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Mar 2, 2016

Giving Daʿwah and Teaching in the Masjids, Institutes and Centres of the People of Innovation

…So long as he is able to speak and clarify the Sunnah. As for if he speaks about something which they desire for him to speak about or something they want, then do not go. Al-ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-ʿAbbād, Explanation of the Chapter from Saḥiḥ Muslim on the Excellence of Loving for Allāh’s SakeShaykh ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-‘Abbad (حفظه الله) was asked on February 21st 2016: “What is the ruling on teaching or giving daʿwah in the masjids of the people of innovation or in their centres [marākiz]?”1 The Shaykh (حفظه الله) responded by saying: “Giving daʿwah in the masjids of the people …

Mar 2, 2016

Sincere Advice for the New Students of Knowledge

I advise the students of knowledge1 in the beginning of their studies to memorise the book of Allāh or that which is easy [to be memorised] from it, and to memorise Kitāb al-Tawḥīd 2, Kashf al-Shubuhāt 3, Thalāthah al-Uṣūl 4 and al-ʿAqīdah al-Wāsiṭiyyah, 5 for they are concise in explaining the Salafī  ʿaqīdah and tawḥīd in its three categories. This is the ʿaqīdah that Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb called to. It is the ʿaqidah of the Salaf, and it is the ʿaqīdah of the country of Saudi [i.e. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]. The reality of it is adhering to the Book and the Sunnah …

Mar 2, 2016

Sincere Advice for the New Students of Knowledge from the Eminent Shaykh: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz

Some people call this the Wahhābī ʿaqīdah, and they consider it a new ʿaqīdah which opposes the Book and the Sunnah, [but] the affair is not like that. It is merely the ʿaqidah which the Salaf of the Ummah preceded upon, as mentioned previously. However, the enemies have labelled it with this label in order to deter from it and its people Imām ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn BāzShaykh Ibn Bāz (رحمه الله) said:1 I advise the students of knowledge in the beginning of their studies to memorise the book of Allāh or that which is easy [to be memorised] from it, and to memorize Kitāb al-Tawḥīd2…

Mar 1, 2016

A Brief Refutation of the False Principle of al-Muwāzanah

If it were that the Messenger (ﷺ) renounced [himself] from those who deceive the Muslims in transactions, then what about the one who deceives in the affair of Dīn? Shaykh ʿAbdullāh ibn Ṣulfīq al-Ẓufayrī, Sall al-Suyuf wa-al-Sunnah, pg. 118 A Brief Refutation of the False Principle of al-Muwāzanah [1][2] Shaykh ʿAbdullāh ibn Ṣulfīq al-Ẓufayrī (حفظه الله) said [3]: This principle: mentioning the good and the evil [counterbalancing], is unacceptable from several angles: Firstly: Taking account of and individual’s actions, investigation into his evil and good deeds, is for Allāh on the Day o…

Mar 1, 2016

Ibn Bāz’s Advice to the Youth Regarding Recurring Sins

One of Shayṭān’s greatest weapons against the children of Ādām is instilling hopelessness. He makes their sins seem insurmountable, yet Allāh is al-Raḥmān. In this beautiful lecture, Abū Khadījah (ḥafiẓahullāh) discusses ways that one can be resilient in his battle against one’s lowly desires and al-Shayṭān.

Feb 26, 2016

Sincere Tawbah

O brothers and sisters! It is upon us to seek forgiveness and repent for those sins we have committed, whether done openly or secretly! Indeed we all commit sins in actions and statements and that is why Allāh has ordered us in the Qurʾan to make tawbah and repent to Him, and if the believers make tawbah, Allāh will forgive them and they will inshāʾ Allāh be from the successful ones.  وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّـهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ And turn you all together in repentance to Allāh, O Believers, that you may be successful. [Sūrah al-Nūr, 24:31] Allāh (su…


Feb 25, 2016

Shedding Light on the Books of the Salaf

The Salaf and their books were more superior and more virtuous than those that came after them. The Salaf had more knowledge and their speech was short, crisp, and straight to the point. It has been narrated that the Khawārij were afraid to debate with Ibn ʿAbbās because he was very knowledgeable. The Salaf had more warāʿ (leaving off things out of fear of Allāh though they may be permissible). ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz told the people not to argue with a person who wants to argue with you. He mentioned the ones who argue a lot, tend to change positions a lot. It has been stated that people …

Feb 25, 2016

Fighting Against the Khawārij Is Rewarded!

Question: What is the meaning behind—the authentically agreed upon narration from the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)—when he said: There will arise near the end of time a people who are young in age with foolish, deficient intellects, they will speak with the speech of the best of creations, their īmān (faith) will not go beyond their throats, they will leave Islām just as the arrow goes through its game. So wherever you find them, fight them, for verily there will be a reward on the day of Judgment for the ones who fight them. About whom was this narration mentioned? And which time frame …