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Allaah (The Most High) said:

إِذۡ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ يَـٰٓأَبَتِ لِمَ تَعۡبُدُ مَا لَا يَسۡمَعُ وَلَا يُبۡصِرُ وَلَا يُغۡنِى عَنكَ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا (٤٢) يَـٰٓأَبَتِ إِنِّى قَدۡ جَآءَنِى مِنَ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ مَا لَمۡ يَأۡتِكَ

When he said to his father: “O my father! Why do you worship that which hears not, sees not and cannot avail you in anything? “O my father! Verily! There has come to me of knowledge that which came not unto you. [19:42-43]

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) said: Look at this speech that is attractive to the hearts. He [Ibraaheen (alayhis-salaam) did not say to his father, ‘’Indeed, you are a Jaahil (an ignorant person) lest his father is turned away due to rough speech, rather [Allaah said that Ibraaheem said]:

فَٱتَّبِعۡنِىٓ أَهۡدِكَ صِرَٲطً۬ا سَوِيًّ۬ا (٤٣) يَـٰٓأَبَتِ لَا تَعۡبُدِ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ‌ۖ إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ كَانَ لِلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ عَصِيًّ۬ا (٤٤) يَـٰٓأَبَتِ إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ أَن يَمَسَّكَ عَذَابٌ۬ مِّنَ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ فَتَكُونَ لِلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ وَلِيًّ۬ا

So follow me. I will guide you to a Straight Path. “O my father! Worship not Shaitan (Satan). Verily! Shaitan (Satan) has been a rebel against the Most Beneficent (Allah). “O my father! Verily! I fear lest a torment from the Most Beneficent (Allah) overtake you, so that you become a companion of Shaitan(Satan) (in the Hell-fire).” [19:43-45] [Ref 1]

A Benefit from Imaam Ash-Shanqeetee (rahimahullaah) regarding harshness and softness in their appropriate places; he said:

It is idiocy and an offence to (apply) harshness in a place where leniency is to be (applied), and it is weakness and spiritlessness to apply leniency in a place where harshness is to be applied.  If it is said: Apply leniency, say: Leniency should be in its place, for the leniency of a young man in other than its place is ignorance.”  [Ref 2]

[Ref 1: Qisas Al-Anbiyaa’ page 45’ by Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)]:



[Ref 2: Al-Islaam Deenu Kaamilu’ by Imaam Ash-Shanqeetee (rahimahullaah) page 12]

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The Opinion Of The Majority Is Not Consensus: Shaykh Salih Al Fawzan

The Opinion Of The Majority Is Not
Consensus: Shaykh Salih Al Fawzan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q: Is the opinion of the majority (of scholars) deemed ijmaa (consensus)?

A: No, the majorities’ opinion is not considered as consensus, it is only deemed as the majorities’ opinion and that’s it. For this reason the four Imams (whenever they all agreed on a matter) it was not said about them they had consensus on the contrary it would be said that they agreed. The four imams had agreement in such and such an issue however it is not said a consensus (among all scholars). An agreement (among the four) is not a consensus (among all the scholars).

Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi

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Speaking whilst doing wudhoo?

Speaking whilst doing wudhoo?

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked about speaking whilst doing wudoo’: is it makrooh?

He (may Allah have mercy on him) replied: Speaking whilst doing wudoo’ is not makrooh, but in fact it distracts the individual, because when the one who is doing wudoo’ washes his face, he should bear in mind that he is obeying the command of Allah, and when he washes his arms, wipes his head and washes his feet, he should bear this intention in mind. But if someone speaks to him, and he speaks to that person, this focus is disrupted and he may also get confused about his wudoo’, and he may be faced with waswaas as a result of that. So it is preferable for him not to speak until he has finished his wudoo’. But if he does speak, there is no blame on him for that.

Fataawa Noor ‘ala ad-Darb by Ibn ‘Uthaymeen.

سئل الشيخ ابن عثيمين عن : الكلام أثناء الوضوء ، هل هو مكروه ؟

فأجاب رحمه الله : " الكلام في أثناء الوضوء ليس بمكروه ، لكن في الحقيقة أنه يشغل المتوضئ ؛ لأن المتوضئ ينبغي له عند غسل وجهه أن يستحضر أنه يمتثل أمر الله ، وعند غسل يديه ومسح رأسه وغسل رجليه ، يستحضر هذه النية ، فإذا كلمه أحد وتكلم معه ، انقطع هذا الاستحضار وربما يشوش عليه أيضاً ، وربما يحدث له الوسواس بسببه ، فالأولى ألا يتكلم حتى ينتهي من الوضوء ، لكن لو تكلم ، فلا شيء عليه “ 

.فتاوى نور على الدرب لابن عثيمين

Loneliness & Riyaa

Loneliness & Riyaa

Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad said:

❝Whosoever is saddened by loneliness and feels tranquil around the people, is not safe from Riyaa.❞

[As-Siyar, (8/436) | Translated By Abu Abdillaah Hassan as-Somali]

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Stick with your true brothers

Stick with your true brothers

Umar ibn al-Khattāb رضي الله عنه said:

“Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm you from him. Avoid your enemy, and beware of befriending anyone but the trustworthy, and there is no trust for the one who doesn’t fear Allāh. Do not befriend the corrupt, as he will teach you his corruption, and do not reveal your secrets to him, and only consult those who fear Allāh, the Exalted.”

[Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin of Ibn Qudamah, pg. 132]

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Carelessness of some Women concerning Travelling by Airplane without a Mahram

Carelessness of some Women concerning

 Travelling by Airplane without a Mahram

Shaykh Uthaymeen states:
There is a very regrettable thing with regard to this matter which is the carelessness of some women concerning travelling by airplane without a Mahram.
They are very negligent in this matter: One finds women travelling by airplane alone, and their justification for doing this is that they say that her Mahram escorted her in the airport from which the airplane took off and the other Mahram will meet her in the airport at which the airplane lands, and that in the airplane she is safe.
This justification is weak in reality, because the Mahram who accompanies her does not admit her onto the airplane, he only admits her to the departure lounge.
It may also be that the airplane is delayed in taking off and so this woman remains lost, or the airplane might take off and then be unable to land at the intended airport due to some reason or another, and so it lands at some other place, else and so this woman will be lost. Or, the airplane might land at the intended airport, but the Mahram who is supposed to meet her does not arrive due to one reason or another, such as illness, sleep or a car accident which prevents him from getting there, or something else.
Even if all of these things did not happen, and the airplane landed at the correct time of arrival and the Mahram who was supposed to meet her was present, there might be some man sitting next to her on the airplane who does not fear Allah, the Most High and does not respect the worshippers of Allah, and he might be attracted to her and she to him, which might lead to Fitnah (temptation, trial) and unlawful deeds, as is well known.
So, it is incumbent upon a woman to fear Allah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful and not to travel except with a Mahram. It is also incumbent upon women's male guardians whom Allah has made protectors and maintainers of women to fear Allah, the Almighty, the Ail-Powerful, and to avoid being negligent to those they are Mahrim for, and losing their zeal and their religion, for a person is responsible for his family.
Fatawa Arkanul-Islam - Fatawa on Hajj (Pilgrimage) Q.No 458
Islamic Verdicts on t he Pillars of Islam (Volume Two) - Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj
By the Honorable haikh Muhammad bin Salih Al- 'Uthaimeen
Collected and Arranged by : Fahd bin Nasir bin Ibrahim As-Sulaiman , Dar-us-salam Publications
Dhul-Qadah 5, 1437/August 8, 2016

In this world the believer is like the stranger

In this world the believer is like the stranger

Al hasan رضي الله عنه

“In this world the believer is like the stranger. He does not become upset when it degrades/humiliates him, nor does he compete with others in chasing after its grandeur. For the people are in one state and his is in a totally different state.”

| Ahmad, Az-Zuhd page 321

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Are we in the worst time?

Abu Hazim al-Ashja’i [رحمه الله] said:

“If you find yourself in a time when speech is accepted as knowledge and knowledge is accepted as deeds [instead of putting it into practice], then you are in the worst time and with the worst people.”

[al-Mujalasah wa Jawahir Al-‘Ilm of Abu Bakr Al-Daynuri, (4/338)]

"Whoever calls upon 'Alī Ibn Abī Tālib ..."

"Whoever calls upon 'Alī Ibn Abī Tālib ..."

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allāh have mercy upon him, said:

"Whoever calls upon 'Alī Ibn Abī Tālib has disbelieved, and whoever doubts his disbelief has (also) disbelieved."
[Ad-Durar As-Sanniyyah 2/291-292]

Taken from salafidawahcom

قال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية رحمه الله: من دعا عليا بن أبي طالب، فقد كفر، ومن شك في كفره، فقد كفر.
الدرر السنية ٢٩١-٢٩٢ /٢

The most ignorant of the ignorants

The most ignorant of the ignorants

Ibn Al-Jawzee (Rahimahullah):

"The most ignorant of the ignorant people prefers being rewarded now (i.e. dunyā) than later (i.e. Jannah)."

● [صيد الخاطر ص١٦٤]

Make Du’aa for Every Single Need

Make Du’aa for Every Single Need

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “You must, Yaa akhi, supplicate to Allaah for all of your general and specific concerns, both the difficult and easy ones, and if the only thing to be gained from making du’aa was the fact that it was considered worship of Allaah, it would befit a person to covet it.”

Fatawa Arkaan al-Islaam, p. 45.

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The Ruling of Combining the Walīmah for Marriage with the Walīmah of the Aqīqah*

Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azīz Ibn Bāz

*Question:* Some of the people do the Walīmah for marriage along with the Walīmah for the Aqīqah. Is this action correct or should each be done separately?

*Answer:* There is no harm in that. If one combines the two Walīmahs then there is no harm. 

Translated by Raha Batts

The person who treats others kindly

The person who treats others kindly

The person who treats others kindly and thinks well of them, will find that his intention will remain true, he will feel at ease, his heart will be sound and Allah will protect him from evil and calamity.

—  Imam ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah) ~ Madarij al-Salikeen 2/511

Instruct your dying ones to say la illaha illa Allah

Instruct your dying ones to say la illaha illa Allah

Abu Hanifah And Al-Irjaa: Shaykh Rabee Ibn Hadee

Abu Hanifah And Al-Irjaa: 

Shaykh Rabee Ibn Hadee

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q: Is it correct that which is attributed to Abu Hanifah that he was Murji’ee?
This article has been taken from maktabasalafiya. blogspot. com/2016/07/abu-hanifah-and-al-irjaa-shaykh-rabee.html
A: This is correct and no one denies this. Abu Hanifah fell into irjaa and no one denies it, neither Hanifi nor Sunni, no one denies this. Ahlus Sunnah sternly censured him due to this and for other reasons. Therefore it is not allowed for a Hanifi or anyone else to follow the mistakes any individual no matter who it may be. Not Abu Hanifah, not Malik, and not Shaafi’ee, however I do not know of errors in creed with theses individuals except Abu Hanifah, as he fell into saying the statement, “the Quran is created” but eventually repented from that as is firmly established (and or affirmed) by the scholars. However his (mistake with regards to) irjaa, him repenting from such was never affirmed, nor has anyone claimed such. No one from the Hanifis or other than them to the best of my knowledge.

Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi

Source: فتاوى فضيلة الشيخ ربيع بن هادي المدخلي

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سؤال: هل صحيح ما ينسب إلى أبي حنيفة أنّه مرجئ [ومنه : قوله أن الإيمان لا يزيد ولا ينقص] ؟ 
الجواب: هذا صحيح لا ينكره أحد ؛ أبو حنيفة رحمه الله وقع في الإرجاء ولا ينكره لا الأحناف ولا أهل سنة , لا أحد ينكر هذا، وأخذ عليه أهل السنة أخذا شديدا ؛ أخذوا عليه الإرجاء وغيره - غفر الله له - يعني لا يجوز لحنفي أو لغيره أن يتبع أحداً في خطئه كائناً من كان؛ لا أبو حنيفة ولا مالك ولا الشافعي لكن هؤلاء [مالك والشافعي] ما عرفنا عليهم أخطاء في العقيدة , أمّا أبو حنيفة وقع في القول بخلق القرآن ورجع عنه كما أثبت ذلك علماء , لكن القول بالإرجاء ما ثبت أبداً أنّه رجع عنه ولا أحد يدّعيه له لا من الأحناف ولا من غيرهم في حسب علمي . 

من فتاوى الشيخ ربيع بن هادي

Love: a great disease

(Love can) become too difficult for the doctors to treat and it causes a great deal of trouble for the sick person. 

Ibn al-Qayyim, Zaad al-Ma’aad 4/365

Description of Sh. al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah:

Description of Sh. al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah:

His skin was white.
His hair and beard were dark and black.
He had a light mustache.
His hair extended down to the bottom of his ears.
His eyes looked like two talking tongues.
He was of medium height.
He had wide shoulders.
He had a strong voice.
An eloquent tongue.
He would read first in a quick and harsh manner, and end with a soft and elegant tone.

Source: Siyar a’lam an-Nubala (v. 17, p. 504)

Shaking hands after the prayers

Shaking hands after the prayers

Imam al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) stated:

Shaking hands after the prayers is an innovation about which there is no doubt, unless it is between two people who had not met up prior to that (i.e. the prayer), in such a case it is a Sunnah.

[ Silsilah al-Sahihah (1/553) through Qamus al-Bida' (p. 410).]

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The Categories of Women who Approach their Husbands for Intimacy

The Categories of Women who Approach their Husbands for Intimacy

Shaykh Jamāl Al-Hārithī حفظه الله

Women, in most cases--if not all, except a few--approach their husbands as it relates to the affair of the bed (intimacy) and the reason, in my view, places them in one of three categories:

1. The First Group: She approaches her husband in the bed out of obedience to Allāh as an act of worship; seeking a reward from Him, Majestic be He, for pleasing her husband by fulfillment of his sexual desire, (helping him to) lower his gaze, and hoping for a righteous child.

2. The Second Category: She approaches her husband in the bed hoping for pleasure, and nothing else.

3. The Third Category: She approaches her husband in bed in order to prevent him from looking at other women purely out of jealousy.

No doubt the first has brought together (the benefit) and comprehended the affair.

h ومعترفين؛ بأن النساء غالباً والأغلب، إن لم أقل كلُهنّ ـ إلا الشاذة منهنّ ـ؛ يتقربن إلى أزواجهن في مسألة الفراش، وهنّ في سبب ذلك التقرب على ثلاثة طوائف في نظري ورأيي:

الطائفة الأولى:

تتقرب لزوجها في الفراش؛ طاعةً لله تعالى ـ تعبداً ـ، محتسبة الأجر منه جل جلاله، بإرضاء زوجها بقضاء وطره، وغض بصره، ورجاء ولدٍ صالح.

الطائفة الثانية:

تتقرب لزوجها في الفراش؛ رغبة في الاستمتاع لا غير.

الطائفة الثالثة:

تتقرب لزوجها في الفراش؛ كي تحجبه من أن ينظر إلى غيرها، غَيْرَةً منها عليه فقط.

ولاشك أن الأُولى جمعت فأوعت.

Translated by Raha Batts

The Categories of Men in Fulfilment of the Rights of the Wife

The Categories of Men in Fulfilment of the Rights of the Wife

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sālih Al-'Uthaymīn رحمه الله

From the people there is he who restricts his wife and does not fulfill her rights. He does not spend upon her. If he does give her he shorts her. At times he gives her in a state of disgruntlement. If she says: 'Give me 10 Riyāl so that I may purchase something I am in need of,' he says: 'Insha-Allāh, at 'Asr,' then when 'Asr comes he says: 'Tomorrow.' Like this he continues to put her off. This is not permissible and is Harām for him. If the wife is in this state, then if she is able she may take from his wealth without his knowledge (just to fulfill her need). If she is not able then she may accept Zakat in order to stave off her need.

From the people there is he who does that which is obligatory and does not fall short in his obligations, however, he does not increase upon that. 

From the people there is he who does that which is obligatory and he increases upon that (does additional things which are not obligatory upon him), and he is the best of the categories (of husbands).

These husbands which we have mentioned, from them there is he who is oppressive to his own soul, he who follows the middle course, and he who is foremost in doing good; by the permission of Allāh. 

Taken from At-Ta'līq 'Alāl-Muntaqā Min Akhbār Al-Mustafā 4/638

Translated by Raha Batts
Source: telegram

Husband and talaq

Ibn Bāz [رحمه الله] said:

❝It is ordained for the husband to fear Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) and not hasten to pronounce divorce. Rather, he should be patient and should solve problems using wisdom, kind words, and good manner and not be oppressive.❞

 [Fatwas Of Ibn Bāz, (30/331, Part No. 30) | Al-Ifta]

The salah of the hypocrites

The salah of the hypocrites 

“The salah of the hypocrites is the salah of the body (i.e. physical movements only), not the salah of the heart. O Allah do not make us from them.” Aameen!!!

صلاة المنافقين صلاة أبدان لا صلاة قلوب اللهم لا تجعلنا منهم

-Imām Ibn Al-Qayyim (Raḥimahullāh)

 [Madarij al-Salikeen, 1/354]

From the Worst of Mankind

From the Worst of Mankind

 Imaam Bin Baaz

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
Source: “Sharhul Kitaabit Tawheed” pages 107-109

و لأحمد بسند جيد , عن ابن مسعود - رضي الله عنه – مرفوعا: إن من شرار الناس من تدركهم الساعة و هم أحياء , و الذين يتخذون القبور مساجد

و رواه أبو حاتم في صحيحه

Narrado por Ahmad (رحمه الله) con una cadena (*de narración) buena, bajo la autoridad de Ibn Mas’ud (radi Allahu ‘anhu) remontándose hasta el Profeta   صلى الله عليه وسلم,

Verdaderamente, de los peores de la humanidad son aquellos sobre quienes será establecida la Hora y estén vivos, y aquellos quienes han tomado las tumbas como lugares de adoración (masaajid).
También narrado por Abu Haatim (رحمه الله) en su Sahih.

This Hadeeth is reported on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood (رضي الله عنه) reachingback to the Prophet ﷺ,

Verily from the worst of mankind are those whom the Hour will be established upon and they are alive, and those whom have taken the graves as places of worship (masaajid).
This is because the Hour will only be established upon the worst of creation. As far as the believers their souls will be taken by a pleasant wind prior to this (i.e. the establishment of the Hour).

Those who take the graves as places of worship are from the worst of mankind because they are a means and cause for the people falling into shirk (polytheism), innovation, and erroneous acts. This is because once the people view such a thing as correct they will naturally conclude and say, “Since they have built (a place of worship over this grave, the occupant of it) must then be supplicated to and called on in times of peril.

However, there is no problem if the grave is in close proximity to the cemetery. This is because the walkway in that case will separate between the two, and this is superior (to masaajid being on top of graves).

This is correct just as we have previously mentioned (when speaking about) extremism, that results in the one whom they are extreme about being taken as an object of worship instead of or along with Allah. Due to this the people exaggerated the status of some of the righteous. They thus, took them as objects of worship instead of or along with Allah. Examples of this are like the graves of Al Hassan (radiAllahu ‘anhu), Al Hussain (radi Allahu ‘anhu), Faatimah (radi Allahu ‘anha) and other than them. This nation has likewise exaggerated the status of the Messenger ﷺ and consequently fallen into (shirk by) worshipping him (by supplicating to him and the like) and seeking his aid in times of peril instead of or along with Allah; this (also happened) in the times of antiquity when the people of Nuh ﷺ exaggerated the status of the righteous until they eventually worshipped them (which is polytheism) as we have already mentioned.


The One That Takes From His Beard is Not a Student of Knowledge 

– Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzaan

As Salaamu Alaikum

The questioner says:

It has spread amongst the students of knowledge, i.e. the taking (of hair) from ones beard, so some advice is desired.

Ash-Shaykh Al-`Allaamah Salih Al-Fawzaan:

They are not students of knowledge nor scholars, the ones that take (hair) from the beard are not students of knowledge, the students of knowledge are the ones that act upon the Sunnah, and the Sunnah is to leave the beard, the one that takes from his beard is not from the students of knowledge! Yes.

Taken from:

Translated by: Ehsaan Manzoor

The Link Between Blessings and Gratitude

The Link Between Blessings and Gratitude

It is reported that ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib – Allāh be pleased with him – said:

"Blessings arrive with gratitude [to Allāh], and gratitude is connected with more [blessings], and the two are tied together: more blessings from Allāh will never stop unless gratitude from the servant stops".

Ibn Abī Al-Dunyā, Al-Shukr article 18.


Condition for giving Advice

Condition for giving Advice

“If your advice is accepted, praise Allāh (the Possessor of Might and Majesty). But, if your advice is rejected, then focus on yourself, because rectifying yourself is an endeavor that should keep you very busy.”

 Sufyān ath-Thawrī (رحمه الله)

[The Biography of Sufyān ath-Thawrī (رحمه الله) – p. 160-163]

Taking the pills that prevent menses in order to perform fasting

Taking the pills that prevent menses 

in order to perform fasting

Shaykh Muhammad Ali Ferkous 

Fatwa n°: 919
Category: Fatwas about fasting

The ruling regarding taking the pills that prevent menses in order to perform fasting


What is the ruling regarding taking the pills that prevent menses during Ramadan in order to fast the whole month, without resorting to making up fasting?


All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.
The considered opinion is that the woman keeps her nature, without using the pills that delay menses in order to perform fasting. She is rewarded for her worship by not fasting and not doing other acts of worship, due to menses, which are predestined by Allah عزَّ وجلَّ. She will not miss the reward by Allah’s Will. She will worship Allah عزَّ وجلَّ later by making up fasting, knowing that Dhikr (remembrance of Allah), which is one of the best actions, is allowed for her during menses, as the Prophet صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم was used to remember Allah عزَّ وجلَّ in all cases(1). In case she used the pills and fasted, her fasting, then, is correct and she does not have to make it up.

The perfect knowledge belongs to Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Our last prayer is all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet, his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

Algiers, Jumâdâ Ath-Thâniya 1st 1429H
Corresponding to June 5th, 2008

(1) Reported by Mouslim in his “Sahîh”; chapter of menses; about the remembrance of Allah in case of Janâba (major ritual impurity) and other cases (hadith 826), and Abu Dâwûd in his “Sunan”; chapter of purification; about the remembrance of Allah by a person in case of impurity (hadith 18), and At-Tirmidhi in his “Sunan”, chapter of invocations; concerning what is reported about answering the muslim’s invocation (hadith 3384), and Ibn Mâjâh in his “Sunan”; chapter of purification; concerning the remembrance of Allah when relieving oneself and putting the ring when relieving oneself (hadith 302), and Ahmed in His “Musnad “ (hadith 23889) according to the hadith reported by `Â'icha رضي الله عنها.

Whomsoever intends to leave off sinning in Ramadan alone

Whomsoever intends to leave off sinning

 in Ramadan alone

ﻗﺎﻝ ﺷﻴﺦ ﺍﻹﺳﻼﻡ ﺍﺑﻦ ﺗﻴﻤﻴﺔ رحمه الله :
(ﻣﻦ ﻳﻌﺰﻡُ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﺮﻙ ﺍﻟﻤﻌﺎﺻﻲ ﻓﻲ ﺭﻣﻀﺎﻥ ﺩﻭﻥ ﻏﻴﺮﻩ ﻓﻠﻴﺲ ﻫﺬﺍ ﺑﺘﺎﺋﺐ ﻣﻄﻠﻘﺎً،ﻭﻟﻜﻨﻪ ﺗﺎﺭﻙٌ ﻟﻠﻔﻌﻞ ﻓﻲ ﺷﻬﺮ ﺭﻣﻀﺎﻥ).
( ﺍﻟﻔﺘﺎﻭﻯ١٠ / ٧٤٣ ).

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said:

"Whomsoever intends to leave off sinning in Ramadan alone, then this is not true repentance at all, but rather this is (just) leaving it (sinning) in the month of Ramadan (alone)."

(Fatawa 10/743).

The Jaahil (ignorant) Who Speaks Without Knowledge

The Jaahil (ignorant) Who 

Speaks Without Knowledge

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said,

“The greatest calamity is from an ignorant person
who has compound ignorance,
who argues with you without knowledge,
speaks without knowledge,
speaks to the common folk without knowledge,
speaks to the scholars without knowledge and in an argumentative manner, and
when you discuss something with him, he is the most ignorant of Allaah’s slaves.”

Sharh al-Kaafiyah ash-Shaafiyah, vol. 1, p. 182.


Mentioning Allah While Using The Bathroom: Shaykh Salih Alish-Shaykh

Mentioning Allah While Using The Bathroom:

 Shaykh Salih Alish-Shaykh

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This is hated, so it’s befitting for the Muslims to avoid it. Ibn Umar stated that a man passed by Allah’s Messenger -sallahu alayhi wa salaam- while he was urinating and conveyed the salaams, however the Messenger -sallahu alayhi wa salaam- did not respond. That was because returning the salaams is dhikr.

Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi

Source:  المنظار في كثير من الأخطاء الشائعة

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The Woman Who Is Severely Beaten By Her

 Husband Has The Right To Ask For A Khul'ah

Author: Shaykh Fu’aad al-‘Amri
Translator: Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
Source: Asked on Istiqamah Hajj & Umrah Beginning of Rajab 1437/ Friday April 8th 2016

Question: Is it permissible for a woman who has been beaten by her husband to the point that she has been hospitalized to seek a Khul'ah?

Answer: Yes it is permissible for her to do so because this situation constitutes bad and harmful living conditions. She would give back the dowry and be released from the marriage by way of the Khul'ah. Rather, if she was in a place where there's an Islamic Judge, the judge would dissolve the marriage due to this abuse...

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A Few Characteristics of the Haddādiyyah Sect

A Few Characteristics of the Haddādiyyah Sect

Author: Abu Dihyah Dawud Adib

It is important that we understand the following point very well: the Haddādiyyah Sect is extremely dangerous! We should always ask Allāh not to make us like them, to not cause us to emulate them while wearing the garments of Salafiyyah. For indeed, whoever imitates a people is from them!

Two of their characteristics are:

Fanatacism towards personalities, which is a common characteristic among the People of Blind Bigotry and Partisanship.
The Haddadi sect provides moral, intellectual, theological and logistic support to Dā'ish.

🔈 Abū Bakr bin Abī Dāwūd said in his Hā'iyyah:

ولا تعتقد رأي الخوارج إنه *** مقال لمن يهواه يردي ويفضح

And do not hold a belief like the Khawārij; for indeed it is a position only held by those who desire it, and it is destructive and disgraceful!


Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān explains this line of poetry saying:

فمٓذهبُ الخٓوارِجِ يٓتفرّعُ منه فروعٌ قبيحةٌ فلا تعتقده أو تمل إليه بل اعتبره مذهباً باطلاً، و هذا في الذي يرى رأيٓهم و لو لم يفعل مثلٓ فعلِهم، فكٓيفٓ بالذي يرى رأيٓهم و يُنفِّذُه؟

Thus, this is the methodology of the Khawārij, from which sprung other repugnant branches [of methodologies and principles]. Therefore, do not hold these beliefs nor incline towards them, instead consider them false opinions [principles and concepts]. Keeping in mind that this is referring to those who only hold these opinions [principles and concepts] yet they have not carried out these actions. So how much more those who also hold these corrupted beliefs and concepts and carry them out?


Shaykh Rabī described the Haddaadis, saying:

 الحدادية لهم أصل خبيث، وهو أنهم إذا ألصقوا بإنسان قولاً هو بريء منه ويعلن براءته منه، فإنهم يصرون على الاستمرار على رمي ذلك المظلوم بما ألصقوه به، فهم بهذا الأصل الخبيث يفوقون الخوارج

The Haddadis have an evil principle with them which is [the following]: Whenever they have attached to a [Salafi] individual that which he is in reality innocent of and [that Salafi has already] announced openly that he is indeed innocent of it - (i.e. what he is being falsely accused of) - they [the Haddādis] continue to hurl those accusations against that oppressed [Salafi] individual with that which they [the Haddadis] have [falsely] assigned to him.

Consequently, [by utilizing this technique] of their repugnant principle [they have concocted] they have exceeded the [methodology] of the Khawarij


In conclusion, we should check ourselves to see if any of these filthy principles have crept into our minds, hearts, or behaviors.

Oh Allāh! Do not make us like the people we warn against!

Source for Shaykh Rabi’ clarification:⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

الاثنين 19 جمادى الآخر 1437 - 28 مارس


Be Firm Upon the Sunnah and Beware of Haddaadiyyah

Be Firm Upon the Sunnah and Beware of Haddaadiyyah

Author: Shaikh Muhammad Bin Rabee' Al-Madkhali (hafithahullah)
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
Source: @IstiqamahHajj: Benefits from the Gathering of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Rabee' Al Madkhalee (hafithahullah) which took place in the home of the Shaikh on the 5th of Rajab 1437/12th of April 2016

Shaikh Muhammad Bin Rabee' Al Madkhalee (hafithahullah) advised us with a tremendous word of advice, the Shaikh (hafithahullah) said,

I advise you brothers to stick to the Sunnah, hold on to it and don't waiver. Be firm upon the Sunnah and beware of the Haddaadiyyah (those Hizbees who are extreme and accuse Ahlus Sunnah of being people of Bid'ah due to mistakes). Beware of those who are extreme and harsh in their treatment of their Salafy brothers and unjustly accuse them of Tamyee' (being too soft and watering-down the Da'wah). Be firm upon the Sunnah and don't waiver!

From those who were present:

Shaikh Usaamah Al 'Utaybee, Abu Muhammad Naadir Al Jamaykee, Abu Yusuf Khaleefah,Tariq Bin Saidi, Dawud Pearson, Myself (Siddiq) and Others.


Islamic Position With Regards To The Shiite: Shaykh Rabee Ibn Hadee

Islamic Position With Regards 

To The Shiite: Shaykh Rabee Ibn Hadee

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q: What is the Islamic position with regards to the Shiite coming out of Iran, especially as it relates to the abundance of them present at the Sanctuary (in Mecca) and the elders from them? How do we interact with them?

A: Interaction with them falls between two (varying) circumstances. You either have the ability to affect them and to (properly) call them to Allah (worship of Him based on revelation) just as you would call the Jews and Christians to the truth making it clear to them. If this is the case, call them to Allah and if you do not possess the ability to do so (which is the second circumstance) then distance yourself from them. Allah only burdens an individual with that which he can bear.

And this is a calamity that has befallen to which there is no escape. It has befallen and is a trial for us, as we are unable to prevent them from entering the Two Sanctuaries. As a result we are tested by way of them just as the companions were tested by way of the hypocrites. So this is the reality. Consequently the strong students of knowledge and the scholars must take on the responsibility of inviting them to Allah, presenting (to them) the proofs, and referring them to the truth. Either they will accept and if not then the proof is established against them.

As for the small student of knowledge he distances himself and abandons them. He should not be like some who say “the Shiite are our brothers, the difference between us and them is like the difference between Malik and Shaafi’ee.” Those who say this are deceivers who misled the Muslims. A multitude of adherents to the Sunnah have plunged into the arms of the Shiite due to this watering down (and distortion) of the affair. Multitudes in Africa, (specifically) in Sudan and Egypt. Have you not heard about what transpired in Egypt during the medieval era? The batini Shiite ruled Egypt and circulated throughout the land shiism along with the batini ideology, then Allah granted Sallahuddin Al Ayyubi victory in conquering them. Subsequently their government fell and the Sunnah’s influence returned to Egypt. There remained some who upheld the batini ideology under the cloak of Sufism and this is the reason why they can’t outwardly display neither shiism nor the batini ideology.

Unfortunately in this era the craving of the Shiite has intensified with respect to returning shiism and batinism to that country and they have begun to spread their poison. Did you all hear the answer (to the initial question)? The Questioner asked about the Shiite and ones conduct with them. We replied with it being binding upon the strong students of knowledge and the scholars to invite them to Allah, and to make clear the truth. Perhaps Allah will guide whomever He wills from those among them. As for small students of knowledge they are to avoid, shun, and show no regard towards them. And we say the opposite of what some deceivers say from those involved in politics “the Shiite are our brothers, the difference between us and them is like the difference between Malik and Shaafi’ee.”

This is inventing a lie on Allah and misleading the Muslims, subsequently causing many from those who attribute themselves to the Sunnah to be flung into the arms of the Shiite.

Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi

Source: فتاوى فضيلة الشيخ العلامة ربيع بن هادي عمير المدخلي

[Source in english]

Choosing one's desire over the right way

Choosing one's desire over the right way

Ibn Hazm Rahimahullah said:

What indicates a person’s weak religion and fear of Allah, is that he seeks for an opinion that suits his desire.

[Al-Ihkam, 5/64]

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah Rahimahullah

“The origin of evil is preferring opinion over the texts and preferring desires over the Shari’ah.”

[al-Minhaj 8/411]




Shaikh Raslan (may Allaah preserve him) stated about his father (rahimahullaah): ‘’You taught me that a rebuke of truth is more honorable for me than a praise of falsehood; and that the reproach of a truthful person is better for me than the praise of a liar.”  [Source: Dawaabit Ar-Riwaayah Indal Muhadditheen: page: 7 vol: 1]

Taken from

Protection From Hypocrisy

Protection From Hypocrisy

Al-Imaam ibnul Qayyim rahimahullaah: “Remembering Allaah azza wa jall a lot is a protection from hypocrisy, for indeed the hypocrites remember Allaah azza wa jall only a little.” — [al-Waabil as-Sayyib, 195]

قـال الإمام ابن القيم -رحمه الله: كثرة الذِّكر الله عز وجل أمانٌ من النفاق، فان المنافقين قليلوا الذكر لله عز وجل .

[الوابل الصيّب١٩٥.]

[Fruits of Knowledge – ثمرات العلم]



In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: ”Guidance is to know the truth and acting upon it. The one whom Allaah has neither made acquianted with the truth nor acting upon it cannot have a way towards guidance.” [Shifaa Al-Aleel: 1/153]


May my hand be paralysed if my hand hits my wife

May my hand be paralysed if 

my hand hits my wife

Shurayh an-Nakha'i said: 

My wife died before me. I wish she could take from my life or that we died together. I have seen how men hit their wives. May my hand be paralysed if my hand hits Zaynab.

 |al-Ahkam 1/462|

How Much Shaytan Tries to Cause Marital Strife

How Much Shaytan Tries to 

Cause Marital Strife

Abū ʾUmāmah – Allāh be pleased with him – said:

Verily Shayṭān comes to your bed after your wife has made it and prepared it and throws a stick, a stone, or something [similar] on it to make the husband angry with his wife. So if someone finds this, let him not be angry with his wife, for it is the work of Shayṭān.

Al-Bukhārī, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad #1191. The chain of transmission is graded ḥasan by Shaykh Al-Albānī; he also regards it as being authentic from the Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم . See Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 1:463

Woe to the scholar who refrains from teaching the ignorant

Woe to the scholar who refrains 

from teaching the ignorant

Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:

"Woe to the scholar who remains silent and refrains from teaching the ignorant, and woe to the ignorant who does not accept the teachings of a scholar."

(Al-Mustadrak 'Ali Al-Fataawa 281/2)

The Difference Between Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem

The Difference Between Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Salih Al Uthaymin said,

Ar-Rahman: The possessor of vast mercy.

Ar-Raheem: The granter of mercy to whomever He wills.

The difference between the two is that the first relates to the existence of mercy as a description for Him, whereas the second is related to it being an action of His, as He grants (or bestows) mercy to whomever He wills from His creation. [شرح لمعة الاعتقاد]

Sheikh Abdur Razzaq ibn Abdil Muhsin Al Abbad said,

Ar-Rahman: He to whom which mercy is a description.

Ar-Raheem: The doer of the action of being merciful to His servants, for this reason the Exalted says:

“And with the believers He is most merciful (رحيمًا) ” [Al-Ahzab: 43]

“..certainly He is to them full of Kindness, Most Merciful (رحيمٌ)” [At-Taubah: 117]

So Ar-Rahman is on a (certain) scale (in the Arabic language related to morphology) that indicates a permanent, inseparable, and perfect attribute. In other words; from His attributes is mercy. Whereas Ar-Raheem indicates the spreading of mercy to those whom it is bestowed upon. Meaning those who received mercy via (His) action. [فقه الأسماء الحسنى]

Compiled by Najeeb ibn Yusuf Al Anjelesi.


The Emergence Of Time When Bid`ah Will Be Considered As Sunnah

The Emergence Of Time When Bid`ah Will
Be Considered As Sunnah

The Companion, Hudhaifah bin al-Yamaan رضي الله عنه once took two stones and placed one on top of the other and asked his companions: ❝Do you see any light (passing) between these two stones?❞

They said: “O Abu `Abdullaah! We don’t see any light (passing) between these two stones except for very little.”

He said: ❝By the One (Allaah) in whose Hand is my soul! Verily, Bid`ah (religious innovation) will (soon) appear till nothing of the truth is seen except for the amount of light which you see (passing) between these two stones. By Allaah! Bid`ah will circulate (so much) so that if something of it is left out, the people will say: The Sunnah had been abandoned.❞

[al-Bid`a of Ibn al-Wadhdhaah (151); al-I`tesaam of al-Shaatibee (1/106)]

Whoever habitually opposes the Sharia

Whoever habitually opposes the Sharia 

"Whoever habitually opposes the Sharia with opinions, then Eemaan does not settle in his heart." - Dara at-Ta’arad 1/187

- Shaykh ul-Islaam Ahmad bin Abdul Haleem Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah).

Like a dumb Shaytan!

Like a dumb Shaytan!

Indeed, what kind of piety is there in a person who witnesses Allāh’s sanctities being violated, his religion abandoned, the Sunnah of His Messenger shunned, and yet remains still with a cold heart and a shut mouth? Such a person is like a dumb Shaytan!

—  Ibn Qayyim | A'alām al-Muwaqqi'īn, (v. 2, p. 176)

The Worst of the Khawaarij

The Worst of the Khawaarij

Author: Imaam 'Abdullah Bin Muhammad Ad Da'eef
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
Source: The Masaail of Imaam Ahmad(rahimahullah) by Imaam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) pg. 271

وقال عبد الله محمد الضعيف – أحد أئمة السلف – :

فَعَدُ الخوارج هم أخبت الخوارج
رواه أبو داود في مسائل أحمد ص ٢٧١ بسند صحيح

'Abdullah Bin Muhammad Ad Da'eef (rahimahullah) -one of the Imaams of the Salaf- said,

The Qa'ad (i.e. the Qa'adiyyah1) of the Khawaarij are the worst and most vile of the Khawaarij.
[Reported in the Masaail of Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah) by Imaam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) on pg. 271 with an authentic chain of narration.]

TN: The Qa'adiyyah are those from the Khawaarij who incite others to rebel, revolt, and commit acts of atrocity while they themselves do not take part in the actual fighting and/or “operations.” They are the worst of the Khawaarij because they are in fact the root and cause of these evil acts. Therefore, any "radical cleric" calling people to the methodology of the evil Khawaarij and inciting them to commit acts of terrorism is thus from the Qa'adiyyah and subsequently the worst of the Khawaarij.


The disease and the doctor of this Ummah

The disease and the doctor of this Ummah

Sufyān Al-Thawrī said, “Wealth is the disease of this Ummah, and the scholar is the doctor of this Ummah".

‎ [سير أعلام النبلاء ٨/٢٤٣]

Every Mother (Woman) Must Dedicate Herself

Every Mother (Woman) Must Dedicate Herself

“A woman, first and foremost, needs to be righteous herself, so that she can be a good example for her daughters…

A woman should train her children properly, for her children represent the men and women of the future. In the earliest stages of their development, it is the mothers that human beings learn from. If she is a good mother, good in her manners and dealings and good in the way she brings up her children, then those children will take after her and contribute positively to the betterment of society.

Every mother, then, must dedicate herself to training her children, and if she cannot undertake their training on her own, then their father or another guardian – for example, a brother or uncle, if their father is dead – should help her to raise them.

A woman should not yield to difficult circumstances, feeling that she cannot change her situation or her family’s situation for the better.”

– Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
[The Islaamic Awakening (p. 223 & 229)]

Wearing a Coat Over the Jilbab

The Ruling on a Woman Wearing a Coat Over the Jilbab 

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan

Question: May Allah be good to you. I have another question: Is it allowed for a woman to wear a coat over the jilbab knowing that she will go out in a condition of necessity and severe cold?

Answer: “What is important is that a woman covers herself when leaving and cover herself completely. Nothing should be apparent from her by using any covering or clothing. What is important is that she covers herself. As for the details of the clothing, then this returns to the conditions of the women and to the need of the women. Nothing is prohibited except for the clothing which is for men. She does not wear the clothing of men. She only wears the clothing of women. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

لعن الله المتشبهات من النساء بالرجال ولعن الله المتشبهين من الرجال بالنساء

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) cursed those men who are effeminate, and women who imitate men.
[Bukhari and Muslim]

So it is not allowed for one gender to resemble another. Everyone has a clothing. The men have their clothing and the women have their clothing. Yes”.

The Ruling on Having Oppositions and Evil in the Cell-phone

The Ruling on Having Oppositions and Evil in the Cell-phone

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan

Question: This questioner says: some of the youth have cellphones and they fill it with oppositions and evils like songs, musical instruments, and prohibited pictures. So what is your guidance for the likes of these people? May Allah bless you

Answer: “If these people are older, then it is upon them to fear Allah and repent to Allah from this action. And that they purify their cellphones from these affairs, from these evil ideas, and this amusement and game. If they are young, then it is upon their guardians to protect them from it. [For the guardians to] prevent them from this harmful amusement and from this action which will harm them in the future”

وجود المخالفات والمنكرات في الجولات.


هذا يقول: بعض الشباب لديهم ظاهرة في الجوالات، أنهم يملئونها ببعض المخالفات، والمنكرات كالغناء والمعازف والصور المحرَّمة، فما هو توجيهكم لمثل هؤلاء-بارك الله فيكم-؟

الجواب: هؤلاء إن كانوا كبارًا فعليهم أن يتقوا الله، وأن يتوبوا إلى الله من هذا العمل، وأن يُطهروا جوالاتهم عن هذه الأمور، وهذه الأفكار السيئة، وهذا اللهو واللعب، وإن كانوا صغارًا، فعلى أوليائهم أن يصونوهم منها، وأن يمنعوهم من هذا العبث الضار، ومن هذا العمل الذي يكون ضرره عليهم مستقبلاً.

The Ruling on Selling Imitation Goods

The Ruling on Selling Imitation Goods 

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan hafidhuhallah:

Question: He says oh Virtuous Shaikh (may Allah facilitate for you): what is the ruling on buying and selling imitation goods like watches, pens, and other than that?

Answer: “You notify regarding it. There is no preventative for you to sell it or buy it. However, inform that it is an imitation and not an original and that its price is cheaper than the price of the origin. As for those who cheat the people and sell it as if it is an original and take the price of the original and it is an imitation, then this is cheating. When the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

من غشنا فليس منا

Whoever cheats us is not one of us

[Saheeh Muslim]

If the buyer does not know, then clarify to him and so he see it as an imitation. So he does not take it thinking it was an original and pays a high price and [the seller] exploits his [the buyer’s] ignorance. This is not allowed. This is cheating”.

Tafseer Surah al-Hujaraat no. 68 starting at the 50 min found here:

The Ruling On Throwing Food in the Garbage

The Ruling On Throwing Food in the Garbage Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: May Allah be good to you, what is the ruling on students throwing the remaining food and drink in the garbage?

Answer: “As for what is not going to be eaten, like orange, apple, banana peels, and what resembles that then there is no harm. This is because there is no need for it itself. As for food that can be eaten like remains of bread or sauce and what resembles that, then it is not thrown in the places of filth. If it must be thrown in the garbage, then place it in a special bag so that those who are cleaning know that it is something that deserves respect” .

  أحسن الله إليكم يا شيخ، ما حكم رمي التلاميذ بقايا طعامهم وشرابهم في القمامة؟

الشيخ: أما ما لا يؤكل فلا بأس، كقشور البرتقال والتفاح والموز وما أشبه ذلك؛ لأن هذا لا حوجة له في نفسه، وأما ما يؤكل كبقايا الخبز والإدام وشببه فإنه لا يلقى في الأماكن القذرة، وإذا كان لا بد أن يلقى في الزبالة فليجعل له كيس خاص يوضع فيه حتى يعرف المنظفون أنه محترم .

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