Tag: aqeedah

Tawheed Ar-Roboobiyyah–Al-Allaamah Zaid Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee

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

Tawheed Ar-Roboobiyyah: [It is] firm belief and clear affirmation that Allaah (alone) is The Lord and Owner of everything. He (alone) is the Creator, Provider and He (alone) gives life and death. He (alone) is the One who judges and controls the affairs with what He wills, how He wills and whenever He wills. Whatever Allaah wills must happen and whatever He does not will cannot happen. He is the Lord of the entire universe and the king of the Day of Judgement. He created everything and measured it exactly according to its due measurements, and He gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright. This aspect of Tawheed was affirmed by the idol worshippers during the lifetime of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and the Qur’an has informed (us) about their affirmation of it. [Allaah (The Most High)] said:

وَلَئِنْ سَأَلْتَهُمْ مَنْ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَسَخَّرَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّهُ ۖ فَأَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ

”If you were to ask them: “Who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon?” They will surely reply: “Allah.” How then are they deviating (as polytheists and disbelievers)?

He (The Most High) said:

قُلْ لِمَنِ الْأَرْضُ وَمَنْ فِيهَا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
قُلْ مَنْ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ

Say: “Whose is the earth and whosoever is therein? If you know!” They will say: “It is Allah’s!” Say: “Will you not then remember?” Say: “Who is (the) Lord of the seven heavens, and (the) Lord of the Great Throne?” They will say: “Allah.” Say: “Will you not then fear Allah (believe in His Oneness, obey Him, believe in the Resurrection and Recompense for each and every good or bad deed).” [23:84-87]

So even though they affirmed this aspect of Tawheed, it did not enter them into the fold of Islaam because they did not acknowledge that Allaah (alone) has the right to be worshipped; rather they associated others as partners to Him in worship. Indeed, Allaah is so self-sufficient that he is in no need of having any partner. [Allaah said in a Hadeeth Qudsi]: ”Whoever does an action whilst associating others as partners (to Me in that action), I am free from him and (the action he performed), and (I am free from being (a partner) to the one He (associated as a partner to Me in that action).”

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[For further details, see: Al-Eedaahaat As-Saniyyah Li-Usoolil Aqaa-id Ad-Deeniyyah of Al-Allaamah Zaid Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee: page: 22-23 and see footnote Number 1 for the meaning of the hadeeth..Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

[1] Fataawa Related to women

Question:

What are the obligations a woman is to fulfil in order to become a female Muslim who adheres to her Religion?

Answer:

It is obligatory upon a person– be it a man or woman– to enter into the fold of Islaam and testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah; (he/she should) establish the five daily prayers, pay the zakat, fast the month of Ramadaan and perform the hajj if the means to that is made possible.  And (he/she) should believe and adhere to the pillars of Eemaan and they are: Belief in Allaah, belief in His Angels, belief in His Books, belief in His Messengers, belief in the last day and belief in the pre-decree—its good and evil.  (And he/she) should fulfil all the remaining obligations and keep away from the forbidden things.  So by way of this (a person) becomes a true Muslim.


[Fataawaa Lajnah Ad-Daa-imah 11/17; quoted in Fataawaa Al-Mar’atul Muslimah page25: publishers Daar as-Sahaabah]

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Simple Words For The Sensible One To Reflect Upon Concerning Our Circumstances Today!!!

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

Shaikh Raslaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) was sent within circumstances concerning which a Muslim cannot say: ”Indeed, the circumstances in which we live in more evil and more deprave in its depravity than (the circumstances in which the Prophet was sent).”   (That is) because the Prophet (salal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) was sent to a disbelieving people and he guided them through one way and one path-to worship one Lord, one God, The Perfect Lord and Master upon Whom all the creation depends and He is self-sufficient, The Unique One in His Names, Attributes and Actions. There is neither another true God (worthy of worship) besides Him nor another true Lord (i.e. the creator, provider and controller of the affairs of the creation) besides Him.

Therefore, the path [of Prophet-salal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam in calling to Allaah in those circumstances] was one, and it path the (way) that the Messengers brought.  The Prophet (salal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) called the Ummatud Dawah (i.e. the nation that had not yet accepted the message of Islaam) to that which is obligatory for today’s Ummatul Ijaabah (i.e. the nation that has already accepted the call of Islaam) to call to.


[For further details see: Mataa Ta-oodu Ilaynaa Falasteen: page: 12-13]

[2] Abridged: When Will Palestine be returned to us–Shaikh Raslaan

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

 

Shaikh Raslaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:

If  Allaah bestows blessings upon a slave and he (the slave) wishes that it should continue and not cease, then it is obligatory upon him to be thankful to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) for it.  However if he falls short (i.e. the falling short that takes place by way of neglect) in this,  it is taken away and there comes about upon him humiliation and belittlement. This is what Allaah-The Lord of Mankind, Jinn and all that exists-has decreed and He made it His way in dealing (with the creation) in His universe. And there is no power or strength except with Allaah (The Exalted, The Tremendous One, The Magnificent]

When will Palestine be returned to us? When we return to Allaah [in correct creed, righteous action, obedience etc.] Palestine will be returned to us.  Indeed, the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) also informed us that humiliation will befall the Ummah and that belittlement will surround its children (i.e. the sons and daughters of this Ummah) when they oppose the religion of their Lord and are isolated from following the Sunnah of the Prophet. ”If you deal with usury (eena), and you hold onto the cow’s tails and you are content with agriculture, and you leave off Jihaad in the path of Allaah, Allaah will permit your humiliation and he will not remove that state from you until you return back to your religion.”  [Reported by Imaam Abu Daawud (rahimahullaah) on the authority of Abdullaah Ibn Umar (radiyallaahu-anhumaa).  Hadeeth Number 3462.  Declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee (rahimahullaah) in As-Saheehah 11]

Therefore, there is no return to honour, there is no return and attainment of it (i.e. victory), except by way of a return to Allaah–The Lord of mankind, jinn and all that exists. ”Until you return back to your religion’’—the religion that Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) came with and the path that Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) guided to.

Indeed what takes place today in Gaza is not (merely) an affair of support (needed from) humans- not an affair solely connected to humans in its entirety; not an affair (related to performing charitable good deeds, such as) what is entrusted to the people who display noble generosity—the people who spend freely, bestow gifts, show kindness and are open-handed. The affair is not (merely) about (performing) good actions, rather it is an affair of creed and it is an affair related to creeds. It is an affair related to creed in its origin and to the religion in its backbone.

It is not an affair stirred up by the disbelievers before the Muslims, for indeed the manifest emotionalism that has filled the whole world cannot benefit in anything. The unambiguous means (in achieving what is sought after) is neither hidden from one who has eyes nor from one who possesses insight. That is because (this emotionalism) is neither from the legislated means of the Islamic legislation in achieving what is sought after nor is it that which the beloved Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) guided us to.


To be continued…..Inshaa-Allaah (Mataa Ta-oodu Ilaynaa Falasteen: 8-10)

For a beneficial article on the conditions of Jihaad, see link:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=26&Topic=11308

 

[2] Benefits From Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmi’s (rahimahullaah) Explanation of Kitaab At-Tawheed

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ

”And I did not create Jinn and Mankind except that they should worship Me (alone)” [Soorah Dhariyaat: Ayah: 56]

 

The worlds of the creatures with intellectual discernment are three (in number):

[1] The world of (creatures with intellectual discernment) in which there is only good and no evil, and they are the angels. 

[2] The world of (creatures with intellectual discernment) in which there is only evil and no goodness, and they are the devils.

[3] The world of (creatures with intellectual discernment) in which Allaah (gives them the freewill to choose between) good and evil, and there is more goodness amongst them. The other world (in this third category) is that of (those creatures with intellectual discernment) in which Allaah (gives them the freewill to choose between) good and evil and there is more evil amongst them.

 

The world of Jinn and Mankind are the worlds in which Allaah (allows them and gives them the freewill to choose between) good and evil, and Allaah created them to worship Him (alone).  The devils are a species from the Jinn, but they rebelled and all of them became evil.  And that is why Allaah (The Most High) said: [وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ] ”And I (Allaah) did not create the Jinn and Mankind except to worship Me.”

 

The devils are a species from the Jinn, and Allaah created Jinn and mankind to worship Him (alone), as He stated in this (above) ayah.  And amongst them (i.e. Jinn and Mankind) are those who fulfil the worship of Allaah (alone) and they are the believers, and amongst them are those who do not fulfil it; rather they wilfully turned away and became arrogant, and they are the various types of disbelievers.

 

It is sufficient for us to know that Allaah created us to worship Him (alone) and it is obligatory upon us to fulfil the purpose for which Allaah created us.   And worship is obedience alongside humility and lowering oneself in the presence of Allaah [The One, The Irresistible].  And when it is the case that the nations did become overwhelmed with ignorance, apathy and forgetfulness, and busied themselves with the present worldly life and became heedless of the afterlife, Allaah sent Messengers to every nation to clarify the purpose for which they were created and brought into existence.

 

Allaah (The Most High) said:

[وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولًا أَنِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَاجْتَنِبُوا الطَّاغُوتَ]

”And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).” [Soorah An-Nahl: Ayah: 36]

 

So Allaah informed (us) that He sent Messengers to the slaves–commanding them to worship Allaah (alone) and to stay away from all false deities.


For Further details see: Ash-Sharh Al-Moojaz: page 10 onwards

Fear of the Jinn–Shaikh Rabee

Question:

Does fearing the Jinn enter into natural fear or not?

 

Answer:

Fearing the jinn; if it is inner fear and if it is believed that the jinn can benefit and harm you, then this enters into shirk: ‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief.’ [Surah Al-Jinn Verse 6]

And in the most part/cases fear of the jinn – and Allah knows best – falls into the fear (that is regarded to be) worship; because it is believed that by way of it (jinn) you can be harmed or benefitted, whilst no one has the ability to cause harm or benefit except Allah, neither the jinn nor the people, as the Messenger of Allah sallaallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: “Know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with something, they would not benefit with anything except that which Allaah has already recorded for you. If they gather to harm you by something, they would not be able to harm you by anything except what Allaah has already recorded against you.” (Tirmidhee Hasan saheeh)

And the true believer does not fear (anyone or anything) except Allah (The Mighty and Majestic). “So fear them not, but fear me if indeed you are (true) believers” [Aali Imran verse 175]; Meaning the inner fear, the fear (that is regarded to be) worship.  As for fear of a snake, a lion or a corrupt person – meaning he who attacks you and you are not able to resist/fight him, then this is natural fear (and) it does not harm. This does not harm – Inshaa Allah – and it has no effect on the Aqeedah.

However fear of jinn in most cases is a fear established upon corrupted beliefs!  The Messenger sallaallaahu alaihi wa sallam has given you weapons and has taught you; Read ayatul kursi, read Surah al Falaq and Surah an Nas to be protected.  The remembrance of Allah (The Mighty and Majestic) protects you from them. Use the means which will protect you from them and from every type of harm—from snakes, scorpions and from other than them, (reciting):    َعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّة مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created.) (Recite three times in the evening.)  If you said this nothing will come to you (of harm), neither a jinn nor a snake nor other than them.  Nothing will harm you (by permission of Allah) and this is (when) it is done with sincerity and truthfulness.  May Allah bless you all.


Fataawa fil Aqeedah wal manhaj [Shaykh Rabee Al Madkhali]

Translated by Abu Abdir-Razzaaq Amjad

N.B everything in brackets is from the translator

[1]Benefits from Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmi’s (rahimahullaah) Explanation of Kitaab At-Tawheed

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

 

Indeed Tawheed is the foundation upon which Islaam is founded.  It is its pre-requisite by way of which (one’s Islaam) is acknowledged (in the sight of Allaah) and by way of which good deeds are accepted.  By way of it sins are pardoned and the slave is entered into paradise and saved from the hell fire.  Due to (Tawheed), there occurred the dispute between the Messengers and the polytheists, and the swords of Jihaad were unsheathed.  Due to (Tawheed), the Jinn, mankind, paradise and hell fire were created; and righteous deeds are cancelled through that which nullifies (Tawheed) and that is Shirk.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَلَقَدْ أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ وَإِلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكَ لَئِنْ أَشْرَكْتَ لَيَحْبَطَنَّ عَمَلُكَ وَلَتَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

بَلِ اللَّهَ فَاعْبُدْ وَكُن مِّنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ

 

”And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad ), as it was to those (Allah’s Messengers) before you: “If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.”  Nay! But worship Allah (Alone and none else), and be among the grateful.’’ [Soorah Az-Zumar: Aayaat 65-66]

 

All sins can be pardoned except shirk.  Allaah (The Most High) said: إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلَالًا بَعِيدًا

”Verily! Allah forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners in worship with Him, but He forgives whom he pleases sins other than that, and whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, has indeed strayed far away.’’ [Soorah An-Nisaa: Ayah: 116]

 

And due to shirk the slave is prevented from entry into paradise and hell fire is imposed upon him for eternity.  Therefore for this reason giving concern to Tawheed is the most important affair amongst all important affairs and the greatest of all obligations.  Abandoning (Tawheed), turning away from it and from learning it is the greatest calamity.  And due to this it is incumbent upon every slave (of Allaah) to learn (Tawheed) and to learn that which nullifies and negates it, or that which diminishes it and infringes its rights.


For further details, see: Ash-Sharh Al-Moojaz, page: 5 onwards

The one who does not establish the true reality of Laa-ilaaha ilal Laah–Shaikh Rabee

Question:

Will the one who does not establish the true reality of ‘’laa ilaaha illa Allah” enter paradise or hellfire?

 

Answer:

It is inevitable that the one who does not establish the conditions of laa ilaaha illa Allah will enter the fire.  If he wasn’t sincere; if he wasn’t truthful; if he did not know its meaning; if he said Laa ilaaha illa Allah and explained it as “there is no creator except Allah (and) ‘’there is no provider except Allah,’’ (then even) if we were to (give) him the excuse of ignorance the least about him is that he is from the misguided sects.


Fataawa fil Aqeedah wal Manhaj – Shaykh Rabee

Translated by Abu Abdir-Razzaaq (Amjad Khan)

 

 

 

Does The Order of the prophets in the heaven indicate virtue over one another-Shaikh Rabee

Question:

Our Shaykh may Allah preserve you- is it understood that the order of the prophets in the heavens (as in Hadith of the isra – see Sahih bukhari) is in accordance to their virtue over (another) ?

Answer:

No. No, this is not understood (from the Hadith).  As for Ibraaheem and Moosaa this is indicated; but as for other than them, then no. For indeed Eesaa is from the ulul azam and he was in the second (heaven), whilst Idris and Yoosuf are lesser than him in virtue.  This (Hadith) does not indicate a specific/strict order.


[Source: Fataawa Fil Aqeedah Wal-Manhaj]

Translated by: Abu Abdir-Razzaaq Amjad