الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد When discussing some the remedies which help to enjoin patience when one is faced with tests and tribulations; Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said: “From its remedies is that he should look at what he has been afflicted with, thus he will find that his Lord has indeed caused there to remain with him the like of it – or better than it. Likewise He has preserved for him – if he is patient and is pleased – that which is greater than the passing of that calamity – by many times over, and had He Willed – then He could have made it greater than it actually is. From its remedies is that he should weigh up between the greater of the two pleasures and the two enjoyments – and the more enduring of the two: the pleasure of his enjoyment over what he has been afflicted with, and the pleasure of his enjoyment upon the reward of Allaah for him. So if the predominance becomes clear to him; then he favours the weightier predominant one – so let him praise … Continue reading
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الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The rulings on bleeding whilst fasting and extracting blood Q: A fasting person bleeds, should he break his fast or complete it? Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: “Blood emanating from the fasting person does not harm – except for cupping.” (Majmu’ Fataawa 17/271) Q: Does the blood which comes out from between the teeth by mistake break ones fast or not? And if it was due to other than the individual himself – meaning from another person who hits him by mistake? The scholars of the Lajnah ad-Daa-imah (rahimahumullaah) said: “The blood that comes out from between the teeth does not break the fast, whether it comes out by itself or due to a person’s having struck it.” (Fataawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa-imah 10/267) Q: What is the general rule for blood coming out of the body that would invalidate the fast? And how does it invalidate the fast? Shaikh ‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said: “Bleeding which invalidates the fast is the blood which comes out because of cupping, due to the saying of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam): أفطر الحاجم والمحجوم … Continue reading
الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ((O you who believe; fasting is prescribed upon you just as it was prescribed upon those before you, that you may attain Taqwa [piety and fearfulness])) (Al-Baqarah: 183) Fasting is a means to Taqwa (piety and fearfulness of Allaah), since if the soul obeys being prevented from that which is halaal (permissible) – out of aspiration for the pleasure of Allaah, The Most High, and out of fear from the pain of His punishment; then it is worthier that it (the soul) should obey in being prevented from that which is haraam (forbidden). So fasting is a reason for guarding against the prohibitions of Allaah, The Most High, and it is obligatory, and to it the indication has been alighted to in His saying, The Most High, at the end of the aayah of fasting: لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ((that you may attain Taqwa [piety and fearfulness])) The following statements of the scholars discuss this issue in more detail: The understanding … Continue reading
الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said: Indeed; Allaah, The Glorious and Most High, has characterised the month of Ramadhaan from the other months with immense virtues, and has distinguished it with many distinctive features. He, The Most High said: شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ((The month of Ramadhaan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever from you sights [the new moon of] the month, then he should fast it, and whoever is sick or upon a journey; then they [the days] are to be made up from other days.)) (Al-Baqarah: 185) So in this noble aayah, Allaah has mentioned two great distinguishing features for the month of Ramadhaan: The first distinguishing feature: The revealing of the Qur’aan within it, for the guidance of mankind from the darknesses to light, along with their perceived insight of the truth from falsehood by way of this great Book … Continue reading
الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed; the signs of the Prophets are from that which the intelligent ones know are exclusive to them. They are not from that which can be for other than them, so they know that Allaah does not create the like of them for other than the Prophets. Whether in their signs which occurred during the lifetime of their people, and their signs through which Allaah distinguished by way of between their followers and their beliers – with the success of these ones and the destruction of these ones – is not from that which is homogenous to what is found in the various commonalities of other than them. That is such as Allaah’s drowning of all of the people of the earth – except for Nooh (Noah) and those that boarded along with him on the ark. This – its equivalent has never occurred in the world. Likewise the destruction of the people of ‘Aad (with) Iram – who had lofty pillars, the like of which were not created in the land, despite their abundance and … Continue reading
الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Shaikh Sulaimaan bin ‘Abdillaah bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) said: Know that due to the building of structures over the graves; corruptions have occurred which cannot be encompassed in detail except by Allaah. That which causes anger for the sake of Allaah with the one who has the fragrance of eemaan in his heart, as was indicated to by Ibn Al-Qayyim and other than him. So from them: is its habituation for prayer beside it – and the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) has indeed forbidden that. From them: is to seek out making supplication beside it, and so they say: ‘whoever calls upon Allaah beside the grave of so and so will be responded to’ and: ‘the grave of so and so is an antidote (cure-all) – tried and tested.’ Whilst this is an abominable innovation. From them: is their assumption that it has an exclusive designation in of itself in repelling tribulation and bringing about favour, so they will say: ‘tribulation is repelled from the people of the cities due to the graves of the righteous who … Continue reading