Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Feminism and enjoining good & forbidding evil

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

There is this notion that guidance given to a woman by a man is almost inherently misogynistic. Many times I find women offended at the very idea of a man offering guidance and it’s even more so if his guidance relates to a women’s issue or command that is particular to women. We, the majority of people (male and female) have ego problems that make us view advice as intrusive, uncalled for and generally, rude. We need to actively seek to overcome our Nafs in this regard. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen on following the Imaam even if he exceeds 11 Rak`aat

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen on praying Taraaweeh with two Imams in one Masjid even if they pray more than 11 Rak`aat.

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

QUESTION (806): What about the one who prayed Taraweeh with the first Imaam and leaves and says: “I will receive the reward for praying the whole night because of the Hadeeth: If a man prays with the Imaam until he leaves, that will be counted for him as if he spent the whole night in prayer, because I had started with the (first) Imaam and finished with him?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Was Aadam عليه السلام a Prophet or not?

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد


If Aadam عليه السلام was a Prophet, then why was Nooh عليه السلام mentioned first in the following Aayah:

﴿إِنَّا أَوْحَيْنا إِلَيْكَ كَما أَوْحَيْنا إِلى نُوحٍ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ﴾

{Indeed, We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], as We revealed to Nooh and the prophets after him.} [Surah al-Nisaa’ (4): 163], while Aadam عليه السلام was not mentioned?


#1: The reason for the revelation of this Aayah:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weakness of the Hadeeth: to say "Baarak Allahu feek" when a child sneezes

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Before proceeding, please note that this post is only to discuss the weakness of the Hadeeth and nothing further. Please do not assume that this post is against Shaikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan حفظه الله.

It is being circulated that Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan (May Allaah protect him and elevate his status) said:

As for the young (child), if he sneezes, it is not said to him: “May Allaah have mercy on you” (Yarhamuka-llaah) rather the person supplicates for him with blessings. Therefore it is said (to the child): “Baarak Allaahu Feek” (May Allaah bless you) because a young child sneezed in the company of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and he said: "Baarak Allaahu Feek".

As collected by Al Hafidh As Salafee

And he (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) commanded the young child to praise Allaah whenever he sneezes from the viewpoint of teaching.

[شرح منظومة اآلداب الشرعية (280)]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Scrutinize before narrating

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

It is reported on the authority of Yazeed bin Mujaalid al-Mu`abbarah: I heard Yahya bin Ma`een رحمه الله saying:

When you write, gather (everything); and when you narrate, scrutinize (verify it before narrating).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Anger Management

Tips and Techniques for Getting Anger Under Control

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

All praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah and his family and companions.

To proceed:

The discussion for today is regarding one of the many characteristics which have an apparent (and direct) effect on how we deal with others and for which one needs to control (before it causes) harm. Our discussion is about anger, which is one of the characteristics of a human being, and it is divided into two categories:

1. Anger which is Praiseworthy
2. Anger which is Blameworthy

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Two dangerous philosophies affecting the Ummah

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

1) Denying the authenticity of the Texts when it goes against them:

Like what Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله said about Yusuf al-Qaradhawi (May Allaah guide us and guide him):

He (Qaradhawi) issues Fataawa to the people which opposes the Sharee`ah. He also has a very dangerous philosophy. If something comes to him that is prohibited in the religion, he gets rid of the prohibition with his statement: “There is no conclusive evidence that forbids it.” So therefore he made music Halaal.

2) Permitting everything under the umbrella of “Difference of opinion”.

There is no denying that there are genuine issues where the scholars – past and present – have differed and there is valid difference of opinion, each group supported by evidence.

Then there are people like Yasir Qadhi, Suhaib Webb and others, who permit things by going against the Texts and about which the scholars had clearly warned against, like: permitting the Muslims to wish the Christians on Christmas.

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Three Ways the Blessings are Taken Away

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

In this materialistic world, whenever the word “Barakah” (Blessing) or “Ni`mah” (Favor) is mentioned, many people only compare it with monetary gains or possessions. For them, if a person has lots of wealth, then he is blessed. Moreover, when it is said that the Barakah or Ni`mah is not taken away except due to sins and is not returned except through repentance, the first thing that comes to their mind is financial losses. Indeed financial losses is one of the aspects, but Barakah is not limited to wealth only, nor is having more of the wealth means there is Barakah in it.

There are three ways in which Barakah is taken away from a person and this we will study with the example of rainwater.