All praises are due to Allah for allowing us the benefit of living at
the same time as this great Shaykh and granting us the ability to
learn from his sacred knowledge. Not only are we immensely fortunate
to be able to gain knowledge though this channel, the shaykh has
attempted to enlighten us through as many mediums as possible, thus
ensuring many people preferring different methods of learning are
blessed. I have been to a number of courses by the renowned Shaykh,
listened to many of his lectures, and read many of the books published
by him and his publishing company. May Allah reward him greatly.
I take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the genius in
uploading Friday Khutbahs on occasion, as this helps in reaching the
women of the community, and also helps us to remember the message that
has been noted as important for us to be enlightened on each week.
The in depth knowledge provided by the Shaykh are astounding,
to-the-point, and understandable. I truly appreciate a scholar who
teaches without dumbing down content, and also not layering it with
unneccessary additions. The words spoken and taught are clear,
concise, and understandable, regardless of how complex the subject or
how deep the content. I have come to understand the Fiqh of marriage,
divorce, fasting, menstruation, hajj, zakat, salat, and Tahara through
attending his courses over the past two years. Anyone wishing to
remember the relevant fiqh when in a situation can also refer to the
book published by the Shaykh’s White Thread Press, Maraqi ‘l Sa’adat
(Ascent to Felicity), a book I have also had the fortune of being
As well as teaching us on matters of deen and daily life, the Shaykh
has opened our eyes and hearts to the wonders of Islam and the true
happiness to be found in deen. We have learnt through a series held on
the tafseer of the 99 names of Allah, with colourful imaginative
accounts that brought the past to life. The same intelligence and
wisdom shone through in the Signs of the last day series, again
benefitting the world through this amazing channel. We are so blessed
to be able to listen to lectures given by the Shaykh worldwide.
In conclusion, I express my heartfelt gratitude to the Shaykh for
returning home to teach and for being a beacon to us all. In my entire
life I do not remember having an Imam that was there for the community
and now this community seems stronger with someone to lead the people.
May Allah reward him and his family highly in both worlds, Ameen.
Umm Mohammad (Hackney)