Some of the people squander time and waste their time with actions even in that which is impermissible. For this reason you find some of those people who are heedless, they make the expression using the words ‘killing time’ as if (time) is an enemy!! The time is a type of wealth and what goes away from it does not return. The one who has intellect, he is the one who values his time and he is cautious from killing and squandering it.
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Translator: Abu Anas Atif Hasan
Posted from: Al-Binaa Publishing | Durham NC
Ibn Abbas narrated that Prophet Mohammad (Sallalaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said:
“There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.” (Bukhari 8/421)
Tighten your wrist watch brother! – Shaykh Hamood ibn Abdullah At Tuwaijiree (Revised and Corrected)
Tighten your wrist watch brother! (Revised and Corrected)
The scholar Shaykh Hamood ibn Abdullah At Tuwaijiree—may Allah have mercy upon him—said:
Also from the evil phenomena are the men wearing watches on their wrists like women bracelets! The man who wears a watch combines imitating the women, imitating the Europeans, and other than them from the enemies of Allah the Exalted, and imitating the inhabitants of the fire; because iron will be the adornment for the inhabitants of the fire.
And the Shaykh said:
And most of them wear their watches on their wrists like women bracelets; while the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم has cursed the men who imitate women.
Collected by Ahmad and others, from the hadith of ibn Abbass, At Tirmidi declared it Hassan Saheeh.
Source: Al Qawlul al-Muharrar concerning the affair of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. (Page 131 and pages 14-15)
Translator’s note: A brother—may Allah reward him with an abundance of good—pointed out a mistake in my initial translation of the Shaykh words. It should have read:
“The man who wears a watch combines imitating the women, imitating the Europeans, and other than them from the enemies of Allah the Exalted, and imitating the inhabitants of the fire; because iron will be the adornment for the inhabitants of the fire.”
This is based upon the Shaykh’s view that wearing watches is Haraam due to it imitating the people of the fire.
To see the view of many other scholars who say wearing watches in permissible see link below…
Here is what Shaykh Fawzan said:
I heard one of the scholars said wearing watches is haram because it is the adornment of the inhabitants of the fire, what is your view concerning this statement? Is there any proof for this from the Book and the Sunnah?
We do not know any proof for this statement from the Book and the Sunnah. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to a man, ‘look for a ring even if it is from iron.’ The man who wanted to marry a woman and he did not have a dowry; the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to him, ‘search for a ring even if is from iron’. This is proof that wearing iron is permissible; whether it is a ring, or other than that. And watches are clothing, watches are clothing and the principle in clothing is permissibility except for where there is a proof of its impermissibility; such as gold watches for men, or watches that contain gold for men. We refuse it because it is only specific for women. As for watches free of gold then we do not know of any proof of its impermissibility. Yes some of the people were frightened away from them when they appeared, they disapproved of them, but when it became clear that there was no proof of it being impermissible, and it was clothing, and the principle in clothing is it is permissible; then there is no problem with it. InshaAllah.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
قال العلامة الشيخ/ حمود بن عبد الله التويجري
ومن المنكرات الظاهرة أيضًا تحلي الرجال بالساعات في أيديهم كأنها أساور النساء, والمتحلى بالساعة قد جمع بين التشبه بالنساء والتشبه بالإفرنج وغيرهم من أعداء الله تعالى، والتشبه بأهل النار؛ لأن الحديد حلية أهل النار. اهـ
المرجع: كتاب القول المحرر في الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر (ص/131
وقال الشيخ حمود التويجري رحمه الله
وغالبهم يتحلون بالساعات في أيديهم كأنها أساور النساء، وقد لعن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم المتشبهين من الرجال بالنساء رواه الإمام أحمد، وأبو داود الطيالسي والبخاري وأهل السنن إلا النسائي من حديث ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما، وقال الترمذي: هذا حديث حسن صحيح
المرجع: كتاب القول المحرر في الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر (ص/14-15
نص السؤال: سمعت من أحد المشايخ أن لبس الساعة حرام لأنها حلية أهل النار ، فما رأيكم في هذا القول ، وهل عليه دليل من الكتاب والسنة ؟
لا نعلم لهذا القول دليلا من الكتاب والسنة، النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لرجلٍ التمس خاتما ولو من حديد، الرجل الذي أراد أن يتزوج امرأة وليس عنده مهرا، قال له النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم التمس ولو خاتما من حديد فدل أن لبس الحديد جائز، من الخاتم وغيره والساعة من اللباس، الساعة من اللباس، والأصل في اللباس الإباحة إلا ما دلَّ الدليل على تحريمه كساعة الذهب للرجال أو الساعة التي فيها ذهب للرجال هذا نرفضه لأنه خاص بالنساء فقط أما الساعة الخالية من الذهب فلا نعلم لتحريمها دليلا، نعم استنفرها بعض الناس لما ظهرت، استنكروها، لكن لما تبين لهم أنه ما فيه دليل على التحريم وأنها من اللباس وأن الأصل في اللباس الإباحة فهذا لابأس به ان شاء الله. نعم
From the barriers of seeking knowledge : Taking knowledge from the Asaaghir (young) – By Shaykh Abdus Salaam bin Burgess
From the barriers of seeking knowledge … Taking knowledge from the Asaaghir (young)
By Shaykh Abdus Salaam bin Burgess (rahimahullaah)
Al-Binaa Publishing | Durham NC
Certainly there has appeared between the students of knowledge during this time, the taking of knowledge from those young in age. This phenomenon in reality is a cancerous disease and a chronic illness and it hinders the student of knowledge from his intent and turns him away the sound path that will connect him to knowledge.
That is because taking knowledge from those who are young in age; those who did not firmly establish their feet in knowledge, their beards did not become grey within it (they did not spend a long time with seeking knowledge) along with the presence of those older than them in age, whose feet are grounded, because of this the foundation of the beginner is weak. He is prevented from the benefit of the experience of the major scholars and attainment of their manners which is established by knowledge and time.
And from the evidences that give reason to this is the athar of Ibn Mas’ud (may Allaah be pleased with him) when he said:
“The people will not cease to be upon good as long as they take knowledge from their elders, their trusted and their scholars. If they (begin) taking knowledge from their sighaar and evil ones, then they are destroyed”
There is the affirmed Hadeeth on the authority of Abi Umayyah al Jamhee, that the Messenger of Allaah ملس و هيلع الله ىلص said:
“From the signs of the hour is when knowledge sought from al-asaagheer”
The people have differed in relation to the explanation of the word: “as-sighaar”.
There is some speech which Ibn Abdul Barr (may Allaah have Mercy on him) mentioned in al-Jaami’ and ash-shatibi (may Allaah have Mercy on him) mentioned in al-i’tisaam.
Ibn Qutaybah (may Allaah have mercy on him) took the view that as-sighaar are those who are young in age. And he said regarding the athar of Ibn Mas’ud:
“He intended that the people will not cease to be upon good as long as their scholars are mashaayakh (old) and that their scholars are not young (in age), because the shaykh (elderly) has left the pleasure of youth, his temper, his hastiness, his foolishness and he prefers practice and experience and nothing doubtful enters into his knowledge, his desires do not overcome him and he is not tempted by lust or greed. Shaytan does not cause him to fall (but) causes the young to. The one with age has dignity, honor and prestige.”
The young maybe will enter into some of these affairs that the elderly is safe from. If these affairs enter into him and he makes a ruling (then) he is destroyed and destroys others.
Ibn abdul Barr reported that Umar Ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
“I knew when the uprightness of the people (was present) and when they became corrupted. When (an issue) of fiqh came from the young (in age) the elderly turned away from following them. And when (an issue) of fiqh came from the elderly; the young followed them and they were both guided.”
Ibn Abdul Barr also reported on the authority of Aboo Ahwas from Abdullah who said:
“Certainly you will always remain upon good as long as knowledge is found in your elderly and when knowledge is found in your young, the young will make the elderly appear foolish.”
In these two Athars are proofs for not taking knowledge from the young. Another besides which Ibn Qutaybah mentioned and it was fear of accepting knowledge if it came from the youth. At any rate, if its wording; as-sagheer is general (then) it is used in a way perceived and meaning (young in age).
This ruling is not without exception regarding the young in age, since a group from amongst the companions and taabi’een used to give fataawa and teach during their youth in the presence of those old in age. Certainly it is rare to find the likes of these individual so what about anyone after them. If they (the young) were present and their uprightness was known and their knowledge was examined and its firmness was apparent and no one from amongst the elders were found, then whatever knowledge they (the young) had with them was taken and safe from fitnah.
Hajjaaj bin Ar-Taah said:
“The people use to dislike that a man speak until grey was seen in his beard.”
The intent is not that knowledge of the young should be abandoned in the presence of the old; no! The intent is only to put people in their proper places. So the right of the intelligent young student is that he is benefited from in research, giving reminders and studies. As for putting him forward for giving rulings and questions being put forward to him the no! Certainly no! Because this will kill him and this is a fitna and deception.
Fudayl ibn Iyaad said:
“If you see a man gathering the people around him, then I say this (person) is crazy. What person gathers the people around him and does not like that they make good his speech”
He also said:
“It has reached me that the scholars of the past when they learned they acted, and when they acted they became busy,When they became busy they became lost (missing) and when they became lost they were sought (after) and when they were sought they fled “
So O seeker of knowledge if you desire knowledge from its source (fountain) then, here are the major scholars, those whose beards have become grey and bodies have become frail and strength have become weak (being exhausted) in knowledge and learning. Their commitments are before their lost and they bring out their treasures before they pass away (along) with them. (As) in the darkness of the night the Badr (moon) passes away.
A point of attention:
During these times the standards have been greatly blemished by the common people regarding properly estimating the scholars. So every individual who can give an eloquent speech, or a meaningful lecture, or a Friday sermon haphazardly becomes a scholar. He then becomes someone returned to for rulings and knowledge is taken from him. This is a painful and apparent affliction which its evil is airborne and it harms is circulated. When the connection of knowledge is (connected) to other than its people and when the affair (are in the hands) of other than its people, then look for the hour (Day of Judgment)
So the student must be warned of taking knowledge from these (types). Except if they are known to be from people who possess knowledge. Not everyone who has good expression is a scholar and not everyone who turns the people’s faces towards him with issues regarding the leaders of the Muslims or the mentioning of the death rate of aids and whatever is similarly to that is a scholar.
(Also) the meaning is not what has proceeded – as some understand it- ex. Not listening to them (the young in age) or not benefitting from their talks, No! The intent is only taking legislative knowledge from them and not raising them to the levels of the scholars and Allaah is the One Who gives success.
Translated by Abu Anas Atif Hasan
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Liberalism, Secularism, and Globalization
Explained by Shaykh Uthaymeen (1421 H)
Questioner: Is it permissible to apply the term secularist, or liberal upon the person who boast with these labels and he says he is a secularist, and a liberal and he openly opposes the implementation of Sharia?
Shaykh Uthaymeen: Who is the liberal?
Questioner: The one who calls to absolute freedom without restrictions.
Shaykh Uthaymeen: It is obligatory upon the leaders prosecute the likes of these individuals and sentence them according to what the Sharia requires. Because the person who calls to absolute freedom from every restriction even if it is a religious based restriction; then this person is a disbeliever.
What is the meaning of us saying: You are free, pray or don’t pray, fast or don’t fast, pay Zakat or don’t pay Zakat?
This means the person denies an obligation from the obligations of Islam; rather he denies all the obligations of Islam. He allows fornication and homosexuality, and alcohol; is this not the case? How can this person be a Muslim? This person is an apostate, a disbeliever. This person is to be judged (by the Muslim ruler). He is told to return to the religion of Islam and keephis evil away from the Muslims if he does not do so; then he is executed (by the authority of the Muslim ruler).
As for the secularist; I do not have awareness of them, if you have knowledge of them, then describe them to us and we will judge by what we see is necessary.
Questioner: They are those who view religion and government should be separated.
Shaykh Uthaymeen: These are lesser than those mentioned first; as they are more dangerous.
If the country does not rule by the religion of Islam then it is lost. And Subhana Allah the Exalted, every verse in the Quran and every Hadith from the Sunnah, all of it proves that Islam is the country. Meaning it is obligatory upon the country to apply Islam upon itself and its laws, and its people.
In any case: I advise my brothers who are true believers to be firm in the face of these movements. Because now the disbelievers, due to what Allah the Exalted has given them from industrial power and control over the people they want to remove the Muslims from their religion, by using words that resemble the truth but they are not the truth.
Like globalization for example. Globalization means: All the people are free and they are all the same. The markets in the metropolis of disbelief and the markets in the metropolis of Islam are the same. Sell what you want, buy what you want; you have freedom in everything.
Thus it is upon the Muslim—upon the ruler first and the people second—to combat globalization, and to not easily accept it. Because the end result is it leads to the Jews, Christians, Magians, apostates, Muslims, and hypocrites are being the same; globalization of the world. Thus it is upon us to reject this ideology. And all praises belong to Allah, perhaps if the rulers find pressure from the people he will respond to them; even the rulers who do not care to apply the Sharia. As for the rulers who give importance to applying the Sharia and advocating it in every opportunity, then we hope the cure will come from their midst and they will not require and cure from the outside.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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With what do you direct the student and the beginning seeker of knowledge with? – By: Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzan al-Fawzan
We Hope to open this meeting O virtuous Shaykh with a question from one of the brothers who says: “Shaykh Sālih with what do you direct the students of knowledge or similarly the beginning students of knowledge and those who have begun and what are the books you advise they begin with, in their quest for knowledge and what is the reward for acquiring Islāmic knowledge?”
With the Name of Allāh, Ar-Rahmān Ar-Rahīm, and all praises are for Allāh the Lord of everything that exist may the salāt and salām be upon our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم, his family and all of his Companions.
This an important question and it is how one should seek knowledge and how the student of knowledge should begin and who knowledge should be sought from and what are the books one should begin with and what is the important type of knowledge from all the (different) studies of knowledge.
So I say, and with Allāh is the success, without doubt seeking knowledge is an important affair. Allāh جل وعلا says: “Know! That none has the right to be worshipped except Allāh, and ask for forgiveness of your sins and for the male and female believers” (47:19)
Imām al-Bukhārī (May Allāh have mercy on him) said in his chapter “Knowledge proceeds speech and action” then he mentioned this verse.
This is because if actions are not based upon knowledge, founded upon knowledge, then it is misguidance and tiring without benefit.Because the affair is like this it’s an obligation upon the Muslim to seek knowledge.
And this (knowledge) is categorized into two categories.
This first category ofKnowledge:
That which the Muslims religion will not be established except by way of it and this is an individual obligation upon every Muslim, male and female.That he learns that which his religion will be established by it. His Belief, his Prayer, his Zakāt, his Fasting, his Hajj, the five pillars of Islām. It is a must that he learns them, how he performs them. What are the requirements of every action, what are the conditions for them to be accepted by Allāh سبحانه و تعالى (as the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said):
“Actions are only by the intentions” Having sincere intentions “And every person will have that which he intends”
This is what is obligatory upon every Muslim, an individual obligation upon (every) male and female and everyone who has reached the age of puberty, it is obligatory upon him that he begins with this.
Particularly with the affair of Creed, because it the foundation in which his actions are built upon. Action without knowledge is not accepted and actions (not built upon a sound) Creed are false actions and it will not benefit its doer, so if he begins with anything he begins with the Creed
(Allāh says) : “Know! That none has the right to be worshipped except Allāh” (47:19). This is Creed (mentioned in this verse) so he starts with knowledge of Creed.
Then after this he learns the rulings of the prayer which are compulsory upon him day and night, five times (a day) he knows its conditions, its pillars and its obligations and how he performs it, until (it is performed) in its legislative manner, so that Allāh will accept it from him (along) with him having a sincere intention.
Then he learns how to perform (pay) the Zakāt what are its conditions and what type of wealth which are obligatory (to be paid) regarding it and what is the amount obligatory (to be paid) on it, who are the one who it should be distributed to until it is performed in the manner demanded, because it coupled (paired together) with the Prayer.
Then he learns how he should fast during the month of Ramadhān and what the conditions of fasting are, what nullifies it and what makes it defective.
Then he learns how to make Hajj to the house al-Atīq and how he performs Hajj and Umrah.
So it is a must that he learns these affairs with details even if (he learns them) small portions (at a time) because all forms of worship has its small portions (in learning them). An individual beginning in his (studies) learns (these issues) with what is easy (while) returning to the people of knowledge.
This Second category of Knowledge:
Then he learns (that) which will aid him, he learns the rulings of transactions and this is from the second category of knowledge. This is what is obligatory upon some (but not every individual).
So whoever has the ability to learn it then he does so to benefit himself and the Muslims. Also this is what relates to the study of transactions, judgments and inheritance, wills and endowments, the book of marriage and divorce, the book of crimes and punishments, the book of qadā (etc.) All these are collective obligations, where one establishes it in what suffices himself and the Muslims, then this remains a right for the Muslims (in general) a recommended act (of seeking this knowledge) an affirmed recommended act.
So it is a must seek knowledge upon its known way, with the people of knowledge which Allāh has designed and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم. So one does not seek knowledge except from its people, those known for it, he does not take knowledge from someone who claims [ المتعاال ] it or ignorant person الجاهال or the people of misguidance and deviation اهال الضالال و اننحافا but rather he takes knowledge from the people of knowledge who remain upright upon obedience (to Allāh) and worship and like this one take knowledge.
Either in schools with a system of study, or centers or colleges, or at the hands of the scholars in the Masājid. These are the places for seeking knowledge.
Also he learns that which will aid him in fiqh and the remaining sciences (of knowledge) as what is called knowledge of علاء such as Arabic grammar, Arabic language, or balāgha and this is something necessary for a person to learn that which is from the sciences of Arabic language. That from grammar and the Arabic language, that which the Qur’ān al-Karīm was revealed in and this regulates his recitation of Qur’ān and he doesn’t make mistakes in (its recitation) and this is not possible except by learning (Arabic) grammar.
Also he learns knowledge of measuring that which is distributed from inheritance, (knowledge) of how categorize in issues and how to give everyone who has a right, his rights as Allāh legislated and this is what is called knowledge of hisāb (measuring). So he gains understanding in transactions and other than that.
And this without doubt requires from the individual two affairs:
First affair: Patience upon the length (of time) in learning and patience upon the difficulties in learning.
Second affair: to act by what Allāh has taught him (what He has caused him to learn). There is a must that he works by what Allāh has taught him.
And a third affair: that he teaches the people (as Allāh says): “To obtain understanding in the religion and warn their people when they return to them that they might be cautious” (9:122) So he learns and then he teaches.
As for the misguided group, who says we are not in need of learning knowledge as it hinders you from actions, and what is intended is actions and they strive hard in worship and they leave knowledge which is its guide and guidance. These people are misguided people and their actions are misguided. And this is mentioned in surah al-Fātihah which we read in every raka’ah “Guide us to the straight path – the path of those upon whom You have bestowed Your Favour, not of those who have evoked [Your] Anger or of those who went astray.” (1:6-7) Those who (Allāh’s) favour has been placed upon them are those who combine between beneficial knowledge and righteous actions. They don’t just take knowledge only without action and they don’t take action without knowledge. And those who have earned (Allāh’s) anger are those who took knowledge and abandoned action as the Jews. And those who are astray are those who took action and they abandoned knowledge. Those who are acquainted with this are the Christians, those who worship Allāh upon ignorance and misguidance. In every unit of prayer you read this great ayah. “Guide us to the straight path – the path of those upon whom You have bestowed Your Favour, not of those who have evoked [Your] Anger or of those who went astray.” (1:6-7)
So contemplate it and work by it! And do not pay attention to those who abstain from seeking knowledge and are firm upon that.Do not pay attention to those who meet knowledge with ignorance without knowing its guidelines and regulations and causes people to go astray.
These affairs are from principles in seeking knowledge and it is a must that the Muslim knows them.
And that which is the foundation is the intention, you seek knowledge with a good intention (i.e. for Allāh only) because seeking knowledge is worship and it is a must that the worship have an intention as the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Actions are only by the intentions and every individual will have that which he intends”
Translated by: Abu Anas Atif Hasan
Taken from: فتاوى على الهواء 1
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Shaykh Salih Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah):
“The meaning of jealously is the hoping in the removal of the blessing from the one who is envied. When he sees his brother blessed with what Allaah has given him, then he hopes that this blessing disappears from him for no other reason except because of his hatred and when he hated him (he therefore) envied him. Jealousy is an ancient disease, and the first to envy was Satan, (May Allaah’s curse be upon him) when he envied our father Adam for the virtues that Allah gave him. He created Adam by His hands, taught him the names of everything, made the Angels prostrate to him and let him live in His Paradise”
Compiled and translated from various sources by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
بسم ألله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيد المرسلين وخاتم النبيين ، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد:
Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool—may Allah preserve him—said:
Martyrdom is a great virtue from Allah, and it has conditions and preventers, thus whoever does not fulfill the conditions, and negate the preventers, then he will be forbidden from this virtue and he will not be a martyr!
From the preventers of martyrdom are [Extracted from the book: Jihad—its conditions, categories and guidelines by Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool]:
1. Going out to fight without the permission of the Muslim ruler.
Allah the Exalted said:
وإِذَإ جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِنَ إلَْْمْ نِ أَوِ إلْخَوْفِ أَذَإعُوإ بِهِ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى إلرَّسُولِ وإِلَى أُولِي إلَْْمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ إلَّذِينَ يَسْ تَنْبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُمْ وَلَوْلََ
فَضْلُ إللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لََتَّبَعْتُمُ إلشَّيْطَانَ إِلََّ قَلِيلً
When there comes to them some matter touching (public) safety or fear, they make it known (among the people), if only they had referred it to the Messenger or to those charged with authority among them, the proper investigators would have understood it from them (directly). Had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allah upon you, you would have followed Shaytan, save a few of you. [Soorah An Nisa 4:83]
Therefore as it relates to the great affairs which concern the Ummah—from them being Jihad—the final say belongs to the Muslim ruler; it is not for any and everyone (to have a say in the matter). End Quote.
The Prophet صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ , said:
إِنَّمَا الِْْمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ
Only the Imaam is only a shield who is fought behind.
[Collected by Muslim 1841]
Ibn Taymiyyah —may Allah have mercy upon him—said: Jihad is only established by the leader of the affairs of the Muslims.[Minhaj As Sunnah (6/118)] Thus the Muslim ruler is the one who calls for Jihad not rogue leaders, or individuals.
2. Fighting those whom it is not permissible to fight.
The Messenger of Allah َمَّلَس َ و ِهْيَلَع ُ َّ اللَّ ىَّل َص, said:
مَنْ قَتَلَ مُعَاهِدًا لَمْ يَرَحْ رَائِحَةَ الْجَنَّةِ ; وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا تُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ أَرْبَعِينَ خَرِيفًا
“Whoever kills a person who is under an agreement or treaty (with the Muslims); he will not smell the fragrance of Paradise, even though its fragrance can be found from the distance of 40 years away”.
[Collected by Al Bukhaari 1366]
Allah the Exalted said:
وَإِنِ اسْتَنْصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ إِلََّّ عَلَى قَوْمٍ بَيْنَكُمْ وَبَيْنَهُمْ مِيثَاقٌ وَاللََُّّ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
But if they seek your help in religion, it is your duty to help them except against a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance, and Allah is the All-Seer of what you do. [Soorah Al Anfal 8:72]
Imaam Sa’dee—may Allah have mercy upon him—said in his explanation of the statement of the Exalted: ‘except against a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance’. Meaning an agreement to abandon fighting (against the non-Muslims you have a treaty with); then if the believers, those who did not migrate, desire to fight against the non-Muslims, then do not assist them due to the agreement between you and them. End Quote.
3. Fighting beneath the banner of blind partisanship.
وَمَنْ قَاتَلَ تَحْتَ رَايَةٍ عِمِّيَّةٍ يَغْضَبُ لِعَصَبَةٍ أَوْ يَدْعُو إِلَى عَصَبَةٍ أَوْ يَنْصُرُ عَصَبَةً فَقُتِلَ فَقِتْلَةٌ جَاهِلِيَّة
Whoever fights under the banner of blind partisanship, becomes angry for partisanship, or calls to partisanship or supports partisanship, and is killed, then he has died upon Jahiliyyah.
[Collected by Muslim 3446]
4. Fighting in order to achieve martyrdom!
Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool said:
‘It is not correct for the one who goes out for Jihad to go out with the purpose of seeking martyrdom; rather it is a must that he goes out seeking to elevate the statement of Allah and if he achieves martyrdom this is a virtue from Allah. And if he does not achieve martyrdom he returns with the reward and the spoils of war. Some of the people desire to kill themselves but they know suicide is not permissible. Thus he goes out to what he believes is a Jihad and he wants to be killed. And he thinks by this he will achieve the reward of martyrdom and he will become a martyr! Ponder the previous hadith that will explain to you what I am saying:
The Prophet َمَّلَس َ و ِهْيَلَع ُ َّ اللَّ ىَّل َص, said:
تَضَمَّنَ اللََُّّ لِمَنْ خَرَجَ فِي سَبِيلِهِ لََّ يُخْرِجُهُ إِلََّّ جِهَادًا فِي سَبِيلِي وَإِيمَانًا بِي وَتَصْدِيقًا بِرُسُ لِي فَهُوَ عَلَيَّ ضَامِنٌ أَنْ أُدْخِلَهُ
الْجَنَّةَ أَوْ أَرْجِعَهُ إِلَى مَسْكَنِهِ الَّذِي خَرَجَ مِنْهُ نَائِلًً مَا نَالَ مِنْ أَجْرٍ أَوْ غَنِيمَةٍ
Allah has guaranteed for the one who goes out in His path, and he does not go out except for Jihad in My path, believing in Me, and affirming My Messengers, then it is upon Me a guarantee to enter him into paradise or return he to his residence that he left from, obtaining the reward or the spoils of war.[Collected by Muslim 3484]
If this (Meaning: Going out with the intent to die and become a martyr) was legislated why didn’t the Prophet صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ do it? Why didn’t the Companions do it? Why were we commanded to make preparations? Why did the Messenger صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ wear armor? Where is the intent of Jihad to elevate the statement of Allah? Reflect; if the Islamic army had this resolve then the soldiers would expose themselves to die and they would not achieve elevating the statement of Allah! Thus it is upon the Muslims to pay attention to this affair, because it is from the subtle affairs of the hearts. And it is from the ways Shaytan can enter and corrupt righteous actions’.
5. Fighting without the permission of the parents.
أَنَّ رَجُلً مِنَ الْيَمَنِ هَاجَرَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللََِّّ صلى اللَّ عليه وسلم فَقَالَ : ” هَلْ لَكَ أَحَدٌ بِالْيَمَنِ ؟ ” قَالَ : أَبَوَايَ , قَالَ : ” أَذِنَا لَكَ ؟ “
قَالَ : لَّ , قَالَ : ” ارْجِعْ إِلَيْهِمَا فَاسْتَأْذِنْهُمَا فَإِنْ أَذِنَا لَكَ فَجَاهِدْ وَإِلَّ فَبَرَّهُمَا
It was reported from Abu Sa’eed—may Allah be pleased with him:
“A man migrated to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) from the Yemen. He صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, ‘Do you have anyone in the Yemen?’ He said, ‘My parents.’ He said, ‘Did they give you permission?’ He said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Then go back to them and ask their permission. If they give you permission, then go for Jihad, otherwise honor them [Collected by Ahmad (3/75-76)]
Therefore reflect my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, O Muslim youth—those of you who are being encouraged to participate in a so-called “Jihad”; consider the following:
Allah the Exalted said:
فَمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًً صَالِحًا وَلََّ يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا
So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.[Soorah Al Kahf 18:110]
Imaam Ibn Kathir—may Allah have mercy upon him—said:
“Let him work righteousness” means the action must be in accordance with the legislation of Allah. “And associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord”. This is the action which is performed seeking the Face of Allah only, without partners. These are the two pillars required for the actions to be accepted. It must be done sincerity for the sake of Allah, and it must be in accordance with the legislation of the Messenger of Allah صلى اللَّ عليه وسلم . End Quote.
Actions in Islam have pillars, conditions, and nullifiers. One cannot hope to reap the rewards of his actions if he does not fulfill the conditions or if he falls into nullifiers which negate the action. So how about the person who embarks upon an action without knowing its conditions or nullifiers?!
An example of this is Hajj, the pilgrimage to the sacred house in Mecca. Every Muslim knows Hajj is from the greatest acts or worship; rather it is from the pillars of Islam. The Prophet صلى اللَّ عليه وسلم said:
مَنْ حَجَّ هَذَا الْبَيْتَ ، فَلَمْ يَرْفُثْ ، وَلَمْ يَفْسُقْ ، خَرَجَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِهِ كَمَا وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّه
Whoever performs Hajj and does not commit any obscenity or commit any evil will go back (free of) sin as on the day his mother bore him. Collected by Al-Bukhaari (1521) Declared authentic by Shaykh Al Albani
MashaAllah! What a great reward! But do you anticipate receiving this reward without having knowledge of how the Hajj is performed? What are the months of Hajj? What are the rites of Hajj? What is the attire I should adorn for Hajj? Where and when should I adorn this attire?
O Muslim youth I ask you—Do you know the conditions and guidelines of Jihad?
Or are you going forward while being heedless of its conditions, guidelines and regulations?
Can a Muslim establish the prayer without knowing how to perform wudoo, without knowing what nullifies wudoo? Without knowing the pillars and conditions of the Salat? Without knowing what nullifies the Salat? What time to pray, what direction to face, how many rakats to pray, what to say during the prayer?
Or do you say Allah the Exalted has placed conditions and guidelines for the prayer, fasting, zakat, and Hajj, while ordering Jihad without conditions and guidelines?! Allah is far above and free from such a thing!
Do you believe the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ has given us specific guidelines in what animals may be sacrificed for Udhiyah  but has given the Muslim no guidelines in taking human life?!
Do you believe the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَ لَّمَ has detailed to us which harmful animals may be killed  and which animals may not be killed, while allowing you to take human life as you see fit?!
Islam gives us details and guidelines for: Entering the bathroom, exiting the bathroom, relieving ourselves while in the bathroom, how to eat, how to sleep, how to be intimate with our spouses, how to yawn, how to sneeze, how to dress, how to undress, weddings, childbirth, burial, sleeping, awakening from sleep, buying, selling and lending, hairstyles and hygiene, sports and entertainment, manners of joking, medicine and surgery etc.
مَا فَرَّطْنَا فِي الْكِتَابِ مِنْ شَيْءٍ
Nothing have We omitted from the Book [Soorah Al-An'am 6:38]
Is every aspect of our lives governed and detailed except Jihad?!
مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ )
أَمْ لَكُمْ كِتَابٌ فِيهِ تَدْرُسُونَ ) ( إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ )
أَمْ لَكُمْ أَيْمَانٌ عَلَيْنَا بَالِغَةٌ إِلَى يَوْمِ إلْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّ لَكُمْ لَمَا تَحْكُمُونَ )
) سَلْهُمْ أَيُّهُمْ بِذَلِكَ زَعِيمٌ )
What is the matter with you? How judge you?
Or do you have a scripture in which you learn
That indeed for you is whatever you choose?
Or you have oaths from Us, reaching to the Day of Resurrection that yours will be what you judge.
Ask them, which of them will stand surety for that!
[Soorah Al Qalam 68: 36-40]
So fear Allah O Muslim youth! That which the followers of Osama Bin Laden, Anwar Al Awlaki and the likes call you to is neither Jihad nor martyrdom; rather it is terrorism plan and simple.
 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked, “What should be avoided in the sacrificial animals?” He gestured with his hand and said, “Four: a lame animal which is obviously lame, a one-eyed animal whose defect is obvious, a sick animal whose sickness is obvious, and an emaciated animal that no one would choose. And he said: “Do not sacrifice anything but a musinnah; if one is not available then sacrifice a jadh’ah sheep (one that is over a year old).” Narrated by Muslim (1963). (A musinnah is a camel, cow or sheep that is two years old or older.)
 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: There are four (creatures), all of which are vermin and may be killed inside the sanctuary and outside: kites, crows, rats and vicious dogs. Al-Bukhaari (1829) and Muslim (1198)
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by Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah)
The trials and turmoils that are currently affecting Egypt are not hidden from you. What is your advice to the general masses of Muslims who reside in Egypt and the students of knowledge in these lands?
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) :
This is Fitnah, and the Muslim should stay far away from trials and tribulations and distance themselves from (Fitan)
They should not speak except about that which involves good for everyone; (they should) speak about that which is good for everyone, which will extinguish the Fitnah and remove this evil from the Muslims.
However, if they are unable to do this; if they are unable to bring about reconciliation between the fighting factions, then they should refrain from this (turmoil) and stay far away from the Fitnah.
There remains for them supplication, as the door of supplication is open. He can supplicate for the Muslims in all places, the people of Egypt and other than them, that Allah provides for them a way out and relief.
Translated by Abu Abdillaah Hassan Somali
What is the ruling if i see someone committing a sin and i do not advise him – Shaykh Abdul Azeez Aali Shaykh
What is the ruling if I see someone committing a sin and I do not advise him under the pretense that he already knows the ruling?
Man commits sins while he knows, but this is from the ignorance of man. Certainly ignorance is that which overcomes his heart the moment he practices or does actions of disobedience; then he forgets the punishment and threat of Allaah.
Allaah the most High says,
“The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in ignorance”(4:17)
He described them with ignorance even if they were people who possessed knowledge. But the moment they began practicing evil and fell into it; the ignorance over took their hearts, and man (then) forgets about the greatness of Allaah and the completeness of His knowledge; Allaah’s acquaintance of him, and that Allaah sees him and knows his secrets. This one becomes neglectful of all of these affairs. So there is a must to give him advice, and warn him regarding the anger of Allaah; so that you establish that which is obligatory upon you in calling to Allaah.
As the prophet ملسو هيلع للها ىلص said:
“if one of you sees an evil then let him change with hand, and if he is not able then with his tongue, and if able to; then in his heart that is the weakest of faith”
Translator: Abu Anas Atif Hasan
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The evidence that points to the obligation of covering the face for the woman – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
May Allaah keep you firm. We hope from you clarification of the evidence that points to the obligation of covering the face for the woman.
The evidence is from Quran and Sunnah (Allaah says)
“And when you ask for something, ask them from behind a hijaab.”(33:53)
And the hijaab is that which conceals the women from a cloth, a wall or a door.
“O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be harmed…” (33:59)
So in the hijaab is prevention from the harm of evil doers (from) what they desire from her. If she covers then the evil doers and hypocrites will have no desire for her. But if she removes (it) then the evil doers and hypocrites will desire what she has.
Ibn Abbas was asked about the meaning of the verse, “to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments” (33:59) He then took the area of his garment and placed it over his face; clarifying that this is the meaning of it (covering the face).
Aaisha (may Allaah be pleased with her) said “when we were with the Messenger of Allaah in the state of ihram (during hajj); when men would pass by us we would put our khimar down over our heads and faces and when the men would proceed by us we would remove it. All this was in the presence of the prophet س لم و ع ل يه صل and he approved of that.
The hijaab my brothers Allaah mentioned regarding it two benefits;
- The first benefit: that it is purification for the heart (as Allaah says) “That is more pure for your hearts and for theirs” (33:53) And what single male or female Muslim does not want a pure heart?!
- The second benefit: it prevents the harm of the hypocrites and evil doers and (their) enjoyment of her. So when she (properly) wears hijaab they are not able to see her face; therefore finding pleasure in her. (Allaah says) “That is more suitable that they will be known” (33:59) Meaning they will be known for chastity “and not be harmed” (33:59) (Meaning) their desires for her will be cut (off), but if they see her revealing and uncovered; they will desire her and harm her.
Translated by: Abu Anas Atif Hasan
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