Month: August 2013

‘Seal Ramadhaan with Istighfaar’ by Ustaadh Abu Hakeem

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

With this the final day of the blessed month of Ramadhaan, no doubt it grieves us to see it end with such quickness. And it the likes of this rapid movement of time that we witness that brings to mind the like of the statement of the Sahaabi Al Jaleel Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu who said:

“I have not grieved over anything the way I grieve over a day that the sun sets, my determined period shortens, and I have not increased in my actions“

But keep in mind constantly that the affairs are by ones final actions (as occurs in an authentic hadeeth), so let the end of this month of Ramadhaan be with Istighfaar (seeking forgiveness) from Allah and Taubah (repentance).  For certainly Istighfaar is the seal of righteous actions. Allah the most high said to his Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi was Salam at the end of his life:

“When comes the help of Allah and the conquest (of Makkah), And you see that the people enter Allah’s religion in crowds,Then glorify the praise of your lord (declare him free of imperfections) and seek his forgiveness. Verily he is the one who accepts the repentance and forgives.” (Suratun Nasr)

Allah the most high similarly commands the Hujaaj (Pilgrims) when they have finished their rites to make istighfaar “Then depart from the place whence all the people depart and ask Allah for his forgiveness. Truly Allah is Oft Forgiving Most Merciful“ (Suratul Baqarah Vs 199)

And the examples of this are many.  Likewise the Salaf of this Ummah would fear their actions being rejected after their performance, as Allah informs us:

“And those who give (in charity) that which they give, with their hearts full of fear (whether their charity has been accepted or not) because they are sure to return to their Lord (for reckoning)” (Suratul Mu’minoon Vs 60)

Where are such feelings within us as this month comes to an end? As Ali – Radhiyallahu anhu mentioned: “Be as ardent upon your actions being accepted as you are upon the performance of the action, have you not heard the statement of Allah: “Indeed Allah accepts only from those who are muttaqoon (God-fearing)”
(Suratul Maa’idah Vs 27)

May Allah accept our Fast, our salaah and our righteous actions and grant us a blessed Eid Inshallah

Wa Sallallahu Alaa Nabiyinaa Muhammad Wa ‘Alaa Aalihi Was Sahbihi Ajma’een

Abu Hakeem


Reminder: Why is it extremely difficult for Abu Usaama to restrian his lying tongue?!

Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (rahimahullaah) said:

‘’Had the man of bidah humbled himself to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet, he would not have followed his innovation; but he is amazed with his views, so he follows what he invented. [Adh-Tadzkirah Fil Wadh: page: 97]



Question To Al-Allaamah Ahmad Bin Yahyah An-Najmi (rahimahullaah)

“O Shaykh Ahmad we have with us in America a man called Abu Usaamah who is considered to be from the Du’aat, he aids and supports Abul-Hasan and he calls some noble Salafi brothers ghulaat (extremists), muqallidah (blind followers),and muhqiboon (the people whose religion is the religion of the one they blindly follow), so what is the legislated position from this man and how should we deal with him?

The noble Scholar (rahimahullaah) answered:

“Your position with him is the same as your position with the People of Innovation. Turn away from him and abandon him.”

When Abu Usaamah was abandoned, as all deviants pretending to have aql ought to be, it was only a short while later that he turned up on the shores and green pastures of Britain to play the field. This history and reality is hidden to many of those who are delighted to hear the falsehood of Abu Usaamah in his so called “sincere advice”.

Who do we take our Knowledge from? – Shaykh Fawzaan


A man teaches the people the sciences of the Islamic legislation and the Aqeedah of the Salaf even though he did not acquire knowledge from the mashaayikh and the scholars; is knowledge taken from him?


As long as he does not have foundation from the scholars (i.e. did not acquire knowledge from them in person and has no recommendations for that), rather he sought (knowledge) from papers and books, then knowledge is not taken from him because he does not understand the Madhab of the salaf.  And it (i.e. Madhab of the Salaf) is not understood except by studying under the scholars.  (It) is acquired (from the scholars)–this knowledge is (acquired from the scholars) and not only through reading. It is acquired (through the scholars), but reading is only an aid and not depended on. The likes of this (person) is called a Muta-aalim* and knowledge is not taken from him.

– Shaykh Saleh al-Fawzaan

*Muta-aalim: [i.e. someone who feigns knowledge and understanding but does/did not seek knowledge directly from the people of knowledge.

[Source: See post number 3 on the following link: paraphrased]




Rise of the Email Shaykhs – A Brief Profile

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Many of our readers may wonder, saying: ‘’who is this “Email Shaykh” and where has he sprouted from?!

Then in brief he is a vexed individual and fanatical defender of al Hajoori-residing in Manchester-who has been affected by and carries similar traits of Al-Hajoori. Opinionated and self-amazed to the extent that he considered Al-Hajoori’s shameless and obstinate reply to Shaikh Rabee as “a beautiful advice” and hoped that the Sheikh will listen to the idiotic quackery of his Mubtadi Sheikh.

So after Shaikh Rabee spoke, he felt obliged to speak because in effect he is a mirror of al-Hajoori himself. He uses his enmity against Ahlul-Bid’ah as a launch-pad against the Salafis – very similar to Al-Hajoori’s methodology. This method of his runs in cycles– through gathering obscure documents and creating fictitious weak links between the events he has on paper and the Manhaj of the salafis, and then attempts to refute! These weak links are the alternate reality that he abides in due to him being a conspiracist who believes he is very skillful at detecting crimes committed against the Salafi Manhaj. However, when reprimanded for going beyond bounds he claims that he is calling to the truth and these people don’t want it, so they oppose him. Now he has boarded Hajoori’s Ghuluww caravan, whilst hurling a tirade of cursing upon all those who write articles at al Markaz as Salafi. This pathetic and irresponsible behaviour of his, is only a manifestation of his short sightedness, delusion and irrationality; for how can a confused defender of a manifest Mubtadi curse others in the belief that he is upon truth. This shows that others are more aware of his pitiable state than he himself.

Even though he has manifested signs of obstinacy, compounded ignorance, deliberate acts of foolishness and idiocy, we pray that as soon as his affair reaches the scholars they will advise him, just as they have done with his haddaadi sheikh. And we pray that his affair does not end up like that of Abu Usaama Adh-Dhahabi—another defender of a Mubtadi.

However, his evil is to be repelled and the people informed about his lies, delusions, idiotic behaviour, arrogance, and bigotry, unstable and volatile condition. Indeed, this is the same state of affairs his sheikh is submerged in, because despite all his acts of innovations, ghuluww and transgression he still proclaims with extreme irrationality, saying:

‘’Whoever says that the Dawah in Dammaaj has changed, then upon him is the curse of Allaah, the angels and all the people.” [Quoted in Al-Qawl Al-Jaliyy Libayaani Maa Ghayyarahu Al-Hajoori Min Da-wati Imaam Al-Waadi-ee: PDF page: 1]





What affirms the entrance [beginning] and exit [end] of the month of Ramadan?


Shaykh Bin Baz was asked:


What affirms the entrance [beginning] and exit [end] of the month of Ramadan? And what is the ruling upon the one who sees the new moon by himself for the beginning or ending of the month?


The entrance [beginning] and exit [end] of the month is confirmed by 2 trustworthy witnesses or more, and the entrance of the month is confirmed by 1 witness alone because it is confirmed from the prophet that he said;

“…and if 2 witnesses testify then fast and break the fast”


and it is established from the prophet that he commanded the people to fast upon the testification of ibn Umar and by the testification of the bedouin, and he did not request another witness.

And the wisdom in that and Allah knows best, is caution in the religion in the entering and exiting of the month as the people of knowledge have stated. And whoever sees the new moon alone [himself] in the entering or exiting of the month but his testification is not acted upon then in that case he is to fast with the people and break his fast with the people and he is not to act upon his own witnessing of the new moon based upon the more correct opinion of the scholars due to the statement of the prophet;

“fasting is the day you all fast, and the opening of the fast is the day you all open it and the day of slaughtering is the day you all slaughter”

Majmoo Fatawa Shaykh Bin Baz volume 15 page 62

Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam Nelson