[1] Fataawa Regarding Women

Question:

What is obligatory on a woman to do in order to be a Muslim woman who firmly adheres (to her religion)?

Answer:

It is obligated on a person- man and woman- to enter into the fold of Islaam. Testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhamad is the Messenger of Allaah; establish the five daily prayers; pay the Zakat; fast during the month of Ramadhaan and perform the hajj if able to do so and has the means. She must affirm and believe in the pillars of Imaan, and they are: Belief in Allaah; belief in Allaah’s Angels; belief in Allaah’s Books; belief in Allaah’s Messengers; belief in the hereafter and belief in Qadr –its good and evil. She should fulfill the remaining obligations and keep away from the forbidden (deeds). So by way this she becomes a true Muslim.

[Fataawaa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah 11/17]

Travelling to Syria to Fight: [Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad fears evil and corruption for you]

After the Shaikh (may Allaah preserve him) was asked about travelling to Syria to join the fighting, he said that the people of Syria are in need of du’aa, so a person should hasten to make du’aa for them. As for a person traveling to Syria, then it is feared that he will be similar to those who went to Iraq and brought about evil and corruption upon themselves.

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The verdict of the people of the narrations against ahlul kalaam–Ibn Abdul Barr

Al-Haafidh Ibn Abdul Barr (rahimahullaah) said:

”The people upon the correct understanding of the religion and those who cling to the (authentic) narrations of the [Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and that of the pious predecessors] in all the regions are agreed that the people of philosophical rhetoric are people of bidah and deviation.  (All the scholars) do not consider them to be from those who have been given sound understanding in the religion; rather the scholars are those who hold onto the (authentic) narrations of the [Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and that of the pious predecessors] and they have been given sound understanding in that.”

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[An-Nahjul Aqwaa’ with the introduction of Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan and Shaikh Abdul Azeez Aala Shaikh: Page: 127]

Do not sit with ahlul kalaam–Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah)

Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said:

”Do not sit with ahlul kalaam (the people of philosophical rhetoric) even if they defend the Sunnah.”

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[‘An-Nahjul Aqwaa’ with the introduction of Shaikh Fawzaan and Shaikh Abdul Azeez Aala Shaikh. Page: 127]

What should I do? I did not complete the Final Tasha-hud…[Imaam Bin Baaz]

Question:

It is well known that the Final Tasha-hud is a pillar from the pillars of prayer; and in one of the prayers I did not complete except a little bit of the Tasha-hud, so should I repeat my prayer?

Answer:

It is upon you to complete the Tasha-hud, even if you missed some (of it whilst praying with) your Imaam (i.e. the one leading you in Salaah); because according to the most correct saying (or view) of the scholars the Final Tasha-hud is a pillar (of the prayer), and there is the Salutation upon the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) in it. Therefore, it is obligatory to complete it even after the Imaam’s Salaam (i.e. after he finishes the prayer). And from it (i.e. the Tasha-hud) is seeking Allaah’s protection from the Hell fire, the punishment of the grave and from the trials of life and death, and from the trial of the Dajjaaj; because the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) commanded with seeking (Allaah’s) protection from these four (things) in the Final Tasha-hud, and that is because some of the people of knowledge consider that to be an obligation.

والله ولي التوفيق

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Source: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/979

Patience at the time of calamities

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Fawzaan was asked how to be firm with calamities and how to be pleased with the predestination and decree of Allah in light of the prophetic guidance, the Shaykh – may Allah preserve him – answered:

Obligatory upon the Muslim at the befalling of calamities is patience and seeking the reward from Allah and supplication, due to HIS statement – The Most High – {give glad tidings to the patient ones. Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.”} (1) And also obligatory is restricting the tongue from complaining, wailing and moaning from what has come to pass of predestination and decree. So it is upon the Muslim to be patient and that he says: “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.O Allah take me out of my plight and bring to me after it something better.” (2) This is what has been reported for the one stricken with calamity to say at the occurrence of the calamity. (1) Al-Baqarah Verses 155-156 (2) Muslim 2/632 http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/15176

The Ruling on the Common people of the Rawaafid (shia)—Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee (may Allaah preserve him)

Question:

Our Shaikh (may Allaah preserve you); the questioner says: What is the ruling on the common people of the Rawaafid (shia) and how do we deal with them?

 

Answer:

The questioner differentiates between the common people and other than them; this is a good approach. The common people who neither speak ill of the wives of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) nor do they make takfeer of the Sahaabah (radiyallaahu-anhum), nor do they believe that the Qur’aan is distorted; but they have some Rafd (i.e. beliefs of the raafidah) and some hatred for the Sahaabah without making takfeer of them and what is similar to (these actions); then these ones are misguided innovators and we do not declare them disbelievers. And whoever joins their heretics in making takfeer of Muhammad’s (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) Sahaabah; in speaking ill of the wives of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam); in the filthy belief that the Qur’aan has been distorted, and that there is an addition and deficiency in it, then this (person) is a disbeliever similar to the disbelievers of the Yahood and Nasaaraa—there is no differentiation between their common people and their scholars (in this affair).

 

Question

How do we deal with them?

 

Answer:

If dealing with them is with regards to a worldly affair—business transactions and what is similar to that—(then) it is permissible to trade with a Jew, a Christian and a Raafidee; but as for co-operating with them in the affairs of religion, then never. [Allaah (The Most High)] said: [وَلَا تَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى ٱلۡإِثۡمِ وَٱلۡعُدۡوَٲنِ‌ۚ] ‘’Do not help one another in sin and transgression.’’ [5:2] Rather their scholars and callers are boycotted and they are warned against.

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[Source: الذريعة إلى بيان مقاصد كتاب الشريعة] [ Vol 3. Page: 595]