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Understanding the Signs Practically (CD)
The Prophet (s) compared preparing for the Day of Judgement with planting a seed and being able to actually know that it is coming. He (s) advised his Ummah to "plant" good deeds in preparation for this Day. In reality, the Muslim Ummah does not realize that the Day of Judgement is near. They take things for granted and often fail to see the many signs all around them. Also, Muslims have, in general, failed to learn lessons from the past. For example, many issues which are labeled as "modern" can be found to have existed at the time of the Sahaba as well. With a focus toward world politics, the Sheikh explains how the Ummah can be more prepared for the Day of Judgement.
AbdulBary Yahya was born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and very soon thereafter immigrated to the U.S. with his family. He grew up in Seattle, WA and after completing his primary and secondary education there began his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah. It was at the University that he befriended Muhammad Alshareef, as they sat next to each other in the first year of their studies. Upon graduation from the Islamic University of Madinah's College of Shariah, AbdulBary Yahya returned to Vietnam and Cambodia and became a teacher and director of the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society in Cambodia and the Umm al-Qura Charity Organization in Vietnam. He presently resides in Seattle, WA with his family, and is an instructor with AlMaghrib Institute, an organization that provides trademark double-weekend seminars leading students towards a bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies. He is currently the Imam (spiritual leader and advisor) of Masjid Jaamiul Muslimeen in Seattle, WA. He also holds the positions of President of the Cham Refugee Community and Vice-President of the Islamic Center of Washington State.