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Certainty in Allah by Shaykh Falaah Ismaeel

March 10, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The audio file below is the lecture given by Shaykh Falaah Ismaeel (حفظه الله) on February 07, 2011 at Masjidul Bayaan Asbury Park, NJ. We have already posted the lecture titled “The Call of the Prophets” last month. This is the Q&A session of the same lecture in which the Shaykh answered various questions. He also narrated a couple of stories and one of the stories was about Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (رحمه الله). Shaykh’s words:

The last point is that someone may say that you want to speak about the Eeman, the Aqeedah , and the affair of the Certainty that how the Prophets (عليهم السلام) were and how the Sahabah (رضي الله عنهم) were but where we are we from them. Yes Ikhwan it is present in our time but the problem is this type of certainty is present but it is few in numbers. I will tell you the story of Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (رحمه الله), the one who authored Adwaa ul-Bayaan , who was once giving the dars and while giving his dar he put his hand in his garment, he was doing something under the garment but people couldn’t tell. The Shaykh did the same for an hour (between Maghrib and Isha) and the class was going and the people were amazed and saying that what Shaykh is doing. Then the Muadhin called the Adhan for Isha. He put his other hand in the garment, when the Shaykh brought his hand out, there was a scorpion on his hand and the sting was moving. Shaykh Shanqeetee asked the people to take this scorpion outside of the Haram and kill it but no one wanted to take it. He asked once, twice, and three times to take the scorpion out but no one got up and wanted to take the scorpion. Then he put the scorpion between his sandals. He asked the students that you are scared, didn’t you make your dua, your adhkaar this morning.

From this story we learn that Shaykh Shanqeetee had certainty in his Adhkaar and he knew that nothing will harm him. We read two adhkaar, three, ten and still we have fear after we have adhkaar and seeking Allah’s protection.

Here is a list of questions asked in this audio file:

  • Question#1: Importance of Tawheed.
  • Question#2: Refutation of People of Innovation by calling their names.
  • Question#3: The disbelievers here in America say that the terrorists like Usama bin Laden are Salafis so how do we respond to these individuals?
  • Question#4: Is it permissible to work on the financial institutions or for the Government in America?
  • Question#5: Question about the fitnah occurred during the time of Ali (رضي الله عنه).
  • Question#6: I have a child who is one and half years old and he walks in front of me when I pray, should I stop him?
  • Question#7: Is there a funeral prayer to be prayed over the one who has abandoned the prayer?
  • Question#8: What is your advice for an individual wants to seek knowledge but he doesn’t have the ability to enter the University of Madinah because of his age and he doesn’t want to go to Yemen or Egypt because of the Fitnah there?

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