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:


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

Jazaakum Allaahu khayr.

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


Sunday, April 27, 2008

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


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


  • 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:


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

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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Manners and Moral Values in Islam by Waleed Basyouni

Monday, 23. July 2007

The best among the believers are those with the best manners.” [Recorded by Ibn Maajah & al-Haakim. Saheeh]

The things that mainly cause people to enter Jannah (paradise) are revering Allaah and good manners. And those that mainly cause people to enter the fire are the mouth and private parts.” [Recorded by at-Tirmidhi, Ahmad and Ibn Maajah. Saheeh]

Isn’t the one with more ‘ibaadah the best among believers?
Isn’t worshiping Allaah more enough to secure my place in Jannah?
Why is good manners so important that is ascertains our place in Jannah?

I have only been sent (by Allaah) to complete the good manners.” [saheeh hadeeth]

Do we really know how to observe good manners with Allaah ta’aalaa, Rasulullaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and all the people around us?

Mark your calendar and join us to learn more about the importance of good manners and immerse ourselves with beautiful and inspiring examples from the lives of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), the companions and the righteous people, in shaa Allaah!

What: Audio lecture titled “Manners and Moral Values in Islam” by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

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

When: Saturdays, 6 am (EST) July 28, Aug 4, Aug 11

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


Columbus Dawah School site launched

Monday, 12. March 2007

Alhamdulillaah, the Columbus Dawah School site has been launched! Please read the announcement for all the details about this exciting new development, alhamdulillaah!

Call for Help – Seats of Scholars

Thursday, 1. March 2007

Alhamdulillaah, the management team for Seats of Scholars is gradually growing. However, we can always use more members to keep this as an ongoing project. So, we invite anyone who is interested in an investment for the hereafter to join this management team.

Please click here to see the Task Division.

Please click here to see the Step-By-Step Task List.

Remember that work done for the sake of Allaah is the best work of all.

Humanity’s Teacher: 21 Teaching Techniques by Muhammad Alshareef

Wednesday, 17. January 2007

Alhamdulillaah, the time has come for another Seats of Scholars class. We will be studying the lecture series Humanity’s Teacher: 21 Teaching Techniques as presented by Muhammad Alshareef. Please join us online at 7AM on Saturday, January 20th on PalTalk to attend.

Humanity’s Teacher: 21 Teaching Techniques flyer

Please see the following thread on the forums for more details:


Please download the notes here:


Downloads restored

Saturday, 16. December 2006

Alhamdulillaah, most of the old downloads from the Columbus Dawah website have been restored.  If you have trouble downloading some, please post a comment & let us know ASAP, and we will work to get it fixed immediately, in shaa Allaah.  We are still working on two or three of the original downloads, so don’t panic if you cannot find the download you’re looking for.  Old links to the downloads, also, should continue to work, as we’ve placed them in the original locations.

Jazaakum Allaahu khayran for your patience & understanding!

Downloads to be restored shortly

Sunday, 5. November 2006

Alhamdulillaah, after a brief mishap with the Columbus Dawah website (read more here), both the forums & main Columbus Dawah website are back online.  However, all downloads from both the Columbus Dawah main site as well as the forums are offline temporarily.  We are working quickly to restore these.  If you notice any additional issues with either the Columbus Dawah website or the forums, please send an e-mail to “abu_hurayrah@hidayahonline.org”.  Jazaakum Allaahu khayran for your patience!

Muhammad ibn Faqih reciting Alfaatihah

Wednesday, 25. October 2006

Alhamdulillaah, we are happy to present to you a recording that made its premiere on the Qabeelat Hayl website over a year ago, and has been unavailable since. Now available in a high-quality MP3 file for the first time, enjoy this short but beautiful recitation.

Muhammad ibn Faqih reciting Surat Alfaatihah

History of the Khulifaa’ notes

Wednesday, 25. October 2006

Alhamdulillaah, I’ve finally gotten around to converting all my notes to PDF and posting them here. Be warned: These notes are, for the most part, completely unedited. They are being posted solely for reference purposes, and are not guaranteed whatsoever to help you on your exam. While no malicious attempt has been made to sabotage these notes, they may contain mistakes, inaccuracies, and may just be plain wrong in some places. They are most definitely incomplete.

Having said that, you’re more than welcome to use them as a study aid and/or to complete missing parts of your own notes. And, again, I do sincerely apologize for not posting these sooner.

Abu Hurayrah’s History of the Khulifaa’ notes

Update: The link location has been corrected.  If you attempted to download the file and were unsuccessful, it should work now, in shaa Allaah.

Exam for Usool ul-Hadeeth has been posted

Sunday, 2. April 2006

Alhamdulillaah, the exam for the first Seats of Scholars class, Usool ul-Hadeeth, with Yasir Qadhi, has been posted. Visit this thread for all the details & to download the exam itself.

Seats of Scholars program takes off with Principles of Hadeeth!

Wednesday, 22. March 2006

Alhamdulillaah, the Seats of Scholars program (more information here) has begun!  This week, we will be having lessons on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday nights at 9PM online.  The introductory topic is Usool ul-Hadeeth, or the Principles of Hadeeth.  The lessons are based off of a course given by Yasir Qadhi.

First, you need to get setup to connect to the classes.  Once you’ve done that, you’ll be ready!

Please review the information about the program there and join us tonight and the rest of the week!

Muhammad – The Real Picture

Friday, 3. March 2006

Alhamdulillaah, tonight, through the efforts of numerous Muslims within the Columbus community (including some that are involved with Columbus Dawah), The Ohio State University Muslim Students’ Association has put together an outstanding lecture. The topic itself was presented by Br. Asif Salim. Alhamdulillaah, we were also able to record it, and we will be producing it and making it available as soon as possible.

In the meantime, a pre-release version is available for download right here from the Columbus Dawah website! It should be pointed out that this is a very rough edit & it is not meant for mass-distribution. Rather, it simply is a service to the those that wanted to attend, but for whatever reason couldn’t. The final release will be of a much-higher quality, in shaa Allaah, and will feature more content – this particular recording is just the presentation by Br. Asif itself.

The pre-release file can be downloaded from the following link:

Muhammad – The Real Picture

As for the event itself, it turned out as a huge success by the tawfeeq of Allaah (SWT), alhamdulillaah. Early estimates indicate there were over 200 people in attendance, alhamdulillaah! Not bad for an event that was put together in under 3 weeks from the first thought!

Jazaakum Allaahu Khayran to everyone that put even the slightest offer towards this program. Alhamdulillaah.