The Mawlid and the French

October 10, 2022 § Leave a comment

When Napoleon was in Egypt the French army participated in the Mawlid, putting on military parades, fireworks displays and playing music. In his book, “ʿAllāmah Taqiyyud-Dīn al-Hilālī’s Travels to India and Afghanistan,” [2/248] our Shaikh, Abū ʿUbaidah Mashūr āl-Salmān, may Allaah protect him, commented on this saying, “This is the mawlid celebration that these kuffār want, in fact they scramble to do it. As for the true prophetic celebration which is made up of always following his example ﷺ, all the time, in all circumstances, every day—i.e., which is loving the Prophet ﷺ according to the Sharīʿah without any interruption or discontinuity, then they wage war against that and reject it! Subḥānallāh! How strange this life is and how things are turned on their heads, such impetuousness for [mere] phrases and folly, not for truthful facts and affairs of ʿaqīdah.”

Celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday ﷺ

October 4, 2022 § Leave a comment

Also see Shaikh al-Albaani’s answer on this issue here and Shaikh Uthamin’s one here.

What at-Tilimsaani Said on His Deathbed

September 6, 2012 § 1 Comment

Talking about the Sufi at-Tilimsaani who was referred to in this post, the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, said:

“As for the open/wicked sinner [faajir] at-Tilimsaani, he is the filthiest of the people and the deepest of them in disbelief [kufr] …”

“A trustworthy person told me that the faajir at-Tilimsaani used to say, ‘All of the Quraan is shirk, there is no tawhid in it—tawhid is only found in what we say.’”

“And likewise one of our companions told me from someone I know who has a connection with these people that at the time of his death, the faajir at-Tilimsaani changed and became confused/perturbed. [The person relating what happened] said, ‘I entered [the place where he was] when he was dying and found that he was moaning/wailing, so I said to him, ‘What are you wailing over?’ So he said, ‘The fear of time elapsing [without having done what one should have].’ So I said, ‘Subhaanallaah! And do people like you fear time elapsing [without having done what you should have] when you make the faqir enter seclusion and then make him reach Allaah in three days?’ So he said words to the effect:

‘All of that has vanished. I have not found any of that to be real.’”

Majmoo’atur-Rasaa’il of Ibn Taymiyyah, vol. 1, p. 11, vol. 4, p. 45 and vol. 4, p. 91.

The Sufi Abdullaah at-Tilimsaani and the Most Vile Things He Said About Allaah

September 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

Sulaimaan bin Ali bin Abdullah at-Tilimsaani d. 690AH.  He is highly revered among Sufis.  The Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said about him, “He used to make all forbidden things lawful.  To such an extent that some of the reliable people reported that he said:

‘The daughter, the mother, all (foreign) women – all of them are one and the same – there is nothing forbidden in that for us.  It is only the ones who are veiled that say that that is haraam.  So we in reply say to them: ‘It is haraam for you (not us).'”

Majmoo’atur-Rasaa’il , 1/184.

This Sufi at-Tilimsaani once passed by a mangy, scabby dead dog on the street whilst he was talking to his companion about Wahdatul-Wujood [the Sufi belief that everything is Allaah and Allaah is everything].  So his companion said to him:

“Is this also the Essence (Dhaat) of Allaah?” pointing to the dead dog.

So at-Tilimsaani replied:

“Yes. Everything is His Essence. There is nothing that is outside His Essence (Dhaat).”

High is Allaah above what the Sufis ascribe to Him!

Majmoo’atur-Rasaa’il  of Ibn Taymiyyah, 145.

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