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The Purification Act II (Fiqh of Worship I (Tahārah))
- Course Outline
ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO SEEK TO PURIFY THEMSELVES! (9:108)
“I wish that we had seen our brothers.”
“Are we not your brothers O Messenger of Allah?” asked the Sahābah.
“You are my Companions. Our brothers are those who have not come as yet.”
“How will you recognise those from your Ummah who have not come as yet O Messenger of Allah?” asked the Sahābah.
“Tell me, if a person has a horse with a white forehead and white markings on its legs, and it were to stand amongst horses that are pitch black in colour, would he not be able to recognise his horse?”
“No doubt O Messenger of Allah!” replied the Sahābah.
“Thus they shall appear, with brilliant, bright faces and limbs due to their wudhū’! I shall precede and await them at the Fountain.”
Just reflect for a moment on this incredible announcement by the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
He will be waiting for us, and recognise us, by the Hawdh – the most purest of pure water – due to our correctly performing of our ritual ablution with water itself.
None but the pure of soul will drink from the water of the Messenger. Yet now we learn that to purify our soul, it starts with the purifying of our bodies.
Did we ever see our mundane washing acts of wudhū’, ghusl and tayammum as something so spiritually powerful so as to be our distinguishing feature on the Day of Judgement?!
Do you even taste the sweetness of faith and forgiveness during your ablution? Did you know that doing wudhū’ correctly, with both body and soul, leads to one’s sins falling away from you as the drops of water fly off your limbs.
The Messenger of Allah (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said in Sahīh Muslim:
“When a Muslim - or believer - makes wudhū’, and washes his face, every sin which he committed with his eyes leaves his face with the water or with the last drop of water. Then when he washes his hands, every sin which his hands committed leaves his hands with the water or with the last drop of water. Then when he washes his feet, every sin which his feet walked towards leaves his feet with the water or with the last drop of water. This continues until he leaves completely purified of sin.”
Wouldn’t you like to be able to feel this spiritual experience whilst performing your ablution, and guarantee for yourself that you will receive the benefits in the Hereafter as well?
But I already know how to make wudhū’! That was the first thing my parents taught me! There's nothing new here for me learn is there?
Tahārah – Purification – is far more than just making wudhū’ and that’s also assuming you know the rulings and differences of opinion concerning even just wudhū’!
Do a quick survey amongst your friends or your local Masjid:
- Once we wash our hands at the beginning, do we need to wash them again when washing our arms? Is that an obligation, and why if we’ve done so already?
- Do we wipe the back of the neck or not? If the hadith is weak about it, why was the action narrated from the Companions?
- Does ghusl count as a wudhū’ as well or do I need to do both? Actually all I do at home is have a shower. Will that count for my ghusl?
- When I’m in the toilet, I have to wait for ages before I think I am clean enough from istinjā’ and even then I’m not sure when I eventually leave. How do we deal with these doubts?
- We all know you can wipe on a leather socks, but what about cotton socks? And what if they have the odd hole or two?
- How pure does water need to be exactly for ablution? What are the different classes of water? What are the differences between using cold water, hot water, sun-warmed water, ionised water, muddy water, stagnant water, lake water, river water, and so many more?
- Is it really just sleep that breaks my wudhū’ or what might happen during sleep? And what about nose bleeds? And what is the issue concerning blood anyway? Is it impure? And what about vomit, and urine and is the urine of babies any different because that would cause so much difficult for their parents!
Suddenly, that survey has just opened your eyes right?
We guarantee you one thing about the act of purification: it is a huge topic that requires a deep understanding at the hands of an experienced teacher. And fortunately for you, Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya is just the man for the job!
"The shaykh did a very good job of keeping the audience engaged. I have never attended a class this long and stayed focused the whole time."
Remember: a person will not be able to stand before Allah on the Day of Standing, unless he stood correctly in prayer in this life. And there is no prayer without being in a proper state of purity. Are you really sure you know how to purify yourself?
It’s time for you to properly learn about The Purification Act.
Introducing AlMaghrib Institute’s new single-weekend seminar “The Purification Act: Fiqh of Tahārah” with Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya, this class will really open your eyes to a number of key principles in our Deen that you never expected on a topic as “simple” as purification.
As the chapter that every classical and contemporary scholar from every madh-hab starts their fiqh teachings with, you will likewise start from the very beginning by understanding the application of juristic tools and the deriving of rulings based on primary and secondary evidences.
If that sounded too complicated, then put another way: you will really understand what it means to purify yourself, all the way from what substances we can use, and the methods to use them by, and the rules concerning states of purity thereafter.
Whether it is ghusl, tayammum, istinjā’, istijmār, najāsah, tāhir and tahūr, the nullifiers of wudhū’, etiquettes, the prohibited matters, and so on – all of these aspects of purification and more fall under what is known as obligatory knowledge.
This seminar will empower you to understand how the scholars discuss detailed matters of law, and how they differed in their conclusions, building your respect for our sacred tradition. Shaykh AbdulBary utilises his extensive knowledge to bring depth and ease of understanding to this wide topic, as well as his ability to revive the hearts so you actually go through that awesome experience during your wudhū’ where you really feel it, as if the sins were falling away in front of your eyes!
In summary, you will really learn how to become pure of body and thus pure of heart by the Will of Allah!
"Every class I have attended has been a blast. May Allah reward all the people associated with AlMaghrib Institute."
- Ferouz Tafoya
"If I knew AlMaghrib was this great I would have attended all the other classes a loooong time ago! Can't wait for the next class InshAllah."
- Suweyda Abdi
"Sheikh Abdulbary is a superb storyteller, has a captivating lecturing style, and a great sense of humor."
- Samia Abuisnaineh
“Sh AbdelBary is an easy going man, just someone you can talk to and listen to. Jazakum Allah Khair for your time and effort”
- Aisha El-Zorba
"Sheikh Abdulbary Yahya is a natural storyteller and he teaches from the heart, creating positive feelings in the classroom and laying the foundations for learning."
- Bisharo Gardad
“All these Al-Maghrib classes are very informative & educative. I enjoy taking these classes and I will be looking forward to take more classes.”
- Parveez Anwar
“Shaykh Abdbary Yahya is a great lecturer!”
- Zainal Abid AdliShah
3 REASONS WHY YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS CLASS:
Reason 1: You are a human being in need of forgiveness
It is in your nature to make mistakes, but the Mercy of the One you sinned against is so great that He gives you regular opportunities to be forgiven.
The Messenger of Allah (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
"Anyone who performs wudhū’, and performs it excellently and correctly, his sins will come out from his body, even coming out from under his nails."
Reason 2: See the result immediately of your new knowledge
You will leave this seminar with specific detailed knowledge that will not only correct all your acts of worship, but also allow you to gain unlimited reward by helping others to fix their mistakes and give them guidance on what is considered by consensus to be obligatory learning.
With your newly learnt tools, you will be able to dive into the other chapters of fiqh and Sharī‘ah with renewed confidence and direction!
Reason 3: A teacher you can relate to
Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya grew up in Seattle, WA. A graduate of Madinah University, he is loved by his students for his wit, calm demeanour and for his skill at captivating a crowd. You will love studying fiqh with this Shaykh!