بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
7. He is the One who created us to worship Him alone.
“And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). “ [Surah Ad-Dhaariyat (51) : 56]
What can we learn from the above ayah (verse)?
Ustadh Fahad Al-Tahiri, the teacher who is giving the Arabic classes, is also going to be offering other classes, insha-Allah.
As I mentioned before (all times are in UAE time):
1) Sarf Level 1 is from 6:30-7:30am every day.
2) Sarf Level 2 is from 8-9pm every day.
As for the other classes which start from Sunday, insha-Allah:
1) Tawheed (Four Fundamental Principles, Three Fundamental Principles, Ten Acts Revoking Islam, Book of Monotheism) is from 6:15-7:15 pm every day.
2) Principle and Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge is from 7:30-8:30am every day.
[As far as I know, these intensive courses will only be for about 2-3 weeks. I’ll reconfirm, insha-Allah.]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Study tawheed and you’ll see the difference it makes in your life.
Also, I would really recommend this teacher because:
1) He knows what he is talking about.
2) He is very humble, masha-Allah. He doesn’t talk about what he is unsure of.
3) He always quotes references from the Quran, ahadeeth and the scholars’ statements.
4) He explains everything in a simple way.
What do you need to do?
1) Go to WIZIQ and register for a free account.
2) Search for Fahad Al-Tahiri.
3) You’ll see his future (public) classes at the bottom of his profile and his past classes below that.
4) Click on the class name and then join the class.
5) When the time for class comes, simply go to the class and launch it.
6) If you cannot attend the class, then you can always download the recording (which is some WIZIQ like thingy) later (about 2-4 hours after the class).
I’d still advise you to try to attend because then you can always ask him questions during the class.
Again, this is an ideal opportunity, especially for those in the UAE.
Please forward this to all those who might be interested (and also to all those who might not be interested).
“See you not how Allah sets forth a parable? – A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the sky (i.e. very high). Giving its fruit at all times, by the Leave of its Lord and Allah sets forth parables for mankind in order that they may remember.”
“And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree uprooted from the surface of earth having no stability.”
[Surah Ibrahim (14) : 24-26]
The “goodly word” is the word of tawheed i.e. laa ilaaha ilallah. The evil word is the word of kufr (disbelief) i.e. anything contrary to the shahaadah.
[You may read the tafsir of these ayaat here.]
What about the two trees, you ask?
Anas ibn Malik said: “The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) was brought a dish with unripe dates on it. He said: The parable of a goodly word is that of a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the sky (i.e. very high). [[Surah Ibrahim (14) : 25] And he said: It is the date palm tree.
“And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree uprooted from the surface of earth having no stability.” [Surah Ibrahim (14) : 26] He said: It is the colocynth tree.
[Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadeeth No. 3119. There seems to be some dispute as to whether this narration is a statement of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) or not. Imams Tirmidhi, Al-Albani and Muqbil Al-Wadiee (rahimahumullah) all point out that it is more authentic as a statement of Anas ibn Malik (radiallahu anhu). You may read the comments on dorar.
Imam Ibn Kathir has also narrated it in his tafseer as a statement of Anas. Either way, the meaning is correct, as at the very least, this is a statement of a Sahabee (Companion).]
The Muslim is supposed to resemble the date palm tree.
Narrated Ibn Umar: While we were with Allah’s Messenger (salallahu alaihi wasallam), he said, “Tell me of a tree which resembles a Muslim man. Its leaves do not fall and it does not, and does not, and does not*, and it gives its fruits every now and then.” It came to my mind that such a tree must be the date palm, but seeing Abu Bakr and Umar saying nothing, I disliked to speak. So when they did not say anything, Allah’s Messenger said, “It is the date-palm tree.”
When we got up (from that place), I said to Umar, “O my father! By Allah, it came to my mind that it must be the date palm tree.” ‘Umar said, “What prevented you from speaking” I replied, “I did not see you speaking, so I disliked to speak or say anything.” Umar then said, “If you had said it, it would have been dearer to me than so-and-so.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume No. 6, Hadeeth No. 220]
[*The narrator might not recall the exact words that the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) used.]
What to be like
Yes, that’ll be us, insha-Allah: standing firm on tawheed and benefitting everyone around us.
Oh and producing magnificent fruit, of course:
So, if you’re like this tree, you are a:
And isn’t that what everyone wants to be?
What not to be like
That’s not going to be us, insha-Allah. We will not be weak in our tawheed nor be completely useless to those around us.
If you’re like this tree, you’re a:And who on earth (no pun intended) wants to be like that?
Yes, I keep saying it and I will keep saying it.
Tawheed. Tawheed. Tawheed.
This religion starts and ends with tawheed (worshipping Allah alone).
We were created to worship Allah alone. If we do not know the Names and Attributes of Allah, nor do we know how to worship Him properly, how are we going to be able to fulfill our purpose of life?
Those of you who have studied tawheed will understand the importance of it.
Sadly, those of you who have not studied tawheed aren’t going to understand its importance until you study it. After that, you’ll finally understand why studying tawheed makes a WORLD of difference to your life. (And you’ll also understand why I keep harping on about it and keep nagging you to study it.)
Studying tawheed is something that completely changes one’s perspective and puts one’s heart at ease. It is the solution to all of one’s problems.
The Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) focused only on tawheed for TEN years. How many of us have even studied it for that long?
Many people say “Oh, we know it already.”
You can be sure that anyone who can actually bring himself/herself to utter the above statement has NO clue about tawheed.
And please don’t say “later”. Say “Yes, insha-Allah” and get a book or an audio on tawheed ASAP.
PS. Here are some resources for studying tawheed that I had put up in the past.