Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – Lesson 4

Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – Lesson 4

Al-Murshid al-Mu’een

7th June 2017

Lesson 4 of Al-Murshid al-Mu'een

by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf | Al-Murshid al-Mu'een

You can download an audio here – Lesson 4

Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – the Concise Guide to the Basics of the Deen – is a widely recognised primary text for learning Islam in North Africa. In it the author, Sidi Abd al-Wahid ibn ‘Ashir, summarises in verse the three sciences of Islam, Iman and Ihsan. The first section of the poem deals with matters of creed. The second portion covers the pillars of Islam. The last portion deals with the science of spiritual development and behavioral refinement which was traditionally known as Sufism (Tasawwuf).

Sidi Abdul-Wahid b. Ahmad b. ‘Ashir died in the year 1040 AH. His text has been memorized and taught for the past 400 years by Malikis. The text possesses a wealth of knowledge and other benefits that the common Muslim cannot dispense with.

This is a course taught by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.

Lesson 5 of Matn al-‘Ashmawiyyah – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous Acts of Ghusl

Lesson 5 of Matn al-‘Ashmawiyyah – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous Acts of Ghusl

Matn al-‘Ashmawiyyah

27th June, 2017

Ghusl

This is a course taught by Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks covering the entire text. This text covers the essentials of purification, prayer and fasting according to the Mālikī school.

Matn

al-‘Ashmawiyyah.

Purification – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous acts of Wudu

You can download an MP3 of this lesson here: Lesson 4 – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous Acts of Wudu

You can download a PDF of the english text here: Matn al-Ashmawiyyah

 

Lesson Notes:

The fara’id (compulsory) acts of wudu are seven.

1. Niyyah (intention) when washing the face.1
2. Washing the face.2
3. Washing the hands to (including) the elbows.3
4. Wiping the whole head.4
5. Washing the feet to (including) the ankles.5
6. Al-Faur (Uninterruptedly)6
7. Ad-Dalk (Rubbing)7

It is also obligatory while washing your face that you penetrate through your beard if the hair of your beard is light to the point that you can see the skin underneath. However, if it is too much or thick then it is not obligatory to penetrate through it. Similarly, it is obligatory, while washing the hands that you wash between the fingers according to the mashhuur (the prominent position in the madhhab)

The Sunnah acts of wudu are eight:

1. Washing the hands to the wrist at the beginning.8
2. Rinsing out the mouth.
3. Slightly inhaling the water.
4. Exhaling; blowing water out of the nose.
5. Returning the wiping of the head (to the front).
6. Wiping the ears; outside and inside.
7. Renewing the water for wiping the ears.
8. Following to order of fara’id (obligatory) acts.

The fada’il (meritorious) acts of wudu are seven:

1. Saying ‘bismillah’
2. Doing wudu in a clean place
3. Using minimum amount of water without any specific limit
4. Placing the water container on the right hand side if it is open (on top)
5. To wash twice or thrice after having done the first time
6. Beginning from front of the head (when wiping it)
7. Siwak (brushing the teeth)

And Allah knows best.

Footnotes:

1.It is mentioned that the niyyah is to be observed just before washing the face since it is the first obligatory limb to be washed from amongst the obligatory limbs, however, it is highly recommended to make it at the onset and maintained until the washing of the face. The niyyah is not to be said out loud, it is in the heart. Also, it is not any specific utterance or wording. It suffices that you become fully aware that you are intending to remove hadath (impurity) in order that you may enter into a state in which it is permissible to pray, to touch the Qur’an, etc.
2 The face is from the hairline down to the chin and what is between the tragus of the right ear and the tragus of the left ear. It is important that one does not fold the lips pass the makhraj (point of articulation) of the letter (baa) as lips are considered part of the face.
3 The hand is from the finger tips to, in this case including, the elbow.
4 You simply wet your hands and wipe the whole head beginning from the front hairline to the hairline at the back of your head.
5 The feet are washed in their totality including the ankles and nothing beyond. It is equally important to wash between the toes.
6 This means washing the next limb immediately after the previous limb without a very long break in between. A very long while is considered to be the duration long enough for the previous limb to be completely dry.
7 It does not suffice to let water run over your limb, it is obligatory to rub the limbs.
8 One does not dip his hands inside the water container until he has washed the hands by pouring water over and washing them, with the fear of polluting the water which is intended to purify the rest of the limbs.

40 HADITH

The 40 Hadith, compiled by Imam Nawawi

JUZ ‘AMMA

A resource to help you memorise Juz ‘Amma

TAJWEED

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Lesson 4 of Matn al-‘Ashmawiyyah – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous Acts of Wudhu

Lesson 4 of Matn al-‘Ashmawiyyah – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous Acts of Wudhu

Matn al-‘Ashmawiyyah

23rd June, 2017

Wudhu

This is a course taught by Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks covering the entire text. This text covers the essentials of purification, prayer and fasting according to the Mālikī school.

Matn

al-‘Ashmawiyyah.

Purification – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous Acts of Wudu

You can download an MP3 of this lesson here: Lesson 4 – Obligatory, Sunnah and Virtuous Acts of Wudu

You can download a PDF of the english text here: Matn al-Ashmawiyyah

 

Lesson Notes:

Know, and may Allah grant you success:

The fara’id (compulsory) acts of wudu are seven:

1. Niyyah (intention) when washing the face.9
2. Washing the face.10
3. Washing the hands to (including) the elbows.11
4. Wiping the whole head.12
5. Washing the feet to (including) the ankles.13
6. Al-Faur (Uninterruptedly)14
7. Ad-Dalk (Rubbing)15

It is also obligatory, while washing your face that you penetrate through your beard if the hair of your beard is light to the point that you can see the skin underneath. However, if it is too much or thick then it is not obligatory to penetrate through it. Similarly, it is obligatory, while washing the hands that you wash between the fingers according to the mashhuur (the prominent position in the madhhab)

The Sunnah acts of wudu are eight.

1. Washing the hands to the wrist at the beginning.16
2. Rinsing out the mouth. 3. Slightly inhaling the water.
4. Exhaling; blowing water out of the nose.
5. Returning the wiping of the head (to the front).
6. Wiping the ears; outside and inside.
7. Renewing the water for wiping the ears.
8. Following to order of fara’id (obligatory) acts.

The fada’il (meritorious) acts of wudu are seven.

1. Saying ‘bismillah’
2. Doing wudu in a clean place
3. Using minimum amount of water without any specific limit
4. Placing the water container on the right hand side if it is open (on top)
5. To wash twice or thrice after having done the first time
6. Beginning from front of the head (when wiping it)
7. Siwak (brushing the teeth)

And Allah knows best.

9 It is mentioned that the niyyah is to be observed just before washing the face since it is the first obligatory limb to be washed from amongst the obligatory limbs, however it is highly recommended to make it at the onset and maintained until the washing of the face. The niyyah is not to be said out loud, it is in the heart. Also, it is not any specific utterance or wording. It suffices that you become fully aware that you are intending to remove hadath (impurity) in order that you may enter into a state in which it is permissible to pray, to touch the Qur’an, etc.
10 The face is from the hairline down to the chin and what is between the tragus of the right ear and the tragus of the left ear. It is important that one does not fold the lips pass the makhraj (point of articulation) of the letter (baa) as lips are considered part of the face.
11 The hand is from the finger tips to, in this case including, the elbow.
12 You simply wet your hands and wipe the whole head beginning from the front hairline to the hairline at the back of your head.
13 The feet are washed in their totality including the ankles and nothing beyond. It is equally important to wash between the toes.
14 This means washing the next limb immediately after the previous limb without a very long break in between. A very long while is considered to be the duration long enough for the previous limb to be completely dry.
15 It does not suffice to let water run over your limb, it is obligatory to rub the limbs.
16 One does not dip his hands inside the water container until he has washed the hands by pouring water over and washing them, with the fear of polluting the water which is intended to purify the rest of the limbs.

40 HADITH

The 40 Hadith, compiled by Imam Nawawi

JUZ ‘AMMA

A resource to help you memorise Juz ‘Amma

TAJWEED

Learn Tajweed with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

Mukhtasar al-Akhdari – Lesson 4

Mukhtasar al-Akhdari – Lesson 4

Mukhtasar al-Akhdari

22nd June 2017

Lesson 4 of Mukhtasar al-Akhdari

by Shaykh Rami Nsour | Mukhtasar al-Akhdari

You can download the audio here: Lesson 4

You can download a PDF translation here

Mukhtasar Al-Akhdari was written by Abdur Rahman Al-Akhdari a famous Maliki scholar of the 10th century A.H. This text covers purification of the heart, ritual purification and prayer. It also covers an extensive section on “how to correct the prayer” when one makes a mistake which is vital to arriving with certainty towards “perfecting the prayer”.

Mukhtasar Al-Akhdari provides the beginner with the fundamental obligatory knowledge of fiqh along with some very useful principles of fiqh.

This is a course taught by Shaykh Rami Nsour.

Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – Lesson 3

Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – Lesson 3

Al-Murshid al-Mu’een

7th June 2017

Lesson 3 of Al-Murshid al-Mu'een

by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf | Al-Murshid al-Mu'een

You can download an audio here – Lesson 3

Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – the Concise Guide to the Basics of the Deen – is a widely recognised primary text for learning Islam in North Africa. In it the author, Sidi Abd al-Wahid ibn ‘Ashir, summarises in verse the three sciences of Islam, Iman and Ihsan. The first section of the poem deals with matters of creed. The second portion covers the pillars of Islam. The last portion deals with the science of spiritual development and behavioral refinement which was traditionally known as Sufism (Tasawwuf).

Sidi Abdul-Wahid b. Ahmad b. ‘Ashir died in the year 1040 AH. His text has been memorized and taught for the past 400 years by Malikis. The text possesses a wealth of knowledge and other benefits that the common Muslim cannot dispense with.

This is a course taught by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.

Mukhtasar al-Akhdari – Lesson 3

Mukhtasar al-Akhdari – Lesson 3

Mukhtasar al-Akhdari

15th June 2017

Lesson 3 of Mukhtasar al-Akhdari

by Shaykh Rami Nsour | Mukhtasar al-Akhdari

You can download the audio here: Lesson 3

You can download a PDF translation here

Mukhtasar Al-Akhdari was written by Abdur Rahman Al-Akhdari a famous Maliki scholar of the 10th century A.H. This text covers purification of the heart, ritual purification and prayer. It also covers an extensive section on “how to correct the prayer” when one makes a mistake which is vital to arriving with certainty towards “perfecting the prayer”.

Mukhtasar Al-Akhdari provides the beginner with the fundamental obligatory knowledge of fiqh along with some very useful principles of fiqh.

This is a course taught by Shaykh Rami Nsour.

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