Ibn Taymiyyah’s Funeral

May 30, 2018 § Leave a comment


Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali said about Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah’s death, “And the funeral prayer in absentia was performed over him in most of the Muslim lands, both near and far, even up to Yemen and China. And travellers related that the call for his funeral prayer was hailed in the remotest corners of China on the day of Jumu’ah [proclaiming]: ‘The funeral prayer for the Interpreter of the Quraan!’”

Dhail Tabaqaat al-Hanaabilah, vol. 2, p. 407.

Shaikh Muqbil on This Shaikh is Correct … That Shaikh is Wrong … Shaikh so and so is Like this … He’s Like That …

October 17, 2013 § 1 Comment


Questioner: Noble Shaikh, may Allaah protect you, we’d like you to present some advice to your children, the students of knowledge, in Abu Dubai and the Emirates in general.

Shaikh Muqbil: I advise our brothers to be earnest and to strive to acquire beneficial knowledge and not to busy themselves with that which does not concern them, because this differing and this dissension comes about due to free time: Shaikh so and so is correct … Shaikh so and so is wrong … knowledge is not to be taken from Shaikh so and so … Shaikh so and so is like this and that. So I say: you must tell yourself to try to be like Shaikh so and so or better than him who you made yourself busy [concerning, going] from this mosque to that mosque and from this gathering to that gathering [to say] … Shaikh so and so is correct … the other is wrong …

So I advise them to be earnest and to strive and also if it is easy for them to travel … and I have been told that there are some brothers there who are strong students of knowledge so they should go to them and benefit should be taken from them, and I advise them to spread the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم according to the understanding of the Salaf, and I advise them to visit their brothers the People of Knowledge, and I advise them to invite the scholars from the land of the two Harams and Najd and likewise [those] from any country with the scholar being a Sunni, so that they [i.e., the scholars who they invite] can explain the methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah to them, [such] lectures have a benefit and their effect alhamdulillaah, is great—but they are not the equivalent of learning [i.e., going and acquiring knowledge over a long period of time].

Walhamdulillaahi rabbil-’Aalameen.

Ghaaratul-Ashritah, vol. 2, p. 103.

Shaikh Muqbil on Blindly-Following Al-Albaani, Ibn Baaz and ‘Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on them all

October 15, 2013 § 1 Comment


The Shaikh of Yemen, Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’i, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “And we say: we hold blind-following to be forbidden. So it is not allowed for us to blindly follow Shaikh al-Albaani, nor Shaikh Ibn Baaz nor Shaikh Ibn ’Uthaimeen, for indeed Allaah تعالى says in His Noble Book, Follow, [O mankind], what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow other than Him any allies. Little do you remember, [Al-A’raaf 7:3] and He سبحانه وتعالى said, And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge.[Al-Israa 17:36] So Ahlus-Sunnah do not blindly follow.”

Tuhfatul-Mujeeb ’alaa As’ilatil-Haadiri wal-Ghareeb, p. 222.

The Muhaddith of Yemen, Shaikh Muqbil, on Whether The Friday Bath [Ghusl] is Obligatory for a Woman

January 26, 2013 § 2 Comments


Questioner: Whether she prays at home or in the mosque, is the Friday bath [ghusl] obligatory for a woman?

The Muhaddith of Yemen, The Allaamah, Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’ee [d. 2001], may Allaah have mercy on him, replied, “What is apparent is that it is obligatory [waajib], because it has been reported in the Saheeh [Bukhaari no. 858 and Muslim that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم] said, “Ghusl (taking a bath) on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim reaching the age of puberty,” and it has also been reported that, “It is a right upon the Muslims that they should take a bath every week …” or something with that meaning [i.e., the Shaikh is quoting from memory so he is saying maybe the exact wording of the hadith is different; here is the wording from Bukhaari which the Shaikh was referring to, “It is Allaah’s right on every Muslim that he should take a bath (at least) once in seven days,” no. 898].”

Ghaaratul-Ashritah ‘alaa Ahlil-Jahl was-Safsatah, vol. 2, p. 500.

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