Benefits from the Stories of the Prophets

Weekly lesson on the Benefits from the Stories of the Prophets by Ustādh ʿAbbās Abū Yaḥyá. The series started on September 19, 2020, corresponding to Ṣafar 02, 1442H.

The lecture is also available on YouTube and on Facebook.

Lesson 01 (Ṣafar 02, 1442H | September 19, 2020):

  • Who are the Messengers and the Prophets
  • Importance of having correct belief regarding them
  • The reality of Prophethood
  • How is a Prophet chosen?
  • The need for the message of the Prophets and Messengers
  • Principles upon which Allaah's command and creations revolve around

Lesson 02 (Ṣafar 16, 1442H | October 03, 2020):

  • Wisdom of sending the Prophets and the Messengers
  • Prophets and the Messengers are the best of the people
  • The greatest goal of why Allāh brought the people into existence
  • We don't joke/mock/belittle any prophets and messenger
  • What is the only way to know about our Creator?
  • What will happen to those who didn't hear the correct meaning of Islām
  • The dire need for the creation to have a good example to follow

Lesson 03 (Ṣafar 23, 1442H | October 10, 2020):

  • Nothing is better than learning about the people chosen by Allāh
  • Some of the duties of the Messengers
  • The Daʿwah of all of the Prophets and the Messengers
  • Many people start practicing by looking at you as an example
  • Belief in them is from the pillars of Īmān
  • The reason why Shaykh Rabīʿ authored the book Manhaj al-Anbiyāʾ
  • The religion of all of the Prophets and the Messengers
  • What is the use of having Prophets and Messengers if you don't follow them and you introduce innovations?
  • The difference between the Prophets and the Messengers

Lesson 04 (Rabīʿ al-Awwal 14, 1442H | October 31, 2020):

  • The scholars differed on the birthdate of the Prophet
  • Refuting the innovation of the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet
  • The first Messenger to be sent
  • The argument of the people against the first Messenger
  • The reason why Allāh keeps the people misguided
  • The Prophets cared for their people
  • The prohibition of seeking forgiveness of one who died as a polytheist
  • Summary of the story of the first Messenger is found in Sūrah Hūd verse 24 to 49

Lesson 05 (Rabīʿ al-Awwal 21, 1442H | November 07, 2020):

  • What is the best Dhikr and the best Duʿāʾ
  • Nūḥ was a grateful servant
  • He had humility and humbleness
  • Allāh protected Nūḥ from destruction: Sūrah Ṣāffāt verses 75-82
  • Nūḥ is from the first Messenger
  • The two Amīr al-Muʾminīn in ḥadīth 
  • How many Messengers are there in total?
  • Who did Allāh speak to directly?
  • The idols in the time of Nūḥ
  • The advice of Nūḥ to his son on his deathbed

Lesson 06 (Rabīʿ al-Awwal 28, 1442H | November 14, 2020):

  • The patience of Nūḥ in giving Daʿwah
  • The prophets were known to be truthful before their prophethood
  • The Companions never used to lie against each other, and didn't even know what lying is, while most of the Muslims lie
  • Some of the results in asking Allāh for His forgiveness
  • The mannerism on how Nūḥ gave Daʿwah
  • We should not bore the people with lots of information
  • The story of the person who killed 99 people
  • The names of the people which the people of Nūḥ worshipped
  • The prohibition of taking the graves as a place of worship
  • Seeking aid from Allāh for all our actions
  • The story of Fāṭimah رضي الله عنها asking for a servant to aid her in her daily works, and what the Prophet ﷺ gave her
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