Month: December 2018

[6] Some Terms Whose True Reality Is Concealed By Callers to False Unity In Their Desperate Attempts to Legitimise The Deviations of The Deviant Sects

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

When the Salafiyyoon refute all the people of Bidah and refuse to co-operate with them, the callers to false unity accuse them of causing disunity and sectarianism in their desperate attempts to conceal the true reality of this term when applied in its right context. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] said:  ‘’When a proof that supports the truth is manifested and the one who wants to repel it finds no way of doing so, he refrains from mentioning it and thus becomes a silent devil, and sometimes he distorts it. Distortion is of two types: Distorting words and distorting meanings. Distorting words is when one utters a word in a context in which it does not establish the truth – either adding to the word or omitting something from it, or substituting it with something else- to the extent that the listener is made to believe something, whilst something else is intended by it, just as the Yahood  [i.e. those Yahood who disbelieved in the Prophet & hated him] used to distort words when giving Salaam to the Prophet [i.e. saying As-Saamu Alayka (death be upon you), instead of saying Assalaamu alaykum)]. This is one type of distortion.

The second type of distortion is related to meanings – distorting the wording; giving it an interpretation that is not intended by the one who uttered it and pretending not to know its unintended meaning; or dropping other meanings intended by it etc. Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا – and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do].

And when it is the case that a witness is required to bear witness based on what the affair should be [i.e. the complete truth], therefore neither should he hide nor change it. Turning away from the testimony is tantamount to concealment, and distortion is tantamount to alteration and substitution. Therefore, contemplate on this ayah and the treasures of knowledge it contains. The Eemaan of a person cannot be complete, except by way of accepting the texts of the sharee’ah and calling the people to them – neither turning away from them at times nor distorting them at other times. [Source: An Excerpt from ‘Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah). Vol 1. Page 300-303. slightly paraphrased]

The Root Cause of Sectarianism and Splitting

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

The cause of the differing that take place between the callers is the differing in methodologies.  And had the callers (may Allaah guide them and grant them success) followed a singular methodology- the methodology of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam; that which the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-sallam) and his companions were upon- then these differences would not have occurred.

Therefore, it is obligatory upon all the callers to make their methodology one–upon the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam); and that their call is (carried out) for the sake of Allaah and to make the word of Allaah uppermost.  Their call should not be for the sake of desires, raising individuals or parties; rather their call should be sincerely for Allaah’s Face-making Allaah’s word uppermost; following the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and to aid His Religion.  (So) by way of this the differing will cease. [Source: Al-Ijaabaatul Muhimmah Fil Mashaakil Al-Mulimmah (page:221-222)]

Shaikh Zaid Ibn Hadee al Madkhalee (rahimahullaah) said:

The Mubtadi [i.e. the one who innovates that which is not from the religion and thus is labelled with the term ‘innovator in religion’ after the proofs have been established against him] is the cause for the splitting [in the Ummah]. That is because splitting is connected to innovation and unity (upon the sound creed and methodology of the Salaf) is connected to the Sunnah.  The obligation of refuting the Mukhaalif (the opposer of the truth) is not lifted from the scholar due to anticipation of harm, unless it is harm he is not able to bear.  Then (in this case), Allah does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear.  The earth is not devoid of people of knowledge who will carry out refutation against the Mubtadi and the Mukhaalif. [Source: Al Ajwibah Al Mukhtasar Alaa As-ila Al-Ashrati(Page43-44)]

 

Must Read: The Splitting and Differing in the Ummah is Due to the Innovations and Innovators: http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=GSC01&articleID=GSC010003&articlePages=1

 

 

[4] Some Terms That Might Innocently Be Utilised For Truth, But Can Also Be Utilised For Falsehood By Ahlul Bidah-[Misguided Modernists and Philosophers Disguised As Muslim Intellectuals and Islamic Thinkers]

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

Islaam is not a set of ideas [or thoughts], rather it is a divine revelation sent down – by the Lord of universe – in the Magnificent Qur’aan and the [authentic] Sunnah of the noble Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] – the Messenger who never speaks based on his desires, rather [إِنۡ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحۡىٌ۬ يُوحَىٰ  – It [i.e. the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah conveyed by the Messenger (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam) is nothing else but a revelation that is inspired]. As for an idea [or thought], it can be [rejected, disapproved etc] and debated [or presented for discussion], and it may be correct or incorrect. Therefore, it is not permissible to associate Islam with the term ‘Idea [or thought] because it [idea or thought] is something specifically attributed to the creation [i.e. humankind and Jinn], because an idea [or a thought] can either be correct or  wrong. As for the Sharee’ah [i.e. the sound divine law, creed, acts of worship conveyed by the final Messenger (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam) from the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah], it is infallible. Likewise, it is not to be said, “Islamic idea [or thought], because the scholar who has reached the level of Ijtihaad is restricted by the pure Sharee’ah, so he is not allowed to contemplate [outside the confines of the sound divine revelation] and then legislate; rather he searches and follows the legislated Islamic path of [sound] Ijtihaad in order to derive rulings. Yes, in this era of ours the term ‘Islamic thinker’ is used and what is intended by it is a person who is able to derive [sound rulings] and spread the virtues of Islaam, therefore in this case one is excused for utilising such a term; however it is better to avoid it. [An Excerpt from ‘Mu’jam Al-Manaahiy Lil-Laf’dhiyyah’. pages 430-431. Slightly paraphrased. Publisher: Daarul Aasimah. 3rd Edition 1417 AH (1996)]

[3] Some Terms That Are Misconstrued By Ahlul Bidah – Misguided Modernists and Philosophers Disguised As Muslim Intellectuals- In Their Desperate Attempts to Dilute Islaam and Appease Militant Secularists

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

Shaikh Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] was asked about the statement of a person who says: ”I am free [or liberated?]”

Answer: If a liberated [or free person] says this and intends by it freedom from slavery to the creation, then yes he is free from slavery to the creation. However, if he intends by this that he is liberated (freed) from servitude to Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic], then indeed he has erred in his understanding of servitude and he does not understand the meaning of freedom. That is because servitude to other than Allaah is bondage. As for the servitude to Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic], then this is real freedom because if he does not humble himself to Allaah, he will humble himself to other than Allaah. So he deceives himself when he says that he is free [or liberated]- meaning: he is liberated from obedience to Allaah.


[Source: Al-Manaahiy al-Laf’dhiyyah: page: 117. abridged and slightly paraphrased]

Making Tayammum when there is Very Cold Water – Shaykh Zayd ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee

The questioner asks:

“Question: A man became impure after intimate relations (junub), so he performed tayyammum (ritual purification with dust when water isn’t available) and then found cold water… He is able to make Wudhu with it, but not able to perform Ghusl (Full Purification with a Bath) due to the coldness, what is the ruling on that? And, he he has no way of heating the water?

 

Those who betray the Methodology of the Salaf – Shaykh Fawzaan

In this video Shaykh Saliah al-Fawzaan provides us with some much needed advice in regards to clinging onto the Methodology of the Salaf. Tune in and benefit!

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It is Not Permissible to Violate the Honour or Wealth of a Non Muslim – Shaykh Fawzaan

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan was asked:

(The questioner) is asking about interactions and oppressing/assaulting the non-Muslim in non-Muslim countries because they are disbelievers and are at war with the religion and it’s people, so what is the ruling on this?

Watch the full video for the answers of the Shaykh!

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Safety Connected to Adherence to The Sunnah and Calamity Connected to Abandoning The Sunnah

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

Narrated Abu Musa [radiyallaahu-anhu]: The Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, ‘’My example, and the example of what I have sent with is that of a man who came to some people and said, O people! I have seen the enemy’s army with my own eyes and I am a plain warner; so protect yourselves!’ Then a group of his people obeyed him and fled at night proceeding stealthily till they were safe, while another group of them disbelieved him and stayed at their places till morning when the army came upon them and killed and ruined them completely. So this is the example of that person who obeys me and follows that truth which I have brought [the Qur’aan and the Sunnah], and the example of the one who disobeys me and disbelieves the Truth I have brought.


[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. Vol 9. Number: 7283]

Do Not Pray with Those Who Revile Ahlus Sunnah – Shaykh Saaleh al Fawzaan

Q: Oh Noble Scholar – May Allah give you success – this questioner also says, my job is far from my house – a distance of 140 km, And there is a masjid where I pray the Friday prayer, but the khateeb reviles Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah, is it allowed for me to leave the Friday prayer in this masjid, knowing that there are other masaajid, but they are far from my workplace?

A: Do not pray with him whilst he reviles Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah. This is a great evil, do not pray with him. Pray it as dhuhr*, pray it as dhuhr, do not pray it as jumu’ah, except if there was near you another masjid, that you can pray in, and there isn’t any reason prohibiting that, then pray in there, N’am.

* The questioner was a traveller which is why the Shaykh said pray it as dhuhr

How does the Woman Wipe her Head during Wudu – Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al Uthaymeen

سؤال:

هل مسح الرأس للمرأة مثل الرجل؟ وماذا تفعل إذا كان شعرها طويلاً؟ هل تمسحه إلى نهايته وترجع، أم يكفي مسحه إلى حد رأس الرجل؟

الجواب:

يجب أن نعلم أن الأحكام الشرعية تتفق فيها النساء مع الرجال والرجال مع النساء، إلا ما قام الدليل على التفريق بينهما، وعلى هذا فالمرأة يشرع لها في مسح الرأس ما يشرع للرجل، فتضع يديها على مقدم الرأس، ثم تردهما إلى قفاه ثم تردهما إلى المحل الذي بدأت منه، كما يصنع الرجل، ولا يلزمها أن تمسح إلى أسفل الرأس، بل تمسح إلى حد منابت الرأس، وكذلك الرجل إذا كان له شعر طويل إلى الكتفين، فإنه لا يلزمه أن يمسح إلا على قدر منابت الشعر فقط.

English Translation:

Question

Is the wiping over the head (during Wudhu) for women similar to that of the mens’? What does she do if she has  long hair? Does she wipe it till she reaches the end of her hair and wipes back or is it sufficient for her to wipe till she reaches the hair line of the (back of the) head like the men.

Answer

It is obligatory for us to know that all religious legislated acts (rulings and teachings) apply to both men and women except where evidence establishes a difference (in ruling) between them.

Upon (applying) this, then it is legislated for a woman to wipe over her head in accordance to the way it is legislated for the men.

So she places both of her hands at the forehead (forehead hairline) and moves them both to the back of the neck then she returns them to the place she began from, like the men do.

She is not obligated to wipe past the base of the head but instead she wipes till the back hairline. Likewise, for men who have long hair till the shoulders, certainly he is not obligated to wipe except till the hairline boundary only.

Video: Is There Anyone Who is Free from Sin? – Shaykh Fawzaan

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan was asked: How does a Muslim discern if a calamity that occurred to him, is due to his sins or a test from Allāh (The Mighty & Majestic)?
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