Three Golden Advices For The Muslim Family – Shaykh Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree / Mustafa George [Audio|Ar-En]

Three Golden Advices For The Muslim Family
Shaykh Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree (hafidhahullaah)
[Audio|Arabic-English]

A beneficial sitting with our Shaykh Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree from Madinah, Saudi Arabia on the 6th of December 2012. Three golden advices for the Muslim family…

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Knowledge is the Key to all Good! – Shaykh Zayd ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee [Audio|Ar-En]

Knowledge is the Key to all Good!
Shaykh Zayd ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
[Audio|Arabic-English]

A beautiful reminder from our Shaykh regarding the importance of seeking knowledge.
Translated by our brother Sabir Crispen

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The Tongue – A Dangerous Matter – A Tearful Admonition – Shaykh ‘Abdullaah adh-Dhimaaree [Video|Ar-En]

By Shaykh ‘Abdullaah adh-Dhimaaree
Video Courtesy:  Brother Bilal Nahim

“You Salafis Split the Ummah” – Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna [Audio|Ar-En]

You Salafis Split the Ummah
Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
[Audio|Arabic-English]

The people they say, “You Salafis split between the people and your dawah is to splitting between the people.” This issue of difference and splitting between the people is from the decree of Allah to occur upon this Earth.

Lecture by Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna from UK Tour Series 2012 (Arabic & English)

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We Have Made You A Balanced Nation – Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr [Audio|Ar-En]

We Have Made You A Balanced Nation
Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah)
[Audio|Arabic-English]

We Have Made You A Balanced Nation by Shaykh Nu'maan al-Watr

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

Muwahhideen Publications facilitated a LIVE tele-lecture with Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah), who is from the mashaayikh of Ba’daanYemen in the district of Ib, and head of Dar-ul-Hadeeth there. The Shaykhaddressed us on the topic of Islaam being balanced, between negligence and extremism.

This lecture event was translated LIVE into English by our brother Hisham AbouZeid.

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Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah) commenced this lecture by stating that Islaam is the middle path; it is the Deen void of shirk and it is the Deen that Allaah is pleased with for His slaves. Surely, Allaah has relieved us of shackles and chains and made this Deen easy and comprehensible in both creed and application. The creed is compatible with inherent human nature that has not been corrupted and fulfils the needs of the soul and body. It is the Deen that can solve all the problems of mankind; and whoever holds tenaciously to it will find happiness, guidance and safety and will not be humiliated. The believer will become good in himself and would help others attain goodness.

Our Shaykh further stated that whoever contemplates, would realise that Islaam is between two falsehoods – negligence and extremism. This nation is one that is just and its creed is founded upon worshipping Allaah alone without any partners.

Shaykh Nu’maan then went on to exemplify and explain some of the areas in which Islaam takes the middle course, between negligence and extremism.

From them are:

  • Belief in the Prophets – Between the Jews who reject the prophets and the Christians who deify them.
  • Ibaadah – Between the indolence of the Christians and the extreme hardship in the worship of the Jews.
  • Purity – Between the Christians who hold almost nothing as impure and the extremity of the Jews.
  • Food – Between the Christians who almost do not discern between halaal and haram and the Jews  who, due to retribution for their sins, have many things that were made haram for them.
  • Obeying the ruler – We obey him in what is in accordance to the obedience of Allaah. However if we see from him disobedience, we do not usurp his rights nor do we revolt against him. Rather, we do not obey him in this disobedience and advise him.
  • Obedience to Parents – Between those who obey their parents even if it means disobeying Allaahand those who neglect their parents to the point of disobedience. Children – We do not relax the rules for them to do as they please nor are we so strict that it falls outside the boundaries of Islaam.
  • Women – The woman is not forbidden to learn and teach, however she is bounded by the Shari’ah, which insures her protection and that of the society.
  • Financial transactions – We neither extract assets from the hands of the people nor do we distribute the wealth of the people amongst the lazy and those who do not work. We are allowed to increase our wealth according to the legislation but engaging in interest has been made impermissible.

The Shaykh (hafidhahullaah) ended by saying it is upon us to learn the magnificence of our religion and become acquainted with the tremendous benefits of it in this life and the next. He then made du’aa for us all and asked Allaah to make us from those who are guided and guide others and that this sitting be a proof for us and not against us and that this gathering be a reason for happiness in this life and the next.

Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

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

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The Perils of Intermingling with The People of Innovation – Shaykh Khalid adh-Dhufayree [Audio|Ar-En]

The Perils of Intermingling with The People of Innovation by Shaykh Khalid adh-Dhufayree

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

On Tuesday 15th January, 2013, Muwahhideen Publications hosted a LIVE tele-link lecture with Shaykh Khalid adh-Dhufayree (May Allaah Preserve Him), who is from the mashaayikh of Kuwait.

This lecture event was translated LIVE into English.

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The Shaykh commenced his lecture by stating, the fact that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) frequently warned against bid’ah (innovation in the religion) in all of his sermons is indicative of the extreme danger of innovation, which is from the reasons of annihilation and destruction. The Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was keen on ensuring the guidance of his ummah and from the care he had for his nation is that he never left a single door that leads to goodness except that he encouraged going to it and never left a door of evil except that he warned us form going towards it. From the greatest of those evils that have become widespread in this ummah and have caused great confusion to many people are bid’ah (innovation in the religion) and ahwaa (desires)

The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) gave us foundational principles on how to deal with the people of innovation, desires, differing and sects with their various waves. Whether they are from the ancient sects that endured like the JahmiyyahMu’tazilahAsh`aris and other than them; or likewise, the modern day groups like the IkhwaanisTableeghisTakfirees and Qutbis; all of them are innovated sects.

Shaykh adh-Dhufayree (hafidhahullaah) then went on to mention some ahadeeth where the Prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) warned against bid’ah; and he has shown us the way to escape and survive innovations, which is to beware of them, warn against them, avoid them and their people and to refrain from mingling with the people of innovation.

So boycotting ahlul bid’ah is from the greatest foundations in the religion that will continue to preserve the deen of a Muslim and protect him from the evil of the people of innovation and misguidance. This principle has been clarified in the Book of Allaah, and the Salaf were keen on establishing it.

Our Shaykh then proceeded to narrate a wealth of athaar (narrations) from the Salaf concerning intermingling with ahlul bid’ah wal ahwaa. He said that the people of bid’ah actually scheme and plot against Ahlus Sunnah, so they enter into our ranks with the intention of misguiding us and begin by talking about the Sunnah then gradually introduce their innovation. So it behoves a man of the Sunnah, a Salafi to be intelligent and insightful in recognizing these approaches by the people of innovation and desires.

He continued by stating that there is consensus of the Salaf, in all ages of the ummah, about boycotting and warning against ahlul bid’ahwal ahwaa due to the eminent danger in mingling with them. Furthermore, Shaykh adh-Dhufayree (hafidhahullaah) clarified that our Salaf did not only warn against innovations but the innovators as well because surely innovations do not spread on their own; they need marketers. So if the innovators are warned against, boycotted and refuted, the innovations that they carry will surely weaken and die. However, in our times a people have emerged with a misguided and false principle, which maintains that you can warn against the innovation but not the innovator which is in total opposition to the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the consensus of the Salaf.

Our Shaykh went on to quote the statements Ahlul ‘Ilm concerning sitting with and keeping the company of the people of innovation and earnestly advised us to flee from them. He continued that one should fear misguidance for himself, so it is obligatory to be as distant from the people of innovation as possible and we must beware of them, warn against them and not praise them. And from the greatest ways of remaining firm is to turn to Allaah, asking Him for steadfastness upon the deen and to leave off intermingling with ahlul bid’ah.

In clarifying this pertinent issue of the perils of intermingling with the people of innovation, Shaykh Khalid adh-Dhufayree (hafidhahullaah) went into much detail by abundantly quoting our Salaf regarding this topic. A must listen for the seeker of Truth.

Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

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

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An Explanation of The Ahadeeth of The Hawdh of The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) – Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Hadaad [Audio|Ar-En]

An Explanation of The Ahadeeth of The Hawdh of The Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) by Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Hadaad

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Hadaad  is a student of Ash-Shaykh Al-Allaamah Al-Muhaddith, The Imaam of Yemen, Shaykh Abu ‘Abdur Rahmaan Muqbil Ibn Hadee al-Waadi’ee (rahimahullaah) and is currently the Imaam of Masjid Siddeeq in Dhimaar, Yemen.

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Introducing the topic, Shaykh ‘Abdullaah (hafidhahullaah) explained that linguistically, a hawdh is a place where water gathers and it is the place from which the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) will allow his nation to drink on Yawmul Qiyaamah (The Day of Resurrection). There is ijmaa’ (consensus) amongst ahlul haqq (the people of the truth) regarding the hawdh and according to Al-Haafidh As-Suyooti (rahimahullaah), the mention of the hawdh has come from over fifty companions, including the four rightly guided caliphs, the prolific narrators of ahadeeth from the companions and other than them. He went on to say that despite the wealth of ahadeeth affirming the hawdh, there are those who deny its existence and thus it is befitting that they be prevented from drinking from it.

Next, the Shaykh provided us with an abundance of narrations from various books of hadeeth about thehawdh, its description and the events that will take place at it in addition to the statements of the scholars of the past concerning it.

From its description:

  • It is massive
  • It is a noble place to drink from
  • The one who drinks from it will never be thirsty again
  • It is supplied directly from the river Kawthar in Jannah
  • It is whiter than milk, sweeter than honey, cooler than snow and more pleasant to smell than misk
  • Its chalices are more numerous than the stars in the sky
  • Its length and width is equal
  • Every time you drink from it, it will only increase what is in it
  • In it are growing trunks of gold, musk and pearls which will bear fruit of all types of jewels

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Hadaad (hafidhahullaah) further discussed the positions of Ahlul ‘Ilm (The People of Knowledge) on the order in which events will occur regarding the hawdh, the siraat and the mizaan. He then proceeded to narrate numerous ahadeeth about those who will be prevented from drinking from the hawdh of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on the day of the greatest thirst.

Those who will be prevented from drinking from the hawdh include:

  • Those who lie upon Allaah and His Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
  • Those who innovate in the deen from the rawaafidhkhawaarij and the rest of ahlul bid’ah wal ahwaa (the people of innovation and desires)
  • Those who are extreme in dhulm (oppression)
  • Those who blot out the truth
  • Those who are lackadaisical in the amount of sin and transgression they commit
  • Those who sinned publicly

It was authentically reported that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated:

“Certain people will be driven away from my Hawdh (the Prophet’s Basin in the Hereafter) on the Day of Judgment and I will say: “O my Lord, my Ummah my Ummah (another version reads: and I will say: My Companions, my Companions). It will be said (to me): “You do not know what they did after you (died). They continued deviating from the right path since you left them.”

[Related by Al-Bukhaari, Book on Prophets, Chpater on Allaah’s Saying: “And Allaah did take Ibraheem as a Khaleel”, no. 3349]

This is merely a brief summary of the immense benefits contained in this highly informative lecture. All are encouraged to listen to it in order to become acquainted with the belief of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ahconcerning this significant affair.

We ask Allaah to make us from those who drink from the hawdh of the Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and we seek refuge in Him from being prevented from doing so on that severe day.

Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

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

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How to Seek Knowledge? – Abu Isma’eel Mustafa George [Audio|En]

Muslims are trying their best to gain Islamic knowledge. However, it’s important we remind ourselves the status of knowledge, gaining it, studying it, reading it and memorizing it. Due to its importance we find the scholars of the past and present writing about how to seek knowledge.

Lecture by Abu Isma’eel Mustafa George from UK Tour Series 2012

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Does The Ends Justify The Means ? – Shaykh Salih Ali-Shaykh

Shaykh Salih Ali-Shaykh [1]  on Political Demonstrations
& the Principle: “The ends justify the means”[2]

As for what people state that: “The ends justify the means” – this is wrong and not from our Islamic legislation. On the contrary, in the legislation, the means have specific rulings and with the condition that they be initially permissible. If the means are forbidden, such as a person drinking alcohol for medicinal purposes, then even if there may be some sort of remedy in it, it is still forbidden. So, not all means may have the same ruling as the end result. Rather, the means must be permissible in themselves.

It is also not always the case that a servant (of Allah) may assume that since certain means are successful, he’s therefore allowed to take them. An example of this is political demonstrations. For example, if a large group of people comes as says, “If we stage a demonstration, this will pressure the leader and then consequently he will have to change and rectify the situation. The end justifies the means.” We say that this is completely false because the means in themselves are forbidden. These actions, even though the goal may be sincere and necessary, still the origin is impermissible. It is just like a person using a forbidden substance for some cure. Thus, there are many means and methods someone’s intellect may come up with, yet they may not be justified by the end result. So, this is for sure a false principle.

The means must be permissible in origin and then the ruling of the end result is applied to them; if the end result is allowable, the means are allowed. If it is obligatory, then the means are likewise.[3]

[1] Salih Ali-Shaykh: One of the leading scholars of Saudi Arabia, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, and the current minister of Islaamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia. (born 1362 Hijrah / 1941).

[2] This fatwa was taken from a book called “al-Fatawa al-Shar’iyyah fi al-Qadhaya Al-‘Asriyyah,” a collection of various rulings by Muhammad Ibn Fahd al-Husayn.

[3] Taken from the cassette: Fatawa al-‘Ulama fi Hukm al-Tafjirat wal-Muzaharat wal-Ightiyalat.

Reference: http://www.answering-extremism.com/trans-pub/ae_sas_1.pdf

The Reality of Tawheed and Shirk – Ibn Baaz – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

This lecture was given in Orlando, FL on Friday, December 21, 2012 as part of their 3 day seminar.

This was originally taken from a work of the noble sheikh, al-allaama Abdul-Aziz ibnu Baaz, rahimahullah, regarding the Reality of Tawheed and Shirk.

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Read – Essence of Tawhid and Shirk – Ibn Baz

Celebrating Valentine’s Day (‘Eid ul-Hubb or Holiday of Love) – Permanent Committee

Fatwa no. 21203
Fatwa from Permanent Committee :

Question :

Some people celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14 by exchanging red roses, dressing in red, and congratulating one another on that day. Some cake shops make heart-shaped cakes in red and draw hearts on them and other shops advertise special items on sale for this day. What is your opinion on:

First: Celebrating this day?
Second: Buying from these stores on this day?
Third: Shop owners who do not celebrate this day selling gifts to be given by those who do celebrate it?

May Allah reward you with the best!

Answer:

The clear-cut evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah, upon which the Salaf (righteous predecessors) of this Ummah (nation based on one creed) unanimously agreed, confirms that there are only two Eids (festivals) in Islam: Eid-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) and Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice). Any other festival, whether peculiar to a person, a group, an event, or any other reason, is an invented festival that is not permissible for Muslims to celebrate, approve of, enjoy, or support in any way, because this is considered to be a transgression of the Limits of Allah.  Anyone who transgresses the limits set by Allah has wronged themselves.

If we add to this fabricated festival the fact that it is one of the festivals of the Kafirs (disbelievers), this heaps sin upon sin, because it entails resembling them and is a type of support of them. Allah (may He be Glorified) forbids the Mumins (believers), in His Ever-Glorious Book, from imitating or supporting the Kafirs. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Anyone who imitates a people is one of them.” (Abu Dawud, Sunan, Book on clothing, no. 4031; Ahmad, Musnad, vol. 2, p. 50). Valentine’s Day falls under this heading, as it is one of the idolatrous Christian festivals. It is not lawful for a Muslim who believes in Allah and the Last Day to celebrate, approve of, or congratulate people on it; it is forbidden to them. Rather, it is obligatory for them to ignore and avoid it, in obedience to Allah and His Messenger and to keep away from that which will arouse Allah’s Anger and incur Punishment.

It is also Haram (prohibited) for Muslims to support this festival or any other Haram festival by any means, whether by supplying food or drinks; selling, buying, manufacturing, gift-giving, correspondence, advertising etc., because all this comes under cooperating in sin and transgression and disobeying Allah and His Messenger.

Allah (may He be Glorified and Exalted) says:

“Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment.” (Surah Al-Ma’idah, 5: 2)

It is obligatory for Muslims to adhere to the Qur’an and Sunnah in all matters, especially in times of Fitnah (trial) when corruption is widespread. They must be sagacious enough and on their guard to avoid falling into the misguidance of those who have earned Allah’s Anger, those who went astray, or the Fasiqs (those flagrantly violating Islamic law) who have no fear of Allah nor have pride in being Muslims. Muslims should resort to Allah, asking for guidance and steadfastness in Islam, as it is Allah Alone Who guides and keeps us steadfast.

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

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

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Some Tremendous Scholarly Benefits – Relayed by student Abu Remlah Adam Lazerus (hafidhahullaah)

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah

Amma-ba’d

Some Tremendous Scholarly Benefits
Relayed by student Abu Remlah Adam Lazerus (hafidhahullaah)

– Simple yet Tremendous Advice from the Salaf

Abul ‘Aaliyah (d. 93H, rahimahullaah) said:

“Upon you is (to stick to) the First Affair which they used to be upon BEFORE the people split (and deviated).”

Ibn ‘Abbaas  (radiallaahu ‘anhumma) advised Uthman Al-Azdi:

“Upon you is to have Taqwaa of Allaah and uprightness; FOLLOW and do NOT innovate.” شرح السنة للبغوي

– The Importance of Tawheed & Rectification of ‘Aqeedah

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did NOT care about establishing the state (a government), rather he only gave care to establishing at-Tawheed!

– Ahlus-Sunnah Do not Betray the Truth

Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said:

A person of Sunnah may fall short and may sin [it’s possible], but he doesn’t betray the Truth, like Ahl-Ahwa` (people of desires & bidah) betray it.

– The Importance of Sincerity and a Warning against what opposes it

Shaikh Abu ‘Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaaree (hafidhahullaah) said:

There’s a difference between (one) who wants to spread the Truth & between (one) who wants his status to be raised due to spreading the Truth.

Shaikh Abu ‘Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaaree (hafidhahullaah) said:

Do not use your Religion or your ‘Aqeedah as a bridge to attain your wordly goals. Allaah is the most not in need of Shirk!

– Clarity in The Religion – distinction between truth and falsehood – and closing the door to any confusion

Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said:

To say generally “go to the people of knowledge” doesn’t provide guidance to the creation. We must name them as the Salaf did – after the fitnah occurred – as in Sahih Muslim: “Name us your men.” So now, name for us: who are the trustworthy carriers of knowledge whom you guide the youth to? So it is necessary that we name Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, Shaikh ‘Ubaid al-Jaabiree, Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan, and other than them upon their way, so people won’t be upon ignorance and confusion.

Shaikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) said:

“Verily, the true Religion of Islaam separates, and that is because the Qur`an separates. It separates between truth and falsehood, and our da’wah separates between truth and falsehood. And due to that, our Da’wah – which is the da’wah of truth – separates between the person of truth and the person of falsehood. And that is what the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did when he came with his da’wah.”

Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:

Upon you is to have (تميز) differentiation in your da’wah. Ahl-Sunna MUST clarify Truth which differentiates between them & ahl-bidah.

Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said:

Whoever only wants to confront outright falsehood, then most of the time he doesn’t strive to make the Truth clear & apparent.

– Beware of Ahlul-Bid’ah and their deceptions, false claims, tricks, lies…

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:

Dr. Ibraheem Ruhayli – and those like him – deceive the Salafees and the beginner students of knowledge, so due to that we say:  They are people of doubts; it is not permissible to:

* sit with them
* or listen to them
* or take knowledge from them.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

In this time, they come with a new Manhaj, saying, ‘so and so is Salafee or Sunni, but he has mistakes.’ But when you look into his mistakes, you see he is a Kharijee or Rafidee by speaking bad about the sahaaba, or Jahmee. So this claim of theirs (that he is Salafee) is false. [Sharh Ibaana Sughraa]

Ibn ‘Awn (d.151H, rahimahullaah) said:

“Those who sit with ahl-bidah are MORE SEVERE upon us than ahl-bidah themselves.”

Shaykh ‘Ubaid ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) said:

Nothing has strengthened many of ahl-bidah today as much as the excuses made for them by some who claim to be from Ahl-Sunnah!

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee Al-Madkhali (hafidhahullaah) said:

Theseجمعيات (dawah organizations) STEAL PEOPLE’S ‘AQEEDAH by giving them money!

– From Jihaad in the way of Allaah

Shaykh Ahmad ibn Yahya An-Najmee (rahimahullaah) said:

Seeking knowledge of the Qur`an, Sunnah & way of Salaf FROM SALAFI SCHOLARS is from striving in the Path of Allaah.

Shaykh Ahmad ibn Yahya An-Najmee (rahimahullaah) said:

Striving against ahl-bidah, and clarifying their danger and corruption is from striving in the Path of Allaah.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

Ibn Battah (rahimahullaah) listed names of imams of misguidance, even though they were dead and gone, so that all who live after can beware of their books.

– A Warning against Refusing to Aid the Truth

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:

As for the mukathilah (those who don’t aid the truth and its people) today, they are treacherously attacking Ahlus-Sunnah. By Allaah, they are more harmful than those who are originally people of Bid’ah, whose bid’ah is apparent (those who don’t hide their bid’ah). The Salaf used to warn against those who sit with Ahlul-Bid’ah, so what about someone who takes Ahlul-Bid’ah as companions and defends them. There is no doubt he is from Ahlul-Bid’ah; he openly defends them.

Shaikh Abu ‘Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaaree (hafidhahullaah) said:

From the enemies of Ahlus-Sunnah are al-mukhaithilah (those who don’t aid the truth and its people), and from al-mukhaithilah are those sick with a hidden desire: the disease of loving fame, leadership, and finding status for oneself. 

– No one is above the truth!

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

When we mention Abu Hanifa’s opposition to the hadeeth, it doesn’t mean we disgrace him, but the hadeeth are greater to our hearts.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

The one who speaks without knowledge should be advised; if he doesn’t accept, he should be boycotted & abandoned إبانةصغرى

– The importance of Following the Sunnah, and the Deviance of those who prevent it!

Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) relayed that Imam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said:

“Whoever prohibits people from raising their hands during the prayer (at the start of the prayer, before ruku’, and after ruku’) is an Innovator!

‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu ‘ahumma) would gather pebbles to throw at whoever he saw not raising his hands during the prayer – to show his rejection of them – because they opposed the Sunnah of Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).” [Sharh Ibaana Sughraa]

Ibn Abi Dawood (d. 316 H, rahimahullaah) said:

The people of opinion are people of bid’ah. —-> Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: Verily, bid’ah is the result of opinion.

– How Evil are Ahlul-Bid’ah! They Hate Hadeeth!

Baqiyyah said: “[Imam] Al-Awza’ee said to me:

‘Oh Abu Muhammad. What do you say about a people who hate the hadeeth of their Prophet?’ So I said: ‘They are an evil people.’

Then Al-Awza’ee said:

There’s not a person of bid’ah that you tell him a hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (salaallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that opposes his bid’ah except that he hates the hadeeth!”

[Sharf AsHabul-Hadeeth al-Khateeb]  [So instead of repenting and freeing himelf from his bid’ah and hating his bid’ah, he chooses instead to hate revelation! How evil are Ahlul-Bid’ah!!]

Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said:

From the virtues and tremendous Mercy and Generosity of Allaah is that all the Imams of the Arabic language were likewise Imams from Ahlus-Sunnah until the 3rd Generation. So the correct understanding of the meanings of the Qur`an and Sunnah were preserved how the Sahaaba understood them. Then Ahlul-Bid’ah saw how they can use the language to mis-interpret the meanings of the text to lead the people astray. They also translated the bid’ah of the disbelievers and clothed it in Arabic.

Shaykh ‘Ubaid ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) said:

And all the new da’wah groups are opponents to Salafiyyah, and they are all enemies to the Sunnah. This is because they are astray and lead others astray. And what is sufficient as a proof of their misguidance is that they have all been established upon the statements of mankind and the foundations laid by mankind… But as for Salafiyyah, it has no founder from amongst mankind, rather it is from Allaah! It was [conveyed] by the Prophets and Messengers.

– Loving for Allaah’s Sake

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:

1- Love & Hate for Allaah’s sake is a tremendous foundation of Eeman in the books of ‘Aqeedah; it is WAJIB on the Muslim to pay CLOSE attention!

2- Must Love for Allaah’s sake (the one) who is upright on obedience to Allaah & His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) – EVEN IF no relation (to you), far away & against you in worldly matters!

3- Must Hate for Allaah (the one) who opposes Allaah & His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), or befriends opposers EVEN IF (he is) close relative (of yours) or aids you in worldly matters إبانةصغرى

– Tazkiya is upon knowledge

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said:

Don’t recommend & praise someone EXCEPT UPON KNOWLEDGE…If only those who recommend people would stop doing that. شرح السنة#

– Reasons for Deviance!

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

Everyone who has left the path of Ahl-Sunnah has [left] due to his sitting with the people of desires & innovations. إبانةصغرى

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

If you sit with a person of bidah, it’s your first step to becoming from ahl-bidah & leaving Ahl-Sunnah; your Deen has weakened.

Abu Qulaabah (d.107 H, rahimahullaah) said:

Verily the people of desires(bid’ah) are people of misguidance, and I only see that their path leads to the Hellfire.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

Da’wah to ahl-bidah does NOT necessitate any friendship or keeping company with them or prolonged sitting with them.

– Cheating and Deceiving the Ummah

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said:

If you’re asked about one you know has been refuted, but you remain silent, then you have CHEATED the ummah of Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).  إبانة

 Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said:

Remaining silent about ahlul-bid’a is the greatest ghish (deception) of the Muslims, and is not permissible!

– Harming the perception of Islaam, making themselves obstacles in the spread of Islaam

Shaykh ‘Ubaid ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) said:

During the first three virtuous generations, thousands – if not Millions – had entered Islaam out of love for it and love for its people. And they saw how Islaam preserved their rights, wealth and lives. They saw in it justice and that the Muslims ruled with justice, and a Muslim couldn’t oppress a disbeliever. If a disbeliever had a right taken by a Muslim, he could take him to a judge and get his right. So are the Khawaarij who (falsely) claim to be “Ahlus-Sunnah” upon this? Never!!

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The Difference Between Seeking Refuge and Taking Refuge – Ibnul al-Qayyim

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

The Difference Between Seeking Refuge and Taking Refuge

Imam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) gave a beautiful explanation of taking refuge (a’oodhu), and from that long explanation, he said: “Its essential meaning is to flee from that which you fear will harm you to that which will safeguard you from it.” …The meaning of a’oodhu is: “I take refuge, guard myself and take precaution.”

Also, Ibnul-Qayyim explained the difference between seeking refuge (asta’idhu) and taking refuge (a’oodhu):

“If it is asked: When one is commanded to take refuge with Allaah, why does the form of the command carry a “seen” and “ta”? For example in His saying:…Seek refuge with Allaah from Shaitaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one). (An-Nahl, ayah 98)Yet one says: I take refuge (a’oodhu) and ‘I took refuge’ (ta’awwadhtu) without including the “seen” and “ta”?

The reply is: The “seen” and “ta” are grammatically used to denote a person’s seeking something. Therefore when one says, ‘Asta’idhu with Allaah,’ he is saying, ‘I seek refuge with Him.’ When he says, ‘Astaghfirullaah,’ he is saying, ”I seek the forgiveness of Allaah.”

However, when the person says, ‘I take refuge (a’oodhu) with Allaah,’ he is actually implementing and realizing what he seeks, because he sought refuge and protection with Allaah. There is a clear difference between actually taking refuge and seeking refuge. Therefore, because the one who is taking refuge is actually recoursing to Allaah, and holding firmly to Him, he says the verb that denotes this rather than saying the verb that denotes that he only seeks this.

The opposite is true for the saying, ‘Astaghfirullaah’ (I seek the forgiveness of Allaah), for in this case the person is asking Allaah to forgive him. Therefore, when he says, ‘Astaghfirullaah,’ he is implementing what he desires because the meaning of this statement is, ‘I ask Allaah that He forgive me.’

This then is the best way of seeking refuge, and it was for this reason that the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to say: “I take refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan,” and “I take refuge with Allaah’s perfect words,” and ‘”I take refuge with the Might and Power of Allaah,’ saying, ‘a’oodhu’ rather than ‘asta’idhu.’ Indeed, this is what Allaah taught him to say with His words:

Say: “I take refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of the daybreak, (Al-Falaq, ayah 1)
Say: “I take refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of mankind, (An-Nas, ayah 1)

Employing the word ‘a’oodhu’ rather than ‘asta’idhu.’

(Ibnul al-Qayyim, Bada`i al-Fawa`id, vol. 1, pg. 439-441; Tafsir al-Qayyim, pp. 538-541)
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From The Virtues of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (radiallaahu Ta’aala ‘anhu) – Shaikh Muhammad ibn Salih al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah)

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

From The Virtues of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radiallaahu Ta’aala ‘anhu)
Jumu’ah khutbah given by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Salih al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah)

All Praise is for Allaah. All Praise is for Allaah. All Praise is for Allaah, The One Who sent His Messenger Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to the best of generations, and chose for him companions – the most whole and complete in intellect, the most upright in religion, the most abundant in knowledge, and the bravest hearts – a people who truly strove in the way of Allaah, Who established the Religion with them, and made them triumphant over all the world as they wished to make His Word the most high and victorious.

And I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah, Who is Alone and has no partner, Illaahul Awaleen wal Akhireen (The True God of the first and the last), and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, the seal of the Prophets and leader of the righteous. May Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon him, his family, companions and followers in perfection til the Day of Judgement. As to what proceeds:

Oh slaves of Allaah! Know that Allaah chose Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) from the children of Adam to send to all of mankind after him. Allaah, The Most High, chose to send him with the most perfect, sound and suitable Religion for the creation with regards to both their faith and wordly affairs. So for certain, his companions – whom he was sent – are the best of generations, as has been firmly and authentically reported that the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: The best of people are my generation, then those that follow them, then those that follow them.Oh slaves of Allaah! Beware of what this generation of the companions possessed of virtue, struggled in the way of Allaah, inviting to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and supported the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Beware that they possessed numerous virtues and many great characteristics. By way of them, Allaah supported the religion of Islaam, and with it, made them victorious. And from them were the rightly-guided Caliphs and leaders, those who established the rule after the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the best way, thus preserving the Religion, and governing the people with justice and wisdom.

Their rule was the best of the past and the best of the future. And we don’t say this haphazardly or blindly, and we don’t say this as a mere unsupported claim. But we say this, as their actions bear witness to it, and speak for what they did.

—–

The most lofty of them in ability and highest in honor was Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Uthman (radiallaahu Ta’aala ‘anhu). The sun neither rose nor set above anyone – after the Prophets – better than Abu Bakr. The sun neither rose nor set – since Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) created it until the Last Day – over anyone, after the Prophets (‘alayhimi salaam), better than Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (radiallaahu Ta’aala ‘anhu).

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) left him behind for his nation, appointing him the first ruler, after its Prophet. From a signal from him (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), which is very close to being clearly explicit, as it has been authentically reported in al-Bukhaaree that : a woman came to the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for a need. And he (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered her to return to him later, meaning that he did not take care of her need at that time, but rather he ordered her to return to him later. And she said, “What if I don’t find you?” And he (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Go to Abu Bakr.

This is an explicit quote, showing that Abu Bakr was to be the ruler after the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Likewise, Continue reading

Teaching the child Kalimatut-Tawheed (Laa Ilaaha Illallah – There is no god/deity deserving of worship in truth except Allah)

Teaching the child Kalimatut-Tawheed
(Laa Ilaaha Illallah – There is no god/deity deserving of worship in truth except Allah)

From the book “Taribeeyatul-Awlaad fee Dhaw’il-Kitaab was Sunnah” (Educating the Children in the Light of the Book (Qur’aan) and the Sunnah), introduced by Ash-Shaykh, Al-Aalim, Ar-Rabbaaniyy (the educator) Saalih inb Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan (May Allah preserve him upon good) and prepared by Abdus-Salaam Ibn Abdillah Sulaymaan (May Allah preserve him upon good).

Point 12: Teaching the child the Statement of At-Tawheed (Tawheed is to single out Allah alone, in all acts of worship).

So the first of what the child begins with in speech, obligatory upon al-waalidayn (the father and mother), is teaching him Kalimatut-Tawheed, and to instruct to it.

Ibn Abbaas (May Allah be pleased with his father and him) narrates that An-Nabiyy (the Prophet) (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) said: ((Establish upon your children the first statement, Laa Ilaaha Illallah and instruct them at the time of death Laa Ilaaha Illallah)).

Umm Sulaym (May Allah be pleased with her), used to teach her son Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) to say: Laa Ilaaha Illallah (There is no god deserving of worship in truth except Allah). Say: I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and that was before Al-Fitaam (the end of 2 year suckling or nursing period of a baby from his mother).

It must be repeated in front of him, and this is pertaining to the mother and she plays with him. It then becomes habitual. To bring about understanding, she explains to him a simple explanation teaching him its meaning.

He knows that Allah is One, and He has no partner(s). He is Al-Khaaliq (The Creator). He is above the heavens, and He rises above His Arsh (Throne). He is fully aware (in sight and knowledge) over us and knowledgeable of our affairs. He hears and sees. Verily He is Al-Qaadir (His will and decree is over everything).

Trusting upon Allah becomes habitual and Allah is Ash-Shaafee (the One Who cures and gives good health). It is obligatory upon us to love Him and to worship Him. Likewise, the child is to be taught to love An-Nabiyy (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him), and to obey him. He is to be told something regarding his (An-Nabiyy) behaviour and his traits. That he loved children and played with them and similar to that of what she teaches him of their understanding.

It is repeated upon them: ((Who is your Lord? Who is your Prophet? What is your Religion?)) and ((Where is Allah?)).

He learns about love of the Companions (May Allah be pleased with them all) and the righteous (May Allah have mercy upon them). He memorises Al-Faatihah, Suratul-Ikhlaas and Al-Mu’awwidhatayn ( Suratul-Falaq and Suratun-Naas).

Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb
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Naseehah (Advice) from Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa

Naseehah (Advice) from Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa
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As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh. May Allah have mercy upon me, you and all of the Muslims. Aameen.

Once, I entered the masjid for our class with our Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him, and his family upon good), I found him praying. After I offered my prayer of greeting the masjid, I greeted the Shaykh, and kissed his head. We talked about how each of us spent our Eid and the conditions of our families. After this the Shaykh began to drink his tea, which was prepared for him.

I asked the Shaykh, how does one become a strong student, treading the path of seeking knowledge? The Shaykh replied, Patience (Sabr). He said this 3 times. He said patience with Allah, in good and bad times. Patience with yourself, patience with ease and with hardships. Patience with your family and friends. Patience with knowledge. Patience with the Qur’aan. Patience with learning the Arabic language. I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.

After a short while, the Shaykh motioned to me to come to him. He told me, not to waste time. He told me to guard my time from the time wasters. He told me not to waste my time with that which wont bring about any benefit. Guard your time against your desires. Give knowledge all of your time. Tire yourself with seeking knowledge. Do not become distracted by those who want to take your knowledge. Once again I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.

After a short period, the Shaykh motioned to me again to come to him. He told me to engulf myself in reading the Qur’aan. He said to read the Qur’aan in abundance. Over and over and over. He said to read the Qur’aan when you wake from your sleep, read the Qur’aan before you go to bed. The more you read the Qur’aan, the better you will become in the Arabic language. So constantly read the Qur’aan.

He also told me to listen to the tapes of the Ulamaa (major scholars), from the likes of Shaykh Al-Albaanee, Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, and Shaykh Saalih Aali Shaykh.

Later on the Shaykh was asked about the rights of the Qur’aan. Is it better to read it or to memorize it?

He, the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him, and his family) said, one should read the Qur’aan. The Qur’aan is to be read. To memorize it is good. But if it cant be memorized, so read it. Read it in your prayers, before you sleep, when you wake. Before prayer and after prayer. Always have a mushaf (copy of the Qur’aan) near you, everywhere. In Shaa Allah.

May Allah have mercy upon us all.

The Times When it is Not Permissible to Perform the Optional Prayers – Al-Mulakhas Al-Fiqhi – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
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[Mp3|English]

From the book Al-Mulakhas al-Fiqhi (A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence) by Sheikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan. The book of Salaah. Class of Monday, December 24, 2012.

In this class we continue in the chapter on as-Salat (prayer) in the section of The Times When it is Not Permissible to Perform the Optional Prayers.

Because we have learned the virtue of performing the optional prayers, so it is important to know the times in which they are prohibited.  Do you know the 5 times?  Do you know any of the exceptions to these?  Listen to find out…

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Family Matters: The Muslim Home – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee [Audio|En]

Family Matters – The Muslim Home
Abu Muhammad al Maghribee (hafidhahullaah)
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[Audio|English]

This class was given in Masjid at-Tawheed, Stone Mountain, GA.

In this class we begin a mini-series on the Muslim Home.

Part 01: Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 1:07:27) (29/02/2012)

Part 02: Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 01:04:09)

Part 03: Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 58:04)

Part 04: Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 54:38)

“And of his signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and he placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Ar-Room: 21)

“And Allaah has made for you from your homes a place of rest…” (An-Nahl: 80)

 The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “He who remembers his Lord and he who does not remember his Lord are like the living and the dead.” – Al-Bukhari, cf., Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/208; Muslim 1/539 with the wording “The house in which Allah is remembered and the house in which Allah is not remembered is like the living and the dead.”

“Do not make your houses like graveyards; Satan runs away from houses in which the chapter of Al-Baqarah is recited.” (Muslim)

Zaid bin Thabit (May Allah be pleased with him)reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “O people! perform your (voluntary) Salat (prayers) in your homes because the best Salat of a man is the one he performs at home, except the obligatory Salat.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Observe part of the [Nawafil (voluntary)] Salat (prayers) in your homes. Do not turn your homes into graves.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

“May Allaah have mercy upon the man who wakes up to pray during the night and wakes his wife to pray, and if she does not wake up he splashes water on her face. May Allaah have mercy upon the woman who wakes up to pray during the night and wakes her husband to pray, and if he does not wake up she splashes water on his face.” (Ahmad, Abu Daawood, Nasaa’i & Ibn Maajah).

“All of you are guardians and all of you will be questioned (by Allaah) about your responsibilities …A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and she will be questioned By Allaah) about her responsibilities (i.e., about her children, property, duties etc.)…” (Bukhaari & Muslim).

The Most Amazing of The Creation in Eeman

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Amma-ba’d
From Anas – radiyallaahu ‘anhu – who said:

The Prophet – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said:

Which of the creation are most amazing in Eemaan?

They said: “The Angels.”

He said: The Angels – how could they not have Eemaan?!

They said: “The Prophets.”

He said: The Prophets have Revelation sent to them: how could they not have Eemaan?!

They said: “The Companions.”

He said:

The Companions are along with the Prophets, so how could they not have Eemaan?! Rather the people most amazing in Eemaan are a people who will come after you, and who will find a book of the Revelation. So they will have Eemaan in it and follow it, so they are the most amazing of the people -(or: the creation)- in Eemaan.

[Reported by al-Bazzaar (3/318-319: Kashful-Astaar), and its chain of narration was declared ‘hasan’ by Shaykh al-Albaanee in ‘as-Saheehah’ (no.3215).]

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank, rahimahullaah]

Source: http://alitisaambissunnah.files.word…-in-eemaan.pdf

The Ten Commandments – Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna [Audio|Ar-En]

The Ten Commandments
Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
[Audio|Arabic-English]

The Ten Commandments given to Moosa (alayhi wa sallam). These are the principles that will help us rectify our deen and in dunya. So it’s incumbent upon us to understand and implement these points of advice, commandments from Surah Al-An’am in our lives. Lecture by Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna from UK Tour Series 2012 (Arabic & English)

The Ten Commandments given to Moosa (alayhi wa sallam). These are the principles that will help us rectify our deen and in dunya. So it’s incumbent upon us to understand and implement these points of advice, commandments from Surah Al-An’am in our lives.

Lecture by Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna from UK Tour Series 2012 (Arabic & English)

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In Surat Al An’aam, Allah says:

(Say (O Muhammad): “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from:

[1] Join not anything in worship with Him;

[2] be good and dutiful to your parents;

[3] kill not your children because of poverty” – We provide sustenance for you as well as them –

[4] “Come not near Al-Fawahish (great sins and illegal sexual intercourse) whether committed openly or secretly;

[5] and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you with that you may understand.

[6] And come not near to the orphan’s property except to improve it until he or she attains the age of full strength;

[7] and give full measure and full weight with justice” – We burden not any person, but that which they can bear –

[8] “And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned,

[9] and fulfill the Covenant of Allah. This He commands you that you may remember.

[10] And verily, this (i.e. Allah’s Commandments mentioned in the above two Verses) is my straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you from His path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious.)[ [Al An’aam: 151-153]

The second: In Surat Al Israa Allaah azza wa jal said:

[1] And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him.

[2] And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honor. And lower to them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: “My Lord! Bestow upon them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young.” Your Lord knows best what is in your inner-selves. If you are righteous, then, verily, He is Ever Most Forgiving to those who turn to Him again and again in obedience, and in repentance.

[3] And give to the kinsman his due and to the Miskeen (needy) and to the wayfarer. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. Verily, the spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayateen (devils), and the Shaytaan (Devil-Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. And if you turn away from them (kindred, needy, wayfarer and have no wealth at the time they ask you) and are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then speak to them a soft, kind word (i.e. Allaah will provide for me and I shall give you). And let not your hand be tied (like a miser) to your neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a spendthrift), so that you become blameworthy and in severe poverty. Truly, your Lord increases the provision for whom He wills and straitens it (for whom He wills). Verily, He is Ever Well-Acquainted, All-Seer of His slaves.

[4] And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We shall provide for them as well as you. Surely, killing them is a great sin.

[5] And come not near to unlawful sex. Verily, it is a Fahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits: a great sin), and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allaah forgives him).

[6] And do not kill anyone whose killing Allaah has forbidden except for a just cause. And whoever is killed wrongfully (intentionally with hostility and oppression and not by mistake), We have given his heir the authority [to demand Qisaas, Law of Equality in punishment – or to forgive, or to take the Diyah (blood money)]. But let him not exceed the limits in the matter of taking life (i.e. he should not kill anyone except the killer). Verily, he is aided (by the Islaamic law).

[7] And come not near to the orphan’s property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength.

[8] And fulfill (every) covenant. Verily, the covenant will be questioned about.

[9] And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight. That is good (advantageous) and better in the end.

[10] And follow not (O man, i.e., say not or do not or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily, the hearing, the sight and the heart, each of those one will be questioned (by Allaah). And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance. Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height. [Al Israa: 23-39]