Friday, 29 October 2021

The Bitterness of Good Deeds


The Bitterness of Good Deeds

Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr said:

'Some of the Salaf were asked about the reason why it was that good deeds were burdensome to do and it was easy to carry out evil actions.

‏They said: 'This is because the bitterness of good deeds is present and its sweetness is absent so it is burdensome, so do not let its burden cause you to leave doing good deeds.

As for evil deeds then its sweetness is present and its burden is absent and that is why it is easy to do them. So do not let its ease cause you to commit them.' [Fath al-Bari 13/614]

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Monday, 25 October 2021

Adhering to Superstitions


Adhering to Superstitions

Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

Abul Wafa bin Aqeel al-Hanbali (d  531 A.H.) said:

” لو تَمسَّك الناسُ بالشرعِيَّات تَمَسُّكَهُم بالخُرافَات لاستَقَامَت أمُورُهم ” .

‘If the people adhered to the Sharia like they adhered to superstitions their matters would be straight and correct.’

[Al-Adab ash-Sharia 3/236]

” لو تَمسَّك الناسُ بالشرعِيَّات تَمَسُّكَهُم بالخُرافَات لاستَقَامَت أمُورُهم ” .

العلامة أبو الوفاء بن عقيل الحنبلي || الآداب الشرعية : ( 3/ 236 )

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Does Vaseline invalidate wudu?


Does Vaseline invalidate wudu?

Answered by Shaykh Fawzan

Question: Does the use of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the hands or the feet

prevent the water from reaching the skin?

Shaykh Fawzan: Never. It does not prevent this. All of the oils that do not solidify upon the skin do not prevent the wudu from being correct, because the water runs upon the skin and it is not prevented from doing so, by Vaseline or other than it.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Reasons for Limiting to Only One Wife

 Reasons for Limiting to Only One Wife

Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

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

‘Some of the people of knowledge held the opinion that it is better to limit one self to one wife, the reasons they give are:

1 – That it is safer for a husband’s responsibility for his wife rather than oppressing his other wives.

This is because if a man marries two women or more, then perhaps he may not be able to do justice between them.

2- Also because, limiting one self to one wife is closer to preventing the family from becoming scattered.

This is because if he has more than one wife, the family can become scattered, since he will have children from one woman and also children from the other woman.

Also perhaps there may occur conflict and disunity between the children due to a conflict and disagreement between their mothers, as has been witnessed.

3- Likewise, having just one wife is closer to being able to fulfil the obligation of spending upon her and other matters.

4- It is also easier for a man to take into account justice. Indeed having a consideration for justice is a great matter,  which requires help and aid.

So due to that, we say, limiting to one wife is safer for that person.

However if a person sees in himself that one wife is not sufficient and does not keep him chaste, then indeed we would order him to marry a second, third and fourth wife until he can achieve tranquillity, and keep away from looking at women and have ease for the soul.’

[Sharh  Zaad  al-Mustaqna 12/13]

الاقتصار على الزوجة الواحدة افضل عند بعض العلماء ..

قال العلامة ابن عثيمين عليه رحمات رب العالمين – :

ﺫﻫﺐ ﺑﻌﺾ ﺃﻫﻞ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻢ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺃﻧﻪ ﻳﺴﻦ ﺃﻥ ﻳﻘﺘﺼﺮ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻭﺍﺣﺪﺓ، ﻭﻋﻠﻞ ﺫﻟﻚ :

❶ ﺑﺄﻧﻪ ﺃﺳﻠﻢ ﻟﻠﺬﻣﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﺠﻮﺭ؛ ﻷﻧﻪ ﺇﺫﺍ ﺗﺰﻭﺝ ﺍﺛﻨﺘﻴﻦ ﺃﻭ ﺃﻛﺜﺮ ﻓﻘﺪ ﻻﻳﺴﺘﻄﻴﻊ ﺍﻟﻌﺪﻝ ﺑﻴﻨﻬﻤﺎ.

❷ ﻭﻷﻧﻪ ﺃﻗﺮﺏ ﺇﻟﻰ ﻣﻨﻊ ﺗﺸﺘﺖ ﺍﻷﺳﺮﺓ، ﻓﺈﻧﻪ ﺇﺫﺍ ﻛﺎﻥ ﻟﻪ ﺃﻛﺜﺮ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻣﺮﺃﺓ ﺗﺸﺘﺖ ﺍﻷﺳﺮﺓ، ﻓﻴﻜﻮﻥ ﺃﻭﻻﺩ ﻟﻬﺬﻩ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺃﺓ، ﻭﺃﻭﻻﺩ ﻟﻬﺬﻩ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺃﺓ،

ﻭﺭﺑﻤﺎ ﻳﺤﺼﻞ ﺑﻴﻨﻬﻢ ﺗﻨﺎﻓﺮ ﺑﻨﺎﺀ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﺘﻨﺎﻓﺮ ﺍﻟﺬﻱ ﺑﻴﻦ ﺍﻷﻣﻬﺎﺕ، ﻛﻤﺎ ﻫﻮ ﻣﺸﺎﻫﺪ ﻓﻲ ﺑﻌﺾ ﺍﻷﺣﻴﺎﻥ .

❸ ﻭﻷﻧﻪ ﺃﻗﺮﺏ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻘﻴﺎﻡ ﺑﻮﺍﺟﺒﻬﺎ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻨﻔﻘﺔ ﻭﻏﻴﺮﻫﺎ .

❹ ﻭﺃﻫﻮﻥ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺀ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺮﺍﻋﺎﺓ ﺍﻟﻌﺪﻝ؛ ﻓﺈﻥ ﻣﺮﺍﻋﺎﺓ ﺍﻟﻌﺪﻝ ﺃﻣﺮ ﻋﻈﻴﻢ ، ﻳﺤﺘﺎﺝ ﺇﻟﻰ ﻣﻌﺎﻧﺎﺓ .

ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻫﺬﺍ ﻓﻨﻘﻮﻝ :

ﺍﻻﻗﺘﺼﺎﺭ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻮﺍﺣﺪﺓ ﺃﺳﻠﻢ له ﻭﻟﻜﻦ ﺇﺫﺍ ﻛﺎﻥ ﺍﻹﻧﺴﺎﻥ ﻳﺮﻯ ﻣﻦ ﻧﻔﺴﻪ ﺃﻥ ﺍﻟﻮﺍﺣﺪﺓ ﻻ ﺗﻜﻔﻴﻪ ﻭﻻ تعفه ﻓﺈﻧﻨﺎ ﻧﺄﻣﺮﻩ ﺑﺄﻥ ﻳﺘﺰﻭﺝ ﺛﺎﻧﻴﺔ ﻭﺛﺎﻟﺜﺔ ﻭﺭﺍﺑﻌﺔ ﺣﺘﻰ ﻳﺤﺼﻞ ﻟﻪ ﺍﻟﻄﻤﺄﻧﻴﻨﺔ، ﻭﻏﺾ ﺍﻟﺒﺼﺮ ﻭﺭﺍﺣﺔ ﺍﻟﻨﻔﺲ.“

【 ﺷﺮﺡ ﺯﺍﺩ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻘﻨﻊ : ١٣:١٢ 】

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Monday, 18 October 2021

Advice In a Time of Fitnah


Advice In a Time of Fitnah

❞المسلم لا يأمن من الفتن

وإن كان على علم، 

وعلى عمل صالح،

وعلى عقيدة صحيحة❝ 

شرح حديث إنا كنا في جاهلية وشر، 

للشيخ صالح الفوزان(١٥)


Advice In a Time of Fitnah

«The Muslim is not safe from fitn (trials and affliction), even if he has knowledge and carries out righteous action and is upon the correct Aqeedah (creed and belief). 

Shar Hadeeth Inna Kunna Fi Jahiliya, Sālih Al Fawzān(15)