Update: Hans Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon Dictionary Search Can Be Downloaded So You Can Work Offline

February 29, 2012 § 7 Comments

Those of you who may need to use the dictionary search facility mentioned in the previous post whilst offline will be pleased to know that you can download the whole thing and do precisely that.  The file is about 600MB, once you’ve downloaded it, unzip it, and then from your browser, click: Open File, and locate the file called: “index” in the directory that you downloaded. It should then open up and you can work offline, walhamdulillaah.

Here is the link to download the whole thing: http://ejtaal.net/aa/readme.html#download-for-offline-use.

Very Useful Resource: Search Hans-Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon at the Same Time

February 29, 2012 § 5 Comments

Here’s a truly remarkable resource for those who regularly need to use Arabic-English dictionaries. On this page you can search both Hans-Wehr’s dictionary and Lane’s Lexicon at the same time.  What is most useful is the fact that you can type in the base root of the word you’re looking for in Arabic and it will show you the word in Hans-Wehr first and if you scroll down it will then show you where the same word occurs in Lane’s Lexicon.

Check it out:


King Faisal, Ibn Baaz and the Mansion

February 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dr. Naasir ibn Misfir az-Zahrani said, “One of these well-known, captivating stories about his eminence [Ibn Baaz] occurred in Medinah al-Munawwarah when he was the President of the Islamic University.  King Faisal, may Allaah have mercy on him, visited him and ordered that a mansion/villa be built for his eminence which would be commensurate with his scholarly, religious and social standing.  After it was built they came to the Shaikh to transfer the deeds to his name, but he refused and [instead] said that, ‘The villa will stay registered in the name of the President of the Islamic University, whoever becomes the head of the university, the villa will be his residence.’”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 143.

Uthaimeen: Guard strictly [the practice] of always inspecting/investigating your heart …

February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Guard strictly [the practice] of always inspecting/investigating your heart.  For it may have the sickness of doubts or the sickness of desires, and everything–and all praise is for Allaah–has a cure.  So the Noble Quraan is a cure for doubts and desires.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 4, p. 22.

Uthaimeen Asked: Do I Have to Tell My First Wife I’m Getting Married Again?

February 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “I want to get married to a second wife, is it permissible for me to marry again secretly without telling my first?”

So he said, “It is permissible for you to marry again and not tell your wife about it but the nikaah must be in the open and something announced [i.e., not secret], because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered that saying, “Announce the nikaah.”  And when you do what Allaah and His Messenger have ordered by announcing the nikaah, then Allaah the Most High will make your wife pleased with you when she finds out.”

Fataawaa Nurun-ala-Darb.

Ibn Baaz Joking

February 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fahd al-Bakraan said, “A funny situation which showed his humbleness and joviality, may Allaah have mercy on him, was when we were with his eminence [i.e., Ibn Baaz], may Allaah have mercy on him, and another one of the major scholars.

We were coming out of the Office for Religious Verdicts in [the city of] Taif, so his eminence, may Allaah have mercy on him, was joking with that other Shaikh, saying, ‘O Shaikh so and so, are you still only with one?’ i.e., only one wife?  That Shaikh replied saying, ‘Yes.’  So Shaikh Ibn Baaz said, ‘Why haven’t you taken more than one … you scared of her?’ and the Shaikh started laughing and so did we.

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 132.

Ibn Baaz Calming an Angry Visitor Down

February 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Abdullaah ibn Muhammad al-Mu’taaz said, “A man who was angry came to Shaikh Ibn Baaz, trembling and foaming [at the mouth out of anger], so the Shaikh calmed him down, rubbing his head saying to him, ‘Say, ‘Subhaanallaah,’ say, ‘Subhaanallaah,’ remember Allaah, seek refuge with Allaah from the Devil,’ until he calmed him down and gave him what he needed.

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 225.

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