This course focuses on ‘ibaadah and one of our goals should be to improve our acts of ‘ibaadah. If the worshipper remembers that Allaah is watching him, this will make him do his act of worship well and enable him to reach a high status thereby. Allaah says: “So whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous actions and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord” [18:110]
There are two fundamental pillars in improving ones ‘ibaadah: having knowledge of the action and knowledge of the virtue of the action. When one is heedless of the virtue, he becomes lazy in performing in it. Having knowledge of the virtue will serve as an encouragement to perform the good deed. This knowledge will also help him to realize and understand the rank of the action in front of Allaah, assisting him to increase in closeness to Him. One of the reasons why Allaah created us was to see who amongst us has the best in deeds. Allaah says: “And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days - and His Throne had been upon water - that He might test you as to which of you is best in deed.” [11:7]
This course is based on the book: The Virtues of Good Actions, a collection of ahadeeth, written by the great scholar and one of the great Imaams in hadeeth Al-Haafidh Al-Mundhiree. The course will cover four major sections: Prayer, Fasting, Charity, and Supplication & Remembrance.
In this course you will learn the following:
- What actions are most beloved to Allaah?
- What are the rewards/benefits in performing certain actions?
- What is the best deed to be performed at a given time?
- What actions can a person perform that will cause Allaah to enter him into Paradise?
- What is the more virtuous action in Salaah – rukoo’ or qiyaam?
- How important is our intention (niyyah)?
- Is there any virtue in prayer at the beginning of its time?
- What is the reward for fasting on the day of ‘Aashooraa?
- What is the most virtuous and superior fast after the month of Ramadhaan?
- Which charity is the greatest?
- Does giving in charity decrease our wealth?
- How should we invoke salaah upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?
- What are the various adhkaars to be said when carrying out certain actions?
Biography of the Author:
The author of the book, ‘Abdu-l-‘Adheem bin ‘Abdu-l-Qawee bin ‘Abdullaah al-Mundhiree, is a 17th century scholar of hadeeth. He was born in Egypt in the year 581H and died at the age of 75, may Allaah have mercy upon him. He was a Syrian scholar who travelled to various places in pursuit of knowledge, studying under many prominent scholars. He authored many valuable books such as a large book, similar in nature to Riyadh Us Saliheen, called: At-Targheeb Wa Tarheeb.
Additional Reading Material:
- Invocation of God by Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyya (For virtues of Dhikr)
- Du’a: The Weapon of the Believer by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi (For virtues of Du’a)
Having studied this course you should consider studying the following:
- Virtues of Good Actions
- The Exquisite Pearls
- Weakness of Emaan
- The Book of Heart Softeners
- Spiritual Preparation for Ramadhaan
- Ramadhaan the Month of Qur'an
- Doors of Repentance
- Never Despair in the Mercy of Allah
"My dear brothers and sisters at the Tayyibun Institute in the United Kingdom. I ask Allah (swt) that He grants you success and correction in your affairs and I also ask Allah (swt) that He always brings us together upon righteousness…."
Shaykh Abu Salih