Some Valuable Advice To Those Using The Internet and How should the woman behave when it comes to the internet?- Shaykh Ubaid Al-Jabiri
Some Valuable Advice To Those Using The Internet
Shaykh Ubaid Al-Jabiri (hafidhahullaah)
The first question oh Shaykh, May Allah preserve you:
What is your advice to those people who use the internet bearing in mind the evils that have occurred there lately?
The internet as it appears to me, rather I am certain that it is a double bladed sword. It is obligatory upon those who use the internet not to be excessive. As some people spend many hours on there. Maybe staying awake for many nights and the time of fajr passes them by or other than it from the obligatory acts.
They might pray Fajr with the congregation but possibly they miss other things which are an obligation upon them. This is a mistake.
Likewise we advise them not to follow everything that it is spread on the internet, as the majority of time what a person spends on the NET is wasteful.
Or he might find that which contains no benefit.
I advise them to benefit themselves with knowledge of the religion and not to fill their time with that which is spread on the NET except if it is religious knowledge that will give them some understanding of the religion of Allah.
This is my advice, may Allah bless you.
How should the woman behave when it comes to the internet?
We also warn the women against spending too much time sitting on the Net because the woman will come across more articles than the men, especially if she visits the different sites and loves to view what is being spread on each web site, and in reality this is very dangerous for her.
Also if she spreads something (upon the net) then she is exposing herself to be harmed by the sick hearted from amongst the men.
I advise those who have the ability to do so, to rarely use this internet. And if she was to use it, then to visit those trustworthy sites where only the Salafis post. And if she was to post (something) then she should only spread that which can be benefited from, like biographies of some of the noble people of knowledge and Imams or a piece of research relating to a fiqh issue that everyone can benefit from.
As for her taking it upon herself to do that which the men undertake from refutations and replying to various statements then this would expose her to an unpleasant result. It is possible that men with sick hearts might enter using female names, and their intent behind that is to harm the believing women.
I hold that it is better for religion and honor not to enter this (arena). Her noble brothers from the people of knowledge will suffice her, but if she uses the internet then with the guidelines (mentioned earlier).
Source : Posted by HassanAs-Somali (hafidhahullaah) on http://www.salafitalk.net
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Jabir bin Abdullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhu- said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to teach us al-Istikharah (a prayer said for seeking blessings in carrying out a decision) for all matters, just like he used to teach us a chapter from the Qur’aan, he would say: If any of you intends to undertake a matter then he should pray two Rakah other than an obligatory prayer then he should say the Du’aa of Istikhaarah.
Ibn al-Qayyim -Rahimullaah- said:
‘So the purpose of al-Istikharah is to rely upon Allaah and entrustment to Him and the capability to fulfill the action with Allaah’s Capability, His knowledge. And that Allaah chooses good for His slave, and this is from those things which necessitate being pleased with Allaah as the Lord. As a person will not taste the flavour of Eemaan if he does not have these things (reliance, entrustment etc), and if he is pleased with destiny after al-Istikharah then that is a sign of happiness.’
[Taken from ‘Za’ad al-Ma’aad’ by Ibn al-Qayyim 2/443-445]
Shaykh Muhammad bin Umar Bazmool said:
‘That al-Istikharah is not done when a person is uncertain about the matter at hand; because the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘If any of you intends to undertake a matter’ and that the whole of the Dua’ indicates to this point.
So if a Muslim is uncertain about a matter, and he intends to pray al-Istikharah , then he should make a choice between the two matters and then pray al-Istikharah , and then after al-Istikharah he executes that matter, and if it was good then Allaah will make it easy for him and bless him in that, and if it was not good for him, then Allaah turns it away from him and makes easy for him that in which there is good by the permission of Allaah -Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.
[Taken from: ‘Buggeeyat al-Mutattawa’ fee salat at-tattawa’ p.105]
- Benefits From al-Istikharah Prayer – Compiled & Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya [PDF]
- Istikharah – Prayer For Seeking Guidance
A prayer in which a servant if concerned with an affair or is faced with a worldly problem or intends to do something recommended or obligatory in which he has a choice, or when two recommended or obligatory actions conflict each other — which one should he do
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The Tafseer of Imaam As-Sa’dee:
Do they wait until the angels come to them….. [An’aam:158]
Translation: Abu Shu’ayb Omar As-Soomaalee
Allah the most high says,
Do they wait until the Angels come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the signs of your Lord should come. That day, in which some of the signs of your Lord will come, no good will it do a person to believe then, if he wasn’t one who believed before, or gained good with their belief Say: “Wait, we too are waiting”. [An’aam:158]
Imaam As-Sa’dee said:
He the most high says: Do they wait, those who are continuant in their oppression and stubbornness ‘until the Angels come to them’ with the forefront to punishment and The Last Day, that the Angels may come to them to seize their souls, for indeed if they reach such a situation their belief will not benefit, nor righteous actions, ‘or that your Lord should come’ to judge between his servants and to reward the good-doers and the evil doers, ‘or that some of the signs of your lord should come’ pointing to the closeness of the hour. ‘That day, in which some of the signs of your Lord will come’ that go beyond what is ordinary, that by way of it (these signs) you come to know that the hour has drawn close, and that the Qiyaamah (the last day) has drawn closer.
No good will it do a person to believe then, if he wasn’t one who believed before, or gained good with their belief.
Meaning: if some of the signs of Allah come into existence, Eemaan will not benefit the disbeliever (at this point), nor the believer that has shortcomings, that he may increase in good actions thereafter, but that which will benefit is the Eemaan that was with the person before, and that which they had from good (actions) before some of the signs of their lord comes.
And the wisdom in this is apparent, for indeed the Eemaan that is of benefit is the Eemaan of the unseen (Qhayb), and was by the worshippers free will, as for if the signs come into existence, and the affair is one of witness, then no benefit will remain in Eemaan (in believing at this point), because it then resembles Eemaan belief due to necessity, like the Eemaan of the one that is drowning or is under ablaze and the likes, from those that if they saw death they would abstain from that which they where upon, like He the Most High said:
So when they saw Our punishment, they said: "We believe in Allâh Alone and reject (all) that we used to associate with Him as partners. Then their Faith (in Islâmic Monotheism) could not avail them when they saw Our punishment. (Like) this has been the way of Allâh in dealing with His slaves. [Ghafir 40:84-85]
And many authentic narrations have come from the Prophet, that what is intended by ‘some of the signs of Allah’, the rising of the sun from the west, and that when the people see this they will all believe, but their belief will not be of benefit to them, and at this point the door of Tawbah (repentance) will be closed.
And in this verse is proof for the position of Ahlul Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah affirming ‘Actions of Free Will and Choice’, like Istiwaa (ascension) and Nuzuul (descension) and Ityaan (coming) to Allah the Blessed the most High, without Tashbeeh (resemblance) to him with the characteristics of the creation. And this is common in the Book and the Sunnah.
And in it (this verse), the rising of the sun from the west is from the signs of the hour, and that Allah the Most High is Hakeem, and his common tradition, that the type Eemaan that is of benefit is the one that is chosen (by the servant) due to his own free will and not by compulsion, like has preceded.
And that mankind should obtain good with their Eemaan, for indeed obedience and righteousness and piety only benefits and increases if the servant possesses Eemaan, but if the heart is empty of Eemaan, none of these things will be of benefit to him.
Tayseerul Kareem Ar-Rahmaan page 158
"Guidance is from Allah "
All praise is due to Allah, The Lord of all of the creation, and may the prayers and peace be upon our Messenger Muhammad:
Allah, The Most High, said in the Quraan: “Verily, you (Muhammad) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills.” (Al-Qasas: 56). The great scholar of Tafseer (the science of explaining the Quraan), Ibn Katheer (2) (may Allah have mercy on him) said regarding this verse: “Allah the Most High is saying to His messenger, prayers and peace be upon him, ‘Indeed you guide not whom you like’, meaning it is not for you (i.e. Muhammad) to guide the people. But what is upon you (i.e. Muhammad) is to convey the message and Allah will guide whom He wills.” (3)
Also as it relates to the issue of guidance, Dr. Rabee bin Hadee (may Allah protect him) mentioned: “If Allah, The Most High, makes a person firm upon his religion and firm upon the correct belief, then this is a blessing from Allah, The Most High. So this person should not become arrogant, or boastful. Rather he should humble himself before Allah and be thankful to Allah, Lord of all of the creation, for that blessing of guidance so that Allah, The Most High, will protect his religion and distance him from any danger or deviation.
In addition to this, the person should not become relaxed. Allah, The Most High, said: ‘None feels secure from the Plan of Allah except the people who are the losers’ (Al-A’raf:99). Therefore we ask Allah every moment of our lives to make our hearts firm. The Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace be upon him) would constantly supplicate to Allah, The Most High, ‘O changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon your religion’ (5). So ‘Aaisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said: ’O Messenger of Allah, you constantly supplicate to Allah with this supplication’. So the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace be upon him) said to ‘Aaisha: ‘Indeed the hearts of mankind are between two fingers from amongst the fingers of Allah, the Most High. If He chooses, He causes a person to go astray and if He chooses, He places a person firm upon guidance’ (6) / (7).”
We ask Allah, The Most High, to make our hearts firm upon His religion and to guide us to that which is pleasing to Him. And may the prayers and peace be upon our messenger Muhammad, his family and all of his companions.
Compiled and translated by:
Abu Saajid Syid Turcks
Umm al-Quraa University
Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Safar 29, 1431 / February 13, 2010
(1) CN: The scholars have explained that guidance is of two types. The first type is the guidance of the heart. There is none capable of guiding a person’s heart except Allah, The Most High. This is the type of guidance being referred to in this article. The second type is the guidance of clarification and directing to the straight path. This type of guidance is not restricted to Allah, The Most High. As Allah Mentioned in the Quraan: “And verily, you (Muhammad) are indeed guiding to a straight path” (As-Shooraa 52).
(2) He is the well known and respected Imaam Ismaaeel ibn Umar ibn Katheer. He is recognized throughout the Muslim world for his Explanation of the Quraan. From amongst his teachers were Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymeeyah (728H) and Al-Imaam Al-Haafith Ath-Thahabee (748H). Ibn Katheer died in the year 774H at the age of 73 years. May Allah have mercy on him.
(3) Prepared by a group of scholars under the supervision of Ash-Shaykh Safee Ar-Rahman Al-Mubaarakfooree. The Shining Light (Summarized version of Tafseer Ibn Katheer). Riyadh: Daar As-Salaam AH1421/2000 pg.1024
(4) Ash-Shaykh Rabee bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee is from the elder scholars currently residing in Makkah. He was the former department head for the College of Hadeeth studies at the Islamic University of Medina. He continues to benefit the students of knowledge by teaching classes on a weekly basis from the privacy of his own home. May Allah protect him.
(5) Reported by Abu Dawud on the authority of Anas. Authenticated by Ash-Shaykh Al-Albaanee hadeeth #2140.
(6) Also reported on Umm Salamah, and Anas. See Abu Dawud #3522. Authenticated by Ash-Shaykh Al-Albaanee
(7) Al-Madkhalee, Rabee bin Haadee. Firmness Upon the Sunnah. Cairo: Daar Al-Imam Ahmad AH1428/2007 pgs. 8-9
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Alhamdulillah, we were very fortunate to have Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel spend five days here in California. In that time he went over the importance of following the Sunnah, sinning and what are the excuses that lift the blame of the sin, what wipes away the sin, the importance of istighfar, the hadeeth of forbidding oppression from hadeeth #24 of Arba’een an-Nawawi, plus questions and answers. From one of the more beneficial answers was the Shaykh’s nearly 50 minute answer to the question on boycotting. Here is an excerpt of the detailed answer as translated by Abu Muhammad al-Maghribi (he was the translator for the Shaykh during his visit):
Question: Some of the companies, for example that support the Zionists and their like, such as McDonald’s and other big companies that supposedly support the Israeli state and so forth, should we boycott them?
Answer: The answer, yes you can eat from them. Allah did not put it upon us that when we buy something from a person that we ask him, “What are you going to do with this money?"
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to deal with the Jews and they used to deal in ribaa and suht (evil). And they even tried to kill the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). And they poisoned his food. They were his enemies, but with all this, he didn’t boycott dealings with them. Boycotting in these things has no basis in Islaam. They put a hardship on the people. We shouldn’t worry about going to a restaurant and what they are going to do with the money we give them. You just make sure that what you buy is halaal and the money that you use is halaal. What that person does with the money is not up to you.
If you say that you want to make sure of what he does with the money. Now, the one who gives the money, he has to ask, “What are you going to do with it?” And that one has to ask the one after him, “What are you going to do with it?” Then the other one will give the money to someone else and he’d have to ask, “What are you going to do with it?” And this will go on up till Yaumul Qiyaamah. (laughter from the gathering).
Or do we ask (if we are the seller), “All of this money: where did you get it from?” (Let’s say) I have a car to sell. One person, he came to buy the car and I ask him, “From where did you get this money? And the one who gave it to you, where did he get the money? And the one who gave it to the one who gave it to the first one, who gave it to him?” until Aadam alayhi salaam (laughter from the gathering). Allah said he did not place upon you any haraj (hardship) in the deen. Just take what Allah has made lawful for you and stay away from what Allah has made unlawful.
Many people spoke about boycotting and they make it difficult on the people: “don’t eat cheese, don’t drink milk,” and Allah didn’t command this. And we are in no need of this. Even the people who call people to boycott, they themselves are not truthful to that which they call people to. They don’t even boycott. He boycotts the milk, then he doesn’t do it another day. It’s not like they (those not true to their boycott) are going to die if they don’t eat the cheese and milk.
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), at the end of his life, bought some barley from a Jew so that his family could eat. He is the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), he is the ruler over a large land, he had companions that, if he asked for their lives they would give it. With all of this, he accrued a debt to get barley from a Jew. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) didn’t have money. So he put up his shield that he used in battle as collateral. It is well known that if you put up something like that as collateral, if you don’t pay, you lose it. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) died and his shield was still with the Jew. This narration proved that until his last days he (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) still dealt with the Jews.
He didn’t say, “This shield, the Jews will take it and get strong with it and fight the Muslims.” We’ll never end if we think like this and make it difficult for the people. This is strange and it is not supported with any proof from the Qur’an and Sunnah.
I read something from one of the famous people–he’s deviant in his manhaj, I’m not going to mention his name—he said everyone buys something from the kuffaar with a dinar or dollar or qirsh or rubiyyah, the kaafir will take it and get strong and use it to kill the Muslims. The Muslims need to get certain things from the kuffaar: plane, cars, …, medicine. So actually with this decision you will make the Muslims weaker. Don’t buy from them? To deal with them is one thing, but to show allegiance to them is something else. The prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) died and his shield was still with a Jew.