The ability of the Jinn to appear to some humans and befriend them – Fatwas of Nur Ala Al-Darb

Q: Do the Jinn (creatures created from fire) appear to some humans and hold friendships with them? Is jinni a devil?

A: Jinn do appear to some people. The Jinn are individual beings, not part of the human. It is well-known among scholars that the Jinn are the children of the Satan, in the same way that the humans are the children of Adam, so the Satan is the Jinni who refused to prostrate to Adam. He is the father of all Jinn. Some of them are kind, and others are wicked Kafirs (disbelievers) similar to the Kafirs among human beings. Among them are the Fasiqs (someone openly and flagrantly violating Islamic law), Kafirs, righteous Mu’mins (believers), and disobedient ones. They are groups and sects as humans, some people are in contact with them, they speak to them and are spoken to by them, some people can see them, but in most cases they are not seen. This is as Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: “Verily, he and Qabîluhu (his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them” (Surah Al-A`raf, 7: 27)

It means that they see us from where we cannot see them. This does not mean that we cannot see them at all; we can see them, but not from where they see us. However, they appear to some people in the desert and in houses, and they converse. We have been informed by a group of scholars of many incidents where the Jinn attend informative lectures and ask questions about different topics although they were not seen, some people have seen the Jinn in the desert and in other places.

It is not permissible to worship them instead of Allah (Exalted be He), or seek their support. It is not permissible also to ask them for help in harming Muslims, nor is it permitted to ask about the Ghayb (the Unseen). In fact a person should take precautions against these things.

As for calling them to Allah if possible, teaching them what will benefit them, advising them, preaching to them and reminding them of Allah, these are all permissible things. However, seeking their help and support, making vows for them, or getting closer to them by slaughtering in fear of their evil is Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect).

Allah (Exalted be He) says: ‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression. (Surah Al-Jinn, 72: 6)

This means that they increased their sins and transgression. This Ayah (Qur’anic verse) has two Tafsirs (explanation of the meanings of the Qur’an): the first meaning is that the Jinn increased the humans in fear of them, and the second meaning is that the humans increased the Jinn in their evil and transgression and kufr (disbelief) because when the Jinn saw that humans were scared of them they became arrogant and increased their harm of humans.

Either way it is not permissible to ask them for help, or assistance, or is it permissible to make vow to them, ask them to help with something, invoke them to cure the sick, and so on. However, if one is able to speak to them, he can advise, remind, and call them to Allah. He should also teach them what will bring them benefit. There is nothing wrong with doing that with Jinn in the same way it is done with humans.

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Elementary Tawheed – 4th Grade Curriculum of Saudi Arabia – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

 Part 01 : Listen / Download Mp3 (Time 50:32)

 Part 02 : Listen / Download Mp3 (Time 57:25)

 Part 03a : Listen / Download Mp3 (Time 48:43)

 Part 03b : Listen / Download Mp3 (Time 24:19)

 Part 04 : Listen / Download Mp3 (Time 55:00)

 Part 05 : Listen / Download Mp3 (Time 52:23)

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Celebrating National Day (Youm-ul-Watani) is Prohibited as it is Imitating Disbelievers (Kuffaar) – alifta

Answer to a Question Posed to Permanent Committee :

Firstly: `Eid (festival) means in Arabic gatherings that Ta’ud (comes again) on a habitual manner. It may come again in a year, a month, or a week. Therefore, the word ‘Eid means a day that comes again like `Eid-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) or Friday, the gathering on that day and the acts done as acts of worship or habits on that day.

Secondly: Anything that is meant to worship Allah, seek to be closer to Him to get reward through doing so or any thing meant to be similar to disbelievers and the like is a Bid`ah that is included in the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “He who innovates things in our affairs for which there is no valid (reason) (commits sin) and these are to be rejected.” This Hadith was reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim. Celebrating the Prophet’s Mawlid, Mother’s Day, and National Day fall into this category. 

The first one includes an act of worship that was not legislated by Allah. Moreover, it contains similarity to the Christians and other disbelievers. The second and the third are prohibited as it is imitating disbelievers. Whatever is in the interest of the Ummah (nation) and arranging its affairs as the Week of the Traffic, arranging the times of studying, holding meetings with employees to arrange work and the like are not acts of worship, they are of the innovated habits that are not included in the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “He who innovates things in our affairs for which there is no valid (reason) (commits sin) and these are to be rejected.” Then, there will be no blame for doing so.

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

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta
Deputy Chairman – Abdul-Razzaq Afify
Chairman – Abdul-Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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Smoking Shisha (hookah, water pipe) is haram – Permanent Committee

Fatwa no. 14777

Q: I am a married woman with children and I am a practicing Muslim – all praise be to Allah – but my husband smokes Shisha (hookah, water pipe). I have advised him, in vain, to give it up. In fact, he has sworn by Allah that he will stop smoking it, but he has not done so. After this, I took an oath by Allah that, if he did not stop smoking, I would go to my parents, but he has not stopped and I have not gone to my parents. What should I do with my husband? What is the ruling on the oath that I took? What is the ruling on smoking Shisha? I hope that you will answer my letter.

A: First: smoking shisha is Haram (prohibited) because it is an obnoxious habit and includes many harmful effects.

Second: It is Wajib (obligatory) on your husband to fulfill his oath and stop smoking Shisha.

Third: You have done well to advise your husband to stop smoking Shisha. You should continue doing so and make Du‘a’ (supplication) to Allah for Him to guide your husband.

Regarding the oath that you broke, you have to make Kaffarah (expiation) for it and you should not go to stay with your parents.The Kaffarah is to feed ten Miskin (needy people), to clothe them, or to free a believing slave. If you are unable to do any of these things, you should observe Sawm (Fasting) for three days.
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’
Chairman : `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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Ruling on smoking and using hookah – Shaykh Ibn Baaz

Q: What is the ruling on smoking and using hookah? 

A: Smoking and using hookah are prohibited, because they contain evil and much harm. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) made lawful for His servants all kinds of lawful and good things and made unlawful to them all kinds of evil things, as He (Glorified and Exalted be He) says to His Prophet (peace be upon him): They ask you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) what is lawful for them (as food). Say: “Lawful unto you are At-Tayyibât [all kind of Halâl (lawful-good) foods which Allâh has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits)]. Surah Al-Ma’idah, 5: 4

He (Glorified and Exalted be He) also says with regard to the description of His Prophet (peace be upon him): “…he allows them as lawful At-Tayyibât (i.e. all good and lawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods), and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khabâ’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods)”  Surah Al-A`raf, 7: 157

No type of smoking is from the lawful good things, but they are from the evil things due to their much harm. They are not from the lawful-good things which Allah (Exalted be He) permitted; therefore, they should be abandoned and one should beware of approaching them and should strive against his evil soul to avoid these evil things, because the soul persists in evil, except those relieved by Allah’s Mercy. It is the duty of the believer to strive against his soul to set aside whatever harms him from these and other evil things.

Source : Fatwas of Ibn Baz>Volume 23>Book of food>Ruling on smoking and using hookah

Related Link :

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A 2005 WHO report states that smoking using a waterpipe poses a serious potential health hazard and is not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking. The average hookah session typically lasts more than 40 minutes, and consists of 50 to 200 inhalations that each range from 0.15 to 0.50 liters of smoke. In an hour-long smoking session of hookah, users consume about 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke of a cigarette. The chemical compositions of cigarette smoke and hookah smoke are different, however, as the workings of the charcoal in the modern hookah causes the tobacco mixture to be heated to a lower temperature, as opposed to the higher temperature in a cigarette where the tobacco is directly burnt. Consequently, the potential health effects of hookah smoke are expected to be very different.

Source : wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookah

Umdatul Ahkaam – Book of Fasting – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

The Reliance of Rulings is a collection of authentic hadeeth of Fiqh relevance. A great work by al Imaam Taqiyy-ud-Deen ‘Abdul Ghani bin ‘Abdul Waahis bin ‘Ali Al-Maqdisee.

Explanation is based upon Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah, Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Al-Bassaam, Shaykh Dr Sami As-Sughair

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 178 – Day of Doubt – Exceptions – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 179 – Hilal of Ramadan – Hilal of Shawwal – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 180 – Blessing in Taking Sahuur – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 181 – Delay Sahuur – 182 – Fasting and State of Janaba – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 183 – Unintentional Eating or Drinking – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 184 – Expiation for Intercourse While Fasting – part 2 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 184 – Expiation forl Intercourse While Fasting – part 1 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 185-6 – Fasting for the Traveler – part 1 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 187-8 – Fasting for the Traveler – part 2 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 189 – Fasting for the Traveler – part 3 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 190 – Making Up Missed Days – stops suddenly – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 191 – Making Up Missed Days of Relatives – part 1 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 192 – Making Up Missed Days of Relatives – part 2 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 193-4 – Delay Sahuur – Hasten Iftaar – 195-6 – No Wisal – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 197 – Voluntary Fast – part 1 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 198-9 – Voluntary Fast – part 2 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 200-1 – Don’t Single Out Friday as a Fasting Day – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 202 – Fasting Is Forbidden on the Two ‘Eids – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 203-4 – No Fasting on Days of ‘Eid – Reward of Fasting – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 205 – Seeking Laylatul Qadr – part 1 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Fasting – 206 – Seeking Laylatul Qadr – part 2 – Saleh-As-Saleh

Umdatul Ahkaam – Book of Purification – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Bismillaah

The Reliance of Rulings is a collection of authentic hadeeth of Fiqh relevance. A great work by al Imaam Taqiyy-ud-Deen ‘Abdul Ghani bin ‘Abdul Waahid bin ‘Ali Al-Maqdisee.

Explanation is based upon Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah, Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Al-Bassaam, Shaykh Dr Sami As-Sughair

The follow benefits are extracted from these audio series:

Umdatul Ahkaam : Book of Salaah – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio Series|En]

“The Reliance of Rulings” is a collection of authentic hadeeth of Fiqh relevance. A great work by al Imaam Taqiyy-ud-Deen ‘Abdul Ghani bin ‘Abdul Waahis bin ‘Ali Al-Maqdisee.

The book, “Umdatul-Ahkaam”, is compiled by hadeeths only from the Saheehs of Imaam Bukhaaree and Imaam Muslim. The majority of the hadeeths in “Umdatul- Ahkaam” are Muttafaqoon ‘alayh (agreed upon): meaning that they are recorded by both Sheikhs, in their respectable Saheehs. There are very few hadeeths in this book which are only reported by Imaam Bukhaaree or only by Imaam Muslim. Therefore, all the hadeeths of “Umdatul-Ahkaam” are authentic hadeeths.

Explanation is based upon Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah, Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Al-Bassaam, Shaykh Dr Sami As-Sughair

Note: Audio files for Umdatul Ahkaam Salah Hadith # 75 – 92 are not available

The following posts are extracted from the Audio Series

Sujuud As-Sahw – Prostrations of Forgetfulness – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Summary of Prostrations of Forgetfulness – 1- Additions- Saleh-As-Saleh

Summary of Prostrations of Forgetfulness – 2- Omissions- Saleh-As-Saleh

Summary of Prostrations of Forgetfulness – 3- Doubts Situations – Examples- Saleh-As-Saleh

Summary of Prostrations of Forgetfulness – 4- Droping – Repetition – etc- Saleh-As-Saleh

Summary of Prostrations of Forgetfulness – 5- Imaam – Ma-muum – Masbuuq- Saleh-As-Saleh

 

Points of Benefit in Salah – Dr Saleh as Saleh [Audio Series|En]

Bismillaah

Salah Described – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Benefits mainly from the works of Ahlul ‘Ilm {Shaykh Bin Baaz, Shaykh al-Albaani, Shaykh Uthaymeen and others, rahimahumullaah} are incorporated as deemed fit.

Tashahud

Matters which are disliked to be done in Salah

Matters that may be done in Salah

Sutrah

Rukn (Pillars) of Salah

Congregational Prayer

Imaamah in Salah

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Salah in Islam – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Salaah in Islam – The Secrets of Salaah – Imaam Ibnul Qayyim – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – The Salaah In Islam – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – Its Importance and Rank – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – Its Distinction and Character – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – The Merits of Salaah – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – The Prophet’s Prayer – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – Voluntary Prayers – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – Salaah Al Istikharah – Prayer For Guidance – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – Wudhu Steps – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – Ghusl – Description – Saleh-As-Saleh

Salaah in Islam – Witr Salaah – Description – Saleh-As-Saleh

Cleanliness – Ibn-Hajar Bulughul Maraam – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Tahara – Cleanliness

Bulugh Al-Maraam – 00 – Introduction to the Book – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – 01 – Sea Water Is Taharah – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – 02 – 03 – Changes of Smell Color or Taste of the Water – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – 04 – Purity or Impurity of Water – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – 05 – Flowing Water – Stagnant Water – part 1 – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – 05 – Flowing Water – Stagnant Water – part 2 – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – 06 – 07 – Water Left From Ghusl of Spouse – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – 08 – Purifying Ustensiles Touched by a Dog – Saleh-As-Saleh 
Bulugh Al-Maraam – Book of Behavior – Hadeeth 1 – Saleh-As-Saleh 

Kitâb as-Siyâm (Book of Fasting)|Bulugh al-Marâm|Shaykh Uthaymeen|Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio Series|En]

bulugh al maraam

Study of Ahadeeth in Kitâb as-Siyâm (Book of Fasting) – Bulugh al-Maram min Adillat al-Ahkam, (Attainment of the Objective According to Evidences of the Ordinances) by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.

Explained by Dr. Saleh as Saleh rahimahullaah based on the explanation of Shaykh Uthaymeen rahimahullaah

Ahaadeeth in Book of Fasting (Bulugh Al Maraam) 

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Praying for the Absolute Destruction of Non-Muslims – Shaykh Abd al-Muhsin Ali-‘Ubaykan

Praying for the Absolute Destruction of Non-Muslims
الفتاوى الشرعية يف القضايا العصرية :Original Title
Author: ‘Abdul-Muḥsin Āli-‘Ubaykān
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

Question: Is it permissible to go to such extremes while supplicating during prayer in that someone prays for complete destruction for every single non-Muslim to be gone?

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Praying for the Absolute Destruction of Non-Muslims-Abd al-Muhsin Ali-Ubaykan- Authentic-Translations.com [PDF]

Tawheed: Its Meaning and Categories – Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen

Tawheed: Its Meaning & Categories
تعريف التوحيد :Original Title
Author: Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen
Source: Fataawaa Arkaan Al-Islaam (Question No. 1)
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

Contents

Taweed Ar-Ruboobiyyah
Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah
Tawheed Al-Asmaa was-Sifaat

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Tawheed – Its Meaning and Categories – Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen [PDF]

 

Suicide Bombings – Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan

Suicide Bombings
الفتاوى الشرعية يف القضايا العصرية :Original Title
Author: Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

Question: Are bombings and acts of suicide considered legitimate means of propagating Islam?

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Suicide Bombings – Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan- Authentic-Translations.com [PDF]

Suicidal Acts of “Martyrdom” – Shaykh Abd al-Muhsin Ali-‘Ubaykan

‘Abdul-Muḥsin Āli-‘Ubaykān on Suicidal Acts of “Martyrdom”
الفتاوى الشرعية يف القضايا العصرية :Original Title
Author: ‘Abdul-Muḥsin Āli-‘Ubaykān
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

Question: What is the ruling of these (suicidal) acts that are referred to today by some as “acts of martyrdom?”

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Suicidal Acts of Martyrdom-Abd al-Muhsin Ali-Ubaykan- Authentic-Translations.com [PDF]

Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council on the 1996 Khobar Bombings

Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council on the 1996 Khobar Bombings
الفتاوى الشرعية يف القضايا العصرية :Original Title
Author: Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

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1996 Khobar Bombings -Permanent Council- Authentic-Translations.com [PDF]

Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council on the 1995 Riyadh Bombings

Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council on the 1995 Riyadh Bombings
الفتاوى الشرعية يف القضايا العصرية :Original Title
Author: Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

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1995 Riyadh Bombings -Permanent Council- Authentic-Translations.com [PDF]

Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council on Terrorist Cells

Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council on Terrorist Cells
الفتاوى الشرعية يف القضايا العصرية :Original Title
Author: Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Council
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

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Terrorist Cells -Permanent Council- Authentic-Translations.com [PDF]