Month: August 2017

Whoever Says This Supplication Three Times- Morning and Evening- Will Not Be Afflicted By a Sudden Affliction By The Will of Allaah

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

Abaan ibn ‘Uthmaan [radiyallaahu-anhu] said: I heard Uthmaan -meaning, Ibn Affaan, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] saying: “Whoever says:

[بِسْم الله الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اِسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الأرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّماَءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ – In the Name of Allaah with Whose Name nothing can harm on the earth or in the heaven, and He is The All-Hearing, All-Knowing], three times, will not be afflicted with a sudden affliction until morning; and whoever says it three times in the morning, will not be afflicted with a sudden affliction until evening.

[Reported by Imaam Abu Daawud (rahimahullaah); Number 5088 & declare Saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in his checking of Sunan Abee Daawud’ page 762’ Maktabah Al-Ma’aarif’ 1st Edition.

See below:


 

Reflection

And among His Signs is this, that He created you (Adam) from dust, and then [Hawwa’ (Eve) from Adam’s rib, and then his offspring from the semen, and], – behold you are human beings scattered!

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.


 

Reflection

And (remember) the Day We shall cause the mountains to pass away (like clouds of dust), and you will see the earth as a levelled plain, and we shall gather them all together so as to leave not one of them behind.

And they will be set before your Lord in (lines as) rows, (and Allah will say): “Now indeed, you have come to Us as We created you the first time. Nay, but you thought that We had appointed no meeting for you (with Us).”

And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah), and you will see the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.), fearful of that which is (recorded) therein. They will say: “Woe to us! What sort of Book is this that leaves neither a small thing nor a big thing, but has recorded it with numbers!” And they will find all that they did, placed before them, and your Lord treats no one with injustice. [18:47-49]

Salaficentre: Two Important Objectives to Remember- [Consistency and Solidifying What One Learns]

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

Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] stated above that one should firmly cling to the book he is reading or revising, and should firmly cling to the Shuyookh he learns from in person. Do not be a Dhawwaaq [i.e. one who quickly acquires a taste of this or that and moves on to another thing without accomplishing anything properly]- alternating to a new Shaikh every week and every month; rather determine -first and foremost- who to take knowledge from in person, then firmly cling to him after you have decided. However, you can have different Shaikhs from whom you acquire different subject matters, for example you have a Shaikh who teaches you Fiqh and you carry on being consistent in your studies; another Shaikh who teaches you Arabic Grammar and you carry on being consistent in your studies; a Shaikh in Aqeedah and you carry on being consistent in studying Aqeedah and Tawheed. The most important thing is consistency and that you refrain from quickly acquiring a taste of this or that topic without accomplishing anything properly- like that man who is a serial divorcee, for whenever he gets married and stays with the wife for seven days, he divorces her and then moves on to another woman. So, he remains for a prolonged period in his life whilst neither enjoying [a fruitful, close, intimate relationship etc] with a wife nor having children in most cases.


[Paraphrased. Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ page 75]

 

 

 

Rulings of Hajj Pilgrimage, the Sacrifice & the Eid Prayer – Various Scholars

Attached is a comprehensive guide and rulings regarding:

  • Hajj (it’s rulings; types of Hajj; how it is performed; it’s reward; meaning of ihraam; what is not allowed during ihraam; can Hajj be performed for someone else and more)
  • Sacrifice of an animal for those not in Hajj (it’s rulings; who should undertake it; can it be shared amongst numerous families; if i live with my brother or father who slaughters? When to slaughter; rulings regarding the age and condition of the sacrifice; best animal to slaughter, how to distribute, rulings regarding cutting hair and nails and more)
  • Eid Prayer (rulings and requirements for those not in Hajj)

Guide was compiled, summarised and translated by Ustaadh Rayyan Barker (hafidahullah).

The Hajj Pilgrimage and Celebrating its Eid

Some Excellent Outcomes of Hajj- By Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad [may Allaah preserve him]

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

Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad [may Allaah preserve him] said: As for hajj, it is a great act of worship. Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) made it an obligation upon His slaves at least once in a lifetime. Hajj includes acts of worship related to wealth and physical actions. It has good outcomes and praiseworthy end results in the life of a person. The Noble Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam) said: ”(The performance of) Umrah is expiation for the sins committed between it and the previous one. And the reward of Al-Hajj Al-Mabroor (the one accepted by Allaah) is nothing but Paradise.”[1]

Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam) was asked about the best of deeds, so he replied, ”To believe in Allaah and His Messenger.’’ The questioner then asked, ‘’What is the next (in goodness)?’’ He replied, ‘’To participate in Jihaad.’’ The questioner again asked, ‘’What is the next (in goodness)?’’ He replied, ‘’To perform Hajj Mabroor (which is accepted by Allaah…)” [2]

Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) also narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam) said: ”Whoever performs Hajj for Allaah’s sake only and does not have sexual relations with his wife and does not do evil or sins; then he will return (after hajj, free from sins) as if he was born anew.”[3]

‘Hajj Mabroor’ (the one accepted by Allaah) is the hajj a person performs in conformity with the Sunnah of the Noble Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), and the sign of a ‘Hajj Mabroor’ is that a person’s becomes better than what he was before hajj. So if a person’s evil state of affairs changes to a good state, or changes from a good state to a state even better than that, then this is a clear sign that his hajj is Mabroor [accepted by Allaah].

Hajj and Umrah include acts of worship, such as Tawaaf, which is not performed in any other place besides its designated place (i.e. around the Kabah). Tawaaf is an act of worship, which Allaah has specified to be carried out around the Baitul Ateeq [i.e. The Ancient House (the Haram)]. So when a person reaches Makkah, he [or she] performs Tawaaf around the Baitul Ateeq. He [or she] seeks nearness to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) with an act of worship (i.e. Tawaaf) which one could not have being able to perform except in Makkah. That is because Tawaaf cannot be done except around the Noble Kabah. So this reminds a person and makes him [or her] aware of the fact that Tawaaf performed in any other place in the earth is not legislated by Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic). Therefore, it is not permissible to make Tawaaf around any tomb or any other place in the earth besides the Noble Kabah.

Also, this is the case with kissing and indicating with one’s hand towards the Black Stone and the Yemini Corner; for indeed Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) did not legislate for the Muslims to seek closeness to Him by kissing any other stone or indicating with one’s hand towards it except in those two places (i.e. the Black Stone and the Yemeni corner). And because of this when Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radiyallaahu anhu) approached the Black Stone, he kissed it and then said: ‘’No doubt, I know that you are a stone and can neither harm (anyone) nor benefit anyone. Had I not seen Allaah’s Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) kissing you, I would not have kissed you.’’ [4]

Also from the good outcomes of Hajj and Umrah is that when the one in Ihraam removes his normal clothing and wears the Ihram, which is worn by both the poor and the rich, it reminds him of the cloth he will be shrouded with when he dies; so he prepares himself for righteous actions and that is the best of all provision for the hereafter, as Allaah (The Most High) said:  [وَتَزَوَّدُواْ فَإِنَّ خَيۡرَ ٱلزَّادِ ٱلتَّقۡوَىٰ‌ۚ -And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.)’’ [2:197]

Also from the good outcomes of Hajj is the gathering of the pilgrims at Arafah, which is a reminder of the gathering of the people on the Day of Judgement; so this (i.e. standing at Arafah) becomes a drive (or motive) for a person to prepare himself for that standing on the Day of Judgement by performing righteous deeds.

Also during Hajj the Muslims from the East and West regions of the earth get to meet one another; so they co-operate with one another and advise one another. They get to know the state of affairs of one another; so they share happiness and joy with one another, just as a person would share the pain that befalls his brother and then guides him towards what is obligatory to do regarding that. So they all co-operate upon righteousness and piety just as Allaah (Glorified Be He) commanded them.

[Abridged and slightly paraphrased. See link:

Good Outcomes of Ibaadaat [Acts of Worship] in The Life of a Muslim-By Shaikh abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad [may allaah preserve him]

 


References

[1] Bukhaari. Number 1773 and Muslim. Number 1349

[2]Bukhaari Number: 26 and Muslim Number 83

[3]Bukhaari Number: 1521 and Muslim 1350

[4] Bukhaari. 1597 and Muslim 1270

None Violates The Honour of The Scholars, Except One of These Three Types of People

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said, ”None violates the honour of the scholars who are upon the truth, except one of three (people): Either a hypocrite known for (his) hypocrisy, or an evil sinner who hates the scholars because they prevent him from his sinful (acts) of disobedience, or a misguided hizbi who hates the scholars because they neither agree with his hizbiyyah nor with his deviated views”.


[Source: Muhaadaraat Fil Aqeedah Wad-Dawa 2/190]

A Brief Mention of The Characteristics of The Raafidah Shiites

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: Ar-Rafd (i.e. the belief of the raafidah) is the greatest door to (major) hypocrisy and heresy. [Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 4/428]

Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) Said:

”The raafidah are those who rejected the Sunnah of the friend of Ar-Rahmaan [i.e. Ar-Rahmaan (Allaah) and His Friend is Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)] and they follow/ed the footsteps of shaytaan in the majority of their affairs. [Risaalah Fee Ar-Radd  Alaa Ar-raafidah of Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab: page 5]


 

Three Types of Friends – The Freeloader Friend, The Friend of Pleasure Seeking and The Friend of Virtue

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

The Freeloader Friend: Befriends you as along as he benefits from you – either by way of wealth or status, or other than that. If this benefit ceases, he becomes an enemy of yours – considers you as someone unknown to him and vice versa. How numerous are those who defame [others when they spend in] charity! When given from it, they are pleased; but if not given they are angered. You see a bosom friend of yours- the most noble in your eyes and vice versa- asks you one days, saying, ‘’Give me your book’’, so, you say, ”I’m in need of it today and will give it to you tomorrow”, so, he shows you enmity. This is a freeloader friend.

The Friend of Pleasure Seeking: Befriends you not, except due [to the fact] that he enjoys sitting and speaking with you, and for the sake of chatting and socialising; however, neither does he benefit you nor does he benefit from you. Neither party benefit from each other, rather [you] only waste time. This is also a type of friend to beware of.

The Friend of Virtue:  Leads you to what beautifies [your character etc], forbids you from what dishonours [or discredits] you, opens doors of good for you and guides you to it. And if you make a mistake, he informs you in a manner that does not blemish your honour.

Freeloader Friends are more numerous because the means of benefiting [others] are numerous; therefore, if you see that this man has not befriended you except due to receiving [worldly] benefit from you, then know that he is an enemy and not a friend. A Friend of Pleasure Seeking busies and distracts you with enjoyment through chatting [or spending the night in chatting], time wasting in the amusement parks and other than that. As for this type of person, there is no good in him; rather the one who should firmly cling to is the Friend of Virtue -the one who leads you towards every virtuous deed and forbids you from every evil. [End of Quote]

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[Source: Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ pages 159-160’ by Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah]. Slightly paraphrased]

 

 

[Source: Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ pages 159-160’ by Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah]. Slightly paraphrased]

 

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