Author: Rayaan Barker

Increase Yourself In Good Deeds- Haafidh Ibn Rajab

قال الحافظ ابن رجب :
“ألا إن شهركم قد أخذ في النقص فزيدوا أنتم في العمل”
لطائف المعارف ٢٦٢

Al-Hāfith Ibn Rajab (d. 795 رحمه الله) said:

“Indeed your month has decreased, therefore increase yourselves in deeds.”

(Latāʿif Al-Maʿārif 262)

Do I Have To Pay Zakat on Rented House or One I Am Selling? – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Shaykh Saalih ibn Uthaymeen

Question: If a man owns a house which he rents out, it is not the house he currently lives in, does he pay zakaah from the value of that house or from what the rent money he earns from it?

Answer: The house that is rented out, if it is intended for renting or utilizing only, then there is no zakaah to be paid from its (current) value, but rather zakaah should be paid from the rent money he receives from it when a year passes from the date of the rental contract (with the tenant).

But if the rent money he receives does not complete a full year from the date of the contract, then there is no zakaah to be paid from it. For example: if he rents it for 10000 per year, and he received 5000 at the signing of the contract and he spent it, then he received the other 5000 half way through the year and he spent it before that year was completed (i.e. from the date of the rental contract), then there is no zakaah to be paid from it here because this money has not completed a year.

Whereas if that house has been prepared for renting, but originally he bought it to sell it and now he is waiting to profit from it but he says: I will rent it until it is sold. In this instance zakaah is due from the value of the house and also from the rental money if it completes a year as we have mentioned just before. In this situation zakaah is also due from the value of the house because he has intended to sell it and he doesn’t want to keep it.

Therefore everything that you intend to sell and profit from there is zakaah to be paid from it due to the Saying of the Prophet (SallaaAllaahu alayhi wa sallam): “Actions are by their intentions, and for every person is what they intended”. So a person who has money and he wants to profit from it has intended its value not its physical presence, so its value is the worth of money. Therefore zakaah is due from the value of money. So upon this, this person who has intended to sell the house, it is upon him to pay zakaah from the value of the house and from the rental money if it completes a year from the date of the contract.

Fataawaa Noor alaa ad-darb, volume 7

Reflect About Your Death and This Ramadhan – Al Allaamah Ahmad an Najmee

Al Allaamah Ahmad an Najmee (rahimahullah):

O slave of Allaah, may Allaah have mercy upon you; Observe the fasting of the month of Ramadhaan and standing in its night prayer. Take benefit from this opportunity, it may be that you will not get it again, as perhaps death may snatch you before the next Ramadhaan reaches you again.


Source: Istiqbaal Shahri Ramadhan:pg 28

 

What Do I Owe My Parents? – Shaykh Zayd bin Haadi

Al Allaamah Zayd bin Haadi Al Madhkhalee (rahimahullah) said:

“The greatest act of good (towards parents) is that the son whom Allaah has bestowed upon him with some (Islamic) knowledge, that from it, he offers (teaches) it to his parents as a first priority.

And this is better than being good to them by giving them money or anything other than that.

Then (it follows that) he should be good and dutiful to them with good words and good actions which pleases Allaah, then with that which pleases both of them (Parents).

[This applies to both Son and Daughter]”

‘Awn Al Ahad As Samad Sharh Adabul Mufrad 28/1

Knowledge is Priceless – Shaykh Zayd bin Haadi

 

Al Allaamah Zayd bin Haadi Al Madkhalee (rahimahullah) said:

“Knowledge is priceless, and its seeker has undoubtedly known its value, and he has given his utmost effort for him to become a patient and forbearing teacher, because he is an inheritor (of knowledge) from the inheritors of the Noble Prophet (upon him be the salaah and salaam).”

كلمة توجيهية لطلاب العلم في البرنامج الدعوي للعلوم الشرعية ٢٩ ربيع الأول ١٤٣٥

The Calamity of Ignorance & Its Trial – Shaykh Zayd bin Haadi

 

Al Allaamah Zayd bin Haadi Al Madkhalee (rahimahullah) said:

“And People are not exactly similar, the reality is that ignorance is like (different levels of) darknesses, and ignorance is from the greatest calamity and trial, especially when Allaah grants and favours you with an opportunity in your life for you to learn (Islamic knowledge), you instead spend your entire lifetime in enjoying your worldly physical existence, this is what (true and great) loss is.”

‘Awn Al Ahad As Samad Sharh Adabul Mufrad 28/1 – Shaykh Zayd Bin Haadi

Follow the Evidences & Not Innovate – Shaykh Zayd Al Madkhalee

 

Shaykh Zayd ibn Haadi Al Madkhalee (Rahimahullah) said:

Indeed the people are commanded to follow (evidences) and they are prohibited from innovating (in the religion), since they are not allowed except to hold firm to the text and evidences from the Quraan and Sunnah, upon the understanding of the predecessors of this Ummah and those who walked upon their way step by step (exactly without any change).

And there is no allowable pathway to divert away from this to the statements of the people of innovation and misguidances and the people of opposing opinions to the correct Islamic belief and his upright and sound methodology.

التعليقات اللطيفة على أصول السنة المنيفة للشيخ زيد المدخلي

 

What Knowledge Demands – Shaykh Zayd Al Madkhalee

 

Al Allaamah Shaykh Zayd bin Haadi (Rahimahullah) said:

It is not possible for knowledge to be gained except by learning. And learning must be undertaken and carried out with hard work (effort and seriousness) and diligence (careful and persistent effort), and it does not have an end point, up until a person departs from the life where he acts (The worldly life) to the life in which he is recompensed (The Hereafter) for his actions.

كلمة توجيهية لطلاب العلم في البرنامج الدعوي للعلوم الشرعية ٢٩ ربيع الأول ١٤٣٥

Career VS Marriage… Delaying Marriage until after 30! Ibn Uthaymeen

The Consequences upon Whoever Delays Marriage until After 30 Years of Age For The Reason of Building His Future.

The Question: If a young man delays marriage, until after 30 years of age whilst having the ability (to get married), Is there anything upon him because he wants to build his future (first) and complete his education?

The Answer: Yes there is something upon him. And it is (the fact) that he did not follow and take the guidance (and instructions) of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam), and his saying is (sallaAllahu alayhi wa sallam):

“O Youth, whoever is able from amongst you to get married, then let him get married, for indeed it is better in lowering the gaze and more preserving for your private parts”. (1)

So he commanded the youth that they should get married and he clarified its benefits. And the statement (excuse) that he is distracted (and busy) with studies and with building his future is a false (invalid) statement. And how many people were not at ease during their studies until after they got married. (after marriage) They found ease (and relief), sufficient provision and self-restraint from looking at that which Allaah has made impermissible, like (looking at) women, pictures and the likes.

Therefore, my advice for the youth (young men & women) in general is that they should get married at the earliest opportunity by following the command of the Messenger of Allaah (sallaAllahu Alayhi wa sallam) and in seeking to attain provision; because the married individual wants chastity and modesty (abstinence and protection from that which Allaah has made impermissible), so Allaah the Glorified and Majestic aids him, as it’s been mentioned in the Hadeeth:

“It is a right on Allaah to aid three (types of people)”,

and he mentioned from them:

“The man who marries wanting chastity”.

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(1) Hadeeth is agreed upon: Bukhaaree, 1905; Muslim, 1400.

Virtue of Hastening to Marriage – Al Imaam ibn Baz

The virtue of taking the first opportunity to get married.

Al Imaam ibn Baz (rahimahullah) was asked about delaying marriage due to certain reasons, from them: an individual’s (male or female)  job, their social and financial circumstances and studies.

The answer:

What is required is to take the first opportunity to get married. The youth (young man & women) should not delay marriage for the reason of studies.

And the young women should not delay marriage for the reason of studies, as marriage does not prevent anything from that. And it is possible for the young man to get married and preserve his religion, his manners and lower his gaze and at the same time he continues to study.

And likewise for the young women, when Allah makes it easy for her a compatible match, she should hasten to get married even if she is still studying. All of this does not prevent (marriage).

So what is required is to take the first opportunity and to agree to marriage if a compatible person proposes. And studies does not prevent that.

And if a part of the studies was left out, then that’s still ok. What’s important is that you learn that which makes you know your religion. And the rest is a (extra) benefit.

And in marriage there are numerous advantages, especially in this time (we are in), and due to the harm that’s upon the young women and men in delaying it.

Therefore, what is required upon all young men and all young women is to take the first opportunity to get married when a compatible proposer is made possible for a woman.

And when a good woman is made possible for the young man, he should take this opportunity, acting upon the saying of the noble Messenger (upon him be the salaah and salaam) is the authentic Hadith:

“O youth, those who are able amongst you to get married; then he should marry; for indeed it is better in lowering the gaze, and more preserving for the private parts, and whoever is unable, then he should fast, for indeed it is a shield for him” [Agreed upon].

And this includes both the young men and women, and it is not specific to the men, but it is general for both, as both of them are in need of getting married. We ask Allah guidance for everyone.

Narrated by Al-Bukhari in the Book of marriage, chapter (The saying of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alayhi wa sallam:

“Whoever is able amongst you to get married then he shall get married) [#5065].

And Muslim in the Book of marriage. Chapter (Recommendation to get married for the one whose soul desires it) [#1400].

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[1] رواه البخاري في (النكاح)، باب (قول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: “من استطاع منكم الباءة فليتزوج “)، برقم: 5065، ومسلم في (النكاح)، باب (استحباب النكاح لمن تاقت نفسه إليه)، برقم: 1400.

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