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Jun 23, 2007

An Authentication of the Duʿāʾ Said When Leaving the House

To deny for Allāh everything which He has denied for Himself in His Book, or which His Messenger denied for Him, along with believing that its fully perfect opposite is confirmed for Allāh – the Most High. Shiraz asked: Here is a brief reply: Shaykh al-Albānī has indicated that this ḥadīth is authentic in a number of works. For example, he declared it ‘ṣaḥīḥ’ in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ (no. 499). He has also authenticated the ḥadīth in Ṣaḥīḥ Sunan Abū Dāwūd (no.4249) and Ṣaḥīḥ Sunanut-Tirmidthī (no.2724). Furthermore, al-Ḥāfiẓ al-Mundhirī said in&nbsp…

Jun 23, 2007

The Great Virtue Of Lowering the Gaze

Allāh, the Exalted said: قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ ‎﴿٣٠﴾ “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their private parts; that will make for greater purity for them. Indeed, Allāh is well acquainted with all that they do.” [al-Nūr, 24:30] So Allāh made purification and spiritual growth to be the outcome of lowering the gaze and guarding the private parts. It is for this reason that lowering one’s gaze from (seeing) the prohibited things necessarily l…

Jun 23, 2007

Shirk (Associating a Partner with Allāh)

Who can appreciate Tawḥīd without knowing Shirk? Anyone who does not know shirk will not be able to appreciate Tawḥīd. Abū Iyāḍ Amjad Rafīq Part 1: Allāh the Exalted said: Verily, Whoever associates partners with Allāh, Allāh has forbidden to him Paradise and his abode will be the Hellfire. And of helpers there are none for those who do wrong (Ẓālimūn) [5:72] He also said: Indeed Allāh does not forgive that partners are associated with him (in worship) but He forgives what is lesser than that to whomsoever He wills. And whoever associates partners with Allāh then he has strayed far away. [4…

Jun 23, 2007

Let the Sunnah Go Forth

To deny for Allāh everything which He has denied for Himself in His Book, or which His Messenger denied for Him, along with believing that its fully perfect opposite is confirmed for Allāh – the Most High. Sunnah: The legal way or ways, orders, acts of worship and statements of the Prophet (ﷺ), that are ideals and models to be followed by Muslims. For some Muslims, the term Sunnah means nothing. It carries no weight in their lives nor does it inspire them to correct their actions accordingly. Through this prevailing ignorance, it has become a word which is outdated. But the real…

Jun 23, 2007

Concerning Those Who Do Not Rule By What Allāh Has Revealed

And the reason behind this is that kufr is of two types: kufr in belief and kufr in action, and the kufr in belief is linked to the heart, and the kufr in action is linked to the limbs. Imām Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-AlbānīThe reason for the revelation of the verse “the one who does not rule by what Allāh revealed…”, and that it refers to kufr in action not in belief. 2552- Indeed Allāh revealed, “the one who does not rule by what Allāh revealed then they are kāfir”, “they are ẓālim”, “they are fāsiq”. Ibn ʿAbbās said, “Allāh revealed them with regards to two groups from the Jews…

Jun 23, 2007

The Position of the Beard in Islām

All praise is for Allāh, Lord of the Worlds; and prayers and peace be upon the Master of the Prophets and Messengers, and his household, family and companions; whomsoever follows them with goodness until the Day of Recompense. To Proceed: Allāh the Mighty and Majestic has made the figure of the human being very well and pleasing. As He said, لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ ‎﴿٤﴾ “We have certainly created the human being in the best of moulds.” [al-Tīn, 95:5]1 It is proven that man’s figure is very well and pleasing. And Allāh the Mighty and Majestic has created humans …


Jun 23, 2007

Questions and Answers Related to Taqlīd and Madhāhib

Then ask the people of remembrance if you do not know. Sūrah al-Naḥl, 16:43[Q.1]: ‘What is the true meaning of taqlīdand what are its categories along with the clarification of its ruling?’ [A.1]: “All praise is for Allāh alone and may the Peace and Blesssings be upon His Messenger, and his Family, and his Companions.  To proceed: [i] The Scholars of Uṣūl (fundamentals) have mentioned definitions to clarify the true meaning and essence of taqlīd, and from them is the saying of some of them that taqlīd is the acceptance of a saying of a pe…

Jun 23, 2007

Ijtihād and Taqlīd

It is essential that the Mujtahid strives in expending his efforts to arrive at knowledge of the truth, and to give rulings in accordance to what is apparent to him. If he is correct, then he has two rewards: one for his ijtihād, and the other for arriving at the truth – since arriving at the truth means that it is manifested and acted upon. Imām Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (d. AH 1421) Definition of Ijtihād Linguistically, ijtihād means: to expend efforts in order to reach some difficult matter. Technically it means: expending efforts to arrive at a Sharīʿah ruling. And the mujtahid i…