Laila Nasheeba


Tell us about Shaykh Morsy and your relationship with him

Posted in islam by lailanasheeba on January 13, 2008
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Innal Hamduliallah… Shaykh Morsy is my Mentor and I am his protegee.  When the website was made over 10 years ago, Shaykh Morsy was the one who taught all the classes, and I was just a student. Morsy would log on everyday and spend 12 hours teaching the basics of Islam… the same classes that I teach now on Sunnahfollowers.net.  His friend Shaykh Hassan joined us and both he and Shaykh Hassan would teach around the clock.  This went on for 6 years.  After the 6th year, Morsy was no longer able to spend that type of time on the net teaching…so it was then that he told me to take over teaching the people.  I was not wanting to do this but Morsy said I was ready and that I was his best student.  So thus, that is how I began to teach. 

Morsy has always been the one behind our website.  He is the one who approves the books I use.  He also checks behind me to make sure everything I teach is in accordance to the Quran and the Authentic Sunnah.  If I make a mistake, he will correct me and have me send out emails to the people with the correction.  

Morsy is a man devoted to the Sunnah.  Even the name of our website was chosen by him.  Where there are so many scholars out their who follow the extreme view on things, Morsy takes the middle course,  just as our prophet(sa) would do.  He is kind, gentle and understanding..but he can turn into a ferocious lion when he feels the limits of Allah or his Prophet (sa) have been transgressed.

That is Shaykh Morsy in a nutshell.

He is the best teacher I have ever had…but even still I do not follow him blindly.  To do so would mean that I have learned nothing from him.

I pray Allah preserves him for us and that he bestows upon him paradise…ameen! 

What are your aspirations for the future?

Posted in Laila Nasheeba by lailanasheeba on January 9, 2008
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Hmm thats a good one.  My aspirations are to keep conveying the message of the sunnah and to die a Believer.  I pray everyday that Allah keeps me firm and steadfast and that he continue to protect me from the evils of mankind, shaytaan and the hasideen.

I pray that our website continues to grow in quality and quantity and that we inpact Muslims to the point of bringing them back to the sunnah.

If we can do this then we have truly succeeded!

How do you think your students view you?

Posted in islam by lailanasheeba on January 9, 2008
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Well, I think as a whole, most of them respect and like me.  They seem to enjoy my teaching methodology.  I have met many of them in person so they know I am a funny, sensitive, caring person who only wants the best for them and myself. 

The video lectures have helped to make it easy for me too because now when a new person joins the website, most of the time they are joining because they have listened to and watched one of my video recordings.. so they are not put off by my voice tone.

What and when did you develop an interest in the dawah?

Posted in islam,Laila Nasheeba by lailanasheeba on January 9, 2008
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Subhanallah.  When I was six years old I knew how to read and my mother immediately made me attend classes held at the masjid to learn what being a Muslim was all about.  My first teacher was Imam Mutawwaf Abdus Shaheed and he focussed on teaching the sunnah via Hadith to us.  So thus I began to memorize the hadiths of Bukhari and Muslim beginning at age six along with their meanings. 

By the time I was twelve I was giving presentations on the Rulings of Marriage, Menses and the likes at mini conferences held at our masjid…remember too this was back in the late 70’s when Islam was not a well known thing here in America.  I continued to study Islam with concentration upon Hadith all my life (now included) and when I met up with my present teacher, Shaykh Mustapha Morsy – I then was given permission by him to teach to others.  And I have been on the internet teaching for the past 5 years.

I have sacrificed a lot for this dawah but alhumduliallah it will be worth it.

Where did the Video Lecture idea come from?

Posted in islam,Laila Nasheeba by lailanasheeba on January 9, 2008
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MashaAllah.   Wallah the idea came from Allah.  It was totally inspired by him.  When the fitnah emerged, I pondered how to address it and then the idea came to me, to not address it at all…at least not in the traditional way.  Instead the idea was that my work speaks for itself, so just put my work out there for the world to hear and thus I would be addressing and diffusing the allegations made against me.  I followed that idea and so thus…Here we are!

So what was that fitnah all about?

Posted in islam,Laila Nasheeba by lailanasheeba on January 8, 2008
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Well in a nutshell…I myself was not even aware of that fitnah.  I was never approached by the person.  To be honest, I had not spoken to that person since arlington texas…Wallah it had been 4 months since I had spoken on the phone with that person, so I was as shocked as you all were.  To this day the person never confronted me. I learned about it from you.  Were the allegations true…My Video Lectures reveal the answer to that…

Many of you have asked what would cause a man to issue charges that if true could actually result in the death of a woman whom he is ordered by Allah to protect and care for…The answer is simple… jealousy, envy and hasad.  These are evil characteristics that shaytaan spurs into the hearts of man…particularly a husband and wife because he loves to destroy marriages more than anything.  And if that husband and wife are both people of righteousness then he will work even harder with the help of his army of devils from mankind and Jinn.

This was the case here. 

So how are things now??

Mashallah everything is fine.  I got thru it and so did the website.  Alhumduliallah the website has grown even more and Allah has sent us better!  So thru every hardship comes relief and elevation!