Author: Imām ‘Uthaymīn
Source: Al Liqaa'ush Shahree: 70
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
It has been reported on some of the salaf that they would greet each other when the month of Ramadan entered and there is no problem with this. For example they would say,
Or that which is similar to this. The response of the one who receives this greeting is to reply with the like of that which they were greeted with. For example they would say,
Or, you can respond with that which would (bring good) to the mind of the one who greeted you.
Benefit From Shaykh Sulayman Ar-Ruhayli: From The Dangers And Evil Of Isis, Al-Qaa'idah And Those Like Them
Benefit From Shaykh Sulayman Ar-Ruhayli: From The Dangers And Evil Of Isis, Al-Qaa'idah And Those Like Them:
Their praise of themselves and speaking ill of those who are better than them.
From their danger is their praise of themselves and their speaking ill of those who are better than them. Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) stated:
"The first to go astray in that are the Khawaarij al-Maariqoon (Those who have gone outside the practice of the religion according to the way of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم). This is due to them judging for themselves that they are the ones holding on to the Book of Allah and His Sunnah and Alee, Mu'aawiyah and the soldiers (who were with them two) are the people of disobedience and innovation. Therefore, as a result of that, they made lawful that which they made lawful from the (blood and property of the) Muslims."
This is the way of the Khawaarij up until today. And this is a great danger.
Taken from: الأصول السنية البهية في كشف شبهة أهل الفتن الغوية ص92
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
Point: When you see individuals belittling the Scholars of the Sunnah, describing them with negative descriptions and at the same time praising themselves and presenting themselves as being the ones who are truly holding on to the Deen, and they have the solutions for the problems of the Muslims, this is the beginning of the Methodology of the Khawaarij. Indeed, the true inheritors of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم are the Scholars of the Sunnah.
Author: Shaykh Abdur-Rahmān Muhyiddīn, and Shaykh ‘Usāmah Al-‘Utayby
Source: Question posed on Muharram 5th, 1439 (September 25th, 2017) by your brother Abu Abdil Haadee Khaleel Davis via WhatsApp.
Translators: Abu Abdil-Haadee Khaleel Davis
Question: As Salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi. Our virtuous Shaykh, may Allaah bless you. How can a Muslim deal with his ex-wife that does not allow him to talk to and/or see his children often. Sometimes this is for several weeks due to the (ex-wife's) jealousy of him marrying another wife. This has been (the case) over the past five years. Does he take her to the non-Islamic courts in order to get his children due to her not taking the advice of the Muslims?
Answer: Advise her and remind her with Allaah.
Questioner: And if she doesn't fear Allaah, and continues O virtuous Shaykh?
Shaykh: Tell Allaah about her, say, “O Lord, what do I do with her, O Lord of all that exists, give me success (as relates to her and in this affair),” and seek aid with Allaah.
Questioner: May Allaah bless you our Shaykh and father. Do I have permission to spread your statements for the benefit of the Muslims in case the question is asked again?
Shaykh: No problem.
Questioner: May Allaah preserve you our virtuous Shaykh. As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi.
Shaykh Usaamah al-'Utayby حفظه الله و ورعاه added by stating: If he isn't able to see his kids except by way of the courts of the non Muslims, then this is permissible due to necessity and Allaah knows best.
Questioner: May Allaah bless you our virtuous shaykh.
Author: Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadi Al Madkhali
Source: Multiple sources which are referenced throughout the article.
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
The Prophet ﷺ said,
"Verily, from the blessings bestowed upon the woman is that her engagement is easy, her dowry is easy, and her womb is easy."
This Hadeeth has been collected by: Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad (6/77, 24522), and by Imaam Ibn Hibbaan (9/405, 4095), and by Imaam At-Tabaraanee in Al-Awsat (4/62, 3612), and by Imaam Al-Haakim (2/196, 2739) and by Imaam Abu Nu'aym in Al-Hilya (3/163), and by Imaam Al-Bayhaqee (7/235, 14135), by way of Usaamah Bin Zayd Al-Laythee on the authority of Safwaan Bin Saleem on the authority of 'Urwah on the authority of 'Aaisha (radi Allahu ‘anha) .
Imaam Al-Haakim said this hadeeth is upon the conditions of Imaam Muslim, and Imaam Ath-Thahabee agreed with him. Imaam Al-'Iraaqee said its chain is good and Imaam Al-Albaanee said its chain is Hasan.
Imaam Al-Manaawee said in At-Tayseer:
(Verily, the blessings bestowed upon the woman...): (meaning), from her blessings.
(...her engagement is easy...): خِطبة with a Kasrah, (meaning), that it is easy for the man seeking her hand in marriage to ask those who are responsible for her their permission to marry her; and that their answer is received and/or attained with ease, without any hesitation, (severing of the process and without) conditions or stipulations.
(...her dowry is easy...): (meaning), there is no hardship for the man who seeks her hand in marriage to come up with and find (a dowry) which is outside of his basic needs, (meaning that it will not take away from his basic needs.)
(...and her womb is easy.): (meaning) for children, so she gets pregnant quickly and easily and has a lot of off-spring.
Author: The Esteemed and Noble Shaikh Saalih Bin Fawzaan Al Fawzaan (hafithahullah)
Translator: Abu ‘Abdis Salaam Siddiq Al Juyaanee
The Esteemed and Noble Shaikh Saalih Bin Fawzaan Al Fawzaan (hafithahullah) who is a member of the Council of Major Scholars and a member of the Permanent Committee for issuing Islaamic Rulings for the General masses of Muslims, pointed out (the following):
“When there is an abundant amount of rainfall and it is feared some harm (due to the tumultuous rainfall) the Muslim should supplicate to his Lord and thus say,
"اللهم حولينا وال علينا، اللهم على الضراب واآلكام وبطون األودية ومنابت الشجر"
“O Allah (let it rain) around us and not upon us; O Allah let it rain upon the plateaus/hills, mountains, center of the valleys and on the groves of tress (or the places where trees grow).” [Bukhaari & Muslim]
Then the his eminence turned his attention to the Prophet’s (ﷺ) guidance as relates to (regular) rainfall (where) he would say,
"مطران بفضل هللا وبرمحته، اللهم صيبا انفعا"
“Rain is upon us by the bounty and mercy of Allah; O Allah make these rain clouds beneficial.” [Bukhaari & Muslim]
Then his eminence supplicated to (Allah) the Protector (‘Azza wa Jall) that He benefit the country and servants with the rain and (and that He) makes it (for them) a mercy and blessing which quenches their thirst.”
Author: Shaykh Aḥmad Bāzmūl
Source: Al-Madārij Fī Kashf Shubuhāt Al-Khawārij, pages 107-108. Translated 2nd of Safar, 1437 AH (11/14/2015) Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC
Translator: Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
I direct a warning to the guardians from the fathers, mothers, and other than them, that they pay attention and watch over their children in order that they don’t fall into speaking ill about the scholars and the Muslim rulers, due to which they may fall into the affairs of innovation and evil desires. That which is important, oh guardian, is that you know who are the companions of your child. Are they from the righteous gatherings or are they from the evil gathering?
It’s a mistake (on your part, oh guardian) if you think that the evil companion which you will not let your child accompany is only (limited to) the one who doesn’t pray, the one who smokes or does this or that from the acts of disobedience. Rather, there are those who are more evil than this (person who commits these acts of disobedience) and whose danger is more severe upon your child. That person is the youth whose outward appearance is that of righteousness and goodness. He prays with the Muslims and grows his beard (for example). However, he carries deviant and misgudied theories. He believes that the (Muslim) society is corrupt and not suitable. He believes it’s obligatory to change it and remove those who are presently (in authority). This person is more corrupted than the person of sin. He’s more dangerous than the person of sin, whether it’s regarding an individual or the society.
So that the picture becomes clearer to you, I’m going to mention some matters; if you find your child falling into them, then know that he is accompanying a youth who is not suitable for him to keep company with. Rather, it is obligatory that you keep him away and protect him from them:
* If you hear your child speaking ill of the committee of Major Scholars, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
* If you hear your child reviling, cursing, and speaking ill of this country (Saudi Arabia) and its rulers, then know that he is these (corrupted) youth.
* If you see him accompanying and going out with a group from the youth and there is a youth similar to them in age or slightly older leading them and organizing them and they call him their Amīr (leader), the organizer or the one responsible for them (the youth), then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
* If you see him not going to the ‘Ulamā (Scholars of Islam) and listening to their speech, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
* If you hear him saying “Jihād, Jihād” and “The ruler is not commanding (the people) with making Jihād”, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
* If you see him following the news of these individuals who speak ill of this country (Saudi Arabia) from the likes of al-Faqīh and those like him, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
* If you see him having concern and constantly reading the news papers and magazines and following up on the broadcast and news, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
Oh noble parent, I ask Allah ‘azza wa jall to reward our scholars and rulers with all that is good, protect them from all evil and give them the success to be upon that which He loves and is pleased with from the speech and the actions. Likewise I ask Him, glory be to Him, the Most High, that He protects me, you and our children from all bad and evil. May the Ṣalāh and Salām be upon our Prophet Muḥammad, his family and companions.
Notes from Abu Yusuf Khaleefah:
- Speaking ill of the scholars is a known trait of the Khawārij. They do so in order to discredit the scholars and turn the people away from them, due to the Scholars knowing the reality of the Khawārij and exposing their falsehood.
- Speaking ill of the rulers is also a known trait of the Khawārij. They speak ill of the rulers in order to rouse the people up against them, up until the point where they declare the Muslim rulers to be Kuffaar without right. As result, the Khawārij justify their rebellion against the Muslim rulers.
- The scholars of Islam are the inheritors of the Prophets. They inherit the knowledge that the Prophet left behind. With their absence, whether by death or them being abandoned by the people, there will be chaos and turmoil. Both of these are from the methodology of the Khawārij i.e. chaos and turmoil.
- The Khawārij of our times use media to promote their ideologies and propaganda, distracting the people from the legislated knowledge. These deviant media include combat footage, videos of Muslim children being killed, etc, all in an effort to gain the support and sympathy of the people so that the people can join their corrupted cause.
- The methodology of the Khawārij in (their so-called) bringing about social rectification opposes the Prophetic methodology in bringing about rectification.
- The Khawārij are main concerned with the wealth and seat of power, just as their leader Dhul-Khuwaysirah’s concern was the wealth when he said to the Prophet: “Oh Muḥammad be just (in the distribution of the wealth).”
- The methodology of the Khawaarij is one of secrecy whereas the call of the Prophet Muḥammad sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam was apparent and known.
- The methodology of the Khawārij causes severing of the ties of kinship based upon falsehood, whereas the methodology of the Prophet Muḥammad sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam preserves the ties of kinship upon the truth and uprightness.
- The scholars of Islam have long warned against the likes of Usāmah bin Laden, Ayman Ẓawahiri, al-Faqīh, al-Qaidah, and the other leaders of their respective terrorist groups. The scholars of Islam have warned against these criminals as a means of clarifying the truth, refuting falsehood and preserving the stability of the societies.
- Islam is against terrorism, the killing of innocent souls, causing corruption in the earth etc. Therefore, it is not befitting to say “Islamic Terrorist” due to the corrupted and ignorant Muslims who commit acts of terror. Rather the blame and fault is to be placed on those individuals and not the religion itself.
Bārak Allāhu fīkum. May the Ṣalāh and Salām be upon the Noble Prophet Muḥammad, his family, his companions, and his followers.
Author: Shaykh ‘Abd-ul-‘Azīz Āl-ish-Shaykh (may Allāh preserve him)
Translators: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
SHAYKH ‘ABD-UL-‘AZĪZ ĀL-ISH-SHAYKH (MAY ALLĀH PRESERVE HIM) WAS ASKED...
What is the ruling on a woman traveling on an airplane without a mahram (legal guardian)?
I swear by Allah the One for whose sake I give this ruling that this is not permissible.
Author: Shaykh Alee Naasir al-Faqeehi
Source: Questions posed and translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah NYC USA, 9th of Jumaada al-Awwal 1435/ March 10th 2014
Translators: Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
This is a Q & A session that I had with the Noble Shaykh Alee Naasir al-Faqeehi (may Allaah preserve him) on the 11th of Dhul-Hijjah, 1434 in Minaa during Hajj last year. May Allaah reward the Shaykh for his kindness and allowing me to enter into his sleeping quarters to ask these questions and then have lunch with him. I benefited tremendously from the mannerisms and knowledge of the Shaykh. This Q & A Session was in the presence of one of the Shaykh's sons who was on Hajj with him and Shaykh Fayhaan al-Mutayyiree (one of the Shuyookh of Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee) who was in the same sleeping area of Shaykh Alee Naasir.
Q1. You have from amongst the people those who have become apostates from the Deen of Islaam in America. You find this apostate saying that he has found that the Deen of Islaam is not the true religion. From that which he uses as a proof is the Prophet's (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) marriage to 'Aa'ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) when she was young in age.
A1. Firstly, the Messenger never made a mistake (when making ijtihaad) in a matter except that Allaah clarified to him that which is correct regarding that matter. Allaah has never approved of any mistake made by the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). As an example, Allaah stated:
قَدْ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِي تُجَادِلُكَ فِي زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِي إِلَى اللَّهِ
Allaah has indeed heard the statement of the woman who pleads with you concerning her husband and carries her complaint to Allaah. [al-Mujaadilah: 1]
Allaah directed the Prophet to that which was correct regarding the issue of Khawlah bint Tha'labah with her husband. When she complained to the Prophet against her husband (Aws ibn as-Saamit) that he said to her that she's to him like the back of his mother, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) told her to fear Allaah regarding the right of her husband. Then Allaah sent down the revelation regarding her affair.
The second example is that of the battle of Badr regarding the prisoners of war. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) sought the advice of Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) regarding the prisoners of war. Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) advised the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) to release them. He sought the advice from Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) and Umar advised the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) to execute them. The Messenger of Allaah ransomed them off and Allaah revealed:
مَا كَانَ لِنَبِيٍّ أَن يَكُونَ لَهُ أَسْرَىٰ حَتَّىٰ يُثْخِنَ فِي الْأَرْضِ
It's not befitting that the Prophet should have prisoners of war until he has thoroughly subdued the land. [al-Anfaal: 67]
Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) married his daughter Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) to him (the Prophet). If the Prophet's (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) marriage to Aaishah was a mistake, Allaah would have corrected the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). His enemies from the Quraysh didn't mention this matter (as a point of criticism) against him although they were the ones who had the greatest enmity towards him. Therefore this matter is not an evidence for that which this apostate has stated. Rather the one who questions the Prophet's integrity, then that individual's integrity is in question!
Q2. What are the duties and responsibilities that are obligatory upon the Imaams of the Masaajid in America?
A2. That which is upon the Imaams is that they fulfill all of the duties and responsibilities of the Imaam. From these responsibilities: the preservation of the five daily prayers (in the Masjid), teaching the people the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and that he is an example for the people, a person of good character. The obligations of Islaam that are in Saudi are the same obligations of Islaam in America. That's because Islaam is Islaam in any place.
Q3. We have amongst us in America a person who ascribes to Ahlus-Sunnah, however he goes to the Masaajid of Ahlul-Bid'ah to give Da'wah according to his claim. These people from Ahlul-Bid'ah capitalize off of the presence of this Salafi, Sunni caller. They say that they are upon the truth because this individual comes to them and works with them. What is your statement regarding this matter?
A3. If this person is being influenced by the people and at the same time these people of innovation are using the presence of this caller (to prove that they are on the truth) and they don't accept when he corrects the mistakes that are with them, he should not go. However the person of knowledge, one of good character who fortifies himself from their errors, the one who is not influenced by them, it's permissible for him to go amongst them to clarify the truth. The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) went amongst the polytheist and called them to Islaam. Therefore it's a must that we call the people of innovation to the Sunnah. However, this is for the person of knowledge who is grounded and strong (upon the knowledge). He's not influenced by them. So the one who goes amongst must look and see whether or not they are benefiting from his Da'wah or not? He must look to see if they are accepting from him or not?
Q4.We find from some of the students of knowledge who say: He doesn't have a problem with going amongst the Hizbees, The Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen as long as they will pay him to come give a lecture or a class. What is your statement regarding this?
A4.This is not befitting that he goes amongst for them purpose of attaining money.
Q5.As you know, we have many family problems amongst our communities in America. One of the reasons for that is many people who have accepted Islaam were not cultivated upon the importance of family life and family structure (prior to Islaam). What is the correct way to cultivate these individuals upon the importance of family life and family structure? Also what is the best book that you advise the Imaams to study regarding these family matters, in order that they educate the people regarding these issues?
A5. I advise them with reading Riyaadus-Saaliheen of Imaam an-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy upon him) with the explanation of Imaam Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon him). The reason is due to the chapters that are present (within the book) which deal with the purification of the soul, the rights of the people and other than that from the affairs of Fiqh. (Shaykh Fayhaan al-Mutayyiree was the one who mentioned the book first and then Shaykh Alee Naasir added to what he said).
Q6. The last matter. We have some differences taking place amongst the Imaams and callers in America. What is your advice to me specifically and for the callers, Imaams and students of knowledge in general regarding the differences that are taking place amongst us in America?
A6.It is not befitting for you all to be differing. It's a must that your word is one word. If you differ regarding a matter, you should sit amongst yourselves and discuss the affair which is taking place amongst you. Do not involve the common folk into these affairs and do not inform them of them. Also is not befitting for one to go and call a scholar without the others. It's a must that they call together while they are all present in order that the scholar can hear from both sides and bring about rectification.
This was the end of the Q and A session with the Shaykh. I then had lunch with the Shaykh and the others that were present. Then Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee (may Allaah preserve him)came to the tent, for he also was staying in those quarters. I asked the Shaykh for advice for the students of knowledge here in America. The Shaykh's advice was short and to the point:
"Fear Allaah, seek knowledge, teach the people their religion and do not busy yourselves with the affairs of differing that's taking place."
May Allaah have mercy upon all of the Mashaayikh of Ahlus-Sunnah, those who have died amongst them as well as those who are alive. May He preserve our living scholars upon goodness and allow us to be from those who benefit from their knowledge, Ameen.
Author: Ash-Shaykh 'Aadil As-Sayyid حفظه الله و ورعاه
Source: WhatsApp October 23rd, 2017 (Safar 2nd, 1439 AH)
Translators: Abu Abdil-Haadee Khaleel Davis
ASH-SHAYKH 'AADIL AS-SAYYID حفظه الله وورعاه WAS ASKED...
As Salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, may Allah treat you well. I am from America. My wife and I live with my mother, my father and my grandfather in the same house. I have previously traveled to the Muslim land to seek knowledge several times. My father is addicted to drugs and my grandfather has sexual (deviant) abnormalities and there is a dog in the house, and with Allaah aid is sought.
I want to go back to the Muslim land to seek knowledge and to live there but my mother wants me to remain with her in order to assist her materially and morally. This is because my father can not take care of her, but I do not want to live in this environment because it harms me and my wife’s Deen. Benefit me (with an answer) jazaakum Allaahu Khayran.
Wa ‘Alaikumus Salaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu
If he is able to preserve his deen with satisfying his mother (by staying) then let him do that; however, if he found that he will fall into harm, then he should make hijra (alone with his wife and leave his mother behind) if his mother is a disbelieving woman. However, if she is a Muslimah, it is then upon him to take her with him and (neither of them) should remain with these disbelievers.
Shaykh Waleed Al-Baghdaadi was presented with the question, who presented it to Shaykh 'Aadil. May Allaah preserve them both.
The permission to spread this question was sought from Shaykh Waleed Al-Baghdaadi. Who sought the permission of Ash-Shaykh 'Aadil.