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Is it permissible or possible for her to teach? – Shaykh Ghudayyaan (rahimahullaah)

The ruling on studying in the mosques at the hands of one who took knowledge from the books and cassette tapes.

Question

May Allaah bestow good to you and bless you–The questioner of this question asks and she says:  A female Muslim seeks knowledge through translated books and cassette tapes and she has the opportunity to contact the scholars with regards what she finds difficult; is it permissible or possible for her to teach the female Muslims in the Masjid due to the absence of others who can teach the affairs of Manners, Aqeedah and Manhaj?

Answer

What is known is that a person is to take knowledge from the mouth of the scholars and every (type of) knowledge is taken from a person who is well established in that knowledge.  So when one wants to acquire the knowledge of the Tafseer of the Qur’aan, he takes it from a person who is well established in this knowledge, and this is how it is with all the other  sciences-this is the means.

The second means: Indeed a person reads the books; but he should not read the books and depend on them, except if he is qualified to understand them in a correct manner; because if he has deficiencies in his understanding, then indeed he will understand something in a manner other than what it is.  Thereafter, he speaks with what he understands and what he speaks with is a mistake, so people act upon what he explains to them in a wrong manner and he carries their sins.

And with regards to this woman, I advise her that she does not teach based on the fact that she read the books without anyone explaining these books to her. This is the answer to this question. [End]

– Shaykh Abdullah al Ghudayyaan


[Source: see post number 1 on this link http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=134918. Slightly paraphrased]

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Who do we take our Knowledge from? – Shaykh Fawzaan

Question

A man teaches the people the sciences of the Islamic legislation and the Aqeedah of the Salaf even though he did not acquire knowledge from the mashaayikh and the scholars; is knowledge taken from him?

Answer

As long as he does not have foundation from the scholars (i.e. did not acquire knowledge from them in person and has no recommendations for that), rather he sought (knowledge) from papers and books, then knowledge is not taken from him because he does not understand the Madhab of the salaf.  And it (i.e. Madhab of the Salaf) is not understood except by studying under the scholars.  (It) is acquired (from the scholars)–this knowledge is (acquired from the scholars) and not only through reading. It is acquired (through the scholars), but reading is only an aid and not depended on. The likes of this (person) is called a Muta-aalim* and knowledge is not taken from him.

– Shaykh Saleh al-Fawzaan


*Muta-aalim: [i.e. someone who feigns knowledge and understanding but does/did not seek knowledge directly from the people of knowledge.

[Source: See post number 3 on the following link: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=134918 paraphrased]

 

 

 

”We do not have except the methodology of the Prophets!” By Shaikh Rabee

Shaikh Rabee [may Allaah preserve him] said:

Indeed swerving away from the methodology of the prophets in calling to Allaah is a swerving and deviation towards misguidance and destruction. That is because Allaah [The Blessed and Most High] laid down and ordained this methodology for all the Prophets.

If the people have Shi-aaraat (i.e. distinguishing principles, doctrines, calls), then we do not have except the Shi-aar (distinguishing principle, doctrine, call) of the Prophets; if the people have methodologies, then we do not have except the methodology of the Prophets (alayhimus salaatu was-salaam). The Qur’aan is the greatest testimony and Allaah has often repeated these testimonies and reiterated them in many of the Aayaat: “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]

Every Messenger said this to his nation and appeared to his people with this call-the call to Tawheed–and to turn away from Taghut.


Source: Al-Mulakh-khasul Jameel Fee Bayaani Manhaji Ash-Shaikh Rabee Fid-Da’wati Wal-Jarhi Wat-Tadeel. Page: 67 Vol 1

Can a menstuating woman wash a deceased person?

Is it permissible for a woman to wash and shroud a deceased person whilst she is on her menses?

Answer:
It is permissible for a menstruating woman to wash deceased women and shroud them. And from the men she can only wash her (dead) husband. Menstruation is not considered a prohibition from washing a dead person for burial. And to Allaah belongs all (bestowal of guidance and ability to perform good deeds).
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[Al-Fataawaa al-Mar’atil Muslimah compiled by Daarus sahaabah and Daar Sabeelil Mumineen with the recommendation of Shaikh Muhammad al-Imaam, page: 302 or see Fataawaa al-Lajna Ad-Daa-imah 8/369]

Our Salaf: Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood–O people, learn!

Abu Khaythama narrated to us, (saying): Mu-aawiyyah Ibn Amr related to us that Zaa-idah related from Al’Amash from Tameem Ibn Salamah from Abu Ubaydah from Abdullaah (Ibn Mas’ood) who said: ”O people, learn; and whoever learns, then let him act.”
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[source: Kitaabul Ilm of Abu Khaythama with the checking of Imaam Albaanee page:7, narration number:4]

When I go to propose a woman for marriage……

Question:

When I go to propose a young woman for marriage, how should i speak to her in order to know her Aqeedah, fear of Allaah, manners and etiquettes?

Answer:

It is permissible for the proposer to have a look at the one he is proposing but not in seclusion, because the Sunnah has confirmed that from the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). And he can ask her and her guardians what he holds important in relation to a beneficial marriage.
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[Source:Fataawaa Al-Mar’atil Muslimah compiled by Daarus Sahaabah and Daar sabeelil Mumineen with the recommendation of Shaikh Muhammad Al-Imaam, page:542 or see Fataawaa Islaamiyyah of Shaikh Bin Baaz; 3/128]

Is This Disobedience to my husband?

Question:

My husband requests that I stay up late at night with him but I refuse because I want to pray the night prayer, so I sleep early. Is this (refusal of mine) disobedience to a husband?

Answer:

It is incumbent upon you to obey your husband in good. If he calls you to stay up late and you will definitely fail to perform the fajr salaah at its fixed time or (he calls you to stay up late) to watch what is evil, then you do not obey him. As for other than this then it is obligatory to obey him even if the night prayer is missed because it is an (optional) Sunnah and obedience to a husband is obligatory.

وصلى الله على نبينا محمد واله وصحبه وسلم


[Source: Fataawaa Al-Lajna Ad-Daa-imah 19/222]

Pregnancy in Ramadhaan – Fasting or Paying Fidyah or Making Up the Fasts – Shaykh Al Albani

‘SILSILAH FATAAWAA JEDDAH’ CASSETTE SERIES (no.25) OF SHAIKH AL-ALBAANEE -rahimahullaah:

Questioner : “I read in a book that if the pregnant women or the breast-feeding women fear for themselves, or for their child, that they should abstain from fasting, and should feed a needy person in place of each day, and that it is not obligatory upon them to make up the days. So how correct is this saying? We hope that you can clarify.”

Shaikh al-Albaanee: “Making up the days is not obligatory upon them, but rather kaffaarah (compensation) of feeding a needy person for each day is obligatory. This is the correct answer.

As for the aforementioned condition, i.e. that if the pregnant woman or a breast-feeding woman fear for themselves or for their child, then this condition is just an ijtihaad (personal deduction) from some of the scholars, and it should not be put as a duty upon the pregnant woman or the breast-feeding woman, because the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ اﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ و ﺳﻠﻢ) said:

Allaah -the Exalted and Most High- has remitted fasting from the pregnant woman and the breast-feeding woman.1

Then Ibn `Abbaas said in explanation of His Saying -He the Most High:

[Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskîn (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, is better for you if only you know.[] [Sooratul-Baqarah (2):184]

[[Meaning: So whoever amongst you is ill, or upon a journey, then let him fast the same number of other days; and as for those of you who can fast with difficulty, then they have the option of feeding a needy person in place of each day.]]

Ibn `Abbaas -radiyallaahu `anhu- said: “Upon the pregnant woman and the breast-feeding woman is to feed (the needy).”

Meaning the aforementioned condition is not to be found, i.e. that the pregnant woman and the breast-feeding woman have to fear for themselves or for their child.”

Translated by Ustaadh Abu Talhah Dawood Burbank (may Allaah grant him and his wife abundant mercy)


  1. Hasan Saheeh: Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood (no.2408).

Read PDF HERE: Pregnant_Woman_In_Ramadhaan

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[5] The Creed of the Saudi Kings

The reaction of King ‘Abdul-‘Azeez as-Su’ood upon being praised in lines of poetry.

Once, during one of King ‘Abdul-‘Azeez as-Su’ood’s (rahimahullaah) trips to the town of al-Kharj (7th of Dhul-Hijjah 1363AH -approx: 23rd November 1944CE) a poet from the people of Najd entered upon him. In his hand was a poem he had written, and so he sought permission from the King to read it out. He began: You are our hope and in you is hope… Upon hearing this King ‘Abdul-‘Azeez called out in rejection and glanced across the gathering to Shaykh Hamad al-Jaasir, saying, “O Ibn Jaasir, take this man and teach him some Tawheed!” [Source: Min Hayaatil-Malik ‘Abdil-‘Azeez, pg.71]


Translated by: Abul Husayn Yusuf Al-Irlandee

Those Who Perform Righteous Deeds, Whilst Being Fearful….

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

Aa’isha [radiyallaahu-anhaa] said: I ask the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) about this Ayah:

[وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْتُونَ مَا آتَوْا وَقُلُوبُهُمْ وَجِلَةٌ  – And those who give that (their charity) which they give (and also do other good deeds) with their hearts full of fear] [23:60]; are they those who drink alcohol and commit theft?” He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ”O daughter of Siddeeq! Rather they are those who observe fasting, perform prayer and give charity, whilst fearing that their deeds will not be accepted from them.” [Reported by Imaam Tirmidee Number: 3175]

Hasan Al-Basri [rahimahullaah] said: ”The believer combines between perfection (in worship) and fear (that his deeds will be rejected); and the hypocrite combines between evil (deeds) and feeling safe from [Allaah’s punishment]” [Madaarij As-Saalikeen: 1/512]