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Important Lessons Part II Advanced Study

Khutbat al Haajah (first part)

Innal hamdulillahi nahmaduhu wa nasta’eenu wa nastughfiruhu, wa na’uudhu billaahi min shuruuri anfusinaa wa sayi’aati a’maalinaa. Man yahdihil-laahu falaa muDilla lahu wa man yuDlil falaa haadiya lahu. Wa ash-haddu an laa ilaha illa Allaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rusuluhu (Salla allahu alaihi wa ala aalihi wa sahbihi was salaam).

Amma Ba'd: (To Proceed) 

English Meaning: All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah the Most High from the evils of our own selves and from our wicked deeds. Whomever Allah guides cannot be misguided, and whomever Allah He leaves astray, cannot be guided. I testify that there is no true god worthy of being worshipped except Allah alone without any partner or associate, I further testify that Muhammad (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam) is His true slave and Messenger. May Allah salah and Salaam be also granted to the prophet's pure family and to all of his noble companions.

Prerequisite for this course

Students who enroll for this course must have completed Lesson one of the textbook. Completion means that you have read, understood, and memorized the 14 suwar from the lesson and completed the end exam. If you are new to the program and you have read the text prior or taken a class online with one of the Scholars, Student's of knowledge, or Imaam/Other to complete lesson one then alhamdulillah you are welcome join us. All others please return to Class 1 and its schedule inshaAllah


Muslimah Participation Only

at least 10 yrs (able to comprehend subjects) to Adult Participation

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Alhamdulillah we advise students to READ the text, review it and listen to Dr. Saleh as Saleh's audio/lectures to provide further and more detailed understanding on each section being discussed. (May Allah have mercy upon him and grant him Jannah. d.1429 Audio Lectures- Important lessons for the Ummah 

Additional text: Essential Lessons for Every Muslim by Shaykh Abdul-Aziz bin abdullah bin Baz (PDF provided in class) inshaAllah

A headset with microphone is required for participation inshaAllah. See policy rules for additional details.

Introductory Lesson

Introductory Course Class No. 1

Lesson 2: The Pillars of Islam; pg. 93-99

Extra Benefit for next week inshaAllah. Pre-read pages 1 to 3

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatahu,

Please sign in with the name you intend to use for the rest of the course, and the name that you have registered with when you subscribed inshaAllah. This will prevent mistakes in grading and the possibility of receiving a boot upon entry for unrecognized participants.

This course covers many aspects of the religion inshaAllah, for a guide on each subject review the table of contents. We are using the book “Important Lessons for every Muslim written by Shaykh Bin Baaz (rahimahullah). In addition to that we use other beneficial text, audio, tafseer, and hadith as an aide or for additional reading to extract the benefits from several scholars on the same subject matter inshaAllah

You will be asked to participate on a regular basis (smile) there will be no hiding in the background. I know that having shyness is a wonderful and beneficial quality for the Muslimah to possess. However, in regards to seeking knowledge remember that “Allah will exalt, in degree those of you who believe and who have been granted knowledge. And Allah is Aware of what you do.” 58:11

And from the hadeeth we have narrated to us from Mujahid “Neither a shy nor proud person can learn the religious knowledge.” and Aisha (radi allahu anha) said “How excellent the women of the Ansar are! They do not feel shy while learning sound knowledge in religion.” Sahih Bukhari. The Book of Knowledge. Hadith No. 131

First Reading Assignment 1(RA1): Sahih Bukhari. Volume 1. Chapter: The Book of Knowledge. Hadith No. 132. Narrated by Um Salama

Today’s Lesson inshaAllah begins with Lesson two from the book. The Pillars of Islam. If you have the book please turn to page 93. If you do not have the book you will need to listen closely and record notes as best you can inshaAllah, until you are able to acquire the text desired. There is no worksheet for today’s lesson however you will be given an assignment for homework inshaAllah

Homework 1 (HW1): Read pages 93-99. Making sure you cover the ayaat (proofs provided) from pg 96 (7:158; 14:1; 33:45-46; 98:5; 2:21; and 17:23) inshaAllah.

You will be asked a question from the Reading Assignment (RA1) on entry to class it will be posted for you inshaAllah.

Writing a Benefit (BA1): At the end of each completed class, students are to express in writing (at least a paragraph) the benefit that they have received from the lesson. Benefits are to be posted under the benefits section inshaAllah.

Topics of Discussion

Lesson Two: The Pillars of Isalm

For the next few classes we shall discuss the pillars of Islam, at length given different points of benefit from several sources and scholars on the subject inshaAllah. To begin with we shall discuss the greatest of the five pillars called the Shahadah. The Shahadah also known as the testimony of faith has been explained by Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah) to mean “that there is no deity worthy of worship besides Allaah (laa ilaaha illallah), he stated that this is what the messengers were sent with.

2.1 Clarifying the five pillars of Islam

2.2 The first pillar: Ash-Shahadah

2.3 The Conditions of Laa Ilaha Illallah

2.4 The Second Pillaar: Establishing the prayer (as- Salaat)

2.5 The Ruling regarding those who abandon the prayer

2.6 The Third Pillar: Zakat

2.7 The Fourth Pillar: Fasting in the Month of Ramadan

2.8 The Fifth Pillar: Hajj

Lesson Two Test: all Inclusive

Oral Exam 1 

Lesson Three: The Pillars of Faith, Introduction

The six pillars of faith are belief in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, The Last Day,

and the Divine Preordainment (the good of it and the bad of it). 

3.1 Actions that Nullify One's Faith in Islam

3.2 The branches of Faith: Shu'ab

3.3 The First Pillar of Iman: Belief In Allah

3.3a Audio selection from (correct creed)

3.4 The Second Pillar of Iman: Belief in the Angels

3.4a Audio selection (correct creed)

3.5 The Third Pillar of Iman: Belief in the Revealed Books

3.5a Audio selection (correct creed)

3.6 The Fourth Pillar of Iman: Belief in the Messengers

3.6a Audio selection (correct creed)

3.7 The Fifth Pillar of Iman: Belief in the Last Day

3.7a audio selection (correct creed)

3.7b Description of the Hawdh, and the Sirat (bridge over the Hell-Fire)

3.8 Categories of Intercession as explained from the correct creed

3.9 The Sixth Pillar of Iman: Belief in Al-Qadar (Devine Preordainment)

3.9a Audio selection (correct creed)

Lesson Three: All Inclusive Test

Oral Exam 2

Lesson Four: The Categories of Tawheed and Shirk

4.1 Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyah

4.2 Tawheed al-Uluhiyyah

4.3 Tawheed Al-Asma wa Sifat

4.4 Greater Shirk

4.5 Lesser Shirk

4.6 Hidden Shirk

4.7 Shirk and Its Kinds

4.8 Protecting the Belief in Tawheed

4.9 Exaggerating (several points)

Review Lesson Four

Oral Exam 3

Lesson Five: Ihsan

Hadith 2: Explanation of Islaam, Eemaan, and Ihsaan

5.1 Definition of Ihsan

5.2 The Reality of Ihsan

5.3 The Levels of Ihsan


Oral Exam 4

Comprehensive Study

Lesson Six: The Conditions for Prayer

Explanation of Important Lessons (For Every Muslim) -Syllabus

6.1 The Conditions (Shurut) for Salaat

6.1a Chart: 9 Shurut *Arabic

6.1b Chart: 9 Shurut *New 

7.1 The Pillars (Arkan) for Salaat 

7.1a Chart Memorizer: 14 Arkan/Pillars 

7.1b Chart Memorizer: 14 Arkan/Pillars *Arabic

8.1 The Obligatory (Wajibat/Fard) Elements of the Salaat 

8.1a The Obligatory (Wajibat/Fard) Elements of the Salaat *Arabic

Quiz on Salaat Lesson 6 - 8

9.1 Read Explanation of Tashahhud- chapter nine from the book

10.1 The Sunan Elements of the Salaat 

10.2 Memorization of the Opening Supplication

10.3 Chart of Sitting Positions Clarified

10.4 Supplications

10.5 Read Sajud As-Sahw
10.6 Read -Actions that are disliked in the prayer

Review Lesson Nine -Ten

Oral Exam 5

Quiz 1: on Short Suwar

Quiz 2: Status, Virtues, Pillars & Conditions

Quiz 3: As-Salaat

Making Wudhu:

Performance of Salaat

Lesson Eleven: Actions that Nullify One's Prayer

11.1 Speaking in the Salaat

11.1a Audio selection from Dr. Saleh as Saleh

Lesson Twelve: The Conditions of Wudhu

12.1 Clarification on types of water

12.2 Conditions of wudhu

Lesson Thirteen: Obligatory elements of Wudhu

13.1 Six elements that are obligatory

Lesson Fourteen: Actions that Nullify One's Ablution

14.1 Impurities


Oral Exam 6

Beneficial Read: Mistakes in Salaat

Lesson Fifteen: Every muslim must Adorn Himself/Herself with Manners that are Legislated by Islam

15.1 Truthfulness

15.2 Trustworthiness

15.3 Chastity

15.4 Modesty or Shyness

15.5 Bravery

15.6 Generosity

15.7 Fulling One's word

15.8 Staying away from all that Allah has Fordidden

15.9 being Good to one's neighbor

15.2.1 Helping those in need, as much as one is able

Review lesson Fifteen

Oral Exam

Lesson Sixteen: Taking on islamic manners

Lesson Seventeen: A Warning against Shirk and different kinds of Sins

Lesson Eighteen: preparing The Dead Person's Body

18.1 Praying Over Him

18.2 Burying Him

Final Exam


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