Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Six Great Principles

Sahl bin ‘Abdullaah al-Tustaree (d.283h) رحمه الله said:

“Our fundamentals are six: Clinging and adhering to the Qur’ān, following the Sunnah, eating from lawful earnings, not harming others and staying away from sins, repentance and fulfilling the rights of others.”

[Siyar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa, vol. 13, pg.332, Resalah Publishers, 2nd edition]

Translation: Markaz Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal 

Taken from: https://twitter.com/markazmuaadh, 12/3/18, 7:24 PM

Love for the poor is from Imaan!

Originally posted on June 23, 2012 by Ustaadh Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis for ah-sp.com

Upon the authority of Ibn Abbaas – Radhiyallahu Anhu who said: the messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi was salam said: 

“My lord came to me tonight (while asleep) in the most beautiful form! And said:

“Do you know what those in the highest gathering are arguing about? So I said: “No” so he placed his hand between my shoulders until I felt the coolness of his hand (and in a version ‘His fingertips’) between my breast then I was acquainted with knowledge of that which is in the heavens and that which is on the earth. So He said: “Oh Muhammad! (Now) do you know what the highest gathering are arguing about? So I said:

“Yes! (They are arguing) concerning that which expiates sins and that which raises one in level!

(As for) the expiations (then they are):

(1) “to remain in the masjid after the prayers,

(2) To walk, by foot to the congregational prayers and, 

(3) Perfecting ones wudhu in difficult conditions (i.e. cold etc.)

So he said: You have spoken the truth Oh Muhammad! And whosoever does so, lives upon good and dies upon good, and is purified from his sin like the day his mother gave birth to him!. And he said: “Oh Muhammad! When you pray you should say:

اللهم إني أسألك فعل الخيرات و ترك المنكرات و حب المساكين و أن تغفر لي و ترحمني و تتوب علي و إذا أردت بعبادك فتنة فاقبضني إليك غير مفتون

“Oh Allah! I ask you (to bestow upon me) the performance of good deeds, and (to bestow upon me) the abandonment of evil acts, (to instil within me) love for the poor, and that you forgive me and have mercy upon me and accept my repentance, and if you intend to put your servants under an affliction, then take me to you without putting me under trail!

(Allahumma Innee as’aluka Fi’lal Khairaat, Wa tarkal Munkaraat, wa Hubal Masaakeen, wa an taghfiralee, wa tarhamanee, wa tatooba alaiyya, wa idhaa aradta bi ‘ibaadika fitnah, faqbidnee ilaika ghaira maftoon) 

And as for that which raises one in levels (then it is):

(1) To spread salaam

(2) To make food (for the people) 

(3) And to pray by night when the people are asleep”

(Collected by Imaam Ahmad in his ‘Musnad’and by ‘Abd ibn Humaid’ and declared ‘Saheeh’ by shaikh Al Albaani in Saheehul Jaami’ 59 and ‘As Saheehah 3169)

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Do you know?

The Prophet said “If anyone breaks his wudu during prayer let him hold his nose and leave” at-Tibi said “To hold his nose to seem as if he has a nosebleed. This is so that the devil will not entice him to stay out of shyness of people. This is not lying”

[Mishkat al-Masabih 3/18]

Translated by Salah al-Iranee 


Note: Posted with kind permission

Wednesday, January 23, 2019



Ibn al-Qayyim rahmatullahi alaihi said in his book al-Fawaaid (page 50) Daar al-Kitaab al-Arabi, 5th print.

Allah created the hearts

And He made that the place for…

…Knowing Him

…Loving Him

…And wanting Him!!!

TRANSLATION: Markaz Salafi Reading | SalafiDawah@Reading


1/3/19, 7:03 PM

Random Quote of the Day

Angels were given intellect without desires. Men were given both intellect and desires. Cattles were given desires without intellect.

So the man whose intellect takes over his desires, is with the angels, and the man whose desires takes over his intellect is like the cattle!

Mentioned by Ibn ul-Qayyim, in “Uddat us-Saabireen (37)” from Qataadah, and in “Madaarij us-Saalikeen (2/352)” from one of the Salaf.

Likewise by Ibn Taymiyyah too, as mentioned in “Majmoo’ ul-Fataawaa (4/351)”. Read the arabic text for complete statement and more insight!

عديّ بن محمّد
Translated by Adiyy Muhammad 

A man said to ibn Abbās, “How will Allāh bring all of the servants to account at one time?”

فوار بن علي المدخلي

قال شيخ الإسلام ابن ثيمية رحمه الله:
قال رجل لابن عباس كيف يحاسب الله العباد في ساعة واحدة؟!
قال: كما يرزقهم في ساعة واحدة
٥/مجموع الفتاوى ٤٧٩

 ٢٢/٧/١٤٣٩,٦ : ص٠٤

Shaykh al-Islām ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) mentioned:

A man said to ibn Abbās, “How will Allāh bring all of the servants to account at one time?”

Ibn Abbās replied: The same way he provides for all of them at the same time.

منيب اصومالي

Translated by: Munīb al-umālī 


4/9/18, 6:44 AM

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Is it permissible to drink whilst standing? Answered by the noble Shaykh Muhammad 'Abdul Wahab al-Banna رحمه الله رحمة واسعة

Q. Can we drink standing?

Shaykh Muhammad al-Banna رحمه الله said:

The Prophet told Abu Hurayrah  when he saw him drinking standing, would you like a cat to drink with you? He said, no, so the Prophet said, rather, satan is drinking with you, it’s worse.

However, in Hajj, the Prophet was given Zamzam to drink and he drank it standing, why? Because the ground was wet and some blood from sacrificial animals was on the ground so he drank standing. As for the type of sitting, then sit how you like.

Questions to Shaykh Muhammad Abdulwahhab al-Banna رحمه الله 1421-1423/2001-2003 in Jeddah

Translated by Dr. Abdulilah Lahmami حفظه الله

Friday, January 18, 2019

When The Limbs Become Guilty of Sin - [A Brief Admonition By Imaam Ibn Qudaamah (rahimahullaah)]

Know that every limb was created to perform a specific action, so a sign of its sickness is when guilt is established due to performing [an evil] act. A sign of the hand’s sickness is when it is guilty of striking unlawfully; a sign of eye’s sickness is when it is guilty of staring unlawfully; a sign of the heart’s sickness is when it is guilty of not doing what it was created for, such as acquiring knowledge and wisdom; love of Allaah, worshipping Allaah alone and preferring that over every other desire.

Therefore, if a person was to possess knowledge of everything but he does not know Allaah [Glorified be He], then it is as if he knew nothing. The sign of knowing Allaah is to love Allaah, for whoever truly knows Allaah will love Allaah. And a sign of having love for Allaah is that one does not give precedence  to anything over Allaah. So, whoever prefers something from the beloved things over Allaah, then heart is sick, just like the stomach that prefers mud and not bread, due to losing the desire for bread.

[Source: ‘An Excerpt from Mukhtasar Minhaaj Al-Qaasideen’. Page 164. Slightly paraphrased]

Masjid Al-Furqaan [Stoke On Trent]

Random Quote of the Day

3/27/18, 12:53 AM

Muhammad Ibn Kab Al-Kurdy [rahimahullaah] said:

If Allaah wishes good for a slave, He places three qualities in him: [Sound] understanding in the religion, abstinence from [the unnecessary worldly pleasures] & being aware of his faults.

Source: ‘Az-Zuhd by Ibnul Mubaarak. 282

Unity Upon Book and Sunnah | Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī رحمه الله

Unity Upon Book and Sunnah

Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī, may Allāh have mercy upon him, said:

It is a must that we unify our ranks and call to the Book and the Sunnah. And the one who calls to separation, it is feared that a lighting bolt will descend upon him from the heavens. Because that which the Muslims are most in need of is the unification of their word under the shade of the Book and the Sunnah.

Source: Nasā’ih wa Fadā’ih pg. 126

Trans. by Raha Batts

تم آخر تعديل في: ٢٨:٨ ص

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Should Small (Incapable) Students be Debating Opposers? Sh.Zaid al-Madkhaly رحمه الله تعالى

Weak Individuals Debating Deviants Shaikh Zaid Al-Madkhaly رحمه الله

As for the small students of knowledge who are unable to establish the proofs upon the opposers and are not proficient in ability to refute them, then it is not permissible for them to sit with the ikhwaanies to debate and dispute them; rather it is upon them to avoid sitting with them to be safe from being affected by them due to their lack of knowledge and weakness of the hearts…and  upon them is to return back to the scholars of the legislation  and to their contemporaries from every salafi student of knowledge who’s source of knowledge is the noble legislation with the correct and wise understanding; not from opposing dreadful ideologies.

١٢٩/ العقد المنضد الجديد ١

Translated by Ustaadh Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H) on How to Achieve Happiness

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H) on How to Achieve Happiness:

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah –rahimahullaah- said, “And since happiness in this life and the Hereafter is achieved by following the Messengers (‘alayhimus-salaam), then it is well-known that those who are most deserving of that happiness are the individuals who are the most knowledgeable concerning the narrations of the Messengers (‘alayhimus-salaam) and who follow those narrations. So those who follow the Messengers and act in accordance to their statements and actions are the people who achieve happiness in every time and place. And they are the Saved Sect from every religion. And they are Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Hadeeth from this Ummah. So they share with the rest of the Ummah with regards to the affairs of the Religion, but they distinguish themselves by what they follow from the knowledge that has been inherited from the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), from that which the others are either ignorant about or in denial.” Refer to Majmoo ‘ul-Fataawa (4/26) of Ibn Taymiyyah.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Would you like...?

Would you like…

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya 

19 Points of Benefit?

Article contents:

- Would you like to be close to Allaah?
2 - Would you like the reward of Hajj?
3 - Would you like a home in Paradise?
4 - Would you like to achieve the pleasure of Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala?
5 - Would you like your Dua’to be responded to?
6 - Would you like the reward for fasting the complete year written for you?
7 - Would you like to have a good deeds the size of mountains?
8 - Would you like to accompany the Prophet in Paradise?
9 - Would like that your actions continue after your death?
10 - Would you like a gem from the gems of Paradise?
11 - Would you like the reward of praying the whole night?
12 - Would you like to read a third of the Qur’aan in a minute?
13 - Would you like that your scales are heavy with good deeds?
14 - Would you like that Allaah increases you provisions?
15 - Would you like that Allaah would love to meet you?
16 - Would you like that Allaah protects you?
17 - Would you like Salah sent upon you ten-fold?
18 - Would you like that Allaah raises your status?
19 - Would you like to be distanced between yourself and hell fire by seventy years?


Random Quote of the Day

6/29/18, 10:19 PM

Imām Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said:

How will one be given enlightenment to a good end (death), whose heart is heedless from the remembrance of Allāh سبحانه, follows his lusts, & whose affair is ever in neglect?

[Ad-Daa’wad-Dawaa’ p. 219, Daar ‘Aalim al-Fawaaid print, 2nd edition]

Friday, January 11, 2019

Our Salaf: Weeping When Night Approached, But Not Because They Missed The Things of This Worldly Life

Qabeesah Bin Qais Al-Anbaaree (rahimahullaah) said:

When evening approached Dahhaak Bin Muzaahim used to weep; so he was asked: What makes you weep? He said: I do not know which of my deeds will be raised today (i.e. accepted by Allaah).

[Sifatus Safwa: 4/150]

Translation: Majid Al-Furqaan Stoke on Trent  


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Reason for falling into sin - Ibn Al-Qayyim (رحمه الله)

بـسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


Imām ibn Al-Qayyim – may Allāh have mercy on him – stated:

The servant does not take up (performing) that which Allāh has made impermissible for him except due to (one of) two reasons:

1) His evil suspicions with regards to His Lord and (his thinking) that if he obeys Him and prefers Him (over the sin), that He will not give him better than it from that which is permissible

2) That he knows this and (knows) that whoever leaves something for the sake of Allāh, He will change it for him with something better, but his desire overpowers his patience and his whim (overpowers) his intellect.

So the first is due to weakness in his knowledge and the second is due to weakness in his intellect and insight.

[Al-Fawāid, page 63]


Worshipping Allaah Upon Love, Hope & Fear | Shaikh al-Fawzaan حفظه الله

Originally posted on December 23, 2012  by The Salafi Centre of Manchester

This Questioner says: “Those who say: “We only worship Allah upon love for him and we do not fear his punishment and we do not desire his reward.” Who are they and what is the ruling of their statement?”

Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan: “This is a statement of the Sufiyyah; it is an error and refuge is sought with Allah, this is in opposition to the methodology of (all of) the Prophets. “Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call upon Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us.” Surah Al-Anbiya’ Verse 90

“Those whom they call upon [like Isa – son of Maryam, Uzair (Ezra), angel] desire (for themselves) means of access to their Lord (Allah), as to which of them should be the nearest; and they [Isa, Uzair (Ezra), angels and others] hope for His Mercy and fear His torment. Indeed the torment of your Lord is (something) to be afraid of.” Surah Al-Isra Verse 57

Therefore whoever worships Allah upon fear only then he is a Khaarijee, whoever worships Allah upon hope only then he is from the Murji’ah and whoever worships Allah upon love only then he is a Sufi.

And (finally) whoever worships Allah upon Love, Hope and Fear then he is a believer upon Tawheed.”

URL: https://www.youtube.com/embed/lTrBb85KTRY?&rel=0


Al Muzanaee said:

“I entered upon (Imaam) Shaaf’ee (Allaah have mercy upon him) in his illness from which he died from, so I said: “How is your state O Teacher”? Imaam Shaaf’ee replied:

”I am travelling away from this world, separating from my brothers, drinking the cup of death, arriving to Allaah, and going to meet my evil deeds, and by Allaah I do not know if my soul is going to paradise so that I will congratulate it or if it is going to Hell so that I will mourn it?

[Manaaqib Al- Bayhaqee (2/293-294), mentioned by Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Wahaab al-‘Aqeel in his book- منهج الإمام الشافعي رحمه الله تعالى في إثبات العقيدة ص.43-44]


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Random Quote of the Day

The great Imaam Sa’eed Ibn al-Musayab (d. 93AH) رحمه الله  said:

“The person who is righteous & dutiful to his parents will not die an evil death.”

[Tareekh Yahyaa Ibn Ma’een, no. 1203]

Translation source: markazmuaadh.com


The Prophet said, “Whoever does not thank the people has not thanked Allah.”

Jazaak Allaahu khairan to those who regularly visit the site. May Allaah make us firm & steadfast  upon Tawheed and Sunnah. Ameen

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Rights of the Father upon his Son - Al-Layth ibn Sa'ad (d. 175 ه)

The Rights of the Father upon his Son
Author: Shaykh ammād ibn Muammad al-Anārī (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ)
Source: Mukhtaar al-uqūq, pages 216-217.

Shaykh ammād al-Anārī (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) mentioned a narration  in which al-Layth ibn Saad  - D.175H (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) said:

The father has ten rights over his son:

         1. When he needs food, he feeds him

        2. When he needs clothing, he clothes him  if he is able to and this is some  of the explanations of Allāhs statement:

وَصَاحِبْهُمَا فِي الدُّنْيَا مَعْرُوفًا ۖ

Behave with them kindly in the world.

[Sūrah Luqmān: (31:15)]

          3. When one of his parents needs his service, he serves them

          4. When he calls him, he replies and attends to him

        5. When he commands him to do an affair, he obeys him as long as it is not an act of disobedience [to Allāh] or backbiting

          6. To speak with him with kind, soft, lenient speech

          7. To not address him by his name

          8. To walk behind him

        9. To love for him what he loves for himself and dislike for him what he dislikes upon himself

         10. To supplicate for mercy for him

Translation: MuSunnah Publications  

Posted on https://twitter.com/_musunnah, 9/7/17, 7:50 PM