Scholar: Imâm Muhammad bin Sâlih bin ´Uthaymîn
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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.
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?
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 http://mtws.posthaven.com/little-white-lies-explained-by-shaykh-fawzan
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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 .
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]
Excerpt from the Lecture: “O Sister ! Why the Attitude?”
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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.
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
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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?
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Translated by Raha Batts hafidhahullaah
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How to Overpower One’s Own Soul to Do Good – Shaykh ʿAlī al-Ḥaddādī حفظه الله
Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff حفظه الله
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Khutbah given by Dawud Adib hafidhahullaah in 2008
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