Al-Imaam al-Qayrawaanee: “The First Foundation They Instill in You is Hatred for the Scholars” Comments by: Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool
Al-Imaam al-Qayrawaanee [d. 750 AH], may Allah have mercy on him, said:
…The first foundation that they (i.e. the Soofiyyah) instill in you according to their methodology is hatred for the scholars and chasing people away from them … (1)
Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool, may Allah protect him, commented:
Question: Why do they lay this foundation?
They lay this foundation because the scholars distinguish between truth and falsehood. They are the inheritors of the Prophets, and they guide people from darkness to light. Likewise, the scholars are opposed to what they propagate.
So, the first thing the people of falsehood are intent on doing is to cloud the minds of their followers with evil descriptions of the scholars. This is how all the people of falsehood and innovation are: They must give the scholars evil descriptions. They do this so when the scholars warn against them and clarify their misguidance, their followers will be unaffected [by what they hear]. This is a dangerous affair.
This is why they speak ill of Salafee scholars and Salafee students of knowledge; they even speak ill of the Salafee youth, because the youth spread the speech of the scholars. They say: ‘Don’t listen to so-and-so; He is from the extremist, etc.’ – They warn against him. So, take notice of this agreed upon technique that all the people of falsehood employ.
The call the Salafees ‘extremist,’ ‘Haddaadees;’ ‘they promote dictatorship,’ etc. They use these descriptions to cause people to flee from them so they won’t hear the truth … (2)
Observation: Many people have changed their behavior with certain scholars who are known to openly clarify falsehood and identify its propagators; such as: Shaykh Rabee’, Shaykh ‘Ubayd, Shaykh Zayd, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee, Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool, Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool, Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Bukhaaree, etc., may Allah protect them all.
In the past, they would learn from them, attend their gatherings, visit them, take others to visit them, translate for them, spread their lectures and articles, seek and accept their advice, etc. – Now?
May Allah bless us with love for all of the scholars of the Sunnah, and may He protect us from the clear and subtle methods of those who seek to misguide us.
(1): Abu Faaris al-Qayrawaanee, The Maalikee Fatwaa on Actions of the Soofees, 24
(2): Ahmad Bazmool, Comments on The Maalikee Fatwaa of the Actions of the Soofees, 13:38m-15:50m
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Advice to those who are Tried with Watching Porn
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ibn ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-Badr
May Allaah reward you and may Allaah bless you. May Allaah benefit us with that which we have heard; and may Allaah forgive us, you, and all the Muslims. This questioner, O Shaykh, says: I implore you, by Allaah, to ask this question (for me). He says in his question: O, Shaykh, give me advice, for by Allaah, I am upon the brink of the Hellfire. For I have been addicted, O Shaykh, to pornography websites since last year. Every time I repent I return to it again. By Allaah, the thing which I hate the most is these sites, but they overpower me every time and they are the reason for my failure. I used to be very successful in my work and in my studies, however, now I am in a state of loss.
Firstly, I say, just as ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him, has said: “Supplicate to Allaah the Blessed and High that He turns the heart of your brother; that He guides him and accepts his repentance.” So we ask Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, the Generous, Lord of the Great Throne, that He guide him and accept his repentance; and that He makes us and him firm with the firm statement and that He give us refuge from the evil of our souls and the evil of our actions.
I advise you, O noble brother, with one piece of advice; always be mindful of it, for in it is salvation for you. It is the greatest admonition. Always bear in mind that Allaah, the Lord of all that exists, sees you and that He, Glorified and Exalted be He, is looking at you. If you are alone within the house on any day, then do not say: I am alone; but say: There is a Raqeeb (Watcher i.e. Allaah) over me. When you sit, in this seclusion with this screen on the internet and you begin to enter those sites and you think that no one from the people can see you, then know that the Lord of all that exists is looking at you.
أَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَى
Knows he not that Allaah does see (what he does)? (Al-’Alaq 96:14)
In this verse is a rebuke for you; treat yourself with it; rebuke yourself by way of the Qur’aan. There is not harm if you put this verse upon your room in front of you so that you can look at it and it can deter you and rebuke you from that matter, which there is not to be seen nor will you find therein any result that will benefit you. Rather, you have been affected in your studies, in your manners, in your worship, in your performance; there is no beneficial fruit in it. This is what the enemies of the religion desire; when they make the likes of these despicable, licentious, and harmful films; so that the children of the Muslims become lost; and the children of the Muslims become like cattle. Rather, they are even more astray; in the following of desires and urges, deviations and misguidances.
Due to this, have Taqwaa of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, and make yourself constant in turning to Allaah the Glorified and High, and in sincere Tawbah to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.
This device, I do not say to you to-if this is your state-to utilize it for permissible affairs; rather, I say: REVOVE IT FROM THE HOUSE COMPLETELY. Remove it from the house completely; and it should not remain with you even for a second. Tonight, remove it from your house; because its presence is an apparent corruption for you. It should not remain with you in hopes of benefitting from it in useful ways. Rather, remove it from your house completely and close off this door of evil from yourself and turn to Allaah the Glorified and High.
We ask Allaah to turn your heart and to accept your repentance, and to accept all of our repentance; and to guide us all to the (straight) path; and to rectify for us all of our affairs; indeed He, Blessed and Exalted be He, is the All-Hearing, Ever-Responsive, and Ever-Near.
Translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
Refutation of a shubhah (doubt) used by the Takfeeriyyoon: The American Military bases in some Muslim countries – Shaykh Usaamah Utaybee
by the Noble Shaykh Abu ‘Umar Usaamah bin ‘Ataayaa al-‘Utaybee
Translated by: Yâsîn Abû Ibrâhîm al-Mutanabbî
A Study Concerning the Difference Between Tawallee to the Kuffar and Muwaalaat Of Them
Shaving the Beard and the Moustache
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafithahuAllah)
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts
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This question has come via the web; it says: May Allaah treat you well; what is the ruling on shaving the chin; meaning, the beard; or shortening it, or lining it, may Allaah reward you with good?
Shaving the beard is not permissible. SHAVING IT IS HARAAM! The Prophet ﷺ says:
جُزُّوا الشَّوَارِبَ وَاعْفُوا اللِّحَى
“Trim the Moustache and grow the beard.”
“Let the beards grow.”
“Let the beards grow fully.”
“Differ from the polytheists.”
Hence, shaving the beards contains imitation of the polytheists. And the “polytheists” here refers to the people of the Book; the Jews and the Christians. This does not mean that if there are now individuals from them who grow their beards that we, in efforts to be different from them, shave our beards; no. The Prophet ﷺ has clarified the basis regarding which is the reason that this Hadeeth has come; and it is that these people would shave their beards. Likewise, the Persians would shave their beards; i.e. the people of Persia; and they would let their moustaches grow thick and lengthen them. So the Prophet ﷺ has commanded us with that. So when they let it grow then they have returned to the Fitrah and they have come to our path, which is the Fitrah. Na’am.
The point is that it is not permissible to shave the beard, which is referred to as shaving the chin. As for shortening it, then likewise, this is not permissible, while it is lighter than removing it completely. This is because to remove it completely is imitation of these people and it is, as well, an imitation of the women. This is because Allaah the Majestic and High has honored the men by placing this trait within them; which is the beard, and it indicates masculinity and manliness. So the one who removes it imitates the women, and we ask Allaah for security and safety.
So the peril of removing it is great and it is a great evil, and taking from it is prohibited, however, without doubt it is lighter than the former. For by way of the former, there does not remain any sign of manliness upon the face.
They have increased upon this today; they (even) shave their moustaches and their beards. We ask Allaah for security and safety. This is imitation of the disbelievers; the west. The west, this is known amongst them. The first amongst whom this was known, as is said, was French. Then it entered thereafter into the lands of the Muslims from the lands of Morocco and it came as well from the foreign lands and it entered by way of the lands of Rome into some of the Arab lands. So it came into the lands of Shaam and this occurred which has occurred in this later time. We ask Allaah for security and safety.
Removing the moustache along with the beard is greater and greater in terms of the crime. Because the Prophet ﷺ said:
“Trim the moustaches.”
He didn’t say: Shave it. According to Imaam Maalik, shaving the moustache was mutilation; mutilating; the person is mutilating the creation of Allaah; and according to him a punishment is meted out for it. So how about today, wherein many people shave their moustache and their beard? They have become smooth faced and clean shaven; you cannot see in his face anything from manliness.
When he sees one who has a beard; one who is upon the Sunnah and upon the Fitrah which the Arabs were upon in their days of Jaahiliyah, you see him, when he sees you saying: “Yaa Dhiqn (O, the chin).” He mocks you; as if he is upon the correct path, whereas the issue is the other way around. Ay Na’am. For these, we ask Allaah for security and safety; we ask Allaah for security and safety. So it is not permissible for the Muslim to do this, O brother questioner.
Translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Importance of Believing and Not Doubting
Believing in the text (Qur’an and authentic Sunnah) when they reach you – without doubting or wavering – is from Eeman as well as having good manners with Allaah, as Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) explained in his highly beneficial book Upright Moral Character – A Concise Guide to Attaining Dignified Islaamic Character.
The Scholars, who are the Inheritors of the Prophets, stress the importance of believing in and submitting to what comes in the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah - not doubting it, nor giving precedence to one’s intellect above the Qur`an and authentic Sunnah.
For example, Abu Bakr (radiallaahu ‘anhu) was given the title “as-Siddiq” (the one who attested to the Truth), because he immediately believed when told of the Irsaa` wal Mi’raj that Allaah took His Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) on.
Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allaah) Who took His slave (Muhammad) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haraam (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad) of Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. (Al-Isra, ayah 1)
Will you then dispute with him (Muhammad) about what he saw [during the Mi'raaj: (Ascent of the Prophet over the seven heavens)]. (An-Najm, ayah 12)
When Aboo Bakr was told by the Mushriks (polytheists) about the Israa` and Mi’raaj which his friend (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said to have undergone, he said:
If he has said this, then it is just as he has said. I believe him with regard to news coming from the heavens, so should I not believe him in this?
- [Reported by al Haakim (3/62), authenticated by al Albaanee in as-Saheehah (no 306).]
While teaching 40 Hadeeth of Imam An-Nawaawee (rahimahullaah) with the Sharh of Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah), a student said:
Shaytan will strike at that moment and will whisper for you to rely on your intellect (and reject the ayah or hadeeth)… This is how the deviant go astray (meaning they listen to shaytan, and obey his whisperings). …But you have to remember the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) did not speak of his own desire.
Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only an Inspiration that is inspired. (An-Najm, ayat 3 and 4)
Meaning it is only revelation from Allaah – Subhanah (Who is free of any imperfection, error, deficiency, mistake). Allaah’s Promise is the Truth, and whose words can be truer than those of Allaah? (Of course, none). (An-Nisa`, aya 122)
Shaikh Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said in his Sharh of Lum’atul I’tiqaad:
And the Muslim does not intefere in this using his own intellect and his own understanding because the matters of the ghayb cannot be truly perceived by the person’s intellect. Rather Eeman in the hidden and unseen is only founded upon submitting and believing in the reports from Allaah and His Messenger. …For Eemaan (true faith) is in fact nothing other than eeman in the ghayb (hidden and unseen). As for having true faith in something which has been witnessed, then there is no special distinction for any person in that! This would not be called ‘Eemaan.’
In explaining why the astray Mu’tazila reject the punishment of the grave, Shaikh Fawzaan said:
These misguided people gave precedence to their intellects over the textual evidences. So when their intellects could not perceive the Punishment of the Grave, they rejected it and denied the ahaadeeth about it.
The affairs of the ghayb (hidden and unseen) and the matters of the Hereafter cannot be perceived by the intellects and therefore there is no scope for the intellects to enter into them. Rather our beliefs in the matters of the ghayb (hidden and unseen) and the matters of the Hereafter are built upon the authentic reports about them. We do not say anything about these matters unless it is taken from an authentic evidence from the Book and the Sunnah.
The student relaying Shaikh Fawzaan’s Sharh of 40 Hadeeth Nawaawee said:
This is why (learning) Tawheed (and the Usool) is so important. …You must accept everything the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said. “La shak”, never doubt what the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said. It is wajibun that you accept everything the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said. It is wajib to obey him, imitate him, and take him as an example, and not innovate (in beliefs, statements or actions).
…And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it). (Al-Hashr, ayah 7)
And then said:
Yaqin (Certainty) comes with ‘Ilm (authentic, beneficial knowledge). Jahl (Ignorance) leads to Shuboohat (confusion, doubts).
Authentic Knowledge —-> Yaqin
Ignorance —————> Doubts
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Some brothers limit their speech by; ‘good morning…good evening’ instead of ‘assalâmu alaykum wa rahmatu Allâh wa barakâtuh’ ie the greeting of Islâm. So is there any advice concerning this?
Shaykh Ibn Bâz:
Yes, that is not permitted. What is obligatory is to start with the ‘Salâm’. ‘Assalâmu alaykum.
You do not say ‘good morning’ and ‘good evening’ but rather say: ‘Assalâmu alaykum.
And if he said; ‘wa rahmatu Allâh wa barakatuh’ is better and perfect/complete.
Thereafter (after starting with the Salaam) he may says; ‘Good morning’, ‘may Allâh give you a good morning’, ‘may Allâh give you a good evening’, ‘how are you’, ‘how are your children’, ‘how is your family’, (this is) a good added greeting.
However he starts by saying; ‘Assalâmu alaykum and that is the minimum.
And if he added ‘wa rahmatu Allâh wa barakâtuh’ then that is better.
And this is how the Prophet (peace & blessings of Allâh be upon him) was with his companions. One time a man came in (joined them) and said:
“Assalâmu ‘alaykum (peace be upon you).”The Prophet said, “[He will have] ten hasanât (rewards).” Another man passed by and said “Assalâmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatu Allâh.” The Prophet, “[He will have] twenty hasanât.” Another man passed by and said “Assalâmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatu Allâhi wa barakâtuh.” The Prophet, “[He will have] thirty hasanât.” [Bukhâri]
And this is the virtue of that point of view.
The Nikah Has Many Benefits And Is A Protection From Fornication
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan [Hafidhahullah]
النكاح فيه مصالح كثيرة و هو عصمة من الزنا – مقطع لفيضلة الشيخ العلامة صالح الفوزان (15/3/1434)
Translated by Abu ‘Abdullah Naasir Hussain [Hafidhahullah]
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The Nikah is from the ways of Allah with regard to his creation, between the children of Adam, male and female.
With it there are great benefits, from them: chastity of the two spouses, one to the other; to fulfill what is required from the husband towards his wife; the husband taking care of his wife; and protecting her. From it is also the fulfilling of the desires of both sexes and from it is having children. There are many benefits from Nikah…
The most important thing is that it keeps you chaste from adultery, from fornication and the loss of lineage, and from the corruption of moral uprightness. There is the protection of one’s health.
As for adultery and fornication then their end place is in epidemics and in lethal illnesses, as is well-known.
وَلَا تَقْرَبُوا الزِّنَا إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَسَاءَ سَبِيلًا ٣٢
And come not near to unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him).
With it there is the loss of lineage, the spread of illnesses, the loss of modesty and chastity. With it there are great harms; fornication, we seek refuge with Allah, what an evil way. The harms of fornication are not limited.
With Nikah, there is a protection from fornication and from its harms, and all praises are due to Allah. Nikah produces offspring. As for fornication then it is a loss. The offspring from fornication have no father and no lineage, and we seek refuge with Allah. Lost… This is from the disadvantages of fornication.
He (Allah) didn’t say don’t fornicate, he said don’t come close to it, ‘don’t come near to it’, i.e. stay away from the means that lead to fornication. Such as: looking, the seclusion with a man, the traveling of the woman by herself, her showing off her beauty. These are means that lead to falling into fornication. Allah has not allowed them, he has prohibited them.
If there is leniency in these means then fornication will take place. If there is leniency in these means then fornication will take place, because the desires are present. Desires are present between men and women. If they sat together and mixed then fornication is close. Shaytaan is present, if a man secluded himself with a woman, then shaytaan is the third one amongst them.
They say you have bad thoughts and that you are pessimists. We are not pessimists, this is the reality. This is the reality and if these means that Allah has prohibited are violated, then fornication will occur, no doubt.
Even the righteous man, the religious one, there is a danger upon him from the woman. Especially if she was beautiful and he secluded himself with her or traveled with her or she joined him at work. Or if she sat with him in the classroom, or in an exam, or in meetings. Or if she sat with him on the television, or on the radio, as his colleague, i.e. a presenter next to him, and she is beautified and he is a youth. Far is Allah from all imperfections. Do you bring petrol next to fire? Petrol is by itself and the fire is by itself. You bring her next to him! This is like that; no it is worse than petrol and fire.
Desires… we seek refuge with Allah, desires are strong. So for this reason Allah (the Exalted, Most High), has placed barriers that prevent falling in to fornication. If they are preserved, fornication is lessened or cut-off. If they are lost, then fornication will occur without a doubt. No matter what, even if they are religious or modest, the children of Adam are not saved from fornication except by the means that prevent it.
Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool may Allah preserve him was asked:
We request from you some guidance for the women regarding spreading the salafi da’wah and also nurturing and educating the children upon this correct manhaj.
“There is no doubt that the mother is a teacher within the house and an educator to her child, so it is upon her first and foremost to obtain knowledge of the religion and to also understand from the lessons of the scholars and their books what the methodology of the salaf is.
Then afterwards, teach and educate her children upon this. For indeed in this is a great good -if Allah the Exalted wills. Also what is upon the mother to know regarding the child she is nurturing upon the salafi manhaj- and this is something the father should know as well- is that this young boy or young girl, if they are in fact nurtured upon the salafi manhaj and upon righteous deeds, then every righteous good deed they perform, you will have a reward of the like without that decreasing from their reward any.
Indeed the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever calls to something good they will have the like of the reward of whoever follows them in that good and this will not decrease from their reward any”.
He also said, “The one who shows another to good, will have the likes of the reward of the one who did the action”.
So it is upon the mother to be diligent in teaching her children good and that she must know that if her son or daughter spreads this good, the good from your daughter (or son), and the recipient of that knowledge will also benefit you.
Also the prophet Salla Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “All of you are shepherds and all of you are responsible for your flock.”
Then he said, “And the woman is like a Shepherd over her home and she is responsible for her flock”.
You find some women who say: “I have nothing to do with this, this is the fathers responsibility, I’m not teaching the child.”
This is an error because the messenger (Salla Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) is saying to you if you are able and qualified to teach the true methodology or to direct to the true methodology, he is saying you are responsible. What did you do regarding your child? You saw him or her listening to falsehood or doing acts of disobedience and you did not command them with the good or forbid them from evil.
Furthermore it was mentioned in the biography of Imam Ash Shaafi’ee (may Allah have mercy upon him), that from those who played a great role in nurturing him upon knowledge and upon the correct methodology was his mother.
She used to say to him, “Do not go to Hafs because he is an innovator,” and she would forbid him from going to him. So my advice to the mothers first and foremost is to obtain knowledge of the religion (‘ilm Ash-Shar’ee). What is the meaning of obtaining knowledge of the religion? It does not mean that you must learn every aspect of knowledge and that you be a student of knowledge or a scholar, because you have some women who say, “I’m not able to do that”.
We say to you: this is not what is meant, rather what is meant is that you obtain the knowledge of the religion which you are in need of and what you need to teach your children. This is something easy and not hard. Perhaps you sit and waste time speaking to other sisters and you waste your time in things that have no benefit and going out with sisters and visiting relatives and sometimes this occurs with the passing of days, nights and sometimes weeks wasting this time. Could you not spend an hour or half hour sitting with your child teaching them?
You teach them, then see how they respond, then teach them and then see how they respond and so on and so forth. This can occur in minutes. How many times do children grow up and remember the advice of their mother and father and they say, “They taught me this or that” and it is useful in sticky situations. So no doubt, the mother and father are from the most caring people that their child obtains what is good. So my advice to them is to first learn, then act upon what they know because the parent is also an example. They should not say, “O my child do not listen to music then they themselves go and listen to it”. Do not say to them that the scholars say that anaasheed (Islamic songs) are impermissible but then you go and listen to anaasheed. So she must be an example and act (according to what she knows) then she teaches her child and practices this.
I also advise her that she uses gentleness and softness with her child and let the child know that she loves him or her. The affair should not be that she beats them or pushes them or speak harshly to them, except out of what necessity requires. So gentleness and showing her child(ren) she loves them will cause the child to follow their mother.
Translated by Anwar Wright
27 Jumaad al Oolaa 1434
April 8th 2013
Blessed city of Makkah
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- Advice to the Muslim Woman – Shaykh Saalih bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan [Book]
This book is a complete translation of a transcribed lecture from Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan entitled: “Naseehah Lil-Mar’at-il-Muslimah” (Advice to the Muslim Woman). The source used for this translation was the book Muhaadaraat fil-‘Aqeedah wad-Da’wah, a large compilation of over 25 transcribed lectures from Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan on issues of Creed and Methodology (vol. 3, pg. 281-299, Markaz Fajr, 2003 Edition)
- My Advice to the Women – by the Shaykhah Umm Abdillaah al-Waadi’iyah
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With the introduction and review of the esteemed Shaykh Aboo Abdur Rahmaan Muqbil ibn Haadee al-Waadiee
The Bequest of Nooh (alayhi as-Salaam) to his Son at the time of his Death – Shaykh Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee
134 – “When death was approaching the Prophet of Allaah Nooh -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – he said to his son: I will narrate to you my bequest; I command you with two things and prohibit you from two things. I command you with ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ (‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah) if the seven heavens and the seven earths were placed upon a scale and ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ was placed on the other, then ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ would be heavier.
If the seven heavens and the seven earths were a closed off circle then ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ would be able to break it.
The second thing I command you with is Subhana Allaahi wa bihamdihi (Far is Allaah from imperfection and praise is for Him), since it is a supplication for everything, and by it the creation is given its provision. I prohibit you from shirk and pride.
( the narrator said: I asked or someone asked) : O Messenger of Allaah as for shirk then we know about it, but what is pride? Is it that one of us has sandals with two good straps?
The Messenger answered: No.
He asked again: is it that one of us has companions and they sit with him?
The Messenger again answered: No.
Someone asked: O Messenger of Allaah, what is pride?
He said: ridiculing the truth and belittling the people and reviling them.”
Silsilah Saheehah: 134
From the benefits of the hadeeth:
I say: there are many benefits from this hadeeth; I will suffice by indicating to some of them:
1- The permissibility of writing a bequest at the time of death.
2- The excellence of saying ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ and saying Subhana Allaah and that they are a cause for the creation to receive provision from Allaah.
3- The scales on the Day of Judgment are true and real, and they have two pans. This is from the belief of the ahl-ul Sunnah, opposing that of the Mu’tazilah and their followers in the modern times. Who do not believe that which has been affirmed regarding ‘Aqeedah in the authentic Ahadeeth, with the claim that these are Ahkbaar al-Ahad (singular narrations) which do not convey certainty. I have exposed this claim in my book ‘with ustaadh at-Tantawee’.
4 – The seven earths are like the seven heavens. There are many Ahadeeth regarding this in Bukharee and Muslim and in other books. Perhaps one day we will have time to follow up these Ahadeeth and research them. What supports these Ahadeeth is the saying of Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta’ aala : << It is Allaah Who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like thereof (i.e. seven). >> I.e. they are similar in creation and in number.
So, you should not pay any attention to the one who explains it away, there by it ends up as a negation of similarity as well as in numbers, being deceived by the Europeans and where their knowledge has reached to, from having gone up in to space however they do not know of seven earths, along with that they do not know about seven heavens. Will we reject the speech of Allaah and the speech of His Messenger due to the ignorance of the Europeans and others along with them, declaring that the more they increase their knowledge of the universe, the more they increase in their ignorance of it. Allaah the Most Great has spoken the truth when He said : << And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little>>
5 – That beautification with good clothing has nothing to do with pride what so ever. Rather, it is a matter which is permissible, because Allaah is Beautiful and He loves beauty, like the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said regarding this issue, as is narrated by Muslim in his ‘Saheeh’.
6- Pride which has been equated with Shirk will not allow entrance in to Paradise for the one who has an equivalent of an atoms worth. That is the pride, which is rejecting the truth after it has been made clear, and defaming innocent people without truth. So, the Muslim should be extremely cautious from being characterized with this type of pride, just like he should be extremely cautious from being characterized with the Shirk which places its companion in the Hell-fire for eternity.
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance
The Ahaadeeth of Tawheed, Explained By the Muhaaddith, the Allaamah, Shaykh Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimullaah)
Source: Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of Shaykh Al-Albaani (rahimahullaah)
Translated by: Abbas Abu Yahya (hafidhahullaah)
Can the Jinn steal material items from the home?
Answered by Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree
May Allah give you good. The first question is from the questions from Miraath website. The questioner from Algeria says. May Allah give you good O Shaykh. Is it possible for the Jinn to steal or take material items from the house, such as gold or wealth?
This category of Jinn does indeed perform the action mention in the question. And that which I found through investigating the situations of the people is that the magicians and charlatans use them (the Jinn) for this purpose. Thus the Jinn place a condition upon them that they seek nearness to them by providing an offering to them. Thus by way of this they fall into shirk. So if they (the magicians and charlatans) do what the Jinn want, they do what they (the magicians and charlatans) want; from stealing, murder, possessing people and other than that.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee