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  • Don't Be Basic; 3 Stages of Belief, Action, & Taqwa [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    Don't Be Basic; 3 Stages of Belief, Action, & Taqwa - Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi  - Discussing the 'levels' and darajat for us to strive towards - The difference between basic rulings and higher darajat - Generally 3 sets of levels containing belief, actions, and taqwa, one higher than the next - The importance of constantly working towards the next level - The importance of not putting down those who are at lower levels, considering yourself to be superior - Physical vs spiritual effects of our actions The famous question I always get: 'Are tattoos halal or haram?'. This is where I say don't stay at the basic level of allowed/not allowed. Lift yourself higher. Look at the importance of your self as an insaan. Give value to your being. Look at the mujtahid who says that it's permissible for you, but still wouldn't do it himself. If you have sincere belief & do good deeds, then taqwa enters the picture. That is when your imaan grows. It will no longer be a 'cultural

  • How do you 'enjoy' ibadat?; Tips for Creating Enthusiasm & Interest [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    - Be aware of what you're going to do. Learn the understandings of what you're about to do, prepare mentally for it. - How do you 'enjoy' ibadat? Or have enthusiasm? - As a child or a new Muslim, you memorize Sura al-Fatiha, another sura, and other phrases for prayers. - However don't stop there once you grow older. Learn the meaning behind the words, and connect with Allah. - Some sins create barriers from feeling enthusiasm regarding ibadat. The same way an ill individual with a stuffy nose may not sense the fragrance of perfume, similarly various sins prevent you from feeling joy of ibadat. - Time and space is also important. If salat is simply an item in your schedule which you 'must do and get over with it' so you can get back to 'important' business, then you won't feel joy of the ritual. MP3:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/JCC/Fridays/... Friday Juma Khutba Recited By: Maulana Syed Muhammad Rizvi Date: February 9th, 2018 www.facebook.com/IslamiCentre.org www.

  • Tawassul Series: The Reality of Tawassul, 9 Parts [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    A series of lectures about Tawassul, a throughout explanation of the meaning, reference about it from the Holy Qur'an and ahadith and its application.

  • Imam Ali: Defining Taqwa (5 lectures) [Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

  • Knowing the Imam of Our Time: 14 Sessions [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    Sheikh Saleeem Bhimji explores in 14 interesting speeches Imam Mahdi (aj), the necessity for all Muslims to know the Imam of our time and his life, the reasons for his occultations and discusses in details our duties towards the Imam and how to base our life waiting for him to reappear.

  • The Awaited - Occultation [Ahlulbayt TV]

    A detailed explanation about the history of Imam al-Mahdi (aj) and his Occultation, a dialogue between Mustafa Ali Masoodi and sheikh Usama al-Atar.

  • At the Presence of Jesus Christ

    This text is a collection of Traditions (Ahadith) attributed to prophet Jesus (a.s.), the son of Mary (s.a.), all of them found in the books brought to us from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) and his Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).

  • Islam and Christianity, A Comparative Study

    The book is quite a broad comparison of present day Christianity to Islam. It examines the gist of both on a few dimensions – the history, the scriptures, the doctrines and practises. The author persuasively argues that modern, Euro-centric Christianity contradicts the original message taught by Jesus Christ. Soon after him, religious leaders began preaching new ideas and the church authorities allowed alien faiths and rituals to contaminate the religion in a very significant way.

  • The Bible, The Qur'an and Science

    In his objective study of the texts, Maurice Bucaille clear away many preconceived ideas about the Old Testament, the Gospels and the Qur'an. He tries, in this collection of writings, to separate what belongs to Revelation from what is the product of error or human interpretation. His study sheds new light on the Holy Scriptures. At the end of a gripping account, he places the believer before a point of cardinal importance: the continuity of a Revelation emanating from the same God, with modes of expression that differ in the course of time.  It leads us to meditate upon those factors which, in our day, should spiritually unite rather than divide Jews, Christians and Muslims. As a surgeon, Maurice Bucaille had often been in a situation where he was able to examine not only people's bodies, but their souls. This is how he was struck by the existence of Muslim piety and by aspects of Islam which remain unknown to the vast majority of non-Muslims.  In his search for

  • Islamic Laws Regarding Seafood [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi talks about the jurisprudence regarding seafood as well as the philosophy behind some of the rules, according to the Ja'fari school of thought.

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