Jun 23, 2007

Wrestling Is from the Sunnah

Our Salaf recognized wrestling as a means of strengthening the body, involving skillful grappling movements, in an attempt to put one’s opponent on the floor. Imām Ibn al-Qayyim 1. His Wrestling ﷺ And as for his (ﷺ) wrestling, in the Sunan of Abū Dāwūd, upon the authority of Muḥammad Ibn ʿAlī Ibn Rukānah, who said, “Verily Rukānah wrestled the Prophet (ﷺ), and the Prophet (ﷺ) took him down.” 2 And this ḥadīth has a story surrounding it that we will now mention.  Our Shaykh, Abū al-Ḥajjaaj, al-Ḥāfiẓ in his book Tahdheebul-Kāmilmentions: ‘‘Rukānah Ibn ’Abd…

Jun 23, 2007

Food and Eating Habits According to the Sunnah

It is sufficient for the son of Ādam to eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going. If he must do that (fill his stomach), then let him fill one third with food, one third with drink and one third with air. Imām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Food [1]: When he put his hand in the food, he would say, “Bismillāh (with the Name of Allāh),’’ and he told people to say this when eating. He said, “When any one of you eats, let him mention the name of Allāh. If he forgets to mention the name of Allāh at the beginning, let him say ‘Bismillāhi fī awwalihi wa ākhirihi,’ (with the name of Allāh, at its beginn…

Jun 23, 2007

Emulating the Actions of the Prophet

Narrated Ibn ʿUmar (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu), “The Prophet (ﷺ) wore a gold ring and then the people followed him and wore gold rings too. Then the Prophet said, ‘I had this golden ring made for myself.’ He then threw it away and said, ‘I shall never put it on.’ Thereupon the people also threw their rings away.” Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīnAl-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (may Allāh have mercy upon him) says in his explanation of the aforementioned ḥadīth (to the right) “This means, ‘following him in his actions.’ The scholars of uṣūl al-fiqh have divided the actions of …

Jun 23, 2007

Ṣifāt Wūḍūʿ al-Nabī: The Characteristics of the Ablution of the Prophet

I desired to write this as a completion for the treatises which are in circulation amongst the people today – about the different fields – especially of worship such as Prayer and Fasting, etc. – which have made easier that which is difficult as regards religious rulings and being guided thereby, as it maybe difficult these days for some to read, research and extract these rulings from their places within the source books – either because of the ignorance of the Muslims or laziness or other worldly problems. Shaykh Fahd ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Shuwayb Introduction Verily all praise is for Al…

Jun 23, 2007

A Brief Essay Concerning Uṣūl al-Fiqh

Uṣūl al-Fiqh: it is the science concerning the comprehensive evidences of fiqh. Risālah Latīfah Jāmiʿah fī Uṣūlil-Fiqhil-Muhimmah, which is part of Manhajus-Sālikeen wa Tawdīhul-Fiqh bid-Dīn (pp.101-112)All praise belongs to Allāh. So we praise Him for what He possess from His beautiful Names and lofty and perfect Attributes; and for His Judgement and Decree which encompasses everything in existence; and for His Divinely Prescribed Laws which encompass every field of legislation; and His Judgement concerning rewards for the doers of good, and punishments for the criminals. I testify that …

Jun 23, 2007

The Ruling upon Takfīr

Establish the Islamic State in your heart; it will be established for you upon your land. Al-ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz

Jun 23, 2007

The Ruling Concerning Music According to the Four Imāms

And from amongst mankind there are those who purchase idle talk in order to misguide people from the path of Allāh, without knowledge, and they take it as mockery. For these ones there shall be a humiliating punishment. And when Our āyāt are recited to such a one, he turns away in pride, as if he has not heard them, as if there was deafness in his ear. So give them news of a painful punishment. Sūrah Luqmān, 31:6–7  

Jun 22, 2007

Love of Allāh and His Messenger

Shaykh al-Islām mentioned:1 The ḥadīth of Anas ibn Mālik that ‘a desert Arab said to Allāh’s Messenger (ﷺ): When will the Last Hour be? The Messenger of Allāh replied: “what have you prepared for it?” He said: Love of Allāh and His Messenger. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “you will be with those who you love.” [Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim Eng. Trans. no.6378] This ḥadīth contains the excellence of loving Allāh and His Messenger (ﷺ) and the righteous and the People of Goodness – the dead and the living. Shaykh al-Islām Ibn TaymīyyahThis ḥadīth when looked at in a shallow way, and without consideration of its var…

Jun 22, 2007

Why Do the Scholars Write Refutations and Do They Harden One’s Heart?

Then the aṣl of refutation is that it is something that is legislated and required because it establishes the proof whilst refuting those questions and arguments that are presented by those who oppose (mukhālifūn) the truth, the mushrikūn, or the deviant ones, each according to his condition. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl al-Shaykh 


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