Month: July 2013

Our Salaf: Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood–O people, learn!

Abu Khaythama narrated to us, (saying): Mu-aawiyyah Ibn Amr related to us that Zaa-idah related from Al’Amash from Tameem Ibn Salamah from Abu Ubaydah from Abdullaah (Ibn Mas’ood) who said: ”O people, learn; and whoever learns, then let him act.”
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[source: Kitaabul Ilm of Abu Khaythama with the checking of Imaam Albaanee page:7, narration number:4]

When I go to propose a woman for marriage……

Question:

When I go to propose a young woman for marriage, how should i speak to her in order to know her Aqeedah, fear of Allaah, manners and etiquettes?

Answer:

It is permissible for the proposer to have a look at the one he is proposing but not in seclusion, because the Sunnah has confirmed that from the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). And he can ask her and her guardians what he holds important in relation to a beneficial marriage.
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[Source:Fataawaa Al-Mar’atil Muslimah compiled by Daarus Sahaabah and Daar sabeelil Mumineen with the recommendation of Shaikh Muhammad Al-Imaam, page:542 or see Fataawaa Islaamiyyah of Shaikh Bin Baaz; 3/128]

Publicizing Oneself for marriage in the newspapers is not modesty!

Question:

What is the ruling regarding daughters who publicize themselves in the newspapers and magazines with a description of their characteristics for the one who desires to propose and marry them?

Answer:

A woman publicizing herself in the magazines and newspapers out of a desire for marriage, whilst making a mention of her characteristics is (something) in opposition to shyness, modesty and protection (of a woman from strange men and harm). This is not from the normal habits of the Muslims and it is obligatory to abandon it. This (action) is in violation of the guardianship of her guardian over her, due to the (fact) that a proposal made to her for marriage has (to be done) through him and (with) his agreement. And to Allaah belongs (all bestowal of guidance and ability to perform good deeds).

وصلى الله على نبينا محمد واله وصحبه وسلم
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[Source: Fataawaa Al-Mar’atil Muslimah compiled by Daarus Sahaabah and Daar Sabeelil Mumineen with the recommendation of Shaikh Muhammad Al-Imaam page: 538 or see Fataawaa Al-Lajna Ad-Daa-imah 40/18]

Is This Disobedience to my husband?

Question:

My husband requests that I stay up late at night with him but I refuse because I want to pray the night prayer, so I sleep early. Is this (refusal of mine) disobedience to a husband?

Answer:

It is incumbent upon you to obey your husband in good. If he calls you to stay up late and you will definitely fail to perform the fajr salaah at its fixed time or (he calls you to stay up late) to watch what is evil, then you do not obey him. As for other than this then it is obligatory to obey him even if the night prayer is missed because it is an (optional) Sunnah and obedience to a husband is obligatory.

وصلى الله على نبينا محمد واله وصحبه وسلم


[Source: Fataawaa Al-Lajna Ad-Daa-imah 19/222]

“I broke the fast for six days due to examinations” – Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

The Questioner Asks

I am a woman who was forced by circumstances to break my fast for six days in the month of Ramadhaan, and the reason for that was due to examinations because they began in the month of Ramadhaan and the subjects were difficult. And had I not broken my fast during those days I would not have been able to study those subjects bearing in mind that they were very difficult. I kindly request that you benefit me with what I must do so that Allaah may forgive me.

Shaykh Uthaymeen answers:

Firstly to give consideration for doing something based on circumstances is a mistake; but what is paramount is to say ”I was forced by severe necessity or what is similar to this (statement).”

Secondly her breaking the fast during Ramadhaan due to examinations is also a mistake and it is not permissible, because she is able to revise at night and there is no necessity to break the fast. So upon her is that she repents to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) and repeats those fasts, because she held an erroneous interpretation and did not abandon those days out of negligence.

[Source: Fataawaa Al-Mar’atil Muslima by Daar As-Sahaabah and Daar Sabeelul Mumineen compiled with the recommendation of shaikh Muhammad Al – Imaam. Page: 358. Also see Majmoo Al-Fataawaa of Shaikh Uthaymeen 19/84]

Our Salaf: Yazeeb Ibn Thaabit

Abu khaythama narrated to us, (saying): Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Mahdee narrated to us, (saying): Moosaa Ibn Ulayya narrated to us from his father who said: “Whenever a man asked Yazeed Ibn Thaabit about something, he said: “Is this for Allaah’s sake?” If he (the questioner) said: “yes”, he (Yazeed) would speak; and if not he would not speak.
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[Source: kitaabul ilm of Abu khaythama with the checking of Imaam Al – Albaanee. Page: 20. Narration 75]

[Part 2] Our Previous Teacher’s defence of a Mubtadi leads him to fantasy, lies and slanders

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon Him) said, “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink”1

It is with great sorrow that we find ourselves having to respond to some outlandish claims, slanders and half-truths, made against Al-Markaz As-Salafi in this blessed month of Ramadhaan. The one who makes this claim—the leading E-mail sheikh, a previous teacher of ours who is now clinging to Hajoori Al-Haddaadi- seeks to incite splitting and rancour due to his evil suspicions. Allaah (The Most High) said:

“O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins” [Surah 49:12]

Imaam as-Saa’di (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “Allaah (The Most High) has forbidden much evil (sinful) suspicion towards the believers, because some suspicions are sins. And that is like the suspicion devoid of reality and factual evidence, and like the suspicion accompanied by much forbidden speech and action. For indeed, the settlement of evil suspicion in the heart does not restrict the one (in whose heart is that evil suspicion) only to that; rather, he does not cease until he utters and does that which is not permissible/befitting.” [End of Quote]

It is as though he hasn’t heard the statement of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) who said “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink”2

Likewise, Anas Bin Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When I was taken upon my night journey, I passed by a people who had metal hooks in their hands and they were clawing at their faces and necks. I said: who are these, O Jibreel? He said “These are the ones who eat the flesh of people (49:12) and disgrace their honor.”3

Indeed it is a calamity outside the month of Ramadhaan (let alone within it!!) that this person takes so freely to his keyboard and computer carrying out such repugnant actions. His attempt to defame Al-Markaz As-Salafi is only due to his own whims and desires. He attempts to spread evil suspicion, false stories and half-truths and stitch together a weak spider’s web; creating a version of events that is in agreement only with his desires; and far removed from reality. This is the state of affairs of this particular Leading E-mail shaykh (Hajoori Fanatic) who has returned to trouble the people… Even in in this blessed month of Ramadhan… Spreading tales about Al-Markaz As-Salafi; seeking by way of it to taint the Dawah in Manchester and blame Al-Markaz As-Salafi and others for his own inability to submit to the truth. Indeed, his clinging onto Yahyah al Hajoori Al-Haddaadi Al-Mubtadi has blinded and removed all sense of justice in dealing with those who transmit the verdict of the scholars against him.

The first of those fabrications pertains to the masjid allegedly inviting a takfeeri to make Ruqya in the masjid and charge for it!

So let us be clear: No such thing ever happened! Yet, maybe through subliminal messages and self-suggestion, he has in fact managed to convince himself that it actually did happen!?!… And we seek refuge in Allah from such delusion! As Abdullah bin Mas’ud reported that Muhammad (may peace be upon him) said: “Should I inform you that slandering, that is in fact a tale-carrying which creates dissension amongst people, (and) he (further) said: The person tells the truth until he is recorded as truthful, and tells lies until he is recorded as a liar.”4

It is as though he has repeated the same lie enough times (to himself and others) and has ended up believing it! This slander began a while ago with “I recently came across an event which is going to take place in the vicinity of the Mosque;” but then spiralled and grew to finally becoming one of the masjid’s alleged “crimes against Salafiyah… bringing a Takfiri to do ruqyah in their centre…and charge £50.” This fictitious event (which is reality in his mind) is just one of those many things generated due to rage at his teacher being refuted by the scholars; verdicts that were posted on this and many of the websites of the Salafi Centres and Masaajid around the country.

So instead of accepting the knowledge based refutations of the scholars and the students against Hajoori, this leading email sheikh [Hajoori fanatic] clings onto a fictitious affairs which he believes are real crimes committed by Al-Markaz As-Salafi.

What makes this fanatism towards Hajoori even clearer, is the written statement of his “what is this to do with shaikh Yahya.” This absurd rhetorical question may seem a bid to protest the innocence of his shaykh, but in reality it is the employment of an evil method, to fault find, attempt to drag others down and accuse others of having grave errors with them; sowing the seeds of shubha (an evil doubt which is a half-truth used to intend falsehood thereby fooling the people) in the hearts of the people against their brothers and sisters. In this case he attempts to place the entire masjid in the same category as hizbees and people of bidah(!!?!) writing “ they have the same way as the hizbi of sunnah (i.e. hizbiyyoon of Masjid As-Sunnah- followers of Maribi, Halabi) and elsewhere.”

This manhaj of blanket tabdee’ is the same evil and destructive methodology employed by al-Hajoori! Shaykh Rabee’ put this method of theirs in one clear and concise statement, “My brother, we have schools… many thousands, all of them are upon the Salafi manhaj, they call to Salafiyyah and they defend it, (yet) they are all under the feet (according to al-Hajuri and followers). (Such schools are in) the Kingdom, in Yemen, in Algeria, in all of the countries, (but) everything is under the feet.”

So we advise this leading Hajoori Fanatic of Manchester to fear Allaah and restrain his tongue from falsehood. We sincerely urge him to be mindful of excessiveness, as the Messenger (May Allah’s Peace be upon him) said: “The over-stringent ones are destroyed.’’5  Imaam Nawawi (rahimahullaah) said: “The over-stringent ones are those who look too deeply (into affairs) and are excessive- those who exceed the Hudood (prescribed legislated sharia boundaries) in their statements and actions.’’6

We seek Allaah’s protection from exaggeration, bigotry, fanaticism, slander and recklessness.

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To be continued…..Inshaa-Allaah
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  1. Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 31 Hadith 127
  2. Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 31 Hadith 127
  3. Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Manners, Number 4878, Sahih
  4. Sahih Muslim – Book 32 Hadith 6306
  5. Saheeh Muslim Number:2670
  6. See Sharh Saheeh Muslim: Vol 16. Page:180 or page:220

The Mercy of Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)–Rather (open for them) the door of mercy and repentance

Narrated Ibn Abbaas (radiyallaahu anhumaa): The Quraish said to the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi wasallam): ”Invoke your Lord to bring forth for us a mountain of gold and we shall believe in you.” He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said (to them): “Will you do so?” They said, “Yes”. He (sallal-laahu-alayhi wasallam) invoked (Allaah), so Jibreal came to him and said: “Indeed, your Lord conveys His peace and blessings upon you and He says: “If you wish there will be a mountain of gold for them and whoever amongst them disbelieves after that, then I will punish him with a punishment such as I have not inflicted on anyone among all (mankind and Jinn); and if you wish I will open for them the door of repentance and mercy.” He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”Rather (open for them) the door of repentance and mercy.”
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[Declared authentic by Imaam Al Albaani in Saheeh At-Targheeb Wat-Tarheeb 3142]