“Toobaa for Those Who Saw Me …”

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[‘Toobaa’ refers to all kinds of happiness and the name of a tree in Paradise whose width is a hundred years, and the clothes of the people of Paradise are taken from its bark, see Surah Ra’d 13:29 and As-Saheehah 1985.]

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“Toobaa—once—for whoever saw me and believed in me, and Toobaa—seven times over—for whoever didn’t see me but believed in me.”

“Toobaa for whoever saw me and believed in me. And Toobaa, and Toobaa [once again], and Toobaa [once again] for whoever believed in me without seeing me.”

“Toobaa for whoever saw me and believed in me. And Toobaa for whoever saw those who saw me. And [Toobaa for] whoever saw those who saw those who saw me and believed in me—Toobaa for them and a most excellent [place to] return [to].”

As-Saheehah, nos. 1241 and 1254.



Seriously? A video that introduces itself as “an experiment” then seeks to conscript the virtual world in heralding a new bogey man who just happens to be located in a region that clearly has the “resource curse” of oil (and asks me to wear this so-called criminal’s name on my wrist for a year)? Yeah, okay…! Hmmm, I wonder what this “experiment” is really trying to achieve!

(Had the writers not killed him off a few episodes ago, it would have been easier to claim that OBL was hiding out there.)


A young Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah’s beautiful introduction in classical Arabic, fussha, (with English subtitles) at the occasion the first Malikiyyah conference which was held in Norwich in 1982.


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