Usool ul-Fiqh: it is the science concerning the comprehensive evidences of fiqh. Since fiqh consist of either [i] masaa‘il (issues) concerning which the ruling by one of the five rulings is sought, or [ii] it is thedalaa‘il (evidences) employed in extracting and determining these masaa‘il (issues). So fiqh is actualy knowledge of the masaa‘il (issues)and the dalaa‘il (evidences).
Sheikh Muhammad Al-shareef
Muhammad Alshareef was born in 1975 and raised in Canada. In his youth, he memorized the Quran and later graduated with an Islamic Law degree from the Islamic University of Madinah, class of 1999. He is the founder of AlMaghrib Institute through which he teaches university-level seminars on Islam.
AlMaghrib Institute seminars have been conducted across the USA and Canada, as well as in Australia. While he continues to teach, Muhammad Alshareef now devotes much of his time to recruiting, training and advising other students of knowledge in becoming AlMaghrib Institute instructors. Being a true visionary with exceptional talents in motivating others, Muhammad Alshareef has also founded EmanRush Audioand Khutbah.com, and actively keeps in touch with the online community at the AlMaghrib Forums. Currently Muhammad Alshareef lives with his family in Ottawa, Canada.
The Story of Ka'ab Ibn Maalik
The Muslims had conquered Makka, and news of this conquest had spread to Ceaser, of Rome who decided to extinguish the Prophet (pbuh) and his followers, thus extinguishing his threat. As the Prophet readied for war, excuses were made by the hypocrites to be excused, thus the Prophet excused them. This is the story of Ka’ab Ibn Malik others who were distracted from war by their material possessions, but who were sincere and did not make excuses like the hypocrites when the prophet returned. This tells of the trial, Allah placed them through, and then the reward they were granted for their patience, mentioning their deed as revelation in the Qur’an.
Character Of The Prophet
Referring to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) Allah, Most High, says, (And you (stand) on an exalted standard of character.) (Al-Qalam 68: 4) (Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the praise of Allah.) (Al-Ahzab 33: 21)
The Last Supper
In his farewell lecture at Darussalaam, College Park, MD, Muhammad AlShareef expounds on the lessons we learn from the life of Prophet Eesa (AS). He begins with the story of Maryam,(AS) her virtues, the virgin birth as well as the trials she faced. Prophet Eesa’s(AS) compelling connection to us as the Ummah of Muhammad (SAW) is discussed, as well as his virtue of patience, wisdom, humility and the gratefulness to Allah (SWT). Muhammad Alshareef takes this opportunity to remind us that for every obstacle we face, we must remember lessons from the life of the prophets and see these obstacles as way to grow stronger in working for the sake of Allah(SWT).