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A Warning to Those Who Speak without Knowledge – ash-Shawkani


A Warning to Those Who Speak without 

Knowledge – ash-Shawkani


ash-Shawkānī:

If you have nominated yourself for giving legal rulings to questioners and judging between two disputants, know that you are being tested and afflicted and others are being tested and afflicted through you; because blood is being spilled by your verdicts, wealth and rights are being removed from their rightful owners, what is unlawful is legalised and what is unlawful is prohibited. You are saying things which Allah ﷻ never said, with no legal evidence from the book of Allah or the Sunnah of His Messenger. Rather, you are saying things that, through your own admission, you do not know whether they are true or false.



So, what will be your answer when you stand in front of Allah ﷻ? Indeed, Allah has ordered the rulers of the worshippers of Allah ﷻ to rule between them by what Allah ﷻ has revealed, and you do not know what Allah  has revealed because you do not know the way He revealed it. Allah ﷻ ordered the Muslim rulers to rule by the truth and you do not know what the truth is. You just heard some people saying something so you said it too. Allah ﷻ ordered the Muslim rulers to rule between the people with justice, and you do not know justice from oppression, because justice is what agrees with what Allah ﷻ has prescribed, and oppression is what goes against that.



These orders do not include you, in fact the ones who are ordered to carry them out are others, namely scholars, so how have you performed a task which you were not ordered to do, nor designated as a substitute to carry out in the absence of someone else. How did you proceed to give a legal ruling based on principles other than what Allah ﷻ has revealed? You became from amongst those about whom it was said: and whosoever does not rule by what Allah ﷻ has revealed, then they are the oppressors, and whosoever does not rule by what Allah ﷻ has revealed are evildoers, and whosoever does not rule by what Allah ﷻ has revealed are disbelievers’.”



SOURCE: al-Qawl al-Mufīd fī Adillat al-Ijtihād wa al-Taqlīd, ash-Shawkānī, Muḥammad Ibn ʿAlī (pp.1/97)

[To read this article in Spanish press here]
Taken from: http://dusunnah.com/article/a-warning-to-those-who-speak-without-knowledge-ash-shawkani/

These people have not been blessed in their children!

These people have not been blessed in their children!

Imaam Ibn Uthaymeen رحمه الله


“Many people have children, however his/her children do not benefit him/her because of what is in them from disobedience & being undutiful (to the parents). These people have not been blessed in their children.

شرح دعاء قنوت الوتر ص.١١


O Miskeen!

Al-Imaam Al Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad said:

“O Miskeen! You are an evil-doer and you think yourself to be one who does good. You are an ignoramus and you think yourself to be a scholar. You are a miser and you think yourself to be generous. O foolish one! You see that you are intelligent. Your time is short, but your hope is long.”

[Adh-Dhahabi]: I say: Yes, by Allah, he has spoken the truth. And you are an oppressor and you think yourself to be the one who is oppressed. And you eat what is unlawful and you think that you are cautious and fearful (in this regard). And you are a sinner and you think yourself to be just and upright. And you seek the knowledge (of the religion) for the world, and yet you think that you seek it for Allaah.

Source: Siyaar A’laam an-Nubalaa  سير أعلام النبلاء 8/440



قال الفضيل بن عياض ( رحمه الله ) : (( يا مسكين أنت مسيء، وترى أنك محسن، وأنت جاهل، وترى أنك عالم، وتبخل، وترى أنك كريم، وأحمق، وترى أنك عاقل، أجلك قصير، وأملك طويل. قلت -أي الذهبي- : إي والله، صدق، وأنت ظالم وترى أنك مظلوم، وآكل للحرام وترى أنك متورع، وفاسق وتعتقد أنك عدل، وطالب العلم للدنيا، وترى أنك تطلبه لله )). [ سير أعلام النبلاء ( 8/ 440 )]

قـال الذهبـي -رحمه الله- معلقـاً :

قال الذهبي رحمه الله: قلت إي والله صدق وأنت ظالم وترى أنك مظلوم وآكل للحرام وترى أنك متورع وفاسق وتعتقد أنك عدل وطالب العلم للدنيا وترى أنك تطلبه لله.

Refuting the Students of Knowledge



Refuting the Students of Knowledge

Question:

"It has become apparent among many people that they take charge in refuting the students of knowledge which has manifested splitting and differing, so what is your statement on this?"

Answer:

"Refuting the one who differs is imperative. However, the one who refutes is who? The ones who refute are the scholars. The ones who take charge of refutation are the scholars. The refutation should have two affairs:

1) with knowledge, and...

2) with good manners.

(Allah says:) {And debate them with that which is best} This is refutation, or rather this is the method of refutation. Yes. And this is in the important issues, as for the issues that are not important and the people are not in need of them, then don’t take them into consideration. Yes."

Shaykh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan, may Allah preserve him
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السؤال
ظهر كثير من الناس يتولون الرد على طلبة العلم فيما أظهر الفرقة والاختلاف فما قولكم في هذا؟

​الجواب: الرد على المخالف لا بد منها لكن اللي يرد من هو؟! الذي يرد هم العلماء هم الذين يتولون الرد ويكون الرد بأمرين بالعلم ويكون بحسن الأدب (وَجَادِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ)، فهذا هو الرد أو هذه طريقة الرد، وفي المسائل المهمة أما المسائل اللي ما هي بمهمة والناس ليسوا بحاجة إليها فلا تلتفت إليها. نعم

bismillahsalam
"The most hated speech to Allah is when a man says to another man, ‘Fear Allah!’ and he replies, 'Worry about your own self!’"

Reported by Al-Asbahaanee in At-Targheeb (#739), autenticated by Sheikh Albani in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah (#2598)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم :" إن أحب الكلام إلى الله أن يقول العبد : سبحانك اللهم و بحمدك ، و تبارك اسمك
، و تعالى جدك ، و لا إله غيرك ، و إن أبغض الكلام إلى الله أن يقول الرجل
للرجل : اتق الله ، فيقول :
عليك نفسك " .


قال الألباني في " السلسلة الصحيحة " 6 / 1055 :


أخرجه النسائي في " عمل اليوم و الليلة " ( 488 / 849 ) و ابن منده في "
التوحيد " ( ق 123 / 2 - الظاهرية ) و البيهقي في " الشعب " ( 1 / 359 - هندية
) و " الدعوات الكبير " ( 102 / 136 ) من طريق محمد بن سعيد بن الأصبهاني قال :
حدثنا أبو معاوية عن الأعمش عن إبراهيم التيمي عن الحارث بن سويد عن عبد الله
قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : فذكره . قلت : و هذا إسناد صحيح ،
رجاله ثقات رجال الشيخين غير ابن الأصبهاني و هو ثقة ثبت من شيوخ البخاري . و
قد خالفه ابن أبي شيبة فرواه في " المصنف " ( 1 / 232 ) عن أبي معاوية و ابن
فضيل عن الأعمش به موقوفا . و تابعه محمد بن العلاء عن أبي معاوية وحده به .
أخرجه النسائي ( 489 / 850 ) . و تابعه عنده ( 851 و 852 ) داود و أبو الأحوص
عن الأعمش به موقوفا أيضا . و إن مما لا شك فيه أن الوقف أصح من حيث الرواية ،
لكنه من حيث المعنى في حكم المرفوع ، لأنه لا يقال من قبل الرأي كما هو ظاهر .
و من الغريب أن تخفى على الحافظ ابن حجر هذه المصادر ، و بخاصة منها كتاب
النسائي الذي رواه مرفوعا و موقوفا ، فإنه عزاه في تخريج " الكشاف " ( 7 / 43 )
لابن أبي شيبة وحده موقوفا ! و لطرفه الأخير طريق آخر ، يرويه سفيان عن أبي
إسحاق عن سعيد بن وهب عن عبد الله قال : " إن من أكبر الذنب أن يقول الرجل
لأخيه : ( اتق الله ) ، فيقول : 
عليك نفسك ، أنت تأمرني ؟! " . أخرجه الطبراني

في " المعجم الكبير " ( 9 / 119 / 8587 ) . قلت : و رجاله ثقات إن كان سعيد (
الأصل : سعد ) بن وهب هو الهمداني الخيواني الذي أخرج له مسلم ، فقد فرقوا بين
هذا و بين الهمداني الثوري ، و لم يذكروا في هذا الثاني توثيقا ، خلافا لابن
حبان ، فإنه لم يذكر في " ثقاته " ( 4 / 291 ) سوى الأول . و كلاهما روى عنه
أبو إسحاق السبيعي . و الله أعلم . على أن السبيعي مدلس ، و قد عنعنه . و سفيان
هو الثوري ، و قد خالفه في إسناده شعبة ، فقال : عن أبي إسحاق عن زيد ابن وهب
عن عبد الله قال : " كفى بالمرء إثما إذا قيل له : ( اتق الله ) غضب " ! أخرجه
الطبراني ( 8588 ) . و قال الهيثمي في كل من الروايتين ( 7 / 271 ) : " و رجاله
رجال الصحيح " . فأنت ترى أن شعبة قال : " زيد بن وهب " ، مكان " سعيد بن وهب "
، فلا أدري الراجح منهما . ( تنبيه ) : تقدم هذا الحديث برقم ( 2598 ) من رواية
ابن منده و الأصبهاني في " الترغيب " ، و وقع هنا بزيادة كبيرة في التخريج و
التحقيق فاحتفظت به ، و الله ولي التوفيق .

الكتاب : السلسلة الصحيحة

Defend Your Brother’s Honor

Defend Your Brother’s Honor

Prophet Muḥammad Ṣallallāhu-ʿAlaihi Wa Sallam said:
“Whoever defends the honor of his brother from being backbitten then it is (his) right from Allāh that he be FREED FROM FIRE.”
● [صحيح الترغيب والترهيب رقم الحديث ٢٨٤٧ ، صححه الألباني]
Translated By: Sameeullaah Sameeullaah (Aboo Maryamm)

عن أسماء بنت يزيد رضي الله عنها قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

من ذب عن عرض أخيه بالغيبة كان حقًا على الله أن يعتقه من النار 

(رواه أحمد و صححه الشيخ الألباني في صحيح الترغيب و الترهيب رقم ٢٨٤٧)

Do not scare the people with poverty

Do not scare the people with poverty

Shaykh Muhammad bin Bazmool

Shaykh Muhammad bin Bazmool said: 'Do not scare the people with poverty, scare them away from the sins which attract poverty. Trials and tribulations do not befall except due to sins. Sins are not removed except with repentance. . . 

﴿ وَأَن لَوِ استَقاموا عَلَى الطَّريقَةِ لَأَسقَيناهُم ماءً غَدَقًا ﴾
《If they had believed in Allaah, and went on the Right Way (i.e. Islam) We should surely have bestowed on them water (rain) in abundance.》

We go to sleep and wake up and a mobile phone is in our hands!!

Intellects have gone and minds have strayed. . . there is no reciting of Qur’aan, no Dhikr, no optional prayers, no Dua and no repentance.

O Allaah be gentle with our condition, rectify our hearts, return us to You in a good way without distress and adversity and without a misguiding Fitnah.’ 

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya Miraathpubs.net


*‏لا تخوفوا الناس من الفقر*

‏خوفوهم من الذنوب التي تجلب الفقر
‏فما نزل بلاء إلا بذنب ، ولا رفع إلا بتوبة ..

﴿ وَأَن لَوِ استَقاموا عَلَى الطَّريقَةِ لَأَسقَيناهُم ماءً غَدَقًا ﴾

ننام ونستيقظ والهواتف بين أيدينا .. !!
ذهبت العقول و شردت الأذهان ..
لا تلاوة للقرآن ؛ ولا ذكر ؛ ولانوافل
.؛ ولا دعاء ؛ولا توبة ؛
فاللهم الطف بحالنا واصلح قلوبنا وردنا إليك رداً جميلا من غير ضراء مضرة ولا فتنة مضلة .

منقول من صفحة الشيخ

محمد عمر بازمول

The Zuhd of Abu Ubaydah and the Tears of Umar


The Zuhd of Abu Ubaydah and

 the Tears of Umar

It is reported from ʿAbdullāh b. ʿUmar:


When ʿUmar b. Al-Khaṭṭāb arrived in Al-Shām, he said to Abū ʿUbaydah – Allāh be pleased with them: “Take us to your home.” Abū ʿUbaydah said, “And what will you do with my home?” ʿUmar replied, “Just take us there.” Abū ʿUbaydah said, “You only want to cry your eyes out over me.” So he entered his house and saw nothing [by way of furnishings] in it. ʿUmar asked, “Where are your things? I see nothing but rags, a water-skin and a dish (tray), and you are a governor! Do you have food?” So Abū ʿUbaydah went over to an old pail (bucket) and took out some scraps, and ʿUmar began to weep. Abu ʿUbaydah said to him, “I told you you would cry your eyes out over me. O Commander of the Believers, sufficient for you from the dunyā is what delivers you to your place of rest.” ʿUmar said, “The dunyā changed us all except you Abū ʿUbaydah.”


Abū Dāwūd, Kitāb Al-Zuhd article 123, and others.

[To read this in spanish press here].

Taken from: https://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/zuhd-abu-ubaydah-tears-umar/

Household Chores Are From The Sunnah

Household Chores Are From The Sunnah

Noble Shaykh Muhammad Bin Saalih Al- 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله said ;

❝When a person is at home then it is from the Sunnah, that for example he makes his own tea, cooks if he knows how to and washes up that which needs washing, all of this is from the Sunnah.

If you do this then you get the reward of following the Sunnah, with imitating the Messenger [ﷺ] and in humbling yourself for Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic.

This also brings about love between you and your wife. When your family sense that you help them in their chores they will love you and your value to them will increase, therefore, this will end up being a great benefit.❞

[Sharh Riyadh As-Saaliheen, (3/529) | Translated By 'Abbaas Abu Yahya Miraath Al-Anbiyya]



Does Tying the Hair Come Under the Narration 

of the Camel Head – Shaykh Ibn Baz

Questioner:

Some women tie their hair at the back of the head. Does this come under what has been prohibited in the hadith of the Messenger […. and the women who would be dressed but appear to be naked, who would be inclined (to evil) and make their husbands incline towards it. Their heads would be like the humps of the bakht camel inclined to one side. They will not enter Paradise and they would not smell its odour whereas its odour would be smelt from such and such distance]?

Shaykh ʿAbd al-Azīz bin ʿAbdullah bin Bāz:

No. The hadith reads: “like the humps of camels inclined to one side”, meaning they gather things on top their heads in order to enlarge them. As for this tying of the hair, it does not come under the same ruling that the Messenger said. However, in the prayer they should untie it and let it loose [under their hijab] As for what has been reported in the hadith, “like the humps of camels inclined to one side”, this means that they gather things on the head such as cloth such that it appears like the humps of camels inclined to one side. The humps of the bakht camels look like two humps with something in between them.


TRANSLATOR: Ṣalaḥ al-Irānī

SOURCE: Binbaz.org

http://dusunnah.com/article/does-tying-the-hair-come-under-the-camel-head-narration-shaykh-ibn-baz/

THE PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE THREE: IBN UL-QAYYIM



THE PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE 

THREE: IBN UL-QAYYIM


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan mentioned in his explanation of Kitab at-Tawhid under the chapter [The Virtues of Tawhid and that which it Expiates from Sins], “The places of residence – as ibn ul-Qayyim mentioned – are three;


The First: The residence of this world, and it is the residence of actions and gaining [good deeds].


The Second: The residence of the Barzakh, and that is the residence within the graves, a barzakh between this world and the Hereafter. The term barzakh means a “divider” or “barrier” [i.e. the life within the graves is the seperator between this world and the Hereafter], and the life within the graves is [therefore] termed as the life of the barzakh. Within it are amazing affairs; in it is blessing or punishment,either a pit from the pits of the Hell-Fire, or a garden from the gardens of Paradise. The dead remain in their graves until Allah the Mighty and Majestic wishes to resurrect and gather them for accountability and recompense…[and so] this residence is a waiting station [until resurrection].


The Third: The residence of recompense, which is the Day of Judgement, [either] Paradise or Hell; and this residence does not perish nor cease ever. If a person believes in these two abodes [Paradise and Hell], then indeed that will cause a person to perform righteous actions and [seek] repentance from sins and wrong-doing. So if he is certain that Paradise exists, and that he cannot enter this Paradise except with righteous actions – then [surely] he will act [upon righteousness]. [Similarly] if he is certain that Hell exists and that he will enter it [if he performs] sins, disbelief and evil actions – then [surely] he will be wary and cautious of that and repent to Allah the Mighty and Majestic.


Therefore, eemaan in Paradise and Hell causes the slave to perform righteous actions and to seek repentance from sins and evil actions, as for the one who does not believe in the Hereafter, then this one will act in accordance to what his desires dictate to him and what his soul craves and he will not hold himself accountable [and reflect] ever”.

Written by Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam on September 3, 2012.

Taken from: https://salaficentre.com/2012/09/the-places-of-residence-are-three-ibn-ul-qayyim/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost



If the Husbands Wealth is Unlawful, What Should the Wife Do? 

 The Permanent Committee of Scholars


Question:

If the husbands wealth is unlawful, what should the wife do?



The Permanent Committee of Scholars:

If she knows that the earnings which the husband brings home is unlawful then it is not allowed for her to take from it. She should seek from him to make an earning from a lawful income, otherwise she should raise the issue to the authorities, such as the Islamic courts.


SOURCE: al-Lajnah ad-Dāimah lil-Buḥūth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftá no.2039


Taken from: http://dusunnah.com/article/if-the-husbands-wealth-is-unlawful-what-should-the-wife-do/



Teaching in the Great Mosque

 of Mecca Is a Great Trial 

Shaykh Taqi al-Din al-Hilali



SOURCE: al-Hilālī, Muḥammad Taqī ad-Dīn : al-Daʿwa Ilá Allah fī Aqṭār Mukhtalifa, Qahira: Maktabat Dār al-Kitāb wa as-Sunnah P.307



Shaykh Muḥammad Taqī al-Dīn al-Ḥilālī:

Me and a friend of mine were transferred to teach in the Great Mosque of Mecca; and indeed teaching in the Great Mosque of Mecca is a great trial for the teacher. Often you would find a teacher – well known for knowledge and virtue – sitting and teaching in the Great Mosque of Mecca, yet his gatherings would barely exceed ten people. Then you would find another teacher, someone less than the latter with regards to fame and knowledge, yet you would see hundreds in attendance of his lesson listening. These affairs run in accordance to that which Allah ﷻ has ordained for everyone. Just like you find with shopkeepers; you find one shop frequented with many customers who generate sales whilst the shop next door – even though it stocks the exact same or even better goods  – remains inactive, no customers visit it.



I – and all praise is due to Allah ﷻ – was from the blessed ones. Hundreds would attend my lesson which took place in front of the Gate of Ibrāhīm. I do not know the cause for this except that I used to speak in a dialect that could be understood by all Arabs. As for the other teachers, their lack of attendees was due to them speaking in a local dialect [which could only be understood] by a specific people.



Taken from: http://dusunnah.com/article/teaching-in-the-great-mosque-of-mecca-is-a-great-trial-shaykh-taqi-al-din-al-hilali/

Hiding your sins is not from hypocrisy – Explained by Shaykh bin Baz



Hiding your sins is not from hypocrisy

Explained by Shaykh bin Baz


The following is a summary translation



Questioner: Broadcasting sins is consider a sin, while the hypocrite is the one whose hidden affair contradicts what is apparent, thus he is sinning. So how do we reconcile between the two? Meaning is it hypocrisy to hide the sins and display righteousness?



Shaykh bin Baz: It is obligatory upon the Muslim to screen himself with the screen of Allah and to not expose his/her sins. Rather if he/she commits a sin he covers himself with the screen of Allah and he repents to Allah. This is based upon the statement of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم:



كُلُّ أُمَّتِي مُعَافًى إِلَّا الْمُجَاهِرِينَ



All of my Ummah will be pardoned except for the Mujahirin (those who commit a sin openly or disclose their sins to the people)



He deemed them to be from those who would not be pardoned.



أُمَّتِي مُعَافًى إِلاَّ الْمُجَاهِرِينَ، وَإِنَّ مِنَ الْمَجَانَةِ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ الرَّجُلُ بِاللَّيْلِ عَمَلاً، ثُمَّ يُصْبِحَ وَقَدْ سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ، فَيَقُولَ يَا فُلاَنُ عَمِلْتُ الْبَارِحَةَ كَذَا وَكَذَ



All of my Ummah will be pardoned except for the the Mujahirin (those who commit a sin openly or disclose their sins to the people). An example of such disclosure is that a person commits a sin at night and though Allah screens it from the public, then he comes in the morning, and says, ‘O so-and-so, I did such-and-such (evil) deed yesterday’



Thus it is obligatory upon the Muslim to cover himself with the screen of Allah and to not expose the sins, and he/she must repent to Allah.



If the sin is hidden it only harms the sinner, but if it is publicized and not disapproved of it hurts the general populace. Therefore it is upon the sinner to fear Allah and to hide his/her sins and to repent to Allah from the sin, and to struggle against his/her soul. And the sinner must not publicize his sins because publicizing the sins is a great evil. It gives courage to others to sins by following his/her example, and not giving concern to sins, and having very little shyness.



If he/she commits the sin in private he is more likely to repent, thus Allah will accept his/her repentance. And this is not from hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is to hide disbelief while displaying the religion; this is hypocrisy. We ask Allah for safety and security.



Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

Taken from:   http://mtws.posthaven.com/hiding-your-sins-is-not-from-hypocrisy

Divorce Is Not The First Solution

Divorce Is Not The First Solution

Shaykh Saalih Al-Sadlaan states:

“It is not proper to turn to divorce for any problem which is solvable, or for any reason that may change in the future. A husband should never consider divorce simply because his emotions towards his wife have changed, or because there is suddenly something that he dislikes about her, or because he is not pleased with some of her actions or behaviour that are not related to one’s honor or the religion itself.

Emotions can change one hundred and eighty degrees. Temperatures may also change. Therefore, based on such things as this, one should not contemplate a very serious matter that will affect the complete make-up of the family.

It is a must upon the husband to study why his wife has become lax or lukewarm. He should also make it clear to her what his feelings are about the matter, perhaps she will point to some cause that he was unaware of. Then he might root out that problem or apologize for what he has done. Or, she may apologize after she recognises what she has been doing to him and she changes her way for what is best for him.”

[Taken from “An-Nushooz (marital Discord)” by Sh. Saalih Al-Sadlaan, Pp. 37-38]

You Think You Missed Out But In Reality Allah Protected You!...

You Think You Missed Out But In Reality Allah Protected You!...

Ibn Masud (رضي الله عنه) said:

Indeed a person will embark upon an affair of business or a position of authority until it becomes easy for him and he is close to achieving it. Thus Allah will look at him and say to the angels:  ❝Turn that away from him, for surely if I facilitate this for him I will enter him into the Hell-fire.❞ So Allah will turn this affair away from him. The person will continue to see this as a bad thing and he will say: ❝So and so beat me to this, so and so outsmarted me.❞ But in reality it is a blessing from Allah the Exalted.

[Ibn Rajab in Jaami' al-'Uloom w'al-Hukam]

Translated By Ibn Estes Barbee




The look is one of the poisonous arrows of the Devil 

 Shaykh Saalih Fawzan


The look is one of the poisonous arrows of the Devil. If a person shoots it out, it is indeed a poisonous missile that kills the one who sends it. This arrow returns back to the heart of the one looking.
The look is a poisonous arrow that returns to the heart of the onlooker, striking it and affecting it, or killing it and causing it to die. So none of them should look at what Allaah has forbidden. The creation of this look and this eyesight is a blessing, which humans must use for only that which Allaah has permitted. He must use them for only those things that Allaah has allowed and refrain from using them for those things that Allaah has forbidden. Allaah says about men: “Tell the believing men to lower their gaze.” [Surah An-Noor: 30] And He says about women: “And tell the believing women to lower their gaze.” [Surah An-Noor: 31]
SourceAdvice to the Muslim Woman – Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan [Book]

Tranquility & Peace – Imam Ibn al Qayyim



Tranquility & Peace 


By Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah -Rahimullaah-
From his book ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’ 
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya 

Shamsuddeen Muhammad bin Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

‘Indeed Allaah mentioned ‘as-Sakeenah’ (Tranquility) in His Book in six places:

1) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

<< وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ آيَةَ مُلْكِهِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَكُمُ التَّابُوتُ فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ >>

<<  And their prophet said to them, Indeed, a sign of his kingship is that the chest will come to you in which is assurance from your Lord >>[al-Baqarah: 248]

2) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

<< ثُمَّ أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَى رَسُولِهِ وَعَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ >>

<<  Then Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers >>[Tawbah: 26]

3) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لَا تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَمْ تَرَوْهَا

<<  and he said to his companion, ‘Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.’ And Allah sent down his tranquility upon him and supported him with Angels you did not see >>[Tawbah: 40]

4) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

<< هُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ السَّكِينَةَ فِي قُلُوبِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ لِيَزْدَادُوا إِيمَانًا مَعَ إِيمَانِهِمْ وَلِلَّهِ جُنُودُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا >>

<<  It is He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers that they would increase in faith along with their [present] faith. And to Allah belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and ever is Allah Knowing and Wise. >>[al-Fath: 4]

5) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

<< لَقَدْ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ يُبَايِعُونَكَ تَحْتَ الشَّجَرَةِ فَعَلِمَ مَا فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ فَأَنْزَلَ السَّكِينَةَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَأَثَابَهُمْ فَتْحًا قَرِيبًا >>

<<  Certainly was Allah pleased with the believers when they pledged allegiance to you, [O Muhammad], under the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquility upon them and rewarded them with an imminent conquest  >>[al-Fath: 18]

6) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

<< إِذْ جَعَلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي قُلُوبِهِمُ الْحَمِيَّةَ حَمِيَّةَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَى رَسُولِهِ وَعَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ >>

<< When those who disbelieved had put into their hearts chauvinism – the chauvinism of the time of ignorance. But Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers >>[al-Fath: 26]

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- used to read the Ayaat ofas-Sakeenah (Tranquility) if matters became intense for him.

And I heard him talk about a great incident which occurred when he was sick, the general intellect is too deficient to comprehend how evil souls emerged and waged war against him in his state of weakness.

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said :

When this matter became intense, I said to my relatives and those around me: ‘Read the Ayaat of as-Sakeenah (Tranquility).

Then I would be free from this condition, and I would sit up as if a transformation had taken place and there was nothing wrong with me.’

Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

I also tried this, and I read these Ayaat of as-Sakeenah (Tranquility) when the heart becomes agitated due to what affects it and I witnessed the amazing effects of theseAyaat on the tranquility of the heart and its peacefulness.’

[From: ‘Samma’aat Ibn al-Qayyim min Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah’ p.352-353 Quoted from: ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’ 2/502]

Taken from : https://abdurrahman.org/2014/10/08/tranquility-peace-imam-ibn-al-qayyim/

Jokingly divorcing one’s wife


Jokingly divorcing one’s wife: The ruling – Shaykh Salih Fawzan

Scholar: ´Allâmah Sâlih bin Fawzân al-Fawzân
Source: alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/13728
Translation: aFatwa (site not exist now)

Question: What is the ruling regarding me saying to my wife that she is divorced jokingly with laughter?

Shaykh al-Fawzân: There is no joking or laughing when it comes to the divorce. Its joking is seriousness, as the prophet (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “If you jokingly tell her that she is divorced, she is divorced.”

Prohibition of giving women in marriage without their permission


Prohibition of giving women in 

marriage without their permission

 Fatwas of Ibn Baz

(Part No. 20; Page No. 409)

Q 173: My father forced my sixteen years old sister to marry a man whom she does not desire. She tries now to commit suicide saying that death is more desirable to her than this man (This was published in the Magazine of the Islamic University of Madina).


A: This manner of marriage is Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and invalid according to the most correct view of scholars. This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him)  forbade giving women in marriage, except with their permission. He (peace be upon him) informed us that the silence of a virgin in answer to the proposal of marriage is deemed as her acceptance or consent. It was reported that when a young woman came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) to tell him that her father gave her in marriage without her consent, he (peace be upon him) gave her the choice either to stay with the husband or to reject him. Among the bad habits followed by the Bedouins and others is giving their virgin daughters in marriage without their permission. I hold the view to allow pious persons to act as an intermediary between the two parties to cancel the marriage contract. If they manage to do so, this is great; 
otherwise you should refer this issue to the court which will solve it. Allah is the Grantor of success!





THE TONGUE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS OF LIMBS


THE TONGUE IS THE MOST

 DANGEROUS OF LIMBS


Shaykh Ṣālih Al-Fawzān (hafidahullāh):


The tongue is the most dangerous of limbs, due to this every limb frees themselves from the tongue, admonishes it and reminds it to fear Allāh and have taqwa of Him, by saying:

” Fear Allāh for our sake, (for) we are with you; if you are upright, we will be upright; and if you are crooked, we will become crooked.” [1]


Source: Official Website of the Shaykh

[1] [Reported by Tirmidhī Number 2407: Chapter: What has been reported concerning preservation of the tongue] [Hadīth Declared Hasan By Imām Albāni]



Source: https://salaficentre.com/2017/09/tongue-dangerous-limbs-shaykh-%E1%B9%A3alih-al-fawzan/

FILL YOUR DEPOSIT BOXES!!



FILL YOUR DEPOSIT BOXES!!


Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān:


Reflect on the rapid passing of the nights and days, indeed this is your life (passing you by). These (night and days) are the deposit boxes of your actions. On the day of resurrection these boxes will be opened. The believer will find in his boxes, honour and nobility, whilst the negligent find in their boxes, humiliation and degradation.



Therefore, fill these boxes with the taqwa of Allah (subhānahu) and righteous actions before (these boxes) are closed due to the end of your life.




Official Website of Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān



Source: https://salaficentre.com/2017/10/fill-deposit-boxes-shaykh-%E1%B9%A3ali%E1%B8%A5-al-fawzan/

ALLAH WILL ASK HIM ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION – SHAYKH UTHAYMEEN


ALLAH WILL ASK HIM ON THE

 DAY OF RESURRECTION 

 SHAYKH UTHAYMEEN



Oh people! Indeed many of the common people give fatawa to one another without any knowledge. So you find them saying “this is halal, or this is haraam, or this is waajib” etc And he knows (nothing) about these affairs. Does this man not know that Allah will ask him about what he said on the Day of Resurrection?!


Does he not know that if he misguided an individual – that if he made permissible that which Allah has made haraam or made haraam that which Allah has made halal for the person – then he is the cause for that persons sins.


And does he not know that he will have the like of those sins for those actions which were caused by his fataawa?!



Slightly paraphrased


خطبة الشيخ العثيمين: تحريم الإفتاء بغير علم



https://salaficentre.com/2016/04/allah-will-ask-him-on-the-day-of-resurrection-shaykh-uthaymeen/



WHAT IS THE PROOF FROM THE 

QUR’AAN THAT SINS PREVENTS 

(A PERSON) FROM UNDERSTANDING THE QUR’AAN?


Answer:

Allaah the most high says:  كَلَّا بَلْ رَانَ عَلَى قُلُوبِهِم مَّا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ



[”Nay! But on their hearts is the Ran (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn.’’ [83:14]   Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) derived from this ayah that sin is a cause of not (being able) to understand the Qur’aan.



[source: Shaykh Ibn Utheymeen –Fawaa’id wa musaabaqaat al ma’een min fataawaa wa duroos Ibn Utheymeen – P.142]


Translated by: Abu Zainab Muhammad Al-Hindee

https://salaficentre.com/2012/05/what-is-the-proof-from-the-quraan-that-sins-prevents-a-person-from-understanding-the-quraan/

Before his time, Moroccans were
upon the creed of the Salaf

 Shaykh Taqi ad-Din al-Hilali

SOURCE: al-Hilālī, Muḥammad Taqī ad-Dīn : al-Daʿwa Ilá Allah fī Aqṭār Mukhtalifa, Qahira: Maktabat Dār al-Kitāb wa as-Sunnah P.96



Shaykh Muḥammad Taqī ad-Dīn al-Hilālī:


After I settled down in Tétouan (a city in northern Morocco), I established a monthly magazine titled The Arabic Tongue within it I published articles clarifying the falsehood of the Ashʿarī creed – a belief that the people of Morocco have religiously accepted since the time of Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī Tūrmart and the Almohad dynasty, and what we are witnessing today is the direct result of his propagation.


Before his time, Moroccans were upon the creed of the Salaf, so much so that when the book Iḥyā ʿUlūm ad-Dīn of Abū Ḥāmīd al-Ghazālī reached Morocco, the Moroccans gathered to burn it. Scholars from both – Andalusia and Morocco unanimously agreed in doing so due to what it contained of blameworthy speech. An example of such speech was; “There is no possibility of anything more perfect than what exist” meaning; it is impossible of Allah fashioning a more perfect world than the one that exists. al-Ghazālī says; “If there was possibility of such a thing, then that would be an oppression which negates justice.” – I have paraphrased his speech so that the ordinary reader may understand it – and so al-Ghazālī went from attributing oppression to Allah ﷻ to attributing inability to his power, and Allah ﷻ is far above that.


So the last Moroccan dynasty that was upon the methodology of the Salaf was the The Almoravid dynasty who were also known as the Mūlathamīn or the Lamtūnīn – an ascription to Lamtuna who was from a nomadic Berber tribe.



Source: http://dusunnah.com/article/before-his-time-moroccans-were-upon-the-creed-of-the-salaf-shaykh-taqi-ad-din-al-hilali/




The Eye Is the Mirror of the Heart

The Eye Is the Mirror of the Heart

Ibn al-Qayyim rahimahullaah

العين مرآة القلب، فإذا غض العبد بصره غض القلب شهوته وإرادته، وإذا أطلق بصره أطلق القلب شهوته.

The eye is the mirror of the heart. If a person lowers his gaze, the heart will lower its desires and whims. But if a person looks the desire in his heart will be provoked.

[رَوضةُ المُحبينَ صَـ 109]

The Importance of Marrying Someone With Deen


The Importance of Marrying
Someone With Deen


Narrated Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu): The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: 'A woman is married for four (reasons/things); her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion.  So you should take possession of the one with Religion, otherwise you will be a loser' [Bukhaari Vol 7. No:5090]

Narrated Sahl: A man passed by Allaah's Messenger, and Allaah's Messenger asked (his companions), ýýwhat do you say about this man?  They replied, 'If he asks for a lady's hand, he ought to be given her in marriage; and if he intercedes (for someone), his intercession will be accepted; and if he speaks, he will be listened to.' Allaah's Messenger kept silent, and then another man from the poor Muslims passed by, and Allaah's Messenger asked (them), 'what do you say about this man?'  They replied, 'If he asks for a ladyýs hand in marriage, no one will accept him, and if he intercedes (for someone), his intercession will not be accepted; and if he speaks, he will not be listened to'. Allaah's Messenger said, 'This poor man is better than so many of the first as to fill the earth'[hadith No:5091]

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said:

This clarifies that what matters is the religion (of a person) and not wealth and status......and all these (men) were from the Sahaabah.end of quote]
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Note:

This is not to say that one becomes lazy and refrains from striving to provide for his family.  Inshaa-Allaah we'll post those ahaadith in that regard. 

Posted by Abu Mu-aawiyyah Abdullaah Bin AbuBakr Al Fulaani Al-Gambi (www.salaficentre.co.uk)
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Acquiring Islamic knowledge from tapes

Acquiring Islamic knowledge from tapes

Are tapes regarded as one of the ways to gain knowledge? What is the best way to benefit from them?

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked this question, and he replied as follows:

No one doubts that these tapes are one of the means of acquiring knowledge. We do not deny that Allaah has blessed us through these tapes from which we have gained a great deal of knowledge, because they have brought us the words of the scholars no matter where they may be.

Here in our homes, there is a huge distance between us and this scholar, but it is easy for us to hear his words via this tape. This is one of the blessings that Allaah has bestowed upon us. Indeed it is proof both for us and against us, for knowledge has spread widely through these tapes.

With regard to how we may benefit from them:

This depends on the situation of the person himself. Some people may benefit from them whilst driving, others may listen to them whilst eating lunch or dinner, or drinking coffee.

The point is that the way in which benefit is derived from them depends on the individual himself; we cannot lay down any general rules.

From Fataawa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, Kitaab al-‘Ilm,  p. 193

 تحصيل العلم الشرعي عن طريق الأشرطة

هل تعتبر أشرطة التسجيل طريقة من طرق العلم ؟ وما هي الطريقة المثلى للاستفادة منها ؟ .

سُئل العلامة فضيلة الشيخ محمد بن صالح العثيمين رحمه الله تعالى السؤال السابق فأجاب رحمه الله بقوله :

أما كون هذه الأشرطة وسيلة من وسائل تحصيل العلم فهذا لا يَشُكُّ فيه أحد , ولا نجحد نعمة الله علينا في هذه الأشرطة التي استفدنا كثيراً من العلم بها ؛ لأنها توصّل إلينا أقوال العلماء في أي مكان كنا .

ونحن في بيوتنا قد يكون بيننا وبين هذا العالم مفاوز ويسهل علينا أن نسمع كلامه من خلال هذا الشريط , وهذه من نعم الله - عز وجل - علينا , وهي في الحقيقة حجة لنا وعلينا , فإن العلم انتشر انتشاراً واسعاً بواسطة هذه الأشرطة .

وأما كيف يستفاد منها ؟

فهذا يرجع إلى حال الإنسان نفسه , فمن الناس من يستطيع أن يستفيد منها وهو يقود السيارة , ومنهم من يستمع إليه أثناء تناوله لطعام الغداء أو العشاء أو القهوة .

المهم أن كيفية الاستفادة منها ترجع إلى كل شخص بنفسه , ولا يمكن أن نقول فيها ضابطاً عاماً .

من فتاوى الشيخ محمد بن صالح العثيمين , كتاب العلم ، صفحة ( 193 )

The Rights Before Engagement


The Rights Before Engagement

As it relates to the rights of the spouses- O brothers, O beloved- there are rights before the engagement, rights at the time of the engagement, rights at the time of the marriage contract, and rights which remain throughout the affair of marriage

From the rights before the engagement is the right of choice, such that the person chooses someone upon religious commitment, rectification, and good character. Thus, the man desires the woman due to her righteousness, her religion, and her good character. And the woman desires the man due to his righteousness, his religion, and his good character,  because this is the foundation of goodness and happiness. And whoever is void of his or her religion is void of good. There is no good in a person who does not have religion, even if he possesses whatever qualities of goodness he may possess.

Book: Rights of the Spouses
Page: 9

Author: Shaykh Sulayman Ruhaylee

  Translated: Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

Expensive dowries, wedding parties and the "honeymoon"


What is your opinion on expensive dowries and extravagance in wedding parties, especially preparations for what is called the honeymoon, which includes high expenses? Does Islam approve of this?

He (may Allah have mercy on him) replied:

Expensive dowries and extravagance in wedding parties are things that are contrary to sharee‘ah. The most blessed marriage is that which is affordable; the less the expenses are, the greater the blessings. This is something that in most cases is the fault of women, because women are the ones who force their husbands to pay for expensive parties that are not allowed in sharee‘ah. This is something that is included in the words of Allah, may He be glorified and exalted (interpretation of the meaning): “…but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allâh) likes not Al-Musrifûn (those who waste by extravagance)” [al-A‘raaf 7:31]. Many women force their husbands to do that and say “So and so had such and such in her party” and so on.

But what is required in such matters is to act in the way prescribed in Islam and not overstep that mark or be extravagant, because Allah – may He be glorified and exalted – has forbidden extravagance and has said that He does not like those who waste by extravagance.

With regard to what is called the “honeymoon”, it is even worse and more reprehensible, because it is an imitation of the non-Muslims and it is a great waste of money. It also leads to neglect of many religious matters, especially if this time is spent in a non-Muslim country, after which they come back with habits and customs that are harmful to them and to their society. These are matters which are dangerous to the ummah. But if the man were to travel with his wife to do ‘Umrah or to visit Madinah, there is nothing wrong with that, in sha Allah.

Fataawa Islamiyyah, 3/176

س - ما رأيكم في غلاء المهور والإسراف في حفلات الزواج خاصة الإعداد لما يقال عنه " شهر العسل " بما فيه من 
تكاليف باهظة . هل الشرع يقر هذا ؟

ج- إن المغالاة في المهور وفي الحفلات كل ذلك مخالف للشرع فإن أعظم النكاح بركة أيسره مؤونة وكلما قلت المؤونة عظمت البركة ، وهذا أمر يرجع في أكثر الأحيان إلى النساء لأن النساء هن اللاتي يحملن أزواجهن على المغالاة في الحفلات مما نهى عنه الشرع وهو يدخل تحت قوله - سبحانه وتعالى - " ولا تسرفوا إنه لا يحب المسرفين " . وكثير من النساء يحملن أزواجهن على ذلك أيضاً ، ويقلن إن حفل فلان حدث به كذا وكذا ، ولكن الواجب في مثل هذا الأمر أن يكون الوجه المشروع ولا يتعدى فيه الإنسان حده ولا يسرف ، لأن الله - سبحانه وتعالى - نهى عن الإسراف وقال " إنه لا يحب المسرفين " . أما ما يقال عن شهر العسل فهو أخبث وأبغض لأنه تقليد لغير المسلمين وفيه إضاعة أموال كثيرة ، وفيه أيضا تضييع لكثير من أمور الدين خصوصاً إذا كان يقضى في بلاد غير إسلامية فإنهم يرجعون بعادات وتقاليد ضارة لهم ولمجتمعهم وهذه أمور يخشى منها على الأمة ، أما لو سافر الإنسان بزوجته للعمرة أو لزيارة المدينة فهذا لا بأس به إن شاء الله .

الشيخ ابن عثيمين

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