Duped Customers

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.

Uthaimeen on Finding Answers in the Quraan ǀ And an Encouragement to Copy and Paste Articles to Spread them as Much as Possible

July 22, 2014 § Leave a comment


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Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Sometimes, and I’m talking about myself [here], I look for the ruling concerning an issue in the books of fiqh that I have and in the Sunnah that I know but I don’t find it, then I reflect on an aayah from the Quran which suggests an idea about the ruling concerning that issue, so when I ponder over it, I find the ruling in the Quraan.”

Sharh al-Kaafiyah ash-Shaafiyah, vol. 1, p. 198.

What is العافية [well-being]?

April 20, 2014 § 2 Comments


’Abdullah ibn ’Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “The Messenger of Allaah  never abandoned these supplications every morning and evening, ‘O Allaah!  I ask You for forgiveness and well-being [العافية] in this world and in the Hereafter.  O Allaah!  I ask You for forgiveness and well-being [العافية] in my religious and my worldly affairs …'” [Saheeh Ibn Maajah, no. 3121]

Shaikh ’Abdur-Razzaaq ibn ’Abdul-Muhsin al-’Abbaad, al-Badr, said, “العافية [well-being] is Allaah’s provision of safety for His servant from every act of vengeance and every affliction, by diverting evil away from him, and by sheltering him from tribulations and illnesses, and protecting him from all types of evil and sins.”

Fiqhul-Ad’iyah wal-Adhkaar, p. 503.

Ibn al-Qayyim on Contentment: The All-Wise’s Wisdom and Mercy Behind Decreed Things that One Dislikes

March 23, 2014 § Leave a comment


Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Indeed every decreed thing that the servant hates and does not find favourable will not be exempt from either being a punishment for a sin, so it is a cure for a disease which if the All-Wise did not remedy with the cure would hurl him into destruction, or it is a reason for a blessing which would not be attained except through that adversity—the adversity will cease and disappear but the blessing that results from it is perpetual, never ceasing. So when the servant witnesses these two matters the door to being content with his Lord in everything that He decrees and ordains for him is opened up for him.”

Madaarijus-Saalikin, vol. 2, p. 205.

Ibn Baaz Making Excuses for his Brothers and Verifying Information Before Jumping to Conclusions

February 15, 2014 § Leave a comment


“A man came to one of the Shaikh’s gatherings and he smelt of cigarettes. So someone came to the Shaikh and said, ‘O Shaikh, this man smokes and his thawb smells of cigarettes.’ The Shaikh replied, ‘Maybe he rode with someone who smokes, maybe he sat with someone and the cigarette smell in that gathering affected him [by getting into his clothes] …’”

Al-Imaam Ibn Baaz, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa ’Ibar, p. 43.

The Meaning of the Phrase, ‘Something Emphatically/Unequivocally Known to be Part of the Religion [المعلوم من الدين بالضرورة]’

February 12, 2014 § 2 Comments


Questioner: What does, ‘Something emphatically/unequivocally known to be part of the religion [المعلوم من الدين بالضرورة],’ mean, we hear this phrase a lot? And is it something established in all times and ages or does it differ according to the time and place?

Al-Fawzaan: That which is, ‘emphatically established in the religion [المعلوم من الدين بالضرورة],’ is something which is established by unequivocal proof, either by being unanimously reported [tawaatur] or through the Ummah’s unequivocal consensus, and the one who denies it is regarded as a disbeliever.

For example, the obligation of the five prayers, zakaah, fasting, Hajj, the pillars of Islaam, likewise the forbiddance of alcohol, interest, fornication, and [conversely] those things which are permissible and whose permissibility is emphatically/unequivocally known in Islaam, like [eating] grazing livestock that has been Islamically slaughtered, or bread and things like that.

Whoever denies something whose ruling of permissibility or impermissibility is emphatically established in Islaam is regarded as a disbeliever in Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, an apostate from Islaam.

And such things are constant in all times until the Hour is established, because the rulings of the religion are permanent, fixed and abiding, from the time Allaah sent Muhammad ﷺ to the establishment of the Hour, they do not alter or change.

Al-Muntaqaa min Fataawaa Fadeelatis-Shaikh Saalih ibn Fawzaan ibn ’Abdillaah al-Fawzaan, vol. 3, p. 388.

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