The goldsmith is the one who takes raw metal and throws it into the fire to separate the pure from the impure just as Allah sends down fitan (i.e trials) to sift the good from the evil. This is the Sunnah of Allah subhana wa ta’ala. Often our worldview consists of many fitan fires, yet we do not know why these trials and tribulations befall our Ummah nor do we possess the tools to detect, decipher, and protect us from them. Shaykh Yasir Qadhi sprinkles this worldview with some antidotes of wisdom to allow the helplessness to melt away from our hearts. He outlines the means to lift ourselves from a world full of turmoil and grief and avoid falling into the rubble and junk of the metal in the fire of the goldsmith.
Will you be safe when the fitan fall from the sky like drops of rain and no one is safe? Will you be patient when the fitan weave and loom in and out of the carpet of your heart? Will your heart be left immune or diseased?
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah.
His published works include Riya'a: The Hidden Shirk, Du'aa: The Weapon of the Believer, and An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an.
Yasir Qadhi is currently pursuing his doctorate, in Religious Studies, at Yale University in New Haven, CT. At AlMaghrib Instiute he teaches the Light of Guidance and the Light Upon Light courses, which focus on aqeedah.