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Beware of Lying for Verily Lying Guides to Sinfulness – April Fools Day : Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hadee al-Madkhalee [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Beware of Lying for Verily Lying Guides to Sinfulness – April Fools Day
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hadee al-Madkhalee
Masjid Daar us Sunnah – London

Ibn ‘Uthaymeen on April fools And Its Dangers

Scholar: Imâm Muhammad bin Sâlih bin ´Uthaymîn
Translation & video:

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymîn:

I warn my Muslim brothers against what some stupid people do when they narrate april jokes. This lie have they taken from the jews, the christians, fire-worshipers (Majûs) and other disbelievers.

Not only is this act a lie, which is in itself forbidden according to the Sharî’ah, it also involves imitating the disbelievers, which is forbidden. The prophet (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever imitates a people belongs to them.”

Shaykh-ul-Islâm Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullâh) said:

“Its chain of narration is good.”

The least one could say is that it is forbidden, even if it seemingly entails disbelief.

Together with these two sins, the Muslim becomes humiliated before his enemy. It is generally known that the one who is imitated boasts before the imitator and sees himself as being in front of him. The imitator thus becomes weak so that he imitates him. The believer thusly becomes degraded since he subjugates himself and follows the disbelievers.

The fourth sin is that this filthy lie is often about taking someone else’s money unjustly and scaring the Muslims. They maybe lie and tell the family that they will be having guests. As a result thereof they prepare a great meal and meat and the like. They might also lie and tell them horrifying news of a relative being run over by a car or the like. This is not allowed.

Little white lies explained by Shaykh Fawzan

 White lies vs. Black lies Explained by Shaykh Fawzan Presented to you by Markaz Tawheed was-Sunnah in Durham, NC

Question: The questioner asks O Shaykh; is there such thing as white lies and black lies?

Shaykh Fawzan:

All lies are black, there are no white lies; all of them are black and they are not permissible.

Except in the three situations mentioned by the Prophet, prayers and peace are upon him:Lying in order to make peace between

  • people who have had a falling out; or
  • the spouses lying to each other in an effort to mend the relationship; or
  • lying in an effort to escape the oppressor, in order to escape from the oppressor.

And this is called: Interpretation. Outside of this, lying is haraam; all of them. And lying is from the major sins and it is not permissible.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

An Upright Heart : One of the Keys for Obtaining Knowledge – Shaykh Abdullaah Adh-Dhufairee

Fourth: An Upright Heart

The heart is the container where knowledge is stored. If the container is firm, it will store and protect what is placed in it, and if the container is damaged, it will lose what is placed in it.

The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) made the heart the foundation of everything, as he said:

“Verily, there is a morsel of flesh in the body that if it is correct, the entire body will be correct, and if it is corrupt, the entire body will be corrupt. Indeed, it is the heart.”

An upright heart comes about through awareness of Allaah and knowledge of His Names, Attributes and Actions. It also comes about by way of reflecting on His signs and creations, and by pondering on the Qur’aan. An upright heart also comes about due to one constantly prostrating (in prayer) and frequently observing the night prayer.

One should also avoid the things that corrupt and sicken the heart, since if these things are present in the heart, it will not be able to carry the knowledge. And even if the heart does carry it, it will not be understood, as Allaah says about the hypocrites – those with diseased hearts:

They have heart with which they do not comprehend.” [Surah Al-Araaf: 179]

The diseases of the heart are of two types: Desires and Doubts

Desires are such as love for this worldly life and its pleasures and being preoccupied with that; love for unlawful images; listening to unlawful things such as musical voices and instruments; and looking at the forbidden.

Doubts are such as corrupt beliefs; innovated actions; and ascribing to innovated ideological movements.

Some other diseases of the heart that also serve as obstacles before knowledge are: jealousy, spite and pride.

Some other things that corrupt the heart are: excessive sleep, excessive speech and excessive eating.

Therefore, one should avoid these diseases and corruptors in order to rectify the heart and make it upright.

Posted from : Ten Guidelines for Obtaining Knowledge – Shaykh Abdullaah Adh-Dhufairee
The treatise has been introduced and praised by Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee, one of the elder scholars in Saudi Arabia, thus indicating its importance and benefit. 


The madh-hab of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions is that of moderateness between the two ends of extremism and heedlessness – Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad

The madh-hab of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions is that of moderateness between the two ends of extremism and heedlessnessThe madh-hab of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions is that of moderateness between the two ends of extremism and heedlessness. It is moderateness amidst the extremist fanatics who elevate the esteemed ones amongst them to a level that is only befitting for Allaah or for His messengers and moderateness amidst the heedless and harsh ones who belittle and revile them. So they are in the middle between those who are excessive and those who fall short – they love all of them and put each one of them in the due place that they deserve, with fairness and justice. So they do not elevate them to a level they don’t deserve, nor do they belittle them, taking away what they are worthy of. Their tongues are moist with mentioning them only in good, according to what is befitting for them. And their hearts are filled with love for them.

And whatever disputes and differences that occurred between (some of) them, that can be authentically confirmed, we hold that they were Mujtahideen in that regard – either they were correct and will receive one reward for their Ijtihaad and one reward for being correct, or they were wrong and will receive just one reward for their Ijtihaad while their error will be forgiven. They were not infallible since they were human beings. At times they were correct and at times they erred. But how much more were they correct as compared to others being correct, and how fewer were their errors as compared to the errors of others? And on top of this, they will receive Allaah’s forgiveness and contentment.

The books of Ahl-us-Sunnah are filled with a clarification of this pure and radiant Creed concerning these elite people, who were chosen amongst mankind to accompany the best of mankind (صلى الله عليه و سلم). May Allaah be pleased with them all.

An example of this is the statement of At-Tahaawee in his (book on the) Creed of Ahl- us-Sunnah:

“We love the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger. But we do not go to extremes in our love for anyone amongst them, nor do we absolve ourselves from any of them. And we hate anyone that hates them or anyone that talks about them in a bad way. And we do not mention them except with good. Loving them is Deen (Religion), Eemaan (Faith) and Ihsaan (Goodness) and hating them is Kufr (Disbelief), Nifaaq (hypocrisy) and Tughyaan (transgression).”

Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal said in his book as-Sunnah:

“And from the Sunnah is mentioning the good qualities of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger – all of them – and to refrain from (speaking about) what disputes occurred between them. So whoever reviles the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger or (just) one of them, then he is an innovator, a Raafidee.

Loving them is a Sunnah and making du’aa (supplication) for them is a means of getting close to Allaah (taqarrub). Following them is a means and taking from their example is a virtue…

Posted from : The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions – Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-‘Abbaad, al-ibaanah eBook

The Laamiyyah Poem in Creed – Ibn Taymiyyah – Moosa Richardson [Audio|En]

The Laamiyyah Poem in Creed - Ibn Taymiyyah - Moosa Richardson

Masjid Ahl al-Quran wal-Hadeeth in Washington, DC

A four-part explanation of the Laamiyyah Poem attributed to Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, recorded at Masjid ad-Da’wah in Baltimore and Masjid Ahl al-Quran wal-Hadeeth in Washington, DC.

Notes on “Laamiyyah” A Poem on Creed Attributed to Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah

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Listen and Read the Poem

Download the Text and Translation:…h-translation.pdf


The Effects of Sins – Rasheed Barbee [Audio|En]

Tremendous admonition concerning the effects of sins and disobedience
by Abu Qaylah Rasheed Barbee حفظه الله

Sisters Day & Seminar at Tarbiyyah Primary School

Excellent Lecture!
Benefit from this, insha’ Allaah

Benefit : All of the Companions (Sahabah) of Allaah’s Messenger are Trustworthy – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad

All of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger are trustworthy based on Allaah’s testifying that for them and because of His praise for them and the praise of His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) for them.

An-Nawawee said in at-Taqreeb, which As-Suyootee explained in his Tadreeb-ur-Raawee:

“All of the Companions are trustworthy – those who were involved in the afflictions (fitan) and other than them – according to the consensus of the scholars.”

Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr said in al-lsaabah:

“Ahl-us-Sunnah have unanimously agreed that all of them (the Sahaabah) are trustworthy and no one opposed this except some deviants amongst the innovators.”

This is why there is no harm in not knowing a Companion in a chain of narration. So if a Taabi’ee says: “On the authority of a man who accompanied the Prophet…” this does not affect the report. This is because not knowing the Companions (in the chain) causes no harm since they are all trustworthy.

Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee said in his book al-Kifaayah:

“Every hadeeth that has a chain of narration that is connected between the one who reported it and the Prophet is not to be acted upon until first having affirmed the trustworthiness and reliability of all the narrators (in the chain). It is an obligation to investigate all of their conditions, except for the Sahaabee (Companion) who raises it (or attributes the hadeeth) to the Prophet. This is because the trustworthiness of the Companions is established and well known based on Allaah’s affirming that for them, His informing us of their pure state and His preference of them in the texts of the Qur’aan…”

Then he (rahimahullaah) went on to list some ayaat and ahaadeeth concerning their virtues and said:

“And even if Allaah or His Messenger had not mentioned anything about them from what we just stated now (of their virtues), the condition they were upon of having made Hijrah, fought in Jihaad, of having offered their support, sacrificed their lives and wealth, experienced the killings of their parents and children, of mutually advising for the Religion and having strong Faith and unshakeable certainty, (all of this) would be enough to prove their trustworthiness and enough for one to have firm faith in their honesty and integrity. And it would necessitate the understanding that they are the best from those who receive testimony and approval as to their trustworthiness and reliability from all of the people that will come after them forever and ever.”

Posted from : The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah concerning the Companions – Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-‘Abbaad, al-ibaanah eBook

Sharhu Sunnah : Eemaan (Faith) comprises of speech, action and beliefs and it increases and decreases – Mustafa George [Audio|En]

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27: Eemaan (Faith) comprises of speech, action and beliefs and it increases and decreases. To have Faith that Eemaan (Faith) comprises of speech, action and beliefs. It increases and decreases. It increases as Allah wills and may decrease to the extent that nothing remains of it [1].

NOTES 1. Al-Laalikaa’ee reports, in Sharh Usool I’tiqaad Ahlis-Sunnah (5/958/no.1737), that ‘Abd ar-Razzaaq (as-San’aanee) said, “I met seventy Shaikhs, from amongst them are Ma’mar, al-Awzaa’ee, ath-Thawree, al-Waleed ibn Muhammad al-Quraashee, Yazeed ibn as-Saa’ib, Hammaad ibn Salamah, Hammaad ibn Zayd, Sufyaan ibn ‘Uyainah, Shu’ayb ibn Harb, Wakee’ ibn al-Jarrah, Maalik ibn Anas, Ibn Abee Laylaa, Isma’eel ibn ‘Ayyaash, al-Waleed ibn Muslim and those I have not named, all of them saying: Faith is saying and action, it increases and decreases.”

‘Abdullah ibn Ahmad reports in as-Sunnah (no.612): My father narrated to me: Abu Salamah al-Khuzaa’ee related to us, saying, “Maalik, Shareek, Abu Bakr ibn ‘Ayyaash, ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Abee Salamah, Hammaad ibn Salamah and Hammaad ibn Zayd said, ‘Faith is conviction, declaration and action.’ ”

Al-Laalikaa’ee reports (5/959/no.1740) that ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Alqamah said: I asked al-Awzaa’ee about Faith; can it increase? He said, “Yes, until it becomes like the mountains.” I said, ‘Can it decrease?’ He said, “Yes, even until nothing remains of it.”

Amongst the verses quoted by the scholars as proof for the fact that faith increases are: Aayah 173 of Soorah Aali- ‘Imraan, Aayah 4 of Soorah al-Fath and Aayah 124 of Soorah at-Tawbah.

[Source: Sharhu Sunnah Translated by Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah]

How the Women of the Salaf Used to Address Their Husbands – Umar Quinn [Short Clip|Audio|En]

Excerpt from the Lecture: “O Sister ! Why the Attitude?”
Video Courtesy: Bilal Nahim

It is reported that the wife of Imâm Sa’îd b. Al-Musayyib – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

We only ever used to speak to our husbands like you address your commanders and leaders: [we would supplicate for them when talking to them] “May Allâh keep you right!”, “May Allâh keep you well!”

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ` 5:198.

Who are the Khawaarij? – Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz bin Baaz [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Who are the Khawaarij? – Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz bin Baaz رحمه الله

Translated by Abu Afnaan Muhammad Abdullah حفظه الله

Video Courtesy: Brother  Bilal Nahim

Depending On Books And The Internet For Knowledge – Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Depending On Books And The Internet For Knowledge – Shaykh Ṣāliḥ b. Fawzān Al-Fawzān حفظه الله…
Translated by Abu Abdillah Owais Al-Hashimi حفظه الله

Video Courtesy: Bilal Nahim

Muslim Barber Shaving The Beard Of A Kaafir? – Shaykh Abdul-Qaadir Al-Junayd [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Question: One of the brothers works as a barber and sometimes the disbeliever comes to him and requests for him to shave off his beard. Is it permissible for him to shave the beard of the disbeliever?

Read the Text at the below Link

Translated by Raha Batts hafidhahullaah

Video Courtesy : Brother Bilal Nahim


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