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A Brief Reminder Regarding The Internet

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

Question to Shaikh Firkoos [may Allaah preserve him]:

It is permissible to install the internet in one’s house?

The Shaikh [may Allaah preserve him] stated: The internet is from those Wasaa’il [i.e. means] that take the same ruling as their aims. And its distinction from the television is that it is controlled based on choice, with the possibility of using a program that can prevent one from accessing sites of corruption and that which corrupts [people]. The internet is not like television because TV programs are imposed and based on a deliberate action plan- and the entire program is not without a call to debauchery, moral decadence and evil manners; [وَاللهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الفَسَادَ – And Allaah does not like corruption]. [Surah Al-Baqarah’ Aayah 205]

Therefore, the means leading to the best aim is the best means, and the most repugnant aim is connected to the most repugnant means, and there is that which is in between the two. And what remains regarding this affair is the strength of a person’s Eemaan, steadfastness and truthful determination. So, if he is strong in utilising the internet in good, then it is good; but if he fears for the weakness of his Eemaan and [fears] falling into that which Allaah is not pleased with, then he leaves it for the sake of Allaah. [وَمَنْ تَرَكَ شَيْئًا للهِ عَوَّضَهُ اللهُ خَيْرًا مِنْهُ -whoever abandons something for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will replace it for him with something better]. [Abridged and paraphrased. See link: https://ferkous.com/home/?q=fatwa-570 ]


 

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Jumuah Mubāraka – Shaykh Sālih Al-Fawzān

Shaykh Fawzān was asked:

What is the ruling of the statement “Jumu’ah Mubāraka” (Blessed Friday) and sending it every friday by mobile messages or (posting) in (internet) forums?

This has no basis, and it is an innovation. It is not permissible to greet the day of Jumu’ah, there has not been anything reported about this, nor is it from the actions of the Salaf, hence, it is a newly invented matter.

Currently the innovators exploit the mobile phones and the internet with that which has been mentioned and they utilise it for the spreading of (other) innovations by these (same) means.


Slightly paraphrased http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/13651

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Can You Take Benefit from Those who Oppose the Salafi Methodology – Shaykh Rabī

Shaykh Rabī ibn Hādi ʿUmayr al-Madkhalī [ḥafidahullāh] was asked: Is it permissible for us to listen to the audio [lectures of the] Hizbees?

He [ḥafidahullāh] answered: No, do not listen to the audio [lectures] of the hizbees, because their harm is much greater than their benefit. Seek benefit from the Book of Allāh, the Sunnah of Allāh’s Messenger [alayhis ṣalātu was salām], the books and audio [lectures] of the scholars of the Sunnah.

[That is] because the people of desires insert and conceal their poison in such a way that it is not noticed, except by the intelligent ones [i.e. the scholars and experienced students]. As for the Masākīn [i.e. those whose knowledge is very limited] amongst the smaller students of knowledge and the general folk, then verily this hidden poison has an effect on their intellects and against them, in ways they do not perceive.

Therefore, let there be great caution against listening to the people of bidah and the people [who are ascribed] to those groups that have deviated from Allah’s True Methodology; and they [ḥizbīs, the people of bidah etc] warn against the books that[propagate the sound creed, methodology etc] and the books that [propagate the authentic] Sunnah, so how can we call to their books and the lectures [in their audio tapes]?!


Source: Majmūʿ Kutub wa Rasā’il wa Fatāwa Faḍīlati as-Shaykh al-ʿAllāmah Rabī ibn Hādi ʿUmayr al-Madkhalī 15/52. slightly paraphrased

What does Ḥizbiyyah Mean and Who are Ḥizbīs – Shaykh Rabī

Varying Levels of The Students of Knowledge

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Ask by Allah’s Face for the Ultimate Goal

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān was asked:

What is the intent of the Messenger’s statement (sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam), Do not ask for anything by Allāh’s Face except Paradise?

He (ḥafidahullāh) answered:

“Yes (that is correct), glorify Allāh’s Face (azza wa jal), and do not ask for anything by it from the coveted objects of the worldly life, only ask by it for Paradise – as a glorification of Allāh’s Face (subhānahu wa ta’āla) – which is the ultimate goal.”


http://alfawzan.af.org.sa/ar/node/16651

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Shaikh Ubaid’s Fatwa [In 2003] – [Exposing The Shameless, Wicked and Malicious Liars]

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

Shaikh Ubaid [may Allaah preserve him] said:

In the name Allaah and all  praise is due to Allaah.  May Allaah send His salaah and salaam upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and all his companions.  I say: The establishment of this affair is not excluded from that which the Book of our Lord and the Sunnah of our Prophet demonstrated; and [that which] the Imaams of Knowledge and the Religion [past and present follow(ed), pertaining to migration from the lands of kufr to the lands of Islaam, or from a kaafir land or to another kaafir land in which the Muslim’s Religion and honour is safe. In summary, the one who sits and accompanies me knows that of me. I say, and with Allaah is facilitation of Tawfeeq:

Firstly: This Hijrah is from the legislated ordinances of Allaah and He has not abrogated it.  He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ”Hijrah will not cease to continue until repentance ceases to continue, and repentance will not cease to continue until the sun rises from the west.” So, it [hijrah] remains.

Secondly: What is apparent to me concerning Hijrah at present is of  two examples [affairs]; [1] Obligation  [2] Sunnah. The Obligatory Hijrah: If a person is in a kaafir land [being] put to trial in his religion and  honour, and he is unable to establish that which Allaah has enjoined upon him pertaining to his Religion and worship of his Lord, then Hijrah is obligatory upon him on the basis of what has already been clarified; if he is able to make Hijrah, yes, then he migrates to a Muslim land and this is the Asl, or to a Kaafir land in which his Religion and honour is safe, just as the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] commanded the Muslims to migrate to Habasha [Ethiopia] when the Quraish harmed them; and [He -(sallallaahu-alayhi-sallam)] mentioned that there was a king [in Habasha] who oppresses no one under his protection, or as he [sallal-laahu-alayhi- sallam] said: ”[oppresses no one] next to him.”  This is what I affirm and adhere to as [religion] to Allaah.

As for the recommended prescribed Hijrah: It is the Hijrah from the land of the disbelievers to the lands of Islaam in order to strengthen his religion, or to gain knowledge, or to earn lawful earnings in the land of  Islaam. So when this is established- and if I did say on a day from the days about  making hijrah to Birmingham unrestrictedly- then this is a slip [mistake] and  I seek Allaah’s forgiveness from this if it was an upright transmission of the trustworthy people of Sunnah. This is the third point or affair.

The Forth Point: Many amongst the people in Europe or in the Asian States in India or other than it ask; they are put to trial in their Religion by some of the innovators from the brelviyyah- the  extremist soofees from the people of Wahdatul Wujood and other than them. So I say them [i.e. those put to trial]: Make Hijrah to Birmingham because  Maktabatus Salafiyyah is there. Therefore, my answer to them is not that Birmingham is a land of Hijrah unrestrictedly, for Birmingham is from the cities of Britain and Britain is a Kaafir Land.  I urge them to make Hijrah to where they will find the Maktabah, where they will affiliate with Maktabatus Salafiyyah over there [in Britain], and to participate in lessons and muhaadaraat within which are scholars of excellence, from them: Ash-Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Abdur Rahmaan Al-Ghudiyaan from the Committee of Major Scholars and Fatwah Committee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  He delivered lessons to them and has died [rahimahullaah]. So the likes of this Maktbah is worthy of being affiliated to [for] the one who cannot find a place to seek shelter; especially if he has a desire to attain knowledge of the Sharee-ah, particularly in the affair of  Aqeedah, the Sunnah and waging war against innovation and its people.  This is what I mentioned and I affirm it.  And I repeat: if I did
establish [affirm] the opposite of that, then it is one of two affairs:  [1] It is either a slip [mistake] from me or [2] a distortion [misrepresentation] of (my speech).  And that which is from me, then indeed I seek the forgiveness of Allaah from it; and that which is a distortion [misrepresentation] of my speech and a forged saying on me, then I ask Allaah to set it aside between me and my adversaries on yaumul qiyaamah.  [End of quote]

Note: We have quoted only the necessary part of the Shaikh’s speech regarding this affair and his speech is available for everyone to access, therefore the wicked liars, forgers and slanderers cannot claim that we have cut off any part to distort the context of the Shaikh’s speech. May Allaah guide the wicked liars or expose them Aameen.


 

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Father Of The Prophet In The Fire? Yet He Was From Those Before The Sending! – Shaykh Rabī’

Question:
Ahlul-Fatra (those people who lived during the break in the series of Messengers) were Mushrikūn (polytheists) kuffār (disbelievers). However, there is a party of the People of Knowledge who say, “Indeed Ahlul-Fatra will not be punished up until the divine proof has been established upon them.” So based on this statement, the following hadīth poses as a problem: “Indeed my father and your father are in the Fire.” [Muslim, hadith no.247]
That which is well known is that the father of the Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم – was before the sending (of the Prophet). So what is the principle rule in knowing who Ahlul-Fatra were and who the Mushrikūn were before the sending of the Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم –?

Answer:
Ahlul-Fatra are those who had no Prophet sent to them. Allāh, the Most-High, said,

“O People of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our Messenger (Muhammad – صلى الله عليه وسلم –) making things clear to you, after a break in (the series of) Messengers, lest you say, “There came to us no bringer of glad tidings and no warner.”[Al-Māidah:19].

This is that period of time between ‘īsā (Jesus) and Muhammad – عليهما الصلاة والسلام – this is a period (of a break in the series of Messengers). Whoever died in this period of time, whilst there didn’t reach him anything from the (divine) Message, the message of Mūsā or ‘īsā, this person although he may have been upon shirk (polytheism), Allāh will raise him on the Day of Resurrection, examine and test him. This applies to the one who died in this period of time, the mentally disabled, the deaf person, the child, the old senile person who lacks understanding. This person will say, “No warner came to me in this period of time and had he come to me, I would have believed.” The mentally disadvantaged would say, “I was disadvantaged mentally, the children would push me into the side of the pathways.” Another would say, “He (the Messenger) came to me, yet I was feeble-minded and couldn’t hear.”
So Allāh will send to them a Messenger from the Angels or other than them, who will say to them, “enter the Fire!” So whoever from them is prepared to enter the Fire, will be considered as an obedient believer. And whoever rejects and refuses, will be considered a disbeliever who shall enter the Fire, because this person, if a warner came to him and established upon him the proof, he would contest and oppose him like the rest of the Mushrikīn. So this person would enter the Fire due to his disbelief.

It is possible that a person is from this period of time (fatra) yet the evidence reached him from the remnants of the religion of Ibrāhīm, Mūsā or ‘īsā. So this person, the proof has been established with him. Hence, the Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم – mentioned concerning some of the Mushrikīn – they are in the Fire, because the proof had reached them yet they refused to enter into the true religion – the religion of Islam.

Before the sending of Muhammad there remained something from the da’wah of Ibrāhīm – عليه السلام -. So to whoever it became apparent concerning that which the Arab were upon was Shirk, like with Waraqah ibn Nawfal and Zayd ibn ‘Amr ibn Nufayl and other than them, if he was to remain with his people with that which they were upon, this person would be from the People of the Fire. However, if he was to shun this Shirk and abandon it as did Waraqah and his companions, then these – if Allāh wills – are from the People of Salvation.

The proof cannot be established until a person hears the evidence and understands it. So when you come and read to an Indian person for example, a non-Arab who doesn’t know Arabic and you read the Qur’ān to him, (can we say) the evidence has been established upon him? Another person is English! Another American! Is this the way the da’wah of the Messenger was?!

Therefore it is necessary to establish the clear proof. The Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم – used to explain and make clear. So when he used to write to Caesar and Chosroes, there was for them translators who would translate for them so they understood. So once they understand, the proof is then considered as being established and (if they refuse and) want to fight us, we fight them, and if we’re not able, Allāh is in charge of their affair and the proof has been established upon them.

 

Fatāwā Faḍeelatis-Shaykh Rabī’ Al-Madkhalī, Majmū’ Kutub Wa Rasāil Wa Fatāwā Ash-Shaykh Al-‘Allāmah Rabī’ bin Hādī Al-Madkhalī  – Volume 14, page 318 – 320, fatwā no. 48 & 104 (combined together and abridged).
Translated by Abū Humayd Sālim.

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