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Houthis supported in their massive attack on Ahlus Sunnah in Kitaaf by Yemeni Military Soldiers & Government Weapons

Update 25 Safr 1435h: houthis supported in their massive attack on Ahlus Sunnah in Kitaaf by Yemeni Military Soldiers and Government Weapons

Day: 81

darul-hadith-dammajToday started just like the last 80 days: sniper fire, occasional heavy artillery, etc. Another committee made an attempt to enter Dammaaj today and they were refused entry by the houthis. Apparently the committee wanted to bring the ICRC in with them and the houthis denied them as usual.

In the attack on the main Masjid after the Jum’ah prayer yesterday, two children were hurt from the cannon artillery fired by the houthis. As well an elderly man was shot by sniper fire.

In another story, one of the houthi members in Sa’dah stabbed his mother to death and critically injured his sister. The altercation occurred yesterday when his mother refused to give her son (the houthi) her sheep when he demanded. The houthi wanted to sell the sheep to give the money in charity to the houthi cause in regret that he didn’t participate in the war on Dammaaj. Link to article in Arabic

Last night’s attack in Kitaaf consisted of 8 state of the art tanks or more, rockets, a number of cannons and a large number of soldiers. Sheikh Jameel and the students had to abandon the Masjid due to the intensity of the attack. Kitaaf is another institute of Ahlus Sunnah in Sa’dah like Dammaaj. There are daily lessons and a number of students who live near the Masjid (the institute). Sheikh Jameel As-Suluwi is the head teacher in the Kitaaf institute. Thousands of Muslims have gathered there to attempt to lift the siege and stop the heinous acts of terrorism from the houthis on the inhabitants of Dammaaj. There are claims that there are political figures who benefit from keeping this atrocity going (article link). Allah the most High says:

Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Dhaalimoon (polytheists, wrong doers, oppressors) do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror. {14:042}


How could a Muslim celebrate Christmas and New Year’s? – By Shaykh Uthaymeen

Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) :

Then what is worse than that; is some Muslims celebrate the New Year, and they glorify it and venerate it, and it is connected to the religious occasion of the Christians; which is; what? The birthday of the Messiah Eesa ibn Maryam peace be upon him. Thus celebrating New Year’s Eve, yes, in relation with the birth of the Messiah; this is rejoicing with their religious rites and practices. And rejoicing with kufr practices—if the person who is pleased with this is safe from disbelief—then it is as ibn Al Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him said in his book, ‘the ruling on the dhimmi’ it is more severe than being pleased with drinking alcohol and worshiping the cross.

Thus the affair is very dangerous O brothers. It is not permissible for the person to celebrate Christmas; if he is a Muslim. And it is not permissible for him to congratulate them for this holiday; if he is a Muslim. And it is not permissible for him to respond to this greeting if they congratulate him for this holiday; if he is a Muslim.

Subhan’Allah! Shall we congratulate them for a holiday which is considered as a religious practice? And is this anything other than being pleased with disbelief? But most of those who congratulate them do not intend to exalt their religion or practices, but rather they only intend what; to be courteous. And this is incorrect.

If someone says; I am courteous to them because they are courteous to me and they congratulate me for Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. We say: Alhamdulillah. If they congratulate you with Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr, then they have congratulated you for legislated holiday, which Allah has made for His slaves. And it is mandatory for Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr to be their holidays, because it is obligatory upon them to accept Islam. But if you congratulate them for Christmas then you are congratulating them for a holiday which Allah has not designated as a holiday.

Thus Christmas has no basis in history and it has no basis in the religious legislation. Eesa ibn Maryam did not command them to establish this holiday. Thus it is either that, which was entered into the religion of the Messiah as innovation and misguidance, or it was prescribed in the legislation of Eesa ibn Maryam but it has been abrogated by the legislation of Islam. Therefore it has no basis by any estimation. Because if we said it is from the innovation of the Christians and it is not from their legislation; then it is misguidance. And if we said it is from their legislation, then it has been abrogated; and to worship Allah with an abrogated religion is misguidance; thus it is misguidance by any estimation. And because it is misguidance, how is it befitting for me—while I am a Muslim—to congratulate them for it?!

And we have answered the issue of them congratulating us for our Eid and us not congratulating them for their holiday because our Eid has been legislated by Allah the Exalted; while their holiday is not legislated. This is because it has either been fabricated in their legislation or abrogated by our legislation.  Thus it has no basis in any regard.

Women travelling without a mahram

Sheikh Yahya Ibn ‘Alee AlHajooree hafidahullah was asked ;

Question : Is it permissible for the woman to travel with other women when they have no mahram with them? And what is your refutation on the one that says this is permissible?

Answer : The one that says this is permissible is mistaken, and we refute this with the saying of the prophet ( It is not permissible for the women that believes in allah and the last day to travel except with a mahram) and this hadeeth came on the authority of Abu Hurairah and Abu Saeed and Ibn Abbaas and other than them from the campanions of the prophet and we mentioned in our book Dhiyaa As-Saalikeen some proofs to refute this false fatwa and Gaadhi Iyaadh cited Itifaag (agreement) upon the impermissibility of a woman travelling without a mahram and a difference of opinion in the women travelling for the compulsory Hajj and Umrah and no differences in regards to the women travelling for hijrah without a mahram like we find in the book iaam explanation of Umdatul Ahkaam by Ibnul Mulgin.

Allah the most high says {Then in which speech after Allah and his Ayaat will they believe}[AlJaathiyah:6] and allah the most high says {Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example}[Ahzaab:21] and Allah the most high says {Let those who oppose the Messengers commandment beware, lest some fitnah should befall them or a painfull torment}[Noor:63]
It is not permissible for the woman that believes in Allah and the last day, can this also be understood from the hadeeth in regards to the disbelieving women?

If the disbeleiving women travels without a mahram she incurs a sin for her disbelieve and also for her travelling without a mahram due to Allahs subhaanahu wa taalah statement {What has caused you to enter the, They will say: we were not of those who used to offer the Salaah, Nor did we used to feed the poor}[Qiyaamah 42-44]

they will be punished for there disbelieve and for leaving salaah and due to Allahs saying {and woe to the Mushrikeen, those that dont pay the Zakaah} they will be punished for there shirk and for not paying the Zakaah yes! So the disbeliever will be asked in regards to Islaam (Islamic duties salaah zakaah etc) and this is the opinion of the majority of the people of knowledge. As for if they repent then they will be forgiven as it comes in the hadeeth narrated by Amr ibnul Aas ((Islaam wipes away (from sin) that which was before)) in the Saheeh of Imaam Muslim. The point is that this Fatwaa is false, and possible they may us the story of the women that travelled from Sanaa to Hadhramout she didnt fear anything except allah, and it not affirmed wether she was a Muslimah or a Disbeliever or that it was just khabar (news) that wasnt confirmed it having came from the prophet, and the prohibition of this has come in the sunnah, we ask Allah for firmness for the Muslims.
[Al Iftaa page 258 to 260]

Imaam Mujaahid Ibn Jabar al-Makhzoomee

His Birth and Lineage:

His name is Mujaahid Ibn Jabar, his kunyah was Abul-Hajjaaj and his lineage was Abul-Hajjaaj Mujaahid Ibn Jabar al-Makhzoomee al-Makkee. He was from the famous Arab tribe of Banu Makhzoom. He was born in 20H or 21H during the Caliphate of Umar (radi-Allaahu ‘anhu).
He was a well known teacher and explainer of the Qur’aan and a famous preserver of hadeeth.
His Teachers and Those he Narrated from:

He learnt hadeeth from the illustrious companions, the likes of:
  • Sa’ad Ibn Abee Waqaas,
  • Ummul-Mu’mineen Aa’ishah,
  • Abu Hurairah,
  • Umm Haanee,
  • Abdullaah Ibn Umar,
  • and the Mufassirul-Qur’aan (Explainer of the Qur’aan) Abdullaah Ibn Abbaas.
May Allaah be pleased with all of them.
He studied with Ibn Abbaas for sometime, learning the explanation of the Qur’aan. As a result of this he possessed great knowledge.
His Students and Those who Narrated from him:
  • Qataadah,
  • Hakam Ibn Utaibah,
  • Amr Ibn Deenaar,
  • A’amash,
  • Mansoor Ayoob,
  • Ibn A’un,
  • Umar Ibn Dharr.
Ibn Katheer (not the author of Tafseer Ibn Katheer), Amr Ibn E’laa and Ibn Maheesan learnt recitation and the knowledge of the explanation of the Qur’aan from him.
His Works:
  1. Tafseer Mujaahid (2 Volumes) – he did not write this tafseer – it is all based on narrations from him. This book has been printed in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The Scholars Praise for Imaam Mujaahid:

Imaam adh-Dhahabee said,

“The whole Ummah is agreed upon Mujaahid’s greatness and using him for evidence. The authors of the six books of hadeeth have also narrated from him.”

Imaam Mujaahid states that he recited the Qur’aan 3 times to Ibn Abbaas (radi-Allaahu ‘anhu). After reciting every verse to him he would ask the reason behind the revelation of the verse.
Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said,

“Mujaahid studied the Qur’aan with Ibn Abbaas, he stopped and questioned him about each and every verse and noted all of his comments. That is why (Sufyaan) ath-Thawree said, ‘If the comments of Mujaahid reach you then it is enough.’ This is also the reason why Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee and Imaam Bukhaaree relied on Mujaahids explanations. Similarly Imaam Ahmad and others of his like, who have commented on the Qur’aan, quote the words of Mujaahid more than the words of any other person.”

As mentioned above, Imaam Bukhaaree, in his Jaami as-Saheeh, in Kitaab at-Tafseer, has mentioned many statements of Mujaahid.
Qataadah said,

“From the people alive, he (Mujaahid) was the most knowledgeable person in the explanation of the Qur’aan.”

Ibn Juraij would say,

“Learning and hearing hadeeth from Mujaahid is more beloved to me than my family and wealth.”

Khaseef said,
 “In this era Mujaahid had the most knowledge about the explanation of the Qur’aan.”
Imaam Mujaahid said,
 “Often when I would go on a journey, Abdullaah Ibn Umar would hold the strap of my ride and stand as an attendant.”
A’amash said,

“I used to think that Mujaahid was destitute when I saw him wear simple and inexpensive clothes. I used to think he was a donkey herder who had lost his donkey and was upset due to this. However when he used to speak on scholarly points then it was as if diamonds were emanating from his mouth.”

Hameedah A’raj said,

“Mujaahid would say Allaahu Akbar (Allaah is The Greatest) after each Soorah from Wa-Dhuha to the end of the Qur’aan.”

A’amash said,

“Mujaahid liked to see strange things. Once he went to Hadhramaut to look at a well of some sort. Another time he went to Baabil to look at Haroot and Maroot. He informed the ruler of his intentions and he (the ruler) called a magician and instructed him to take Mujaahid and show him Haroot and Maroot. The magician was a jew. The jewish magician said to Mujaahid, ‘There is a condition and that is you can not say Allaah.’ So he took him to a castle. When they reached a certain point he uprooted a stone and said to Mujaahid, ‘Hold my feet.’ And then he walked down a dreadful and grim abyss or pit, where Haroot and Maroot were hanging as upside down mountains. Upon seeing them Mujaahid said, ‘All glory be to Allaah’ when suddenly (the apparent mounts of Haroot and Maroot) began to tremble and shake as if they were going to collide with each other. He and the jew fainted, when the jew regained consciousness he said, ‘You almost destroyed yourself and me.'”

His Death:

Most of the scholars said that Mujaahid died in 103H or 104H. Waaqidee mentions from Ibn Juraij that he lived a total of 83 years. He died whilst in a state of prostration.
Sources for this Biography are:
  • Tadhkirratul-Huffaadh (no.83)
  • Tabaqaat al-Huffaadh (no.81)
  • Tafseer Ibn Jareer (1/40)
  • Muqaddimah Fee Usool at-Tafseer (phs.19-20) of Ibn Taymiyyah
  • Meezaan ul-Ei’tidaal (3/9)
  • Tahdheeb at-Tahdheeb (10/42)
  • Taareekh Tafseer Wa-Mufassireen (pgs.104-106)

Abu Al-Dardaa: Three Things I Love but Which the People Hate

Abu al-Dardaa (radiallaahu anhu) said:

ثلاثة أحبهن ويكرههن الناس الفقر والمرض والموت أحب الفقر تواضعا لربي والموت اشتياقا لربي والمرض تكفيرا لخطيئتي

Three things I love but the people hate:

Povertyillness and death. I love poverty out of humility to my Lord, and death out of fondness (of meeting) my Lord, and illness as expiation for my sin.

Al-Siyar of al-Dhahabi (2/349)

The One That Takes From His Beard is Not a Student of Knowledge – Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzaan

As Salaamu Alaikum

The questioner says:

It has spread amongst the students of knowledge, i.e. the taking (of hair) from ones beard, so some advice is desired.

Ash-Shaykh Al-`Allaamah Salih Al-Fawzaan:

They are not students of knowledge nor scholars, the ones that take (hair) from the beard are not students of knowledge, the students of knowledge are the ones that act upon the Sunnah, and the Sunnah is to leave the beard, the one that takes from his beard is not from the students of knowledge! Yes.

Taken from:
Translated by: Ehsaan Manzoor

The following is taken from : Fatwas of the Permanent Committee>Group 2>Volume 11: Jihad>Miscellaneous Fatwas>Al-Kitab Al-Jami`>Trimming the ends of one’s beard

The third question of Fatwa no. 20317

Q 3: Trimming the beard prevailed among the Multazims (practicing Muslims) youth, as you see them trimming the ends from time to time. Perhaps they belong to religious parties, thus they become an example for the common people to follow. They may rely on weak narrations or some sayings attributed to Ibn `Umar, as well as growing the beard until it reaches the length of the fist.

A: The Sahih (authentic) Hadiths of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) indicate the necessity of letting the beard grow as it is, in addition to prohibiting cutting, shortening or trimming it. In this regard, Al-Bukhari and Muslim related in their “Sahih (Authentic Hadith Book)” about Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: Trim closely the moustache, and let the beard grow to be contradictory to the unbelievers. It is mentioned in another narration by Al-Bukhari: Trim closely the moustache, and let the beard grow to be contradictory to the unbelievers. Muslim related in his “Sahih” from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah is reported to have said: Trim closely the moustache, and grow beard, and thus act against the fire-worshippers. There are other authentic Hadiths in this respect, but the mentioned ones are enough In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills). The great scholar Abu Muhammad Ibn Hazm is reported to have said: “The scholars agreed thattrimming closely the moustache and growing the beard are Fard (obligatory, based on a definitive text)”.

Moreover, the previous Hadiths indicate that it is obligatory to let the beard grow and it is unlawful to cut, shorten or trim it, as the principle in commands is the obligation and the principle in the prohibition is declaring something unlawful. It is not permissible to turn it away from its principle and form except by a valid evidence and proof that can be relied on. There is no evidence or proof against this command. Thus, every Muslim should obey the command and follow the pattern of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) because he had a thick beard, as it was authentically reported about him. It was not reported about any of his Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet), who are the best of all people, that he used to trim his beard except what is reported by `Abdullah ibn `Umar He related that the Messenger of Allah trimmed the part of his beard that exceeds his fist at the time of Hajj. We can not rely on this act with the verification of the authentic Hadiths. `Abdullah ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: Trim closely the moustache, and let the beard grow to be contradictory to the unbelievers. (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim). The principle of the evidence is the narration of the relater not his acts and Ijtihad (juristic efforts to infer expert legal rulings). The scholars said that the authentic narration of the Sahabah and their successors about the Prophet (peace be upon him) is the supporting evidence, and it is more reliable than the relater’s opinion if his opinion contradicts the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet). In this case, we rely on his narration of the Sunnah not of his act upon the Sunnah.

As for the narration of Al-Tirmidhy that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) “used to trim the length and width of his beard”, it is not only a weak Isnad (chain of narrators)of Hadith,but it is also Batil (false) and rejected. This is not authentically known about the Prophet (peace be upon him). As this Hadith is related by `Umar ibn Harun Al-Balkhy, who is Matruk (a narrator whose Hadith transmission was discarded due to unreliability) and accused of lying, this Hadith cannot be taken as evidence. Thus, the acts of these youth should not be followed. However, they and all of the Muslims should obey the commands of the Prophet (peace be upon him), avoid disobeying him, or imitating the enemies of Allah and His Messenger and avoid imitating women. A human being should be a good pattern in his sayings and actions. It is necessary to advise those who breach the commands of Allah and His Messenger, urging them to obey Allah and His Messenger and to avoid their prohibitions.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz


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