Arabic and Islamic Studies for Girls

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

In the near future, Allah willing, Masjid Bin Baaz will begin Arabic and Islamic Studies classes for our little sisters from ages 5-12. These classes, which will be under the instruction of a female teacher, will focus on learning to read Arabic, memorizing short Surahs from the Qur’aan, and basic Islamic studies.

There is a limit to the number of students that can be accepted. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please email mbbgirlsclass@gmail.com stating your interest and any inquiries.

May Allah reward you.

Advice to Our Sisters: Keep Seeking Knowledge

In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

We thank Allah, The Most High, for allowing us to have had back to back successful learning endeavors: “The Janaazah Workshop” and “The Benefit and Brunch.” May Allah bless and reward everyone involved! Aameen.

We want to mention an important note: As emphasized before, the purpose of these gatherings was, and is, to increase in knowledge. We want the atmosphere of our community to be one of knowledge and diligent study, for both the men and women. This our goal.

We hope that the delicious food that was prepared was a cause for an increase in sisterhood, but again, eating and socializing is not the primary goal of these gatherings.

With that being said, we have decided to make the “Benefit and Brunch” occasional instead of monthly. This decision was made to try to ensure an environment of learning, not one of just socialization. As we know that our sisters would like to follow in the footsteps of our mother Aa’ishah who was a great scholar and teacher.

Allah willing, Class from the Book “A Piece of Advice and Admonition for the Women” will still be held on the first Sunday of every month; however, brunch will not. We encourage our sisters to make the attendance for class similar to that of events.

The next sisters’ class will be Sunday, March 6th, 2016 – Allah willing. Review your notes, and come to class prepared.

As it relates to our next brunch, then we will suffice with the luncheon by our brothers, Masjid Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab in Camden, NJ. Allah willing, it will be held on April 10, 2016. See this link for details:

Details for Sisters’ Luncheon in West Deptford, NJ

And again, we thank everyone who has aided our efforts and shown support. We ask Allah to reward them abundantly!

May Allah increase us in knowledge and righteous actions, and may He pardon our short comings.

Masjid Bin Baaz
1741 Point Breeze Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19145

Janaazah Workshop

As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum:

Allah willing, The Janaazah Workshop at Masjid Bin Baaz will be held on January 30th and 31st at 1pm. It will be for both men and women.

On Saturday the 30th, at 1pm, there will be a study of the “Chapter of Janaa’iz” from the book “Important Lessons for Every Muslim,” by Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz. It will be read by our brother, Abu Adam Jameel Finch.

On Sunday the 31st, at 1pm, there will be a demonstration for the men on the men’s side, and a demonsration for the women on the women’s side, on how to prepare the body of a Muslim for burial.

May Allah grant us sincerity and accordance with the Sunnah in our statements and actions.

All inquiries can be directed to the following email address: contact@mbbsouthphilly.com

Masjid Bin Baaz
1741 Point Breeze Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19145

An Encouragement to Seek Knowledge

On the authority of Mu’aawiyah, may Allah be pleased with him, he said: The Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “Whomever Allah wants good for, He gives him understanding of the religion.” [Collected by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

Benefits:

1. The Virtue of Understanding the Religion – because the Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) made it a sign of good for His servant since he gave him the success of seeking it (i.e. understanding of the religion) and studying it.

2. The Virtue of the Scholars of Sharee’ah – that is because notice about the virtue of knowledge of the Sharee’ah is notice about the virtue of its possessors, and the people of knowledge are those who combine between knowledge and implementation.

3. The First Thing that Enters intoUnderstanding of the Religionis Creed – then after that comes acts of worship, social interactions and other issues of the religion, and the one that deserves the most attention is that which is connected to the tawheed of Allah in His lordship, in worship of Him and in His names and attributes.

4. The Danger of Abstaining from Knowledge of the Sharee’ah, and Aversion from Learning It – because whomever Allah does not want good for, He does not give him understanding of the religion.

5. Knowledge is Granted from Allah – so the servant must ask his Lord to increase him in knowledge, and he must tread the path of learning, and treading that path is done by taking knowledge from nurturing scholars.

6. If a Muslim is not able to Seek Knowledge Comprehensively, Then it is upon Him to Learn what Allah has made Obligatory upon Him – from at-Tawheed and acts of worship that Allah made incumbent upon him daily, and if an affair is confusing to him, he asks the people of knowledge about it. Allah, the Most High, says: “And ask the people of knowledge if you do not know.”

Written by: Shaykh Ali b. Yahyaa al-Haddaadee
Translated by: Abu Adam Jameel Finch
Source: http://www.haddady.com/2007/08/26/حديث-من-يرد-الله-به-خيرا-يفقهه-في-الدين/

Imaam Bin Baaz on Two Important Books

Shaykh Bin Baaz [d. 1420 AH], may Allah have mercy on him, said:

…The scholars used to teach the people “The Conditions of the Prayer” with the “Three Fundamental Principles.” They used to teach them to the congregations in the Masaajid. They taught these books so they would understand the foundations of their religion (i.e. creed), and so that they would understand how to pray, [along with] its pillars and its obligatory matters. This is because every Muslim is in need of knowing the previously mentioned affairs. (1)

Benefit: The Importance of These Two Books: “The Three Fundamental Principles” and “The Conditions of the Prayer, Its Pillars, and Its Obligatory Matters.” Both of these books are by Shaykh Muhammad Bin ‘Abdul-Wahhaab [d. 1206 AH].

Translated by: Abu Adam Jameel Finch

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(1): See “An Explanation of the Conditions of Prayer, Its Pillars, and Its Obligatory Matters,” by ‘Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz, pg. 62.