A Preservation and Defence of the Honour and Status of The Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)

  All praise is for Allaah, The Lord of the whole of creation, and may He extol and bestow peace and security upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his true followers and upon all of his Companions.   Allaah, The Most High, said regarding the Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and those that follow and support him:   الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ ((Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written with them in the Torah and the Gospel, he enjoins upon them the Al-Ma’roof [what is good and right] and forbids them what is Al-Munkar [wrong and evil] and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So those who believe in him, and honour him, and support him and follow the light which has been sent down with him – it is they who will … Continue reading

Scholarly Advice to the Muslims of Europe Regarding the Caricature of the Prophet & the Instances in Which Forbidding an Evil is Applied Incorrectly

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   In response to the unfortunate Danish cartoon depiction and its subsequent publication in the year 2005 of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) – the best of mankind and the seal of the Prophets; some of the scholars of Islaam spoke in order to provide advice and guidance to the Muslims with regards to how to deal with this affair. Such advice and guidance is highly relevant today in light of the recent events in Paris – France of the publication of similar depictions and of the events which followed. As taking the advice and direction of the upright scholars only serves to lead the Muslims to their prosperity and well-fare as well as maintaining peacefulness and social cohesion if such advice was put into practice and implemented. From those scholars who gave advice on this topic was the eminent scholar; Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmi (rahimahullaah) who wrote in a piece of advice dated 12/01/1427H (11/02/2006CE) in which he stated: “Then it is not hidden from every individual who has any familiarity with the Muhammadi (i.e Prophetic) legislation from amongst the Muslims of … Continue reading

Exposing the Innovated Practice of the Mawlid – Important Facts Related to Celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   The Ruling on Celebrating the Birthday of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraheem Aal Ash-Shaikh (rahimahullaah) said: “Celebrating the birthday (of the Prophet) is an innovation and is newly invented; and is thus rejected back upon the one who carries it out.”[1]   The following question was presented to the permanent committee of scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: What is the ruling on celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) during the month of Rabee’ Al-Awwal out of veneration of him (‘alaihi salaatu wa salaam)? Answer: Veneration of the Prophet and respecting him lies in: having Eemaan in his messengership as well as in acting upon that which he came with from Allaah. As for celebrating his birthday; then it is a newly invented innovation.[2]   The Birthday of the Prophet was not Celebrated During the Era of the Salaf Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: “For he (i.e. the Prophet) (‘alaihis salaatu was salaam) remained in Makkah for thirteen years and in Madeenah for ten years, and he did not celebrate this birthday … Continue reading

The Virtue of Keeping Good Companionship & of Loving the People of Good

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Regarding the story of the companions of the cave and their dog that accompanied them as mentioned by Allaah, The Most High in His saying:   {وَتَحْسَبُهُمْ أَيْقَاظًا وَهُمْ رُقُودٌ ۚ وَنُقَلِّبُهُمْ ذَاتَ الْيَمِينِ وَذَاتَ الشِّمَالِ ۖ وَكَلْبُهُم بَاسِطٌ ذِرَاعَيْهِ بِالْوَصِيدِ ۚ لَوِ اطَّلَعْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ لَوَلَّيْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِرَارًا وَلَمُلِئْتَ مِنْهُمْ رُعْبًا} ((And you would assume them as awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them to the right and to the left, while their dog stretched his forelegs at the entrance. If you had looked at them, you would have turned from them in flight and been filled by them with terror.)) (Al-Kahf: 18)   Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said commenting on this aayah: Ibn Juraij said: he would guard for them the entrance; and this was from its temperament and its nature in that it would rest (with the chest to the ground) at their entrance as though it was guarding them. It was sat outside the entrance because the Angels do not enter a home in which there is a dog – as has been reported in the Saheeh[1] – … Continue reading

Those That Ruin the Good Reputation of Islaam Through Acts of Violence & Terror

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) stated during a lecture:   “The religion of Islaam now – with regards to the disbelievers; has it reached their masses in a manner which is not muddled/confounded? Answer!  No, not at all; and when there manifested the affair of the Ikhwaan (Al-Muslimoon) whose disposition is void of wisdom – it instead increased the mis-representation of Islaam in the view of the westerners and the non-westerners. I mean by them – those who plant explosives in the ranks of the people under their claim that this is from Jihaad in the path of Allaah. Yet the reality is that they cause detriment to Islaam and the people of Islaam much more than they bring about any good. What have these people yielded? I ask you: have the disbelievers turned to/entered Islaam; or have they increased in aversion from it? Whilst the people of Islaam – a person could virtually cover his own face so that he should not be associated with this convulsive appalling group – and Islaam is free of them. Even after Jihaad was … Continue reading

14 Instances in Which it is Disliked to Give the Salaam – By Shaikh Al-Fawzaan

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said during his explanation of the text of Mandhoomah Al-Adaab:   “These are the instances in which giving the salaam is disliked:   The first instance: it is disliked to give salaam to the one who is speaking, since he is busy in conversation with other than himself. The second instance: ‘with regards to the one who is busy with dhikr (remembrance of Allaah)’ – by way of tasbeeh (saying: subhaanallaah) and tahleel (saying: laa ilaaha illallaah) and in the recital of the Qur’aan. The third instance: with regards to the one who is pre-occupied with the hadeeth from the sayings of Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). The fourth instance: giving salaam to the khateeb except during the Friday sermon; since it is forbidden to speak during the Friday sermon; and so giving salaam to the khateeb and to those in attendance is impermissible. The fifth instance: ‘the one delivering a lecture’ – the one who is delivering a lesson relating to the Qur’aan or relating to hadeeth or Fiqh or in grammar – do not give salaam … Continue reading

The Senior Scholars: Islaam & The Muslims Are Free From The Misguided Ideology of The Takfeeris & A Rebuttal That Khaarijite Beliefs Are The Same as Salafi Beliefs

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   In a declaration issued by the committee of senior scholars from the city of Ta’if dated 2/4/1419H the committee of scholars issued a message in which they spoke of the misguided and mistaken ideology of the takfeeris, during the course of the announcement they stated: “…Whilst the assembly has clarified the ruling of making takfeer (declaring others as non-Muslim) of the people without any evidence from the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) along with the danger in that if left unimpeded; due to what follows on from that by way of evils and vices. For it (the assembly) indeed announces to the world that: Islaam is free of this mistaken belief, likewise that which occurs in some countries by way of the shedding of innocent blood and the bombing of residences and means of transportation and facilities both public and private as well as destroying the installations – then it is a criminal act. Islaam is free of it; and likewise every Muslim who believes in Allaah and the Last Day is free of it. … Continue reading