Friday, 31 December 2021

Seeking The Pleasure Of The Parents

 


Seeking The Pleasure Of The Parents 


Imām Ibn Al-Jawzī رحمه الله said:


“Many people are unaware that seeking the pleasure of their parents will increase them in many of the things they desire, by virtue of achieving their Lord’s pleasure, such as one’s lifespan, one’s sustenance and one’s health. And more importantly they will enter Paradise beneath which rivers flow, an everlasting life, in the company of the righteous and the successful.”


[At Their Feet: Piety Towards Parents, pg.12. Translated By Dār As-Sunnah Publishers]


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Thursday, 30 December 2021

Sins Corrupt You

 


Sins Corrupt You


Shaykh Ul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said:


“Whoever thinks that sins do no harm to the one who persists upon them, then he is astray; in opposition to the Book and the Sunnah and the consensus of the Salaf and the great Imāms. Rather whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it, and whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.”


[Majmū’ Fatāwa Ibn Taymiyyah, 11/256. Translated By Abū Hātim Muhammad Farooq]


Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Adhering To Good Companionship


 Adhering To Good Companionship


Imām Ibn Hibban رحمه الله said:


“The intelligent one adheres to companionship with the very best and leaves off companionship of the wicked. Since love of the best of people is quick in its connectivity, slow in its severance, whilst love of the wicked is quick in its severance; slow in its connectivity, and companionship with the wicked brings about bad suspicion of the best of people, and whoever befriends the wicked; then he will not be safeguarded from entering into their contingent.”


[Rawdatul ‘Uqalā’, pg.80. Translated By Abū Hātim Muhammad Farooq]



Tuesday, 28 December 2021

A Flaw In The Seeker Of Knowledge


 A Flaw In The Seeker Of Knowledge 


Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sālih Al-‘Uthaymīn رحمه الله said:


“Indeed what is pitiful is that you will find some students of knowledge who do not memorise the Qur’ān, moreover, some of them are not even proficient in reading. This is a huge flaw in the methodology of seeking knowledge.”


[Kitāb Ul-‘Ilm, pg.45. @MarkazBukhari]

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Deficiency In Fulfilling Rights

 


Deficiency In Fulfilling Rights


Shaykh Ul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said:


“When a worshipper finds deficiency in fulfilling the rights of close relatives, the wife, children, neighbours and brothers, then it is upon him to make Du’ā for them and seek forgiveness.”


[Majmū’ Fatāwa Ibn Taymiyyah, 11/698. Translated By Abbas Abū Yahya]

Friday, 24 December 2021

HER FAITH KEPT HER FIRM

 


HER FAITH KEPT HER FIRM 


The mother of Moses, when the river bore him away, felt the loss of her son so acutely that it overcame her heart, and were it not for the fact that Allāh established faith in her heart and her sure knowledge that the promise of Allāh was true, she would surely have openly broadcast her calamity. However her faith kept her firm at the onset of calamity, consoled her, and strengthened her.


The Prophet (ﷺ) said in his great legacy [to Ibn 'Abbās], 


"Know Allāh in times of ease, He will know you in times of hardship."


* Recorded by al-Tirmidhī [#2516] and Ahmad [1/293, 303, 307] and it is sahīh. 


Book: The Tree Of Faith

By Al-Allamah 'Abdur-Rahman al-Sa'di

Translated by Abū Rumaysah 

P. 72

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Everything


Taken from the book:
The Spiritual Cure, p.58
Daar us Sunnah Publishers

 

The Best Acts Of Kindness A Muslim Can Show To A Non-Muslim


The Best Acts Of Kindness A Muslim 

Can Show To A Non-Muslim


Shaykh ‘Abd Al-‘Azīz Ibn Bāz رحمه الله said:


“1. The first thing is to invite them to Allāh and clarify to them the reality of Islām as much as the person is able, based upon their knowledge and insight. This is the greatest act of kindness and most important act of kindness.


2. It is not permissible to oppress non-Muslims. It is not permissible to oppress non-Muslims with regards to their lives, wealth or honour. Do not oppress them with regards to their wealth by stealing, deceit or cheating. Do not oppress them with regards to their bodies by hitting them or the like. 


3. There is nothing wrong with interacting with non-Muslims in business such as buying, selling, and renting. 


Also, treat your non-Muslim neighbours kindly. Give them charity and gifts if they are poor. Give them advice that might benefit them. As for participating with them in their holidays and festivals, the Muslim should not participate with them in this.”


[https://mtws.posthaven.com/the-best-acts-of-kindness-a-muslim-can-show-to-a-non-muslim. Translated By Rasheed Ibn Estes Barbee]


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Wednesday, 22 December 2021

THE MARRIAGE GUIDE

 


THE MARRIAGE GUIDE


Imām Muhammad Nāsir al-Dīn al-Albāni: 


Marriage is an important institution in the great religion of Islām. Humans have been created as social creatures, requiring interactions with each other in order to survive. Harmoniously coexisting in love and mercy amongst men and women were created to complement one another in companionship.


The family as a basic social institution is the cornerstone of society, and strong marriages are the basis for strong communities.


Thus, marriage was the way of the previous prophets and messengers, and it was the practice of our noble Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and his companions - may Allāh be pleased with them all, Amin. 


Book: The Marriage Guide According To The Sunnah Of The Prophet ﷺ

By Imām Muhammad Nāsir al-Dīn al-Albāni

Translated from the original Arabic 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers 

Back cover


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Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Lengthens Your Life

 


Lengthens Your Life


From ‘Aeysha that the Prophet [] said to her:


«إنه من أُعطِيَ حظَّه من الرِّفقِ فقد أُعطِيَ حظَّه من خيرِ الدنيا والآخرةِ، وصلةُ الرَّحم، وحسنُ الخُلُقِ وحسنُ الجوارِ يٌعمَّرانِ الدِّيارَ ويزيدانِ في الأعمارِ»


❝Certainly whoever has been given a portion of gentleness, has been given his portion of goodness in the world and the hereafter. Having good relations with relatives, good manners and being good to neighbours blesses your dwellings and lengthens your life.❞


[Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah, (No. 519) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath Al-Anbiyya]




Monday, 20 December 2021

YOU ARE IN MORE NEED OF KNOWLEDGE THAN FOOD AND DRINK


 YOU ARE IN MORE NEED OF

 KNOWLEDGE THAN FOOD AND DRINK


Imām Ahmad رحمه الله said:


"People are in more need of studying knowledge than they are of food and drink, because a person needs food and drink once or twice a day, but he requires knowledge equivalent to the number of times he breathes."* 


* Ibn al-Qayyim, Madārij al-Sālikīn vol.2 


Book: The Foundations Of The Salafi Da'wah

By Shaykh 'Abdus-Salam bin Burjis

Translated by Rasheed Barbee 

The Salafi Masjid Publications 

P. 20

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Signs Of Hypocrisy And Envy


 Signs Of Hypocrisy And Envy


‘Aqil Ibn Ma’qil رحمه الله said:


“I heard my uncle Wahb Ibn Munabbih رحمه الله say, ‘Three signs of a hypocrite: when he is alone he is lazy, he is energetic when in the company of others and he chases after praise in all of his affairs. Three signs of an envious person: he backbites the one whom he is jealous of, if he were to meet him, he flatters him, and he is delighted at his misfortunes.’”


[Hilyat Al-Awliyā’, 4/47. Translated By Hasan As-Somāli]


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ONE DAY YOU WILL BE IN THEIR POSITION

 


ONE DAY YOU WILL BE

 IN THEIR POSITION 


There will come a time when you will be a parent just as they were parents, and you will get old with your children - if Allāh degrees that for you - just as your parents grew old with you. Likewise, you will need your children to be dutiful to you, just as your parents needed you to be dutiful to them. 


So, if you were dutiful to your parents, then you will rejoice with an abundant reward, and the repayment will be in the same manner. 


Book: The Innate Rights According To Islamic Laws

By Shaykh Muhammad al-Uthaymeen

Reviewed by Rasheed Barbee

Authentic Statements Publications 

P. 18

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Friday, 17 December 2021

THANK YOUR MOTHER

 



THANK YOUR MOTHER


The importance of the woman can be demonstrated by the tasks and hardships that she is burdened with, some of which exceed those that are carried out by men. For this reason it is extremely important to thank your mother, treat her kindly and live with her in honor.


Book: Attributes of the Righteous Wife

By Shaykh Abdur Razzaq Ibn Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad

Translated and Published by 

Authentic Statements Publications 

P. 65


Wednesday, 15 December 2021

BEING GOOD TO PARENTS AND ENJOINING FAMILY TIES

 


BEING GOOD TO PARENTS AND

 ENJOINING FAMILY TIES 


A person who is dutiful and good to his parents should know that no matter how good he is to them he can never repay or thank them (for their rights and privileges).


A man said to 'Abdullāh Ibn 'Umar (radiyaAllāhu'anhuma):


"I carried my mother on my back all the way from Khorasan until I made her complete the rites of Hajj. Do you think I have repaid her?' He said, 'No, not even for one contraction!" 


Book: At Their Feet Piety Towards Parents 

By al-Hāfiz Abū'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzī 

Translated from the original Arabic

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers

P. 25




COOPERATE AND WORK TOGETHER

 


COOPERATE AND WORK TOGETHER 


It is imperative that you both cooperate and work together for the greater good, which is to please Allaah, the Glorified and Exalted. This can occur when two righteous spouses help one and other to preserve their prayer and cooperate with each other in whatever pleases Allaah and in whatever averts His displeasure; they should also please Allaah by encouraging one another to pray at night since the night prayer is filled with goodness and blessings and the supplication that is offered in the middle of the night is accepted. 


Book: The Concise Manual Marriage 

By Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen 

Translated and published by

T•R•O•I•D Publications 

P. 93

Revenge of Allaah


 

Revenge of Allaah

 

Shaykh Muhammad al-Uthaymeen (d. 1421 A.H.) -Rahimahullaah- said:


وَالْغَالِب أنّ مَنْ تَسَلُّطَ عَلَى أَخِيهِ بِأَذِيَّة انْتَقَمَ مِنْهُ اللهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا قَبْلَ الْآخِرَةِ 


'Generally, whoever overcomes his brother by harming him then Allaah takes revenge on him in the worldly life before the Hereafter.'


 [Haqooq Daat ilay al-Fitrah 33]

 الشَّيْخُ ابْنُ عُثَيْمِين رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ : 

 

" وَالْغَالِب أنّ مَنْ تَسَلُّطَ عَلَى أَخِيهِ بِأَذِيَّة انْتَقَمَ مِنْهُ اللهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا قَبْلَ الْآخِرَةِ " . 

 

حُقُوق دَعَت إلَيْهَا الْفِطْرَة 

 


Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya 




Source: https://followingthesunnah.com/2021/12/07/revenge-of-allaah/

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Amazing is the affair of the Believer, verily all of his affair is Good – Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah




Amazing is the affair of the Believer, verily all of his affair is Good – Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah

Source: From  “al-Waabil as-Sayyib”

On the authority of Suhaib (may Allaah be pleased with him) he said: The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

“Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for no one except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him” (Saheeh Muslim #2999)

From this we understand that the state of affairs for the believer changes in the life of this world. Shaykhul Islaam ibn Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said regarding the state of affairs for the believer:

“One of them is the state of (receiving a) blessing. It’s obligatory upon him (the believer) in this state (to display) the gratitude.

The second: is the state (of being) tested. It is obligatory upon him (the believer) in this state (to observe) the patience.

The third: is the state (of committing) a sin. It is obligatory upon him (the believer) in this state to seek the forgiveness from it (the sin).

The servant does not go outside of the fluctuation between these three states.

One of them is either a blessing or a virtue from Allaah of good health, wealth, a child to other than that.

It is obligatory upon him that he thanks Allaah for this bounty. Let the servant contemplate over the statement of Allaah:

” ٱعۡمَلُوٓاْ ءَالَ دَاوُ ۥدَ شُكۡرً۬اۚ وَقَلِيلٌ۬ مِّنۡ عِبَادِىَ ٱلشَّكُورُ ”
“Work you, O family of Dâwud (David), with thanks!” But few of My slaves are grateful.” (surah Sabaa: 13)

So how many of those whom Allaah has favored them:

“وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعۡمَةَ ٱللَّهِ لَا تُحۡصُوهَآ‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬”
“And if you would count the favours of Allâh, never could you be able to count them. Truly! Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (surah an-Nahl: 18)

How many show thanks to Allaah for these favours? Less than a few!

Or there is a (state of being) tested.

It is obligatory upon him in this state (to observe) the patience. Meaning that Allaah from His overwhelming wisdom He could test the believing servant from the different types of test. It’s obligatory upon him to (observe) the patience because this is from the belief in the divine decree and from submitting the the decree of Allaah. Also (the servant must know) that what has befalling him was never going to pass him by. All of that is written in the book of Allaah (al-Lawhul-Mahfooth). Verily Allah doesn’t test him (the servant) to destroy him. He only test him in order to test his patience and servitude. Verily there is for Allaah upon the servant servitude in times of hardship just as there is for Him (Allaah) upon the servant servitude in times of happiness. There also is for Him (Allaah) upon the servant servitude in that which he (the servant) dislikes just as there is for Him (Allaah) upon the servant servitude in that which he (the servant) loves. Most of the creation give the servitude in that which they love. However the matter is giving the servitude in that which there is his hardship.

The other state is (a state of) sin.

It is obligatory upon him (the servant) in this state to seek the forgiveness this is clear with regards to the obligation of turning to Allaah (repentance) displaying ones need for him.”

Taken from: https://abdurrahman.org/2009/06/29/amazing-is-the-affair-of-the-believer/

Sunday, 12 December 2021

HE HOME IS A PLACE OF COMFORT


HE HOME IS A PLACE OF COMFORT 


The home (is a place) in which the husband lives in tranquility, safety, and stability, and it is that which will reap fruits for his Ummah. The home (is a place) in which children are raised correctly which will result in the rectification of this nation by way of the rectification of the future generations. And the two spouses are the foundation of the family. If the relationship between the two of them is bad, then there will be no stability in the home. 


Book: A Woman's Guide to Raising a Family 

By Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān 

Translated by Raha Batts 

Hikmah Publications 

P. 40


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Saturday, 11 December 2021

WHEN A SERVANT COMMITS A SIN

 


WHEN A SERVANT COMMITS A SIN 


The Prophet said: 


إن العبد إذا أخطأ خطيئة نكتت في قلبه نكتة سوداء فإذا هونزع وتستغفر وتاب سقل قلبه وإن عاد زيد فيها حتى تعلو قلبه وهو الران الذي ذكر الله: كلا بل ران على قلوبهم ما كانوا يكسبون


“When a servant commits a sin, a black dot is placed upon his heart. If he withdraws from it, seeks forgiveness, and repents, then his heart is cleansed. But if he returns to it then it is increased until it consumes his heart.*


This is the Rān (stain of covering) that Allāh has mentioned:‎ 


{كَلَّا ۖ بَلْ ۜ رَانَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِم مَّا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ (١٤)}


“Nay! But on their hearts is the Rān (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn.”


[Sūrah al-Mutaffifīn 83:14]”

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* Reported by al-Tirmidhī within al-Jāmi’ (no. 3334) al-Albānī graded it Hasan within Sahīh al-Targhīb wa al-Tarhīb (2/268).


Book: Ten Principles Concerning Purification of the Soul

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzāq al-‘Abbād 

Translated by Raha Batts

Hikmah Publications

P. 23, 24


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Friday, 10 December 2021

AN INTELLIGENT PERSON DOES NOT REVEAL A SECRET


 AN INTELLIGENT PERSON DOES

 NOT REVEAL A SECRET


It is narrated that one of the pious once wanted to divorce his wife. When he was asked: 'What makes you dislike her?' He said: 'An intelligent person does not reveal a secret.' When he had divorced her he was asked: 'What made you divorce her?' His reply was: 'I do not wish to talk about a woman that is not mine.'


Book: The Refinement Of Character 

By Imām Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī 

Translated and Published by 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers 

P. 32


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THE IMPORTANCE OF WAITING FOR AN ANGRY PERSON TO CALM DOWN

 


THE IMPORTANCE OF WAITING FOR 


AN ANGRY PERSON TO CALM DOWN


When your friend and acquaintances say deplorable things after getting angry (ghadab), you should not take what they say seriously, or entirely blame them for it. They are similar to a drunkard who remains unaware of what they are saying.


Instead, wait for them to cool down for remember, the devil has overtaken him and that his nature has concealed their intellect ('aql). 


If you become angry with anyone over what they say, or talk back to him while he is angry, then you would be just like an intelligent person facing a foolish person- or like an awaken person blaming someone who is unconscious. You would be the liable sinner.


Look at him with mercy (rahma) and notice how destiny is manipulating him and how his nature is playing with him. Know that when he calms down, he will feel guilty for what happened and realize your virtue of patience (fadl al-sabr) with him. 


So it is best to leave an angry person to do whatever (temporarily) comforts him. 


This is what a son should do with his angry father, and a wife with her angry husband. She should let him say what he wants and not take it seriously because he will return feeling guilty (nādim) and apologetic. 


Book: Captured Thoughts

By al-Hāfiz Abū'l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzī

Translated and Published by

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers

P. 624, 625


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THE BELIEVER NEVER ENJOYS A SIN

 


THE BELIEVER NEVER ENJOYS A SIN


Only a person intoxicated with his heedlessness receives pleasure from sins. Whereas the believer never enjoys a sin because his knowledge of prohibition of sins and their punishment cuts him away from such attained pleasure. 


Book: Captured Thoughts

By al-Hāfiz Abū'l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzī

Translated and Published by

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers

P. 329


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The Heart And Eemaan

 


The Heart And Eemaan


Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah [رحمه الله] said:


«لا يحصل المرض إلا لنقص أسباب الصحة كذلك القلب لا يمرض إلا لنقص إيمانه.»


❝Sickness does not occur except due to a deficiency in reasons of health, likewise the heart does not become sick except due to deficiency of its Eemaan.❞


[Majmoo Al-Fatawa, (10/637) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]


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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE..

 


I LOVE YOU BECAUSE.. 


Al-Shiblī, the pious worshipper, said,


'Oh Allāh, people love You because of your grace (ni'ma) upon them, and I love You because of the trials (balā') You befell upon me.'


Book: Captured Thoughts

By al-Hāfiz Abū'l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzī

Translated and Published by

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers

P. 328

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

STAY AT THE DOORSTEP OF YOUR LORD


 STAY AT THE DOORSTEP OF YOUR LORD


An intelligent person should stand at the doorstep of his Lord all the time and cling to the robe of His grace when he obeys Him and even when he disobeys Him. He ought to seek His intimacy while being alone in His companionship; hence should he find a barrier making him sense strangeness in his heart while being in His companionship he should endeavour to remove this barrier. Just like one poet said, 


Do you feel estranged due to what you have reaped? 

Be good, if you wish, and you shall then enjoy intimacy


Book: Captured Thoughts

By al-Hāfiz Abū'l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzī

Translated and Published by

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers

P. 321

Monday, 6 December 2021

IF A STUDENT IS TOO PROUD

 


IF A STUDENT IS TOO PROUD


Imām Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī said:


"Let him leave his personal opinion for the opinion of his teacher, for a teacher's error benefits the student more than his own correctness."*


(*) The student should show the teacher his mistake with wisdom and fine preaching. This is one of the principles of our monotheistic religion. 


Book: The Inner Secret Of Worship 

By Imām Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī 

Translated from the original arabic 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers 

P. 32

ACTING UPON THE KNOWLEDGE

 


ACTING UPON THE KNOWLEDGE


The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said, 


"A servants two feet will not move on the Day of Judgement until he is questioned about four (things). 



His youth - how he spent it;

his knowledge - how he acted upon it;

his wealth - how he earned it and how he spent it,

and his body - how he used/wasted it."


* Reported by al-Tirmidhee (2417) and see Saheehut-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (1/126). 


Book: The Path To Guidance

By ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah رحمه الله

Translated by Abu 'Iyaad Amjad Rafiq 

Salafi Publications 

P. 54


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Offering Tahiyyatul-Masjid during the prohibited time

 


Offering Tahiyyatul-Masjid

 during the prohibited time


Question:


If a man enters the Masjid during a time when it is prohibited to pray, should he offer Tahiyyatul-Masjid (prayer for greeting the Masjid) or not?

Answer:


It is better for the person to offer Tahiyyatul-Masjid according to the more correct of the two opinions of the scholars. This is due to the generality of the prophet's statement:

"When one of you enters the Masjid, he should not sit until he prays two Rak'ahs."


(Al-Bukhari no.1163 and Muslim no. 714)


This Hadith's authenticity is agreed upon (in Al-Bukhari and Muslim). However, if he sits and does not offer the prayer, there is no harm in that.


Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz


Taken from: http://www.fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=895


The Obligation of Seeking Refuge from Four Things Before the Dua’ in Tashahud

 




THE OBLIGATION OF SEEKING REFUGE FROM FOUR THINGS BEFORE THE DUA’ IN TASHAHUD


The Obligation of Seeking Refuge from Four Things Before the Dua’ in Tashahud

Taken from the ‘Original Sifat as-Salah‘

By Shaykh Muhadith Nasir as-Sunnah Muhammad Nasir- Deen Al-Albaani

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya


The Obligation of Seeking Refuge from four things before the Dua’

‘The Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to say: ‘If one of you finishes from the [last] (1) Tashahud; then he should seek refuge (2) with Allaah from four things; [he says: ‘O Allaah I seek refuge with You] from the punishment of the Hell-Fire, and from the punishment of the grave, and from the Fitna of life and death, and from the evil of the Fitna (trials) of the Maseeh ad-Dajjal.’ [then he makes Dua’ for himself with that which appears apparent to him (3)] [He -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- would make Dua’ with it in Tashahud] (4) [He -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to teach it to his Companions –Radi Allaahu anhum– just as he would teach them a Soorah from the Qur’aan.](5)

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Shaykh Albani’s footnotes:

(1) The benefit of this extra wording is the legislation of this ‘seeking refuge’ in the last Tashahud rather than the first Tashahud; this is in contrast to what Ibn Hazm said in ‘al-Muhalla’ (3/271) and Ibn Daqeeq al-Eid followed him in this, whereby he said: ‘The chosen way is to make Dua’ in the first Tashahud, like making Dua’ in the last Tashahud, due to the general authentic hadeeth:

‘If one of you makes Tashahud; then he should seek refuge with Allaah from …’

Al-Hafidh said in ‘al-Talkhees’ (3/507):

‘And he commented that it is in ‘as-Saheeh’ (al-Bukhari) from Abu Huriara with the wording:

‘If one of you finishes from the last Tashahud; then he should seek refuge with Allaah from …’

Ibn al-Qayyim said in ‘Za’ad’:

‘The Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- did not seek refuge in the first Tashahud – from the punishment of the grave and punishment of the Fire …. Etc.

Whoever recommended saying it, (in the last Tashahud) had understood this standing from the general texts, but the absolute texts indeed correctly clarified its position, and restricted it to the last Tashahud.’

Then al-Hafidh said in ‘al-Fath’ (2/253) after bringing the hadeeth:

‘So in this hadeeth this ‘seeking refuge’ is specified to after finishing the Tashahud; and this Dua’ precedes all other Duas. As for when the person praying is given the permission to choose which Dua’ he wants to supplicate with, then this is after the ‘seeking refuge’ and before giving the Salams.’

I say (Albani): ‘And the extra wording is at the end of the hadeeth – ‘then he makes Dua’ for him-self with what he wants.’ And this is a text to show that seeking refuge is in the second Tashahud.’

(2) This shows clearly that seeking refuge is obligatory and some of the Ahl-ul-Dhahir hold this opinion – and from them is Ibn Hazm (3/271)).

Al-Hafidh said (2/256):

‘Some of the people claimed that there is a consensus that it is not obligatory, however there is a problem with this; because AbdurRazaq narrated with an authentic Isnaad from Tawwoos, indicating that he holds the ‘seeking refuge’ to be obligatory. This was when he asked his son; if he had said it after the Tashahud?

And his son replied: No.

Tawwoos ordered him to repeat the prayer.’

I say (Albani): Indeed Muslim narrated this in his ‘Saheeh’ (2/94) as it came from Tawwoos.

Al-Hafidh said:

‘Ibn Hazm was over generalizing when he said that you should also say it in the first Tashahud.

Ibn al-Mundhir said: if it was not for the hadeeth of Ibn Mas’ood whereby he narrated that: ‘then the person has a choice of what to make Dua’ with’ then I would have said it was obligatory.’

I say (Albani): This choice of making Dua’ excludes ‘seeking refuge from these four things’, so due to the evidence this choice of making Dua’ becomes restricted, to be said after finishing ‘seeking refuge from these four things’  – has as preceded – ; so the truth is that it is obligatory, and Allaah knows best.

(3) From the hadeeth of Abu Huraira –Radi Allaahu anhu– collected by Muslim, Abu ‘Awaanah, Ibn Majah and Ahmad.

(4) From the hadeeth of Abdullaah bin Abbas –Radi Allaahu anhu– collected by Abu Dawood and this sanad is Hasan, its narrators are all narrators of Muslim.

(5) From the hadeeth of Abdullaah bin Abbas –Radi Allaahu anhu– collected by Malik and Muslim, and from him Abu Dawood, Nisae’ and Tirmidhi.

[‘Original Sifat as-Salah’ vol. 3/p.998 – 1001]




Taken from: https://followingthesunnah.com/2009/06/03/the-obligation-of-seeking-refuge-from-four-things-before-the-dua%E2%80%99-in-tashahud/

The Wisdom of Marriage & The Fallacy of Dating : Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali

 


The Wisdom of Marriage & The Fallacy 

of Dating : Dr. Muhammad 

Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali


Taken from his book ‘The rulings of al-Khula’ in Islaam’ pg. 36-38.


The great scholar and daa’ee, Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali[1] said, “….And in the Sunan of Ibn Majah the prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) stated, “From the things that makes a man happy is a righteous wife whom whenever he looks at her she pleases him, whenever he commands her she obeys him, and whenever he is absent she is faithful with herself and his wealth.” Hadeeth hasan (hadeeth no. 1857).


So look – may Allaah have mercy on you – at this hadeeth which illustrates therein a very high wisdom from the lips of the one who has been given concise, eloquent speech that contains much profound meaning. For indeed herein he summed up the conditions for a happy martial life:


1. The first one is that the woman is attractive in the eyes of the husband

2. She willingly fulfills his requests and does what he wants; and this is the sign of true love

3. He trusts her and she trusts him. Hence if he is absent for a long or short period, he will be rest assured that she will safeguard her honor and integrity, and ensure that his wealth is not wasted


Without these conditions neither of the spouses can ever be happy. And the Europeans have claimed to have attained the pinnacle of marital bliss because they allow the fiancé to interact with his fiancée before the marriage in a manner that is very disturbing. It is quite possible for this relationship to continue like this for years whereby they are ‘still getting to know each other,’ to get to learn the other person’s behavioral traits and personality so that they can be more compatible with each other in order to make the relationship more lasting. They know however that this is a big farce. Because neither of the spouses trust the other – as far as being faithful to each other, or being honest with their money. Because the husband cannot tell his wife to do anything because obedience is not an obligation for them. Hence they are like two business or trade partners. And this illustrates the fallacy of the stipulation which is that they must ‘be in love’ first.


As for the argument that supports unrestricted interaction before the marriage contract, (this is also a fallacy) because they do not really get to know the true character of the other companion because each of them ‘puts on an act’ for the other, and feign signs of adulation for fear that the engagement will be called off. And almost none of them reveals his/her true character until they get married. And there are many incidents like this that proves this to be true. For indeed this happened in Germany in the city of Bonn wherein a man who was engaged to his fiancée for 20 years, and they lived together as a man would live with his wife. However when they married the marriage did not last but one year; all of it being disagreements, bickering, and argumentation, eventually ending in divorce.”


Taken from his book ‘The rulings of al-Khula’ in Islaam’ pg. 36-38.


Foot Notes:


[1] He is a descendant of the Prophet’s grandson Husain (radiallaahu anhu). He was born in Morocco in 1311 (1893) and he died 1408 (1997). He is well known for his translation of the meanings of the interpretation of the Noble Qur’an and Sahih Al-Bukhari.


Shaykh Hammaad al-Ansaaree said about him, “In reality I have met anyone who has more knowledge in so many various subjects other than Dr. al-Hilali. Forty five years have passed and I have never seen anyone like him. He was fluent in languages such as Hebrew, German, English, Spanish, in addition to being a scholar in Arabic. He is my shaykh for I benefit from him greatly. He was salafi in his aqeedah, and if you read his book about at-Tawheed you would know that no one knows at-Tawheed in the Qur’an like him.”




Taken from: https://abdurrahman.org/2014/02/01/wisdommarriagefallacydating/

When ignorance becomes widespread, sorcerers, soothsayers, devils and so on increase and cooperate with one another

 


When ignorance becomes widespread,

 sorcerers, soothsayers, devils and

 so on increase and cooperate with one another


From the excellent book (published by al-ibaanah) The Rules and Etiquettes of Ruqya, by Shaikh Saalih Aalush-Shaikh p.37-39 


“When Shaikh Abdullah Al-Qar’aawee1 came to our region, many people were suffering from illnesses; they were bed-ridden and couldn’t get up. And what was this due to? It was due to the Jinn and so on and so forth. They would go out and come across the Jinn at night in trees and upon the roads and so on, and the devils would take over them. This is because they were ignorant. They didn’t have any understanding of Tawheed.


So when he (i.e. Shaikh Al-Qar’aawee) came and spread Tawheed, not ruqyah or anything else, may Allah bless you, all of these things came to an end. All of these (possessions and illnesses) came to an end once Tawheed and knowledge spread. When Tawheed and knowledge spread, these things go away and come to an end. And when ignorance becomes widespread, sorcerers, soothsayers, devils and so on increase and cooperate with one another.


So I advised him to do as the good doers in the past did, which was to call to Tawheed and wage war against shirk and false superstitions such that the devils left them and they had no need for people to perform ruqyah on them from devils, sorcerers or anyone else….”


[1]Translator’s Note:Shaikh Abdullah Al-Qar’aawee was born in 1315H in Saudi Arabia where he played a great role in reviving the call to Islaam, particularly in its southern regions, making Saamitah the center of his efforts. He studied under such Scholars as Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibtaheem, the former muftee of Saudi Arabia, and produced students of his own such as Shaikh Haafidh Al-Hakamee. He passed away in 1389H, may Allah have mercy on him.




Taken from: https://abdurrahman.org/2014/05/30/when-ignorance-widespread-sorcerers-soothsayers-devils-cooperate/ y http://salaf-us-saalih.com/2014/05/30/when-ignorance-widespread-sorcerers-soothsayers-devils-cooperate/

Satan hates the good relationship between husband and wife

 


Satan hates the good relationship

 between husband and wife


-By Imaam Ibnul Qayyim


Narrated Jabir [radiyallaahu-anhu] that Allaah’s Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: Iblis places his throne upon water; he then sends detachments [for creating dissension]; the nearer to him in rank are those who are most notorious in creating dissension. One of them comes and says: I did so and so. And he says: You have done nothing. Then one amongst them comes and says: I did not spare so and so until I sowed the seed of discord between a husband and a wife. The Satan goes near him and says: ‘You have done well. A’mash said: He then embraces him. [Saheeh Muslim. Number:2813]


And because of the fact that this bond [between husband and wife] is from the most beloved affairs to Allaah and His Messenger, it is from the most hated affairs to the enemy of Allaah [i.e. shaytaan]. Therefore he hastens to split two people who love another for the sake of Allaah.


[Source: Rawdatul Muhibbeen Wa Nuzhatul Mush-taaqeen. Page:188]

Our Salaf: Ibraaheem Ibn Adham–How are you?

 



 Our Salaf: Ibraaheem Ibn Adham

–How are you?


Whenever Ibraaheem Ibn Adham (rahimahullaah) was asked: “How are you?” He replied: ”I’m upon goodness as long as I am not carrying the burdens of others.”


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[Source: Seerah As-Salaf As-Saaliheen of Al-Asbahaanee (rahimahullaah)


Chapter: A mention of the Atbaa At-Taabi’een 1/973 (Maktabah Shaamilah]


Taken from: http://salaficentre.com/2014/09/our-salaf-ibraaheem-ibn-adham-how-are-you/

KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAAH IS LIGHT



 KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAAH IS LIGHT


Imaam ash-Shaafi'ee (رحمه الله) said,

"I complained to Wakee' about the poorness of my memory. So he directed me to abandon disobedience. And informed me that the knowledge of Allaah is light. And that the light of Allaah is not given to the disobedient."¹


Imaam Maalik said to Imaam ash-Shaafi'ee (رحمه الله), 

"I see that Allaah has placed light in your heart so do not extinguish it with the darkness of disobedience."²


¹ Deewaanush-Shaafi'ee (p.88) refer also to Al-Jawaab al-Kaafee of Ibn Al-Qayyim (p.104).

² Al-Jawaab al-Kaafee of Ibn Al-Qayyim (p.104).


Book: The Path To Guidance

By ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah رحمه الله

Translated by Abu 'Iyaad Amjad Rafiq 

Salafi Publications 

P. 53, 54


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PARDONING OTHERS WHO HARMED YOU


 PARDONING OTHERS WHO HARMED YOU


Al-Sha'bī (رحمه الله) said, 


"'Isā bin Maryam (عليه السلام) used to say, 'Benevolence (ihsān) is not that you show benevolence to the one who shows it to you, that is simply repaying him with goodness. But benevolence is that you are benevolent to the one who harmed you'."*


* Al-Zuhd of Imām Ahmad (p. 484)


Book: A Principle Regarding Patience and Gratitude

By Shaykh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah

Translated by Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafīq

Hikmah Publications

P. 52


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Sunday, 5 December 2021

The Speech Of The Salaf

 


The Speech Of The Salaf


Hamdūn Al-Qassār رحمه الله was asked, “Why is the speech of the Salaf more beneficial than our speech?”


He replied, “They spoke to honour Islām, to save themselves, and to seek the pleasure of Ar-Rahmān. We speak to honour ourselves, to seek the affairs of the world, and to please the creation.”


[Hilyat Al-Awliyā’, 10/231. Translated By Abū Idrees Muhammad]


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IF YOU DO NOT PRAY TODAY, THEN WHEN WILL YOU?

 


IF YOU DO NOT PRAY TODAY, 

THEN WHEN WILL YOU?


It has come from al-Firyābī that he said:

"Sufyān ath-Thawrī used to pray and then turn towards the youth, saying, 'if you do not pray today, then when will you?'"*


*Collected by Abū Nu'aym in Al-Hilyah (7/59). 


Sufyān ath-Thawrī advised the youth with a tremendous advice, which is to utilize their lives to obey Allāh. If the young person does not utilize his phase of youth prostrating for Allāh, then he may become weak and enter a phase of his life in which he would love to prostrate but will be unable to because of a weakening of his strength and sickness of his body. So he will not be able to prostrate. For this reason, he said, "If you do not pray today, then when will you?"



Book: Advice Of The Salaf To The Youth 

By Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzāq b. 'Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbād al-Badr

Translated by 'Umar Quinn

Hikmah Publications 

P. 38


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Saturday, 4 December 2021

DO NOT BOYCOTT YOUR BROTHER FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS

 


DO NOT BOYCOTT YOUR BROTHER

 FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS


The Prophet (ﷺ) said: 


"It is not permissible for a believer to forsake his (Muslim) brother for more than three days. If three days have passed, he should meet him and greet him; and if the other responds to it they will both share the reward; but if he does not respond, he will bear his sin and the one who (has taken the initiative to) greet (the other) will be absolved of the sin of forsaking (one's brother in faith)." *


* Abū Dāwūd #4912, and it is a weak hadīth. However, supporting evidence strengthen this hadīth. It was graded as authentic by al-Hāfiz ibn Hajr al-'Asqalāni in al-Fath, vol.10, pp.413.


Book: The Refinement Of Character 

By Imām Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī 

Translated and Published by 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers 

P. 77, 78

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Follow The Correct Manhaj

 



Follow The Correct Manhaj



As-Suyootee [D.911 A.H.] [رحمه الله] said:


«فَعَلَيْكَ يَا أَخِي !! بِالْاِتِّبَاعِ لِسَلَفِكَ الصَّالِحِ  وَاِجْتَنَبَ الْمُبْتَدِعَات وَالْمُنْكرَات تَكُنْ عَبْدًا صَالِحًا وَاسْأَلْ رَبَّكَ التَّوْفِيقَ وَالسَّدَادَ، وَسُلُوكَ الْمِنْهَاجِ الرَّاجِح ؛ فَإِنَّ مَنْ رزق ذَلِكَ كَانَ مُتْجِرُهُ رَابِحًا، رَزَقَنَا اللهُ ذَلِكَ بِمَنِّهِ وَكَرَمِهِ إِنَّهُ أَرَحِمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ…» 


❝It is upon you my brother!! With following your Salaf As-Salih and to keep away from innovations and evil, so that you can be a righteous slave of Allaah.


Ask your Lord for the capability, to be correct and to follow the correct Minhaj. Whoever, is given this provision then that will drive him to that which is beneficial.


May Allaah provide us this with His favour and His Generosity, indeed Allaah is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy…❞


[Al-Amr Biliteeba Wa Nahi Un Il-Ibteeda', (No. 181) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath Al-Anbiyya]


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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

REMEMBERING ALLĀH BEFORE SLEEPING AND UPON WAKING UP


 REMEMBERING ALLĀH BEFORE

 SLEEPING AND UPON WAKING UP 


One should do his best to ensure that his last words before sleeping are remembrance of Allāh Most High and the first words that his tongue utters upon waking up are remembrance of Allāh Most High. These two are a sign of faith (imān). 


Book: The Inner Secret Of Worship 

By Imām Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī 

Translated from the original arabic 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers 

P. 111


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A DINĀR YOU SPENT ON YOUR FAMILY


 A DINĀR YOU SPENT ON YOUR FAMILY


One should only refrain from marriage if he fears that he might not be able to fulfill her rights. Bearing the burden of wife and children is like jihād in Allāh's path.


It occurs in the collection of Muslim that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: 


"A dinār you spent in Allāh's path, a dinār you spent to free a slave, a dinār you gave as charity to a poor person, and a dinār you spent on your family- the best of them is the one you spent on your family." *


* Muslim #995 on the authority of Abū Hurayrah (radiyAllāhu'anhu)


Book: The Refinement Of Character 

By Imām Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī 

Translated and Published by 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers 

P. 23


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THOSE WHO ONLY MEMORISE THEIR GOOD DEEDS

 


THOSE WHO ONLY MEMORISE THEIR GOOD DEEDS 


And of the people are those who actually think that their acts of obedience are more than their acts of disobedience, due to memorising their good deeds and not memorising their bad deeds. This is like one who seeks Allāh's forgiveness and praises Him a hundred times a day yet spends most of the day backbiting others. Such a person will look at the merits of tasbīh and istighfār yet will not look at the punishment for backbiting (ghība). 


Book: Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth 

By Imām Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī

Translated and Published by 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers 

P. 159, 160


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Sunday, 28 November 2021

IF HE PARDONS, ALLĀH WILL GIVE HIM HONOUR


 IF HE PARDONS, ALLĀH 


WILL GIVE HIM HONOUR


The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said:


“Allāh does not increase a servant due to [his] pardoning [of others] except in honour.” *


* Related by Muslim (no. 2588).


The honour he acquires due to pardoning [others] is more beloved and beneficial to him than the honour acquired through vengeance, for this is merely [the acquisition] of outward honour while inheriting humiliation inwardly. But pardoning [others] appears as humiliation outwardly whilst it is [in reality] honour both inwardly and outwardly. 


Book: A Principle Regarding Patience and Gratitude

By Shaykh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah

Translated by Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafīq

Hikmah Publications

P. 30


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