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What Is Ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah?

Shaikh Saalih bin 'Abdil-'Azeez Aali Shaikh said,

"There is no such thing as ”study time” for the student of knowledge! This is because all of his time is spent in seeking knowledge. In the morning and in the evening, his mind is preoccupied with the various issues of knowledge." ~ Al-Manhajiyyah fee Talabil-'Ilm"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Leaving The Company Of Those Who Do Major Sins

Question: May we speak to or give greetings of peace to those who commit major sins, such as those who practice homosexuality or fornication,  sins about which the Shariah gives stern warning ? May we accompany such people, not for the sake of friendship,  but to remind them of Allah's warning and punishment,  especially when we see signs of reform in them ?

Answer: It is obligatory to advise those who commit these acts of disobedience,  to warn them of the horrible punishment for it, and to warn them that these are among the causes of disease, heedlessness and death to the heart. In case of one who is open nor verbal about such things,then it is required to institute the legal punishments for that, reporting his case to the legal authorities.  It is not allowed to accompany such people or sit with them rather It is obligatory to shun them so that perhaps Allah will guide them and make them repent. This is the case as long as such shunning does not result in a greater evil, then it would be required to continually rebuke them with good manners and advise until Allah guided them. It is not allowed to take them as friends, rather one must continue rebuking them and warning them about their disgusting behaviour.  It is the duty of those in authority in Islamic lands to take them to account and give them the punishment prescribed by Shariah. It is the duty of any who is aware of such behaviour to assist his nation in that, beacuse Allah Almighty said,

"Help you one another in virtue, righteousness,  and piety."
(Suarh al-Ma'idah 5:2)

He also said,

"The believers, men and women, are Awliya'(helpers, supporters, friends, protectors ) of one another,  they enjoin (on the people ) Mar'uf  (good ), and forbid (people) from Munkar (evil)."

(Surah at-Tawbah 9:71)


"By Al- 'Asr (the time). Verily! Man is in loss, Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience."

(Surah al-'Asr 103:1-3)

The Messenger of Allah Sallallhu Alayhi wa Sallam said,

"Whoever from you sees an evil, let him change it with hands, if he is not able to, then with his tongue, and if he is not able to, then with his heart- and this is the weakest level of Faith.

(Muslim no:49)

The Prophet Sallallhu Alayhi wa Sallam said,

"The religion is sincere advice."

He was asked, "To whom, O Messenger of Allah?" He said, " To Allah, to His Book, to His Messenger, to the Muslim leaders, and to the common Muslims."

(Muslim no:55)

There are many verses from the Qur'an and Hadiths with this meaning. We ask Allah to improve the situation of the Muslims, to give them understanding in religion, to guide them to help one another in the promotion of good, to unite them upon guidance, and to guide those who are in charge of them. Indeed He Almighty is the best to ask.

Fatwa Islamiyyah Shaykh Ibn Baaz (rahimahuallah) Vol.8 p.386/388

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Monday, February 27, 2017

The Problems That Persist In the Heart's Of The Youth

Thoughts and whispers that contradict the religion do not frequent the dead heart, on account it is lifeless and destroyed organ. Shaytaan  does not want more than what he is charged with. For that reason, it was said to Ibn Mas'ud  (radiyallaahu anhu) or Ibn Abbass  (radiyallaahu anhu) that the Jews say "They do not get any whispers while they pray." In other words uneasiness does not afflict them. He said, "They have spoken the truth and what can Shaytaan  do with a heart that is already ruined."

However, as for the heart that is alive, which contains a portion of faith,  Shaytaan  attacks it. There is not any leniency or pause in his assault. Shasta an casts misgivings contradicting his religion. If the servant submits to these misgivings and doubt they serve as the most severe means of destruction. Eventually, he casts doubts on this youth about his Lord, religion, and belief. Whenever Shaytaan  finds weakness and frustration in the heart, he occupies it until he separates this adolescent from his religion. On the contrary whenever Shaytaan  finds a heart that is strong and steadfast he succumbs to defeat. His scheme is feeble and as a result he is made miserable.

The whispers of Shaytaan  hurls into the heart do not affect the person if he uses the cure mentioned by the Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wa Salaam).

Ibn 'Abbass  (radiyallaahu anhu) narrated that a person came to the Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wa Salaam) and said: "I have a certain feeling within myself which being a burning ember is more desirable to me than uttering it. " The Prophet  (Sallallaahu alayhi wa Salaam) said: "All praise is due to Allah who has rejected his scheme i.e driven away Shaytaan's evil thoughts." (Abu Daawood in his Sunan #5112).

Some people from my Companions came and said:" O Messenger of Allah  (Sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam), we find within ourselves (such a feeling) which overwhelms each one of us from speaking about it i.e he feels it is imposing to speak about it." The Prophet  ( Sallallaahu alayhi wa Salaam) asked: "Do you experience it?" The Companions replied, "Yes." The Prophet  (Sallallaahu alayhi wa Salaam) replied, "That is true faith (Imaan)."  Collected by Muslim in his Saheeh #132.

The meaning of true faith is that evil thoughts that you face,  and your rejection if them does not harm your faith a single bit. In fact, rejecting these thoughts is a proof that your faith is sincere and has not been affected by any loss.

The Prophet  (Sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam) said: " Shaytaan come to one if you and says. Who has created this? Who has created that? Until he says: Who has created your Lord? When he reaches this limit,then seek refuge in Allah and in His Compassion." (Collected by Bukari in his Saheeh #149)

And in a similar there is a Hadeeth in Abu Daawood  (#4722) with a Hasan Isnad that the Prophet  (Sallallaahu alayhi wa Salaam) said: "So! Say Allah is One, Allah is independent,  He does not give birth nor was He given birth to, then spit towards the left three times and seek refuge from the accursed Shaytaan. "

In these ahadeeth the Companions described illness to the Prophet  (Sallallaahu alayhi wa Salaam). He (Sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam) in turn prescribed four things as a remedy.

●Abstain from these temptations. This means to completely turn away from it then act as though it never existed. Then occupy yourself with the remembrance of Allah.

● Seek refuge in Allah from the whisper and the accursed Shaytaan.

● Say I believe in Allah and His Messenger  (Sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam).

●Recite Surah Al-Ikhlaas. Then spit to your left side three times and say I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Shaytaan.

Islam's Solution For The Problems Facing the Youth by Shaykh Uthaymeen (p.49/51)

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Man Who Prohibits His Wife From Wearing Hijab

Question: What is your advise for one who prohibits his wife from wearing the hijab, as defined by the Islamic Law?

We advise him to fear Allah, the Almighty, the All-powerful,  with regard to his wife, and to praise and thank Allah, the Almighty, the All-powerful,  for granting him his wife who wishes to implement the commands of Allah pertaining to the Islamic attire, which will secure her from fitan. Allah has commanded His believing slaves to ward off the fire from themselves and their families in His words.

"O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is full of men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe,  who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they recieve from Allah, but do that which they are commanded."
(Soorah At-Tahreem 66:6)

"A man is the guardian of his family, and he is responsible for them."   (al- Bukhari in his 'Saheeh' 893).

How then can it be fitting for a man to try to force his wife to abandon the clothing required by the Islamic Law in favour of that which is unlawful and will lead to fitnah for her and from her? So, let him fear Allah,  the Most High, regarding, his own soul and with regards to his family. Let him praise and thank Allah for blessing him with such a righteous wife. As for his wife, it is completely unlawful for her to obey him in this act of disobedience to Allah, because there can be no obedience to a created being which entails disobedience to the Creator.

Taken from the Book 'The Treatise of Hijab ' by Shaykh Uthaymeen (p.78/79)

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Prohibition Of The Niqaab

In Recent times, it has become commonplace among women to wear what is known as the niqaab. But the strange thing is not wearing of the niqaab, but the manner in which women wear it. At first, nothing of the face could be seen except the eyes. Then the eyeholes in the niqab began to get wider, little by little, so part of the face could be seen along with the eyes, which attracts fitnah, especially since may women apply kohl to their eyes when they wear it. When they are questioned about this matter, they cite it has justification  that fact that Your Eminence has ruled that the fundamental principle in this matter is permissibility . We would appreciate clarification of this matter in a detailed manner.

There is no doubt that the niqab was commonly used by the women during the time of the Prophet , as made clear by the hadeeth of the Prophet regarding the women inn a state of Ihram, in which he said,

"She should not wear the niqaab..." (Bukhari in His Saheeh 1838)

This proves that it was their custom to wear the niqab, But in our time, we do not rule it to be permissible; on the contrary, we consider that it is forbidden. This is because it has become a means, by widening the eyeholes, to expose part of the face, in a manner which is not permissible. This is something that is commonly seen. For this reason we do not permit any women to wear the niqab in our time; on the contrary , we consider that it is absolutely forbidden and that a women should fear Lord in this matter and avoid wearing the niqab, because this is a means of opening up a door to wickedness, which cannot be closed once it has opened.

Questions Pertaining to Family Matters  In His Book The Treatise On Hijab (p.84/85)

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When A Woman Performs Sajdatut-Tilawah

Question: When a woman performs sajdatut-tilawah (the prostration of Qur'anic recitation), should she wear Hijab as she does in prayer?

Answer: This depends on the difference of opinion among the scholars regarding whether or not the ruling of sajdatut-tilawah is the same as the prayer. If it is the case that it is the same as prayer, then the 'awrah' must be covered, the qiblah must be faced and the person must be in a state of ritual purification. But if we have the view that it is simply a prostration and that it does not necessitate the same conditions as the prayer, then it is not a condition. In that case, a woman does not need to wear Hijab, as she does in the prayer, or even have wudu. However, there is no doubt that it would be more appropriate to act on the first opinion and not perform sajdah, unless one's wudu is valid, for both men and women, and to ensure that they are covering that which should be covered during the prayer.

Questions Pertaining To Family Matters Shaykh Uthaymeen in his Book The Treatise On Hijab (p.112/113)

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Good End Is For The Pious

The Da'wah means that people should once again understand the religion in this present era in the same way the former Muslims used to understand it, throwing innovation and superstitions that have no basis in the religion behind their backs, while running after the great Unity of Islam, the unity whose bricks of its pillar is based on accomplishing Tawheed and calling out for it with La Illaha Ill Allah Muhammad Rasuulullah (i.e; there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah in truth and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah).

It is for the sake of accomplishing Tawheed that the messengers were sent and the Divine Books were revealed. And by accomplishing the phrase of sincerity we will be able to formulate a strong nation that has its leadership and its immunity, by the permission of Allah (e.g; a nation that will command the good and forbid the evil and believe in Allah Alone). That is the nation meant by the verse in Surah Al-Hajj:

"Verily, Allah will help those who help His (Cause), Truly, Allah is All-Strong, All Mighty".

"Those (Muslim rulers) who, if We give them power in the land, (they) enjoin Iqamat-as-Salat. (i.e to perform the five compulsory congregational Salat (prayers) (the males in masjids) to pay Zakat and they enjoin Al-Ma'ruf (i.e Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid al-Munkar (i,e disbelief, polytheism and all that Islam has forbidden) (i,e they make the Qur'an as the law of their country in all spheres of life). And with Allah rests the end of (all) matters" (of creatures).

These centres are striving hard with the call of Abdul Wahhab in formulating the like of this Ummah. They have condemned Jaahiliyyah totally and strictly without flattery or blandishment. And they are frankly in this subject matter than any other call in this present day. That is why their call has a lot of enemies from the day it started till now. But even with that, it has reached to a limit that it is not expected from it. Rather the books of the Daa'iyyah Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab (Rahimahullah), and his letters are extended all over the world in a range of languages. And the amazing thing about these books is that, it sometimes be in the hands of people who hate it due to what is being transferred to them from biased propagandists . But as soon as they have studied them and understand them they crave after them, love them and seek more from the.

The Problems Of The Da'wah And The Du'aat In The Present Era By Shaykh Muhammad Amaana Ibn Ali Al-Jaami  (p.82/84)

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The Woman Will Have Husbands In Paradise

Question, We know the men will have wives, Hoor al-'een, in Paradise. But what about the Woman in Paradise, will they have husbands or not?

Answer: Allah, the Glorified and Almighty , says regarding the pleasures of Paradise:

"...Therein you shall have all that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have all for which you ask. An entertainment from (Allah) the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."  (Qur'an 41:31-32)

Also, He, the Almighty, says:

""...There will be in it all that the inner-selves could desire and all that eyes could delight in and you will abide therein forever."  (Qur'an 43:71)

It is known that marriage is one of the most desired things for the inner-selves and thus it will also happen in Paradise for its inhabitants, both male and female. As for the woman, Allah, the Glorified and Almighty, will get her married in Paradise to whoever she was married to in this world, as He, the Almighty, says:

"Our Lord, and make them enter the Paradise which you have promised them and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives and their offspring..."  (Qur'an 40:8)

If it so happens that a woman had two husbands in this world (Say for example, the first died and the she remarried), then she will be given the choice to choose between them in Paradise. And if a woman never got married in this world, then Allah, the Exalted, will get her married to someone who will be the delight of her eyes (i,e she will be pleased with him) in Paradise.

Thus the pleasures in Paradise are not restricted to men but rather for men and women. And among these pleasures in marriage. However, one might say that Allah, the Exalted, mentione Hoor al-'een who are the wives and did not mention husbands for women. So on this, we say that He mentioned wives for the husbands because it is the husband who seeks and desires.

Fatawa: Eseential Rulings For Every Muslim Woman (p.268/267 Shaykh Uthaymeen

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Ruling Concerning a Woman Who Prayed Without Her Hijab For A Long Time

Question: For a long time, I used to pray without the Hijab because I did not know about its obligation when praying. So is it necessary upon me now to repeat all those prayers knowing that it was during a period of almost six years or more, including the voluntary prayers?

Answer: If the situation is as been mentioned, wherein you were ignorant regarding what have been covered during the prayer, then you do not have to repeat the prayers you prayed during that time. What you have to do now is to make repentance to Allah of that and you should increase the performance of good deeds. This is based on the saying of Allah, the Exalted;

"And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes and dos righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them (till his death)."  Qur'an: 20:82

Essential Rulings For Every Muslim Woman (p.123)
The Permanent Commitee for Research and Verdicts

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Who Is The Most Preferable , When It Comes To Washing A Body

Question: Who is most preferable when it comes to washing a woman's body? Is it allowed for a disbeliever to wash a Muslim's body? And regarding placing a woman in her grave, it is a condition that the person doing it be some close relative of the woman or is it allowed for any person to do this job? Are the people who work in the graveyard allowed to place the woman in the grave?

Answer: The washing of a woman's body should be done by the closest to her, then the closest after them and so on, among the female relatives who know how to wash the body. However, it is permissible for any Muslim woman who knows how to wash a dead body to perform the duty (of washing another woman) even if she is not her close relative. Similarly, it is allowed for her husband to wash his wife's body and for a wife to wash her husband's body.

As regards to a disbeliever washing a Muslim's body, then it is not allowed since the act of washing a dead body is considered as an act of worship, and acts of worship are not valid if performed by a disbeliever.

With regard to the third issue in the question: who should place a woman in her grave? The answer is that any Muslim who knows how to place the body in the grave can perform the duty, even if he is not her mahram.

Fatwa 'Essential Rulings For Every Muslim Woman by the Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts (p147/148)

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tournament Prizes

Question: These days we find that there are different kinds of tournaments. In some tournaments, every team pays a fee which goes into a "pot" and the winning team takes all that is in the "pot." In other tournaments, all teams pay except for one, and again, the winning team gets all of the money, or at least some of the money, with the second and third place teams getting the rest. And then there are sporting competitions, wherein the different competitors pay absolutely no fee, with an outside entity paying for the prizes that go to the winners and runners-ups. Which of these are permitted in Islam?

Answer:When an outside entity, i.e not one of the competitors, pays for the prize that goes to the winners of a tournament, then this does not fall under the category of gambling which is forbidden. But if a competition consists of two teams or more, with each team paying a fee, and with the total amount going to the winners, then this is a form of the gambling which is unlawful, as Allah Almighty said:

"O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al-Ansab (stone altars), and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytan's handiwork. So avoid that in order that you may be successful."  (Al -Ma'idah 5;90)

The third kind of competition you mentioned- wherein one team does not pay a fee-is permissible in three kinds of sports only: archery, camel racing, and horse racing. These are permissible because they all involve skills needed for Jihad. The Messenger of Allah said,

"There is no competition except in three: archery, camel racing and horse racing.!

(Abu Dawood 2574, At -Trimidhi no, 1700 and An-Nasai' no,3616

Fatawa Islamiyah Shaykh Uthaymeen (p.258/259)

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