Ramadan 2014 lecture series

This Ramadan, Imam Ismail Elshikh gave a series of short lectures every night during taraweeh prayers. The lectures discussed 10 short surahs, 10 short hadiths, and 5 fundamental principles of fiqh (jurisprudence).

The lectures were summarized for us by Moussa Bangoura and can be found at the links below. A PDF file is also located below for downloading.

The surahs include:

1. Surat-ul-Fil

2. Surat-ul-Quraysh

3. Surat-ul-Ma'un

4. Surat-ul-Kawthar

5. Surat-ul-Kaafiruun

6. Surat-un-Nasr

7. Surat-ul-Lahab

8. Surat-ul-Ikhlas

9. Surat-ul-Falaq

10. Surat-un-Nas

The hadiths include:

1. "Intercede, you will be rewarded." اشفعوا تؤجروا

2. "The right side. Then the right side." الأيمن فالأيمن

3. "Go defend yourself." دونك فانتصري

4. "Your kinship, your kinship." أرحامكم أرحامكم

5. "Please your zakat collectors." أرضوا مصدقيكم

6. "War is strategy." الحرب خَدْعة

7. "The envious eye is real." العين حق

8. "Give gifts to create love among you." تهادوا تحابوا

9. "Regret is repentance.” الندم توبة

10. "Do not get angry." لا تغضب

The fundamental principles of fiqh include:

1. "The matters are according to their purposes."الأمور بمقاصدها

2. "Doubt does not remove certainty." اليقين لا يزول بالشك

3. "No harm shall be inflicted or reciprocated." لا ضرر ولا ضرار

4. "Hardship brings ease." المشقة تجلب التيسير

5. "Custom is a source of law." العادة محكَّمة