“I will not deceive the ruler!” | Imaam Ibn Seereen (Rahimahullah)

Abdul Hameed Bin Abdillaah Ibn Muslim Ibn Yasaar [rahimahullaah] said:

“When Ibn Seereen [rahimahullaah] was imprisoned, the prisoners said to him, ‘’Go to your family at night and return in the morning”. So he said: By Allaah! I will not deceive the ruler.””

[Taareekh Baghdaad: [6/334]

Among The Virtues Of The Prophet’s City | Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Among The Virtues of The Prophet’s City- By Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) was asked about the statement of the Messenger (sallal-laahua-alayhi-wasallam) that: ‘’Verily Imaan returns and goes back to Madeenah as a snake returns and goes back to its hole.’’[1]

Answer:

In this hadeeth the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ‘’ Verily Imaan returns and goes back to Madeenah as a snake returns and goes back to its hole.’’ The word (يَأرِزُ)-Yarizo with a kasrah on the letter Raa can also have a Fatha or a Dammah (on the Raa). And the meaning of (يَأرِزُ) – Yarizo is that (Islaam) will return and it will be established in Madeenah, just as a snake returns to its hole after exiting it. This is an indication from the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alahi-wasallam) that this religion will return to Madeenah after the other lands become corrupted, just as a snake goes out and roams about in the earth, and then returns to its hole after that.

In this hadeeth is also an indication that just as Islaam did spread from Madeenah, it will also return to it; for indeed Islaam’s strength and authority did not spread except from Madeenah, even though its origin was in Makkah. Makkah was the first place where the revelation came down, but the Muslims were not able to establish a state, authority and Jihaad except after migrating to Madeenah. So for this reason, Islaam’s authority, enforcement and strength spread from Madeenah, and it will return to it in the end of time.

And some of the people of knowledge say that this (hadeeth) is indicative of an affair that has preceded, and that people did come to Madeenah and return to it in order to acquire the knowledge of the Sharee-ah and to study Islaam. However, the first meaning is what is apparent from the hadeeth. [2]

[1]Saheeh Bukhaari: Summarized Version: Hadeeth Number: 909

[Source:Fataawaa Fadeelatus Shaikh Al-Allaamah Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen Fil Aqeedah: Vol:1-2: page: 84-85]

“There Is No Good Except In Nine….” | Rabee bin Khuthaym (Rahimahullah)

Rabee Bin Khuthaym [rahimahullaah] used to say:

There is no good in speech except in nine[affairs]: Tahleel [i.e. uttering Laa-ilaaha ilal-laah]; Takbeer [i.e. uttering Allaahu Akbar]; Tasbeeh [i.e. uttering Subhaanallaah]; Tahmeed [i.e. uttering Al-Hamdulil-laah]; Enquiring about good; Seeking refuge from evil; Enjoining good; Forbidding evil and Recitation of the Qur’aan’’.

[Source: ‘Kitaab As-Samt’ by Ibn Abee Dunyaa (rahimahullaah) page:246]

Rush Towards Understanding The Meaning Of The Noble Qur’aan O Student Of Knowledge! | Shaykh Muhammad bin Saaleh al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [May Allah have mercy on him] said:
“I encourage my brothers, especially the students of knowledge, to be eager to understand the meaning of the noble Qur’aan, because indeed the noble Qur’aan was revealed [as a guide for the people in their acts of ] worship – by reciting it and contemplating on its meaning.

Allaah [The Most High] said:
“[This is] a blessed book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.””
Fatawa fil Aqeedah 2/838

This Man is from Ahlul Bidah! [Does This Necessitate That He is a Mubtadi?]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower  of Mercy

Questioner asked Shaikh Ubaid [may Allaah preserve him]: The questioner says: Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu. We hear a statement from some of the Mashaayihk of Ahlus Sunnah: ‘’This man is from the people of Bidah’’; is it understood that he is a Mubtadi [an innovator] or not?’’

Answer: What I have knowledge of is that this statement has two applications according to Ahlus Sunnah. The first of them and it is what is meant in most cases is that he is a Mubtadi [an innovator]. He knows the truth but he is an obstinate person. He refuses [truth], but not deviation; he knows the Sunnah, but refuses to follow it and [follows] Bidah. He commits Bidah whilst knowing that it is bidah.

The other meaning is that this man is a person upon innovation-meaning: He commits bidah even though he is not an innovator, because what we know regarding the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaaa’ah is that they do not declare any specific person an innovator until the proofs are established against him.


[Source: Al-Haddul Faasil Bayna Mu-aamalah Ahl As-Sunnah Wa Ahl Al-Baatil 60. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

Restrict Yourself To The Authentic Narrations | Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [May Allah have mercy on him] said:
“I advise my Muslim brothers to have [a strong] desire to [act upon] the affirmed Sunan of the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and leave that which has not been affirmed; for indeed the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi wasallam] did not leave off anything that is needed by his Ummah [nation] in their worldly affairs and affairs of the afterlife; rather he made it known.”

Fatawa fil ‘Aqeedah 2/1129

No Path To Safety Except That of the Salaf | Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al’Jaamee (Rahimahullah)

Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

“The safe path is to believe that the Salaf of this ummah are more knowledgeable, wiser, safer [from error, deviation etc] and had a greater understanding than those who came after them. And there is no safety for one who comes after them except if he follow their way.”

Sharh Al-Hamawiyyah 1

Corruptors Claiming To Be Rectifiers! | Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Shaykh Rabee bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [May Allah preserve him]:

Allaah [Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala] said:

‘And when it is said to them, “do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “we are but reformers”.’

Every sinner and every corruptor in earth does not tell the people that he is a corruptor; rather  indeed he tells them, “I am a rectifier” and he claims that he is guiding the ummah to rectification.

Al Kadhib wa Aathaaruhu As-Sayyi’ah p.26

The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan | Ash-Shaykh al-‘Allamah Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’di (Rahimahullah)

The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan

The knowledge of Tawheed is the noblest aspect of knowledge without exception. It is the most virtuous and perfect. By way of it the hearts are nurtured upon a sound creed. By way of it, moral character is purified and deeds are perfected. The subject matter of Tawheed is based on the following:

To study what is obligatory to affirm for Allaah regarding His perfect Attributes and lofty descriptions, and that which makes it impossible to either describe Allaah with deficient and blameworthy attributes, or likening Him to others.

To study that which establishes the fact that Allaah alone brought about all things into existence and that He does whatever He wills-whatever He wishes will take place and whatever he does not wish cannot take place.

Likewise, studying what is obligatory regarding belief in the Messengers, their qualities and the rights due to them, and what is forbidden with regards to violation of such rights.

Belief in the Books revealed to the Messengers and in that which Allaah has stated about Himself, and that which His Messengers stated regarding the events of the past and the future.

Belief in the last day, recompense, reward and punishment, the paradise and hell fire, and that which is stated and connected to these affairs.

These are the general affairs of this lofty affair of knowledge. Indeed the Qur’aan has explained these affairs with a profound explanation and clarified it in a manner that is not equal to [its explanation and clarification] in the other revealed books.

[Source: Fat-hul Raheem Al-Malikil Allaam Fee Ilmil Aqaa-id Wat-Tawheed Wal-Akhlaaq Wal-Ahkaam of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). Page:7 Abridged & slightly paraphrased]