February 8, 2021
Adversity, Trials and Tribulation is part of every human's life. Man will be tested by Allah in various ways, levels, shape and form, more so with the ones who believes in Allah s.w.t, as Allah says in the Quran,
"Do the people think that they will be left to say 'We Believe' and they will not be tested?".
When best of the creations, Rasoolullah s.a.w, and the best of generations, Sahaba r.a, were tried and tested, do we then expect to enter Jannah without being tested, as Allah mentioned in the Quran? In this light, it is important to know and understand how to respond to these adversities as per the guidelines from Islam.
Listen to Sh Rian delve into this topic and enlighten us on how to face the adversities as instructed by Allah s.w.t and explained by the earlier Salaf Scholars.
January 17, 2021
Recently we saw Trump supporters barged into Capitol Hill amid tight security and advance warning. Capitol Hill is a symbol and sacred house of Democracy. Both left wing Republicans and right wing Democrats believe in Democracy, rule by it, safeguard it, propagate it and uphold its values. In other words both are flagbearers of Democracy.
What is it then that pushed the right wing, hard core nationalist, Trump supporters to attack their own sacred house of Democracy? Is it just like any other attack or riots that we see else where in the world, or for that matter in America itself, or does it indicate a deep fissure within American society that has been present since many decades or centuries which we saw being exposed by last years black lives matters? More importantly is it a beginning of decline of America, and secular liberal world order, that can lay a breeding ground for Islam to come back as a new world order.
Listen to Br Wassim Doureihi dissect throught this recent attack on Capitol Hill and know how it can potentially be a good news for the Ummah on return of Islamic world order.
December 13, 2020
Under the current world order, it has become the norm to see teenagers still being treated like immature youngsters so much so that it becomes so hard for them to take any decisions for themselves in their 20s and it takes for them to be in their 30s or 40s to contribute to any changes in society, and that too is bare minimum. The result of which is that we see the majority old aged politicians being in the position of ruling. This is in contrast to what it was under Islamic world order where teenagers used to head the task of conquering lands and ruling over them; likes of Osama bin Zayd (r.a.), Mohammed bin Qasim (r.a), Salahudding Ayyubi (r.a) and many more.
What is that which made these Sahabas (r.a) and Muslims thereafter very strong and mature in their young age to put them ahead of all seniors of their time? Why don't we see such developments and maturity in our young Ummah now? And how can we nurture these leadership qualities to produce great leaders like in the past?
Listen to Br Mohamed Al-Wahwah as he takes you through the Seerah of Rasoolullah s.a.w on how he raised young teenager Sahabas who went on to rule the world with absolute Justice and by Allah's laws.
December 10, 2020
Shiekh Riyan discussed an important topic on positive reinforcement through the way of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
November 17, 2020
This episode is titled "What U.S. election results mean for Muslims, for U.S. and for the World" and is presented by Brother Wassim Doureihi.
November 9, 2020
Khalifa ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz, popularly known as 5th Khalifa Rashida, was one of the astitute and righteous Khalifa that Ummah has ever seen after the 4 rightly guided Khulafah. He understood the true meaning and responsibilities of being a politician, that politics meant taking care of the affairs of the subjects and that he will be accountbale to Allah, which made him cry for hours on end and restrict himself to the simplest life that was filled with remembrance of Allah, death and the hereafter.
Our beloved Prophet s.a.w has indicated the first 4 Khulafa as rightly guided ones. Why then 'Umar Ibn 'Abdul 'Aziz, who became Khalifa after several Khulafa outside the Khulafa Rashida, popularly know to be similar to the Khulafa Rashida, if not same? What is his lineage and upbringing that contributed to it? And what are the lessons we take from it both as a parent and the Ummah?
Listen to Br Mohamed Trad talk about life of the great 'Umar ibn 'Abdul 'Aziz and ponder on the take away lessons.
October 31, 2020
In continuation of our last episode podcast on the topic of "Australian Muslim or Muslim in Australia", Br Wassim Doureihi discusses this important issue in-depth with Br Yahya Alam.
Listen to the podcast to know and understand how the current world order, based on Secularism, forcefully drives this concept of identifying ourselves with one of these two diametrically opposite paradigms - which is not a mere 'names', but a phenomenon by itself.
With Australia approaching summer and lots of festivities around - that becomes part of defining one's national identity - it becomes more incumbent upon the Ummah to differentiate between these two terms and adhere to correct one based on Islam.
These terms are not limited to Australia, but applies to every other Muslim living under this new nation states.
October 28, 2020
We, the Muslims living in Australia, do we identify ourselves as "Australian Muslims" or "Muslims in Australia"?
Looks like both are the same, but it is not. What is the difference then? Is it just the semantics or is there any significant difference to the way it is framed?
The situation of the Ummah has changed post 9/11, especially so for the Muslims living in the west. We all live this difference practically every single day. There is an agenda set for us by the west towards which we are being pushed to achieve their goals. It is in this light these terminologies were born and we are being deliberately identified using one over the other by the west.
Listen to Br Wassim Doureihi explain difference of these two terms, why it has been coined, what are its political implications and what we need to be aware of.
October 20, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron has been very vocal recently against Islam with statements like 'Islam is in Crisis'.
France has historically been very aggressive against Islam and it is where the concept of Crusaders was born. They were at the fore front in attacking our lands and disrupting our way of life. They were also instrumental in producing the current concept of Secularism and the way of life we live under.
When Secularism gives 'Freedom' to all religion, why is Macron attacking Islam again? What is that thing of Islam troubling the likes of Macron to issue such statements? Did Muslims of France do anything recently that provoked the President? Did the Muslims resort to any skirmishes? Or is it just the Hatred that they breed in their heart against Islam?
Listen to what Ustadh Abu Anas has to say about this incident and refresh the historical facts to know more about it.
October 2, 2020
Culture and Civilization have been one of the most confused concepts amongst the Ummah. People who stand on Haqq, who differentiate between these two and who have been advising the ummah not to take political and social sciences from kufr civilization, have been more often than not attacked by our own brothers with hard questions like "Why do you then take their technology? Why take their mobiles and laptops?". Adding to the agony, our Ulemas themselves are confused and divided on these.
What does Islam say about Culture and Civilization? Can we take both or one of them? What sciences we can take and what not? Did it have any bearing on bringing down Political Islam by Kuffar?
Listen to Sheikh Riyan elaborate on these two very important topics and know for yourself how to deal with these.