Month: December 2014

Sufyaan Ath-Thawri-[The first thing we will start with today……!]

Wakee (rahimahullaah) said:

We went out with Sufyaan Ath-Thawri (rahimahullaah) on the day of Eed, so he said:

The first thing we will start with on this day of ours is to lower our gaze.

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[الورع of Ibn Abee Dunyaa. 66]

[O Maraakiz of Salafiyyah! New and old]- Pay attention to these simple words of Al’Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi!

Shaikh Abul Abbaas Aadil Ibn Mansoor (may Allaah preserve him) said that Al’Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

إذا كنت مؤمنا ضعيفا لا تخذل أخاك

لأن الخذلان ينافي صفة الطائفة المنصورة ولأن الخذلان لصاحب الحق يعود بالضرر على الخاذل وعلى من تأثر بخذلانه

لا تجعل ضعفك منهجا

لا تجعل ضعفك حكمة

لا تجعل ضعفك عقلا وتعقلا وتريثا

If you are a weak believer, then do not betray your brother because betrayal is opposed to the characteristic of the Taa’ifatul Mansoorah (i.e. the aided and victorous group). And that is because to betray the person (upon) the truth returns (as) harm against the betrayer and the one affected by his (act) of betrayal. Do not make your weakness a methodology!   Do not make your weakness (a claim to) wisdom! Do not make your weakness (a claim) to common sense, cautiousness and hesitation (i.e. a claim of common sense, cautiousness and hesitation that cannot be justified when required to stand firm)…

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http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=149391

 

[2] A Reminder from a beloved wife to her beloved husband

Allaah (The Most High) said:

 وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. [30:21]

 

Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaah;

Let this be the final reminder to the one I love for the sake of Allaah (The Most High) because he constantly aids me-In’shaa’Allaah- in that which will bring about success in this life and the next.

You are that responsible father of my beloved children and what an excellent father you are Maa-Shaa-Allaah! It amazes me that you are always prepared to sacrifice your wealth, time and effort for this family. You are always spending on us within your means; but what amazes me is that you give little consideration to yourself!

Lol! However, the displeasure is clearly shown on your face whenever we attempt to be a bit spoilt. Please overlook our weaknesses because your displeasure-expressed without words- is always enough to stop us in our naughty footsteps. O Allaah! Reward my beloved husband because he always gives priority to the sound upbringing of our beloved children and my welfare.

My dear husband, I look at you sometimes and smile behind your back-thanking Allaah (The Most High) for bestowing you to me. The children cannot bear your absence beyond your working hours due to the love, compassion and friendliness you always show. O Allaah! Keep this man upon steadfastness and reward him with abundant good in this life and the next…Aameen.

My dear husband, Allaah has given us good in abundance, so let us be grateful and not forgetful. You are not wealthy, but you are generous, modest, hardworking, self-sufficient and compassionate. This is the greatest source of joy for me and I will not exchange it for any other riches In-Shaa-Allaah!  Perhaps I am always falling short, but you are never tired of giving advice with gentleness and compassion. Lol! But your command becomes very unambiguous when advice falls on deaf ears and we always-and all praise is due to Allaah-carry it out. Thereafter, you smile and find something else and direct our attention to more important things in this life. May Allaah bless you. So let me remind myself and perhaps some reminders for you as well….

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “I was shown Hell and I have never seen anything more terrifying than it. And I saw that the majority of its people are women.” They said, “Why, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Because of their ingratitude.” It was said, “Are they ungrateful to Allah?” He said, “They are ungrateful to their companions (husbands) and ungrateful for good treatment. If you are kind to one of them for a lifetime then she sees one (undesirable) thing in you, she will say, ‘I have never had anything good from you.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 1052)

O Allaah protect me and all my Muslim sisters from being ungrateful to our husbands… Aameen

 

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: “The best among you is the best towards his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives.

My dear husband! Continue to be from those who are good to their wives-May Allaah bless you. However, this does not mean that you leave me to demand things that are against the sharia of Allaah in the name of kind treatment; rather continue being kind to me and restrain me from anything that will ruin my aakhirah- with gentleness, compassion and clear advice. Please overlook my shortcomings-even though you do not make that known to me- rather you always give advice from that which Allaah has granted you of knowledge and wisdom- from the Book and the Sunnah, and the understanding of the pious predecessors.

May Allaah continue to unite our hearts upon Bir and Taqwah, and love and compassion for the sake of Allaah (The Most High). And may Allaah (The Most High) grant us patience, so that we are blessed in the afterlife. Allaah (The Most High) stated:

قُلْ يَا عِبَادِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ ۚ لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا فِي هَٰذِهِ الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةٌ ۗ وَأَرْضُ اللَّهِ وَاسِعَةٌ ۗ إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى الصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُم بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ

Say (O Muhammad): “O My slaves who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), be afraid of your Lord (Allah) and keep your duty to Him. Good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world, and Allah’s earth is spacious (so if you cannot worship Allah at a place, then go to another)! Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.” [39:10]

And Allaah (The Most High) said:

الَّذِينَ يُوفُونَ بِعَهْدِ اللَّهِ وَلَا يَنقُضُونَ الْمِيثَاقَ

وَالَّذِينَ يَصِلُونَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَن يُوصَلَ وَيَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ وَيَخَافُونَ سُوءَ الْحِسَابِ

وَالَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِمْ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنفَقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً وَيَدْرَءُونَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ السَّيِّئَةَ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمْ عُقْبَى الدَّارِ

جَنَّاتُ عَدْنٍ يَدْخُلُونَهَا وَمَن صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ ۖ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ يَدْخُلُونَ عَلَيْهِم مِّن كُلِّ بَابٍ

سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُم بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ ۚ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَى الدَّارِ

وَالَّذِينَ يَنقُضُونَ عَهْدَ اللَّهِ مِن بَعْدِ مِيثَاقِهِ وَيَقْطَعُونَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَن يُوصَلَ وَيُفْسِدُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۙ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمُ اللَّعْنَةُ وَلَهُمْ سُوءُ الدَّارِ

*Those who fulfill the Covenant of Allah and break not the Mithaq (bond, treaty, covenant);

*Those who join that which Allah has commanded to be joined (i.e. they are good to their relatives and do not sever the bond of kinship), fear their Lord, and dread the terrible reckoning (i.e. abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which Allah has forbidden and perform all kinds of good deeds which Allah has ordained).

*And those who remain patient, seeking their Lord’s Countenance, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend out of that which We have bestowed on them, secretly and openly, and defend evil with good, for such there is a good end;

*Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens), which they shall enter and (also) those who acted righteously from among their fathers, and their wives, and their offspring. And angels shall enter unto them from every gate (saying): Salamun ‘Alaikum (peace be upon you) for that you persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!”

*And those who break the Covenant of Allah, after its ratification, and sever that which Allah has commanded to be joined (i.e. they sever the bond of kinship and are not good to their relatives), and work mischief in the land, on them is the curse (i.e. they will be far away from Allah’s Mercy); And for them is the unhappy (evil) home (i.e. Hell) .   [Soorah Ar-Ra’ad: 20-25]

May Allaah grant us all success. Aameen

 

Advise to Those Who [Don’t know/Those Who Refuse To know] Who Abu Usaamah Is: [A simple verdict from the Mufti of the South of Saudi Arabia]

Question to Al-Allaamah Ahmad An-Najmi (rahimahullaah):

Question: “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:

موقفكم منه كموقفكم من أهل البدعة , أعرض عنه و اتركه

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

http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/1216-A-Response-to-the-Deceit-of-Abu-Usaamah-Khalifah-and-His-Lying-Tongue

[1] A Reminder from a beloved wife to her beloved husband

Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaah

My dear husband, we all know that marriage is a sign from the signs of Allaah.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. [30:21]

My dear husband, I pray that Allaah (The Most High) grants you happiness and success in this life and the next. May I remind you that being obedient to you in that which Allaah loves is an act of worship and your acts of kindness and compassion are also acts of worship, which cannot be fulfilled except by the Tawfeeq of Allaah (The Most High). So I ask Allaah (The Most High) to grant me Tawfeeq so that I continue being an obedient wife in that which Allaah loves. I also ask Allaah (The Most High) to reward you and grant you safety in this life and the next. Aameen

My dear husband-may Allaah preserve you upon the Sunnah and upon obedience to Him-we all know that that love and compassion in marriage, which is confined within the boundaries of the sharia is the only source of happiness in marriage; therefore I ask Allaah (The Most High) to increase this love between us and include us amongst His grateful slaves.

You know that marriage is a beautiful and blessed affair, but because we are only human we will fall short due to forgetfulness and weakness. Allaah (The Most High) said: [وخُلِقَ الإنسَانُ ضَعِيفاً – And the Insaan was created weak (4:28)]

Therefore, let us constantly remind one another –with gentleness, love, compassion, eagerness for khayr- about fear of Allaah and the home of the afterlife. Indeed, we must utilize the blessed relationship of marriage-which is the one ordained by Allaah-to please our Lord and strive to achieve eternal success in the afterlife. Indeed, we have heard the statement of Allaah (The Most High):

فَإِذَا جَاءَتِ الصَّاخَّةُ

يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ

وَأُمِّهِ وَأَبِيهِ

وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَبَنِيهِ

لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ شَأْنٌ يُغْنِيهِ

وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ مُّسْفِرَةٌ

ضَاحِكَةٌ مُّسْتَبْشِرَةٌ

وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَلَيْهَا غَبَرَةٌ

تَرْهَقُهَا قَتَرَةٌ

أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْكَفَرَةُ الْفَجَرَةُ

Then, when there comes As-Sakhkhah (the Day of Resurrection’s second blowing of Trumpet); That Day shall a man flee from his brother; And from his mother and his father; And from his wife and his children. Everyman, that Day, will have enough to make him careless of others. Some faces that Day, will be bright (true believers of Islamic Monotheism). Laughing, rejoicing at good news (of Paradise). And other faces, that Day, will be dust-stained; Darkness will cover them; Such will be the Kafarah (disbelievers in Allah, in His Oneness, and in His Messenger Muhammad (), etc.), the Fajarah (wicked evil doers). [80:33-42]