Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Sahoor Fact-File [Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan: Buloogh al-Maram]

The Sahoor Fact-File
[Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan: Buloogh al-Maram]

> “Sahoor” with an “a” is the actual food eaten. “Suhoor” with a “u” is the act of eating the food.

> Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم  encouraged  to have the Sahoor & mentioned within it is blessing.

> It is also in Opposition to the People of the Book who do Not have Sahoor in Fasting.

> It should be taken late prior to Fajr Prayer.

> It is in opposition to the Sunnah to have a late meal at night then sleep and not wake up before Fajr to have Sahoor.

> A person should not leave the Sahoor meal even if if he does not feel like eating; he can have something very light, a small snack in order to implement the Sunnah.


Source:, 5/20/18, 2:34 AM

He fasted for 70 years daily, but Allāh did not answer his du’ā…(Beautiful story)

He fasted for 70 years daily, but Allāh did not answer his du’ā…

Thursday, April 26, 2018

How can a person become strong in Eemaan?


How can a person become strong in Eemaan?


This can be [attained] by way of recitation of Allaah’s Book – studying it, pondering upon its meanings and rulings. And by studying the Sunnah of the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wassalam] – having knowledge and awareness of the affairs of the Islamic legislation by way of it, acting upon what it necessitates and adhering to it in creed, actions and speech. And to be extremely mindful of Allaah’s absolute knowledge of whatever you do and wherever you may be; [nurture] the heart upon awareness of Allaah’s Greatness, remembrance of the hereafter and what is mentioned about it,  such as recompense, reward, punishment and its severity. And to keep the company of those whom [you] know amongst the righteous people and keep away from the people of evil and corruption.

Fatawaa Lajnah Ad-Daa-imah 1/360

Masjid Al-Furqaan
Stoke on Trent

Series#[1] Reminders Before The Month of Ramadhaan & During The Month of Ramadhaan 


Haafidh Ibn Rajab رَحِمَهُ اللهُ mentioned about Eemaan...

Carrying out righteous deeds has a sweetness and delight which the heart experiences. If the heart does not experience this sweetness and delight then we must examine our hearts…

Haafidh Ibn Rajab (d. 795 AH) رَحِمَهُ اللهُ  mentioned:

Eemaan has a sweetness and a delight which is experienced and tasted with the heart, just as the sweetness and delight of food and drink is tasted with the mouth. For verily, eemaan is the nourishment of the heart and its sustenance, just as food and drink is the nourishment of the body and its sustenance. And just as the body will not find the sweetness of food and drink except when it is in good health, and when it is sick it will not find the sweetness of that which benefits it from that (food and drink), rather he may find delight in that which is harmful to him and has no sweetness, due to him being overwhelmed by the sickness.

Likewise the heart will only find the sweetness of eemaan when it is safe from its sicknesses and ailments. So when it is is safe from the sickness of misguided desires and prohibited  lusts, it will then find and experience the sweetness of eemaan. And when the heart is sick it will not taste and experience the sweetness of eemaan, rather it will find delight in that which carries its destruction, from desires and sins.”

[Fathul-Baaree fee sharh Saheeh al-Bukharee 1/82. Daar Ibn al-Jawzee 1st edition 1430]

Source:, 4/14/18, 8:57 AM

Note: wrong typo, edited today 4/29/2018 @ 6:18 PM

The afflictions of knowledge & worship: kibr & riyā'

Shaykh al-Islām said,

“ And many of those affiliated with knowledge are afflicted with arrogance, just like many of the people of worship are afflicted with polytheism (shirk). Therefore, the destruction of knowledge is arrogance, while the destruction of worship is showing off (riyā). And these individuals are the ones deprived of the reality of knowledge.”

‘Radd ‘ala al-Shādhilī pg. 207

Source:, 6/20/17,12:11 PM

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tremendous Advice

:نصيحة عظيمة

Tremendous Advice:

:قال الحافظ ابن جماعة رحمه الله

Al-Haafith Ibn Jamaa’ah said, may Allah have mercy on him:

"ينبغي لطالب العلم أن لا يخالط إلَّا من يفيده أو يستفيد منه،

“It is befitting for the student of knowledge to not associate except with one whom he benefits or is benefitting from,

فإن تعرَّض لصحبة مَن يُضيِّع عمره معه ولا يُفيده ولا يَستفيد منه، ولا يُعينه على ماهو بصدده،

So if he is exposed to the companionship of one whom he wastes his time with and he does not benefit him or benefit from him, and does not help him with what he is attempting to achieve,

فلْيَتَلَطَّفْ في قَطع عِشرته من أوَّل الأمر قبل تَمَكّنها، فإنَّ الأمور إذا تمكَّنت عسرت إزالتها،

Then he should kindly cut ties with him from the beginning of the affair before it becomes established. Verily, affairs, if they become established, it is difficult to remove them.

فإن احتاج إلى من يصحبه فلْيكُنْ صاحباً صالحاً دَيِّناً تَقيِّاً وَرِعاً ذَكِيَّاً،

So if he is need of someone to accompany, then he should be a righteous, religious, pious, intelligent companion.

كثير الخير، قليل الشر، حسن المداراة، قليل المماراة،

Having an abundance of good, a small amount of evil, good manners and little argumentation,

إن نسيَ ذكَّرَه، وإن ذَكَرَ أعانَه، وإن احتاجَ واساه، وإن ضَجِر صبَّره"

If he forgot, he would remind him. If he remembered, he would assist him, and if he was in need  he would support him, and if he was irritated he would try to comfort him.”

تذكرة السامع والمتكلم ص83.

Tathkirah As-Saami’ wa Al-Mutkallim by: Ibn Jamaa’ah p.83

Translated by:  Ustaadh Samir Abdullah Al-Oklahomie (حفظه الله)


Taqwa and Your Stomach (2) Maalik Bin Deenaar: Mastering Your Stomach and Two Detrimental Effects of Eating to the Fill

الْحَمْدُ لِلهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ وَالصَّلاةُ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ وَبَعْد

It is related that Maalik bin Deenar (rahimahullaah) said:

Eating to the fill hardens the heart and weakens the body. [And he also said]: Whoever gains mastery over his stomach, will gain mastery over all the righteous actions.

Mawsoo’ah Ibn Abi al-Dunyaa (4/96) through Hayat al-Salaf of Ahmad al-Tayyar.

Note: Eating to the fill is harmful to both  health (sihhah) and faith (eemaan) and  discipline in controlling one’s appetite leads to discipline over all the righteous actions. If you can control the desires of the belly, then that training provides the patience required to master the (performance of) righteous deeds.

Translated by Abu Iyaad (@abuiyaadsp)


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Random Quote of the Day

In the Name of Allāh, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said:

“A lot of people think that punishment is only by way of the apparent things like one’s body wealth or children. And the reality is that the punishment of the sickness of the heart and its corruption is more severe and greater than being punished with the like of those things.”

[1/87 Ahkaam al-Quran al-Kareem]


Fatwa: Shaikh Ubaid on women who still have fasts to make up from last year and are not able.

Shaikh Ubaid al-Jaabiree on a woman who still has not made up her fasts from last year.

Q. If a woman has outstanding fasts remaining to make up from the previous Ramadaan but she is not able to make them up, and Ramadaan has again come upon her, then what is upon her?

A. So long as she is unable and incapable, she may fast them (the one she still has to make up) after this Ramadan. Alhamdulillâh, the matter has some leeway so she can fast them (i.e. make them up) after Ramadan.

@AbuKhadeejahSP, 6/3/15

Saturday, April 21, 2018

This is how our Salaf were!

Shaykh Usaamah bin Su’ood al-‘Amree (hafidhahullaah) said1:

“…One of the Salaf entered the masjid with his left foot. Then he realized and remembered it and so he went out of the masjid while being terrified and he entered the masjid once again with his right foot. He did this so as to follow the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) as it is reported by al-Haakim upon the authority of Anas bin Maalik (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) that when a man (or a slave) enters the masjid, he should do so with his right foot. So this scholar did what he did in order to follow the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Seeing what he did, some of his students asked him regarding it; regarding why he left the masjid in a state of terror and then entered it again. So he replied: I fear that if I were to leave even one character from the good characteristics (aadaab), Allaah may deprive me of all that which He has given to me

1 Shaykh’s Explanation of the Haaiyyah Poem of Ibn Abee Daawood during the Level One Course hosted by by the name  “majaalis meerath il-anbiyaa it-ta’seeliyyah”, Audio Recording number 1, Around 8 minutes and 26 seconds into the audio. Audio file available for download from


 Source:, 11/27/13, 10:58 PM

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Random Quote of the Day

Abdullah ibn Masud said;

When Iblis finds a person in prostration he screams [in sorrow] saying; He was order to prostration and obeyed, so for him is paradise. I was ordered to prostration and disobeyed, so for me is Hell.

As-Zuhud, Ibn al-Mubarak no. 1286


Source:, 11/11/2017 ,11:23 PM

Cursing Satan

In the Name of Allāh, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

(Part No.26; Page No. 68)

Fatwa no. 19753 

Q: A man heard me cursing Satan one day and critized me for that .He said it is prohibited to curse Satan, because cursing him makes him haughty. Is this correct? Please, advise. May Allah reward you!

A: When Satan incites a Muslim to sin or whispers (suggests) to him, it is permissible for him to seek refuge and protection in Allah Alone from Satan. Also, it is permissible for the Muslim who fears the harm of Satan’s plot, or that of his supporters, to seek the help of Allah to ward off Satan’s evil and harm. He should often recite Dhikr  (Remembrance of Allah) so that Allah will rebuke him and thwart his plot in a disgraceful manner. And Allah (Exalted be He) states: <<And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaitân (Satan), then seek refuge with Allâh. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower.>> He (Exalted be He) says: <<And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayâtin (devils).>> <<”And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! Lest they should come near me.”>> It was authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that: <<when getting up to pray, he (peace be upon him) used to say: I seek refuge in Allâh the All-Hearing and All-Knowing from the accursed Sâtan, from his Hamz (evil whispers) and his Nafkh (arrogance) and his Nafth (spell and in that Hadith scholars interpreted Nafth as Poetry).>> It was also compiled by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (Hadith compilation) Vol.5 p. 59 on the authority of Abu Tamimah Al-Hujaymy that a man who was riding behind the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: <<One day as I wasriding behind the Prophet on a donkey, it stumbled and I shouted, “Let Satan perish!” The Prophet said,”Do not say ‘let Satan perish,’ for if you say so he will feel important and haughty and he will say, ‘thwarted him with my power!’ Instead say, ‘In the name of Allah,’ so that he will (feel humiliated and) be smaller than a fly”>> 

(Part No. 26; Page No. 69)

A similar narration was related by Abu Dawud in his Sunan (Hadith compilations classified by jurisprudential themes). It was mentioned in the book of Al-Samt wa Adab Al-Lisan (Silence and Etiquettes of the Tongue) written by Abu Al-Dunia p. 205 on the authority of Mujahid (may Allah be merciful to him) saying: “Seldom do people mention Satan but he attends to them; when he hears someone invoking curses on him, he says, ‘Indeed, you invoke curses on a  cursed being.’ There is nothing more breaking to Satan’s back than saying  ‘there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah.”’ This is the effective cure for fending off Satan’s harm from man, since the evil of the rebellious Jinn (creatures created from fire) cannot be removed except by that.

Allah cursed Satan in His Book repeatedly when he became arrogant and refused to carry out the order of Allah to prostate before Adam in honor and respect. As a result, Allah described Satan as an accursed outcast. He has been expelled from the mercy and Paradise of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. Allah (Exalted be He) states:

<<They (all those who worship others than Allâh) invoke nothing but female deities besides Him (Allâh), and they invoke nothing but Shaitân (Satan), a persistent rebel!>> <<Allâh cursed him. And he [Shaitân (Satan)] said: “I will take an appointed portion of your slaves.>>

(Part No. 26; Page No. 70) 

He may He be Exalted stated: <<(Allâh) said: “Then, get out from here, for verily, you are Rajīm (an outcast or a cursed one).” [Tafsir At-Tabari]>> <<” And verily, the curse shall be upon you till the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).”>>

The Messenger (peace be upon him) cursed Satan in his Salah (prayer) when he (the Prophet) resisted him and wanted to harm and destroy him. It was related by Imam Muslim in his Sahih (authentic) Book of Hadith on the authority of Abu Al-Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him) saying: <<Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) stood up (to pray) and we heard him say: “I seek refuge in Allah from you.” Then he said: “I curse you with Allah’s curse” three times, then he stretched out his hands though he was taking hold of something. When he finished the prayer, we said: Messenger of Allah, we heard you say something  during the prayer which  we have not heard you say before, and we saw you stretch out your hand. He replied: Allah’s enemy Satan came with a flame of fire to put it in my face, so I said three times: “I seek refuge in Allah from you.” Then  I said three times: “I curse you with Allah’s full curse.” But he did not retreat (on any of these) three occasions. Thereafter, I meant to seize him. I swear by Allah that had it not been for the supplication of my brother Solomon he would have been bound, and made an object of sport for the children of Al-Madinah.>>

Therefore, it is permissible for the Muslim to curse Satan when he comes to harm him or tries to dissuade him from obedience to Allah. Nonetheless, he should not give up seeking refuge in Allah from Satan, always reciting Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah), Bismillah [In the Name of Allâh) or other Adhkar (invocation), which are permissible under the Shari’ah (Islamic law). This guarantees protection of the Muslim against the evil of Satan.

(Part No. 26; Page No.71)

Based on the Ayah (Qur’anic verse) and Hadiths mentioned above, a Muslim should not take to cursing Satan needlessly as a form of following the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him).

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


Source: The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’|Fatwa no.19753, Volume 26, Part No. 26; Page No.68-71.|

Monday, April 16, 2018

Weekly Gem

Imam Malik ibn Anas –Rahimahullaah- (d. 179 A.H.) said:

لو لقي الله رجل بملء الأرض ذنوباً ثم لقي الله بالسنة
لكان في الجنة مع النبيين و الصديقين والشهداء
والصالحين و حسن أولئك رفيقاً.

If a person meets Allaah with the equivalent of the earth in sins, but meets Allaah while upon the Sunnah, then he will be in Paradise with the Prophets, the truthful, the martyrs, the righteous and how excellent are these companions.

[Dhum al-Kalam wa Ahlihi 5/76-77]

Tower Hamlets Dawah / @DawahTH

Source:, 7/13/17, 4:38 PM

Wisdom Behind The Legislation Of Fasting - Sheikh al-Fowzān

Wisdom Behind The Legislation Of Fasting

Sheikh al-Fowzān

From the wisdom behind the legislation of Fasting; [It causes a person to]

1 - Abstain from worldly life and it’s desires.
2 - To desire the Hereafter. 

٣٧٤/١ الملخص الفقهي

Translated by: Abu Idrees Muhammad


Taken from:, 6/12/16, 10:52 PM

Trials and Tribulations

It is upon a slave that whenever he is afflicted or oppressed, he looks at his own situation and the shortcomings in his deeds. And seeks rectification of his own self and uprightness upon the truth.

For indeed, Allah tests the slave with different forms of afflictions to confine him with regards to his errors, as well as his injustice towards himself and others.

Ibn al-Qayyim, Rahimahullah, said: If it were not that He The Almighty healed his slaves with the medicines of trials and tribulations, they would indeed go beyond bounds and oppress and exceed the limits.



Friday, April 13, 2018

No apologies!

نعم نحن سلفيون ولن نزال بإذن الله

Shaykh al-‘Allāmah  Sālih al- Fawzān (حفظه الله) stated:

“Yes, we are Salafīs, and we will continue to be – by the Will of Allāh.”

Translated by Ustaadh Hassan Somali (حفظه الله)

“I used to see Shaykh Rabī’ pick up…”

I used to see Shaykh Rabī’ pick up any small thing from the Masjid carpet! So I asked him:

“Do you do this because of the adīth, the rewards of my nation have been presented to me, even a speck that a man removes from a masjid?

He said: Yes.

Abu Ziyād Khālid Bāqais


Source:, 2/16/16, 2:02 AM

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Make Time To Recite The Qur’ān Everyday | Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān


“Noble Shaykh!- May Allāh grant you tawfīq- A day or two will pass some people and they would not have recited anything from the Qur’ān except [what is recited in] the prayer. What is your advice to these individuals? And is that [considered] hypocrisy?”

Shaykh āli al-Fawzān
[Member of Committee of Major Scholars|Riyadh, KSA]:

“This is alienation [of the Qur’ān]. It is not hypocrisy – إن شاء الله-; rather, it is alienation [of it]. This is alienation and abandonment of the Qur’ān. Therefore, the Muslim should make some time for himself every day for the [recitation of] the Qur’ān, even if it was not much. He should make some time every day for himself for reading the Qur’ān until he completes it.

It is not befitting that a month is exceed without completing the [recitation of] the Qur’ān. He should complete it at least [once] every month. Na’am.”

Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed


Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaimīn on the humility of the heart

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaimīn (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) said:

“Humility of the heart is in greater need of being observed than humility of the limbs. That is because the one who has awe of Allāh in his heart is [consequently] more observant of Allāh (جَلَّ وَ عَلَا)     and of His rights. Hence, it is necessary for humility of the heart to be paid attention to more than humility of the limbs. It is possible for any individual to practice humility of the limbs, even inside his house. Everyone is able to stand praying motionlessly [out of apparent humility], however having a heart that is heedless. Therefore, it [the heart] is the basis. It is that, that requires a person to pay attention to, taking constant and absolute care of it.”

(Tafsīr Sūrah Yāsīn, Page 36)


Source:, 6/12/17, 4:39 PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sālim bin ‘Abd Allāh bin ‘Umar wrote to ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz

In the Name of Allāh, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Sālim bin ‘Abd Allāh bin ‘Umar wrote to ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz:

If you intend and desire the truth, Allāh aids you upon it, and facilitates people for you, and brings them to you from where you did not expect.

For verily, the aid of Allāh is in accordance to the intention; therefore the one whose intention is complete, Allāh completes His aid for him.

And the one whose intention is deficient, (then) the aid is deficient according to what is deficient from it. And (may) peace (be upon you).

Source: az-Zuhd by Imām Amad Pg 244

Translated by @ZubayrAbbasi, 12/28/17, 10:54 AM |