Tag: worship

[2] Fataawaa related to Women

Question:

How can a person become strong in Eemaan–fulfilling the commandments of Allaah and fearful of His Punishment?

 

Answer:

This can be (attained) by way of recitation of Allaah’s Book–studying it, pondering upon its meanings and rulings.  And by studying the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) — having knowledge and awareness of the affairs of the Islamic legislation by way of it, acting upon what that necessitates and adhering to it in creed, actions and speech.  And to be extremely mindful of (Allaah’s absolute knowledge of whatever you do and wherever you may be), to (nurture) the heart upon awareness of His Greatness, remembrance of the hereafter and what is found in it of recompense, reward, punishment and the severity of its affairs.  And to keep the company of those whom (you) know amongst the righteous people and keep away from the people of evil and corruption.


[Fataawaa Lajnah Ad-Daa-imah 1/360: Quoted  in Fataawaa Al-Mar’atul Muslimah page27: publishers Daar as-Sahaabah]

[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]

The Fair Females with wide lovely eyes-The Women of Paradise

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

The reason behind the description of the women of Paradise is so that one is made eager to perform righteous actions.

The beauty of the Hoor Al’Ain [the fair females with wide lovely eyes in Jannah] is neither viewed from one perspective nor is any mind able to comprehend it. Those fair females with wide lovely eyes combine between beauty in their physical form, beauty in all other traits and good manners. One is amazed by their beauty whenever he glances at them because their beauty is always renewed. They have that glitter in their smile for their husbands, which has no similarity in this worldly life, then what does one think if he were to kiss them and taste the enjoyment from that kiss?

Sexual intercourse in this worldly life becomes tiresome and leads to weakness after some time as opposed to sexual intercourse with the women of paradise- because sexual intercourse with the women of Paradise makes a person more lively and active. A man’s wife in Paradise will neither be bored nor tired. Likewise, the virginity of the women of Paradise will not be lost permanently like the virginity of the women of this worldly life, rather whenever the women of Paradise are disvirgined, their virginities are renewed and the man’s reproductive organ is always erected [i.e. during sexual intercourss]. The men of paradise are given the strength of a hundred men put together; so whoever preserves his private parts, guards his eye sight and his hearing from the forbidden, he will be from the people with the most strength in Paradise and he will receive the most enjoyment in sexual intercourse.

Likewise, sometimes argumentation, differing and trouble occurs between married couples leading to divorce; however none of this will take place between the spouses in Paradise.


[Source: (At-Taliqaat Al-Mukhtasar Alal Qaseedah An-Nooniyyah’ 3/1225′ by Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan). Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

 

[1]Advice Number 22: Prohibition against 8 Sicknesses in Societies–Sh Ali Bin Sh Zaid

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

The First Sickness: Mockery

It is to belittle the people, making fun of them and encroaching upon their rights. Indeed Allaah has warned (us) against committing this crime that occurs from those who are conceited with themselves and look down on others.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا يَسْخَرْ قَوْمٌ مِّن قَوْمٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُونُوا خَيْرًا مِّنْهُمْ وَلَا نِسَاءٌ مِّن نِّسَاءٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُنَّ خَيْرًا مِّنْهُنَّ

”O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former.” [Al-Hujuraat: Ayah: 11]

[This ayah] is imposed as prohibition against men and then to women; because this vile action occurs from all (i.e. men and women).  The mocker does not stop at belittling the creation; rather he goes further in rejecting the truth, as it has been established in the authentic hadeeth from the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) that he said:

‘’Pride is to reject the truth and looking down on the people.’’ [Reported by Muslim: Kitaab Al-Eemaan; Chapter: Prohibition against pride and its clarification: 1/91, page: 93]


[Source: Qabasun Min Rawaa-I Al-Afnaan An-Nadiyyah: page: 126]

[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 (i.e. the blessing) 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 of (this Ummah).   [He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”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.  [He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)] said: ”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 and it is not an affair solely connected to humans in its entirety.  It is 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.  It is not the sound means that will lead to what is sought after.  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

 

[1] 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:

When will Palestine be returned to us?

When a Muslim in any place in the earth asks, ”When will Palestine be returned to us?” The answer is, ”If you return to Allaah (in correct belief, righteous action, obedience etc.), Palestine will be returned to you.”  This answer is derived from the statement of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) reported by Imaam Ahmad and Abu Dawood on the authority of Thawbaan (radiyallaahu-anahu) that the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”The nations will soon call one another against you, just as people call one another to eat from a qas-a (i.e. a large plate of food). They asked: ‘’O Messenger of Allaah, is it because we will be few in number at that time? He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) replied: No, you will be many in number at that time, but you will be Ghuthaa –(i.e. like the froth scum on the water).  And Allaah will remove from the hearts of the enemies the fear they had for you and will place wahn in your hearts. They said: What is Wahn O Messenger of Allaah? He said: Love of the worldly life and having hatred for death.’’ [Reported by Ahmad 21897 and Abu Daawood 4297. [Declared authentic by  Imaam Albaanee in As-saheehah number: 8183]

If we return to Allaah (in correct belief, righteous actions, obedience etc.), He will returned to us what has been taken away away from us. If we remain distant from Allaah (i.e. distant from the correct creed, righteous actions, obedience etc.), we will lose what is in our hands. And indeed Allaah (The Blessed and Most High) has made this judgement in His Tremendous Book, and He (The Most High) said: [وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ ] ”And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless, verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.” [Soorah Ibraaheem: Ayah: 7]

He (The Blessed and Most High) clarified that being thankless for blessings bestowed (on us) will cause it to cease…. Our scholars say, ”Blessings are a prey and being thankful (for it) is the thing that makes (it) remain.


[Source:Mataa ta-oodu Ilaynaa Falasteen: page 7-8]

Fasting The Day of Ashooraa–Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz

Question:

What is the ruling on fasting the day of Ashoora? Is it better to fast the day which is before or the day after it or to fast all of them together or fast the day of Ashooraa alone?

 

Answer:

Fasting the day of Ashooraa is a Sunnah due to what has been established in the authentic narrations of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in indication to that.  And it (Ashooraa) was a day which the Jews fasted because it was the day in which Allah saved Moosaa (عليه السلام) and his people and destroyed Firawn and his people; so our Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) fasted it as (an act of) gratefulness to Allah.  He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) authorized fasting (the day of ashooraa) and legislated for us to fast a day before or after it.  To fast the 9th along with the 10th is better, and if the 10th is fasted along with the 11th then that is sufficient to oppose the Jews.  And if you fast both of them (9th & 11th) alongside the 10th then there is no problem in that due to what has been transmitted in some reports, “Fast a day before it and a day after it”.  As for fasting Ashooraa by itself, then it is disliked.  And Allaah (alone) is the Guardian and Owner of all success.


Source: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/617

Translated by Abu Abdir-Razzaaq (Amjad Khan)