August 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
August 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “It’s not allowed for a person who sees someone being duped at a shop to stay silent: [he sees someone] asking about the price of some goods and the shop owner tells him that its price is a hundred but that person [watching] knows that it’s [really] fifty, rather it’s waajib for him to tell that customer that its price is fifty in the markets—and that is not regarded as cutting off someone’s sustenance, as some of the common folk think.”
Sharh Bulughul-Maraam, vol. 9, p. 315.
August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The greatest calamity is from an ignorant person who has compound ignorance, who argues with you without knowledge, speaks without knowledge, speaks to the common folk without knowledge, speaks to the scholars without knowledge and in an argumentative manner, and when you discuss something with him, he is the most ignorant of Allaah’s slaves.”
Sharh al-Kaafiyah ash-Shaafiyah, vol. 1, p. 182.
August 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Imaam of Ahlus-Sunnah, Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “How can the Muslims remain silent today about what is happening to their brothers in terms of genocide and different types of torture and punishments in numerous places around the world? And let each group and ummah which doesn’t do anything to help its sister nation for the sake of Allaah be aware of the fact that they themselves are on the verge of being struck with a calamity like the affliction that they hear about and see which is tearing apart the limbs of those Muslims—and then they will not find anyone who will come to their aid or do anything to remove the oppression and torment from them.”
‘If You’re Not With us You’re Against Us?’ ‘So and so is Misguided. So and so is an Innovator, So and So is a Sinner’ Are You Claiming Prophethood? Messengership? Are You Infallible? Your Opinion is Not Binding on Anyone
August 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
’Uthaimeen said, “We hold that when permissible disagreement occurs between the Muslims, and that is the type of disagreement in which ijtihaad has a place, then it is not allowed for the one who disagrees to call the person who opposes him misguided, or to declare him to be a faasiq, or to call him an innovator—for as long as it is an issue in which ijtihaad has a place, where the texts may imply this or that, then the opinion of either one of them which is based on his ijtihaad is not binding on the other.
And whoever wants his opinion to be binding on others—then he has assumed for himself the station of Prophethood and Messengership, and claimed infallibility for himself.
And that is why a person should repeatedly say:
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ جِبْرَائِيلَ وَمِيكَائِيلَ وَإِسْرَافِيلَ فَاطِرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ عَالِمَ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ
أَنْتَ تَحْكُمُ بَيْنَ عِبَادِكَ فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ
اِهْدِنِي لِمَا اخْتُلِفَ فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِكَ
إِنَّكَ تَهْدِي مَنْ تَشَاءُ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
‘O Allaah! Lord of Jibraa’eel, Mikaa’il, and Israafil, Originator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the seen! You judge between Your slaves concerning that wherein they differ. Guide me concerning that wherein they differ of the Truth by Your Leave, for You guide whomsoever You will to the Straight Path.’” [Muslim]
Majmoo’ Fataawaa wa Rasaa’il Fadilatish-Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al–’Uthaimeen, vol. 27, p. 238.
Also refer to Shaikh al-Albaani’s answer to, ‘If you’re not with us, you’re against us.’
’Uthaimeen: People are Either Excessive Extremists, Excessively Neglectful or Balanced when it Comes to Boycotting and Other Issues
August 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “Three men, in front of them is a sinner.
One of them says, ‘I’m not going to give this sinner salaam and will boycott him, distance myself from him and not speak to him.’
The second says, ‘I will go along with this sinner and give him salaam, smile in his face, invite him over and respond to his invitations, he’s just like a righteous man to me.’
The third says, ‘This sinner, I hate him for his sins and I love him for his eemaan, I will not boycott him unless doing so will lead to his rectification, if ostracising him doesn’t lead to his rectification but instead causes him to sin even more, then I won’t boycott him.’
So I say: the first person is an excessive extremist, the second is someone excessively neglectful—and the third one is balanced.
We say the same in all issues of worship and all dealings with the creation, people are either neglectful, extremists or balanced.”
Majmoo’ Fataawaa wa Rasaa’il Fadilatish-Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al–’Uthaimeen, vol. 1, p. 43.