Sunday, 24 February 2019

Benefit: A Valuable Lesson from the Life of Ibn Taymiyyah and His Student

Benefit: A Valuable Lesson from 

the Life of Ibn Taymiyyah and His Student

Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (حفظه الله) said:

 “Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمهما الله) lived in a country ruled by kings, and although the country was deviant in its belief, worship, and laws, they never attacked its rulers with their swords; rather, they fought the Mongols under their country's banner.”

Source: Majmū‘ Kutub wā Rasāʾil wā Fatāwá Shaykh Rabīʿ al-Madkhalī, vol. 14, pg. 185.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

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Friday, 22 February 2019




Imaam Barbahaaree rahimahullaah said:

Look into the stars sparingly, just enough to help you to know the times of the prayer. And turn away from whatever besides that, since it invites to apostasy 

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani: The Prophet (ﷺ) led us in the Fajr prayer at Hudaibiya after a rainy night. On completion of the prayer, he faced the people and said, 

“Do you know what your Lord has said (revealed)?” The people replied, “Allah and His Apostle know better.” He said, “Allah has said,

‘In this morning some of my slaves remained as true believers and some became non-believers; whoever said that the rain was due to the Blessings and the Mercy of Allah had belief in Me and he disbelieves in the stars, and whoever said that it rained because of a particular star had no belief in Me but believes in that star.’ “

[Al-Bukhari] [Muhsin Khan’s Translation]

Qatadah (radi Allaahu anhu) said,

“These stars were only created for three purposes: Allah created them as adornment for the heaven (sky), as missiles for the devils and as signs for navigation. Therefore, whoever seeks to interpret any other meanings for them other than these, then verily he has spoken with his own opinion, he has lost his portion and burdened himself with that which he has no knowledge of.”

Ibn Jarir and Ibn Abi Hatim both recorded this statement.
[Tafseer Ibn Kathir] [Dar-us-Salam English Publication]

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Ithaaful-Qaaree bit-Taleeqaat alaa Sharhis-Sunnah
(A Gift To The Reader In Annotation Of Sharh As-Sunnah)
by Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan hafizahullaah

Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah

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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Benefit: Angels Do Not Enter a House in Which There Is a Dog or an Image

Benefit: Angels Do Not Enter a House

 in Which There Is a Dog or an Image

The Prophet, may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace, stated: «Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or an image.»1

Ibn Taymīyyah (d. AH 728) commented: 

If dogs and pictures prevent the created angels from entering a home, how then would the knowledge and love of Allāh, the sweetness of His remembrance, and comfort with His nearness, penetrate a heart already fraught with bestial desires and their images?!2

[1] Reported by Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī from a ḥadīth of Abū Ṭalhah Zayd ibn Sahl al-Anṣārī, no. 3322

[2] Shaykh Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Muḥammad, It‘hāf al-Anām.

Translated by Umm Sufyān Fāṭimah

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Sunday, 17 February 2019

The Foolish Gathering

The Foolish Gathering

It is reported that Muʿāwiyah b. Qurrah – Allāh have mercy on him – said:

Do not sit with the foolish using your knowledge, and do not sit with the knowledgeable (scholars) using your foolishness.

Al-Dhahabī, Siyar Aʿlām Al-Nubalāʾ 5:154.

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The Status of Dutifulness to the Mother [Tawbah]

The Status of Dutifulness to the Mother [Tawbah]

ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār reports:

A man once came to Ibn ʿAbbās and said, “I proposed to a woman and she refused to marry me, then someone else proposed to her and she wanted to marry him; so I became jealous and killed her. Can I repent from this?” [Ibn ʿAbbās] asked, “Is your mother alive?” He replied, “No.” So he said, “Repent (tawbah) to Allāh the mighty and majestic, and worship him as much as you can.”

ʿAṭāʾ said, “So I went and asked Ibn ʿAbbās, ‘Why did you ask him if his mother was alive?’ He replied, ‘I do not know of any action that brings one closer to Allāh than dutifulness to the mother.'”

Al-Bukhārī, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad ḥadīth 4. Graded ṣaḥīḥ by Al-Albānī. See Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, Chapter on Dutifulness to the Mother; Al-Ṣaḥīḥah 6:711 ḥadīth 2799.

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Truthfulness Expels Sin & Lying Expels Goodness

Truthfulness Expels Sin &

 Lying Expels Goodness

It is reported that ʿAbdullāh b. Masʿūd – Allāh be pleased with him – said:

Verily a man continues to be truthful until he is written with Allāh as a true believer (ṣiddīq); and he persists in truthfulness until there is not even the space of a needle for sinfulness left in his heart to settle. And a man lies and persists in lying until there is not even the space of a needle for goodness in his heart to settle.

Wakīʿ b. Al-Jarrāḥ, Al-Zuhd ḥadīth 398.

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The Importance of Tolerating the Anger of the Scholar

The Importance of Tolerating 

the Anger of the Scholar

It is reported from Imām Al-Shāfiʿī:

There were two men who used to visit Al-Aʿmash, one who was concerned with ḥadīth and one who was not. One day Al-Aʿmash became angry with the man who studied ḥadīth, so the other said to him, “If he ever got angry with me like he got angry with you I would never go back to him.” To this Al-Aʿmash said, “In that case he would be a fool like you, leaving what benefits him because of my bad character (behaviour).”

Al-Khaṭīb, Al-Jāmiʿ li Akhlāq Al-Rāwī 1:338.

It is also reported from Imām Al-Shāfiʿī:

It was said to Sufyān b. ʿUyaynah, “People come to you from around the world, and [sometimes] you get angry with them? They might depart and leave you.” He replied, “In that case they would be fools like you, leaving what benefits them because of my bad character (behaviour).”

Op. cit. p339.

It is reported that Muʿāfā b. ʿImrān said:

The one who gets angry against a scholar is like someone who gets angry with the pillars of a mosque.


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