after eating at Sh. Yasir Qadhi’s favourite ice cream joint.

Almaghrib Reunion’08

Note: The audio has not been edited completely. InshAllah will update the audio once editing is finished.
Note 2: Unfortunately, the first couple of minutes were not recorded.

Taraweeh 2008: 22nd Night

Saturday, 27. September 2008

Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Ramadan Kareem!

Find below the audio from the taraweeh on the night of 22nd Ramadan, 2008, brought to you all the way from Miami, Florida.

Enjoy, and make dua for the imam and everyone who prayed behind him. May Allah accept all our qiyam and siyam.

Taraweeh: 22nd night – Part 1
Taraweeh: 22nd night – Part 2

Shaykh Khalid Yasin in Columbus this week

Saturday, 24. May 2008

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalaamu ʿalaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh

Alhamdulillaah, our community is truly blessed to have with us Shaykh Khalid Yasin, perhaps best known for his powerful & inspiring lecture, The Purpose of Life.  He will be visiting several locations throughout the community during his stay in the coming week, in shaaʾ Allaah.  Please visit this page frequently as the schedule is being updated and finalized.

Saturday (May 24th, 2008)

Ibn Taymiya Masjid & Islamic Center (map)

After Maghrib Presentation

Sunday (May 25th, 2008)

Masjid Omar bin El-Khattab (map)

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Ladies only)
After Maghrib khaatirah (everyone)

Monday (May 26th, 2008)

Abubakar Siddique Islamic Center (map)

After Maghrib khaatirah

Tuesday (May 27th, 2008)

Masjid Oumar Al-Foutiyou (map)

After Maghrib khaatirah

Wednesday (May 28th, 2008)

Ibn Taymiya Masjid & Islamic Center (map)

7:00 PM Presentation

Thursday (May 29th, 2008)

Event at OSU (details still coming)

Friday (May 30th, 2008)

Masjid Omar bin El-Khattab (map)

Jumuʿah Khutbah @ 1PM
After Maghrib khaatirah

Saturday (May 31st, 2008)

Masjid Omar bin El-Khattab (map)

10:30 AM Youth Program
After Maghrib presentation

Sunday (June 1st, 2008)

Ibn Taymiya Masjid & Islamic Center (map)

7:00 PM Presentation

Please check this page frequently as updates and additional details come in.  We hope you can attend as many of these events as possible!

The Pursuit of Excellence workshop

Friday, 25. April 2008

The Pursuit of Excellence

presented by Building Muslim Leaders

www.BuildingMuslimLeaders.com

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kottman Hall, The Ohio State University 2:30pm – 7:30pm

Speakers:

  • Safi Shareef
  • Mohammed Shareef
  • Basil Gohar
  • Sh. Omar Baloch

Topics:

  • Physical Fitness for Muslims
  • Peak Performance in Life
  • Muhammed (SAW): the perfect example of excellence
  • Imam Abu Hanifa: On Ihsan

The Purification of the Heart by Abdulbary Yahya

Thursday, 14. February 2008

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

“Keep your heart healthy!” is thus touted almost everywhere.  Changes in lifestyles are advocated in order to keep the heart in tip top shape. However, there is a more important aspect of caring for the heart that is largely neglected; its spiritual health, an aspect that will determine how we will fare after we are buried six feet under, regardless of how we die.

“…Beware, in the body there is a flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and behold, it is the heart.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

It would be more comprehensible and relatively easier to purify the heart if we could physically take it out, wash it and scrub away the black dots of sin, and put it back while still beating. But the matter of purifying the heart in order to make it sound has more to it than a simple act of purifying as we understand it.

Join us as we hold our 9th Seats of Scholars class where Shaykh Abdulbary Yahya shares with us the means to which we can attain this spiritual cleansing of the most important organ for our well being in this world and the hereafter.

What: Audio lecture titled “The Purification of the Heart” by Shaykh Abdulbary Yahya

Where: Paltalk -> Religion -> Islam -> Seats of Scholars

When: Saturdays, 7:30 am (EST) Feb 16, 23, Mar 1, Mar 8

Notes, flyer and links to the lecture and forums can be found on the Columbus Dawah School. Please click below:

http://school.columbusdawah.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=25

The Preservation of the Islamic Tradition by Basil Gohar

Monday, 21. January 2008

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, the recordings of the recent promotional series, The Preservation of the Islamic Tradition, presented by Basil Gohar, promoting the upcoming AlMaghrib Institute seminar Chain of Command: Sciences of Hadeeth in Qabeelat Hayl are now available for download!

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The Rise & Fall of Muslim Spain by Omar Baloch

Saturday, 29. December 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalaamu`alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh

Alhamdulillaah, we now have available for download parts 1 and 2 of Omar Baloch’s lectures given in Masjid Omar bin El-Khattab on the Rise & Fall of Muslims in Spain.  Please find the download links below:

Omar Baloch – The Rise & Fall of Muslim Spain – Part 1 of 2

Omar Baloch – The Rise & Fall of Muslim Spain – Part 2 of 2

Taraweeh – Night 23 – NICC

Friday, 5. October 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, the recordings from night 23 of Ramadhaan at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center are now available for download. Tonight’s taraweeh recording is special because it features shaykh Abdulkareem Daghoush, an imaan with a beautiful recitation of the Qur’aan. The entire night of taraweeh, including qunoot alwitr, is available for download below, along with Hany Saqr’s khaatirah on the beautiful recitation of the Qur’aan. Read more

Taraweeh – Night 18 – NICC

Monday, 1. October 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, the recordings from night 18 of Ramadhaan at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center are now available for download.  This night’s taraweeh recording is special as it features both shaykh Hossam (former imaam of Masjid Omar bin El-Khattab here in Columbus) and shaykh Fares (current imaam of NICC), each doing four rak`at, and shaykh Hossam finishing with shaf`ee, witr, & qunoot alwitr. Read more

Taraweeh – Night 16 – NICC

Saturday, 29. September 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, the recordings from night 16 of Ramadhaan at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center are now available for download. Read more

Taraweeh – Night 14 – NICC

Saturday, 29. September 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, the recordings from night 14 of Ramadhaan at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center are now available for download. Read more

Taraweeh – Night 12 – NICC

Monday, 24. September 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, the recordings from night 12 of Ramadhaan taraweeh from the Noor Islamic Cultural Center are now available for download. Read more

Omar Baloch – Are you a Ramadhaan Mu’min?

Monday, 24. September 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, Omar Baloch’s lecture, Are you a Ramadhaan Mu’min?, presented by the Noor Islamic Cultural Center youth group, is now available for download. Read more

The Return of an Old Friend

Wednesday, 12. September 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalaamu`alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh

Alhamdulillaah that Allaah has brought us to Ramadhaan. The return of Ramadhaan is like the return of an old friend – a friend that visits but once a year. This visit, however, is one that leaves a mark lasting the entirety of the year. It is a visit we spend half the year anticipating, and half the year remembering. Such was the way of the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah, salallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, as they would spend the six months prior to Ramadhaan making du`aa’ to Allaah to allow them to reach the upcoming Ramadhaan, and they would spend the six months after Ramadhaan asking Allaah to accept their deeds in the previous Ramadhaan

And like an old friend spreading cheer, Ramadhaan comes with good news. The good news that Ramadhaan brings is that of mercy, forgiveness, & hope. It is during Ramadhaan‘s yearly visit that the news of the open doors of Jannah and the closed doors of Jahannam are delivered.

And like an old friend’s visit that we expect with certainty, there is no Muslim but that he looks forward, with anticipation, excitement, and even anxiety, towards the visit of our old friend, Ramadhaan. And yet, once the old friend, Ramadhaan, has visited, we are content, at peace, and enjoy his company.

And like an old friend that brings gifts for one-and-all, Ramadhaan brings with it the opportunity to increase in taqwaa & `ibaadah to all who seek them.

And just as an old friend comes to encourage us to do good, and to leave bad, Ramadhaan comes to do the same, by encouraging us to leave our sins and to increase our good deeds.

And just as the time spent with an old friend is cherished, Ramadhaan comes with the Blessings of Allaah for its entire visit, in time, deeds, and all other aspects.

And just as would not wish to dishonor our cherished old friend by wasting his time and ignoring him, thus should we give our old friend, Ramadhaan, his rights and what is due to him, for indeed, he brings to us so much good & opportunity. Therefore, the least we should do is give him his dues, as we can only benefit.

Ramadhaan Mubaarak wa kul `aam wa antum bikhayr.

O Allaah, make this Ramadhaan a truly blessed one for all of us. O Allaah, help us to increase our deeds for Your sake in this blessed month. O Allaah, in this month, forgive us our sins. O Allaah, in this, your blessed month of Ramadhaan, accept our good deeds. O Allaah, let us leave this month better than when we entered it. O Allaah, let us continue through to the rest of the year the good deeds & habits we take up during this, your blessed month of Ramadhaan. O Allaah, in this, your blessed month of Ramadhaan, grant victory to the Muslims, give the Muslims respite from the oppressors, and shower us all with Your Mercy, and you are the Most Merciful, Most Beneficent. O Allaah, accept our du`aa’ in this, your blessed month of Ramadhaan.

Masjid ibn Taymiya Islamic conference lectures ready for download

Friday, 7. September 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, the recordings from this past weekend’s Islamic conference, The Correct Understanding of Islam, at Masjid ibn Taymiya, are now available for download.
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Suhaib Webb khutbah – O Ummah, Do Not Despair

Saturday, 25. August 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalaamu`alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh

Alhamdulillaah, Suhaib Webb’s khutbah, given on August 24th, 2007 in the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Columbus, Ohio is now available for download! Please read on for the link and additional details.

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