Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Monthly Lecture :::: 5th of April

The next Monthly Lecture is scheduled for the 5th of April, 2007, @ the home of Br. Aboo Muhammad Bilaal Nance, 8:30pm sharp.
  • Inshaa'Allaah the lesson will begin NO LATER than 10 mins past the scheduled time, so brothers and sisters are asked to be on time. Seeking knowledge of the Deen is an act of worship and should be given it's proper due and importance.
  • There is a place for Sisters.
  • Our hosts are always gracious enough - baarakAllaahu feehim - to open up their home in order to aid the da'wah and for all of us to benefit, so everyone is asked to bring some sort of dish (or drinks) to relieve the hosts of some of that burden.
JazaakumAllaahu Khayran.

Text of the narration:

{{ We used to sit at the door of 'Abdullaah bin Mas'ood before the morning Prayer, so that when he would come out we would walk with him to the masjid. So Aboo Moosaa al-Ash'aree came to us and said: Has Aboo 'Abdur-Rahmaan (i.e. Ibn Mas'ood) come out yet? We replied: No! So he sat down with us until he came out. When he came out we all stood along with him, so Aboo Moosaa said to him: "O Aboo 'Abdur-Rahmaan! I have just seen something in the mosque which I deemed to be evil, but - and all praise is for Allaah - I did not see anything except good." Ibn Mas'ood inquired: "What did you see?" Aboo Moosaa replied: "If you live, you too will see it. In the mosque I saw people sitting in circles awaiting the Prayer. In each circle they had pebbles in their hands and a man would say: repeat Allaahu Akhar a hundred times. So they would repeat it a hundred times. Then he would say: repeat Laa ilaaha illallaah a hundred times. So they would repeat it a hundred times. Then he would say: repeat Subhaanallaah a hundred times. So they would say it a hundred times." Ibn Mas'ood then asked: "What did you say to them?" Aboo Moosaa said: I did not say anything to them. Instead I waited to hear your opinion, or what you commanded. Then we went along with him, until he came to one of these circles and stood by it and said: "What is this I see you doing?" They replied: O Aboo 'Abdur-Rahmaan! These are pebbles upon which we are counting takbeer, tahleel and tasbeeh. He said to them: "Rather, count up your evil deeds. For I assure you that none of your good deeds will be lost. Woe be to you O Ummah of Muhammad! How quickly you rush to your destruction! These are the Companions of your Prophet (e) who are widespread. There are his clothes which have not yet decayed, and his bowl which is unbroken. By Him in whose Hand is my soul! Either you are upon a religion better guided than the Religion of Muhammad (r), or you are opening the doors of misguidance." They said: O Abu 'Abdur-Rahmaan! By Allaah! We only intend good. He said to them: "How many there are who intend good, but do not achieve it. Indeed Allaah's Messenger (e) said to us: "A people will recite the Qur'aan, but it will not pass beyond their throats." By Allaah I do not know, but perhaps most of them are from you." Then he left. 'Amr ibnu Salamah said: We saw most of those people fighting against us on the day of Nahrawaan, alongside the Khawaarij. }}

Collected by ad-Daarimee in his Sunan and authenticated by al-Haythamee in Majmaa' al-Zawaa'id