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A Clarification of Some Common Doubts and Misconceptions Affiliated with the Month of Ramaḍān

   Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīnShaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-NajmīShaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī al-WādiʿīShaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn BāzShaykh Khālid ibn Ḍahwī al- ẒufayrīShaykh ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-ʿAbbādShaykh Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-AlbānīShaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī

The blessed month of Ramaḍān is a time of worship and righteous deeds. However, during this month, many misnomers and false practices exist. The following is a compilation of common doubts and misconceptions corrected and clarified by Islamic scholars.

Benefit: An Example of Shaykh Ibn al-ʿUthaymīn's Beautiful Manners in Giving Daʿwah

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

Dr. Saud al-'Ajaaji who was amongst those who accompanied Shaykh al-ʿUthaymīn on the last medical trip he made to Boston (a city in America) said,

“Whilst we were leaving the hotel where we were staying in, a little American boy who was with his mother stood in front of him - the Shaykh caught his attention because of his Saudi thawb and abāyah - so he began to touch him on his head and to play with him. So his mother asked him to greet the Shaykh and he returned an even better greeting. Then the Shaykh said directing his speech to the mother 'May Allāh guide you to Islām' all during which he kept lowering his gaze. Then the mother told her son to bid the Shaykh farewell by saying to her son, 'Tell him have a nice day.' So the Shaykh asked me what he said, I told him he said ‘Have a nice day.’ However, some of those who were accompanying him became annoyed because of the way in which the woman was dressed. One of them even made some remarks towards her, but the Shaykh did not like this and he said, 'O brothers this is not from the mannerisms of Islām, the mother and he son were smiling at us and they were very cordial in speech, so it is upon us to reciprocate the favour. So rather than make duʿā against them, we should make duʿā for her which by the way is the path of this exalted religion.'”

(an-Nur Magazine: nos. 191)

Benefit: Bearing the Pain and Suffering of Pregnancy, Labour, or Nursing

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

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (رحمه الله) said: “A woman must know that her rank will be elevated and her sins will be expiated for bearing any pain and suffering she may experience during pregnancy, labour, or nursing, if she anticipates this from Allāh.”

Source: Fatāwá Nūr ʿAlá al-Durb, vol. 2, pg. 22.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Connection between Astrology and Fortune-Telling

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

Question: What is the connection between astrology and fortune-telling? Which one of them is worse?

Answer:
The connection between astrology and fortune-telling is that both of them are based upon falsehood, deception, unlawfully taking the wealth of the people (theft), causing depression and sorrow and the likes of this. As for their dangers upon the Muslims, then you would have to look at how widespread it is amongst the people. It could be that in some countries there are no general signs of astrology, and the people do not rely on or believe in it but fortune-telling is widespread amongst them, which makes it (fortune-telling) worse (than astrology), and vice versa. But in general, fortune-telling is worse.

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn

Source: al-Majmʿū al-Thamīn pg. 139
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Does Fasting Have a Collective Benefit?

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

The Question: Does fasting have a collective benefit?

The Answer: Na’am (Yes), it has its collective benefits, from them: The people feel that they are one Ummah, they (all) eat at the same time and they (all) fast at the same time. The rich realize the blessings of Allāh (upon them) and they sympathize towards the poor people. And, fasting minimizes the pitfalls (caused) by Shayṭān to Baani’ Adaam (son of Adaam). And, there is taqwá (fear of Allāh) in fasting andtaqwá (fear of Allāh) strengthens the ties between the individual members of society.

[Fataawa as-Siyaam Shaykh Ibnu Uthaymīn, p24]

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السؤال: هل للصوم فائدة اجتماعية؟

الجواب: نعم له فائدة اجتما عية منها: شعور الناس بأنهم أمة واحد،  يأكلون في وقت واحد، ويصومون في وقت واحد، ويشعر الغني بنعمة الله، ويعطف على الفقير، ويقلل من مزالق الشيطان لابن آدم، وفيه تقوى الله ، وتقوى الله تُقَوِّى الأواصربين أفراد المجتمع.

فتاوى الصيم الشيخ ابن عثيمين، ص ٢٤

Benefit: Encouraging Our Youth To Be Enthusiastic about Islām

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

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣālih al-ʿUthaymīn said: In reality, that which is most upright, is that we encourage our youth to be enthusiastic about Islām, not for their countries, because having enthusiasm for a country or nationality and the likes of it is not required when you have enthusiasm for the religion of Allāh, the Mighty and Exalted.

It is for this reason that the companions (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhum) left their countries after the Islamic conquests, they left to live in Kūfa, Baṣrah, Shām and Miṣr, because the Muslim country is the one that is built upon its religion.

Source: Silsilat Liqāʾāt al-Bāb al-Maftūḥa, Liqāʾ al-Bāb al-Maftūḥah #42.
Translated: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Fasting in Ramaḍān Whilst Leaving Off the Prayers

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

 [Q]: What is the ruling on one who fasts in Ramaḍān while leaving off the prayers?

[A]: The one who fasts while leaving off the prayers, then his fasting will not benefit him. It will not be accepted from him and he has not removed the obligation [of fasting] from himself [i.e. his fasting will not be counted]. Rather, he is not requested to fast as long as he leaves off the prayers because the one who does not establish the prayers is like the Jew or Christian, what if a Jew or Christian fasted, will it be accepted from them? It will not!

So we say to this individual: Repent to Allāh, establish the prayers and fast. Indeed Allāh accepts the repentance of the repentant one.

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn

Source: فتاوى في الصيام، الكتاب: ٤٨
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Increase in Righteous Actions as You Increase in Age

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

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn notes: The author (Imām al-Nawawī, may Allāh have mercy upon him) titles [his chapter]: The Chapter of Urging Towards Increasing in Good Deeds in the Latter Part of one’s Life.

Know that the latter part of one’s life is crucial, as the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) mentioned: Verily one of you performs the actions of the people of Paradise until there is only an arm’s length between him and it, and that which has been written overtakes him, so he acts with the actions of the people of the Hellfire and therefore enters it. And verily one of you performs the actions of the people of the Hellfire, until there is only an arm’s length between him and it, and that which has been written overtakes him, so he acts with the actions of the people of Paradise and therefore enters it.

Likewise, we have from the reported supplications: O’ Allāh, make the latter part of my life the best [part]. And make my last actions the best.

Also it has been authenticated from the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) that he mentioned: Whoever’s last words in the dunya is that there is no deity worthy of worship in truth except Allāh, will enter paradise.

So that which is required from the person, as he increases in age, is that he also increases in righteous actions. Likewise, the youth should also increase in righteous actions because one does not know when he will die. He may die in his youth or his death may be delayed, but their is no doubt that the one who is older in age is closer to death than the youth because he is at the end of his life.

Source: Sharḥ Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn li Ibn al-ʿUthaymīn, Chapter #12, Pg. 461, [Dār al-Fajr li-Turāth, Cairo. First Edition, 2005].
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī 

Benefit: Is Dying on a Friday a Sign of a Good Ending?

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

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (رحمه الله) was asked: “Is dying on a Friday a sign of a good ending?”

The shaykh (رحمه الله) stated: "No. There is no significance in dying on any given day. [However,] if dying on a particular day had some virtue, then Tuesday would have been the most virtuous [day to die on] since it was the day that the Prophet (ﷺ) died on. Nevertheless, I do not know of any particular day that is virtuous to die on." 

Source: هل الموت يوم الجمعة من علامات حسن الخاتمة
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Is the Dajjāl (Anti-Christ) from the Children of Ādam?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
[Q]: Is the Dajjāl (Anti-Christ) from Banī Ādam (Children of Ādam)?


[A]: 146. Shaykh Ibn al-ʿUthaymīn: The Dajjāl is from the children of Ādam. Some of the scholars say that he is Shayṭān, and some say that his father is human and his mother is a jinn. However, these statements are incorrect, for it is apparent that he is from the children of Ādam, and that he needs food and drink, etc. For this reason, ʿĪsá (ʿalayhī al-Salām) will certainly slay him in an ordinary manner as a human being is slain.1

[1] Shaykh ibn al-ʿUthaymīn, Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá wa-al-Rasāʾil, vol.2

وسئل فضيلة الشيخ: هل الدجال من بني ادم؟

فأجاب قائلا: الدجال من بني ادم. وبعض العلماء يقول إنه شيطان. وبعضهم يقول إن أباه إنسي وأمه جنية، وهذه الأقوال ليست صحيحة، فالذي يظهر أن الدجل من بني ادم، وأنه يحتاج إلى الأكل والشرب وغير ذلك، ولهذا يقتله عيسى قتلا عاديا كما يقتل البشر.


ش. العثيمين 

Translated by Umm Sufyān Fāṭimah

Benefit: Just Pick It up with Your Foot!

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

[Q]:  O Eminent Shaykh, a man praying Ṣʿalátul-Dhuhr drops his handkerchief while he is standing so he bends down and grabs the handkerchief, is his prayer invalidated by this movement?

[A]:  Yes, his prayer is invalidated by this movement; because when he makes Rukoo’ he bends down until he reaches the point of the Rukoo’, but he has (now) increased the Rukoo’ (i.e. gone past the Rukoo’ point to grab his handkerchief or added another Rukoo’). However, if he has done so out of ignorance then there is nothing upon him due to the generality of His, Exalted be He, statement: “Our Lord, punish us not if we forget or fall into error.” [Sūrah al-Baqarah 2: 286]  

Due to this, if you drop a handkerchief or key while you are standing in prayer then leave it until you reach it in sujood or pick it up with your foot. If you are able to stand on one foot, then get it with your foot then grab it (from your foot) with your hand. As for the person bending down to grab it from the ground wherein the rukoo’ would be closer to it than the qiyaam, then this is not permissible.

Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn

Source: http://www.sahab.net/forums/showthread.php?t=372233  
Translated by: Raha ʿAzīzuddīn Batts

Benefit: Men Praying with Garments below Their Ankles

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

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (رحمه الله) was asked: “Does wearing a thawb (garment) that passes the ankles nullify the ṣalāh?”

He (رحمه الله) responded:

Whoever wears a thawb that passes his ankles has committed a major sin, since the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Whatever is below the ankles is in the Fire.” (Reported by Imām Aḥmad with this wording.)

[As for the validity of the ṣalāh,] then the scholars differ over that. Some say even though the ṣalāh is valid, a man is sinful for wearing a thawb that passes his ankles. Others say his ṣalāh is invalid, since he wore a thawb that is ḥarām to wear. What is correct is that even though his ṣalāh is valid, he is sinful for wearing a thawb that passes his ankles.

Source: al-Liqa’ al-Shahrī, Sitting no. 4, Question no. 15.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: No Attention Is Paid to Doubts in Worship in Three Scenarios

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

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (رحمه الله) stated:

Doubt [by definition] is: going back and forth between two things whichever of them occurred, and no attention is paid to doubt in worship in three scenarios:

  1. If it [stemmed] purely from delusion, which has no reality to it such as the whispers [of Shayṭān].
  2. If it occurs frequently with an individual so much so that he does not perform an act of worship except that [he has present with him doubts] in it.
  3. If it occurred after he completed an [act of] worship.
Hence, no attention ought to be paid to it so long as he was not certain of the affair. Consequently, he should act upon his certainty.

Source: al-Sharḥ al-Mumtīʿ vol. 1, pg. 146.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

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