Salaficentre Appeal 2019

Contemplation and Understanding of The Qurān – Shaykh b. Bāz

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh b. Bāz (rahimahullāh) said,

In general, memorisation is from knowledge and fahm is greater and the head and foundation of knowledge is the Qurān.

Therefore whoever desires knowledge then let him contemplate on the Qurān and give importance to the Qurān, in terms of memorisation, contemplation, revision and action upon it.

And the knowledge of the companions, most of it was from the Qurān, some of them did not memorise except a few ahādīth; however Allāh benefited them by their knowledge and their concern with the Book of Allāh (Azza wa Jal).


Shaykh ibn Bāz’s Sharh Kitāb at-Tawhīd min Sahīh al-Bukhāri pg 410-411

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Distinguishing Characteristics and Virtues of Ramadhān – Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān

Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān said,

Indeed the virtues of the month of Ramadhān are numerous, from them are the following:

1. A Pillar of Islām is Performed in Ramadhān.

Allāh has specified Ramadhān for the performance of a pillar (fasting) from the pillars of Islām. This is sufficient to show us the nobility and virtue of this month.

2. The Qur’ān was Revealed in Ramadhān.

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’ān. (Al-Baqarah: 185)

This is a tremendous virtue, this time was designated for the revelation of the greatest book (the Qur’ān) from the books of Allāh.

A benefit taken from this is that the recitation of the Qur’ān during this month has a greater virtue than any other month. Even though it is desirable for the Muslim to be plentiful in recitation of the Qur’ān in every month, however in this month, the month which the Qur’ān was revealed in, the month wherein Jibreel (alayhis salām) would come and review the Qur’ān with the Prophet (sallallāhu alaihi wa salam), this month has tremendous virtue in reciting the Qur’ān.

All year round the reward for one letter is ten rewards, however during Ramadhān this is multiplied.

3. The Night of Decree is in Ramadhān.

This month has within it, a night which is better than a thousand months. So whosoever prays and worships Allāh upon this night, seeking his reward, then he will be rewarded with the equivalent of 1000 months. And if we calculated this in years it is more than 80 years, all of that time being as if a person was in the worship and obedience of Allāh.

4. Rewards are Multiplied during Ramadhān.

From the virtues and excellent qualities of this month, is that righteous deeds are multiplied in reward many times over, more than in any other month, this is due to the nobility of this month.

5. Tarāwīh is Specified during Ramadhān.

Allāh specified this month with the establishment of the Tarāwīh prayer -which is prayed in congregation in the masājid – and this does not take place in any other month. This shows us Ramadhān’s virtue and great status with Allāh.

6. Gates to Paradise are Open and Gates to the Fire are Closed

During Ramadhān the gates to Jannah are opened to accept righteous actions and their performers, whilst the gates of the fire are closed and disobedience and sinning becomes less during this month.

7. The Devils are Chained and Shackled.

Allāh restrains the devils from the believers during this month, therefore, they do not cause corruption to their worship, because of this you will find the people striving upon acts of worship, even those who are normally lazy and negligent throughout the rest of the year. You will see them striving upon acts of worship during Ramadhān, this is something clear (and well known).

This is because the devils are shackled away from the people of ēmān. As for the disbelievers and hypocrites, then indeed the shayātīn have authority over them in Ramadhān and other than it.

We ask Allāh (Mighty and Majestic) to bless us all, with the good and blessings of Ramadhān, and to make us all from those who take benefit from its virtues and rewards, and we ask that we are not prevented from its virtues and rewards, nor are we prevented from performing righteous actions in this month or other then it.


Abridged and Paraphrased from Shaykh Fawzāns Majālis Shahr Ramadhān al-Mubārak pgs 8-11

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Sisters’ Wudhu Area Appeal 2018

By the grace and mercy of Allah we have hundreds of people attending the masjid weekly. That includes women and children. Due to the high volume of traffic our wudhu areas are always under enormous pressure to deliver… yet they are woefully inadequate. Our plan was to extend and expand them, providing the needed facilities – including more basins, more taps, more toilet facilities; and due to the use by the Baby and Toddler Groups, and Mothers and Staff, a baby changing facility.

The Messenger of Allah (May Allah’s peace be upon him) said: Whoever builds a for Allah’s (sake) a masjid, Allah builds for him a house in Paradise. [Bukhârî]

Help us build and transform our wudhu area for our sisters and children. Imagine the reward that would be earnt, for all those who make wudhu using the facilities!

Work Involved

– removing separating walls
– adding steel beams
– adding a new doorframe and door
-3 new cubicles
– 3 new toilets
– two new large wudhu capable lowered sinks
– taps
– baby changing facilities
Brand new tiling

Target £12000

We have just launched a “Buy a Wudhu Section Scheme”. Check out the poster below and contribute a piece of the wudhu area… to help us reach our total!

Full details at SalafiCentre.com/WudhuAppeal

Donate Today! Reference WUDHUAPPEAL

  • Account Name: Dar Ul Hadith
  • Sort Code: 309542
  • Account Number: 05570092
  • Bank Name: Lloyds
  • BIC CODE: LOYDGB21004
  • IBAN NUMBER: GB19 LOYD 3095 4205 5700 92

One-off donation

You can use the details above to make a one off donation via online banking as well.

Or you can make a Paypal donation reference: Wudhuappeal.

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The Imam should consider the conditions of the weak, elderly and other than them during all Prayers – Al-Imam ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Baz

The Imam ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Baz said:

This is a sought-after affair in all the prayers; in taraaweeh and in the (five daily) compulsory prayers, due to his statement (sallallahu alaihi wa salam), 

Whoever of you leads the people (in prayer), then lighten it, for indeed amongst them are the weak and the young and those with needs. (Bukhari & Muslim). 

Hence, the imam considers those being led in prayer and is gentle with them regarding the taraaweeh (in general) and during the last ten nights. This is because people are not all the same (in ability, strength and eeman), people differ, therefore it is a must for the imam to consider their situation, and to encourage them to come and to attend; when he lengthens (the prayer) it becomes difficult upon them and they become averse from attending. 

So, it is a must for him to consider that which will be a means of encouragement for them to attend, and make them desirous of attending the prayer, even if this is by shortening and not lengthening. 

A prayer wherein the people have khushoo and are at peace during it; even if short is better than a prayer which causes the lack of khushoo and causes annoyance, and negligence.

Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalat Mutanawiyya – Shaykh b. Baz Vol.11 Pgs. 336-337

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Fasting while on Holiday – Shaykh Fawzaan

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan was asked:

If someone travels, O Shaykh, during the month of Ramadhaan for a holiday, is it allowed for him to break his fast? And What are the conditions of a journey that make breaking the fast permissible? May Allah bless you.

Watch the full video for the answer of the Shaykh!

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📢 Ramadhaan 2018 Announcement

The Month of Ramadhaan will commence today from Maghrib and the first fast will be on Thursday insh’Allāh. We begin the Tarāweeh prayer tonight after the Ishaa’ prayer at 10:45pm. On Friday this will change to 11:00pm.

Car Parking & Neighbours

As a general reminder for those attending the masjid please park your cars 🚗 properly and safely within the car park and on the surrounding streets- taking care not to block driveways. Also as we are praying late it’s important that we are quiet when coming and leaving so as not to disturb our neighbours 🏡.

Security

There will be security during the night prayer outside – Allah reward the brothers. However please still be vigilant as it is late.

Sisters Side Information

The sisters side of the masjid will be open 🚪 for the Salah. And for the benefit of the all sisters praying, we will have the air conditioning unit on throughout the prayer. ✅ We advise sisters that if they cannot manage standing close to the AC (due to the cold) please move to another area of the musallah.

There will be refreshments and snacks for sale at the end of taraweeh, outside the masjid. All proceeds will go toward our masjid wudhu area and play area appeals. For more details or to donate, then go to SalafiCentre.com/playground and Salaficentre.com/donate.

Important Message About Zakat.

Alhamdulillah we have some good connections at the masjid with trustworthy brothers and sisters in various countries, where there are poor muslims in need. Places include Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Pakistan and more; and the brothers and sisters there, assist with this for Allah’s sake.

Each year we appoint those whom we know and trust to distribute some of this, and from it included Zakat al Fitr.. often times this is left a few until the last moment. However to get this arranged for so many people it is important that it is not delayed in paying it, if you need help in distributing it, and are not doing so yourself.

Please refer to the poster for more information on all the types of Zakat / payments we collect and distribute, including fidyah (meal payments for those allowed to pay in replacement for fasts). More info at https://salaficentre.com/zakat

May Allah allow us to reach this Blessed Month, forgive us all of our sins and grant us jannah.

Committee Salafi Centre Manchester

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