Imam Anwar al Awlaki has studied under the well known noble Shuyukh: Saleh Mohammed ibn Uthaymeen, Hassan Maqbooli al Ahdal, Hussein ibn Mahfoodh, Abdul Rahman Shumailah al Ahdal, Hamud Shumailah al Ahdal amongst many others.
The Imam holds Ijazas in the following: Tajweed ul Qur'an according to the recitation of Hafs an Asim Sahih al Bukhari (through three high isnaads one being the highest existing isnaad in the world) Sahih Muslim Al Muwatta by Imam Malik and Al Minhaaj by Imam Nawawi on Shafi'i Fiqh. He is the author of the audio series on "The Lives of the Prophets", "The Hereafter", "The Life and Time of Abu Bakr", "The Life and Time of Umar" , "The Messenger of Allah" along with other single lectures.
This 16 CD set is an outstanding collection of inspirational talks that introduces the life of Prophet Muhammad, the greatest human being to walk the face of the earth. In these talks, Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, author of the best selling series, The Lives of the Prophets, eloquently presents the Makkan period of the Prophet's life in a detailed manner, deriving valuable lessons from it and thus making it relevant to our modern times. The series is primarily based on Ibn Kathir's book on the Sirah. Some of the topics discussed include: The History of the Kabah, Muhammad in the Bible, The Call to Near Kin, The Islam of Hamzah, The Year of Grief, Lessons from the Trip to al-Taif and much more.
The Life of Muhammad (S): Medina Period 1 of 2 is the second part of a three part series on the Sirah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S). The first part covered the Makkan era. This part focuses on the Medina era starting from the Hijrah up until the battle of the Trench. Here, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki covers the first five years of the Medina era which include the all important events of the Hijrah, the establishment of the first Islamic State, the battle of Badr, the Battle of Uhud, and finally the battle of the Trench.CD 1 | CD 2 | CD 3 | CD 4 | CD 5 | CD 6 | CD 7 | CD 8 | CD 9 | CD 10 | CD 11 | CD 12 | CD 13 | CD 14 | CD 15 | CD 16 | CD 17 | CD 18 |
This set of lectures is the third and last part of "The Life of Muhammad (saaws)". This set covers the last five years of the life of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (saaws) from the fifth year of Hijra to the tenth. It includes the important events of the truce of Hudaybiyyah, the battle of Khaibar, the battle of Mu'tah, the conquest of Makkah, the battle of Hunain, the battle of Tabuk and finally the passing away of the seal of the Prophets.CD 1 | CD 2 | CD 3 | CD 4 | CD 5 | CD 6 | CD 7 | CD 8 | CD 9 | CD 10 | CD 11 | CD 12 | CD 13 | CD 14 | CD 15 | CD 16 | CD 17 | CD 18 | CD 19 |
In this series, the Imam vividly portrays the different phases the human soul passes through during its lifetime up to its death as well as the process of judgment of souls and the resulting eternal life in Heaven or Hell in the Hereafter. In breathtaking style the listener hears of the events that occur just before death and the events that come after it. The Imam gives a clear description about life in the grave, the horrors of the last day, the major and minor signs leading to the last hour and the day of resurrection. The Imam crowns this eloquently narrated lecture with the process of accountability and recompense. On the Day of Judgment those who pass the test will be rewarded with Paradise and those who fail will be rewarded with Hellfire.CD 1 | CD 2 | CD 3 | CD 4 | CD 5 | CD 6 | CD 7 | CD 8 | CD 9 | CD 10 | CD 11 | CD 12 | CD 13 | CD 14 | CD 15 | CD 16 | CD 17 | CD 18 | CD 19 | CD 20 | CD 21 | CD 22 |
The Lives of the Prophets" is a series of lectures delivered by Anwar Al-Awlaki. It is the first such series produced in the English language. The author has done extensive research in the original Arabic resources. The series is based primarily on Ibn Kathir's " Al-Bidayah wa-nihayah (The Beginning and the End)". Br. Al-Awlaki has done an excellent job of relying almost completely on the Quran, Hadith and statements of the Noble Companions.CD 1 | CD 2 | CD 3 | CD 4 | CD 5 | CD 6 | CD 7 | CD 8 | CD 9 | CD 10 | CD 11 | CD 12 | CD 13 | CD 14 | CD 15 | CD 16 | CD 17 | CD 18 | CD 19 | CD 20 | CD 21 |
This series of lectures covers the different aspects of the life of Abu Bakr (R.A.), including his life before Islam, during the life of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.), and finally during his Khalifah.CD 1 | CD 2 | CD 3 | CD 4 | CD 5 | CD 6 | CD 7 | CD 8 | CD 9 | CD 10 | CD 11 | CD 12 | CD 13 | CD 14 | CD 15 |
Ummar Ibn Al Khataab (R.A.), His Life and Times , by Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki. This series of lectures covers the different aspects of the life of Ummar Ibn Alkhataab(R.A.)CD 1 | CD 2 | CD 3 | CD 4 | CD 5 | CD 6 | CD 7 | CD 8 | CD 9 | CD 10 | CD 11 | CD 12 | CD 13 | CD 14 | CD 15 | CD 16 | CD 17 | CD 18 |
In light of the current situation the Muslim Ummah is facing in the West, it is evident that there is a pressing need for a better understanding of how the Muslims should live as a minority in a non-Muslim society. Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki sheds light upon the Quran, hadeeth and the seerah (particularly the first 13 years in Makkah) and presents lessons to the daiee in order to strengthen his or her methods of conveying the message of Islam to the West.Part 1 | Part 2
Muhammad Salallahu alahi Wasallam in the bible. "Those who follow the Apostle, the unlettered Prophet, Whom they find mentioned in their own Scriptures, in the Torah and the Gospel... (Holy Qu'ran: 7-157; Translation: Yusif Ali)
Allah Almighty says: "Behold! Verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve; those who believe and guard against evil. For them are glad tidings, in the life of this world and in the Hereafter." The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) explained the glad tidings of the life of this world to be dreams. He said it is: "the good dream that a Muslim sees or is seen for him". The world of dreams is an amazing and intriguing one. The early scholar of Islam Ibn Qutaybah says: "There is nothing that people deal with from the different sciences that is more obscure, delicate, exalted, noble, difficult, and problematic than dreams, because they are a type of revelation and a kind of prophethood".CD1: seventeen Rules of Dream Interpretations
There has been recently an increase of unacceptable behavior from the kuffar towards our beloved Prophet. So what is the ruling of sharia on such incidents and how did the Sahaba deal with such people and what do our scholars say about them. About this and more Imam Anwar will deliver a talk titled: "The Dust will Never Settle Down". Allaah will suffice His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) against the criminals who mock him. He says (interpretation of the meaning): "For he who hates you (O Muhammad), he will be cut off (from posterity and every good thing in this world and in the Hereafter)" [al-Kawthar 108:3] i.e., he is scorned and humiliated and cut off from all that is good. When the Muslims besieged a stronghold and its people resisted, then they heard them mocking and reviling the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), they would sense that victory was at hand, and it would only be a short time before Allaah granted them victory, to avenge His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Al-Saarim al-Maslool (p. 116-117).Download
This lecture was delivered to a South African audience via live phone link on Sunday 11 May 2008. It was part of a Conference held by PureIslam Da'wah and Publications themed: Holding on to Hot Coals - Surviving as a Muslim in the West. An important topic that is going unnoticed by the majority of people around the world. With the advancement of communications in the world, the enemies are not only plotting away with their weapons but also with their lies portrayed in the media spreading all sorts of lies to justify the slaughter of innocent human beings.Download
This title is taken from the book on history Al-Kaamil by Imam Ibn Atheer (rahimahullah). If Allah 'Azza wa Jall wants an end He will create for it the means that will lead towards that end. If Allah 'Azza wa Jall wants victory for this Ummah, then Allah 'Azza wa Jall creates the circumstances for that. So you can sense victory is coming by looking at what is happening today.Part I | Part II
Mere decorations and occasional recitation upon the death of a family member are just some of the ways that the use and purpose of the Qur'an has been misconstrued. Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki explains and reminds the listener of the true purpose for the Quran's revelation. The Sheikh looks at examples such as Ibn Umar taking 14 years to memorize Surah Baqarah, whereas nowadays it could take as little as a few months. Why the discrepancy? It was due to their application of each ayat before moving on to another. One must remember to ponder, reflect and understand the Quran properly, thereby actualizing the true reason for its revelation.Download
Companions Of The Ditch - In the first of these two lectures Imam Anwar extracts benefits from the famous story in the Qur'an about the struggle between a boy of faith and a disbelieving king. Imam Anwar explains the significance of the story in the constant conflict between truth and falsehood and the sacrifices required to stand firm upon Iman (faith).
Lessons from the life of Prophet Musa (alayhis-salam) - The life of Musa (alayhis-salam) is truly a treasure chest for the Muslim Ummah. In this sermon (Khutbah) Imam Anwar has taken selected events from the life of Musa to exemplify how Allah strenghtens and aids those who believe in times of need.
Companions Of The DitchTrack 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4 | Track 5 | Track 6
Lessons From The Life Of MusaTrack 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4 | Track 5 | Track 6 | Track 7
This lively two CD Lecture presents many lessons and benefits for the Muslim Ummah in their time of need. This lecture will instill trust, reliance and hope in Allah, whilst strengthening a Muslim's conviction knowing that Allah never fails in His promises.CD 1 | CD 2
Compelling tales of past nations relived in the words of a superb narrator renowned for his story telling skills. Listen to this audio chronicle of legends from past nations and the lessons held within them. These stories were narrated by the Prophet (pbuh) to his Companions and have since found their way into the books of Sahih Hadith.
Sh Anwar speaks about the necessity of understanding and performing Hijra for the sake of Allah.
Surah/Chapter 008 - Al-Anfal. Verse 72.
English Translation of the Meaning (The Noble Qur'an)
Lo! those who believed and left their homes and strove with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them; these are protecting friends one of another. And those who believed but did not leave their homes, ye have no duty to protect them till they leave their homes; but if they seek help from you in the matter of religion then it is your duty to help (them) except against a folk between whom and you there is a treaty. Allah is Seer of what ye do.
Dividing and Conquering the Muslim lands; the speaker discusses this political phenomenon with a simple parable from the Sunnah, of a lion that cunningly divides and devours three bulls. The bulls remained too much of a meal for the lion while they held together, defending each others backs. The lion thus adopted the art of deceiving, thus causing the bulls to fall into suspicion and apathy, dividing their strength, rendering them useless against the bitter bite of the enemy.Download
This is the story of the famed companion of the Prophet (pbuh), Salman the Persian and his incredible journey to Islam. Having begun life as the boy of a Zoroastrian priest, Salman soon found a simple errand for his father had become the beginning of an epic struggle to discover the truth about life and purpose. Salman was a pagan fire worshiper, who became the apprentice of two Christian priests, one after the other, who then became the slave of a Jew, finally finding liberation in the light of Islam. All of which happened in the span of many years. His story is a tale of patience, persistence and forbearance for the truth.Download