Friday, September 29, 2017

Ibn ‘Uthaymin:If you see envy from the people towards you,say...



Ibn ‘Uthaymin: If you see envy from the people towards you, say:

حَسْبِي اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيل

Allāh (alone) is Sufficient for Me, and He is the Best Disposer of Affairs


Sharh Riyadh al-Salihin, 1/557

Translated by: Munīb al-umālī

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From The Punishment of the Envious:To See Your Blessings Increase



Ibnul-Jawzi said:

“It is not proper that you should desire a punishment for the one who envies you beyond that (punishment) which he is already in. For indeed he is within a terrible perpetual affair. He will not be pleased until your blessing is removed and the more it (your blessing) increases the more his punishment increases;thus he has no life. The people of Paradise do not have a goodly life until envy and rancor is removed from their hearts. If it were not removed they would envy one another and their lives would be miserable.


Source: Sayd Al-Khatir, pg. 362

Translated by Raha Batts

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

ROHINGYA EMERGENCY APPEAL -DEADLINE FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017- (The deadline will officially come to an end tonight at 12 AM midnight (USA Time).


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Tremendous Advice from one of our Salaf!


4/17/14, 4:11 PM

Fudhail Ibn ‘Iyaadh –Rahimahullah said:

“The sign of Zuhd (abstention) from the world and from the people, is that you do not love to have the people praise you. And that you are not afftected by them dispraising you. If you are able to remain unknown, do so. It is not important that you are known! There is no harm upon you if they do not praise you or if you are dispraised by them as long as you are praiseworthy with Allah! ” 

(Hilyatul Awliyaa: 8/90) 

Translated by Ustaadh Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis 

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Muslim man marrying a Jew or Christian


‘Abdullāh ibn Imām Ahmad (رحمهما الله) said:

I asked my father about a Muslim man marrying a Jewish or Christian woman.

Imām Ahmad (رحمه الله) replied:

I do not like that he does this but if he does then some of the Sahābah did this,too.

[Mentioned in Ahkām Ahl ath-Thimmah (v.2 p. 794)]

Translated by Abū Ruqayyah ‘Abd aṣ-Ṣamad 

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Monday, September 25, 2017

The thirst and hunger you feel today will be a shade on Yawm al-Qiyamah


Ahmad b. al-Najmī (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) wrote:

“If you fast in this life, and accustom yourself to the thirst and hunger out of obedience to your Lord; and abandon your desires in obedience to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىَ), Allah will reward you on the Day of Judgment. You shall be resurrected in a nourished state, while the rest of mankind will be thirsty.

When the sun draws closer to their heads, with only a distance of a mile, it will cause them to sweat. The disbeliever’s sweat will reach his mouth until it covers him in totality – Allah’s refuge is sought – but the believer will be shaded by (his) obedience to Allah.”


Istiqbāl Shahr Ramadān (pp. 30) 

Translated by: Abu Idrees Muhammad 

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Arabic here 

The One Who Performs the Call to Prayer Should be Trustworthy


The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, said:

The Imaam protects and cares for the prayer,and the one who performs the call the prayer is someone who can be trusted. O’ Allah,guide our Imaams, and forgive those who perform the call to prayer (i.e. in case of any shortcomings)(1).

Manaar as-Sabeel (pg. 59) states:

The call to prayer is not valid when performed by a disobedient person. This is because the Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, described he who performs the call to prayer as trustworthy, and a disobedient is not trustworthy.

As it relates to a person whose condition is unknown, the call to prayer is valid when he performs it. Shams ad-Deen Ibn al-Qudamah mentioned in “ash Sharh”(i.e. a well-known Hanabali fiqh book) that: ”We don’t know of any differing concerning this issue.”

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(1)Authenticated by Imaam al-Albanee in Saheeh at-Tirmithee, #207.


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Common Error in Prayer:Eyes Wandering & Looking Around


Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله تعالى

“The head is not to be raised during prayer,not even during du’a qunoot,not when raising up from rukoo’,not when sitting between the prostrations…never. Since raising the eyesight up during the prayer is prohibited.

The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم warned against that severely, ”They must stop that, or their eyesight may be snatched away”.(Bukhary 750)

In another narration equally severely, ”The people must stop raising their eyesight up to the sky in Prayer, otherwise it may not return to them”.(Muslim 428).

These narrations indicate it is actually prohibited to raise the eyesight and look around during prayer (not as some think that it’s no considerable issue), and in fact it is a major sin.

Some scholars even have an opinion that the one who raises his eyesight during the prayer nullifies his prayer and must start again.

People who look around and raise their eyesight must stop, lest they may be blinded due to this act, such is the severity of the warning”.


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[صفة الصلاة 74]

Sunday, September 24, 2017

ROHINGYA EMERGENCY APPEAL -DEADLINE (Friday 29TH September 2017)


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The Worst Fitnah


It is reported that Ḥudhayfah – Allāh be pleased with him – was asked:

“What is the worst fitnah?”He replied,”That good and evil is presented to you and you do not know which of them to follow.”

Ibn Abī Shaybah, Al-Muannaf, Kitāb Al-Fitan, article 38565

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The Best Way to Fast the Day of Aashoora - Explained by Shaykh Fawzan (حفظه الله)


The best way to fast the day of Aashoora 

Explained by Shaykh Fawzan

Question: May Allah grant you good Noble Shaykh. There has occurred some doubt and disturbance amongst the people concerning affirming the Day of Aashoora. The question is there any blame upon the person who fast the ninth, the tenth, and the eleventh day of Aashoora in order to ensure he catches the day of Aashoora; then in addition to this, does he obtain the virtue of fasting three days from every month?

Shaykh Fawzan: Al-Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim- in Zaadil Ma’aad when speaking about the fast of Aashoora-he said the fasting is of three types.

The first type: This is for him to fast the day of Aashoora, the day before it and the day after it; three days. And he said this is most complete. This is the best method; for the person to fast the day of Aashoora, the day before it and the day after. Thus this will be a total of three days.

The second type: For the person to fast the day of Aashoora and the day before it or the day after it; he fasting two days.

The third type: For the person to only fast the day of Aashoora, just one day.

The best way for him to fast three days, the second best method is to fast two days, and if he fast only one day, the Day of Aashoora, this is permissible. This is permissible but it is in contrast to what the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  order, when he commanded us to fast the day before it or the day after it. But it is permissible, and he will receive the reward for what he has fasted.

But fasting these days for Aashoora does not take the place for fasting three days from the month because fasting three days from every month is something separate. And the best days to fast the three days are on the 13th , 14th and 15th; the ‘white days’. These are the best days to fast the three days. But if he fast the three days in the beginning of the month, the middle of the month or the end of the month, there is no problem with this.

And fasting three days from every month is separate from the fast of Aashoora. This is the Sunnah. And likewise this is separate from fasting every Monday and Thursday during the week. Every Sunnah has its place.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee (hafidhahullaah)

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sermon of Uthman on Guidance before Death


It is reported that ‘Uthmān b. ‘Affān* – Allāh be pleased with him – once addressed the people in a sermon.He praised Allāh,then said:

O people! Fear Allāh and obey Him, for piety is a valuable prize.Verily the most intelligent person is he who takes account of himself and works for what comes after death, and acquires through the light (guidance) of Allāh a light for the darkness of the grave.

The servant of Allāh should fear lest Allāh the Mighty and Sublime resurrects him blind though he used to see. A few comprehensive words can be enough for a wise man, whereas the deaf (who does not listen to guidance) is being called from afar.

And know that whoever Allāh the Mighty and Sublime is with has nothing to fear; but whoever Allāh the Mighty and Sublime is against, then in whom can he hope after Allāh?!

Abū Bakr Al-Daynūrī,Al-Mujālasah wa Jawāhir Al-‘Ilm 4:116,117

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*‘Uthman b.Affan – The third Rightly Guided Caliph,beloved Companion of the Prophet.The husband of two of the Prophet’s daughters.One of those who the Prophet mentioned by name would go to Heaven.

Take Advantage of Your Time


Originally posted on September 18, 2015 by saadburbank.com

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullaah said:

A person should take advantage of his lifetime by [performing] righteous action, because he will regret it – when death comes to him – if a single hour passed him by and he did not draw closer to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic in it.

Every hour that passes you by and you do not draw closer to Allaah by way of it, then it is a waste; because it has gone and you did not benefit from it.

So take advantage of this opportunity by [performing] the prayer,making remembrance of Allaah, reading the Qur’aan, and being attached to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic. Let your heart always be with Allaah the Exalted and Most High.

Your Lord is above the Heavens and you are upon the Earth;so do not be negligent in remembering Allaah upon your tongue, through your actions, or in your heart. For verily this worldly life will pass by, and it will not remain for anyone.

Look at those who preceded you from the previous nations and those who lived aeons ago.

Look at those who preceded you from your own friends – yesterday they were with you; enjoying themselves, eating just like you eat, and drinking just like you drink – and now they are pledge for their actions, and they are going to be held to account for them.

And exactly the same thing will happen to you;whether you stay in this world is long or short. Allaah the Most High said:

يَآ أَيُّهَا الْإِنْسَانُ إِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَدْحاً فَمُلاَقِيهِ

Sooratul-Inshiqaaq; (84): 6  

[[Meaning: O man! You are laboring towards your Lord with your deeds, and you will meet Him with them.]]

So take advantage of this opportunity my brother – take advantage of the opportunity of your lifespan. Nothing will help you on the day of on the Day of Resurrection; not wealth, nor children, nor family. Nothing will help you except if you come to Allaah with a sound heart.

I ask Allaah the Most High to make yourselves and myself from those who come to their Lord with a sound heart; and that He causes us to die upon the correct belief and upon tawheed (monotheism) – verily He is all-Capable over everything. 

See:'Sharh Riyaadus-Saliheen' vol. 5 pp. 153-154 

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Source: https://saadburbank.com/2015/09/18/taking-advantage-of-your-time/ 


Note: Posted with kind permission

Monday, September 18, 2017

Random Quote of the Day

In the Name of Allaah,the Most Gracious,the Most Merciful


Shaykh Ibn Uthaimeen رَحِمَهُ الله said:

“When you come to know that you will hopefully see your Lord with your eyes, then, by Allah, the worldly life is not worth anything to you.”

Source: Sharh al-Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah, 459.

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The Significance of Prayer



When a Muslim faces the qiblah (the direction of prayer) he also knows that he must turn his heart away from all other things to Allaah, the One True God. When a Muslim stands in front of Allaah,having folded his hands and arms, it is a sign of humility and defeat  in front of Allaah, the One True God. In this posture a Muslim also brings to mind the Day of Judgement where  he will have to stand and account for his deeds. When a Muslim bends his back and bows to Allaah, it is a sign of lowering oneself in obedience to Allaah. It is a sign of acknowledging one’s own shortcomings and weaknesses in front of the all-Powerful God who is Most-Perfect. While in this position a Muslim says: ”How perfect is my Lord,the Most Great”. Then when a Muslim prostrates, placing his or her noble limbs upon the earth, it is an extreme sign and the end result of humility. Whilst in this position a Muslim says: ”How perfect is my Lord,the Most High”. In this posture a Muslim returns his limbs to their place of origin: the dust from which they were created…

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Source: www.Salafipublications.Com | Extracted from:The Second Pillar: Prayer in the Life of A Muslim | Article ID: NMM010005

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Witr (Supererogatory Salah) - Fatwas of the Permanent Committee

In the Name of Allaah,the Most Gracious,the Most Merciful


Q:Did the Prophet (peace be upon him) perform Witr as one or three consecutive Rak’ahs (units of Prayer)?Did he continue performing Qunut (supplications recited while standing after bowing in the last unit of Prayer) until he died?Did he ask people to do it?

A:The Prophet (peace be upon him) performed Witr as one Rak’ah.He taught anyone who asked him about supererogatory night Salah to perform two Rak’ahs and then perform one Rak’ah as Witr before Fajr (dawn) prayer.’Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said:”When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) finished the ‘Isha (Night) Prayer,he would offer eleven Rak’ahs before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer,concluding each two Rak’ahs with Taslim (salutation of peace ending the Prayer) and observing the Witr Rak’ah at the end.”This Hadith was reported by Al-Bukhari,Muslim,Ahmad,Abu Dawud and Al-Nasa’iy.

It was  also reported that Ibn ‘Umar said:”A man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and asked him:’How can I offer Qiyam Al-Layl (the optional night prayer.”The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied:’Pray two Rak’ahs at a time and then two and then two and so on and if you are afraid of the approach of the time of Fajr (Dawn) Prayer,perform one Rak’ahs as Witr.”This Hadith was reported by the Group of Compilers of Hadith (Al-Bukhari,Muslim,Abu Dawud,Al-Tirmidhy,Al-Nasa’iy,and Ibn Majah).

It was reported that Ibn ‘Umar and Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them) said that they heart the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying:”Witr is rak’ah at the end of the prayer.”This Hadith was reported by Ahmad and Muslim.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) performed Witr as three consecutive Rak’ahs without separating them with Taslim many times.It was reported on the authority of Ubay ibn Ka’b (may Allah be pleased with him) that ‘The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to recite <Glory the Name of your Lord,the Most High,>during Witr in the first Rak’ah <Say;(O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم to these Mushrikun and Kafirun): “O Al-Kafirun (disbelievers in Allah,in His Oneness,in His Angels,in His Books,in His Messengers,in the Day of Resurrection,and in Al-Qadar)!> In the second  Rak’ah and <Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم):”He is Allah,(the) One,> In the third one.He used to perform them without Taslim except after the third one.>This Hadith was reported by Al-Nasa’iy.’Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said:<”Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) used to observe the Witr with three (Rak’ahs) without breaking them apart.”This Hadith was reported by Ahmad,Al-Nasa’iy and Al-Hakim,Al-Hakim said that this Hadith is authentic according to the conditions stipulated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.

However,it was  reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade performing Witr as three Rak’ah.Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased  with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:<”Do not observe Witr as three Rak’ah but five or seven Rak’ah,and do not make it similar to Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer.”This Hadith was reported by Al-Daraqutny with a chain of transmitters and said that they are all reliable.

Many scholars have tried to integrate these Hadiths through interpreting the prohibition of performing Witr as three Rak’ahs as performing  them in the same manner as Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer.They interpreted the Hadiths that denote that the Prophet  (peace be upon him) performed Witr as three Rak’ahs as performing them without Taslim except at the end of it.Some of them said that prohibition in this regard means a reprehensible act.They  said it is better not to perform Witr as three Rak’ahs.A person is allowed to do any of these things.Abu Ayyub reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:<”The witr is a duty for every Muslim so if anyone wishes to observe it with  five Rak’ahs,he may do so;if anyone wishes to observe it with three,he may do so,and if anyone wishes to observe it with one,he may do so.”This Hadith was reported  by Imam Ahmad,Abu Dawud,Al-Nasa’iy and Ibn Majah.But a person should perform Witr as one Rak’ah as the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to do this a lot and due to the numerous authentic Hadith reported in this regard.

As for Qunut during Witr,it was reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) did it and taught it to Al-Hasan ibn ‘Aly (may Allah be pleased with him).It was reported  from ‘Aly (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet  (peace be upon him) used to say in the last Rak’ah of his Witr:<”O Allah! I seek refuge in Your Pleasure from Your Displeasure and in Your Pardon from Your Punishment,and I seek refuge in You from You.I cannot enumerate Your Praise,You are as You have praised Yourself.”>This Hadith was reported by the Five Compilers of Hadith (Imam Ahmad,Abu Dawud,Al-Tirmidhy,Al-Nasa’iy and Ibn Majah).

Al-Hasan ibn ‘Aly (may Allah be pleased with him) said:< “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) taught me some words that I say during the supplication of the Witr.They were:’O Allah,guide me among those You have guided,grant me security among those You have granted security,take me into Your charge among those You have taken into Your charge,bless me in what You have given,guard me from the evil of what You have decreed,for You do decree,and nothing is decreed for You.He whom You become his  Waliy is not humbled.Blessed and Exalted  are You,our Lord.”>This Hadith was reported by the Five Compilers of Hadith (Imam Ahmad,Abu Dawud,Al-Tirmidhy,Al-Nasa’iy and Ibn Majah).

The followers of the Hanafy and Hanbaly Madh-hab (School of Jurisprudence) worked according to this Hadith.Some of the scholars of Hadith deemed these two Hadiths as weak.Following any of these views is pardonable.But it is better to perform Qunut during Witr Salah according to these two Hadiths because they are not less than Hadith Hasan (a Hadith whose chain  of narration contains  a narrator with weak exactitude,but is free from eccentricity or blemish).But we do not have an authentic Hadith that denotes that the Prophet (peace be upon him) performed Qunut  during Witr until he died.

May Allah grant us success.May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad,his family,and Companions.

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Source:Fatwas of the Permanent Committee,Fatwa no.1443,Group 1,Vol.7:Salah 2|Part No.7;Page No.167-171|www.alifta.net 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The First Safety on the Day of Judgment is for those who follow the Sunnah



The first safety on the Day of Judgment is for those who follow the Sunnah

Explained by Shaykh Salih Āli Shaykh

On the Day of Judgment,after the people have stood for a long time, Allah the Exalted will raise for His Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم his pond; first (before the other Prophets). Thus the pond of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم will be placed on land of resurrection when the standing for the Lord of all that exists becomes severe on a day the length of which is fifty thousand years. Whoever dies upon the Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم without any changing anything, without newly invented matters or alterations; then they will drink the pond. Thus the first safety for them will be drinking from the pond of our Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم. Then after that every other Prophet will have his pond raised for him, and the righteous people from their nations will drink from it.

Order of Events on the Day of Judgment

By Shaykh Salih Āli Shaykh

 Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee (حفظه الله)


The Sin of Supporting the People of Innovation



The Sin of Supporting the People of Innovation

Questioner: ”Is it permissible to donate money to the people of innovation to build a masjid, keeping in mind that there are some people of truth who will pray in this masjid.”

Shaykh Sālih al-Luhaydān (حفظه الله):”Donations should not be given to the people of innovation to support and aid them upon their innovation.Indeed,whoever aids them upon their innovation shares in the sin.”1


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Idāh al-Dalālah fī Wujūb al-Hadhr min Du’āt al-Dalālah, (Question 9)


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Source: https://twitter.com/IbnAkhdar/status/898271200660656129, 17/8/2017, 12:51 PM

Monday, September 11, 2017

It Breaks the Backs of the Hizbiyin!

In the Name of Allaah,the Most Gracious,the Most Merciful



Imam Muqbil ibn Hadi al-Wadi’i (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) said:

“That which breaks the backs of the hizbiyin (partisans) is that you say to them,’Let us seek judgment from the scholars.”’

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Source:Gharah al-Ashritah (v.1 p.473).|Courtesy of:www.MuSunnah.com|Twitter @_MuSunnah|View original image here tweeted by Markaz us-Sunnah

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan on “Comedy-Style” Entertainment Da'wah


Q: Some callers have adopted laughter [joking] as a way and means of da’wah to the people in [directing them to] guidance and repentance to Allah through their lectures and speeches they deliver, what is the ruling on this in regards to da’wah?

A: Laughing and joking has never at any time been from [the affair of] da’wah to Allah! Calling to Allah is through the Book and Sunnah, and through admonition and reminding.

As for joking and laughter it kills the hearts, and the people end up laughing and joking and they come to this place [where the “da’wah event” is being held] not for da’wah but rather for amusement! This is never appropriate and not the way of da’wah, rather it is a way of amusement.


الإجابات المهمة في المشاكل الملمة ص 193

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