May 25, 2007

The Signs of the Hour

An excellent depiction of the signs leading up to the Final Hour is described in detail by the Imām of al-Jarḥ wa al-Taʿdīl. Unfortunately, the non-ʿArabīc speaker cannot take full benefit from this talk due to the shortcomings in the translation.

May 25, 2007

The Fundamental Principles of the Sunnah

A statement is not beneficial except with an action, and neither is an action or statement beneficial, except with an intention, and neither is an action, statement, or intention beneficial, except with the Sunnah. Imām Abū Bakr al-Humaydī Abū Bakr al-Humaydī An Introduction to the Author He is the Ḥāfiẓ, the Imām, the Faqīh, Abū Bakr ʿAbdullāh Ibn Zubayr Ibn ’ʿĪsá al-Qurashee al-Asdee al-Ḥumaydī. He learned from many scholars, from them: Wakīʿ Ibn al-Jarrāḥ, al-Walīd Ibn Muslim, Ya’lā Ibn ’ʿUbayd, and Marwaan al-Fazaaree. He also learned much from Sufyān Ibn ʿUyaynah, to…

May 25, 2007

A Great Principle

Shaykh al-Islām said:1 All praise and thanks are due to Allāh, we seek His Help and we seek His Forgiveness. We seek refuge with Him from the evil of our souls and the evil of our actions. Whosoever Allāh guides then none can misguide him, and whosoever Allāh leaves to stray then none can guide him. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship save Allāh, the One Who has no partner and we bear witness that Muḥammad (ﷺ) is his servant and Messenger. Therefore the lawful is what Allāh and His Messenger made lawful and the unlawful is what Allāh and His Messenger made unlawful and the…

May 24, 2007

The Beneficial Statement Concerning the Evidence for Tawḥīd

Said the Imām of Yemen, the Destroyer of Innovation, Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Muqbil Ibn Hādī al-Wādiʿī (d.1422 AH) – raḥimahullāh:     “So indeed I reviewed the treatise of our noble brother, Abī Ibrāhīm Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Waṣṣābī called, al-Qawl al-Mufīd fī Adillah al-Tawḥīd. And after reviewing it, I praised Allāh the Glorified for finding someone from amongst our Yemeni Scholars, one who would carry out what Allāh had obligated upon him with respect to spreading Tawḥīd in our Yemeni society…” al-Qawlul-Mufeed (p. 13). And Shaykh Muqbil said about the author of this boo…

May 24, 2007

The Explanation of the Meanings of the Names of the Prophet (ﷺ)

Muḥammad: is a passive participle, whosoever is praised, possessing many praiseworthy qualities then he is Muḥammad. The Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) is praised more than any other person, and this is why – and Allāh knows best – he was called by this name in the Torah, due to the many praiseworthy qualities which he, his religion, and his nation possess such that even Moses wished that he would be from them. Know that the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) has been called by many names and titles in the Qurʾān and Sunnah, each one of them descriibng a special qualit…

May 24, 2007

The Birth of The Prophet ﷺ

Celebrating the Mawlid has no basis in the Book or the Sunnah, nor is this action recorded from any of the scholars of this Ummah; those who are taken as Imāms to be followed and who adhere to the narrations. Rather it is an innovation which was introduced by the Baṭālūn sect The Year of His Noble Birth According to the most correct opinion of the scholars, the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) was born in the city of Makkah in the Year of the Elephant (in the year 570 or 571 CE), in the month of Rabīʿ‘ul Awwal. 1 The Day of his Noble Birth There is an agreement amongst the schol…


May 24, 2007

The Seven Conditions of Lā Ilāha illa-Allāh and the Shaḥādatayn (Testimony of Faith)

TROID · The Seven Conditions of Lā Ilāha Ilā Allāh – Tarḥīb al-Dawsirī The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said “Whoever says La illaha illa-Allāh, it will be his salvation someday, no matter befalls him before that.” (This was reported by Bayhaqee, declared authentic by al-Albānī in Aḥadīth al-Ṣaḥihah #1932) The Seven Conditions of Lā Ilāhah illā-Allāh: 1.       Knowledge (ʿilm) 2.       Certainty (yaqīn) 3.       Acceptance (qubool) 4.       Submission (inqiyaad) 5.       Truthfulness (sidq) 6.       Sincerity (ikhlās) 7.       Love (maḥabbah) Know, therefore, that there is no God…

May 24, 2007

Creed Comes First…Without a Doubt!

Shaykh ʿAbd-al-Salām ibn Burjiss (raḥimahullāh) based the talk on the issue of Tawḥīd and the importance of a Muslim knowing Tawḥīd and the issues surrounding this issue of Tawḥīd. He went on to say that the Muslim becomes aware of the importance of Tawḥīd when he realises that Allāh has sent all of His Messengers and His Books and He caused them to make Jihād for this issue of Tawḥīd. There is not a Prophet, except that that Prophet came to his people and the very first statement that he said to his people was:


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