Bismillāh wa-Alḥamdulillāh wa al-Ṣalātu wa al-Salām ʿalá Rasūl Allāh ʿamma baʿd
Muwahhideen Publication is pleased to announce a weekly class with the Noble Shaykh ʿAlī al-Waṣīfī (may Allāh preserve him). The Shaykh is a from the well known mashāyikh of Ahl al-Sunnah in Egypt
The Shaykh will be explaining a book that he has written himself entitled, Beacons of Light From The Aqīdah of The People of Tawḥīd For Those Seeking Closeness To Their Lord. Each class will cover a chapter from the book which will be translated prior to each class and made available for the attendees prior to the live lesson. We at Muwahhideen Publications will be translating and publishing the book once the class is finished. So we invite our brothers and sisters to join us upon this knowledge-based journey.
O Allāh! Benefit us with what You have taught us, teach us what will benefit us and provide us with knowledge that will benefit us.
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Name of Speaker: Shaykh ʿAlī al-Waṣīfī الشيخ علي الوصيفي
Country of Speaker: Egypt مصر
Category: Aqīdah العقيدة
Class 01 – [76:31 mins] | [لدرس الأول – [٧٦:٣١ دقيقة
Date: 12th Rabīʿ al-ʾAwwal, 1444 AH (8th October, 2022 CE) الثاني عشر من ربيع الاول ١٤٤٤
Points Covered by The Shaykh:
- Who are the Beacons of Light?
- The light is the Daʿwah of our Prophet Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
- Wherever the people are deprived of this Daʿwah, you will find nothing but darkness and no good in it whatsoever.
- The light of Tawḥīd and Monotheism that Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) made shine through Islām.
- The belief of the people of ḥadīth; the people of the Sunnah and the Jamāʿ
- The explanation of the statement Bismillāh Ar–Raḥmān Ar–Raḥī
- Bismillāh Ar-Raḥmān Ar-Raḥīm is a verse in the Qur’ān
- The Basmalah is called the ‘Real Beginning’
- Alḥamdu lillāh is called ‘The Additional Beginning.’
- Bismillāh starts with the letter ب (bā’) in the Arabic language, it is mentioned accompanying the name of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى).
- The deviations of the Muʿtazilah.
- The statement of Imām Aḥmed (رحمه الله), ‘The name is for what it is naming.’
- Saying Allāh all by itself refers to a word in the Arabic language. It points back to Allāh.
- The letter ب baa which is in the beginning of the word ‘Bism,’ refers to something that has been eliminated in the word.
- An example of an Action (that has been taken out of the Basmalah):
- An example of a Noun (that has been taken out of the Basmalah):
- Allāh is an Arabic name that is derived from another word
- Some of the derivatives of the word Allāh.
- The defined meaning of Ar-Raḥmā
- The name Ar-Raḥmān encompasses the Throne of Allah and it includes all of creation
- The Mercy of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) will not include or be for the disbelievers in the hereafter.
- The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is merciful to the believers.
- A question regarding the statement of Imām Aḥmad (رحمه الله): ‘The name belongs to what it refers to.’ Why did Imām Aḥmad say this?
Class 02 – [83:54 mins] | [لدرس الثالث – [٨٣:٥٤ دقيقة
Date: 19th Rabīʿ al-ʾAwwal, 1444 AH (15th October, 2022 CE) التاسع عشر من ربيع الأول ١٤٤٤
Points Covered by The Shaykh:
- The Shaykh proceeded by giving praises to Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) and sending salutations upon the Messenger ﷺ.
- The meaning of the title of the book talked about in previous class.
- The statement of Basmillah was also discussed in the previous class.
- The Shaykh intended to discuss more on the affair of derivatives in the Arabic language, for more clarity.
- The name of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) is a conclusive name that includes all the Attributes of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى).
- All the beautiful names of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) return to Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) – meaning derive from the name of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى).
- If you say Allāh – the word Allāh alone includes the meaning for example: Al-Rahmān (The Mercy); al-Jalāl (The Might); al- ????? audio 33:40 (The Power); al-Wah-daniya (The Oneness); Ar-Rububiyah (The Lordship); more names are mentioned but don’t know spelling
- The greatest name of Allāh which is the word Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) covers two affairs:
- The Perfection of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) himself
- The Perfection of the Sultān – the Perfection of the Dominion.
Class 03 – [75:02 mins] | [لدرس الثالث – [٧٥:٠٢ دقيقة
Date: 22nd Rabīʿ al-ʾAwwal, 1444 AH (18th October, 2021 CE) الثاني والعشرون من ربيع الأول ١٤٤٤
Points Covered by The Shaykh:
- Explanation of the Basmalah
- Whenever a person says ‘Bismillāh’ he is saying, ‘I am about to do something in the Name of Allāh (عز و جل).’
- Starting with ‘Bismillāh’ also means, ‘I will always start with the Name of Allāh before anything.’
- Everything in existence came by the Name of Allāh. This is why the Name of Allāh is the first in the sentence, since Allāh is the first without a beginning and there was nothing before Him (عز و جل).
- We can never say any of the creation is as old as Allāh, meaning ‘eternally old.’
- Everything is created by the will of Allāh (عز و جل).
- The Name of Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) refers to the Highness and perfect Honor that includes so many mighty meanings.
- The Name of Allāh is a title that includes so many mighty meanings that no one will ever be able to count and human beings can never comprehend.
- Allāh is Al-Ma’lūh (the only One considered a deity to be worshipped), Al-Maʿbūd (the only one worshipped alone without partners), Al-Maḥmūd (the One that is praised) Ar-Raḥmān (the Most Merciful).
- The title Allāh is Laṭīfun-Rafīq – A very gentle, intricate and delicate Name.
- The Name of Allāh in the Arabic language is a noun or title that is extreme and can only be used for Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى).
- The Name Allāh includes other Attributes like Ar-Raḥmān – The one that has intense mercy.
- Ar-Raḥīm (the last part of the Basmalah) – the One who is capable of bestowing His Mercy on whoever He wishes and the Most encompassing of Mercy.
- Explanation of (الحمد لله ) All praise is due to Allāh.
- After saying the Basmalah, seeking assistance and success from Allāh alone, we say (الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آهله وصحبه أجمعين) – All praise is due to Allāh and may peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allāh.
- (الحمد لله ) All praise is due to Allāh. This includes all the different kinds of praises that are due to and belong to Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) alone.
- Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) is praised from every direction because He is complete and perfect and for all His blessings, especially those He bestows on His believing servants.
- Praising Allāh is done by the tongue and includes remembering Allāh and all of His perfections.
- Allāh should be praised, loved and glorified.
- Praising Allāh without love and glorification is just praising Him (سبحانه و تعالى) plainly and this is not considered praise.
- There is a difference between praise with and without love and glorification.
- (الحمد ) is not ( الثَّـنَاء) – repeated praise
- (التَّـمْجِيد) Is a specific praise that includes (الَكَمَال) – Allāh’s absolute Perfection and (الصُّلْطَان) His absolute Dominion and (الجَلَال ) His absolute Might.
- (الـمَـجِيد) A Name of Allāh that includes immense blessings and goodness.
- The pillars of (الحمد)
- (الحمد لله ) Deals with the pillars of praising Allāh.
- The first pillar is to pronounce ( الثَّـنَاء) – repeated praise.
- The fruits of saying (الحمد لله ) is that you are literally spreading the carpet of humiliation out of submitting to Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) and His greatness and might.
- Praising Allāh requires submission with humility
- Allāh is (الْغَلّاب ) The One that cannot be overpowered or harmed!
- (الحمد ) Includes Ash-Shukr – Thankfulness and Gratitude.
- Allāh is the only One that has over-showered you with His Blessings, those you know of and those you do not know of.
- What Allāh is holding in His Right Hand (of blessings) will never end. So ask Allāh for anything that you want, since what Allāh bestows upon you will never take away from what is with Allāh.
- Allāh has commanded us to spend and He will spend on us and will give us more than what we spent and He is the Best of Providers.
- (الحمد لله ) is the utmost and specific form of praise that belongs only to Allāh because Allāh has so many immense perfections, and we praise Him based on them.
- The more we know of Allāh’s Attributes, the more we will praise Him.
- As for the creation, they may be praised and they may also be hated or criticized.
- No one from mankind can be praised in every way, that is only for Allāh .
- Do not fall into extremes in thanking any individual or praising them, since that individual worships Allāh (عز و جل).
Class 04 – [103:41 mins] | [لدرس الرابع – [١٠٣:٤١ دقيقة
Date: 29th Rabīʿ al-ʾAwwal, 1444 AH (25th October, 2022 CE) التاسع والعشرون من ربيع الأول ١٤٤٤
Points Covered by The Shaykh:
- An Explanation On The Topic of Al-Birr And At-Taqwá From The Text: Ar-Risālat Ut-Tabūkiyyah (The Message From Tabūk) of Imām Ibn ul-Qayyim Jawziyya)
- Complete Definitions of Al-Birr (Righteousness) And At-Taqwá (Piety)
- A Detailed Explanation Regarding The Similarities And Differences Between The Terms Al-Birr And At-Taqwá
- Textual Evidences From The Qur’ān And Sunnah Demonstrating The Similarities And Differences Between The Terms Al-Birr And At-Taqwá
- Practical Examples of Al-Birr And At-Taqwá
- The Harms of Not Having Knowledge of Allāh’s Boundaries
- The Praiseworthy Characteristics of One Having Knowledge of Allāh’s Boundaries
- Evidences From The Qur’ān And Sunnah Regarding The Terms When Mentioned Seperately Carry The Same Meaning of The Other And When Mentioned Together Carry Different Meanings From The Other
- Allāh’s Command To The Muslims To Aid One Another Upon Righteousness And Piety
- The Fruits of Aiding One Another Upon Righteousness And Piety
- The Harms of Not Acting Upon Allāh’s Command