Month: November 2018

Advice for a Person who is Immersed in Desires and Doubts – Shaykh Rabee

What is your advice, may Allah preserve you, for one who has fell into the sea of desires and doubts?

My advice, for him is to repent to Allah and that he recalls the statement of Allah the Blessed and Most High,

Say: “O ‘Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (Az-Zumar: 53)

Therefore, even if you were swimming in a sea of disbelief, you have indeed performed good, by way of repenting to Allah the Blessed and Most High, because the door of repentance is open for all of the servants. So, upon him is to repent to Allah and return to the truth.

Source an audio with title: Asbaab al-Inhiraaf wa Tawjeehaat Manhajiyyah: from Shaykh Rabee’s  (hafidahullah) official website.

The Cultivation and Upbringing of Your Children is From the Greatest of Responsibilities – Al Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) was asked a question regarding the fathers (or parents) who are preoccupied and busy with their work, that they are not able to ask their children about their daily affairs; their academic studies; who their friends are etc, the Shaykh (rahimahullah) replied,

We say regarding those who are too busy (to enquire after or look after their children). From the greatest of your actions and deeds are your sons and daughters, their responsibility upon you is greater than your trade or business. We ask, what do you want and desire by way of your work and business? Surely, you only desire by way of it, the ability to spend upon yourself and your family; this is nourishment for the body. More important than this is nourishing the heart, nourishing the soul, cultivating eemaan and righteous actions in the souls of the sons and daughters. The fathers shoulkd then know that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa salam) said,

“When a person dies, his actions are cut off, except for three, ongoing charity, knowledge which is benefited by or a righteous child who supplicates for him.”

Therefore, a righteous child benefits his father in life and death, hence it is more befitting and preponderant that he is cared for more than wealth, because if a person is rich it is possible for him to assign employees to carry out his business and if he is not, then indeed Allah The Most High said,

And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). (2) And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. (At-Talaaq: 2-3)

Paraphrased from a Fatwa of Shaykh al-Uthaymeen 

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The Messenger [Sallal-laahu-Alayhi-Wasallam] Informed Us About The False Witness That Will Occur After The Pious Generations- [PDF 2 Pages]

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

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The Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said: ‘’The best of the people are those living in my generation, then those who will follow the latter and then those who come after them. Then there will come after them people who will be treacherous and will not be trustworthy, they will bear witness without being asked to do so [Ref 1], and they will vow, but will never fulfil their vows, and fatness will appear among them.’’ [Ref 2].

Shaikh Rabee [hafidhahullaah] said: They [i.e. the people mentioned in this hadeeth] give false testimony, act treacherously and deceitfully. They behave in a very sinful manner and follow evil desires, except those whom Allaah safeguards amongst the Taa’ifatul Mansoorah [i.e. the aided group of Muslims upon the straight path] – those whom Allaah’s Messenger [alayhis salaatu wassalaam] praised. Therefore, it is obligated on us to acquire knowledge for the sake of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] and act upon it. Ignorance is a deadly disease and knowledge is a weapon that will destroy you if you do not act upon it, and Allaah’s refuge is sought. [Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm pages 268-270]

[Ref 1]: Regarding the statement, ‘’They will bear witness without being asked to do so.’’ This can mean that they bear witness before being asked, or they bear witness based on falsehood, or they give witness without being from those who are worthy of it. [For further details see Sharh Saheeh Muslim 12/17)]. However, there is another Hadeeth in which the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] stated: ‘’Should I not inform you about the best of witnesses, they are those who bear witness before being asked.’’ The scholars say that what is intended by this hadeeth is for example: someone has a witness to give on behalf of another person based on truth, but the person does not know about it, so he [i.e. the one who should give the witness] informs the person about it; or for example, a person has already passed away and another person knows what the deceased person has left behind as inheritance, so he bears witness to that and makes it known. [For further details see Fat-hul Baari 5/260]

[Ref 2: And regarding the statement, ‘’And fatness will appear among them.’’ – Meaning: These people give importance to the means of fattening themselves – food, drink and over-abundance. So, their only concern is their bodies and fattening themselves. As for being fat without choice, then one cannot be blamed for that, just as a person cannot be blamed for being tall, short, black or white…[For further details, see Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 10/1056 -By Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]

Eemaan Returns to Madeenah Just as a Snake Returns to Its Hole

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

Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] was asked about the statement of the Messenger [sallal-laahua-alayhi-wasallam] that: ‘’Verily Eemaan returns to Madeenah as a snake returns to its hole.’’[1]

Answer: In this hadeeth the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’ Verily Eemaan returns to Madeenah as a snake returns to its hole.’’ The word [ يَأرِزُ -Yarizo] with a kasrah on the letter Raa can also have a Fatha or a Dammah on the Raa.  And the meaning of [يَأرِزُ – Yarizo] is that (Islaam) will return and will be established in Madeenah, just as a snake returns to its hole after exiting it. This is an indication from the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alahi-wasallam] that this religion will return to Madeenah after the other lands become corrupted, just as a snake goes out and roams about in the earth, and then returns to its hole thereafter.

Also in this Hadeeth, there is an indication that just as Islaam did spread from Madeenah, it will also return to it, because indeed Islaam’s strength and authority did not spread except from Madeenah, even though its origin was in Makkah.  Makkah was the first place where the revelation came down, but the Muslims were not able to establish a state, authority and Jihaad except after migrating to Madeenah. So for this reason, Islaam’s authority, enforcement and strength spread from Madeenah, and it will return to it in the end of time. And some of the people of knowledge say that this [hadeeth] indicates to an affair that has already taken place, which is that people did come to Madeenah and return to it in order to acquire the knowledge of the Sharee’ah and to study Islaam. However, the first meaning is what is apparent from the hadeeth. [2]

[1]Saheeh Bukhaari: Summarized Version: Hadeeth Number: 909

[Source: An Excerpt from ‘Fataawaa Fadeelatus Shaikh Al-Allaamah Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen Fil Aqeedah: Vol:1-2: page: 84-85. Slightly paraphrased]

Video: Advice in these times of Trials and Tribulations – Shaykh Fawzaan

From the Questioner: “Noble Scholar, what do you advise us with in these times, where trials and tribulations have become many; the people of innovation have spread (increased in numbers), and the scholars are dying?”

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[80] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ – [Evil Scholars – Those Who Deliberately Oppose The Truth Due to Love of The Dunyaa] [PDF 2 Pages]

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

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After mentioning some of those leaders of misguidance who knew the truth but deliberately opposed it, such as the likes of Ibn Arabi At-Taa’ee and An-Nabahaaniy -both of whom were callers to major Shirk, even though they knew the truth- Shaikh Rabee [hafidhahullaah] then said: These people are evil scholars who purchased with the Aayaat [proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.] of Allaah a little gain [i.e. the evil pleasures], just as Alaah [The Exalted] said:

فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ وَرِثُوا الْكِتَابَ يَأْخُذُونَ عَرَضَ هَٰذَا الْأَدْنَىٰ وَيَقُولُونَ سَيُغْفَرُ لَنَا وَإِن يَأْتِهِمْ عَرَضٌ مِّثْلُهُ يَأْخُذُوهُ ۚ أَلَمْ يُؤْخَذْ عَلَيْهِم مِّيثَاقُ الْكِتَابِ أَن لَّا يَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْحَقَّ وَدَرَسُوا مَا فِيهِ ۗ وَالدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ ۗ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

Then after them succeeded an [evil] generation, which inherited the Book, but they chose [for themselves] the goods of this low life [evil pleasures of this world] saying [as an excuse]: ‘’[Everything] will be forgiven to us.’’ And if [again] the offer of the like [evil pleasures of this world] came their way, they would [again] seize them [would commit those sins]. Was not the covenant of the Book taken from them that they would not say about Allah anything but the truth? And they have studied what is in it [the Book]. And the home of the Hereafter is better for those who are pious. Do not you then understand? [Surah Al-A’raaf. Aayah 169]

The clear proof [regarding this affair] is that the worldly goals [i.e. evil pleasures, ambitions etc] comes in the way of person so he abandons the truth, speaks other than the truth, issues verdicts [or judges] based on other the truth and transmits that which is other than the truth, in order to reach [or attain] such worldly goals [or ambitions].

Then he says: ‘’I will be forgiven’’, whilst persisting upon falsehood. Then another worldly goal comes his way, so rushes towards it and says, “I will be forgiven.’’ This [type of behaviour is tantamount having] false hopes. Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] accepts the repentance of a person when he repents after sinning, but these people do not [establish] a sincere repentance; rather they have false hopes. This is the state of affairs of those who inherited the Book and do not act upon it. They say that which is other than the truth and prefer the Dunyaa over the Aakhirah. This is their state of affairs and description, and they have other characteristics that have been mentioned in the Book of Allaah and the [authentic] Sunnah of the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam].

We ask Allaah to place us amongst those who know and act; keep us away from love of the Dunyaa, [evil] desires and [love of] leadership, for indeed these affairs are a cause of destruction. We ask Allaah to keep us away from these causes of destruction and indeed our Lord hears the supplication [of those who supplicate to Him].

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Pages 276-277. Slightly paraphrased

Utilise the Dunya for Fulfilling the Purpose of Your Creation – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullah),

We are created for the purpose of worshipping Allāh alone and everything upon the earth has been created for us [i.e. to aid us in this purpose and for lawful enjoyment].

هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا 

He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. (Al-Baqarah: 29) 

And amazing it is that nowadays our people busy themselves with what has been created for them at the expense of what they were created for. This is [tantamount] to foolishness – that they are busying themselves with that which was created for them at the expense of something which they were created for (and if this purpose is fulfilled will lead them to the Pleasure of their Lord, Inshā Allāh t’āla).

An excerpt from Shaykh Uthaymeen’s Tafsir of Surah adh-Dhaariyat, taken from the printed book ‘Tafsir Al-Hujurat to Al-Hadid’ pg 168

The Great Benefit Received By Those Who Begin The Day and Reach The Evening Whilst Their Foremost Concern Is to Seek The Pleasure of Allaah

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

If a person begins the day and reaches the evening, whilst his [foremost] concern is [to obey or seek the pleasure of Allaah], Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] will fulfil all his needs, take care of everything that worries him, [free his heart from other things and busy it with] love of Allaah, [preoccupy] his tongue with remembrance of Allaah and His limbs with acts of obedience to Allaah.

And if he begins the day and reaches the evening whilst his [foremost] concern is the worldly life, Allaah will make him carry the displeasure of his worries and griefs, leave him to himself, preoccupy his heart with love of the creation instead of love of Allaah, [preoccupy] his tongue with remembrance of the people instead of remembrance of Allaah, [preoccupy] his limbs with obedience to [people] by  serving them and being busy in their service, instead of being obedient to Allaah; so he toils in their service just like the bellows that blows and squeezes for the benefit of others. Everyone who turns away from servitude to Allaah, obedience to Allaah and love of Allaah, he will be afflicted with servitude to a created thing, love of it and serving it. Allaah [The Exalted] said: [ وَمَن يَعْشُ عَن ذِكْرِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ نُقَيِّضْ لَهُ شَيْطَانًا فَهُوَ لَهُ قَرِينٌ– And whosoever turns away [blinds himself] from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent [Allaah], We appoint for him Shaitan [Satan – devil] to be a Qareen [an intimate companion] to him. [Surah Az-Zukhruf. Aayah 36]

Source: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Fawaa’id’ page 134-135. Slightly paraphrased