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A Muslim is prohibited to congratulate the disbelievers, Christians, Jews or whomever, on their distinctive occasions

Fatwa no. 21079

Q: On 12/8/1420 A.H. notices were placed on the roads of Riyadh conveying congratulations from the Banque Saudi Fransi on the New Year.

Employees of the Banque Saudi Fransi wish the Saudi people a merry year. Respected shaykh, it undoubtedly hurts every Muslim to find things like this common in the land of Tawhid (belief in the Oneness of Allah/monotheism) and Al-Haramayn Al-Sharifayn (the Two Sacred Mosques, the Sacred Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah).

I hope that Your Honor will clarify the ruling of Islam on this matter.

A:

A Muslim is prohibited to congratulate the disbelievers, Christians, Jews or whomever, on their distinctive occasions. This involves a sort of agreeing with them on their falsehood and being loyal to them.

Similarly, a Muslim is prohibited to congratulate his Muslim brother on the feasts and celebrations of the disbelievers. By doing so, a Muslim imitates them.

Muslims must resent disbelievers, dissociate themselves from them and hate their disbelief and disobedience to Allah, as Allah (Exalted be He) states,

 It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated,

 Anyone who imitates a people becomes one of them.

the Shaykh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah commented on this Hadith saying,

This Hadith at least implies that it is prohibited for a Muslim to imitate the disbelievers though it apparently signifies the disbelief of the imitator.

Allah (Exalted be He) states,

…and if any amongst you takes them as Auliyâ’, then surely he is one of them.

You (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) will not find any people who believe in Allâh and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)

He (Glorified be He) states,

 O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliyâ’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Auliyâ’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliyâ’, then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allâh guides not those people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).

Thus, Muslims are not permitted to express joy or congratulate disbelievers on their festive occasions, whether by word of mouth, posters, newspapers, magazines, cards or the like. The legal authorities must remove these notices.

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 Member Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh

Fatwas of the Permanent Committee>Group 2>Volume 1: `Aqidah>Acts commensurate with Kufr>Congratulating Kafirs in their feasts

Types of Ibadah – Khawf, Rajaa and Tawakkul – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee [Audio|En]

Types of Ibadah Khawf (Reverential Fear), Rajaa (Hope/Longing) & Tawakkul (Trust/Reliance)
Abu Muhammad al Maghribee

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

Class of Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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

On the Types of Ebaadah. In this class we covered khawf (reverential fear), the blameworthy and praiseworthy and its types, rajaa’ (hope/longing), the praiseworthy and blameworthy and tawakkul (putting one’s trust/reliance in Allah) and its 4 types.

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Benefits from Manners and Character of Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna and the Scholars in General – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

One Week with Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
[Audio|English]

Topic: Benefits from Manners and Character of Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna and the Scholars  in General

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(Inspirational) Oh Sisters Be Not Soft in Speech, Stay in Your Houses, Do Not Display Yourselves – By Shaykh Hasan al-Banna – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

Translation of Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
[Audio|English]

Inspirational Lecture !! Don’t Miss to Listen to it 

O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allâh), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.

And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As-Salât (Iqamât­as­Salât), and give Zakât and obey Allâh and His Messenger. Allâh wishes only to remove Ar­Rijs (evil deeds and sins, etc.) from you, O members of the family (of the Prophet Peace be upon him), and to purify you with a thorough purification.

And remember (O you the members of the Prophet’s family, the Graces of your Lord), that which is recited in your houses of the Verses of Allâh and Al­Hikmah (i.e. Prophet’s Sunnah legal ways, etc. so give your thanks to Allâh and glorify His Praises for this Qur’an and the Sunnah). Verily, Allâh is Ever Most Courteous, Well­Acquainted with all things. (Al-Ahzab 33:32-34)

Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allâh in Islâm) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islâmic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allâh), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allâh has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allâh has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord Allâh), the men and the women who give Sadaqât (i.e. Zakât, and alms, etc.), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadân, and the optional Nawâfil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allâh much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting, standing, lying, etc. for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of Allâh during the five compulsory congregational prayers) or praying extra additional Nawâfil prayers of night in the last part of night, etc.) Allâh has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise). (Al-Ahzab 33:35)

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Advice to the Parents on Raising Children – Sheikh Mis’ad al-Husaynee [Audio|Ar-En]

Telelink – Sheikh Mis’ad al-Husaynee – Advice to the Parents on Raising Children

This telelink lecture was givenon Saturday, April 7, 2012 by our Noble Sheikh Mis’ad al-Husaynee, Professor of Tafseer (Quranic Exegesis) and Quranic Sciences in The Islaamic University of Madinah, K.S.A

Translated into English By Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com

At what age do we begin teaching our children?

How do we give them the proper Islamic education?

Here is a brief summary of 5 important points the sheikh also brought.

1. Give priority their Islamic education, in accordance with what the Messenger, sallallahu alaihi wasallam, taught.

2. Set the right example in statements & action.

3. Keep them away from that which will have an evil affect on them. Know that TV & media are more dangerous than a person in destroying the uprightness of our children!

4. Strive to find good substitutions for that which we prevent them (from harmful things). Keep them busy with good, or they may keep busy with falsehood!

5. Make sure the manhaj of Ahlus-Sunnah is made clear to them and warn them from deviant methodologies and leave no room for confusion.

Listen to find out more!

Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 58:41)

Signs of an Upright and Healthy Sound Heart – Shaykh Khaalid adh-Dhufayree [Audio|Ar-En]

This a enlightening lecture delivered by the Noble Shaykh, Khalid ibn Dahwi adh-Dhufayree (May Allaah preserve him), from the well known scholars of Kuwait, regarding the signs of an Upright Heart.

English translation starts @ 30 min

Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 01:04:47) [Arabic/English]

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Women Lightening their EyeBrows – The Permanent Committee

Fatwa no. 21778

Q: The habit of lightening eyebrows has recently spread among women; they lighten the hairs below and above the eyebrow, so that it resembles Nams (removing hair from the face/eyebrows). This habit is an imitation of Western countries. The lightening substance is also medically harmful. What is the ruling of Shari`ah (Islamic law) on this deed? Please advise. May Allah reward you! It is worth mentioning that most women request a written Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar), and refuse to abide by verbal ones. May Allah make us benefit from it and preserve the religion of this Ummah (nation based on one creed). Indeed, He is the One able to do so.

Ans:

It is not permissible to lighten above and below the eyebrows in the way that was mentioned, as it entails changing Allah’s creation and resembles Nams which is prohibited, being in the same sense. It is even more prohibited if it entails imitation of non-Muslims, or if it is harmful to the body or hair. This is because Allah (Exalted be He) says: …and do not throw yourselves into destruction The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.”

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 : Salih Al-Fawzan – Member: `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan  – Chairman : `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh

Facing Qiblah – Al-Mulakhas Al-Fiqhi – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

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[Audio|English]

From the book Al-Mulakhas al-Fiqhi by Sheikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan

Today we continue with the Chapter of Salah with the section on the Conditions of the Salah (prayer). We cover the condition: Facing the Qiblah.  What are some of the ways in which we can determine the Qiblah? Listen to find out.

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Tayammum – Al-Mulakhas Al-Fiqhi – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

Tayammum
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com
[Mp3|English]

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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The Pillars, Obligatory Elements, and Sunan of Salaah – Al-Mulakhas Al-Fiqhi – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Mp3|En]

The Pillars, Obligatory Elements, and Sunan of Salaah
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com
[Mp3|English]

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

Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 1:10:54)

Tafsir Surah Noor – Shaykh Hassan Marzooq Al-Bannaa [Audio|Ar-En]

Tafsir Surah Noor
Shaykh Hassan bin Abdul-Wahhab Marzooq Al-Bannaa
Translated into English by Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
[Audio|Arabic-English]

Surah An-Noor has total 64 verses of which first 31 verses covered in the below audio
remaining parts will be added if available, insha ‘ Allaah

Part 01 (v.1-10) : Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 1:27:33)

Part 02 (v.11-19) : Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 36:36)

Part 03 (v.20-30): Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 1:36:33)

Part 04 (v.31): Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 45:45)

Usool As-Sunnah – Shaykh Hassan bin Abdul-Wahhab Marzooq Al-Bannaa [Audio|Ar-En]

Usool As-Sunnah of Imam Ahmad
Shaykh Hassan bin Abdul-Wahhab Marzooq Al-Bannaa
Translated into English by Abu MUhammad al-Maghribee
[Audio|Arabic-English]

Class on the book Usool As-Sunnah given by Shaykh Hassan bin Abdul-Wahhab Marzooq Al-Bannaa hafidhahullah @Masjid At-Tawheed on December 30th, 2011. Translation by Abu Muhammad al-Maghribi hafidhahullah .

Paltalk room: ‘Masjid Attawheed Atlanta GA Usa Live Duruus’

Audios Extracted from Youtube videos uploaded by MasjidTawheed

Part 01 – Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 01:02:12)

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Part 03 – Q/A – Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 53:11)

Rebutting The Doubts Of Those Who Reject The Sunnah – Abu Ishaaq Nadeem Ahsan Shah [Audio|En]

Rebutting The Doubts Of Those Who Reject The Sunnah
Abu Ishaaq Nadeem Ahsan Shah (hafidhahullaah)
[Audio|English]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This is a lecture that was delivered at the Salafi Publications Conference in 2008.

In it our brother Abu Ishaaq Nadeem Ahsan Shah (حفظه الله تعالى) covers the following topic in a comprehensive manner:

He states, at the beginning of the lecture the following: “…speaking about some of the doubts presented surrounding the Sunnah over time.  This is a very important topic because many Muslims have become corrupted or gone astray after misunderstanding this issue, the issue of following the Sunnah and what it means to follow the Sunnah.  And there were those amongst them who rejected the Sunnah altogether.” 

Click on the links below to listen to or to download this lecture.

Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 01:14:23)

May Allah reward our brother Abu Ishaaq Nadeem (حفظه الله تعالى) immensely for this highly beneficial lecture and may He continue to aid those that hold up the Book of Allah and Authentic Sunnah with the understanding of the Salaf-us-Saalih.

Who is Abu Ishaaq Nadeem Ahsan Shah [hafidhahullaah]?

Abu Ishaaq is our elder British brother of Pakistani origin, residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a graduate from Madeenah University and is well-known for his strong adherence to the Salafi methodology.

Post and Audio Courtesy : Abu Bilal Nahim @ KSA_Dawah Google Group

al-Fawzan: Who, if not Ahl-ul-Ahwa? (Emotional, explicit, must see) [Video|Ar-En]

Scholar: ´Allâmah Sâlih bin Fawzân al-Fawzân
Date: 1427-11-19/2006-12-10
Reference: Darulhadith.com
Translation & video: aFatwa.com (site no more exists)

Reciter: Imâm al-Barbahârî said:

“Bear in mind that all whims are evil. They all call to the sword.” (Sharh-us-Sunnah 147)

Shaykh al-Fawzân: They call to the sword, that is, to the tribulation. The civil wars and splitting has only been caused by Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’ such as Mu’tazilah, Khawârij and others from among Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’. They are the ones who are responsible for the tribulations; Mu’tazilah, Khawârij, Rawâfidh and others. The tribulations have only been caused by them.

Who killed ‘Uthmân (radhiya Allâhu ‘anh)?

Who killed ‘Alî bin Abî Tâlib (radhiya Allâhu ‘anh)?

Who caused the tribulations between the Muslims after that if not these Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’?

Who was it that got al-Ma’mûn and his successors to put Ahl-us-Sunmnah on trial so that they even dragged their Imâm Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimahullâh), beat him and imprisoned him if not Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’?

Who was it that imprisoned Shaykh-ul-Islâm Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullâh) so that he died in the prison if not these Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’?

We are obliged to beware of these people. Their evil leads to the splitting of the Muslims, rebellion against the Muslim ruler and that the Muslims scatter into sects and groups instead of being one single nation (Ummah).

Shorts that do not Cover Ones Knees – Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen

Shorts That Do Not Cover Ones Knees

Question:

What is the ruling regarding people who wear shorts when they play sports and people who watch them play?

Answer:

Playing sports is allowed when it does not prevent one from what is obligatory. If it were to prevent one from something that is obligatory then it would be unlawful. If it becomes something that people spend most of their time in, then it would become a waste of time, in which case the least of what could be said is that it is Makruh (disliked). As for a person playing a sport, who is wearing only shorts that expose his thigh, or even more then that, then this is not allowed. For what is correct is that it is obligatory for young men to cover their thighs, and that watching a sport whose participants have their thighs exposed like this is not allowed.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 256

Darussalam english Publication

Tafseer Surah Ikhlaas – Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna [Audio|Ar-En]

Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
Translated by Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com
[Audio|Arabic-English]

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Oh Mankind! Indeed You are Returning to your Lord! – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

Oh Mankind! Indeed You are Returning to your Lord!
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: http://followthesalaf.com
[Audio|English]

Khutbah from Friday, February 24, 2012
Based on Sheikh Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen‘s tafseer of selected ayaat in Surat al-Inshiqaaq

Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 31:28)

O man! Verily, you are returning towards your Lord with your deeds and actions (good or bad), a sure returning, so you will meet (i.e. the results of your deeds which you did).

Then, as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand,
He surely will receive an easy reckoning,
And will return to his family in joy.

But whosoever is given his Record behind his back,
He will invoke (his) destruction,

And shall enter a blazing Fire, and made to taste its burning.
Verily, he was among his people in joy!
Verily, he thought that he would never come back (to Us)!

(al-Inshiqaaq: 6-14)

Advice To Our Teenage Girls – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

Advice To Our Teenage Girls
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
Audio Courtesy: followthesalaf.com
[Audio|English]

Listen / Download Mp3 Here  (Time 1:26:53)

I take the truth/good and leave the false/bad: No such thing!!!

Bismi Allaahi RaHman ir RaHeem

Sheikh ‘Alee arRamlee hafidahu Allaah explains:

Somebody says:

“I will only take from him [i.e. somebody that somehow differs with the salaf] his words that are truth and leave the falsehood”

Sheikh answers: “It is not permissible for you to do that

Q: “Why not?”

Ans:

“Because your situation will not fail to be one of two possible cases: either you are a student of the religion and you can distinguish truth from falsehood or you are not able to distinguish truth from falsehood and the latter is the situation of most people.

If you are unable to distinguish then there is not point in asking your question, but if you are able to distinguish then still you are not able to assure that your heart will not be overcome with doubts, and this is a matter of religion, no playing games is allowed, besides the truth you would take from him [i.e. the one that somehow opposed the salaf] you can take from others that are trustworthy”

And then Sheikh ar Ramlee goes on to remind the stories of some of the greatest scholars in the first generations that would not allow themselves, or their families, to listen to even a verse of the qur’an recited by a caller to innovation. Like the example of Ibn Tawus, Abu Kulabah as well as the example of Muhammad ibn Sirin. Then the Shaikh refutes many other common excuses like “but he has sincerity and piety” or “isnt this ghiba?”

For the original in Arabic please visit: http://www.albaidha.net/vb/archive/index.php/t-13335.html

Related to this is “Repenting to mistakes in Manhaj” by sheikh Rabee’ (hafidahu Allaah) which highlights the seriousness of opposing the way of the salaf (includes link to arabic original) with examples of the prophet sala Allaahu ‘aleihi wa salaam and the sahaba:

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