VIDEO: Advice for Masjid Al-Wahyain MN | Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Zayd Al-Madkhalī
A word of advice from Sh Muḥammad ibn Zayd al-Madkhalī to the administration of Masjid al-Wahyain:
The Questioner: As-Salāmu ʿalaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuhu, our Shaykh, Shaykh Muḥammad, I represent a Salafī community in the United States and we have begun the establishment of a Masjid after consulting with the people of knowledge and the scholars and the leadership of this Masjid, Masjid al-Waḥyain are requesting from you that you might honor them by offering them some instruction or a general word of advice?
Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Zayd al-Madkhalī: “All praise is due to the Lord of creation and may the prayers of peace and blessings of Allāh be upon our Prophet Muḥammad as well as his family and all of his companions. May the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon you. I ask that Allāh the Blessed and Exalted grants all of you as well as me success in achieving whatever He loves and is pleased with and that He grants us with steadfastness upon His religion and firmness upon it and certainly He is the Hearer of supplication.
As to what follows:
Then first of all I would like to congratulate you for the endeavor which you were determined to complete; the establishment of a Masjid and persevering upon it. And I advise you to cooperate amongst yourselves and to establish true brotherhood because brotherhood for the sake of Allāh the Mighty and Majestic is a great reason for good as well as a reason for harmony and love as well as love and steadfastness upon the religion of Allāh the Mighty and Majestic.
So a true sense of brotherhood is a necessity and the brotherhood which is founded upon true faith which Allāh has commanded with as well as His Messenger –may the prayers of peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him-. And you should cooperate amongst yourselves regarding everything that will benefit you and is advantageous. And the greatest thing that you should cooperate upon is mutual cooperation and advice regarding steadfastness upon the methodology of the pious predecessors as it relates to matters of creed, legislation, character and behavior; it is upon all of us to remain steadfast upon this methodology which is the methodology of the Messenger of Allāh –may the prayers of peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him- and his companions and their students (tābiʿūn) who folled them upon goodness. And you should be thankful to your Lord that you have learned this methodology and that you are following it so always remain steadfast and the thing that is the greatest reason for [this steadfastness] is knowledge of the religion.
Strive hard in an effort to learn the beneficial sciences of the religion and advise one another; both the men and women from amongst you as well as the young and old. Place much emphasis and remain diligent upon the pursuit of beneficial knowledge, the strengthening of brotherhood and know that your establishment of this masjid is the establishment of a righteous deed that you will reap the rewards of in both the worldly life as well as the hereafter. So it is obligatory for you to purify your intentions and make them sincerely for Allāh the Mighty and Majestic as it relates to this endeavor and this cooperative effort.
And you must know that everything that you contribute or donate will be on your scale of good deeds with Allāh the Mighty and Majestic; if your intention was sincere and the action was good, then for this Allāh is the most generous of those considered generous. He gives in abundance for very small things and this is from His favor, beneficence and generosity. So establish good for yourselves, your families, your Muslim brothers and sisters and you will be successful in acquiring the good of the worldly life as well as the hereafter. And I ask Allāh the Mighty and Majestic to take us all by the hand towards whatever contains good and righteousness and He grants us success in every act of goodness, righteousness and virtue and I ask that he keeps us far from every form of evil, adversity and lowliness. Certainly, He Allāh the Exalted is Ever Hearing and answering supplications. And maythe prayers of peace and blessings of Allāh be upon Muḥammad.”
Translated by: Abul-Layth Qāsim ibn Aggrey Mutiva