What is the legislative ruling on the woman who exercises, whether within her home or outside of her home?
If it is within the home then there is no harm; rather, we advise with this. If she has work to do then her work takes more precedence. Meaning, work in the service of her house and her home; it is appropriate for her to begin with this. Similarly, if she is with the women and foreign men do not see her, then there is no harm with this, insha-Allaah. Rather, we advise with this. This is because being stagnant and idle will perhaps lead to boredom and weakness in preservation (of the obligations); and to what else, O brothers? To weakness of the body. So what is correct is that the Muslim male and the Muslim female are in need of exercise, within the limits of the legislation.
Translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
Posted from: Masjid Tawheed wa Sunnah, Durham
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From the Fountains of Imam Ahmad (d.241AH)
Shaykh Saalih ibn Abdul-Azeez Aal us-Shaykh:
Translation: Moosaa Richardson
Some the issues discussed in this video are:
- Memorizing the Quran
- Seeking Knowledge until Death
- Seeking Safety and Good Health When Supplicating
- The Effect of Knowledge on One’s Writings
- Humbling Oneself and Rejecting Popularity
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Ruqyah (Reciting Qur’an and Saying Supplications Over The Sick Seeking Healing) – Way Of Doing It – Permanent Committee
Reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas, Al-Mu`awwidhatayn, and Al-Fatihah as a cure for illness
Fatwa no. 446 :
Q: Is it lawful or not to recite Surah Al-Ikhlas, Al- Mu‘awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas) and Al-Fatihah for the purpose of seeking healing? Did the Messenger (peace be upon him) or the Salaf (righteous predecessors) do so? Please, enlighten us.
A: Reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas, Mu‘awwidhatayn, Al-Fatihah and other Surahs is regarded as a permissible Ruqyah (reciting Qur’an and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) which the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) legislated by performing it himself and approving it for his Sahabah (Companions).
Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrated in their two Sahih (authentic) Books of Hadith on the authority of Ma‘mar from Al-Zuhry from ‘Urwah that ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said:
In his last illness, the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to blow breath (into his cupped hands) and recite Al-Mu‘awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas) and then wipe over his body. But when his illness aggravated, I used to recite them over him and pass his own hand over his body for its blessing.
Ma‘mar asked Al-Zuhry “How did he use to blow breath?” He said,
“He used blow into his hands and then pass them over his face.”
Al-Bukhari narrated on the authority of Abu Sa‘id Al-Khudry (may Allah be pleased with him):
Some of the Sahabah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) came across one of the Arab tribes, but they refused to extend to them hospitality. Then the leader of that tribe was stung, so they asked (the Sahabah), “Do you have any remedy or someone who can recite supplications over the sick as a cure?” They said, “You refused to offer us hospitality, so we will not do anything until you give us something in return.” And they agreed on a flock of sheep, so one of them (the Sahabah) started reciting Umm Al-Qur’an (Surah Al-Fatihah); gathering his saliva and spitting on it (the snake-bite), and the man got cured. Then they brought the sheep, but they (the Sahabah) said, “We will not take them until we ask the Prophet (whether it is lawful).” When they asked him, he smiled and said, “How do you know that it (Surah Al-Fatihah) is a Ruqyah? Take them (the sheep) and assign a share for me.”
The first Hadith indicates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) did recite Al-Mu‘awwidhatayn over himself during his illness, while the second shows his approval of his Sahabah’s recitation of Al-Fatihah as Ruqyah.
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’
Member Member Deputy Chairman
Abdullah ibn Sulayman Ibn Mani` `Abdullah ibn `Abdul-Rahman Al-Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify
- The Qur’an is a Cure – Compiled and translated by Abdulilah Lahmami
- Ruqya – Ahadeeth – from Sahih Bukhari
- [Fatwa] Reciting Faatihah Seven Times as Ruqya – by Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee
- [Fatwa] Using the Qur’aan as a shifaa’ (cure) – Shaykh Salaah Muhammad Aal – Shaykh
- SalafiTalk.Net – Shaikh Rabee’s Book on Ruqyah
- Read more fatawa for ruqyah @ alifta.com
- [Buy] The Rules & Etiquettes of Ruqyah – Shaikh Saalih bin ‘Abdil-’Azeez Aali Shaikh
The Sheikh, Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen -rahimahullah- while mentioning the dangers of speaking without knowledge, said:
There are many examples to illustrate (the dangers of) giving religious verdicts (fatwa) without knowledge. From them:
The verdict that a sick person, if his clothes become defiled and he is not able to clean them, he is informed that prayer is not obligatory upon him until he cleans his clothing.
This verdict is a lie, a mistake and incorrect. The sick individual prays, even if his clothes contain defilements. In fact, even if impurities are on his body, and he is not able to clean them (he continues to perform prayer). As Allah says in the Quran (meaning):
“Fear Allah to the best of your ability.” [Surah at-Tagabun 64:16]
Because of this mistaken, incorrect verdict, some Muslims die without praying. If only they knew that the sick person prays in any state he may be in (according to one’s ability), they would have died while still performing prayer.
[Kitaabul 'Ilm pg. 79 Ar.]
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Shaikh Hassan al-Banna (hafidhahullaah) told us during his trip to America a few years ago:
1- Seek forgiveness from Allaah (alone)
2- Give Sadaqah, as legislated
3- Ask Allaah (alone) to cure you
4- Seek the means by going to Doctor (or taking lawful means of cure)
Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk
If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa’ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.
All praise is due to Allaah and may the prayers and salutations be upon His Messenger, to proceed:
Allaah the Most High said, “…And eat and drink and be not excessive (therein)…” (al-A’raaf 7:31)
Ibn Katheer commented upon this verse:
One of the Salaf said: Allaah has combined the entirety of medicine (at-tibb) in half a verse, “And eat and drink and be not excessive…”
Al-Qurtubi commented upon this verse, after mentioning that excessive eating is makrooh (disliked), he mentions the benefits of eating little:
… In eating little there are many benefits. From them that a man becomes of sounder body, of better memory, purer in understanding, (requiring) less sleep, and lighter in (his) soul…
Then he mentioned the harms of eating excessively:
… and in eating much there is the overstuffing of the stomach and putrefaction of undigested food, and from this the variety of diseases are produced, and thus he requires treatment more than what the one who eats little requires. Some of the physicians said, “The greatest treatment (dawaa’) is (appropriate) estimation of food.” And the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) has explained this meaning sufficiently and completely which does away with the speech of the physicians, so he said, “The son of Aadam does not fill a container worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Aadam to take enough morsels of food to keep his back straight (keep him able-bodied). And if it is necessary, then a third for his food, a third for his drink, and a third for his breath.”…
Then a little later al-Qurtubi says:
And it is mentioned that (the caliph) ar-Rasheed used to have a shrewd Christian physician who said to Alee bin Hasan, “There is not in your Book (the Qur’aan) anything of the knowledge of medicine, and knowledge of is of two types, knowledge of the religions and knowledge of the bodies.” So he said to him, “Allaah has combined all of medicine in half a verse in our Book.” So he said, “What is it?” He said, “The saying of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic: And eat and drink and be not excessive.”…
And Imaam ad-Dhahabi in his book “at-Tibb an-Nabawi” (p. 34-35) says:
The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: “The son of Aadam does not fill a container worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Aadam to take enough morsels of food to keep his back straight (keep him able-bodied). And if it is necessary, then a third for his food, a third for his drink, and a third for his breath.” This was reported by an-Nasaa’ee and at-Tirmidhee, who said, “Hasan Saheeh” … and this is one from the aspects of preserving health.
Alee bin Hasan said:
“And Allah, the Sublime and Exalted has combined the whole of medicine in (just) half a verse, so He, the Most High said, “And eat and drink and be not excessive…”
And you can refer to an earlier article on the same subject, from the words of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, as well as this article from the speech of Ibn al-Qayyim.
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