If you believe what Allah says about justice, racial equality, and helping the oppressed, then support building the new Masjid
If you believe what our Prophet (SAWS) says about the reward for building a house for Allah, then support building the new Masjid
If you believe that Muslim minorities, and converts deserve masaajid that serve their needs, then support building the new Masjid
It does the people good, to build a mosque in the hood...
وَلَـكِن كُونُواْ رَبَّانِيِّينَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تُعَلِّمُونَ الْكِتَابَ وَبِمَا كُنتُمْ تَدْرُسُونَ
Pictured above: Last year's (2014) backpack giveaway, which was a resounding success! Al-humdu lillaah!
Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America, by Shaykh Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Islamic scholars occupy an important place in Muslim society. They are the guardians of sacred law and are often considered to be amongst the elite of our faith. In one tradition, the Prophet (SAWS) stated; “The Scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets". More.........
Sacramento CA: Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center, in co-operation with WHY Islam - ICNA, and the Muslim Community of Folsom, will be giving away 400 free backpacks to Del Paso Heights neighborhood children.
Children must be present with parent(s) to receive backpacks
Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah on the importance of understanding people
The famous 14th century jurist, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, commenting of the necessity of understanding people’s cultural practices, said: “This is a major foundation that every mufti (legist) or ruler needs; he must be both well-versed (in peoples traditions) as well as matters of command and prohibition and then apply them both simultaneously. Otherwise he will do more harm than good. If he is not intimately aware of an issue in which people have particular understanding, a transgressor will appear to him as the transgressed and the truth will appear to him as falsehood and vice versa.”
Ibn Qayyim went on to say: “Because of his ignorance of the people, their traditions, their conditions and their habits, he will not be able to distinguish (between truth and falsehood), Thus, it is imperative that (the scholar) understands the machinations of the people, their deceptions, their cultural traditions and their habits because fatwa (religious rulings) change with the changing of time, place culture and condition, and all of this is part of the religion of Allah.”– Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (D. 751 A.H.) quoted from: “Ii’laan al-Muwaqqi’een an Rabbil aalameen” vol. 4, p. 157
Should Muslims make a big deal when prominent people like famous rappers, actors, intellectuals, politicians , musicians and the like, convert to Islam? Some say yes, and some say no. The truth of the matter is; more.................
There is no knowledge that is more precious, or more valuable than the knowledge of Allah, and that He is The One, and Only True God. Allah is Complete, Perfect, and free of any blemish, and He is not in need of any of His creation. His Glory, majesty, and grandeur would not diminish by even the slightest measure, if all of humanity, and all manners of life ceased to exist. More.....
Things You Should Know About Allah, by Imam Luqman Ahmad
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وَمَثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمُ ابْتِغَاء مَرْضَاتِ اللّهِ وَتَثْبِيتًا مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ كَمَثَلِ جَنَّةٍ بِرَبْوَةٍ أَصَابَهَا وَابِلٌ فَآتَتْ أُكُلَهَا ضِعْفَيْنِ فَإِن لَّمْ يُصِبْهَا وَابِلٌ فَطَلٌّ وَاللّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
"And the likeness of those who spend their substance, seeking to please Allah and to strengthen their souls, is as a garden, high and fertile: heavy rain falls on it but makes it yield a double increase of harvest, and if it receives not Heavy rain, light moisture sufficeth it. Allah seeth well whatever ye do". 2:265
The Prophet (SAWS) said:
"Prayer is light, and charity is proof'
Salaatul Jum'ah (Friday prayers) begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 2:20 pm every Friday. Iqaama at 2:15 pm
Glimpses of the future Masjid
Is it a Big Deal When Prominent People Convert to Islam? by Imam Luqman Ahmad
Go to any major American city where there are a sizeable number of Muslims; Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., the Carolinas, and everywhere else there are American Muslims and you will find; in one corner, multi-million dollar Masaajid made up of very affluent professionals and their families, and in the other corner you will find.. More............
The Tale of The Two Muslim Americas By Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
Audio Khutba: Quran; The Divine Inheritance of Every Believer, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad. Click to listen........
Aisha once asked the Prophet, "Why do you ask to be kept in the company of the poor, let you die in poverty and raise you with the poor?"
Rasulullah replied, "The poor will enter the Paradise before the rich." After a pause he added, "O Aisha, never turn a needy person away from your door. Give him something, though it be only a piece of a date. Respect the poor and love them in spite of their poverty. If you bring the poor and needy closer to you, Allah will bring you closer to himself."
2015 Back 2 School
"But be ye steadfast worshippers by virtue of what you teach of the Book, and by virtue of what you study (of it)" 3:79
A short time ago there was a death in our area and after the janaazah prayer, the women were told to stay away from following the funeral procession to the burial site. Among those present were the wife and female children of the deceased. The announcement was disheartening to them, and to others who then asked me what my opinion on the matter was. More..........
The Islamic Ruling Regarding Muslim Women Following Funeral Processions, by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
WHY BE CONCERNED
WITH POOR PEOPLE?
New Muslim Class for new and not so new Muslims. Stay tuned for update