May 26, 2022

The 2nd Jamāʿah: Ḥalāl or Ḥarām?

From those Imāms of the Salaf who support it, one of their main proofs is the ḥadīth, ‘The ṣalāh in the jamāʿah is better than the ṣalāh by one’s self.’ And for those Imāms of the Salaf who oppose it, one of their main proofs is, ‘The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) came from the passageways of Madīnah and he found that the people have prayed, so he returned home and gathered his family and made ṣalāh with them.’ A close look at the aḥādīth, their chains and the circumstances surrounding them is mentioned. Imām al-Mubarakf…

May 26, 2022

Reflections on Studying with Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hadī

Abū al-Ḥasan Mālik reflects on one of the best experiences of his life, studying under none other than the virtuous scholar and shaykh, Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wadi’ī rahimahullāh. He makes note of the many virtues of Shaykh Muqbil, from them the shaykh’s unwavering will and his staunch policy of knowledge that never stops regardless of the day (i.e., Jūmūʿah, ʿĪd), month (Ramaḍān etc.), or any other time of the year. Our brother also touches on the generosity and support the shaykh had for his students, especially the students from overseas. He (Abū al-Ḥasan) said, “He will meet you more tha…

May 26, 2022

Purifying Ourselves from the People of Bidʿah

The prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) most certainly warned his ummah against deviation and fabrications within the religion. Whilst this is the case, many are adamant upon distorted principles and understandings of mūwāzanāt (counterbalancing the good and bad in preachers). This is especially so in our trying times, with groups such as the Ikhwān al-Muflisīn (The Bankrupt Brotherhood) spearheading the call to such misguidance, wa-Allāhu al-mustaʿān. Our pious salaf feared misguidance, and they used to warn against Ahl al-Bidʿah, and by Allāh they were not deceived by their beautifu…

May 26, 2022

Mistakes of the Salaf vs. Mistakes of the Khalaf

A decisive blow to the ḥizbiyyīn who love to equate the errors of the juhaal (ignoramuses) such as Sayyib Qutb, Abū al-Fitan al-Misrī and those who arose from their mucus and poisonous ink with the shortcomings of the ʿulamāʾ of the salaf. Thus, providing them with an ‘escape clause’ any time they are exposed issuing a statement that opposes the dīn of Allāh and the sunnah of the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam). Such that they can error and error and error and be free from blame since they hoodwink the general folk with the idea that the likes of Imām Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal, the vangua…

May 26, 2022

Knowledge Before Action

What is knowledge? Shaykh Ṣalaḥ al-ʿUthaymīn says: Linguistically it is the opposite of ignorance, and it is to firmly comprehend a matter upon its reality. Its definition as it relates to Istilāḥ in the Sharīʿah refers to the knowledge revealed by Allāh to the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), i.e the two revelations, the Qurʾān, and the Sunnah, which also came by way of revelation. And that which is considered as knowledge which is praiseworthy is the knowledge of revelation. The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said ‘Whomsoever Allāh wants good for, He gives him und…

May 26, 2022

Give Thanks and Praise to Allāh who Guided you to Islām and the Sunnah

The speaker stresses that they must not only thank Allāh for guiding them to Islām, but that they should also thank Allāh for guiding them to the Sunnah, because Allāh has guided some people to Islām, but not to the Sunnah.

May 26, 2022

Examples of the Companions in Seeking Knowledge

We find in the authentic Sunnah a narration in which the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said, “My Ummah will divide into 73 sects1, all of them will be in the Fire except for one, and that is the Jamāʿah.” It was said, “And who are they, O Allāh’s Messenger?” He responded, “That which I and my Companions are upon today.”2 There are numerous benefits which can be derived from this ḥadīṭh, and from them is the great desire of the Companions (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhum ajmaʿīn) in seeking knowledge and understanding of the dīn of Allāh (subhānahu wa-taʿāla); such that when the Messenger …

May 25, 2022

Benefits Pertaining to Knowledge from Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wādiʿī

From the tremendous reminders of Shaykh Muqbil (raḥimahullāh) mentioned by Ustādh Abū al-Ḥasan in relation to ʿilm and the students of knowledge: The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said, and it is recorded in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī and Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, ‘Whomsoever Allāh wishes good for, He gives him understanding of the religion.’ The knowledge discussed in this narration is the knowledge of Sharīʿah; legislation and revelation. Both Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz and Shaykh Muqbil (raḥimahumAllāh) mention that the opposite can also be understood: Whomsoever Allāh does not wish good…

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