Ep. 16: The First Friday in Ramadan 1439/2018

Welcoming the month of openings, the month of victory, and the month pf purification. Some high-level thoughts to help us gain more from the blessed month of Ramadan.

 

 

Quran Mentioned
Chapter of Victory (Fath): Chapter 48
“Fasting prescribed to have taqwa”, 2:183
“If My servant asks about Me, indeed I am near”, 2:186

 

Hadith Mentioned
“Doors of heaven are opened, doors of hell fire closed”, Bukhari and Muslim
“Allah was and nothing with Him”, Bukhari
Eve of first day of Ramadan and eve of Eid day are days of forgivness, Bayhaqi
“The Prophet was the most generous of people”, Bukhari
“Die before your actual death”, this is not an established hadith, but rather a statement of the Sufis.
“Person only gets hunger and thirst from their fast”, al-Tirmidhi

Ep. 15: Prophetic Models of Coexistences, Pt 5

My final discussion on the Prophetic Models of Coexistence. In this episode I discuss the various challenges the Prophet had to deal with inside Medina and outside. I also discuss some issues related to Islamic statecraft.

 

 

Episode notes

4:10 Prophet had to deal with a tense Medina situation
4:46 Introducing the Jews of Medina and the plurality of Medina
8:30 The story behind Nisa 105-108
12:30 Introducing the Hypocrites and Apostates of Medina
14:26 We judge by outward manifestation, we don’t investigate
15:30 We don’t know the true state of people and not for us to know
16:17 The story of Malik Bin Dinar
19:40 Introducing the Apostates of Medina
27:00 Dealing with challenges outside Medina
30:00 The treaty of Hudaybiya
35:00 Conquest of Mecca
39:16 The tribes of Arabia coming to Islam, international peace accords
42:00 no dictated way an Islamic state is supposed to follow.
43:50 Christian delegation from Yemen
46:50 The Prophet’s attitude towards war
56:17 plurality and coexistence is an intentionality in creation

Quran mentioned
Story of Jews who were framed, 4:105-108
“Whoever will let them believe, whoever doesn’t, do not force them”, 18:29
“There is no compulsion in religion”, 2:256
“Do not say to those who come to you and say peace you are not a believer”, 4:94
“He caused you to dwell on earth and asked us to develop earth”, 11:61
“He created you into nations and tribes to know one another”, 49:13
“Fight so there is no more tribulation and religion is for God”, 8:39

Hadith Mentioned
“maybe he prays”, Bukhari
“Quran will not penetrate their heart”, Bukhari
“today is the day of mercy”, Bukhari

People Mentioned
Malik Bin Dinar
S’ad Bin ‘Ubada

Ep 14: The 15th of Sha’ban and the Change of the Qibla

The 15th of Ramadan is also the date we commemorate the change of the qibla from Jerusalem to Mecca. There are a lot of lessons we can learn from this story. I discuss a few in this short clip.

 

 

 

Quran Mentioned

“We see you turning your face towards the heavens” 2:144
“Ask Allah or ask the Rahman”, 17:110
“Praise be the One who took His servant…” 17:1
“Allah has purchased from us our souls”, 9:111
“If someone comes with false information, verify” 49:6
“Remind, because reminders benefit the believers” 51:55
“If My servant asks about Me, indeed I am near” 2:186

 

Hadith Mentioned

“Should I not be a grateful servant”, Bukhari and Muslim
“None of us will enter paradise with our actions”, Bukhari
“I am the Prophet, no lie. I am the son of Abdullah”, Bukhari
story of the qibla change, Bukhari
“does the believer lie?” Muwatta’ of Imam Malik
“approach hadd punishments with doubt”, Tirmidhi
“It is enough to be called a liar that you repeat everything you hear”, Muslim