Utilise your Time in Beneficial Matters & keep away from Qeela wa Qaal – Shaykh Uthaymeen

THE FOURTH LEGACY I advise you all to safeguard your time and to occupy yourselves in that which is beneficial. You should know that time is more precious than wealth, as Allaah – the Most Blessed, the Most High – said: “Until when death comes to him, he says: O my Lord! Give me respite …

It appears to be an art of commanding the good or prohibiting the evil, But in actuality it is an act of injustice and transgression!

THE BALANCED APPROACH Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah – rahimahullaah – said: “When dealing with the people of sin, one must not exceed the limits prescribed by the Sharee’ah – neither in hating, censuring, preventing, abandoning or chastising them. Rather, the one who does so should be told: Worry about your own self. No harm will …

Allaahu Akbar – Allaah is Greater

Allaahu Akbar Allaah is Greater Allaah - the Most High - says: "That He will call you to account for what your hearts have earned." [Soorah al-Baqarah 2:225]. "The day when neither wealth nor children will be of any avail, except he who comes to Allaah with a dean and pure heart." [Soorah ash-Shu'araa 79:88-89]. …

The Rights of Allah’s Messenger sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – Shaykh ibn al-‘Uthaymin

This right is the greatest right of any of the creation. None of the creation have a right greater than the rights of Allah's Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam. Allah - the Most High - said: "Indeed We have sent you as a witness rind a bringer of good-tidings and a warner, in order that …

Questions Concerning Everyday Issues: Issue 4 : Shaykh bin Baz

Al-Istiqaamah Issue Issue No.4 - Jumâdal-Awwal 1417H / November 1996 CONCERNING MEN WEARING GOLD RINGS [Q]: What is the ruling concerning a man wearing a gold ring, or what is known as a wedding-ring? [A]: Shaykh Ibn Baaz - hafidhahullaah - answered: "It is not permissible for a man to wear gold rings. neither before …

Questions Concerning Everyday Issues: Issue 7 : Shaykh bin Baz

Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.7 - Rabî' ul-Awwal 1418H / July 1997 IS CLINGING TO THE RELIGION A CAUSE OF AFFLICTION? [Q]: There was a person in our city who was very firm in practicing the Religion, and was later afflicted with an illness. Some of the people started saying to him that the cause of him …

Learning the Creed (Aqeedah) – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

[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] …

The Effects of Laa ilaaha illallaah – Shaykh Salih Fawzan

The kalimah (word) La ilahah ilallah (that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah), if it said with truthfulness and sincerity from the heart, and acted upon in that which it necessitates - outwardly and inwardly - then its effect will indeed be praiseworthy upon both the individual and the society. From the …

Praying During The Friday Sermon (Khutbah) – Shaykh bin Baz

[Q]: There was a discussion that took place between some brothers and myself regarding praying two rak’ahs upon entering the mosque and the Imaam is delivering the Friday khutbah (sermon). I ask you – O noble Shaykh – to give us a ruling concerning this. Is it allowed or not? The brothers who generally come …

Concerning the wearing of Trousers (Pants) whilst Praying – Shaykh Ibn Baaz

[Question] Sometimes whilst praying – especially during rukoo’ (bowing) and sujood (prostration) – part of the awrah(private parts) of a person becomes exposed due to his wearing trousers. So what is the ruling concerning the wearing of trousers whilst praying? [Answer] :  “If the man’s trousers cover what is between his navel and his knees and are loose fitting, wide and …

Wishing for Death : “I have faced so many hardships in my life that it has made me hate this life..”

THE RULING CONCERNING WISHING FOR DEATH DUE TO ENCOUNTERING MANY HARDSHIPS [Q]: I have faced so many hardships in my life that it has made me hate this life. Every time I turned to Allaah and pleaded to Him to take my life at the earliest possible moment. This continues to be my wish up …

Not Judging by the Book of Allaah: A cause for calamities to strike the Ummah

Al-Istiqaamah Magazine - Issue No.7 Rabee' ul-Awwal 1418H / July 1997 By Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Jameel Zaynoo Understand that judging by what Allaah revealed in His Book is incumbent upon the Muslim, and not doing so results an many calamities befalling the Ummah. That there would always continue to be a group from this Ummah …

Seeking Forgiveness: The Cure for Individuals and Societies – Al-Istiqaamah Magazine

Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.8 - Shawwal 1418H / February 1998 Allaah - the Most High - said: "Seek Allaah's forgiveness for your sins, Indeed Allaah is Most-Forgiving, Most-Merciful." [Soorah an-Nisaa 4:106]. "Whosoever does an evil action, or oppresses his ownself through sinning, then seeks Allaah's forgiveness, will indeed find that Allaah is Most Forgiving, Most-Merciful." …

Verification – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.4 - Jumâdal-Awwal 1417H / November 1996 Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan - hafidahullaah - relates: "Allaah - the Majestic, the Most High - orders us to verify any news that reaches us concerning a group or party from amongst the Muslims, when an evil news reaches us which necessitates fighting or opposing this group. …

The Master of Supplications and Spreading Mischief Through the Art of Lying

Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.2 - Safar 1417H / July 1996 THE MASTER OF SUPPLICATIONS The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "The master of supplications for seeking Allaah's forgiveness is when a servant says: O Allaah! You are my Lord and none has the right to be worshipped except You. Indeed You created me and I …

Splitting and Differing – Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdil-Lateef & Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem

By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdil-Lateef (d.1376H) and Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem (d.1389H) [1] - Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.4 - Jumâdal-Awwal 1417H / November 1996 Allaah - the Most High - said: "O you who Believe! Have tawraa (fear and obedience) of Allaah as you should do, and do not die except that you are Muslims. And hold …

The Prophet’s Birth sallâllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.3 - Rabî'ul-Awwal 1417H / August 1996 THE YEAR OF HIS NOBLE BIRTH According to the most correct opinion of the Scholars, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam was born in the city of Makkah in the year of the Elephant (in the year 570 or 571CE), in the month of Rabee'ul-Awwal.1 THE …

The Ruling Concerning Miladun-Nabi : Shaykh bin Baz

By the Shaykh - the noble Scholar - 'Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz [1] Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.3 - Rabî'ul-Awwal 1417H / August 1996 All praise is for Allaah and the blessing of Allaah and His peace be upon the Messenger, and upon his Family, his Companions and all those who follow his guidance. After that: It is …

Questions Concerning Everyday Issues : Shaykh bin Bâz

Answered by the Noble Scholar and Muftee Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez bin 'Abdullaah bin Baaz [1] Al-Istiqaamah Issue Issue No.2 - Safar 1417H / July 1996 INCREASING EEMAAN (FAITH) [Q]: Firstly: I begin my question by seeking your advice that I may benefit from you with regards to how I may increase my eemaan (faith)? Secondly: I …

Understanding Islaam : Shaykh ibn al-‘Uthaymeen

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen Sharh Usoolul-Eemaan (pp.4-7) Al-Istiqaamah magazine , Issue No.1 - Dhul-Hijjah 1416H / May 1996 The Shaykh said in Sharh Usoolul-Eemaan (pp.4-7): [1] The deen (religion) of Islaam: It is the way of life that Allaah sent the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam with. By it, Allaah terminated the validity …