1 General Lectures

1.1 Knowledge in Islaam

1.1.1 Knowledge - Etiquettes and Sources

1.1.2 Knowledge - Sources of Knowledge In Islam

1.1.3 Suggested Study Program

1.1.4 Categories of People Regarding ‘Ilm

  1. Categories of People Regarding ‘Ilm (knowledge)

  2. pdf Categories of People Regarding ‘Ilm (knowledge) [PDF] by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - Dr Saleh As-Saleh

An Article Based Upon Imaam Ibnu Qayyim’s Discussions in his Classical Miftaahu Daari-s-Sa’aadah The Key for the Abode of Happiness Adapted to English By Dr. Saleh As-Saleh

1.2 “New To Islam” Lectures

1.2.1 Goodness and Necessity of Islam

1.2.2 How to Understand Islam?

1.2.3 The Search for The Truth by Salman al-Faarisse

The Search for the Truth by a Man Known as Salman the Persian (Salman al-Faarisse) This Book is for everyone who is searching within himself for answers about many questions: Who am I? Is there a purpose for my existence? Who is the True God? What is the True Road for Salvation? Is It Islam? If I become a Muslim what does it mean to me, my family and the society at large? Today many realize that all of the materialistic and secular progress produced a spiritual vacuum that led to social, economical, political and psychological problems. That is why people who used to say: “let us live this life and enjoy it.” or “hey! We don’t want to know about God”, are in search again

1.2.4 The Journey to Islam of a Monk from Rome

1.2.5 Who Deserves to be Worshipped Alone?

1.2.6 Wisdoms of Mans Existence on Earth

1.3 [Book] The Concise Admonition by Shaikal-Islam Ibn Taymiyah

  1. Shaykh Al Islaam Ibn Taymiyah

  2. Introduction and Taqwa – part 1

  3. Taqwa – part 2

  4. Wisdoms Behind Creation of Sins – part 1

  5. Wisdoms Behind Creation of Sins – part 2

  6. Repentance and Forgiveness – part 1

  7. Repentance and Forgiveness – part 2

  8. Righteous Deeds

  9. Expiation of Sins

  10. Resemblance to Ways of Jews and Christians

  11. Sins and their Consequences

  12. Trials and Calamities Expiating Sins

  13. Good Character

  14. Expiation of sins – continued

  15. Ikhlaas and Worship

  16. Pillars of Worship – Seeking Help in Worship

  17. Dependance and Turning In Repentance to Allaah

  18. Detachment of the Heart From the Created

  19. Cling to Submission and Slavery to Allaah

  20. Best Actions After the Obligatory Ones

  21. Remembrance of Allaah – part 1

  22. Remembrance of Allaah – part 2

  23. Remembrance of Allaah – part 3

  24. Du’a – Wisdoms of Delay in Response

  25. Reliance upon Allaah

  26. Provisions – part 1

  27. Provisions – part 2

  28. Professions – Knowledge – etc

  29. Beneficial Knowledge

  30. Merits of Saheeh al Bukhari

  31. Books of Guidance

1.4 Advices & Reminders

1.4.1 Anger

1.4.2 Sabr / Patience

1.4.3 Tawbah / Repentance

1.4.4 Ten Ways That Protect from the Evil of Envy (Ibn al Qayyim)

Part 1 Part 2

The 10 Ways – point-by-point – to escape the envy of the envious person:

  1. Seeking refuge in Allaah from the evil of the haasid (the envious one).

  2. Fearing Allaah, Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

  3. Being patient when dealing with this enemy, and not wasting time via confronting him or arguing with him.

  4. Tawakkul (relying on Allaah).

  5. Don’t even allow your heart to become occuppied with the envier’s foolishness, and try your best to erase it from your thoughts.

  6. Turning to Allaah and being sincere to Allaah, and making the love of seeking Allaah’s Pleasure and repenting to Allaah one’s main primary concern.

  7. Repenting to Allaah for sins which allowed the enemy to gain asendancy over him; no one is given the ability to overpower a slave except due to that’s slave’s sins (sins he knows of and the sins he may not know of).

  8. Giving sadaqah and treating others well.

  9. Repelling the evil with good – and this is from the most difficult upon the soul.

  10. Implementing and actualizing Tawheed, which in reality encompasses everything that has preceded, and it revolves around it. And for one to actualize Tawheed, he must learn it. One should learn Tawheed and the right of Allaah upon His slaves.

from: https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/06/ten-ways-that-protect-from-the-evil-of-envy-ibn-al-qayyim-dr-saleh-as-saleh/

1.4.5 Useful Ways of Leading a Happy Life (Shaykh As Sa’di)

Useful Ways of Leading a Happy Life based on the work of Shaykh as Sa’di

  1. Iman and Righteous Deeds

  2. Goodness to creation, by words, by deeds, and by all types of good acts

  3. Occupying Oneself With Useful Knowledge

  4. Concern oneself with the affairs of the present, and to stop being anxious about the future, or grieving over the past.

  5. Remembering Allah Much

  6. Proclaiming and mentioning the favours and blessings of Allah on oneself, both the outwardly manifest, and the hidden

  7. Look at those that are below you (in worldly positions),and do no tlook at those that are above you (in worldly positions)

  8. Forgetting The Unpleasant Things That Have Passed

  9. Prophetic dua to Allah seeking the betterment of his future both in terms of his religion and his worldly affairs

  10. By imagining the worst possible thing that would have happened to him

  11. Firmness Of The Heart

  12. Reliance On Allah

  13. By overlooking bad qualities, and bringing to mind the good qualities

  14. Do Not Let Grief And Worry Make Your Short Life Shorter

  15. When something unpleasant happens to him,or he is afraid that it will happen to him, he should remember the other blessings of Allah

  16. Do not pay attention to slander and other evil talk about you

  17. Know also that your life is subservient to your thoughts

  18. Train yourself not to desire thanks & gratitude from anyone except Allah

  19. Make the attainment of useful things your goal,and strive to realise them, and pay no attention to harmful things

  20. On the spot accomplishment of the current activities so that the future may be free for you

  21. Rank the Useful things and seek help in good thinking and good counsel

1.4.6 Means of Warding off Punishments and Threats

1.4.7 Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil Based upon the work of Shaykh ul islam Ibn Taymiyah.

1.4.8 The True Good Life


Whoever works righteousness - whether male or female - while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islâmic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter). - https://quran.com/16/97 The Noble Quran 16:7

Explanation of Good Life

See also: https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/06/the-true-good-life-dr-saleh-as-saleh/

1.4.9 An Advice to Muslims

1.4.10 Happiness or Wretchedness? - Clarification regarding Pre-decree

Happiness or Wretchedness? Clarification regarding Pre-decree

Based upon Sh. Ibn Al ‘Uthaymeen. Point of clarification based on the hadeeth:

“The creation of everyone of you is collected for the first forty days in his mother’s womb in the form of a Nutfah after which it turns into a Alaqa for an equal period. Then it becomes a Mudhqah for a similar period and then Allaah sends an angel with four words recording: the person’s provision, his life term, his deeds, or whether he will be of the wretched or the blessed (in the Hereafter).” Sahih al-Bukhari vol.8, p.387, no.593 and Sahih Muslim vol.4, p.1391, no.6390

1.4.11 Sincere Advice to Understand the Deen

1.4.12 Allaah’s Perfection - Mercy and Justice based upon the hadeeth ‘O My slaves…’

Allaah’s Perfection - Mercy and Justice based upon the hadeeth ‘O My slaves…’

On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is that among the sayings he relates from his Lord (may He be glorified) is that He said:

O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you, O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and will not attain benefitting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more that a needle decreases the sea if put into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him finds good praise Allah and let him who finds other that blame no one but himself.

It was related by Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah).

1.5 Dua

1.5.1 Dua: Understanding and Rulings

1.5.2 Dua: Points of Benefit

1.6 The Quran

1.6.1 The Glorious Quraan

1.6.2 Points of Benefit from the Noble Quran

1.7 The Benefits of Taqwah from the Noble Quran

1.8 Jihad in Islam

1.9 Special Days

See also: https://abdurrahman.org/audio/audio-saleh-as-saleh/