Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #24

Definition of the word "Ummah"

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/352]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

The word أمة (Ummah) has been mentioned in the Qur’aan with four different meanings:

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #23

The 2 conditions for consuming the Haraam

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/273]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

If a person feels the need to use something which is Haraam, then this Haraam will become Halaal only when these two conditions are fulfilled:

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #22

Going to the Masjid

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/168]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

من غدا إلى المسجد أو راح، أعد الله له في الجنة نزلاً كلما غدا أو راح

“Allaah will prepare for him who goes to the Masjid (every) morning or evening an honorable place in Paradise with good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon going.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (662) and Saheeh Muslim (1412) on the authority of Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #21

After the hearts are attached towards it

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/126]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

Concerning the saying of Allaah تبارك وتعالى:

{أفرءيتم ما تحرثون * ءأنتم تزرعونه أم نحن الزارعون * لو نشاء لجعلناه حطاماً فظلتم تفكهون}

{Then tell Me about the seed that you sow in the ground. Is it you that make it grow, or are We the Grower? Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry pieces, and you would be regretful (or left in wonderment).} [Surah al-Waaqi`ah (56): 63-65]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #20

Definition of: "Sadaqah"

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/111]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

The Shaikh رحمه الله said:

Al-Sadaqah (charity) is: a voluntary donation by a person from his wealth to the poor, aiming with it the Face of Allaah (and His pleasure). And it has been named as “Sadaqah” because giving away of wealth for the sake of Allaah عز وجل is an evidence for the Sidq (truthfulness) of one’s Imaan in Allaah تعالى.

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #19

Du`aa for prolonging life

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/108]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

Some scholars have disliked that du`aa should be made for prolonging a person’s life (age). They said: “Don’t say: ‘Allaah prolong your life’, except that you limit it.”

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #18

The forgotten Sunnah:
(Making Du`aa in the Prayers)

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/95]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

In the night prayers (Tahajjud), if a person passes by a verse about Mercy, then he should pause and ask (Allaah for it). For example: If he passes by a verse which mentions about Paradise (and its blessings), he should pause and say: “O Allaah make me one of its dwellers, O Allaah I beseech You the Jannah.” And when he passes by a verse containing threat [1], he should pause and say: “I seek refuge in Allaah from this; I seek refuge in Allaah from the Fire.” And if he passes by the verses which contains Allaah’s Praises, meaning, the verses which mentions His سبحانه وتعالى Magnificence, and Glorification, he should pause and Glorify Allaah (by saying Subhaan-Allaah, wal-Hamdulillaah etc.) and all this in the night prayers.

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #17

Difference between Messenger and Prophet

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 562]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

“The scholars have said that “al-Rasool” (Messenger) can be from the humans and from the Angels, as Allaah عز وجل said about Jibreel عليه السلام:

{إنه لقول رسول كريم * ذي قوة عند ذي العرش مكين}

{Verily, this is the Word (this Qur’aan is brought by) a most honorable Messenger (Jibreel from Allaah to Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) * Owner of power (and high rank) with (Allaah), the Lord of the Throne} [Surah al-Takweer (81): 19-20]

And as for “al-Nabiy” (Prophet), there was none except that he was from amongst the humans (only).”

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #16

Homosexuality

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 497-498]

Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Allaah تعالى said:

{ولا تقربوا الزنى إنه كان فاحشة وساء سبيلا}

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #15

Attachment towards the Masjid

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 462]

Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

“From the 7 - whom Allaah will shade (on the Day of Judgment) with His Shade*, the Day when there is will be no shade except His تبارك وتعالى – will be a man whose heart is attached to the Masaajid, i.e. he loves the Masaajid.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lessons In The Month Of Ramadhaan # 5

Recitation of the Qur'aan - Part 1 


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


Brief translation of Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen's " مجالس شهر الرمضان "

All Praise is for Allaah (alone) who calls towards His door (worship); the One who grants success to whomever He Wills towards His consciousness; He has favored us by revealing the Book, wherein are Verses that are entirely clear [the verses of al-Ahkaam (commandments)] and those that are not entirely clear. So, as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: “We believe in it”. I praise Him for the guidance and the facilitation in its implementation. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allaah alone; He has no partners; the witness by which I hope to be delivered from His punishment. And I bear witness the Muhammad is His Slave and His Messenger, peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and his family and companions.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #14


Difference between al-Faqeer and al-Miskeen

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 421]

Allaah تعالى says:

{As-Sadaqaat (here it means Zakaah - obligatory charity) are only for the Fuqaraa’ (needy), and Al-Masaakeen (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islaam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allaah’s Cause (i.e. for Mujaahidoon – those fighting in a holy battle), and for the wayfarer (a traveler who is cut off from everything); (paying the Zakaah is) a duty imposed by Allaah. And Allaah is All-Knower, All-Wise.} [Surah al-Tawbah (9):60]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #13


Intellect is in the heart

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[From Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen of Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله, pg. 341-342]:

Allaah تعالى said:

{ فإنها لا تعمى الأبصار ولكن تعمى القلوب التي في الصدور}

{Verily, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts which are in the breasts that grow blind} [Surah al-Hajj (22): 46]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #12

The spider and the tree

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen of Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله (1/564-565)]

What has been mentioned in some of the books of History (Tawaareekh) that the spider had spun the web at the mouth of the cave, and that a tree sprouted there, and that a pigeon was nesting in one of its branches, and that when the Mushriks came to the cave they said: ‘There is no one inside it. For here is the pigeon on the branch of this tree at the mouth of the cave, and this spider is nesting at the mouth of the cave.’ All this is not authentic, because the thing which prevented the Mushriks from finding the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and his companion Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه were not physical barriers, rather they were spiritual factors – a sign from the signs of Allaah عز وجل – Allaah put a cover over the eyes of the Mushriks so that they could not see the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم or his companion Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه. 

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #11


Don't be afraid

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


From Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (pg. 330)

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله commented on the saying of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه while they were in the cave:

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #10


When a person falls sick

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said, commenting on the saying of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

“When a slave falls ill or travels, then he will get reward similar to that he gets for good deeds practiced at home when in good health” [1]

“The one who (always) desires to do good and is keen about it; if it is from his habit that he used to act upon it but was detained from doing it due to a reason, the reward for the complete deed is (still) written for him.

For example: If the person was in the habit of praying with the congregation in the Masjid, but he was detained from it due to a reason like sleep or sickness or something similar, the complete reward of praying in the congregation will be recorded for him without any deductions (in the reward).”
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[1] Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (2996) on the authority of Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree رضي الله عنه.

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #9


Intention

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


In his commentary on Riyaadh al-Saliheen, Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

“((Intention)): The place of intention is the heart, and there is no place for it on the tongue in all types of (good) deeds. And that is why anyone who articulates the intention at the time of prayer, or fasting, or Hajj or ablution or other than that, is an innovator, who is speaking about the Deen of Allaah that which is not from it; because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to make ablution, pray, give charity, fast, perform Hajj but he never articulated the intention. He never said: “O Allaah! I intend to pray”, “O Allaah! I intend to perform the prayer”, “O Allaah! I intend to give charity”, “O Allaah! I intend to perform Hajj”, he never said this; and that is because the place of intention is the heart. And Allaah تعالى knows what is in the heart and nothing is hidden from Him, as Allaah تعالى said:

{قُلْ إِنْ تُخْفُوا مَا فِي صُدُورِكُمْ أَوْ تُبْدُوهُ يَعْلَمْهُ اللَّهُ} آل عمران: الآية29

{Say: “Whether you hide what is in your breasts or reveal it, Allaah knows it…} [Surah aal-`Imraan (3): 29]

And it is obligatory upon a person to make his intentions sincerely for Allaah سبحانه وتعالى alone in all types of `Ibaadah, and that he should not intend with his `ibaadah except the Face of Allaah (and His pleasure) and the final abode (the Paradise).”
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Common Mistakes During Umrah


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

All praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad and his family and his Companions. To proceed:

The reward for `Umrah is great, as the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

العمرة إلى العمرة كفارة لما بينهما

“From one `Umrah to another `Umrah is expiation for the (minor) sins committed between them.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1773) and Saheeh Muslim (2411)]

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Test with Good and Evil


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

In the saying of Allaah تعالى:

﴿كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَنَبْلُوكُم بِالشَّرِّ وَالْخَيْرِ فِتْنَةً وَإِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ ﴾

{Everyone is going to taste death, and We shall test you with evil and with good by way of trial. And to Us you will be returned[Surah al-Anbiyaa (21): 35]