Monday, August 27, 2012

Are you not ashamed O Children of Aadam??!


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Allaah تعالى says:

{Does he (man) think that none sees him? Have We not made for him two eyes, And a tongue and two lips? And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?} [Surah al-Balad (90): 7-11]

Ibn al-Jawzee رحمه الله said: “I contemplated about sins, and I realized that it is not possible for a person to commit a sin except that he (mis)uses one of the many blessings bestowed upon him by Allaah.”

Ahmad bin Abi al-Hawaaree: on the authority of Abu `Abdullaah al-Raazee that Sufyaan bin `Uyainah رحمه الله said to him: “O Abu `Abdullaah! One of the ways a person thanks Allaah, for His blessings, is by Praising Him for it and using it (the blessings) in His obedience. It is not from thanking Allaah that a person uses these blessings in disobeying Allaah.” [Tahdheeb Al-Kamaal by Al-Mizzee (11/192)]

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #39

Raiment of Righteousness

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (4/266) of Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله]

Allaah تعالى said:

{يَا بَنِي آدَمَ قَدْ أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ لِبَاسًا يُّوَارِي سَوْءَاتِكُمْ وَرِيشًا وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَى ذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ}

{O Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your private parts, and as an adornment; and the raiment of righteousness, that is better.} [Surah al-A`raaf (7):26]

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #38

Scale: What will be measured?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 3/448-450]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Allaah تعالى said:

{فمن ثقلت موازينه فأولئك هم المفلحون}
{So, as for those whose Scales will be heavy, they will be the ones who are successful} [Surah al-Mu’minoon (23):102]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #37

The meaning of the word "al-Dunya" (the world)

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 3/355]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

الدنيا (Al-Dunya - the World): is this life which we are living in. It was named Dunyaa because of two reasons:

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #36

The wives of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم are from Ahl al-Bait

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 3/223]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Allaah تعالى said in the honor of the wives of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم:

وأقمن الصلاة وءاتين الزكاة وأطعن الله ورسوله، إنما يريد الله ليذهب عنكم الرجس أهل البيت ويطهركم تطهيرا 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #35

Etiquette of yawning

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (4/439-440) of Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله]

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Allaah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning, so if someone sneezes and then praises Allaah (by saying: al-Hamdulillaah), then it is obligatory on every Muslim who heard him, to say:

يرحمك الله
(Yarhamuk-Allaah)
May Allaah be merciful to you.

But as regards yawning, it is from Shaitaan, so one must try one's best to stop it, if one says 'Ha' when yawning, Satan will laugh at him.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (6223, 6226)]

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #34

When the father asks the son to divorce his wife

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 3/203]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

It is not that every father be obeyed when he forces/commands his son to divorce his wife. A man asked Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal رحمه الله saying: My father said: “Divorce your wife”, while I love her. Imaam Ahmad said: “Do not obey him.” The man said: “Did not the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم commanded `Abdullaah ibn `Umar رضي الله عنهما to divorce his wife upon the command of `Umar رضي الله عنه?” Imaam Ahmad said: “Is your father like `Umar?” [1]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #33

Being merciful to others

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 3/89]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Know that being kind to the weak, orphans and the young (children) fills the heart with mercy, and makes it soft, compassionate, turning towards Allaah عز وجل (in repentance); and no one perceives this except the one who has tried it.

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #32

Children adopting bad habits from their parents

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 3/71]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Allaah تعالى said, mentioning the statement of the People of Maryam to Maryam عليها السلام:

{يا أخت هارون ما كان أبوك امرأ سوء وما كانت أمك بغياً}

{O sister of Haaroon! Your father was not a man who used to commit adultery, nor your mother was an unchaste woman} [Surah Maryam (19): 28]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #31

Greeting the Kuffaar

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/594]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

What is required from you is that whenever you meet a Muslim brother, you should greet him (with Assalaam `Alaikum). As for other than the Muslims, then you should not (be the first one to) greet them. Because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #30

Treat others the way you want to be treated

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/590]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

It is a must that you – O Muslim brother – nurture yourself to love for your brothers what you love for yourself till you become upright in faith. And in an authentic narration the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #29

The continuous fasting of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم:
(al-Wisaal: Fasting continuously without breaking one's fast in the evening or eating before the following dawn)

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/560]


Shaikh al-`Utahymeen رحمه الله said:

When a man is preoccupied with a thing which is most beloved to him, he forgets everything else. And this is why the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #28

Boycotting for more than 3 days

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/540]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

لا يحل للمسلم أن يهجر أخاه فوق ثلاث يلتقيان فيعرض هذا ويعرض هذا وخيرهما الذي يبدأ في بالسلام

“It is not lawful for a Muslim to desert (not to speak to) his brother Muslim for more than three days while meeting, one turns his face to one side and the other turns his face to the other side. Lo! The better of the two is the one who starts greeting the other.” [1]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #27

Zakaah: the closest ones first

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/501]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to Mu`aadh when he sent him to Yemen: “And if they obey you in that tell them that Allaah has made it obligatory on them to pay the Zakaah which will be taken from the rich among them and given to the poor among them.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1395, 1496, 4347) and Saheeh Muslim (30, 31)]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #26

The responsibilities of those in authority (the rulers, scholars, teachers etc.) in building up a nation:

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/397]

On the authority of Tameem Al-Daaree رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Al-Deen (Religion) is sincerity”. We said: “To whom?” He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “To Allaah and His Book, and His Messenger, and to the Imaams of the Muslims and their common folk”. [Saheeh Muslim (85)]

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #25

Seizing the opportunity

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 2/377]

Narrated `Abdullaah ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما: Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم met some riders at al-Rawhaa’ and asked:  “who are they?” They replied: “they are Muslims.” They said: “Who are you?” He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “(I am) Messenger of Allaah.” A woman (then) lifted up a boy to him and said: “Would this child be credited with having performed the Hajj?” Thereupon he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Yes, and you will have a reward.” [Saheeh Muslim (1336)]