Yasir Qadhi: Proofs for the Existence of God

In this episode of Fundamentals of Faith, Shaikh Abu Ammar Yassir Qadhi presents some of the proofs for the existence of God. This continues from the previous episodes about our Imaan/Faith/Belief (Tawheed) in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and the knowledge that brings life to our heart. A must see lecture for all.

We read in the Qur’an:

“If you asked them, ‘Who created the heavens and earth and subjected the sun and the moon?’ they would surely say, ‘Allah.’ Then how are they deluded? Allah extends provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts for him. Indeed Allah is, of all things, Knowing. And if you asked them, ‘Who sends down rain from the sky and gives life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness?’ they would surely say ‘Allah.’ Say, ‘Praise to Allah’; but most of them do not reason.” [Surah Al-Ankabut, Ayat 61-63]

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A sister in Norway accepts Islam with Dr. Yasir Qadhi

One of the most humbling, proud and uplifting moments for a Muslim is when a brother or sister in humanity accepts the beautiful way of life which we call Islam. Nothing brings more joy and happiness in the Ummah than when we see someone who accepts Islam and joins the global family of Muslims and starts a fresh new life with all their past sins forgiven, such is the Mercy of Allah!

In this video, a sister in Norway accepts Islam with Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi and becomes part of the Islamic brotherhood & sisterhood which transcends the barriers of languages, colour, ethnicity, nationality and race. Read the rest of this entry »

Fasting is valid even when coerced into breaking it

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From Yasir Qadhi:

Yesterday, a brother from Xinjiang, China, who is working in my city came up to me with a question. He told me that his relatives back home were asking: would their fast count if they were forced to eat and drink by the government during the day?

I asked him how the government does this. He replied that there is a public luncheon (for example, his relative is a schoolteacher) and the Muslims are monitored to see if they eat or drink. So there are people whose job it is to check whether Muslims are eating or not.

I said, “Is there any way for them to pretend to eat but not actually eat?” He replied, “Not really, since the government monitors are checking to see if they are actually eating.”

I asked what were the consequences if they refused. He said that best case scenario is that they would eventually lose their jobs, and worst case scenario, jail and imprisonment and fines. He told me that he had called his mother a few days ago to wish her Ramadan Mubarak, to which his mother, a very elderly lady, became agitated, changed the topic, and hinted at him not to even mention the word ‘Ramadan’ over the phone for fear of repercussion and harassment. Read the rest of this entry »