The Ruling Concerning Walking Infront of The Praying Person – & The Statements of The Scholars Regarding It

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Bukhaaree and Muslim both report on the authority of Aboo Juhaim bin Al-Haarith bin As-Sammah Al-Ansaaree that the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: ((If the one who passes in front of the one who is praying was to know what is upon him; then for him to stand still for forty would be better than for him to pass in front of him.))[1] Aboo Nadr[2] said: “I do not know if it was forty days or forty months or forty years.”   Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar (rahimahullaah) said: Ibn Daqeeq Al-‘Eed mentioned that some of the Fuqahaa (jurists) of the Maalikee madhab divided the types of passing in front of a person who is praying, in terms of sin or its contrary into four types: That circumstance in which the one passing is sinful – not the one praying. The opposite of that. They are both sinful. The opposite of that. The First Instance: is when a person is praying to a sutra[3] and is not in a thoroughfare/walkway, yet the one who is passing has an alternative (i.e. another course), … Continue reading

Shaikh ‘Uthaimeen: “If You See Yourself as Sluggish in Regards to Good…”

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   With regards to the saying of Allaah, The Most High: {وَلَكِنْ كَرِهَ اللَّهُ انْبِعَاثَهُمْ فَثَبَّطَهُمْ وَقِيلَ اقْعُدُوا مَعَ الْقَاعِدِينَ}  ((But Allaah disliked their being sent, so He made them lag behind, and it was said [to them]; “Remain [behind] with those who remain.”)) (At-Tawbah: 46)   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said: {وَقِيلَ اقْعُدُوا مَعَ الْقَاعِدِينَ} ((and it was said [to them]; “Remain [behind] with those who remain.”))   Be careful and inspect: if you see yourself as sluggish in regards to good – then be fearful that Allaah dislikes your being sent forth in good. Look again for a second time and ask your soul to accustom itself upon patience and oblige it upon obedience – and so today you carry it out reluctantly whilst tomorrow you will carry it out obediently and so it will be light for you. What is important is that in this is a stern warning for the one who sees from himself that he is sluggish in obedience. For perhaps Allaah, The Most High dislikes that this individual should be from His dutiful … Continue reading

The Two Shaikhs: Ibn Baaz & Al-Fawzaan on The Position of Ahlus-Sunnah Regarding a Person Committing Major Sins & Not Making Takfeer of The Sinners

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) was asked: Does the undertaking of sins affect the declaration of Tawheed? Committing certain sins – especially the major sins; does that effect this pillar from the pillars of Islaam? The Shaikh responded: “Committing major sins such as fornication and drinking alcohol and killing someone without due right and consuming usury and backbiting and tale-carrying and other than them from the major sins have an effect upon the Tawheed of Allaah as well as in having Eemaan in Allaah – and so they weaken it. Thus he becomes weak in Eemaan; however he is not to be declared as a disbeliever contrary to the Khawaarij. For the Khawaarij render such a person as a disbeliever and so make him a permanent inhabitant of The Fire if he dies upon that and does not repent. So whoever steals or is disobedient to ones parents or consumes usury – they make such a person a disbeliever – even if he does not hold the permissibility of that (i.e. does not make the undertaking of that sin as permissible … Continue reading

The Effect of Adherence to The Sunnah or Adherence to Innovations Will Become Manifest Upon the Faces of its Relevant People

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: “And so this handsomeness and beauty which radiates from the performance of righteous deeds within the heart that then take effect upon the face. Whilst ugliness and disfigurement which radiates from the performance of corrupt deeds within the heart that then take effect upon the face as has preceded. Then that is strengthened by the strength of the righteous actions and the corrupted actions. So every time righteousness and fearfulness to Allaah becomes abundant; the handsomeness and beauty are also strengthened. Whilst every time sin and transgression are strengthened; then ugliness and disfigurement are also strengthened. This is until they wipe away what the appearance contained from beauty and ugliness. For how many were there that were not of handsome appearance, however through the performance of righteous deeds his beauty and attractiveness intensified until that became manifest upon his appearance. For this reason, that becomes manifest in clear manifestation with the continuity of abominations (shameful deeds) towards the end of ones life when drawing close to death – for we see the faces of … Continue reading

The Virtuous Day of ‘Arafah & Some Points of Benefit Related to It

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   The Excellence of The Day of ‘Arafah   1. Allaah, The Most High states in His Book: {وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ} {وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ} ((And by the Promised Day, And by the witness and by what is witnessed)) (Al-Burooj: 2-3)   From Abee Hurairah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: ((The Promised Day is: The Day of Resurrection; and the day which is witnessed is: the day of ‘Arafah; and the witness is: the day of Friday. And the sun has not risen nor has it set upon a day that is better than it. In it is an hour in which a believing servant does not coincide supplicating to Allaah for good – except that Allaah will answer him; and nor does he seek refuge from anything except Allaah will grant him refuge from it.)) Reported by At-Tirmidhee and was declared Hasan (sound) by Al-‘Allaamah Al-Albaanee in his Saheeh Sunan At-Tirmidhee (no.3339).   Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said in Lataa-if wal Ma’aarif (p.375): “upon this basis; if the day of ‘Arafah falls on a Friday – then there … Continue reading

The Reward For Good Deeds & the Consequence of Bad Deeds During The Sacred Months ( الأشهر الحرم )

  Regarding the Tafseer of the saying of Allaah, The Most High: إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ ۚ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا فِيهِنَّ أَنْفُسَكُمْ ۚ وَقَاتِلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَافَّةً كَمَا يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ كَافَّةً ۚ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ ((Indeed, the number of months with Allaah is twelve [lunar] months in The Book of Allaah [in His ordained rulings] as of the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves therein. And fight against the polytheists collectively as they fight against you collectively. And know that Allaah is with the Muttaqeen [the fearful and dutiful ones to Him].)) (At-Tawbah: 36)   Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا فِيهِنَّ أَنْفُسَكُمْ ((so do not wrong yourselves therein))   meaning: in these sacred months[1] – because they are more emphatic and are graver in sin than in other than them. Just as committing sins in the Balad Al-Haraam (Sacred land) is multiplied manifold due to His saying The Most High: وَمَنْ يُرِدْ فِيهِ بِإِلْحَادٍ بِظُلْمٍ نُذِقْهُ مِنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ ((and whoever intends [a deed] … Continue reading

The Prerequisites of The Obligation of Performing The Hajj

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. أما بعد Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:   “For the obligation (of Hajj) there are conditions: Firstly: Islaam: therefore non-muslims are not obligated to perform the Hajj – rather it is not even correct if he (i.e. a non-muslim) performs the Hajj; and his entry into Makkah is not allowed. This is due to His saying The Most High:  {إِنَّمَا الْمُشْرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ فَلا يَقْرَبُوا الْمَسْجِدَ الْحَرَامَ بَعْدَ عَامِهِمْ هَذَا} ((Indeed the polytheists are unclean, so let them not approach the Masjid Al-Haraam after this year of theirs)) (At-Tawbah: 28)   Therefore it is unlawful for the one who is a disbeliever – no matter what reason his journey is based upon – it is impermissible for him to enter the Haram vicinity of Makkah. However the disbeliever will be held to account over the abandonment of the Hajj as well as other than it from the branches of Islaam in the preferred opinion from the opinions of the people of knowledge, due to His saying The Most High: {إِلَّا أَصْحَابَ الْيَمِينِ} {فِي جَنَّاتٍ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ} {عَنْ الْمُجْرِمِينَ} {مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِي سَقَرَ} {قَالُوا لَمْ … Continue reading

Some Exceptional Points On Soorah Al-Faatihah Extrapolated by Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Naasir As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   So this Soorah – despite its conciseness; it indeed comprises of that which no other Soorah from the Soorahs of the Qur’aan comprise of. So it is inclusive of the three catergories of Tawheed; Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyah (The Unity and Uniqueness of Allaah with respect to His Lordship) and it is taken from His saying: {رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ} ((The Lord of all the creation))   Likewise Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah – and it is singling Allaah with respect to worship; and this is taken from the word:   {الله} ((Allaah))   and from His saying: {إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ} ((You [alone] do we worship))   Likewise Tawheed Al-Asmaa wa Sifaat – and it is to affirm the attributes of perfection for Allaah, The Most High which He has affirmed for Himself; and which were affirmed for Him by His Messenger without making Ta’teel (the act of denying any of Allaah’s Attributes) nor Tamtheel (to liken Allaah or one of His Attributes to His creation) nor Tashbeeh (to claim that Allaah’s Attributes resemble the attributes of the creation). That has … Continue reading