REVIVING THE ISLAMIC SPIRIT – KNOWLEDGE RETREAT
WESTIN HARBOUR FRONT HOTEL – TORONTO, CANADA

DEC 25, 2007

IMAM ZIAD SHAKIR

BOOK OF DEHLAWI CONTINUATION…

TO AVOID SECTARIANISM TO PRESERVE INTEGRITY OF UMMAH

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THESE NOTES WERE TAKEN BY ME AND ANY ERRORS IN NOTE TAKING ARE MINE AND SHOULD NOT REFLECT ON THE SCHOLARS WHOSE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE WE WERE BLESSED TO HAVE IMPARTED UPON US AT THIS GATHERING. PLACES WHERE I HAVE LOST TRACK OF OR COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE FULL MEANING OF THE TEACHER I HAVE PLACED ..?

I POST THESE NOTES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE RETREAT 2007, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SPREADING AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE. IF ANYONE DERIVES BENEFIT FROM IT, ALHAMDU’ILLAH.

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CAME FROM A LONG LINE OF SCHOLARS DEHLAWI – HIS FATHER ETC

REASONS WHY DIFFERENCE BECOME REGIONALIZED – HIJAZ AND IRAQ

FOUNDATION OF HIJAZI AROUND IMAM MALIK IN MEDINA

BILAL NEVER MADE WUDU WITHOUT PRAYING TO RAKAHS AFTERWARDS – WAS GIVEN TIDINGS AND TITLES OF JANNAH

IMAM MALIK ASKED IF TO MAKE GENERALITY OF HIS TEACHINGS REFERENCES FOR ALL PEOPLES – PRINCIPAL REFERENCE – IMAM MALIK SAID NO – WOULD NOT BE WISE – COMPANIONS DIFFERED IN ISSUES AND EACH ESTABLISHED MADHABS BASED ON THOSE UNDERSTANDINGS

LEAVE THEM WITH WHAT SCHOLARS OF THEIR LANDS HAVE CHOSEN FOR THEM – FOR SAKE OF UNITY AND TO STILL HAVE DIFF OF OPINIONS – TO IMPOSE VIEWS WILL LEAD TO DISSENTION AND GREATER HARM

IRAQI SCHOOL – BUILT ON IBN MASOOD AND IMAM ALI – ABU HANAFI INHERITED THAT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE – REFINES THAT KNOWLEDGE – 3 GREAT STUDENTS HAD – ABU YUSUF AND IBN HASSAN AND ..? – CODIFIED HIS MADHAB – WROTE MANY BOOKS AND EXPANDED HIS KNOWLEDGE AND CONSOLIDATED

RAISING HANDS DURING PRAYER – ABU HANAFI KNEW OF THE HADITH BUT CHOSE TO NOT INCLUDE IN HIS SCHOOL BECAUSE HIS SCIENCE WAS NOT TO INCLUDE IF TRANSMITTER OF HADITH DID NOT HIMSELF PRACTICE IT – SHOULD NOT TAKE TO MEAN ABU HANAFI DOES NOT KNOW HADITHS

IMAM SHAFII – STUDENT OF IMAM MALIK – HIS PERSPECTIVE UNIQUE LEARNT DIRECTLY FROM MALIK AND AL SHABANI – USED THAT PERSPECTIVE TO RECONCILE THE TWO SCHOOLS

CODIFIED HIS METHODOLOGY

IMAM AHMED STUDENT OF ..? –

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REVIVING THE ISLAMIC SPIRIT – KNOWLEDGE RETREAT
WESTIN HARBOUR FRONT HOTEL – TORONTO, CANADA

MEANING OF THE UMMAH – VERILY THIS NATION OF YOURS IS ONE NATION – ONE LORD ONE MESSAGE –

NEED TO BE UNITED – ARE UNITED BY THE PRAYER BY THE HAJJ BY THE FASTING OF RAMADAN BY THE TAQWA

BE MINDFUL OF ALLAH EVERYWHERE AND WHENEVER YOU ARE

EBRAHIM WAS A UMMAH – HE WAS A LEADER IMAM AND WE SHOULD BE LEADERS IN OUR GIVEN CAPACITIES – COURAGEOUS TO LEAD AND DIFFER –

OLDER YOUTH ARE CORRUPTING THE YOUNGER ONES – HIP HOP LISTEN TO AS ROLE MODELS – LEAD THEM TO CORRUPT PRACTICES – COURAGE NEED TO BE DIFFERENT

DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE RIGHTEOUS – NOT PERFECT BUT TRYING TO BEST OF ABILITY

CORRUPTION HAS BEEN MADE VIRTUOUS – SO PEOPLE COMPETE TO BE MORE CORRUPT

WHEN VICE BECOMES THE NORM THEN ONLY LEADS TO MORE AND WORSE

THE NATURAL STATE OF HUMAN BEINGS TO BE MORE VIRTUOUS IN WHATEVER – EVEN IF IN VICE
LIKE PANTS HANGING DOWN TO KNEES – SWEARING IN RAPS – VICE TO VIRTUE BECOME FLIPPED

UMMAH AND NEEDS TO RECTIFY WHAT IS VICE AND WHAT IS VIRTUE – RIGHT FROM WRONG – TAKE THE CHALLENGE AND NOT BE COWARDS – MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO – NO WE ARE MUSLIMS

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