Ibn Baaz Was One of the Fastest Scholars to Refute Innovations

November 18, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Muhammad al-Majdhoob said about Shaikh Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, “And you would see him to be the fastest scholar to renounce innovations because according to him they are an assault against the rights of the revelation, an alteration of Allaah’s Religion, something which ultimately distances the Muslims from the correct Islamic path.”

’Ulamaa wa Mufakkiroon ’Araftuhum, p. 91.

Uthaimeen on Knowledge

November 17, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Knowledge is one of the best and most lofty types of worship and the greatest in benefit, and that is why you find the Devil keen to hinder a person from it.”

Fataawaa Nurun-alad-Darb, vol. 2, p. 12.

Uthaimeen on Displaying Rituals of Happiness or Grief on the Day of Aashuraa

November 14, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The Day of ’Aashuraa is one of the Days of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, there is nothing that has been legislated concerning it except one thing which is the fast, and yet even then the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم gave the order to fast a day before or after it in order to be different to the Jews.”

Fataawaa Nurun-’Alad-Darb, vol. 2, p. 1199.

And he said, “The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was asked about fasting on the Day of ’Aashuraa and so he said, ‘It expiates the past year,’ i.e., the one before it.

No part of the Eed [celebrations] have a place on this day. So just as none of the rites of Eed are a part of it, none of the rites of grieving are either—displaying grief or happiness on this day is in opposition to the Sunnah, nothing has been reported from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم concerning this day except to fast it.”

Fataawaa fil-’Aqeedah, vol. 2, p. 1121.

Uthaimeen on Fasting ‘Aashuraa

November 8, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The Month of Allaah, al-Muharram, is the one between [the month of] Dhul-Hijjah and Safar, about which the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, ‘… the most excellent fast after (fasting) in the month of Ramadan is the fast in Allaah’s Month of al-Muharram …,’ and it is established that one should fast the 10th [Thu. 14th Nov. 2013], or the 10th and the 9th [Thu. 14th and Wed. 13th Nov. 2013], or the 9th, 10th and 11th [Wed. 13th, Thu. 14th, and Fri. 15th Nov. 2013] from it.”

Sharh Riyaadis-Saaliheen, vol. 5, p. 299.

The Encouragement to Fast in Muharram

November 3, 2013 § Leave a comment


“Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that he (the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم) was asked as to which prayer was most excellent after the prescribed prayer, and which fast was the most excellent after the month of Ramadan. He said, ‘Prayer offered in the middle of the night, and the most excellent fast after (fasting) in the month of Ramadan is the fast in Allaah’s Month of al-Muharram.’” [Muslim]

Ibn Rajab said, “… And the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم called the month of Muharram, ‘Allaah’s Month,’ and its ascription to Allaah shows its distinction and excellence, for nothing is attributed to Him, the Most High, except the most elite of His creation, like His ascription of Muhammad, Ibrahim, Ishaaq, Ya’qoob and other Prophets to His ’Ubudiyyah, and He ascribed His House and His She-Camel to Himself.” [See Surah Shams, verse 13 for a mention of the She-camel.]

Lataa’iful-Ma’aarif, pp. 68-70.

The Dhahabi of His Time on Extremism Towards Personalities and Fanatical Blind-Followers

November 1, 2013 § Leave a comment


The Dhahabi of his time, the ’Allaamah, the Muhaddith, ’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Yahyaa al-Mu’allimi, The Yemeni, [d. 1966], may Allaah have mercy on him said, “One of the most extensive valleys of misguidance is extremism towards distinguished personalities.

And one of the sharpest weapons used by the extremist is that he will accuse everyone who tries to bring him back to the truth of having hatred of those distinguished personalities [which he is fanatical towards] and of having enmity towards them.

Some of the people of knowledge hold that the first time the Christians went to extremes regarding Jesus عليه السلام, the extremists would accuse everyone who criticised them of hating Jesus and humiliating him and so on.  And so this was one of the greatest things that aided the spread of extremism, because the people of truth who remained saw that when they renounced the extremists they would then [as a result] become ascribed to that [very] thing which they were the most severe of people in [actually] loathing, i.e., [they would become accused of] hating Jesus and insulting him; and the people detested them [i.e., the common folk began to hate the people of truth], and they were harmed and so they held back from renouncing [the extremists], and so the path was left clear for the Devil—and close to this is the condition of the extremists of the Raafidah [Shee’ah] and the grave-worshippers and the extremist blind-followers.

At-Tankeel bimaa fee Ta’neeb al-Kawthari minal-Abaateel, p. 184.

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