Month: August 2018

Upon Completion of our Weekend Study of Various Hadeeth from Sunan Abi Dawud with Ustadh AbdulHakeem @ibnMitchell

Alhamdulillaah on Monday we completed the 4 day study course going through selected Ahadeeth from Kitaab As Sunnah of Sunan Abi Dawood with our teacher Ustaadh @ibnmitchell.

Throughout the course we covered:
– Various aspects of the Sciences of Hadeeth
– The methodology of Imam Abu Dawood in authoring his Sunan
– What is a book of “Sunan”?
– The meaning of “Sunnah”
– The Hadeeth of the 73 sects
– Prohibition of arguing with the people of desires and the obligation to have hatred for them
– Discussion of the issue of not giving the Salaam to the people of bid’ah
– Prohibition of arguing regarding the Quran
– Numerous benefits related to the salafi manhaj and how it is to be correctly implemented

After thanking Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’aalah, we thank our teacher for what was an extremely beneficial set of lessons and for the time he gave to the attendees after the classes, answering many questions from both brothers and sisters.

We ask Allaah, The Most High, to make it heavy on his scales of good deeds on the Day of Judgement and to give him the best of this life and the next. Aameen.

Note: All audios will be uploaded soon alongside summarised notes of all the lessons.

[68] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [Some People Have a Deficient Understanding of What Al-Fiqh Fid Deen Means]

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

The Comprehensive Sharee’ah Understanding of the [phrase] Al-Fiqh Fid Deen [Understanding In The Religion]: “Whoever Allaah wishes good for, He grants him understanding in the religion.” When this [phrase] ‘Understanding in the religion’ is stated amongst the people, they understand it to mean the books of Islamic jurisprudence [i.e. the books that discuss the rulings related to prayer, zakat, fasting, marriage etc]. This is a deficient understanding. Fiqh [understanding] – first and foremost – is the understanding of the [sound] creed and Tawheed [i.e. sound Islamic monotheism]. This is the highest level of Fiqh, because the nobility of knowledge is [determined based on the] nobility of its subject matter. The best and noblest subject matter is Tawheed, which teaches the people about the Attributes of their Lord and the perfection of His Attributes, [informs them, explains and reminds] them about His Oneness, to worship Him [alone] and sincerely establish the [entire] religion for His Sake.

Therefore, we seek understanding of Tawheed from Allaah’s Book [i.e. the Qur’aan], the [authentic] Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] and from the understanding of our Salafus Saaleh [i.e. the Sahaabah, the Taab’een and the At-baa at-Taabi’een]. We seek understanding in all areas of [Sharee’ah] knowledge – understanding [related to what] is halaal and haraam, acts of worship, mutual dealings, [sound Islamic politics], economics and in every affair. All these affairs – and all praise and thanks be to Allaah – are extensively [found] within the [message] brought by Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam].

When Fiqh is mentioned, its intended [meaning includes] understanding of every affair that is connected to our religious and worldly affairs, and the foremost of them is the knowledge of Tawheed [Islamic Monotheism]. There is nothing that can do without the knowledge of Tawheed, [because] some people deeply preoccupy [themselves with other] sciences and subject matters, but he does not know this knowledge brought by the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], to such extent that you find many people who are well versed in language, Islamic jurisprudence, philosophy and the science of rhetoric; but – by Allaah – he does not know [the sound meaning] of ‘Laa ilaaha illal laah’ – the Islamic Monotheism, which Allaah sent all the Messengers with- the first and last of them. [Allaah said]: [وَلَقَدۡ بَعَثۡنَا فِى ڪُلِّ أُمَّةٍ۬ رَّسُولاً أَنِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتَ‌ۖ – And verily, We have sent among every Ummah [community, nation] a Messenger [saying]: “Worship Allah [Alone], and avoid [or keep away from] all false deities.” [Surah An-Nahl Aayah 36]

Every Messenger came with this [Message], until the advent of the seal of the Messengers Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], who resided in Makkah for ten years and called to Tawheed. Tawheed was the foremost aspect and basis of his call. The prayer – the second pillar of Islaam after the testimony of faith ‘Laa ilaaha illal laah – was not legislated until in the 10th year [of his Messengership], and the full details [related to] Zakat was not legislated until [after his migration to] Madeenah and all the other laws. This shows the importance of Tawheed, so how is it that many people who ascribe to Islaam- those who claim knowledge – are ignorant of it, then how about the ignorant people. And due to this, Misguidance, Bidah and grave worship has become widespread, and this arose due to ignorance regarding the [perfect] Names and Attributes of Allaah and negation of Allaah’s [perfect] Attributes. And [also] a people from the other religions entered into Islaam and plotted against the people [through] corrupt sciences – rhetoric, philosophy, forged [or spurious] historical accounts [or events] and what is similar to that, and thus corrupted their [sound] creed and methodology.

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm – pages 243-244. Slightly paraphrased

✅A Beneficial Visit to Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree with brief Q&A by brothers from @Salaficentre with 👤 Abu Idrees Muhammad @abuidrees as part of 👍 @taqwatravels on 📆 Monday 6 August 2018

On Monday 6 August 2018 / 24 Dhul Qi’dah 1439 we visited Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree hafidhahullah, in his house.

The Shaykh welcomed the Taqwa Hajj 2018 brothers warmly, he was kind and extremely hospitable, constantly asking his son if we had had enough Qahwa [traditional Arabic coffee]. The Shaykh had a very warm personality and beautiful sense of humour.

The Shaykh was in good spirits and appeared to be in good health. He enquired about all brothers’ names and ethnic origins and also enquired about Abu Khadeejah and Abu Hakeem حفظهما الله

Throughout the sitting the Shaykh emphasised the importance of speaking correct Fusha [classical] Arabic and spoke very eloquently himself.

Abu idrees حفظه الله informed the Shaykh that he started trips to Masjid al-Aqsa and has been there a few times. The Shaykh was pleased with this. He enquired about the safety of those who travel with Abu Idrees. The Shaykh then mentioned some benefits about Masjid Aqsa and its history.

The Shaykh gave a brief talk, translated in person by Ustaadh Abu Idrees حفظه الله. Here are some brief points:

After praising Allah and sending salutations to His Messenger he said:

I ask Allah that He accepts your Hajj and returns you safely to your families after you have completed your Hajj.

You are about to depart towards Makkah and should say:

لبيك اللهم بعمرة متمتعة الى حج

و ان حبسني حابس فمحلي حيث حبستني

And when you reach Makkah you should perform Tawaaf and sa’ee and then shave your head. [The Shaykh being over eighty, jokingly removed his Shimaagh from his head exposing his bald head, saying “like this”] then come out of Ihraam.

On the 8th day you should resume your Ihraam again and say

لبيك اللهم بحج

وان حبسني حابس فمحلي حيث حبستني

The brothers then asked a series of questions which the Shaykh answered.

Q1. I would like to apply to the Islamic university of Madinah, but my family requires my financial assistance. Should I go or stay at home?

Shaykh: If you go, will they struggle financially?

Questioner: Yes

Shaykh: Is there a [Salafee] centre in your locality?

Questioner: Yes

Shaykh: Then study there inshaaAllah, may Allah replace it for you with better.

Q2. When the pilgrim arrives in Makkah, fatigued or exhausted, should the pilgrim in this state, perform umrah immediately or should he rest first in these circumstances?

Shaykh: You should rest first and gain some strength

Q3. Eating camel meat breaks the wudhoo. Does this also apply to camel milk?

Shaykh: No, this does not apply to camel milk.

Q4. If a women is on her period and she was unable to make the Tawaaful Ifaadhah for Hajj but the time to return to her country is upon her [flight] what should she do?

Shaykh: She should wrap something around the area and complete her Hajj, and there’s no problem in that.

Q5. Is it permissible to take contraceptive pills to prevent periods during Hajj?

Shaykh: I do not advise she does this as this has been proven to be harmful to her and she should not do this.

The Shaykh then warmly greeted each brother individually and then advised one brother to change his name to either Abdullah, Abdirahim or Abdurahman. The brother later chose Abdullah.

Abu Idrees then informed the Shaykh that the group has arranged to see Shaykh Abdullah al-Bukhari immediately after. The Shaykh said: “relay my regards and salaams to him”. He then praised the Shaykh for his knowledge.

Imam Hassan al-Basri said: “The world is darkness except for the sittings with the scholars” Jaami’ bayanul ilm wa fadhlihi

Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Baaz, on Noor ala dharb said: “Visiting the people of knowledge and Imaan from Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah and visiting brothers for the sake of Allah is a [means of] closeness to Allah and [an act of] obedience”

The Salaf would perform Hajj to gain its tremendous rewards and then take the opportunity to visit and benefited from the people of knowledge. Alhamdulilah, we were blessed and privileged to follow in their footsteps to continue this tradition. May Allah have mercy upon our Salaf, preserve our Mashaayikh and accept it from us.

[67]Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [The Best Worship Is That Which Is Constant And Refrain From Imposing Upon Ourselves Extra Optional Acts of Worship Beyond What We Are Able to Do]

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

The most beloved worship to Allaah is that which is constant, for indeed the one who imposes upon himself that which is beyond his ability [i.e. extra supererogatory acts of worship] which he might not able to do, it is inevitable that his strength will disappear gradually, so he becomes weak or might even deviate, because he imposed upon himself that which is beyond what he can do [i.e. extra supererogatory acts of worship which he cannot do], deprived his [body] of its rights, his family and others. [Salmaan (radiyallaahu anhu) said to Abu Dardaa (radiyallaahu anhu)]: “Your Lord has rights on you, your ownself has a right on you, and your family has rights on you, so you should give the rights to all those who have a right on you.” [Bukhaari 1968]

Abdullaah Ibn Umar [radiyallaahu anhumaa] used to fast constantly without a break and completed recitation of the Qur’aan every night, so Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] clarified for him and said: “It is sufficient for you to fast for three days a month”, so he said, “I can do more than that.” The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, “Your wife has a right on you, your guest has a right on you and your body has a right on you….so fast [in the manner that] Allaah’s Prophet Dawood used to fast” [i.e. alternative days] [Bukhaari 6134]

Therefore, balance worship [i.e. related to extra optional acts of worship based on one’s ability and prevents one from neglecting the rights his wife, body etc] preserves a person’s strength and enables him to be constant in worship.

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 242. slightly paraphrasedw

[66] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [Why Do The (Genuine or True) Scholars Fear Allaah More Than Everyone Else?!]

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

Allaah [The Most High] said:

إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ ۗ

It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah.
[Surah Faatir’ Aayah 28]

They are [truly] acquainted with the Greatness of Allaah and His Perfection [i.e. the Perfection of Allaah’s Lordship, Names and Attributes, Actions, Judgements, Commands, Prohibitions etc], His Rights and the rights of His slaves [i.e. the rights of mankind, Jinn and all other creatures]. They [truly] distinguish between halaal and haraam, between what is harmful and what is beneficial [i.e. what will benefit the people in their religious and worldly affairs & what will harm them]; so they have a much greater piety, fear of Allaah founded upon knowledge of Allaah’s Greatness, Perfect Sovereignty and Dominion, and being constantly aware of the fact that Allaah knows, hears and sees everything they conceal and proclaim.

As for the Jaahil, he is not [or not truly] acquainted with the Greatness of Allaah nor the rights of Allaah. How can he fear [or truly] fear Allaah when he is not [or not truly] acquianted with Allaah’s punishment and what is within the fire of hell, the Barsakh [i.e. the life after death and before the day of judgement], life in the grave and the severe anxiety people will encounter [i.e. due to one’s evil deeds].

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 240. slightly paraphrased

A Brief Reminder Regarding Deviant Usaamah Hasan, The Ikhwaanees of Didsbury Masjid And The Stance of The Salafiyyoon Towards Ahlul Bidah

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

We’ve heard Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari [hafidhahullaah] many times stating in his audio lectures – and we are quite sure that those students who attend his lessons in person have heard the same – that a Jaahil does not know his limitations, so how can he know the limitations [or status] of others! Suddenly an ignorant group want to declare deviant Usaamah Hasan a scholar! Yes indeed, there are only upright students of knowledge in the West, but not a single scholar; so who amongst the upright and recognised scholars of Ahlus Sunnah has given deviant Usaamah Hasan such a status, title or qualification?! As for the Ikhwaani Didsbury Masjid Committee/Admin, they are well known to the Salafiyyoon of Manchester. And just because Usaamah Hasan refutes individuals at Didsbury Masjid does mean that he is free from deviation, rather deviants refuting other deviants is something well known as stated by Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah].

Therefore, Ahlus Sunnah are free from both deviant Usaamah Hasan and the Ikhwaanees of Didsbury. We’ve posted – in this link – refutations against Usaamah Hasan, Didsbury Masjid, the Takfeeris and others. May Allaah guide them or protect the Ummah from their misguidance Aameen.

Some of The Severe Deviations of Usaamah  Hasan


The Associates of Didsbury Masjid

[1] Didsbury Masjid Admin [South Manchester]: Who Are Their Associates?

[2] Didsbury Masjid Admin [South Manchester]: They promote Jamal Al-Badawi [An Aqlaani (gives precedence to his intellect over the ahaadeeth and falls into philosophical rhetoric)]

[3] Didsbury Masjid Admin [South Manchester]: They Invite The Soofi Muhammad Ibn Adam kawthari

[4] Reminder to the Hizbiyyoon of Didsbury Masjid Admin: Ustaadh Abu Khadeejah Exposed the Aqeedah of your ally Muhammad Adam Al-Kawthari

[5] Reminder to Didsbury Masjid Admin: Your Deviant Ikhwaani Ally Abu Eesa Niamatullah Praises Abu Ghuddah- another caller to Shirk and staunch enemy of Ahlus Sunnah!

Salafi Position On Jihaad In Syria and Jihaad In Our Times

Is there Jihad in Syria? Should one go and fight? By Salafi Shaikh, Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree

Salafi Shaikh Fawzaan on Jihaad in our times and the guidelines of Jihaad according to Islam



📢 Full Weekend Study Course! Selected Hadeeth 📚from Kitaab 📕 as Sunnah If Sunan Abu Dawud. Starts Friday 24th to Monday 27th August. With Ustadh Abdul Hakeem Mitchell

Full Weekend Study Course

 Kitaab As Sunnah from Sunan Abi Dawud

Explanations of Shaykh Ahmad an Najmi & Shaykh Ubayd al Jaabiree

By Ustadh Abdul Hakeem Mitchell

Friday 24th August to Monday 27th August

Multiple lessons with the schedule to be announced shortly.

Lessons will be live at the masjid, for both women and men. And will be broadcast on

The Sin of Accepting False Judgement In One’s Favour And Pleading On Behalf of a Treacherous Person- [By Imaam As-Sadi (rahimahullaah)]

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

And eat up not one another’s property unjustly [in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.], nor give bribery to the rulers [judges before presenting your cases] that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. [Surah Al-Baqarah Aayah 188]


[65] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’-[What Was The Most Virtuous Thing That Allaah Gave to The Prophets And Messengers After They Were Appointed As Prophets And Messengers?]

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

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi [hafidhahullaah] said: We cannot be acquainted with the greatness of Allaah, His [Perfect and All-Encompassing] Power, His Perfection and His rights over His slaves, except through the path of the noble Messengers [alayhimus salaatu wassalaam]. The people can only [achieve true and sound] happiness through the [guidance, nurturing and path of the Prophets and Messengers], because Allaah favoured them with that light and guidance. And Allaah did not praise the Prophets for anything – after appointing them as Prophets and Messengers- more virtuous than knowledge. Allaah said:

وَتِلۡكَ حُجَّتُنَآ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهَآ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ عَلَىٰ قَوۡمِهِۦ‌ۚ نَرۡفَعُ دَرَجَـٰتٍ۬ مَّن نَّشَآءُ‌ۗ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ حَكِيمٌ عَلِيمٌ۬

And that was Our Proof which We gave Ibrahim (Abraham) against his people. We raise whom We will in degrees. Certainly your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing. [Surah Al-An’aam- Aayah 83]

[Through this] Knowledge of the proofs and evidences [i.e. the revelation], Allaah raised the status [of the people], and He raised the status of all the Prophets by way it.  Allaah said about Yusuf [alayhis salaam]:

وَلَمَّا بَلَغَ أَشُدَّهُ ۥۤ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُ حُكۡمً۬ا وَعِلۡمً۬ا‌ۚ وَكَذَٲلِكَ نَجۡزِى ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ

And when he [Yusuf (Joseph)] attained his full manhood, We gave him wisdom and knowledge (the Prophethood), thus We reward the Muhsinun (doers of good). [Surah Yoosuf’ Aayah 22]

Allaah granted him wisdom and Prophet-hood. Allaah granted him knowledge and praised him – this noble Prophet- due to Prophet-hood and knowledge.

Likewise, Allaah praised Moosaa [alayhis salaam], saying:

And when he attained his full strength, and was perfect (in manhood), We bestowed on him Hukman (Prophethood, right judgement of the affairs) and religious knowledge [of the religion of his forefathers i.e. Islamic Monotheism]. And thus do We reward the Muhsinun (i.e. good doers). [Surah Al-Qasas’ Aayah 14]

O my brothers! Look at how Allaah [Glorified and Exalted be He] praised His Prophets and Messengers, and specifically mentioned knowledge as one of their great and lofty qualities, because it is their most virtuous quality; rather it their best qualify after being appointed as Prophets and Messengers.

Allaah praised Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] and granted him knowledge. Allaah said:

هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَرۡسَلَ رَسُولَهُ ۥ بِٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلۡحَقِّ لِيُظۡهِرَهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱلدِّينِ ڪُلِّهِۦ وَلَوۡ ڪَرِهَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكُونَ

It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it). [Surah At-Tawbah’ Aayah 33]

Al-Hudaa [Guidance] is beneficial knowledge and Deenul Haqq [the religion of truth] is righteous action. And Allaah gave the Messenger superiority and likewise this Ummah over all religions by way of this Knowledge [i.e. the final revelation].

Allaah [The Blessed And Most High] said:

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى بَعَثَ فِى ٱلۡأُمِّيِّـۧنَ رَسُولاً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡہِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَيُزَكِّيہِمۡ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبۡلُ لَفِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬

He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur’an, Islamic laws and Islamic jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of Prophet Muhammad). And verily, they had been before in manifest error. [Al-Jumu’ah’ Aayah 2]

Allaah praised the Messenger and the Ummah due the knowledge and wisdom [given to them]; purified them [from the filth of disbelief and polytheism] and saved them Misguidance by way of it. They used to be in a state of extreme darkness – [upon acts, beliefs, ideas and manners] of the Pre-Islamic era of ignorance and Misguidance, then Allaah saved them through Muhammad and the guidance he brought, and [though] the knowledge [of the revelation] that purifies the souls and hearts.

Allaah praised the [upright religious] scholars of this Islamic Nation and the [upright scholars of the previous Nations who followed Allaah’s Messengers] due to the knowledge [of the revelation that was given to them]. Allaah did not praise them due to wealth, worldly status, authority or anything else, rather Allaah praised them due to knowledge [of the revelation], because knowledge is that which passes judgement on all affairs of life, and it is what passes judgements on both the rulers and the subjects. Allaah said:

إِنَّمَا يَخۡشَى ٱللَّهَ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِ ٱلۡعُلَمَـٰٓؤُاْۗ

It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah.

[Surah Al-Faatir’ Aayah 28]

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages238-240




Whenever One Increases In Knowledge, Let Him or Her Remember These Two Aayaat- [A Short Faa’idah From Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]

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

“Regardless what level you reach in knowledge, remember the [vast amount of knowldege] left behind by the predecessors for the successors.”

Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] said: This [statement] is good, but we say that what is better than that is: “Regardless what level you reach in knowledge, remember the statement of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic]:

 وَفَوْقَ كُلِّ ذِي عِلْمٍ عَلِيمٌ

But over all those endowed with knowledge is the All-Knowing [Allaah][Surah Yusuf’ Aayah 76]

And remember the other Aayah:

وَمَا أُوتِيتُم مِّنَ الْعِلْمِ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا

And of knowledge, you [mankind] have been given only a little.
[Surah Al-Israa’ Aayah 85]

Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ page 168.
slightly paraphrased

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