• When is the Night of Al-Qadr? Imaams Al-Albaanee and Ibn Al-’Uthaimeen

      Source:Mentioned Below Translator:isma’eel alarcon (for al-manhaj.com) The Night of Al-Qadr occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadaan during an odd night (i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th). However the scholars differ as to if it is fixed to one of these odd nights every year or if it changes every year to(…)

  • what is better for a woman, to come out to the Eid prayer or to stay at home? - Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked: what is better for a woman, to come out to the Eid prayer or to stay at home? He replied: It is better for them to go out to Eid prayer, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined that the women go out to the(…)

  • The Virtues of the Night of Al-Qadr : ‘Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan

    Author:’Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan Source:Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam (pg. 141-143) Translator:Al-Manhaj.Com Staff Abu Hurairah (raa) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Whoever performs the night prayer on the night of Al-Qadr with Eemaan (firm belief) and seeking reward will have all his past sins forgiven.” [1] This hadeeth is evidence for the(…)

  • Benefits of Ramadhaan (we need Ramadhaan) : Abu Uwais Abdullah Alee

    by Abu Uwais Abdullah Alee [Listen to Audio ] Transcribed by: Umm Hasna Firdous Bint Jabir TRANSCRIPTION: Ramadhaan is a month of Forgiveness. Ramadhaan is a month of Rahmah. Ramadhaan is the month of generosity. Ramadhaan, the month that Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala accepts the Tawbah of the servants, and the month that Allaah blesses(…)

  • What is Prohibited and Disliked for the one Fasting : Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

      Ittihaaf Ahlil-Eemaan bi-Duroos Shahri Ramadaan Al-Ibaanah.com All praise be to Allaah for His blessings and kindness. And may the peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family, Companions, and those who follow his guidance and stick to his Sunnah until the Day of Judgement. To proceed: Know that there are certain manners(…)

  • What should one Preoccupy his Time with during the Month of Ramadaan? Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

    Ittihaaf Ahlil-Eemaan bi Duroos Shahri Ramadaan Al-Ibaanah.com All praise be to Allaah for His blessings and generosity. He has blessed us by allowing us to reach the month of Ramadaan and enabling us to do good deeds by which we can draw nearer to Him. And may the peace and blessings be on our prophet(…)

  • The End of Ramadan : Chapter from Ibn Rajab’s book: Lataif al Maa’rif

      Ibn Rajab‘s book: Lataif al Maa’rif. A portion of this book pertaining to Ramadan was summarized by Sheikh Abdur Rahman bin Muhammed bin Qassim the compiler of Majmu al Fatawa by Ibn Taymiyyah, with several additions by Sheikh Abdur Rahman himself. Translated by Mustafa George Chapter: The End of Ramadan Several narrations related to(…)

  • The Wisdom Behind Fasting : Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

    Author:Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-’Uthaimeen Source:Majaalis Shahr Ramadaan [pgs. 41-43] Abridged Translator:isma’eel alarcon (al-manhaj.com) From the wisdom of fasting is that: It is an act of worship done for Allaah, in which the ‘abd (servant) draws closer to His Lord by abandoning the things that he loves and desires, such as food, drink and sexual(…)

  • Tafsir of Surat Al Qadr (The Night Of Power) : Tafsir Ibn Kathir

      Tafsir Ibn Kathir © Dar us Salam In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious Most Merciful. 1. Verily, We have sent it down in the Night of Al-Qadr 2. And What will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr is? 3. The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. 4.(…)

  • The Way to Perform the Night Prayer : Shaykh al-Albanee

    Author:Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee Source:Qiyaam Ramadaan (pg. 28-30) Translator:isma’eel alarcon (for al-manhaj.com) I spoke in detail about this subject in my book Salaat at-Taraaweeh (pg. 101-115), so I felt that I should abridge that discussion here in order to make it easy for the reader and to remind him: The First Manner: consists of thirteen(…)

  • The Wisdom and Benefits behind Fasting : Imaam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

    Author:Imaam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah Source:Abridged from his book Zaad al-Ma’aad [Al-Muntaqaa Newsletter: 1/9] Translator:abu maryam Produced by:al-manhaj.com The objective behind fasting is to restrain the soul from (its) desires and to prevent it from those things, which are beloved to it. And its purpose is to control the soul’s strength, so that it can be(…)

  • Rulings for Fasting that are Specific for Women : Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

    Author:Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan Source:His book Tanbeehaat ‘alaa Ahkaam takhtassu bil-Mu’minaat (pg. 62-67) Translator:isma’eel alarcon (for al-manhaj.com) Fasting the month of Ramadaan is an obligation on every male and female Muslim, and it is one of the pillars and great foundations of Islaam. Allaah says: “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it(…)

  • Some of the Merits of Ramadaan : Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-Fawzaan

    ‘Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-Fawzaan Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam: Ahkaam wa Adaab (pg. 27-29) Al-Ibaanah.com Abu Hurairah (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Every deed of the Son of Aadam will be rewarded ten to seven hundred times its worth. Allaah, Mighty and Sublime, said: ‘Except for the fast, for indeed(…)

  • Spreading the Good News of Ramadaan : Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan

    Author:’Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan Source:Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam: Ahkaam wa Adaab (pg. 13-15) Translator:isma’eel alarcon (for al-manhaj.com) Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace be upon him) said: “Ramadaan has come to you – a blessed month. Allaah has made it obligatory on you to fast in it. During this month, the gates of heaven(…)

  • Remaining Steadfast After Ramadhaan : Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-Fawzaan

    ‘Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-Fawzaan Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam: Ahkaam wa Adaab (pg. 155-157) Al-Ibaanah.com Sufyaan Ibn ‘Abdillaah (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) said: “O Messenger of Allaah, tell me something about Islaam of which I will not ask anyone else besides you (after that).” He said: “Say: ‘I believe in Allaah’ and then be steadfast (on that).” [1] This hadeeth(…)

  • The Ruling on a Sick or Traveling Person Fasting : Imaam ibn Al-’Uthaimeen

    Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-’Uthaimeen Fusool fis-Siyaam wat-Taraaweeh waz-Zakaat [Upcoming E-Book] Al-Ibaanah.com Lesson Three: The Ruling on a Sick or Traveling Person Fasting Allaah, the Most High, says: And whoever amongst you is sick or on a journey, then (he may make up) the same amount of missed days on other days. Allaah wants ease(…)

  • Reading the Qur’aan in Ramadaan : Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan

    Author:’Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan Source:Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam: Ahkaam wa Adaab (pg.63-65) Translator:isma’eel alarcon (al-manhaj.com) Abu Umaamah (raa) reported that the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Recite the Qur’aan for indeed it will come on the Day of Judgement as an intercessor for its Ashaab (those who read, memorize and implement it).” [1] This hadeeth indicates(…)

  • Questions Concerning Ramadhan

    Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.5 – Ramadân 1417H / January 1997 DETERMINING THE BEGINNING OF RAMADHAN [Q]: Is it permissible to rely upon astronomical calculations in determining the start of Ramadhan? [A]: “The Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ordered the Muslims saying: “Do not fast until you see the new moon, and do not stop fasting until(…)

  • Ramadan A Reminder of Unity : Shaykh al-Albanee

    By Imam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee Source: Silsilatul-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah (1/442-445) Translated by Al-Istiqaamah Newsletter [1] al-manhaj.com Abu Hurayrah (raa) related that the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: “Fast when they fast, end the fast when they end theirs, and sacrifice the day that they sacrifice.” [2] Al-Bayhaqee relates by way of Abu Haneefah, who said:(…)

  • Ramadaan the Month of the Qur’aan

    From ad-Dawal ila-Allah There is a very good reason why Ramadaan, out of all the months in the Islamic calendar was chosen by Allah to be the month of Fasting. That reason? It was in this month, on the Night of Decree (Laylatul-Qadr), that the Qur’aan was revealed to mankind. Allah, the Most High says:(…)

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What or Who is Salaf?

The manhaj (methodology) of the Salaf is to adhere to the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah as understood by the Salaf as-Saalih. The word Salaf is a shortened version of the word ‘Salaf as-Saalih’, which means the ‘Righteous Predecessors’.

It refers specifically to the first three generations of Islaam in which the Prophet Muhammad (Sallalaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) described as being the best generations of Muslims. The first, the Prophet (Sallalaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and his Sahaabah (companions). The second, the Taabi’een (the followers of the companions). Thethird, the Tabaa’at-Taabi’een (the followers of the followers of the companions).

Generally, this term refers to all those pious predecessors who followed the way of the Salaf and who have preceded us in time. This is the true manhaj of Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jamaa’ah.

The Importance of learning the Deen :

“If Allah wants to favor someone, He grants him comprehension (understanding) of this religion.”
[Sahih Bukhari vol.1 # 71, Tirmidhi and Musnad Ahmad]

The example of guidance and knowledge with which, Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil, absorbed rain water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rainwater and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and for irrigation of the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which, could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah’s religion and gets benefit (from the knowledge), which Allah has revealed through me (the Prophet) and learns and then teaches others. The last example is that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah’s guidance revealed through me (He is like that barren land.)” [Sahih Al-Bukhari v.1 no.79. Narrated by Abu Musa]

“It is only those who have knowledge amongst His slaves that fear Allah.” [Soorah Al-Fatir (35): 28]

“Seek knowledge, because seeking it for the sake of Allah is a worship. And knowing it makes you more God-fearing; and searching for it is jihad, teaching it to those who do not know is charity, reviewing and learning it more is like tasbeeh. Through knowledge Allah will be known and worshipped. With the knowledge Allah will elevate people and make them leaders and imams, who will in turn guide other people.”[Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya vol.10, p.39]

“Whoever treads on a path in search of Islamic knowledge, Allah will ease the way to Paradise for him. The angels will lower their wings, pleased with this seeker of knowledge, and everyone in the heavens and on earth will ask forgiveness for the knowledgeable person, even the fish in the deepest of waters will ask for his forgiveness” [Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Tirmidhi # 2835-sahih hadith]

“He whom death overtakes while he is engaged in acquiring knowledge with a view to reviving Islam with the help of it, there will be one degree between him and the Prophets in Paradise .” [Al-Tirmidhi Hadith no. 249. Narrated by Al-Hasan al-Basri]

This is Our Call – The Salafi Dawah (al-Imaam Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen al-Albaanee)