Suroor, Brooke, and maybe Jamila asked about a discussion we had about the hadeeth of Abi Said al-Khudri. I have some notes from the class but after a couple of experiences in the last few days that helped crystallize some thoughts in my mind, I’m not going to post them. If you want them get the CD set or ask on the online AlMaghrib Forums.
One issue that I return to frequently in my mind is the way we answer questions from sincere people who may be having an earthquake or tsunami of a trial in their heart and faith. And sometimes the standard answers offered by imams and speakers and other Muslims is lacking, so the person has to go it alone and try to make sense of it on their own, by the grace of Allah some do and others don’t and fall out of Islam.
Update: This is one reason I love Islam and Muslims. I had this question in my mind about reciting in more than one qira’aah in salaah and posted it here and someone gave me the link with an answer. I got a serious bout of food poisoning a while back and people I don’t even know made dua for me and I’m telling you I started feeling better the same day. I didn’t add my notes about the hadeeth but the comments section is buzzing with beneficial information from Amatullah and Hood. Check it out.