Friday, 29 July 2011

Decorating with Islamic Calligraphy

Decorating with Islamic Calligraphy
taken from
 Q&A Session with Shaykh Ahmed Al-Munayee
What is the ruling on decorating the walls or placing the Names of Allaah as decoration in the house? And what about the calligraphy and pictures used as screensavers or wallpaper on computer monitor screens?
As for the issue of beautifying the walls and the pillars with the Names of Allaah or the aayaat of Allaah from the Qur’aan then this is opposite and in opposition to what the Righteous Predecessors – the Salaf as-Saalih were upon. Rather, this is something that has come in and was introduced to us from the people of the outside religion such as the churches and other than them. It is well known that the Christians put these pictures on their walls and pillars.. They put up pictures and statues and these types of things and then the Muslims did something similar to that by placing the aayaat and ahaadeeth on their walls and pillars or placing some of the Names or words or things to this effect. This is not something that the Companions of the Prophet were upon, nor those who came after them from the Scholars of the Salaf or Ahlus Sunnaah. This is in opposition to the Sunnah.
Then after this the people of Sufiyyah took this action of putting up pictures and decorations all around, from the Christians. The Sufis started to introduce it into the masaajid and places of this sort. And as I said, this is in opposition to the Sunnah.
As for the Muslim putting some of the adkhaar, aayaat, hadeeth, or like that in his notebook or palm pilot etc. that he likes to read at certain times, or he makes it something that he does on a daily basis, then there is no problem with that. As for being used for beautification or ornamentation then this is not something that was done. Rather, the Qur’aan is something that is put in the books and which is recited, so that the people may worship Allaah by reciting it; as for being put up for beautification and ornamentation then this is in opposition to the Sunnah.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Medication during the Day in Ramadaan

Medication during the Day in Ramadaan

Al-Imaam Ibn 'Uthaymeen 
Fiqh al-'Ibaadaat : P. 223

I am a young man who suffers from an illness which I have had for a number of years. I use medicine that I cannot do without, even during the day in Ramadaan, because if I stop taking my medication I would be in a lot of pain and would be putting my health at risk. Is there a sin upon me in doing so and what do you advise me to do?

The questioner did not mention the type of medicine that he uses, if it is in the form of injections then this does not harm or break his fast.

If however it is something you eat or drink, and the illness that you suffer from is always with you, and you do not believe you will be cured, in such a case you take the ruling of the old person who is unable to fast, you are obligated to feed a poor person for every day missed and fasting is not an obligation in your case due to the saying of Allaah the Elevated:

{ So keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him as much as you can} [At Taghaabun: 16]

Ibn ‘Abbaas may Allaah be pleased with him, stated concerning Allaah’s statement:

{ And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskeen (needy person) (for every day). } [Al Baqarah: 184]

He said: He is the Shaykh (i.e old man), If he is unable to fast, he is to feed a poor person for every day missed.

He is to feed the amount of one Saa’ for every five people, and likewise until the end of the month and Allaah is the Granter of success.


[This article has been translated into spanish language, click here.]

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Ramadaan for Qur'an

Ramadaan for Qur'an

'Abdur-Razzaaq said:

"Sufyan Ath-Thawree used to leave all forms of (nonobligatory) worship during Ramadhaan and only occupy himself with Qur'aan reading."

(Lataaif-ul-Ma´aarif, p. 237)

Asking for less refutation [signs of Ahl Al-Bidah]

Asking for less refutation [signs of Ahl Al-Bidah]

It is reported from Al-’Abbâs b. Al-Walîd that ‘Uqbah said:

I was once with Arta’ah b. Al-Mundhir when one of the people in the gathering said, “What do you say about a man who sits with the followers of the Sunnah and mixes with them, but when the followers of Bid’ah are mentioned he says, ‘Spare us from mentioning them, do not talk about them?’” Arta’ah said, “He is one of them, do not let him confuse you about his condition.” I felt this was strange, so I went to Al-Awzâ’î – and he used to clarify these matters when they came to him. He said, “Arta’ah is right, the matter is as he said; this person forbids talking about [Ahl Al-Bid'ah], so how can [people] be on guard against them if they are not exposed?”

Ibn ‘Asâkir, Târîkh Dimishq 8:15.


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Allah does not change a people's condition unless they change what is in their hearts

Allah does not change a people's condition

 unless they change what is in their hearts

Allah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change themselves

(Part No. 9; Page No. 297)

Q: What is the Tafsir (explanation/exegesis of the meanings of the Qur'an) of Allah's Saying in Surah (Qur'anic chapter) Ar-Ra`d, Verily, Allâh will not change the (good) condition of a people as long as they do not change their state (of goodness) themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allâh). But when Allâh wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector. ?

A: This holy Ayah (Qur'anic verse) indicates that Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) does not change - out of His Justice and Wisdom - the good state of a people into a bad one or vice versa, unless they change what is in themselves. If they change their state of uprightness and integrity, Allah will change their state and overtake them with punishment, distresses, miseries, sterility, and other kinds of penalties, an exact recompense according to their evil crimes. Allah (Glorified be He) says: And your Lord is not at all unjust to (His) slaves.
He (Glorified be He) may give them respite and gradually seize them with punishment in order that they might turn (to Allah's Obedience); otherwise, He overtakes them. Allah (Glorified be He) says: So, when they forgot (the warning) with which they had been reminded, We opened for them the gates of every (pleasant) thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them (in punishment), and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows. They become in despair of any good - may Allah save us from His Punishment and Resentment - and they may be put off until the Day of Resurrection where their punishment will be worse. Allah (Glorified be He) says: Consider not that Allâh is unaware of that which the Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers) do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror. The meaning is that they are postponed

(Part No. 9; Page No. 298)

and given respite until after death, when the punishment will be more grave and much worse.

On the other hand, they may be in distress committing evils and sins, then repent to Allah regretfully and obey Him, so Allah changes their distress, dissension, adversity and poverty into prosperity, union, and welfare due to their good deeds and repentance to Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). In another context, Allah says: That is so because Allâh will never change a grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their ownselves. This Ayah clarifies that when they are in prosperity and grace and then change and commit sins, Allah will change their state. There is neither might nor power except with Allah! They may be given respite as mentioned before. Likewise, if they commit sins or disbelieve or go astray, then repent and adhere to obeying Allah, Allah will change their bad state into a good one. Allah will turn their dissension, adversity and sterility into unity, prosperity, fertility, and all kinds of goodness.

Fatwas of Ibn Baz

 Volume 9

فتاوى ابن باز
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لا يغيـر الله ما بقـوم حتى يغيـروا ما بأنفسـهم 
س: ما تفسيـر قـول الحق تبارك وتعـالى في سـورة الرعـد:  إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ  ؟
ج : الآية الكريمة آية عظيمة تدل على أن الله تبارك وتعالى بكمال عدله وكمال حكمته لا يُغير ما بقوم من خير إلى شر، ومن شر إلى خير ومن رخاء إلى شدة، ومن شدة إلى رخاء حتى يغيروا ما بأنفسهم، فإذا كانوا في صلاح واستقامة وغيروا غير الله عليهم بالعقوبات والنكبات والشدائد والجدب والقحط، والتفرق وغير هذا من أنواع العقوبات جزاءً وفاقًا قال سبحانه:  وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِظَلامٍ لِلْعَبِيدِ  .
وقد يمهلهم سبحانه ويملي لهم ويستدرجهم لعلهم يرجعون ثم يؤخذون على غرة كما قال سبحانه:  فَلَمَّا نَسُوا مَا ذُكِّرُوا بِهِ فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ أَبْوَابَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ حَتَّى إِذَا فَرِحُوا بِمَا أُوتُوا أَخَذْنَاهُمْ بَغْتَةً فَإِذَا هُمْ مُبْلِسُونَ  يعني آيسون من كل خير، نعوذ بالله من عذاب الله ونقمته، وقد يؤجلون إلى يوم القيامة فيكون عذابهم أشد كما قال سبحانه:  وَلاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الأَبْصَارُ  والمعنى أنهم يؤجلون
(الجزء رقم : 9، الصفحة رقم: 298)
ويمهلون إلى ما بعد الموت، فيكون ذلك أعظم في العقوبة وأشد نقمة.
وقد يكونون في شر وبلاء ومعاصٍ ثم يتوبون إلى الله ويرجعون إليه ويندمون ويستقيمون على الطاعة فيغير الله ما بهم من بؤس وفرقة ومن شدة وفقر إلى رخاء ونعمة واجتماع كلمة وصلاح حال بأسباب أعمالهم الطيبة وتوبتهم إلى الله سبحانه وتعالى وقد جاء في الآية الأخرى:  ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ لَمْ يَكُ مُغَيِّرًا نِعْمَةً أَنْعَمَهَا عَلَى قَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ  فهذه الآية تبين لنا أنهم إذا كانوا في نعمة ورخاء وخير ثم غيروا بالمعاصي غير عليهم - ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله - وقد يمهلون كما تقدم والعكس كذلك إذا كانوا في سوء ومعاصٍ، أو كفر وضلال ثم تابوا وندموا واستقاموا على طاعة الله غيَّر الله حالهم من الحالة السيئة إلى الحالة الحسنة، غير تفرقهم إلى اجتماع ووئام، وغير شدتهم إلى نعمة وعافية ورخاء، وغير حالهم من جدب وقحط وقلة مياه ونحو ذلك إلى إنزال الغيث ونبات الأرض وغير ذلك من أنواع الخير.

(الجزء رقم : 9، الصفحة رقم: 299)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Sunnah Is Strange

The Sunnah Is Strange

Awzaa’ee said, in the explanation of the hadeeth of the strangers:

“Islaam will not disappear, it is Ahlus Sunnah that will disappear to the point that there will only remain one of them in any one country.”

Al-Hasan would say to his colleagues:

“O Ahlus Sunnah! Be gentle with each other, may Allaah have mercy upon you, for you are from the fewest of people!”

[Laalikaa'ee, #19]

Yoonus Ibn ‘Ubayd said:

“There is nothing stranger than the Sunnah and stranger still is the one who knows it”

It is also reported that he said:

“It has come to the point that one who knows the Sunnah will think it is something strange, and stranger than this person is who finds the Sunnah something familiar.”

[Laalikaa'ee, #21 & Ibn Batta, #20]

Sufyaan Ath-Thawree said:

“Treat Ahlus Sunnah well, for they are the strangers.”

[Laalikaa'ee, #49]

•The Prophet (saw) said: “Convey (knowledge) from me even if it is just one aayah…” [Bukhari, 3461]…

Islamic Ruling on the Nusayri/Alawi/Alawite Sect

Islamic Ruling on the Nusayri/Alawi/Alawite Sect

By Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah [Majmoo` al-Fatawa 35/145]

What follows is Imaam ibn Taymiyyah’s, may Allah have mercy on him, answer to a question posed to him about the sect called an-Nusayriyyah (they are also known as Alawis/Alawite sect).

The question is very long, as it mentions many Nusayri beliefs and practices, and most of it is not translated for the sake of brevity.

Those who want to see the question in full, they can refer to Ibn Taymiyyah’s Fatawa 35/145. In summary, the questioner mentioned, among other things their legalization of intoxicants, belief in reincarnation; disbelief in resurrection, Paradise and Hellfire; belief that "Five Prayers" (as-Salawat al-Khams) is an expression referring to five names: "Ali, Hasan, Husayn, Muhsin and Fatimah", and that mentioning these five names suffices one instead of making ghusl from major impurity, or ablution, or fulfilling other conditions and obligatory actions of the five daily prayers; that `Ali is the creator of the heavens and the earth, and that he is their god in heavens and imaam on the earth etc.

What follows is the end of the question and Ibn Taymiyyah’s answer.


"…Is it permissible for a Muslim (man or woman) to marry them (Nusayris)? Is it permissible to eat the meat of cattle they slaughter? What is the ruling on eating the cheese made from the rennet of their sacrificed animals? What is the ruling on using their dishes and clothes? Is it permissible to bury them with Muslims? Is it permissible to employ them in Muslim ports and handing the ports over to them? Or is it obligatory upon the ruler to cut them off and employ others from among qualified Muslim men; and is there a sin in delaying their explusion?"


All Praise is for Allah, Lord of all worlds. These people named "Al-Nusayriyyah", and other groups from among the Qaraamitah and Baatiniyyah, are greater disbelievers than the Jews and Christians. Nay, they are greater disbelievers than most of the mushrikeen (polytheists from other than Ahl ul-Kitab), and their harm to the Ummah of Muhammad, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, is greater than the harm of the disbelievers who are in war with Muslims, such as at-Tatar, disbelieving Europeans and others.

For they present themselves in front of ignorant Muslims as supporters and advocates of Ahl ul Bayt, while in reality they do not believe in Allaah, or the Messenger, or the Book, or [Allaah’s] orders, or prohibitions, or reward, or punishment, or Paradise, or Fire, or in one of the Messengers before Muhammad, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, or in a religion from among previous religions. Rather, they take the words of Allaah and His Messenger, known to the scholars of Muslims, and they interpret them based on their fabrications, claiming that their interpretations are "hidden knowledge ("ilm `ul-baatin"), such as what the questioner mentioned and more. They have no limit in their unbelief with regards to Allaah’s Names, His verses, and their distortion of the Speech of Allaah, the Most High, and His Messenger from their proper places [usages]. Their aim is repudiation of Islaamic Beliefs and Laws in every possible way, trying to make it appear that these matters have realities that they know, like those mentioned by the questioner and others, such as that "five prayers" means knowledge of their secrets, "obligatory fast" hiding of their secrets, and "pilgrimage to Bayt al-`Atiq" visit to their sheikhs, and that the two hands of Abu Lahab represent Abu Bakr and Umar, and that "the great news and the manifest imaam" (an naba’ul `adheem wal imaamul mubin) is `Ali ibn Abi Talib.

There are well known incidents and books they have written with regards to their enmity to Islaam and its people. When they have an opportunity, they spill the blood of Muslims, such as when they once killed pilgrims and threw them into the well of Zamzam. Once they took the black stone and it stayed with them for a period of time, and they have killed so many Muslim scholars and elders that only Allaah knows their number. They wrote many books, such as what the questioner mentioned, and others.

Muslim scholars have written books, unveiling their secrets, exposing their veils, explaining what they are upon from disbelief, infidelity and atheism, by which they are greater disbelievers than the Jews, Christians, and Indian idol-worshipping Brahmans.

What the questioner mentioned as their description is a little from a great deal that is known to the scholars regarding their characteristics. It is known to us that the coast of Sham was only taken over by the Christians from their (Nusayri) side. And also that they are always on the side of every enemy against Muslims, so [you find that] they are with Christians against Muslims.

From the greatest afflictions that have befallen them are Muslims’ opening conquest of the coast (of Sham) and defeat of the Christians. Nay, one of the greatest afflictions that has befallen them is Muslims’ victory over Tatar, and from the greatest holidays for them is the Christians conquest – and refuge is sought with Allaah the Most High – of Muslim ports.

They don’t admit that this world has a Creator that created it, or that He has a religion that he orders with, or that He has a place with which He will reward people for their deeds, other than this place (in this world). [Majmoo` al-Faatwaa 35/145]


Monday, 18 July 2011

Convert your regular spending on the family into charity

Convert your regular spending on the family into charity

293. Abu Mas`ud Al-Badri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

"When someone spends on his family seeking his reward for it from Allah, it is counted as a charity from him". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary from Riyad-as-Saliheen: `Seeking his reward' means that one is supporting his family as a duty entrusted by Allah. It is also warranted by compassion for the near ones. A person who does it as a duty ordained by Allah and shows mercy to his deserving relatives to attain His Pleasure then what he spends with this intention on his children will be eligible for reward from Allah.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Don't show up Empty.......

Don't show up Empty.......

Imam Ibn al-Jawzi said:

"Know, dear son, that days are but hours,
and hours are but breaths, and every soul is a container,
hence let not any breath pass without any benefit,
such as on the Day of Judgement you find an empty container and
feel regret!

Be aware of every hour and how it passes,
and only spend it in the best possible way;
do not neglect yourself,
but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions,
and send to your grave that which will please
you when you arrive to it."

"Laftat al-Kabid fee Naseehat al-Walad.


Thursday, 14 July 2011

Ibn Hajr and Ibn Kathir on the Inventor of the Milad

Concerning the Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday Celebration)

Ibn Hajr and Ibn Kathir on the Inventor of the Milad

Article ID : BDH060004 [7684]

As regards the celebration of the birthday of the Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam), the scholars have clearly stated that the person who first introduced this innovation (bid'a) was Muzaffar ad-Din ibn Zain al-Din, the ruler of Irbil. "He was a prodigal monarch. He commanded the scholars of his time to follow the conduct based on their own derivation and independent thinking (ijtihad), and that they should not follow any school of law of any master except their own. A group of scholars and a body of the servants inclined towards him. He used to celebrate the birthday of the first monarch to introduce this practice among the Muslims"[1]

He used to spend one hundred thousand (dirhams) on the celebration of the birthday of the Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) every year.[2]

His assistant and helper in this innovation was Abdul Khattab Umar b. Dihya. "He was employed in the Maghrib, then travelled to Syria, then to Iraq, and then went to Irbil in 604 A.H. and found its monarch Muzaffar al-Din b. Zain al-Din who took keen interest in celebrating the birthday of the Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam). He composed a book for him al-Tanwir fi Maulid al-Siraj al-Munir and recited it to him. He rewarded him with one thousand dinars."[3]

Ibn Kathir has reported on the authority of al-Sabt about Ibn Dihya: "Ibn Unain used to defame the Muslims and disparage them. He would make additions in his report and exaggerate. So the people gave up narrating traditions from him and falsified him. Kamil was favouring him. When his conduct was disclosed to him, he withdrew Dar-al-Hadith from him and disgraced him."[4]

We give below the resume of Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani's comments on him: "He was a liar, lied frequently, and a fabricator. He often slandered the scholars and the jurists of the past, used evil toungue, self-conceited, lacked insight in religious matters, and looked down upon religion. This has been reported from al-Hafiz Diya. He further says: Ali b. al-Hussain Abul Ali al- Isbahan narrated to me - it is enough to mention his name as an authority - when Ibn Dihya came to us in Isbahan, he stayed with my father in the hospice. He honoured and respected him very much. One day he came to my father with a carpet. He kissed it and placed it before him saying, "I offered such and such thousand rak'ahs of prayer on this carpet, and recited the whole Qur'an in the Ka'ba." He said: My father took it, kissed it, placed it on his head, and accepted it from him with a great pleasure. At the end of the day an inhabitant of Isbafian came and began to talk to us. During his conversation he said by chance: The faqih of Maghrib who is staying with you has purchased a beautiful carpet today for such and such a price. Therupon my father ordered to bring the carpet. Seeing it the man said, "Yes by Allah, this is the same." My father kept silent, and the eyes of Ibn Dihya fell down.[5]

1. Ahmad b. Muhammad el-Misry, el-Qawl el-Mu'tamad fi 'amal al-Mawlid

2. Al-Dhahabi, Duwal al-Islam, Vol.11 p.102

3. Ibn Kathir, al-Bidaya wa al-Nihaya, Vol.I3 pp.144-146

4. Ibid

5. Ibn Hajar el-Asqalani, Lisan al-Mizan, VoL 4 p.295


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

From the Manners of a Wife with her Husband

From the Manners of a Wife with her Husband

It is reported that the wife of Imâm Sa’îd b. Al-Musayyib – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

We only ever used to speak to our husbands like you address your commanders and leaders: [we would supplicate for them when talking to them] “May Allâh keep you right!”, “May Allâh keep you well!

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ` 5:198.

After the death of his wife Umm Sâlih, Imâm Ahmad – Allâh have mercy on them, used to praise her. He once said:

In the thirty years she was with me, we never had a single word of disagreement.

Al-Khatîb Al-Baghdâdî, Târîkh Baghdâd 16:626.


Monday, 11 July 2011

Shaykh Al'Albaani...

Shaykh Al'Albaani...

In 1999 Allaah favoured me and my family with the opportunity to visit the Imaam of Hadeeth, Naasir us-Sunnah was-Salafiyyah, the Allaamah Abu Abdir-Rahmaan Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee while he was in hospital in the Shamaysee district, Jordan. We went early in the afternoon to the hospital and asked if they had a patient by the name of Shaykh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee they looked on a whiteboard full of patients and sure enough there was a Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen on the list in Room 332 (or so, I can’t remember exactly).

We made our way up in the elevator and found the room, but we were informed the Shaykh was sleeping. The Shaykhs’ grandson allowed me to enter to see the Shaykh very quickly. In front of me lay a handsome white man, with little hair and a full white beard. His beautiful arms were stained with blue bruises from the injections he had been receiving. Although I left quickly, I was determined to return.

Later that day I returned to find the Shaykh had woken up, but one of his grandsons tried to prevent me from entering the room saying that it was time for his medicines. I told him that I had travelled all the way from Britain only to see the Shaykh and give him salaam, so how could he refuse me entry.

My wife went into another room where she met Umm Fadl, the Shaykhs’ wife, and one of his daughters-in-law and some other relatives.

I entered to see Shaykh partially sat up in bed. I shook his frail hand and desperately wanted to kiss it and him, but I feared that he would not like it, due to what had reached me from some of the brothers regarding his humility. The Shaykh looked very weak and could hardly speak but he made a strong effort to welcome us.

I gave the Shaykh salaams, which he returned, and then I said, “Shaykh, may Allaah preserve you. I love you for the sake of Allaah.”

He said, pointing to the sky, “May the One for whose sake you have loved me, love you.”

I said, “Shaykh I have come from Britain.”

He said, “Do you have Salafees there?”

I said, “Yes Shaykh there are many, Alhamdulillah.”

He said, “Do you have ulemaa there?”

I said, “No Shaykh, there are no ulemaa but we have brothers from Madeenah university who have translated many books and tapes. And we have links with Shaykh Rabee’, Shaykh Muqbil and some students of knowledge visit us from Saudi, Kuwait and Jordan, and they give us duroos.”

He said, “When will you make hijrah?”

I said, “As soon as I can, Shaykh.”

He said, “Make hijrah to the land of the Muslims!”

I said, “Yes Shaykh, I intend to go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

He said, “May Allaah reward you.”

I replied, “And may He reward you.”

With that, I gave the Shaykh salaam as his medicines were brought, and we left, grateful to Allaah for granting us such a blessing. Three months later the tragic news of the Shaykhs’ death reached us in England.

O Allaah have mercy on him, elevate his name up until the Last Day, give him peace and comfort in his grave, grant us love of him, and give us strength to hate whoever hates him, and make his efforts beneficial for him on that Day:

The Day on which neither wealth nor offspring will be of any benefit, except the one who comes with a sound heart. Ash-Shu’araa: 88,89

And those who came after them say: “Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and do not put any hatred in our hearts against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.” al-Hashr: 10

And in this are many lessons:

1) Amongst them the great humility, warmth and kindness of the Shaykh towards us.

2) Also the concern the Shaykh had for Salafee’s around the world and his asking about them.

3) His concern for the Salafee’s to be linked to ulemaa.

4) Amongst them his strong advice to make hijrah to the lands of the Muslims.

5) Also the extent of his mercy and care, whereby he made duaa for us many times.

And all of this despite the severity of his condition at that time. And I am sure there are many more.

And we live in a time where the scholars are few and ignorance is widespread, so it is in our interests to travel to the Imaams of the Sunnah who are still alive today, the likes of Shaykh Rabee, Shaykh Ahmad, Shaykh Zayd, Shaykh Saaleh al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Ubayd and other than them, may Allaah preserve them all.

Contemplate this matter before it’s too late, since travelling to visit the imaams of the Sunnah was the way of our noble Salaf.

-    Abid Zargar -

Tottenhan Dawah Salafiyyah London

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Treatment of jinni possession of man

Treatment of jinni possession of man

(Part No. 9; Page No. 414)

Q: What is meaning of Mas i.e. jinni touch of man? What are its symptoms and how to treat it according to Shari`ah?

A: Mas refers to the jinn touching of a person with epilepsy. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Those who eat Ribâ (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitân (Satan) leading him to insanity.[Qur'an 2:275] It may be treated by the Qur'an, Prophetic supplications, admonition, reminding, encouragement and intimidation. Allah is the One Who grants success!

Fatwas of Ibn Baz

Volume 9/ Treatment of possession


Original Text in Arabic:

فتاوى ابن باز
تصفح برقم المجلد > المجلد التاسع > علاج صرع الجن للإنس
(الجزء رقم : 9، الصفحة رقم: 414)

علاج صرع الجن للإنس 

س: ما هو المس وما هي أعراضه؟ وكيف يعالج شرعًا؟
ج : المس هو: صرع الجن للإنس، كما قال الله عز وجل:  الَّذِينَ يَأْكُلُونَ الرِّبَا لاَ يَقُومُونَ إِلا كَمَا يَقُومُ الَّذِي يَتَخَبَّطُهُ الشَّيْطَانُ مِنَ الْمَسِّ  .
وعلاجه بالقرآن الكريم، وبالأدعية النبوية، وبالوعظ والتذكير والترغيب والترهيب. والله الموفق.

Sh Al-Albani asked which hand to smoke with!

Sh Al-Albani asked which hand to smoke with!

Sheikh Naasir Al Albaani rahimahullah was asked : "Should we use our right hand or left hand when we smoke ?"Sheikh Albaani rahimahullah replied "With none oF them!" (Silsilah al hudaa wan noor #351)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Breaking Fast before sunset

Breaking Fast before sunset

The second question of Fatwa no. 18559
Q 2: What is the ruling on breaking one's Sawm (Fast) a short time ahead of sunset? Will this Sawm be counted?
A: The time of Sawm begins at the break of the second dawn and lasts until sunset. If someone observing Sawm eats before sunset, their Sawm is invalidated and they should make up for it if the Sawm is Wajib (obligatory), but if the Sawm is Nafilah (supererogatory), there is no blame on them for what they did and they do not have to make up for it.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Bid'ah consist in Truth And Lies

Bid'ah consist in Truth And Lies

Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Qayyim:

"If bid'ah only consisted of Lies, then it would not have been accepted and everybody would even hurry to condemn it and refute it. And if it only consisted of Haqq (truth), then it would not have been a Bid'ah, rather, in agreement with the Sunnah, but it (Bid'ah) consist of both truth and lies in which the truth is clothed with lies.

He (Ta'aalaa) said: "And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]." (2:42)

(as-Sawaa´iq al-Mursalah (3/925))

Naseehah (Sincerity of Purpose) to Allaah and to the Muslims

Naseehah (Sincerity of Purpose)to Allaah and to the Muslims

Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee

Source:, Translation for [1]
In the Name of Allaah, ar-Rahmaan, ar-Raheem...

All praise is due to Allaah, and may Allaah raise the rank of the Messenger of Allaah, his family, his Companions, and those who follow his guidance, and grant them peace.

To proceed:

Verily it (this advice) is due to the gloomy calamities and catastrophes that have afflicted Islaam and its people and the disgrace and humility that has reached them at the hands of the enemies of Islaam, as they gather around them to feast, as if they were gathering around a dish to eat it.
I turn with my request to the Muslims' scholars and educational foundations in every region of this world, and to all of the rulers of the Muslims, that they fear Allaah regarding this Ummah, and that they recognize the dangers that are closing in on them, dangers that are the cause of the calamities and catastrophes befalling them. They must respond quickly, being conscious of the accountability (they have) in front of Allaah to lead the Ummah away from the tribulations and afflictions that have reached them. Furthermore, (I advise them) to hasten to take every possible step that will help them to lead the Ummah out (of such calamities). At the very head of these affairs is to return to their Religion of Truth, in all affairs of beliefs, acts of worship, manners, and politics.

They must establish the correct school curriculums derived from the Book of Allaah, the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and what the righteous Salaf were upon so as to educate the (forthcoming) generations with it. This must be done in masjids and in schools, at all grade levels, and in all forms of media, keeping in mind the statement of the noble Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam):

"All of you are shepherds, and you are all accountable for your flocks." [2]

They must also keep in mind the statement of the noble Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam):

"If you perform business transactions of 'Eenah, content yourselves with agriculture, follow after the tails of cows, and abandon jihaad in the way of Allaah, then Allaah will send humiliation upon you, such that He will not remove until you return to your Religion." [3]

And no doubt, the Ummah has fallen into worse than these affairs, to the point that their affair has reached this bitter state.

Additionally, they must keep in mind the Statement of Allaah, the Most High:

"And it is not for any believing man, nor for any believing woman, when Allaah and His Messenger have made a judgement in an affair, that they have any choice on their part." [4]

So know that there is no way for you to ever deliver the Ummah (from harm) other than this way. And (know) that taking other approaches will not increase the Ummah in anything except destruction and humiliation. And (know) that nothing short of taking the Ummah away from their Religion will please the enemies of Islaam:

"And the Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their religion." [5]

I ask Allaah, the Generous, the Lord of the mighty Throne, to grant the Ummah, its rulers, scholars, and people, success in hastening to take these beneficial steps. Our Lord will not accept other than this. And may He gather their hearts and statements together upon the Truth.
And at this occasion I turn my advice to those whom Allaah has allowed to follow the methodology of the righteous Salaf, that they fear Allaah and be mindful of Him in all situations, open and secret. And (I advise them) to be sincere to Him in all their statements and actions, and to apply themselves fully to seeking beneficial knowledge.

And I advise the proprietors of the Internet websites to make these sites successful means of disseminating the Salafee methodology in the proper, scholastic way, with regards to everything they present to the people through these means that have been afforded them.

And let a sufficient number of the scholars of this methodology take up this task, especially those who are specialists.

So whoever is a specialist in Tafseer of the Noble Qur'aan, then let him write things related to Tafseer and its sciences, and let him touch on various issues of belief, acts of worship, dealings, and manners by way of the Verses that he explains. Let him also touch on the principles of Tafseer and its various branches.

And let the specialist in Hadeeth derive his writings from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and let him focus on topics of beliefs and the other things that we mentioned for his brother, the explainer of the Qur'aan. Likewise, he should also write about the principles of Hadeeth Sciences and about the biographies of the imaams of Hadeeth.

And let the specialist in Fiqh write within this field, and let him choose subjects to write about that aid the students of knowledge in understanding the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), pairing that with issues that he solves, along with their evidences.

And let the specialist in History write about the life of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), the lives of His Companions, and the lives of the great mountains of this Ummah who produced outstanding efforts that aided Islaam.

And let the specialist in the modes of recitation (Qiraa'aat of the Qur'aan) and Tajweed write within his field.

And let the specialist in (Arabic) Language write within his field, on the condition that he stays away from that which is not recognized by the Salafee methodology, like figurative speech (majaaz) and its different types.

And (I advise that) no one takes up the task of criticizing the people of innovation and refuting their falsehoods except the people of knowledge.

And I hope that those responsible for these sites, like Sahab and its sisters, will not accept any posts unless they are signed by their authors using their real names. And (I also hope) that they will not accept (the writings of) those who write under pen names.

Similarly, I hope that the Salafees in general will shun arguments and all other causes of differing. And if some of this (differing) does take place between some of the brothers, (I hope that) they will keep it to a minimum, and not quote and place their (opponent's) statements on Salafee websites, or on other than them, rather they refer the issue back to the people of knowledge so they can speak a word of Truth about it that will put an end, in shaa' Allaah, to the differing.

And I advise the brothers to be vigilant in spreading beneficial knowledge between themselves, and to spread the causes of affection and brotherhood between themselves.

May Allaah grant everyone success in attaining what pleases Him, and may He reconcile what is between the hearts. Verily my Lord is One who answers the supplications.

Written by:

Rabee' ibn Haadee ibn 'Umayr al-Madkhalee
25th of Thul-Qi'dah, 1424 years after the Prophet's Hijrah
Makkah al-Mukarramah

This article was taken from BAKKAHnet (
[1] Click here for the words of Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee in 'Arabic.
[2] Saheeh: Collected by al-Bukhaaree in his Saheeh (#5200), Muslim in his Saheeh (#4701), and others on the authority of Ibn 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him.
[3] Saheeh: Collected by Aboo Daawood in his Sunan (#3462) on the authority of Ibn 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him. Al-Albaanee graded it saheeh in Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (#11).
[4] Soorah al-Ahzaab (33):36
[5] Soorah al-Baqarah (2):120