Taught by Sheikh Sajid Umar
Introductory notes of a student
Session 1: November 7th 2015
(Summarised class notes are attached)
Wudhoo helps us sort out the mistakes we making day and night. No doubt we speak words we shouldn’t speak, do things we shouldn’t do. Sometimes the concentration of our Salaah is weak. So make a beautiful wudhoo. For reward is proportionate to wudhoo.
Sins are being washed away for every part of the body that has sinned.
We will be recognised on the Day of Qiyaamah amongst the billions and billions and masses of people by the light on our faces, based on wudhoo!
Majority of scholars say Wudhoo was practiced by previous nations. However style of wudhoo could be different. However these blazes of light that Allah has based on wudhoo is specific to the nation of Muhammad.
RasoolAllah ﷺ will recognise his brothers, you and us, by the blazes of light on our faces.
Going back to the basics…
Allah has created a people that are different from the people before. People are more intelligent, they have more evidences and theologies and they question more.
The pressure of society will confuse you and make you question your beliefs. Beliefs are values that are established. When you begin to doubt or question those beliefs, then they become something not established and weaken.
Sometimes you have to get back to the basics.
The giants before us became giants because they did things because it was a Sunnah. It never left their lives. They did it because they loved the Prophet.
Look at the condition of the questioner before giving the questioner the answer.
We should try and ensure that everything we do is close to the Sunnah. We are revivers of the Sunnah. And perhaps someone will become inspired and they will follow a Sunnah because of you. They saw you fasting a Monday or Thursday, and they started fasting too, they saw you making du’aa before maghreb on Friday, so they started making du’aa at that time too.
You are as important as the sheikh who is coming to teach. Because your work has created the platform for the teacher to teach and for the guidance to reach the people.
Don’t just work in dawah just because it is a pastime. Do it because you love it.
Need to revise ourselves. Do not forget yourself. Work hard on yourself.
Ask yourself: Have I forgotten about Allah? Have I forgotten myself? How often do I follow the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ? How often do I study the names of Allah?
Shaytaan uses every tool he has on his hands to misguide us. I am not going to be afraid of Shaytaan, I’m going to dismantle Shaytaan.
RasoolAllah ﷺ missed us before we were even here to miss him. Before we were even born.
He missed them before they began to miss him.
A sign that a people miss RasoolAllah ﷺ is looking after the sunnah.
When you have that beard, when you wear that hijaab, when you use the miswaak, you are missing RasoolAllah ﷺ.