Sincerity & The Purity of Intention – Readings from Siyar

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The following are a selection of illustrations cited by Imaam Adh-Dhahabee in his book: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa of the virtuous characteristic of sincerity and the purity of intention as possessed by the Salaf of this Ummah:   1. It was said to ‘Alqamah bin Qais: “what if you sat and read to the people and narrated to them?” so he said: “I dislike that my back should be followed (by the people) and that it should be said: ‘this is ‘Alqamah.’”   So he would remain in his home and would provide fodder to his sheep and would break it up into small fragments for them whilst he would have something with which he would strike them with if they began to butt or ram each other.   2. Mutarrif bin ‘Abdillaah said: “Should that I remain asleep (at night) and awake in the morning regretful; then it would be more beloved to me than that I should remain standing (in prayer) and in the morning be amazed.”   I say (Adh-Dhahabee): “By Allaah; the one who commends himself or is amazed by … Continue reading

10 Immense Qualities of the First 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) listed the qualities and virtues of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, he said regarding them:   The first: Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic swore by them, for He said: وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ ((And by the ten nights))[1] (Al-Fajr: 2)     The second: He called them the known days, He The Most High said: وَيَذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْلُومَاتٍ ((And they mention the name of Allaah on known days)) (Al-Hajj: 28) Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “they are the ten days.”     The third: The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) bore witness for them that they are the best days of the world.[2]     The fourth: He encouraged the performance of good deeds within them.[3]     The fifth: He commanded with the abundance of tasbeeh and tahmeed and tahleel within them.[4]     The sixth: Within them is the day of Tarwiyyah.[5]     The seventh: Within them is the day of ‘Arafah – and fasting it is tantamount to the expiation of (the sins of) two years.[6]     The eighth: Within them is … Continue reading

How Many Takbeers Does One Make When Joining the Congregational Prayer & the Imaam is in Rukoo’ or Other Than it?

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:   “It has preceded that if one reaches the Imaam whilst he is in a state of rukoo’, then the author of the text (of Zaad Al-Mustaqni’) made it clear that he should make the opening takbeer – and that it requites him for making the takbeer for the rukoo’ – and that if he makes takbeer for the rukoo’; then that is better. However; if he reaches him in other than the rukoo’; such as his reaching the Imaam whilst he is sitting – or that he reaches him after he has arisen from the rukoo’, or that he reaches him whilst he is in prostration – then here he should make the opening takbeer; however – should he make takbeer for a second time or should he not make the takbeer? The answer: is that this is a point of difference amongst the scholars: The saying of the first group is: that he should descend without making the takbeer. The saying of the second group is: that he should descend whilst making the takbeer. … Continue reading

A Great Point of Benefit Regarding the Pursuits & Interests of the People – By Ibn Taymiyyah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:   “From the nature of the body is that when it is hungry and so takes its need from its food, it can do without other supplementary food – such that it will not eat it, if it were to eat from it; it would be doing so due to coercive reluctance and undergoing hardship, and perhaps its consuming it would actually harm it, or it will not benefit from it and it will not be a means of nourishment for it that would otherwise sustain a person’s body. So if the servant takes some of his needs from other than the legislated actions; then his desire in that which is legislated is diminished as well as his benefit from it – in accordance to that which he sought assistance from in other than it. In contrast to the one that devoted his craving and his determination in that which is legislated, for indeed; its love is intensified for him as well as his benefit of it, and so his religion is completed and his Islaam is perfected.[1] It … Continue reading

An Account of Exposing the Extremist Takfeeri Ideology from the Salafi Da’wah From the Year 1848CE – Why do Extremist Imposters Attempt to Infiltrate the Da’wah of the Scholars?

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdul-Lateef[1] bin ‘Abdir-Rahmaan bin Hasan bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) wrote a letter written in response to a contemporary who wrote to him, the subject of the letter was regarding the issue of making takfeer of the Muslims and of Shaikh Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab being free of such an ideology, the Shaikh stated:   “In the year 1264H (1848CE) I indeed saw two men from those renegades – similar to yourselves in Al-Ahsaa (eastern region of Arabia). They had isolated themselves from the Friday prayer as well as the congregational prayers; likewise they declared those that were living in that land from the Muslims as disbelievers. Their proof (of reasoning) was from that which is homogenous to your proof; since they would say: ‘The people of Al-Ahsaa sit with Ibn Fayrowz; and that they mix with him and his like who do not make takfeer upon the basis of taaghoot (everything that is worshipped besides Allaah) and nor does he make clear takfeer of his own grandfather[2] who refuted the da’wah of Shaikh Muhammad (bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab) and did not accept it and … Continue reading

A Word of Unity and Cooperation from the Salafis in the UK – 2015

With the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy A Word of Unity and Cooperation from the Salafis in the UK All praise is due to Allah alone and may the peace and salutations be upon the one after whom there is no other Prophet, and his family and his companions and all those who have allegiance to him. As for what proceeds: As-Salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. To our noble scholars: We ask Allah the Exalted, the Magnificent, to preserve you and to protect you against every evil and detested thing. Allah (the Most High) said, “And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says: Indeed, I am of the Muslims.” [Surah al-Fussilat 41:33] Your sons from the students of knowledge and the callers and the Imams of the masaajid and the administrations of the Salafi centers in United Kingdom would like to inform you about the conditions of the da’wah in the country. They are as follows: We give you good news that the Da’wah as-Salafiyyah has spread in the cities and towns in a clear and tangible manner. In some of these cities, Salafiyyah was not … Continue reading

Shaikh Rabee’: Sayyid Qutb & His Ideology is the Source of Making Takfeer of the Muslims – Not the Da’wah of Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   During his refutation of Al-Hasan Al-Maaliki on the issue of takfeer and of its being associated with the da’wah of Shaikh ul Islaam Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab; Al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ bin Haadi (hafidhahullaah) said:   “I do not know what the underlying reason behind Maaliki’s negating the matter of takfeer from Sayyid Qutb and his defence of him as well as the indictment upon whoever censures him and instead attaching the accusation of the matter of takfeer upon Imaam Muhammad (bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab). Is it because he agrees with him (Sayyid Qutb) in his beliefs and his methodology – especially of his disparagement of the companions? Or is it due to other reasons – from them being his resentment of Imaam Muhammad and his call and those that aided him?! Indeed, every just (fair) person knows in absolute knowledge that the tribulation of takfeer and detonating explosions and ruinous havoc are the result of the methodology and ideology of Sayyid Qutb and of his school (doctrine) and his books, as well as the books of those that proceed upon his methodology – and at the head of … Continue reading