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A Short Sitting In A Taxi

Written by the Noble Shaykh
Abu ‘Amr Abdul-Kareem Bin Ahmed Al-Hajoree

Chapter: The Prohibition Of Listening To Music

Allah said, exalted be He in His loftiness:

وَمِنْ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْتَرِي لَهْوَ الْحَدِيثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًا أُولَئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُهِينٌ
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allâh, the Verses of the Qur’ân) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment
Luqmaan 6

And He said, exalted be He in His loftiness:1

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلآئِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلاّ إِبْلِيسَ قَالَ ءأَسْجُدُ لِمَنْ خَلَقْتَ طِينًا * قَالَ أَرَأَيْتَكَ هَذَا الَّذِي كَرَّمْتَ عَلَيَّ لَئِنْ أَخَّرْتَنِ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ لأَحْتَنِكَنَّ ذُرِّيَّتَهُ إِلاّ قَلِيلاً * قَالَ اذْهَبْ فَمَنْ تَبِعَكَ مِنْهُمْ فَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ جَزَاؤُكُمْ جَزَاءً مَوْفُورًا* وَاسْتَفْزِزْ مَنْ اسْتَطَعْتَ مِنْهُمْ بِصَوْتِكَ وَأَجْلِبْ عَلَيْهِمْ بِخَيْلِكَ وَرَجِلِكَ وَشَارِكْهُمْ فِي الأَمْوَالِ وَالأَولاَدِ وَعِدْهُمْ وَمَا يَعِدُهُمْ الشَّيْطَانُ إِلاّ غُرُورًا
And (remember) when We said to the angels: “Prostrate unto Aadam.” They prostrated except Iblîs (Satan). He said: “Shall I prostrate to one whom You created from clay?” [Iblîs (Satan)] said: “See? This one whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!” (Allâh) said: “Go, and whosoever of them follows you, surely! Hell will be the recompense of you (all) an ample recompense “And befool them gradually, those whom you can among them with your voice (i.e. songs, music, and any other call for Allâh’s disobedience), make assaults on them with your cavalry and your infantry, mutually share with them wealth and children and make promises to them.” But Satan promises them nothing but deceit
Al-Israa 61-64

Narrated by Abee Aamir or Abee Maalik Al-Ash’aree that he said: that he heard the Prophet may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family say: ‘‘From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments as being lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, ‘Return to us tomorrow.’ Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection.” Reported by Al-Bukhari 5990, At-Tabaraanee in Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabeer (3/282 no.3417) and in Ash-Shaameyeen (1/334 no.588) and Ibn Hibaan in Al-Ihsaan (15/154 no.6754) and Al-Bayhaqee in Sunan Al-Kubraa (3/272 and 10/221) and Abee Dharr Al-Harwee as comes in Taghleeq Al-Ta’leeq (5/17).

And it is a Hadeeth that is Saheeh.

And it has support from the Hadeeth of Awf Bin Maalik, At-Tabaraanee in Musnad Ash-Shaameyeen, and from the Hadeeth of Abee Hurayrah, Musaddad reported it in his Musnad Al-Kabeer, and from the Hadeeth of Abee Umaamah and Ibn ‘Umar and other than them.

And the differing regarding the Kunyah of a companion does not cause any harm, because all of the companions are upright, provided that it has been narrated by other companions. Return to Taghleeq At-Ta’aleeq (5/22).

And on the authority of Anas Bin Maalik may Allah be pleased with him, he said: the messenger of Allah may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family said: ”Two sounds are cursed in this world and in the hereafter, the sound of the flute at the time of happiness and wailing at the time of a calamity”. Reported by Al-Bazaar as comes in Kashaf Al-Astaar (795) and it is Hassan (sound). (more…)

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True Love

Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) says:

And the cure for this deadly illness (i.e. love before marriage) is for the person that is afflicted to realize that this love is only due to his/her own delusions and ignorance. So upon such a person is to first and foremost strengthen their Tawheed and reliance upon Allaah, and secondly to increase in worship and busy themselves with it, so much so that they do not have any spare time letting their minds wander and think about their beloved.

And they should call upon Allaah to protect them and save them from this evil, just as Prophet Yoosuf (`alayhi salaam) called upon Allaah and he was saved. And they should do as he did, be as he was, in terms of ikhlaas (sincerity) and remembering Allaah in abundance. This is because if the heart is filled with ikhlaas for the sake of Allaah, there will be no space left for any unlawful love to be present, rather this only happens to a heart that is empty and has no ikhlaas whatsoever.

And let such people remind themselves that whatever Allaah has decreed for them is only for their own best interests, and when Allaah commands something it is never to cause harm or misery to His slaves.

And let them also remind themselves that their unlawful love does not benefit them, neither in this world or the Hereafter! As for this world then they will be so preoccupied with their love that it will cripple them and will cause them to live in a fantasy world. And as for the hereafter, then it will cause them to be preoccupied with the love of the creation instead of love for the Creator. These people need to be reminded that the one who is emerged in something will never see its ill effects, neither will the person who has never experienced such things. The only people who will be able to relate to them are those who have experienced the same thing, but have been saved.

Such people can look back and realize how evil it is.

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Shaykhul -Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) said:

“Every time a person wants to turn his heart to Allah, whispers of other matters come to him. The Shaytan is like a bandit, every time a person wants to travel towards Allah, he wants to intercept him. Hence it was said to one of the salaf, ’ the Jews and the Christians say, we don’t experience waswas (whispers). He replied, ‘They are right ! What would Shaytan do with a ruined house?’ “

( Majmoo’ al Fatawa 22/608)

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Question: In the US, we have a student loan in which the government pays the interest while the student is in school, and after the student finishes school, he will have to pay the principal plus interest. But if the student pays the loan back while in school, he will not have to pay the interest. Is it permissible to sign a contract for this type of loan if the student anticipates that he will pay off the entire amount before he graduates?

Answer: Regarding this issue we want to look at it from a couple angles. The first angle is that we want to distinguish between the one who has accepted Islaam and this is his condition and the one who was already a Muslim when involving himself in this transaction.

As it relates to the one who has accepted Islaam, he is not accountable for these types of transactions in the Sight of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى as the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم accepted money from the people which they had prior to accepting Islaam. So the money that a person acquired before Islaam then it stays in his possession as he had no knowledge of the Islaamic rulings before he accepted Islaam, and likewise, Islaam erases/demolishes anything that came before it from sins.[2]

Some of the Sahaaba accepted Islaam and they (previously) used to trade in alcohol products, gambling and these types of things and it has not been reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم told them to give back any of that money or to leave it off. This is except for interest i.e. if he is one that someone owes interest to then he has to give up the right to interest because at this point he has become a Muslim and he cannot accept interest from anyone. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم as is mentioned, extinguished the interest of al-Abbas i.e. he could not accept any of the interest owed to him after he accepted Islaam, but it didn’t have anything to do with the interest that was given to him before Islaam.

As for the Muslim, it is not permissible for him to involve himself in the type of transaction mentioned in the question, and that is because in Islaam the end does not justify the means. All transactions that involve interest are not permissible in Islaam. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم cursed the one who takes Riba (Interest) and the one who gives Riba and the one who is a witness to Riba…[3] to the end of the hadith. Even if this individual does not have the ability to study because he cannot afford it if he does not get involved in this type of transaction, then this does not make it permissible and he still cannot utilize this type of transaction as the end does not justify the means.


* Here is the full transcript of the questions and answers session: http://albaseerah.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1196

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Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d.751H)

Source : Kitaabur-Rooh (p. 44)

The soul (ar-rooh) is connected to the body in five different ways, to which different rules apply.

[1] Its connection to the body as a fetus in his mother’s womb.

[2] Its connection to the body after a person is born.

[3] Its connection to the body when a person is asleep, when the soul is connected in one way and separated from it in another way.

[4] Its connection to the body in al-Barzakh (the period between a person’s death and the Day of Resurrection), when it has departed from the body and separated from it, but is not separated completely in such a way that there is no connection at all. We have mentioned at the beginning of this reply that there are ahaadeeth and reports which indicate that the soul is returned to the body when somebody sends the greeting of salaam to a deceased person. This returning is of a special nature which does not mean that the life is restored to the body before the Day of Resurrection.

[5] Its connection to the body on the Day when bodies will be resurrected. This is the most perfect type of connection to the body, and has no comparison to the previous types, because after that the body will never die, sleep or have anything wrong with it.

When a person is asleep, his soul is in his body and he is alive, although his being alive is not the same as that of a person who is awake, for sleep is comparable to death. Similarly, when a dead person’s soul is returned to his body (when the greeting is sent upon him), he is in a state between one who is alive and one who is dead, whose soul is not restored to his body. This is like the case of a sleeping person who is in a state between life and death. We hope that this will dispel a lot of your confusion.

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A bloody day in Dammaj

Yesterday was a bloody day in dammaj, Saada.

Two days after signing a peace treaty, Houthis started a military aggression on the mostly unarmed inhabitants of Dammaj.

Houthis used heavy machines and artillery including tanks.

the attack resulted in 22 dead students and 51 wounded. Those wounded students are still bleeding until this moment due to the siege imposed by Houthis who have prevented ambulance from going into the markaz. Houthis have also been sniping at anyone who walks out in the markaz to go to the Masjid or anyone who tries to collect the dead bodies or treat the wounded.

Some of the dead students were foreign nationals, two Americans, two Indonesians, Two Russians and one Malaysian.

This Houthi assault has forced the students to engage Houthis in a defensive battle and causalities were also reported on Houthis side. The exact number of dead Houthis is unknown but sources said 20 were killed and many were wounded.

Also, the students said they have captured ten Houthis alive.

The students in Dammaj have reported that they saw fire blazing in Houthis tanks and vehicles.

That was not all for Houthis as they have been engaged in fierce fighting by local tribes who were infuriated by their expansionist tactics. Some local sources in Yemen said that more than 150 Houthis were killed by local tribe fighters in a near by area called Hijjah.

Meanwhile, Shaykh Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajooree, the head of darul-hadeeth in dammaj has called yesterday for Jihaad in Dammaj to fend off the aggression of Houthis. He said in an audio that was published online”We were being oppressed under this siege for 40 days. Then came the sniping and the bombarding with heavy artillery. We are not assailants and we are not prepared to run away. We did our best and tried to send delegations but Houthis have refused but to seize our place, our wealth and our women”.

He then added that waging Jihaad against Houthis is one of the greatest deeds because they are transgressors.

Sources: http://marebpress.net/news_details.php?lng=arabic&sid=38143


Please keep our brothers and sisters in your du’aas.

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Allaah The Most High has stated:

“Then let them be aware, those who oppose his (the Messenger’s) commandment, that some Fitnah (trial) will befall them or a painful torment.”{Surah An-Noor: 63}

The noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sa’eed Raslaan (may Allaah preserve him) commented on this verse saying:

“This is a severe threat for the one who opposes the command of the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) with one of two matters:

1. That Fitnah will befall his heart, and as a result of it, he deviates away from the truth and disbelieves after having Eemaan. His heart will become corrupt with the deviance of misguidance, therefore not being guided to the truth after that. That is because he opposed the command of the Messenger (sallAllaau alayhi wa sallam). This punishment is more severe than the one after it.

2. The painful torment, either it takes place in the life of this world with being killed, sickness or the destruction that is for the disbelievers who opposed the commandment of the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). The second punishment will take place in the hereafter. There will be no escape for the one who intentionally opposes the commandment of the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) from the two punishments; A punishment which is in the heart and a punishment which afflicts the physical body or the wealth. This will take place either by way of death or the destruction or the complete loss of wealth and lives. This is a severe threat for the one who opposes the commandment of the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam).”

Source: As-Sunnah wa Bayaan Makaanatihaa pgs. 7-8 By Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sa’eed Raslaan (may Allaah preserve him)|Courtesy of:Sisters Upon Al-Istiqaamah (Admin) sent via e-mail on November 24,2011

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All praise is due to Allah for everything. For every small and big thing. I’ve had my patience tested this past year in every possible way and I pray I pass. I’m still learning how to be patient.  I’ve dealt with people who fear Allah, people who don’t fear Allah. All of this is but a lesson. Alhamdulilaah for every hardship and blessing I’ve received. Alhamdulilaah for everything I do have and everything I do not.

May Allah reward us with khayr in this dunyaa and in the aakhirah, aameen.

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Question: Does supplication change the qadar?

Answer: It comes in a hadeeth that some of the people of knowledge have deemed authentic and it is, Nothing changes the qadar except supplication. However the intent behind it is that Allaah has (already) decreed for this person to supplicate and thus such and such a thing will happen for him due to it.

This is similar to the hadeeth, Whoever wishes for his lifespan to be extended and his provisions increased then let him keep good ties with his kith and kin. Yet, there still isn’t any change in the decree of Allaah. Because Allaah is the one who decreed for him to keep ties with the womb that bore him so that his life-span may be extended while so and so does not keep ties with the womb that bore him so his life-span gets cut short. All of this takes place by the decree of Allaah ‘Azza wa Jal.

And He (i.e. Allaah) decreed for this person to supplicate and therefore Allaah benefitted him by that supplication that he made and another individual does not supplicate so as a result doesn’t benefit from supplication.

Na’am (Yes).

Transcribed from: Does du’aa change the Qadr? |Translated by Fouzaan Qaasim

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Brothers and sisters please make as much effort as you can to make Dua for Dammaj, especially at times when Allah does not reject the Dua of his servant.


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