Month: June 2015

We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves….

Allaah (The Most High) said:

سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ

We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur’an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? [41:53]

[سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ –  We will show them Our Signs in the universe]: The (Islamic) conquest of the furthest regions of the earth. [وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ – and in their ownselves]: The conquest of Makkah.

This is the statement of Al-Hasan, Mujaahid and Sadiy (rahimahullaah)


[Source: Zaadul Maseer’ by Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah)]


Do Not Worship The Sun and The Moon, But Worship The One Who Created Them

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ اللَّيْلُ وَالنَّهَارُ وَالشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ ۚ لَا تَسْجُدُوا لِلشَّمْسِ وَلَا لِلْقَمَرِ وَاسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَهُنَّ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ

And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him. [1]



Breaking the fast at the Masjid; is it more virtuous?

Question to Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Humaid (rahimahullaah):

Is attendance at the Haram (in Makkah) and breaking the fast over there something desired in the Sunnah or not, for some people obligate that on themselves?


It is not Sunnah; rather some people break their fast at the Haram in order to be present for Maghrib Salaah. That is because they will miss the Maghrib Salaah if they were to break their fast at home. And it is not the case that breaking the fast at a Masjid has a distinguished virtue; rather it is for the purpose of attending the congregational prayer.  So they (i.e. the people) break their fast over there in order to attend the congregational prayer and not miss it. As for merely breaking the fast, it contains the same reward whether the person does so in his house or at another place. They (i.e. the people) only choose it (i.e. the Masjid) because the Salaah is established over there, so that they can perform it at the Kabah and together with the Muslims as a group. This is the aim.

[Source: Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjidil Haraam…pages: 528-529 Slightly paraphrased and abridged]

A Traveller Eating In the Late Afternoon In The Presence of the People during Ramadhaan – Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Humaid

Question to Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Humaid (rahimahullaah)

Some of the people come for Umrah and eat in the Haram because they are travellers; but they eat in the presence of the people. Is it permissible for them to do so?


It is permissible for a traveller to eat, but the scholars have stated that he (or she) should not eat in the presence of the people. He (or she) should eat in private lest the people disapproved of him (or her) and say that this person is thoughtless or lest the sinful people blindly follow him (or her).

You have a (legislated) excuse because you are a traveler. But it is not befitting that you eat in the presence of the people because they will accuse you and a person is commanded to safeguard his (or her) honour. Also the sinful people will follow you when they see you eating, saying: ‘’Such and such a person eats so we will also eat like him.’’

And indeed the scholars from the Hanaabilah (i.e. the scholars of the Madhab of Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) and other than them have stated that it is permissible for the traveller to eat during the day in Ramadhaan and there is no harm in doing so, except that it is not befitting for him (or her) to eat in the presence of the people, rather of he (or she) should eat in private.


[Source: Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjidil Haraam…pages: 493-494]

What is better, Shukran or Jazaakallaahu Khayran?

Question to Al-Allaamah Ahmad An-Naajmi (rahimahullaah)

What is the ruling on the saying [Shukran (i.e. thank you)] to the one who did good to a person?


Whoever does so [i.e. says Shukran ] has indeed abandoned what is better and that is the statement [جزاك الله خير – May Allaah reward you with good]


 [Source: Fath Ar-Rabb Al-Wadood Fil Fataawaa War-Rasaa’il War-Rudood’ 1/68]

There Are No Muslim Scholars In The West, So Be Warned Against The Deviant UK Pretenders Who Are Being Presented As Scholars By Unsuspecting Journalists

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

The way to know a scholar is that (you) ask the people of knowledge in his era about him.  He should be well known amongst the Fuqahaa (the upright jurists) of his era and supported by what they say about his affair.  He should be well known for seeking knowledge.

Shu’bah (rahimahullaah) said:

”Take knowledge from those who are well-known (i.e. those who are well-known and established in it).”

Ibn Awn (rahimahullaah) said:

”Do not take this knowledge except from one about whom it is testified that (he acquired it) through Talab (i.e. studied or studies with the scholars).”

Imaam Maalik Ibn Anas (rahimahullaah) said: I did not give fatwa until I asked those who were more knowledgeable than me, as to whether I was competent in doing that.  I asked Rabee and Yahyah Bin Sa’eed, so they commanded me to do that. So (the one speaking to Maalik at the time) said: O father of Abdullaah! What if they prohibited you? He replied: ‘’Then I would have stopped. It is not permissible for a person to consider himself worthy of anything (i.e. teaching, giving fatwa etc) until he asks someone (from the scholars) who is more knowledgeable than him.’’ [End of quote (1)]

Al-Allaamah Ubaid Ibn Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri (may Allaah preserve him) also stated: If the affair of a person is hidden from you–the one whose books and cassettes are famous and his fame is widespread–then ask those who are well acquainted with him and those who know about his state of affairs.  That is because neither is the Sunnah hidden nor are its people. A man’s Tazkiyah (i.e. the clear witness that he is upright upon the Sunnah) are his own actions. His Tazkiyah are his own actions that he is upon the Sunnah. It is the witness and the people mention him with it during his life and after his death. [End of quote (2)]

So just ask yourself a simple question: Who amongst the scholars of Salafiyyah has given the UK pretenders the title ‘Scholar?’ The deceitful pretenders do not have a single recommendation showing that they are upright and trustworthy, rather some of them are well known for Ikhwaanism, Qutubiyyah, Sorooriyyah, Khurooj and others are advocates of Irjaa, philosophical rhetoric and other innovations.


[1] Source: Al-Mu’een Li-Tawdeeh Athar Ibn Seereen Inna Haadhal Ilm Deenun’ Page 55]


[1] How to attain Sincerity in seeking knowledge In’Shaa’Allaah: Firstly, your intention should be to fulfill Allaah’s Command

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said: If one says: Through what can sincerity in seeking knowledge be (attained)?

We say: Sincerity in seeking knowledge can be (attained) by making an intention for the following: Firstly: (The intention) to fulfil Allaah’s command because Allaah (The Most High) commanded it (i.e. to seek knowledge). Allaah said: [فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ- So know (O Muhammad) that La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and ask forgiveness for your sin’’ (Surah Muhammad Ayah19)].

So Allaah (Glorified and Exalted Be He) strongly urged (a person) towards acquiring knowledge. And strongly urging (someone) towards something necessitates having love for it; being pleased with it and commanding (one) to do it.


[Sharh Hilyah Taalib Al’Ilm’ page 16. Slightly paraphrased]

Why do you seek knowledge? Ponder upon this statement of Imaam Ahmad

Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) stated:

(There) is nothing equal to knowledge, for the one who makes his intention correct (i.e. sincere). So they (i.e. the people) said: And how do (we) make the intention correct (i.e. sincere) O father of Abdullaah?! He said: You make an intention to remove ignorance from yourself and others.


[Aadaab Ash-Sharee’ah’ 2/45, by Ibn Muflih (rahimahullaah)]

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