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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