Whoever has a mustard seed's weight of pride (arrogance) in his heart, shall not be admitted into Paradise. And whoever has a mustard seed's weight of faith in his heart, shall not be admitted into the Fire.Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1998
About Assim Al-Hakeem - Book of Belief and I'tisam
In these two phrases, one learns the complete essence of one’s declaration of belief and application of Islam in one’s life through perseverance. These words instruct one to review one’s Iman (faith) through the tongue and remembrance of the heart, and they instruct one to remain steadfast (to have Istiqamah or I’tisam) upon performing the actions of obedience and refraining completely from actions of disobedience.
It is not enough to just say, but to actually follow through with action. Many times, we are very good at talking, but very weak at doing, practicing, and living by our words. By simply saying with the tongue does not absolve us of our responsibility of living by the words we say or proclaim.
Imam Al-Wasiti said, “Al-Istiqamah or I’tisam is a trait such that with it all the good qualities are perfected, and without it all are disfigured.”
Faith based on correct knowledge and action based on true teaching of the Quran and Sunnah – as understood by the early generation of this Ummah – are the only guarantee to achieve eternal success of here and hereafter.
In this 2-day intensive course, Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem will teach and explain to us two very important chapters (Book of Beliefs and Book of I’tisam) from Summarized Saheeh Imam Bukhari رحمه الله)) ,
The Straight Path Convention invites you to join this very unique Ilm oriented class, taught by a very highly qualified experience teacher. You are to gain correct knowledge of our faith and learn how to uphold on to it, in today’s world that is surrounded by greatest trial and fitan.
About Assim Al-Hakeem
Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem is one of the prominent propagators of Islam in English in Saudi Arabia. He is a Saudi National and resides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He got his B.A in linguistics from King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah in 1987, and later on he had a High diploma in Islamic studies from Umm Al Qura University in Makkah in 1998. Apart from his da’wah activities, Sheikh Assim started his Work Experience in 1988 as an English teacher for High school, and then changed his career by taking up different positions in the field of Human Resources and Public Relations. He is working now as HR; PR Director at one of the leading companies in Saudi Arabia in the fields of rock cutting, earthmoving and mining.
Sheikh Assim travels often to Europe, Asia; the Middle East for delivering Islamic lectures by invitation of local and international organizations.
He is a visiting speaker for Mercy Mission’s ‘Twins of Faith’ conferences and AlKauthar is delighted to have him join our instructor team.