Silence

April 5, 2020 § Leave a comment


Amazing Quraan Memorisation App

March 22, 2020 § Leave a comment


Here is an amazing app to help with memorising the Qur’aan.

  • Click on a blank space to have its corresponding word appear temporarily.
  • Click on the verse number symbol to have it appear in full, click again to hide it.
  • Click on the + symbol at the bottom of the page to have the verses appear one by one in order, click on the verse number to hide them.
  • Swipe over a number of words/verses at any one time to have them all appear temporarily.
  • Click on a word two times to have it highlighted in a different colour, in order to help remember where memorisation is weak.
  • Click on the name of a Surah, or Juzz, or page number to go there.

You can find it here.

Abu Mu’aawiyah al-Aswad

May 28, 2017 § Leave a comment


Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “Abu Mu’aawiyah al-Aswad: one of the great Awliyaa of Allaah, he accompanied Sufyaan ath-Thawree, Ibrahim Ibn Adham and others, and it was said that he went blind but that when he wanted to recite the Quraan he would then, with Allaah’s permission, be able to see the mushaf.”

Siyaar A’lam an-Nubalaa, vol. 9, p. 78.

Memorising the Quraan will Be Difficult Unless …

March 18, 2016 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Muhammad Atiyyah Saalim said, “And I heard the Shaikh [i.e., Shaikh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Mukhtaar ash-Shinqiti, author of the tafseer, ‘Adwaaul-Bayaan’], may Allaah have mercy on us and him, make the following statement, ‘The Quraan will not become firmly established in one’s chest, nor will memorising it become easy, and neither understanding it, except by standing in prayer with it in the depth of the night,’ and he, may Allaah have mercy on him, would not leave his set portion of recitation during the night whether in summer or winter.’”

Tatimmah Adwaa’ul-Bayaan fi Eedaah al-Quraan bil-Quraan, p. 613.

A Sister Asking Ibn Baaz About Playing the Quran While Sleeping Due to Being Scared or Frightened

November 27, 2015 § Leave a comment


Host: A sister who has a question, she says that I feel scared and frightened sometimes when I sleep alone in my room and so I’m forced to play the Quraan in order to sleep while listening to its verses, is this allowed?

Ibn Baaz: I do not see any harm in that, because the Quraan is what the believer feels at ease with and it is the remembrance of Allaah عز وجل and thus listening to it is worship, so if a person needs to listen to it in order not to feel lonely and so that his heart can be at ease, then there is no harm in that and all praise is due to Allaah.

He Memorised the Quraan in Six Months and then Helped Produce the Fataawa of Ibn Taymiyyah

November 24, 2015 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Muhammad bin Qaasim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said that when, at a young age, he wanted to help his father, Shaikh ’Abdur-Rahmaan bin Qaasim رحمه الله collect and arrange the fatwaas and writings of Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, his father made it a condition that in order for him to be allowed to help he must firstly memorise the Quraan, he said, “So I finished memorising the entire Quraan in six months and then began helping him produce this formidable collection.” [In the end it came to 37 volumes].

Warathatul-Anbiyaa, p. 14.

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


Note: Readers are positively encouraged to help spread the works of Al-Albaani and other great Shaikhs by taking any and all articles in their entirety from both GiftsofKnowledge.net and TheAlbaaniSite.com and to copy and paste them wherever they can so as to reach as wide an audience as possible, just kindly include a link back to the original article.


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.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi’s Epic Advice

February 9, 2014 § Leave a comment


Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “So may Allaah have mercy on a man who devotes himself to his own situation, restricts his tongue, dedicates himself to reciting his Quraan, cries over his time, constantly ponders over the two Sahihs, and worships Allaah before the appointed time overtakes him unawares—O Allaah, so grant success and have mercy.”

Tadhkiratul-Huffaadh, vol. 2, p. 86.

Shaikh Muqbil: “How easy it is to memorise some words [like], ‘So and so is a hizbi,’ or, ‘So and so is an agent.’

January 8, 2014 § 1 Comment


The PDF: Shaikh Muqbil on Not Wasting Time.

Questioner: Why don’t you speak such that your Jarh of contemporaries will be the same as or like the Jarh of the scholars of the past about weak or abandoned narrators, such that you say, for example, “So and so is a hizbi and weak and he is not to be taken from,” or, “So and so is a liar or a dajjaal or abandoned,” and so on, along with a clarification of the methodology of the man in terms of his Shi’ism or Sufism or hizbiyyah or tamyee?

Shaikh Muqbil: That is something good but I am busy and I have projects [to do] which I want to finish and which I hold to be more beneficial, like [researching about] the Shaikhs of al-Haakim and the Shaikhs of his Shaikhs and his narrators whose biographies were not written in Tahdheeb at-Tahdheeb, and [another project is] like the completion of, ‘As-Saheeh al-Musnad Mimmaa Laisa fis-Saheehain,’ and like, ‘Al-Jaami’ as-Saheeh Mimmaa Laisa fis-Saheehain.’

So I am busy and have fallen short in many things.

Numerous books come to me from here and there and the brothers who send them say, ‘We want you to refute them,’ so I say, ‘If I do it will be on cassette because I am busy with what I hold to be more beneficial for Islaam and the Muslims.’

And I regard, ‘Al-Makhraj minal-Fitnah,’ and, ‘Al-Musaara’ah,’ and, ‘Qam’ul-Mu’aanid wa Zajrul-Haaqid al-Haasid,’ to be books of Jarh and Ta’deel.  In ‘Al-Musaara’ah,’ I spoke about the Sufis and the people of superstitious deviations, and the Mukaaramah [a branch of Isma’ili Shi’a found in Najran in Saudi Arabia and Yemen], and journalists and many of the callers to Hizbiyyah in Yemen.  In, ‘Qam’ul-Mu’aanid,’ I spoke about Hizbul-Islaah and about hizbiyyah cloaked with [the title of being] ‘associations’, so I regard these to be books of Jarh and Ta’deel [that I have written].

And after [mentioning] this, I advise my brothers to completely dedicate themselves to seeking knowledge, because this differing which is present in the lands of the two harams and Najd between the people of knowledge comes from free time.

How easy it is to memorise some words [like], ‘So and so is a hizbi,’ or, ‘So and so is an agent,’ and then to go around relaying it from this gathering to that. Rather I want you to start by memorising the Quraan and memorising the hadiths of Allaah’s Messenger that you are able to, and similarly with the Arabic language.

So I say, whether they like it or not, this clash has come about between them due to free time—so if you were to occupy yourselves with memorising the Quraan and acquiring beneficial knowledge you wouldn’t have the time for such talk.

And someone came to me from the land of the Harams and Najd and all of a sudden he was saying, “The Shaikh … and the Shaikh … and the Shaikh …,’ [i.e., talking ill of them] so I said, “O so and so:

فَدَع عَنكَ نَهباً صيحَ في حَجَراتِه    وَلَكِن حَديثاً ما حَديثُ الرَواحِلِ
So leave alone spoil by the sides of which a shouting was raised.
But relate to me a story: what is the story of the riding-camels?

[These are the opening lines from a poem by Imru’ul-Qais and are an, “Arabic adage used about someone who has lost some of his wealth, and thereafter something even more valuable than it is lost. Namely, ‘Leave the spoils which have [already] been pillaged from all around you [i.e., they’ve already been cried over so there is no point mentioning them now, instead], relate to me the story of the riding-camels you took [i.e., which are even more valuable than what was previously taken from me]: what became of them?’” [An-Nihaayah fi Ghareebil-Hadithi wal-Athar, p. 188.]]

[And so I said to him] I want to test you about the knowledge you had with you when you departed from us [for your journey], and so he started scratching his head and became silent.

So beware of squandering your time and wasting it with these issues. You should rather be diligent and strive to obtain beneficial knowledge and understanding of Allaah’s Religion. And anything which comes to us which opposes the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger we discard and disprove it.

Ghaaratul-Ashritah, vol. 2, pp. 410-411.

Islaam, the Quraan and Old Age

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment


’Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abi Ruwaad, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever does not take a lesson from three things will not take a lesson from anything: Islaam, the Quraan and old age.”

Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, 7/564.

The Master Reciter, The Shaikh of Islaam ’Abdullaah ibn Idrees [d. 192 ah]

February 25, 2013 § Leave a comment


Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “’Abdullaah ibn Idrees ibn Yazeed ibn ’Abdur-Rahmaan, the Imaam, the Great Memoriser [Haafidh], the Master Reciter [Expert in the Dialects of the Quraan, Muqri’], the Exemplary, The Shaikh of Islaam, Abu Muhammad al-Awdi, al-Kufi [d. 192 ah] …

About him Hussain al-’Anqaziyy said, ‘When death came upon [’Abdullaah] Ibn Idrees, may Allaah have mercy on him, his daughter wept, so he said, “Don’t cry, O Daughter, for I have finished reciting the Quraan in this house four thousand times.’”

Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 7, p. 499.

Ibn al-Qayyim, “Seek Out Your Heart in Three Places …”

February 3, 2013 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Seek out your heart in three places: when listening to the Quraan, in the gatherings of [Allaah’s] remembrance, and when [alone] in privacy, and if you do not find it in these places, then ask Allaah to grant you a heart – for verily, you do not have one.”

Fawaaidul-Fawaaid, p. 479.

Uthaimeen on Leaving the Prayer Due to The Du’aa Performed in Tarawih Upon Completing the Recitation of the Quraan

August 18, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Some brothers who are eager to implement the Sunnah pray behind Imaams who perform a supplication upon completing the recitation of the Quraan [in tarawih], [and so in their eagerness to implement the Sunnah and avoid innovations] when the last rak’ah comes they leave it and part from the people using the argument that the supplication at the end of the completion of the recitation is an innovation [and it is but] this [i.e., leaving the prayer] is something which should not be done due to the discord created between the hearts and the alienation that occurs and because it is in opposition to what the Imaams held, for Imaam Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy on him, used to say that when a person prays behind an Imaam who performs Qunoot in the Fajr prayer he should follow him and say aameen to his supplication.”

48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p.54.

Uthaimeen Asked About Seeking Knowledge During I’tikaaf

August 9, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Does someone who is performing i’tikaaf negate its spirit by seeking knowledge?”  He replied, “There is no doubt that seeking knowledge is obedience to Allaah the Most High, but i’tikaaf is for specific forms of worship like prayer, dhikr, reciting the Quraan and things like that.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 6, p. 501.

Uthaimeen: Guard strictly [the practice] of always inspecting/investigating your heart …

February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Guard strictly [the practice] of always inspecting/investigating your heart.  For it may have the sickness of doubts or the sickness of desires, and everything–and all praise is for Allaah–has a cure.  So the Noble Quraan is a cure for doubts and desires.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 4, p. 22.

They Recited, Ibn Baaz Explained and Then They Ate

February 16, 2012 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Khaalid ibn Abdur-Rahmaan ash-Shaayi’ said, “And I witnessed a Walimah the Shaikh had been invited to after ishaa.  After he had taken his place he asked those present how they were and was introduced to them, he then said, ‘Who will read something from the Quraan to us?’  So it was as though everyone relied on the next person to read, and thus they gave no answer.  So the Shaikh said, ‘Subhaanallaah!  Why aren’t you desirous of the reward?’  So one of those there read something and after he finished reciting the Shaikh started to explain the excellence of reciting and then he explained the very verses that were recited. He then listened to some questions and answered them.  After which he requested a second person to read, then a third, and he kept explaining the aayahs that were recited until the food was brought.”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 142.

Ibn Baaz: Have a Set Amount You Read From the Quraan Daily

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Dawud said, “I was going with his eminence, may Allaah have mercy on him, from the Imaam Turki ibn Abdullaah mosque to his house when he asked me about reading the Quraan.  I told him I read it from time to time but that I did not have a set portion that I read daily.  So he said that I should take up an amount to read from the Quraan daily even if it was only a little, explaining that the person who has a set portion which he reads daily from the Quraan will finish it, but he who does not may finish reading it quickly one time but then months may pass and he will not have finished it, and he mentioned the example of a person who reads a juzz a day finishing it in a month and he who reaads two finishing it in fifteen days.”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 25.

The Youth Who Prayed Next to Ibn Baaz and what The Shaikh Advised Him With

January 13, 2012 § 1 Comment


Khaalid ibn Abdur-Rahmaan ash-Shaayi’ said, ‘In 1405ah/1984ce, approximately, when I was at secondary school, I prayed next to the Shaikh in a mosque close to his house.  So I recited some Quraan while the Shaikh was praying the two rak’ahs one must pray when entering the mosque [tahayyatul-masjid].  After he finished praying he gave me salaam and said, ‘Who are you?’  So I introduced myself to him and what I was studying so he said to me:

‘O my son!  Devote your attention to the Quraan.  Your voice is pleasant and your recitation is good.  Aspire to memorise the Quraan.  Set aside for yourself a portion to memorise and revise daily.  And see which of your friends can aid you in that.’

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 214.

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