Imam Suhaib Webb’s lecture at Kumpulan Karangkraf, Shah Alam, Malaysia on the 5th October 2011. In this lecture, Imam Suhaib discusses three main questions pertaining to the question “Where do we begin?” Where do we begin with Allah (swt)? Where do we begin with the Prophet Muhammad? Where do we begin with Islam itself?
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In late September, my life began to smear. A horrid pace began to take its toll. Ramadan had just concluded and I was off to Malaysia to film 26 episodes of Reflections for T.V. al-Hijrah (to be done in 5 days), my wife’s visa status still hung in the balance, my financial situation was “code […]
Reflections from Imam Ibn al-Qayyim and Imam al-‘Ayni Mu`adh bin Jabal once said, “No action saves a person from God’s punishment like remembering Him.” Ibn al-Qayyim commented on this, “Meaning: Constant remembrance is a means of God’s constant love. Remembering Him is to the heart, what water is to a seed. Nay; what water is […]
The Question: Brother Suhaib, I was planning to go to Hajj this year, but I have a feeling that feeding the starving children in Somalia could be more rewarding at this moment. What is your opinion on this? JazakAllahu khayr. The Answer: Imam al-Haramayn said, “There are times when establishing a community obligation is better […]
Shaykh ‘Ali Rajab al-Salihi’ al-Azhari’s Approach Towards Building a Student Shaykh ‘Ali was from the great scholars of al-Azhar. He wrote that 11 sciences (‘Uloom) should be mastered by anyone who truly wanted to start on a path towards becoming from the people of knowledge and da’wah (the call to Islam). This curriculum is still taught in […]
The story of Jonah (Yunus) in the Qur’an is one of the most powerful. For me, this chapter has a special memory: While I was memorizing it with my teacher he asked me about the verse, “For those who follow in the best way there will be something extra.” “Do you know what that is?” […]
The Question The hall that we rented has experienced overflow for the taraweeh prayers (the late night prayers offered in Ramadan). We started to pray outside, but the neighbors complained and we were forced to rent the room adjacent to the one we pray in. Some sincere brothers and sisters mentioned that the prayers of […]
Allah says, “Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon their hearts?!” (Qur’an, 47:24) Last night we all heard some amazing Qur’an. Our Shaykh (teacher), Syed Jibril, read from the 9th chapter. Do you have any thoughts on what you heard? What part of the Qur’an are you in? […]
Once a brother came, in a rude fashion, saying “What is your `Aqidah (Islamic creed)!?” I responded, “Surat al-Fatiha!” Then, he said, “And?” I responded, “Surat al-Ikhlas!” He responded, “And?” I said, “the hadith of Jibrael (Gabriel).” He responded, “And?” I responded, “Surat al-An’am!” He responded, “And?” I said, “That is enough for anyone seeking […]
The fifth juz is amazing, and touches on so many things. The 4th chapter of Qur’an was one of the hardest for me to memorize. Once, while I was sitting with my sheikh and reading it to him I started crying. He looked at me and said, “Everyone who came before you; who wanted to […]
In this lecture, Imam Suhaib Webb gives Ramadan advice to Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive students on fasting, materialism and time management.
Okay, okay, okay! I know we are reading double Qur’an today, our juz for Ramadan and Sura al-Kahf. What are you thoughts? What are your feelings? What moved you? Share and spread the gems! A juz is a part of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts (juz). The 4th juz of […]
Pondering on the Qur’an is one of the essential ingredients of the “CORE RAMADAN DIET.” Last night many of us heard the third Juz. What are your thoughts? What did you take form this amazing part of the Qur’an? A juz is a part of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts […]
Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala – exalted is He) says, “Will they not ponder over the Qur’an?” (Qur’an, 47:24). The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said, “The people of the Qur’an are the people of Allah and His chosen friends.” When ‘Uthman (radiAllahu `anhu – may Allah be pleased with him) was asked, “How can I get closer […]