Sheikh Jamal Zarabozo embraced Islam in 1976 at age 16. His family is from Spain , yet he was born in France . He studied Economics at the University of California at Berkley and Davis and holds a Master’s Degree in the same field. He is the author of numerous books and articles on different topics in Islam. Some of the books include “How to Approach and Understand the Qur’an”, “Purification of the Soul”, “The Authority and Importance of the Sunnah”, Towards Understanding our Religion”, and others … He has lectured in North America, Europe and Australia. Some of his recent lectures were about Extremism, its Manifestation, its Prohibition by Shar’iah, its Evils and Solutions.
By Jamal Zarabozo. In this series of lectures, the speaker first explains the central role of the heart and the dangers of diseases in the heart. Next comes an indepth discussion of the concept of hasad and its evil consequences. This is followed by steps one can follow to remove this disease from one’s heart. Finally, the positive aspects of the obligatory hasad, competing in good deeds and sacrificing for the sake of others-the antidote to hasad-are discussed.
al-Fatihah – An In-Depth Study
Shaykh Jamaaluddin Zarabozo
Muslims have been commanded by Allah to recite Soorah Al-Fatihah a minimum of seventeen times a day. This fact, in itself, should alert the Muslim to the extreme importance of this concise but deep soorah. Indeed, the Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) referred to it as Umm al-Qur’an or “the foundation of the Quran itself.” Its teachings aptly touch upon and summarize the entire spectrum of Islamic teachings. As a Muslim grows in his understanding of Soorah al-fatihah, the quality of his daily prayers can be greatly affected and improved. When the quality of his daily prayers are improved, in reality, his entire being can be transformed into a true and blessed servant of Allah, one who fulfills the pact he is making with Allah when he says, “You alone do we worship.”
In preparing this series of lectures, Br. Jamaal Zarabozo has benefited from the vast resources detailing the implications of this beautiful soorah. What the scholars have said about this soorah and what this speaker has captured is not only uplifting but it is a guide for the Muslim’s life. There is no prayer without Soorah al-Fatihah and, thus, there should be no Muslim living without the guidance and teachings of this soorah. With this introduction, you are invited to listen and encounter the in-depth meaning of Soorah al-Fatihah.