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Advice and General Questions Answered

  Shaykh ʿUbayd ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Jābirī

A general advice to the Salafīs of Toronto (June, 03) overviewing the roles and responsibilities of Ahl al-Sunnah living in this land. The noble Shaykh and Scholar of al-Madīnah quotes numerous āyāt and aḥādīth detailing these issues. After this general advice, the ʿAllāmah invited the community to pose their questions.

Benefit: If the Bell Is the Musical Instrument of al-Shaytān, What About Your Melodious Ringtones?

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

‘O Muslims - Music Intoxicates the Intellect!!

 17. Ridding your house (if you can) of any type of bells

Abū Hurayrah reported Allāh's Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) as saying: “The bell is the musical instrument of Shayṭān.”1

If this is the case - the bell is the musical instrument of Iblīs - then how could it be that a Muslim claiming to fear Allāh, has reverberating in their cars or pounding in their homes; jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, hip-hop, gangster rap tunes or the like? Much worse than that, is the musical tune coming from the mobile/cell phones in the houses of Allāh, especially during the times of ṣalāh!

Shaykh al Islām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said in his book ‘Madaarijus Saalikeen’ (1/485) said: “How astonishing! That is, what type of faith, light, insight, guidance and knowledge can be gained from listening to tuneful verse and music in which most of  what is said is prohibited and warrants that Allāh be angry with and would warrant the punishment of Allāh and His Messenger?"

He also said in his book ‘Ighaathatul-Lahfaan’ (1/258-259) “Singing [and music] is worse and more harmful than stories of emperors, because it directs [one] to adultery and fornication and it is the fountainhead of hypocrisy. It is the snare of the Shayṭān, and it intoxicates the intellect. Its obstructing (people) from the Qurʾān is worse than any way in which other types of phony speech blocks them, because the souls of people lean towards [sounds like this] and have the desire to listen to it”.

How can anyone who has the slightest amount of baṣīrah (keen insight) and life in his heart attempt to draw near to Allāh and increase his faith by enjoying something which is hated by Him, and He loathes the one who says it and the one who accepts it?

An excerpt from the upcoming TROID Publication: How to Protect Yourself from Shayṭān

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1 Ṣaḥīh Muslim vol.3; ḥadīth #5279. 

Benefit: Islamic Movies and Plays - Make-Believe or Mockery?

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

An advice regarding "Islamic" movies and plays such as The Message. Can a non-Muslim ever come close to accurately portraying one of the Ṣaḥābah (may Allāh be pleased with them)? Is it ok for a Muslim to portray himself as a mushrik and pretend to worship idols for the sake of a play?

Our beloved brother Abū Khadījah covers the realities of these issues and presents some guidelines for the Muslim regarding them.


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Excerpt: O Muslim Men, Do Not Be Metrosexuals!!

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
An excerpt from the beneficial lecture series: "The Eleven Women Who Spoke About Their Husbands (CD 2/4)." In this section, Dāwūd Adīb discusses the evolution of metrosexuality - the feminisation of the male in our time. Drawing upon examples from the core topic and the behavioural impact evident in some of the Muslim men today, the issue of natural disposition from a Sharīʿah angle is discussed.


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Questions from the West

  Shaykh ʿUbayd ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Jābirī

Two Q&A sessions conducted with one of the scholars of al-Madīnah, Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī. The sessions were conducted on the 7th and 14th of February 2004 and the questions were compiled from across the Western World. A beneficial sitting covering many comprehensive and sometimes complicated issues.