Classes and talks by Sheikh Dr Ridhwan ibn Saleem. Sheikh Ridhwan is an Islamic scholar and psychiatrist based in West London. His teachers include Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Sheikh Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti, Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi and others.
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This is the first lecture of our 4 part series of podcasts on Eschatology, the Major Signs Before the Day of Judgement.
In this lecture Sheikh Ridhwan introduces the subject and some of the leading contemporary scholars that have spoken and written on the subject. He provides a defence of one of these scholars, Sheikh Imran Hosein, from some of his critics.
The second part of the lecture goes on to outline the scholarly methodology that may be adopted when analysing the subject of Islamic eschatology.
Handouts for slides accompanying these lectures can be downloaded here.
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Sheikh Ridhwan discusses the hadith evidence and critically evaluates theories of Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Sheikh Imran Hosein regarding one of the Major Signs before the Day of Judgement, Dajjal the False Messiah.
Sheikh Ridhwan offers an in-depth analysis of the prophecy of Gog and Magog in the Quran and hadiths. First half of the podcast includes an analysis of the relevant ayaat of Quran and saheeh hadiths, and a detailed analysis of opinions of Imam Anwar Shah Kashmiri and Sheikh Imran Hossein regarding the destruction of the barrier of Gog & Magog. Handouts accompanying the lecture can be downloaded at following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kJOB...
In the second half of the podcast, 10 years after his widely-read research paper entitled 'Dispelling the fog from the identity of Gog & Magog', Sheikh Ridhwan presents his latest thoughts on the subject. In part 2, Sheikh Ridhwan provides detailed evidence to back his theory that the Vikings were the original Gog & Magog elements that were released and eventually spread across the world, as prophesied in the Quran and Hadiths.
Sheikh Ridhwan presents convincing evidences from the earliest and most reliable sources that Sayyida Aisha was over 15 years old (not just 9) when her marriage to the Prophet (peace be upon him) was consummated. The evidences are presented here with full references. Lecture given at Faith Inspire, Hounslow Muslim Centre, in Rabi thani 1441, December 2019.
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