Al-Ghurabah In Light Of Ash-Shaam

Ustadh Uthman Lateef

Who are the Ghurabah (Strangers)?

Amidst the current crisis in Syria, who are the Ghurabah?

How can we aid those who are suffering?

How can we become amongst the Ghurabah?

The Prophet SAW said “Islam began as something strange, and it will return as something strange the way it began. So Tooba for the Strangers”. Continue reading

Words Of Wisdom From Behind Bars

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By Babar Ahmed
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 37 | Size: 1 MB

All praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds and peace and blessings of Allaah be upon the last Prophet Muhammed salallahu alaihi wasalam.

This is a compilation of works by brother Babar Ahmed – may Allaah hasten his release. His work is presented as it is without much modification. I have inserted some headings where the author has not provided any.

I pray that this compilation will be of benefit to those of us who expect to be imprisoned someday for the sake of Allaah.

May Allaah hasten His Victory to the Muslims. Ameen.

Table Of Contents:

Introduction
Babar Ahmad
December 2003 Arrest
Complaint Against the Police
August 2004 Arrest
The Charges Against Ahmad
The Conspiracy

Part 1 Breaking a Prison Cell
Part 2 The chosen one
Part 3 Firaasah (Intuition)
Part 4 Prisoners of Freedom

Every Man is a Prisoner
The Meaning of True Freedom

Part 5 The Straight Path
Part 6 Worth Thinking
The Dark Cloud
The Broken Foot
Power and Greatness/ The Taste of Dignity and Honour
Strangers

Part 7 The Sale of a Soul
Part 8 Words of Pain
Part 9 Desires and Calamities
Part 10 Blessings and Trials
Part 11 The Lost Camel
Part 12 The Horse of Salah
Part 13 The Diamond of Iman
Part 14 The Horse and the Well
Part 15 Seize the Moment Continue reading

Khalid Yasin – Strangers

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Shaykh Khalid Yasin

Muhammad (pbuh) said that this religion began as something strange and will return as something strange… so give glad tidings to the strangers. We see many cases of Muslims reforming themselves to become better Muslims, and in most cases they are seen as extreme, strict and sometimes even considered as crazy. Strangers is what they have become. In this lecture Sheikh Khalid Yasin explains the importance of being patient in difficult times like these. Continue reading

Ghuraba (Strangers) Series

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Ali Al-Timimi

The Prophet (saw) said “Islaam began as something strange and it will revert to how it began as something strange. So glad tidings of Paradise (1) to the strangers” The people asked, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He answered, “Those who are pious and righteous when the people have become evil.” (Ahmad, ibn Hibban and others, sahih due to supporting evidences, see Badr al-Badr’s footnotes to Abu Bakr al-Ajari, Kitaab al-Ghurabaa (Kuwait: Dar al-Khulata li-Kitaab al-Islaami, 1983) pp.16-18). Continue reading

[Al Ghurabah] Alleviating Grievances In Describing The Condition Of The Strangers

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Ibn Rajab al Hanbali
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This book is a translation of a short treatise entitled Kashf-ul-Kurbah fee wasfi Hali Ahlil-Ghurbah, or Alleviating Grievances in Describing the Condition of the Strangers, written by the great Imaam, Al- Hafidh Zayn-ud-Deen Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbalee, rahimahullaah. In this treatise, Ibn Rajab deals with the topic of the Strangers, or Al-Ghuraba. He begins by listing the many ahaadeeth reported about them, in which the Messenger of Allah describes their attributes and explains their position. They are given this name because they will be strange during the Last Days, due to their adherence to the Sunnah and to the Way of the First Muslims, the Salaf As-Salih. So just as those who first accepted Islaam at the hands of Muhammad (saws) were considered strangers with their families and close ones, then indeed, those who adhere to the Sunnah in the last Days, when innovations and misguidance are rampant and widespread, will also be considered strangers amidst their families and close ones, not to mention the disbelievers.

The Imam then goes on to explain these ahaadeeth based on various statements from the Salaf. And he categorizes this Strangeness into several types – both inner and outer. It must be noted that Ibn Rajab uses several weak ahaadeeth in this treatise, which have been pointed out. And towards the end of his treatise, he begins to divert from the topic by going deep into the issue of inner strangeness, sometimes focusing on aspects that have no basis in Islaam, such as talk about the ‘Aarif, wajd, khulwah, etc. These were Sufi ideas that were prevalent during his time. Continue reading