Islam

The story of Imaam Malik and his student – Explained by Shaykh Salih Aali Shaykh

Shaykh Salih Aali Shaykh: Imaam Malik—was reading in the Masjid, narrating the hadith of the Prophet عَلَيْهِ الصَّلاَةُ والسَّلاَمُ—and with him was Yahya ibn Yahya Al Layth the narrator of his Muwatta—he and the other students were around Imaam Malik. A caller screamed out: Great elephants have come to Al Medina! The people of Al(…)

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How could a Muslim celebrate Christmas and New Year’s? – By Shaykh Uthaymeen

Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) : Then what is worse than that; is some Muslims celebrate the New Year, and they glorify it and venerate it, and it is connected to the religious occasion of the Christians; which is; what? The birthday of the Messiah Eesa ibn Maryam peace be upon him. Thus celebrating New Year’s(…)

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During the Illustrious Days of Islam, Arabic was the Dominant Language – Explained by Shaykh Uthaymeen

Shaykh Uthaymeen:  Do you not know that the religion of Islam—during its illustrious days—do you not know that foreign nations, meaning those who did not speak the Arabic language; became what? They became Arabs; they rushed to learn the Arabic language. Rather there were even from these people, those who were Imaams in the language.(…)

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Is it Obligatory to respond to the Sneezer when he Praises Allaah? – Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee

Question: Is saying: “May Allaah have mercy upon you,” to the one who sneezes and returning the Salaam a communal obligation (Fard Al-Kifaayah) or an individual obligation upon all those who hear it? Answer: As for returning the Salaam then one person suffices for the group, as is affirmed from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa(…)

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Advice on Sisters Exercising and Working Out – Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee

Question: What is the legislative ruling on the woman who exercises, whether within her home or outside of her home?  Answer: 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(…)

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Giving Salaams to the Opposite Sex – Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee

The questioner asks about verbally giving the Salaams (to women). Shaykh Muqbil: Verbally giving the Salaam, if she and he are safe from Fitnah, then there is no harm in him saying: As-Salaamu Alaykum.  If he fears that the Salaam will lead to that which is after it from Fitnah, then no. As is said:(…)

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The Best of You is the Best to His Family – Mustafa George

Be Salafi with Your Family, Just Like You Are Salafi with the Brother بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Indeed our religion has taught us the best of character and mannerisms, and the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) without a doubt displayed exemplary character to his wives, and children. It(…)

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Danger of women joining men in their workplace – Shaykh Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah)

All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Honest Messenger, his family and Companions. All the implicit and explicit calls to women’s engagement in men’s work, which leads to free intermixing of men and women under the pretext that it is urgently needed and represents a civilized aspect, is a(…)

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Mourning for Kings and Rulers entail imitation of the Enemies of Islam – Shaykh Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah)

All praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, his Companions, and those who follow his guidance. There is, in the present time, a tradition in many Islamic countries that when a king or a leader dies, people must mourn for three days or more or less.(…)

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The Masjid of The People of Innovation is Cleaner and More Comfortable….!!! – Answered by Sheikh Saleh al Fowzan

Answered by Sheikh Saleh al Fowzan at the end of his lesson on 28 Thul Hijjah 1434h. | Saturday November 2nd, 2013 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Question: Some people in our country pray and attend the masaajid (plural of masjid) of the people of innovation and desires. When we advise them, they respond: These masaajid are(…)

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Examples of Minor Shirk – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

A person should not underestimate Shirk (polytheism; associating partners with Allaah in worship) and say: “This is [only] minor Shirk.” What are examples of Minor Shirk? For example swearing by other than Allaah. Like swearing by the Prophet, swearing by so-and-so and swearing by the amaanah (trust). He – sallal-Laahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said:(…)

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The True Knowledge is Taken from the Scholars and Not from Books (Only) – Shaykh Saleh Al Fowzan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم إن الحمد لله نحمده ، و نستعينه ، ونستغفره ، ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ، ومن سيئات أعمالنا التعلم هنا معناه : التلقي عن العلماء والحفظ والفهم والإدراك ، هذا هو التعلم ، Shaykh Saleh Al Fowzan said: The meaning of having knowledge here is that the person takes it from the(…)

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Seeking a cure from illness does not negate patience – Explained by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzan

Question: Allah has tested me with dangerous illnesses since I was young. Now I am in my thirties and there is no cure for this illness. Thus what is the reward that results from patience, especially patience upon trials and illnesses, may Allah reward you with good? Shaykh Fawzan: There is no doubt that the(…)

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The Superiority of Knowledge over Other Righteous Deeds – Sheikh Saleh bin Al Fowzan

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم  said: إذا مات ابن آدم إنقطع عمله إلا من ثلاثة: صدقة جارية أو علم ينتفع به أو ولد صالح يدعو له If the son of Adam dies, his actions cease except 3: A continuous charity, or knowledge which people benefit from, or a righteous(…)

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Important Benefit from Sheikh ‘Uthaymeen Related to Marriage and Observing that which is Apparent – Translated by Mustafa George

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم While explaining the hadeeth of Fatimah bint Qaes (may Allah be pleased with her); in which she approached the Prophet  صلى الله عليه و سلم and informed him that individuals have approached her for marriage, upon hearing the names of these individuals the Prophetصلى الله عليه و سلم  replied: As for Abu Jahil, he(…)

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Tabdee’(declaring someone to be an innovator) is [only] for the Scholars and refuting falsehood is for the Scholars, for the students of knowledge and for the one who is qualified – Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool

This one says: “Now you have said that mistakes are not refuted except by the Scholars. And in a previous lecture – perhaps not in Kuwait – you said that these words are not correct.” So it is as if he is saying: “You contradict yourself.” [Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool] : And this is a good question,(…)

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What is the difference between al-Bid‘ah al-Mufassiqah (Bidah of Faasiq) and al-Bid‘ah al-Mukaffirah (Bidah of Kufr)? – Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool

He says: “What is the difference between al-Bid‘ah al-Mufassiqah and al-Bid‘ah al-Mukaffirah? [Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool] : Al-Bid‘ah al-Mufassiqah is the [innovation] that doesn’t make the person who performs it leave the Religion, like the bid‘ah (innovation) of al-Ashaa‘irah, al-Murji’ah and the likes. As for al-Bid‘ah al-Mukaffirah, then the person who performs it falls into one of(…)

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When is the person of Sunnah called muttabi‘ (follower) and when is he called muqallid (blind follower)? – Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool

He says: “When is the person of Sunnah called muttabi‘ (follower) and when is he called muqallid (blind follower)?” [Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool] : If the person of Sunnah takes the truth with its proof from the Scholars and he – if he is from the laymen – is behind the Major Scholars and their fataawaa that(…)

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Is every innovation – even if it is a small one – greater than the Major sins, or is there a detailed clarification? – Answered by Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool

He says: “Is every innovation – even if it is a small one – greater than the Major sins, or is there a detailed clarification?” [Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool] : There is a brief answer to this: this question is wrong and is not upon the Manhaj of the Salaf. Getting involved into categorizing, setting forth parables(…)

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Listening to debates that are transmitted or spread on TV channels ? – Answered by Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool

Question : Here he speaks concerning the issue of listening to debates that are transmitted or spread on TV channels, and if it is permissible [to do this]. [Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool] : Pay attention, O my brothers! These debates which take place in public are wrong! And they are wrong from different angles. The first angle(…)

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