Monday, October 31, 2011

Removing the Doubts: The Impermissibility of calling Allaah by the names of other “gods”

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Referring to Allaah by the names of pagan and other “gods” like the Hindu “gods”: “Brahma” (Creator), “Vishnu” (Sustainer) or the Christian “god”: “Abb” (the loving Father) or as the pagan “god”:  “Thor” (the “god” of thunder) is not correct; and accordingly naming people as `Abdul-Brahma, `Abdul-Vishnu or `Abdul-Abb is not correct.

The names Brahma, Vishnu etc. are proper nouns, which have already been assigned to the pagan "gods".

Allowing the people to refer Allaah as “Brahma” only because “Brahma” means al-Khaaliq (the Creator) or “Vishnu” because it means al-Rabb (the Sustainer) is not a justified reasoning. Rather this type of reasoning is a gateway to other evils as it does not stop here. According to this “reasoning”, it becomes justifiable to refer Allaah as “Lakshmi” (the Hindu “goddess” of wealth and prosperity) because from the Names and Attributes of Allaah is “Al-Ghaniyy” (the All-Sufficient) and “Al-Mughni” (the One who enriches). And Allaah’s help is sought from this evil. And free is Allaah of what they attribute to Him.

It is a grave injustice when a person speaks about Allaah without knowledge, and attributes to Him سبحانه وتعال without any textual authority.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Reliance on Allaah and the Du`aa are the most trustworthy weapons in the battlefield

Narrated `Abdullaah ibn `Umar: The Apostle of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم went out on the day of Badr along with three hundred and fifteen (men). The Apostle of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brief Comments of Shaikh Ibn Baaz on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #12

Begin every good thing with the right-hand side

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:


Book of Prayer: Chapter: Starting from the right for entering the Masjid

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brief Comments of Shaikh Ibn Baaz on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #11

Imaam’s Responsibility To Correct The Prayer Of The Followers

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:


Book of Prayer: Chapter: Imaam preaching the people to correct their prayer

Monday, October 24, 2011

Know the Companions – Introduction

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Everyone loves to know about the lives of the people who accompanied the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم – who saw, spoke and learned from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم – who ate, drank, travelled, and fought with the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم – who sacrificed their wealth, lives and families for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and Islaam. They were the best of people, after the Messengers and Prophets عليهم الصلاة والسلام, to walk on the face of the earth. As the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

In defense of the Companions



بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد



All the Companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم were `Adool (just) and Sudooq (truthful). We do not revile anyone of them, nor do we mention them except in goodness.

Whatever took place between `Alee, Mu`aawiyah and some of the other Companions, رضي الله عنهم اجمعين, then we remain silent about this. They will get twice the reward for their correct judgments and decisions, and they will still be rewarded for their incorrect decisions. As the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “If a judge gives a verdict according to the best of his knowledge and his verdict is correct (i.e. agrees with Allaah and His Apostle's verdict) he will receive a double reward, and if he gives a verdict according to the best of his knowledge and his verdict is wrong, (i.e. against that of Allaah and His Apostle) even then he will get a reward.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree]

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dirty the cup, but don’t dirty the Sunnah.



بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

In recent times it has become apparent that many of those who follow the Sunnah of eating using the fingers of the right hand abandon the Sunnah of drinking with the right hand. When questioned about this practice they excuse themselves by stating that if they do so, their cup will get dirty. They are willing to dirty (abandon) the Sunnah, but they are not willing to dirty the cup! Subhaan-Allaah!

Friday, October 21, 2011

No Obedience to the creation in Disobedience to the Creator



بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد
 
`Imraan bin Husain narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “There is no obedience to anyone while in disobedience to Allaah.” [Musnad Ahmad (5/66) and Shaikh al-Albaanee said in al-Saheehah (179): It is Saheeh as per the condition of Muslim.]

Know the Companions #10 - `Abdullaah bin `Amr bin al-`Aas رضي الله عنهما



بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

HIS NAME

`Abdullaah bin `Amr bin al-`Aa رضي الله عنه, Ibn Waail bin Hishaam bin Sa`eed bin Sa`d bin Sahm bim `Amr bin Huai bin Ka`b bin Lu’ai bin Ghaalib. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weakness of the Hadeeth: The Lesser Jihaad


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


Al-Silsilah al-Saheehah of Shaikh al-Albaanee:

2460 - “We are returning from a minor Jihaad (and heading) to a major Jihaad.” [It was asked: What is major Jihaad? He replied: “Jihaad against the heart (i.e. base self).”]

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Removing the Doubts: Doubting the Kufr of a Kaafir?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Introduction:

In the wake of recent events, the need was felt to clarify in brief some of the errors that some people have fallen into in regard to the correct `Aqeedah (Creed). It is being witnessed that whenever a famous personality from the Kuffaar dies, a large number of the Muslims are seen updating the status on their social networks to “RIP” (rest in peace) so-and-so. Others would be seen praising the kuffaar over and above the Muslims. Furthermore, some would be seen arguing that they were “righteous” and upon the “truth” and thus deserve good treatment or Paradise in the Hereafter.

Brief Comments of Shaikh Ibn Baaz on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #10

Removing the Doubts: Who are the Muslims?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:


Book of Prayer: Chapter: Facing the Qiblah in prayer

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The disapproval of reciting the Qur'aan in less than 3 days


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


Narrated Mujaahid from `Abdullaah bin `Amr: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said (to `Abdullaah): “Fast three days a month.” `Abdullaah said, (to the Prophet) “I am able to fast more than that.” They kept on arguing on this matter till the Prophet said, “Fast on alternate days, and recite the whole Qur’aan once a month.” 'Abdullaah said, “I can recite more (in a month),” and the argument went on till the Prophet said, “Recite the Qur’aan once each three days.” (i.e. you must not recite the whole Qur’aan in less than three days). [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1851) and Muslim (1970)]

Two criteria to judge the soundness of the person's religion:

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

a. By Their Outward Actions:

Narrated Anas bin Maalik: Allaah's Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qiblah and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allaah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Maalik, “O Abu Hamza (kunya of Anas)! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah', faces our Qiblah during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree]

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Correct Belief Regarding Hadeeth Al-Qudsi


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

All of these (deviant) sects:

- The Jahmiyyah Al-Ja’diyyah - The Mu’tazilah Az-Zaidiyyah - The Karaamiyyah As-Sijistaaniyyah

They all say concerning the Hadeeth al-Qudsi that its wording is from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and its meaning is from Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, and this is also their saying with regards to the Qur’aan. Yet no one from amongst the Salaf said this, rather what the Salaf were upon was that the Hadeeth al-Qudsi is the speech of Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, so the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would say: ‘Allaah says…’ and this is a reality which does not have an aversion for it, therefore it is to be said: that the Hadeeth al-Qudsi is the speech of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic in wording and meaning.

Shaykh Hammaad al-Ansaaree

Al-Majmoo' Fee Tarjumah Hammaad al-Ansaree, volume 2, page 540

Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq


Brief Comments of Shaikh Ibn Baaz on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #9

Urine of the animals we eat

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:

بَاب مَا جَاءَ فِي غَسْلِ الْبَوْلِ، وَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لِصَاحِب الْقَبْرِ: كَانَ لَا يَسْتَتِرُ مِنْ بَوْلِهِ، وَلَمْ يَذْكُرْ سِوَى بَوْلِ النَّاسِ.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Know the Companions #9 - `Aaishah - Um al-Mu'mineen رضي الله عنها



بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


HER NAME

`Aaishah – Um al-Mu’mineen رضي الله عنها, The daughter of the Imaam of the Truthful, the Khaleefah of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم, Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه, Abdullaah bin Abee Quaafah `Uthmaan bin `Aamer bin `Amr bin Ka`b bin Sa`d bin Taim bin Murrah bin Ka`b bin Lu’ai, al-Qurashiyah al-Taymiyyah, al-Makkiyah, al-Nabawiyyah, Umm al-Mu’mineen, the wife of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, the most knowledgeable woman of the Ummah, without doubt.