An Abandoned Sunnah: Performing Tayammum to Return Salaam While Resident

August 29, 2012 § 2 Comments

It was reported from Abdur-Rahmaan bin Hurmuz, from Umair, the freed slave of Ibn Abbaas that he heard him saying, “I went with Abdullaah bin Yasaar, the freed-slave of Maimunah, the wife of the Prophet, to Abul-Juhaim bin Al-Haarith bin As-Simmah Al-Ansaari. Abul-Juhaim said, ‘The Messenger of Allaah came [to us once] from the direction of the well of Jamal. A man met him and gave him salaam, but the Messenger of Allaah did not return the salaam until he came to a wall and wiped his face and hands [i.e., performed tayammum]. Then he returned the salaam.’”

Authentic | Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawud, no. 329

In al-Muhalla, Ibn Hazm said, “And this, i.e., to perform dry-ablution [tayammum] to return salaam while one is resident, is a recommended [mustahab] action, and a group of the Salaf stated that.” Al-Muhalla, 2/156.

And Ibn Khuzaimah gave a chapter the title, ‘Chapter: The Recommendation to Perform Dry-Ablution [Tayammum] While Resident to Return the Greeting of Salaam Even if Water is Present.’ Saheeh Ibn Khuzaimah, 1/139.

Which is Better, Fasting the Six Days of Shawwaal or Fasting Mondays and Thursdays?

August 26, 2012 § 1 Comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which is better, fasting the six days of Shawwaal or fasting Mondays and Thursdays?” So he replied, “Each of these days has its merit. So fasting the six days of Shawwaal–when a person fasts Ramadaan and then follows it up with these six days he will be like someone who has fasted a lifetime, and this is a merit which is not obtained by fasting Mondays and Thursdays. But if a person fasted the Mondays and Thursdays of the month of Shawwaal and through that intended that it was part of the [fasting of] the six days of Shawwaal too, he will obtain the reward.”

Fataawaa Nurun-alad-Darb, CD.

Uthaimeen Asked About Someone Who Missed Months of Ramadaan and then Started Practicing, Should He Make Up Those Months?

August 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked that if a person never fasted Ramadaan for months after having reached the age of responsibility but then he started practicing, is it then incumbent upon him to make up those missed Ramadaans? So he replied, “The strongest opinion from the statements of the people of knowledge is that it is not incumbent upon him to make up those months which, without an excuse, he had left, based upon the fact that worship is scheduled [to be performed at certain times] and when a person delays it beyond its legislatively appointed time, then it is not accepted from him, and making it up later will not benefit him at all.”

Fiqhul-Ibaadaat, pp. 256-257.

Uthaimeen Explaining an Aayah from Surah Kahf

August 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The Most High’s Saying, ‘But the enduring good deeds are better before your Lord for reward and better for [one’s] hope,’ [Kahf 18:46] ‘… enduring good deeds …’ are good statements or actions, like [saying], ‘Subhaanallaah,’ ‘Alhamdulillaah,’ ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah,’ ‘Allaahu Akbar,’ and, ‘Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaah,’ and [are things like] giving charity, fasting, ordering the good and forbidding the evil and other such things – these, ‘… enduring good deeds …’ are, ‘… better before your Lord for reward …’ i.e., recompense and requital, and, ‘… better for [one’s] hope …’ i.e., the best thing a person can hope for.”

Tafsir Surah al-Kahf, p. 79.

Uthaimeen: Finish Any Fasts You Have to Make Up for Ramadaan [Qadaa] Before Fasting the Six of Shawwaal

August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The Sunnah is that a person fasts the six days of Shawwaal after finishing the make-up fasts [qadaa] of Ramadaan not before.  So if he had some fasts to make up [due to having missed some in Ramadaan] but he fasted the six days of Shawwaal before the make-up fasts, he will not obtain their reward [i.e., the reward of the six of Shawwaal], because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Whoever fasts Ramadaan …” and it is not correct to say about a person who has some fasts from Ramadaan still incumbent upon him that he has fasted Ramadaan, rather he has only fasted some of it.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 6, p. 466.

Uthaimeen on The Wisdom Behind Fasting the Six Days of Shawwaal

August 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The wisdom behind fasting the six days of Shawwaal is the same as the wisdom regarding other optional acts which Allaah has ordained for His Servants in order to make the obligatory actions complete.  So fasting the six days of Shawwaal is like the supererogatory Sunnah prayers [ar-Raatibah] which are performed after the obligatory prayers in order to complete any deficiencies in them.  And from Allaah, the Most High’s, Wisdom is that He made Sunnah [prayers] for the obligatory ones in order to complete them and raise them [in rank], so fasting the six days of Shawwaal has this great benefit.”

Fataawaa Nurun-Ala-Darb.

Uthaimeen on Eed

August 19, 2012 § 2 Comments

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “From Islaam’s qualities is this happy Eed, which Allaah crowned the month of fasting with and which He opened the months of Hajj to His Sacred House with, and it is the day during which the Muslims go out, pleased with the blessings of having completed the fasting and prayer which Allaah bestowed upon them, performing the Eed prayer in glorification of Allaah and to establish His Remembrance, and as a demonstration of the love and thanks their hearts have for Him, and they make good their thoughts of their Protector, because He is as His Slaves think of Him.”

Ad-Diyaa’ul-Laami minal-Khutabil-Jawaami’, vol. 1, p. 398.

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