General Video Lectures
One fifth of the inhabitants on earth share a single aspiration: to complete, at least once in a lifetime, the spiritual journey of love called the Hajj.
The hajj (pilgrimage), brings together Muslims of all races and tongues from the four corners of the earth for one of life’s most moving spiritual experiences.
A much needed talk, pertinent not just to the ordinary Muslim but to group elders too. The first part is almost like a diagnosis for deviant sects; which shows how their adopted theme of revival becomes the prism within which the entire deen is viewed and shaped and how the natural balance within deen is lost. The verse وأقيم الوزن (And establish weight in justice) comes to mind.
The second section addresses the trend of following spurious opinions for the sake of ease. The old adage “Whoever seeks out aberrant concessions of the scholars falls into transgression” springs to mind. This is also a very pertinent and timely theme, as the ship of the ummah is currently sailing through some very turbulent waters. Deen is almost being redefined or reshaped under the pretext of maqasid, ease, and fiqh of minorities. All this can be rather confusing for the masses as the ulema and other self proclaimed leaders battle for hearts and minds.
The speaker has managed to squeeze in and summarise a lot by way of commentary in this short talk, and provided many proofs from history. It it pitched at a good level, where the normal believer can follow but the educated and ulema can also appreciate the depth of what is being discussed.
In this talk the speaker discusses the importance of performing Hajj and not just waiting till one becomes old. Also covers the importance of performing one Hajj after another.
Do you find yourself going back to your normal state of Iman as it was before Ramadan? In this short talk the speaker discusses the issues of many going back to old habits and not benefiting from the worship done during Ramadan.
With islamophobia on the rise, the speaker articulates the trials and common attacks Muslims encounter and how to deal with such situations.
The shaykh highlights common phrases against Muslims echoed in the media and how to respond, allowing one to link Islam to success rather than all the negativity it is being associated with.
Thanks to Dr. Jonathan Brown, whose talk acted as an inspiration for this talk.
In this talk the speaker discusses the importance of having high aspirations in life and working towards our goals. He mentions how we shouldn’t lower our personal expectations, should always try to be motivated in seeking knowledge, and recommends making it a habit or a hobby as such.
n this lecture Mufti Abdur-Rahman takes key points from the migration of the Prophet’s (may peace and blessings be upon them) and derives lessons from them which is useful in the 21st century.
A talk by Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf on the Prophet Muhammad, the Messenger of Mercy, highlighting the features that make him the Mercy to the Worlds and emphasising the importance of emulating him and not just revelling at his greatness (Allah bless him and give him peace).
The importance and significance in Islamic tradition of these sanctified and holy places is discussed here. The speaker relates the hadiths on Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem, Damascus and Sham highlighting the basis for their importance from a textual and historical perspectives.
In this lecture the speaker addresses the topic of resisting extremism in the current climate and the additional importance for Muslims to understand how to conduct themselves, particularly when living in a non-Muslim country.
The speech highlights the current global situation and recognises how Muslim appearing individuals are treated and perceived, as well as the difficulties and challenges faced by Muslims in this era of extreme doubt and tribulation.
Title: The Power of Charity
Hadith:”Make haste in giving voluntary charity, for calamities cannot pass by it” (Ṭabarānī, Razīn).
In this talk Mufti Abdur-Rahman discusses the power and blessings one receives from giving in charity.
This lecture was delivered at the SoAS annual charity dinner in October 2015.
A very interesting perspective on how ‘soft’ fitnas are slowly induced into our lives
Sri Lanka Tour 2015 | Ability vs. Acceptance
In this talk Mufti Abdur-Rahman speaks on the miraculous story of the Prophet (upon Him be peace) ascension to the heavens. This talk was organised by Friends of al-Aqsa
Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf discusses the propaganda of this age of abandoning the four schools of thought and opting for a modern methodology of following the Qur’an and sunnah directly. He explains how the pseudo-salafi movement is in reality a reattempt at devising a new school of thought which though may seem appealing in theory, lacks any validity in practicality, especially when put into contrast with the unanimous validity of the existing four schools. A thorough discussion, broken down into a very easily understandable explanation on how fallacious the re-inventing of the wheel in Islamic scholarship is, enumerating just how nobody truly goes back to the Qur’an and sunnah as ultimate sources but rather creating a “fifth madhab” which has no real basis; especially as it contradicts the very principles that it is based upon. A must watch for any Muslim who is sincere about finding the truth in these testing times.