Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sayings of our scholars about charity organizations

Sayings of our scholars about charity organizations

A fatwa from the noble Imaam, Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al Waadiee

The Shaykh, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:

Leaving off charity organizations is preferred to its existence because the Prophet (may the Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) and his companions were more in need of money compared to us. Rather they were in severe need of money, but in spite of that they did not organize a charity organization. Therefore based upon this, leaving it off is better than its existence. And the best guidance is the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (may the Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him)

Transcribed from the tape “Al Gaara Sadeeda” Side A of the tape

Ash-Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan, may Allah preserve him, said:

Splitting and dividing into groups or charity organizations is from that which our religion has prohibited. Our religion has demanded from us that we do not differ nor oppose each other in ideas as because of this differing, the efforts of the dawah go to waste. So it is obligatory upon us to be one group upon the manhaj of Islam and the sunnah of the Messenger (may the Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him). This is the duty of the Muslims

From:Al Muntaqa from the fatawa of Shaikh Saleh Fawzaan Page 22 Chapter 45

The noble Imaam Shaikh Al-Albaani holds the opinion that is sufficient that the projects of establishing charity organizations is haraam if they deposit their wealth in interest based banks.

Refer: Silsilah Huda wa Noor tape no. 590

Ash-Shaykh Saalih Aali-Shaykh , may Allah preserve him, said:

Verily some groups come together under an organization, they use (some of the) statements of Shaykh Islaam and other than him from the people of knowledge as a proof (for it) , while (in reality) they did not understand ( the speech of those scholars) for verily Shaykhul-Islaam, may Allah have mercy upon him, mentioned organizing but however he did not intend an actual organization, because these organizations are newly invented organizations meaning selecting a leader for a party who is obeyed and those who are under him informs him of that which occurs as (it is performed) for the Ruler (of the Muslims) for his obedience. This is with no doubt not permissible and the speech of Shaykhul-Islaam does not indicate ( the permissibility of this) nor does other than him.

Reference: Sharhu Masaa’il al-Jaahiliyah , tape number five, side B.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Missing the Maghrib Prayer due to breaking fast

Missing the Maghrib Prayer due to breaking fast

Questioner says: In Ramadan I do not pray Maghrib with the congregation and that is because of the farness of the masjid and me being preoccupied with breaking fast. Keeping in mind that I pray all the rest of the obligatory prayers in the masjid with the congregation. So what is the ruling on this? May Allah reward you with good.

Answer: That which is obligatory upon you is to pray Maghrib in th masjid just like all the rest of the obligatory prayers if you are capable and you hear the call. Due to the saying of the Prophet, s`llahu 'alayhi wasallam: (Whoever hears The call and doesn't come, then he has no prayer except for an excuse.) It was said to ibn 'Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with them both, what is the excuse? He said: Sickness or fear.

And in Saheeh Muslim, the Prophet, sallahu 'alayhi wasallam, was asked by a blind man: (Oh Messenger of Allah, I do not have anyone to lead me to the masjid so is there any leave for me to pray in my home? The Prophet, sallahu 'alayhi wasallam, said to him: Do you hear the call for prayer? He said: Yes. The Prophet, sallahu 'alayhi wasallam, said: Then respond to it.) And in another narration other than Muslim, he, sallahu 'alayhi wasallam, said: (I do not find any leave for you (i.e. to do otherwise.)

So if the Prophet, sallahu 'alayhi wasallam, didn't permit for a blind person who doesn't have anyone to guide him (to the masjid), nor did he, sallahu 'alayhi wasallam, pardon him, then what about one who is (totally) capable of going to the masjid to pray and can see?! He is first and foremost not going to be excused.

So if you hear the call (i.e. the athaan), it is upon you to race (towards it). Eat from that which is easy for you from the fatoor (breakfast); three dates, five dates, whatever is easy then head for the prayer.

The Prophet, sallahu 'alayhi wasallam, and his Companions, may Allah be well pleased with them, used to break their fast then head out for the prayer (in jamaa'ah). Hence, you must do likewise. Break your fast with that which Allah makes easy for you then proceed to the prayer. However if the masjid is distant from you and you don't hear the athaan because of that, then you are excused. But if you drive to it (i.e. the prayer) and bear the difficulty (in that) it will be more virtuous and greater for your reward. And the intent by athaan is the normal athaan without the loudspeakers. The one where the voice is heard by the normal athaan and upright voice, the one when the voices subside (it) can be heard from your place (i.e. where you are at).

As for it -the athaan- being heard by way of the loudspeakers and it is far and you only hear it by way of that, then this doesn't concern you if it is far away. However if you were to go and endure the hardships or by driving in a car this is better for you and more superior.

Sheikh Bin Baaz
Translated by: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

Friday, 11 May 2018

The Supplication that is Said at the Time of Affliction – A Prophetic Remedy for Difficult Times

The Supplication that is Said at the 

Time of Affliction 

 A Prophetic Remedy for Difficult Times

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد

Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

“In the Musnad[1] there occurs from him (i.e. the Prophet) (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) that he said:
مَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ تُصِيبُهُ مُصِيبَةٌ فَيَقُولُ: إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي وَأَخْلِفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا إِلاَّ أَجَرَهُ اللَّهُ فِي مُصِيبَتِهِ وَأَخْلَفَ لَهُ خَيْرًا مِنْهَا
((There is no one who is afflicted with an affliction then says:

‘Indeed we belong to Allaah, and indeed to Him we shall return. O Allaah, reward me in my affliction, and requite me with that which is better than it.’

Except that Allaah will reward him in his affliction, and will requite him with that which is better than it.))

This statement is of the most far reaching cure for the afflicted person as well as its most beneficial for him in his temporal worldly life and his life to come. Indeed, it comprises two great fundamentals, if the servant realizes them through understanding them; then he will be comforted from his affliction:
The first of them: is that the servant, and his family, and his wealth are possessions of Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, Allaah had but placed them with the servant as something borrowed. So if He takes it from him, then it is like the lender taking his possession from the borrower.
The second: is that the eventual destination of the servant and his return is to Allaah – his True Lord, and it is a must that he will leave the dunya (the life of this world) behind him and shall come to his Lord alone – just as He created him the first time, without family or wealth or kinsfolk – but with good deeds and misdeeds.
So if this is the beginning of the servant, and that which he was entrusted with, and his ultimate end, how then can he be delighted at one that is existent or grieve over one that is nonexistent? Therefore his contemplation upon his beginning and his life to come is from the greatest form of remedy for this malady.”[2]

Point of benefit: Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:

“The duty of the person at the time of afflictions is to have patience and anticipation of reward, so that one should not be prohibited from the reward, since it is the one who is afflicted that in reality can prohibit the reward. So if a calamity befalls you, then say:
‘Indeed we belong to Allaah, and indeed to Him we shall return. O Allaah; reward me in my affliction, and requite me with that which is better than it.’
If you say that, Allaah will reward you in your affliction, and will requite you with that which is better than it.
This is an affair stated by the Prophet (‘alaihis salaatu was-salaam), and the actuality has bore witness to it. Since Umm Salamah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa) was under Abu Salamah, and she used to love him with a great amount of love, so Abu Salamah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) died, and she said:
‘O Allaah; reward me in my affliction, and requite me with that which is better than it.’ Yet she used to say to herself: ‘Who is better than Abee Salamah?’ So when her iddah (waiting period) expired, the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) married her, so the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was better for her than Abee Salamah.
This is something that the occurrences also often bear witness to, since if the person is patient and anticipates (reward), then indeed Allaah, The Glorified and Most High, will give the patient ones their reward in full, without reckoning, and impatience and sadness and lamenting does not repel the calamity.”[3]

After mentioning this incident and this supplication, Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated:

“Look then at the outcome of patience and al-Istirjaa (saying: Indeed we belong to Allaah, and indeed to Him we shall return),[4] and of following the Messenger and of being pleased with Allaah, to that which was to eventually lead to – and Umm Salamah being granted marriage to the most noble of creation to Allaah.”[5]

[1] Reported by Ahmad in his Musnad (no.26635), it is likewise reported by Muslim (no.2123) with slight variations in wording between them, the wording above also varies slightly from that which is reported in the Musnad.
[2] Abridged from Zaadul Ma’aad vol 4 p.189
[3] Majmu’ Fataawa vol 17 p.416-417
[4] Shaikh Zaid bin Haadi al-Madkhali (rahimahullaah) said: “In al-Istirjaa (saying: Indeed we belong to Allaah, and indeed to Him we shall return) is an acknowledgement and a submission by the owned servant of his Creator and his Originator in that He has free right of disposal in regard to him with; whatever He wishes – when He wishes – how He wishes, from living and dying and sound health and sickness and poverty and affluence and happiness and sadness – in accordance to His Wisdom and His pre-decree, The Glorified.
Likewise that his eventual destination is to Him, thus He will give full share to every doer over that which he did – and your Lord does not at all oppress anyone” (Al-Afnaan an-Nadiyyah vol 2 p.255)
[5] ‘Uddatus Saabireen p.141

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

What Precedes Before Sin

What Precedes Before Sin

Ibnul Jawzee (rahimahullaah) said:

”The pleasure in disobedience is not reached, except through intoxication in heedlessness” [Saydul Khaatir: page: page:132]

And Allaah knows best

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Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah al-Gambi)

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Restrict Yourself To The Authentic Narrations | Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Restrict Yourself To The Authentic Narrations

  Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [May Allah have mercy on him] said:

“I advise my Muslim brothers to have [a strong] desire to [act upon] the affirmed Sunan of the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and leave that which has not been affirmed; for indeed the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi wasallam] did not leave off anything that is needed by his Ummah [nation] in their worldly affairs and affairs of the afterlife; rather he made it known.”

Fatawa fil ‘Aqeedah 2/1129

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Ruling on saying: "You do not deserve it"

Ruling on saying: "You do not deserve it"

Q: Someone from Riyadh says: Some people say to the ill person they are visiting, "You do not deserve this" as if they are objecting to Allah's Decree. Others say upon hearing that someone is ill, "By Allah! They do not deserve it." I hope Your Eminence can clarify the ruling on saying these words. May Allah reward you the best!

A: It is not permissible to say these statements, as it entails objecting to Allah's Ordainments, while He is All-Knowing of His Servants. He ordains and decrees with His Wisdom who will be sick, who will be healthy, who will be poor, and who will be wealthy.

However, it is permissible to say during such occasions, "may Allah protect and heal him" and the like of these commendable words.

I ask Allah to guide all Muslims to understand His Religion and hold fast to it, for He is the Best One to be asked.

 Fatwas of Ibn Baz

حكم قول ما تستاهل أو والله ما تستاهل

حكم قول: ( ما تستاهل ) أو: ( والله ما تستاهل )
س: الأخ: أ. ع. ح- من الرياض يقول في سؤاله: بعض الأشخاص عندما يعود أحد المرضى يقول له: ما تستاهل، كأنه بهذا يعترض على إِرادة الله، أو بعض الأشخاص عندما يسمع أن فلانًا من الناس مريض يقول: والله ما يستاهل، نرجو من سماحة الشيخ بيان جواز قول هذه الكلمة من عدمه. جزاكم الله خيرًا.
ج: هذا اللفظ لا يجوز؛ لأنه اعتراض على الله سبحانه، وهو سبحانه أعلم بأحوال عباده، وله الحكمة البالغة فيما يقضيه ويقدره على عباده من صحة ومرض، ومن غنى وفقر وغير ذلك.
وإِنما المشروع أن يقول: عافاه الله وشفاه الله، ونحو ذلك من الألفاظ الطيبة.
وفق الله المسلمين جميعًا للفقه في الدين والثبات عليه، إِنه خير مسئول.

 فتاوى ابن باز

Marriage To One Who Commits Forbidden Sexual Intercourse

Marriage To One Who Commits Forbidden 

Sexual Intercourse: Sheikh Muhammad Ibn 

Saeed Raslaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is not permissible for a man to marry a woman that commits forbidden sexual intercourse, nor is it permitted for a woman to marry a man that does such, unless there occurs from both parties sincere repentance. The proof indicating this is the fact that Allah made chastity a condition found within all parties before the marriage. Just as He the exalted says:

اليومَ أُحلَّ لكم الطيبات و طعام الذين أُوتُو الكتاب حلٌّ لكم و طعامكم حلٌّ لهم و المحصنات من المؤمنات والمحصنات من الذين أُوتو الكتاب من قبلكم إذا ءَاتيتموهن أجورهن محصنين غير مسافحين و لا متخذي أحْدان

“This day the pure things have been made lawful for you. The people of the book’s food is lawful for you and yours is lawful for them. Likewise the chaste women from the believers and the chaste women from those given scripture before you when you give their bridal money (that being from) men desiring chastity, not committers of unlawful sex nor taking them as girlfriends…” [Al-Maa’idah: 5]

Also that which comes in His statement:

الزاني لا يَنْكِحُ إلاَّ زانيةً أو مشركة و الزانية لا يَنكحها إلاَّ زانٍ أو مشرك و حُرِمَ ذلك على المؤمنين

“The fornicator-adulterer does not marry except a fornicatress-adulteress or a idol worshiping woman. The fornicatress-adulteress no one marries her except a fornicator-adulterer, as the believers are forbidden from such. “[An-Nur: 3]

Allah forbade this. Prohibit upon the believing men is marriage to women that commit fornication and or adultery, as Allah orders chastity, and seeking the chaste woman and man. Thus forbidden upon the believer is marriage to whomever is described with committing prohibited sexual relations (fornication/adultery), or polytheism, because no one does that except a fornicator or polytheist, just as Allah Lord of the existence states.

As a result of this, you become aware that the affair, pertaining to the youth safeguarding their youthfulness, is tremendous. That is by him not involving himself in fornication, and the committing of immoral acts, likewise the young woman and the safeguarding of her youthful innocence. If this is the case, then it is a tremendous affair and a honorable gift.

Also the safeguarding of the woman after marriage, like we’ll see shortly. As Imam Ahmad held the opinion that if a woman committed adultery, while she has a husband, separation becomes binding. This affair will come shortly if Allah wills.

Imam Ahmad and Abu Dawud reported, with an authentic chain of transmission, upon the authority of Abu Huraira that Allah’s Messenger -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- said, “The whipped fornicator does not marry except one like him.” This narration is authentic.

The whipped fornicator: He who the Islamic punishment has been incurred upon.

Imam Ash-Shawkani said: “This description is commonly absent, pertaining to those that openly commit fornication and or adultery. In it is proof supporting the prohibition of a man marrying whomever openly commits forbidden sexual relations, likewise a woman marrying a man that does such. The previously mentioned verse alludes to this due to its last part, -and that is forbidden  for the believers.- Thus it is explicit as it relates to its prohibition.” 

It has not been made conditional that the Islamic penal punishment be inflicted upon him. On the contrary if he is known to commit prohibited sexual conduct, at this point it is prohibited for the believer to marry him off (to a believing woman). In addition if a woman is known to commit prohibit sexual relations, it is forbidden for a believer to marry her. This is the view of Qataadah, Ishaq, Ibn Ubayd, Ahmad, and Ibn Taymiyyah.

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Translated by Najeeb ibn Yusuf Al Anjelesi

Source: المحرمات من النساء