Message for the Seekers of Guidance: Session 2 Q&A Recording

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  1. abuadam says:


    I have one question.

    In the class, you mentioend the importance of dhikr.

    In relation to making dhikr in the mornings and evenings, there are many adhkar to recite from the Sunnah. I remember reading an excellent passage from Imam Al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) in his book on Dhikr-“Kitab al-Adhkhar” (via Jamaal Zarabozo's book on Dhikr) where he advises people (because of the large number of possible adhakar) to make dhikr even if one chooses only one Prophetic BUT to remain consistent with it.

    What would you advise us in terms of a daily wird of dhikr? Should we simply select diferent adhkhar from the hadith or follow an arrangement from a scholar such as the Wird of Imam Nawawi or the Awrad of Imam Al-Haddad (availabe in English as the book “The Prophetic Invocations”) or the collection of Imam Hasan Al-Banna (May Allah's mercy on all of them).

  2. Suhaib Webb says:

    Asalamu alaykum,

    I would encourage to follow what is based on what the Prophet taught us. I'm assuming that the above are all based on innovations found in the sunna.


  3. Ali says:

    Assalamu Alaykum

    I have a question in regards to what Ibn Qayyim said about evil thoughts. I know this is kind of late. I missed the last two sessions.

    Ibn Qayyim, as you mentioned, said “Repel evil thoughts! If you fail to do so, they will turn into desires, so
    you must declare war on them. If you fail to, they will become ambitions. If you fail to repel them, they will turn into actions. If you don’t counter them with their opposites, they will become habits and it will prove difficult for you
    to leave them.”

    A brother of mine, a long time ago, approached me about something that had to do with the above quote. He told me that he tries not to think about girls, however, whenever he is not thinking about girls, he starts getting the wrong thoughts in his mind. He starts having gay thoughts in his mind. He tries not to think about these gay thoughts, h/e its useless, from what he said. So to, I guess, remind himself that he is straight, he thinks about girls.

    I'm not sure how to respond to him about that. Although it was a long time ago, I'm pretty sure many other youth have the same problem. Youth don't want to have dirty thoughts in their minds, however, whenever they do avoid it, they have even more dirtier thoughts, which cause them to go back to thinking about girls.

    This is exactly what he told me. I don't know how to address this.

    Assalamu Alaykum

  4. Ali says:

    Sorry for being so blunt about it.

  5. Zubair Khan says:

    I would think that is an exception rather than the norm… I think the best way is to make yourself so busy with things that you don't have time to think about girls (or guys….)

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