July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Some mosque Imaams try to soften the people’s hearts and affect them by sometimes changing the tone/inflection of their voice during the Tarawih prayer and the Qunut supplication, what do you say about that?” So he replied, “If this action is done within the confines of the Legislation without being excessive then there is no harm in it but being excessive like not passing by a word in the Quraan except by making such intonations, then that is not fitting.”
48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p. 39.
July 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “I advise our brothers, the Imaams [who lead the prayers] not to prolong the Qunoot supplication [in witr] to the extent that it is difficult for the people to bear, and they use unusual, rhyming supplications–[whereas] the best speech is short and concise, and it is better that a person does something in the legislated fashion so that the people do not become fed up.”
Fiqhul-Ibaadaat, p. 291.
Why did Allaah specify fasting by saying, ‘Fasting is for Me and I will reward [the fasting person] for it?’
July 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him was asked, “Why did Allaah, the Most High, specify fasting in His Saying, ‘Fasting is for Me and I will reward [the fasting person] for it?’” So he replied, “Because the fasting person leaves his food, drink and desires for the Sake of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, in all those places where only his Lord can see him, so Allaah, the Most High, specified it for Himself because of the manifestation of total sincerity in it.”
July 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If the people have no concern except to have a variety of food, to sleep during the day, and to talk during the night about things which will not benefit them–then there is no doubt that this is a squandering of a priceless opportunity which may not come again to that person in his lifetime. So the resolute man is the one who progresses in Ramadaan according to [an amount of] sleep that is fitting at the first part of the night, and by standing to pray in Tarawih, and standing to pray at the end of the night if he can, and likewise he is not excessive in his food or drink.”
48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, pp. 19-20.
July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever has the ability should be keen on providing people who are fasting with iftaar, either in the mosques or in any other place, because, “Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person.” So when a person feeds his fasting brothers he will have a reward like theirs, thus whoever Allaah the Most High has enriched [from His Bounty] should seize the opportunity to attain this great reward.”
48 Su’aal Fis-Siyaam, p. 20.
July 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
It was said to Qais, may Allaah have mercy on him, “Won’t you speak?” So he replied, “My tongue is a beast of prey/a lion, I fear, if I let it go, that it will bite/slaughter me.”
Al-Hilyah [Tahdheebuh], 3/299.
July 20, 2012 § 1 Comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “O People! Fear Allaah, the Most High, and be grateful to Him for the seasons of goodness that He has bestowed upon you, and the excellence and dignity that He has given you. Value these seasons/times and give them their true worth by performing acts of obedience and actions which will bring you closer [to Him] and by refraining from committing sins and destructive actions [mubiqaat]–for these seasons were only made to expiate your sins and to increase your good deeds and to raise your ranks.”
Ad-Diyaa al-Laami, vol. 3, p. 15.