Strong believer V weak believer: Exposition of a Hadith from Sahih Muslim

Imam Muslim narrated in his Sahih on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, while there is good in both. Guard over that which benefits you, seek Allahs Assistance, wa laa tajiz (do not loose hope or deem yourself incapable), and if something befalls you, then dont say If I only would have done such and such, rather say, Qaddarallahu wa maa sha faal (Allah ordained (this) and He does what He wills), for verily the phrase If I would have opens the gate for the work of Shaytan.

Topics Include:
- General Meanings of Hadith
- Intended strength in the Hadith
- Its status in Islam
- Examples from the life of the Salaf
- Ways of acquiring and adopting strength
- Dawa and educational [tarbawiy] lessons contained in the Hadith

Presenter: Abdullah Hasan

Date/Time: Friday 22 May 09 at 7pm East London Mosque

Brothers: Main Prayer Hall

Sisters: Womens Gallery