The Virtue of The Night Prayer – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

Ramadaan Weekend Lecture
The Virtue of The Night Prayer
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com
[Mp3|English]

This lecture was given on Saturday, July 28, 2012.
The fourth of a series of lectures given every weekend throughout Ramadaan.

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Allah, the Exalted, says:

“And in some parts of the night (also) perform the Salat (prayer) with it (i.e., recite the Qur’an in the prayer) as an additional prayer (Tahajjud optional prayer – Nawafil) for you (O Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)). It may be that your Rubb will raise you to Maqam Mahmud (a station of praise and glory, i.e., the honour of intercession on the Day of Resurrection).” (17:79)

“Their sides forsake their beds…” (32:16)

“They used to sleep but little by night [invoking their Rubb (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope].’‘ (51:17)

`Abdullah bin `Amr (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The Salat which is dearest to Allah is that of (Prophet) Dawud; and As-Saum (the fasting) which is dearest to Allah is that of (Prophet) Dawud. He used to sleep half the night, get up to perform Salat for one-third of it, then sleep through the remaining one-sixth of it; and he used to observe Saum on alternative days.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

What Rightens the Heart, and What Corrupts it? – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

Ramadaan Weekend Lecture
What Rightens the Heart, and What Corrupts it?
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
[Mp3|English]

This lecture was given on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
The fifth of a series of lectures given every weekend throughout Ramadaan.
Based on a lecture by our beloved Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan.

Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 1:08:14)

Only a Muslim Man is a Muslim Man -Taalib Abdullaah [Audio|En]

Taalib Abdullaah is a graduate of the University of Madeenah from the late 80’s, a former Imam of Germantown Masjid in Philadelphia and various other salafi masajid in america , well known amongst the salafi community in the west having given lectures. 

Some Of The Signs Of Eemaan – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

Some Of The Signs Of Eemaan
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com
[Mp3|English]

This lecture was give on Saturday, July 4, 2012.
Based on a lecture given by our beloved Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan.

Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 49:28)

Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said:

Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him say what is righteous or keep silent.
Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him be kind to his neighbor.
And whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him be generous to his guest.

[Saheeh Muslim]

Ibn `Umar and `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

 “Jibril kept recommending treating neighbours with kindness until I thought he would assign a share of inheritance”.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

How to Unite the Ummah – Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Shaykh Sālih bin Fawzān Al-Fawzān on How to Unite the Ummah
and a Refutation of Those who Cause Doubts in Aqīdah & Tawhīd.

Receiving Monthly Pension after Retirement from Public Sector

Q 3: What is the islamic ruling on someone who works in the public sector, although we all know that most of the money of the government is the produce of usurious dealings and alcohol selling. Is it lawful to have a government job? Civil workers seek to benefit their family from the pension they receive after he dies as no pension is provided for freelance working. We live in a country where there is no Bayt-ul-Mal (Muslim treasury).

A: There is nothing wrong in working in a non-Muslim country as long as the kind of work done does not involve disobeying or helping to disobey Allah. There is nothing wrong with you receiving your salary from the mixed treasury of the state. 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’
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Fatwas of the Permanent Committee>Group 1>Volume 14: Transactions 2>Chapter on lease contracts>A Muslim serving a Kafir
(Part No. 14; Page No. 479)
The third question of Fatwa no. 5488

Regarding the asl of pention

Q 1: I was enrolled in the Egyptian Armed Forces as a volunteer from September 1967 A.D. till January of 1981 A.D., and served in the Army for approximately thirteen years. They used to deduct part of my monthly salary to cover insurance and pensions. This was obligatory. After Allah guided me to understand Islam, I resigned, and thanks to Allah, my resignation was accepted. However, they started paying me 56.54 pounds as a monthly pension. A brother told me that the money of this pension is Riba (usury) and that I must refuse it. Is this correct? What is the correct ruling concerning this pension?

A: If the reality is as you mentioned, it is permissible for you to take the retirement pension as it is a reward for the period you served in the government.

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’
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Fatwas of the Permanent Committee>Group 1>Volume 23: Oaths>Vows>Imamate>Rulership and Al-Siyasah Al-Shar`iyyah>Retirement pension
The first question of Fatwa no. 7121

Belief in the Paradise and Hellfire – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

Audio Courtesy : http://followthesalaf.com
[Mp3|English]

Sharh Thalathat al-Usool (Explanation of the Three Fundamental Principles) – by Sheikh Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, rahimahullah.

Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 45:28)

Taking Advantage of Time – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

Ramadaan Weekend Lecture – Taking Advantage of Time
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com
[Mp3|English]

The second of a series of lectures given every weekend throughout Ramadaan.
Based on a lecture by our beloved Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan.

Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 59:51)

Surah Al ‘Asr :

By Al-’Asr (the time). Verily, man is in loss, Except those who believe (in Islâmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth [i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma’rûf) which Allâh has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar) which Allâh has forbidden], and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allâh’s Cause during preaching His religion of Islâmic Monotheism or Jihâd).

Ibn Abbas narrated that Prophet Mohammad (Sallalaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said:

“There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.” (Bukhari 8/421)

What does it mean to believe in the Messengers and Last Day? (Sharh Thalaathat Al-Usool) – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

What does it mean to believe in the Messengers and Last Day?
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com

Sharh Thalathat al-Usool (Explanation of the Three Fundamental Principles) – by Sheikh Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, rahimahullah.

Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 54:21)

Darwin’s Theory – By Dr Murtaza Baksh [Video Urdu|English]

Published on Oct 7, 2012 by MirzaAbdulJabbar

Darwin’s theory. Giving opinions then looking for evidences? By Dr Murtaza Baksh.

This is a translation from Urdu to English. It is a part of the lessons that the Dr. use to give on ‘Brailviath’. I (MirzaAbdulJabbar) personally translated it and ask Allah to make this beneficial to English speakers.

Main topic covered:
– Giving opinions and then looking for opinions
– The deception of Darwin’s theory
– Piltdown
– Nebraska man

Dr Murtaza Baksh is a medical doctor and an advanced student of knowledge of Islam. He studied in the massajid in Saudi Arabia under prominent Shuyoukh such as Sheikh Ubayd ibn Jabiree who gave him a tazkiyya, Sheikh Salih Al Fawzan,  etc.

Dr Murtaza Baksh official website: http://www.ashabulhadith.com/

The Tree of Faith (Shajarat-ul-Iman) – Taalib Abdullah [Audio|En]

The Tree of Faith (Shajarat-ul-Iman)
Taalib Abdullah (hafidhahullaah)
[Mp3|English]

Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 31:48)

the tree of faithAllah, the Exalted says, Do you not see how Allah sets forth a metaphor of a good word: a good tree whose roots are firm and whose branches are in the sky? It bears fruit all the time by its Lord’s permission. Allah sets forth metaphors for people so that hopefully they will pay heed.” [Ibrahim (14): 24-25]

Allah has likened the statement of faith, which is the best of statements, with a tree that is the best of trees bearing these noble characteristics. Its roots are firm, it is always growing and maturing and it bears fruit all the time, directing its numerous benefits and delectable fruits to its owner and others.

This tree varies greatly in the hearts of the believers, changing in accordance to the variation of the qualities that Allah has described it with. Therefore it is upon the servant to hasten towards acquiring knowledge about it, its descriptions, that which leads to its existence and potency, its roots and its branches. It is upon him to expend his efforts in actualizing this tree in terms of knowledge and action for indeed his portion of goodness and success, happiness in this life and the Hereafter, is dependant upon the extent to which this tree [is implanted in his heart].

{Taken from the al-‘Allaamah ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Naasir as-Sa’dee’s Introduction of the Book ” The Tree of Faith”}

Is teaching at the Haram an automatic tazkiyyah for one’s Salafiyyah?

Is teaching at the Haram an automatic tazkiyyah for one’s Salafiyyah?

The former Mufti of Jizan, al-Allaamah Ahmad ibn Yahya al-Najmi (d.1429H) – rahimahullaah – was asked about attending the fiqh lessons of Muhammad Mukhtaar al-Shanqiti, who was teaching in al-Masjid al-Nabawi at that time.

He responded, “It was narrated to us that this man has some Sufism with him. So because of this, I say that it is better, once something other than the manhaj of the Salaf has been noticed from someone, then it is incumbent to stay away from them.”

Taken from Sahab.net | Translation by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright
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Do not be deceived due to where a person studied or where they teach.

Ash Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee said when refuting Yasir Qadhi “he entered the masters program in Aqeedah and sadly, this is what is used by him and others to misguide alot of people, saying that he is a student of the scholars or that he graduated from the Islamic university of Madeenah, but if this is the methodology that he is upon, the likes of this pledge that he and others have signed, by Allah it will not benefit him if he graduated from inside of the Ka’bah! because this is a false methodology, and being a student of such and such Shaykh or studying at such and such a place does not justify falsehood….”

Posted by: Anwar Wright (@anwarphilly)

Rulings on Fasting on Saturday – Various Scholars

Bismillahi-rRahmani-Raheem

As there is difference of opinion among scholars concerning Fasting on Saturday, please find the attached documents with ruling on this subject and their proofs presented…

Attachments: ( Click on the Below Links to read the documents)

  1. Summarized points of – Fasting on Saturday – By Shaykh Uthaymeen
  2. Shaykh Al Albani and Shaykh Abdul Muhsin Al Abbad debate on fasting
  3. Permanent committee ruling on Fasting on SaturDay

Praying that Allah guide us all and give us better understanding of His deen…

Rajeef via KSA_Dawah group

The Fruits of Beleif in the Last Day – Shaykh Uthaymeen | Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En] – Inspirational !

Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com

Sharh Thalathat al-Usool (Explanation of the Three Fundamental Principles) – by Sheikh Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, rahimahullah.

What are the fruits of beleif in the last day?

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The Prostration of Forgetfulness – Al-Mulakhas Al-Fiqhi – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

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From the book Al-Mulakhas al-Fiqhi (A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence) by Sheikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan.The book of Salaah.

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Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If one of you has doubt in his prayer and he doesn’t know how many (rak’aat) he has prayed – either three or four – then he should cast away the doubt and base it on what he is certain of. Then he should make two prostrations before making the Salaam. So if he prayed five (rak’aat), his prayer will intercede for him. And if he prayed his prayer completely, then in both cases it will serve as a spite against the Devil.” 

[Reported by Muslim]

That which is permissible to do in the Salaah (from Al-Mulakhas Al-Fiqhi) – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

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From the book Al-Mulakhas al-Fiqhi (A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence) by Sheikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan. The book of Salaah: Chapter: That which is permissible to do in the Salaah.

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The Good Deed and The Bad Deed – Shaykh Fawzan | Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

Audio Courtesy: followthesalaf.com

Based on a lecture by our beloved Shaikh Saalih Al-FawzaanHafithahullah.

Listen /Download Mp3 Part01 Here  (Time 01:03:02)

Listen /Download Mp3 Part02 Here  (Time 01:01:57)

Allah, the Exalted, says:  “So hasten towards all that is good”. (2:148)

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Be prompt in doing good deeds (before you are overtaken) by turbulence which would be like a part of the dark night. A man would be a believer in the morning and turn to disbelief in the evening, or he would be a believer in the evening and turn disbeliever in the morning, and would sell his Faith for worldly goods.”

[Muslim].

Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said that Allah, the Glorious, said:

“Verily, Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has ordered that the good and the bad deeds be written down. Then He explained it clearly how (to write): He who intends to do a good deed but he does not do it, then Allah records it for him as a full good deed, but if he carries out his intention, then Allah the Exalted, writes it down for him as from ten to seven hundred folds, and even more. But if he intends to do an evil act and has not done it, then Allah writes it down with Him as a full good deed, but if he intends it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed”.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Why is the 10th of Muharram called the Day of ‘Ashura’? – Permanent Committee

The first question of Fatwa no. 6951

Q 1: Why is the 10th of Muharram called the Day of ‘Ashura’?

A: Because it is the tenth day [‘Ashura’ means tenth in Arabic. ed.], just as the ninth day is called Tasu‘a’.

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

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Member     Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud     `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Source: alifta.net

Hadiths with regard to singling out the Day of ‘Ashura’ for wearing Kuhl, bathing, dying with Henna and so on are all Fabricated

 117- Hadith: Anyone who bathes on the Day of ‘Ashura’ will not be sick during that whole year

All the Hadiths mentioned in respect of bathing on the Day of ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram), wearing Kuhl (antimony powder eyeliner), dying (with Henna), in addition to other acts observed by Ahl-ul-Sunnah (those adhering to the Sunnah) in opposition to the Shiites are Mawdu‘ (fabricated Hadith) except for those mentioned about Sawm (Fast).

Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah be merciful to him) mentioned in “Al-Fatawa” volume (4) page (513) what reads:

(Some people among those who claim themselves as followers of the Sunnah narrated many Hadith Mawdu‘ on which they based what they made as a slogan for them on that day – meaning the day of ‘Ashura’ – with which they also contradicted with those people – meaning Al-Rafidah (a Shiitic group). Therefore, they confronted a void act with another void act, and refuted a Bid‘ah (innovation in religion) by introducing another.

Nevertheless, there was one which was indeed more grievous and supportive of the atheists than the other – he meant the Bid‘ah of Al-Rafidah – such as the long Hadith that reads: Anyone who bathes on the Day of ‘Ashura’, will not be sick that year, and anyone who wears Kuhl on the Day of ‘Ashura’, their eyes will not become sore that year. This is in addition to other similar acts on that day such as dying with Henna, shaking hands, and so on. This Hadith and other similar ones are all considered fabricated lies by consensus of those who have knowledge of Hadith Science. Yet, it was mentioned by some Hadith scholars that it is Sahih (authentic). They claim that its Isnad (chain of narration) meets the condition of Sahih. However, this is undoubtedly wrong as clarified in other positions. Furthermore, none of the Muslim Imams (initiator of a School of Jurisprudence) stated it to be Mustahab (desirable) to wash up, wear Kuhl, dye with Henna and suchlike on the Day of ‘Ashura’. It was also not mentioned by any of the reliable Muslim scholars to whom people resort to know Allah’s Commands and Prohibitions. This was neither observed by the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) nor by Abu Bakr, `Umar, `Uthman or `Aly, (may Allah be pleased with them). Moreover, there was no mention of these Hadith in any of the Books or Musnads (Hadith compilations) composed by Hadith Scholars such as Musnad Ahmad, Is-haq, Ahmad ibn Mani‘ Al-Hamidy, Al-Dalany, Abu Ya`la Al-Mawsily and others. They were not stated in any of the subject-categorized Hadith books such as the Sihah (pl. of Sahih: Authentic Hadith Book), Sunan (Hadith compilations classified by jurisprudential themes), or those which comprise the Musnads and Athar (narrations from the Companions) such as Muwatta’ Malik, Waki‘, `Abdul-Razzaq, Sa‘id ibn Mansur, Ibn Abu Shaybah and other like them).

End quote.

It was also mentioned by Al-Hafizh ibn Rajab (may Allah be merciful to him) in his book (Lata’if Al-Ma‘arif) in regard to observing Sawm on the Day of ‘Ashura’ what reads:

All that which was reported about the merit of wearing Kuhl, dying with Henna, and bathing on the Day of ‘Ashura’ is Mawdu‘ and wrong. Concerning Sadaqah (voluntary charity), it was narrated on the authority of `Abdullah ibn `Amr ibn Al-`As that he said: Anyone who fasts on the Day of ‘Ashura’ it is as if they fasted the entire year. And, anyone who gives Sadaqah on this day it is as if they have given it during the whole year. (Related by Abu Mussa Al-Madiny)

As regards spending generously on one’s children on this day, Harb said: I asked Ahmad about the Hadith: Anyone who is openhanded with his family on the Day of ‘Ashura’… he stated that it does not count as a Hadith. Ibn Mansur added: I asked Ahmad: Did you hear anything about the Hadith: Anyone who gives generously to his family on the Day of ‘Ashura’, Allah will give him generously the rest of the year. He answered in the affirmative. It was also related on the authority of Sufyan ibn Huyaynah from Ja‘far Al-Ahmar from Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Al-Muntashir, who was one of the best Hadith narrators at his time, that he was informed that: Anyone who gives generously to his family on the Day of ‘Ashura’, Allah will give him generously the rest of the year. Ibn ‘Uyaynah mentioned that he acted upon this Hadith for fifty or sixty years and the result was all good. As for the statement of Harb that Ahmad did not count it as a Hadith; he meant the Hadith that is narrated as Marfu‘ (a Hadith narrated from the Prophet with a connected or disconnected chain of narration)as its Isnad is unauthentic.

Even though it was related from several ways of transmission, they are all unauthentic. An example of this is the one related by Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdul-Hakam. Furthermore, Al-‘Uqayly stated that it was not authentically transmitted (i.e., among scholars). It was also related on the authority of `Umar according to his saying. However, its Isnad includes an anonymous narrator in its chain.

On the other hand, the acts of mourning that some people like Al-Rafidah offer on this day because of the murder of Al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him) are characteristic of those who missed the right path in this life while they think that they are acquiring good by their deeds. This is because neither Allah (Exalted be He) nor His Messenger (peace be upon him) ordained to mourn the death of the prophets or the calamities that befell them, so, in what manner could this be applied in respect of people who are below them in rank?

End quote.

Based on the cited statement of Ibn Taymiyyah and Al-Hafizh ibn Rajab (may Allah be merciful to them), it is known that the Hadiths mentioned with regard to singling out the Day of ‘Ashura’ for wearing Kuhl, bathing, dying with Henna and so on are all Mawdu‘. Similarly, all the Hadiths mentioned on the merit of openhanded giving to one’s children are also unauthentic. Concerning what was reported by Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Al-Muntashir – a junior Tabi‘y (one of the follower, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet) – who transmitted it from another person without naming him, and similarly did Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, the renowned Imam; it is not permissible to cite that as an evidence on the validity of openhanded giving (on this day). This is because the proof is to be derived from the Qur’an or the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet), not the acts of the Tabi‘un or those who succeeded them. Accordingly, the command to do that on the Day of ‘Ashura’ is considered an impermissible act of Bid‘ah (innovation in religion).

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who does any action that is not in accordance with this matter of ours (Islam) will have it rejected. (Related by Muslim in his Sahih and Al-Bukhari as a Hadith Mu‘allaq [a Hadith missing link in the chain of narration, reported directly from the Prophet] but he affirmed its authenticity) The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: Anyone who introduces anything into this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it will have it rejected. (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim from the Hadith of `Aishah)

In reference to giving Sadaqah (voluntary charity) on that day, there is the Hadith of `Abdullah ibn `Amr that was previously mentioned in the statements of Al-Hafizh ibn Rajab and it is Mawquf (words or deeds narrated from a Companion of the Prophet that are not attributed to the Prophet). It was reported from him by Abu Musa Al-Madiny; however, Al-Hafizh ibn Rajab (may Allah be merciful to him) did not mention anything about its Isnad. But, most of the narrators from whom Abu Musa Al-Madiny transmitted were ranked as weak and unauthentic narrators. Therefore, it is not permissible to act upon such a Hadith unless it is proven to be authentically reported from `Abdullah ibn `Amr ibn Al-`As (may Allah be pleased with them both). In case this is proven, it is to be considered Marfu‘ since such a statement cannot be issued as a personal opinion. Again, mourning on the Day of ‘Ashura’ is one of the condemned Bid‘ahs introduced by Al-Rafidah, with which they contradicted Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama‘ah (those adhering to the Sunnah and the Muslim main body), and the path of the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet). Consequently, it is not permissible to imitate them in this matter. Allah is the One sought for Help!

Source: Fatwas of Ibn Baz
http://alifta.net/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?View=Page&PageID=154&PageNo=1&BookID=10

Are you wrapped or covered? – Have a look at this image

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