Month: February 2017

Trials Distinguish The Truthful Ones From The Liars- By Shaikh Fawzaan

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan stated, “Clear distinction is not attained except when trials and tribulations occur, the true believers are then firm and steadfast while the deceptive hypocrites stumble.”

Sharh Kitaabul Kabaa’ir 554-555 

Shaykh Fawzaan (Allah preserve him) explains trials and tribulations further in his explanation of the famous hadeeth of Hudhayfah ibnul Yamaan (Allah be pleased with him) read below.


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

Indeed Allaah pre-decreed and ordained that the creation will be visited by tribulations, trails and tests, in order that the truthful one is distinguished from the hypocrite. He (The Most High) said:

الم

أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ

وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ ۖ فَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْكَاذِبِينَ

“Alif-Laam-Meem. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ‘’We believe,’’ and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allaah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood) of those who are liars, (although Allaah knows all that before putting them to test)’’ 29:1-3

Fitnah is a test. The human being will not be left alone because he says: I believe, I submit, I am a Muslim, I am a believer….he must be tried and tested. If he exercises patience and firmly holds onto his Eemaan at the (time) of tribulations, then indeed he is the one truthful to his Eemaan. If he deviates at the (time) of tribulations and turns away from his Religion, then this one is not truthful to his Eemaan.  He is a hypocrite (i.e. he testifies to Imaan with his tongue and hides disbelief in his heart), as Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَمَا هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ

يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ

فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ مَرَضًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ

‘’And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: “We believe in Allaah and the Last Day” while in fact they believe not. They (think to) deceive Allaah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not! In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allaah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies’’. 2:8-10

This is the Sunnah (Way) of Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic).  He (The Mighty and Majestic) said:

مَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيَذَرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَىٰ مَا أَنْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ حَتَّىٰ يَمِيزَ الْخَبِيثَ مِنَ الطَّيِّبِ ۗ وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُطْلِعَكُمْ عَلَى الْغَيْبِ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَجْتَبِي مِنْ رُسُلِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۖ فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ ۚ وَإِنْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَتَتَّقُوا فَلَكُمْ أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ

‘’Allaah will not leave the believers in the state in which you are now, until He distinguishes the wicked from the good. Nor will Allaah disclose to you the secrets of the Ghaib (unseen), but Allaah chooses of His Messengers whom He pleases. So believe in Allaah and His Messengers. And if you believe and fear Allaah, then for you there is a great reward’’. 3:179

Allaah causes trials and tests to occur upon the people- upon the Muslims and the believers- in order to distinguish the truthful one from the liar, the true believer from the hypocritical liar, and the good one from the wicked one. This is from the Wisdom of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted Be He).  Fitan (trials) will come to pass upon the people as a result of this Wisdom (of Allaah).  If trials do not occur, then truth will be confounded with falsehood–the believer will be confused for the hypocrite, and there will not be a distinction between this one and that one.

The Shaikh also said:

A person is neither to lose hope nor despair, (and) he is not to make the people lose hope of a return to goodness. He should not make the people lose hope with regards to (the fact) that truth will prevail and falsehood will be repelled; because Allaah (Glorified and Exalted Be He) has made that promise and He does not fail to fulfill His promise. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: ‘’The Religion is aided when put to the test; therefore do not be amazed for this is the way of Ar-Rahmaan (The Most Merciful).’’ Allaah said:

وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَتَّخِذَ مِنْكُمْ شُهَدَاءَ ۗ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ

وَلِيُمَحِّصَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَمْحَقَ الْكَافِرِينَ

‘’And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allaah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allaah likes not the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers). And that Allaah may test (or purify) the believers (from sins) and destroy the disbelievers’’ 3:140-141

This is the wisdom behind the occurrence of trials and tribulations–so that the believers are purified, and so that they are made to exercise patience, firm upon the truth and cautioned for their mistakes, and in order that they may repent to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) and (so that) the kuffaar are destroyed. Therefore, (trials and tribulations) is purification for the believers and destruction for the kuffaar and all praise be to Allaah. It is obligated on the Muslim that he looks at (the affairs) with optimism–he neither looks at history and the state of affairs with pessimism and hopelessness nor make the people lose hope. It has been reported in a hadeeth: ‘’whoever says: the people are ruined, then he himself is ruined’’(Muslim) Therefore, the person neither loses hope in Allaah’s Mercy nor does he make people lose hope of solace from Allaah.  [Source: Booklet published by Daar Imaam Ahmad 1426/2005. Title: شرح حديث انا كنا في جاهلية]

NEW VIDEO! 🎥 Ruling on Taking ADHD Medication – Shaykh Abdullah Bukhari

This [questioner] asks: Some brothers have a disease known as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], and the doctors advise them to take medication to calm the person down and reduce his constant thinking and improve his attention span. Are these medications permissible to take?

Answer:

In any case, if it is a proficient doctor with knowledge [of this area], and you haven’t taken it from so-and-so or so-and-so from those who appear on the [TV] channels and they talk [and talk], he shouldn’t contact such people, they prescribe what comes up in their head. This is not appropriate.

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Absolutely Forbidden To Fabricate Lies against People- Whether They Are Muslims or Non-Muslims

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

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said:

Lying against an individual is absolutely forbidden- whether the man [i.e. the one lied against] is a Muslim or a disbeliever, righteous or a wicked sinner-; but fabricating lies against a believer is more severe.


[Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 28/223]

How to Deal With Provocative, Annoying, Sarcastic, Patronising and Harmful Comments of Opinionated and Bossy Personalities   

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

Imaam As-Sadi [rahimahullaah] said:

And among the beneficial affairs is to know that the harm of the people against you- especially evil speech- does not harm you; rather it harms them, unless you preoccupy yourself by giving it importance and [thus] it dominates your emotions, then it will harm you as it harms them. Indeed, it will not harm you in anyway if you pay no attention to it.


[Source: (Al-Wasaa-il Al-Mufeedah: page:30). abridged and slightly paraphrased]

 

Can we Read the Books of and Sit with Ahlul Bid’ah? Shaykh Rabee Answers

Al- Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

And that one who does not know the books of refutations, even if he has memorized of knowledge all that is to be memorized, then indeed – may Allaah bless you – he is (still) on an unstable position. We have seen many who know, but then they fell into misguidance…. The full translation with audio is available here:

Appeal 2017 – Help Fund the Masjid & New Fence Project

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Asalamu’alaykum wa rahamtullahi wa barakaatuhu

An update on our masjid fence project.

Alhamdulilah Allah blessed us with the chance to collect the funds required over Ramadhaan, and Jazaakumallahukhair to all those who donated.

We had sought out the most competitive prices we could at the time and were ready to go ahead with the work. However we were then made aware of a local council scheme which would augment and add better value to the initial fence we had proposed such as: better quality of fence, better gate security and various security measures.

We decided to apply for these extra security measures, realising we could gain more value for the money we had initially raised.

Alhamdulilāh our application was accepted at the initial stage and we recieved a security inspection. Our final proposals were then submitted; and we are now in the final stages of receiving approval. If this is granted then the fence will include the extra features that we had not initially raised funds, but which enhance the quality and value of the fence and security around the masjid.

As soon as the approval comes through then we will inform the appropriate contractors and work will begin.

May Allah reward all those who donated and contributed to the effort. We thank you for your patience in this affair

The Committee of The Salafi Centre of Manchester


📢 Announcement 📢

Buy a Dawah 📦 Box & Donate to the Dawah Effort! 📚

What does this pay for?
– Regular weekly dawah stalls (💯% material costs only, as all our efforts are for Allah’s sake) 🔊
– 100’s of books & 1000’s of leaflets 📚📔📰
– Multiple Venue hire – Including the Upcoming Conference Entitled “Islam Against Extremism”. 🏢

So act today and spread knowledge of Islam upon the correct methodology FREE OF EXTREMISM!

👉 The Messenger of Allah (sallahualayhiwasallam) said: “By Allah, if Allah guides even one person through you that is better for you than red camels.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Shaykh bin Baz (rahimahullah) commented “This Hadith denotes that guiding one person onto the right path is better than the most precious form of wealth” (Majmoo Fataawa Vol.3 pg 112)

Furthermore spreading knowledge is from the Ongoing ✅ Forms of Reward, that a person may attain even after his death: 📜 Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among the good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are : knowledge which he taught and spread, a righteous child he leaves behind, a copy of the Quran he leaves for inheritance, a mosque he has built, a house he built for travelers, a well he has dug, and charity he has given from his wealth while he was healthy. These deeds will join him after his death.” (Saheeh Sunan Ibn Majah Hadeeth 242).

We have 36 Boxes 📦 at various sizes – £150, £300 and £500. So give today via Cash, Paypal or Bank Transfer… And Help Complete the Graphic! 📦

PAYPAL:
Paypal.me/salaficentre

BANK:
Account Name: Dar Ul Hadith
Sort Code: 309542
Account Number: 05570092
Bank Name: Lloyds
BIC CODE: LOYDGB21004
IBAN NUMBER: GB19 LOYD 3095 4205 5700 92

📝 For all the information click here: http://salaficentre.com/appeal2017
For updates go to Telegram.me/salaficentre or Twitter.com/salaficentre


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Alhamdulilah we have raised £ 32,527.97 ✅ out of our total target of £45,000 within just a few days. We thank Allah first and foremost and we thank those who have given generously, and we ask Allah to reward them with much good.

From the amounts we needed we have raised:
– Masjid Running Costs (Shortfall): £ 8,702.37 / £10,000 📈
– Central & South Manchester Dawah: £150 / £10,000 📈
– Masjid Fence Project / £ 23,825.60 / £25,000 📈

We are close but just £ 12,472.03 short of our overall total. So we urge out brothers and sisters to keep going with this effort. And donate 👍 to all of our masjid and activity costs.

 


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Update! Panels SOLD OUT… 

Announcing the BUY A PANEL Scheme. Our target is more easilly achievable if we break the total down into smaller chunks. See the poster above for more information and donate by buying a panel! Or get your friends and fmaily to gather together and donate to contribute a panel!

Amount

  • Panel £500
  • Floor £1000You can doante easilly via Cash, Bank or Paypal. Reference: Panel500 or Floor 1000

Bank

  • Account Name: Dar Ul Hadith
  • Sort Code: 309542
  • Account Number: 05570092
  • Bank Name: Lloyds
  • BIC CODE: LOYDGB21004
  • IBAN NUMBER: GB19 LOYD 3095 4205 5700 92

Further Information Below


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Asalaamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

Help Cover the Annual Masjid Shortfall & Take part in the new masjid Fence and security Project!

We pray this message finds you well and in the highest of eemaan.

Alhamdulilah the masjid has worked as hard as it can to become self-reliant. However with the huge and unprecedented growth in the community, then even more resources are needed to cover the equirements of a wide range and variety of attendees.

🎯 Total Target – £45,000

  • £5,000: Dawah stall: Huge and renewed interest from the public with approximately £2000 worth of materials given out int he last 4 weeks alone!
  • £5,000: South Manchester Dawah classes, lessons, literature, stalls and events- 100+  weekly attendees! Costs consist of the weekly premises rental as well as rental of large conference halls to spread the dawah.
  • £10,000: The entire Salafi Masjid yearly shortfall. Although we afford most of our costs ourselves then we have further shortfalls including the bills (such as Gas, Water, Electric, Council Tax, bins and more see below).

ANNOUNCING new Masjid Fence Project!

Help build the fence around the masjid, allowing for a better environment, more security for attendees, better and safer grounds and for children to be and play in, especially in the current climate.

Total projected cost – £25,000

We have the chance to build a fence around the masjid, to improve the security of the masjid grounds. This will also help us add in a small play area for the children and increased parking for what is a more busy masjid now then ever before – walillahilhamd!

Donate easily via bank:

  • Account Name: Dar Ul Hadith
  • Sort Code: 309542
  • Account Number: 05570092
  • Bank Name: Lloyds
  • BIC CODE: LOYDGB21004
  • IBAN NUMBER: GB19 LOYD 3095 4205 5700 92

Donate via Cash or Paypal by clicking here:

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Gallery

We will be adding more images to the gallery of the various activities that take place in the masjid here.

Fence Target Info
Full Details!
Donation Details
General Information
Buy a Dawah Box – Teach & Spread Islam
Panel Project – Complete!
Dawah Stall (SOuth Manchester Lesson)
Free Leaflets
Dawah Stall Setup City Centre Manchester
Donate Via Paypal – Paypal.me/salaficentre
Brothers & Sisters selling and donating all to masjid to raise funds

Further Information

By Allah’s grace, we have invested a lot of funds in various areas of the masjid recently. This includes the prayer areas, entrances, roof, car park, spare rooms, heating systems, air conditioning systems, wudhu areas, and more. Qadr’ullah as a result we have fallen back in paying our rent with a lump sum now due to our landlord. Alhamdulilah may Allah bless the brother he has been very understanding and patient but we must pay him his due right, and we are short on funds to do so.

This opens up an excellent chance for everyone in our community to contribute to the upkeep of the masjid, and is a great way to show gratitude to Allah the most gracious and the most high for everything he has given us. Alhamdulilah the masjid looks after many people and provides much service to our community. Whether that’s the 250+ attendees of the various madrasahs; or the staff in the all areas; or the sisters who benefit from the Quran and Arabic classes, toddler classes and more; or the 3-400+ attendees for Jumua and 100+ attendees of classes.

So we ask everyone who benefits, and uses the masjid in anyway; whether on site or even online- for Allah’s sake, to help maintain it by paying off its bills, which essentially are the result of its thorough use by all of us. The reward is truly immense and potentially unmeasurable with Allah.

As Shaykh Ubayd (hafidhahullah) advised us to ask the people for funds, and that it was good because he said “your masjid is founded/run on the goodness (charity) of the good doers.” So we implore you as the Messenger (sallallahualayhiwasallam) implored the Sahabah and the women to give in charity for Allahs sake. And this is not for any one individual, but for the masjid, and the dawa it gives which is clear for all in the community to see; and those online as well.

Alhamduilah recently we paid back the loan we had taken to pay the rent shortfall off. However this will only cover us up to what we had. Expanded efforts have meant an increase in regular outgoings. With our increasingly popular dawah stall that is regular on site on Market Street (City Centre Manchester)– teaching and giving information out to non Muslims and clarifying recent events; as well as the huge number of families and children who need support- both with issues and in terms of their Islamic tarbiyyah during the weekdays and Saturdays- all of these and (various other factors) mean will continuously be running low on funds. We can prevent this shortfall in the long term, if we all work together and setup regular standing orders. Our projected shortfall a month is £800.

Alhamdulillah this is not much of a gap for us to bridge, if we all contribute. All it requires is for 40 people to setup a standing order for £20 per month. You can kick start this effort right now, by setting up a regular monthly donation from your bank account. This is easy, and means that you can donate a small amount regularly, and over time this will accumulate into what we hope from Allah will be a huge reward. Our bank details for online or telephone banking details are:

  • Account Name: Dar Ul Hadith
  • Sort Code: 309542
  • Account Number: 05570092
  • Bank Name: Lloyds
  • BIC CODE: LOYDGB21004
  • IBAN NUMBER: GB19 LOYD 3095 4205 5700 92

Where does your Money go?

Your money goes to so many areas at the masjid, that it’s value will never be lost insha’Allah. The following is a list of areas donations are split over:

  1. The Masjid Building: The masjid is now fully using every aspect of its premises whereby we are often squeezed for space. This huge increased footflow and attendance requires maintenance, including cleaning and repair work. We also have to increase the number of bin collections (which are no longer free), as well as having external mainttenance work done. We sometimes have no space on jumua, and open up upstairs as an overflow. Further more the masjid provides the physical space needed to hold lessons in Islamic Topics. Currently we have a study on Sahih al Bukhari and had a themed lesson on Marriage and Divorce.
  2. Online presence: This includes the websites whcih have grown immensly in traffic and use, with 1000’s of users benefiting every day. We now have the following sites:
    1. Darulhadith.org.uk – offical site for the Charity
    2. Salaficentre.com – official site for the Salafi Da’wah in Manchester, including over 3,000 articles in every possible category; including information on the da’wah here, and generally. It also houses all our news for masjid.
    3. LearnAboutIslam.co.uk – official audio site for all our lectures and shared audio site for any maraakiz, small pockets of Salafis who have lectures, and want to post them out so everyone can benefit. The site currently includes over 1000 audios by various teachers and scholars also.
    4. SalafiSchool.co: Website for the Saturday School and for The Qur’an School, with soon to be released Children’s Islamic Studies – free for all to download and learn from.
    5. SunnahRadio.net: Website for our radio station that includes live broadcasts. And shared broadcast site for any of the Salafis who would like to use it to spread the da’wah. In the past year or two we have had lectures broadcast in many places including Bolton, Liverpool, Leeds, Loughborough, Oxford, Nelson, Woolwhich London, Stoke on Trent and more…
    6. Tuitionclub.org: Website for assissting Home Schooling parents, with tutors.
  3. Dawah stall: Weekly da’wa stall in Manchester City Centre, with free leaflets, CD’s and Islamic Literature. Calling to Islam, free of extremism and educating both the muslims and non-muslims. Twitter: @CCDawahMCR
  4. Quran school: A madrasah teaching children how to read and recite the Qur’aan – now with over 160 children attending and approximately 20 teachers (may Allah reward them).
  5. Saturday school: A madrasah teaching children how to read and recite the Qur’aan; the Correct Islam free of Shirk, bid’ah and extremism, The Arabic language so that they can understand both the Qur’an and Hadeeth, and the speech of the scholars. Alhamdulillah we now have over a 160 children attending and approximately 20 teachers (may Allah reward them).
  6. The Home School Tuition club: With tutors helping home schooled children both on site and via online tutoring.
  7. Adult classes – We have many Adult classes in both Qur’an and Arabic; for both women and men.
  8. Mother and Baby Club: A chance for sisters to come and socialise, and share information on raising children, whilst also giving the children a safe halaal environment to play in.

It is easy to donate to any or all of these things via online banking. All you need to do is setup a payment on your mobile banking app,

Alternatively you can donate via Paypal if that’s easier. Please note however that Paypal do take a portion of fees for charities, so it would be better if you donated via online banking.




You can also easilly donate by clicking here: https://paypal.me/salaficentre

We ask that Allah grants us tawfique to earn his reward, and the baseerah (foresight) to see and understand the value of contributing to a masjid. The Messenger of Allah (sallalahualayhiwasallam) said: “whoever builds a masjid for Allah’s sake; Allah builds for him a House in Jannah.”

If you are unable to donate, then you can still help! Spread this message to everyone you know. Explain to them the benefits of Charity and giving to a masjid for Allah’s sake. As the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahualayhiwasallam) said “Allah has said “O’ Son of Aadam, Spend (On Charity and Righteous Causes) and I will spend on you.”” You can even spread the following donation picture:

May Allah protect you, reward you all and increase your reward; replacing what you give with more and more.