Who should we take our knowledge from? Shaykh Rabee’

Shaykh Rabee – may Allah preserve him and reward him with good – was asked about taking knowledge from those upon the Salafi Manhaj; he said:

If he was upon the Salafi Manhaj and didn’t have any misguidance (with him) and he calls to the Salafi Manhaj, then it is obligatory that knowledge is taken from him and it is not taken from the people of falsehood.

The salaf used to say: Indeed this knowledge is religion so look (beware) of whom you take your religion from. And if a man used to speak (about the religion) they would say to him: “Name us your men” so if they were people of innovation (that he named) they would not take (any knowledge) from him and if they were from the people of sunnah, then (the salaf) would take from him.

Therefore the religion of Allah is not taken from the people of falsehood, because they are the people of deception and they mix falsehood with truth, so as to propagate their falsehood.

So it is upon the student that he is diligent in taking knowledge from its pure unadulterated sources, from the Salafi books, from those who teach these books and from the sincere truthful ardent ones who spread the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah – peace and blessings upon him – and spread his correct methodology. And from those who are sincere, truthful and ardent upon guiding the people and saving them from misguidance and from the destructive paths.

Al-Lubbaab min majmoo’ nasaaih wa tawjihaat. Page 185

Safeguarding the Prayer – Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzan – May Allah preserve him – was asked about an individual who prays the five daily prayers, but not in the correct times and occasionally misses all of the prayers of a day and prays them all together later on.

The Shaykh said:

Safeguarding the performance of the  (obligatory) prayers at their correct times with the congregation (for men) is obligatory for the Muslim, and it is not permissible to exit the prayer from its (legislated) time.

As Allah says:

إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ كَانَتْ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ كِتَابًا مَّوْقُوتًا

النساء: ١٠٣ 

Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.

[An-Nisaa Verse 103]

Meaning it is obligatory to perform them at specific times, and in a narration:

“Indeed there are actions (done) for Allah in the night that He does not accept in the day and actions in the day He does not accept in the night” (1)

And exiting the prayers from their correct times is neglecting them.

Allah said:

فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ أَضَاعُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَاتَّبَعُوا الشَّهَوَاتِ فَسَوْفَ يَلْقَوْنَ غَيًّا

إِلاَّ مَنْ تَابَ

مريم ٥٩-٦٠

Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat  [i.e. made their Salat to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times, etc.] and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell.

Except  those who repent…

[Soorah Maryam Verse 59-60]

And combining between two prayers – in the time of one of them ie Dhuhr with Asr or Maghrib with Isha – is not permissible except due to a legislated excuse. As for combining the prayers for a complete day then this is not permissible and the prayer is not correct in this manner.

 

Al muntaqa 5/56

(1) Advice of Abu Bakr to Umar whilst on his deathbed

See link for full narration

http://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/abu-bakr-to-umar-on-his-deathbed/

Praising Innovators – Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadi

The questioner says—may Allah reward you with good:

‘There is a person who praises the people of innovation and rejects the speech of the scholars of the Sunnah concerning them, and he also defames the scholars of the Sunnah and so on.’

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hadi:

“Whoever praises the people of innovation, without doubt, he is from the innovators; rather, he is without doubt from their callers. The people asked our Shaykh—may Allah’s Mercy be upon him—Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Aziz ibn Baz, during the lesson of the explanation of the book Fadl al-Islam is the person who praises the people of innovation considered from them. He said, yes, there is no doubt that he is from them; rather, he is from their callers. This is available in his voice and in writing, all praise is for Allah, and there is no doubt concerning this.”

See: http://ar.miraath.net/fatwah/3909

Translated by Abul Hasan Maalik Al Akhdar

Woke up After Fajr and She was Menstruating – Shaykh Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Uthaymeen -Rahimahullah- was asked concerning a woman who woke up for fajr after the sun had risen and realised she was now menstruating.

Paraphrasing:

“She has to make up the fajr prayer after her menses, because the origin is that she was pure; i.e. she knows she was not menstruating when she went to sleep, she woke after the time of fajr, so all she knows for certain is that she was menstruating after the time of fajr came in and therefore she makes up the fajr prayer.”

The Shaykh went on to say:

“It saddens me that she did not wake for the fajr prayer except after the sun rose, because it is an obligation upon mankind that they guard themselves and that they take the required means so that they can wake and pray on time.”

Majmoo’ Fataawa 219/12

What is the reason for which Allaah created the creation? – Haafidh Hakami

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Question: What is the reason for which Allaah created the creation?

Answer: Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ

And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). [51:56]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَخَلَقَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَلِتُجۡزَىٰ كُلُّ نَفۡسِۭ بِمَا ڪَسَبَتۡ وَهُمۡ لَا يُظۡلَمُونَ

‘’And Allah has created the heavens and the earth with truth, in order that each person may be recompensed what he has earned, and they will not be wronged.’’ [45:22]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا خَلَقۡنَا ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَا لَـٰعِبِينَ

مَا خَلَقۡنَـٰهُمَآ إِلَّا بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَڪۡثَرَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ

And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, for mere play; We created them not except with truth (i.e. to examine and test those who are obedient and those who are disobedient and then reward the obedient ones and punish the disobedient ones), but most of them know not. [44:38-39]

[Source: 200 Questions and answers on Islamic Creed by Haafidh Hakami (rahimahullaah)]

Ruling on Chain Messages – Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzan was asked about chain messages which are sent telling people to send peace and blessings upon the Prophet  -May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him- and forwarding it to (for eg) 10 people so as to attain good deeds by way of it.

The Shaykh -may Allah preserve him- answered: This is an innovation, this is an innovation; the origin of sending peace and blessings upon the prophet is legistlated and is a good thing, however specifying with sending it to “x” amount of people is an innovation with no evidence supporting it.

From the lecture: من أسباب محبة الله

Partly paraphrased

Who was the first person to categorise Tawheed into three? Shaykh Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Question: Who was the first person to categorise Tawheed into three ie Tawheed of Lordship, Tawheed of Worship and Tawheed of Names and Attributes?

Shaykh Fawzan responded: 

Meaning you have doubt in this? The Categories of Tawheed are taken from the Qur’aan. All the verses which speaks about Creating, providing, giving life, causing death, these verses are about the Tawheed of Lordship…. and all the verses which speak about worship and shirk, then these (verses) are about Tawheed of Worship… and all the verses which speak about Allah’s names and attributes then they are about the Tawheed of Names and Attributes.

(Emphasising) They (the categories of Tawheed) are taken from the Quran.

From the lecture:

مظاهو ضعف العقيدة في وقتنا الحاضر و طرق علاجها