30 Statements and Observations on the Innovated Sects – by Shaikh Hammaad Al-Ansaaree

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   The following selection of statements and observations were made by the Muhaddith of Al-Madeenah Shaikh Hammaad bin Muhammad Al-Ansaaree (rahimahullaah) with regards to the innovated sects and groups in warning against their deviancy and exposing their misguidance. For the purpose of reference; each quote is followed by its source to its relevant volume, page and citation number.   The Shaikh (rahimahullaah) said:   1. The Raafidhah are the hypocrites of this Ummah.[1] (2/477/5)   2. The Mu’tazilah and the Khawaarij – their beliefs are one. (2/478/12)   3. The innovators – and they are those that deny the attributes (of Allaah). They studied philosophy and theological rhetoric before their study of The Book and the Sunnah; due to this they fell into denying the attributes.[2] (2/485/70)   4. The Mu’tazilee rejects all of the attributes of Allaah. (2/480/28)   5. I entered Masjid An-Nabawee on an occasion and saw a large group sat under the great clock, so I asked one of them regarding them so he said: ‘they are the Jamaa’ah At-Tableegh.’ So I said to him: ‘what are they propagating?’ he said: … Continue reading

Ibn Taymiyyah’s Discussion on the Genuine Nature of the Prophet – The Deduction of Heraclius – Emperor of Byzantine (3/3)

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Continuing in his discussion of the true or false nature of the one that claims Prophethood, Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) cites the way in which the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was identified as a true Prophet by the contemporary ruler of Byzantine; Heraclius[1] in the second of two methods of deducing true Prophethood. He said (rahimahullaah): “The Second: the method which is associated with personal characteristics: It is that which was utilized as proof by Heraclius – the sovereign of the Romans, for when the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) wrote a letter to him in which he called him to the religion of Islaam, Heraclius sought for those who were in his precincts from the Arabs. Aboo Sufyaan had previously arrived along with a group of the Quraish for trade in Gaza, so he requested for him and so asked him of the circumstances of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).[2] So he questioned Aboo Sufyaan, and ordered the others to contradict him if he were to lie, yet it was such that he found them unanimous with him … Continue reading

Ibn Taymiyyah’s Discussion on the Genuine Nature of the Prophet – The Deduction of An-Najaashi & Waraqah bin Nawfal (2/3)

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Continuing in his discussion of the true or false nature of the one that claims Prophethood, Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) cites the way in which the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was identified as a true Prophet by the contemporary ruler of Abyssinia An-Najaashi[1] and by Waraqah bin Nawfal[2] (radhiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) in the first of two methods of deducing true Prophethood. He said (rahimahullaah): “The First: the method which is relative or specific to the nature or type of thing: It is that which was utilized as proof by An-Najaashi regarding his Prophethood. For when he enquired from them of that which he informs them of; and when he asked them to recite from the Qur’aan and they recited it to him; he said: ‘Indeed this; and that which Moosaa came with emanate from the same lamp.’[3] Likewise before him was Waraqah bin Nawfal, when the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) informed him of that which he saw – and Waraqah had adopted Christianity and would copy out the Gospel into Hebrew. So Khadeejah said to him: ‘O son of my … Continue reading

Ibn Taymiyyah’s Discussion on the Genuine Nature of the Prophet – The Deduction of Khadeejah bint Khuwailid (1/3)

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   In his discussion of the true or false nature of the one that claims Prophethood, Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) cites the ways in which a true Prophet is to be identified from that of a false one. He then discusses the method that the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) Khadeejah bint Khuwailid (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa)[1] utilized in recognizing that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was not a man for whom Allaah had destined disgrace. He said (rahimahullaah): “No one from the liars claimed Prophethood except that ignorance and lies and immorality becomes manifest upon him, and the preoccupation of the devils over him which then becomes apparent to anyone who possesses the slightest discernment. Likewise no one ever claimed Prophethood from the truthful ones except that knowledge and truthfulness and righteousness and an array of goodness become manifest upon him which then becomes apparent to anyone who possesses the slightest discernment. The people are able to differentiate between one who is truthful and one who is a liar from a range of proofs; even amongst those that claim professions … Continue reading

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