Monday, 18 January 2016

[Audio] The Virtue of Knowledge & The Scholars / by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Fayfee

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Talk given by Sheik Muhammad al-Faifi, translated by Abu Muhammad. 


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Saturday, 16 January 2016

[Audio] The Issue of Haakimiyyah / by Shaykh 'Arafaat Muhammady

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

[Article] Ruling on using superstitions to find lost objects

Fatwas of Ibn Baz

83- The ruling on using superstition to find lost objects

(Part No. 28; Page No. 349)

 Q: Is it permissible when someone loses something or a person is killed to go to Al-Mulawwith or Al-Mulahhis who asks the accused to lick a heated metal bar, claiming that tongue of a lying person will be burnt while that of a truthful person will not. Is it permissible to use this method to detect criminals compared to the use police dogs to identify criminals? 

A: Undoubtedly, this act is Batil (null and void) and Munkar (unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect). It is a way to burn the tongues and cause harm to Muslims. It has no basis in Shari`ah (Islamic Law) as far as we know. Rather, it is superstitious and an act of charlatans who want to consume people's wealth unlawfully. It is thus prohibited, and is in no way comparable to the use of police dogs.

 (Part No. 28; Page No. 350)

If a person loses something, they may follow the tracking methods used by the Arabs and approved by the Shari`ah to find lost objects, runaway slaves or the like. As for murders in which criminals are unknown, an investigation should be run to identify them, asking those having information about the related crimes, those surrounding the crime scenes and so on and so forth. As for the use of heated bars that are applied to the tongues of suspects, such method is not permissible because it is invalid and baseless. It is never analogous to the use of police dogs, because dogs have the powerful identify criminals through smell.

Source: Chapter on Sihr

[Article] The Grand Mufti of KSA regarding the Saudi Execution of 47 convicted terrorists

The Grand Mufti of KSA regarding the Saudi Execution of 47 convicted terrorists The Grand Mufti of the Kingdom (of Saudi Arabia), who is also the Chairman of the Council of Senior Scholars and the Chairman of the Departments of Scholarly Research and Ifta'; Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdallah Aal ash-Shaykh, emphasized that the carrying out of the judicial rulings against 47 criminals[1] is based on the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him, and that in it is a taking care of the nation, its security and stability, and a protection of its peace, wealth, honour and intellect. His Eminence said in a statement on the Saudi TV Channel 1 (KSA 1): "What we have heard was a sufficient, conclusive and adequate statement based upon the Book and the Sunnah, regarding the taking care of the nation, its security and stability, and defending its peace, wealth, honour and intellect.

 He then went on to mention the personal opinions of the scholars and their unanimous approval of this issue and that it is from the essential necessities which Islam came to protect, and they are: The religion, life, honour, intellect and wealth. He then highlighted the positive results of putting the Islamic judicial rulings into practice and that in carrying them out is a mercy and a benefit for the people; that it keeps away harm from them, and that it prevents chaos within their ranks.

 He said further that there is no ambiguity in these sentences, because they are the from the limits (legal laws, orders, commandments, etc.) of Allah. Everyone is treated equally. Rather they are applicable to each and everyone as he (the Prophet), may peace and blessings be upon him said: "Indeed the Children of Israel were destroyed because when a noble man from amongst them stole they would let him off and if a poor man stole they would establish the penalty on him. By Allah, if Fatimah the daughter of Muhammad were to steal I would cut off her hand."[2] Emphasising that in it is justice, fairness, removing of oppression and bringing about security.

Aal Ash-Shaykh (the Grand Mufti) explained that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country which is founded upon Islam and the Sunnah (way of the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him), through the righteous dawah (call) which the two Imams Muhammad Ibn Saud and Muhammad Ibn 'Abd-el-Wahhab, may Allah have mercy on both, exercised. It is on all its levels grounded on the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him; establishing the authority of Allah and implementing it on the criminals, abiding thereby with His (Allah's) statement:

{The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.} [Surah Al-Ma'idah' 5:33]

 His Eminence pointed out that these people, may Allah forgive us and them, committed major crimes, such as killing, building and distributing explosives, employing efforts in threatening the security and its stability and spreading terror amongst the members of the community, as being the case in many of the Islamic countries. He (the Grand Mufti) made clear that this is a great evil and a clear deception, since what is obligatory upon the Muslim is to pay attention to himself and know that he has been created to worship Allah, and thus make effort in worshipping Him, the Mighty and Majestic, in guarding his religion and respecting the blood of the people and their wealth an honour. The Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him, says: "The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are safe, and the Mu'min (the believer) is the one whom the people can trust with regards to their blood and their wealth."[3]

 He (the Grand Mufti) indicated that Allah, Majestic and Exalted is He, is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. And from His mercy is that He has legislated the penalties as a deterrent for the criminals, as something which will prevent them from repeating their crimes, and to inform others that this is the inevitable recompense for anyone who opposes the legislation. Allah, Mighty and Exalted is He, says:

{And there is (a saving of) life for you in Al-Qisas (the Law of Equality in punishment), O men of understanding, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).} [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:179]

The Grand Mufti of the Kingdom also said: "Our judiciary is an Islamically legislated one with no one having authority over it; no High Council, no appealing court, no general assembly, all of these courts are Islamically legislated which judge with justice[4] and no one has authority over them, ever. They implement their rulings from the Qur'an and the Sunnah. This is Allah's order, and all thanks and gratitude belong to Him. Every case which has to do with killing goes through more than nine judges and all of them have to sign it as a conclusion of all considerations and reasons for appeal, and whatever is related to that." He added saying that: "These judicial rulings are just. We ask Allah to make them an expiation of their past sins, to grant us success in achieving all goodness in the future and to protect us from the Shaytaan (the devil)." He warned against the plots of the Shaytaan, and against the envious and ill wishing people who wish to threaten the security and stability, and split the unity, and that the killing of one single soul has the punishment of having killed the entire people[5], because whoever transgresses against some has transgressed against the whole, and whoever makes lawful the blood of one Muslim has made lawful the blood of everyone, and whoever honours the blood of everyone has honoured everyone.

His Eminence the Mufti explained that from the obligations of the leaders is to protect the peace and stability, to defend the nation, to deter the oppressors and to establish justice in the land. He urged everyone to fear and to be dutiful to Allah, and to cooperate with the rulers and to aid and support them in carrying out Allah's rulings.

Footnotes by translator:

[1] Please refer to this article regarding the names of the terror suspects and why these judicial rulings were issued against them: [Click here for screenshot in PDF format]
[2] Saheeh, agreed upon, Al-Bukharee and Muslim.
[3] Reported by At-Tirmidhee, An-Nasaai and Ahmad, from the Hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him. Shaykh Al-Albaanee, may Allah have mercy upon him, graded it Hassan Saheeh in Saheeh Sunan At-Tirmidhee.
[4] Please refer to this article regarding The Human Rights Commission: [Click here for screenshot in PDF format]
[5] Allah, the Almighty, says in the Qur'an: {Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.} [Surah Al-Ma’idah' 5:32]

Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh, may Allah preserve him

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أكد سماحة مفتي عام المملكة رئيس هيئة كبار العلماء وإدارة البحوث العلمية والإفتاء الشيخ عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله آل الشيخ،أن تنفيذ الأحكام الشرعية في 47 من الجناة استندت على كتاب الله وسنة رسوله صلى الله عليه وسلم،وأن في ذلك الحرص على الأمة واستقامتها واستقرارها والدفاع عن أمنها وأموالها وأعراضها وعقولها

وقال سماحته في تصريح للقناة الأولى بالتلفزيون السعودي: ما سمعناه بياناً كافياً شافياً ووافياً، استند على الكتاب والسنة في الحرص على الأمة واستقامتها واستقرارها والدفاع عن أمنها وأموالها وأعراضها وعقولها، ثم ذكر آراء العلماء واجماعهم على هذه القضية، وأن هذا من الضروريات التي جاء الإسلام بها للمحافظة عليها وهي : الدين والنفس والعرض والعقل والمال، ثم بين نتائج تطبيق أحكام الشريعة الإسلامية وأن في تنفيذها رحمة للعباد ومصلحة لهم وكفاً للشر عنهم، ومنع الفوضى في صفوفهم

وأضاف أن هذه الأحكام شرعية لا لبس فيها، فهذه حدود الله لا يميز فيها أحد عن أحد، بل هي على الجميع كما قال صلى الله عليه وسلم : " إنما أهلك بني إسرائيل أنهم كانوا إذا سرق فيهم الشريف تركوه وإذا سرق فيهم الفقير أقاموا الحد عليه، وأيم الله لو أن فاطمة بنت محمد سرقت لقطعت يدها ". مؤكداً أن فيها عدل وإنصاف ورفع للظلم وتحقيق للأمن

وبين آل الشيخ أن المملكة العربية السعودية دولة قائمة على الإسلام والسنة من الدعوة الصالحة التي قام بها الإمامان محمد بن سعود ومحمد بن عبدالوهاب - رحمهما الله - في أدوارها كلها على كتاب الله وسنة رسوله صلى الله عليه وسلم وتقييم حجج الله وتنفذه على المجرمين، امتثالاً لقوله تعالى

إِنَّمَا جَزَاء الَّذِينَ يُحَارِبُونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَيَسْعَوْنَ فِي الأَرْضِ فَسَادًا أَن يُقَتَّلُواْ أَوْ يُصَلَّبُواْ أَوْ تُقَطَّعَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم مِّنْ خِلافٍ أَوْ يُنفَوْا مِنَ الأَرْضِ ذَلِكَ لَهُمْ خِزْيٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَلَهُمْ فِي الآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

وأشار سماحته إلى أن هؤلاء عفا الله عنا وعنهم، أقدموا على جرائم عظيمة، القتل وصنع المتفجرات وترويجها والحرص على زعزعة الأمن واستقراره ونشر الذعر بين أفراد المجتمع كما هو الواقع في كثير من الدول الاسلامية ،مبيناً أن هذا منكر عظيم وظلال مبين إذ الواجب على المسلم أن ينتبه لنفسه وأن يعلم أنه خلق لعبادة الله فيسعى لعبادته جل وعلا والمحافظة على دينه واحترام دماء الناس وأموالهم وأعراضهم، يقول صلى الله عليه وسلم : المسلم من سلم المسلمون من لسانه ويده، والمؤمن من أمنه الناس على دمائهم وأموالهم

ولفت إلى أن الله جل وعلا هو أرحم الراحمين، ومن رحمته شرع الحدود رادعة للمجرمين مانعة من عودتهم إلى جرائمهم ومخبرة غيرهم أن هذا هو الجزاء المحتوم لكل من خالف الشرع، قال الله جل وعلا

وَلَكُمْ فِي الْقِصَاصِ حَيَاةٌ يَاْ أُولِيْ الأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

وقال مفتي عام المملكة :" إن قضاءنا قضاء شرعي لا سلطة لأحد عليه، لا من هيئة عليا ولا من استئناف ولا من هيئة عامة كلها محاكم شرعية تحكم بالعدل ليس لأحد عليها سلطان أبدا، تنفذ أحكامها من الكتاب والسنة، هذا أمر الله وله الفضل والمنة، وكل قضية قتل تمر على أكثر من تسع قضاة، كلهم يوقعون عليها استكمالاً للحيثيات وأسباب الدعوة وما يتعلق بذلك

وأضاف :" هذه الأحكام الشرعية أحكام عادلة، نسأل الله أن يجعلها كفارة لما مضى من ذنوبهم وأن يوفقنا للمستقبل لكل خير وأن يعيذنا من الشيطان، محذراً من مكائد الشيطان والحاسدين الحاقدين الساعين لزعزعة الأمن والاستقرار وشق وحدة الصف،وأن قتل نفس واحدة يعاقب عليها كأنه قتل الكل، لأن من أخل ببعض فأخل بالكل، ومن استباح دم مسلم استباح دم الكل، ومن احترم الدماء كلها احترم الكل

وأبان سماحة مفتي عام المملكة،أن من واجب ولاة الأمر حفظ الأمن والاستقرار والدفاع عن الأمة وردع الظالمين وإقامة العدل في الأرض، حاثاً الجميع على تقوى الله تعالى والتعاون مع ولاة الأمر وشد أزرهم وإعانتهم على تنفيذ أحكام الله

Sunday, 3 January 2016

[Article] Sihr that causes separation between spouses and how to undo it

Fatwas of Ibn Baz

(Part No. 28; Page No. 345)

A chapter on issues related to witchcraft

81- Witchcraft intended to separate between husbands and wives and how to undo its effect 

Q: Dear Shaykh, I hope that you supplicate to Allah for me and my wife because both of us have been subjected to sorcery that caused me to hate her and refuse to have sexual intercourse with her, whereas if she is away, I miss her so much. May Allah protect you from every evil and bless you!

 A: May Allah cure you and all Muslims! I recommend you to recite Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayat-ul-Kursy (the Qur’anic Verse of Allah’s Chair, Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:255) and Al-Mu`awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas) on water and breathe in the water while reciting, knowing that it is better to add to the water seven milled leaves of Sidr (lote tree/ lotus jujube), and then take a bath using this water. For, this will be helpful in removing the magic effect. It suffices to recite these Surahs on the water without applying Sidr leaves, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to (blow into his hands and) recite Surah Al-Ikhlas and Al-Mu`awwidhatayn three times and then wipe his hands over his face, chest

 (Part No. 28; Page No. 346)

 and head. Then, the pain will be removed, in sha’a-Allah. You should do so when going to sleep; recite Ayat-ul-Kursy, Al-Iklas and Al-Mu`awwidhatayn three times, blowing into one's hands, and then wipe one's hand over the head and face three times, and then the pain will be removed, in sha’a-Allah. It is permissible to recite this on some water and wash your body with it. It is also recommendable to add seven leaves of Sidr to the water, as some Salaf (righteous predecessors) used to do, and recite Ayat-ul-Kursy, Al-Iklas and Al-Mu`awwidhatayn and some Ayahs (verses from the Qur'an) on removing the magic effect, from Surah Al-A`raf, Surah Yunus and Surah Ta-Ha, on the water by yourself or by aid of anyone else and this will be helpful, in sha'a Allah.

Source: Chapter on Sihr 

Friday, 1 January 2016

[Audio] Connecting Seerah to Your Life / Moosaa Richardson

Connecting Seerah to Your Life - Part 1

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Connecting Seerah to Your Life - Part 2

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 Connecting Seerah to Your Life - Part 3

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Moosaa Richardson introduces the book, Six Events from Seerah, as well as the first event and its important connections. Recorded at Masjid as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah in Philadelphia (USA) on 1436.11.13.

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[Audio] Soorah al-Hujuraat Part 3 / by Moosaa Richardson

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A reading of the Tafseer of the great scholar, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (may Allaah have Mercy on him). Moosaa Richardson reads the first part of his explanation of the first Verse of Soorah al-Hujuraat about not preceding Allaah and His Messenger (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace). 

Tafseer of Ibn 'Uthaymeen (free PDF) and follow its reading: Recorded at al-Masjid al-Awwal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on 1436.12.21.