Monthly Archives: January 2014

Are there Islamic Nasheed? By Shaykh Fawzan


Question:
A considerable amount of discussion has taken place with regards to ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’; some have given a formal, legal opinion of it being permissible, whilst others hold them to be an alternative to music. What is your opinion with regards to the above, your eminence?

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al- Fowzaan answers:

The phrase ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ is incorrect, because it is a newly invented phrase. Hence, for this reason there are no such things [known as] ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ in the books of the pious predecessors, and from the rulings of those who are considered and relied upon to be from amongst the people of knowledge.

Rather what is well known is that the Sufis are the ones who have accommodated and incorporated these ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ into their Deen, and they name this Deen of theirs as (السماع) ‘As Samaa’.

In this day and age, when different parties & groups have arisen and increased, this has resulted in all these groups & parties adopting their own fanatical zealous anthems which they have named as ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’. This labelling of ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ has no authenticity or soundness [in our Deen]. Therefore, it is not permissible to accept these Nasheeds or to circulate and promote them amongst the people.

Allaah is the possessor of all prosperity & success.

[Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan|Reference: Majallatut-Da’wah No: 1632. 7th Dhul-Qa’dah 1418 A.H. Corresponding to 5th March 1998]

Shaykh Saalih Fowzaan Exposes Yasir Qadhi’s Reality


As-Salaam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah…

Al-hamdulillaah, we are pleased to present a VERY important clarification from Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan, member of the Permanent Committee for Verdicts in Saudi Arabia and the Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia.

http://www.bakkah.net/en/shaykh-saalih-al-fowzaan-on-the-reality-of-yasir-qadhi.htm

He responded with important scholarly insight to the rhetoric repeated so often by Almaghrib Institute’s Dean of Academic Affairs (the “man behind the curriculum” as they put it), Dr. Yasir Qadhi. Please read the article and pass it on to your friends, as the Almaghrib Institute network reaches far and wide.

May Allaah make it easy for our brothers and sisters to see the reality of Yasir Qadhi and his organization.

What the Scholars Say About Shaykh Muqbil (rahimahullah)?


dammaajShaikh Ibn Baz said of him: Shaikh Muqbil is more knowledgeable than me and is a Muhaddith (this is from Shaikh Ibn Baz’s humility).

Shaikh Al Albani said: The Shaikh is a caller to the book and the Sunnah and toward what the companions were upon.

Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Salih Al Uthaimeen said: Shaikh Muqbil is Imam Imam Imam (meaning leader).

Shaikh Ahmad An Najmi said: Shaikh Muqbil Ibn Hadi is an Alim from the Salafis and he has established the Methodology of the Salaf Us Salih in his books and he has called toward it and taught his students the Methodology of the Salaf.

Shaikh Rabee’ Ibn Hadi said: He is the carrier of the flag of Tawheed and Sunnah. This caller to Allah who is the true reviver in Yemen… the one who is abstinent and shuns from the world and is righteous, the scholar of Hadeeth who mashed the Dunya and its decorations under his feet.

Asking the people money for the purpose of Da’wah : Shaikh Rabee ibn Haadee Al Madhkhali


It was asked to  Shaikh Rabee ibn Haadee Al Madhkhali : Our Shaikh Muqbil founded the da’wah salafiyyah here in Yemen based upon self sufficiency and he authored a book titled “The blameworthiness of asking”.
Our question is: Some of the callers sometimes ask the people money for the purpose of Da’wah. So what is the criteria in asking from people for the purpose of da’wah?

The Shaikh answered:

fitna-in-arabicIn any case, May Allah have Mercy upon Shaikh Muqbil and I ask Allah to succeed him with good in Yemen and other than Yemen. For verily this person, may Allah have Mercy on him, reminds us of the asceticism of the salaf, their abstinence, their honour and rank, their refusal (to accept monies from the people) and their courage in speaking a statement of truth. And the Da’wah salafiyyah was elevated and spread in Yemen and (people) were cured by it and (he) left for them great goodness. We ask Allah to bless his students and to bring forth from them many like him (Shaikh Muqbil);  for verily, by Allah, he was an model in piety and abstinence and refusal of worldly matters. And he was given insight (by Allah) when he used to refuse money and warned against asking people. And I am reminded that he used to launch a fierce attack on anyone who collected money in his (Shaikh Muqbil’s) name. So he used to not compromise in this matter, May Allah bless him.  And is NOT a necessity to approach people asking them in the name of da’wah; the salaf never did that. And Ahmad ibn Hanbal rahimahullah, did he stretch out his hand asking the people for the purpose of da’wah? He used to refuse money – and he is cited as a model of abstinence in his refusal and dignity when he traveled to Abdur Razzaaq from Iraq to San’aa. On the way, he and his companion, Yahya ibn Ma’een, performed Hajj and found Abdur Razzaaq in Makkah. So ibn Ma’een said to Ahmad: “Here is Abdur Razzaaq. Allah has brought him to us so we do not need to travel.” Ahmad replied: “I have made the intention to travel to San’aa so I will not return.” Then he traveled to Sanaa and on the way he ran out of money. When his companions found out, they offered him monetary assistance. But Imam Ahmad refused and instead opted to work as a porter for the bedouin camel owners, carrying loads on his back – and he was an Imam rahimahullah. He saw that porterage, work and eating from the sweat of ones own hands was better by thousands of times than taking money from the people; because the upper hand is the one that gives and the lower hand is the one that receives. And Ahmad did not want his hand to be the lower one, may Allah be pleased with him. So I advise the scholars and the students of knowledge to return towards the biographies of the nobility of the salaf, and let them be aware that eagerness to seek money is from the most dangerous of dangers upon the Da’wah Salafiyyah. And the proof of that is that the current fitnah was sparked because of money when, may Allah bless you, some people started stretching their hands out to this Jam’iyyah and that Jam’iyyah (charity organization). So week refuge with Allah from the fitnah of money. Verily it is fitnah, by Allah. And by Allah, it is but a very small number of students who come out of the masjid and are self sufficient, noble and honoured. And (these) are better than millions and millions of those ‘students of money’ and those destroyed by the dunya (worldly matters). So we advise the salafi youth and the scholars from amongst them to return towards the biographies of the salaf. As they (the salaf) raised the banner of the sunnah, so to they also raised the banner of honour, nobility, asceticism, abstinence and the dislike of chasing after the dunya. By Allah, nothing has harmed the Da’wah Salafiyyah in Yemen more than the exposure of money and the panting after it and it has given rise to this fitnah now.

And money is a strong arrow in igniting the fire of trials. Unless there is repentance to Allah and returning to Allah and brotherhood for the sake of Allah. We advise them with calling one another to the truth and calling one another to patience in every difficulty of life. {And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient ones} (Al Baqarah:155). And by Allah, verily the salaf did not bring this da’wah to us by way of tender, soft money and vessels. But they brought it to us by their asceticism, abstinence and turning away (from wealth), may Allah be pleased with them. So we advise the salafees in every place and in Yemen especially – that Yemen which Allah has raised in it the banner of the Sunnah: That they guard this da’wah; and if money was to come to them, then it will spoil that which is between them so it is upon them to kick it away with their legs. And they should traverse upon their path honoured and enobled spreading the noble, clean da’wah of Allah.

– From the tape “Questions from the youth of Aden regarding the Fitnah of Abil Hassan”

Taken from: http://aloloom.net/vb/showthread.php?t=2520

Translated by Abdullah al-Hindi

Yasir Qadhi Exposed! Once they replace our scholars, where will they take us? Part 2


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful…

yasir-qadhi-defeaming-scholarsYasir Qadhi, self-proclaimed scholar and Dean of Academic Affairs at Almaghrib Institute, has recently become even more active in requesting the general Muslims to keep away from the scholars of Islaam, and to rely completely on Westernized and apologetic preachers like himself and those connected to his Almaghrib Institute, those currently being set up as replacements for the actual scholars of Islaam.

In a recent speech about “modernity” in December of 2013, Yasir Qadhi tells stories of the “stupidity” of the scholars of Islaam throughout history, and how their rigidity and lack of connection to the people has always kept Islaam and the Muslims from progress.

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Yasir Qadhi Exposed! Once they replace our scholars, where will they take us? Part 1


Ibn Barjas (rahimahullaah):

“O student! If you want knowledge from its sources then you should stick to the great scholars [Kibâr-ul-‘ulama]: those who have gray beards & weak bodies & have lost their power in [pursuit of] knowledge & educating. Stick to them before they disappear & take from their treasure before they take it with them. One misses the full-moon in the dark night.”

(al-‘Awa’iq, p. 26)

Written by: Moosaa Richardson (hafidhahullaah)

Excerpts:

yasir-qadhi-defeaming-scholarsYasir Qadhiself-proclaimed scholar and Dean of Academic Affairs at Almaghrib Institute, has recently become even more active in requesting the general Muslims to keep away from the scholars of Islaam, and to rely completely on Westernized and apologetic preachers like himself and those connected to his Almaghrib Institute, those currently being set up as replacements for the actual scholars of Islaam.

In a recent speech about “modernity” in December of 2013, Yasir Qadhi tells stories of the “stupidity” of the scholars of Islaam throughout history, and how their rigidity and lack of connection to the people has always kept Islaam and the Muslims from progress.

After laying down the foundations for the scholars to be viewed as a bunch of clowns to be laughed at, he introduces a shining brand of “scholars” who are forward-thinking and actively connected to the people. Who are they? They are the deviant political activists of the Muslim lands, those the scholars of Islaam have warned against time and time again, the likes of Hassan al-Bannaa, founder of the al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon Sect, and Saudi activist Salman al-’Owdah, whom Yasir praises highly as a “forward-thinking realistic scholar”.

Continue to read the full article @ http://www.bakkah.net/en/once-they-replace-our-scholars-where-will-they-take-us.htm

Houthis reject the cease-fire, deny Yemeni Army entry into Dammaaj and attack the Masjid again


Day 93:

siege of dammajThere was a mutual agreement among the representatives of all parties (the Government, the Military, Dammaaj and the houthis) for a cease-fire that was to start today at 6 a.m.. The agreement was for the Yemeni Military to come today and all positions be turned over to them, along with the houthi check points and roads to be opened back up (thus removing us from the houthis siege).

Instead the houthis denied the Yemeni Army to enter Dammaaj only on the condition they would not bring heavy artillery and the soldiers would only enter with a gun and a clip vest.

Approximately 9:15 a.m the houthis began yet another attack on the main Masjid and surrounding area. As they have done before they bombard the Masjid and its surrounding areas with tank, cannon, mortar shells and anti-aircraft artillery. The shelling usually includes the areas near the emergency shelter for the women and children and they deliberately aim for our main water supply for those that live in the area of the main Masjid. Al-Hamdulillah only some suffered minor injuries.

Yesterday the Tribal Committee headed by Al-Maqdashi came with papers about the cease-fire agreement for Sheikh Yahyaa. They brought along with them some supplies from the Government for us, may Allah reward them. The houthis continued their sniper fire throughout the night, even firing a B-10 cannon at some of the students in the Watan area. No one was hurt Al-Hamdulillah.

http://siegeofdammaaj.blogspot.in/

Speech of Sheikh Yahyaa translated: “The Promise of Allah is near Between Us and You!!! Allah does not break His Promise.”


damaaj-darul hadithThe people of knowledge safeguard the religion of Allah; if it wasn’t for the people of ink (i.e. the people of knowledge) the heretics would have given sermons on the pulpits.  The heretics give sermons upon the pulpits in the absence of the people of knowledge and they take authority and they assail and they travel from place to place and corrupt the religion of Allah greatly as well as the slaves of Allah from the aspect that (this corruption is) from the religion of Allah and not that they (necessarily) say “go on disbelieve”!  No, rather they bring them the disbelief in the form of (sound) religion.

For example look at these individuals who say that Paradise is in Dammaaj (i.e. to fight and kill the students), (they say :) “You want Paradise?  Paradise is in Dammaaj fight and you shall achieve Paradise. Whosoever desires Paradise then there is nothing between him and Paradise except that Afaari or Mahjar alLom and so on or there is nothing between him and the Paradise except al-Hadabah [1] and for you is Paradise.” Look at this atrocious lie in the image of deceit and deception upon the people.  They murder the Muslims men, women and children unjustly and in enmity spilling the blood of the Muslims without any right or any justification. Allah the Mighty said:

 

And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is the Hell to abide therein; and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him. {4:93}

And (they carry out these crimes) with the impression that (this unjust murderer) will enter Paradise! This is the essence of deceitful deception and betrayal upon the Muslim society (from amongst) the common people and the forsaken individuals. (This deceit) is not (meant) for those who fear Allah, keep their duty to Him and dread the Hell-Fire and the standing in front of Him (for judgement) but instead for a people who value worldly gain. Most of them (those who are unjustly fighting the students of knowledge in Dammaaj) are like this, and the help of Allah is sought! This is from the ways of causing the Muslim society to fall into error with this lie and deception that this one will enter Paradise. Therefore, be weary of them, so they do not misguide you or put you to trial.

By Allah, surely many of them, rather all of them know they are liars and that they are fighting this war upon falsehood, By Allah they are not fighting for the Deen (religion) of Allah, rather the Devil has deceived them into their actions. I do not know who incited them against us whether they are from the mankind or the Jinn. That whoever does such and such to this place (Dammaaj) they will make them sovereigns and bestow to them rulership and so on. Nevertheless, they and those who are inciting them know that they are upon falsehood. Indeed and I swear by Allah!

They lie and they perceive that they are acquiring good by their deeds, except for those that Allah has verily blinded their vision to the extent that (one of them) does not recognize goodness nor does he warn from evil.  He has become cloaked (with falsehood) and he does not know where the (right) path is.  This is a blind individual who has no insight with him or vision.

Nevertheless many of these ones are deceived. That is, (they are told) that America are the houses of Al-Lom and the houses of Aal Manaa’[2] and that they have become Washington. Who will believe this lie? –the Sheikh laughs astonished- Where is America? (The houthis say) “Death to America, Death to America, Death to Israel” [3] Where is America where is Israel? Is Israel these villagers and students who have with them the Qur’aan who have become America and Israel??? All of this is a lie and a deceptive hoax. May Allah give them what they deserve them and those who incite them. We ask Allah to wound them with one another. We ask Allah to hasten in their punishment. We ask Allah to show us the avenging of our blood (which was unjustly spilt) amongst them and to delight us by their destruction upon their own hands, as well as the hands of the believers and whomsoever He desires from amongst His creation.

Liars, by Allah, they are liars. And from the signs of lying is that you see them demolished, overcome (and) their morals collapsed in front of the truth and its people

So (one of them) says; “How is it I fight against disbelievers”? These individuals are not disbelievers. However, the matter is propaganda, propaganda for the people. And take into consideration and ponder over the statement of Allah:


As for the poets, the erring ones follow them, {026:224}

See you not that they speak about every subject (praising people – right or wrong) in their poetry? {026:225}

And that they say what they do not do. {026:226}

Except those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islaamic Monotheism) and do righteous deeds, and remember Allah much and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged [by replying back in poetry to the unjust poetry (which the pagan poets utter against the Muslims)]. And those who do wrong will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned. {026:227}

They shall come to know all of them by what overturning they will be overturned towards and what stance they are upon in the worldly life as well as the Hereafter. Even if they are given enjoyment in the worldly life they shall come to know what overturning they will be overturned towards.

Look Al-Qadhaafi the one who wronged the (people of the) land of Libya with disaster. He was a malicious communist! Malignant communist! One who possessed this immoral creed. Therein he tore the land of Libya (to pieces) and he exhausted them was very oppressive to its people And he filled the prisons with those Muslims who would fast and pray! In any case, he was a criminal from amongst the criminals. And in the end Allah gave power (to the people) over him. They follow him from place to place and from ally to ally. And he would say: “My children! My children! Do not kill me, this is unlawful for you, this is unlawful. Now you know what forbidden means now oh wicked one?!

For years you have been slaughtering, eradicating (the people), and imprisoning, sowing dissension and causing corruption throughout the world’s governments, all of the world’s governments his heart had become saturated with falsehood. And (for Al-Qadhaafi) the spilling of blood amongst them was similar to the drinking of honey. Yet after all this he says: “Its unlawful for you, its unlawful (i.e. to kill me) and so they killed him. (Truly)Allah killed him. And perhaps he is in the Hell-Fire. He was an immoral malicious communist. To the Hell-Fire what an evil destination.

And like this, That was the way of Allah in the case of those who passed away of old, and you will not find any change in the way of Allah. {33:62}

These blood thirty individuals who are thrilled by the spilling of human blood without right (and) especially when it comes to you oh People of the Sunnah! (Under the assumption) that whoever removes Dammaaj then they shall acquire (such and such). This is a lie, by Allah a lie! By Allah who oppressively attacks Dammaaj indeed we hope from Allah that He will disgrace them in this life and the next. We ask Allah to destroy the Raafidhah (the houthis) and those who incite them and those who assist them (whether financially or otherwise)! And to show us the avenging of our blood amongst them swiftly without delay! We await this and we anticipate the Promise of Allah against them indeed by Allah we await the Promise of Allah against them.

Buying and selling the spilling of blood of the innocent. Wages (paid) to spill the blood of the innocent. They want establishment in the government for the sake of the blood of the innocent. This is wickedness, this is immorality. This is a great oppression that Allah will not give authority to its people. May Allah hasten in the punishment of the Raafidhah (the houthis) and who incite them (who seeks to benefit from their evil), whoever they may be, even if it be America or otherwise. We wait for the Allah to destroy whoever does these acts of criminality. And Allah is not heedless of them.

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. {014:042}

And possibly He will punish them quickly. Then the Sheikh mentioned a portion of a Hadeeth narrated by Abi Musa Al-Asha’ri, may Allah be pleased with him, recorded in the Saheeh of Imaam Muslim that the Messenger, may the prayer and the salutations be upon him, said:

“Allah gives respite to the oppressor (to let him increase in his oppression) until when He punishes him he gives him no escape”

So oh you criminals from the Raafidhah and those who incite them from the ones who spill the blood of the innocent without right, await the Promise of Allah. You pursue us with your bullets and we pursue you with our supplication to Allah the All Mighty the All Powerful and by the will of Allah we shall be the victorious, (indeed) by the will of Allah. You all pursue us with your projectiles, shells and missiles and we pursue you by seeking refuge in Allah ـ and projectiles from the heavens. Then the Sheikh recited some lines of poetry:

 

Do you mock the supplication and belittle it and you are unaware of what supplication has done

The arrows of the night do not miss (i.e. the supplications) however they have a span of time and every time span has its ending.

 

The Promise of Allah is near between us and you!!! Allah does not break his promise.

Oh Allah destroy the Raafidhah and those who incite them and assist them against your believing slaves and show us your astonishing capabilities against them oh Lord of the Worlds, oh Hearer of those who call.

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[1] These places mentioned by the Sheikh are some of the surrounding regions of Darul-Hadeeth in Dammaaj which the Houthis have been attacking for approximately 80 days in an attempt to illegitimately occupy the area.  We ask Allah to ruin their hopes.
[2] These are two residential areas in Dammaaj where the residents of the area dwell.
[3] The slogan of the Houthis is actually; Allah is the Greatest! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse be upon the Jews! Victory is for Islaam. Yet they brutally kill innocent Muslims who have come to Dammaaj for the sole purpose of seeking knowledge in order to enlighten themselves, their family and friends.
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