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Salaatu Tasbeeh is Da’eef?

imagesThe Hadeeth Salaatu Tasbeeh has been declared to be Da’eef by many scholars of Hadeeth and from them the scholars of our time such as Shaykh Muqbil and Shaykh Bin Baaz and Shaykh Uthaymeen and Shaykh Yahyaa al Hajooree and many of the scholars of Saudi and Yemen.

This hadith has been narrated by the following companions:

1) Ibn A’bbas:

This Hadith has come in three different ways as it follows:

A) Abdulrahman Bin Bishr Bin Alhakam Alnaysaboori – Musa Bin Abdulaziz – Al-hakam bin abban – I’krimah – Ibn Abbas

This Hadith is found in the followng books from the way of Musa bin abdulaziz – Alhakam – I’krimah – Ibn Abbas:

Sunan Abi Dawd (1297), Sunan Ibn Majah (1387), Sahih Ibn Khuzaimah (1216), Al-Tabrani Al-Kabeer (11/243/11622), Al-Hakim (1/318), Al-Khaleli (1/58/325), Sunan Al-bayhaqi alkubra (3/51), Almawdo’at by Ibn Al-Jawzi (2/143) and Tahtheeb al-kamal (29/103)

All the narrators in this chain are credited except ” Musa Bin Abdulaziz” who is classified as honest with bad memorization, who happens to narrate odd narrations that appose to what the companions of Al-hakam Bin Abban or even narrate odd ones that no one support him with it.thus he may brings some Munkar Hadiths when he narrates from Alhakam because Hadith is accepted if it is reported by Sufyan bin O’ainah or Mu’amar from Alhakam.

Al-thahabi said : (( Musa bin Abdulaziz never mentioned as weak in books that talks about weak narrators but he is, still, not a proof ( hujja). Ibn Mua’in and Al-Nisa’ie said: He is ok ( la ba’s bih), Ibn Habban said: he may mistakes sometimes, Abu Alfadl Alsulimani said: His Hadith is Munkar and Ibn Al-mudaini said : He is weak)) [ Mizan Al-I’etdiaal: 6/550/8900], siimilar opnion was given in [ Al-Mughni fi al-doua’faa: 2/685]

Al hafith Bin hajar said about him : (( He is honest but has bad memorization)) [ taqreeb al-tahtheeb: 1/552/6988]

2) Abu rafie’:

Abu Kuraib ( Muahmad Bin Al’alla) – Zaid bin Hubab Al-u’kli – Musa bin U’baida – sa’ed bin Abi sa’ed ( mawlah of Abu bakr Bin Muhammad Bin Amro bin Hazm) – Abu rafie

This Hadith is found, from the way of Musa bin U’baida – sa’ed bin abi sa’ed – Abi rafie, in the following :

Sunan Al-tirmithi (482) , Sunan Ibn majah (1386), Musnad Al-rwaiani (699) , Mu’jam Altabarani alkabeer (1/329/987), Sunan Albayhaqi alsughra (862), Shu’ab Al-Iman (1/427/610), Ibn Al-jawazi in his book al-maudo’aat (2/144), Tahtheeb al-kamal (10/465)

Imam al-Tirmithi said about this Hadith: its ghareeb hadith.

Imam Bukhari said about Musa bun Ubaida : ” Ahmad bin Hanbal said about his that he has Munkar Hadiths, and A’li bin Al-mudaini narrated that Alqattan said : we used to avoid all his hadiths” [ Al-Tareekh al-kabeer: 7/291/1242]

Ibn Al-Jawzai said: ” Ahmad bin Hanbal said: I do not accept hadiths nararted from Musa. Yahya bin Mu’in said: He is not something (laisa bi shai’e) and once he said he is weak and in another time said his Hadith is never an eviedence and in another time he said he is not a liar but he narrates odd hadiths. Abu hatim alrazxi said about him: his Hadith is Munkar . A’li bin aljunaid said: his Hadith is abandoned . Al-Nisa’e and Aldarqatni said about him: he is weak” [ Al-Doua’fa wa al-matrooken: 3/147/3461]

3) ja’far bin Abi talib:

Dawd bin Qais – Isame’l bin rafie’ – Ja’far bin abi talib

A. this chain of narrators is Munqatie’ ( break of chain) because there are alot of narrators missing between Ismaiel bin rafi’e and Ja’far bin Abi talub.

B. Ismae’il bin rafi’e is weak as his Hadith is Munkar.

Abu Hatim said: ” Muhammad bin Humawaih told us that he heard abu talib saying that he asked Ahmad bin hanbal about Isma’el and he said that he is weak. Yahya bin mai’en said he is not something ( laisa bi shai’) and he said as well that he is weak ina nother place ” [ Al-Jarh wa alta’deel: 2/168566]

Ibn Habban said: ” Ismae’l Is a good man but most of his Hadiths are Munkar. Ibn sa’ed and Ibn Mahdi used to never narrate any of his hadiths. yahya bin Ma’in said he is not something” [ Al-Majroheen: 1/124]

4) Abdullah Bin Umar:

Abu Ali ( alhussain bin ali) – ahmad bin dawd bin abdilghaffar – ishaq bin kamel – idrees bin yahya – haywa bin shuraih – yazeed bin abi habeeb – nafie – ibn umar

this hadith is found in: al-mustadrak a’la Alsahehain ( 1/319). which Alhakim said about it as this saheeh chain of narrators!!!

Al-thahabi said: “ahmad bin dawd bin abdulghaffar : aldarqatni said he is a liar and has many lies in Hadith” [ Mizan Al-i’tedal: 1/232]

ibn aljawzi said: ” aldarqatni said he is abandoned as he is a liar who fabricates Hadiths. ibn habban said: he fabrictates hadith in fistaat city and it is not allowed to mention his name in books unless it is to shows his status only” [ aldoa’faa wa al-matrokin: 1/70]

5) Al-abbas bin abdulmutalib:

Abu rajaa al-kurasani – sadaqa bin yazeed – u’rwa bin ruwaim – ibn aldaylami – al abbas bin abdulmutalib

this hadith is found in almawdo’at by ibn aljawzi (2/143) and tadwwn akhbaar qazween by alrafi’e (3/249)

abu alfaraj- ibn aljawzi – said commenting on this hadith: ” Ahmad bin hanbal said he is weak. Albukhari said he is Munkar in hadiths and Ibn Habban said: he narrates from trusty people what they never narrate therefore his hadiths shuld not be considered or looked at”

Al-u’qaili said: ” Ahmad bin hanbal said about him: his Hadiths are weak and he is weak. Bukhari said he is hadith is Munkar” [ Al-Doa’faa: 2/206]

6) Abdullah bin umro bin al’as:

Muhammad bin Sufyan Alubilli – Haban bin hilal – Mahdi bin maymoon – Amro bin Malik – Abi aljawzaa – a companions that he is mostly abdullah bin umro

this Hadith is found in Sunan Abi dawd ( 1298) and Sunan Albayhaqi alkubra ( 3/52)

Alhafith bin hajar said: ” He is honest but has awhaam” [ taqreeb altahtheeb:1/426/5104]

Ibn U’dai said: “He is from basra and his Hadith is Munkar when he narrates from trusty narrators. he steals Hadiths. Abu Ya’la said: he is weak [ Alkamil fi al-doa’faa: 5/150]

He has an idteeraab in his narration as he narrated it from three didfferent ways: once: from rawh bin almusaib – him – Ibn abbas – the prophet…………another: Jafar bi suliman – him – Ibn abbas said……….and in another Mahdi bin maymoon – him – abdulalh bin umro so there is an idteraab in his narration

** Here are some of the stataements of early scholars about this Hadith:

1) Abu ja’far Al-Uqaili: there is no one Hadith that is authnetic about Tasbih Salah [ Talkhees Al-Habeer: 2/7]

2) Abu Bakr bin Al-A’rabi: There are no hadith that is saheeh or even Hasan about tasbihs Salah” [ Talkhees alhabeer: 2/7]

3) Imam Al-Nawawi: Gerrating a rule to say that Tasbih salah is preferable to do has to be reconsidered because the hadith is weak and and such salah is different to what salah is” [ Sharh Al-Muhathib: Section of nawafil Prayers : comments number 9]

4) Ibn Qudama Al-Maqdesi said :” in regards Tasbihs Salah; Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal said: I dislike it so he was asked why so? he replied: there nothing authentic proves it then he flipped his hands as to say it is Munkar” [ Al-Mughni: 1437]

5) Al-A’jlooni said: “There is no Hadith that is authentic about Tasbihs Salah” [ Kashf Al-Khafaa: 2/566]

Note: It is summed up from what Abu Muhammad Al-Alfi wrote about this Hadith in his book ” Al-Tasreeh fi da’f Ahadith salah Altasbeeh”. may allah reward him with the best reward.

The Standing Committee was asked about Salaat al-Tasaabeeh, and they answered:

Salaat al-Tasaabeeh is a bid’ah (innovation) and the hadeeth concerning it is not proven, rather it is munkar. Some of the scholars mentioned it among the mawdoo’ (fabricated) ahaadeeth.

See Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, vol. 8, p. 163

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: Salaat al-Tasaabeeh is not prescribed, because the hadeeth is da’eef (weak). Imaam Ahmad said there is no sound evidence for it. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said it is a fabrication, and he said that none of the imaams recommended it. He (may Allaah have mercy on him) spoke the truth, because whoever examines this prayer will find that it is odd in the way it is performed … Moreover, if it were prescribed, it would have been something that was reported in many reports because of its great virtue and reward. Since there are no such reports and none of the imaams described it as being recommended, we know that it is not proven. The oddness in the way in which it is performed is as described in the hadeeth narrated concerning it, which says that it is to be performed once every day, or once every week, or once every month, or once every year, or once in a lifetime. This indicates that these reports are not sound; if it were prescribed, it would be something to be done on a regular basis, and one would not be given such a variety of options.
On this basis, people should not do this prayer. And Allaah knows best.
Fataawa Manaar al-Islam, 1/203

Also the number of reasons that proves that the Hadeeth is weak.

1. The legal principle for formal acts of worship is that they are prohibited unless there is evidence to prove their legality.
2. The various hadîth that discuss the Tasâbîh prayer contradict one another in a number of ways.
3. None of the founders of the schools of Islamic Law or their peers among the jurists ever recomended it. Ibn Taymiyah said: “Ahmad and his collegues stated their dislike for it, and Abû Hanîfah, Mâlik, and al-Shâfi`î never heard about it at all.”
4. If this prayer has been valid, it would have conveyed it to us in an unambiguous and doubtless manner. It would have been well known due to the great benefits that it carries and due to its unusual form that differs from all other prayers. We know of no other act of worship that gives us the option of performing it once a day or once a week or once a month or once a year or once durin a lifetime.

The signs of Laylatul-Qadar: Shakyh Ibn al-’Uthaymeen

lailatul-qadarQuestion: What are the signs of Laylatul-Qadar (the night of power)?

Response: From amongst the signs of Laylatul-Qadar is that it is a calm night and the believer’s heart is delighted and at peace with it, and he becomes active in doing good actions, and the sun on the following morning rises clearly without any rays.

Shakyh Ibn al-’Uthaymeen

Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 852, Fatwa No. 841; Fataawa ash-Shaykh Muhammad as-Saalih al-Uthaymeen – Volume 1, Page 563

Specifying the 27th of Ramadhaan as Laylatul-Qadar

Question: Some of the Muslims have taken the 27th night of Ramadhaan as Laylatul-Qadar. Is their any basis for this specification and is there any evidence for this?

Response: Yes, there is basis for this specification and that is that the night of the 27th of Ramadhaan is mentioned in the hadeeth, in Saheeh Muslim, on the authority of ‘Ubayy Ibn Ka’b (radhi-yallaahu ‘anhu).

However, the overwhelming opinion of the people of knowledge, from the forty or more opinions, is that Laylatul-Qadar is in the last ten nights, and specifically in the last seven of those nights. So, it is possible that it could be on the 27th night, the 25th, the 26th or even the 24th night (and so on).

Because of this, it is befitting for (each) person to exert (himself in worship) during all the nights such that he does not deny himself the excellence of them and the reward (to be gained) in them.

Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:

{We sent it (this Quraan) down on a blessed night [(i.e. Laylatul-Qadar) in the month of Ramadaan]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship]}, [Soorah ad-Dukhkhaan, Aayah 3]

And He (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) also said:

{Verily! We have sent it (this Qur.aan) down in the night of al-Qadar. And what will make you know what the night of al-Qadar is? The night of al-Qadar is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allaah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months). Therein descend the angels and the Rooh (Jibreel) by Allaah’s Permission with all Decrees. Peace! (all that night, there is Peace and Goodness from Allaah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn}, [Soorah al-Qadar, Aayaat 1-5]

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 852, Fatwa No.842

al-Fataawa libni-’Uthaymeen – Kitaab ad-Da’wah – Volume 1, Pages 204-205

Distinguishing a particular night with worship

Question: Some people seek Laylatul-Qadar so they active by offering their prayers and other forms of worship whilst they do not do likewise on other nights in Ramadhaan, so is this in accordance with that which is correct?

Response: No! It is not in accordance with that which is correct, for certainly Laylatul-Qadar changes. So it could be on the night of the twenty seventh, and it could be on any other night as has been indicated in many ahaadeeth.
It has been confirmed that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said: «In that particular year Laylatul-Qadar was revealed on the night of the twenty first». Therefore it is not befitting for a person to specify his stand (in prayer) on a particular night or distinguish a night which he yearns to be Laylatul-Qadar (likewise). (Rather) striving in all of the last ten nights is from the guidance of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam), since when the last ten nights arrived he would tighten his waist belt and awaken his family and used to spend them all awake (in worship). So that which is befitting for the prudent believer is to strive in all of the last ten nights such that the reward does not pass him by.

Shaykh Ibn al-Uthaymeen

Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 855, Fatwa No.844; Fiqh al-Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 207

Repent, repent and repent

tawbah-repentance-islamIt all began with one sincere prostration. A prostration that reflected pure submission and turning point of Maria’s life. It was a prostration of resolve, a resolve never to go back to the life of disobedience to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla. It was the point when she repented back to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla.

Maria now steps up in hope of excelling in her servitude of Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla. She gets involved in her local Muslim community and extends her good acts of worship to the international community as well. Day by day, she becomes busier and more active. Today she is in Boston, tomorrow in Houston and maybe the next week she’s flying to Brighton to deliver a lecture or a workshop on Islam! In the midst of such a busy schedule as a caller to Islam, she realizes her heart has hardened. She realizes she no more feels the deep connection with Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla. Because she forgot something. She forgot her beginning point. She forgot repentance. Is it because she took it a granted once-in-a-lifetime experience?

My dear sister and brother, Rasulullaah ṣallAllāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

”Every son of Adam makes mistakes, and the best of those who make mistakes are those who repent.” (At-Tirmidhi).

Repentance is NOT a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is an act that is essential on a daily basis for a Muslimah and Muslim to survive with a sound heart in this world.

Just like Rasulullah ṣallAllāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, we all DO make mistakes no matter what position we hold in this world, but the best are those who do repent. So, if we are forgetting to repent a lot on a daily basis, then indeed we are failing to clear up our mistakes, which no doubt we make every day.

I recall myself to be in the car [most probably] when this thought struck me. I thought to myself, that everyday there are so many mistakes I make on a daily basis. Some knowingly, some unknowingly. The consequences of such mistakes are painful to bear, and they are so painful I really wish I never had to bear them. Suddenly, I remembered this du’a of Sayyidul Istighfaar where RasulullahṣallAllāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam taught us: ‘… I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed.’

Immediately, my heart was at awe when I related this du’a to my thought. What a mercy from the Most Merciful that He taught us a du’a to seek refuge in Him to keep us away from the pain of the mistakes we make and Who taught us to do so by repenting to Him on a daily basis. SubhaanAllaahil ‘Azeem!

Hence, my dear sisters and brothers,

1. We need to repent to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla everyday, because we make mistakes everyday. If we want to clear up our daily mistakes and not face the consequences in the hereafter, we must then repent daily and frequently.

2. But also, if we want to stay away from the pain of our sins in this dunya itself, we must repent frequently.

My small message to you all is, no matter what big projects you have embarked on, it is never possible to accomplish unless Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla Wills and is Pleased with you. If you have reached where you are today, remember that it all started with the sweet moment of your repentance to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla and He helping you step up towards excellence. Hence, there is no moving forward in life without turning backward to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla!

Thus, repent, repent and repent!

The Example of a Good and a Bad Companion

good-bad-companionAbu Musa (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

The example of a good pious companion and an evil one is that of a person carrying musk and another blowing a pair of bellows. The one who is carrying musk will either give you some perfume as a present, or you will buy some from him, or you will get a good smell from him, but the one who is blowing a pair of bellows will either burn your clothes or you will get a bad smell from him.” (1)

Explanation of the Hadith

The wisdom of Allah (may He be Exalted) in His Creation entailed that man inclines to associate with others, sit with them, and meet with them.

This association and sitting have great impact on man’s thoughts, way of life, and behavior, and perhaps it was an effective cause in determining man’s fate and his worldly and hereafter happiness. This was proved by the Shari`ah, reason, and reality.

An unjust person shall regret on the Day of Recompense because he accompanied those who went astray and deviated from the Straight Path, and those were the cause of his error and deviation.

And (remember) the Day when the Zâlim (wrong-doer, oppressor, polytheist) will bite at his hands, he will say: “Oh! Would that I had taken a path with the Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him). * Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as a Khalîl (an intimate friend)! * He indeed led me astray from the Reminder (this Qur’ân) after it had come to me. And Shaitân (Satan) is to man ever a deserter in the hour of need.” [Surat Al Furqan: 27].

Ibn Hajar said: The Hadith contains prohibition of sitting with those who may harm a person when sitting with them in terms of religion and the world, as it contains exhortation to sit with those who benefit a person when he sits with them. (2)

An-Nawawy said: The Prophet (peace be upon him) likened a good and righteous companion with a person who carries musk and likened the bad companion with the one who blows a pair of bellows.

The Hadith also indicates the virtue of accompanying righteous and good people and forbidding sitting and associating with bad people, the people of heresies, those who backbite people, those who spread falsehood, and all dispraised kinds of people. (3)

Lessons gained from the Hadith

A- Showing the excellence of accompanying righteous and good people and exhorting people to do so, and of its benefits:

1-  Those who sit with good people shall be included with the blessings and goodness that are being sent down on them in their gatherings even if their actions are not equal to one another because whoever sit with them shall never taste misery.
2- Getting affected by them because a person follows the way and doctrine of his friend, so let a person choose his friends carefully.

How beautiful the saying of:

Do not ask about a person and ask about his friends * because each person follows his friend

If you are among some people, so befriend their best * and do not befriend their worst lest they may do harm to you

3- Showing a person his defects so that he may fix them because a believer is like a mirror to his Muslim brother (through him, he can see his defects), when a person sees in his Muslim brother something which he does not like, he should correct him and protect him in secret and in public.

4- The people of goodness guide those who sit with them to the people of the like so that you may benefit from their companionship.

5- Stopping those who sit with them from committing sins, preserving their times, and occupying it with something beneficial.

6- Seeing righteous people remind the people of Allah (Glory be to Him). So, if this good is gained from just seeing them, how about those who sit with them?!

7- Righteous people are good companions in prosperity, support one another at the time of hardship, and good provision after death by their supplication to their companions and those who used to sit with them.

8- Sitting with pious people is a cause for the love of Allah (may He be Exalted) to a person. It was reported in a Hadith: “My love is entailed for those who love each other in Me, and those who sit with each other (to mention) Me.” (4)

B- Warning against sitting with bad and evil people, and of which harms are:

1- A bad person makes his companion doubt his sound beliefs and directs him away from them, exactly as the state of the people of Fire. “A speaker of them will say:

“Verily, I had a companion (in the world), * Who used to say: “Are you among those who believe (in resurrection after death). * “(That) when we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed (be raised up) to receive reward or punishment (according to our deeds)?” [Surat As-Safat: 51- 53].

Look at the death of Abu Talib who died as a disbeliever because of his bad companions when they said to him: Would you abandon the religion of `Abdul-Muttalib?! So, he died as a disbeliever.

2- A bad companion invites his companion to commit deniable and prohibited acts as he does because a wrong doer likes to see all people do deniable actions like him and because associating with him reminds of sin and urges a person to do it.

3- Getting affected with bad habits and bad manners of a wrong doer.

4-A bad companion introduces you to evil people whose gatherings are not free of backbiting and gossip. Moreover, because of him you shall be deprived of accompanying righteous people who occupy their times with obeying and mentioning Allah (may He be Exalted).


(1) Sahih Al Bukhari No. (5534) and Sahih Muslim No. (2628).
(2) See: Fathul-Bary, commentary on Sahih Al Bukhari of Ibn Hajar Al `Asqalany, 4/ 324.
(3) See: The commentary of An-Nawawy on Sahih Muslim, 16/178.
(4) Reported by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad, 5/ 233, No. (1711) and Al Albany graded it as authentic. See: Sahih Al Jami` No. (4331).



EXCLUSIVE: BSF personnel ripped off Quran; Reality of Ramban

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bsf-ripped-off-quran-kashmirBSF personnel picked up Quran and ripped them off and threw them under their feet.
With their boots on they created havoc inside the Quranic School late night at 10:45 pm. The caretaker of the school was reading Quran when he was beaten up and mercilessly dragged outside. Then when the news reached the people they could not tolerate this, it was painful to even hear it. People gathered to protest against this highhandedness of BSF which is in the area to protect the railway lines. It was shocking that they started to fire indiscriminately at the crowds of people without any consideration. The public had assembled and there was sloganeering going on and it was not tolerable for Muslims, but there was no violent instigation or anything from people’s side. After sloganeering, they sat down peacefully outside of the BSF camp, and then they started firing at the people. The police was present in huge numbers, we were terrified to see their numbers and they are equally responsible for the blood bath. The police knew from the beginning that the locals want the BSF sitting in those quarters guarding the railway lines must leave the area. If they have done this to our Holy Quran, we (locals) will never let them stay in our area. Police responded to us by saying that ‘BSF has left the area’. This happened before some of the people wanted to go to the BSF quarters to check if they really have left and in retaliation the BSF opened fire indiscriminately on them and then on all of the others.

I was one of the people headingtowards the BSF bunker outside the quarter and the BSF personnel started to shoot at me, I ducked down and the person behind me received a bullet in his abdomen. As much as I could see,there were four BSF men outside and a wholecontingent inside the barracks. The local police did not do anything, they looked on while we were being beaten and killed.
IW: Did anyone try and help with the causalities?

NA: We were a procession of around 5000 people and then we ourselves helped lifting up the injured and the dead bodies.No one came to our help. Sham-u-din Giri, who is a local leader, gave us his own car to rescue many of us. His personal car actually worked as our ambulance and even water and amenities carrier. The local construction company helped usby sending their ambulances but local police did absolutely nothing at all. I saw with my own eyes the DC said to the BSF,“Kill them! There is no problemas many of them die, it doesn’t matter.” Nine people were killed and their bodies are piled at the police station and around forty people are injured. The DC is from outside Kashmir and he started this killing and the SP, I heard said that it is not his mistake, it is the mistake of our Minister from that area, also an MLA and he has given an green signal to him for killing the people.
IW: Now they say about the compensation?

NA: Do you think we are mad people, who takes compensation for protecting Allah’s word, those who died today they are Shaheed(martyrs), why should I take money for that? Iam thinking my wound gets stitched up, I willagain flock to the same place and protest. CanI tolerate something like this? And the book you grow up with, you see being trampled upon, what will you do in that case


Warning Against the Fitnah of Takfeer

By the Muhadith, Allama, Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albaani

Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya.

fitnah of takfir mioSo what is the methodology? What is the path?

No doubt that the correct path, which is an exemplary path, is what the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – used to constantly talk about and remind his companions about in every khutbah:

And the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammed – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam .”

So it is upon all the Muslims without exception and specifically those who busy themselves with the return of Islaamic rule, that they begin from where the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – began. We have labeled this in two concise words:

Purification and Education

Because we know the firmly established reality, which is being neglected or more accurately purposely neglected, by those extremists who do not have anything except that they proclaim Takfeer of the rulers, and then nothing else!!

And they continue to proclaim Takfeer of the rulers then nothing stems from them, or about them, except discord and strife!!

The calamities in these past few years which have been by the hands of these people, beginning from the discord (fitnah) of the Haraam of Makkah to the dissension in Egypt and the killing of Sadaat. Finally, in Syria and now in Egypt and Algeria- a sight that everyone can see; the shedding of the blood of many of the innocent Muslims because of these fitn, tribulations, and the occurrence of many trials and calamities.

All of this because they opposed many of the texts from the Book and the Sunnah and the most important of which is:

{ Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow, for him who hopes in the meeting with Allaah and the Last Day and remembers Allaah much. }

If we really want to establish the rule of Allaah on the earth – in reality not just in a claim – then do we start with making Takfeer of the rulers while it is not possible for us to confront them – let alone fighting them – or do we start – with the obligation – the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – started with?

There is no doubt that the answer is:

{Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow……..}

But what did the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -begin with?

It is known – with certainty – to anyone who has smelt the fragrance of knowledge that he began with the Daw’ah between individuals whom he thought were ready to accept the truth. Then whoever was ready to respond to him, from the individuals of the noble Companions responded to him – as it is well known in the prophetic biography. Then the punishment and the severity befell these Muslims in Makkah. After that came the command for the first migration and the second until Allaah Azza wa Jal consolidated Islaam in al-Madeena al-Munnawara. From there began the skirmishes and the opposition. Also, the fighting between the Muslims and the kuffaar on one side and the Jews from the other.……etc.

Therefore it is necessary for us to begin by teaching the people the true Islaam; like the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – had begun. Now we cannot just confine ourselves to teaching alone, because things have entered into Islaam which are not from it, and has no association with Islaam, from the bida’ and innovations which were the reason for the clear downfall of the lofty status of Islaam.

Because of this it is obligatory upon those inviting to Islaam to begin with purification of Islaam from what has entered into it.

The first principle – “Purification”

The second principle – “Education”

The education that is associated with this purification is the education of the young active Muslims on this pure Islaam.

If we study the reality of the Islaamic groups which have existed, for nearly a generation, and their ideas and the practice of these ideas. We would find that many of them have not benefited themselves, nor have they benefited others with anything that can be remembered! Despite their outcry and noise, that they want an Islaamic government!! Which was a reason of spilling blood of the innocent with this baseless argument!! Without them having realised anything from it.

We continue to hear from their beliefs which are opposed to the Book and Sunnah and actions which are negated by the Book and Sunnah, let alone them trying, again and again with futile attempts which oppose the Sharia’.

Finally I say: there is a statement which one of the propagators of Islaam said, which I used to hope that his followers would adhere to it and fulfill it, which is: ‘Establish the Islaamic state in your heart it will be established for you on the earth.’

Because If a Muslim corrects his Aqeedah built upon the Book and Sunnah, then there is no doubt that from this he will correct his worship, correct his behavior and his manners etc.

But, with regret, these fine words have not been acted upon by these people, they persist with an outcry to establish the Islaamic state but without any benefit! and it is said about them – and I swear by Allaah to this – what the poet said is true:

You hope for success and you do not follow its path, Indeed a ship does not sail on dry land.

Perhaps in this what I have mentioned is persuasive enough for every just person, and a termination for every oppressor.

We seek Allaah’s help.

An amazing story from al-Hassan al-Basri (rahimahullah)

Shytan has power over the believers due to their sins

A hadith states, “Allah is with the judge as long as he does not commit any injustice. If he commits any injustice, Allah is free from him and keeps Shytan with him.” [1]

Abu al-Faraj ibn al-Jauzi [2] has related a unique story from al-Hassan al-Basri (rahimahullah). The story, depending on how authentic it is, shows the ability of a human in overpowering Shytan if he is sincere to Allah in his religion and it shows how Shytan can take advantage of the human when he strays.

Al-Hasan al-Basri narrated that there was a tree that was worshipped instead of Allah. One man decided to chop down that tree. He was going to chop down the tree out of anger for the sake of Allah. On the way to the tree he met Iblees who was in the form of a man. Iblees asked him, “What do you plan on doing?” The man answered, “I am going to chop down that tree that is worshipped instead of Allah.” Shytan said, “If you do not worship it, why should it harm you if others do so?” The man replied, “I will chop it down.” Shytan then told him, “Would you like something better than that” Do not cut it and you will get two dinars every morning under your pillow.” “From where will I get that?” the man asked. “I will give it to you,” said Iblees. The man returned and the next morning he found two dinars under his pillow. The following morning he again found two dinars under his pillow. On the following morning he did not find anything. He got upset and went to chop down the tree. Shytan again appeared to him in the shape of the same man. Shytan asked him, “What do you want to do?” The man answered, “I plan on cutting down that tree that is worshipped instead of Allah!” Iblees said, “You have lied. There is no way you will be able to do it,” The man left to chop it down. The earth swallowed him and him until it almost killed him. Iblees asked, “Do you know who I . I am Shytan. I met you for the first time when you were angry for the sake of Allah and I had no power over you. I deceived you by two dinars and you stopped what you had intended to do [for the sake of Allah]. Now you have come because you are angry about the two dinars, and I have gotten mastery over you.”

[1] This was recorded by al-Haakim and al-Baihaqi with a hasan chain. See al- Albanee Sahih al-Jaami, vol. 2, p.130

[2] Ibn al-Jawzi, Talbees Iblees, p. 43 [The author, al-Ashqar alluded to the fact that the authenticity of this story needs to be ascertained. Most likely, it is from the Israaeeliyaat or stories of the Jews and Christians.]

Source : The world of Jinn and Devils – Umar S. Ashqar

Advice from Shaykh Uthaymeen to those Who Shave their Beards

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen

Returning to the truth is a virtue. There is no doubt that if we were to give a person a choice between two paths; the path of the Majoos (fire worshippers) or the path of the Prophets, which would he choose? Every believer would choose the path of the Prophets. The Prophets-at the head of them is the seal of them, Muhammad ﷺ-would all let their beards grow, while the Majoos would shave the beard; so choose whichever of the two paths you wish.

Due to this, we do not see that anyone has an excuse, after the truth has been clarified to him, to abandon the truth. The Prophet ﷺ said:

 “Be different from the Majoos; be different from the polytheists. Let the beards grow fully and trim the mustaches.”

This was the way of the people from aforetime. We did not used to know of anyone who shaved their beards. Rather, it has been said that some of the oppressive rulers would punish an individual by shaving his beard. He would make it to be a punishment! The scholars, may Allaah have mercy upon them, textualized within the books of At-Ta’zeer (punishments) that it is not permissible to punish by shaving the beard. (This is) from that which indicates that some of the oppressive rulers deemed it to be permissible. So how about now? A person blows his wealth on shaving it. He loses out on the most important thing; he loses out on following the Messenger ﷺ and compliance with his command.

We hope for this brother of ours, whom you all respect; we ask Allaah to bless him with guidance, and that he grows his beard in compliance with the command of the Prophet ﷺ and in keeping with his Sunnah.

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