Do you want to listen to tapes? Listen to the pure people of the Sunnah and the pure scholars of the Sunnah – Shaykh ‘Abdul-Laah bin ‘Abdir-Raheem al-Bukhaaree
Do you advise us to listen to the tapes of so and so?
Shaykh ‘Abdul-Laah bin ‘Abdir-Raheem al-Bukhaaree
This is a question, “Do you advise us to listen to the tapes of fulaan (so and so) and fulaan?” He named some individuals here, and there is no need to mention them. I will give you a shorter answer:
Do you want to listen to tapes? Listen to the pure people of the Sunnah and the pure scholars of the Sunnah. For verily, in them there is contentment and sufficiency! There are many of scholars from the scholars of the Sunnah, so why do you ask about those about whom there are correct and clear statements [of the scholars] and who are far away from the Sunnah from every aspect? And you leave those who are from Ahl-us-Sunnah from every aspect? This is from the lack of fiqh (understanding).
I.e. for example: ash-Shaykh al-Imaam ‘Abdul-’Azeez bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, he has tapes with shuruhaat (explanations) and his tapes are many, correct? And our Shaykh, ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon all of them, his tapes are many. And ash-Shaykh al-Imaam al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, [his tapes] are also many. And ash-Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee [his tapes] are many. And Shaykh al-Fawzaan [his tapes] are also many, and other than them from the scholars of the Sunnah. Correct? How many are these? How many tapes? I.e. if we say: ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez, ash-Shaykh bin ‘Uthaymeen and al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon all of them… I say: al-Albaanee has around 5000 recorded tapes. And Shaykh Muhammad (bin ‘Uthaymeen) and Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez, if we say that they both have 5000 tapes; how many tapes are these? 10,000 tapes. If you listen every day to one tape, then you have 10,000 days left. If you listen every day to two tapes, you have 5000 days left. Correct?
Then there also remain, as we said, many collections [of tapes] which you need thousands and thousands of days for. Believe me, if you listen – and I don’t say 5000 or 2000 – if you listen to them only 360 days in a year… Are there 360 or 365 days [in a year]? (Audience replies with different answers) 60 or 65? Anyway, one full year. In one full year, you are not able to listen to other than them! If you listen to the scholars of the Sunnah, then you are – by Allaah – not able to listen to other than them!
Translated by: Yâsîn Abu Ibrâhîm
Imaam Maalik bin Anas (d.179H), rahimahullaah, was asked:
“Is knowledge taken from one who has no studies, and has not sit with the ‘Ulamah?”
He (rahimahullaah) replied:
See: Hilyatul-Awliyaa 6/323.
So if that is the case with one who has not sat with the scholars, not taken from them, not known to them – then how much more severe is it for one to take knowledge from one who has been warned against by the scholars?!
- Be Careful From Who You Take Your Deen From ! – Shaykh Ahmad ibn Bazmool
- A Precious Gem: The Ignorant Worshipper and the Immoral (Religious) Scholar – Ibn al Qayyim
- How to seek knowledge if you can’t reach the people of Knowledge – Shaykh Ahmad bin Umar Bazmool
- Criterion To Distinguish A True Scholar From An Imitator – Shaykh ibn Baaz
- The Evil Results of a Scholar of Innovation (MUST SEE)
- Not all who read are scholars – (must see, emotional!)
Those who Feign Knowledge
The ‘Allaamah Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
The Questioner says: What is At-Ta’aalum (feigning knowledge); and what is your advice to the youth who are put to trial by those who feign knowledge?
At-Ta’aalum is to claim knowledge; it is to claim knowledge. When a person claims knowledge while he, in fact, is not a person of knowledge. He has not taken knowledge from the scholars. He has only taken knowledge from the books and by reviewing (a few books). He does not have knowledge based principles upon which he builds. He only reviews some books and proceeds upon his (own) understanding; and perhaps he errs more than he is correct. This is the one who feigns knowledge. He is a danger to himself and he is a danger to the people; because he plays with the religion of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.
If someone were to come out to the people and say: “I am a physician; I am a doctor; I can perform surgery.” Yet, he has no clinical certifications; he has no clinical certifications. Will he be allowed to perform surgery? Will he be allowed to operate on the stomachs of the people, and perform surgical operations upon the heart? He will not be allowed to do this, because this is dangerous. So how can this feigner of knowledge be allowed to play with the religion? Playing with the religion is more severe than playing with the bodies. It is obligatory upon these people to have Taqwaa of Allaah, and not to speak concerning Allaah without knowledge. For Allaah has placed speaking about Him without knowledge above Shirk.
قُلْ إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ رَبِّيَ الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَالإِثْمَ وَالْبَغْيَ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ وَأَن تُشْرِكُواْ بِاللّهِ مَا لَمْ يُنَزِّلْ بِهِ سُلْطَانًا وَأَن تَقُولُواْ عَلَى اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Say (O Muhammad ﷺ): “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawaahish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allaah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allaah of which you have no knowledge.” (Al-A’raf 7:33)
It is obligatory upon these people to have Taqwaa of Allaah and to learn first; learn before they speak.
Translated By: Raha ibn Donald Batts
Asking about people to start fitna is not permissible
Explained by Shaykh Rabee (hafidhahullaah)
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee: The questioner says: May Allah bless you and give you good. Is asking about the people from the guidance of the Salaf?
Shaykh Rabee: Yes, asking about the people is from the Minhaj of the Salaf; look to see who you take your deen from. Verily this knowledge is deen, thus look to see from whom you take your deen.
Some people ask will truthfulness and sincerity, they desire to take their deen from qualified Scholars with sound Aqeedah and sound Minhaj, thus for this reason they ask.
And some of the people ask because they want fitna. During this time period, there are many questions; what is your opinion about so and so. What do you think about so and so, what is your view about the Minhaj of so and so? And his intention is not to benefit from the person or to avoid him, rather he has another intention. His intention is to disseminate and spread fitna among the people. These types of questions are not permissible because they are for the purpose of fitna, and the affairs are according to their intentions.
But if the questioner wants good, and he wants to learn and he wants to take his deen in the correct manner then it is incumbent upon him to search for those whom he should take his deen from.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Having Correct Understanding And Good Intention Is The Greatest Blessing – Al Imaam Ibnu Qayyim il Jawziyyah
Al Imaam Ibnu Qayyim il Jawziyyah said:
“Correct understanding and good intention are from the greatest of Allah’s favors by which he blesses His slave. Much rather, after Islam, He has not bestowed a slave with anything more virtuous or majestic than the two of them. Much rather they are the two legs of Islam, it stands upon the both of them and by them the slave is spared from the path of those whom divine anger is upon- those whose intent was corrupt- and the path of the astray ones whose understanding was corrupted. He becomes from those whom divine favor is upon- whose understandings and intentions are good, and they are the adherents of the straight path whom we are ordered in every prayer to ask Allah to guide us to their path.
Correct understanding is a light that Allah casts into the slave’s heart to distinguish between that which is correctness and corruption, truth and falsehood, guidance and misguidance, error and right approach. It is supplied by good intent, being adamant for the truth, having taqwa of A-Rabb inwardly and outwardly. Its supply is severed by following desires, preferring the dunya, desiring the praise of creation and abandoning taqwa.”
I’laam Al Muwaqi’een
[Transcript] How to Remain Steadfast Upon The Truth, for the One Who Does not Possess Firmly Grounded Knowledge – Sheikh Muhammad al-Anjaree
A must read! 9 amazing points that help to keep the Sunni firm upon the Deen.
Important benefits from the lecture of the noble
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Naseehah (Advice) from Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa
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As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh. May Allah have mercy upon me, you and all of the Muslims. Aameen.
Once, I entered the masjid for our class with our Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him, and his family upon good), I found him praying. After I offered my prayer of greeting the masjid, I greeted the Shaykh, and kissed his head. We talked about how each of us spent our Eid and the conditions of our families. After this the Shaykh began to drink his tea, which was prepared for him.
I asked the Shaykh, how does one become a strong student, treading the path of seeking knowledge? The Shaykh replied, Patience (Sabr). He said this 3 times. He said patience with Allah, in good and bad times. Patience with yourself, patience with ease and with hardships. Patience with your family and friends. Patience with knowledge. Patience with the Qur’aan. Patience with learning the Arabic language. I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short while, the Shaykh motioned to me to come to him. He told me, not to waste time. He told me to guard my time from the time wasters. He told me not to waste my time with that which wont bring about any benefit. Guard your time against your desires. Give knowledge all of your time. Tire yourself with seeking knowledge. Do not become distracted by those who want to take your knowledge. Once again I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short period, the Shaykh motioned to me again to come to him. He told me to engulf myself in reading the Qur’aan. He said to read the Qur’aan in abundance. Over and over and over. He said to read the Qur’aan when you wake from your sleep, read the Qur’aan before you go to bed. The more you read the Qur’aan, the better you will become in the Arabic language. So constantly read the Qur’aan.
He also told me to listen to the tapes of the Ulamaa (major scholars), from the likes of Shaykh Al-Albaanee, Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, and Shaykh Saalih Aali Shaykh.
Later on the Shaykh was asked about the rights of the Qur’aan. Is it better to read it or to memorize it?
He, the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him, and his family) said, one should read the Qur’aan. The Qur’aan is to be read. To memorize it is good. But if it cant be memorized, so read it. Read it in your prayers, before you sleep, when you wake. Before prayer and after prayer. Always have a mushaf (copy of the Qur’aan) near you, everywhere. In Shaa Allah.
May Allah have mercy upon us all.
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Below is an excellent yet brief discussion from the Hadeeth scholar of the era, al-Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah), regarding an aspect of the role of women in da’wah. I have discussed this issue many times over the years with my brothers in the da’wah and always inclined towards the position that women should attend the duroos of the Salafi mashayikh and tullaabul-’ilm and not insist on women establishing circles in the Masaajid, claiming that “they will attract an all-female audience!”
Indeed is it known that the Prophets and Messengers (alaihimus-salaatu was-salaam) were all male, and was not said by those who believed and followed them, “Why has Allaah not sent a female Messenger for the women?”. The Prophets were sent by Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) and they came with Revelation for their particular nation, which would consist of males and females, they would judge between them by way of the Book that they were sent with, amongst the males and females – and our Lord oppresses no one. This continued until the sending of our Messenger Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) – the finality and seal of the Prophets sent to the whole of mankind and jinn, male and female.
This of course does not exclude the women from teaching as is well-known in Islaam. Shaikh al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) stated:
“So, if there is found amongst the women today, those who were given something from knowledge and sound understanding derived from the Book and Sunnah, then there is no problem that she has a private sitting in her house or in one of the homes of the sisters, this is better for them.” (See below the full quote).
This is the woman who is firmly grounded in knowledge – affirmed by those who are known for knowledge themselves. Not merely a sister who sets herself up as a teacher (and starts teaching in her home) without being grounded in knowledge or is unknown to the Scholars and the students of knowledge. She should be known to the scholars and/or the students of knowledge who, in turn, are themselves well-known …..
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Women Callers Teaching in the Mosques
Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (d.1420H)
Translation by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright
Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (d.1420H) – rahimahullaah – said whilst mentioning the benefits extracted from the hadeeth (no. 2680) in as-Saheehah (6/401),
in it is the permissibility of making promises (al-waâd) and al-Bukhaaree (d.256H) inserted a chapter heading for this hadeeth with the name, Should there be a day of learning made specifically for the women?
I say (al-Albaanee):
As for what has become widespread here in Damascus in recent times from the women going to and from the mosques at particular times to have lessons from one of them (i.e. the other women) who call themselves women callers (daaiyaat) as they claim, then that is from the newly invented matters which were not present during the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) or the time of the Salafus-Saalih. Rather, that which was known is that they must be taught by the righteous Scholars in a particular place just as it comes in this hadeeth, or they were taught in the lessons of the men, but separate from them in the mosque if possible. If the case is not like this, they will be overtaken by the men, and knowledge would not be able to be obtained or be asked about.
So, if there is found amongst the women today, those who were given something from knowledge and sound understanding derived from the Book and Sunnah, then there is no problem that she has a private sitting in her house or in one of the homes of the sisters, this is better for them. How can this not be when the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said regarding (the women) and the congregational Prayer, And their homes are better for them.So if this is the affair regarding the Prayer, which it is incumbent that in it the woman has to adhere to the etiquette and modesty which she is not abundant in outside of the Prayer, how can she not have even more of this quality in seeking knowledge?? Especially because one of them raises their voice and another may also do this along with her, so there occurs this reprehensible, repugnant buzzing noise in the mosque, and this is what we have heard and witnessed unfortunately.
Then afterwards I saw this newly invented matter traverse to other lands like Amman (Jordan) for example. We ask Allaah for the well being from every newly invented innovation.
Imaam al-Albaanee – rahimahullaah – said commenting on the hadeeth (no. 1999) in Saheehut-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (2/442),
And its takhreej (i.e. the above hadeeth) is in as-Saheehah (no. 2680) and there I mentioned the innovated matter of the women teaching other women in the mosque, just as some of them do in Damascus and in other places. Indeed, the Prophet spoke the truth when he said, And their homes are better for them.
Taken from Qaamoosul-Bida’ (p. 430).
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Knowledge that inherits arrogance and Knowledge that inherits the fear of Allaah and humility – Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Allah raises whoever humbles himself to Allah, and a lot of the claimants to knowledge, the only thing that lead them to where they are at now in being conceited (proud of oneself), is Ta’aalum (A person who makes himself out to be a person of knowledge while he has little or no knowledge), arrogance and being deluded by the little knowledge they attained.Some of the Salaf stated:
“A man continues to have knowledge so long as he continues to seek knowledge, once he believes he is knowledgeable – he is ignorant.”
From amongst the benefits I attained from Shaykh Hammaad – may Allah have mercy upon him – who was from amongst the scholars of the blessed Salafi Da’wah upon the methodology of the virtuous Imaams past and present, he said:
“Knowledge is of three types:
1) Knowledge that inherits arrogance,
2) Knowledge that inherits the fear of Allaah,
3) Knowledge that inherits humility.”
He then went into detail, clarifying that some of those who have only gained a little bit of knowledge and then started to boast about it in front of the people, speaking eloquently from the bottom of their throats, selecting difficult words, speaking about not well known issues, hurriedly giving verdicts that contradict the verdicts of the scholars and so on. This is the type of knowledge that inherited arrogance. This person may have some knowledge but has lost it with his arrogance, if he feels that knowledge allows him to act like he is greater than the people and be arrogant. This person must fear Allah and take note that he has reached a dangerous state. This is the type of knowledge that inherited arrogance, and a lot of those who appear on satellite channels are amongst them, deceiving the people, they are from this type, they are from this type.
Knowledge that inherits fear of Allah is the knowledge that causes its holder to act upon it. Whenever he gains some knowledge, he acts upon it and calls to it after making sure that it is correct and it is the truth, and after studying it under the Rabaanee scholars (scholars who teach people thereligion according to their level) and sitting under them. This is the type of knowledge that inherited fear. Allah the Mighty and Majestic stated:
“It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah“ [Faatir: 2]
As for the knowledge that leads to humility, if a person has fear of Allah, then what would the result be?
It would be humility towards the servants of Allah, if a person has fear of Allah, he would be humble towards the servants of Allah, and this is the realization of the saying of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم:
“Allah would raise whoever is humble for Allah.”
So this is the seventh piece of advice, it is:
Humility, so be humble O students of knowledge, be humble O Muslims. For indeed this makes a Muslim have a clear conscious, a clear intention, a clear source [of knowledge], meaning he would always be searching for the truth in order to follow it in all matters. He would always feel that he has shortcomings concerning the rights of Allah, he would always feel that he has not attained any knowledge when comparing himself to others from the Rabaanee scholars. So he would be humble and submit himself to Allah the Mighty, and he would reach the level that Allah the Glorified has set for him and not overstep the boundary that Allah has set for him.
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If Abu Hurairah took knowledge from Shaytaan why can’t I take from the innovator?
Explained by Shaykh Fawzan
Some of the people of innovation use as a proof the hadith of Abu Hurairah to show that it is permissible to take knowledge from the people of innovation because Abu Hurirah took knowledge from Shaytaan.
He took knowledge from the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace are upon him. He did not take from Shaytaan. The Messenger of Allah is the one who informed him of this and he did not take from Shaytaan. And he did not depend upon the statement of Shaytaan; rather he only depended upon the statement of the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace are upon him.
(The Messenger of Allah prayers and peace are upon him said:)
“He spoke the truth, while he is a compulsive liar.”
This is using falsehood as proof. This speech is using falsehood as proof.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee