Saturday, January 31, 2015

What is done sincerely for the sake of Allaah will remain

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Al-Suyootee رحمه الله said:

Ibn Abee al-Dhi’b رحمه الله authored “al-Muwatta” in al-Madeenah which was greater (in size) than “al-Muwatta” of Imaam Maalik رحمه الله. So it was said to Imaam Maalik: “What is the benefit of this work of yours?” Imaam Maalik رحمه الله said: “What is done (sincerely) for the sake of Allaah, will remain.”

[Al-Suyootee in “Tadreeb al-Raawee (1/93)]

And Allaah جل وعلا made the Muwatta of Imaam Maalik famous and spread throughout the earth and about which Imaam al-Shaafa`ee رحمه الله had said: “There is nothing on earth after the Book of Allaah that is more correct that the Muwatta’ of Maalik ibn Anas.”

Imaam al-Shaafa`ee made this comment before al-Bukhaaree and Muslim wrote their books, as was noted by al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer. The Isnaads of Maalik are of the highest standard of Saheeh, because of this, the two Shaikhs al-Bukhaaree and Muslim narrated most of his Ahaadeeth in their books.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to purify the heart:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Shaikh Ibn Baaz رحمه الله said:

“Whoever takes care of his time by doing Dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah, reciting the Qur’aan, accompanying the good people, and distancing himself from the ignorant and bad company will purify and soften his heart.”

Majmoo` Fataawa of Shaikh Ibn Baaz (5/244)

Friday, January 16, 2015

A promise from Allaah: He تعالى will suffice His Prophet against the mockers

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

﴿إِنَّا كَفَيْنَاكَ الْمُسْتَهْزِئِينَ﴾

{Truly! We will suffice you against the scoffers.} [Surah al-Hijr (15): 95]

Shaikh al-Sa`dee رحمه الله said:

“Meaning: (Allaah is sufficient) for you (O Muhammad) and what you came with. And this is a promise from Allaah تعالى to His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم – that the mockers will not be able to harm him (or cause any damage to his reputation), and that Allaah تعالى will suffice him صلى الله عليه وسلم against the mocker by inflicting them with any punishment as He تعالى Wills. And He تعالى has already done this (in the past); verily, no one showed up, mocking the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and what he came with, except that Allaah تعالى destroyed him and gave him a violent (or a painful) death.”

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dhulm: its meaning and its types

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Ibn Faaris defines ظلم (Dhulm) as:

ظُلْم [Dhulm] has two root meaning, one of which is opposite of light and radiance; and the other is: putting a thing in other than its own place.”
--end of quote

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Khawaarij kill indiscriminately

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

The Companion `Abdullaah bin Khabbaab رضي الله عنهما:

His father Khabbaab bin al-Arat رضي الله عنه was also a companion. In fact Khabbaab was among the foremost to accept Islaam. He was one of the six people to embrace Islaam and was tortured at the hands of the Mushriks of Makkah.

As for `Abdullaah bin Khabbaab, he, along with `Abdullaah bin al-Zubair, were the first to be born in Islaam.

`Abdullaah bin Khabbaab was killed by the Khawaarij:
Some of the Khawaarij were travelling from al-Basrah to al-Koofah. On their way they met `Abdullaah bin Khabbaab along with him was his wife (at his home). They asked him: Who are you? He said: I am `Abdullaah bin Khabbaah, the Companion of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. They asked him about Abu Bakr, `Umar, `Uthmaan and `Alee رضي الله عنهم. He mentioned all of them with lots of praises, so they killed him and shed his blood in the water. And they killed his wife who was pregnant with near delivery. She said to them: I am a woman, don’t you fear Allaah? They ripped open her womb (and killed both the mother and the child).

[Usud al-Ghaabah (3/223) and Siyar A`laam al-Nubalaa’ (2/534)]


When the Khawaarij killed `Uthmaan رضي الله عنه, they did not care...

1) for his old age.
2) that he was reciting the Qur'aan.
3) that he was the Companion of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.
4) that he was the Prophet's صلى الله عليه وسلم son in law.
5) that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم trusted him with two of his daughters.
6) that even the angels felt shy in front of him.
7) that he was one of the 10 who were promised Paradise.

And centuries later, Hizb al-Tahreer and those who follow their ways from Ikhwaan al-Mufliseen and Jamaat Islaami are not ashamed of accusing `Uthmaan رضي الله عنه and justify his killing.


The Khawaarij do not respect the sanctity of the place or the time:

A) It was the month of Ramadhaan when the Muslims faced the Kuffaar in the battle of Badr...and it was the month of Ramadhaan when the Khaariji, `Abdul-Rahaam bin Muljim, killed `Alee رضي الله عنه.

B) In the year 1400 Hijri, Juhaymaan al-`Utaibi and his brother-in-law, Muhammad bin `Abdullaah al-Qahtaanee (who declared himself as the Mahdi), along with their forces seized the Masjid al-Haraam in Makkah (a sacred place), in the month of Muharram (a sacred time in which fighting is prohibited). They killed the Saudi security forces along with the pilgrims who got trapped in the Haram. Even the walls of Masjid al-Haraam were riddled with bullets. It took two weeks before Masjid al-Haraam was released from their clutches.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

So do not acclaim your own virtue

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

﴿فَلَا تُزَكُّوا أَنفُسَكُمْ ۖ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ﴾

{So ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows best him who fears Allaah and keep his duty to Him.} [Surah al-Najm (53): 32]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Three things destroy (a man): The greed that is obeyed, the desires that are followed and a person being amazed with his own opinion.” [Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah (1802/4/412-416) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” (accepted due to supporting chains). This has been reported from Anas bin Maalik, Ibn `Abbaas, Abu Hurairah, `Abdullaah Ibn Abu Aufaa and Ibn `Umar رضي الله عنهم]

The Arabic phrase in the Hadeeth:

إعجاب المرء بنفسه

can also be translated as to mean: “a person who has high opinion about himself”. In other words: a person who has pride, self-conceited, having the impression that he can never be wrong, etc.

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said: “al-`Ujb (pride, self-amazement, haughtiness) destroys the (good) deed the way al-Riyaa (showing off) destroys it.” [Madaarij al-Saalikeen (1/515)]

Shaikh Ibn al`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said in his Tafseer about this verse:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Explanation of the Hadeeth: "I Shall teach you some words"

Hadeeth #19 from Sharh al-Arba`een al-Nawawee by Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

On the authority of `Abdullaah bin `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما who said: One day I was (riding) behind the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم (on the same mount) and he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]: Be mindful of Allaah and Allaah will protect you. Be mindful of Allaah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, then ask Allaah [alone]; and if you seek help, then seek help from Allaah [alone]. And know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, they would not benefit you except with what Allaah had already prescribed for you. And if they were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you except with what Allaah had already prescribed against you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhee (2516) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

In another narration, other than that of al-Tirmidhee, reads: “Be mindful of Allaah, and you will find Him in front of you. Recognize and acknowledge Allaah in times of ease and prosperity, and He will remember you in times of adversity. And know that what has passed you by [and you have failed to attain] was not going to befall you, and what has befallen you was not going to pass you by. And know that victory comes with patience, relief with affliction, and hardship with ease.” [Mustadrak of al-Haakim (6304)]