Uthaimeen on Conforming to the Sunnah Being Better than an Abundance of Actions

February 23, 2013 § 1 Comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Conforming to the Sunnah is better than an abundance of actions; for example, performing a lot of supererogatory prayers [nafl] after the adhaan and before the iqaamah of the morning prayer [fajr] is not legislated: because he صلى الله عليه وسلم never used to do that.  Likewise if someone wanted to lengthen the Sunnah rak’ahs of the fajr prayer by reciting for longer or making the bowing or prostration longer due to the fact that the time between the adhaan and the iqaamah is a meritorious time in which one’s supplication is not rejected, we would say, ‘You have opposed the Sunnah,’ because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to keep those two rak’ahs brief.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 1, pp. 406-407.

Ibn Baaz and the Man who Said He Saw the Prophet In a Dream

March 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dr. Muhammad ibn Sa’d ash-Shuwai’ir said, “A man came who wanted to meet his eminence the Shaikh during one of his regular open sittings after maghrib, so we said to him, ‘You want to speak to him in the sitting?’  He said, ‘No, in private.’ When we told the Shaikh, he said, ‘Let him come.’  He did so and said to the Shaikh, ‘I saw a dream.’  So Shaikh Ibn Baaz said, ‘And what was it?’

He said, ‘I saw the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and so said to him, ‘O Messenger of Allaah!  I have a problem!’  So he said, ‘Ask Shaikh Ibn Baaz and he will solve it for you!”

So Shaikh Ibn Baaz said, ‘Write this problem down for us, and what is it [anyway]?’ So the man said, ‘My problem is that I don’t have a residency permit [iqaamah] and I want one and I want you to find work for me!’

So the Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, started laughing and said, ‘Bring a reference from someone, we fear that you did not really see the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.’

So the Shaikh did not reject him despite his lie and deception, and that man never did come back because he never found anyone who would attest to his lie.”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 171.

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