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Daily Ramadhaan Reminder Day 4 – How the Salaf were with the Quran in Ramadhan – Shaykh Fawzaan

“The guidance of the Prophet ﷺ with the Quran, is that he use to obtain it from Jibreel (alayhis salaam), Jibreel would convey it onto him from his Lord. So the Prophet ﷺ would begin with acting upon it and teaching it to the people, this is how his guidance was with the Quran.”

Ramadhaan Reminders Day 3 – “Your Actions Will Not be Accepted Unless…” Shaykh Fawzaan

DAILY VIDEO 🎥 Day 3 “Your Actions Will Not be Accepted Unless…” Shaykh Fawzaan

“Every action from the religious actions must fulfill two conditions in order for Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, to accept it.”

Daily Ramadhaan Reminders – Taken from the live lecture done daily by Shaykh Fawzaan on Youtube. See video for the full Reminder by the Shaykh, explaining the conditions required.

Muslims Spend, Eat And Drink From Allaah’s Rizq, But Must Be Mindful of Wasteful Behaviour

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

Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَآتِ ذَا الْقُرْبَىٰ حَقَّهُ وَالْمِسْكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَلَا تُبَذِّرْ تَبْذِيرًا

إِنَّ الْمُبَذِّرِينَ كَانُوا إِخْوَانَ الشَّيَاطِينِ ۖ وَكَانَ الشَّيْطَانُ لِرَبِّهِ كَفُورًا

And give to the kindred his due and to the Miskin (poor) and to the wayfarer. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayaateen (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil – Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. [17:26-27]

Imaam As-Sa’di [rahimahullaah] said: Shaytaan does not call the person except to every blameworthy habit.  So he calls him to miserliness and to refrain from spending, but when the person refuses to obey him, he calls him to overspending and extravagance; but Allaah calls to the most just and balance of affairs and He praises the person for that, as He [The One free from all imperfections] stated about His faithful slaves:

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا أَنْفَقُوا لَمْ يُسْرِفُوا وَلَمْ يَقْتُرُوا وَكَانَ بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ قَوَامًا

And those, who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes).'[Surah Furqaan; Ayah: 67] [1]

Imaam Ibn Qudaamah [rahimahullaah] said: ‘’The most severe type of miserliness is that a person is miserly towards himself despite being in need; for how many a miser has wealth and falls ill, but he does not seek medication.  He yearns for something but miserliness prevents him from [getting it]’’. [2]

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said: The Waleemah is a Prophetic Sunnah intended for the purpose of announcing a marriage and manifesting joy and happiness during this noble occasion. However, it has to be carried out within the boundaries of the Islamic rules and regulations, and neither being wasteful nor extravagant. To reduce spending and not being extravagant and wasteful is an obligation during marriage ceremonies and other than it. Those squanderers who waste meat and food, and dispose of it in waste bins should be reminded that there are hungry people hoping for a mouth full of (food) and a scrap of bread. [They should be reminded] to fear Allaah and to fear Him in their gatherings, and that they do not become the cause of Allaah’s blessings being stopped.


[1]: Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan]

[2] An Excerpt from ‘[Mukhtasar Minhaaj Al-Qaasideen’ page 218]

[3] An Excerpt from ‘Al-Bayaan Li-Akhtaa’i Badil Kuttaab 1/27’]

Those to Whom We Gave The Book, They Recite It As It Should Be Recited: [Reflection, Love, Complete Submission And Compliance]- By Imaam Ibnul Qayyim

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

They Recite The Book As It Should Be Recited

Allaah [The Most High] said:

الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَتْلُونَهُ حَقَّ تِلَاوَتِهِ أُولَٰئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِهِ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

Those to whom We gave the Book, they recite it as it should be recited, they are the ones that believe therein. And whoso disbelieves in it (the Qur’an), those are they who are the losers. [2:121]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] stated that Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu-anhu] stated about this ayah: They declare lawful what it declares lawful and declare unlawful what it declares unlawful. They read it in the manner it was revealed and they do not change the words from their places [i.e. they do not distort its meanings]. [An Excerpt from ‘Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim’ Vol 1 page 144. slightly paraphrased]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] said, “If you want to know what you and other than yourself possess concerning love of Allaah, then look to how much love you have in your heart for the Qur’aan”. [Source: Al-Jawaabul Kaafee’ page 226]

What Is Superior – Recite a Lot, or Recite Slowly And Ponder

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated in Zaadul Ma’aad that the scholars hold a difference of opinion regarding whether it is better to recite the Qur’aan at a slow pace and recite less; or whether to recite fast and recite a lot.  After transmitting the different views held by both group of scholars, the Imaam stated that what is correct to say about this affair is that the reward for reciting slowly and pondering (upon its meanings) is of loftier and higher status, and the reward for reciting a lot carries more reward in number. The first (i.e. reciting slowly and pondering) is like one who gave a tremendous gem (jewel) in charity or frees a slave whose price is very valuable. The second (i.e. the one who recites quickly and a lot) is like one who gives a lot of Daraahim (i.e. money) in charity or frees a number of slaves whose price is expensive. Then the Imaam stated that it has been reported in Saheeh Al-Bukhaari from Qataadah that Anas (radiyallaahu-anhu) was asked about the recitation of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), so he said: “He used to prolong (certain sounds) very much.” [Bukhari Number 5045]

Shu’bah said: “Abu Jamrah narrated to us, saying: I said to Ibn Abbaas, ‘’I am a man who recites quickly and I might recite the Qur’aan once or twice in a night’’; so he said, ‘’Reciting one Soorah is more pleasing to me than what you do; so if you must recite, then read in (a manner) by which your ears may hear the recitation and your heart may pay attention to it.’’

Ibraheem said: ‘’Alqamah recited to Ibn Mas’ood – and he (Alqamah) used to have a beautiful voice-, so he (Ibn Mas’ood) said: “Recite slowly – may my father and mother be sacrificed for you- for indeed it is the beauty of the Qur’an.”

Abdullah (Ibn Mas’ood) also said: “Do not babble like the babbling of poetry when reciting the Qur’an and do not let the words tumble out (similar to) the way dry dates fall from the bunch when it is shaken; and stop at its miracles and move the hearts thereby and do not let the object of anyone of you be the end of the Soorah (i.e. reciting fast in order to finish the Soorah)’’.

And he (Ibn Mas’ood) said. If you hear Allaah’s (statement), ”O you who believe!” Then lend an ear, for indeed it is either a good [affair] you are being commanded or an evil being averted from you.’’

And Allaah knows best

Abridged and Paraphrased… see full discussion in the link, starting from page 327

 http://ia801308.us.archive.org/0/items/FP37672/01_37672.pdf

This Ramadhaan Don’t Forget Your Poor Fellow Muslims – Shaykh Khalid Adh-Dhufayree

A powerful reminder by the Shaykh to help our fellow Muslims who are in need.

“Slaves of Allah, do not forget your brothers from those of them who are poor and those who are in need, from your neighbours and those closest to you family and whoever you know. So help them with the expenses of this month Ramadan.”

Ramadhan is the Month of the Quran – Shaykh Fawzaan

“From the first virtues of this month, is that Allah revealed the Quran within it; meaning revelation of the Quran began in this month; and that occurred on the Night of Decree…” Links 🔗 from Video – Salaficentre.com/Online – Online Quran Lessons: Salafischool.co.uk/online – Online Full Day Classes: TuitionClub.org/Online

 

The Perfect Example, The Most Devout And Generous Person at All Times- During Ramadhaan and Other Than It

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

Narrated Ibn Abbaas [radiyallaahu-anhumaa], “The Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadaan when Jibreel visited him, and Jibreel used to meet him on every night of Ramadaan till the end of the month. The Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] used to recite the Noble Qur’aan to Jibreel, and when Jibreel met him, he used to be more generous than the fair wind [sent by Allaah with glad tidings (rain) in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds]”. [Saheeh al-Bukhaari 1902]

Few Reminders From This Hadeeth

Zain Ibnul Muneer [rahimahullaah] said, “The intent behind the likeness [or comparison] between the Prophet’s [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] generosity and the fair wind, is that the wind is one of mercy which Allaah [The Exalted] sends and sends down rain that falls everywhere- both on a dead land [i.e. falls on a dry land and revives it] as well as the land that is not dead; [likewise] the Prophet’s [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] good conduct and benevolence benefits everyone – the poor, the wealthy and the one who has enough – more than the rain that falls [after the arrival of that] fair wind”. [An Excerpt from Fat-hul Baari Sharh Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. Vol 4. Page 150. Hadeeth 1902. Publisher- Daarus Salaam 1421 (Year 2000). 1st Edition). Slightly paraphrased]

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [rahimahullaah] said:

He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] was the most generous amongst the people with regards to wealth and giving to the people, and not that he was (only) generous after being asked.  And in the final year [of his life], Jibreel met him twice and he finished the recitation of the [Qur’aan] twice. And from the benefits of [this hadeeth] is that it is more virtuous to study and recite the Qur’aan at night- studying it with the righteous people, the scholars and the good people. The Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] recited [the Qur’aan to Jibreel] to receive Allaah reward. [An Excerpt from Al-Hulalul Ibreeziyyah Min Ta’liqaat Al-Baaziyyah Alaa Saheeh Al-Bukhaariy. 2/121. Footnotes numbers: 1, 2 &3]

 

 

Be Merciful to Others And You Will Receive Mercy, Forgive Others And Allaah Will Forgive You!

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

ارحموا ترحموا ، واغفروا يغفر الله لكم ، وويل لأقماع القول ، وويل للمصرين الذين يصرون على ما فعلوا وهم يعلمون

Abdullah Bin Amr Ibn Al-Aas [radiyallaahu-anhumaa] said: “The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy. Forgive others and Allah will forgive you. Woe to the vessels that catch speech [i.e. the ears]. Woe to those who persist – those who consciously persist upon what they commit [i.e. sin] whilst they know’”.

Reminder From The Above Hadeeth By Shaikh Zayd Bin Haadi [rahimahullaah]

“Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy”: Meaning be merciful to  yourselves and to others. The one who is merciful to himself by performing acts of obedience to Allaah, abandon disobedience to Allaah and restrain himself from [the causes of] Allaah”s punishment, shows mercy to another person in that which contains one’s wellbeing, aids him and fulfil his needs, then indeed Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted] will show him mercy, because recompense is given in accordance to the good deed, and vice versa. That is because the understanding behind this statement, “Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy” comprises of an affair and its answer, which is that the one who does not show mercy to the people will not be shown mercy. In another hadeeth, [the Prophet said], “Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful [Allah]. Show mercy to those on earth and the One above the heavens will show you mercy”.

“Forgive others and Allah will forgive you”: The intent behind the word Maghfirah in this hadeeth [or context] is to overlook the mistake of the one who commits a mistake. Whoever wrongs you through speech or deed, and then approaches you with an apology and [desires to] free himself from it, then indeed pardon him and do not be harsh towards him, whilst you hope that – behind such pardon- Allaah will pardon you and forgive you your sin- because indeed you did good to one of His servants, pardon him, solve the problem and relinquished your rights, and Allaah is more worthy that you do that for His Sake, so that He pardons you, forgives you your sin, conceal your shortcomings and makes your affair easy.

“Woe to the vessels that catch speech [i.e. the ears]”. This contains a warning [about a person] who hears the truth but is heedless. It enters one of his ears and exits the other and he does not benefit from it.

“Woe to those who persist – those who consciously persist upon what they commit [i.e. sin] whilst they know”. They are those who persist upon a sin whilst knowing that it is a sin. Allaah rebuked them because they persist upon sin and they do not fear, unlike the [true] believers because Allaah described them saying:

 وَٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَـٰحِشَةً أَوۡ ظَلَمُوٓاْ أَنفُسَہُمۡ ذَكَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ فَٱسۡتَغۡفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِمۡ وَمَن يَغۡفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ وَلَمۡ يُصِرُّواْ عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلُواْ وَهُمۡ يَعۡلَمُونَ

And those who, when they have committed Fahishah (illegal sexual intercourse etc.) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins; – and none can forgive sins but Allah – And do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know. [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 135]

[An Excerpt from At-taleeqaat Al-Maleehah Alaa Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah. Vol 1 pages 63-64. Slightly paraphrased]

The Virtue of Remembering Allaah And Asking For Forgiveness After Falling Into Sin

https://salaficentre.com/2019/09/the-virtue-of-remembering-allaah-and-asking-for-forgiveness-after-falling-into-sin/

A Mighty Benefit In Knowing That We Have a Lord Who Is The Most Merciful!

https://salaficentre.com/2020/04/a-mighty-benefit-in-knowing-that-we-have-a-lord-who-is-the-most-merciful/

The Virtue of Good Manners and Dealings, And What to Do After Violating The Rights of Others

https://salaficentre.com/2020/02/the-virtue-of-good-manners-and-dealings-and-what-to-do-after-violating-the-rights-of-others-a-reminder-for-myself-all-my-brothers-sisters-and-elders-at-salaficentre/

Sayyid Al-Istighfaar

https://salaficentre.com/2020/03/1-sayyid-al-istighfaar-with-brief-commentary-by-imaam-abdul-azeez-bin-baaz/

https://salaficentre.com/2020/03/2-sayyid-al-istighfaar-with-brief-commentary-by-imaam-ibnul-qayyim/

 

Truth Is Not Known Due to Men, Rather Men Are Known Due to Truth! – [Admonition By Shaikh Rabee, Shaikh Uthaymeen And Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan]

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

A man said to Maymoon Ibn Mehraan [rahimahullaah]: “The people will not cease to be upon good as long as Allaah keeps you [alive] for them.” So he [Maymoon]  said: “The people will not cease to be upon good as long as they fear their Lord.” [Siyar 5/75]

Shaikh Rabee [hafidhahullaah] said: “And [with regards to] the person with the proofs, it is obligatory to take his speech [on the grounds] of following Allaah’s Legislation and Proofs, and not [due to] the personality of that person. [Source: (See Majmoo 9/40) 3rd paragraph]

Shaikh Rabee [hafidhahullaah] also said: The seeker of truth is not diverted from the truth, fairness and justice due to admiration of the big personalities and being amazed by them, for indeed the truth is more worthy to be followed. It is not permissible to drop  the proofs for the sake of this or that great man. The principle [rule] of the Muslim – the unbiased one, the seeker of truth – is always: [قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ -Say, “Bring forth your proofs if you are truthful”]. [Surah An-Nahl. Aayah 64] [Source: Al-Mulakh-khasul Jameel Fee Bayaani Manhaji Ash-Shaikh Rabee Fid-Da’wati Wal-Jarhi Wat-Ta’deel. Page 87]

Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] interrupted a person who was reciting a poem and mentioned him in it! He objected & told him not to attach truth to personalities, rather he should say that as long as the Qur’aan and the Sunnah are present, the haqq will remain. [Listen to audio in the link: https://safeshare.tv/x/5MCyl5iX03k

Question to Shaikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan [hafidhahullaah]: What is the meaning of the principle: The truth is not known by way of men, rather men are known by way of the truth?

Answer: Its meaning is that we do not merely blindly follow anyone, for it may be that one is blindly followed based on error; it may be that the Mujtahid is mistaken and the one who makes [a statement or holds an opinion] is mistaken, so we do not take [his statement,  opinion etc] and say, “This is the statement of such as such; this is truth, because such and such is good, he is a scholar; such and such is Taqiy [i.e. one who fears Allaah]”. We do not say this because he is not infallible and he can make a mistake; so we know men by way of the truth – those who know; those who take [or adhere to] the proofs and indeed they are known to be scholars. As for those who do not give concern [or importance] to the proofs, they are not scholars; they are not people of [sound] understanding and they are not people of knowledge, so their statement is never taken straight away. It is imperative that the proof is presented, so if the proof is established as witness to [what he says or holds etc], then it is the truth; but if he opposes the proof, then indeed [his statement or opinion] is rejected; however if he is a Mujtahid and he is mistaken, he is rewarded [once] due to his Ijtihaad; but if he deliberately holds on to error, he has sinned. [Paraphrased. Refer to video here: https://safeshare.tv/x/tyVyzaoU0tw# ]

Also read:

https://salaficentre.com/2012/06/the-permissible-and-prohibited-forms-of-taqleed-salafipublications-com-article-id-mnj060005/