Question and Answer session with Sheikh ‘Ubaid al Jabiree
Mustafa George DeBerry (hafidhahullaah)
Attached is the written form of a question and answer session with our beloved Sheikh ‘Ubaid and within it, I have mentioned an important clarity related to Shadeed Muhammad (may Allah rectify his affairs)
Ques. 1: How do we understand the affair of a Muslim who died upon Tawheed but he has purposely killed another Muslim? How can this person (murderer) leave the hellfire especially due to the fact that a severe punishment is mentioned in the Quran with the mentioning of the hellfire, and remaining in it, and the curse and anger of Allah upon such an individual? Please benefit us in this regard, may Allah reward you.
Ques. 2: If a Muslim falls into a sin or an innovation, is it mandatory that other Muslims advise him before abandoning his company?
Ques.3: How do we understand that some scholars praise an individual, but other scholars of the Sunnah warn against that same individual?
Ques.4: Is it mandatory that a student of knowledge holds a degree from an Islamic university or a recommendation from a scholar, if he wishes to teach the religion to the people?
Ques.5: What is your advice for a person who has been affected by the lessons and talks of Shadeed Muhammad, and he holds the opinion that he is upon the truth even if the esteemed scholars and well-known students of knowledge speak ill of and dispraise him, what is your advice for this person?
Ques.6: It has become apparent in our present times that many people have deviated from seeking knowledge and instead have become very much indulged in earning wealth. It’s possible that some of them were more diligent in seeking knowledge and performing righteous deeds before they came to Saudi Arabia, but after arriving, many of these individuals no longer attend the lessons of the scholars, nor do they seek knowledge. What are the reasons for this, and what are the remedies, may Allah preserve you?
Ques.7: Does the previously mentioned person move from being a student of knowledge to being classified as a general layman in order that the people are not mislead by his lack of knowledge?
Ques.8: How does a person combine between earning wealth to support his family, and seeking knowledge?
Ques.9: A female notices small or large amounts of blood one or two days before the coming of her normal menses. Then this blood stops for a period of a day or two, and then her menses comes and after some time she sees a sign of purity, or at times, she doesn’t see a sign of purity, but the bleeding stops. What should she do in this case?
Q&A With Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool
Author: Shaykh Ahmad ibn ‘Umar Baazmool (hafidhahullaah Ta’aala)
Questions posed by Anwar Wright & Abu Yusuf Khaleefah, Translated by Anwar Wright
Published on 7 Jun 2012 by SalafyInk
We know the virtue of the Lajnatud Daa`imah (i.e. The Permanent Committee of Scholars in Saudi Arabia) and that they are those who possess knowledge and virtue, and they are returned to in those Nawaazil (i.e. major issues concerning the Ummah). However, some people if they are refuted by some of the people of knowledge, like Shaykh Rabee’ or Shaykh ‘Ubayd – hafithahumaAllah – they say, ‘we’re returning our affairs to the Lajnatud Daa`imah,’ so what is your statement concerning this?
The Lajnatud Daa`imah has ‘ulamah (scholars). The likes of Shaykh Abdul- ‘Aziz Aali Shaykh and like Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan – hafithahumullah – and they are well known scholars. However, this questioner who says: “We’re returning our affairs to the Lajnatud Daa`imah,” there is nothing wrong with returning the affairs to the ‘ulamah (scholars), and there is nothing wrong with asking a question to more than one scholar. However, we say to this questioner, you leave the statement of Shaykh Rabee’ and then you go to the Lajnatud Daa`imah to ask them, there is nothing wrong with this. However, it is incumbent that you give the full picture of the question, just as Shaykh Rabee’ knows the full picture and the detailed affair. What does this mean?
Shaykh Rabee’ perhaps may say about a thing that it is an innovation and misguidance from that which he knows from the trickery that may occur and (what he knows) from the people of desires taking advantage of a situation. The board of major scholars may perhaps be asked about a matter which outwardly seems good, and they say there is no problem with that. This is because you didn’t mention to them the harms (of the situation) and you didn’t mention some of the angles by which if mentioned will have an effect on the ruling [i.e. you concealed in your question to the second group of scholars what was not concealed to the first group scholars!].
So for example if the Shaykh (i.e Rabee’) says about an affair, ‘this affair is bid’ah’ and then the Lajnatud Daa`imah and some others from the people of knowledge like Shaykh ['Abdul-MuHsin] al-Abbad says, ‘this affair is not a bid’ah,’ here I say both of them are correct and there is no contradiction between the two of them. The only contradiction is in the question. So both of them are correct because Shaykh Rabee’ – hafithahumullah – judged on these affairs and the Lajnatud Daa`imah – or Shaykh Abdul-MuHsin al-’Abbad or Shaykh Saalih Suhaymee, – hafithahumullah – if they say, ‘this matter is correct and there is nothing wrong with it,’ they only ruled based upon the question that came to them - in which those negative aspects of the question were not mentioned.
Let’s give an example regarding this. For example Shaykh Rabee’ declares Abul Hasan al Ma`ribee to be an innovator and others from the scholars – who are known to be upon the Sunnah – did not declare him to be an innovator. Is there any contradiction between them? We say: No. Shaykh Rabee’ knew from the condition of Abul Hasan al Ma`ribee that which declares him to be an innovator, and the others didn’t know from him -conditions that which- declares him to be an innovator. Perhaps they only heard some rumors and some things being spread around, and then Abul Hasan himself would go to them and make apparent to them that he is upon the Sunnah, thus they would judge from what he made apparent to them.
The scholars do not know the unseen; they are only human beings and they make rulings according to what they hear. So due to this, we say to this questioner: Fear Allaah within yourself, and fear Allaah regarding the scholars, and fear Allaah regarding your religion and your brothers that you try to misguide them with the likes of these affairs!
And this is what is understood by the statement of some of the scholars,
“Whoever (out of vain desires) shops around for the different allowances of the scholars falls into heresy.”
Meaning, whoever does the likes of these actions, he resembles the actions of the fusaaq (i.e. rebellious sinners). So you ask Shaykh Rabee’ something and you know his fatwa (in the matter), and then you go to another scholar seeking another fatwa due to some vain desire within yourself – not out of fear of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic. Because if you want the truth and what is correct, you know that the speech of Shaykh Rabee’ – for the most part – with his proofs and with its truth is accepted amongst the scholars, so why are you searching here and there for the fatawa that you want to go in accordance with your own excuses and those who agree with you.
Oh my brother, you know that Shaykh Rabee’ declared so and so to be an innovator due to his misguidance, and you know of this. Then you go to another scholar who does not declare him an innovator, rather he praises him, know that you are sinning from many angles.
Firstly: you have hidden some truth (in your question) from this scholar.
Secondly: you will bear that burden of everyone put to trial by this question that you [deceptively] asked that scholar.
Thirdly: you are playing with the religion of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.
Fourthy: with this way of yours, you have opened a door for evil for the common folk, and have misguided them. Then also know that Shaykh Al-’Abbad, for example, or Shaykh as-Suhaymee or other than them who may have praised [them] and the other scholars who have declared their misguidance, they are excused, because they don’t know their detailed affairs and they do not know the unseen.
Also the one who knows is a proof against the one who doesn’t know and the one who criticizes has some extra details that the one who praised did not have (about the person), thus the one who praises is excused. For this reason, the scholars mention if a scholar gives a fatwa and errs, he has one reward and if he gives a fatwa and is correct, he has two rewards just as it comes in the hadeeth.
Likewise the one who must blind follow (i.e. the common person who does not have the ability to look into the evidences) knows that this scholar erred, but he follows him anyway, then this common blind follower is sinning and you are just like this.
So – by Allaah – beware regarding our religion, and beware regarding the common folk, and beware regarding our scholars. Let us not start this calamity and this confusion all due to some personal or monetary gains and benefits. For indeed the religion of Allaah is something valued and something that is preserved – by the permission of Allaah – and you only harm yourself at the end of the day.
“I am not on my Deen right now because I want to give Islam all of me, and right now I can’t do that.” – Shaykh Ahmad Umar Bazmool
Published on 6 Jun 2012 by SalafyInk
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The following question has been extracted from a posting on www.salafyink.com may Allah reward our brother imensely for their efforts.
The links for the two part series of Q&A asked to Shaykh Ahmad Umar Bazmool can be found at the end of this post.
Second Question: Some Muslims who are not practicing say, “I am not on my Deen right now because I want to give Islam all of me, and right now I can’t do that.“ So they leave everything that Allaah made incumbent upon them due to this claim. (Meaning) they say: “I don’t want to practice just half way (one foot in and one foot out), I want to practice all the way. However because of the sins I’m committing right now, I don’t want to mix this with Islam.”
So what is your advice regarding this?
Shaykh: You mean that he is Muslim, but he is a sinner?
Questioner [Abu Yusuf Khaleefah]: Yes.
Answer: We say to him that there is nothing wrong that you remain upon your sins and you continue upon them up until Allaah blesses you to make a sincere tawbah – however with a condition, and it is that you are guaranteed that you will not die except after you make tawbah! Also that you are guaranteed that you will live until a time that these sins will not affect you and your heart.
This is because sins place a covering on the heart which can hinder one from making tawbah, may Allaah not decree this.
So a Muslim does not have a guarantee for himself that he won’t die right now while still upon sins. So what excuse does a person make? They say, “but Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Yes, but He is also Severe in punishment. So it is incumbent that the Muslim does not feel safe from the plotting of Allaah. And it is incumbent that he does (righteous) actions and repents to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic. So I’m mentioning these things in the beginning of this answer – as it is said – to sort of relate to the questioner according to the level of his intellect.
However if you are a Muslim who really comprehends what you are saying here, then listen to the following points:
The first point: who said to you that Islam wants from you that you be a Muslim who does not commit any sin at all? The Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: “All of the children of Adam makes many mistakes and the best of those who make mistakes are those who repent.” [Authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah (no.3428).]
So he – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – clarified that the children of Adam (i.e. people) fall into mistakes and errors, excluding the Prophets and Messengers, and the best of these people are those who often repent. He didn’t say those who are persistent upon sins, then they make tawbah at the end. So this is the first thing.
Secondly: The Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – said to his companions: “If it wasn’t that you all commit sins, Allaah would have brought a people who commit sins, and He would forgive them,” or close to this meaning said by the Prophet, ‘alayhis salaam.
So who said to you it is requested that you be a Muslim one hundred per cent never falling into error. No doubt that this affair is good but who can guarantee this? This is a high level. If we made it a condition for all of the Muslims, no one would ever repent.
The third matter: come with me and ponder over the statement of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic:
كَلَّا بَلْ رَانَ عَلَى قُلُوبِهِممَّا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ
Nay, but Rân has been placed over their hearts because of what they used to earn.”
(The word in the beginning of the ayah) Kalla, is a statement of rebukement. And as for Rân, it means that He placed a seal over the hearts of these people. As for His statement, “because of what they used to earn,” meaning the acts they used to commit. So what is the (general) meaning of the ayah? It means, due to their sins, a seal was placed over their hearts, so they could not make repentance nor can they ask for forgiveness.
That which supports this is the narration of the Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – and this is the fourth matter: “If a person commits a sin, a black spot is placed over his heart. And if he repents and refrains, it will be wiped away. However if he sins and persists upon the sins, the spots will return up until the heart becomes totally black resembling an upside down mug. It will not recognize any good nor will it rebuke any evil.” [Declared 'hasan,' by al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Jami' al-Saghir (1666)]
This is because of sins and not making tawbah and not returning to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic. Also, shaytaan hopes that he can win over a person by this statement [in question]. Outwardly, this statement seems good but the reality is that it is evil. This is because this means, it is as if you deem Allah too great that you sin and repent, and you deem Allah too great to fall into opposition to His command, so (based on your understanding) you (will just) remain persistent upon your sins until you’re ready to repent (for good). However in reality this is an evil (thought). Also look at the advice of the Prophet – salla Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam – to Mu’adh, may Allaah be pleased with him – when he said: “O Mu’adh, fear Allaah wherever you may be.” Allaah is with you [by His knowledge] wherever you may be, He sees you, and He knows your condition and He’s with you with His Knowledge, the Mighty and Majestic.
… وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ …
“…And He is with you wherever you may be…”
(Hadeed: 57: 4)
”O Mu’adh fear Allaah wherever you may be and follow up a bad deed with a good deed, and it will erase it.”
These are priceless words of advice. If you fall into a sin, all of the children of Adam fall into many sins, repent to Allaah, seek Allaah’s forgiveness, pray two Rak’ahs for repentance to Allaah, give sadaqah, glorify Allaah, read the Qur`aan, do righteous deeds. Why all of this? So sins won’t cause a seal to be placed upon your heart.
And your statement “I don’t want to repent because I want to be a believer 100 per cent.” Does not the statement of the Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – refute this? “And follow up a bad deed with a good deed.” Look: are you better or the Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam? Who is more knowledgeable concerning Allaah? The Messenger of Allaah – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – is the most knowledgeable concerning Allaah, and he is the one who pointed us to that which earns the pleasure of Allaah and he pointed us to follow up a bad deed with a good deed. He didn’t say, sin, sin, sin, and then repent.
I end this answer with a (another) great hadeeth and it is a glad tidings for me and you and every sinner. The Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – informed of this glad tiding. He said: “If a slave commits a sin, then seeks forgiveness, Allaah will say to the angels: My slave committed a sin and then he sought my forgiveness and I forgave him. Then he committed another sin, and Allaah will say: My slave committed a sin and sought my forgiveness and I forgave him. Then the slave will commit another sin (and repented). So Allaah will say: My slave committed a sin and sought my forgiveness, and I forgave him. I testify you O My angels that I have forgiven him.”
So look, (that one) makes tawbah, and then falls into a sin and then makes tawbah, and then falls into a sin. This is not from playing games and this is not from making mockery of Allaah or falling short. Rather this is the war between [us and] shaytaan who said:
قَالَ فَبِعِزَّتِكَ لَأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
[Iblîs (Satan)] said: “By Your Might (Oh my Lord) I will lead all of them astray”
(Sad: 38: 82)
And also it shows that the door of tawbah is always open, concerning which Allaah has said: “And by My Might I will indeed forgive them so long as they seek forgiveness from me.”
So this is the war and struggle between us and shaytaan, so beware, beware of this statement. Repent to Allaah, and seek His forgiveness every time you fall into a sin, and do not despair from the mercy of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic. And Allaah said:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا تُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ تَوْبَةً نَّصُوحًا
“Oh you who believe: turn in repentance to Allaah with a sincere repentance…”
‘Umar and other than him from the companions and the Salaf said: Sincere repentance is that after you fall into a sin, then repent from it and never return to it up until death. Yes, this is a very high level and – if you can do it – this is something good. However that you remain upon sins and you say, ‘I want to just make one tawbah for everything.’ …Just as I said to you in the beginning, who can guarantee for you that you will live to a time you can make tawbah, and who is it that can guarantee that you will have a heart that will incline to making tawbah after it was sealed due to constant sinning? So – by Allaah – be steadfast in turning (in repentance) to Allaah.
The complete series of questions and answers can be downloaded from the following links:
Question extracted from Part 1 in the series and slightly modified for presentation purposes:
أبو بلال نعيم بن عبد المجيد
1) I have a lot of hair around my armpits and private area. So is it permissible for me to seek (laser) treatment from a Doctor? I have tried to pluck my hair but it has caused me much trouble.
2) How do we understand the statement of Ibn Taymiyaah in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 32/194: Whoever thinks of increasing his daughter’s mahr and asking for more than what the daughters of the Messenger of Allah were given – when they were the best women in this world in all aspects – is an ignorant fool. The same applies to asking for more than what the Mothers of the Believers were given. This applies even if one is well off and can afford it. With regard to one who is poor, he should not give a mahr greater than what he can afford to pay without any hardship”?
3) A brother continues to contact me with reminders of lectures and events even after he has married another women. What is your advice?
4) What is the ruling on wearing the uniform of the nurses? This uniform reaches the middle of the shin and I wear clothes underneath to cover my body.
5) What is the time period which is permissible for me to be away from my wife?
6) The majority of the schools here are mixed and now I go to a girl’s school. Is it permissible for a sister to work in a call centre where she sits behind a desk on her own table? The place is mixed but there isn’t any communication with the opposite gender. I need to pay my education fees for a girl’s only school.
7) I pray in a Masjid which follows the Hanafee Madhab. If I see an evil is it permissible for me to change it?
8) A questioner from Iran asks, is it permissible to migrate to Iran?
9) What is the ruling on wearing high heels?10) I work in a hotel as a deputy manager. Is this job regarded as haraam? The hotel sells alcohol, but I have nothing to do with dealing with it.
11) How can we achieve brotherhood?
12) Do the women receive the same reward as the men for praying in congregation?
13) When do you make the remembrance for the night, is it after Asr or Maghrib?
14) What is the difference between defensive and offensive jihad and are there any conditions?
15) Is it obligatory upon me to obey my parents if they do not allow me to marry?
16) Some women reject the idea of polygamy, what is the ruling on this?
17) My parents mock me because I wear the Jilbab. What do you advise me?
18) (A brother asks) I have a sister on my father’s side that lives with her mother. Am I allowed to visit her while she is with her mother?
19) What is the correct method to rid oneself from arrogance and boastfulness?
20) I want to assist my father to offer hajj every year, but he claims that he is not ready. I fear that he will die without performing it. Is he sinful?
21) Is it permissible to pray the Friday prayer in a musala because the masjid in our neighbourhood is Sufi?
22) A person inherited a house which was purchased with an interested base mortgage. Is this house halal for him?
23) A person in prayer performed Sujood directly after Rukoo without rising. Then he performed the two prostrations of forgetfulness. Is this correct?
24) I am a traveller and I have heard that it is not obligatory to attend the Friday prayer. However, I have the ability to attend it, should I attend it?
25) Every time I intend to sleep the shaytan comes to me and tells me the angle of death is in the room who wants to take my soul. What is your advice for me?
26) What is the ruling on buying cats or dogs?
27) I want to work in this country however I have heard that the tax is used for the war in Iraq. What do you advise me with?
28) My father has a daughter who he does not contact. What is your advice for him?
29) A brother in hospital (Abdullah Preston) asks for you to supplicate for him as he is in hospital.
30) A person translates an answer from the Shaykh but does not translate it correctly and sometimes adds to the question from his desires. What do we say to this person?
31) What is your advice to the one who says you cannot praise the companions as Allah has said, “And do not praise yourselves.”?
32) Is it permissible to use the miswak while in a lesson or while the teacher is teaching?
33) Should a revert have circumcision?
34) Is it obligatory for a person to perform wudu if he becomes Muslim?
35) Will I be rewarded if I marry more than one wife?
36) Is it permissible to wipe over the head scarf?
37) What are the conditions on rebelling against the ruler and do we call those people who demonstrate al-Khawaarij?
38) Is it permissible to pray the four sunnah prayers before Dhuhr with one tashahud?
39) Is it permissible to use the term “Divinely Religions”?
40) What is your advice for a sister who wants to leave the religion and commit suicide due to waswasa?
41) Is it correct that Imam Ahmed permitted supplicating to Allah through the Prophet Muhammed?
42) What is the ruling on using sand from the Dead Sea as skin cream?
43) What is the ruling if someone performs the prayer in front of the Imam in the Friday prayer?
44) If someone performs wudu but forgets to wipe his head. Is his prayer correct?
45) What is your advice for the brothers and sisters at Masjid Daar us Sunnah?
Shaykh Rabee’ on Hijrah to Britain
Question about Escaping to the West answered by Shaykh Rabee’ Al-Madkhalee may Allaah preserve him.
On more than one occasion, Shaykh Rabee’ has made the points translated below. In fact, he says these things every time he is asked about migrating to the West and living there.
May Allaah be benevolent to you; here is a question from the Salafi youth in Britain. They are asking about the ruling on residing in the lands of the unbelievers in order to escape the injustice of rulers in some Muslim countries. [They also ask about] the ruling on taking a British nationality.
Allaah knows best, 90% of those who go to Europe and America go there not because any government is chasing them, not because of anything [like this]. Even if a government is trying to pursue [a Muslim], he should be patient and endure. When Ahmad b. Hanbal was tortured, did he go off to the lands of unbelief? I ask you: Ahmad b. Hanbal and others, then Ibn Taymiyah, when [the rulers] harmed them incessantly and imprisoned them, did they flee to the lands of unbelief? Allaah bless you, he should be patient, he should live in his own country, even in prison, it is better for him than going to Europe and America, especially since these [countries] have measures and policies to recruit Muslims into their societies, to Christianize them and convert them to atheists and heretics (zanaadiqah). These are old strategies which they are applying now and many corrupt preachers and corrupt scholars are striving to recruit Muslims into European societies now.
So why go to these countries? Why not be patient even if the government [of the Muslim country] pursues you, be patient, it is better for you. Many people go [to other counties] without being pursued. They go to eat and drink and serve the Jews and Christians in their countries, degrading themselves and Islam. Allaah bless you, He has promised he will provide your sustenance, whoever fears Allaah and obeys Him, He will make a way out for him and sustain him from where he would not imagine (Quran 65: 3). All you have to do is fear Allaah the Mighty and Majestic and obey Him (practice taqwaa) and your provision will come from places you would not imagine. A person never dies until he has fulfilled everything that was written for him. But Shaytan beautifies for him the idea of going to the West, so he can live there the life of cattle, first in derision and meekness, and then in tribulation and danger surrounding him and his family. When your child is six years old, where will he study? He will study in the schools of the Jews, atheists, secularists and Christians, and they will teach him their way of life, and they will not distinguish [between Muslims and non-Muslims] in this regard, may Allaah bless you.
Adopting an unbelieving foreign nationality instead of an Islamic one has been declared an act of Kufr by some scholars. A person does not take this nationality except after becoming prepared by submitting to the laws of these countries and aligning his loyalty to them and his enmity for those who go against them. He might also be prepared by fighting [for them]. If the Islamic army approached the unbelievers land, he [would have to] face the Islamic army because he has become a soldier for the enemies of Allaah and is prepared. They might enlist and prepare him to fight the Muslims in their own lands, as has occurred in Afghanistan. They recruited Muslims to fight the Afghans and a fatwa (religious edict) was issued by some corrupt scholars stating it is allowed for [a Muslim] to fight the Muslims to confirm his nationality and his allegiance to America. This is the fatwaa of Al-Qardawi, who occupies a great status amongst Muslims due to this fatw?. All?h bless you, how many evil corrupt edicts there are! We ask All?h for protection and wellbeing!
Right now, measures are being taken in the West to achieve these goals: to recruit Muslims into Western societies. How can you go there in these circumstances? It is obligatory upon Muslims to migrate [back] to their lands when they hear of these actions and attempts to integrate and merge them into the Western societies.
From a recording entitled Means for the Rise of the Ummah by the Noble Shaykh Rabee’ b. Haadee al-Madkhalee may Allaah preserve him, attended also by Shaykh Abdul-Azeez al-Bur’ee (may Allaah preserve him) Part of the Ramad?n Sittings series, 20/09/1426H.
Transcript source: http://www.sahab.net/forums/showthread.php?t=347443 accessed 25/09/2009.
Translated by: Abu Abdillaah Owais Al-Hashimi
- [Hijrah] Resources
- Hijrah and Residing in the Lands of Disbelief – By Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee
In the tape series ‘Al-Hudaa wa An-Noor’ tape # 617, Al-Imaam Al-Albaanee was asked: “Residing in the lands of disbelief, like that is the question, the question is about this matter, and in addition to it the American people who are Muslims, the Americans who are originally Muslims, is it incumbent upon them to make hijrah from there?”
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
official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia regarding the beginning of the new Hijrah year – 1432.
1 Muharram 1432 will be tomorrow, Tuesday 7 December 2010, and 10 Muharram (‘Aashooraa) 1432 will fall on Thursday 16 December 2010.
09 Muharram 1432 = Wednesday 15 December 2010
10 Muharram (day of ‘Aashooraa) 1432 = Thursday 16 December 2010
11 Muharram 1432 = Friday 17 December 2010
Check the Related Links:
- Which is better: Sawm on the 10th with the 9th or the 10th with the 11th of Muharram?
- Congratulating on new Gregorian year, the new Hijri (lunar) year, and the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday)
- Sacrificing an animal on the 10th of Muharram
- Allah’s Month – Muharram
- Al-Muharram Fatwas
Q: I hear some people reciting Takbir (saying: “Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]“) after each Salah (Prayer) during the Days of Tashriq (11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) until the ‘Asr (Afternoon) Prayer of the third day. Is this correct or not?
A: It is prescribed to recite an unrestricted [in terms of time. Ed] or a restricted Takbir during ‘Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice).
The unrestricted Takbir can be recited at any time from the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah until the last Day of Tashriq.
The restricted Takbir should be recited after the Obligatory Daily Prayers starting from the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer of the Day of ‘Arafah until the ‘Asr Prayer on the last Day of Tashriq.
The evidence for the permissibility of doing this is the Ijma‘ (consensus of scholars) and the practice of the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allah be pleased with them).
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 Committee Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
The Ruling on a Woman’s Slaughter
Is it permissible for a woman to slaughter an animal? And is it permissible to eat from it?
It is permissible for a woman to slaughter an animal, the same as a man, as has been confirmed by the Sunnah from the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. It is permissible to eat from the animal she has slaughtered, if she is a Muslim or one of the People of the Scripture and the animal was slaughtered according to the Islamic Law, even if a man was available to do it for her. It is not a condition for the permissibility of her sacrificial animal that there be no man present.
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, Darussalam, vol 6, page 315
Source : http://fatwaislam.com/
Related Links :
- From Tafseer ibn Katheer – Surah Al-Hajj
- The Goal of the Udhiyyah according to Allah is the Sincerity and Taqwa of His Servant
It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is Taqwa from you that reaches Him
- Explanation of the Udhiyyah and the Sha`a’ir of Allah
- Rites of Sacrifice have been prescribed for every Nation in the World
- The Command to slaughter the Budn (Sacrificial Camel)
- The Goal of the Udhiyyah according to Allah is the Sincerity and Taqwa of His Servant
- [Blog] The Conditions of a Sacrificial Offering – Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-’Uthaimeen
Talkhees Ahkaam-ul-Udhiyah wadh-Dhakaat (pg. 12-16) , Al-Ibaanah.com
- [Blog] The Etiquettes of Slaughtering – Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-’Uthaimeen
Talkhees Ahkaam-ul-Udhiyah wadh-Dhakaat , Al-Ibaanah.com
Official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia regarding the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah.
1 Dhul-Hijjah will be tomorrow, Sunday 7 November 2010, and the Muslims performing Hajj will be in ‘Arafah on Monday 15 November 2010 (9 Dhul-Hijjah 1431), and the Muslim Ummah shall be celebrating ‘Eed al-Adhaa on Tuesday 16 November 2010, (10 Dhul-Hijjah 1431), inshaa.-Allaah.
Check out the below beneficial links, insha ‘ Allah:
Blessed Days [First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah]
- The Month of Dhul-Hijjah – Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.6
- Significance & Virtues of the Day of Arafah – Compiled from various sources
- [Blog] The Virtues of the First 10 days of Dhul Hijjah – by Shaykh Sa`d ash-Shitree
Albaseerah News letter Issue # 2 of Vol. 1
- [Blog] Fasting the first Nine Days of Dhul-Hijjah is a Sunnah
- [Blog] Excellence of Fasting on the Day of Arafah – from Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.6
- [Blog] Fasting on Day of Arafah for Different Moon Sighting Countries
- [Blog] The best supplication offered on the Day of ‘arafaat is that of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)