Audio available here:
Brief info about the lecturer: Ustādh Abu Ukkaashah Abdul-Hakim has studied in Jāmi’atul-Imaam, University of Imaam Muhammad bin Sa’ūd in Riyādh. He spent around 10 years in the city benefitting from the ulemaa such as Shaykh Fawzaan, Luhaydaan and others.
Some of the points mentioned:
- There’s a tremendous amount of disunity and every single claimant has a claim that he makes and everyone claims to be upon the truth. So a person is left in this quagmire: ‘how do discern what is the truth and what is not?’
- Quote from a small section of Ibn al-Qayyim’s work ‘Ilām al-Muwaqi’īn, including mention of ‘Ilmul-Nāfi’ (beneficial knowledge) and ‘Amalus-Sālih (righteous good deeds)
- From the greatest sources of unity is to return back to Ahlul-‘Ilm – “Ask the people of knowledge if you do not know” (16:43)
- Another way of unity is following the Messenger. That which brings about disunity in the Ummah is opposing the teachings of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
Listen to the audio for further points and more details. There’s also Q&A from 01:16:45 to end.