Bismillah wa -Alhamdulillah wa Salaatu wa Salaam 'alaa Rasulillah 'amma ba'd
Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahmaan Ibn ‘Auf Koni (hafidhahullah), who is originally from Burkina Faso, West Africa has agreed to do a LIVE tele-lecture with Muwahhideen Publications on Thursday 27th June 2013. The Shaykh is from the mashaayikh of Al-Madinah and is a student of Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Ameen Ash-Shanqeeti (rahimahullah) and is listed as one of the teachers of Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Bukhaari who refers to him as Al-Lughawee Al-Baari’. Currently, the Shaykh participates in dawras throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has taught a number of books. This lecture event will be broadcast LIVE in three Masaajid in Trinidad & Tobago and five Masaajid in the U.S. In Trinidad & Tobago: Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and in the US: Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia, Masjid Nur Allaah, New York, Masjid as-Sahabah, Ohio and Masjid Tawheed, Michigan.
This session will be translated LIVE into English Inshaa’Allah.
Regarding the importance of Fiqh, Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz (rahimahullah) comments,
It is greatly important for people to know more about Fiqh (Islaamic jurisprudence), evidence of the ordinances and Fuqaha' (Muslim jurists) who are the reference in every matter. It is the duty of scholars to undertake this duty and explain it to people. In fact, Allah (Glorified be He) has created jinn and mankind to worship Him alone, and the full meaning of this worship cannot be understood without knowing more about Fiqh, its evidence, the rulings of Islaam and its evidence.
It is also authentically reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,
“If Allah wills to do good to a person, He makes them comprehend Deen 'religion'. [Agreed upon by Imaams Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
This important Hadeeth shows us the excellence of comprehending Deen.
Comprehending religion includes understanding the Qur'aan, the Sunnah, and Islaam. Islaam covers the basics of Shari`ah, Allah's Ordainments, His Prohibitions, a servant's duty towards Allah and other servants and Allah's fear, glorification, and watchfulness. In fact, the first step towards attaining knowledge is fearing Allah (Exalted be He), honouring His Sanctities, and watching Him in all deeds.
Whoever does not fear or be aware of Allah (Exalted be He) in their deeds, all their knowledge will be worthless. However, true beneficial knowledge and understanding of Deen that leads to happiness is that which instills Allah's Awe in a Muslim's heart, directs them to honour Allah's Sanctities, pushes them to obey Allah's Orders and abstain from His Prohibitions, and urges them to call to Allah (Exalted be He) and to clarify Shari`ah to people. So, anyone who is granted comprehension in religion in this way, Allah (Exalted be He) has indeed wanted to do them good. On the other hand, anyone deprived of these blessings will be among the ignorant, misguided and negligent who renounce attaining the knowledge that Allah(Exalted be He) has made obligatory. They will be among those whom Allah (Exalted be He) has not wanted to do good to them. [The Importance of Fiqh from AlIfta.net]
Thus, it can be seen that Fiqh holds a very high station in the Deen and is a matter that should be given much attention to.
Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahmaan al-Koni (hafidhahullah) will present us with some practical advice on how to approach the study of Fiqh and by the Permission of Allah we will all benefit from the knowledge disseminated in this sitting.
We ask Allah to make us from those whom He wants good for and may He grant us all understanding of this perfect Deen.
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