Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tafseer - The Meaning of the word "Toobaa"

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Allaah تعالى said:

﴿الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَاتِ طُوبَى لَهُمْ وَحُسْنُ مَـَابٍ﴾

{Those who believed, and work righteousness, Toobaa is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return.} [Surah al-Ra`d (13):29]

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tafseer: The Takbeer

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Allaah تعالى says:

﴿وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ﴾

{…and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.} [Surah al-Baqarah (2): 185]

Yaa ikhwaan! Raise your voices when you say the Takbeer on the two Eids. Don’t murmur it and don’t keep silent, looking here and there. Every Eid, it is seen that only a handful of people are reciting the Takbeer out loudly, and the vast majority sits in such a way as if they had no purpose coming out for Eid.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weakness of the Hadeeth: Rewards Are Multiplied 70 Times In Ramadhaan

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam Ibn Khuzaymah said in his Saheeh:

Chapter: Virtues of the month of Ramadhaan – (only) if the Hadeeth is authentic

`Alee bin Hijr al-Sa`dee narrated to us that Yousuf bin Ziyaad narrated to him that Hammaam bin Yahyaa narrated on the authority of `Alee bin Zaid bin Jad`aan on the authority of Sa`eed bin al-Musayyib on the authority of Salmaan (al-Faarisee) that he said: 

The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم addressed us (i.e. the companions) on the last day of Sha`baan, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; a month in which Allaah has made it compulsory upon you to fast (by day), and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allaah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Paradise. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer's sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all”. They said: “Not all of us can find that which (we can provide to) the fasting person to break his fast.” He said: “Allaah تعالى gives this reward to anyone who helps the fasting person in breaking the fast even by a (single) date or provides him with water to drink or gives him milk. And it is a month the beginning of which is Mercy, its middle is Forgiveness, and its last is emancipation from the Fire.  Whoever reduces (the burden) on his slave, Allaah will forgive him and will emancipate him from the Fire. And increase in it the four things: Your Lord is pleased with two things, and with the (other) two He will enrich you. The two things with which your Lord is pleased are bearing witness that Laa ilaaha illallaah (there is no one worthy of being worshipped except Allaah) and that you seek His forgiveness. And the two things with which he will enrich you are when you ask for Paradise from Allaah and that you seek His refuge from the Hell. And whoever feeds a fasting person till he is satisfied, Allaah will give him the drink from my Cistern, the drink after which he will not feel thirsty till he enters the Paradise.”  [Saheeh Ibn Khuzaimah (1887)]

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Brief Comments of Shaikh Ibn Baaz on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #6

Circles of Knowledge

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:

Chapter: Sitting in gatherings (circles of knowledge)

Narrated Abu Waqid Al Laithi: While Allaah's Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم was sitting in the Masjid with some people, three men came. Two of them came in front of Allaah's Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم and the third one went away. The two persons kept on standing before Allaah's Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم for a while and then one of them found a place in the circle and sat there while the other sat behind the gathering, and the third one went away. When Allaah's Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم finished his preaching, he said, "Shall I tell you about these three persons? One of them betook himself to Allaah, so Allaah took him into His grace and mercy and accommodated him, the second felt shy from Allaah, so Allaah sheltered Him in His mercy (and did not punish him), while the third turned (his face from Allaah) and went away, so Allaah turned (His face) from him likewise." [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (66)]

Tafseer: Tawbah - When it will not be accepted.

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

From the Tafaaseer of Ibn Katheer and al-Sa`dee رحمهم الله on the saying of Allaah تعالى:

﴿إِنَّمَا التَّوْبَةُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السُّوءَ بِجَهَـلَةٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوبُونَ مِن قَرِيبٍ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ يَتُوبُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيماً حَكِيماً - وَلَيْسَتِ التَّوْبَةُ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السَّيِّئَـتِ حَتَّى إِذَا حَضَرَ أَحَدَهُمُ الْمَوْتُ قَالَ إِنِّى تُبْتُ الاٌّنَ وَلاَ الَّذِينَ يَمُوتُونَ وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ أُوْلَـئِكَ أَعْتَدْنَا لَهُمْ عَذَاباً أَلِيماً﴾

{Allaah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon (afterwards); it is they to whom Allaah will forgive and Allaah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise. And of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil deeds until death faces one of them and he says: “Now I repent”, nor of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them, We have prepared a painful torment.} [Surah al-Nisaa (4): 17-18]