Archive for July, 2011


What is the ruling on saying “shukran” to the one who rendered goodness to a person?


Whoever did that has abandoned that which is more superior, which is the saying, “JazaakAllaahu khayran” (may Allaah reward you with good). And in Allaah lies success.

Shaykh Ahmad bin Yahyaa an-Najmee

Fath Rabbil-Wadood Fil-Fataawaa war-Rasaa’il war-Rudood 1/68, no. 30
Translated by Abu `Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

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Author: Shaykh Rabee Bin Haadee Al Madkhalee (hafidhahullah)

When you see a person speaking ill of Ahlus-Sunnah then this is an indication that this person is a deviant. It’s also possible that he’s a Zindeeq (heretic). When you see a person speaking ill of Ahlus-Sunnah and Ahlul-Hadeeth, what is it that causes him to speak ill of them except that he is in opposition to them and looking down upon that
which is with them. There’s no doubt in that. If this is not the case, then what pushes him to speak ill of Ahlus-Sunnah and its followers?! Nothing pushes him except that he is one who is misguided, embodying deviance, vice and evil. This is from their (i.e. the people of Bidah) signs. This is from the signs of the people of evil and the people
of innovation. If he was to say: “I’m from Ahlus-Sunnah,” don’t believe him because he is a Kadh-dhaab (habitual liar)! Many from these fraudulent liars say to you: “I’m Salafi” and at the same time he’s a liar. He only said this as a means of a plot (against the people of the Sunnah). Similar to the Munaafiq (hypocrite) who says: “I’m a
believer,” “I’m a Muslim.” He says “I’m a Muslim!” The Munaafiq doesn’t say: “I’m a Kaafir,” or “I’m a Munaafiq and I hate Islaam.” Rather he says, “I’m a Muslim,” he prays, give charity, and he does and does… yet at the same time he combats Islaam and hates the people of Islaam. Many from amongst the people nowadays who say: “I’m Salafi,” however you don’t see him except that he hates the people of Hadeeth and speaks ill of them.
Source: Taken from Shaykh Rabee’s Explanation of “Aqeedatus Salaf Ashaabil-Hadeeth” [p.g. 309]

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Women going out

‎`Abdullaah bin Mas`ood narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “A woman is `awrah; when she goes out, the devil makes her (more) attractive.”

‎[Tirmidhee (1173) and Ibn Khuzaimah in his “Saheeh” (1685). Authenticated by Shaikh al-Albaanee in “al-Saheehah” (2688) and “Saheeh al-Targheeb” (346). It was also authenticated by Shaikh Muqbil in “Saheeh al-Musnad” (881)]

‘Abdullaah bin Mas’ood,  said:
Women are but an ‘awrah (something private to be covered). A woman might leave her house without there being any problem with her, but the Shaytân seeks her out and says [to her], “You will not pass by anyone except that you will impress/please him.” A woman puts on her clothes and is asked where she is going, to which she replies, “To visit a sick person,” or “to attend a funeral”, or “to pray in the masjid”; but a woman never worships Allaah in the way she does when she worships Him in her house.
Al-Tabarânî. Graded sahîh by Shaykh Al-Albânî in Sahîh Al-Targhîbi wa Al-Tarhîb Vol. 1 p84.

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The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallaam said, “I saw during my night journey some men whose lips were being clipped with clippers of fire. I said, ‘Who are these people, Jibreel?’ He replied, ‘These are the people from your followers who gave sermons commanding the people with righteousness, yet forgetting to practice it themselves.”

(Sharh us-Sunnah, al-Bayhaqee in Ash-Shu’ab, ibn Abee ad-Dunyaa and others)

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Below is a brief summary of Shaykh Ramzaan’s beautiful advice during his stay here in Toronto. A friend took these notes for the sisters who weren’t able to attend to benefit, may Allaah reward her, aameen.

“Below are some beautiful words of advice by our shaykh Muhammed ibn Ramzaan al-Haajiri that I wanted to share with my sisters in Islam around the world who couldn’t make it to the event since this wasn’t broadcasted online. This advice was giving to us at the sisters event called General Guidelines for the Muslim Women at masjid al-Furqaan/Troid on July 17, 2011. This just a summary of the advice, I’m a sure I have missed some point here and there so sisters if you have something that I missed please share. Lastly may Allaah reward the shaykh for visiting us and benefiting us. I’m sure it’s not easy for him to leave his home, family and travel such a far distance. May grant him safely on his way back home and preserve him, aameen.


First of all the shaykh said to remember Allaah and to have taqwa of Allaah and to thank Allaah for the great blessing of al-Islaam and the sunnah. Know that Allaah wants good for you so you should comply with what Allaah has commanded the sisters to do. Also know that the rules and regulations of Islam are for your own good. Everything that Allaah commands has great benefit whether you have knowledge of it or not. For this reason the women have rules and regulations like the men have rules and regulation. Some are specifically for the men likewise some are specifically for the women. An example is that of praying at the masjid, it is obligatory for the men to pray at the masjid when the women can pray at home. Likewise there are those pertaining to how men and women live at home in their families. Other rulings pertaining to worship, fasting, hajj, some are specific to men, others are specific to women. Men are made as test for women and women are made as test for men. You have to endure this test with patience. The mahram for the women is at the women’s service, not as a spy but to protect her, serve her and make things easy for her. That’s why women are preserved from a young age, as a child her father takes care of her, when she gets married her husband, than her son. Not because she can’t take care of herself, but to be at her service. The women in the presence of man she feels secure. May Allaah give us safety, security and belief/eemaan.”

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Shaykh Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah) was asked: If a person joins the prayer when the imam is bowing, should he say the takbeers for starting to pray and for bowing, or say takbeer once and bow?

He replied: It is better and more on the safe side to say takbeer twice, once for starting to pray, which is a pillar or essential part of the prayer which must be done when he is standing, and the second time for bowing when he starts to bow. If he fears that he may miss the rak’ah, then the opening takbeer will suffice according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions, because they are two acts of worship being combined at the same time and the greater will suffice for the lesser. And this rak’ah will count according to the majority of scholars. End quote.

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz, 11/244-245

Very important note on this:

The one who is joining the prayer has to say the opening takbeer STANDING. If he says it whilst leaning forward to bow, it is not VAILD.

Al-Nawawi said in al-Majmoo’ (4/111):

If a person catches up with the imam when he is bowing, he should say the opening takbeer standing, then say the takbeer for bowing as he is leaning forward to bow. If he says some of the opening takbeer when he is not standing upright, then his prayer does not count as an obligatory prayer, with no difference of opinion among the scholars on this point; it also does not count as a naafil prayer, according to the correct view. End quote. See al-Mughni, 2/130

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

But there is a matter which must be discussed, which is that it is essential to say the opening takbeer when standing straight, before leaning forward, because if a person leans forward when saying the opening takbeer, he will have said the opening takbeer when he was not standing straight, and the opening takbeer must be said when standing straight. End quote.
[al-Sharh al-Mumti’ (4/123)]

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Shaykh Rabee’ bin Hadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) was asked: When may we call someone a Salafee?

Don’t say about a man who opposes the manhaj of the Salaf that he is a ‘Salafee.’ No, don’t say about a man who opposes the manhaj of the Salaf that he is a Salafee.

Don’t say that a man is ‘Salafee’ until you are sure that he is upon the manhaj [of the Salaf]. He is honored by it, and calls to it. He loves and unites based upon it, and hates and separates because of it. This is a Salafee. But someone who claims that he is ‘Salafee,’ and defends Ahlul-Bid’ah, and defends them against Ahlul-Sunnah, this is not a Salafee whatsoever. Whoever he is – Arab or non-Arab, in the East or in the West – because Salafiyyah has special qualities.

Salafiyyah has signs. Salafiyyah has affairs that differentiate its people from others in Walaa` and Baraa`, and ‘Aqeedah and Da’wah, and the stances that they take.

Source: Troid.org, via phone linkup between our brothers at Masjid Ahlul-Hadeeth in Philadelphia and the Shaikh (hafidhahullaah)

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Shaykh Ahmad Al-Bazmool (hafidhahullaah) said:

In the name of Allaah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Verily all praise is due to Allaah, we praise him, seek help from him and seek forgiveness from him, and we seek refuge in Allaah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whoever Allaah guides no one can lead astray and whoever Allaah misguides no one can guide him. And I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allaah who is alone and does not have any partner and I bear witness that Muhammad is his servant and Messenger.

To proceed:

– The Salafee is the one who implements, and holds unto the book and the Sunnah upon the methodology of the pious predecessors.

– He proceeds upon this in his methodology and all his matters. And his principles are all based upon this.

– And it is possible that he may contradict the truth based upon ignorance and not purposefully. Because he is not immune to mistakes. And this does not remove him from Salafeeyah once he returns to the truth and adheres to it. As [Imam] Ash Shafi’ee and the other Imams advised that [if] any statement of theirs contradicts the evidences, we [should] take the evidences and disregard their statements.

” And from the most important matters, in my view, that the Salafee youths must pay attention to, is that a person should not be described as a Salafee because he has speech relating to an issue from the issues of Salafeeyah. (Yet at the same instance) we neither know his stance pertaining to other issues of Salafeeyah, nor do we know the methodology that he is upon. And it is possible that some of those who oppose (Salafeeyah) may agree with the Salafees (in certain matters). ”

And the danger becomes established when such a person comes with the guise of a Salafee student of knowledge in front of the youth. Rather, they may even regard such a person as a Salafee scholar. Then after sometime such a person comes and confuses for us other issues. Hence his conditions changes and he wallows in the predicament of his evil desires. And those who change with him are the Salafee youths who surround his orbit.

And for this reason, no one should be put in a station above his calibre. It is compulsory to look at a person according to the scales of the scholars. What do they say about him? Do they recommend him and praise his knowledge, his religion, his trustworthiness and his methodology? (If that is so) then such a person’s knowledge should be benefited from, and knowledge should be take from him – except if opposition to the truth appears from him with him continuing upon it without returning (to the truth).

Noting that some of them may recommend a person because of what has been made apparent to them from his sound belief. And then [after] his condition becomes apparent to them, they disparage [refute] him.

” And the reason why he is disparaged [refuted] after he was praised returns to the following reasons:

1. That he was hiding his true condition, and was making apparant that which differentiates from what is hidden within him. And the scholar recommends him upon what is apparent, hence he recommends him based upon his outward appearance.

2. That at first he was upright upon the Sunnah and deserved a recommendation, then opposed the methodology and rejected (the truth), and proceeded upon that which opposed the methodology of the Salaf and therefore deserved to be disparaged. ”

Hence it is obligatory upon every Muslim to look at what the pious predecessors (Salaf us-saleh) were upon and hold onto it. And it is compulsory for him to hold onto the scholars who proceed upon the methodology of the Salaf us-saleh. And it is prohibited to follow someone who has opposed the methodology of the Salaf us-saleh even if he has a high status either with him or the people.

I ask Allaah to favour us with holding onto the Book and the Sunnah and the methodology of the Salaf us-saleh. And to provide us with obedience and sincerity. And to distance us from innovations, and showing off, and saying things to be heard, and hypocrisy. And may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon our Prophet and his family and companions.

Source: http://www.albaidha.net/vb​/showthread.php?t=11594
Posted in English by: Musa Millington


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Al-Layth bin Sa’d (d. 175H) said: “If I saw a person of desires (i.e. innovations) walking upon the water I would not accept from him.” So Imaam as-Shaafi’ee then said: “”He (al-Layth) has fallen short. If I saw him walking in the air I would not accept from him.”

(Reported by as-Suyooti in al-Amr bil ‘Ittibaa wan-Nahee anil Ibtidaa’.) 

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In the Name of Allaah, Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem…

Question posed to Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree

[Q]: Is it permissible for a woman to disobey her parents if they command her not to wear the ‘abaaya?

[A]: It seems to be apparent that you, O my daughter, are from the khalaeej (the Gulf States) if in fact you are not from Saudi Arabia. It is obligatory upon the Muslim woman to wear thejilbaab. The jilbaab is an outer covering that conceals the beauty of a woman and her clothing; it covers her body from head to toe. This means that it covers the entire body.

As for the ‘abaaya that is most popular in the Gulf States, then it has taken the place of thejilbaab.

I say that if in your area the jilbaab is predominately worn by the people, then do not wear the ‘abaaya. However, if in your area or country the people predominately wear the ‘abaayathen do not obey your parents (i.e. wear the jilbaab not the ‘abayaa) as there is no obedience to the creation when it involves disobedience to the creator.

At this point I would like to clarify that the ‘abaaya of the woman is be worn upon the head, and for her to wear it upon the shoulders is an error, even if some of the people of knowledge have given verdicts that the ‘abaaya can be worn on the shoulders.

Verily, those who have given the verdict (stating) that a woman can wear the ‘abayaa on the shoulders have only done so because they were unaware that the ‘abayaa has taken the place of the jilbaab; and the jilbaab is worn from the head.

Understand this, may Allaah bless you.

Source :
http://www.en.miraath.net/content/parents-order-their-daughter-remove-her-‘abaya –Translated by Anwar Ibn ‘Arif

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