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7 days in Srilanka

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بسمالله الرحمن الرحيم

7 Days in Srilanka


What I witnessed in Srilanka with Shaykh Abu Muad Hussain ibnMahmood al hateebi (حفظه الله)

17 - 23, Jumaada al-awal, 1433
(9 – 15, April 2012)


Authored by
Abu Talha Salim ibn NoorMohamed 

Edited by
Abu 'abdirRahman Salman Fariz  ibn Ja'far asSwadiq







الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه ومن والاهوبعد
قالالله عزوجل :
{وَأَمَّابِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ}
(Al-Quran- 93:11)

Thus we decided to explain briefly about the Khair (goodness) we witnessed so that our fellow Salafi brothers would realise the importance of meeting Ulema, travelling to them and seeking ILM.

وقال صلى الله عليه و سلم:
(( من سلك طريقا بلتمس فيه علما سهل الله له به طريقا إلىالجنة))

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah that Prophet f said,
 Whoever treads a path to seek ILM then Allah will make easy for him a path to Jannah
–Sahih Muslim

So we thought that our beloved Salafi youth would spend time to seek beneficial knowledge from the Kitaab of Allah and the Sunnah of Rasoolullah according to the Manhaj of the Noble Salaf-us-Salih, after reading this small treatise and All praises be to Allah alone who made it easy upon us this journey.

والفضللله وحده تباركه و تعالى.
< الدال على الخير كفاعله >

This 7 day trip is what we spent with Shaykh but I think he (shaykh) spent more than 2 weeks in Srilanka, I was so sorry that I missed the remaining days قدرالله ما شاء فعل

I ask Allah to forgive me for any mistake in this article. I would be happy to correct if the reader points out any mistake found in this article, InshaAllah.


The Call

Summary of the call from Salman,

السلام عليكم ….
There is news that some Mashaykh are coming to Srilanka on so and so date, I am
planning to go InshaAllah, how about you?”

“… MashaAllah, I am willing to join you, I’ll plan and let you know InshaAllah!”
- I replied and hung up.

TheSponsor

Alhamdulillah الغني الملك الرزاق who blessed Salman with money to manage the trip, as for me, I had no savings that time. For about 5 days later I got a sponsor for my ticket and expenses(may Allah bless her in abundance and reward her more
جزاها الله خيرا كثيرا و بارك فيها )

 مَثَلُ الَّذِينَيُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنْبَتَتْسَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنْبُلَةٍ مِئَةُ حَبَّةٍ  }
{ وَاللَّهُيُضَاعِفُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. (Al-Quran - 2:261)

وَمَثَلُالَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمُ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاةِ اللَّهِ وَتَثْبِيتًامِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ كَمَثَلِ جَنَّةٍ بِرَبْوَةٍ أَصَابَهَا وَابِلٌ فَآَتَتْأُكُلَهَا ضِعْفَيْنِ فَإِنْ لَمْ يُصِبْهَا وَابِلٌ فَطَلٌّ وَاللَّهُ بِمَاتَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ

And the likeness of those who spend their wealth seeking Allah's Pleasure while they in their own selves are sure and certain that Allah will reward them (for their spending in His Cause), is the likeness of a garden on a height; heavy rainfalls on it and it doubles its yield of harvest. And if it does not receive heavy rain, light rain suffices it. And Allah is All-Seer of (knows well) what you do. (Al-Quran - 2:265)

Tickets were booked for me and Salman. I was eagerly waiting for the departure.  Since7th Safar 1433 (1st Jan 2012), the Srilanka government started collecting $10 - $15 USD for issuing on-arrival visa. So we got the visa in advance through their website. All praise be to Allah who made it easy for us.

الحمد لله الذيبنعمه تتم الصالحات
 Airport

We both reached Chennai airport few hours before departure, I met br. Nazeem on the way to airport and left for boarding immediately. After completing all the formalities we were inside the craft for takeoff.

“Please fasten your seat belts, we are taking off …” voice uttered inside the aircraft.

Within about an hour of departure we landed in Colombo. We thank Allah جل جلاله for His abundant bounty where in these days it’s so easy to travel long distances in short time, let’s be thankful to Him for this great Ni’am by using it in obedience to Him.

“Welcome to Bandaranayke International Airport…” again the same voice!

Got stamped for 30 days validity!

Brothers Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas al-Hindi (حفظه الله) and Abu AmnaAsmer came to host us in the Colombo airport.

MayAllah bless and reward those noble brothers who cordially received us and helped us a lot for the sake of Allah.

We ask Allah to grant us from His bounty and increase us in tasting the sweetness of Eeman :

وجبت محبتي للمتحابين فيّ وللمتزاورين فيّ .........




Day 1
17 Jumaada al-awal"

Ad-Daar as-Salafiyyah

We reached the Markaz Ad-Daar as-Salafiyyah  after Dhur. It basically consists of a Masjid, Library and a Madrasa where students reside as well.

(( مااجتمع قوم في بيت من بيوت الله يتلون كتاب الله و يتدارسونه فيما بينهم إلانرلت عليهم السكينه ...))

No people gather in one of the houses of  Allah,reciting the book of Allah and studying it among themselves  except that tranquility descends upon them…..

Alhamdulillah who blessed them with this Salafi Masjid in their land and Students eager to study the Book of Allah and we ask Allah to bless us the same or better in our land.

Yes, we both are new comers to this place. There were many smart students roaming around wearing thoub. More than 50 students are studying full time here, Masha Allah what a beautiful atmosphere to see students dressed in white thoubh and studying the deen (full time). They’ve already benefited from the famous hadeeth Jibreel شديد بياض الثياب

Upon entering the Masjid we saw Shakyh Husain حفظه اللهwith pure white thoub and a white turban on his head and Abu Asma Milhan (abrother currently studying in Dammaj), were discussing with Br. Silmy Madhani (not Yahya Silmy asSaylani but one of the teacher in that Madarsat alQamah). Theyall stood up and welcomed us; I thought they misunderstood with my appearance!

Listen to the brief introduction about ShaykhHusain حفظه الله by Br. Nawas in Tamil and in Arabic.

Actually when we reached there it was time for Dhuhr which they already prayed, so we prayed and had a good lunch. The Shaykh was heartily welcoming us and showing his brotherhood enquiring about our health and journey etc. Jazahallahu Khaira.

Dars started in the Masjid, oh no, it actually ‘continued’ from previous sessions. Most of the Tamil translations were done by either Br. Silmy Madani or Hisham Madani.

Session
Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
After Asr (3:45 pm)
Sahih alBukhari –Kitaabul ILM
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
                                   
Shaykh started asking questions from previous classes, I was waiting for br. Silmy sitting next to Shaykh to translate the questions.To my surprise most of the students were responding to him with their answers in Arabic! And many students recited the whole the whole ahadeeth taught in the previous session, MashaAllah! Then I understood that it’s a norm in the classes there that the students should memorize whatever was taught in the previous classes. I was scared by that norm! But I seek Allah’s help ربي يسر عليَّ و أعني

After the short revisions, Shaykh continued with the next lessons for which br. Silmy translated in Tamil. The session went for around 45 min then break for 30 min. It was a tea break, but we never saw the Shaykh relaxing except with benefiting those around him with some sort of ILM بارك الله فيه

The next came Q&A session specially organized for ladies. There was a complete veil between the sisters and us (including Shaykh, I mention this because some so called Shaykh takes classes for ladies without screening themselves in front of women!)

Session
Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
After Asr break
(5:00 pm - Magrib)
Q&A for Ladies
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil
translated by Hisham Madani)

Immediately after Magrib salah the next dars started comprising of 3 kutub.

I was surprised to see that all of the students including the Shaykh were constant in increasing in Ibadah (رواتب) even thoughTalabul-ILM is the best of Ibadah! I wondered why Shaykh was so eager in performing the Sunnah prayers though he was a traveler, then I came to know that it’s for only 4 days that you are accounted as a traveler as per the correct opinion (i.e. if you already came with a plan that you are going to stay for more than 4 days then you are not considered as a traveler)


Session
Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
After Magrib
 (lasts around 45 min)
Kitaab at-Tawheed
-Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahab
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
Continued…
 (lasts around 45 min)
Aqeedat-ul-Wasittyah
- ibn Taymiyyah
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
After Isha
(lasts around 45 min)
Masail al-Jahiliyya
-Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahab
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)

Then we move with handful of notes for dinner and then to the room. Salman and I were staying in the same room while Shaykh and br. Nawas stayed in separate rooms. But all were in the same beautiful house, MashaAllah. And Shaykh used to spend time with us, answering to our queries, talking to us – I THOUGHT THAT MASHAYKH WERE PEOPLE BEYOND OUR REACH!

Day 2
18 Jumaada al-awal"

Drilling Duroos

“Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar…hayyalassalat hayyalas salat…”, the Adhaan was voicing sweet in the ears.

Got ready at last and walking to the Masjid, about 500 meters from the room. I was telling Salman, “Let the Shaykh come slowly and we’ll walk now…”so we were walking with Nawas. Upon entering the Masjid I was surprised to see Shaykh sitting with his legs stretched behind a chair!

Many a time Shaykh used to lead the Salah with beautiful Qira’at! Yes, he is hafidh- ul-Quran, Sahih Muslim and a few other books (not just hifz but he studied it with great Ulema like Shaykh Muqbil رحمه الله and Shaykh Yahya al-Hajoori حفظه الله for many years!)

After Fajr, the regular session continued,

Session
Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
After Fajr
(for about an hour)
Laamiyahtu Shaykh-il-Islam
- ibn Taymiyyah
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)

Shaykh Abu Muad Husain (Hafidhahullah) had written Sharh for this kitaab.
He used to spend a lot of time in the library, even the morning tea used to be brought to the libraryمكتبة  and the evening tea used to be in the outdoors but Shaykh used to have some books in his hands though not in the library! After the dars, we had a quick tea and left to room for taking rest. Within 2 hours we have to return to Masjid for the next dars!

Session
Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
After Fajr break
(8:45 am – 9:45 am)
Tafseer Kalimat-ut-Tawheed
-Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahab
Abu AbdirRahmaan Nawas
(Tamil)
Continued…
(9:45 am – 10:00 am)
Quran Tajweed
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Tamil)

It’s time for breakfast; at last I got into the right session now! Most of the time we all (Shaykh Husain, Nawas, Salman and me with some brothers) used to eat together in a single Sahn. The Shaykh used to suddenly disappear while we all used to still keep eating, we can then find him either taking dars or in the library (مكتبة)!

After breakfast there were two sessions going-on at the same time within the Masjid. I have the choice now, one handled by Shaykh Husain (only Arabic) and other by br. Milhan in Tamil. Well you should know what I chose, no idea? You have to learn more about me then! Salman used to choose Arabic dars as usual.

Session
Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
After breakfast
(10:00 am – 11:00 noon)
Lum’atul I’tiqaad
-Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Qudamaa al Maqdisee
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Only Arabic)
Continued
(after 5 min break)
Al Fawaqih al Janiyya min  alAathaar alsalafiyya
-Skaykh Muhamad ibn Maani’
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Only Arabic)
Simultaneously
(11:00 am – Dhur)
Durusul lugathil Arabia (Vol. 1)

Abu Asma Milhan
(Tamil)
Continued…
Sarf for beginners
-Nawwas al hindee
Abu Asma Milhan

By the time I joined them br.Milhan was about to finish the kitaab in a couple of sessions. Though it’s less time, br. Milhan’s way of teaching was very interesting and interactive, barakallahu feehi. I was more attentive in his class because he doesn’t let people sleep!

It seems there were many books completed before we reached there. I will try to share you as much duroos as possible in the end of this article, InshaAllah.

Dhur to Asr is the time to rest,you will get less than 2 hours. In which you need to have lunch and as usualit was also a time of ILM, poor Shaykh was never left alone, But he always seemed to be happy with ILM rather than anything else. At times people used to call him on the phone and again! It was for some ILM either dars – or - some fatawaa etc.!فجزاه الله خيرا  
As I have explained in Day 1,the rest of the sessions continued from Asr.

Day 3
19 Jumaada al-awal"

Milhan’s Refutation

As the all the sessions went as per schedule, I will write only the changes from normal scheduled sessions and noteworthy incidents.

Each day after dhuhr one student has to deliver a small speech in ARABIC for which the Shaykh will listen to and correct if any mistake found.

Either br. Nawas or br. Milhan handles the Arabic language dars.  And one of the last sessions was handled by br. Milhan giving refutation to Yahya Silmy’s accusations towards him.

Br. Milhan had sought Shaykh’s permission to explain and clarify some lies and atrocities which Yahya Silmy accused Milhan of and basically he wanted to proclaim the truth and free him of such false claims.

Session
Topic
Mudarris
After Magrib
(for about 40 min)
Refutation to the accusations of Yahya Silmy towards Milhan
Abu Asma Milhan
Continued…
(for about 30 min)
Q&A
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)

As there were more questions pending from previous sessions, Shaykh Husain used the last sessions of the day to answer them.

Day 4
20 Jumaada al-awal"

Shaykh Husain’s Refutation

Everything went as per the schedule except the last two sessions after Magrib.

Session
Topic
Mudarris
After Magrib
(for about 1:30 hours)
Refutation to P. Jainulabudeen (TNTJ)
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
 (Arabic-Tamil) Download Audio
Continued…
(for about 1 hour)
Refutation to Yahya Silmy as-Saylani
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic-Tamil) Download Audio

Shaykh said about PJ: “…What an Evil person he is!? Did he not get anybody else except the Sahaba رضي الله عنهم   to speak ill off !!!

Shaykh said about Yahya Silmy: “Did he not find any other people except Daral hadeeth in Dammaj to speak bad about and to warn about !!!? With the presence of abundance of Buddhists - Kuffar and Ahlul bid’ah like Tableeghi jama’at etc in his own country ( who truly deserved to be warned and exposed ) !

Day 5
21 Jumaada al-awal"

Yaumul Jum’aa!

After Fajr Shaykh completed the kitaab Laamiyahtu Shaykh-ul-Islam and gave a short beneficial advice to the students.

The summary of it,
  • Have taqwa in your deeds
  • Be a person who implements the Sunnah of Prophet (Sallahu Alyhi wa Sallam) in your life.
  • Get benefitted by the ILM you acquired in these days by putting them into action with your deeds.
  • Take firm grip over the Quran as it can either support you or stand against you in this Dunya, Qabr and Aakhira depending upon your deeds.

Then we all moved to Colombo and stayed there for the rest of our days.

All these days we were much worried for missing our dear companion and brother AbuYahya Ibrahim with us as we know he loves to sit in such gatherings especially when Arabic language is given more importance during dars قدرالله ما شاء فعل

Shaykhused to sit in this chair for all the duroos he took in Negombo!

We stayed in place arranged by br. Asmer in Colombo (Jazahallahu Khaira for all his help and efforts) and left to Masjid for Jumma. Finished the lunch outside and returned to room.

Evening after Magrib there was a discussion arranged with two of Asmer’s relation and a Tableeghi imam of a Masjid nearby our residence. Shaykh explained in detail about the importance of seeking ILM before getting into dawah and why Jama’atu tableegh is not the right way. The Shaykh basically posed some questions to tableeghi which made him ponder and realize that they were ultimately wrong!

The main questions were,
·        When was this tableegi group invented?
·        Who and how did the founder start forming this group?
·        How many years have you been with this deviant group?
·        How much of Qur’an and how many ahadeeth and how many books have you learnt from these du’aat (callers)?
·        Where is Allah? – That tableegi imam who was with tableegh for around 12 years and didn’t know the answer (rather didn’t want to answer)!

And the session continued more than an hour.
Session
Topic
Mudarris
After Magrib
(for about 1:30 hours)
Discussion with Tableegh in Colombo
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
 (Arabic-Tamil) Download Audio

Shaykhhad a telelink class with his students in Iraq taking Kitaab-at-Tawheed by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, (May Allah reward immensely for Shaykh Husain’s efforts).Then we left back to room.

Day 6
22 Jumaada al-awal"

Sister’s Special

The Sahabiyyat used to ask the Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم   to fix a day for them to learn the Deen. May Allah bless our Salafi sisters who are eager to earn the pleasure of Allah by seeking ILM. A session for ladies was arranged by some brothers in Colombo,who’s relation is studying in Dammajما شاء الله .

The Introduction

Br. Nawas gave the introduction about Shaykh that he is hafidh- ul-Quran, Sahih Muslim and a few other books, apart from that he studied with great Ulema like Shaykh Muqbil رحمه الله for many years etc. Surprisingly Shaykh got the mic and commented that you people should not give more importance to such introduction like what a person memorized, his tazkiyyah, etc. don’t get attracted towards it unless his ILM and A’MAL matches. Without the A’MAL his ILM or Tazkiyyah is USELESS! Subhanallah!

Then Shaykh gave some introduction to Salafi dawah and Darul hadeeth in Damaj, Yemen. Importantly Shaykh threw some light on the 3 characteristics of Shaykh Muqbil’s dawah. Summary of what we understood from Shaykh’s speech والله أعلم

  1. Tamayyuz – To not mix with people of falsehood.
  2. Zuhd, Qana’at, Iffa – Modesty, self contentment and not to BEG people especially in the name of Da’wah!
  3. Shaja’a , Sad’  bil haqq – To boldly proclaim the truth.

In addition Shaykh mentioned about the fitan prevailing amidst the Salafi world and that the issue is HOW a person is prevailing upon righteousness and not how much he studied or how many tazkiyahe has. He mentioned about how some hizbee people are causing confusion by making use of the JAHL of common masses.

One such doubt was that they separated between the da’wah of Sh. Muqbil and that of Sh. Yahya al Hajooree!  One of those 1st  fitna makers were Abul hasan al Ma’ribee. And the recent fitna maker is AbdurRahman al Adanee who found this new Hizb which has a constricted Wala and Bara’.  They block the people from benefiting from Ulema (in Dammaj). This kind of stopping the people from seeking ILM is considered to be deviating the people from the path of Allah.

Alhamdulillah, now Shaykh Rabee’حفظه الله  is supporting Dammaj as he was before (details here). Somepeople claim that Shaykh Rabee’حفظهالله  was supporting only during war, this is baseless. The matter is to follow the proofs whereas the Ahlul baatil they confuse the people with some misplaced fatawaa. Shaykh also warned against Yahya Silmy saying he acts like an ‘Aalim and makes use of some tazkiyya to deceive people.

Ultimately Shaykh mentioned that we never mean that WE ARE INFALLIBLE. But we prohibit TAQLEED (blind following individuals). He added that we ACCEPT THE HAQQ from anyone. We don’t have a constricted allegiance or a closed group amidst our self. But we just explained the TRUTH as we are oppressed (by the fitna makers).

There was an interesting question from the sisters: Yahya Silmy says that he has a lot of men with him who seek bride, so what is your advice? The Shaykh replied NOT TO MARRY the ones who are with him and advised those sisters to be far away from Yahya Silmy's group.

Session
Topic
Mudarris
Morning
(10:15 am - Dhur)
Session for Ladies in Colombo
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
 (Arabic-English translation by br.Milhan)
Q&A followed after the dars, papers started to flood with questions from ladies few of them were interesting like,

  • “Can I make a Hijira as a condition before nikkah”?
  • “There are few groups in Srilanka who claim Salafi dawah, how should we recognize and respond them?”
  • “Adhaan and Iqaama for women”
  • “Wiping over the scarf during wudhu”
  • “For women which is better, seeking ILM from books and Internet or from scholar”
  • “Recommended books for children and best way to teach them Arabic”, etc.
  • “How to share time between seeking ILM and family”

Good, I think you are searching for the Shaykh’s answers, I appreciate your keenness. I will upload the recording as soon as I get them InshaAllah.

The Adhaan and Dars

I remember inone session where he was continuing his dars during the Adhaan, for which a sister had sent a note “is it ok to teach during Adhaan?” for which the Shaykh replied so politely after seeking pardon and thanking the sister for this comment and then stating that he was sorry for it, as he was wanting to complete the session in Colombo (which was very less in spite of the zeal of the sisters to learn was very high) and then he explained the hukm that it’s better to answer the call of the Mu’edhin is better than continuing with the dars, whereas if someone continued its not HARAM or prohibited. Wallahu A’alam.

The Cricket Players

We all were walking to Masjid for dhur, in front of the Masjid there were many young boys playing cricket. Some were with beard and cap while most of them are not. While returning from Masjid after dhur salah we saw the boys still playing without praying salah. Shaykh got tensed and asked if they are muslims! Then Salman and I with Shaykh’s permission went to one of those boys and advised not to ignore salatul jama’ah like this.

I was so amazed to see the Shaykh and br. Nawas, Asmer and Milhan were always busy with ILM, whether in the car, or at the Sahn, or walking back to the house or even relaxing during tea breaks. I saw that the Shaykh was always with some book in hand or some dhikr in his tongue or some naseeha or bayaan to someone asking him. I witnessed he was so humble, polite, kind, helpful, mindful to our queries, attentive.و زاده الله خيراوالله حسيبه  بارك الله فيه  

Muhadhara for Brothers

There was a session organized for brothers in Colombo after Asr.

Session
Topic
Mudarris
After Asr
(5:00 pm onwards)
Session for Brothers in Colombo
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
 (Arabic-English)

Hifz

We were invitedto br. Milhan’s house for dinner. There were around 15, all the brothers gathered there were discussing and chatting amongst themselves. Shaykh noticed this for a while and stopped all of us by giving an interesting assignment.

“All of you are going to memorize a Hadith with narrator and reference, so listen to me carefully!” Shaykh said.

Butterflies started to wander in my stomach, hope for others too!

Narrated by Jaabir ibn Abdullah thatProphet f said

كُلُّ مَعرُوفٍ صَدَقَةٌ 
“Kullu Ma’ruufin Sadaqa”
(Sahih alBukhari)

He repeated this thrice and started asking one by one including Milhan’s father, poor old gentleman got caught seated in the middle! I was scared at my turn as usual but I memorized by that time, Alhamdulillah. Interestingly everyone recited.

“Ahsant, so all of you are qualified to be a talibul-ILM”Shaykh commented, na’am, he is kidding!

Day 7
23 Jumaada al-awal"

The ladies session continued in the morning followed by Q&A.

Session
Topic
Mudarris
Morning
(10:15 am - Dhur)
Session for Ladies in Colombo – (Continued)
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
 (Arabic-English)


Nullifiers of Wudhoo

A session was specially arranged for few brothers there and nearby places. There were some elderly people who attended the class very eagerly. As we were waiting for some more brothers from outside, Shaykh asked an open question to the gathering came so far.

“List out the nullifiers of wudhoo”

After hearing all the relevant and irrelevant answers Shaykh responded that there are 7 things that nullify wudhoo (with daleel).

  1. Riddha عياذا بالله
  2. Things that come from the two openings
  3. Eating Camel’s meat
  4. Deep sleep
  5. Intercourse
  6. Insanity
  7. Touching private parts

Then the dars started and completed by a QA session. At the end of the session Shaykh gave a beautiful naseeha(advice) to all of us.

Reasons for Thabat (Steadfastness)أسباب الثبات

  1. To concentrate on Quran (reading, memorizing, understanding, pondering and acting upon it)
{إن هذا القرآن يهدي للتي هيأقوم  }

  1. To sit with good people and to avoid bad companionship
{ واصبر نفسك مع الذبن يدعونربهم}

  1. To read biographies of Prophets, Sahabah and the righteous people
{ لقد كان في قصصهم عبرة }

  1. Travel to seek ILM
{ إنما يخشى الله من عبادهالعلماء}

  1. To make Dua
{ ادعوني أستجب لكم }

Shaykh was very tired by this time. We all went for dinner in another brother’s house and left to room.

The next day I returned to India and they all went to another cool place.

سبحانكاللهم وبحمدك وأشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت وأستغفرك وأتوب إليك


Appendix

Summary of dars per day scheduled in adDaar asSalafiyyah.

Sessions
Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
After Magrib
 (lasts around 45 min)
Kitaab at-Tawheed
-Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahab
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
Continued…
 (lasts around 45 min)
Aqeedat-ul-Wasittyah
- ibn Taymiyyah
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
After Isha
(lasts around 45 min)
Masail al-Jahiliyya
-Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahab
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
After Fajr
(for about an hour)
Laamiyahtu Shaykh-ul-Islam
-ibn Taymiyyah
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
After Fajr break
(8:45 am – 9:45 am)
Tafseer Kalimat-ut-Tawheed
-Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahab
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
Continued…
(9:45 am – 10:00 am)
Quran Tajweed
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Tamil)
After breakfast
(11:00 am – 12:00 noon)
لمعة الاعتقاد
-ابن قدامى المقدسي
الفواكه الجنية من الآثار السلفية
-الشيخ محمد المانع
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Only Arabic)
Simultaneously
(11:00 am – Dhur)
Durusul lugathil Arabia (Vol. 1)

Abu Asma Milhan
(Tamil)
Continued…
الصرف للمبتدئين
-Nawwas al hindee
Abu Asma Milhan
After Asr (3:45 pm)
Sahih alBukhari
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
After Asr break
(5:00 pm - Magrib)
Q&A for Ladies
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)

Before our visit there were lots of useful books completed. Here is the list for your information. I share this because some people claim that Shaykh Husain (Hafidahullah) came to Srilanka and taught only about Fiqh and Masaail! Allahul Musta’an.


Kitaab/Topic
Mudarris
1
Al-Mabaadeul Mufeedha (only Aqeedah and Tawheed part)
-Shaykh Yahya ibn ali al-Hajooree
Abu Asma Milhan
2
Tajweed
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Tamil)
3
Kitaab-at-Tawheed
Mohammad ibn Abdul Wahhab
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)
4
Laamiyahtu Shaykh-ul-Islam
-ibnu Taymiyyah
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil) Download Audio
5
Al Usool –us-Sitta
- Mohammad ibn Abdul Wahhab
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Only Arabic)
6
Al Mandoomatul Baiqooniyyah
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Only Arabic)
7
Al Usool At-Thalatha
- Mohammad ibn Abdul Wahhab
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Only Arabic)
8
Fawakihul Janiyya min al Aathaar asSalafiyya
-Skaykh Muhamad ibn Maani’
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Only Arabic)
9
Sharh al-aajurrumiya
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Only Arabic)
10
Tafseer Kalimat-ut-Tawheed
-Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahab
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
11
Naseeha for Mudarris
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Only Arabic) Download Audio
12
Kaifa Nastafeed Minal Kutub as-Sittah
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Arabic and Tamil)
13
Kitabul-ILM from Saheehal-bukhari
(before the Shaykh’s arrival)
Abu AbdurRahmaan Nawas
(Arabic and Tamil)
14
How to act in the Massailul-Khilaaf between the Ulama
Shaykh Abu Muad Husain
(Arabic – Tamil)

Note: I am not able to upload all the audios for now, it can be shared upon request, InshaAllah.



JazakumAllahu Khairan