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The Call of the Prophets and their Followers is One – Shaykh Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaikh Salih al Fawzaan حفظه الله comments regarding His Statement (The Most High):

مَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَن يُؤۡتِيَهُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡكِتَٰبَ وَٱلۡحُكۡمَ وَٱلنُّبُوَّةَ ثُمَّ يَقُولَ لِلنَّاسِ كُونُواْ عِبَادٗا لِّي مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَٰكِن كُونُواْ رَبَّٰنِيِّـۧنَ بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تُعَلِّمُونَ ٱلۡكِتَٰبَ وَبِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَدۡرُسُونَ

It is not (possible) for any human being to whom Allah has given the Book and Al-Hukma (the knowledge and understanding of the laws of religion, etc.) and Prophethood to say to the people: “Be my worshippers rather than Allah’s.” On the contrary (he would say): “Be you Rabbaaniyun (learned men of religion who practise what they know and also preach others), because you are teaching the Book, and you are studying it.” (Surah Aali-Imraan:79)

What is understood from this verse is that the path of the prophets and their followers is one, undeviating, from the first of them (prophets) to the last of them. All of prophets brought with them the command of tawheed and the forbiddance of shirk, Allah (The Most High) said:

وَلَقَدۡ بَعَثۡنَا فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٖ رَّسُولًا أَنِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ ٱلطَّٰغُوتَۖ

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).”  Surah An-Nahl, Ayah 36

And similarly the followers of the messengers, they also carry out this duty which the messengers brought with them, and it (the duty) is the calling to the worship of Allah alone and not ascribing partners to him in worship and leaving the worship of other than him, just like what He صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:

وإن العلماء ورثة الأنبياء وإن الأنبياء لم يورثوا دينارًا ولا درهما وإنما ورثوا العلم‏.‏ فمن أخذه أخذ بحظ وافر……

The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets who bequeath neither dinar nor dirham but only that of knowledge; and he who acquires it, has in fact acquired an abundant portion. (1)


Min Ahkhaam al-Qur’aan by Shaikh Salih al Fawzaan حفظه الله vol.1 pg. 24.
1) Abu Dawud (3641), TIirmidhi (2682), Ibn Maajah (223) Narrated by Abu Darda  رضي الله عنه

Path of Allah – Shaykh b. Baaz

Path of Allah – Shaykh b. Baaz

Shaykh b. Baaz in explanation of the ayah where Allah informs us of Ibraheem’s (alayhis salaam) conversation with his father:

‎فَاتَّبِعْنِي أَهْدِكَ صِرَاطًا سَوِيًّا

“So follow me. I will guide you to a Straight Path.” [Soorah Maryam: 43]

Meaning, I will direct you to a clear straight path, which has no crookedness, nor secrecy in it. The straight path is the worship of Allah alone, obeying His commands and staying away from His prohibitions, stopping at His legislated divine limits,(1) this is Allaah’s Straight Path in regards to every prophet from the time of Aadam until the end of time.

Allah’s Straight Path:

It is to make your actions sincerely for Allah alone whilst following that which the prophets (alayhimus salaatu was salām) came with in every time and place. And the final of the prophets is our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa salam).

Allah’s Straight Path After the Sending of Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa salam):

It is believing in that which (the prophet) Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa salam) came with, following it and being steadfast upon it. This is the Straight Path which is mentioned in Allaah’s statement (The Mighty and Majestic):

‎اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Guide us to the Straight Way

‎صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray. [Al-Faatihah: 5-7] (2)


(1) Refer to explanation of Imaam Nawawee’s 40 Hadeeth, Hadeeth nos. 6

(2) Ayahs were numbered 5-7 based on the opinion that the basmalah is not part of Al-Faatihah, see fatwa of permanent committee and fatwa of Shaykh b. Baaz :
www.alifta.net/Fatawa/fatawaDetails.aspx?languagename=en&BookID=7&View=Page&PageNo=1&PageID=12005

www.binbaz.org.sa/noor/6257

Where will Easa (alayhis salām) be Buried – Shaykh b. Bāz

“Is there a specific place for the burial of ‘Easa (alayhis salām)?”

Shakh ‘Abdul ‘Azīz b. Bāz (rahimahullah) was asked:

“Is there a specific place for the burial of ‘Easa (alayhis salām)?”

He (rahimahullah) replied:

This has been reported in some narrations, but there are observations regarding the authenticity that he will be buried in the prophetic garden (rawdah).

I do not know of anything established. This (burial place) has been mentioned by ibn Kathīr (rahimahullah) and others, however I am unaware of a connected chain (of narration) that he will be buried in the prophetic garden. (Therefore) this (saying) is not to be depended on, and Allah knows best.


Paraphrased from Al-Fawāid al-ilmiyyah min ad-Durūs al-Bāziyyah – Fawāid min at-Tafsīr pg. 176

Backing Up Your Claims In Three Important Affairs- Haatim Al-Asam

Haatim Al-Asam (rahimahullaah) said: Whoever claims three affairs without three other affairs is a liar: [a] The one who claims to love Allaah without fearing what He has forbidden is a liar; [b] the one who claims to love paradise without spending his wealth is a liar; [c] The one who claims to love the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) without loving the poor people is a liar.


[Source: Seerah As-Salaf As-Saaliheen of Imaam Ismaa’eel Ibn Muhammad Al-Asbahaanee: section: Those who followed the Taabi-een in goodness. Maktabah Shaamilah]

The Prophet’s Prayer Described – Shaykh Uthaymeen – Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam

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Truly honouring the Prophet – Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen – Rahimahullaah – said:

If you wish to honour The Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم with the form of honour that he deserves عليه الصلاة والسلام then execute his commands and refrain from matters that he has prohibited in everything that you say and do. By way of that you will become one who has honoured The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم.

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Translated by Abu Arwah Ali bin Mushtaq Mir

Reflecting upon those whom Allah has favoured – Shaykh Ibnul Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen – rahimahullah- said:

The statement of Allah “The path of those whom you have favoured” is an evidence that it’s upon us to look into the lives of those whom Allah has favoured, as to who they were and what their condition was. This is so that we may be guided to their path. And an extension to that is an encouragement for us to know the biography of The Prophet – صلى الله عليه وسلم – due to him being the most favoured by Allah.

Ahkhaam Al-Quraan Al-Kareem Vol 1 Pgs 46-47

Translated by Abu Arwa Ali bin Mushtaq Mir

Referring to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم as “Habeeb ullah”? Sh.ibn Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is common to hear the phrase “Habeeb ullah” referring to the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم, however how accurate is this statement? Shaikh ibn ul-Uthaymeen رحمه الله responds:

“The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم is habeeb ullah [beloved of Allah] no doubt, for indeed he loves Allah and is beloved to Allah, however there is a description that is higher and better than this, and that is to say “Khaleel ullah”. For indeed the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم is the khaleel of Allah as in the hadith, “Indeed Allah took me as a khaleel just as He took Ibrahim as a khaleel”.

Therefore, the one who describes the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم as “habeeb ullah” has actually lowered him صلى الله عليه و سلم from his status, because “khaleel” is greater and higher than “habeeb”, since all the believers can be said to be the “habeeb” of Allah, but the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم is in a position higher than that, and that is the position of being the “khaleel” [which is a greater level of love than habeeb]”.

[Fataawa Arkaan il-Islaam p98/99 paraphrased]

Similarly Shaikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah mentioned, “The statement of some of the people that Mohammad صلى الله عليه و سلم is “habeeb ullah” and that Ibrahim عليه السلام  is “khaleel ullah”, thinking that “habeeb” is a greater love than “khaleel” is a weak statement, rather the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم is khaleel ullah”

[Majmoo’ ul Fataawa 10/24 paraphrased]

[1]The Creed of The Saudi Kings–[King Abdul Azeez Bin Abdir Rahmaan (rahimahullaah)

Saudi King Abdul Azeez Bin Abdir-Rahmaan (rahimahullaah) said:

The foundation of the Islamic Creed is the Book of Allaah, the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and that which the companions of Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) were upon; then the pious predecessors after them, and then after them the four Imaams of the Muslims, Imaam Maalik, Imaam Shaafi’ee, Imaam Ahmad and Imaam Aboo Haneefah. The creed of these people is one in the foundation of the religion, and that is the three categories of Tawheed: The Oneness of Allaah in His Lordship, the Oneness of Allaah in that He (alone) has the right to be worshipped and His Oneness in His Names and Attributes. [Source: The Nation state of Tawheed and Sunnah: page19: By Shaikh Ahmad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him)]


And Allaah knows best

Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

 

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