Friday, 23 September 2016

[Audio] Advice To One Who Thinks ill Of His Brothers' Intentions / Dr. Abdur Rahman Omaisan

Concerning accusing brothers in Islaam of loving fame and leadership, without presenting proofs and evidences.

Dr. Abdur Rahman Omaisan حفظه الله

Translated by Abu Ibrahim Hisham Abu Zeid

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

[Article] After Being Praised Ibn Baaz Said …

“One time I came to his house and happened to meet him after he had just gotten up from dinner and was on his way to wash his hands, his son Ahmad, may Allaah bless him, was with him. So I gave him salaam and said, ‘O Shaikh! I want to speak to you about something that I feel inside,’ I said that to him trying to avail the opportunity of having found the Shaikh alone, so he said, ‘Khair, inshaa Allaahu ta’aala.’

When he finished washing his hands, I said to him, ‘O Shaikh! Praise Allaah, because part of the good-tidings which have come early for you is the love the people have for you and their acceptance for what you say,’ and I mentioned other things similar in nature.

So after praising and thanking Allaah the Most High, he said words to the effect, ‘We seek Allaah’s Aid. We are neglectful and we need to work together upon advising and goodness, we need advice and reminding.’

Al-Imaam Ibn Baaz, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa ’Ibar, pp. 71-72.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

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

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 صلى الله عليه وسلم 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 صلى الله عليه وسلم we discard and disprove it.

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

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Children Are a Blessing From Allāh And a Hibah (Gift) From Him / Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān حفظه الله

Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān says:

Al-Hiba is: a gift without wanting anything in return.

Allāh, The Most High said:

“..To Allāh belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female (offspring) upon whom He wills, and bestows male (offspring) upon whom He wills.

Or He bestows both males and females, and He renders barren whom He wills. Verily, He is the All-Knower and is Able to do all things..” [Ash-Shurah 49-50]

Ibn Atiyah said in his tafsīr (Al-Muharrir Al-Wajīz):

‘..He, The Most Glorified, started with females as an honour to them, and so that (the men) will be vigilant in their maintenance and in being good to them…’

And he said:

‘..Wathilah Ibn Al-Asqa’a, may Allāh be pleased with him said:

‘..Verily, from that which brings peace to the women is the praising of her before the men because Allāh started with the woman. Bringing peace to the women meaning: from her blessings and signs of happiness in this world before the hereafter…’

The people are of four types:

Is’hāq Ibn Bishr said: The following verses were sent down about the Prophets:

  • Lut: A father of girls, no boys.

  • Ibrāhim عليه سلام: A father of boys, no girls.

  • Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم : He fathered both sexes.

  • Yahya Ibn Zakarīya: No children.

 That which relates to the verse:

“..Or He bestows both males and females..”

Then this is regarding both boys and girls.

Children are an adornment and a trial

1.Children are an adornment:

 The Most High said:

Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this world. But the good righteous deeds, that last, are better with your Lord for rewards and better in respect of hope. [Al-Kahf 18:46]

Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children..” [Al-Imran 3:14]

2-Children are a fitnah (trial)

The Most High said:

“..Your wealth and your children are only a trial, whereas Allāh! With Him is a great reward (Paradise)..” [Al-Taghābun 16:15]

The messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم clarified on the mimbar while giving the khutbah when he saw Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn while they were walking and causing obstruction. They were both wearing red shirts. The messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم came down and picked them up and said:

‘..Allāh has spoken the truth..:

“..Your wealth and your children are only a trial, whereas Allāh! With Him is a great reward (Paradise)..” [Al-Taghābun 16:15]

I saw these two boys walking and causing obstruction and I couldn’t be patient with them until I ascended and picked them up…’ [Abu Dāwood]

3 – Children may distract parents from the obedience of Allāh

The Most High said:

O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allāh. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers. [Al-Munāfiqūn 63:9]

And The Most High said:

O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children are your enemies (who may stop you from the obedience of Allāh), therefore beware of them! [At-Taghābun 64:14]

And He صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

‘..Children cause stinginess and cowardice…’  [Collected by Ahmad and Ibn Majah]

Author: Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān

Source: Tarbīyatul-awlād fī daw’il-Kitābi was-Sunnah

Translated by: Dār Minhājis-Sunnah

Source: Dār Minhājis-Sunnah