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Translation of Ibn al-Qayyim’s Madaarij as-Saalikeen

May 19, 2020 § 2 Comments


A translation of the above work is available for purchase, it comes to over 900 pages, here.

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Added an Instagram page, please join up and distribute the posts there. Here is the link.

Two Rak’ahs when Leaving and Entering Your House

April 6, 2020 § Leave a comment


The previous post, now removed, was referring to travelling and not when resident. See Shaikh al-Albaani’s clarification below.

From Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, from the Prophet ﷺ, [who said], “When you leave your house, pray two rak’ahs—they will prevent you from an evil exit. And when you enter your home, pray two rak’ahs—they will prevent you from an evil entrance.”

As-Saheehah, no. 1323.

Al-Albaani: [The questioner says] “I read in As-Saheehah a page where there is a hadith from the Prophet ﷺ where he said, ‘When you leave your house, pray two rak’ahs—they will prevent you from an evil exit. And when you enter your home, pray two rak’ahs—they will prevent you from an evil entrance,” is that when one travels or when resident? And is it to be done constantly?”

The answer is that it seems as though it is when travelling and not when resident and if it is during travelling then naturally it wouldn’t be something that is done constantly.

Source.

Appreciating One’s Blessings

March 27, 2020 § Leave a comment


Man Asbaha Minkum

Website Address for the Other Site Changed to TheAlbaani.Site

March 20, 2020 § Leave a comment


Please note the website address for the Shaikh Albaani posts has changed from TheAlbaaniSite.com to TheAlbaani.Site.

On Mobile Phones and Du’aa

March 11, 2019 § Leave a comment


“’Ibn Mas’ood, may Allah be pleased with him, saw a man supplicating to Allaah while holding a stone, so he said, ‘When you beseech your Lord for some good then don’t ask Him while you have a stone in your hand.” Az-Zuhd of Ibn Mubaarak, 84.

Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr said, ‘Such things in their hands would weaken their devotion when supplicating. What have mobile phones done to the hearts then and how much have they turned away and hindered people from the Knower of the Unseen?’”

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Excellent Phone App of Imaam Sa’dee’s Works

May 14, 2018 § Leave a comment


Here is an application just launched yesterday of Imaam as-Sa’dee’s works, he was Shaikh Uthaimeen’s teacher, may Allaah have mercy on them both. It includes thirty books published for the first time and has his works on Tawheed, Aqidah, Tafseer, his sermons, da’wah, manners and so on. They have produced the app, which is in Arabic only, to a very high standard.

See here for the app on Android and Apple.

Selfies and Photos and Pictures …

May 11, 2018 § Leave a comment


Questioner: Is it allowed for a person to take pictures of himself to send to his family during Eed and such?

Ibn Baaz: There are numerous hadiths where the Prophet ﷺ forbade image-making [tasweer], cursed image-makers and threatened them with various types of punishment, so it is not allowed for a Muslim to take pictures of himself and of other living things except out of necessity for things such as passports, residency documents and so on.

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Why Were Bani Israa’eel Ordered to Sacrifice a Cow Instead of Another Animal?

April 29, 2018 § Leave a comment


Al-Maawardi said, “Why did Allaah order Bani Israa’eel to slaughter a cow instead of another animal?

He ordered them to slaughter a cow instead of another animal because it was from the same category [of animal] as the calf they worshipped—so that they would hold to be contemptible what they had formally held in veneration, and so that from their compliance it be known that what they harboured in themselves concerning worshipping it had ceased.”

An-Nukat wal-Uyoon, 1/137.

“Cheerfully, with Formidable Desire and Intense Happiness …”

April 22, 2018 § Leave a comment


“Abdullah Ibn Abbaas said, ‘It is detested that a man stands to pray lazily, he should rather stand for it cheerfully, with formidable desire, intense happiness, for he is confiding privately in Allaah, and Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, is in front of Him and forgiving him and answering him when he supplicates,’ and he recited this verse, ‘And when they [i.e., the hypocrites] stand to pray they do so lazily.’’” [4:142]

At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb, no. 1904.

When They Threw Prophet Yusuf Into the Well

April 16, 2018 § Leave a comment


“… Ayyub ibn Suwaid narrated from Ibn Shawdhab who said, ‘When Yusuf عليه السلام was thrown into the well, he said:

حَسْبِيَ اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيْل
‘Allaah is sufficient for me! And He is the Best Disposer of Affairs.’

—and the water had been putrid but became pure, salty but then became sweet.’”

Mawsoo’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, vol. 2. p. 220.

Uthaimeen on Always Thinking About the Evil Eye

April 13, 2018 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen said, “The Evil Eye is true and something established, and if there was something that would’ve outdone qadar it would’ve been the Evil Eye. What is there that can repel its evil?

A number of things: firstly, that a person uses the legislated supplications which are recited in the morning and evening. Secondly: That he doesn’t pay it attention and that it shouldn’t be on his mind, because perhaps if he does pay it attention and it is on his mind, that thought might overcome him until he is afflicted by it or starts thinking that he is afflicted by it when he isn’t. A person must be strong, reliant upon Allaah عز وجل, entrusting his affairs to Him.”

At-Ta’leeq ala Saheeh Muslim, vol. 1, pp. 654-655.

“A Person is in Need of Knowledge Right up Until He Dies.”

September 17, 2016 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person is in need of knowledge right up until he dies.”

Majmoo al-Fataawa, vol. 6, p. 71.

Uthaimeen On Worry and Regret

March 26, 2016 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person shouldn’t open himself up to worry and regret, because that will upset him and spoil his life and maybe even his religion, that is why the Prophet ﷺ said about a person who has had something he dislikes happen to him even after carrying out all available means, ‘Don’t say, ‘If …,’ for (saying), ‘If …,’ opens (the door) to the deeds of Satan.’”

Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, vol. 11, p. 69.

Searcheable PDF of the Hans Wehr Dictionary

January 1, 2016 § Leave a comment


Here is a useful, searcheable PDF file of the Hans Wehr Dictionary, you can search both the Arabic and the English, downloadable for offline use, page numbers corresponding to the print version are highlighted in turquoise.

Hans Wehr Searchable PDF.

And see here for an even more impressive resource.

Further resources here.

See here for a Firefox and Chrome add-on that allows you to enlarge Arabic text on websites and choose from a variety of Arabic fonts you’d like to see sites in.

So He ﷺ Said, “Stay in Your House … Tend to Your Own Affairs and Leave the Affairs of the Common Folk.”

December 11, 2015 § Leave a comment


“It was narrated from ’Umaarah bin ’Amr from ’Abdullaah bin ’Amr bin al-’Aas that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, said, “How will you be at a time …” or “Soon there will be a time …” “… when people are sifted and the dregs of mankind will be left, who will break their promises and betray their trusts, and they will become mixed together* like this …” and he interlaced his fingers. They said, “How should we be, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “Accept that which you approve of and reject that which you disapprove of …

تُقْبِلُونَ عَلَى أَمْرِ خَاصَّتِكُم
… tend to your own affairs.

وتَذَرُونَ أَمْرَ عَامَّتِكُم
And leave the affairs of the common folk.””

[Abu Dawud no. 4342, Hasan]

* “‘Mixed together,’ meaning, to such an extent that one will not be able to tell the good from the bad, and people will be so confused about religious matters that they will not be able to tell the difference between honesty and betrayal, good and evil.”

“It was narrated from ’Ikrimah, he said, “’Abdullaah bin ’Amr bin al-’Aas narrated to me, he said, ‘While we were around the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ he mentioned Fitnah and said, ‘If you see that the people have started to break their promises, and are not trustworthy, and they are like this …’ and he interlaced his fingers. I stood up and said, ‘What should I do at that time? May Allaah cause me to be ransomed for you.’ He said:

الْزَمْ بَيْتَك
‘Stay in your house

وَامْلِكَ عَلَيْكَ لِسَانَكَ
and hold your tongue

accept that which you approve of, and reject that which you disapprove of

وَعَلَيْكَ بِأَمْرِ خَاصَّةِ نَفْسِكَ
tend to your own affairs

وَدَعْ عَنْكَ أَمْرَ الْعَامَّةِ
and leave alone the affairs of the common folk.’””

[Abu Dawud no. 4343, Hasan]

Uthaimeen: “The More Merciful Someone is Towards People, the More Merciful Allaah will Be to Him.”

November 29, 2015 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The more merciful someone is towards people, the more merciful Allaah will be to him—because you reap what you sow—so if a person finds that he is hardhearted towards Allaah’s believing servants then he must cure that disease. One of the ways for a person’s heart to become soft towards Allaah’s servants is for him to be gentle with children and loving towards orphans, for that will place some tenderness and mercy in it, and this is something that has been seen to occur.”

At-Ta’leeq ’alaa al-Muntaqaa, vol. 4, p. 121.

He Was and Is and Will Always be The Humble Master

January 14, 2015 § Leave a comment


The Humble Master

Being Too Embarrassed To Ask Questions

December 16, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person shouldn’t feel shy about asking questions, whether the topic of the question [itself] is something to be embarrassed about or because he feels embarrassed for fear of being accused of a lack of understanding. Because some students are embarrassed to ask since they are afraid that it will be said, ‘How can he ask that when this issue is clear!’ and so it is said about him, ‘How stupid he is.’ This is a mistake, asking is the key to knowledge.”

At-Ta’leeq ’alaa Sahih Muslim, vol. 2, p. 210.

Advice Given to Shaikh ’Uthaimeen by His Shaikhs

December 15, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Some of my Shaikhs mentioned to me that it befits a person who asks about an issue to seek Allaah’s Forgiveness in abundance, deriving that from The Most High’s Statement, ‘Surely, We have sent down to you the Book in truth that you might judge between men by that which Allaah has shown you, so be not a pleader for the treacherous. And seek the Forgiveness of Allaah, certainly, Allaah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful,’ [Nisaa 4: 105-106] because seeking Allaah’s Forgiveness in abundance necessitates the disappearance of the effects of sins which are a cause for forgetting knowledge and [a cause of] ignorance.”

Al-Khilaaf bainal-’Ulemaa, pp. 37-38.

On Being Struck by Lightning

December 6, 2014 § 1 Comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “‘If a person is struck by lightning it will burn him in a moment due to it being such an enormous electrical force, is such a person, therefore, like one who dies in a fire and who is regarded as a martyr?’

He replied, ‘Yes, such a person is regarded as a martyr. Allaah تعالى wanted good for him in causing him to die in such a way inshaa Allaah.’”

At-Ta’leeq ’alaa Saheeh Muslim, vol. 4, p. 618.

Enjoying What Allaah Has Made Permissible

December 1, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Enjoying what Allaah عزوجل has made permissible without going to excess is something praiseworthy, whoever leaves off doing so without a legislated reason is blameworthy.”

Sharh Hilyah Taalib al-Ilm, p. 61.

The Jaahil Who Speaks Without Knowledge

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.

Shaikh Hamad al-’Uthmaan: “The Palestinian Muslim People are in a Round Against Zionism, and They Are Oppressed, Victory is Coming with The Aid of Allaah.”

July 29, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Hamad al-’Uthmaan, may Allaah protect him, said, “The Palestinian Muslim people are in a round against Zionism, and they are oppressed, victory is coming with the Aid of Allaah, Abu Zur’ah ar-Raazi said, ‘Ishaaq ibn Raahooyah wrote to me saying, ‘Don’t let falsehood strike terror into you, for verily falsehood has a round and then disappears.’’” [Al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel, vol. 1, p. 342].

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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 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.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad’s Website Newly Opened (Arabic)

February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad’s Arabic website was opened the other day and can be found here:

http://www.al-abbaad.com/

 

Uthaimeen’s Advice Concerning Friends

September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Beware of friends, don’t incline towards them until you know the truthfulness of their advice and affection.”

Tafsir Surah as-Saaffaat, p. 125.

Uthaimeen on Boycotting

April 29, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Every believer, even if he is a disobedient sinner [faasiq]–then it is forbidden to boycott him if there is no benefit in that boycotting.

If there is benefit in the boycotting then we do it because at that point the boycotting would be a cure.

But when there is no benefit in it or when it results in an increase in disobedience and insolence–then leaving that which has no benefit is the benefit.”

Fataawaa fil-Aqidah, vol. 2, p. 1098.

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