Preserving the Jewels of Islaamic Knowledge


November of 2007, we had just achieved Qabeelah status and embarked on this journey… Now, a year later Qabeelat Tayybah has made its presence known on the Almaghrib scene and is still going strong Alhamdulillah!

Returning to the NYU campus for our fifth Almaghrib seminar, The Purification Act: Fiqh of Worship, we welcome a new instructor to the City; Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya. Learning about the complexities of this topic, and the different opinions of the scholars is a phenomenal experience when accompanied by Shaykh AbdulBary’s hilarious stories of Cambodia, Vietnam, and of course… Jinns!The precious knowledge gained in this class, along with the debut of the new Tayybah jerseys, and brothers’ spinach sushi made this yet another unforgettable class in Tayybah history.

Memorable Moment:

It is the conclusion of the class…As per usual, Tayybah presents a small token of appreciation for the Shaykh…The shaykh accepts a gift wrapped box from the Ameer

“And what’s this?” …

“Night Vision Goggles for your son!!! We thought he could put them to good use and move on from looking under people’s idhaars!”

See the rest of the picturs here

¨˜”°º•ρρη •º°”˜¨ in the making

After the conclusion of the course, an email similar to the TCE one was sent out:

الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

It is the pillar of your deen, and for it you need ablution

Fard or waajib, Tahoor or taahir, is that an illusion?

With seeking knowledge, ISA we clear the confusion

From the authentic sources, there is no substitution

How can I retain the knowledge? What’s the solution?

Be part of the NOTES Revolution

Introducing: Project Professional Notes: The Purification Act (or PPN-TPA)

Complete. Professional. Nothing short of scholarly.

Although this was Fiqh of Worship I, it felt more like Comparative Fiqh I. This was our first exposure to such detailed fiqhi comparisons and by no means can this seminar nor PPN compilation be described as simple.

alHamdu lillaah, a couple of more people joined our PPN team and we all worked very diligently for about 5 weeks to produce another work of art: TPA-PPN.

Special Additional Cues:

  • Formal style format standardization

  • Standardization of Arabic words transliteration: Words written in the same way they sound in Arabic but in simple American English spelling, so that if they were read phonetically, they will sound very close to the proper Arabic pronunciation.

    • Use of long vowels substituted for aa, ee, or oo. For instance, مالك  will be Maalik, وضوء  will be WuDoo’.
    • Special heavy Arabic letters like ح and ض will be capitalized versions of their light equivalents. For example: FarD  and al-FaatiHah
  • Opinion Color Coding: Abu Haanifa Ahmed AshShaafi’ee Dhaahiri Maalik

  • Strongest opinions and Usool were emphasized by being boxed in.

  • Inclusion of complementary material:

    • A glance over the lives of each of the notable imaams
    • An article on “Reasons of Disagreement”
    • An glossary of difficult terms

To download your copy of TPA-PPN, click here.


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