Uthaimeen on How One Should Feel When Performing a Righteous Act

May 31, 2012 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Would that every time we performed a legislated act we felt that we were imitating Allaah’s Messenger, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, and his noble Companions, for indeed there is no doubt that [by doing so] a person will find a powerful impetus in his heart which will make him associate with the behaviour of the Salaf as-Saalih, thus becoming a Salafi in creed, actions, manners and methodology.”

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

Visiting The Prophet’s Mosque in Rajab

May 29, 2012 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “Some people believe that visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in [the month of] Rajab has some special merit and they go to it from all over, calling it, ‘The Rajab Visit.’  This is an innovation which has no basis and none of the forerunners spoke about it even those who came after the three generations, because what is apparent is that it was introduced much later, so it is an innovation.

But there is no harm in visiting Madinah in the month of Rajab–but not due to the fact that it is Rajab.

But a person who believes that such a visit performed in Rajab has some special merit has missed the mark and gone astray and he is from the people of innovation.”

Fataawaa Fil-Hajj, p. 660.

On Someone Who Disagrees With You

May 26, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “I hold that when a person disagrees with you not out of stubbornness but due to some evidence he has, your love for him should increase.  Because the one who contradicts you based upon proof didn’t flatter or take sides with you, but [instead] was frank just like you are.  The stubborn person, he didn’t want the truth.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 4, p. 159.

Contentment

May 20, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “From Allaah’s Blessings on a servant is that he be granted contentment, whether that be regarding his residence, his clothes, his means of transport, or his children.

For when a person is content with what Allaah has given him, he will remain rich.”

Bulughul-Maraam, vol. 6, p. 272.

Uthaimeen Likening People who Attach Loyalty and Disownment to People to Children Playing on the Street

May 17, 2012 § 4 Comments


Questioner: Your eminence, Shaikh, in this residence there are some youth, may Allaah guide them, who will pass by a person and not give him salaam because he follows a Shaikh he hates or follows a Jamaa’ah which differs from his manhaj, so what do you advise them, may Allaah reward you with good?

Uthaimeen: This question has been addressed before and the answer is that this is not from the way of the believers and nor from the way of the Salaf as-Saalih and that it is not permissible for a person to boycott his brother for more than three days, such that they meet and this one turns away and that one turns away. The better of the two is the one who initiates the salaam.

Thus it is obligatory on you, firstly, not to attach loyalty and disownment/love and hate [al-Walaa wal-Baraa] to people, because loyalty and disownment is connected to meanings.

As for someone who attaches it to people then he resembles the state of children playing in the street [when they say], “You’re either with me or him …” and this is wrong.

So it is obligatory on you to pay heed to your lessons and to not become busy with, “It was said … he said ..” and we ask Allaah سبحانه وتعالى to give our brothers who have made the mistakes they have, guidance and success in following the Truth, because a person is only human and needs help.

Wasaya wa Towjihat li-Tullaabil-Ilm, pp. 453-454.

Ibn Baaz … “Before His Death He Woke Up From Sleep …”

May 14, 2012 § 1 Comment


Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Abdul-Aziz ibn Baaz said, “Before his death he woke up from sleep and performed ablution and spread out his prayer mat and started to say, ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah’ and ‘Allaahu Akbar,’ and then he tried to go back to sleep again but he felt some difficulty in breathing so we called an ambulance and while we were taking him to the hospital, he died on the way, and we praise Allaah for his Pre-Decree and its execution [al-Qadar wal-Qadaa].”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 119

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