Our Call

 
Returning: to the Noble Qur’aan and the Prophetic Sunnah and understanding the both of them upon the methodology of the Pious Predecessors (i.e. that which our Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them) were upon). This is from the command of our Lord,
 
“And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way (i.e. the companions of the Prophet Muhammad). We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and enter him into Hell – what an evil destination (an –Nisaa: 115)
 
And
 
“So if they believe in the like of that which you believe, then they are rightly guided” (al-Baqarah: 137)
 
Purification: of the Muslims from (Shirk) polytheism and its various shades, cautioning them from innovation and foreign rejected practices and ideologies introduced by later generations into Islaam.   Purifying Islaam from baseless explanations of the Qur’aan that do not return to the understanding of our Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them). Purifying the Sunnah (the prophetic traditions) from weak and fabricated narrations, that has proven to destroy the clearness and purity of Islaam and has also proven to prevent the advancement of the Muslims. This shall be taken on those people of knowledge as the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said,
 
 “This knowledge shall be carried in each generation by those who repel the distortions of those who go too far, the misguidance of those who are astray, and the opinions of the ignorant.”
 
And follow the verse of Allah,
 
“And Help you one another in Al -Birr and At -Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression” (Maaidah: 2)
 
Cultivation and Education: of the Muslims upon the authentic Islaam. Calling them to practice its laws and adorn themselves with its virtues and manners, which we bring about for the pleasure of Allaah and will assure for them happiness and success. Assisting one another upon truth, in order that we may be considered to be from that group of people mentioned in the Qur’aan, who are saved from loss and destruction. Working in accordance to the verse,
 
“And recommend one another to the truth and recommend one another to patience” (Asr: 3)
 
And Allah’s command,
 
“Be you Rabbaniyoon (learned men of religion who practice what they know and also preach others), because you are teaching the Book, and you are studying it.” (Aali Imraan: 79)
 
Reviving: the correct Islaamic Beliefs and Scholastic Manhaj (methodology), in light of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah upon the way of the Pious Predecessors. Calling the people to the teaching of our Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), in order to remove the stagnant state produced by the blind following of man-made schools of thought and ideologies. Removing the blind-tunneled vision of partisanship; this is unfortunately, a severe and sometimes-incurable virus, which controls the thinking of many of the Muslims, distancing them from the true Islaamic brotherhood. We do this following the verse,
 
“Hold on tight all of you to the rope of Allah and do not divide” (Ali ‘Imraan: 103)
 
And the statement of the Messenger (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)
 
“And be all of you brothers”
 
Presentation: of realistic Islaamic solutions to contemporary problems, and strive to resume a true Islaamic way of life and to establish a true Islaamic society by way of consultation with the Scholars of Islaam.
 
Advancement: towards establishing a correct Muslim lifestyle and community starting with our homes upon the Prophetic methodology. Developing a scholastic and religious community. Implementing the rule of Allaah in the earth upon the methodology of tasfiyyah (purification) and tarbiyyah (education and cultivation) based upon Allaah saying,
 
“And purifying them (from sins by their following him), and instructing them (in) the Book (the Qur’aan) and Al Hikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)” (Aali Imraan 164)
 
From our Beliefs:

1 – We believe in Allaah and His Names and Attributes, as they were mentioned in the Book of Allaah and in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah, without tahreef (distortion), nor ta’weel (figurative interpretation), nor tamtheel (making a likeness), nor tashbeeh (resemblance), nor ta’teel (denial).


2 – We love the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah, and we hate those who speak against them. We believe that to speak ill of them is to speak ill of the Religion, because they are the ones who conveyed it to us. And we love the Family of the Prophet with love that is permitted by the Sharee’ah.

3 – We love the People of Hadeeth and all of the Salaf of the Ummah from Ahlus Sunnah.

4 – We despise ‘ilmul-kalaam (knowledge of theological rhetoric), and we view it to be from amongst the greatest reasons for the division in the Ummah.

5- We accept from the books of fiqh (jurisprudence), from the books of tafseer (explanation of the Qur’aan), from the ancient stories, from the Seerah (biography) of the Prophet, that which has been confirmed from Allaah or from His Messenger. We do not rejected them, nor do we claim that we are not in need of them. Rather, we benefit from the discoveries of our Scholars and the jurists and other than them. However, we do not accept a ruling, except with an authentic proof.

6 – We do not write in our books, nor do we cover in our lessons, nor do we give sermons with anything except the Qur’aan, or the authentic and authoritative hadeeth. And we detest what emanates from many books and admonishers in terms of false stories and weak and fabricated ahaadeeth.

7 – We do not perform takfeer (expel one from Islaam) upon any Muslim due to any sin, except Shirk (polytheism) with Allaah, or the abandonment of Prayer, or apostasy. We seek refuge in Allaah from that.

8 – We believe that the Qur’aan is the Speech of Allaah, it is not created.

9 – We hold that our ‘obligation is to co-operate with the group that traverses the methodology of the Book and the Sunnah, and what the Salaf of the Ummah were upon; in terms of calling to Allaah the Glorified, and being sincere in worship of Him, and warning from Shirk, innovations, and disobedience, and to advise all of the groups that oppose this.’ ‘So co-operating upon righteousness and piety (taqwaa) and mutual advising necessitates warning against evil and not co-operating with the wicked.’

10 – We do not deem it correct to revolt against the Muslim rulers as long as they are Muslims, nor do we feel that revolutions bring about reconciliation. Rather, they corrupt the community.

11 – We hold that this multiplicity of present day parties is a reason for the division of the Muslims and their weakness. So therefore we set about ‘freeing the minds from the fetters of blind-following and the darkness of sectarianism and party spirit.’

12 – We restrict our understanding of the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah to the understanding of the Salaf of the Ummah from the Scholars of hadeeth, not the blind-followers of their individuals. Rather, we take the truth from wherever it comes. And we know that there are those who claim Salafiyyah, yet Salafiyyah is free from them, since they bring to the society what Allaah has prohibited. We believe in ‘cultivating the young generation upon this Islaam, purified from all that we have mentioned, giving to them a correct Islaamic education from the start – without any influence from the disbelieving western education.’

13 – We believe that politics is a part of the Religion, and those who try to separate the Religion from politics are only attempting to destroy the Religion and to spread chaos.

14 – We believe that there will be no honour or victory for the Muslims until they return to the Book of Allaah and to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah.

15 – We oppose those who divide the Religion into trivialities and important issues. And we know that this is a destructive da’wah.

16 – We oppose those who put down the knowledge of the Sunnah, and say that this is not the time for it. Likewise, we oppose those who put down acting upon the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah.

17 – Our da’wah and our ‘aqeedah is more beloved to us than our own selves, our wealth and our offspring. So we are not prepared to part with it for gold nor silver. We say this so that no one may have hope in buying out our da’wah, nor should he think that it is possible for him to purchase it from us for deenaar or dirham.

18 – We love the present day Scholars of the Sunnah and hope to benefit from them and regret the passing away of many of them.

19 – We do not accept Fataawa (Islamic Verdicts) except from that which is based upon legislated evidences with their correct usage.

These are glimpses into our ‘aqeedah and our da’wah. So if one has any objection to this, then we are prepared to accept advice if it is truthful, and to refute it if it is erroneous, and to avoid it if it is stubborn rejection. And Allaah knows best.

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The majority of this text is a summarisation of what is found in “Tarjumah Abee ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee” (p. 135-142) of Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee.                                                                                                                           

Hifz Program

Θ    Hifz Program
Masjidul Ghurabaa’s Hifz Program will start August 1, 2009.  At this program students will attend hifz under the guidance of Abdul Samaad and his top students. For parents interested in their children completing hifz, this program offers tremendous value at an affordable price. This is a perfect way to encourage your child with two very important aspects in this deen: to memorize the Noble Qur’an and attach themselves to the house of Allah.
Registration
Students from ages 5 upward are eligible to register for this program. Registration is open from Saturday, August 1st until all classes are filled at the masjid. It is a part time program operating Saturdays & Sundays from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
Registration Form
 
Enrollment
This program is creating a lot of excitement in the communities, but due to limited availability we will not be able to hold reservations.   You must attend registration day to enroll your child. Once we have filled the class we will not be accepting any students until next semester.     
Teachers
We have started with very highly qualified teachers and inshallah will expand as the enrollment increases.

For more information contact Masjidul Ghurabaa at (301) 534-5750 or info@mgmd.org