The Prerequisites of The Obligation of Performing The Hajj

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:   “For the obligation (of Hajj) there are conditions: Firstly: Islaam: therefore non-muslims are not obligated to perform the Hajj – rather it is not even correct if he (i.e. a non-muslim) performs the Hajj; and his entry into Makkah is not allowed. This is due to His saying The Most High:  {إِنَّمَا الْمُشْرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ فَلا يَقْرَبُوا الْمَسْجِدَ الْحَرَامَ بَعْدَ عَامِهِمْ هَذَا} ((Indeed the polytheists are unclean, so let them not approach the Masjid Al-Haraam after this year of theirs)) (At-Tawbah: 28)   Therefore it is unlawful for the one who is a disbeliever – no matter what reason his journey is based upon – it is impermissible for him to enter the Haram vicinity of Makkah. However the disbeliever will be held to account over the abandonment of the Hajj as well as other than it from the branches of Islaam in the preferred opinion from the opinions of the people of knowledge, due to His saying The Most High: {إِلَّا أَصْحَابَ الْيَمِينِ} {فِي جَنَّاتٍ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ} {عَنْ الْمُجْرِمِينَ} {مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِي سَقَرَ} {قَالُوا لَمْ … Continue reading

Some Exceptional Points On Soorah Al-Faatihah Extrapolated by Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Naasir As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   So this Soorah – despite its conciseness; it indeed comprises of that which no other Soorah from the Soorahs of the Qur’aan comprise of. So it is inclusive of the three catergories of Tawheed; Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyah (The Unity and Uniqueness of Allaah with respect to His Lordship) and it is taken from His saying: {رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ} ((The Lord of all the creation))   Likewise Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah – and it is singling Allaah with respect to worship; and this is taken from the word:   {الله} ((Allaah))   and from His saying: {إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ} ((You [alone] do we worship))   Likewise Tawheed Al-Asmaa wa Sifaat – and it is to affirm the attributes of perfection for Allaah, The Most High which He has affirmed for Himself; and which were affirmed for Him by His Messenger without making Ta’teel (the act of denying any of Allaah’s Attributes) nor Tamtheel (to liken Allaah or one of His Attributes to His creation) nor Tashbeeh (to claim that Allaah’s Attributes resemble the attributes of the creation). That has … Continue reading

The Hypocrites of Yesterday and Today – An Analysis of the Narration of Hudhaifah bin Al-Yamaan

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) mentioned in his explanation of Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree: Imaam Al-Bukhaaree (rahimahullaah) said: Hudhaifah bin Al-Yamaan (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) stated: “Indeed the hypocrites of today are worse than those at the time of the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). For in those days they were discreet, whilst today they express openly.”   Explanation: This hadeeth may seem obscure in its apparent form, for the hypocrites at the time of the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to keep their disbelief discreet whilst declaring belief. As for how it is now then he says: “…today they express openly.” It is known that the hypocrite keeps affairs hidden and does not openly declare. So if they do openly declare; where then is the hypocrisy? His statement (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) is to be taken as: the fact that they do express openly to a people whilst keeping things hidden and discreet with others. Or that they express openly with some detestable affairs against other affairs. It is necessary to take his statement upon that or the like of that, because whosoever does … Continue reading

The Affliction of The So-Called ‘Iraqi Caliphate of ISIS – Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-’Abbaad

  Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-‘Abbaad (may Allaah preserve him) said: All praise is for Allaah alone; and may Allaah extol and grant peace and security upon the one after whom there is no Prophet – our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and his companions – as for what follows: For indeed; a number of years ago in ‘Iraq there came into being a group which branded itself as: The Islamic State of ‘Iraq and Shaam – subsequently its mention became known by four letters – these being the initial letters by which this so-called State is referred; and so it is called: ISIS. Indeed, there was alternation amongst its leadership as was mentioned by some of those that followed its occurrences and its incidents, by way of a number (of people) to whom any one of them can be referred to as ‘Aboo so and so – such and such’ or: ‘Aboo so and so the son of such and such’; a kunyah attached to an ascription to a country or tribe – as is the trait of the unknown indistinguishable ones who go by kunyahs and ascriptions. After a period of time into the war which occurred in Syria … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Qayyim: A Person’s Steadiness Upon the Straight Path In This Life Will Determine His Movement Along The Bridge in The Hereafter

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   So whoever is guided in this abode to Allaah’s straight path which He sent His Messengers with and upon which He revealed His Books, then he will be guided over there to the straight path (i.e. bridge) which will lead to Paradise – and His abode of reward. Thus; on the basis of the steadiness of the step of the servant upon this path which Allaah has set up for His servants in this abode – likewise will be his steadiness upon the path (bridge) which is set up over the main part of the Hellfire. On the basis of his movement along this path will determine his movement along that path. So from them will be those who will pass it like a lightening flash, and from them are those that will pass like the blink of an eye. Whilst others will pass like the wind, yet others will pass like the passing of riding animals, whilst some will pass running a jog. From them will be those that will walk at pace, and there … Continue reading

Timetable: Birmingham Conference August 2014 – Friday 15th to Sunday 17th

Friday 15th August 2014 Masid as-Sunnah(Aston) 1:30pm Jumu’ah Khutbah Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 1:30pm Jumu’ah Khutbah: The Future is For Islaam – Shaykh Al-Albaanee Abu Khadeejah Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 4:30pm – 5:30pm Tafsir of Ayaah {Mischief has Appeared Upon Land and Sea…} [Ar-Room: 41] Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq Break for Salaatul ‘Asr Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 6:15pm – 7:30pm Strength is in Treading Upon the Straight Path… Weakness is Caused by Straying From it. Abu MuadhTaqweem Aslam Break until Salaatul Maghrib Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 8:45pm – 9:45pm “..But Indeed You Are a Hasty People!” Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis Saturday 16th August 2014 Masid as-Sunnah(Aston) 11:30am-12:30pm Allaah’s Promise to the People of Eemaan. [An-Nur:55] Abdulillah Lahmami Break until Salaatu Dhuhr Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 1:45pm-2:45pm Tafsir of Ayaah {And do Not Cause Mischief Upon the Earth After it Has been Set in Order} [Al-A’raaf: 56] Abu Abdir-RahmanUways Taweel Short Break Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 3:15pm – 4:15pm Golden Advice of Shaykh Ibn Baaz Rahimahullaah:Revival of the Ummah, Diagnosing & Curing. Abu MuadhTaqweem Aslam Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 4:30pm – 5:30pm Causes of Deviation of The Khawaarij Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq Break for Salaatul ‘Asr Masjid as-Salafi(Small Heath) 6:15pm – 7:30pm Causes of … Continue reading

Noteworthy Speech From Ibn Taymiyyah On The Harms Throughout History in Rebelling Against the Rulers

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. أما بعد   Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: So in general, Ahul us Sunnah (the people of the Sunnah) expend their efforts in obedience to Allaah and His Messenger in accordance to ability. This is just as Allah The Most High has said:  {فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ} ((So fear Allaah as much as you are able)) (At-Taghaabun: 16)   Likewise the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: ((If I command you with an affair, then perform it as much as you are able))[1]   They know that Allaah, The Most High sent Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) with the harmonious welfare of the servants in means of subsistence as well as for The Hereafter. He ordered enjoining rectification and prohibited corruption, thus if an action contains in it rectification as well as corruption then they give precedence to the favourable of the two. Yet if the rectification of it is more than the corruption of it, then they give precedence of carrying it out. Whilst if the corruption within it is greater than the rectification then they give precedence to its abandonment. … Continue reading

Important Words By Shaikh ‘Uthaimeen On Dealing With The Hardships Which Afflict This Ummah

الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه ومن تبعهم بإحسان إلى يوم الدين. وبعد؛   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said during his discussion of the hadeeth reported by Al-Bukhaaree (no.3612) in which there occurs from Khabbaab bin Al-Arat (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said: We complained to the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) whilst he was reclining against a cloak covering of his in the shade of the Ka’bah,[1] so we said: “will you not seek aid for us, will you not call upon Allaah for us?” so he said:   ((There was amongst those that came before you a man who was seized, a pit was dug for him in the ground and he was placed in it. Then a saw was brought and placed upon his head and he was sawed in two halves. And with an iron comb his flesh was combed and removed from his bones; and that did not obstruct him from his religion. By Allaah; Allaah will complete this affair – until a rider will be able to proceed from San’aa to Hadramout and will not fear any one except Allaah or the wolf … Continue reading