Ibn Al Qayyim said, “I was always surprised by the strength of Ibn Taymiyyah. It amazed me how much strength and Iman he had.” One day he asked Ibn Taymiyyah about his ability to do all of this, and the Shaykh Al Islam said that the supplication / adhkar he said everyday in the morning and the night are what gave him the strength to write, read, teach, and debate to the extent that one time one of his students said that Ibn Taymiyyah would sit making adhkar from after fajr until close to dhuhr time, and he asked him if he did this every day. Ibn Taymiyyah replied that without it, he could not function.
Every time you raise your hands to the sky and make du`a to Allah subhana wa ta'ala, you are calling up a toll-free number with no long distance charges. The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Dua is worship” (Tirmidhi) So when we do try and converse with our Lord, are we doing it with the same excellence and concentration that we use in other acts of worship or are we just reciting the same old du`as we learnt in Sunday school?
And have you ever wondered why sometimes your prayers are not answered? Was it something you said? Or something you did or didn’t do? The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala does not answer a du’a from a careless heart which is not concentrating." (Tirmidhi) Learn how to make duà the way the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) made du`a, and inshaAllah next time you won’t get the dial tone.
In this course students will learn about:
• The virtues of Du`a, its guidelines and etiquettes
• The different categories of Du`a and their significance
• The sources and proofs of the narrated Du`a
• The ruling of raising the hands while making Du`a
• The reason and wisdom Du`as are accepted and rejected
"Shaykh Waleed Basyouni was absolutely amazing. He presented the material in a very clear cut, no room for misunderstanding way, giving us a look into all the different opinions regarding many of the topics. Alhamdulilah for teacher like Shaykh Waleed Basyouni I have learnt so much. This really inspired me to look further into this topic. Also to attend more classes. if there is anyone out there who is thinking shall I or shall I not attend these courses, I strongly advise, you do attend as it will teach you so much and you will also be able to advice others."
Fatema Choudhury (Manchester, UK)
How many times a day do we find ourselves with "time to kill" on our way to work, on the bus to school, waiting in the elevator, what if you could turn this time into pure good deeds. What are the words which you can say that are most pleasing to Allah subhana wa ta'ala, and can instantly give you that iman boost to help keep you going throughout your day?
We need adhkar more than food and water. Proper remembrance of Allah is part of a healthy diet for every believer, but how many of us have taken the time to learn about its rules and etiquettes? The Prophet said: "By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.” (Bukhari) So if the one whose past and future sins had been forgiven asked Allah for forgiveness so many times a day, what are we waiting for?
In this course students will learn about:
• The virtues of making dhikr, its guidelines and etiquettes
• The types of dhikr that one can make to remember Allah
• The sources and proofs of the narrated Athkar
• The ruling of congregational dhikr and situations in which dhikr is prohibited
• The virtues and forms of Salat and Salaam upon the Messenger of Allah
Sh Waleed Basyouni is very funny and has a vast knowledge of the rulings (their origin and meanings) by the different scholars of Islam and masha'Allah, there are many great examples that he is able to bring up in the class that were relevant.
- Baker Assaf (New Jersey, NJ)
By learning the correct way to make dhikr and du’a the way of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) taught us to, you will not only build a stronger connection to Allah subhana wa ta'ala, but also a better insight into the personality of our beloved Rasool (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam). Many of us do not invest the adequate amount of time in learning the du’as of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) and not many people try to learn what the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said on a daily basis in order to increase himself in the remembrance of Allah subhana wa ta'ala. If you want the road to success in this life and the in the next, you`ll need to learn about this subject and transfer it from theoretical knowledge into practical application.
Seeking knowledge is all about knowing Allah subhana wa ta'ala and connecting with Allah subhana wa ta'ala, but all connections are two ways. From Allah to us is the Quran, and from us to Allah is dhikr and du’a. If one of them is missing, then the entire connection falls apart. Join Dr. Waleed Baysouni for a single weekend practical course on the Fiqh of Du`a and Dhikr, and renew your connection to Allah subhana wa ta'ala today!