Tag: ʿUbayd ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Jābirī

Q&A with Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī (Masjid al-Raḥmah, USA)

The questions are as follows: [Q1] Dear Shaykh, we are a small group of Salafī brothers in the United States. We used to belong to one masjid and there occurred amongst us a fitnah when a split between the admin, the people, and the imām, who was with the common people, occurred. Some of the common people thought that this occurred because (1) the admin was too harsh (2) they were squandering the money (3) they were acting as if they were the leaders of the Muslim lands (4) they were not being truthful. The admin has a problem with the people and felt that some of the people were seeking...

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Q&A with Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī (Birmingham)

The questions: [Q1] We know that the best place for the woman is the home and the maintenance of the wife is obligatory upon the husband, and ḥajj is a pillar of Islām; so is it obligatory upon the husband to pay the wife’s cost for ḥajj? [Q2] At what age are children to be prevented from free mixing? [Q3] A sister contacted us (Maktabah Salafīyyah) and claimed that her father does not pray and he has prevented her from marrying a man who is upon the Sunnah. How do we verify these accusations? Should we ask her to come and bring with her witnesses? And if it is established that he does...

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Tawḥīd and Its Importance

Tawḥīd is the foundation of the religion and the principle that the religion is built upon so it is of utmost importance. Linguistically, in the Arabic Language, tawḥīd means: To make something one, or gather different things together so they become one. In the religion, it means: To single Allāh out with what He rightfully deserves; singling Him out in His Lordship; in all acts of worship; and in His Names and Attributes. This is the tawḥīd that is highlighted in the book of Allāh, and the texts of the Sunnah confirm this. This is what the salaf were upon. Doubt: There are some who claim that...

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How to Obtain Legislative Knowledge

Al-ʿAllāmah, Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī (hafiẓahullāh taʿāla) begins by praising Allāh and greeting the listeners to the lecture. He explains that the evidence from the religion shows the importance of seeking legislative knowledge and that Allāh speaks about those who possess and carry this knowledge in a virtuous and noble way. Those who seek knowledge have a high status and position with Allāh in this world and in the hereafter. The first position that shows the high status of knowledge is that all good is achieved through it. This good is comprehensive, it includes happiness in this life...

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How to Deal with the People

Al-ʿAllāmah, Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī (hafiẓahullāh ta’āla) begins by explaining that the discussion today deals with how people should act with deal with one another. He highlights that Allāh sent the Messengers to rectify the conditions of the people. This rectification covers matters of the religion and the worldly affairs, in this life and for the hereafter. This issue of correction comes through two matters: Worship: to single out Allāh with all worship Actions and dealings with the people The first matter is with regard to Tawḥīd, its importance, and that Allāh did not send a Prophet...

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Question and Answer Session with Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jābirī

Please note that the answers have been summarised and edited with the intent of making it easy for one to understand. All the answers have been transcribed from the English translation, however, if you wish to listen to, and find the answer in al-ʿArabīc a better option for you, then please rewind it a little bit from the timings given below. [Q1]: We have some people here who come with their cell phones which contain music, so when they get a call you can hear music, this has happened too many times, you hear the phone go off in the ṣalāh and so it causes the khushū’ to get messed up. O Shaykh,...

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The Fundamentals and Principles of Salafiyyah

The Shaykh (hafiẓahullāh ta’āla) begins by explaining that in every time and in every place that Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’āla) will bring forth those who will aid his religion. The number of those who adhere to the truth may find that those in opposition are greater in number. The Shaykh outlines that this should not make them feel lonely rather he outlines three matters that can console and bring comfort to them. The first matter is that his companions upon this path of truth and guidance are four types of people mentioned in the āyah and they were the Prophets, the siddiqūn, the martyrs,...

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Tawḥīd As It Relates to Ḥajj

The Shaykh praises Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿāla) and sends blessings and prayers upon Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) and after that, he said that it is narrated by ibn ʿUmar (raḍī Allāhu ta’āla ʿʿʿanhu) that the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said, ‘Islām is built upon five; the Shahādah, to bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allāh (subḥānahu wa ta’āla), and that Muḥammad is his Messenger and to perfect and perform the prayers and to pay the Zakāt and to fast in Ramaḍān and make the Ḥajj.’ [Saḥīḥ Muslim] This ḥadīth is evidence that the greatest Pillar...

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Preserving the Unity and Avoiding the Trouble-Makers

Tele-Link with Shaykh ʿUbayd 6/8/2014CE – Reflections upon the Ḥadīth: ‘The Believer to a Believer is Like a Building.’ Translated by Abū ʿAbdillāh Ḥasan al-Sūmalī (hafiẓahullāh) ————————————————————————- A beautiful lecture was given by al-Shaykh, al-’allāmah, ʿUbayd ibn ʿAbdillāh al-Jābirī ( hafiẓahullāhu Taʿālá) reflecting upon the ḥadīth of the Messenger of Allāh ( ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) ‘The believer to a believer is like a building ‘ explaining the unity of Ahlussunnah wal Jamāʿah upon the Kitāb and the Sunnah, sticking together side by side; irrespective of distance their hearts...

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A Clarification and Elucidation Regarding Adnān al-ʿArʿūr and Yūsuf al-Qarḍāwī

The purpose of this science (Clarification and Elucidation) is the preservation of the Pure Religion and to know the detrimental mistakes of those who have gone astray with the purpose of staying away from them and remaining upon the Upright Religion. ʿAdnān ibn Muḥammad ʿArʿūr has some statements which should be clarified and explained with their errors mentioned, so as to protect the sunnah from pollution and to preserve the truth. From amongst the statements of ʿAdnān ʿArʿūr are: He was asked in some European countries, about the taking of allegiance for the king that is over us in Saʿūdiyyah,...

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Advice to Those Who Debate with the People of Innovation but Are Ignorant

A question posed to al-Shaykh, ʿUbayd al-Jābirī: Q: What is the case about a person who ascribes to the correct ʿaqīdah, salafīyyah, however he has some ignorance, and along with this ignorance he goes and approaches the people of innovation, in the case we are talking about, the Ashāʿirah, specifically those who are known to be callers to the way of the Ashāʿirah.  His ignorance leads him to mistakes in the basics of ʿaqīdah, like he affirms two ears of Allāh, without having a text to do so, but in the heat of the argument, he makes grave errors and affirms for Allāh attributes that we have...

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Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī Warns against Anwar al-Awlaki

Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī Warns Against Anwar al-Awlaki [Q]: The praise is for Allāh, and may the peace and salutations of Allāh be upon the Messenger of Allāh and upon his Family and his Companions and upon those who follow the guidance. To proceed: So these are some of the statements of one of the duʿāt (callers), his name is Anwar al-Awlaki.  You will find these statements on his official website. We present them to the noble Shaykh ʿUbayd Ibn ʿAbdillāh al-Jābirī – (may Allāh preserve him) – so that he may comment upon them so we can then spread the answers and the comments among the...

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From the Beautiful Aspects of Islām

The daʿwah (call) to single Allāh out with one’s worship, love, and hate for Allāh’s sake is based upon this principle, those who do not embrace and live by this are declared to be disbelievers. Warning against shirk, associating partners in any type of worship with Allāh and being serious in this warning, and having hatred for polytheism. Whoever would uphold these two principles, in truth, is a Muslim, a worshipper of Allāh, not worshipping other than him, having hope in Allāh alone. These are the two principles that all the Prophets and Messengers confirmed to. Shaykh ʿʿUbayd al-Jābirī...

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Advice and General Questions Answered

General advice to the Salafīs of Toronto (June, 03) over-viewing the roles and responsibilities of the ahl al-sunnah living in this land. The noble shaykh and scholar of al-madīnah quotes numerous āyāt and aḥādīth detailing these issues. After this general advice, the ‘Allāmah invited the community to pose their questions, from them: Questions[Q1]: O Shaykh, we do not have a Salafī masjid in Toronto, the Salafī brothers have gathered to purchase a masjid soon, in shāʾ Allāh, what is your advice to those who will be responsible for the masjid. [Q2]: Is it permissible to call the Muslim...

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Clinging to the Dīn in Times of Fitnah

It has been narrated on the authority of Hudhayfah Ibn al-Yaman who said: People used to ask the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times fearing lest they overtake me. I said: Messenger of Allāh, we were in the midst of ignorance and evil, and then Allāh brought us this good (time through Islām). Is there any bad time after this good one? He said: Yes. I asked: Will there be a good time again after that bad time? He said: Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil. I asked: What will be the evil hidden therein? He said: (That...

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Questions from the West

The Questions: [Q1]: O Shaykh, you mentioned in a previous lecture that a person should benefit by seeking knowledge from the Scholars of ahl al-sunnah wal-jamāʿah, the other way is that he benefits from books, so what are the books that you advise the beginner to study? [Q2]: We do not have scholars in this country (America), if a student speaks al-ʿArabīc well and receives the tapes of the Scholars and studies them, is this to be equated with the one who sits at the feet of the Scholars? [Q3]: What is our position towards those books (from ahl al-sunnah) which have...

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The Foundations of the Religion

al-ʿAllāmah ʿUbayd Ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Jābirī is the eldest of  al-Kibārul-ʿUlamāʾ (the major scholars) of this Ummah. In this beneficial phone lecture on the topic of al-Uṣūl ud-Dīn (The Foundations of the Religion) he admonishes the attendees on the topics of Tawḥīd and Kufr, Waajibaat (obligations) and Ḥarām (unlawful), Kufr al-Akbar (the major disbelief) and Kufr al-Asgher (the minor disbelief). From the Lecture: “From the foundations of the religion is to submit to Allāh with tawḥīd and to comply with obedience to Allāh and to be free from the people of Shirk (polytheism).” “It is founded...

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The Two Fundamental Principles of the Dīn

States al-ʿAllāmah ʿUbayd al-Jābirī, “A lecture concerning the ʿaṣl (foundation) of the religion and that is two affairs… Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahaab (raḥimahullāh) stated in his risaʿalát, ‘The origin of the dīn and its foundation are two affairs; the daʿwah, the call to the worship of Allāh alone, to encourage that, to make allegiance to that and to make takfīr of the one who leaves that. And it is to leave shirk and to be harsh against that and to have animosity against the one who is upon that and to make takfīr of the one who does that.’” “Indeed we have sent Our Messengers with...

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