Month: February 2018

Seek Protection from Diseases of the Body and Heart – Shaykh al-Uthaymīn

Seek Protection from Diseases of the Body and Heart – Shaykh al-Uthaymīn

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sālih al-Uthaymīn (رحمه الله) in explanation of the Dua of Qunūt, mentions a tremendous benefit relating to diseases.

He said, that when supplicating for health and wellbeing the Muslim should bring to mind the diseases of the body and diseases of the heart (those which affect your religion). This is because diseases of the heart are more severe and harmful than the diseases of the body.

He (رحمه الله) continues to say:

The diseases of the body (and their harms) are well known, however the diseases of the heart (are often overlooked and they) are of two types:

The first disease is the Shahawāt and its origins are whims and lusts. (Meaning) a person knows the truth, however he doesn’t want to follow it due to his desires and whims being in opposition to that which the Prophet (عليه السلام) came with.

The second disease is the disease of shubuhāt (i.e. beliefs, ideas, thoughts that are made to resemble the truth but are falsehood in reality), and its origin is ignorance, because the ignoramus acts upon falsehood whilst thinking thaf it is the truth. And this is an extremely dangerous sickness.

The Shaykh continues to advise that we should supplicate to Allāh and ask that he gives us health, wellbeing and protection from (both) diseases of the body and diseases of the heart; which are the (aforementioned) doubts and desires.


Slightly Paraphrased from the Explanation of the Qunūt Supplication of witr by Shaykh Uthaymīn

http://ia800700.us.archive.org/30/items/matwiyatramadaniya/kounout.pdf

A Warning Against the Statement: The Shaikh Is Influenced by The Youth Surrounding Him–[By Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him)]

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

Excerpt:

O my brothers! Be warned against this statement, for indeed it is a statement of the people of Bidah and Ignorance. I use to hear it being uttered regarding Shaikh Bin Baaz [rahimahullaah], Shaikh Al-Albaani [rahimahullaah] and other Mashaayikh. It is a false statement when examined from several perspectives.

Firstly: Indeed, this statement is an insult against the Shaikh, that he is not one who determines affairs precisely and that he accepts information merely based on what his students transmit. However, what is known about the Shaikh- the basis of his affair-is that he is trustworthy and one who determines affairs precisely. Therefore, this [i.e. insult] is contrary to the basis of what is known about the Shaikh, so either proof is produced to substantiate it or otherwise it is rejected.

Secondly: Allaah made it unlawful to utter this type of statement about the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets. [Allaah (The Most High) said]:

وَمِنۡہُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ يُؤۡذُونَ ٱلنَّبِىَّ وَيَقُولُونَ هُوَ أُذُنٌ۬‌ۚ قُلۡ أُذُنُ خَيۡرٍ۬ لَّڪُمۡ يُؤۡمِنُ بِٱللَّهِ وَيُؤۡمِنُ لِلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَرَحۡمَةٌ۬ لِّلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مِنكُمۡ‌ۚ وَٱلَّذِينَ يُؤۡذُونَ رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬

And among them are men who hurt the Prophet [Muhammad] and say: “He is (lending his) ear [to every news].” Say: “He listens to what is best for you; he believes in Allah; has faith in the believers; and is a mercy to those of you who believe.” But those who hurt Allah’s Messenger [Muhammad] will have a painful torment. [Surah At-Tawbah’ Aayah 61]

Imaam At-Tabari [rahimahullaah] stated about this Aayah: Allaah [The Most High] stated that amongst those hypocrites there is a group that seeks to hurt the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and declare him deficient [in judgement or character], saying that he is one who listens to every news- listens to everyone [or too willing to listen], accepts and believes what that person says. This statement was made by the people of hypocrisy as an insult against the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam]; but at present it is uttered by the people of Bidah and the ignoramuses as an insult against the scholars- a  means of repudiating their statements [i.e. verdicts of the scholars] and to hinder people from their knowledge. Therefore, they [i.e. those who utter this insult against the scholars] resemble – in relation to this deed of theirs- the people of Nifaaq.

Thirdly: Indeed, those who make this statement utilise it as a veil to reject the statements [i.e. verdicts] of the people of knowledge against certain individuals or affairs, and this is the evilest and falsest state this affair can be, because the statement of a scholar is not rejected except based on a Sharee’ah proof. So, is this statement of theirs [i.e. that such and such scholar is influenced by the youth around him] among those Sharee’ah proofs?

Fourthly: Indeed, this statement contains many perils and among them is that it firmly establishes a lack of trust of the Shaikh’s statements and rulings. And if the Shaikh’s reliability is lost, then the reliability of his Uloom [i.e. his explanations of the Sharee’ah texts in different subject matters, clarifications, verdicts etc] will be lost.

Fifthly: This statement will lower [or drop] the dignity and esteem of the Shaikh in the hearts of the students.

Ibaaraat Moohimah’ pages 51-52. Abridged and paraphrased

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[34d] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ -[Jaabir Travelled for Two Months to Hear One Hadeeth, But You Make Demands On Those Explaining The Books of Knowledge for You]!

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

In which era do we find the scholars hastening to the houses of the people? Rather, the students of knowledge travel to the scholars and the sahaabah [May Allaah be pleased with them] were the first [to do so]. Jaabir Bin Abdillaah [radiyallaahu anhu] heard that a man amongst the companions of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] in Shaam had a Hadeeth, so he bought a camel and rode on it to shaam. It took him a month to get there and a month to return, for the sake of one hadeeth.

[However] a man [i.e. a scholar or one who has been given recommendation by the scholars to teach] explains Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Saheeh Muslim, Sunan Abu Daawud, Sunan At-Tirmidhee, Sunan An-Nasaa’ee or a book of Fiqh or something from it [i.e. very near to you either in your city or a masjid close by], but you say, “No, he must accompany me and he must come with me!” Who gave you this authority in the Sight of Allaah [i.e. that you make such a demand]? O My brothers! It is obligated on us to recognise the status of knowledge.


Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ 126-127. abridged & slightly paraphrased

[34C] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ – [Those Who Sit In Their Houses And Abandon The Lessons In The Masaajid, But Claim That The People of Knowledge Are The Ones Who Distance Themselves From The People]

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

Nowadays the youth say: “By Allaah! The scholars distance themselves from us.” O my brother! You are the ones who distance yourselves from the scholars. And there are those who support them [i.e. support those who say that the scholars are distancing themselves from the people], saying, ‘’The scholars sit in their houses and why do they not recognise our needs?!’’ O my brother! If you were fair to knowledge and had love for it, you would have travelled to seek knowledge from its people as well as urge the people to [do so]. Moosaa [alayhis salaam] -the Messenger of Allaah- once stood up and addressed Banee Israa’eel. He was asked, ‘’Who is the most learned man amongst the people.’ He said, ‘I am the most learned.’ So, Allaah revealed to Moosaa that ‘At the junction of the two seas there is a slave amongst my slaves who is more learned than you [i.e. in some affairs of knowledge].’ So, Moosaa said, ‘O my lord! How can I meet him?’ Allaah said, ‘Take a fish in a basket [and proceed] and you will find him at the place where you will lose the fish.’’ [ref 1]  Allaah narrated this story to us in the Qur’aan [as follows]:

وَإِذۡ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِفَتَٮٰهُ لَآ أَبۡرَحُ حَتَّىٰٓ أَبۡلُغَ مَجۡمَعَ ٱلۡبَحۡرَيۡنِ أَوۡ أَمۡضِىَ حُقُبً۬ا

فَلَمَّا بَلَغَا مَجۡمَعَ بَيۡنِهِمَا نَسِيَا حُوتَهُمَا فَٱتَّخَذَ سَبِيلَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡبَحۡرِ سَرَبً۬ا

فَلَمَّا جَاوَزَا قَالَ لِفَتَٮٰهُ ءَاتِنَا غَدَآءَنَا لَقَدۡ لَقِينَا مِن سَفَرِنَا هَـٰذَا نَصَبً۬ا

قَالَ أَرَءَيۡتَ إِذۡ أَوَيۡنَآ إِلَى ٱلصَّخۡرَةِ فَإِنِّى نَسِيتُ ٱلۡحُوتَ وَمَآ أَنسَٮٰنِيهُ إِلَّا ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ أَنۡ أَذۡكُرَهُ ۥ‌ۚ وَٱتَّخَذَ سَبِيلَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡبَحۡرِ عَجَبً۬ا

قَالَ ذَٲلِكَ مَا كُنَّا نَبۡغِ‌ۚ فَٱرۡتَدَّا عَلَىٰٓ ءَاثَارِهِمَا قَصَصً۬ا

فَوَجَدَا عَبۡدً۬ا مِّنۡ عِبَادِنَآ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُ رَحۡمَةً۬ مِّنۡ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمۡنَـٰهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلۡمً۬ا

قَالَ لَهُ ۥ مُوسَىٰ هَلۡ أَتَّبِعُكَ عَلَىٰٓ أَن تُعَلِّمَنِ مِمَّا عُلِّمۡتَ رُشۡدً۬ا

قَالَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسۡتَطِيعَ مَعِىَ صَبۡرً۬ا

And (remember) when Musa (Moses) said to his boy-servant: “I will not give up (travelling) until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travelling.”

But when they reached the junction of the two seas, they forgot their fish, and it took its way through the sea as in a tunnel.

So when they had passed further on (beyond that fixed place), Musa (Moses) said to his boy-servant: “Bring us our morning meal; truly, we have suffered much fatigue in this, our journey.”

He said:”Do you remember when we betook ourselves to the rock? I indeed forgot the fish, none but Shaitan (Satan) made me forget to remember it. It took its course into the sea in a strange (way)!”

[Musa (Moses)] said: “That is what we have been seeking.” So they went back retracing their footsteps.

Then they found one of Our slaves, unto whom We had bestowed mercy from Us, and whom We had taught knowledge from Us.

Musa (Moses) said to him (Khidr) “May I follow you so that you teach me something of that knowledge (guidance and true path) which you have been taught (by Allah)?”

He (Khidr) said: “Verily! You will not be able to have patience with me! [Surah Al-Kahf’ Aayaat 60-67]

Moosaa approached Khidr in a way a well-mannered student does. [Allaah informed us that Moosaa said to Khidr]: [هَلۡ أَتَّبِعُكَ عَلَىٰٓ أَن تُعَلِّمَنِ مِمَّا عُلِّمۡتَ رُشۡدً۬ا – May I follow you so that you teach me something of that knowledge (guidance and true path) which you have been taught (by Allah)]?

Look at this good behaviour! Moosaa was a Prophet whom Allaah spoke to directly, but he travelled for the sake of some affairs related to knowledge. Khidr was of a lesser status than him, but because he had knowledge, Moosaa took that difficult journey -on foot- and exercised patience, as Allaah [informed us that Moosaa said]:

[لَآ أَبۡرَحُ حَتَّىٰٓ أَبۡلُغَ مَجۡمَعَ ٱلۡبَحۡرَيۡنِ أَوۡ أَمۡضِىَ حُقُبً۬ا – I will not give up (travelling) until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travelling]- Meaning: Travel many years in order to meet that scholar [i.e. Khidr]

A scholar has sittings in the Masjid, but you keep away from those sittings and then want him to read to you in your house! Everyone wants the scholar to come to his house, so where is that respect [owed to] the scholars?! Look at the one who knows the real station of knowledge, Moosaa- a Prophet amongst the Prophets of Alaah, the one whom Allaah spoke to directly? He travelled and intended to proceed upon that long journey even if it took years; however, you have lessons in the Masjid but do not attend to learn. Many people have lost this good behaviour, rather many ignorant callers to Islaam are not inclined towards knowledge unless you accompany them. By Allaah! Even if you accompanied them, they will not accept this knowledge from you. They will not accept the knowledge of Tawheed, rather they impose their views on the scholars and that they must accompany them. Is this good manners? Is this showing respect to the scholars? A Prophet -amongst the prophets of Allaah- travelled to someone below him [in status and knowledge] just to [acquire some] issues related to knowledge; but you keep away from knowledge and then say: By Allaah! The scholars fail the people! And they make the people reiterate: By Allaah! The scholars fail the youth! The scholars have abandoned the youth!!


Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 124-126. abridged and slightly paraphrased

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[34b] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’-[Some Consequences of Bad Bahaviour Towards The Scholars And One’s Companions]

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

Abdullaah Ibn Al-Mubaarak [rahimahullaah] said: Whoever belittles the [upright] scholars will ruin his religion; whoever belittles the rulers will ruin his worldly affairs and whoever belittles his [Muslim] brothers will ruin his Muroo’ah [i.e. behaviour that either conforms to the Sharee’ah or behaviour of the people of a particular nation, tribe, clan or culture which is not in opposition to the Sharee’ah and is considered -by them- to be noble, befitting, praiseworthy  etc]. [Ref 1]

O my brothers! Therefore, let us behave in a good manner, especially the students of knowledge. O my brothers! At present the connection between a student and his teacher is limited to the classroom. He listens to the lesson and after it finishes, he leaves in a hurry. It is as if he does not know anything about the teacher- neither in a house nor in any other place. And [then] they say: The scholars run away from the students!! It is obligated on the students to behave well towards the scholars and to come to their houses. Do they want the scholars to run behind the students?! The Salaf did not know this [type] of behaviour; [however] when we became deprived of good manners, we expect the scholars to be our followers. Many people want the scholars to be their followers – giving directions to the scholars like they would give directions to a senile old person. A particular scholar can meet thousands of people [i.e. in a specific place] and benefit them, but as for going to the house of every person and knocking at his door, this is neither legislated by Allaah nor is it obligated on the scholars.

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 123-124. Abridged and slightly paraphrased


Ref 1: Listen to Shaikh Albaani’s [rahimahullaah] speech on this link regarding Muroo’ah

https://safeshare.tv/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhSro0pUhVrM%26feature%3Dyoutu.be

 

 

 

[34 A] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ – [Behaviour of a Seeker of Knowledge Towards Scholars, Elders, Contemporaries and Those Younger Than Him [or Her]

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

Good manners [or etiquettes] is a necessity in the path of seeking knowledge, and [when dealing with] the scholars and elders. It was said to king Abdul Azeez [rahimahullaah]: How do you view the people? He said, “The people in my view are three types: a man who is older than me, so he is placed in my father’s position; a man who is in my age group, so he is placed in my brother’s position, and a man who is younger than me, so he is like my son.’’

Therefore, a Muslim behaves towards his brothers in this manner- he places the people in these different categories. The student of knowledge should respect the elders, honour his contemporaries and shows mercy to those below his age. The one who is old in age is like his father, the one in his age group is like his brother and the one below him in age is like his son.


Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 123. abridged and slightly paraphrased

A Brief Mention Regarding Those Malicious Women Who Plotted Against The Prophets And Their Upright Followers, And Those Women Who Followed The Right Path

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

Allaah [The Most High] said:

ضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلاً۬ لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ٱمۡرَأَتَ نُوحٍ۬ وَٱمۡرَأَتَ لُوطٍ۬‌ۖ ڪَانَتَا تَحۡتَ عَبۡدَيۡنِ مِنۡ عِبَادِنَا صَـٰلِحَيۡنِ فَخَانَتَاهُمَا فَلَمۡ يُغۡنِيَا عَنۡہُمَا مِنَ ٱللَّهِ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَقِيلَ ٱدۡخُلَا ٱلنَّارَ مَعَ ٱلدَّٲخِلِينَ

Allah sets forth an example for those who disbelieve, the wife of Nuh (Noah) and the wife of Lout (Lot). They were under two of our righteous slaves, but they both betrayed their (husbands by rejecting their doctrine) so they [Nuh (Noah) and Lout (Lot)] benefited them (their respective wives) not, against Allah, and it was said: “Enter the Fire along with those who enter!”

وَضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلاً۬ لِّلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱمۡرَأَتَ فِرۡعَوۡنَ إِذۡ قَالَتۡ رَبِّ ٱبۡنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيۡتً۬ا فِى ٱلۡجَنَّةِ وَنَجِّنِى مِن فِرۡعَوۡنَ وَعَمَلِهِۦ وَنَجِّنِى مِنَ ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ

And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe, the wife of Fir’aun (Pharaoh), when she said: “My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir’aun (Pharaoh) and his work, and save me from the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers in Allah).

وَمَرۡيَمَ ٱبۡنَتَ عِمۡرَٲنَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَحۡصَنَتۡ فَرۡجَهَا فَنَفَخۡنَا فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِنَا وَصَدَّقَتۡ بِكَلِمَـٰتِ رَبِّہَا وَكُتُبِهِۦ وَكَانَتۡ مِنَ ٱلۡقَـٰنِتِينَ

And Maryam (Mary), the daughter of ‘Imran who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through Our Ruh [i.e. Jibrael (Gabriel)], and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord [i.e. believed in the Words of Allah: “Be!” and he was; that is ‘Iesa (Jesus) – son of Maryam (Mary); as a Messenger of Allah], and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she was of the Qanitin (i.e. obedient to Allah).


Surah At-Tahreem’ Aayaat 10-12

[33] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’-[The Hardest Thing Many of The Scholars Constantly Fought Against In Their Path to Seeking Knowledge?]

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

By Allaah, [to attain] sincerity one must strive. The hardest thing which many scholars used to express grief about is [fear] of being overcome by one’s soul and thus leads to lack of sincerity to Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted]. Your soul can overcome you and diverts from [sincerity] because you desire some fame and praise. One should exert himself, strive and bear hardship to direct this soul to the truth- towards sincerity to Allaah. [The Messenger (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam) said]: Verily, deeds are based on intention and every person will have what he intended.”

So, whoever desires worldly gain through his knowledge or acts of worship, just as the one who migrated [from a land of kufr to a land of Islaam] only to marry a woman and desires wealth, then he obtains nothing from his migration, except for that which he migrated. The thing desired is known to you, so you miss Allaah’s reward.


Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 122. abridged & slightly paraphrased

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