Uthaimeen on Specifying the 27th Night to Perform Umrah

August 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “I want to point out a mistake that many people in the present time fall into when they seek out the twenty-seventh night [of Ramadaan] to perform umrah, for you will find that on it the Masjid al-Haraam is crammed with people.  Singling out the twenty-seventh night for Umrah is an innovation since Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم did not, in his actions or statements, earmark it for [performing] umrah.”

Tafseer Juzz, p. 278.

Going to Pray Tarawih in the Masjid al-Haraam if One is an Imaam in Another Mosque

August 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “There’s no harm in a person going to the Masjid al-Haraam [in Makkah] to pray tarawih in it, since it is one of the places that one is allowed to travel to, but if someone is employed as an Imaam in a mosque then he is not to leave his job or his position as Imaam to go to pray in the Masjid al-Haraam, since praying in the Masjid al-Haraam is a sunnah and performing the compulsory duties of one’s job is obligatory, so it is not possible that an obligatory action can be left in order to perform a Sunnah one.”

48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p. 22.

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