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Sheikh Assim Alhakeem

Graduated from the prestigious Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1998. At present Sheikh Assim is an Imam of a masjid in Jeddah, a role which he has held for the past 20 years, where the sheikh delivers the weekly Friday sermons and lectures on various Islamic Sciences. Sheikh Assim Alhakeem also participates regularly on both Islamic radio and television programs to spread the authentic teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

3.30PM - 4.30PM

Saturday 26th Nov 2022

THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF Al WAHN ON THE UMMAH

The prophecy of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ always comes true. As soon as the spirit of Islam recedes, shards of weakness appear in everything we do. As weakness afflicts the heart, Muslims start feeling feebleness and loss; surrendering to everything “carried by the winds”. [Hadith on torrential torrents]

 

Muslims are now forced to accept the system of life against the Divine law (Syariah law). Imitation of disbelievers’ cultures and customs became the norm and something looked up to in high regard. Whereas the Islamic cultures and customs were now branded as retrograde (i.e. backwards), and the practising Muslims were labelled as terrorists, extremists, fundamentalists and many other negative titles.

 

Muslims have been persecuted for far too long everywhere in the world whether through global wars or communal violence. This defeatist mindset is what caused catastrophic consequences in the form of Muslim minorities being massacred and countless forms of humiliation across the spectrum of society where Muslims have struggled to even live as equals. There are continued attacks on Muslims from across the spectrum of world powers - via continual enforcement of new treaties and agreements on social, political, health and education policies which are against the doctrine of Islam. 

 

The clash between the truth and false will continue until the Hour is established.  Allah said, “They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.”  [Al-Saf: 8] and, 

 

“Say, ‘Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.’ If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.”  [Al-Baqarah: 120]

2.30PM - 3.30PM

Sunday 27th Nov 2022

THE WAY OUT: UMMAH’S QUEST FOR GLORY

Imam Malik (d. 179H) said: "The latter part of this Ummah will not be rectified except by that which rectified its earliest part."

 

The nation referred to in the above sentence is the nation of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Us. The righteousness and nobility of the earliest part of this nation is something that has been illustrated by proverbs, and its evidence has been established and immortalized by history. Friend and foe alike acknowledged this fact and relayed this to their friends and enemies. But the big question is, what makes the earlier generations of this Ummah so noble, successful and to be crowned as the best of all nations?

 

The Answer is simple - Al Qur’an. It was upon the guidance and nurturing of this blessed book that reformed and elevated the first generation of this ummah. Hence, the latter part of this Ummah likewise, cannot be rectified except upon the Qur’an. If the Ummah is aware of its dismal condition, and is serious and sincere about reforming and changing its state of affairs, then it has only one way out – returning to the Book of Allah, and embracing it once again absolutely in all aspects of its life, bar none (without excess or neglect).

 

Allah says, 

 

مَآ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ ٱلْقُرْءَانَ لِتَشْقَىٰٓ ٢

 

We have not revealed the Quran to you that you may be unsuccessful.” 

[TaHa: 2]