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Following the Salaf in Aqeedah, Ibadaat, Ikhlaaq, and Mua’mulaat by Shaykh Falaah Ismaeel

March 3, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
This lecture of Shaykh Falaah Ismaeel (حفظه الله) was recorded on Tuesday, February 08, 2011. In this lecture the Shaykh covered everything in regards with following the Salaf. He mentioned that we should follow the Salf in their Aqeedah (creed), Ibadaat (acts of worship), Ikhlaaq (good manners), Mua’mulaat, and in everything. He mentioned many stories and one of the stories was about Dawood Burbank (حفظه الله).
The Shaykh said that I met Dawood about 30 years ago when Dawood was studying in Madinah (Saudi Arabia). We used to live together and sit with Ulemah. He was a very good student, he was excellent in the first year, excellent in the second, and in the third year but when the forth year started, he came to me and told me that I would like to go back to my home country (United Kingdom). Everybody asked him that why you want to leave, you are almost there, finish your education, get your degree, and then leave. Dawood began to cry and said that he got a phone call from his family member and they told him that his father is very sick and he is in the hospital and the family is afraid that he may die (upon kufr). We told Dawood that your father may not die, a lot of people go to the hospital but not everyone dies immediately. But Dawood said that something in my heart telling me to leave. So he got on the plane and went back and didn’t finish the forth and last year of the Universityl. The Shaykh said that Dawood didn’t care about the degree. He was truthful with Allah as related to guiding his father to Al-Islam and Allah was truthful with him as well. He went back and after a couple of days, we talked to him and he said alhamdulillah my father has accepted Islam. He said that alhamdulillah my father died upon Islam in the same hospital. The Shaykh said I visited him after many years and Dawood said that now my mother is Muslim and my whole family is Muslim. The Shaykh said what we learn from this story that if you really care about your family and they are non Muslims, then focus your time and do what you can, the success is with Allah (سبحانه وتعالى).

Br. Abu Muhammad Al-Maghribi (حفظه الله) translated this lecture. You can listen or download the complete lecture from the following link:

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