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

The ‘Aqeedah (Belief) Sources of the People of the Sunnah & the Sources of the People of Innovation and Discord – By Shaikh Al-Fawzaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said after discussing how the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) called to Tawheed and the correct beliefs as did his companions: “Thus his rightly guided Caliphs continued upon that – as did the Imaams after him, all of them giving attention to the ‘Aqeedah and would correct it for the people. They would call to Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic in light of it, and so every call which is not established upon the rectification of the beliefs – firstly – and before everything else; then it is a failed call. It will not bring about a result and will not bear any fruit, and so the varying beliefs – each has its set of beliefs by way of which it professes religiousness. These beliefs are built upon principles; some of them may be corrupt and some may be sound. The polytheists and the grave-worshippers today have built their beliefs upon blind following:   {إِنَّا وَجَدْنَا آبَاءَنَا عَلَىٰ أُمَّةٍ وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰ آثَارِهِم مُّهْتَدُونَ} ((Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are following in their footsteps.)) (Az-Zukhruf: … Continue reading

An Explanation of The Supplication After The Adhaan – By Shaikh ‘Uthaimeen

 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 in his explanation of the hadeeth:    من قال حين يسمع النداء:اللهم رب هذه الدعوة التامة والصلاة القائمة آت محمداً الوسيلة والفضيلة وابعثه مقاماً محموداً الذي وعدته،حلت له شفاعتي يوم القيامة ((Whoever says after hearing the Adhaan (call to prayer): O Allaah, Lord of this complete call and of this prayer being established; grant Muhammad Al-Waseelah and Al-Fadheelah and raise him to Al-Maqam-al-Mahmood (The Praiseworthy Station) which You have promised him, then my intercession will be permitted for him on The Day of Resurrection.))[1]   His saying: ((O Allaah, Lord of this complete call)) – the complete call is the adhaan because it is a call. Likewise he described it as ‘complete’ due to its being inclusive of the Greatness of Allaah and His Tawheed as well as the testimony of Messengership and the call to good. His saying: ((and of this prayer being established)) meaning: and The Lord of this prayer being established, and what is being indicated to is that which the person should envisage in his mind. This is because when … Continue reading

Some Words On Sincerity & The Purity of Intention – By Ibn Al-Qayyim

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: O seekers of knowledge, you have indeed written and studied, and so if knowledge requested you in the house of action (implementation) you would become insolvent. If you were to be disputed over sincerity you would become bankrupt. The tree of sincerity:   {أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ} ((Whose root is firmly fixed)) (Ibraheem: 24).   It is not harmed by the convulsion of:   {أَيْنَ شُرَكَائِيَ الَّذِينَ كُنتُمْ تَزْعُمُونَ} ((Where are My ‘partners’ which you used to claim?)) (Al-Qasas: 62).   As for the tree of riyaa (showing off); then indeed it becomes uprooted under the breeze of:   ((Whoever used to worship a thing then let him follow it)).[1]   The riyaa of the show-offs reduced Masjid Ad-Diraar[2] to a rubbish heap and ruins:   {لَا تَقُمْ فِيهِ أَبَدًا} ((Do not stand [for prayer] within it – ever)) (At-Tawbah: 108)   And yet the sincerity of the sincere raised the level of the dirty and dishevelled to:   ((Perhaps the dishevelled and dusty)).[3]   The heart of the one you are showing off to is in The Hand of The … Continue reading

The Khawaarij Do Not Refer Back To The People of Knowledge & The Statements of The Scholars In This Regard

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   The Importance of The People of Knowledge And of Referring Back to Them   Allaah, The Most High, says:   وَإِذَا جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِنَ الأَمْنِ أَوِ الْخَوْفِ أَذَاعُوا بِهِ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَى أُولِي الأَمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَنْبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُمْ وَلَوْلا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لاتَّبَعْتُمُ الشَّيْطَانَ إِلا قَلِيلا  ((And when there comes to them a matter of security or fear, they spread it around. If only they had referred it to the Messenger or to those charged with authority among them, then the ones who [can] draw correct conclusions from it would have known about it. And were it not for the favour of Allaah upon you and His mercy, you would have followed Satan, except for a few.)) (An-Nisaa: 83)   He says also: شَهِدَ اللَّهُ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَأُولُو الْعِلْمِ قَائِمًا بِالْقِسْطِ ۚ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ ((Allaah bears witness that none has the right to be worshiped but Him, and [so do] the Angels and those of knowledge: He Who maintains justice, none has the right to be worshiped but Him, … Continue reading