A question often asked when times are tough. A question that occupies our time and our minds. A question that often confuses us, despite the simple answer. How can we understand the wisdom behind the actions of Allah ﷻ, His qadar, and His rules? How can we understand the wisdom behind facing hardships? How should we balance between submitting to Allah’s ﷻ decrees and exhausting our resources in pursuit of changing our tough reality?
There has been a sense of hopelessness since the November elections, but we are not alone. The Quran mentions the stories of the previous prophets and messengers to ease our hearts and give us guidance for handling tough situations like the ones they passed through. But we must trust in Allah’s plan. This session will teach us how to trust in Allah’s plan.
Belief is not just a word we may utter, but it is a complete package with obligations and duties. Allah tests how truthful are we to our verbal claim of belief. Allah is always with those who maintain close connection to him during those trials. The results of the recent US presidential elections sent a message to American Muslims to get up and be ready for an incoming test.
Ali (RA) was narrated to have said “Fear the sins that you commit in secret because the witness of those sins is the judge Himself.” Many times we will be sinning in secret and immediately stop when we feel someone is watching, but did we forget that Allah (swt) is always watching? In order for us to succeed in this world, we must live with the constant reminder that God is seeing us and His angels are recording all of our deeds. How do we live a life of God consciousness, so that we always remember that Allah is watching us?
Objectives of the Islamic shariah involve approaching Islam based on guidelines set forth by Allah’s guidance. Understanding these objectives allows us to handle contemporary daily life challenges, bringing truth to the Arabic proverb: “ومكان زمان لكل صالح اإلسالم“ [Islam is fit for all times and places]
Shaykh Saad Tasleem explains how importance of the night in Islam and for us as Muslims what we can benefit from worshiping Allah during the Night. A lecture by Sh. Saad Tasleem on July 6, 2012 at IIOC “They Used to Sleep but Little of the Night”.
These conditions are major causes of depression and decline of families and society. But what are the approaches to prevention and treatment for addiction and stress. Medicine, ailments, exercise and counselling all have a place, however, the root cause may often be ignored. The causes and treatment of addiction and stress are considered in the context of “What’s your goal?”
In this session we want the audience to hear the story of Iblis, and the promises he made to Allah after his refusal to bow to Adam (PBUH). After looking into the detailed story of Shaytaan and how and why he became the way he is, we want to give the audience an idea of some of the tricks Shaytan uses to stray believers from the straight path. Taking a look at Shaytan’s story from beginning to end, with a new, more profound insight, as well as a look into his tricks and trap, will allow the audience to have a better understanding of the enemy and how he manipulates mankind.
Islamophobia often sparks from the misguided actions of extremists. These sparks are further ignited by the rampant efforts of certain people and organizations who constantly bring attention to the actions of those on the periphery. They are successful at bringing threats from distant groups, like ISIS, to the forefront of the conversations about Islam in America. Sh. Saad Tasleem addresses how we can actively combat and rectify this, and deal with the Islamophobia and Islamophobes.
Do we just listen to the recitation of the Quran and read it like a robot or do we engage with it where it helps us grow to be a better Muslim? Shaykh Saad Tasleem discusses how we should ponder and reflect on our relationship with the Quran.