Men Teaching Women without there being a Screen between them – The Permanent Committee

Alifta.net – Fatwa no. 17929

All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the final Prophet.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta‘ has read the letter which was sent to his Eminence, the Grand Mufty, from the questioners, Chairman and Members of Association of Islamic law at the Faculty of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies at the university of Kuwait. This letter was transferred to the Committee by the Secretariat-General of the Council of Senior Scholars under the number 1202 in 11/03/1416 A. H. The questioners asked the following question:

Is it permissible that a male teacher teaches female students without there being a screen between them so that they see each other? It may be important to mention that mostly the teacher does not see their faces as they wear the face veil.

Is it permissible that a female student attends the office of her male teacher and the latter talks with her without there being a screen between them but mostly without seeing her face? Is it permissible that such a student takes a seat inside the office of a male teacher speaking with him about the field of study and so on, while no Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative) accompanies her or she is accompanied by one of her female schoolmates and the teacher explains the lesson to them or answers their questions which are related to lectures and so on? It may be worthy to mention that the foregoing can be done by phone and that some of the teachers are still in their youth or have just started their old age while the female students are mostly in the beginning of their youth.

After the Committee had studied the question it answered as follows:

First, intermixing of men and women in schools or any other places is considered a great Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Shari`ah and Muslims of sound intellect) and a great evil with regard to the affairs of both Din (religion) and the world. Thus, it is not permissible for women to study or work in a place which intermixes men and women. Similarly, their guardians should not allow them to do so.

Second, it is neither permissible for men to teach unveiled women nor to teach women wearing Shar`y (Islamically acceptable) veil in privacy. By the way, all of the body of a woman is `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered) as far as a non-Mahram (not a spouse or an unmarriageable relative) is concerned. As for covering the head and showing the face, this is not full Hijab (veil).

Third, it is permissible for a man to teach women from behind a screen in female schools where there is no intermixing of male and female students or male and female teachers.

If female students need to ask their male teacher about something, this should be done through closed communication networks, which are renowned and available, or via phones, however, such students should be careful not to soften their speech.

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

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
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Bakr Abu Zayd – `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh – Salih Al-Fawzan – `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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Do Not Compromise The Religion – EVER- and beware of the tricks of Ahlul-Bid’ah!

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

The following are notes [not verbatim] from a highly beneficial lesson given by student Abu Dihyah Dawood Adeeb (hafidhahullaah Ta’aala) two years ago:

Nuh’s wife calling Nuh (‘alayhi salaam) ‘crazy’ is a direct criticism of Nuh (‘alayhi salaam) and an indirect criticism of Allaah and an indirect criticism of the message of Nuh. …When Allaah inspired Nuh, his wife would spread namima, calling him ‘crazy.’

Allaah said:

وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ

They wish that you should compromise (in religion out of courtesy) with them, so they (too) would compromise with you. (Al-Qalam, ayah 9)

Imam Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) said about this ayah that it means: “They want you to be quiet about their gods and abandon the truth you are upon.”

[The disbelievers and Ahlul-Bid’ah wish that those relaying the truth and forbidding falsehood cease doing so.] And this is exactly what happens to the ‘ulemma of Ahlus-Sunnah, specifically, and on another level the students and the du’aat (callers).

In regards to the callers dealing with other Muslims, it means [Ahlul-Bid’ah desiring] abandoning talking about their [Ahlul-Bid’ah’s] deviation, abandoning talking about their extremism, abandoning talking about their heresies, abandoning talking about their misguidance, or not saying the truth.

Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah Ta’aala) said in his tafseer of this ayah:

لَوْ تُدْهِنُ

They wish that you should compromise with them : This is al-Mudahana, and it is to renounce or compromise something from the Religion to please those people [kufaar or Ahlul-Bid’ah], renouncing or giving up something from the Religion to please those people.

– This means [that people of kufr desire that] Ahlul-Islaam making Mudahana with Ahlul-Kufaar

– (Or) coming down a notch, this means [that people of bid’ah desire that] Ahlus-Sunnah making Mudahana with Ahlul-Bid’ah

– (Or) it could also be the people of Islaam with both the kufaar and Ahlul-Bid’ah

Shaikh Fawzaan said: [Allaah said:]

وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ

They wish that you should compromise (in religion out of courtesy) with them, so they (too) would compromise with you. (Al-Qalam, ayah 9)

The Kufaar would like you to compromise, for if you were to incline just a little bit, you would give them what [they] want. So you would compromise with them, and them with you.

In another ayah:

وَإِنْ كَادُوا لَيَفْتِنُونَكَ عَنِ الَّذِي أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ لِتَفْتَرِيَ عَلَيْنَا غَيْرَه ُ وَإِذا ً لاَتَّخَذُوكَ خَلِيلا

Verily, they were about to tempt you away from that which We have revealed (the Qur`an) unto you (O Muhammad), to fabricate something other than it against Us, and then they would certainly have taken you a friend! (Al-Isra`, ayah 73)

وَلَوْلاَ أَنْ ثَبَّتْنَاكَ لَقَدْ كِدْتَّ تَرْكَنُ إِلَيْهِمْ شَيْئا ً قَلِيلا

And had We not made you stand firm, you would nearly have inclined to them a little. (Al-Isra`, ayah 74)

When you compromise, it opens the door for more Mudahana, so you end up making Tamyee’ (watering down the Religion).

Shaikh Fawzaan said:

Allaah said:

إِذا ً لَأَذَقْنَاكَ ضِعْفَ الْحَيَاةِ وَضِعْفَ الْمَمَاتِ ثُمَّ لاَ تَجِدُ لَكَ عَلَيْنَا نَصِيرا

In that case, We would have made you taste a double portion (of punishment) in this life and a double portion (of punishment) after death. And then you would have found none to help you against Us. (Al-Isra`, ayah 75)

Allaah is warning the most pious, righteous, God-fearing man who ever walked on the face of the earth [Prophet Muhammad, salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam], so how much more us, the Salafiyoon of America. Meaning you cannot mix (compromise) or water down this Risala (message).

Allaah said:

وَلاَ تَرْكَنُوا إِلَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا فَتَمَسَّكُمُ النَّارُ وَمَا لَكُمْ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مِنْ أَوْلِيَاءَ ثُمَّ لاَ تُنصَرُونَ

And incline not toward those who do wrong, lest the Fire should touch you, and you have no protectors other than Allaah, nor you would then be helped. (Hud, ayah 113)

Shaikh Fawzaan said: The Muslim does not haggle or bargain with his Religion ever!

ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ

Invite (mankind, O Muhammad) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islaam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Qur`an) and fair preaching… (An-Nahl, ayah 125)

Of course, you should call to Allaah with wisdom and beautiful exhortation, but he [the true Salafee caller] never relinquishes or renounces anything of his religion to please and satisfy the disbelievers (and deviant Muslims). We don’t compromise anything from Salafiyyah, Islaam.

And we as Muslims don’t compromise, lower, relinquish, foregoe anything of the Sunnah and Salafiyyah and its principles for the people of bid’ah. If we don’t (remain firm) with Ahlul-Bid’ah, then how in the world are we going to (remain firm) when dealing with disbelievers.

Of course, you give da’wah – ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ – but the methodology must be correct; he doesn’t compromise anything from the Deen to please the kufaar.

The one who doesn’t come to Islaam, except by relinquishing or foregoing anything of the Religion, he’s not going to come. We don’t desire him anyway. We are not to transgress the bounds regards our Deen because our Deen will never accept bargaining or haggling or compromise with something from the Deen.

وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ

They wish that you should compromise (in religion out of courtesy) with them, so they (too) would compromise with you. (Al-Qalam, ayah 9)

Shaikh Fawzaan said: Mudahana means : relinquishing something from the Deen for the pleasure or consent of the kufaar (or Ahlul-Bid’ah).

Abu Dihyah also relayed from Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan some of the Mudahana that Ahlul-Bid’ah boldly commit today, such as when they call other Muslims to not call the disbelievers “kufaar” (disbelievers) or “mushrikoon” (polytheists), but instead to call them “non-Muslim.” Or even when some of them they seek to change the address of Allaah in the Qur`an, such as Allaah’s address in Sooratul Kaafiroon. Some of them say, “Do not say (as Allaah says what means): ‘Oh you disbelievers,’ but say ‘Oh you non-Muslims.'” [Aoodhubillaah!] Some of them say, “Do not say (as Allaah says what means): ‘I do not worship what you worship,’ but say ‘I do not pray as you pray,‘ or ‘I do not give charity as you give charity.‘” [Aoodhubillaah!]

They call others to change the religious address.

Shaikh Fawzaan said: “Isn’t this the address of Allaah in the Qur`an? This is the address of Allaah, and you want us to change it? This kind of speech is not permissible ever! Never!! Not permissible.”

Mudahana is haram, because it is relinquishing something of the Religion to please the disbelievers (or Ahlul-Bid’ah).

As for the Mudarat, it is permissible with need to do so.

Mudahana is to relinquish or foregoe something from the Religion.

Mudarat is giving them something to repel their evil without relinquishing anything from the Religion.

Ibn Al-Batal (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) said: “Mudarat is from the good characteristics of the believers, to be responsive to people even with a word, without being coarse with them in speech. This is one of the strongest causes of harmony. Some people think that Mudarat is Mudahana, and this is an error! As Mudara is regrettable, whereas Mudahana is prohibited.

The difference is Mudahana is taken from the word Dahan. A Dahan is a painter, who glosses over something and covers what is actually there. The scholars have explained it [Mudahana] as: lying with a sinner and openly displaying happiness with what he is doing without forbidding him at all.

Mudara is being kind with the ignorant in order to teach him, being kind to the sinner in order to forbid him what he’s doing without being harsh, so that he does not expose what he does, and forbidding him with gentle speech and action, especially if his comradship is needed and the likes of it.” [FatHul-Baari by Ibn Hajar, who quoted Ibn Battal]

Imam al-Qurtubi (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) said: “The difference between Mudara and Mudahana is that Mudara is to surrender the dunya for the benefit of the Deen, and it is permissible and even recommended. And Mudahana is leaving the Deen (or something of the Deen) for the dunya.”

Imam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) said: “Therefore Mudara is praiseworthy, and Mudahana is censured. So there is a difference between the two. The one who is Mudari uses kindness with a person in order for the truth to manifest from the person or make him retract from falsehood.

The Mudahana (the flaterrer and comprimiser) uses kindness in order for the person to remain established upon falsehood and leaves him upon his desires. Mudara is for the people of Eeman, while Mudahana is for the hypocrites.

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Examine carefully the speech of everyone you hear from in your time particularly – Imam al Barbahaaree

Imaam Abu Muhammad al Barbahaaree (d. 329 H rahimahullaah), said in his Sharh Us-Sunnah :

May Allaah have mercy upon you! Examine carefully the speech of everyone you hear from in your time particularly. So do not act in haste and do not enter in anything from it until you ask and see: Did any of the Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah’s praise and salutations be upon him, speak about it, or did any of the scholars? So if you find a narration from them about it, cling to it, do not go beyond it for anything and do not give precedence to anything over it and thus fall into the Fire.

In Explanation to the above Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (haafidthahullaah) mentioned :

Do not be hasty in accepting as correct what you may hear from the people especially in these later times.  As now there are many who speak about so many various matters, issue rulings and ascribing to themselves both knowledge and the right to speak. This is especially the case after the emergence and spread of new modern day media technologies. Such that everyone now can speak and bring forth that which is in truth worthless; by this meaning words of no true value – speaking about whatever they wish in the name of knowledge and in the name of the religion of Islaam.

It has even reached the point that you find the people of misguidance and the members of the various groups of misguidance and deviance from the religion speaking as well. Such individuals have now become those who speak in the name of the religion of Islaam through means such as the various satellite television channels. Therefore be very cautious!

It is upon you O Muslim, and upon you O student of knowledge individually, to verify matters and not rush to embrace everything and anything you hear.

It is upon you to verify the truth of what you hear, asking, ‘Who else makes this same statement or claim?’, ‘Where did this thought or concept originate or come from?’, ‘Who is its reference or source authority?’

Asking what are the evidences which support it from within the Book and the Sunnah? And inquiring where has the individual who is putting this forth studied and taken his knowledge from? From who has he studied the knowledge of Islaam?

Each of these matters requires verification through inquiry and investigation, especially in the present age and time. As it is not every speaker who should rightly be considered a source of knowledge, even if he is well-spoken and eloquent, and can manipulate words captivating his listeners.

Do not be taken in and accept him until you are aware of the degree and scope of what he possesses of knowledge and understanding. As perhaps someone’s words may be few, but possesses true understanding, and perhaps another will have a great deal of speech yet he is actually ignorant to such a degree that he doesn’t actually possess anything of true understanding. Rather he only has the ability to enchant with his speech so that the people are deceived. Yet he puts forth the perception that he is a scholar, that he is someone of true understanding and comprehension, that he is a capable thinker, and so forth. Through such means and ways, he is able to deceive and beguile the people, taking them away from the way of truth. Therefore what is to be given true consideration is not the amount of the speech put forth or that one can extensively discuss a subject. Rather the criterion that is to be given consideration is what that speech contains within it of sound authentic knowledge, what it contains of the established and transmitted principles of Islaam.

As perhaps a short or brief statement which is connected to or has a foundation in the established principles can be of greater benefit than a great deal of speech which simply rambles on, and through hearing you can’t actually receive very much benefit from.

This is the reality which is present in our time; one sees a tremendous amount of speech which only possesses within it a small amount of actual knowledge. We see the presence of many speakers yet few people of true understanding and comprehension.’

Transcribed from : ‘A Valued Gift for the Reader of Comments Upon the Book Sharh Us-Sunnah‘, page 102-103 | Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (haafidthahullaah)

[Point 8 of 170] Sharus-Sunnah of Al-Barbaharee Explained by Shaykh Muhammad bin Ramzaan


http://ahlussunnahaudio.com/en/sharhsunna.html

Start Preparing for Hajj – Always good to Start Early

The following is the Post by our elder brother Aboo Bilal Nahim on KSA_Dawah Google groups:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Whilst in Makkah yesterday I saw some strange practices, nothing unusual as I had seen most of them before.  But what shocked me was how blatant people were In defending what they were doing.

Whilst walking past Maqaaam-e-Ibrahim people were clinging to the gold enclosure that houses the stone.  Kissing it, hugging it a rubbing themselves against it with this false notion of gaining barakah (blessings from it).

As perusual the brothers placed around this point were reminding the people that Maqaam-e-Ibrahim was to be taken as a place of worship and that all fo these practices that the people we doing was not legislated in the religion of al-Islaam.

This has (unfortunately) become the unsual practice of many of the Muslims today where ever they maybe from.

It amazes me how we spend so much money (and for many, this is truly a once in a life-time journey) in our efforts to come and make either Hajj or Umrah.  Yet, we arrive in these lands with little if no knowledge of what is required from us in order to complete this obligation fully.

We expect Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) to accept whatever we put forth and reward us abundantly for it.

Imagine you are cooking a meal and for cooking this meal perfectly you will be given a new car.  What would you do?  Research, practice, understand, change, refine until the meal was perfect to (almost) guarantee you the first prize.

Why can’t we transfer that thinking (research, practice, understand, change, refine, these are my words) in to this and other forms of worship.

The ultimate prize is Paradise and second prize is the Hellfire (even if it will only be for e certain amount of time for the people of Tawheed who Allaah chooses to punish due to sins they have comitted).

Back to the original story. 

Just as I walked past Maqaam-e-Ibrahim.  I noticed that the majority of people doing this (on this occasion) were from the Indo/Pak subcontinent.

I started to translate what the brother was warning against.  The fact that this practice was not legislated and that we should concerntrate on the Sunnah and so on…

An old man then turned around to me and said:

“You can say what you want.  We know it is a bid’ah but we are still going to continue doing it!”

Maybe he didn’t understand what he was saying and we ask Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) that He (سبحانه وتعالى) guides us and him to the correct understanding of al-Islaam.

I then asked him if he realised and understood what he was saying to which he didn’t reply.  I reminded him of the fact that he may have spent several hundred thousand Pakistani Rupees to get here and that he is (possibly) destroying the reward for this action due to intentionally going against the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (صلى اللهُ عليه وآله وسَلَّم).

My point is, to many this maybe very shocking and even disturbing.  Yet, if we were to reflect a little upon our own lives, maybe we are doing the same thing on a daily basis that this uncle did yesterday?

Just take a little time to think about that last statement of mine and ponder over our own situation.  How many things are we doing that we know are against the Book of Allah and the Sunnah?  Even though the people may see us a being ignorant.  Allah knows the truth about what is in out hearts.  So nothing is hidden from Him.

With regards to this uncle, I advised him a little more and continued on my journey around the Ka’bah thanking Allah for his bounties.

Hajj is only a short time away, don’t be ignorant of its rulings before making this life changing journey.  Don’t spend all that (their) money sending your parents on this journey without equipping that with the correct tools they need putting them and the mercy of the tour guide.

There is great reward in helping them prepare financially, physically, spritually with the correct knowledge to make this journey a success, don’t waste their money and time, both are very precious.

Here are a series of lectures in Urdu by Dr. Murtaza Baksh (حفظه الله تعالى) who is based in Jeddah.

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Sunnah Prayers Explained – Shaykh Bin Baz (rahimahullaah) – [Must Read]

Question:

What are the Rawatib (Sunnah Prayers associated with Obligatory Prayers) which can be made up if the person misses them?

Shaykh Bin Baz:

The Rawatib which the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to preserve are twelve Rakats, these are the Rawatib; for the resident not the traveler. Twelve Rakats; four before Thur prayer with two tasleems, and two after Thur prayer; this is six. Two after Magrib prayer and two after Isha prayer; this is ten. And two before the morning (Fajr) prayer; this is twelve. The Prophet, peace be upon him, used to practice these consistently while present at his residence. And he, peace be upon him, said:

Whoever preserves four Rakats before Thur and four after it, Allah will make him forbidden for the Fire.”

If the person prays four after Thur, thus adding two Rakat then this is better, but it is not Rawatib. The Rawatib is two Rakats. If he prays four after Thur prayer then this has in it virtue and a tremendous amount of good.

In a similar fashion before Asr prayer it is recommended for the person to pray four Rakats, but these are not Rawatib, rather they are recommended. This is based upon the statement of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him:

“May Allah have mercy upon the person who prays four Rakats before Asr prayer”.

Likewise if he prays two Rakats before Magrib prayer and two Rakats before Isha prayer, between the Athan and the Iqamah, this is recommended; but these are not Rawatib. Rather it is recommended after the Athan to pray two Rakats, after the Athan for Maghrib and after the Athan for Isha the person prays two Rakats; two Rakats which are different than the two Rakats to greet the Masjid.

As for greeting the Masjid, if the person enters the Masjid even before the Athan then he greets the Masjid with two Rakats of prayer. And if he enters after the Athan, the Athan of Maghrib or after the Athan of Isha, then he greets the Masjid with two Rakats of prayer and this will suffice him from the two Rakats between the Athan and the Iqamah.

As for travel – then it is only prescribed to pray the Sunnah prayers of Fajr and the Witr prayer. During travel the person only prays the Witr and Tahajjud prayers during the night, and he prays the Sunnah prayers of Fajr. As for the Sunnah prayers of Thur, Maghrib, and Isha, then it is better to leave them during travel. But as it relates to the Sunnah prayers of Fajr, then the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to preserve then during travel and while he was a resident.

And if the person misses the Sunnah prayer for Fajr he prays them after the Fajr prayer or after the sun has risen. As for the other Rawatib, for Thur, Maghrib, and Isha, then they are not made up after the time has passed; if the time passed they are not made up. Therefore one would not make up the Sunnah prayers for Thur after Asr, nor the Sunnah prayers for Maghrib after Isha, nor the Sunnah prayers for Isha after Fajr. These prayers are not made up. As for the Sunnah prayer for Fajr then it is made up. If he prays it after the Fajr prayer then there is no problem with this. And if he prays it after the sun has risen and reached its height then this is better.

As for the Sunnah prayer of Duha and Tahajjud prayers at night then they are prescribed for the travel and the resident. Likewise is the Sunnah prayer after completing Wudu; after the person completes Wudu it is recommended (for him to pray) whether he is on a journey or a resident.

Likewise if a person enters a Masjid while upon a journey he also prays two Rakats of prayer, even if he is travelling. May Allah reward you with good.

Therefore we will summarize the answer once again, if you will allow me; the Sunnah prayers which are recommended to make up.

First the summary of the answer: The twelve Rawatib which are specific to the resident are: Four Rakats before Thur with two tasleems, two Rakats after Thur with one tasleem; two Rakats after Maghrib with one tasleem; two Rakats after Isha with one tasleem, and two Rakats before the morning prayer after the rising of the Fajr. These are the Rawatib that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to preserve.

As for those that are made up then it is only the Sunnah prayer for Fajr, if it is missed then it is made up after Fajr or after the rising of the sun. Likewise the Sunnah prayers that come before Thur can be made up after Thur. If the four Sunnah prayer that come before Thur are missed they are prayed after Thur, then he prays the two Rakats after Thur; thus praying six Rakats. The four that come before Thur, and the two Rawatib that come after Thur. May Allah reward you with good.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
http://mtws.posthaven.com/sunnah-prayers-explained-by-shaykh-bin-baz

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The Etiquettes of ‘Eid and Zakat ul Fitr – Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree [Mp3|Ar-En]

Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d

Muwahhideen Publications in conjunction with al-Ibaanah.info of Germany organized a LIVE Tele-Lecture with the Noble Shaykh al-Waalid al-Allaamah ‘Ubayd ibn ‘Abdillaah al-Jaabiree (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the major scholars of Madinah, Saudi Arabia on the etiquettes of ‘Eid ul Fitr and Zakat ul Fitr, on Saturday 12th August, 2012. This event was broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn ‘Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and four Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn ‘Abbas, Georgia and Masjid Uthaymeen, New Jersey, and Masjid Nur Allaah, NY.

This lecture event was translated afterwards into English.

Listen/Download 44:45 mins. (Arabic & English)

Our Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) started off by making du’a that Allaah, The Lord of The Mighty Throne complete this month for us, keep us upon the Straight Path and keep us upon rushing to do what is good and racing one another in all permissible actions for as long as we live.

Though short, the Shaykh’s talk was full of much benefit. He spoke about the virtues of the last ten of Ramadhaan and the superiority of the last ten nights in particular. He went on to mention some benefits from the tafseer of Suraat al-Qadr, encouraging us to seek out that precious night i.e Laylatul Qadr and narrated to us that due to the eminence of this night, some of the salaf would make ghusl, wear their best clothing and perfume themselves in anticipation of it

Next he touched on some of the intricacies of Zakaatul Fitr and went on to explain the reasons for its various names. The Shaykh also addressed the important issue of giving Zakaatul Fitr in the form of money and its ruling according to the Shari’ah.

The lecture continued with the Shaykh explaining the matters of the etiquettes of ‘Eid and Zakaatul Fitr.

 Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam

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