Monday, January 30, 2012

Hadeeth: The 7 instructions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

From Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه, who said: “My companion (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم) ordered me with seven things: (1) He ordered me to love the poor and be close to them, (2) and he ordered me to look at those below me and not to look at those above me, (3) He ordered me to maintain the ties of kinship even if they turn their backs (on you), (4) he ordered me not to ask anyone for anything, (5) he ordered me to speak the truth even if it was bitter, (6) he ordered me not to fear, for the sake of Allaah, the blame of the blamers, (7) he ordered me to frequently say: لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ “laa hawla walaa quwwata illa billaah” (there is no might or power except with Allaah), for it is from the treasure underneath the Throne (and in another narration, “it is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise.”) 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tafseer: Do not fear the blame of the blamers

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Allaah تعالى says:

﴿يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مَن يَرْتَدَّ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِى اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ أَذِلَّةٍ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَعِزَّةٍ عَلَى الْكَـفِرِينَ يُجَـهِدُونَ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلاَ يَخَـفُونَ لَوْمَةَ لائِمٍ ذلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَآءُ وَاللَّهُ وَسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ﴾
{O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islaam), Allaah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the way of Allaah, and never fearing the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allaah which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.} [Surah al-Maa’idah (5):54]

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Removing The Doubts: Hubb or `Ishq, which is the right word?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

They, the heretic Soofees, claim to love Allaah تعالى and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم; and the word they use is: `Ishq (عِشق) which literally means “romance”.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reasons For Misguidance

 بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


The greatest sin a person can commit against Allaah is shirk. Unfortunately, a lot of people cannot define what shirk is and how to protect against it. Mostly, they think that shirk is limited to idol worship. Whereas, it is more than that; shirk can be committed by physical acts, including grave worship, tying a black thread around one’s arm/leg etc. It can be done by speech, e.g. taking oath by other than Allaah, or by elevating someone above Allaah by one’s speech etc. It can also be done by one’s thought or inner feelings like believing that other than Allaah can benefit or harm you; fearing other than Allaah etc.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Stances To Be Adopted With Regard To Decreed Events

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

The Stances To Be Adopted With Regard To Decreed Events

[From ‘al-Fawaa·id’ (pp.46-47) of Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله d.751H.]
Translated by Dawood Burbank رحمه الله

“When something pre-decreed happens to the servant, and it is something which he dislikes, then he must adopt six stances regarding it:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hadeeth: "A man will be believer in the Day and Kaafir in the evening."

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عليه وسلم: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Be prompt in doing good deeds (before you are overtaken) by turbulence which would be like a part of the dark night. During (that stormy period) a man would be a Believer in the morning and an unbeliever in the evening or he would be a Believer in the evening and an unbeliever in the morning, and would sell his faith for worldly goods.” [Saheeh Muslim (169)]

People will receive leaders which they deserve

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله، وبعد

﴿وَلَوْلاَ دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ لَفَسَدَتِ الارْضُ وَلَـكِنَّ اللَّهَ ذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى الْعَـلَمِينَ﴾

{And if Allaah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of bounty to the `Aalameen (mankind, Jinn and all that exists)} [Surah Al-Baqarah (2): 251]

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fatwa of Ibn Baaz رحمه الله on Isbaal

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Q: What is the ruling on those who say that shaving the beard and making one's garment shorter are marginal matters, not fundamentals? What about those who laugh at those who observe these things?

A: This is a serious declaration and a grievous mistake. There are no marginal issues in Islaam. Rather, the whole religion is essential and guides to the best way. However, the religious principles are divided into fundamental and details. The issues of growing the beard and shortening the garment come under the details, not the fundamentals. However, it is not permissible to call any of the issues of religion marginal. A person who says such a thing by way of belittling or mocking may be apostatizing from his religion. Allaah تعالى says: {Say: “Was it at Allaah (عز وجل), and His Ayaat (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.}