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Jan 27, 2011

Accompanying the Sunnah Wherever It Goes

Shaykh Zayd brings a number of benefits concerning the Book and the Sunnah from Imām al-Awzā’ī’s famous quote: The virtues of the Qurʾān and the vigilance of the salaf concerning its role in their daily lives The obligation upon the Muslims in regard to their interaction with the Qurʾān The meaning of the term “Sunnah” and what it pertains to The importance of holding to the Sunnah and turning away from Bidʿah and its people

Jan 26, 2011

In Pursuit of Happiness

Say (O Muḥammad, ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam): “O my people! Work according to your way, surely, I too am working (in my way), and you will come to know for which of us will be the (happy) end in the Hereafter. Certainly the Ẓālimūn (polytheists and wrong­doers, etc.) will not be successful. [Sūrah-Anʿām, 6:135] So if they believe in the like of that which you believe, then they are rightly guided, but if they turn away, then they are only in opposition. So Allāh will suffice you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. [Sūrah al-Baqarah, 2:137] A list of ways to attain …

Jan 21, 2011

Ruling on the One Who Speaks Ill of the Wives of the Prophet ﷺ

Verily, those who accuse chaste women who never even think of anything touching their chastity and are good believers, then they are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter, and for them will be a great torment on the Day when their tongues, hands and legs will testify against them as to what they used to do. Al-ʿAllāmah Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī[Q]: There is an individual at (my) job who is a Rāfidhī.  Some of the workers informed me that he has explicitly accused the Mother of the Believers ‘Aa’ishah (raḍīyallahu ʿanhā) of fornication (and the refuge is with Allāh). Knowing that he …

Jan 11, 2011

The Rukūʿ of the Messenger (ﷺ)

The Rukūʿ of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿUmar Bāzmūl Taken From the Book: Sharḥ Ṣifah Ṣalāt al-Nabī’ (Explanation of the Prophet’s Prayer Described) [currently being translated]. What is the description of the rukūʿ? The description of the rukūʿ is that the individual bends his back and places his hands upon his knees; his back is to be level to the point that if a person were to come with a hollow plate and place it upon his back it would remain in its place. So this indicates that the back is level. The author (Shaykh al-Albānī), may Allāh have mercy upon him…

Jan 7, 2011

What is the Ruling on Tawaṣṣul (Seeking Means) through the Leader of the Prophets:

Tawassul through the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) has a detailed explanation; if the (tawassul) is by means of following him, loving him, obeying his orders, abandoning his prohibitions, and having (utter) sincerity for Allāh in acts of worship, then this is Islām, and it is the religion of Allāh, that which He sent with His prophets, and (in fact) it is an obligation upon every sane being (of age). Al-ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz[Q]: What is the ruling on Tawassul (seeking means) through the leader of the Prophets, and is there any proof for its pr…

Dec 29, 2010

99 Names of Allāh on Your Hands?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy Imām Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal said, “You should beware of speaking about an issue in which you are not preceded by a scholar.” A common saying among the people today is that the lines on the hand indicate 99 Names of Allāh subḥānahu wa taʿala. Our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson discusses this issue…From the lectures entitled, ʿAqīdah Course- Summer Course.

Dec 21, 2010

Abandonment of the Prayer

Then there succeeded them a posterity who have neglected the ṣalāh and have followed lusts, so they will be thrown in hell. Except those who repent and believe and work righteousness, such will enter Paradise and will not be wronged. The prayer, dear reader is a very important pillar of Islām. In an authentic narration, the Prophet (ﷺ) told us that this very prayer will be the thing which we will be brought to account for firstly on the Day of Resurrection, saying: “If it is good then he will be successful, and if not will be a loser.” There is an abundance of benefit in the prayer as All…

Dec 18, 2010

“I Mix with the People of Bidʿah to Bring Them Close”

Nowadays, it is common to see some of the youth, impressed by themselves and what they perceive to have a gathering of knowledge, to overrate themselves and believe that they can “bring the people of innovation close” by working with them or cooperating with them. They are heedless, not realising that they will be flattered with kindness, wealth and other forms of emotional blackmail. One of the major scholars of our time, may Allāh preserve him, comments on such a (innovated) notion in the name of ‘cooperation and rectification’: Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī was asked, “When one of t…

Dec 15, 2010

The Prohibition of Anger

On the authority of Abū Hurayrah (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu) that a man said to the Prophet (ﷺ) “Advise me.” He (ﷺ) said: “Don’t become angry” So the man repeated (his request) several times (and each time) He (ﷺ) said: “Don’t become angry.” (AI-Bukhārī) (Shaykh Ibn Daqīq al-ʿĪd explains): “The Author of Al-lfsāh1 said concerning what is understood (from this advice of the Prophet (ﷺ), that the Prophet (ﷺ) came to know about a great deal of anger on the part of this man so, (as a result of that) he (ﷺ) favored him with this advice. The Prophet (ﷺ) has praised the one who controls himself at the t…