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Join us each week as Imam Hassan Amin, of the Muslim Social Services Agency, talks about the roots and core of what it means to be Muslim.

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Join us each week as Imam Hassan Amin, of the Muslim Social Services Agency, talks about the roots and core of what it means to be Muslim.

    Islamic Faith in Focus 16: The Basic Responsibilities of a Muslim

    Islamic Faith in Focus 16: The Basic Responsibilities of a Muslim

    On this week’s Islamic Faith in Focus podcast with Imam Hassan address the basic rights and responsibilities of Muslims and Islam.



    He opens this episode by asking – what does a commitment to Islam mean? Is it simply making your prayers? Is it sticking to the dietary restrictions that are set forth in the Quran and Hadith? Or is there more to being a Muslim and submitting to Allah?



    The Imam explains that in the time of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) he was offered riches and power if he would simply stop preaching about Islam. The Prophet said that no matter what he was offered he would keep spreading the word so that everyone would know what is right.



    Imam Hassan goes on to draw parallels between the Prophet’s companions and today’s leaders. The companions would go out into the town, with no cameras, no TMZ, no coverage, their sole purpose of finding someone to help and give aid to. Their only ulterior motive was to please Allah.



    The Imam shares other parallels between the Prophet’s companions and how they would act with each other, and those around them. While listening to these hadiths, one can only ask themselves if they are living with the intention of pleasing Allah.



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    • 25 min
    Islamic Faith in Focus 15: Learning to Be More Humble

    Islamic Faith in Focus 15: Learning to Be More Humble

    On this week’s Islamic Faith in Focus podcast with Imam Hassan he talks about what it means to be humble.



    In the world today, we have leaders that are not very humble, in fact some of our world leaders are prideful. It is for that reason that this lesson in being humble is not specifically for Muslims; this applies to non-Muslims as well.



    The Imam quotes 11:23 from the Quran which reads



    “Indeed, they who have believed and done righteous deeds and humbled themselves to their Lord - those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide eternally therein.”



    He also quotes 22:54



    “And so those who were given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord and [therefore] believe in it, and their hearts humbly submit to it. And indeed is Allah the Guide of those who have believed to a straight path.”



    Siting these verses the Imam points out that the Quran itself encourages us to be humble in the sight of our Lord.



    Imam Hassan goes on to point out that the Quran reminds us to humble ourselves, not only to the God, but to our parents as well.



    Tune in to this amazing podcast to hear the rest of the lesson and learn how to be a little more humble.



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    • 16 min
    Islamic Faith in Focus 14: Disobeying The Command of God

    Islamic Faith in Focus 14: Disobeying The Command of God

    On this week’s Islamic Faith in Focus podcast with Imam Hassan he addresses the punishments for disobeying the commands of God.



    As Imam Hassan opens this podcast he quotes the Quran from the book of An-Nisa (4:131)



    “And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And We have instructed those who were given the Scripture before you and yourselves to fear Allah . But if you disbelieve - then to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And ever is Allah Free of need and Praiseworthy.”



    He goes on to say that in Al-Jinn (72:23) the punishment for not obeying God’s word is laid out



    “But [I have for you] only notification from Allah, and His messages." And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger - then indeed, for him is the fire of Hell; they will abide therein forever.”



    To explain what he means by this, Imam Hassan goes a little deeper as he talks about the messengers of God – as an example, Noah, those that didn’t listen to God were punished by a great flood. Except Noah, God spared his life and that of his family, as they had followed God’s words.



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    • 17 min
    Islamic Faith in Focus 10: Helping the Needy

    Islamic Faith in Focus 10: Helping the Needy

    On this week’s Islamic Faith in Focus podcast with Imam Hassan he addresses helping those in need in Islam.



    The Imam opens the podcast by citing the 177th verse from Al Baqarah in the Quran, which says:



    “Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous.”



    He then recounts a story of a day where he was handing out food those in need in and around Baltimore. And a man came to him and asked if the meat that was being handed out was free. Imam Hassan told him that it was, he just had to stand in line. While this man stood in line he couldn’t stop talking about how excited he was to get this meat, because he had no idea how he was going to afford the meat for his family without this. The point was, you never know who is in need of what.



     



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    • 17 min
    Islamic Faith in Focus 9: Islam and The Hell Fire

    Islamic Faith in Focus 9: Islam and The Hell Fire

    On this week’s Islamic Faith in Focus podcast with Imam Hassan he addresses death and hell.



    It states in the Quran that "Indeed the hell fire is the dwelling place of them all. It has seven gates and within each gate there is an appropriate punishment for each inhabitant…" (Hijr: 44)



    The first gate – Jahannam – is for the hypocrites, and the Quran states that "Every time the fire eats away their flesh We will replace it with new flesh so they can taste the punishment…" (Nisaa':56)



    The second gate – Ladha’ – and the Quran states that "There is no way out for them, except the Ladha (i.e. Fierce Blaze) will certainly scorch the inward organs and the outward flesh! It will invite everyone who turned away from following the truth, heedless of it and gathered wealth but refused to spend it in the cause of Allah…" (Ma'arij:15)



    The third gate – Saqar – and in the Quran we can read that "Those in paradise will ask the criminals what has landed you all in Saqar? They will say: "We were not of those who used to pray and we didn't feed the poor and we used to talk vainly with those who talked vain talk and we used to deny the Day of Recompense until death came to us and we saw the reality of all that we denied" (Mudathir:40-47).



    There are four gates, download to learn more!



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    • 15 min
    Islamic Faith in Focus 8: Islamic Etiquette

    Islamic Faith in Focus 8: Islamic Etiquette

    On this week’s Islamic Faith in Focus podcast with Imam Hassan, he addresses Islamic etiquette –as in how a Muslim should speak and interact with other people.



    Using the example of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) the Imam explains that The Prophet didn’t use a lot of extra words, he didn’t talk just to hear his own voice, he spoke when he had something to say, and when he did he got right to the point. Pretty much saying that sometimes less is more when it comes to addressing people.



    Muslims are not supposed to back-bite, curse, or be derogatory to one another or in speech. If they are, that is not from Islam – rather it is from that person’s character.



    The Imam reminds us that our words will be used to judge us on the final day, and that kind and sweet words will help us – and the nonsense we speak, the hurtful words we utter, the garbage that fall out of our mouths will be help against us. So, remember to always speak kind words.



    In short, before you open your mouth think about what you are going to say…and as your mother used to say, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it anything at all.



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    • 22 min

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