Book Study: Usoolus-Sunnah (Foundations Of The Sunnah) – Expl of Shaykh Rabee – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee [Audio|En]

Usoolus-Sunnah (Foundations of the Sunnah) of Imaam Ahmad, rahimahullahu ta’ala, as explained by our noble sheikh Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, hafidhahullahu ta’ala.

For the arabic text of the explanation, please click here: شرح أصول السنة للإمام أحمد بن حنبل

For the english text, please click here: Foundations of the Sunnah

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Did the Sahaba Differ in ‘Aqīdah? | Al-‘Allâmah Sâlih al-Luhaydān [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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Questioner:

“There are those who come forth and claim that the Sahaabah differed in matters of ‘Aqeedah. What is the ruling on this? Please give us a fatwa, may you be rewarded.”

Al-‘Allâmah Sâlih al-Luhaydan:

“Astaghfirullaah! No one says this, except a misguided innovator. He says that the Sahaabah differed whilst the Sahaabah were people of ‘aqeedah. If there was any disagreement between them, then it was merely in some of the affairs of ijtihaad related to deeds.

As for the affairs of ‘aqeedah, that Allah is One and that He is All-Hearing and All-Seeing, and that He does what He wills, that He is the Supreme Creator, and that He is the Creator of everything and that He is aware of everything.

No! They did not differ (in Aqeedah). And no one brings up this affair, except a caller to fitnah. Except that he disguises himself — with his claim — that he is from the people of goodness. He may have known some good and started to speak with the good he knows, to mislead the people and drag them into the falsehood that he is inclined to and is eager in spreading.

If he is from those who are deceived, let him seek Allah’s forgiveness and repent to Him and let him return to the people of knowledge and ask them. And if he is from those who like to conceal their agendas and cover their true objectives let him be exposed so the people can be protected from his evil.”

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Why do deviants say that the Sahaaba differ in ‘aqeedah? So they can justify their hizbiyyah and their differing. They work night and day to try to find differing of the sahaaba, so they can justify their opposition to the Sunnah – i.e. sahaabah differed so we can differ.

Did the Sahaba differ in ‘Aqeedah? – Shaikh Ubaid al-Jabiree [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Source: http://ar.miraath.net/fatwah/3881
هل اختلف الصحابة -رضي الله عنهم- في العقيدة؟

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Why do deviants say that the Sahaaba differ in ‘aqeedah? So they can justify their hizbiyyah and their differing. They work night and day to try to find differing of the sahaaba, so they can justify their opposition to the Sunnah – i.e. sahaabah differed so we can differ

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Are There People in Paradise or the Fire Now? – Shaykh al-Albanee [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Silsilatul-huda wan-Noor Tape 28
Are There People in Paradise or the Fire Now?
Sheikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaani rahimahullah
Translated by: Ahmad Abu Turab
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Explanation of “The Purification of The Aqeedah” of Imaam Sana’nee – Shaykh Ali ar-Ramli [Audio|Ar-En]

Shaykh 'Ali ar-Ramly - Explanation of - The Purification of The Aqeedah of Imaam Sana'nee

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

The Noble Shaykh, Aba al-Hassan ‘Ali ibn Mukhtar ar-Ramly (May Allaah Preserve Him) from amongst the scholars of Jordan, and a very strong student of Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hadi al-Wad’ee (rahimahullaah) started a weekly web class with Muwahhideen Publications on the explanation of the book “The Purification of The Aqeedah” by Imaam Muhammad ibn Ismaeel al-Sana’nee (rahimahullaah)

Class # 01 – 03.09.2012 70:09 mins. (Arabic & English)

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Commencing the class, Shaykh ‘Ali ar-Ramli (hafidhahullaah) spoke about the reason for Allaah sending us Prophets and Messengers and touched on the origin of shirk amongst mankind.

He then went on to give a brief biography of Imaam As-Sana’anee (rahimahullaah) and the reason why the author took it upon himself to write this book and clarify the misguidance of the people in his time.

Other points of benefit included mention of the condition of the disbelievers of Quraysh, an explanation of the title of the book, some discussion about the state of the people in the time of Imaam as-Sana’anee and much more benefit concerning the correct belief of the muslim.

The Shaykh completed the introduction of the book in this first sitting and all are encouraged to attend these vital lessons that are packed with immense benefit about the most important matter in the life of a Muslim: the establishment of Tawheed and safeguarding oneself from shirk.

Class # 02 – 03.09.2012 61:56 mins. (Arabic & English)

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Continuing with our study of the book ‘The Purification of the ‘Aqeedah’, Shaykh ar-Ramli (hafidhahullaah)explained in great detail three of the five fundamentals as articulated by the author.

Imaam as-Sana’anee (rahimahullaah) laid down five fundamentals which he then broke down into chapters.

The three fundamentals discussed are as follows:

Firstly: It has been known from the necessity of belief in the religion of Allaah that all of the Quraan is truth and not falsehood, all of it is guidance and not misguidance and all of it is certainty that has no doubt whatsoever. This is a foundation that the belief of anyone cannot be perfected and affirmed without.

Secondly: All of the prophets and messengers of Allaah from the first to the last of them were sent to call all of the creation to worship Allaah alone without associating any partners with Him.

Thirdly:Tawheed is divided into two categories. The first, Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah (Tawheed al-Asmaa was-Sifaat included in this category) and the second, Tawheed al-Uloohiyyaah.

Class # 03 – 17.09.2012 62:59 mins. (Arabic & English)

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In the third class, our Shaykh ‘Ali ar-Ramli (hafidhahullaah) began by doing a recap of the principles we studied thus far. Then, he went on to explain the remaining two principles of the five.

These include:

The Fourth Principle: All of the polytheists affirm and confirm that Allaah is the Lord (The Creator, The Sustainer and the Disposer of all Affairs) soAllaah sent the Messengers and Prophets to call the people to the Monotheism of Worship (Tawheed al-‘Uloohiyyah).

The Fifth Principle: ‘Ibaadah (worship) is the utmost of humiliation and humbling oneself to Allaah and worship is not meant but to humiliate oneself to Allaah. And this humiliation is only for Him and can never be for other than Him.

The Shaykh explained both principles in great detail, quoting the many evidences concerning both matters. He then went on to enlighten us with some benefits regarding the statement of Tawheed:‘Laa ilaaha il Allaah’.

This concluded the five principles as mentioned by the author (Imaam as-Sana’anee) and is the foundation upon which the rest of the book is built upon.

Class # 04 – 08.10.2012 89:17 mins. (Arabic & English)

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In this session, Shaykh ‘Ali ar-Ramli (hafidhahullaah) went in to great detail concerning the Monotheism of Worship (Tawheed al-‘Ibaadah) and what it necessitates.

He explained that it is the belief of Ahlus Sunnah that kufr (disbelief) is divided into different categories which he mentioned and gave examples, as opposed to the deviant sect, the Murji’ah who say kufr is only of one kind.

Shaykh Ramli went on to discuss and explain the speech of the author concerning the reality that even if a person affirms the Ruboobiyyah(Lordship) of Allaah and worships Him but does not single Him out in this  worship then this is of no benefit to him and he is a mushrik (polytheist),kaafir (disbeliever).

A noteworthy point, as mentioned by the Shaykh, is that it is from the condition of sidq (truthfulness) in eemaan that an individual does not depend on other than Allaah and it is a must that we single Him out alone in our dependence just as we single Him out in other acts of ‘ibaadahAllaahcommanded His slaves to say ‘You alone we worship’ so no one truthfully believes in this statement until he singles out Allaah in all acts of worship, otherwise he is a liar and is forbidden from saying this statement because it means to specify all acts of worship for Allaah alone.

This class was extremely beneficial in highlighting the crucial matter of actualizing Tawheed al-‘Ibaadah with the Shaykh bringing forth the necessary evidences from the Qur’aan and Sunnah with much clarity.

Class # 05 – 15.10.2012 52:54 mins. (Arabic & English)

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In this sitting, the Shaykh (hafidhahullaah) started a new chapter in which a number of matters were discussed. From them are:

  • The affirmation of the polytheists with regard to Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah is of no benefit to them due to them associating partners with Allaah in worship. Their actions negate their belief in His Lordship and they are counted from the mushrikoon.
  • It is only logical that the one who admits to the oneness of Allaah’s Lordship also dedicate all acts of worship to Him alone because what is the purpose of worshipping other than Allaah if everything is under His control and command (He is the Sole Creator, Sustainer etc). The one who does not dedicate all acts of worship to Allaah alone does not truly believe in His Lordship although he would attest to this.
  • Riyaa (showing off) is not only referred to as an act of shirk but it is also deemed worship since this refers to the slave doing an action seeking status/position in the hearts of the people while simultaneously seeking Allaah in that act of worship.
  • Whoever believes that a created being can benefit or harm, bring one closer to Allaah, intercede with Allaah on his behalf or fulfill his needs does not uphold Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah because he has ascribed attributes that belong to Allaah alone to other than Him.
  • The matter of an-nadr (vowing) which is to dedicate something to the object of worship seeking reward and fulfillment of a need as a result of this dedication. And this is only to be performed for Allaah alone as an-nadr is an act of ‘ibaadah so to perform it for other than Him constitutes shirkin worship.
  • This is still present today with the qubooriyoon (grave-worshippers) who use different names for their actions. Regardless of the names, the meaning is the same.

Class # 06 – 22.10.2012 57:01 mins. (Arabic & English)

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Continuing with our study of the book ‘The Purification of the ‘Aqeedah’ by Imaam as-Sana’anee (rahimahullaah)Shaykh ‘Ali ar-Ramli (hafiidhahullaah) went on to explain some matters concerning the grave worshippers and that which constitutes shirk.

 From the points discussed:

  • Whoever believes that a rock, tree, grave, the living or dead can bring about harm or benefit or grant that which is only in the Hands of Allaah or can bring you closer to Allaah has committed shirk.
  • Those who worship the graves treat the graves of those they claim to be awliyaa the same way the mushrikeen (idol worshippers) treated their idols. They call upon them as the Muslimeen call upon Allaah.
  • By worshipping the graves and calling upon the deceased they have gone back to the exact same concept that was found in the worship of Wad, Suwa, Yaguth, Ya’uq and Nasr by the people of Nuh.
  • Some have the belief that men from amongst the living who are fussaaq (apparent, public sinners) have powers and can be called upon while these men are themselves immersed and completely drowning in sin, transgression, lusts and every kind of despicable thing Allaah has made haraam (forbidden).
  • Along with all of this, this person will be found to make a claim of ‘ilm ul ghayb (knowledge of the unseen)nand this is in direct contradiction to theQur’aan thus rendering him a kaafir (disbeliever). However Iblees will bring to him people who will believe in his lies, accompany him and glorify and magnify him until they raise him to the level of Rabb-ul-‘Aalameen (The Lord of all creation).
  • Those who believe in the “awliyaa” and the open sinners have become mushrikeen (polytheists), just as the idol worshippers. There is similarity in their description and actions. According to the author, the ruling regarding them (the grave worshippers and idol worshippers) is exactly the same because they have directed worship which should be to Allaah alone to other than Him.

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‘Aqeedah (Creed, Doctrine) – Shaykh Dr. Saalih al-Fawzaan [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Explanation of “Usool us Sunnah” by Imaam Ahmad – Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

“Say: Are those who know equal to those who know not?” It is only men of understanding who will remember.” [39:9]

Imaam Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal (died 241h.) may Allaah be pleased with him said;

“The graves of sinners from People of Sunnah is a garden, while the graves of the pious ascetics from the People of Innovation is a barren pit. The pious among Ahlus Sunnah are the Friends of Allah, while the sinners among Ahlul-Bidah are the Enemies of Allah.” [Tabaqaat al-Hanaabilah, 1/184]

Imam Abu Dawood (died 275h.), may Allaah be pleased with him, the compiler of Sunan Abee Dawood, said;

“The lectures of Ahmad were sittings of the Hereafter. He would not mention in them anything of the worldly affairs; and I never saw him mention this world.”
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A few facts about Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee:

Saalih bin Sa’d as-Suhaymee was born in the year 1366 H. in the city of Madeenah. He has a doctorate in fiqh. He works as an Associate Professor in the University of Madeenah, School of Da’wah and Usool-ud-Deen, in the Aqeedah Division.

He also holds duroos in the Mosque of the Prophet (salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in Madeenah.
May Allaah grant him a long, healthy and blessed life… ameen!

The Importance of following the Creed of the Salaf, and knowing the false creeds that oppose it – Shaykh Muhammed Al Aqeel [Audio|Ar-En]

Shaikh Muhammad Abdul Wahaab Al-Aqeel
Translated by Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
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This Telelink was held on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Topic: The Importance of following the Creed of the Salaf, and knowing the false creeds that oppose it.

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Aqidah Greatest form of Fiqh – Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna [Audio|Ar-En]

Aqidah Greatest form of Fiqh
Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
[Audio|Arabic-English]

Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna reads through a great book written on Aqidah by Ibn Abi Zaid Al-Qarwaaniy with the explanation of Shaykh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad. Evidence from the Quran is established to prove the different types of tawheed.

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

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

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

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Tremendous Advice from Shaikh Rabee’ On The Importance of Reviewing Correct ‘Aqeedah & Tawheed, Renewing one’s Eeman, and fearing Shirk and Hypocrisy!

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

Tremendous Advice from Shaikh Rabee’ On The Importance of Reviewing Correct ‘Aqeedah & Tawheed, Renewing one’s Eeman, and fearing Shirk and Hypocrisy!

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

“Look at the Muslim world today; go to Egypt, or go to Sudan, or go to Pakistan, and you will see incredibly dangerous false practices. In this land of Sa’udia Arabia, we have eradicated these elevated and venerated graves connected with false worship – all praise is due to Allaah. However, today many callers make it easy for the people to go to these locations or places of disobedience of Allaah in other countries, while at the same time it is likely that they denounce the emphasis given by others to calling to the worship of Allaah alone.

Oh brother, the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would from time to time repeatedly call his companions to reaffirm their oath of allegiance to him that they would not associate anything with Allaah in their worship. He had Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, Ibn Mas’ood, ‘Ubaidah Ibn as-Saamit (radiallaahu ‘anhum) and others again make the oath of allegiance to him that they would not associate or join anything else along with the worship of Allaah, as well as that they would establish the prayer, and so forth.

Why would he reaffirm this oath of allegiance with the likes of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar?

Because our correct belief always requires being refreshed, rekindled, and renewed. As this correct belief, it is necessary that we plant it firmly within us as individuals, and among us collectively, and that we be reminded of its place and importance.” …

Shaikh Rabee’ also said:

“And if there is a caller today who correctly warns the people from this false practice of associating others with Allaah (in worship), the people will say, ‘Do you think we are idol worshippers?’ But why would the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) himself reaffirm this oath of allegiance with the likes of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, that they not associate anything with Allaah in their worship, yet you ‘callers’ do not warn from this practice of joining others with Allaah in worship?!

Ibraheem (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said [in his du’aa to Allaah]:

وَاجْنُبْنِي وَبَنِيَّ أَنْ نَعْبُدَ الأَصْنَامَ
“…and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.” (Ibraaheem, ayah 35)

Yes, Ibraaheem – the father of the Prophets – and Khaleel-ur-Rahmaan said:

وَاجْنُبْنِي وَبَنِيَّ أَنْ نَعْبُدَ الأَصْنَامَ رَبِّ إِنَّهُنَّ أَضْلَلْنَ كَثِيرا ً مِنَ النَّاسِ فَمَنْ تَبِعَنِي فَإِنَّه ُُ مِنِّي وَمَنْ عَصَانِي فَإِنَّكَ غَفُور ٌ رَحِيم

“…and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols. Oh my Lord! They have indeed led astray many among mankind. But whoso follows me, he verily is of me. And whoso disobeys me – still You are indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Ibraaheem, ayat 35-36)

He was aware that from among his descendants there would be many Prophets, yet despite this he still feared for them. So how can we consider ourselves safe and secure from this danger?!

Ya Muqqallib al-Qulloob Thabit Qulubuna ‘ala Deenik
(Oh Turner of the hearts, make our hearts steadfast upon Your Religion).

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) often made this supplication and taught his companions to say this supplication. Yet many of us today, we possess undeserved confidence that we will not fall into associating others with Allaah, nor fall into hypocrisy.

But the companions feared for themselves hypocrisy. Ibn Abee Malaikah (rahimahullaah) said:

“I encountered 30 of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), and all of them feared for themselves being hypocrites.”

Shaikh Rabee’ also said:
“As such, it is necessary that each of us fears falling into hypocrisy, and fears falling into matters of associating others with Allaah in worship, and fears for our hearts swerving away from the truth.

Allaah said:

رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَة ً إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ
(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.” (Aali Imran, ayah 8) and the verse:

فَلاَ يَأْمَنُ مَكْرَ اللَّهِ إِلاَّ الْقَوْمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ
…None feels secure from the Plan of Allaah except the people who are the losers. (Al-A’raf, ayah 99)

So we have fear for that which might affect the steadfastness and the strength of our Eeman within ourselves.

Therefore, we must make every effort in bringing about the causes for steadfastness, from actions which are obedience to Allaah, from submission and compliance to Allaah, Subhanahu wa Ta’aala, from seeking forgiveness of Allaah, Subhanahu wa Ta’aala, during the day and night by always humbly seeking from Him and beseeching Him to make us firm upon Islaam, and that Allaah guide at our hands those who want the guidance of Allaah, Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.”

Shaikh Rabee’ also said:

“As for the danger of lying and hypocrisy, we will offer you some thoughts regarding that. Indeed many of the leading personalities of falsehood and misguidance wore the ‘garments’ of Islaam, and made an outward show of worship and of striving to rectify affairs, as it is not possible for them to attempt to deceive the people except through adorning themselves in these ‘garments’ of Islaam in which they present themselves giving the appearance of righteous Muslims.

So in any case, if he reveals the characteristic of lying – even if he stands the night in prayer and fasts during the day – then that lying is a sign from the signs of hypocrisy. Moreover if he possesses – in addition to this – the characteristics of going against his word and excessiveness in his disputes, then clearly he stands as a pure hypocrite, and from this we seek refuge in Allaah.

Just as the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

The Signs of the hypocrites are three, when he speaks, he lies, when he promises, he breaks his word – or it is said when he gives a trust he is disloyal to it – and when he disputes, he goes to extremes.

So these four characteristics, if he possesses these four, then he is a pure hypocrite. And I say that the first three characteristics are those which are mentioned in the narration of Abu Hurrairah. However, the narration of ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar mentions four characteristics. In any case, if he possesses all of these mentioned characteristics, then he is a pure hypocrite upon pure hypocrisy. And it may be that in regard to specific individuals, it would be restricted to the hypocrisy of deeds or actions, or it may be the full reality of hypocrisy in one’s inward belief which then takes him outside of the boundaries of Islaam.

Previously it has been explained to you that some of the people today consider that the matter of hypocrisy as a reality has ‘ended.’ They suppose that hypocrisy was ‘only’ in the time of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), but as for the latter ages, then they are ‘free’ from hypocrisy occurring within them. This is clearly from their obvious ignorance and foolishness, and we seek refuge in Allaah from that.

As indeed, the most knowledgeable of people regarding the hypocrites was the companion Hudhaifa ibn al-Yamaan (radiallaahu ‘anhu), and this companion who was the most knowledgeable of the hypocrites said: The hypocrisy today is worse and more evil than the hypocrisy in the time of the Messenger. They said, ‘Why is that?’ He said: Because at that time, the hypocrites strove to conceal their hypocrisy, but as for the people today, they manifest it openly.

So these individuals openly showed their hypocrisy, and spoke about their shameful affair, in their opposition to the Muslims. Specifically in the matter of calling to Allaah, the Blessed and the Most High, the one who fights against the call to the truth, engages in deceptions and fabricates things, then it is not something to be considered unlikely that many from among them are true complete hypocrites. And we ask Allaah for health and well being.”

Source: From the Book – “A LightHouse of Knowledge From a Guardian of the Sunnah”, pgs. 222-223, and 240-241.

[Audio Book] Islamic Creed Based on Qur’an and Sunnah – Muhammad bin Jamil Zeeno [Audio|En]

Questions & Answers on `Aqeedah (Based on the below book by Jamil Zino)
Islamic Creed Based on Qur’an and Sunnah – Muhammad bin Jamil Zeeno
This tape is recorded at Madina Munawaara for “Invitation to Islam”

Muhammad bin Jamil Zeeno , Teacher in Dar Al-Hadeeth Al-Khairiyyah,Makkah Al-Mukarramah.In this book, all important and fundamental aspects of Islam are described in an easy form of question/answer, so that the basic concepts may be inscribed in the minds of the readers.

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al-Haa’iyyah Poem of Ibn Abee Dawood – Text & Video

Text below: [Arabic Text Download Here]

(1) Hold tightly to the rope of Allaah and the guidance,
And do not be an innovator, so that you might be successful.

(2) And practice your religion based on the Book of Allaah and the Sunan which
have come from the Messenger of Allaah so you will be saved and earn reward.

(3) And say: Not a created thing is the Speech of our great King,
Such was the religious position of the pious ones (before us) which they clearly expressed.

(4) And do not be a person who takes no position on the Quran,
As did the followers of Jahm, and they had been too lax (to take the right position).

(5) And do not say that the Quran is created, meaning: its recitation,
Since the Speech of Allaah, through its recitation, is made clear.

(6) And say: Allaah will make himself visible to the creation, openly,
Just as the full moon is not hard to see, and your Lord (will be seen) more clearly.

(7) And He was not born, nor has He fathered anyone,
Nor is there anything similar to Him, exalted be the Glorified One.

(8) A Jahmee rejects this, however, we have
As a testimony to the truth of what we say – a hadeeth that clarifies it.

(9) Jareer narrated it, from the words of Muhammad,
So say what he said about that, and you will be successful.

(10) And certainly a Jahmee will deny His Right Hand as well,
While both of His Hands are giving out all kinds of bounties.

(11) And say: The Ever-Compelling descends each night,
Without asking how, magnificent is the One God and most worthy of praise.

(12) Down to the lowest heaven, granting bounties from His Grace,
As the gates of the heavens are opened and spread widely.

(13) He says: Is there anyone seeking forgiveness who would like to meet a Forgiver?
Or anyone seeking bounties of goodness and provisions, so he could be given (what he requests)?

(14) A group have reported this whose reports are not to be rejected,
But sadly some have went wrong and did not believe them, marring themselves.

(15) And say: Indeed the best of the people after Muhammad
Were his two deputies of old, and then ‘Uthmaan, according to the most correct position.

(16) And the fourth of them was the best of creation after them,
‘Alee, the companion of goodness, through goodness he was successful.

(17) Those are the people, those who we have no doubt about,
Upon the great camels of Firdows, shining brightly and roaming about.

(18) Sa’eed, Sa’d, Ibn ‘Awf, Talhah,
Aamir of Fihr, and Zubayr the praiseworthy.

(19) And speak with the best terms about the Companions, all of them,
And do not be one who speaks ill of them, pointing out their faults and criticizing,

(20) Since the clear Revelation has spoke of their excellence,
And in (Soorah) al-Fath are verses about the Companions, praising them.

(21) And regarding the pre-ordained Qadr, be convinced, since it is
The pillar that combines many affairs of the Religion, and the Religion encompasses much.

(22) And do not reject, out of ignorance, (belief in) Nakeer and Munkar,
Or the Pool or the Scales, surely you are being advised sincerely.

(23) And say: Allaah, the Great, will remove, from of His Grace,
Out of the Fire, people, burned severely, who will then be tossed

(24) Into the river in Firdows, wherein they will regain life by its water,
Like a seed taken by a flood that comes and wipes things away with its abundant water.

(25) And surely, the Messenger of Allaah will intercede for the creation.
And speak about the punishment of the grave, that it is the truth, made clear.

(26) And do not make takfeer of those who pray, even if they commit sins,
Since all of them commits sins, while the Owner of the Throne forgives graciously.

(27) And do not hold a belief like that of the Khawaarij, for it is
A position held by only those who desire it, and it is destructive and disgraceful.

(28) And do not be a Murji’, one who plays games with his religion,
Surely, the Murji’ is joking about the religion (ie. not taking it seriously).

(29) And say: Eemaan (faith) consists of statements, intentions (i.e. belief of the heart)
And Actions, according to the explicit statement of the Prophet.

(30) And it decreases sometimes, due to disobedience, and sometimes
Because of obedience it grows, and on the Scale it will outweigh (other things).

(31) And keep yourself from the opinions of people and their stances,
Since the stance of the Messenger of Allaah is more befitting and comforting to the chest.

(32) And do not be from those who play games with their religion,
Attacking the people of hadeeth and reviling them.

(33) If you keep the belief contained within this poem all your life, O my companion,
You will be upon goodness, day and night.

Ten Things That Nullify one’s Islam – Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahab [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Ten Things That Nullify one’s Islām – Shaykh Al-Islām, al-Mujadid, Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahāb ibn Sulaimān At-Tamimi – May Allāh have mercy upon him.
نواقض الإسلام العشرة لشيخ الإسلام محمد بن عبد الوهاب

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Sharh-us-Sunnah – Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan – Dawood Burbank [Audio|En]

Explanation of the Creed (Sharh as-Sunnah)
Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalf al Barbahaaree [d.329 H]
Explanation by Shaikh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan.
Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank

This classic work consists of 170 points* on different aspects of the Muslim creed, with quotes from the the Qur.aan, the Sunnah, the Companions and later scholars. The author was an imaam who stood firm in defending this creed in the face of enmity and opposition from the people of innovation, may Allaah have mercy on him.

*In this audio series, Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah covers first 150 Points only

All lectures have been uploaded with the permission of Abu Talha rahimahullaah.

Some recordings begin with a summary of the points covered in the previous lesson.

(Please note that point numbers refer to the points in Shaykh Fawzaan’s Arabic Sharh, as against in the English translation)

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The following Points are extracted from the above Lecture Series 

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[Buy] Explanation of a Summary of al-‘Aqeedatul-Hamawiyyah – Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen

Explanation of a Summary of al-‘Aqeedatul-Hamawiyyah

Author:  Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen
Paperback: 208 Pages
Published: January, 2005,

One of the works on this subject is his (Ibn Taymiyyah’s) “al-Fatwaa al-Hamawiyyah” which he wrote as an answer to a question presented to him in the Hijrah year of 698 from Hamaah, a place in ash-Shaam. In it, he was asked what the scholars and Imaams of the religion say concerning the Aayaat and the Ahaadeeth of the Sifaat, or the attributes and characteristics of Allaah. So he answered in about 83 pages and due to which, he suffered trials and afflictions. May Allaah reward him on behalf of Islaam and the Muslims with the best of rewards.

From the Back of the Book:

Allaah has sent Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) with guidance and the true religion. He sent him as a mercy to the world, as an example for the workers, and as a proof against all the servants. He (Muhammad) fulfilled the trust, conveyed the message, advised the Ummah, and he clarified for the people all of what they need regarding the foundations of their religion as well as its detailed matters. He left no good except that he clarified it and encouraged it, and he left no evil but that he warned the Ummah from it so much so that he left his Ummah upon a clear, white path – its night as clear as its day. His companions traversed this path, shining and radiant.

Afterwards, the best generations took it from them in the same state until oppression frowned upon them with the darkness of various innovations by which the innovators conspired against Islaam and its people. The people then wandered in confusion purposelessly, and they began building their ‘Aqeedah beliefs upon a spider’s web.

However, the Lord upholds His religion with His close helpers upon whom He bestows Eemaan, knowledge, and wisdom by which they prevent these enemies. They repel their plot back against their own throats. So no one ever comes out with his innovation except that Allaah – and for this deserves praise and thanks – destines to send someone from Ahlus-Sunnah who refutes and disproves his innovation and extinguishes it.

He has many works on the clarification and explanation of the Sunnah, the reinforcement of its pillars, and the destruction of innovations.

One of the works on this subject is his “al-Fatwaa al-Hamawiyyah” which he wrote as an answer to a question presented to him in the Hijrah year of 698 from Hamaah, a place in ash-Shaam. In it, he was asked what the scholars and Imaams of the religion say concerning the Aayaat and the Ahaadeeth of the Sifaat, or the attributes and characteristics of Allaah. So he answered in about 83 pages and due to which, he suffered trials and afflictions. May Allaah reward him on behalf of Islaam and the Muslims with the best of rewards.

Due to the difficulty in understanding and comprehending this answer from many readers, I wanted to summarize the most important points from it along with some other needed additions. I have named it “Fathu Rabb-il-Bariyyah bi-Talkhees al-Hamawiyyah.”

I first published it in the Hijrah year 1380. I am now publishing it a second time and perhaps changing what I see beneficial of additions or deletions.

I ask Allaah to make our effort sincerely for His Face and as a benefit to His servants, for indeed He is Generous and Kind.

-The Author (Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen)

Nullifiers of Islam – Shaykh Ibn Baaz

All praise is due to Allah Alone. Peace and blessings be upon the Last Prophet, his family, Companions and those who follow his guidance.

A Muslim should know that Allah (may He be Praised) enjoins all the creation to embrace Islam, hold it firmly and avoid what contradicts it. Allah sent His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to call for that, informing them that whoever follows him will be guided and whoever turns away from him will be misguided. In many Ayahs (Qur’anic verses), Allah warned people against causes of apostasy and all forms of Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) and Kufr (disbelief). Under the topic of the rulings of the apostate, scholars (may Allah be merciful with them) mentioned that a Muslim may abandon Islam by committing one of the nullifiers that make his blood and money violable and turn him out of the fold of Islam. The most dangerous and common ten nullifiers are mentioned by Shaykh and Imam Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab and other scholars (may Allah be merciful with them). Here we will list them in brief so that a Muslim can keep away from them and warn people against them in hope for safety and wellbeing. We will briefly elaborate on them.

First: Shirk in the worship of Allah. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills He (Exalted be He) also says: Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allâh, then Allâh has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers. This includes invoking the dead and seeking relief, vowing or offering sacrifice for them.

Second: Whoever takes intermediaries between him and Allah, invokes, and asks them for intercession with Allah and puts his trust in them has committed Kufr (disbelief) according to the Ijma` (consensus) of scholars.

Third: Whoever does not hold the polytheists to be disbelievers, has doubts about their disbelief or considers their ways and beliefs to be correct has committed disbelief.

Fourth: Whoever believes that some guidance other than that of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is more complete than his guidance or that someone else’s judgment is better than his judgment, such as those who prefer the judgment of the Taghut (false gods) over his judgment, then he is a disbeliever.

Fifth: Whoever hates something that the Messenger (peace be upon him) came with, even though he may act on it, has disbelieved. Allah (Exalted be He) says: That is because they hate that which Allâh has sent down (this Qur’ân and Islâmic laws, etc.); so He has made their deeds fruitless.

Sixth: Whoever mocks or ridicules any part of the Messenger’s religion, its rewards or punishments has committed an act of disbelief. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Say: “Was it at Allâh (عز وجل), and His Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you were mocking?” Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed.

Seventh: Sorcery, which includes magic spells that cause a person to hate or love someone/something. Whoever practices it or is pleased with it commits disbelief. The proof for this is the saying of Allah (Exalted be He): but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, “We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).”

Eighth: Supporting and assisting the polytheists against the Muslims. The proof for this is the saying of Allah (Exalted be He): And if any amongst you takes them as Auliyâ’, then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allâh guides not those people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).

Ninth: Whoever believes that it is permitted for some people to be free of (implementing) the Shari`ah (Islamic law) brought with Muhammad (peace be upon him), then he is a disbeliever. Allah (Exalted be He) says: And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

Tenth: Turning away from Allah’s religion, not learning it or implementing it (is an act of disbelief). The proof for this statement is the saying of Allah: And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of his Lord, then turns aside therefrom? Verily, We shall exact retribution from the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners).

There is no difference in committing these nullifiers between the utters them in humor, seriously, or even out of fear except for a person who says them under coercion. All of these (ten) matters are the gravest nullifiers that most often occur. A Muslim must beware of and keep away from these acts. We seek refuge with Allah from the things that entail His anger and severe punishment. May Allah’s Peace be upon the best of His Creation Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

The Fourth Nullifier includes those who believe that man-made laws and constitutions are better than the Shari`ah of Islam, equal to it, or that it is permissible to resort to them for judgment even if he believes that the judgment of Shari`ah is better. Likewise, whoever believes that it is not correct to implement the Laws of Islam in the twentieth century, that this is a cause for the fall of Muslims, or that it is limited to relationship between the servant and his Lord and should not interfere in the other affairs of life. The fourth category also includes those who hold that carrying out Allah’s laws, such as cutting off the hand of a thief or stoning a guilty adulterer is not befitting for this modern era. This category includes those who believe that it is permissible to rule by something other than the Laws of Allah (Shari’ah) in matters of transactions, Hudud (prescribed penalties) and so on, even if he does not believe that it is better than ruling by the Shari`ah. This is because, by doing that, he makes lawful that which Allah forbade, according to the consensus of scholars. Similarly, whoever makes lawful that which Allah has prohibited and this prohibition is indisputably established, such as adultery, Khamr (intoxicant), Riba (usury/interest) and ruling by anything other than the Shari`ah, then he is a disbeliever according to the consensus of Muslim scholars.

May Allah guide all of us to what pleases Him. May Allah guide us and all Muslims to His straight path! He is All-Hearer, Ever Near. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Source for above : Shaykh Ibn Baaz – alifta.com

Shaykh al-Albaanee on Differentiating Between Aqidah and Manhaj

Shaykh Naasir ud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) was asked:

Some of the youth differentiate between the aqidah of the Salaf and the manhaj of the Salaf so you see some of them upon the aqidah of the Salaf yet they allow themselves to work with some of the methodologies that exist today, even though there maybe what opposes the manhaj of the Salaf within them in terms of practice. So is there a binding link between the aqidah and manhaj of the Salaf in the practical implementation of the Salafi manhaj.

He replied:

That which I believe and worship Allaah with is that there are both generalities (in similarity) and specific (aspects) between the Salafi manhaj and aqidah. Aqidah is more specific than manhaj as all of you know. Aqidah has a link with what is called – in the view of many of the Jurists – the “knowledge of tawhid“, and this is the chief and fundamental aspect of Islaam. However, manhaj is more vast than aqidah or tawhid. As for those who claim that the differentiation that has come in this question (between aqidah and manhaj), then they desire by this to make it permissible for themselves to adopt ways and means in their daw’ah to Islaam which the Salaf us-Salih were not upon. To say this in a different way, they consider that they have the liberty to adopt whatever ways and means they think will help them to convey (and actualise) Islaam, and you are aware of the examples of this type or these types of means.For example, open demonstrations and rallies in order to force the rulers to turn their attention to what the society complains about and similar matters. So we say that what has come in the Book and the Sunnah and what the Salaf us-Salih were upon with respect to objectives, goals and ways and means are sufficient for the Ummah. However, the reason which leads some of the people to permit themselves to adopt these ways and means, in fact it is correct for me to say that they permit themselves to blindly-follow the disbelievers in the ways that they have adopted in order to actualise what they call either democracy or social justice and other such words which have no reality to them. So they – I mean these Muslims – permit themselves to blindly follow the disbelievers in these ways and means.

We say, our Lord, the Mighty and Majestic has made removed us from having any need, by our Shari’ah, of this separation which has been explained (i.e. between aqidah and manhaj) and that we should be needy of the disbelievers and that we should take from their ways and means, which might be good for them, (but) only because they have no Shari’ah by which they guide themselves. It is for this reason that we say that manhaj is more vast than aqidah and tawhid, hence it is necessary to adhere to what the Salaf us-Salih were upon with respect to both these affairs; the one that is vast (manhaj) first and foremost and the one that is more narrow (tawhid), meaning aqidah.

Source: al-Asaalah Magazine, Volume 22.

Response to the one who says: ‘l do not need to learn ‘aqeedah.’ – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan ibn al-Fawzaan [1]

Source: Al-Istiqaamah Magazine Issue No.8 – Shawwal 1418H / February 1998

[Q]: There are some people here, who keep away from [attending] lessons on ‘aqeedah (creed/beliefs), and they say: ‘We are Muslims, we are not unbelievers or idol-worshippers such that we have to learn ‘aqeedah or attend lectures about it’ So, O noble Shaykh, what is your view regarding this!

[A]: Teaching the Muslims [the correct] ‘aqeedah does not mean that we have judged them to be unbelievers. Rather, we teach the Muslims about ‘aqeedah in order for them to know about it thoroughly, and know what matters nullify it and what matters are contrary to it.

Hudhayfah ibn al-Yamaan, one of the distinguished Companions – radiallaahu ‘anhu – said:“People used to ask the Messenger about the good, but I used to ask him about the evil, for fear of falling into it.”[2]

Likewise ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab radiallaahu ‘anhu said: “Soon the bonds of Islaam will be loosened bit by bit, because people will enter into Islaam but will be unaware of Jaahiliyyah (ignorant practices that Islaam opposes).”[3]

Thus, when we teach ‘aqeedoh, this does not imply that we have judged those whom we are teaching to be non-Muslims. Rather, what it means is that we desire that they should be thoroughly aware of the correct Islaamic ‘aqeedah; so as to cling to it, and to be aware of what opposes it; so as to keep far away from it.

Allaah – the Most High – said, whilst addressing His Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: “So have knowledge about Laa ilaaha illallaah (i.e, have knowledge that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah), and seek forgiveness for your sins, and for the believing men and women.” [Soorah Muhammad 47:19].

So it is essential that a person learns and that he does not content himself with merely saying: ‘I am a Muslim.’ Yes indeed, you are a Muslim – and all praise is for Allaah! However, if one of you were asked as to what Islaam means, or you were asked to explain what Islaam is, then many of you would not be able to correctly explain this. If one of you were to be asked to explain what are those factors which nullify Islaam, then many of you would not be able to explain this. Thus, if a person is ignorant [of such fundamentals], it is possible that he may fall into falsehood without realising it. If one of you were asked to explain the pillars of Islaam or eemaan (faith) that the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam explained and taught, we would find that most people would be unable to do so. So how is it that a person [suffices with] saying: ‘l am a Muslim,’ yet does not know these [basic] matters!

Unfortunately, many of the daa’ees (callers to Islaam) are themselves unaware of [basic matters such as] what are the conditions for Prayer, or unaware of the rules and regulations concerning wudhoo (ablution) and those matters which invalidate wudhoo. Some of them do not even know what matters form the arkaan (pillars) of the Prayer, or form its waajibaat (obligations), or those matters which invalidate the Prayer. So what Islaam are they calling to! Islaam is not merely a call, rather it is a reality to be learnt and practiced. So it is essential to acquire sound knowledge and understanding of the Religion. This is because a person who does not have sound knowledge, may fall into dangers without even realising it; just like a person who walks down a path, but is ignorant of the fact that along this path there is a ditch, or a hole, or even an ambush. Yet [due to his ignorance] he ends up falling into the hole, or the ambush, without even realising it.

Thus it is essential to learn about tawheed, since it is tawheed that is the basic foundation [of both the Religion and the correct Islaamic ‘aqeedah]. Indeed, no one abstains from learning about tawheed [and those matters it necessitates, as well as its limits, conditions, fundamentals, clear proofs, fruits and consequences, and those matters which increase and strengthen it, and those that decrease and weaken it, etc.] except one of two people: [i] an ignorant person – and the ignorant person’s [view] is not to be given any weight; or [ii] a bigoted deviant – one who desires to avert people from the ‘aqeedah of pure tawheed, and who wishes to conceal from the people his own false beliefs, and those other deviant beliefs that are [falsely] ascribed to Islaam. And this is possibly the Ease of many of those who abstain from learning about tawheed. Allaah – the Most High – said: “And it is not proper for all the Believers to go out together and fight. From every troop of them only a party of them should go forth, so that those who remain behind may gain understanding of the Religion so that they may [instruct and] warn their people when they return to them, in order that they may beware.” [Soorah at-Tawbaa 9:122]. Also, the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever Allaah desires to show goodness to, He gives him the understanding of the Religion.” [4]

The meaning of this hadeeth is that whenever Allaah does not want to show goodness to a person, He does not give him the understanding of the Religion.

So the one who says: ‘l do not need to learn ‘aqeedah.’ It is as if he is saying: ‘l do not need to gain understanding of the Religion!’ And this is said by either an ignorant person, or one who is misguided!

Footnotes:

[1] Al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa (1/303-306).
[2]. Related by al-Bukhaaree (no.3606) and Muslim (no.1847).
[3]. Related by Ibn Taymiyyah in his Majmoo’ Fataawaa (10/301).
[4]. Related by al-Bukhaaree (1/25), from Mu’aawiyah radiallaahu ‘anhu.

Source:  Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.8 – Shawwal 1418H / February 1998