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Introducing New Guest-Writer: Shaykh Yaser Birjas


Alhamdulilah, by the Grace of Allah, we have been blessed with the addition of another esteemed Shaykh to our circle of writers. Shaykh Yaser is one of the instructors for AlMaghrib (may Allah bless the Institute), who has taught the now-famous Fiqh of Love classes, as well as Usool-al-Fiqh. For those who have taken his classes or know him personally, we can all attest to the Shaykh’s humbleness and knowledge. A more detailed intro. has been added to the ‘About’ Section. Please join us in welcoming Shaykh Yaser Birjas to

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  1. Amad

    August 7, 2007 at 6:19 PM

    Asalamalikum, let me be the first one to welcome you Shaykh.

    I love you for the sake of Allah, and I am sure you will benefit all of us immensely inshallah, in whatever you write from any time you can spare for this small effort from your busy schedule.

  2. Ruth Nasrullah

    August 7, 2007 at 6:32 PM

    Asalaamu alaikum, Sheikh. Thanks for honoring us by joining the roster of MuslimMatters guest writers.

  3. Yasir Qadhi

    August 7, 2007 at 6:37 PM

    Salaam Aalikum

    My namesake and dearly beloved brother Yaser Birjas is one of the very few people whom I really and truly look forward to talking to and benefitting from. I’ve known him since my first year at Madinah, when I was still in the Arabic program and he was about to graduate – more than a decade ago – and he’s always been someone I look up to and go to for advice.

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome him to our blog; I know his contributions will be intellecutally stimulating for all of us.


    PS – Please note the spelling difference between our names; although in Arabic we’re both the same, in English it would help to keep this minor difference so that we know which ‘Yas(i/e)r’ is being referred to!!!

  4. Kamran

    August 7, 2007 at 6:40 PM

    as salamu`alaykum my beloved Sh Yaser!

    wow mashaAllah. Muslimmatters, you guys are becoming a bit like AlMaghrib in your star factor :P

    btw, Sh Yas”i”r, who pointed out that spelling difference to you I wonder? *ahem* :D


  5. abu ameerah

    August 7, 2007 at 6:56 PM

    mashallah…wonderul news!

  6. abu ameerah

    August 7, 2007 at 6:57 PM

    *wonder(F)ul* i lurned a lott in collije!

  7. AnonyMouse

    August 7, 2007 at 7:14 PM

    As-salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatu,

    Sheikh Yas(e?)r, ahlan wa sahlan!
    One of my dear friends took your Fiqh of Love class and emailed me her notes, and subhan’Allah I learnt quite a bit!

    May Allah make your stay here beneficial to us all, ameen!

    Your little sister in Islam,

  8. aarij

    August 7, 2007 at 8:05 PM

    Looking forward to some awesome stuff from Shaikh Yaser. For those of us in Canada who haven’t had the honour of becoming his students (yet), this’ll be a great way to interact with the Shaikh, in sha Allah.

    May Allah reward MM for their awesomeness, ameen.

  9. Umm Reem

    August 7, 2007 at 8:17 PM

    MashaAllah, barrikAllahu lakum wa lahu.
    I will be looking forward to reading Sh. Yaser’s articles.

  10. abdelrahman

    August 7, 2007 at 8:52 PM

    Wow Yaser Birjas at Muslim matters, I am very much looking forward to his articles.

  11. Nasir

    August 7, 2007 at 8:56 PM

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Shaykh your being here puts a big smile on my face, welcome to the blog.

  12. Ahmad AlFarsi

    August 7, 2007 at 9:14 PM

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Ya Shaykh Yaser,

    Alhamdulillaah, having loved your AlMaghrib classes (you remember me, right :) , the brother from Durbah who always asked you hundreds of questions), I am immensely honored that you will be joining us on MuslimMatters.

    InshaAllah I look forward to all the benefit that the online Ummah will receive from your posts.

    JazaakAllaahu khayran.

    Ahmad the Farsi

  13. Abu Muhammad

    August 7, 2007 at 9:15 PM

    Welcome, although I don’t know hardly any of the American/Canadian teachers.

    I’ll take everyone’s unanimous word for it and look forward to your potentially great articles, insha Allah!

    May Allah allow us to benefit.

  14. ibnabeeomar

    August 7, 2007 at 10:09 PM

    welcome aboard shaykh yaser! alhamdulillah we have benefited tremendously from your classes and hope now to benefit from you on this site insha’Allah!

    may Allah(swt) grant you success in this life and the hereafter.

  15. ibnabeeomar

    August 7, 2007 at 10:09 PM

    p.s. i have some insider information that shaykh yaser’s first article might be up before the end of the week ;)

  16. Tawfique

    August 7, 2007 at 11:15 PM

    Wasalam welcome aboard

    Abu yusuf

  17. AnonyMouse

    August 8, 2007 at 12:04 AM

    Quick question – whereabouts in Canada are you, sheikh Yaser? Because we on the West Coast are sorely in need of some good teachers!

  18. Ardit

    August 8, 2007 at 12:51 AM

    Salamw alaykoum

    Welcome Shaykh Yasir!

    Really nice to see some of the shayoukh gathered in a site like this one.

    May Allah bless you all

  19. Amad

    August 8, 2007 at 10:45 AM

    Canada?? Shaykh, hafidulah, is very much located in texas… Almost diametrically opposite in many ways…chk out the “About” section :)

  20. a

    August 8, 2007 at 11:20 AM

    I love you, Shaykh Birjas!

  21. MR

    August 8, 2007 at 12:09 PM

    Shaykh Yaser Birjas

    Ahlan wa Sahlan to the Blog Dunya!


  22. AnonyMouse

    August 8, 2007 at 1:59 PM

    Then who mentioned that he’s in Canada????
    *Bewildered and disappointed*

  23. Faiez

    August 8, 2007 at 7:41 PM

    Awesome pick up MuslimMatters. Can’t wait to read his articles insha’Allah. Actually, can’t wait to see him this weekend :D

    Welcome to the blogosphere Shaykh Yaser.

  24. Imran

    August 12, 2007 at 12:13 AM

    Welcome to MuslimMatters Shaykh Yaser. May Allah (SWT) allow us to learn and benefit from your knowledge.

    P.S. I’m loving your “Usool Al-Fiqh” class here in Chicago. It’s been awesome!

  25. Jawharah

    August 12, 2007 at 2:33 AM

    Assalaamu alaikum,

    Wow, mashaAllah, that’s brilliant!

    Btw, Sheikh Yaser’s name is waaay at the bottom in the categories list, not directly under the Authors section. Sorry. :oops:

  26. ibnabeeomar

    August 12, 2007 at 11:46 AM

    wsalam..jazakallahu khayr its fixed now

  27. Haylster

    August 12, 2007 at 6:13 PM

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum shaykh Yaser!

    We look forward to having you back in Columbus soon inshaa’Allah! I look forward to reading your articles as well!

  28. omar

    August 14, 2007 at 11:17 AM

    Bismillahir Rehmanir Rahim
    Assalat o wassalam o alaika ya Rasool Allah
    Asslam O Alaikum,

    I am not the best muslim but trying to be, May ALlah give me hidayat. I listened to your lectures and I am impressed by the quality of explaining things, Allah have given you.

    I looked for your pictures and found it. Last time I checked photographes were haram in Islam

    Also the rulings on moustache:

    My question to myself is should I listen to lectures and follow the advice of a scholar who does not do exactly like Prophet Muhammad (sallallaho alaihe wassalam) did. Should I not fear that some day I may be misguided b/c the scholar wanted to be “moderate” so he may not give me the right advice.

    I am a muslim looking for a scholar who is following Islam in its Purity. May Allah give hidayat to me and every muslim and non muslim. Allah knows best.


  29. ibnabeeomar

    August 14, 2007 at 12:19 PM

    jazakallahu khayr for your response omar.. in regards to pictures it should be noted there is some legitimate ikhtilaaf amongst the ulemma, especially in regards to pictures in electronic format.

    also i’m not quite sure what you meant by posting the link to the fatwa on mustaches?

    and lastly i will say this, we should all strive to find such scholars, but at the end of the day all are human and all err. we won’t find anyone to follow who is 100% pure other than the Prophet (saw). look for someone who is at least striving their best to follow the quran and sunnah inshallah.

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