Uthaimeen on Whether a Child Born with An Extra Finger on Each Hand Can Have it Amputated

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If a child is born with six fingers on each hand it is permissible to amputate the extra finger, but some of the people of knowledge stated that it is forbidden justifying that by the fact that it is feared that a person whose fingers are amputated would die from bleeding, [but] this justification is disproved in the present age, and thus it is permissible to amputate the extra finger. Similarly, if there were extra flesh in the ear or the head or knee, removing it is permissible.”

Tafseer Surah Aali-’Imraan, pp. 29-30.

Islaam, the Quraan and Old Age

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment


’Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abi Ruwaad, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever does not take a lesson from three things will not take a lesson from anything: Islaam, the Quraan and old age.”

Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, 7/564.

Uthaimeen on Differing

March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “When we differ amongst ourselves, especially the students of knowledge, it is obligatory on us to sit down for deliberation and calm discussion through which we aim to come to the truth, and when the truth becomes clear to a person he must follow it and it is not permissible for him to defend someone for his opinion.”

Tafsir Surah al-Quraish, p. 328.

Uthaimeen on Beasts of Prey, Vermin and the Devils

March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “There is no doubt there is evil/harm in predatory animals, vermin which bite and sting and the devils, but Allaah’s creation of these evil/harmful things is not evil but pure good and wisdom necessitates this [fact], because it is not possible for you to know the perfection of Allaah’s Power except through the creation of things opposite in nature, additionally by creating these things there is much good in terms of the rectification of the servant and [his] turning back to his Lord and seeking refuge with Him from these evil/harmful things–and good is only known by its opposites.” Tafsir Surah Aali-Imraan, vol. 1, p. 159.

Uthaimeen Asked Whether The Presence of Dust is a Condition for Tayammum

March 8, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Does the performance of Tayammum with the earth require that there be dust?” He replied, “According to the most correct opinion, tayammum with the earth does not require dust because Allaah, the Most High, said, ‘… then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and your hands [with it],’ [Nisaa 4:43] and this is general [and applicable] to all times, and it is known that people who are travelling may be on sandy land which is not dusty … they may be present at a time of rain and when the earth is wet and so there won’t be any dust.  So what is correct is that dust is not a condition.”

Fataawaa Nurun ’ala-Darb, CD.

Depression

March 7, 2013 § 3 Comments


’Awn ibn ’Abdullaah, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “I accompanied rich people and there was no one more depressed/sad than me, if I saw a man with a better garment than me and a better scent it would depress/grieve me—so I accompanied the poor and [finally] relaxed.”

Al-Hilyah, Tahdheebuhu, 2/95.

Hauling Stones Vs. Reciting the Quraan

March 6, 2013 § Leave a comment


Abul-Jawzaa, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Hauling stones is easier on the hypocrite than reciting the Quraan.”

Al-Hilyah (Tahdheebuhu), 1/459.

“Don’t Sit Around Doing Nothing—Death is Seeking You Out.”

March 5, 2013 § Leave a comment


Habeeb Abu Muhammad, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Don’t sit around doing nothing—death is seeking you out.”

Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, 5/521.

Ibrahim an-Nakha’ee on Getting to the Mosque on Time for Prayer

March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment


From Ibrahim an-Nakha’ee, may Allaah have mercy on him, who said, “When you see a man neglectful of the opening takbeer [of the prayer], wash your hands of him.”

Sifatus-Safwah, 3/60.

Uthaimeen on A Person Always Scrutinising Himself

March 3, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “It befits a person to always inspect himself as to whether he is upright or not, if he is then he praises Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and extols Him and asks Him to keep him firm [upon that righteousness], and if he is not upright he must become upright and he must change [the manner of] his progression to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.”

Sharh al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah, p. 263.

’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Shuraih رحمه الله on What a Person Should Choose for Himself

March 3, 2013 § Leave a comment


’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Shuraih, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If a person were to choose [something] for himself, he could choose nothing better than silence.”

Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunya, 5/222.

Uthaimeen on Why We Say, “[I ask You for] Your Forgiveness,” Upon Leaving the Toilet

March 2, 2013 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked about the statement of some scholars that the significance of a person’s saying, “[I ask You for] Your Forgiveness [غُفْرَانَكَ],” upon leaving the toilet is due to the fact that since he had been prevented from remembering Allaah at that time it is befitting for him to seek Allaah’s Forgiveness [for that upon leaving], is that correct?

He replied, “That is debatable, because the person [in question] has only been prevented from remembering Allaah due to an order from Allaah, and if it is due to Allaah’s order then he has not exposed himself to punishment, in fact [by doing so] he has put himself forward for a reward, that is why a menstruating woman does not pray or fast: when she then becomes clean is it a part of the Sunnah for her to seek Allaah’s forgiveness for not having prayed and fasted during her menstrual days? Absolutely not, no-one has ever said that.

Based upon this, it becomes clear that the significance [of saying, “[I ask You for] Your Forgiveness [غُفْرَانَكَ],” upon leaving the toilet] is that when a person has unburdened himself from something harmful to the body he calls to mind the harm of sinning, and so asks Allaah to lighten the harm done by sinning just as He has favoured him by lightening the harm to the body, and this is a meaning which is appropriate in terms of remembering a certain thing through another.”

Majmoo’ Rasaail wa Fataawaa ash-Shaikh Ibn ’Uthaimeen, 11/107.

A Bedouin was Told, “You’re Going to Die,” So he Said …

March 1, 2013 § Leave a comment


A Bedouin became ill so it was said to him, “You’re going to die.” He replied, “Where will I be taken?” He said, “To Allaah.” He replied, “So why should I hate going to the One from whom I have not seen good to have come except from Him?”

Mowsu’atu Ibn Abid-Dunya, 5/309.

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