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The Title ‘Khawārij’ Is Not Limited to ISIS

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Muḥammad Ghālib al-‘Umarī (حفظه الله) said: “ISIS is not the only Khawārij, so take heed. Attempting to limit the title ‘Khawārij’ to just ISIS entails beautifying the image of the remaining groups that revolt against the rulers, excommunicate the Muslims, and cause destruction. In reality, they are all Khawārij.”

Source: Shaykh Muḥammad Gālib al-‘Umarī’s Twitter Account
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed
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What Does the Command '...Refuse to Share Their Beds' (al-Nisāʾ 4:34) Mean?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

[Q]: One of the brothers who lives in Riyadh says, “It is well known that boycotting one's Muslim brother for more than three days is impermissible. Hence, what is the ruling regarding what occurs between the husband and his wife as far as boycotting is concerned whether or not he intends to discipline her or otherwise?” 

[A]: The husband boycotting his wife is legislated for specified circumstances, and that is when he fears her disobedience (nushooz). Thus is that case he admonishes her and if that does not work then he boycotts her in the bed. This does not mean that he sleeps in another bed other than the one they both sleep in, rather what is meant is that whenever he sleep in his bed, he should turn his back towards her. Hence, he sleeps with his back towards her as an indication of his anger towards her and his reprimanding of her. However, he should not boycott her as far as speaking is concerned. Thus, the children should not get a sense of cold-heartedness or a lack of communication between their father and their mother. That should only occur in the bed with the intent of rectifying her incorrect behaviour. However, that does not mean that if the wife does not respond to the request of the husband from the things that are not obligatory on her he boycotts her. Because sometimes the shortcoming stems from the husband himself when he wants his wife to do things she is either incapable of doing, or is very difficult for her, or it is an act that impermissible to do. If she does not do these things he boycotts her. No. Boycotting is only legislated if he sees nushooz, disobedience from her, or an act that is clearly incorrect. As for making that a weapon that he uses to get at her or humiliate her, then this is impermissible. Some people understand the issue of boycotting – even in bed – with an incorrect understanding.

Shaykh ʿAbdullāh ar-Rukbaan - A member of the permanent committee of senior scholars: Nūr 'Ala Darb: (06/25/1430) 
Translated by Ibn Zayd

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Working with the People of Innovation: Greater Good? Not According to Sufyān al-Thawrī [d. AH 167]

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Subḥan Allāh - May Allāh save the Muslims, have we not reached a time when those who claim to call to Allāh from sea to sea wish to destroy the religion by sitting with, mixing with, calling to, cooperating with - the people of innovation. So much so, that those who maintain themselves upon al-Manhaj al-Salafī having been rendered 'undoubtedly harsh/extreme' in the kangaroo court of public opinion and majority! So today, we have people claiming salafīyyah whilsts taking the position of Imām in an openly ikhwaanee masjid, taking to the mimbar in masājid that fight the daʿwah of the salaf all in the name of 'the greater good', they claim they have 'weighed the affair' the 'harm and the benefit' that the people are 'close to the sunnah...can't pass up this opportunity'. Well, Sufyān al-Thawrī who died just 167H didn't quite see it in this way. May Allāh save us from being a trial and a calamity for the Muslims, amīn! The great Imām of Ahl al-Sunnah, Sufyān al-Thawrī [d.167H] said: "Whoever sits with a person of innovation (bidʿah) cannot escape one of three [3] things: 1. He is a trial and tribulation for others, 2. Something may fall into his heart that remains with him and causes him to enter the Hellfire or he will say, 3. 'By Allāh,I do not care about what they say and I have full confidence in myself.' Whoever feels that they are not in need of Allāh to safeguard his religion even for the blinking of an eye,then He will take it from him." [Refer to al-Bida' wa al-Nahyu 'anha [p. 104] of Ibn Waddah with the checking of Badr al-Badr] Ma shāʾ Allāh, a profound statement over 1000 years old - if some of the 'callers' today would only understand it and implement it, they would not harm themselves or the innocent Muslims who follow them into the masājid, and sittings with the people of misguidance and confusion.
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Zakāt al-Fiṭr: What Is a Sāʿ? What Is a Mudd?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

With ʿĪd al-Fiṭr fast approaching, how is zakāt al-fiṭr measured? A lot of information is floating around the internet about it. What is a saa'? What is a mudd? What was the Prophetic tradition regarding this?

...This is the mudd that the Prophet (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) was speaking about when he prayed, "O Allāh!  Put blessings in our saa' and our mudd!" This was collected by the two shaykhs (al-Bukhārī and Muslim). Further, he (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace) used to make wuḍūʿ using this mudd, and he used to take a bath using a saa'.

Read the discussion on salafitalk.net

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