Ahmad Jibril

Ahmad Jibril Podcast

Sheikh Ahmad Jibril was born in the United States, and spent part of his childhood in the city of Madina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when his father, Sheikh Ahmad Jibril, was a student at the Islamic University of Madina. It was there where Sheikh Ahmad also became Hafidh al Qur’an at the age of 11. Sheikh Ahmad then spent the rest of his younger years back in the United States graduating from high school in 1989. Thereafter, he studied at the Islamic University of Madina as his father did, and graduated with a degree in the Shari’a. He returned to the United States and finished his JD/LLM (masters of law) degree from Michigan law schools. May Allah (azza wajal) reward him and his family. Ameen. InshaAllah, through this humble effort, we want to bring rightly guided committed beliefs and dedicated practices of Islam in it’s pure form as intended by the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), and understood by his companions, and practiced by the followers of the companions, and subsequently by their followers the tabi’een and tabi’ tabi’een back into every aspect of life for all members of the Muslim ummah.




Gems of Ramadan 28
“Saying Goodbye To Ramadan: Pardon and Forgive”...












The Comprehensive Fiqh of Fasting 05
Explanation of: “If the people of one land sight it (b: meaning: whenever sighting it is positively proven in one land) then all people are required to fast.” Does each country go by its own sighting, or must the world follow the first country that declared the sighting? -The dispute in detail with proof....


The Comprehensive Fiqh of Fasting 04
Authors statement: (If one can’t see the moon on a cloudy night or due to a sandstorm, they must fast the following day) -Is it a must that we fast the 30th day of Shaa’aban if we can’t see the moon due to a sandstorm or clouds as the author implies? (opinions and proof)...

The Comprehensive Fiqh of Fasting 03
-Ramadan becomes obligatory when its moon is witnessed -Definition and origin of Ramadan -Is it permissable to say #Ramadan or must you say the ‘month’ of Ramadan? -Definition of Hilal – Crescent in Arabic -Using telecopes and similar means to sight the moon. -Going by calculations instead of sighting. -The only two methods to sighting … Continued...

The Comprehensive Fiqh of Fasting 02
-Continuation of the intro to Fiqh -Discrepancy in the order of the ‘pillars of Islam’ narrated by Ibn Umar Radia Allahu anh -Kitab Al-Sawoum: The Chapter on Fasting -Definition of Fasting (Linguistic and Sharee) -The reason worships need intentions. Proof for intention. -The ‘obligation of Ramadan’ and the proof -When did Ramadan become obligatory. -The … Continued...


Tawheed 37
Isti’aadhah and Istighaathah 1. The worship of Al-Isti’aadhah. Definition Forms/types of Isti’aadhah with proof Is it permissable to say I seek refuge in Allah SWT (and then) in you? Proof for Isti’aadhah 2. The worship of Al-istighaathah Definition of Istighaathah Forms/types of Istighaathah with proof Proof for Istighaathah The difference between Istighaathah, Isti’aadhah, and Isti’anah … Continued...

Tawheed 36
The Ibadah (worship) of Isti’anah Definition and meaning of Isti’anah 6 Forms of Isti’anah 1. Isti’anah from Allaah Subhanu Watala 2. Isti’anah from a creation (Halal vs. Haram) 3. Isti’anah from a creation in something they can’t do, but not in matters that are hidden or unseen. 4. Isti’anah from a creation: a) who is … Continued...


Tawheed 35
The Ibadah of ‘Inabah The meaning of ‘Inabah: Linguistic/Sharee meanings The relationship to Tawbah ‘Inabah entails istiqamah ‘Inabah requires other heart ibadat like (love, fear and hope). ‘Ibadat of the heart are intertwined and need each other. The importance of ‘Inabah Inabah is so essential that it’s considered part of establishing the deen Ibn Al … Continued...

Tawheed 34
Ibadaat of: .Raghbah  Rahbah  Khusoo  Khashyah 1. Raghbah: Fervent Desire Definition How Raghbah affects Ibadah along especially when combined with Rahbah and Khusoo: The Amputation story. How Raghba affects Duaa Proof 2. Rahbah: Special and Prolonged Fear Definition Difference between regular fear (Khawf) and (Rahbah) Linguistic meanings of (Rahbah) and how they relate to the … Continued...

Tawheed 33
Hope (Rajaa’) & Reliance (Tawakkul) The Third Ibadah : Al-Rajaa (Hope) Proof: “Whoever hopes to see His Lord and be rewarded by Him, then let him make his worship correct and make it purely and sincerely for Him; and let him not make any share of it for anyone other than Him” Definition of Rajaa’. … Continued...


Tawheed 32
Fear (Khowf) The evidence: “So do not fear them, but fear Me and beware of disobeying Me, if you are truly Believers” Definition of fear Two methods of proofs for ibaadat. Reviewing the verse the author used as proof for Khowf Types of fear (4 types) 1.  Natural Fear 2. Prohibited fear Explanation Being forced … Continued...

Tawheed 31
The Author said: “And from that is invocation/supplication (du’aa)” In the hadeeth there occurs: “Invocation is the core of worship” The hadith is classified as weak, however there is a similar hadith that is authentic. Inspirational short talk on the importance of making Duaa Amazing explanation of the verse”And when My slaves ask you (O … Continued...

Tawheed 30
Tafseer and overview of the verses the author used: 1. “And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate yourselves not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate yourselves to Allah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him” 2. “Indeed your Lord is … Continued...


Tawheed 29
The proof is “All praise is for Allah, the Lord of all creation.” Word for word tafseer of (All praise is for Allah, the Lord of all creation.) Everything besides Allah is a created being and I am one of the creations So if it is said to you: “How did you arrive at this … Continued...

Tawheed 28
So if it is said to you: What are the three principles which a person must know? Then say the servants knowledge of His Lord Why he presented the issue in Q & A format? He also started with a general statement on the three principles then went specific. So if it is said to … Continued...

Tawheed 27
And the greatest of all that Allaah has commanded is Tawheed, which is to single out Allaah with all worship. Proof on Tawheed being the most important matter. Definition of Taweed.-Definition of Aqeedah Tawheed is to affirm (ithbaat) and deny (nafy) the worst and most serious matter that Allaah prohibited and forbade is Shirk (associating partners with … Continued...


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What did he mean by commanded with? Type of command Going through the authors statements in detail and in debth – word by word Definition of Worship (Yabudoon) Type of Tawheed author meant Tawheed Uluhieh is also known as Tawheed ibadah – why? Worship in the verse (le-Yabudoon) is the worship that’s the determining test … Continued...

Tawheed 25
Making the Religion purely and sincerely for Him Introduction to sincerity (Ikhlas) Deficiencies in Ikhlas: 1. Entering Islam based fully on Riyaa 2. Riyaa (insincerity) in matters if one was to leave them, they would negate his deen 3. Riyaa in the overwhelming majority of ones deeds 4. Riyaa in matters that are not obligatory … Continued...

Tawheed 24
Chapter Three Know, may Allah direct you to obedience to Him, that alhaneefiyah – milet ibrahim The wisdom behind the order from Allah subhanu Watala to follow the alhaneefiyah – milet Ibrahim, Alyhi alsama and not any other Messenger even though they all shared the pure Tawheed. a) The reason why the author mentioned Ibraheem without … Continued...


Tawheed 23
Chapter Three Know, may Allah direct you to obedience to Him, that alhaneefiyah – milet ibrahim Definition of each of term. Four types of Guidance. Detailed of linguistic/literal and sharee definition of alHaneefiyah Islam and alHaneefiyah are the same. AlHaneefiyah is Islam Hanafiyyah is the term used to refer to the followers of Abu Hanifas fiqh … Continued...

Tawheed 22
Three Catagories: Tawali Muwalaah Exception or permissible category Examples of this categories are Dawah Eating from slaughter of the people of book Marriage from people of book Exchanging gifts Visiting them Statement by al-Qarafy in al-Furoo’ Love and despise as it pertains to Walaa’ and Baraa’-Proofs from the Koran that make the matter clear We … Continued...

Tawheed 21
Al Wala’ Wal Bara’ Types of people who promote interfaith. Among the greatest loosers are those who promote interfaith thinking they are doing dawah. Explanation of the verse: (Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) till you follow their religion) Statement by Abul Wafaa’ Ibn … Continued...


Tawheed 20
Chapter 2 – Matter #3  in your notes Walaa’ and Baraa’ The third matter is that whoever is obedient to the messenger and singles out ALLAH with all worship on Tawheed it is not permissible for him to have ALLIANCE (mawaalah) with those who oppose ALLAH and his messenger even if they are most closely related to … Continued...

Tawheed 19
Three Categories of Shirk al-Uluhiyyah 6. Shirk in Sacrifice 7. Shirk in Tawaf 8. Shirk in Tawakul – Reliance, trust. 9. Shirk in governorship Important note on categories of tawheed being three or four. Some examples of Shirk in Shirk of governorship. Conclusion: Authors proof for this matter...

Tawheed 18
Three Catagories of Shirk al-Uluhiyyah 1. Associating a partner to Allah Those who claim Issa the Son of Allah 2. To give a portion of your worship to other than Allah A) Shrik in Duaa Al-Talab Directly seeking and evoking Allah B) Shrik  in duaa Al-Ibadah All other types of worship 1. Shirk in intention … Continued...


Tawheed 17
So whoever obeys him will enter Paradise, and whoever rejects and disobeys him will enter the Fire. Commands of the quran and/or sunnah are three types. Sunnah in relationship to the Koran is three categories Categories of those who disobey Allah in their destiny to the fire. Minor shirk is a form of shirk some … Continued...

Tawheed 16
Very moving story of Julyabeeb. “He did not leave us without a purpose,     rather He sent a Messenger to us‚     whoever obeys him will enter Paradise”...

Tawheed 15
The All-Provider Proof on this matter that even the non-believers of Qurish did not deny it. Difference between al-Razziq and al-Razzaq. Definition of provision; includes materialistic and non-materialistic matters. In the heaven is your provision, and that which you are promised. Quran: The Parable of using speaking in relation to rizq/privision, No moving living creature … Continued...


Tawheed 14
Quote of Al-Bukharee that was used by the author for additional proof on the four principles. 2 slight variations from the original quote of (Al-Bukhari) and why: Who is Al-Bukhari? Why did the author use a chapter title from al- Bukhari to substantiate his point? Comments on the verse (Know that none has the right … Continued...

Tawheed 13
Satanic trap of making matters beneficial to ones hereafter boring. Importance of Asr/time: You are made up of time, when a day leaves you buried a portion of you. One is like a building, everyday a brick is taken off and placed in the hereafter. We enter Jannah by what we invest of our time … Continued...

Tawheed 12
Introduction Even though this is a tawheed class, Islamic sciences are intertwined and therefore this class will seem like it’s a tafseer class. The four introductory fundamental principles of tawheed were directly taken from Suret Al-Asr The sahabah held suret Al-Asr in high regard and gave it a special status Oaths by Allah Four opinion … Continued...


Tawheed 11
Taking sabr seriously while at ease and understanding it, leads and strengthens your emaan to dealing with problems and afflictions. Very unique and interesting ahadeeth on sabr. Patience gives you strength to stand your ground even if you are alone. (Usually the righteous are a minority) Allah said that he tests so that he will … Continued...

Tawheed 10
Patience refers to all 3 principles previously mentioned more so to the last one because when one embraces dawah that’s when he begins to get harmed. Patience to a Daieh is essential: Patience is a like a steed that does not stumble Undefeated army Undemolishable fortress What do u get out of patience? They will … Continued...

Tawheed 9
You must implement good manners, be lenient, gentle and wise in Dawah. Just as dawah should be lenient (at times) it could be the wisdom to be harsh ta’neeb. It is exceptional but it is part of dawah one cannot deny. Difference between (Mudaraahمداراة) and (Mudahanahمداهنة) in dawah, Examples of our Salaf in Dawah....


Tawheed 8
Continuation of the 3rd of 4 introductory principles (DAWAH) Being in a setting where there is sins that you can avoid is not justification for dawah! Proofs from the Quran and Sunnah on the noble task of Dawah Love that the Prophet Sallah Allahu Alyahi Wasalam had for Dawah and his agony over the message … Continued...

Tawheed 7
Calling people to it Calling people to what? What does the dameer (pronoun) refer to? Is Dawah Fard Ayn (personal obligation) or Fard Kifayah (Communal obligation)? Should one leave dawah until he fully becomes knowledgeable? Danger of speaking about Allah with no knowledge....

Tawheed 6
2) Acting on Knowledge  Al-Shatiby: The main goal for knowledge is that it is means to worship Allah and every knowledge that does not benefit action there is nothing in shariah to indicate that its praise worthy.  Knowledge results in heart or physical acts. Knowledge is different than acting. Merely having knowledge does not necessarily … Continued...


Tawheed 5
1st matter of the four introductory matters 1. Knowledge { Knowing Allah, Prophet and Religion} 1) Order of mentioning knowing Allah, Prophet  and religion and Knowing Allah, religion and prophet 2) Knowing Allah, Prophet and religion with proof Definition of proof: Textual and intellectual proof  The dispute among scholars pertaining to the belief of a … Continued...

Tawheed 4
Definition of wajib Difference between Wajib and Fard Opinion of the marjoity (Shafeey, Malik, Ahmad in one narration) Opinion of Abu Hanifah and Ahmad in another narration. Proofs for each opinion and selected opinion Fruit/result of this dispute Did the author mean wajib according to the Hanify school of thought or that of the majority … Continued...

Tawheed 3
Intro to the importance of “ilm” It’s mentioned with it’s variations over 779 Verses in 2:30-34 – Adam AS and Ilm. Some of the verses that mention messengers and knowledge “ilm” the 2nd most popular word with it’s variations in the Koran after Allah SWT Characteristics of any leader is that he has knowledge. Reason … Continued...


Tawheed 2
Bismallah Do we say Bismallah or Bismallah Alrahman Alaraheem Who is Allah Definition Sole title for Allah (no similar in even merely the name Root/origin of the name. How Allah SWT uses RAB and ALLAH SWT in the story of Musa AS Allah SWT is the only name when called in duaa you use (Alf) … Continued...

Tawheed 1
Brief Introduction Knowledge is acquired slowly and surely. Ibn Shihab’s statement on taking knowledge in a lump sum. Be patient if matters get difficult. Alkhateeb Albaghdady narrates the story of the man who seen water dripping on a stone. Becoming a student of knowledge has its own procedure. 3 levels of studying from a teacher … Continued...