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.

Source.

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.

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