A message from Abu Khadeejah to donate to the Da’wah Projects

In the name of Allāh, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy. From: Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Wāhid. To: My brothers and sisters from Ahlus-Sunnah in the West. As-salāmu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh. Introduction: I pray you are well and in strength of īmān, may Allāh preserve you upon the Sunnah. As you are aware that this is the blessed month of Ramadaan wherein Allaah revealed the Qur’aan to the noble Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam). It is the month of fasting, night prayer, reciting Qur’aan and giving in charity. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) was the most generous of creation, yet in the month of Ramadaan he was even more generous. So let us follow the Messenger Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) in his generosity this month and hope for the reward from Allaah. Salafi Publications is possibly the earliest of all the Salafi organisations in the West. Since our inception in 1996, we have expanded beyond expectations. From printing leaflets and copying audio tapes in the front room of a house, we find ourselves nearly 20 years later with a bookstore, an online bookstore, numerous websites, two mosques and schools. As the da’wah has expanded into schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, prisons, town and city centres, thousands … Continue reading

2014: Time for Zakaatul-Fitr, Zakaat, Fidyah, Eid prayer – Please Pay Attention

In the name of Allāh, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy. As-salāmu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh. We pray you are well and in strength of īmān, may Allāh preserve you upon the Sunnah. Salaatul-’Eed Salaatul-Eed will be prayed in Small Heath Park, Coventry Road, Birmingham, B10. Inshaa’Allaah, at 7am. (Eed day to be announced on Sunday 27th July, inshaa’Allaah). Attending the Eid prayer is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. Even the menstruating women should attend but withhold from the prayer. This is the longest running outdoor Eid Jamaa’ah in Birmingham, alhamdulillaah. Zakaatul-Fitr We are collecting Zakaatul-Fitr on your behalf until Sunday 27th July 2014 / 29th Ramadaan (deadline 3pm BST) – £1.50 per person. Ibn Umar (radiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) stated that Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) ordered that Zakaatul-Fitr be paid by every Muslim, free and slave, male and female, young and old. The Fitr is to be given to the poor as food, and this is what we will do with your payment, inshaa’Allaah. Food will be purchased as wheat and distributed amongst the poor and needy, inshaa’Allaah. Yearly Zakaah We also collect your yearly Zakaah at 2.5% of your wealth once the value of your savings have reached the “Nisaab”, which is 92g … Continue reading

The Supplication For Laylatul Qadr & Some Points of Benefit Related To It

  With regards to supplicating generally on Laylatul Qadr, then it is a highly recommended act which is established from the Sunnah. The specific wording for the supplication during this night as is found in the Sunnah has has been reported on the authority of ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa) who said, I said: “O Messenger of Allaah! What if I knew which night Laylatul Qadr was, what should I say in it?” The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: ((you should say: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي (Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee) O Allaah; You are The One Who pardons greatly; and You love to pardon; so pardon me.))[1]   Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said: “Al-‘Afuww (The One Who pardons greatly) is from The Names of Allaah The Most High; and He overlooks the wrongdoings of His servants, He is The One Who erases their trace from them. He Loves to pardon; and so He Loves to pardon His servants, He likewise Loves from His servants that they should pardon each other, so if they pardon each other; He conducts His pardon with them; and His Pardon is more beloved to Him than His Punishment.”[2]   The Wisdom Behind Asking For Pardon on … Continue reading

The Salaf During The Month of Ramadhaan

  The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) During Ramadhaan: Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said in Zaadul Ma’aad 2/30 regarding the obligation of fasting in Ramadhaan: “And its obligation began in the second year after the Hijrah, so that when the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) had died; he had fasted nine Ramadhaans.” Imaam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) stated similar in his Majmoo’ 6/250 when he said: “The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) fasted in the month of Ramadhaan for nine years, since it was made obligatory in the month of Sha’baan in the second year after the Hijrah. So the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) died in the month of Rabee’ Al-Awwal in the year eleven after the Hijrah.” The second year after the Hijrah was also the year in which the battle of Badr took place regarding which Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar (rahimahullaah) said in Talkheesul Habeer 4/89: “As for the battle of Badr having occurred in the year 2H, then that is unanimously agreed upon by the people of history such as Ibn Ishaaq and Moosaa ibn ‘Uqbah and Abul-Aswad and other than them, they agreed also – that it occurred during the month of Ramadhaan.”[1] Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said as is … Continue reading

Rulings Pertaining to Blood Loss & The Varying Forms of Bleeding Whilst Fasting

  Regarding Unintentional Blood Loss, Blood Tests & Blood Donations:   Shaikh ‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) was asked: Q: Does a large amount of blood loss lead to a fasting person having to break his fast? A: A large amount of blood loss; if it leads to that which cupping would lead to by way of weakness of the body and its need for nourishment then its ruling is the same as the ruling of cupping. If however what has come out was not out of the choice of the person such as a man being wounded and so one loses a large amount of blood – then this does not harm, as it was not done so intentionally by the person.   Q: Is it permissible for the fasting person to have blood extracted in a hospital or in other than a hospital? A: This is to be looked into; for if the blood which is extracted is a small amount – the like of which is extracted for examination and for analysis, then there is no harm in this and there is nothing wrong in that. If however it is a large amount which would affect (the fasting person) in … Continue reading

CONFERENCE In Birmingham 15th, 16th, 17th, August 2014 at The Salafi Masjid

New! CONFERENCE 2014 Abul-Hasan Malik Hasan Somali Kashiff Khan Anwar Wright Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Wahid Abu Idrees Muhammad Abu Muaadh Taqweem Uwais Taweel Abdulilaah Lahmami At Salafi Masjid, Wright Street, Small Heath, Birmingham B10. 15th 16th 17th August 2014 Spread the news! All Welcome!

Imaam Al-Barbahaaree’s Advice & Criterion for Discerning the Affairs of the Religion in Every Era

Imaam Al-Barbahaaree[1] (rahimahullaah) said: “Beware of the smaller newly introduced affairs, for indeed the smaller innovations develop until they become great. Such was the case with every innovation which was introduced into this Ummah; its origin was small – resembling the truth, so due to that those who entered into it were beguiled by it – and then could not exit from it. Thus it expanded and became a part of the religion – professed as religiousness. So observe – may Allaah have mercy upon you, the speech of everyone you hear; particularly from the people of your time, do not be hasty and do not enter into anything from it until you ask and observe: did anyone from the companions of the Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) speak regarding this? – Or one of the Scholars? For if you acquire a narration from them (regarding it) then hold onto it and do not go beyond it for anything and do not choose anything over it – and thus you should fall into The Fire. Know may Allaah have mercy upon you, that the Islaam of a servant is not complete until he follows, attests and has submission (to it). … Continue reading

The Types of Sickness During Ramadhaan & Their Rulings

  Regarding the exemption from fasting during the month of Ramadhaan due to sickness as well as the types of sickness which warrant the permissibility to eat and drink during Ramadhaan the Scholars state the following: Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee (rahimahullaah) mentioned (Sharh Al-Kabeer vol 7 p.367): The people of knowledge are unanimous over the permissibility of the consumption of food by the sick person – in general. The basis in this being His saying, The Most High: {وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضاً أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ} ((And whosoever is sick or upon a journey then they [the days] are to be made up from other days…)) (Al-Baqarah: 185)   So the sickness which allows for the taking of food is the one which is increased due to fasting or that the recovery from it is delayed. It was said to Ahmad (bin Hanbal): “when does a sick person take food?” he said: “when he is unable” it was said: “like in the case of fever?” he said: “and which sickness is worse than fever!”   Imaam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) said (Al-Majmoo’ vol 6 p. 258): It is not a stipulation that it should end in a state whereby he is unable … Continue reading

Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee & Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan on The Wisdoms Behind The Legislation of Fasting

  With regard to some of the wisdoms in fasting, Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmee (rahimahullaah) said:   Firstly: It is a spiritual exercise of the soul due to the withholding itself from its desires and that which is beloved to it. Secondly: That the abandonment of food and drink as well as carnal desires during this time, being done out of worship of Allaah; The Mighty and Majestic accedes to a person an increase in his Eemaan along with strength in his being wary of the forbidden affairs and abstaining from non permissible desires. Thirdly: That the shortage of food and drink due to prohibition of consuming it during that limited time accustoms the person upon keeping an observation of the issue of his Lord and in being fearful of Him and in having exaltation of Him. Fourthly: It is from wisdom that he accustoms himself upon the abandonment of desires despite their presence and ones dependency upon them – out of longing for that which is with Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic in store for him; this is a sign of the strength of Eemaan. It is to this effect that He said in His saying: {لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ} … Continue reading