“And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers.” [Quran: 51: 55]
In this day a time, it takes a special someone to break through to all of us and give us that much needed reminder to shift us into gear! Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah brings that and more, in his “Raising The Game” speech at IlmFest 2012. His understanding of today’s lingo and the world we live in gives him an added edge, when giving potentially life changing lectures such as this one.
In this talk, Shaykh Abu Eesa reminds us of many of the great lessons and advices from our beloved Prophet of Allah, Muhammad (May God’s peace and blessings be forever upon him). One of these lessons is that of “Takleef”, our legal responsibilities. “As the best of creation, unlike the Angels and animals, we have a duty and many obligations to fulfill. If we let our desire grab hold us, then we are no better than the animals and fall into a category of people that are promised Hell Fire.”
The quote from Imam Ash-shafee left me in deep thought…. “Ya allah, you gave me Islam, and I did not ask for it! Give me Paradise, and I am asking for it!” But, as Shaykh Abu Eesa conveys to the masses, you have to work for it! Islam is a way of life, with obligations and prohibitions, and it is not for the disingenuous.
Shaykh Abu Eesa will be launching his new course in Manchester (UK), Protect This House: Based on Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, starting October 5th! The course is set to take the AlMaghrib world by storm as Abu Eesa will be teaching us about perfecting our relationships with our parents, extended families, in laws and raising children!
Check out www.almaghrib.org/manchester
Contributed by: Br. Yusuf Sneed