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We have stated to you more than once–Imaam Muqbil Bin Haadee

Imaam Muqbil Bin Haadee (rahimahullaah) said:

”We have said to you and we have said to you! We do not want anyone to select us.  InShaaAllaah, we choose from the narrations of the Messenger of Allaah (Sallal-laahu wa-alaa aalihi-wasallam) just as the scholars used to choose.  We neither want authority nor leadership, and we have stated more than once; even if the leader of the state called us and said: ”Go ahead favoured with leadership”, we would say: ”Allaah’s protection is sought!  We do not see you as one who gives us sincere advice.”  We do not want leadership; we do not want to be appointed a minister; we do not want to call the people to follow us; we do not want to establish a party; but we want to call to the Book of Allaah and to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu alayhi wa-alaa aalihi wasallam).

[Source:   قمع المعاند page: 83. slightly paraphrased]

We do not have time to defend ourselves–Imaam Muqbil Bin Haadee

Imaam Muqbil Bin Haadee (rahimahullaah) said:

”We do not have time to defend ourselves; but we (defend) the Sunnah.  And even if we are tormented with fierce battle we will not leave anyone who speaks against the Sunnah of the Messenger (Sallal-laahu-alayhi- wa-alaa-aalihi-wasallam) — be he a Shia, or a Soofee or from Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen (i.e. the deviated and destructive innovated Muslim brotherhood of Egypt and else- where); because we are to sacrifice (ourselves) for the Sunnah and our objective is the Sunnah.”  


page: 54—صائح وفضائح – للشيخ مقبل 

[2] Some Few Important Rulings concerning Eed and the Eed Sacrifice

The Takbeer:

The Takbeer is legislated from the dawn of the day of Arafah and during the Ayyaam At-Tashreeq (i.e. 11th to 13th Dhul Hijjah) to Asr time on the 13th of Dhul Hijjah.  Allaah (The Most High) said: [وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْدُودَاتٍ ]— ”And remember Allah during the appointed Days.” [Soorah Baqarah: Ayah: 203]  The manner in which the Takbeer is performed is: [الله أكبر الله أكبر، لا إله إلا الله، والله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد].  It is prescribed for the men to raise their voices with the Takbeer in the Masaajid, the houses and after the five daily obligatory prayers.  This is done to exalt Allaah and to manifest singling Him out in worship and thanking Him.


Bath on the day of Eed

One takes a bath and only men are to wear perfume.  The men should also wear their best clothes but neither going into extravagance nor dragging their garments below their ankles and shaving their beards.


Eating From the Eed Sacrifice:

One eats from the Eed sacrifice, because the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) did not use to eat until he returned from the Musalla and ate from the Eed sacrifice. [Zaadul Ma-aad: 1/441]


Walking to the Musalla (i.e. place of prayer)
One walks to Musalla if that is easy.  The Sunnah is to pray Eed in the Musalla except if there is an excuse not to do so, such as rain etc.  It is also recommended to stay for the Eed khutbah and to supplicate for the Muslims.  Likewise, one takes a different road whilst returning from the Eed prayer, because this was an action of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam).


Eed Greeting:

It is permissible to greet one another after Eed, because this has been established from some of the Sahaabah.  Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said that there is no particular defined Eed greeting; rather this is left to the people as long as such greeting does not involve sin.  Likewise, he (rahimahullaah) said that there is no harm in shaking hands and embracing one another because these are affairs the people have taken as a custom these days and they are not done as acts of worship or as a means of getting close to Allaah.

And Allaah knows best

This article paraphrased from an article compiled by Ustaadh Abu Usaamah Sameer  Al-Jazaa-iree (may Allaah reward him) http://www.ahlos-sunnah.com/matwyat Also see link: www.sahab.net: see link:  http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=132870




[b] Our Salaf: Ibraaheem Ibn Yazeed–from his supplications

And from his (rahimahullaah) supplications were:

”O Allaah! Safeguard me through your Book and the Sunnah of your Prophet; (Safeguard me) from opposing the truth and from following desires (due to an absence) of guidance from you; (Safeguard me) from the paths of misguidance, from the affairs that resemble truth but are falsehood in reality, from deviation, deception and blameworthy argumentation (in religion).”

[Source: Seerah As-Salaf As-Saaliheen of Imaam Ismaa’eel Ibn Muhammad Al-Asbahaanee: section: Those who followed the companions in righteousness]

[1] Some Few Important Rulings concerning Eed and the Eed Sacrifice

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


Ayyaam An-Nahr (i.e. the days of sacrifice/slaughtering) are four: [1] The day of Eed and [2] The three days after that.

According to Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) the Eed sacrifice is a Sunnah Mu-akkadah [i.e. the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) performed it continuously, but did not make it an obligation)].


The Eed sacrifice is only legislated for those who are alive.  It is neither reported from the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) nor from his companions (radiyallaahu-anhum) that they exclusively slaughtered on behalf of the dead, rather men used to slaughter the Eed sacrifice for their households. [For further clarification, see article on this link: http://salaficentre.com/2012/10/rulings-regarding-the-slaughtering-sh-ibn-baz-and-sh-ibn-ul-uthaymeen/]


Conditions to be fulfilled:

Firstly: The animal to be slaughtered has to be a camel and other cattle (such as sheep, goat).  If a horse is slaughtered, it will not be accepted; because it is not from those types of animals to be slaughtered for the Eed sacrifice.  The evidence for this is the statement of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam): ‘’whoever performs an action that is not from this affair of ours (i.e. the Qur’an and the Sunnah) will have it rejected’’


Secondly: The animal has to be a particular age:  Sheep: It should be at least six months old.  Cow: It should be at least two years old.  Camel: It should be at least five years old.


Thirdly: The animal should be free from obvious defects.  The Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: There are four (animals) that cannot be offered as sacrifice: [1] The one-eyed animal whose defect is clearly visible; [2] a sick animal whose sickness is clearly visible; [3] a disabled animal whose disability is clearly visible; [4] an emaciated animal that has no fat around its bones (i.e. due to illness)’’


Fourthly: The Eed sacrifice should be offered after the Eed salaah and within the days of Eed (i.e. the days of Eed are the day of the prayer and the consecutive three days after it)


The one who intends to offer the Eed sacrifice should not remove any of his bodily hair until after the slaughtering.  And concerning the opinion that the one slaughtering on behalf of someone is like the one that deputised him and he is also not to remove any of his bodily hair, then  this opinion is weak; because the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ‘’When you sight the new moon of Dhul Hijjah, and if anyone of you wishes to offer the sacrifice, then he should not remove anything from his hair or nails until he has offered his sacrifice;’’ but he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) did not say:  ‘’Or the one who slaughters on his behalf’’


To be continued……Inshaa-Allaah

This article was paraphrased from an article posted at www.sahab.net: see link: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=132870

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Do Not Forget This Business Transaction!!!

Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr (may Allaah preserve him) said:

Indeed, it is the common practice of the business men of the world not to miss the big (trading) seasons; rather they make perfect preparations to bring goods, display merchandize, spend time and make great efforts.  And this (first ten days of Dhul Hijjah and the pilgrimage season) is a lucrative season for the trading of the afterlife and a perfect turning to Allaah [The Most High) in (obedience, submission, performance of good deeds, keeping away from sin, repentance etc.)


[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


Does fearing the Jinn enter into natural fear or not?



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

Is Fasting During The First Ten days of Dhul Hijja An Innovation-Shaikh Bin Baaz and Shaikh Uthaymeen


Shaikh Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) was asked: ”What is your view on the view of the one who says that fasting during the first ten days of Dhul Hijja is an innovation?


This one is an ignoramus…

[Source: Majmoo Fataawaa 15/418]

Shaikh Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said:

We feel sorry for some of the people who bring doubt to the Muslims in this affair, saying that fasting it (i.e. the first ten days of Dhul-Hijja) is not a Sunnah.  Glorified be Allaah! I fear that Allaah will punish them on the day of judgement (i.e. for uttering this statement).  How can the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) say that ‘’there are not any days in which righteous actions are done that are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days’’ and then we leave out the righteous deed about which Allaah has stated: ‘’Indeed it (i.e. fasting) is for Me and I will reward it’’…..

[Source: [Liqaa Ash-Shah’ree: Number: 199]