Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sayyedna Ibrahim (A.S)
Key points of the topic.
·         He is the father of the Prophets.
·         Ibrahim who was mentioned in 73 places in Al-Quran, in 25 suras of Quran.
·         He was born in Babylon, Babul. And he was from al-kaldaneen, Caledonia, in modern day Iraq.
·         Ibrahim started his dawah to his father.
·         Ibrahim told his father the reason to follow him is that he has knowledge which you don’t have.
·         Men have the ability not only to corrupt land but he can also corrupt the sea.
·         Ibrahim (AS) was Awwah and Haleem, Awwah is somebody who always is in a state of ‘khushoo’ and asking Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala making dua continuously and ‘Haleem’ is someone who is forbearing.
·         Ibrahim (AS) asking Allah for forgiveness, for his father.
·         Destruction of idols by Ibrahim (AS)
The problem, issues or disease.
·         Leadership is given to the ignorant, incapable and corrupted people.
How it was resolved.
·         Knowledge and wisdom is necessary as Allah gives leadership to these people. So choosing the capable, righteous and wise leader is the solution.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
·         Knowledge.
·         Wisdom.
·         Forbearing.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
·         We must choose knowledgeable and wise leaders so that they struggle for welfare of the people.
·         We should defend our identity as a Muslim and should disassociate our self psychologically from non Muslims and disbelievers.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         The leadership should be given to the people of understanding and wisdom.
·         Psychological separation is needed to Muslims from the disbelievers.
·         Muslims cannot blend in the society with everyone.
·         Actively participate physically and mentally or heartily disassociate from the non Muslims.
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Ibrahim (AS) and al-Nimrud
Key points of the topic.
·         People failed to have dialogue with him so they put Ibrahim (AS) in huge fire and fire didn’t burn him, it was a miracle of Allah.
·         Allah is sufficient for us and He is the best disposer of our affairs.
·         Dialogue of Ibrahim (AS) with al Nimrud.
·         Nimrud claim to give life and death to people.
·         If you find that the opponent is trying to trap you with insignificant point or discussion, leave it. Ibrahim did not respond to it.
·         Nimrud failed in dialogue when Ibrahim asked him to bring sun from west.
·         Ibrahim (AS) had ilm-ul-yaqeen, certain knowledge but he wants to reach the level of ain-ul-yaqeen.
·         Ibrahim (AS) wanted to see how Allah gives life to dead ones.
·         Miracle witnessed by Ibrahim (AS) when Allah gave life to 4 dead birds.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
·         We should trust Allah alone and we should pray Him to help us and support us.
·         We should not try to argue with the foolish and try to use wisdom when convincing them to al-Haq.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Trust Allah alone and ask him to help.
·         Don’t try to argue with the foolish and ignore their logic less claims.
·         Allah doesn’t guide the wrong doers.
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The Hijrah of Ibrahim (AS)
Key points of the topic.
·         Lut believed in Ibrahim. Lut is the nephew of Sayyedna Ibrahim (A.S.). After all his efforts, after this miracle happened in front of the eyes of this nation, nobody believed in him except his nephew.
·         They made Hijrah to give Dawah and went to Ash-Sham.
·         They passed by al Harran, the people of Harran were worshipers of star.
·         Ibrahim (A.S.) had his own way and style of dawah.
·         Ibrahim (AS) pretend to worship star, moon and sun and then when they all set he said those who set down can’t be God and that’s the way he give Dawah to the people of Harran.
·         Ibrahim (AS) said that I fear Allah and I am secure but you have to be afraid.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
·         We should fear Allah alone and should obey Him ad as a result our fears, insecurities and uncertainties will be ended.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Ibrahim (AS) gives Dawah with proper planning and strategy.
·         God fearers are provided security by Allah from all the dangers of this world.
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Ibrahim (AS) in Egypt
Key points of the topic.

·         Ibrahim (AS) left Harran and went to Egypt.
·         King of Egypt was informed that a man with a beautiful lady entered the city.
·         Prophet (PBUH) said that Ibrahim (AS) never lied except 3 times.
i.        2 of them were for the sake of Allah. When he said I am ill but he was not physically ill but he was sick of what they were doing.
ii.      The big idol destroyed all other idols.
iii.    When asked about his wife, he said she is my sister and told Sara to say the same.
·         The story of king and Sara, wife of Ibrahim (AS).
·         Incidence of marriage with Hajjar (R.A).
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         One can lie for the sake of Allah and in extreme danger to life or family.
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Ismail (AS)
Key points of the topic.
·         After the age of 80 he has no children and no believer.
·         Sara told Ibrahim (AS) to marry Hajjar.
·         Ibrahim (AS) was given the good news of a forbearing mild and gentle child, Ismail (AS) and the glad tidings of Ishaq (AS) as knowledgeable child.
·         Ibrahim (AS) left Hajjr and his son to stay in desert.
·         Sae’e.. Sunnah of Hajjar on As-Safa and Al-Marwa.
·          Zam Zam water came out with the divine will of Allah, the Almighty.
·         Beginning of settlement of people in desert.
·         Ismail (AS) lived there and the tribe Jurhum married one of the girls with Ismail (AS).
·         Incidence of slaughtering Ismail (AS) as Allah commanded Ibrahim AS in his dream.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
·         We should have blind trust on Allah almighty.
·         We should fulfill the commands of Allah without finding logics and reasons behind his commands.
·         We should remain grateful to Allah and never complain of miserable living. Being females we should be contented with what husbands provides us through Halal means.
·         We should obey parents and give them their due rights and love them and sacrifice for them as they did for us.
·         We should say In-sha-Allah when we planned for future as we don’t have ability but Allah is the one who provide us ability.
·         We should thank Allah as he allowed us to thank Him.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Allah never neglects his servants and only thing a person should have blind faith and complete trust on Him.
·         Follow command of Allah without searching for reasons behind it.
·         Never be ungrateful to Allah and His blessings.
·         Obey the parents.
·         Be grateful to Allah Almighty.
·         Islam means complete submission to the will of Allah without a second thought.
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Building al-Kaba’a and The virtues of Ibrahim (AS)
Key points of the topic.
·         Ibrahim comes to Ismail and tells him we have been commanded to build the House of Allah.
·         Allah chooses everything best, worst or in between and so He chooses the place of al-Kab’a.
·         While building al-Kaba Ibrahim (AS) ans Ismail (AS) was praying to Allah.
·         Qualities of Ibrahim (A.S.)
  1. Ibrahim (A.S.) is the one whom Allah has called him in al-Quran Khalil. Khalil-ul-Allah (the friend of Allah). Allah has chose Ibrahim (A.S.) to be his friend. Ibrahim (A.S.) lived a lonely life.
  2. He would travel from one place to another around the world making hijra.
  3. He lived in Iraq for a while and Harran, in Bait-ul Maqdis, in Egypt. He visited Mecca a few times.
  4. He was a nation by himself. He was an ummah. He didn’t have anybody with him. He was alone but Ibrahim (A.S.) counts as a nation, as a whole ummah.
  5. He had a lot of khushoo. He had khushoo of Allah in the night and day.
  6. Haneef: He stayed away from all shirk. Everyone was trying to pull him to shirk.
  7. He has sincerity and understanding.
  8. Allah mad Ibrahim (AS) a leader of mankind, someone who will be a role model for everyone to follow.
  9. Allah made all of the Prophets after him from his descendants. All of the Ambiya of Allah and Rusul that came after Ibrahim were from the descendants from Ibrahim.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
We should make Ibrahim (AS) as our role model and should follow his footsteps. We should have complete faith on Allah and our actions should be to please Him. We should obey Allah’s command without thinking of its reasons and benefits. We should spread the message of Allah wisely as Ibrahim (AS) has chosen his technique wisely. Life of Ibrahim (AS) gives us the lesson that we should not lose hope and should pray to Allah. Ismail (AS) also set an example for all the people that we should obey our parents and give respect to them. It gives us the lesson to be grateful to Allah and never complained about things we don’t have. The Qasas tells us how a person should live this life being actively participating in the worldly activities while detaching and disassociating him psychologically from this world.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Ibrahim (AS) is the role model for all the people.
·         A person should have sincerity and devotion.
·         A person should stay away from shirk.
·         One should have consistency.
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