accepts ISLAM in International Conference, on 24th November 2007, Mumbai, after
getting sufficiently motivated by Dr. Zakir Naik with an answer to her question.
Allah-o-Akbar! Subhanallah! click
here to view the clip
Please allow the video
to load ... ... Relax! Have patience! [In case of a message like "this
video no longer exists", just REFRESH your page]
Currency of the Hereafter
A lecture based on one of his well-known khutbahs about charity. Imam Siraj Wahhaj demonstrates the reality of wealth from an Islamic perspective. He reminds the audience to use their money wisely and inspires them to spend now before it's too late. Remarking that this is one of the most important topics to understand, he places the life of this world in the proper context and reminds us of just how fleeting material things really are. A great talk that emphasizes the importance of giving and that our true security comes with spending, or investing, in the hereafter. Includes an extensive question and answer session that addresses, among other things, the following issues: saving money in the bank, balance in spending, zakat on gold jewelry, sadaqah jariyyah, reward for helping non-Muslims, and giving zakat to non-Muslims. (Duration: 1 hour, 35 min)
Siraj Wahhaj, imam of Masjid at-Taqwa in New York, is well known among Muslims in North America as a dynamic, motivational speaker and tireless supporter of Islamic causes. He accepted Islam in 1969 and received imam training at Ummul Qura University in Makkah. He is the former vice president of the Islamic Society of North America and has served on the Majlis Ash-Shura since 1987. He received high praises from the media and NYPD for initiating anti-drug patrols in Brooklyn, New York in 1988.
Plus a very good question and answer session. Speaks for a few minutes about the Nation of Islam, are they our brothers or not?
Imaam Siraj Wahhaj is one of the most admired Muslim leaders and speakers in
Once a minister for the Nation of Islam (NOI) in the early 70s, the Imam
left upon discovering NOIs differences from mainstream Islam.
He is an accomplished Muslim activist MashaAllah, once leading a
community-based anti-drug campaign in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn,
in which he staked out drug houses in the cold of winter for 40 days and nights,
forcing the closure of 15 drug houses.
In 1991 Imam Siraj Wahhaj offered an invocation (opening prayer) to the
United States House of Representatives. He was the first Muslims to do so.
He is the founder and Imaam of Masjid At Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York, and is
currently serving as the elected leader of the Muslim Alliance in North America
He was the vice president of the Majlis as-Shura of New York. He has also
served on the executive board of the Islamic Society of North America.
Postal Address : Masjid At-Taqwa 1266 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
11216, United States of America.
Tel (Res.): 622 0800 Fax: 857 8984