Month: January 2016

Salafiyyah Is Founded On Three Fundamental Principles

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

Salafiyyah is founded upon three fundamental principles; The First Fundamental Principle: (To carry out) acts of worship sincerely for the sake of Allaah (Glorified Be He). The Second Fundamental Principle: Adhering to the Jamaa’ah; listening to the (Muslim Rulers) and obeying (them in that which is good). The Third Fundamental Principle: Caution against Bidah and the Innovators. These three fundamental principles are established by way of evidence in the narration of Irbaad Ibn Saariyah (radiyallaahu-anhu) who said:

”The Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wsallam) gave us an admonition that made our hearts fearful and our eyes tearful. We said, “O Messenger of Allaah, it is as if this were a farewell sermon, so advise us.”He said, “I enjoin you to have Taqwa of Allaah and that you listen and obey, even if an Abyssinian slave is place in charge over your affairs; for indeed he who lives long among you will see many differences. Beware of newly invented matters (in the religion), for indeed it is misguidance. So whoever among you reaches that then upon him is (to follow) my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khulafaa and bite on to it with your molar teeth.” [1]

Suhail Ibn Abee Saalih narrated from his father, who narrated from Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) that the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam said: Verily Allaah loves three things for you and he hates three things for you. He loves that you worship Him alone and that you do not join anyone else in your worship of him and that you do not worship other than him; He loves that you hold tight altogether to the rope of Allaah and that you do not be divided; and that you advice the one placed in charge over your affairs. And Allaah hates for you Qeel Wa Qaal (he said and she said spreading rumours); He hates for you the wasting of wealth and He hates for you excessive questioning (i.e. questioning devoid of benefit). [2]

These three affairs (i.e. Tawheed; obedience to the rulers and caution against bidah and the innovators) combine that which establishes the religious and worldly affairs of the people. Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah said: Defects have not occurred in the religion of the people and their worldly affairs, except as a result of defects in these three affairs or in some of them. [3]

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[1] [Hasan hadeeth. Reported by Imaam Ahmad 4/126, 127 and declared authentic by Imaam Albaani in Irwaa Al-Ghaleel 8/107. Number 2455]

[2] [Recorded by Imaam Maalik in Muwatta 1863. Muslim 1715]

[3] [Al-Manhajus Salafi pages 8-10…abridged and slightly paraphrased]

“Whenever Your Heart is Heedless” – Faa’idah Shared by Ustaadh Abdulilaah Lahmami from Shaikh Uthaymeen

ش ابن عثيمين رحمه الله وكلما غفل قلبك واندمجت نفسك في الحياة الدنيا؛ فاخرج إلى القبور وتفكر في هؤلاء القوم الذين كانوا بالأمس مثلك على الأرض

Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said: “Whenever your heart is heedless and your soul absorbed in the worldly life, then go forth to the graves and ponder upon the (affair) of those people who were like you on the earth yesterday (or not long ago).

[Tweeted in Arabic by Ustaaadh Abdulilah Lahmami]

 

Fitna of a Wicked Scholar and an Ignorant Worshipper

Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawri (rahimahullaah) said: I seek Allah’s Refuge from the fitna of the ignorant worshipper and the fitna of the wicked scholar, for indeed their fitna is the trial of everyone who is put to trial. [1]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: Indeed the people follow their scholars and righteous worshippers, so if the scholars are wicked and the worshippers are ignorant, then the calamity through them will be widespread and the fitna will (have a) great (effect) on individuals and the general masses.[2]

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(1) Akhlaaq Al-Ulamaa’ by Imaam Al’Aajuriy’ pg 63

(2)Miftaah Daar As-Sa’aadah’ by Imaam Ibnul Qayyim’ 1/160

Haatim Al-Asam: I Gain The Upper Hand Over The One Who Argues With Me Through Three Affairs!

Haatim Al-Asam (rahimahullaah) said:

I have three traits by way of which I gain the upper hand over the one who argues with me! They (i.e. the people) said: “What are they?” He said: “I am happy when the one who argues with me is correct. I am sad when he is mistaken and I prevent myself from being disrespectful towards him.” This (statement of Haatim) reached Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (rahimahullaah), so he said: ”Glorified be Allaah and free is He from all imperfections! What a judicious man he (Haatim) is!”

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[Source: Quoted by Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari in At-Ta’aqqubaat As-Sareehah Alaa Risaaalah An-Naseehah Lid-Duktoor Ibraaheem Bin Aamir Ar-Ruhayli’ page: 48]

Steadfastness upon the Sunnah’ by Shaikh Rabee (may Allaah preserve him)

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

Allaamah Rabee Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

Indeed steadfastness upon the Sunnah means steadfastness upon Islaam in its entirety; it’s Usool (Foundations), its Furoo’ (Branches), it’s Aqaa’id (affairs of creed, belief); it’s Manaahij (Methodologies).  We (must) remain steadfast upon it and we (must) hold tightly onto it, up until we meet Allaah (The Blessed and Most High).

And indeed the Aayaat concerning the religious obligations of ittibaa’ (following), iltizaam (adhering), i’tisaam (clinging) and istiqaamah (steadfastness) are many. And Ahaadeeth likewise, all of which point towards one goal or aim and this is the steadfastness of the Muslimeen upon Islaam.

And if one were to speak about steadfastness upon the Sunnah, it is not that which is understood by the majority of the people with regards to the word Sunnah, rather its intent here is Aqeedah and Manhaj, meaning Islaam, meaning steadfastness upon Islaam.

This Steadfastness is from the Tawfeeq of Allaah. Tawfeeq is in His Hands and guidance is in His Hands, and misguidance is in His Hands. He guides whomsoever He wishes; misguides whomsoever He wishes; keeps steadfast (the hearts) of whom He wishes and deviates the hearts of whomsoever He wishes. And due to this, Allaah (The Blessed and Most High) informed us to supplicate to Him so that He may not deviate our hearts; [ رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ  -(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower. (3:8)]

And the Sahaabah, radhiyallaahu-Anhum said:  “By Allaah! If it were not for Him, we would not have been guided, We would not have given(in charity), nor would we have prayed”.[1] Meaning, they (the companions) knew and understood that Guidance from Allaah (The Most High) was a blessing and a virtue from Him, and a mercy from Him to whomsoever He selects from His Servants.

يَخْتَصُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ

“He selects for His Mercy (Islam and the Quran with Prophethood) whom He wills and Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty”. [3:74]

He (Glorified and Exalted Be He) blesses whom He wishes and gives virtue to whomsoever He wishes with His Guidance. He gives them Good and He grants them Tawfeeq and blesses them with His protection from deviation and misguidance.

The statement ‘He Misguides whom he Wills’: The misguidance here refers to complete misguidance, such as kufr and (one’s) exiting from (the fold of) Islaam – We seek Refuge with Allaah (The Most High) from that. And as for the Partial misguidance: This refers to the misguidance of one who enters into Islaam and he then deviates in his Aqeedah (beliefs) and in his Manhaj (Methodology) – We seek refuge with Allaah from that. [End Of Shaykh Rabee’s Speech.This particular extract is from the risaala, Ath-Thibaat Ala As-Sunnah (Steadfastness upon the Sunnah)].

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May Allaah Preserve and reward Al-Allaamah Rabee’ Ibn Hadee ‘Umayr Al Madkhalee for this important reminder. We Ask Allaah to keep us firm upon this blessed Salafi Path and that He does not deviate our Hearts due to our own deeds. Aameen

[1] Narrated As such by Ahmad (4/46, 47 and 50) and Bukhari, with the number 4169 and 4196 and Muslim, number 1802. It is from the hadeeth of Salamah Ibn Al-Akoo’ radhiyallaahu ‘Anhum.

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This extract was translated and shared by one of our Salafi Shabaab from Birmingham. May Allaah preserve him and make him a source of khayr for the Ummah and his parents. Aameen