The Companions defense of Tawheed – Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher [Audio|En]

 (Maldives Dawrah 2014)

“The Companions defense of Tawheed”, a lecture delivered in Male, Maldives in August 2014 by Br. Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher. https://soundcloud.com/noor-al-furqaan

Protecting the Home by Recitation of the Qur’aan – Saheeh Ahadeeth

Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Do not make your homes like graveyards, indeed shaytaan avoids the home in which Sooratul-Baqarah is read.”  [1]

Ibn Mas’ood رضى الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: 

“Verily everything has a high point, and the highest point of the Qur’aan is Sooratul-Baqarah, and verily shaytaan, if he hears Sooratul-Baqarah recited, he leaves the house in which Sooratul-Baqarah is recited.” [2]

And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Recite Sooratul-Baqarah in your homes, for indeed shaytaan does not enter a house in which Sooratul-Baqarah is recited in.”  [3]

Aboo Mas’ood narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Whoever recites the two verses from the end of Sooratul-Baqarah in a night, they will suffice him.” [4]

‘Uqbah bin ‘Aamir narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Recite these two aayaat that are at the end of Sooratul-Baqarah, for indeed my Lord gave them to me from under the ‘Arsh.” [5]

And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“(( Qul Huwal-llaahu Ahad )) and the Mu’awwidhatayn [Sooratul-Falaq and Sooratun-Naas]  when you reach evening and when you reach the morning 3 times suffice you from everything.”  [6]

[1] Muslim, at-Tirmidhee(#2877), Ahkaamul-Janaa’iz (p.212) of Shaykhal-Albaanee
[2]  Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  See As-Saheehah (#588)
[3] Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  As-Saheehah (# 1521) * Note:  What is intended, and Allaah knows best, is the actual recitation of the Qur’aan by the occupants themselves, not playing audio files (or cds, cassettes) in the home. {A.S.}
[4] Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Aboo Daawood (#1397), at-Tirmidhee (#2881), Ibn Maajah (#1368 and 1369)
[5] as-Saheehah (#1482)
[6] Saheeh. Refer to Saheehul-Jaami’ (#4406) and al-Mishkaat (#2163)

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Khutbah – Benefits & Lessons from The Story of the People of the Cave (Sooratul-Kahf) – Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher

Jumu’ah Khutbah delivered to Muslims working @ Camp Buehring, Kuwait by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher – 28 Feb 2014

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Evil of the Khawaarij – Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaaan Beecher [Audio|En]

Jumu’ah Khutbah at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on the evil of the Khawaarij
by Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaaan Beecher (31 May 2013)

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Khutbah – Fasting has been prescribed for you so you can have Taqwaa – Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher [Audio|En]

Fasting has been prescribed for you so you can have Taqwaa (July 12, 2013)
Khutbah delivered @ Camp Buehring, Kuwait by Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaaan Beecher (hafidhahullaah)

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Hadith of Irbaadh Ibn Saariyah (radiyallaahu anhu) – “Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs” – Abu Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher [Audio|En]

Hadith of Irbaadh Ibn Saariyah (radiyallaahu anhu)
A short reminder of the obligation of holding on to the way of the Salaf (telelink with brothers in Singapore and Sri Lanka) – Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher hafidhahullaah

Hadith of Irbaad ibn Saariyah, may Allaah the Most High be pleased with him, who said, “The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم gave us a sermon which frightened the hearts and caused the eyes to shed tears. So we said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! [it is as if it is a farewell sermon] so advise us.’ He said,

‘I advise you to fear Allaah and to hear and obey even if an Abyssinian slave were to rule over you. For surely, he who lives from amongst you will see much differing, so it is upon you to be upon my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs. Bite on to it with your back molar teeth and beware of newly invented matters, for verily, every newly invented matter is an innovation, and all innovation is misguidance.’” 

Related by Aboo Daawood (no. 4607) and by at-Tirmidthee (no. 2676). It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Irwaa’ul-Ghaleel (no. 2455).

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Soorah al-Kaafiroon is a Declaration of Freedom from Shirk – Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher [Audio|En]

Khutbah: Soorah al-Kaafiroon
May 10, 2013 – Camp Buehring, Kuwait
Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher
[Audio|English]

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The Declaration of Innocence from Shirk 

This Surah is the Surah of disavowal from the deeds of the idolators. It commands a complete disavowal of that. Allah’s statement, (Say: “O disbelievers!”) includes every disbeliever on the face of the earth, however, this statement is particularly directed towards the disbelievers of the Quraysh. It has been said that in their ignorance they invited the Messenger of Allah to worship their idols for a year and they would (in turn) worship his God for a year. Therefore, Allah revealed this Surah.

Source : Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Reciting Sooratul-Kaafiroon When Going To Bed

Imaam Aboo Daawood -rahimahullaah- reported in his “Sunan‟[The Book of Manners: Chapter (107) What should be said at the time of sleep] (no. 5055):

“an-Nufaylee narrated to us: Zuhayr narrated to us: Aboo Ishaaq narrated to us: from Farwah ibn Nawfal: from his father: that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said << Read Soorah Kaafiroon then sleep upon its conclusion, because it is a declaration of freedom from shirk >>.”

– Declared “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee.
– Also reported by Imaam at-Tirmidhee (no.3403).

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]
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Fear of Shirk – Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher [Audio|En]

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We should (truly) be afraid of the reality of shirk since Ibraaheem (`alayhis-salaam) was the Imaam of the monotheists, and he demolished the idols with his hands, yet still feared falling into shirk. If the Imaam of the monotheists, Ibraheem (`alayhis-salaam), feared shirk for his own being, should we not, as average every-day monotheists, be moreso afraid for ours?

»وَاجْنُبْنِي وَبَنِيَّ أَن نَّعْبُدَ الْأَصْنَامَ«
«Keep me and my sons away from worshiping idols.»
[Soorah Ibraaheem (4):35]


Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaahu ta`aala) commented: WHO can be safe from trials after that? [Collected by Ibn Abee Haatim in his Tafseer]

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The Story of Yoonus (peace be upon him) – Aboo Sufyaan Uthmaan Beecher [Audio|En]

A Jumu’ah khutbah (English) delivered at Camp Buehring in Northern Kuwait
by ‘Uthmaan Beecher 17/5/2013

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Two Da’wahs And What A Great Rift Between Them – Shaykh Muhammad al-Anjaree

Two Da’wahs And What A Great Rift Between Them
ash-Shaykh Aboo `Uthmaan Muhammad bin `Uthmaan al-`Anjaree
Translated by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher
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 The Da’wah Sharee’ah  The Da’wah Siyaasiyyah
(the political da’wah)
The Da’wah Sharee’ah [1] has its basis in the Book and the Sunnah, and its starting point is love for Allaah and desire for His Jannah (Paradise) and fear of His (Hell)Fire, and the way which the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and his Companions (radiAllaahu anhuma) were upon. Its end result is with Allaah, “Verily, you do not guide those whom you love, but Allaah guides whomever He wills.” [2] The da’wah Siyaasiyyah (the political da’wah) [3] has its basis in politics, its starting point is ideological, and its means are the party and the organization and the jamaa’ah, and its end result is planned and designed.
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah seeks to unite the Ummah upon the foundations of the belief which the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and his Companions embodied by the saying of Allaah the Exalted: “And hold on to the Rope of Allaah all of you together and do not divide amongst yourselves.” [4]

Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah seeks to struggle for the promotion of parties (ahzaab) in the Muslim country to secure for itself a seat amongst the ranks of the [other] parties of the state. And they read the saying of Al-Haqq [Allaah], the Exalted: “And be not like those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them. It is they for whom there is a terrible punishment.” [5]

And His saying, Exalted is He:

“But they have broken their religion into sects, each group rejoicing in what it has.” [6]

Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah criticizes by sincere advice, by eloquence and wisdom and handsome admonition, complying with the principles of the Sharee’ah. Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah criticizes by open demonstrations, sit-ins and strikes, and through rousing the (people in the) street under the pretense of islaah (rectification)
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah is concerned with the guidance of mankind to obedience to Allaah and adherence to His law(shar ‘) Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah is concerned with the achievement of appeasing the people through success in elections, and then exerting pressure on the government to meet their partisan demands, the most important of which is their reaching power (in the government)
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah looks to the Muslim for what is apparent, and that verily he is from among the Muslims, and you address him with the name of Islaam. Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah looks to the Muslim for what is of benefit to the party (hizb) and the organization, so perhaps this is often the cause of their saying: “so and so is a secularist”, “so and so is a liberal”, “un-islaamic” , and so on.
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah, its leaders are the `Ulamaa ar-Rabbaaniyoon [7] recognized for their leadership and protection [of the Ummah], like : al-`Allaamah Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee, al-`Allaamah `Abdul-`Azeez bin Baaz and al-`Allaamah Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen ? may Allaah have mercy upon them all -, so verily from them was an effect on hearts of the common Muslims and the students of knowledge. Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah, its leaders are the politicians. They have no connection to knowledge, and they don’t have an effect on the hearts of the common Muslims, verily their effect is on the members of the Hizb (party) and the organization only.
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah calls them to believe and work in the da’wah to earn Allaah’s Pleasure, and not on the basis of gaining status and prestige. Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah, some of its call is their making an affiliation to the hizb (party) a means to achievement, so it is their means for obtaining position and status.
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah, its callers spend from their own wealth, as embodied in the saying of the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) “And do not ask the people for anything” [8], and by that they are also in agreement with the Prophets (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying: “The upper hand is better than the lower hand.” [9] Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah , its collection boxes and bank allotments and asking of the people is their constant, inseparable characteristic. Indeed it is from their most apparent traits. And they believe that these financial resources are a mainstay of their da’wah and their activities.
The people of Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah, their manhaj (methodology) is clear for them, so there is no secrecy and no covertness, so they are “upon al-Baydaa’ (a clear proof), its night is like its day (in clarity).” [10] Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah, their manhaj is secrecy and obscurity, and devoid of clarity in those matters that it is obligatory to make clear.
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah, its positions are fixed and clear, and even if it differs with most of mankind. Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah, its positions change, so what was correct yesterday perhaps will be wrong today, and what was wrong today could be correct tomorrow, and so on.
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah derives the steps of islaah (rectification) through the legislative texts [i.e. the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah], and even if this rectification wasn’t achieved, so verily he (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ” And a Prophet will come and there will not be anyone with him” [11]- meaning a Prophet from among the Prophets of Allaah will come on Yawm al-Qiyaamah (the Day of Resurrection) and not one person believed in him, and he didn’t change the condition of any one from the individuals of his society which he was sent amongst, so this Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) called to rectification, and no one from his people answered him. Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah derives the steps of islaah through achievement of forming the political decision, and through “the aim justifies the means”.
Ad-Da’wah ash-Sharee’ah, its flags and signs are known by their scholastic efforts through exerting themselves to spread the correct `Aqeedah and the Sunnah. Ad-Da’wah as-Siyaasiyyah, its flags and signs are manifest and known by the virtues of the Jamaa’ah and the Hizb and its wealth and its influence, so if you go back in your memory through history, you know that its leaders who were well known, they didn’t reach the position which they reached except through the Jamaa’ah, the Hizb, and its wealth. I will give you an example to make clear the difference between the true flags of al-Haqq (the truth) and other than them:So al-`Allaamah Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee, verily love of him is fixed firmly in the hearts of al-`Aalaameen, and his leadership in `uloomud-Deen (the sciences of the Religion) is firmly established through his strength and steadfastness in sharee’ (legislated) knowledge. And there was no charity to publish his books, and no committee to pay for his expenses, no organization to sponsor his residency visa, and no hizb which promotes his efforts, nor media to publish his essays and show his pictures. On the contrary, his establishment in knowledge was his sign, so he was able to face the nations and the people with his knowledge and understanding, without any organization or leader, and no support except through the Tawfeeq of Allaah. Therefore it was his knowledge which made his leadership a duty upon him in all areas. Noble reader, the saying goes:”And with its opposite, things are made known.”

Footnotes:

[1] [TN]: The Da’wah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, those who adhere to the way of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and the Salaf of this Ummah (his noble Companions and those who followed them perfectly).

[2] Sooratul-Qasas (28):56

[3] [TN]: The Da’wah of the political groups and parties and the political activists, like Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen, Jam’iyyah Ihyaa’ at-Turaath, and other than them.

[4] Soorah Aal-`Imraan (3):103
[5] Soorah Aali-`Imraan (3):105
[6] Sooratul-Mu’ minoon (23):53

[7] [TN]: Those scholars known for their cultivating the people upon the correct belief, methodology and understanding of the Deen.

[8] Saheeh Muslim (1043) and others from `Awf ibn Maalik. Saheeh. See Saheeh al-Jaami (2646)
[9] Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1472) and Saheeh Muslim (1033, 1035, 1036).

[TN]: The narrations that show that the way of Ahlus-Sunnah is not asking the people for their filth (their sadaqaat) are many and clear. So those who ascribe themselves to the way of the Salaf and want to call to the Haqq, they do not establish their da’wah upon asking for the peoples money. Rather they establish their da’wah upon hard work and spending upon their da’wah from their own pockets. And Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee explains, you will not find even one athar (narration) from the Companions, nor the Taabi’een, nor the Atbaa’ut-Taabi’ een, nor those who followed after them where they stood up in the masjid to ask the people for their sadaqaat ý not one! And if this had been their way and their guidance, they would have done it. And from those matters which distinguish the Da’watus-Salafiyyah from all the other da’waat is that we take the understanding of the Book and the Sunnah from these aathaar (narrations) from the Salaf of this Ummah, contrary to the political groups and parties.

[10] Ahmad (4/126), Ibn Maajah (43), and al-Haakim (1/96). Al-`Allamah al-Albaanee declared it Saheeh in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (4369).
[11] Al-Bukhaaree

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Protecting oneself from shaytaan and from harm through the Words of Remembrance found in the Authentic Sunnah

Compiled by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher
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بسم الله و الحمد لله، والصلاة والســلام على رسول الله و على آله وصحبه أجمعين. أما بعد

Allaah the Most High said:

{ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُبِينٌ }

“O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islaam and do not follow the footsteps of shaytaan. Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.” [Al-Baqarah (2):208]

{ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ عَدُوٌّ مُبِينٌ }

“Verily! shaytaan  is to man an open enemy!” [Yoosuf (12):5]

And Allaah (تبارك و تعالى) consistently warns us from our enemy throughout His Book, and likewise His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in the authentic Sunnah, warning us from the plots and deception of shaytaan and his followers – from both the jinn and mankind  – like the people of shirk, kufr, and  bid’ah.

And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

«إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَجْرِي مِنَ الإِنْسَانِ مَجْرَى الدَّمِ »

“Verily shaytaan runs through the human being like the running of blood.”  [1]

And Al-Haafith Ibn Hajr (رحمه الله) said regarding this hadeeth:  “And his saying  ((he penetrates)) or ((he runs)), it is said that it is on its apparent meaning, and that Allaah the Most High gave him the ability to do that, and it is said that it is figurative, referring to the abundance and tremendous amount of his misguidance, enticements, and his whisperings.” [al-Fath (4/1982)]

So there is no doubt that shaytaan is an enemy who does not cease to attack the believer with doubts, confusion, and whisperings, constantly prodding him towards that which will misguide him and lead to his destruction.  But the remedy for these attacks have been prescribed for us by Allaah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  Allaah says:

{ وَإِمَّا يَنْزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ * إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُوا فَإِذَا هُمْ مُبْصِرُونَ }

“And if an evil whisper comes to you from shaytaan, then seek refuge with Allaah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower.  Verily, those who have Taqwaa (of Allaah), when an evil thought comes to them from shaytaan, they remember (Allaah), and (indeed) they then see (aright).” [Al-A’raf (7):200-201]

So with the permission of Allaah, we would like to present a series of posts reminding Ahlus-Sunnah of some of those adhkaar and ad’iyyah found in the authentic Sunnah of our Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم that the sunnee, the atharee can use to protect himself from the plots and whisperings of shaytaan and other types of harm.

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم Protecting Himself from the shayaateen

Ja’far bin Sulaymaan adDuba’ee narrated:  Aboo at-Tayyaaj narrated to us, he said:  “I said to ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash at-Tameemee – and he was an old man – ‘did you reach the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم (during his lifetime)?’  He said, ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘So I said:  How did the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم act on the night the shayaateen plotted against him?’  So he said: ‘Indeed the shayaateen descended that night upon the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم from the valleys and mountain paths, and amongst them was a shaytaan, in his hand was a flame of fire, wanting to burn the face of Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم with it.  So Jibreel – عليه السلام – descended to him and said:  ‘O Muhammad! Say:

« أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ الَّتِي لَا يُجَاوِزُهُنَّ بَرٌّ وَلَا فَاجِرٌ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ،  وَذَرَأَ وَبَرَأَ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا، وَمِنْ شَرِّ ما ذَرَأَ فِي الأَرضِ وَبَرَأَ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ ما يَخرُجُ مِنها، وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتَنِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ طَارِقٍ إِلَّا طَارِقًا يَطْرُقُ بِخَيْرٍ، يَا رَحْمَنُ  »

(( I seek refuge by the complete, perfect words of Allaah, which no righteous one nor wicked one can exceed, from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of what descends from the heavens, and from the evil of what ascends to them, and from the evil of what is sown in the earth and is created, and from the evil of what comes out from it, and from the evil of the fitan of the night and the day, and from the evil of everyone who comes knocking, except for the one who comes knocking with khayr, O Rahmaan! ))

So it (this du’aa) extinguished their fire, and Allaah تبارك و تعالى defeated them.” [2]

Protecting Oneself when entering the bathroom

1) ‘Alee said:  The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:  “The screen of what is between the jinn and the ‘awrahs of the Children of Aadam when he enters the bathroom, is that he says:

« بِسْمِ اللَّهِ »[3]

2) Anas bin Maalik said:  “The Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم  used to, when he entered the bathroom, he said:

« اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الخُبُثِ وَالخَبَائِثِ »

(( O Allaah! Verily I seek refuge in You from al-khubuthi wal-khabaa’ith (the male and female shayaateen) ))  [4]    

Shu’bah narrated: “If he comes to the bathroom…”, and Moosaa narrated from Hammaad: “When he enters…”, and Sa’eed bin Zayd said, ‘Abdul-‘Azeez narrated to us: “When he wants to enter…”.

3) In another wording collected by at-Tirmidhee:

« اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ ….»

((O Allaah! Verily I seek refuge in You…))

Shu’bah said: and indeed he said another time:

« أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الْخُبْثِ وَالْخَبِيثِ – أَوِ الْخُبُثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ »

 (( I seek refuge in Allaah from al-khubthi wal-khabeeth )) – or – (( al-khubuthi wal-khabaa’ith ))  [5]


[1] Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim,  Aboo Daawood (2470 & 4994), an-Nasaa’ee (3356 &3358), Ibn Maajah (1779),  Ahmad (26863), ad-Daarimee (1780),  Ibn Khuzaymah (2233, 2234), Ibn Hibbaan (3671), atTabaraanee  in al-Kabeer (24/189, 190-193), Aboo Nu’aym in al-Hilyah (3/145), al-Bayhaqee in Shu’ab (6800), and others.  Shaykh al-Albaanee declared it saheeh.

[2]  Traced to as-Suyootee in al-Jaami’ al-Kabeer (1/11/2) to Ahmad, and atTabaraanee in al-Kabeer, and Ibnus-Sunnee in ‘Amalul-Yawmi wal-Laylah from ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash, and from Ahmad (3/319), and Ibnus-Sunnee (631) from Ja’far bin Sulaymaan adDuba’ee from Aboo at-Tayyaaj.  Al-Albaanee said: “And the isnaad is saheeh, its men up to Ibn Khanbash are on the condition of Muslim…”  See AsSaheehah (#840).

[3] Ibn Maajah (#297).  Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee
[4]  al-Bukhaaree,  at-Tirmidhee (#6), Ibn Maajah (#298)
[5]  at-Tirmidhee (#5), Ibn Maajah (#298).  Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  The wording of Ibn Maajah is: (( I seek refuge in Allaah from al-khubuthi wal-khabaa’ith ))

Protection when stopping in a different home or place, and when reaching morning and evening

1) Sa’d bin Abee Waqqaas said: I heard Khawlah bint Hakeem as-Sulamiyyah say:  The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم say:  “Whoever stops (and stays) at a home, then says:

« أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ »

(( I seek refuge by the complete, perfect words of Allaah from the evil of what He has created )) 

Nothing will harm him until he leaves from that home.” [1]

2) Aboo Hurayrah said: A man came to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and said: “O Messenger of Allaah!  I was stung by a scorpion last night.” He said: “If you had said when you reached the evening (just before Maghrib):

« أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ »

(( I seek refuge by the complete, perfect words of Allaah from the evil of what He has created )) 

it would not have harmed you.” [2]

3) “Whoever says 3 times at the time he reaches the evening:

« أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ »

(( I seek refuge by the complete, perfect words of Allaah from the evil of what He has created )) 

he will not be harmed by a snakes bite during that night.” [3]

Suhayl said: “So our people used to learn it (this du’aa), so they used to say it every night, then a slave-girl from amongst them was stung, so she didn’t suffer any pain.”   [4]

4) Abaan bin ‘Uthmaan said: I heard ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan saying: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:  “There is no slave who says in the morning of every day (before sunrise) and the evening of every night (before sunset):

« بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ، وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ »

 (( In the Name of Allaah, with Whose name nothing in the earth and nothing in the heavens can cause harm, and He is As-Samee (The all-Hearing), al-‘Aleem (The All-Knowing)  ))  -three times – except that nothing will harm him.” [5]


[1]  Muslim, at-Tirmidhee (#3437), Ibn Maajah (#3547). See AsSaheehah (#3980)
[2]  Muslim,  Aboo Daawood (#3898, 3899)
[3]  Saheehul-Jaami’ (#6427)
[4] Declared Saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee. See Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (#652)
[5] At-Tirmidhee (#3388), Aboo Daawood (#5088), Ibn Maajah (#3869). Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee

Seeking Protection from shaytaan when entering the Masjid

‘Abdullaah bin ‘Amru bin al-‘Aas reported from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم that when he would enter the masjid he said:

« أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ، وَبِوَجْهِهِ الْكَرِيمِ، وَسُلْطَانِهِ الْقَدِيمِ، مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ »

(( I seek refuge in Allaah al-‘Atheem, and by His Noble Face, and His Eternal Sovereignty, from the accursed shaytaan ))

He صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “If he said that, shaytaan says: ‘He is protected from me for the rest of the day.’ [1]

The Prohibition of sitting half in the sun and half in the shade

1) Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه   said:  Abool-Qaasim صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:  “If one of you was sitting in the sunlight”, and Makhlad said: “in the shadow, so the shade that is over him moves away from him, and part of him is in the sun and part (of him) is in the shade, then let him get up (and move).”   [2]

2) And in another narration: He prohibited that one sit between the sunlight and the shade, and he said:  “It is the sitting of shaytaan.” [3]

3) Qays bin Abee Haazim narrated from his father that he said: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم saw me and I was sitting in the sun, so he said:  “Move to the shade.”

In the wording of Aboo Daawood (#4822), Qays reported that his father narrated that he came and the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم was giving a khutbah, so he stood in the sun, so he ordered him to move to the shade. [4]

Protecting the Utensils and Home before going to bed

Jaabirرضى الله عنه  reported Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم as saying:

“Cover the vessel, tighten the waterskins, close the doors and extinguish the lamps, for shaytaan does not loosen the waterskin, does not open the door, and does not uncover the vessels. And if one of you doesn’t find (something) to cover it with except placing over his vessel (a piece of) wood (to cover it) and to mention the name of Allaah, then let him do so, for indeed the pests (mice) may set the house on fire over its inhabitants.”  [5]

Yawning is from shaytaan

Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله تعالى عنه  narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:  “at-Tathaa’ub (yawning) is from shaytaan, so when one of you yawns then let him suppress it as much as possible.” [6]

Suhayl bin Abee Saalih said:  I heard a son of Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree narrate to my father from his father [i.e. from Aboo Sa’eed]: the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:  “When one of you yawns, then let him cover his mouth with his hand, for indeed shaytaan enters.” [7]

And in another wording:  “If one of you yawns in the Salaah, then let him suppress it as much as he is able, for indeed shaytaan enters.”

Aboo Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  said  “If one of you yawns, then let him repel it as much as possible, for indeed, one of you, if he says “haa” (makes sounds when he yawns), shaytaan laughs at him.”  [8]

In another wording with al-Bukhaaree:  “Verily Allaah loves sneezing and hates yawning, so if one of you sneezes and he praises Allaah, it is a right upon every muslim who hears him to say:

يَرْحَمُكَ اللَّهُ 

(( May Allaah have mercy upon you )).   

As for yawning, then indeed it is only from shaytaan, so if one of you yawns let him repel it as much as possible, for indeed when he yawns, shaytaan laughs at him.”

Al-Haafith Ibn Hajr رحمه الله said:

“And in regards to the meaning of placing the hand over the mouth is placing the garment and the like of it from what achieves that intent (over ones mouth), but the hand is only specified if yawning is not repelled without it.  And there is no difference in this issue between the one praying and other than him.  Rather it is stressed in the situation of the salaah as has preceded, and that it is excluded from the prohibition of the one praying placing his hand on his mouth.  And from what the one who is yawning is commanded with if he was in the salaah, is that he withhold from recitation until it leaves him lest his recitation change.  And Ibn Abee Shaybah traced the like of that back from Mujaahid and ‘Ikrimah and the Taabi’een.”


[1]  Aboo Daawood (#466).  Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee
[2]  Aboo Daawood (#4821), al-Humaydee in al-Musnad (1138), Ahmad (2/383).  Shaykh al-Albaanee declared it saheeh. See AsSaheehah (#837)
[3]  Collected by Ahmad (3/413).  Shaykh al-Albaanee said:  “And this isnaad is saheeh, it’s men are thiqaat (trustworthy narrators), men of the Shaykhayn (al-Bukhaaree and Muslim), with the exception of Katheer, and he is Ibn Abee Katheer al-Basree as al-‘Ajalee and Ibn Hibbaan have said, and a group from the thiqaat narrated from him.  See AsSaheehah (#838)
[4]  Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  See AsSaheehah (#833)
[5] Muslim, Ahmad (3/355).  See Silsilah (#37) and Irwaa’ al-Ghaleel (#38)
[6] Muslim
[7] Muslim
[8] Al-Bukhaaree, Aboo Daawood

Seeking refuge in Allaah when angry

1) Sulaymaan bin Surad said: Two men insulted one another in front of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, so one of them began to get angry and his face became red.  So the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم looked at him, then said:  “Indeed I know a statement that if he said it, what afflicted him would go away:

« أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ »

(( I seek refuge in Allaah from the accursed shaytaan )) [1]

2) Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله تعالى عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:  “The strong man is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while angry.”  [2]

3) ‘Imraan bin Husayn رضى الله تعالى عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “If you become angry, then sit down.” [3]

4) Ibn ‘Abbaas رضى الله تعالى عنهما narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “If one of you becomes angry, then let him remain silent.” [4]

5) And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “If one of you becomes angry, and he is standing, then he should sit down until the anger leaves him, and if not, then he should lie down.” [5]

6) And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “If a man becomes angry, then he says:

« أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ »

 (( I seek refuge in Allaah ))

his anger while subside.”[6]

The Du’aa when a person feels pain in their body

‘Uthmaan bin Abeel-‘Aas ath-Thaqafee said that he complained to the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم of a pain he felt in his body since the time he accepted Islaam.  So the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said to him: “Place your hand on the place on your body where the pain is, and say ((Bismillaah )) 3 times, and then say 7 times:

« أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ »

((I seek refuge in Allaah and His complete power and ability from the evil of what I feel and am wary of  )) [7]

Our shaykh, Shaykh Taariq as-Subay’ee said:  this is a tremendous du’aa.


[1]  Muslim
[2]  Al-Bukhaaree
[3] Saheeh: al-Mishkaat (#1514), Saheeh al-Jaami’ (#696)
[4] AsSaheehah (#1375) – declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee.
[5] Narrated by Aboo Dharr and declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee. See Saheeh al-Jaami’ (#694) and al-Mishkaat (#5114)
[6]  Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee in asSaheehah (#1376).  See Saheeh al-Jaami’ (#695)
[7]  Muslim

The Virtue – & Protection – awarded to the one who says Laa ilaaha illallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lahu….

Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:”Whoever said:

« لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ »

((There is nothing that deserves to be worshipped in truth except Allaah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things)) after he prays the morning prayer (al-ghadaah) ten times, Allaah عزوجل writes for him 10 hasanaat and removes from him 10 sayyiaat, and raises him 10 darajaat, and he gets the equivalent of freeing 2 slaves from the offspring of Ismaa’eel, and if he says it when he reaches evening, he gets the like of thatو and for him is a hijaab (barrier) from shaytaan until he reaches morning.”  [1]

And in another wording, he –  صلى الله عليه وسلم  – said:

”Whoever said:

« لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ »

((There is nothing that deserves to be worshipped in truth except Allaah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things)) 100 times in a day, he will get a reward equal to freeing ten slaves, and one-hundred good deeds will be written for him, and one-hundred bad deeds will be removed from him, and he will be protected from shaytaan on that day until he reaches the evening, and nobody will come with something superior to what he came with, except one who has done more than that.”  [2]


[1] AsSaheehah (#113)
[2]  Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, A.D (#5077), at-Tirmidhee (#3468), Ibn Maajah (#3798)

Protecting the Home by Recitation of the Qur’aan

Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Do not make your homes like graveyards, indeed shaytaan avoids the home in which Sooratul-Baqarah is read.”  [1]

Ibn Mas’ood رضى الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Verily everything has a high point, and the highest point of the Qur’aan is Sooratul-Baqarah, and verily shaytaan, if he hears Sooratul-Baqarah recited, he leaves the house in which Sooratul-Baqarah is recited.” [2]

And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Recite Sooratul-Baqarah in your homes, for indeed shaytaan does not enter a house in which Sooratul-Baqarah is recited in.”  [3]

Aboo Mas’ood narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Whoever recites the two verses from the end of Sooratul-Baqarah in a night, they will suffice him.” [4]

‘Uqbah bin ‘Aamir narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Recite these two aayaat that are at the end of Sooratul-Baqarah, for indeed my Lord gave them to me from under the ‘Arsh.” [5]

And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “(( Qul Huwal-llaahu Ahad )) and the Mu’awwidhatayn [Sooratul-Falaq and Sooratun-Naas]  when you reach evening and when you reach the morning 3 times suffice you from everything.”  [6]

Hafs bin Ghayaath al-Hanafee narrated that Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه  said:

“Indeed the home becomes spacious for its inhabitants, and the Angels visit it and the shayaateen abandon it, and its goodness is increased if the Qur’aan is recited in it.  And indeed the home becomes narrow and restricted upon its inhabitants, and the Angels abandon it and the shayaateen visit it, and its goodness is decreased if the Qur’aan is not recited in it.”  [7]

Aayatul-Kursee

And the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “Whoever reads Aayatul-Kursee at the end of every obligatory salaah, nothing prevents him from entering Jannah except that he dies.”  [8]

Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه said:  “The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  ordered me to guard the Zakaah of Ramadaan, then somebody came to me and started stealing from the foodstuff. So I caught him and said, ‘I will take you to the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم!’” Then he described the whole narration and said:  “He (that person) said (to me), ‘When you go to your bed, recite Aayatul-Kursee [9],  for then there will be a guard from Allaah who will protect you all night long, and shaytaan will not be able to come near you until you reach the morning.” The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said (to me), “He told the truth, and he is a liar. That was shaytaan.”  [10]


[1] Muslim, at-Tirmidhee(#2877), Ahkaamul-Janaa’iz (p.212) of Shaykh al-Albaanee
[2]  Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  See AsSaheehah (#588)
[3] Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  AsSaheehah (# 1521) * Note:  What is intended, and Allaah knows best, is the actual recitation of the Qur’aan by the occupants themselves, not playing audio files (or cds, cassettes) in the home. {A.S.}
[4] Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Aboo Daawood (#1397), at-Tirmidhee (#2881), Ibn Maajah (#1368 and 1369)
[5] asSaheehah (#1482)
[6] Saheeh. Refer to Saheehul-Jaami’ (#4406) and al-Mishkaat (#2163)
[7]  Ad-Daarimee (4/3310) – mawqoof on Aboo Hurayrah .
[8] Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  Refer to asSaheehah (#972), al-Mishkaat (#974)
[9] Al-Bukhaaree
[10] Al-Bukhaaree, Aboo Daawood (#2880)

Beware of Ghuloo (going to extremes and crossing the limits) in the Deen of Allaah

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

« وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَالْغُلُوَّ فِي الدِّينِ، فَإِنَّمَا أَهْلَكَ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمُ الْغُلُوُّ فِي الدِّينِ »

“Beware of ghuloo in the Deen, for indeed those who came before you were only destroyed by ghuloo in the Deen.” [1]

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibnu Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) said regarding this hadeeth: “ –

(This) is general in regards to every type and category of Ghuloo, in I’tiqaad (the matters of ‘Aqeedah) and in actions. And Ghuloo (is): going beyond and exceeding the limits by increasing something in its praise, or dispraise, beyond what it rightfully deserves, and the like of that.” [2]

Al-Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim (رحمه الله) said:

“Allaah did not order with a command except that shaytaan has an avenue to incite evil in it, either towards negligence and wastefulness, or towards excessiveness and extremism (ghuloo). And the Deen of Allaah is in the middle between abandonment and neglect, and excessiveness and extremism, like the valley between two mountains. And al-Hudaa (guidance) is between two ways of misguidance, and the middle ground between two sides that are dispraised. So just like abandoning the command is squandering it and throwing it away, so then excessiveness and extremism in it is to corrupt and ruin it. This one is by falling short of the limits, and this one is by going beyond the limits.” [3]

And Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“And whoever seeks to get close to Allaah by what is not from the hasanaat that have been commanded, (not) by a command of obligation nor (a command) of recommendation, then he is astray, following the shaytaan, and his path is from the paths of shaytaan…” [4]

And this is what leads to bid’ah and deviation.

Allaah said in His Book:

وَأَنَّ هَـذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَن سَبِيلِهِ ذَلِكُمْ وَصَّاكُم بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

“And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and do not follow (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you so that you may have Taqwaa.” [5]

‘Abdullaah bin Mas’ood said [6]: The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) drew a line for us (on the ground), then he said:

« هَذَا سَبِيلُ اللَّهِ »

“This is the Path of Allaah.”

Then he drew lines on it’s right and on it’s left, then he said:

« هَذِهِ سُبُلٌ مُتَفَرِّقَةٌ – عَلَى كُلِّ سَبِيلٍ مِنْهَا شَيْطَانٌ يَدْعُو إِلَيْهِ »

“These are the other paths – on every one of them is a shaytaan calling to it.”

Then he recited this aayah.

And Allaah said in His Book:

قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لاَ تَغْلُواْ فِي دِينِكُمْ غَيْرَ الْحَقِّ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ أَهْوَاء قَوْمٍ قَدْ ضَلُّواْ مِن قَبْلُ وَأَضَلُّواْ كَثِيراً وَضَلُّواْ عَن سَوَاء السَّبِيلِ

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘O Ahlul-Kitaab! Do not go to extremes and exceed the limits in your deen (by believing in something) other than the Haqq, and do not follow the vain desires of people who went astray in times gone by, and who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the Right Path.’” [7]

Ibnul-Mundhir, Ibn Abee Haatim, and Aboosh-Shaykh reported from Qataadah regarding the meaning of Allaah’s statement ﭓ ﭔ ﭕ ﭖ “Do not go to extremes and exceed the limits in your deen”: Qataadah said that it means: “do not innovate.”

So this aayah, even though it is addressed to Ahlul-Kitaab specifically, the Salaf have explained that it is general for all those who go to ghuloo from this Ummah, from the people of Bid’ah, and those who go beyond the boundaries of the Sharee’ah in their worship of Allaah.

[1] Iqtidaa’ as-Siraatil-Mustaqeem

[2] An-Nasaa’ee (#3057), Ibn Maajah (#3029), and by an-Nasaa’ee in al-Kubraa (#4049), al-Bayhaqee in as-Sunan al-Kubraa (#9534) and others. Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee

[3] Madaarijus-Saalikeen

[4] Iqitidaa

[5] Al-An’aam (6):153

[6] Ibn Maajah (#11), Ahmad (#4142), an-Nasaa’ee in al-Kubraa (11109), and also ad-Daarimee, al-Haakim , and al-Bazzaar. Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee

[7] Al-Maa’idah (5):77

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The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) cannot by defended by oppression and misguidance

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) cannot by defended by oppression and misguidance
Compiled by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher
http://salafiyyah-kuwait.blogspot.in/

Verily all praise is due to Allaah, and may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and his Companions, one and all.

To proceed…

No Muslim would ever agree with the mocking, ridicule, and blasphemous lies directed at our Deen and at our beloved Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  Rather the Imaams of Ahlus-Sunnah, the likes of Maalik, al-Layth, Ahmad, Ishaaq, and ash-Shaafi’ee, have agreed unanimously that the one who mocks, ridicules, and defames the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has disbelieved, and that the prescribed punishment for the one who lives in the lands of the Muslims and does that is death, a punishment that falls under the authority of the Muslim ruler.

There is no doubt that these types of attacks on our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) will cause anger and make the stomach of every Muslim turn due to his love for Allaah, His Messenger, and His Deen.  But the Muslim who is truthful, sincere, and just, he doesn’t allow himself to be overcome by emotion and respond to these attacks with a knee-jerk reaction that entails actions which Allaah and His Messenger have prohibited.  Rather, like in all matters, he is first and foremost patient, and then he takes those matters back to the Qur’aan and Sunnah and the understanding of the Companions, and those ‘Ulamaa’ who are firmly-grounded in knowledge.  So he is patient and he plants his feet squarely upon knowledge, and he submits to what Allaah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) have decreed.

“O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger, and those of you who have been placed in authority (over you). (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it back to Allaah and His Messenger, if you truly believe in Allaah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.” [1]

And al-Haafith Ibn Katheer mentions that “those of you who have been placed in authority (over you)”, according to Ibn ‘Abbaas, Mujaahid,  ‘Ataa’ and others from the Salaf refers to the ‘Ulamaa’. And Ibn Katheer mentions that it is general to both the rulers and the ‘Ulamaa’.  And of course this means the ‘Ulamaa’ of Ahlus-Sunnah, not those who ahlul-bid’ah call scholars, the likes of al-Qaradaawee, al-‘Awdah, ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ‘Abdul-Khaaliq, and other than them from the callers to misguidance.

What has transpired over the past few days in the lands of the Muslims and other than them as a reaction to the film attacking Islaam and insulting our beloved Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) – contradicts the guidance and Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  One should remember that these types of attacks are not something new.  Indeed Allaah mentions throughout the Qur’aan that His messengers (عليهم الصلاة و السلام) were constantly mocked and defamed, that their people called them crazy, mad, and even labeled them as sorcerers, etc.  Allaah تعالى said:

“Likewise, no Messenger came to those before them except that they said: “A sorcerer or a madman!” [2]

And this happened with the Prophets and Messengers from Nooh (عليه السلام) up to His final Messenger, Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

In the lifetime of Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) there were those who cursed and insulted him openly.  Ka’b bin al-Ashraf al-Yahoodee, in al-Madeenah, used to recite defamatory poetry about him and made explicit poetry about the women of the Muslims.  And there was ‘Abdullaah bin Khatal in Makkah, who had two female singers who he had sing songs making fun of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

As for Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, when he returned from Makkah to al-Madeenah and began reciting his poetry insulting him, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asked his Companions, “Who will deal with Ka’b bin al-Ashraf? For indeed he has harmed Allaah and His Messenger.”  And this was when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was in his dawlah in al-Madeenah and he was the ruler, and Ka’b bin al-Ashraf was living under his authority in al-Madeenah.  But the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) didn’t ask his Companions to punish his neighbors, companions, or even his family members for what Ka’b bin al-Ashraf did.  Nor did he punish the representatives of his tribe, Banu an-Nadeer, or randomly target the Jews of al-Madeenah nor did he boycott their businesses.   Any person of sound intellect would agree that this would be unjust and defies logic, not to mention the texts of the Book and the Sunnah.  Instead he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) -as the ruler – dealt with Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, the one who caused that harm specifically.

 ‘Abdullaah bin Khatal was in Makkah, and he had two female singers who he taught to sing songs making fun of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  And at that time, the Prophet was in al-Madeenah, and was the ruler (صلى الله عليه وسلم), and never did he attack anyone from the kuffaar in al-Madeenah or any other town or village as retribution for the defamation and insults of ‘Abdullaah bin Khatal towards him.  Nor did he command his Companions to attack Makkah or its people because of him. Rather he was patient (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and did not oppress, and did not transgress.  He was patient and he was just (صلى الله عليه وسلم). So when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) conquered Makkah, and he entered Makkah with his armies, he ordered them not to harm anyone who did not fight them, except for a small group of people who he named by name (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  From them – and here the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had conquered Makkah, and had might and capability (qudrah) – from them was ‘Abdullaah bin Khatal and his two songstresses.  He didn’t tell them to kill Ibn Khatal’s neighbors or his family members. He didn’t  destroy the property of the members of his tribe.  Rather he ordered them to kill ‘Abdullaah bin Khatal and his two songstresses.

These are just two examples of how the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) dealt with those who abused him in his lifetime.   He was aadil (just), and was saabir (patient) – (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  He did not oppress and was not unjust, and these people cursed him, abused him, mocked him, and insulted him during his lifetime – (صلى الله عليه وسلم)!!   So where are the actions of the jamaa’aat (political groups and parties) and the ignorant folk who’ve been affected by them from the actions and example of Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?!

Where do you find that the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his Companions went to another town and protested, or that they murdered the innocent, or destroyed or burnt their property to the ground because of what the likes of Ibn al-Ashraf and Ibn Khatal did in Makkah and al-Madeenah?!

Rather he was patient and just (صلى الله عليه وسلم)!!  And ‘adl (justice) is to put everything in it’s proper place.  And what we see from these people in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and other places in the Middle East, is oppression, injustice, and deviation from his Sunnah.  And Allaah said:

“So warn those who oppose his command, lest some fitnah befall him or they afflicted with a painful punishment.” [3]

And what further elucidates the distinction between the guidance of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and those Muslims who have been overtaken by emotion and misguidance, is the narration of ‘Aa’ishah (رضى الله عنها), collected by al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Ahmad and others, when a group of Jews entered upon the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and said “as-saamu ‘alaykum” (death be upon you).  So ‘Aa’ishah (رضى الله عنها) understood what they said, so she responded:  “wa ‘alaykum as-saam wal-la’nah” (and death and curses be upon you).  So the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:  “Take it easy, O ‘Aa’ishah!  Verily Allaah loves rifq (gentleness and leniency) in all matters.”  So ‘Aa’ishah said: “O Messenger of Allaah! Didn’t you hear what they said?” So he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “I already responded to them (by saying) ‘wa ‘alaykum’ (and upon you, too).”

Our Deen is not based on emotion.  Rather the Muslim who truly and sincerely loves Allaah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) will stick to his guidance and his Sunnah:

“Say:  if you truly love Allaah, then follow me. (If you do) Allaah will love you and forgive you for your sins.  And Allaah is all-forgiving, most merciful.” [4]

Here are some points to consider and reflect upon:

– These protests which have spread throughout the Muslim lands, even to our beloved Kuwait, are a bid’ah, as the ‘Ulamaa’ of Ahlus-Sunnah like Shaykh Ibn Baaz, Shaykh al-Albaanee, and Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen have clarified. [5] They are an act of opposing and contending with the Muslim ruler and are from the way of the Khawaarij.  Of course the jamaa’aat as-siyaasiyyah allow them and promote them as they are means for them to contend with the Muslim rulers and reach rulership itself.

– We’ve seen how the emotionally charged youth have taken to the streets in these protests and clashed with the police, and caused damage to property – not just the property of the American Embassies – which is in itself an act of oppression – but the property of the Muslims as well!  And this is supposed to be defense of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)??!    It cannot be that the Muslims defend the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) with oppression when Allaah has commanded us with justice (‘adl):

“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allaah and be just witnesses and don’t let the enmity and hatred of a people keep you from being just. Be just! That is closer to Taqwaa.” [6]

al-Haafith Ibn Katheer said:  “Don’t let hatred for a people cause you to abandon justice towards them.  Rather exercise justice with everyone, whether it be a close friend or an enemy.”

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah:  “for indeed the people did not dispute in the fact that the end result of thulm (oppression and injustice) is evil and harmful, and the end result of ‘adl (justice) is good and noble.  And for this it has been said:  Allaah will aid the nation that is just, even if it is a disbelieving nation, and He will not aid the nation that is unjust and oppressive, even if it is a believing nation.”  [Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa (28/63)]

Then know that punishing others for the crimes and offenses of another is not justice!  Allaah says:
“No person earns any (sin) except against himself (only), and no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another.” [7]

– The jamaa’aat as-siyaasiyyah use these protests and these types of events as a forum and a podium to spread their doubts and their conspiracy theories amongst the people and to turn them against their rulers.  They spout out anti-American, anti-western, and anti-Israeli rhetoric and place the blame for the destruction we’ve seen over the past few days on everyone but themselves.  ‘Ali al-Deqbas,  head of the Arab Parliament, actually blamed “international Zionism of being behind the unrest and inciting sedition and hatred of Islam and Muslims in the Middle East in favor of the Zionist entity”.  And the misguided statements like this are many.

– These protests – which as the ‘Ulamaa’ have said is a bid’ah – were used as a cover for those upon the manhaj of the Khawaarij to murder a U.S. ambassador and three other members of his staff, the murder of non-Muslims who were given amn (an assurance of safety and protection) and were from a country that has treaties and agreements with the government of Libya.

The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Whoever – from the Muslims – kills a person who is under an agreement or treaty (with the Muslims), he will not smell the Fragrance of Jannah, even though it’s fragrance can be smelled from the distance of 40 years away.” [al-Bukhaaree]

And in another narration he said:  “The assurance of protection of the Muslims is one, so whoever betrays the assurance of protection and safety of another Muslim, then upon him is the curse of Allaah, and (the curse) of the Angels, and (the curse) of all the people.”

al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr (رحمه الله) explained:  “His saying ‘The assurance of protection of the Muslims is one’, means that their giving an assurance of safety and security is correct (and binding).  So if one of them gives amn to a kaafir, then it is haraam upon anyone else to harm him…”

Those non-Muslims who live and work in the Muslim countries have been given amn (an assurance of safety and protection), so by attacking them is contending with and opposing the Muslim ruler, and is an act of treachery and oppression.

Shaykh Taariq as-Subay’ee explained that if even one of the Muslims gives amn to a non-Muslim, even if that Muslim is a man or a woman, a free man or a slave, and even if that is by a gesture, or if a person is given amn by the authorities of a Muslim land through diplomatic agreements or by giving him a visa to enter that land – that person has an assurance of safety and protection from every Muslim.  It is totally haraam for any Muslim to harm him. And the person, – the Muslim -, who does, falls under the curse of Allaah, the Angels, and all of the people.

– Look to those at the head of these protests and you’ll see that all of them are from the heads and supporters of the jamaa’aat as-siyaasiyyah.  And the fact that none of the ‘Ulamaa’ of Ahlus-Sunnah have anything to do with this should be another sign for the person of intellect, just as Ibn ‘Abbaas (رضى الله تعالى عنهما) brought as a proof against the Khawaarij the fact that none of the Companions were with them, when he said (رضى الله عنهما): Indeed I’ve come to you from the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and there is not a single one of them with you!

–  We see the Muslims protesting, fighting with the police, destroying property and other than that, all in the name of defending the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) from this film produced by a man living in America.  What is amazing is that no one is upset over the masaajid that have graves in them where other than Allaah are worshipped besides Allaah, like the masjid of al-Badawee, Zaynab, or al-Hussayn?!  The greatest sin that one can commit is committed in the lands of the Muslims, and the people are tearing down the American embassy over something they don’t have the authority or ability to do anything about?!

Allaah said:

“Verily, Allaah does not forgive that partners should be set up with him in worship (shirk), but He forgives what is less than that (from sins) for whomever He wills, and whoever sets up partners with Allaah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.”  [8]

So these Muslims and these jamaa’aat want to defend Prophet Muhammad(صلى الله عليه وسلم) – by committing oppression and injustice – but where is the defense of Allaah and His Tawheed from the shirk committed by muslims in the lands of the muslims themselves?!

So know that Allaah (تبارك و تعالى) has commanded us with patience and justice, and forbidden us from injustice and oppression.  And there is no justice in the actions we see from our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, and the other countries that this is happening in.  Rather what we see is ignorance, oppression, misguidance, and deviation from the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

And what benefit have they brought about?

The producer of this shoddy film lives in America, and America is a country that has it’s own laws that it governs it’s citizens by.  And America also has treaties and agreements with almost all of these lands that their embassies are being attacked in, proven by the fact that they have embassies there to begin with.  So then this affair is not in the hands of us common folk, and we don’t have the capability to do anything about it.  What is upon us then is to be patient and cling to the Sunnah of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  And this is a better defense of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) than what we see from the jamaa’aat and those infected by them!

And it is important to note that our patience and our clinging to the Sunnah during situations like this, when we don’t have the ability to change them, is not a sign of weakness or deficiency.  Rather it is the people of misguidance from the jamaa’aat as-siyaasiyyah that have duped our youth into thinking that not having the ability to act is the same as not acting, and this is misguidance and deception.

Ibn Mas’ood narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was praying by the Ka’bah, and when he went into sajdah, one of the companions of Aboo Jahl put the entrails of a camel on the Prophet’s back (صلى الله عليه وسلم) while Ibn Mas’ood looked on.  And Ibn Mas’ood said:  “I was watching but couldn’t do anything about it. If only I had the strength and ability (to stop them).” [al-Bukhaaree]

This shows us that in situations when we don’t have the capability to act, due to physical weakness, lack of strength or capability, or there being something else that prevents us from doing that, there is no shame or deficiency in that, just as the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) himself could not aid Yaasir, ‘Ammaar, and Umm ‘Ammaar (رضى الله تعالى عنهم) when he saw them being tortured for their Eemaan in Allaah.  So he said to them (صلى الله عليه وسلم):  “Patience, O Aal-Yaasir (O family of Yaasir)! For indeed you’ve been promised Jannah.”  [9]

What we’ve written here is not a defense of this film.  We find it just as offensive, appalling, and insulting as everyone else.  Nor is it a defense of America, Israel, or any other country.  Rather it is meant to be a defense of the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and our Deen from those who go beyond the bounds, and those who play on the emotions of the Muslims and the emotional, disenfranchised youth, and call them to deviation and misguidance.  It is a call to patience, justice, and sticking to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  And this what was needed to be said and clarified.  And Allaah knows best.

‘Ubaadah bin as-Saamit narrated:  “The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took an oath of allegiance from us to listen and obey (the ruler) in adversity and prosperity, in pleasure and displeasure (and even) when somebody is given preference over us, and to not dispute or contend the authority of those it belongs to, and that we speak the truth wherever we may be without fearing in the matter of Allaah the blame of the blamer.” [10]

May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and his Companions, one and all.  And All praise and thanks are due to Allaah, Lord of al-‘Aalameen.

Compiled by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher

[1] an-Nisaa’ (4):59
[2]  adh-Dhaariyaat (51):52
[3]  an-Noor (24):63
[4] Aal-‘Imraan (3):31
[5] Ash-Shaykh, al-‘Allaamah Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: “so indeed protests are a newly-invented affair.  It was not known during the time of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), nor in the era of the Khulafaa’ ar-Raashideen, nor in the era of the Companions (رضى الله عنهم).  Then there is in them from anarchy and disorder what makes them a matter that is prohibited.” الجواب الأبهر ص 75
[6]  al-Ma’idah (5):8
[7] al-An’aam (6):164
[8] an-Nisaa’ (4):48
[9] al-Mastadrak of al-Haakim (3/383), al-Hilyah (1/140), and others. See Saheeh seeratun-Nabawiyyah of Shaykh al-Albaanee (pg.154-155)
[10] Muslim and others

Taken from : http://salafiyyah-kuwait.blogspot.in/2012/09/the-prophet-cannot-by-defended-by.html
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The Prohibition of sitting half in the sun and half in the shade – Hadith

1) Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه   said:  Abool-Qaasim صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:  “If one of you was sitting in the sunlight”, and Makhlad said: “in the shadow, so the shade that is over him moves away from him, and part of him is in the sun and part (of him) is in the shade, then let him get up (and move).” [2]

2) And in another narration: He prohibited that one sit between the sunlight and the shade, and he said:  “It is the sitting of shaytaan.” [3]

3) Qays bin Abee Haazim narrated from his father that he said: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم saw me and I was sitting in the sun, so he said:  “Move to the shade.”

In the wording of Aboo Daawood (#4822), Qays reported that his father narrated that he came and the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم was giving a khutbah, so he stood in the sun, so he ordered him to move to the shade. [4]

Footnotes:

[2]  Aboo Daawood (#4821), al-Humaydee in al-Musnad (1138), Ahmad (2/383).  Shaykh al-Albaanee declared it saheeh. See As-Saheehah (#837) [3]  Collected by Ahmad (3/413).  Shaykh al-Albaanee said:  “And this isnaad is saheeh, it’s men are thiqaat (trustworthy narrators), men of the Shaykhayn (al-Bukhaaree and Muslim), with the exception of Katheer, and he is Ibn Abee Katheer al-Basree as al-‘Ajalee and Ibn Hibbaan have said, and a group from the thiqaat narrated from him.  See As-Saheehah (#838) [4]  Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee.  See As-Saheehah (#833)

Source:

The best supplication offered on the Day of ‘arafaat is that of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best supplication offered on the Day of ‘arafaat is that of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam)

Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamdu wahuwa ‘ala kulli shay-in qadeer

(There is no true God worthy of being worshipped except Allaah, alone, without any partners, to Him belongs the Kingdom, and all-praise is due to Him, and He is able to do all things).

Source : Hajj and Tawheed by Dr. Saleh as-Saleh ( Pg 25)

The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

(( خَيرُ الدُّعَاءِ : دُعَاءُ يَومِ عَرَفَةَ ، وَ خَيرُ مَا قُلْتُ أَنَا وَ النَّبِيُّونَ مِنْ قَبْلِي :  لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ المُلكُ ، وَ لَهُ الحَمدُ ، وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ ))

The best du’aa is the du’aa on the Day of ‘Arafah, and the best thing that I and the Prophets before me said is:

‘Laa ilaaha illallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-Mulku wa lahul-hamd,  wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shayin qadeer’.”

(There is nothing that deserves to be worshipped in truth except Allaah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things) [1]

[1]  At-Tirmidhee (#3585): Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee. SeeAs-Saheehah (#1503)

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