“If You’re Not Pleased with Allaah, How Can You Ask Him to be Pleased With You?”

February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment


Yahya ibn Mu’aadh, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If you’re not pleased with Allaah, how can you ask Him to be pleased with you?”

Sifatus-Safwah, 4/341.

The Master Reciter, The Shaikh of Islaam ’Abdullaah ibn Idrees [d. 192 ah]

February 25, 2013 § Leave a comment


Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “’Abdullaah ibn Idrees ibn Yazeed ibn ’Abdur-Rahmaan, the Imaam, the Great Memoriser [Haafidh], the Master Reciter [Expert in the Dialects of the Quraan, Muqri’], the Exemplary, The Shaikh of Islaam, Abu Muhammad al-Awdi, al-Kufi [d. 192 ah] …

About him Hussain al-’Anqaziyy said, ‘When death came upon [’Abdullaah] Ibn Idrees, may Allaah have mercy on him, his daughter wept, so he said, “Don’t cry, O Daughter, for I have finished reciting the Quraan in this house four thousand times.’”

Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 7, p. 499.

Uthaimeen on Conforming to the Sunnah Being Better than an Abundance of Actions

February 23, 2013 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Conforming to the Sunnah is better than an abundance of actions; for example, performing a lot of supererogatory prayers [nafl] after the adhaan and before the iqaamah of the morning prayer [fajr] is not legislated: because he صلى الله عليه وسلم never used to do that.  Likewise if someone wanted to lengthen the Sunnah rak’ahs of the fajr prayer by reciting for longer or making the bowing or prostration longer due to the fact that the time between the adhaan and the iqaamah is a meritorious time in which one’s supplication is not rejected, we would say, ‘You have opposed the Sunnah,’ because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to keep those two rak’ahs brief.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 1, pp. 406-407.

Umm Faatimah Zainab: Teacher of Ibn Kathir’s Mother-In-Law and His Wife, and the One Whose Questions Ibn Taymiyyah Would Prepare For

February 22, 2013 § Leave a comment


The great explainer of the Quraan, Imaam Ibn Kathir, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “And on the Day of ’Arafah did pass away the Shaikhah, the righteous one, the worshipper, the pious one: Umm Zainab Faatimah the daughter of ’Abbaas ibn Abil-Fath ibn Muhammad al-Baghdaadiyyah on the outskirts of Cairo, a huge number of people attended her funeral, and she was from the virtuous scholars, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil and standing against the Ahmadiyyah [a Sufi sect] and their association with women and boys, and she would refute their condition and the foundations of the people of innovations and others, and of that she would do what men were not able to.

And she used to attend the gatherings of the Shaikh [of Islaam] Taqiyuddin Ibn Taimiyyah and benefitted from him and others, and I heard Shaikh Taqiyuddin [i.e., Ibn Taymiyyah] praise her and describe her as having nobility and knowledge and he mentioned that she was able to recall [i.e., had memorised] much or most of Al-Mughni and that he [i.e., the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah himself] would prepare for her due to the numerous matters [that she would discuss] and the excellent nature of her questions and the speed of her understanding, and she was the one who caused many women to finish memorising the Quraan, from them was my mother-in-law ’Aaishah bint Siddeeq the wife of the Shaikh Jamaalud-Deen al-Mizzee, and she is the one who taught her daughter, my wife, Amatur-Raheem Zainab, how to recite the Quraan, may Allaah have mercy on them all and be bountiful to them with His Mercy and His Paradise, Aameen.”

And As-Safadi said, “Faatimah the Daughter of ’Abbaas ibn Abil-Fath: the Shaikhah, the Female Scholar Capable of Giving Religious Verdicts [Muftiyyah], the Scholar of Fiqh [al-Faqeehah], the One Who Abstained from the Dunya [az-Zaahidah], the [Devoted] Worshipper [al-’Aabidah], Umm Zainab al-Baghdaadiyyah, al-Hanbaliyyah, the Admonisher.

She would ascend the minbar and exhort the women, and thus would they return [to righteousness] due to her admonition and leave off evil, groups of women benefitted from her exhortations and, after having been hard, their hearts softened towards obedience … and Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, would be amazed at her actions and would praise her intelligence, her devoutness [khushoo] and her crying.

More than one person related to me that Shaikh Taqiyuddin Ibn Taymiyyah said, ‘I remained concerned about an issue related to her for she ascends the minbar [to exhort the women] and I wanted to prevent her, so I fell asleep one night and I saw the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in a dream and so I asked him about her, and he replied, ‘A righteous woman,’ or he said something similar …’

And she, may Allaah the Most High have mercy on her, passed away on the Day of ’Arafah in the year 714 ah [1314ce].”

Al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah of Ibn Kathir, vol. 14, p. 82 and A’yaanul-Asr wa A’waanun-Nasr of as-Safadi, vol. 4, p. 28.

Ibn al-Qayyim on the Severest Type of Punishment

February 21, 2013 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “No servant has been struck with a punishment greater than the hardness of the heart and being distant from Allaah.”

Fawaaidul-Fawaaid, p. 262.

Upon Entering the Mosque Pray Two Rak’ahs When the Adhaan is Being Called or Wait Till the Muadhin Finishes?

February 17, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “If I enter a mosque and the muadhin is making the call to prayer do I have to follow the muadhin [i.e., repeat what he is saying after him] or should I perform the [two rak’ahs which have to be performed upon entering the mosque which are called] tahaiyyatul-Masjid?

So he replied, “Apart from the second adhaan of the [day of] Jumu’ah , when a person enters [the mosque] and the muadhin is making the call to prayer he should answer the muadhin [i.e., repeat after him as is reported in the Sunnah] and then when he finishes he can perform the [two rak’ahs of] tahaiyyatul-Masjid.

As for the second adhaan on Friday then he does not follow the muadhin but prays the [two rak’ahs of] tahaiyyatul-Masjid so that he can finish and be free to listen to the sermon, because listening to the sermon is obligatory and answering [i.e., repeating after] the muadhin is a sunnah.”

Fataawaa Nurun-alad-Darb, CD.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad’s Website Newly Opened (Arabic)

February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad’s Arabic website was opened the other day and can be found here:

http://www.al-abbaad.com/

 

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