Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Justice is a necessity in everything, while a Favor is recommended

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

The following is one of the chapters from the book of Shaikh `Abdul Rahmaan Ibn Naser al-Sa`dee رحمه الله, “al-Qawaaid wal-Usool al-Jaami`ah”, with the brief comments by Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله. The following points are covered under this chapter:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #83

Clarifying your stance and removing the doubt:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Narrated `Alee bin Al-Husain: Safiyah, the wife of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم told me that she went to Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم to visit him in the Masjid while he was in I`tikaaf in the last ten days of Ramadhaan. She had a talk with him for a while then she got up in order to return home. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم accompanied her. When they reached the gate of the Masjid, opposite the door of Um-Salamah, two Ansari men were passing by and they greeted Allaah’s Messenger and they quickened their pace. He صلى الله عليه وسلم told them: “Do not hurry!” And said: “She is (my wife) Safiyah bint Huyai.” Both of them said: Subhaan-Allaah! O Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم (how dare we think of any evil about you, you are far away from any suspicion)! And they felt it. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said (to them): “Satan reaches everywhere in the human body as blood reaches in it, (everywhere in one's body). I was afraid lest Satan might insert an evil thought in your minds.” 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tafseer: Two similar Aayaat that end in two different ways

 بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Allaah تعالى says:

﴿وَإِن تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّـهِ لَا تُحْصُوهَا ۗ إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَظَلُومٌ كَفَّارٌ﴾

{And if you count the Blessings of Allaah, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, - a disbeliever} [Surah Ibraaheem (14): 34]

Allaah تعالى also says: 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The 4 categories of people during the congregational prayers

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

During the congregational prayers, in regards to following the Imaam, people are divided into four groups:

The “Forerunners”: Those who precede the Imaam in their bowing and prostration and getting up from them. It is like some race or competition as to who will do it first, the Imaam or those who are praying behind him. They do their action even before the Imaam says the Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar).

The “Coinciders”: Those who do the actions simultaneously with the Imaam.  They don't want to precede the Imaam but they also don’t want to be left behind. They will bow and prostrate with the Imaam. They do their actions while the Imaam is still saying the Takbeer. (Many people come under this category).

The “Followers”: Those who follow the Imaam in his actions.  They do not precede him, nor do it simultaneously with him. They wait for the Imaam to complete the Takbeer before doing the required action.

The “Delayers”: They do not precede the Imaam, nor do they coincide with him, but they also don't follow him in the true sense. They do not follow the Imaam even after he has said the Takbeer.  They will keep doing the Adhkaar and wait for a little longer before joining the Imaam.


Narrated Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه: Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم fell from a horse and got injured so he led the prayer sitting and we also prayed sitting. When he completed the prayer he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The Imaam is appointed so that he should be followed; if he says the Takbeer then say Takbeer, bow if he bows; raise your heads when he raises his head, when he says: ‘Sami`a-llaahu liman hamidah’, say: ‘Rabbanaa lakal-hamd’, and prostrate when he prostrates.”

[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree and Saheeh Muslim. This has also been reported from `Aaishah, Abu Hurairah and others رضي الله عنهم. In other narration it is also mentioned: “And when he prays, standing, you should pray standing. And when he prays sitting, all of you should pray sitting. and straighten the rows for the prayer, as the straightening of the rows is amongst those things which make your prayer a correct and perfect one.”]

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The three Bid`aat regarding the month of Sha`baan

The three Bid`aat (religious innovations) which some people do in the month of Sha`baan:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

“I would like to warn against the three things which are done in the middle of Sha`baan:

The First issue:

Amongst the general mass, there are many people who think that the night of the middle of Sha`baan (i.e. the 15th of Sha`baan) is Laylatul-Qadr (the Night of Decree) and that one (who prays in this night) gets the reward that has been mentioned in the Sunnah (i.e. his previous sins would be forgiven). But what is known is that Laylatul-Qadr occurs in the month of Ramadhaan and the evidence for that is the saying of Allaah تبارك وتعالى in the Qur’aan:

Monday, May 18, 2015

A few rulings pertaining to Fasting in the month of Sha`baan

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

1. It is Mustahab (preferred) to Fast as many days as possible in Sha`baan:

`Aaishah رضي الله عنها reported: “The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم did not observe voluntary Saum (Fasting) so frequently during any other month as he did during Sha`baan. He observed Saum throughout the month of Sha`baan.”

Another narration it is: “He صلى الله عليه وسلم observed Saum during the whole month of Sha`baan except a few days.” [Saheeh al- Bukhaaree and Saheeh Muslim]

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tafseer: The wise are the ones who hold fast to the Book of Allaah

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

﴿وَالَّذِينَ يُمَسِّكُونَ بِالْكِتَابِ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّا لَا نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُصْلِحِينَ

{And as to those who hold fast to the Book and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), certainly, We shall never waste the reward of the reformers.} [Surah al-A`raaf (7): 170]

In his Tafseer of Surah al-A`raaf, Shaikh al-Sa`dee رحمه الله said:

In truth, the wise ones are those whom Allaah تعالى described by saying: {And as to those who hold fast to the Book}, meaning: they hold fast to it by (seeking) knowledge and (putting it into) practice. They know the rulings that are mentioned in it as well as the information (about the important events) that it contains – the knowledge of which is the noblest of sciences.

They know the commandments that are mentioned in it, which are (the means of) comfort for the eyes, joy for the hearts, happiness for the souls and rectification for the worldly affairs and the Hereafter.

And from the Commandments, one of the greatest things one can hold fast to is: performing the Salaah (prayer) – outwardly and inwardly (i.e. by remembering Allaah openly and in secret). And this is why Allaah تعالى specially mentioned it because of its merits and lofty status, and because it is a scale to measure one’s Imaan, and establishing the Salaah is the means by which one is able to perform other acts of worship.

So when all their actions are working for the betterment, Allaah تعالى says: {We shall never waste the reward of the reformers}, (those who have rectified) their speech, their actions, their intentions, (being) reformers for themselves and for others.

[Tafseer al-Sa`dee, Surah al-A`raaf (7): 170]

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Weakness of the Hadeeth: Paradise will mock at those who used to mock at others in this world

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

It is reported on the authority of al-Hasan (al-Basree) that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “A gate of paradise will open to one of those who used to mock people and a cry will be heard: ‘Come here, come here,’ and he will come forward in concern and anxiety, but when he reaches it, it will close in front of him. And this will happen again and again, until the gate will open and the cry ‘Come here, come here,’ will be heard as before, but he will not approach because he knows it will only close in front of him.” [Ibn Abi al-Dunya in al-Samt (285) and Dham al-Gheebah (149) and al-Baihaqee in Shu`ab al-Imaan (6333)]

Both, Ibn Abi al-Dunya and al-Baihaqee, reported this narration from their respective chains on the authority of Rauh bin `Ubaadah from Mubaarak bin Fudhaalah from al-Hasan from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

`Ibaadah: Definition, Pillars, Conditions, Characteristics and Types

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد


It is very important that we all understand the purpose for which we were created; otherwise we are likely to waste our time doing things, which are of no real value. For example, if everyone were sent to school without knowing why they were sent there, they would probably all start playing and would continue to do so until someone tells them what they are supposed to do there. Allaah تعالى, who is the Most Wise, would not create us without a purpose, because anyone who does something without any reason behind it is considered unreasonable and foolish, and Allaah سبحانه وتعالى could never be that. For example, if a man made a machine, which did not do anything, he would be looked as being crazy. Or if someone came and knocked on a door, but when asked whom he wanted, he answered: ‘I don’t know’ and when asked why he knocked, he again answered: ‘I don’t know’. Such an individual would be taken to a madhouse for treatment. A wise man is one who plans his affairs well in advance and does things for good reasons. Therefore, Allaah, the All-Wise Creator of man, must have created us for a very important purpose.

The whole purpose of learning Tawheed is to establish the `Ibaadah of Allaah. Therefore the purpose of life is the `Ibaadah of Allaah and if we are to perform Allaah’s `Ibaadah properly, we must know exactly what it is and what it is not, as Allaah تعالى says:

True Khilaafah is only established when the `Ibaadah of Allaah is first established on earth; rather, Khilaafah is from the fruits of `Ibaadah. Unlike those who think that establishing the Khilaafah is more important than `Ibaadah or that there is no `Ibaadah if there is no Khilaafah.

What follows is a translation of the article on the subject of `Ibaadah, its’ definition, its’ pillars, its’ and conditions that was printed in مجلة البحوث الإسلامية and which is available on the website of “”.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Umm al-Mu’mineen, `Aaishah رضي الله عنها: Refuting a practice adopted by the Sufees

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Umm `Alqamah narrated that when the nieces of `Aaishah رضي الله عنها were circumcised, `Aaishah was asked: “Shall we call someone to amuse them?” “Yes,” she replied. A person by the name `Adi was sent for and he came to them. `Aaishah passed by the room and saw him singing and shaking his head in rapture - and he had a large head of hair. She exclaimed: “Uff! A Shaytaan! Get him out! Get him out!”

[Adab al-Mufrad of Imaam al-Bukhaaree (1247) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee and in the narration of al-Baihaqee it is also mentioned: “So he was taken out”]


What have the Sufees got to say about this?! Those who let the Shayaateen to play, dance, hop, climb poles or cling on to the ceiling fans etc. - while they claim to be in trance - inside or outside the Masaajid with blasting music.

Even for entertainment music is not allowed; then how far away are those who use music as a mode of worship? Deaf, dumb and blind! They will not understand.