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Who Deserves The Salams?

Do not precede them with the salams… Imām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Chapter: His ﷺ Guidance In Greeting The Ahl Al Kitāb1 It is authenticated from him ﷺ: “Do not precede them with the salams, and if you meet them in a street, “2. However, it is said that he ﷺ said this in a specific matter, regarding travelling to Bani Quraydhah, he ﷺ said, “Do not precede them with the Salāms.” So what about the regular person from Ahl al-Dhimma? Or is it specific to whomsoever is in a state such as theirs? Verily there occurs in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim that, “Do not precede the Jews...

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A Return to the Sunnah (Uncovering the Deceptions of the Enemies of the Sunnah and Its People)

Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Ḥadīth in every time and age have been a trial for the inhabitants of the earth. The people of Sunnah became distinguishable through their love and praise for them, and the people of innovations were exposed through their enmity and hatred for them. ʿAbd al-Latīf ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥman ibn Ḥasan (d. AH 129) raḥimahullāh, in al-Durar al-Sunniyah (4/102) Stated Shaykh al-Islām Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb (d.1206H) – raḥimahullāh – in ar-Rasā‘ilun-Najdiyyah (4/124), “It is known that the Ahl al-Ḥadīth are the greatest of the groups of the Ummah in research and knowledge of the Sunnah...

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The Ruling Concerning Music According to the Four Imāms

And from amongst mankind there are those who purchase idle talk in order to misguide people from the path of Allāh, without knowledge, and they take it as mockery. For these ones there shall be a humiliating punishment. And when Our āyāt are recited to such a one, he turns away in pride, as if he has not heard them, as if there was deafness in his ear. So give them news of a painful punishment. Sūrah Luqmān, 31:6–7  

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The Greater Jihād

And it is known that the jihād against the hypocrites is to be carried out with the establishment of proof and the Qurʾān. Jihād Against the Innovator Imām ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Ibn Nāṣir al-Saʿdī (d.1376H) – raḥimahullāh– said: “The Jihād is of two types: a jihād by which the rectification of the Muslims is intended, and their correctness in their beliefs and their manners, and all of their religious and worldly affairs, and in their knowledge and action-related education.  And this type is the basis of jihād and its foundation, and built upon it is the second type of jihād.  It...

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Foundations Concerning Worship

So knowledge is a condition for the correctness of the statement and action. The Concise Definition Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Ibn Sa’d al-Suḥaymī said: “Worship (ʿibādah) in the (al-ʿArabīc) language means utter debasement and subservience.  According to the Sharīʿah, it is a general term referring to everything that Allāh loves and is pleased with in terms of statements, and actions; whether they are done openly or secretly.”1 The Purpose of Creation Allāh the Exalted says: “Say: Verily my Prayer, and my Sacrifice, and my living and my dying are for Allāh, Lord of the Worlds, having no associate.  This...

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An Introduction to Shirk and Its Divisions

As for Shirk in desires and intentions, then it is a sea which has not shore, very few are saved from drowning in it. Why Study Such a Topic? Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Ibn Sa’d al-Suḥaymī says: ‘‘Shirk (associating others with Allāh) is the greatest sin by which Allāh the Mighty and Majestic is disobeyed, and its danger is severe, and it is more hidden than the crawling of an ant.  So due to that, it becomes stipulated upon every Muslim to have knowledge of Shirk until he becomes safe from it, to be upon a clear path concerning its affair, and to fortify himself from falling into it.  So...

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Imām Muslim’s Book Of Knowledge

A time is approaching in which the knowledge will be taken away, and trials (Fitan) will appear, and greed will be present. Shaykh Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī Chapter: Regarding The Raising up of Knowledge And The Appearance Of Ignorance1 1856 – From Anas Ibn Mālik (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu) who said, ” Should I not narrate to you a ḥadīth which I heard from the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) not narrated by any of you, nor will you hear like it? “Verily from the signs of the hour is the raising of knowledge, and the manifestation of ignorance, and the spreading of adultery/fornication...

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Distinguishing Signs of Haddādiyyah (Extremists)

So if Abū al-Ḥasan al-Maʿribī can clarify to us with clear evidences whom he is referring to as Haddādiyyah, since he has described them with these attributes, then we will spare no effort in finding them guilty of Haddādiyyah and we will punish them by writing about them and warning against them and we will place them alongside the Hadādiyyīn without any consideration. Al-ʿAllāmah Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī View/Download | 4 pages   Translated by Maaz Qureshi

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Issues of Criticism Concerning al-Jamāʿah

You will find many innovations amongst them. Rather, their daʿwah (call) is built upon innovations. Al-ʿAllāmah Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wādiʿī So as for Jamāʿat al-Tablīgh, then in front of you is what the noble brother, Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Waṣṣābī – may Allāh preserve him – has written.  So he said, [1]: They act upon weak aḥādīth.  Rather, they act upon fabricated aḥādīthand those that have no basis. [2]: You will find many innovations amongst them.  Rather, their daʿwah (call) is built upon innovations.  The backbone...

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The Khawārij of the Era

And in conclusion, it is befitting that we describe these people as the extremist Murjīʿah of the era before we describe them as the Khawārij of the era Al-ʿAllāmah Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī The Statement of Imām Al-Albānī Shaykh, al-’Allāmah, al-Muḥaddith, Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī – raḥimahullāhu ta’aʿalá – was asked upon the seventeenth of Dhu al-Ḥijjah 1418H in the cassette entitled, ‘Khaarijiyyatul-ʿAṣriyyah’ about the book al-ʿIrjā‘, ‘O Shaykh of ours! What is your opinion concerning the book Dhaahiratul-ʿIrjā‘ fī Fikril-Islāmee of Safar al-Ḥawālī?’ So the Shaykh stated his opinion,...

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Tawḥīd al-Ḥākimiyyah Is an Innovation

I say that I believe in the ḥākimiyyah of Allāh alone and I believe in the comprehensiveness of this ḥākimiyyah and that is obligatory upon the individual and the groups and the rulers and the callers to submit to it. An Introduction to the Fitnah Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Ḥajar said: “Al-Mu’allib said: ‘Desire for leadership is a cause for people fighting each other to the point that they shed blood and make wealth and private parts lawful, and therefore great corruption occurs in the land. Then the reason for regret is that he may be killed, deposed or die and then regret having entered...

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Uncovering the Hidden Ḥizbī, Abū Muslimah ʿAbdullāh Tawfīq, Imām of Masjid Ahl al-Sunnah

Sallām ibn Mutī’ said, ‘A man said to Ayyūb al-Sakhtiyānī, ‘O Abā Bakr, ʿAmr ibn ʿUbayd has turned back from his opinion!!’ He said, ‘He has not turned back.’ He said, ‘Indeed, O Abā Bakr, he has turned back!’ Ayyūb said, ‘He has not turned back – three times – he has not turned back. Have you not heard his ﷺ saying, ‘They shoot out from the Religion just as the arrow shoots through the prey, then they do not return to it until the arrow returns to the bow string. Dār al-Ḥadīth wa-al-Athar  

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A Clarification of Doubts Regarding Innovation

His saying, ‘and beware of the newly invented matters, and every bidʿah is a misguidance’ contains a warning to the ummah from following the newly invented innovations, and he stressed this by saying, ‘and every innovation is a misguidance’. And the meaning of bidʿah is everything that is newly invented that has no basis in the Sharīʿah that would prove it. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān

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The Conclusive Ruling upon Jamāʿat al-Tablīgh

So in this book, he collected and explained the reality of this group from its own books and from trustworthy witnesses from its own members who attained special positions in their program and their followers, and refuted them. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān [Q]: The Jamāʿat al-Tablīgh says, ‘We wish to traverse the methodology of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamāʿah.’  However, some of them may have errors.  So they say, ‘How can you make a judgment upon us and warn against us?’ [A]: Those who traveled with the Jamāʿat al-Tablīgh and studied them have written against them.  So...

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The True Meaning of Fiqh al-Wāqiʿ

The meaning of that is the fiqh of the Religion by knowing the rulings of the Sharīʿah. This is what is required, and this is what is obligatory upon the Muslims to give attention to and know. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān [Q]: ‘I need clarification, what is the intended meaning behind ‘Fiqh-al-Wāqiʿ’, (understanding the current state of affairs) because this term is often used.  I wish to know what it means linguistically, not in the Sharīʿah sense.’ [A]: “The required an necessary fiqh (understanding) is the fiqh of the Book and the Sunnah,...

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Profound Words Concerning Groups and Parties

The innovation is more severe because innovation is worse than disobedience, and innovation is more beloved to Shayṭān than disobedience because the disobedient one may repent. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān [Q]: We hear about what are called Islamic Jamaa’aat in this age in various parts of the world.  So what is the basis of this term?  Is it permissible to go along with then and assist them if they do not have an innovation? [A]: The Messenger ﷺ informed and explained to how we must interact.  He did not leave anything that brings his Ummah closer to...

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Soundness of Manhaj

So the soundness of manhaj – or lack thereof – determines a person’s entry into Paradise or the Fire. [Q]: Is entry into Paradise or the Fire dependent upon the soundness of manhaj (methodology)?2 [A]: Yes, if the manhaj is sound, then the person will be from amongst the people of Paradise; since he will be upon the manhaj of the Messenger ﷺ and manhaj of the Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ. He will be from amongst the people of Paradise by the permission of Allāh.  If he traverses a misguided methodology, then he will be an innovator in the Fire.”3 So the soundness of manhaj – or lack thereof...

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Questions and Answers Concerning Muslim Unity

Splitting up (tafarruq) is not from the Religion, because the Religion commands us with unity, and to be one jamāʿah (community), and one Ummah upon the ʿaqīdah of tawḥīd, and upon following the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān

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Our Daʿwah

Our daʿwah and our ʿaqīdah is more beloved to us than our own selves, our wealth and our offspring.  So we are not prepared to part with it for gold, nor silver.  We say this so that no one may have hope in buying out our daʿwah, nor should he think that it is possible for him to purchase it from us for dīnār or dirḥam. Since the politicians already know this about us, so they have despaired of buying it from us with granted positions or wealth. Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wādiʿī

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Exhortations and Admonitions

So if one has faith – and he offers the obligatory duties, and abandons the prohibitions – then he will not enter the Fire, as has been frequently reported in authentic ḥadīths from the Prophet ﷺ regarding this principle. The Path of the Believers Imām Ibn Abī Jamrah said: Indeed, the scholars have said regarding the statement of Allāh: “…And follows other than the Path of the Believers, We will turn him to what he has turned to…” [Sūrah al-Nisāʾ, 3:115] that what is meant by it is the Companions, and the first generation, because they themselves were the first ones...

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The Virtues of Ḥadīth and Its People

The Ḥadīth is honour. Whoever wants the world for it will get the world, and whoever wants the Hereafter by it will get the Hereafter. Al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī The Virtues of Ḥadīth [1] From ʿAbdullāh Ibn ʿUmar Ibn al-‘Ās who said that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “Relate from me even if it is one āyah and report from the Children of Isrāʿīl and there is no problem. And whoever lies upon me, then let him take his seat in the Fire.”2 [2] ʿAbdullāh Ibn al Mubārak said: “The isnād (chain of narrators for ḥadīth) is from the Religion.” Through another...

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A Study of the Ḥadīth, ‘May Allāh Brighten the Man’

May Allāh brighten the man who heard a ḥadīth from us, memorized it and then conveys it just as he heard it, for perhaps the one who carries fiqh is not a faqīh (one who understands), and perhaps he passes it on with the fiqh to one who is better than him in understanding. Al-ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-ʿAbbād

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The Obligation of Obeying the Rulers in That Which Is Lawful

“Istawá is Known, and how is unknown, to have faith in it is obligatory, and to question it is an innovation.” Imām Mālik (d. AH 179) Decisive commentary from Imām Abū Zakariyyā Yaḥyá  Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawī concerning the ḥadīth about obeying the Muslim rulers in that which is lawful.  Certainly another thorn in the throats of the Takfīriyyīn, Quṭbiyyīn, Irhābiyyīn! View/Download | 2 pages Translated by Maaz Qureshi

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When Were Ḥadīth First Written?

Bukhārī related from Abī Hurayrah that he said, ‘None from amongst the Companions of the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) had more ḥadīths than me, except for ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿUmar. Verily he used to write, and I did not write.’ Ṣaḥiḥ al-Bukhārī Al Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Kathīr said:1 Indeed, it is mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim from Abī Saʿīd al-Khudrī in marfūʿ’2 form, ‘Whoever writes from me something other than the Qurʾān, then let him erase it.’ Ibnus al-Ṣalāh said, ‘And from what has been narrated to us about it is that it was disliked by: ʿUmar, and Ibn...

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Hastiness in Spreading News

This is a disciplinary chastisement from Allāh to his servants whose action is unbefitting, and it is improper for them that when an affair comes to them from the important affairs that contain benefits for the common-folk, that which is connected to the safety and security of the believers, or a matter of fear that involves a calamity about to befall them; they must confirm it and not to hastily spread the news. Al-ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir al-Saʿdī Allāh the Exalted said: وَإِذَا جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِّنَ الْأَمْنِ أَوِ الْخَوْفِ أَذَاعُوا بِهِ ۖ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَىٰ...

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The Verdict upon Those Who Do Not Rule By What Allāh Revealed

Rather, it is sin, and indeed it is disbelief less than disbelief (kufr dūna kufr), and oppression less than oppression (ẓulm dūna ẓulm), and disobedience less than disobedience (fisq dūna fisq). The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatāwá Question When is takfīr (declaring a Muslim to be a disbeliever) permissible, and when is it not permissible? What type of takfīr is mentioned in the Statement of Allāh: “And whoever does not rule by what Allāh revealed, then these are the disbelievers.” [Sūrah al-Maʾidah 5:44] Answer: The Praise is due to...

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Authentic Aḥādīth on Women Travelling

Release yourself so that you may perform Ḥajj with your woman. Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) [1] “Do not permit your women to travel, except that she has with her a maḥram (Dhū maḥram).” [Reported by Abū Hurayrah] [Related by Muslim] Shaykh al-Albānī declares it authentic in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ (no. 7646). [2] From Ibn ʿAbbās (raḍī Allāhu ’ánhu) who said, “I heard the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) deliver a sermon saying, ‘Do not leave a man alone with a woman, except that there is with her a maḥram (Dhoo Mahram), and do not let a woman travel except that she has with her a maḥram...

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Women Going to the Mosque

If the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) saw what was innovated (aḥdatha) by the women, he would have forbidden them from the Mosque like the women of the Children of Isrāʾīl were forbidden. ʿĀʾishah (raḍi Allāhu ʿanhā) [1] Chapter: Women Going To The Masjid From Zaynab ath-Thaqafiyyah (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu) who said: The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said to us: ‘If one of you attends the Mosque, then do not touch perfume.’ [Mukhtasar Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim of Shaykh al-Albānī (no. 245)] [2] “If one of your women seeks permission to go to the Mosque, then do not forbid her.” [Reported by...

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Who Deserves The Salāms?

Do not precede them with the Salāms… Imām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Chapter: His ﷺ Guidance In Greeting The Ahl Al Kitāb1 It is authenticated from him(ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam): “Do not precede them with the Salāms, and if you meet them in a street, “2. However, it is said that he (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said this in a specific matter, regarding travelling to Bani Quraydhah, he(ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said, “Do not precede them with the Salāms.” So what about the regular person from Ahl udh Dhimma? Or is it specific to whomsoever is in a state...

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The Invalidators of Islām

So the scholars (raḥimahumullāh) have mentioned in judgement upon the apostate that the Muslim apostates from his Religion due to many types of invalidators that make his blood and his wealth permissible and by that he leaves Islām Al-ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz Know – O Muslim brother – that Allāh has obligated upon all of the servants to enter into Islām and to hold fast to it and to warn against whatever opposes it. So Allāh sent His Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) to call to that, and He, the Mighty and Majestic, informed that whoever followed...

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Prerequisites to Understanding the Correct Creed

So make yourself patient upon the Sunnah, and stop where the people stopped, and say what they said, and refrain from what they refrained from. Travel upon the path of your righteous Salaf, for verily sufficient for you is what was sufficient for them. A Censure of the Intellect Imām Abū al-Muḍaffar al-Samʿānī said: “Know that the methodology of the people of the Sunnah is that the intellect does not obligate something upon a person, nor does it raise something from him. It does not determine something to be permissible or impermissible for him, nor good or bad. If the person who heard...

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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 the...

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The Difference between Affilating Oneself to the Book and the Sunnah and Acting upon It

So mere affiliation to the Book and the Sunnah, if it is not accompanied by true reliance upon them and acting upon them, then it is merely a claim that is devoid of correctness. Likewise, the ascription to Salafīyyah, if it does not comprise of acting upon the principles of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamāʿah, then it is merely an empty claim. And claims to an appellation do not necessitate confirmation of the attributes. Imām Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī (raḥimahullāh) [d. 1420H] Excerpted from the 2nd Edition of The Sacred Salafī Methodology: An Islāmic Manual of Reform Therefore, this ḥadīth2...

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Concerning the Algerian Affair and additional Guidelines on Terrorism and Revolt

Ayyūb al-Sakhtiyānī would call all of the people of innovation: Khawārij, and he would say, “Verily the Khawārij differ in their names, but they are agreed upon the usage of the sword.” Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn Former Member of the Committee of Major Scholars for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia And a professor at the Qaseem branch of al-Imām Muḥammad Ibn Saud University. Allāh – the Lord of the Worlds – said, “And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the wrath and the curse of Allāh are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared...

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