Shaikh Saleh al Fawzaan states in his explanation of Kitab at-Tawhid under the chapter [From Shirk is to seek Aid and Assistance (after a calamity befalls) from other than Allah or to Call Upon Others]:
“Indeed Shaikh ul-Islam ibn Tamiyyah mentioned in one of his works – or rather, in many of his works – paraphrased as follows; Indeed that which occurs to the worshippers of graves in terms of their needs being fulfilled [i.e. the affair they seek at the grave actually occurs for them], then that is not an evidence upon the correctness of their methodology [i.e. the methodology of grave worship], because obtaining what is desired is [a means of] trial and test upon them from Allah……so this is not from the beneficial affairs for the grave worshipper, so if something does occur from what they desire then it is [actually] a degradation from Allah upon them…[despite the fact that he may think he is upon the correct methodology and be pleased and therefore continue upon his way believing his request has "apparently" been answered by the dead in the graves that he calls upon!].
Furthermore, Shaikh ul-Islam mentioned also, that it is possible the shayaateen [referring to the devils of jinn in this instance] sometimes take the appearance of the one buried and rise up from the grave in that appearance and speak to the people who are calling upon the dead. They then say to them we will take care of your needs, and they bring them items from far away, they may steal from the items of the people and bring them…and the one who was calling upon the dead thinks this is actually the dead individual himself who has arisen from the grave since the shaytaan has taken that appearance! In reality the actual dead individual does not have the slightest idea of what is occuring above his grave! Rather he is preoccupied with himself, either in blessings or punishments of the grave.
Thereafter, when the people are all raised on the Day of Recompense, those dead individuals on that Day will declare their innocence of the mushrikoon who used to call upon their graves in this World…..”
[Translators Note: For further details on issues of grave worship and seeking intercession etc, an excellent source of information are the various books of Shaikh Mohammad bin Abdul Wahhab, namely Kashf as-Shubuhaat (Exposition of the Doubts), as well as Kitab at-Tawhid, al-Qawaa'id al-arba'a (The Four Fundamental Principles)....exactly the types of books the scholars advise with in the early stages of seeking knowledge].
May Allah place ease into the affair of seeking knowledge, in order that we may remove ignorance from ourselves and others, for indeed the numbers of individuals that have succumbed to the whispers of the Shaytaan in such affairs as mentioned above are of considerable proportions across the World.
Dear brothers and sisters,
Aid your brothers from Ahlus-Sunnah by helping to construct Masjid Bin Baaz. The Masjid is being built in South Philadelphia, an area of Philadelphia void of a Masjid that teaches the Sunnah coupled with the interpretations of the Companions and those who follow them; furthermore, it is an area of the city where misguidance has been, and is being spread.
So, don’t hesitate to support our brother, Abu Zaynab Tawfeeq Hosley, and those involved in this praiseworthy project by doing whatever you can, and to understand more about the importance of Ahlus-Sunnah building their own Masaajid, please click here.
I ask Allah, The All Able, to bless Ahlus-Sunnah with distinction in their call, and to make us people who aid in raising the flag of tawheed and Sunnah, wherever we may be.
Masjid Bin Baaz, P.O Box 60568 Phila., P.A. 19145
Posted By: June 18, 2013 by Embody Islam
In the name of Allāh, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.
As-salāmu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh.
“Only strive in clinging to the Sunnah; even if all of mankind praised you, it would not increase you in anything with Allaah”
“There is nothing equivalent to being guided to the Sunnah; it is the most tremendous blessing after Tawheed.”
“Only strive in clinging to the Sunnah; even if all of mankind praised you, it would not increase you in anything with Allaah.”
“From the evil effects of sins is that they weaken one’s ability to distinguish Truth from falsehood.”
“If someone only speaks against those people whom have spoken against him first, then he’s not a sincere advisor.”
“There’s NEVER been a single day that Jameeah IhyaaTuraath had ever been upon the Sunnah; it was founded upon other than Sunnah.”
“Search for the Truth (الحق), like the searching of a frantic mother who lost her child (as Allaah said what means:) and those who strive for Our sake, we will surely guide them to Our paths. (Al-Ankabut, ayah 69)
“The most tremendous way to purify the hearts: Cling to the Sunnah TRUTHFULLY, and recite the Qur`an with contemplation.”
“That some of Ahl-Sunnah go easy on those who fall into tribulations (فتن) and falsehood in the name of “keeping them close,” or because they are considered to be “from Ahl-Sunnah,” then this does NOT benefit Islaam in anything.”
“The most dangerous of the arrows and spears are the arrows of the Hadaadees; they and the enemies of Islaam are together in the same trench.”
“Take MANLY stances with him.” [Don't fear standing up to who opposes the Sunnah!]
“Having knowledge of the Correct Path and how to succeed in this life & hereafter isn’t enough; a Sunni must have DETERMINATION (عزيمة)!”
Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Salih al-’Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah):
“There’s NOTHING in the Book nor Sunnah which allows the innovated Islamic political groups & parties.” (جماعات و أحزاب)
”The khawaarij are dogs of the hellfire…they lie against Allaah, His Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and His Religion; they are (those) who spoil the image of Islaam!”
Allaah reveals of His wisdom what He wishes so believers may increase in Eeman, witholds what He wishes so believers may increase submission to Him
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Question: What is the wisdom behind facing the Ka`bah in Salah (Prayer)?
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ answered:
It is known that the duty of a Muslim is to carry out Allaah’s commands as much as possible and refrain from committing what He has prohibited. Whether one grasps its wisdom or not, one must believe that Allaah commands only that which is of benefit, and prohibits that which is harmful. All of His legislations contain wisdom which He knows; He reveals of this wisdom what He wishes so that believers may increase their Eeman, (Faith), and witholds what He wishes so that believers may increase their submission to Him.
The Muslims have taken the Ka`bah as a Qiblah (direction faced for Prayer) in obedience to Allaah’s order in His statement: Verily! We have seen the turning of your (Muhammad’s, salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) face towards the heaven. Surely, We shall turn you to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall please you, so turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-al-Haraam (at Makkah). And wheresoever you people are, turn your faces (in prayer) in that direction. (Surah Al-Baqarah, ayah 144)
The wisdom behind this is perhaps that it is the Qiblah of our father Ibrahim (‘alaihi salaam), as mentioned regarding the event when the Ayah was revealed. The Prophet (peace be upon him) had hoped to be ordered to face the Ka`bah during Salah instead of Jerusalem. Thus, Allah granted his wish. It might also be a refutation of the claim made by the Jews that we share their Qiblah. It may be for another reason and only Allah knows.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ (Chairman ‘Abdul-’Aziz ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Baz)
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Don’t get fooled by everyone who begins to teach, and thinking that he is qualified enough to take knowledge from – Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool
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Shaykh Dr. Ahmad Bazmool, may Allah protect him, said:
I would like to alert my salafee brothers in every place about a dangerous issue. The issue is as follows: It’s them being fooled by everyone who begins to teach, and thinking that he is qualified enough to take knowledge from.
So, if they see that he’s a person who writes on salafee websites, they think he’s Salafee;
If they see that he has books, they think he’s Salafee;
If they see that he gives sermons, uses complex speech, and uses eloquent phrases, they think he’s Salafee;
If they see that he gathers the youth and encourages them to memorize at-taweed, al-Usool ath-Thalaathah, and that he teaches them these types of affairs, they think he’s Salafee;
If they see that he is a teacher at a university, they think he’s Salafee;
If they see that he teaches in the Prophet’s Masjid or the Haram in Makkah, they think he’s Salafee;
If they see that he’s a judge, they think he’s Salafee;
If they see him delivering lecturers, or appearing in the media, they think he’s Salafee;
All of these things are not sufficient, in reality, to the people of knowledge in order to establish the Salafiyyah of this man and that he is qualified to teach and to benefit his brothers.
All of these affairs don’t benefit him at all. Rather, these affairs are what we find those who stay away from and distance themselves from the sittings of the Salafee scholars using as a means to fool the general people into thinking they are Salafiyoon.
Fine. So what’s the path [we take]?
The way to know if knowledge should or shouldn’t be taken from a person is known by one of two ways:
The first: The scholars recommend and explicitly state: ‘So and So isSalafee and a student of knowledge; benefit from him.’
And I want to bring attention to a situation: If a Shaykh says: ‘So and So is Salafee,’ that doesn’t mean that he is qualified to teach. The Shaykh must mention two things: that he is Salafee and that he is qualified to teach.
We have seen some people fool the general people by saying aShaykh has said that So and So is Salafee. Fine. Did he say he’s a scholar? Did he say he’s a student of knowledge?
Being Salafee is a level, and being a student of knowledge or a scholar is a higher level coupled with Salafiyyah. So, it is not befitting for us to be fooled by these types of situations.
Likewise [we shouldn’t be fooled] just because a person goes toShaykh Rabee’s classes, or that he was in Shaykh Rabee’s house, or things similar to this that people are fooled by.
So, the first thing is that a scholar explicitly expresses a recommendation stating that he is upon the Salafee Manhaj and that he has knowledge;
The second way to know is that his state is well known to the scholars and students of knowledge, and that he has well knownsalafee stances. Likewise, the scholars generally praise him, aid him and help him.
This proves that he is from those who have been teaching and the scholars know about it and have remained silent about him; rather, they have spoken well of him and aided him. This proves, if Allah wills, that he is adhering to the truth.
As for other than these two things that we have mentioned, then beware beware. May Allah bless you. Don’t be fooled, Don’t be fooled by those who have internet forums or by some who possess some of the characteristics that the general people are fooled by.
I say, and I repeat: Those who have internet forums and some of those who have been put to trial may possibly use as a means the mention of Shaykh Rabee’, Shaykh ‘Ubayd, Shaykh Muqbil al-Waadi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, Shaykh an-Najmee,Shaykh Bin Baaz and Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen so that they can lure in the general people; so after they lure them in, they inject the poison into them. (1)
For this reason, I also view that we should ask about these websites, should we visit them or not? Have they been recommended or not? This is because they are spreading a portion of knowledge, so either it is beneficial knowledge or harmful … (2)
(1): [TN]: We find this on platforms such as twitter. A person may follow Bin Baaz, al-‘Uthaymeen, al-Luhaydaan, al-Fawzaan, etc. However, the reality is that their actions contradict their claim to following the methodology of these great scholars.
Examples of contradiction are a lack of giving sincere advice by warning against falsehood they fully recognize, ambiguous stances against those who implement the methodology of the Muslim Brotherhood, their views aboutShaykh Rabee’, etc.
You find a clear contrast between them and the major scholars in issues such as these, for example.
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O mankind fear Allaah and guard your tongues because it is very dangerous. The Prophet warned from (the dangers) of the tongue as he mentioned in the authentic Hadeeth when Muadh asked him about an action that will enter him into the Jannah and will distance him from the fire,then he mentioned to Muadh great actions (to act by) and at the end of this Hadeeth he said:
“Shall I not tell you of the controlling of all that?”
Meaning, about what will (help) in preserving that for you?
He said:”Yes, O Messenger of Allah”, and he took hold of his tongue and said: “Restrain this.”He said: “O Prophet of Allah, will what we say be held against us?” He said: “May your mother be bereaved of you, Muadh! Is there anything that topples people on their faces – or he said on their noses into Hell-fire other than the harvest of their tongues?”
The people are very negligent when it comes to speaking and they think (what they say) just blows away with the wind, but Allaah the most high says:
“And indeed We have created man, and We know what his own self whispers to him. And Weare nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge). (50:16)
(Remember!) That the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions).
Translator: Abu Anas Atif Hasan
Translation Verified By: Rasheed Barbee
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Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “It is not for the women (to walk in) the middle of the path.” [Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan (5717) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (856)]
On the authority of Abu Usayd رضي الله عنه that he heard the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم say when heصلى الله عليه وسلم was coming out of the Masjid, and men and women were mingled in the road: “Draw back! For you must not walk in the middle of the road; keep to the sides of the road. Then women were keeping so close to the wall that their garments were rubbing against it.” [Sunan Abu Dawood (5272) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee (2/537)]
And today we have women not only walking in the middle of the path, but a group of them together will even block the path in the shopping malls and other places.
Our Shaykh, the Muḥaddith of the Lands of Yemen, Abū Abd al-Raḥmān Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wādi’ī (رحم الله) said:
“So it was the calamities and the advice from those who love the Da’wah that drove me to have kindness and to not keep up with the enemies, who don’t have anything but insults and abuses.
Also, due to my teaching, writing and giving Da’wah, I was not able to find time to keep up with those enemies. So let them say what they want, for my sins are many, and perhaps because of their slander, my sins will be lightened for me and instead fall upon their shoulders.”