Performing the Optional Prayer Before the Friday Sermon – An Opportunity to Attain Great Reward

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Some hadeeth pertaining to praying the optional (nafl) prayer before the Friday sermon and their understanding:   On the authority of Aboo Hurairah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu … Continue reading

The Virtues of Giving in Charity & A Glimpse at the Generosity of the Prophet & His Companions

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما   The reward of giving in charity and it being a means of purification as well as a sign of Eemaan:   Allaah, The Most High said:   مَّن ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا … Continue reading

A Befitting Response to Every Critic & Maligner of the Companions of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Imaam Ash-Shawkaanee (rahimahullaah) (d.1250H) in his Tafseer work wrote some statements in defence of the companion ‘Abdullaah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘Aas (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu)[1] against the critical disparagement made by Mahmood bin ‘Umar; better … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

The Salaf During The Month of Ramadhaan

  The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) During Ramadhaan: Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said in Zaadul Ma’aad 2/30 regarding the obligation of fasting in Ramadhaan: “And its obligation began in the second year after the Hijrah, so that when the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) had died; he had fasted nine … Continue reading