An Upright Heart : One of the Keys for Obtaining Knowledge – Shaykh Abdullaah Adh-Dhufairee

Fourth: An Upright Heart

The heart is the container where knowledge is stored. If the container is firm, it will store and protect what is placed in it, and if the container is damaged, it will lose what is placed in it.

The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) made the heart the foundation of everything, as he said:

“Verily, there is a morsel of flesh in the body that if it is correct, the entire body will be correct, and if it is corrupt, the entire body will be corrupt. Indeed, it is the heart.”

An upright heart comes about through awareness of Allaah and knowledge of His Names, Attributes and Actions. It also comes about by way of reflecting on His signs and creations, and by pondering on the Qur’aan. An upright heart also comes about due to one constantly prostrating (in prayer) and frequently observing the night prayer.

One should also avoid the things that corrupt and sicken the heart, since if these things are present in the heart, it will not be able to carry the knowledge. And even if the heart does carry it, it will not be understood, as Allaah says about the hypocrites – those with diseased hearts:

They have heart with which they do not comprehend.” [Surah Al-Araaf: 179]

The diseases of the heart are of two types: Desires and Doubts

Desires are such as love for this worldly life and its pleasures and being preoccupied with that; love for unlawful images; listening to unlawful things such as musical voices and instruments; and looking at the forbidden.

Doubts are such as corrupt beliefs; innovated actions; and ascribing to innovated ideological movements.

Some other diseases of the heart that also serve as obstacles before knowledge are: jealousy, spite and pride.

Some other things that corrupt the heart are: excessive sleep, excessive speech and excessive eating.

Therefore, one should avoid these diseases and corruptors in order to rectify the heart and make it upright.

Posted from : Ten Guidelines for Obtaining Knowledge – Shaykh Abdullaah Adh-Dhufairee
The treatise has been introduced and praised by Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee, one of the elder scholars in Saudi Arabia, thus indicating its importance and benefit. 


The madh-hab of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions is that of moderateness between the two ends of extremism and heedlessness – Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad

The madh-hab of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions is that of moderateness between the two ends of extremism and heedlessnessThe madh-hab of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions is that of moderateness between the two ends of extremism and heedlessness. It is moderateness amidst the extremist fanatics who elevate the esteemed ones amongst them to a level that is only befitting for Allaah or for His messengers and moderateness amidst the heedless and harsh ones who belittle and revile them. So they are in the middle between those who are excessive and those who fall short – they love all of them and put each one of them in the due place that they deserve, with fairness and justice. So they do not elevate them to a level they don’t deserve, nor do they belittle them, taking away what they are worthy of. Their tongues are moist with mentioning them only in good, according to what is befitting for them. And their hearts are filled with love for them.

And whatever disputes and differences that occurred between (some of) them, that can be authentically confirmed, we hold that they were Mujtahideen in that regard – either they were correct and will receive one reward for their Ijtihaad and one reward for being correct, or they were wrong and will receive just one reward for their Ijtihaad while their error will be forgiven. They were not infallible since they were human beings. At times they were correct and at times they erred. But how much more were they correct as compared to others being correct, and how fewer were their errors as compared to the errors of others? And on top of this, they will receive Allaah’s forgiveness and contentment.

The books of Ahl-us-Sunnah are filled with a clarification of this pure and radiant Creed concerning these elite people, who were chosen amongst mankind to accompany the best of mankind (صلى الله عليه و سلم). May Allaah be pleased with them all.

An example of this is the statement of At-Tahaawee in his (book on the) Creed of Ahl- us-Sunnah:

“We love the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger. But we do not go to extremes in our love for anyone amongst them, nor do we absolve ourselves from any of them. And we hate anyone that hates them or anyone that talks about them in a bad way. And we do not mention them except with good. Loving them is Deen (Religion), Eemaan (Faith) and Ihsaan (Goodness) and hating them is Kufr (Disbelief), Nifaaq (hypocrisy) and Tughyaan (transgression).”

Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal said in his book as-Sunnah:

“And from the Sunnah is mentioning the good qualities of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger – all of them – and to refrain from (speaking about) what disputes occurred between them. So whoever reviles the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger or (just) one of them, then he is an innovator, a Raafidee.

Loving them is a Sunnah and making du’aa (supplication) for them is a means of getting close to Allaah (taqarrub). Following them is a means and taking from their example is a virtue…

Posted from : The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions – Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-‘Abbaad, al-ibaanah eBook

Benefit : All of the Companions (Sahabah) of Allaah’s Messenger are Trustworthy – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad

All of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger are trustworthy based on Allaah’s testifying that for them and because of His praise for them and the praise of His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) for them.

An-Nawawee said in at-Taqreeb, which As-Suyootee explained in his Tadreeb-ur-Raawee:

“All of the Companions are trustworthy – those who were involved in the afflictions (fitan) and other than them – according to the consensus of the scholars.”

Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr said in al-lsaabah:

“Ahl-us-Sunnah have unanimously agreed that all of them (the Sahaabah) are trustworthy and no one opposed this except some deviants amongst the innovators.”

This is why there is no harm in not knowing a Companion in a chain of narration. So if a Taabi’ee says: “On the authority of a man who accompanied the Prophet…” this does not affect the report. This is because not knowing the Companions (in the chain) causes no harm since they are all trustworthy.

Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee said in his book al-Kifaayah:

“Every hadeeth that has a chain of narration that is connected between the one who reported it and the Prophet is not to be acted upon until first having affirmed the trustworthiness and reliability of all the narrators (in the chain). It is an obligation to investigate all of their conditions, except for the Sahaabee (Companion) who raises it (or attributes the hadeeth) to the Prophet. This is because the trustworthiness of the Companions is established and well known based on Allaah’s affirming that for them, His informing us of their pure state and His preference of them in the texts of the Qur’aan…”

Then he (rahimahullaah) went on to list some ayaat and ahaadeeth concerning their virtues and said:

“And even if Allaah or His Messenger had not mentioned anything about them from what we just stated now (of their virtues), the condition they were upon of having made Hijrah, fought in Jihaad, of having offered their support, sacrificed their lives and wealth, experienced the killings of their parents and children, of mutually advising for the Religion and having strong Faith and unshakeable certainty, (all of this) would be enough to prove their trustworthiness and enough for one to have firm faith in their honesty and integrity. And it would necessitate the understanding that they are the best from those who receive testimony and approval as to their trustworthiness and reliability from all of the people that will come after them forever and ever.”

Posted from : The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions – Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-‘Abbaad, al-ibaanah eBook

Who are the Khawaarij? – Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz bin Baaz [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Who are the Khawaarij? – Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz bin Baaz رحمه الله

Translated by Abu Afnaan Muhammad Abdullah حفظه الله

Video Courtesy: Brother  Bilal Nahim

Depending On Books And The Internet For Knowledge – Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Depending On Books And The Internet For Knowledge – Shaykh Ṣāliḥ b. Fawzān Al-Fawzān حفظه الله…
Translated by Abu Abdillah Owais Al-Hashimi حفظه الله

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How to Overpower One’s Own Soul to Do Good – Shaykh Ali al-Haddadi [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

How to Overpower One’s Own Soul to Do Good – Shaykh ʿAlī al-Ḥaddādī حفظه الله
Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff حفظه الله
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Shaykh ʿAlī ibn Yaḥyá al-Ḥaddādī said:

[The question] says: “How can I fight my [own] soul in [making myself] love acts of obedience, seeking knowledge, learning knowledge, and praying in congregation?”

How do you fight against your soul…. This means you compel it. Compel your soul. Your soul says, “No, don’t attend the lesson.” Tell it: “Rather, I will attend the lesson.” Start your car and head off to the lesson.

This is the solution.

You hear the call [to the prayer] while your soul is feeling sluggish, loving sleep. Tell it: “No, there’s no [more] sleep; there’s prayer.” Get up, perform ablution, and walk to the mosque.

Once, twice, three times, it’s over. [Your soul] will become compliant. Your soul will become compliant and give in to you.

But if you pamper it—every time it tells you, “Don’t do it,” you say, “Hearing and obeying”—it will overpower you. You will not be able to direct it.

So then the issue, after Allāh gives one true success and [one] puts [his] trust in Allāh, is one of your overpowering your soul and compelling it, and it will become compliant for you after one, two or three times, if Allāh wills.

Do Not Belittle the Importance of the Eclipse – Dawud Adib [Audio|En]

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Khutbah given by Dawud Adib hafidhahullaah in 2008

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Wisdoms Behind Creation of Sins – Ibn Taymiyah | Saleh-As-Saleh [Audio|En]

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Source: The Concise Admonition – Shaikal-Islam Ibn Taymiyah

Expiation of Sins – Ibn Taymiyah |Saleh-As-Saleh [Audio|En]

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Source: The Concise Admonition – Shaikal-Islam Ibn Tayemmeyah

Sins and their Consequences – Ibn Taymiyah |Saleh-As-Saleh [Audio|En]

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Source: The Concise Admonition – Shaikal-Islam Ibn Tayemmeyah

The Conditions, Pillars and Requirements of Prayer – Dawud Burbank [Audio|En]

by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab rahimuhullaah
with the explanation of Sh ‘AbdulMuhsin al-‘Abbaad hafidhahullaah
Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank

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Conditions, Pillars & Waajibaat of Salah – Ibn Baz – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

25- Important Lessons – Ch 06 – Salaah – Its Conditions

26- Important Lessons – Ch 07 – Salaah – Its Pillars

27- Important Lessons – Ch 08 – Salaah – Its Waajibaat

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Actions of Prophet (Worship, Habit, Natural) ﷺ – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Points of Benefit – Actions of Prophet ﷺ – part 1 – 23:20

Points of Benefit – Actions of Prophet ﷺ – part 2 – 40:34

Abbreviating Salaam and Salah on Prophet ﷺ – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

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Signs and Miracles of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

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Is the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم alive now in his Grave ? – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]


[9:22 minutes]
Dr. Saleh as Saleh (rahimahullah)

Transcript of the audio: (may Allaah reward the sister who transcribed)

Is the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa sallam) alive in his Grave?

The answer to this question is:

Our Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is alive in his grave living the life of barzakh (in Arabic) which is the barrier life, between this life of this world and the next one in the hereafter enjoying all the grace of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) bestowed upon him as a reward. This type of barzakh life is a medium one between this one and hereafter. His sole is not returned to him such that he lives the life of this world and not connected to him anyway which would make him a life like the life in the hereafter. But rather a medium life of barzakh. And from this way for it is known that he died (صلى الله عليه وسلم) as others died before him from the Prophets and others except for Jesus (عليه السلام), where he Jesus will be sent before the end of time then after that he will die the death we know. Qaala Allaahu ta a’ala [Allaah سبحانه و تعالىsaid] in Soorathul Anbiya 21:34

وَمَا جَعَلۡنَا لِبَشَرٍ۬ مِّن قَبۡلِكَ ٱلۡخُلۡدَ‌ۖ أَفَإِيْن مِّتَّ فَهُمُ ٱلۡخَـٰلِدُونَ

And We granted not to any human being immortality before you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), then if you die, would they live forever?

and Allaah (سبحانه و تعالى) also said the Sooratur-Rahman verse 26 & 27

كُلُّ مَنۡ عَلَيۡہَا فَانٍ۬
وَيَبۡقَىٰ وَجۡهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو ٱلۡجَلَـٰلِ وَٱلۡإِكۡرَامِ

Whatsoever is on it (the earth) will perish. And the Face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honour will remain forever.

And He Allaah (سبحانه و تعالى) the one free of all imperfections, the most high said, in soorathul Zumar (39:30)

إِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ۬ وَإِنَّہُم مَّيِّتُونَ

Verily, you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) will die and verily, they (too) will die

and the like of the verses indicating that Allaah (سبحانه و تعالى) told them to die. And because the companions washed him (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and performed the funeral prayer upon him. And they buried. Had he been living the life of this world, they wouldn’t have done to him what they did like what is done with any deceased. And also because Fatima his daughter, may Allah be pleased with her, sought the inheritance of her father because she believed that he died. But no one of the companions agreed with her inheritance claim and Abu Bakr responded to her that the Prophets are not to be inherited. Rather they have there is no inheritance from them. They are not inherited. And because also companions, may Allaah be pleased with them ,gather to choose a Khaleefa some one to succeed the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and that is done by choosing of AbuBakar ( رضي الله عنه) and has the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وسلم) been alive the life we know all, they wouldn’t have done that. so, in this therefore there is consensus that he died.

And that the fitan and the problems and the afflictions which increased during the time of Uthmaan, may Allaah be pleased with him, and even before and after him the companions did not go to his grave consulting with him or asking him as to the way out from these problems, afflictions and tribulations. And have he been alive the life of this world, he wouldn’t have left it while they were in need to be saved from these afflictions.

so all these evidences stand to prove that this special life of the barzakh is for our prophet the other prophets except Jesus and the others who die and it does not resemble the life of this world nor that of the hereafter and therefore from this we know the wrong committed by many people who go and travel to the grave of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) seeking him and calling him thinking that he is alive and he responds to their requests as if he was in this life where they use to go him to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asking him to invoke Allaah for them at the time of the companions.

May Allaah (سبحانه و تعالى) guide us to the true path of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) which he was upon and his companions were upon, the path of the righteous predecessors. May Allaah save us from all afflictions and innovations.

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Shaykh Hasan al Banna Visit To Masjid Tawheed – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee [Audio|En]

Lectures from Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna Visit to Masjid Tawheed

  • 01 – 12-29-11 Sh Hasan Opening Talk
  • 02 – 12-30-11 Sh Hasan Tafsir Surat Al-Iklaas
  • 03 – 12-30-11 Sh Hasan Usoolus-Sunnah
  • 04 – 12-30-11 Sheikh Hasan Friday Khutbah
  • 05 – 12-30-11 Talk #5 Sh Hasan
  • 06 – 12-31-11 Sh Hasan Tafsir Surat An-Noor & Usoolus-Sunnah
  • 07 – 12-31-11 Sh Hasan Tafsir Surat An-Noor
  • 08 – 1-1-12 Sh Hasan Tafsir Surat An-Noor & Usoolus-Sunnah
  • 09 – 1-1-12 Sh Hasan Tafsir Surat An-Noor
  • 10 – 1-2-12 Sh Hasan Talk #1
  • 11 – 1-2-12 Sh Hasan Talk #2

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The Correct Understanding of the Manhaj (Methodology) of The Salaf – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee [Audio|En]

Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee (حفظه الله) presented a series lectures in 2011 on the topic of “The Correct Understanding of the Methodology of The Salaf” . He translated the explanation of our beloved scholar Shaykh Abul-Razzaq bin Abdul Mohsin Al-‘Abbad hafidhahullaah.

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Physical Unity or Unity on the Truth – Dr. Saleh As-Saleh [Audio|En]

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Supporting the rights of the believing women : Umm Salamah (Sh Muqbil’s wife) – Abu Muhammad al Maghribi [Audio|En]


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Below is the introduction by the major scholar Ash-Shaykh Muqbil Bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee Rahimahullaah.

“I am familiar with what the author, Umm Salamah bint ‘Alee Al-‘Abaasee has written entitled Al-Intisaaru li Huqooqee al- Mu’minaat (supporting the rights of the believing women). I found it to be a beneficial book, as it contains verses from the Book of Allah and traditions from the Messenger of Allaah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The Qur’aan and the Sunnah are beneficial knowledge. Whoever does not seek guidance from then will not find guidance in anything else as our Lord subhaanahu wa ta’ala says:

”In what other speech except Allah and His proofs will you believe?” (sooratul-Jaathiyyah 45:6)

She performed a great duty in selecting the topic of the believing women’s rights. Many people are neglectful in this area, or they leave it off altogether. Therefore, she reminded the fathers, close male family members, and husbands about what Allah has made obligatory upon them, as well as what He has strongly suggested for them to do. Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala says:

”Oh you who believe, save yourselves and your family from a fire which is fueled by men and stones.”  (sooratut-Tahreem 66:6)

Verily in the author are gathered some praiseworthy traits: these include abstaining from worldly pleasures, exemplary character, spreading beneficial knowledge, and not wasting her time. She spends her time by herself in the women’s library, substitute teaching for Umm ‘Abdillaah Al-Waadi’iyyah when she is absent, and effective lecturing.

Verily the islamic community is in great need of righteous women who can care for their Muslim sisters so that the corrupted and corrupting callers do not lead them astray. The wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well as the female companions played a major role in spreading the prophetic traditions.

In conclusion, I advise the author and her sisters to make a great effort in spreading beneficial knowledge from the Noble Qur’aan, the prophetic traditions, and the ‘Arabic Language, to become knowledgable in Allaah’s Religion, to place an importance on spreading that knowledge by writing and inviting to Allaah, and teaching the ignorant women. If Allaah guides one woman by your hand, it is better for you than a red camel.

May Allah firmly establish us all on what He loves and pleases Him.

Aboo ‘Abdir-Rahmaan Muqbil bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee.