May 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The blessing of [having/believing in] the Islamic religion is like any other blessing: if you are grateful [for it] it will increase, become established and firm, and if you are thankless it will decrease or disappear.”
Sifatus-Salaah, p. 8.
May 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “In some Islamic countries there is a prayer performed between maghrib and ishaa on the night of the first Friday of [the month of] Rajab, they call it, ‘Salaatur-Raghaa‘ib [‘The Prayer for Great Bounties or Wishes’],’ and it is twelve rak’ahs [long]—it has no validity. The hadith concerning it is fabricated and a lie against the Prophet عليه الصلاة والسلام. The Shaikh of Islaam [Ibn Taymiyyah], may Allaah have mercy on him, said that it is fabricated and a lie according to the agreement of the people of knowledge. So there is no prayer particular to Rajab, not on its first Friday nor on the night half way through the month. Rajab in regards to prayer is just like any of the other months.”
Fataawaa fil-Hajj, 659.
May 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Many people think that being punished [for one’s sins] is only in those things that are external, like the body, wealth and children, but the reality is that the punishment of the sickness of the heart and its corruption is more severe and greater than the punishment through those things.”
Ahkaam minal-Qur’aanil-Karim, vol. 1, p. 87.