The differentiation between invoking the Attribute and invoking by the Attribute of Allaah – Shaykh Ferkous

The differentiation between invoking the Attribute and invoking by the Attribute
Sheikh Abu `Abd-El-Mu`iz Muhammed `Ali Farkûs – May Allâh protect him
Source: from the Sheik’s website http://ferkous.com

The question:

His eminence sheikh Ibn Bâz Said: “Invoking the Attribute [of Allah] is unanimously not permissible for Ahl As-Sunna (people of the Sunna). How to reconcile between this saying and the hadith where the Messenger صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم says: “O the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists, by Your mercy I ask Your help.”[1]

The answer:

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

In fact, there is a difference between invoking the Attribute of Allah and invoking Allah by the Attribute.

Invoking the Attribute of Allah means that the Attribute used for invocation implies something separated and independent from the divine being, which hears invocation and answers it such as saying, “O mercy of Allah, be merciful with me.” or “O strength of Allah, strengthen me.” or “O power of Allah, give me power.” or any other expressions which are not mentioned in the known invocations at all.

Therefore, whoever believes that the Attribute separated from the divine being forgives, has mercy, enriches or strengthens…would make the Attribute a worshiped divinity, which scholars consider unanimously disbelief, because the Attributes of Allah are inherent to Him and can never dissociate from him. In fact, Allah is One, with all His Attributes. His Names and Attributes are included in His Name “Allah”. So it is not permissible to call an Attribute a divinity, a creator, a sustainer…etc.

Ibn Taymiya – may Allah be merciful with him – reported the unanimity of the scholars as regards the invocation of the Attributes and the Words of Allah and said that it is disbelief. He said, “As for invoking His Attributes and Words, this is disbelief as agreed by all the Muslims. Would a Muslim say: O Word of Allah forgive me, be merciful with me, protect me or help me? Or would he say: O knowledge of Allah, O power of Allah, O strength of Allah or O greatness of Allah…etc.? Was it heard from a Muslim or even from a disbeliever invoking by such Attributes of Allah or the attributes of others, to ask the Attribute to bring him benefit or to push evil away from him, to ask for help, support or any other thing from it?”[2]

This is what Ibn Bâz – may Allah be merciful with him – meant by establishing the unanimity of the scholars as regards the interdiction of invoking the Attribute of Allah.

As for the invocation by the Attribute, or the fact of imploring Allah by His Names and Attributes, this is permissible. It is a sort of the permissible imploration. In fact, it is authentically stated in the known invocations what proves that it is permissible to implore Allah تعالى by the Attribute of mercy, as mentioned in the hadith above in the question, “…by Your mercy I ask Your help.”[3], which means, “I ask you, O Allah by Your mercy”. There is also the imploration by the Attribute such as in the hadith where the Messenger صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم says, “I ask protection by the perfect Words of Allah from His evil creatures.[4] Or the hadith where the Messenger صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم says, “I ask protection by the strength of Allah and His power from the evil I am subject to and from what I apprehend.[5] Or also the hadith where the Messenger صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم says, “I ask protection by Your satisfaction from Your anger, by Your preservation from Your punishment and by You from You.[6] Or offering the consultation prayer by the Attribute such as in the hadith where the Messenger صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم says, “O my Lord, indeed I consult You by Your Knowledge and ask You by your strength to grant me strength.[7]

Therefore, if the difference becomes clear between the two kinds of invocation, there will not be a contradiction between the two sayings, because each one will be understood according to its correct meaning.

The perfect knowledge belongs to Allah عزّ وجلّ. Our last prayer is all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet, his Family, his Companions and Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

Algiers, Shawwâl 20th, 1431H.

Corresponding to: September 29th, 2010


[1] Reported by At-Tirmidhi, chapter of “Invocations” (hadith 3524), on the authority of Anas رضي الله عنه. This hadith is judged authentic by Al-Albâni in As-Silsila As-Sahîha (1/449).

[2] See Talkhîs Al-Istighâtha [Ar-Rad `Ala Al-Bakri by Ibn Taymiya] of Ibn Kathîr (1/181).

[3] Previously reported, see footnote 1.

[4] Reported by Muslim, chapter of “Evocation and invocation” (2/1246) (hadith 2708), on the authority of Khawla Bint Hakîm رضي اله عنها (hadith 2709) on the authority of Abu Hurayra رضي الله عنه.

[5] Reported by Abu Dâwûd, chapter of “Medicine” (hadith 3891), concerning the way we make exorcisms, on the authority of `Uthmân Ibn Abi Al-`Âs رضي الله عنه. This hadith is judged authentic by Al-Albâni in As-Silsila As-Sahîha (3/404). It is also reported by Muslim (hadith 2202) as follows, “I ask protection by Allah and by power from the evil I am subject to and from what I apprehend.”

[6] Reported by Muslim, chapter of “Prayer” (1/223) (hadith 486), on the authority of `Â’isha رضي الله عنها.

[7] Reported by Al-Bukhâri, chapter of “The different sorts of supererogatory acts” (1/278), concerning what is reported about the supererogatory prayer by accomplishing it two Rak`as (two units of prayer) then two…etc. on the authority of Jâbir Ibn `Abd Allâh رضي الله عنهما.

Days missed from previous Ramadan must be made up for before the next Ramadan

Q: If Ramadan comes and someone still has days of Sawm (Fasting) to make up for from the previous Ramadan, are they considered sinful for not having made up the days before the start of the next Ramadan? Do they have to make a Kaffarah (expiation) or not?

A: Everyone who has days to make up from previous Ramadan has to make up for those days before the next Ramadan. They may delay making up for them until Sha‘ban, but if the next Ramadan comes and they still have not made up for those days, without an excuse, they are considered sinful for that. They should make up for these days later and also feed a needy person for each missed day. This was the Fatwa (legal opinion) given by a group of the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet). The required amount of food is half a Sa‘ (1 Sa‘ = 2.172 kg) of the staple food of your country to be given to some or just one needy person for every day not fasted.

If you are excused for the delay by reason of illness or travel, you just have to make up for the Sawm; you do not have to feed needy people. This is according to the general rule in the Saying of Allah (Glorified be He): …and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days”. Allah is the Grantor of success!

Source: Fatwas of Ibn Baz

Fatwas > Sha`ban Fatwas > Missed fasts must be made up for before the next Ramadan

Regarding Ahlul Bid’ah’s Deviant statement concerning the Names and Attributes of Allaah, “I don’t know its Meaning; I leave that matter to Allaah”

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Amma ba’d

During an ‘aqeedah class a few years ago, we learned that:

Ibn ‘Abbaas (radiallaahu ‘anhummaa) said:
I know the meaning of every ayah of the Qur`an
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Regarding Ahlul Bid’ah’s Deviant statement concerning the Names and Attributes of Allaah, “I don’t know its Meaning; I leave that matter to Allaah

While teaching ‘Aqeedatul-Wasitiyyah from the sharh of Shaikh al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah), student of knowledge Abu Uwais (rahimahullaah) relayed the following concerning Ahlul Bid’ah’s deviant statement concerning the Names and Attributes of Allaah, “I don’t know its Meaning; I leave that matter to Allaah”:

Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (rahimahullaah) said: this is the most evil statement from the people of bid’ah and deviation!

Shaikh Al-‘Uthaimeen said: He [meaning Ibn Taymeeyah] has spoken the truth, rahimahullaah. If you think about it, you’ll find that this statement is:

1- A rejection of the Qur`an
2- Declaration that the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was ignorant
3- Falling into Filasafa (philosophy).

[Then Shaikh al-‘Uthaimeen explained:]

1- Takdheeb al-Qur`an It is takdheeb (rejection of, belying) of the Qur`an, because Allaah said (what means):

“And We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur`an) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allaah as Muslims)”. (An-Nahl, ayah 89) Meaning He sent down the Qur`an as an explanation and clarification in its words. Now, would it be a bayaan (explanation and clarification), if you don’t know the meaning of its words? Especially if what you’re saying is that which has come in the Qur`an, wherein the Names and Attributes of Allaah are mentioned so much.

If we say, ‘we don’t know what they mean,’ then how can the Qur`an then be an explanation and clarification for everything? So this is rejection of this ayah!

2- Tajheel ar-Rasool (Declaring the Messenger to be ignorant). They are saying the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) didn’t know the meaning of the Qur`an, those ayat mentioning the Names and Attributes of Allaah. So if the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) didn’t know, then everybody else is first and foremost (also doesn’t know). More astonishing than this is that they say the Messenger spoke some words regarding the Names and Attributes of Allaah, and he didn’t know what they meant. They are declaring the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to be ignorant in the matter that he is the most knowledgeable (among the creation) – the very important matter of the Names and Attributes of his Lord. Is there a disrespect greater than this disrespect to the Messenger?

So we – Ahlus-Sunnah – make tafweed only of the Kayfeeyah (the howness). The Ash’aria make tafweed of the meanings and the words.

[Abu Uwais interjected and said: so you see how they think that they are running from something bad, but [they, in fact] are running to something that is worse. They claim intelligence and neutrality, but they wind up, as Ibn Taymeeyah said, saying the worst statement of Ahlul Bid’ah – rejecting the Qur`an and belittling the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).]

3- And in this, they are opening the door to the zanadiqah – those who come to Islam to (study and) destroy it. The zanadiqah come in and say to those who say “I don’t know”: “you don’t know anything, we are the ones who know.” And then they started to give tafseer of the Qur`an with other than what Allaah meant, with the (false) argument, “it is better to give these texts some meaning than act like illeterate people like you and give it no meaning.” So they started inventing meanings. And the people of tafweedh can’t reject, because they said, “I don’t know.”

They open the door to great evils (such as the zanadiqah who lie upon Allaah, and give whatever meaning they want). And you find these expressions “I don’t know” in the books of the Ash’arees, and in the material of Hassan al-Banna [the deviant founder of Ikhwanul Muslimeen] you find the evil expression “The path of the Salaf is safe, but the path of the Khalaf is more knowledgeable and wiser.”

Abu Uwais relayed from Shaikh al-‘Uthaimeen‘s sharh of Al-Aqeedatul Waasitiyah of Ibn Taymeeyah (rahimahumullaah):

Also they (Ahlul Bid’ah: Ash’arees, etc…) claim they are performing TanzeeH – not ascribing deficiency to Allaah. Some from Ahlul Bid’ah who go astray regarding the Names and Attributes had the intent of TanzeeH, but this includes the sick premise that when Allaah described Himself in His Book and in the Sunnah of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that He did not intend TanzeeH, to remove Himself above it! [Aoodhubillaah!]

So they felt they had to come up (invent) meanings that would give that. That’s how they fell into wrong. They ran from something – resembling (TashbeeH) – and fell into something worse than it!

So we – Ahlus-Sunnah – make tafweed only of the Kayfeeyah (the howness). The Ash’aria make tafweed of the meanings and the words.

Allaah forbade us from kayfeeyah:

…And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge. (Ta-Ha, ayah 110)

Say (O Muhammad): “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawaahish whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allaah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allaah of which you have no knowledge. (Al-A’raf, ayah 33)

And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not, etc.) that of which you have no knowledge (e.g. one’s saying: “I have seen,” while in fact he has not seen, or “I have heard,” while he has not heard). Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allaah). (Al-Isra`, ayah 36)

Kayfeeyah can be known by:

1- Witnessing it
2- Witnessing something just like it, or similar, or equal to it
3- A truthful informer who informs you about it (its howness)

[Shaikh al-‘Uthaimeen used the example of a 1988 Datsun, 2000 model.]

So we believe there is a how, but we don’t know (the howness, the kayfeeyah).

post courtesy: Maher.ibn.Ahmad

The Status of Manners in Islaam – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (mp3/english)

Friday Khutbah – The Status of Manners in Islaam
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
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This khutbah was given on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Masjid at-Tawheed, Stone Mountain, GA.

The khutbah is regarding the Importance of Correct Islamic Manners and is a prelude to the lecture series “Upright Moral Character” that followed over the next several days.

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Preparing Yourself for the Day of Judgement – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

Preparing Yourself for the Day of Judgement
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
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This lecture was given on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Masjid at-Tawheed and is based on a lecture of our Noble Sheikh, Dr Saaleh al-Fawzaan regarding the preparations for the Day in which we will each stand in front of our Lord.

We prepare for many things in life; a new job, moving, a visitor coming… even just to leave the house, we prepare. So what preparations are we making for the Hereafter?

Every soul shall taste death…” Surat al-Anbiyaa (21:35)

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In the Company of Allaah: Confirming that Allaah is with His Creation – Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah : Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen

Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen
Translated by Abu az-Zubayr Harrison authentic-translations.com
From Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen’s explanation of the famous book “Al-‘Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah” by Ibn Taymiyyah.

Contents

The First Verse

Topic 1 : The Categories of Allah Being with His Creation
Topic 2 : Is Allah Actually with Creation or Metaphorically?
Topic 3 : Is It a Personal Characteristic of Allah or an Action?
Topic 4 : Does It Contradict Allah Being above His Creation?
Topic 5 : The Error of Those Who Say Allah is Physically with Us

The Second Verse
The Third Verse
The Fourth Verse
The Fifth Verse
The Sixth Verse
The Sevent h Verse
The Advantages of Allah Being with Us

Combining between Allah Being with Creation & Above Creation on His Throne

Confirming Allah is above the Heavens, High above Creation
Confirming Allah is with Creation
The Combination of Both Concepts

Appendix: Our Lord’s Descent

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# Can The Jinn Kidnap Humans – Hadith

At the time of ‘Umar, a man was kidnapped by the jinn and stayed with them for four years, then he came back and told the people that some mushrik jinn had kidnapped him, and he stayed with them as a prisoner, then some Muslim jinn launched a campaign against them and defeated them, and brought him back to his family.

This was mentioned in Manaar al-Sabeel and elsewhere.

Manaar al-Sabeel, 2/88. The story of the kidnapped man was reported by al-Bayhaqi (7/445-446) and its Isnaad was classed as Sahih by al-Albaani in al-Irwaa’, 6/150, no.1709

Allaah says “Remember Me, I Will Mention You” – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (mp3/english)

Friday Khutbah – “Remember Me, I Will Mention You” (2:152)
This khutbah was given on Friday, May 4, 2012.
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
(mp3/english)
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فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُواْ لِي وَلاَ تَكْفُرُونِ

Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me. (Al-Baqarah 2:152)

This is a topic of utmost importance… Dhikr (remembrance) of Allah.

Imaam as-Sa’adee, rahimahullah, said that the Dhikr of Allah is one of the GREATEST means to attain success!

And look at how easy it is.  It doesn’t cost money.  It doesn’t make you tired or hungry.  It doesn’t take you away from your business.

Yet how many of us are negligent in this.  We should not simply reserve the time of prayer for the Remembrance of Allah.  Rather we should remember Him in all of our affairs; while buying and selling, working, walking here and there, while doing household duties, and more….

And may Allah make us all from those mentioned in Surat al-Ahzaab:

وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيراً وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

….And the men and the women who remember Allâh much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting, standing, lying, etc.), Allâh has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise). (Al-Ahzab 33:35)

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Reading from The Book of Knowledge (Sahih Al Bukhari) – Mustafa George [Audio|En]

Reading from The Book of Knowledge (Sahih Al Bukhari)
Mustafa George (mp3/english)
These lectures are conducted by islaam.ae and delivered in Sharjah, UAE
These are indeed very benefical audios , do not miss to listen to them
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The Resurrection – A Summary of Events to Occur, by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen

Bismillaah

Shaik Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (rahimahullaah)

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Translated selections from Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn’s explanation of al-‘Aqīdah al-Wāsiṭiyyah” by Ibn Taymiyyah and “Lum’ah al-I’tiqād” by Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisī

The Day of Resurrection, the Day of Judgment, is called the “last day” because it is a day after which there will be no other. It is the final stage. It is the end goal of all the stages through which we pass (i.e., nonexistence, creation in the womb, life, death and the grave, then the hereafter), and it is the end of our journey.

Allah ( تعالى ) says:

<<Then, after that you will all certainly die. Then indeed you all, on the Day of Resurrection, will be resurrected>>

[Sūrah al-Muminūn, 23:15-16.]

The resurrection is when mankind will rise from their graves to stand before the Lord of creation. Ibn Taymiyyah, in his book “al-‘Aqīdah al-Wāsiṭiyyah,” calls this “the greater resurrection” indicating there is also a lesser resurrection. This lesser resurrection is the one pertaining to each individual as they witness with their own eyes the beginning of the hereafter, their new life after their death. So each individual has his own resurrection; when he or she dies, his or her lesser resurrection has begun.

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The Encouragement in Islaam to Utilize the Land and to Till the Land (Must Read)

The Encouragement in Islaam to Utilize the Land  & to Till the Land
Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’
By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

‘There are many Ahadeeth regarding this, I will mention a few of them:

7 – From Anas the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘There is no Muslim who plants a plant or a tree, or sows a seed and no bird, or human or animal eats from that except that it is a charity for that person.’

[Collected by Bukhari, Muslim & Ahmad]

8 – From Jabir from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

‘There is no Muslim who plants a plant or a tree, except that whatever is eaten from it is a charity for him.  Whatever is stolen from that is a charity for him.  Whatever is eaten from it by an animal is a charity for him.  Whatever a bird eats is a charity for him, no one suffers a loss except that it will be a charity for him till the Day of Judgement.’

[Collected by Muslim]

No. 9 – From Anas Radi Allaahu anhu from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘If the final hour comes and one of you has a small date-palm plant in his hand, and if you can plant it before you stand then plant it.’

‘Imam Bukhari brought a chapter heading in the previous book (al-Adab al-Mufrad) for this Hadeeth, where he said: ‘Chapter: The Production of Wealth’ then he narrated from al-Harith bin Laqeett who said:

‘There used to be a man from amongst us who would get his horse to reproduce, and then slaughter it. And he would say: ‘Why should I live so that I ride this thing? [i.e. The Day of Judgement is very close].’

Then a letter came to us from Umar:

‘You should cultivate and prosper with that which Allaah has provided you, since indeed in this regard there is enough time.’

Its chain is authentic.

Bukhari also narrated from Dawood with an authentic chain, who said: Abdullaah bin Sallam said to me:

‘If you hear that the Dajjal has exited and you are about to plant a small tree, then do not delay tending to cultivating it, because the people will have a sustenance from that later.’

And Ibn Jareer narrated from ‘Amaarah bin Khuzaimah bin Thaabit who said:

‘I heard Umar bin al-Khattab say to my father: ‘What prevents you from tilling your land?’

My father replied to him: ‘I am an old man and I may die tomorrow.’

So Umar said to him:

‘I swear that; indeed you must plant on your land.’

Indeed I saw Umar bin al-Khattab plant a plant or tree with his own hands along with my father.’

[From ‘al-Jamia’ al-Kabeer’ by Suyootee]

This is why some of the Companions used to regard a man who works on his land as a worker from the workers of Allaah – Azza wa Jal.

Bukhari narrated in ‘al-Adab al-Mufrad’ from Nafi’ bin ‘Aasim that he heard Abdullaah bin ‘Amr say to his nephew, when he was coming out of his [al-Waha] farm: ‘Are your workers doing their jobs?’

He replied: ‘I do not know.’

Abdullaah said: ‘As for me, if I was skilled and trained I would learn the job your workers do.’

Then he turned towards us and said: ‘Indeed if a person works along his workers in his home [and the narrator once mentioned: ‘with his wealth’]; then that person would be a worker from the workers of Allaah – Azza wa Jal.’

Its chain is ‘Hasan’ InshAllaah.

al-Waha’ in the Arabic  language means: a garden, and it was a very large piece of land which was owned by ‘Amr bin ‘al-Aaas in Taif about three miles from Wajja, and it seems he left it for his children.

Ibn ‘Aasakir collected in his book ‘Tareekh’ with an authentic chain from ‘Amr bin Dinar who said:

‘Amr bin al-Aaas entered a farm which he owned in Taif which was called al-Waha, it had a million stakes of wood [which were used to prop up the grapes], he had bought every stake of wood for a Dirham.’

These are some of the general benefits from those Ahadeeth from the Salaf as-Salih Radi Allaahu anhum.

Bukhari wrote a chapter heading in his ‘Saheeh’ for the first two Ahadeeth by saying:

‘Chapter: The excellence of growing plants if they are eaten from’

[Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol. 1 hadeeth no 7-9 p.37-40]

All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his  guidance

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Explanation of Important Lessons for Every Muslim – Ibn Baaz – Abu Muhammad [Audio|En]

Explanation of Important Lessons for Every Muslims
By Sheikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baaz
Audio Lessons : Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee  (mp3/English)
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Part 11In today’s class we covered the final Pillar – Hajj

Part 12In today’s class we began the introduction to the Pillars of Emaan (faith).  Do you know the difference between Islaam and Emaan?

Part 13In today’s class we continued with the discussion on Emaan, its increases and decreases and the effects of disobedience on Emaan.

Part 14In today’s class we discussed the actions which nullify one’s Eemaan (faith) and Islaam.

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Part 16 : we began studying the 2nd Pillar of Eemaan – Belief in the Angels

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Part 18: we began studying the 4th Pillar of Eemaan – Belief in the Messengers.

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The Arab Spring? – The Reality of Revolution in Light of The Qur’aan and Sunnah – Shaykh Adil Sayyid [Audio|Ar-En]

The Reality of Revolution in Light of The Quraan and Sunnah by Shaykh 'Adil as-Sayyid

Bismillaah wa -Alhumdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulullaah ‘amma ba’d

The Noble Shaykh ‘Adil as-Sayyid (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the mashayikh of Egypt, delivered a beautiful LIVE Telelink Lecture with Muwahhideen Publications. The Shaykh brought some of the reasons for oppressive rulers over the muslimeen as a punishment or test from Allaah, then he expounds on the method of change that begins with the society first in order to deserve better rulers and/or Governments.

Beginning with Tunisia then Libya, Egypt, Yemen and now Syria, the Muslim lands have become riddled with the fitnah of revolution – an adopted method of change that has never been part of Islaam.

This disease has entered the hearts and minds of Muslims who have resorted to demonstrations, protests and revolting against the Muslim ruler – all of which are haram (impermissible), according to the pristine sharee’ah (the final and preserved Islaamic legislation revealed from above the heavens by One Who is All-Wise and All-Knowing). Many have been deceived into change through these hectic and democratic methods.[1]

This sickness of revolution, which was innovated by the early deviant groups such as the Khawaarij, has now sadly become the accepted way amongst ignorant Muslims – and undoubtedly this benefits none but the enemies of Islaam. May Allaah rectify the Muslim lands from this disease, and return us all back to the Qur`aan and Sunnah upon the understanding of the righteous predecessors (the Prophet, salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and his companions, radiallaahu ‘anhum).

Shaykh ‘Adil Sayyid (hafidhahullaah), who is in the middle of this calamity in Egypt and who has defended the position of Ahlus-Sunnah, clarified this very important issue on the 20th of Jamada ath-Thaani, 1433, corresponding to 5-9-12.

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Useful Ways of Leading a Happy Life – Imam as Sa’di – Dr Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Based on the Book of Shaykh Abdur Rahman bin Nasr As Sa’di (rahimahullaah)
Dr.Saleh as-Saleh (rahimahullaah) (mp3/english)

There is no doubt that the bliss of the heart, its tranquility and happiness, and the absence of grief and worry from it, is the goal of every individual. It is the means by which a happy,blissful and excellent life is achieved. There are means to achieve this;some of which are religious, some are natural and some are physical.These means are never gathered together except to the believers. The non-believers on the other hand, despite the fact that the earnest endeavours of their philosophers is to lead them to these means, even if they achieve them in certain aspects, they miss the way to them in several other aspects that are more beneficial, more permanent and better in yielding results.

Shaykh Abdur-Rahman bin Nasir As-Sadi `rahimahullah mention in his treatise the ways and means to achieve this lofty goal that is the quest of every individual. He said that some people are successful in following these ways, and therefore live a good and pure life and enjoy their life. Some woefully fail in following any of them, and they live a wretched and miserable life. Others lie between these two extremes;by the level of their following these means, by that level do they live a good life. And it is Allah `azza wa jall that guides to all that is good, and wards off all that is evil, and it is His Help we seek in this.

The Book in Arabic can be read Here

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Useful Ways Of Leading A Happy Life – by:Shaykh Abdur-Rahman bin Nasir As-Sa’di
Translated by:Bashir Aliyu Umar ; Printed by:The Ministry of Islamic Affairs,Endowments,Da`wah and Guidance ; Supervised by:The Ministry’s Deputyship for Printing and Publishing Affairs.

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Gems of Guidance For Our Youth – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee [Audio|En]

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Narrate to people what they can understand – call them in stages – (wisdom in da’wah) Shaykh Uthaymeen

Responsibility in Knowledge and Da’wah

‘Alî b. Abî Tâlib – Allah be pleased with him – said:

Narrate to people what they can understand; do you want Allah and His Messenger to be disbelieved?

Quoted by Al-Bukhârî, Al-Sahîh, Chapter about a person preferring some people with certain knowledge to the exclusion of others.

Ibn Hajr said in Fath Al-Bârî, “[In this narration] there is evidence that ambiguous knowledge should not be mentioned amongst the general public.”

Shaykh Muhammad b. Sâlih Al-‘Uthaymîn – Allah have mercy on him – explained this very important and often misunderstood point beautifully. After mentioning the narration of ‘Alî, he states:

It is therefore an aspect of wisdom in da’wah (calling others to Allah) that you should not surprise people with things they are not able to comprehend. Rather, you should call them in stages, bit by bit until their minds settle…”

He goes on to say:

“[The statement of ‘Alî] ‘Do you want Allah and His Messenger to be disbelieved?’ is a rhetorical question, posed as a criticism of such behavior. It means: by narrating to people things they cannot understand do you want Allah and His Messenger to be disbelieved? This is because in such cases when you say, “Allah said, and His Messenger said” they will say you have lied if their minds cannot comprehend what you are saying. Here, they are not disbelieving Allah and His Messenger, but they are disbelieving you because of this speech that you have attributed to Allah and His Messenger. Thus they will end up disbelieving Allah and His Messenger – not directly – but by way of the one who transmits this knowledge (i.e. you).

Now if it is said: Should we stop telling people things they cannot understand even if they need to know? The answer is: no, we do not leave this knowledge altogether, but we should tell them in a way that they will be able to understand. This is done by telling them stage by stage, bit by bit until they can accept the speech we want them to know and they can feel comfortable with it. We do not abandon knowledge that people cannot understand and just say ‘this is something they will reject or dislike so we will not speak about it.’

The same is the case with acting upon a Sunnah that people are not used to and which they might find objectionable. We should act by this Sunnah, but only after informing people about it, such that they will be able to accept it and feel comfortable about it.

We learn from this narration (of ‘Alî) that it is important to employ wisdom in calling to Allah, and that it is incumbent upon anyone who calls to Allah to consider the level of understanding of those he is inviting, and that he should put everyone in their proper place.

Majmû’ Fatâwâ Ibn ‘Uthaymîn Vol.10 p140.

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[Audio Book] Islamic Creed Based on Qur’an and Sunnah – Muhammad bin Jamil Zeeno [Audio|En]

Questions & Answers on `Aqeedah (Based on the below book by Jamil Zino)
Islamic Creed Based on Qur’an and Sunnah – Muhammad bin Jamil Zeeno
This tape is recorded at Madina Munawaara for “Invitation to Islam”

Muhammad bin Jamil Zeeno , Teacher in Dar Al-Hadeeth Al-Khairiyyah,Makkah Al-Mukarramah.In this book, all important and fundamental aspects of Islam are described in an easy form of question/answer, so that the basic concepts may be inscribed in the minds of the readers.

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[Q/A] Did Iblis see Allah when he was amongst the Angels? – Shaykh Falaah [Audio|Ar-En]

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Sulaiman Al-Rajhi’s life a rags to riches story (Must Read !!)

Sulaiman Al-Rajhi’s life a rags to riches story

Saudi Arabia’s rags-to-riches billionaire Sulaiman Al-Rajhi is also a world-renowned philanthropist. He is the founder of Al-Rajhi Bank, the largest Islamic bank in the world, and one of the largest companies in Saudi Arabia. As of 2011, his wealth was estimated by Forbes to be $7.7 billion, making him the 120th richest person in the world. His flagship SAAR Foundation is a leading charity organization in the Kingdom. The Al-Rajhi family is considered as one of the Kingdom’s wealthiest non-royals, and among the world’s leading philanthropists.

Al-Rajhi is a billionaire who chose last year to become a poor man at his own will without having any cash or real estates or stocks that he owned earlier. He became penniless after transferring all his assets among his children and set aside the rest for endowments. In recognition of his outstanding work to serve Islam, including his role in establishing the world’s largest Islamic bank and his regular contribution toward humanitarian efforts to fight poverty, Al-Rajhi was chosen for this year’s prestigious King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam.

In an interview with Muhammad Al-Harbi of Al-Eqtisadiah business daily, Al-Rajhi speaks about how he was able to succeed in convincing chiefs of the leading central banks in the world, including that of the Bank of England, nearly 30 years ago that interest is forbidden in both Islam and Christianity, and that the Islamic banking is the most effective solution to activate Islamic financing in the world and make it a real boost to the global economy.

The story of Al-Rajhi is that of a man who made his fortunes from scratch, relying on grit and determination. Al-Rajhi threw away his huge wealth through two windows — distributed a major part of his inheritance among his children and transferred another portion to endowments, which are regarded as the largest endowment in the history of the Islamic world. He had to fight poverty and suffering during his childhood before becoming a billionaire through hard work and relentless efforts, and then leaving all his fortunes to become penniless again.

Al-Rajhi is still very active and hardworking even in his 80s with youthful spirits. He begins his work daily after morning prayers and is active until Isha prayers before going to bed early. He is now fully concentrated on running the endowment project under his SAAR Foundation, and traveling various regions of the Kingdom managing activities related with it. He always carries a pocket diary containing his daily programs and activities and he is accustomed to stick on to the schedule he had prepared well in advance.

Al-Rajhi scored excellent performance results in almost all businesses in which he carved out a niche for himself. In addition to establishing the world’s largest Islamic bank, he founded the largest poultry farm in the Middle East. The credit of activating the organic farming experiment in the Kingdom mainly goes to him through launching a number of farming projects, including Al-Laith shrimp farming. He also established real estate and other investment projects.

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Sheikh Suleiman, have you become a poor man again? Continue reading