The Salaf were humble—Beware of snobbish behaviour due to the little you know!

Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (rahimahullaah) was asked about humility; so he said: ”(It is ) to humble oneself to the truth, submitting to it and accepting it from the one who said it. He accepts it even if he heard it from a child or from the most ignorant amongst the people.” [Madaarij As-Saalikeen 2/342]

 

Muhammad Ibn Waasi (rahimahullaah) said: ”If sins were a breeze, no one will sit with me.” [Siyar 6/120]

 

Khalaf Ibn Tameem (rahimahullaah) said: I saw Ath-Thawree at Makkah and many (people gathered or came to) him; so he said: ”To Allaah we belong! I fear that the Ummah will be lost when the people have a need of the likes of me.” [Siyar 7/275]

 

A man said to Maymoon Ibn Mehraan (rahimahullaah): ”The people will not cease to be upon good as long as Allaah keeps you (alive) for them;” so he said: ”keep yourself to your own affairs; the people will not cease to be upon good as long as they fear their Lord.” [Siyar 5/75]

 

A man said to Ibn Umar (radiyallaahu-anhu): ”O (you) the best of the people!” So he said: ”I am neither the best of the people nor the son of the best of the people; rather I am a slave from the slaves of Allaah. I have hope in Allaah and I fear Him.  By Allaah you (people) will not leave a man until you destroy him.” [Siyar 3/236]

 

Whenever Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) was informed that he was seen in a dream, he said: ”I know myself better than those who see dreams.” [7/252]

 

The 3 types of oppression – Imam As Sadi

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

An excerpt from Imam Sadi’s Sharh of the hadeeth:

“اتقوا الظلم فإن الظلم ظلمات يوم “القيامة

Fear oppression, for indeed oppression is darkness on yawmul qiyaamah.
Agreed upon
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The shaykh says at the end of his sharh that there are three types of oppression:

1, A type that Allah does not forgive, and it is associating partners with Allah

“Indeed Allah does not forgive those who associate partners with him” An-Nisa; Verse 48

2. A type of oppression that Allah does not leave anything from it; and it is the oppression of the slaves one to another. So from the perfection of Allah’s justice is that he will punish the creation, in accordance to their oppressing each other.

3. A type of oppression which is under the will of Allah; if Allah wills he will punish him, and if he wills he will forgive its people, and (this oppression) is the sins which are between the slaves and his Lord, regarding that which is lesser than shirk.

From imam sadi’s book:

شرح جوامع الأخبار

Pages 44-45

Misconception: Muslims hate Jesus

Many non-Muslims are surprised to find out that according to Muslim belief, Jesus, the son of Mary, is one of the greatest messengers of God. Muslims are taught to love Jesus, and a person cannot be a Muslim without believing in the virgin birth and miracles of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. Muslims believe these things about Jesus not because of the Bible or any other religion, but simply because the Holy Qur’an says these things about him. However, Muslims always emphasize that the miracles of Jesus, and all other prophets, were by “God’s permission”.

This having been said, many Christians feel to not believe that Jesus is the “Son of God”, “God Incarnate” or the “Third Person” of the Trinity. This is because the Qur’an clearly says that Almighty God does not have a “Son” — neither allegorically, physically, metaphorically or metaphysically. The Pure Monotheism of Islam rejects the notion of “defining” God (which is basically what the “Doctrine of the Trinity” does), saying that someone is “like” God or equal to him, or praying to someone else besides God. Also, Islam teaches that titles such as “Lord” and “Savior” are due to God alone.

In order to avoid misunderstanding, it should be clarified that when Muslims criticize the Bible or the teachings of Christianity, they are not attacking “God’s Word” or Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. From the Muslim point of view, they are defending Jesus and God’s Word –which they have in the form of the Qur’an. Muslim criticism is targeted at writings that some people claim are God’s word, but Muslim’s simply don’t accept their claim that they are really God’s word in to.

Additionally, Christian doctrines such as the Trinity and the Atonement are criticized by Muslims precisely because they did not originate from Jesus, peace be upon him. In this way, Muslims are the true followers of Jesus, peace be upon him, because they defend him from the exaggerations of the Christians and teach the Pure Monotheism that Jesus himself followed.

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[Source: www.salafipublications.com Article ID : MSC010007]

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

Reminder: ”Seize The Benefit Of Five Things From The People Of Your Time

Ibn Abee Haatim(.328H) Rahimahullaah said:

”I entered Damascus and came upon the students of hadeeth, and I passed by the circle of Qaasim al Joo’ee(d.248 AH). I found a  group sitting around him and he was speaking. Their appearance amazed me; and I heard him saying:

”Seize The Benefit Of Five Things From The People Of Your Time:

When you are present, you are not known;

When you are absent you are not missed;

When you are seen, your advice is not sought;

When you say something, your saying is not accepted;

And when you have some knowledge, you are not given anything for it.

I Also Advise You With Five Matters:

When you are treated unjustly, do not behave unjustly;

When you are praised, do not become happy;

When you are criticised, do not become upset;

When you are not believed, do not become angry;

And if people act deceitfully towards you, do not act deceitfully towards them.”

Ibn Abee Haatim said: ”So I took that as my benefit from Damascus.”

Related by Ibn al Jawzee in Sifatus-safwah(2/200)

Haughtiness and supporting error—Imaam Ibn Battah

Imaam Ibn Battah (rahimahullaah) said:

Whoever heard the truth and rejects it after having knowledge of it, then he is from those who are haughty towards Allaah. And whoever supports error, then he is from the party of shaytaan. [Al-Ibaanah: 2/54]

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Globalized Versions of Islaam—A satanic fabrication and fraudulent claim of a [secularist-atheist] human devil

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

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لكل قوم وارث، ولكل أرض حارث

For every people there is an inheritor and for every land there is a cultivator

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Indeed, the hostile enemies of Allaah and His Final Messenger always seek to confound truth with falsehood through beautified and fraudulent speech. Some of the hostile enemies and fraudulent so called intellectuals seek to destroy the image of Islaam, whilst being well aware of the falsity of their satanic insinuations and fraudulent intellectual criminal activities. They inherited this satanic methodology from the French crusader king Louis the Ninth, whose armies were defeated by the Muslims of Egypt. So he decided-after losing on the battlefield-that the Muslims should be engaged in a war of cultural supremacy and that a group of westerners should be trained to corrupt the creed of the Muslims and distort the image of Islaam in the world. This is exactly the daily practice of some of the insolent and fraudulent so called intellectuals.

Allaah (The Most High) said:

يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ

”They want to extinguish Allaah’s Light with their mouths (i.e. the Qur’an, the pure Islamic monotheism and the guidance Allaah sent Muhammad with) but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers hate (it).” [Soorah At-Tawbah: Ayah: 32]

Imaam Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: They want to extinguish that which Allaah sent His Messenger with of guidance and the religion of truth, merely by way of their arguments and fabrications; so their example in this (instance) is that of one who wants to extinguish the light of the sun or the moon by way of blowing at (them) and this (person) can never achieve this. [End of quote: See Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdeeb Tafseer Ibn Katheer]

Imaam as-Saa’di (rahimahullaah) said: The light of Allaah is His Religion –(i.e. the religion Allaah chose for mankind)– which He sent the Messengers with and (for which) He revealed the Books.  Allaah called it light, because it gives light in the (midst) of the darkness of ignorance and the false religions; because it is knowledge of the truth and action upon truth, and that which is other than it is its opposite. [End of Quote: see Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan]

Allaah (Glorified Be He) said:

وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَا لِكُلِّ نَبِىٍّ عَدُوًّ۬ا شَيَـٰطِينَ ٱلۡإِنسِ وَٱلۡجِنِّ يُوحِى بَعۡضُهُمۡ إِلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ زُخۡرُفَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ غُرُورً۬ا‌ۚ وَلَوۡ شَآءَ رَبُّكَ مَا فَعَلُوهُ‌ۖ فَذَرۡهُمۡ وَمَا يَفۡتَرُونَ

”And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies- Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications.” [6:112]

Imaam as-Saa’di (rahimahullaah) said:  ‘Allaah (The Most High) said in consolation to His Messenger Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam): This is the way things are; We have appointed for you enemies who reject your call, waging war against you and being envious towards you; for this is Our way, that we appoint for every Prophet sent to the creation enemies- Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and Jinn, who set out to oppose that which the Messengers came with.

‘Inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion’, that is: beautifying the falsehood they call to for one another, and adorning it with expressions until they make it appear in the finest image; so that the foolish ones are deceived by it, and the stupid ones- those who neither understand the reality of things nor their meanings are made to comply with it; rather they are amazed by beautified statements and distorted expressions, so they believe that that which is truth to be falsehood and that which is falsehood to be truth…..

He (rahimahullaah) also said: 

And from the Wisdom of Allaah in appointing enemies for the Prophets and supporters of falsehood calling to it; is that the slaves are encountered with trials and tests, in order that the truthful one is differentiated from the liar, the one of sound intellect from the ignorant and the one with insight from the blind one. [End of quote. Source: Tayseer Al-Kalaam Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseeri Kalaam Al-Mannaan]

The deceiver and fraudulent obstinate secularist atheist deliberately refuses to acknowledge the fact that there is a saved sect upon the way of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and the companions (radiyallaahu-anhum), and thereafter he embarks upon a satanic campaign of dishonesty, lies and fabrication in order to distort the pure and infallible Islamic creed and methodology-attributing it to the satanic methodology of the khawaarij, the Murjia, the Qadariyyah, the raafidah, the philosophers, the Soofiyyah etc These are deviated sects and not globalized versions of Islaam; rather the expression ‘versions of Islaam’ is nothing else but a fabrication against the pure religion of Allaah and His Messenger. The fraudulent, slanderous, dishonest secularist atheist desperately desires to hide the truth. So we ask Allaah to guide him to the truth or repel his satanic fabrications and fraudulent intellectual claims. Aameen.

The following articles @ www.aqidah.com must be read in order to facilitate a good understanding of the nature of the deviant sects, which the fraudster seeks to portray as globalized versions of Islaam.

Articles @ www.aqidah.com

May Allaah preserve the students and select for them the best of their deeds

in the afterlife and grant them honour in this life and the next. Aameen

 

http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/oeotc-glimpses-into-the-splitting-of-the-muslim-ummah-part-1.cfm

http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/vqlrf-the-splitting-of-the-muslim-ummah-part-2.cfm

http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/hxnhe-the-splitting-of-the-muslim-ummah-part-3.cfm

http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/flqoi-the-splitting-of-the-muslim-ummah-part-4.cfm

 

[1] Protests and Demonstrations are satanic innovations–by Shaikh Zaid Bin Haadi (rahimahullaah)

Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (rahimahullaah) said:

Protests/Demonstrations are newly invented matters in the religion, and every newly invented matter in the religion is a bidah, and every bidah is misguidance, and every misguidance is in the hell fire (i.e. is a path leading to the hell fire). That is because Allaah’s legislation is perfect and complete—The Book and The Sunnah—and we do not know of anything by way of the evidences in the Book and the Sunnah that makes it permissible for a handful of people to gather and do demonstrations, which causes disturbance for the people and a wastage of time. And greater than this are abandonment of the prayers (during protests) and the occurrence of killing. If one was to kill a Muslim in a single protest, the one/s who called to such protests will carry his sins—be it an individual, a group or those who participate. It has been reported in an authentic narration: The termination of the world means less to Allah than the killing of a Muslim (i.e. without right). [1] These protests are nothing but bidah and acts of misguidance advocated by shaytaan, (enticed) by the urge of the evil soul and desires. And these enemies (i.e. shaytaan, the urge of the evil soul and desires) do not come together in any affair except that the religion and worldly affairs are destroyed, just as it is the case in these demonstrations/protests.

To be continued…In-Shaa-Allaah

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[1] Hadeeth declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee. Saheeh Al-Jaami 9208]

[2] Abridged. Source: الأفنان وتوحيد ابن خزيمة وحديث عن المظاهرات4-4-1432هـ.]

 

Some of the deeds of the People of Paradise and the people of the hell fire

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

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Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

The deeds of the people of Paradise: Imaan and Taqwa.

And the deeds of the people of hell fire: Disbelief, wicked sins and disobedience.

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From the deeds of the people of Paradise

Belief in Allaah

Belief in the Malaa-ikah

Belief in Books revealed by Allaah

Belief in Allaah’s Messengers

Belief in the Hereafter

Belief in Qadr (the good and bad of it)

Belief in the Shahaadataan

(i.e. None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah)

Establishment of the Salaah

Payment of the zakat

Fasting during the month of Ramadhaan

Hajj

Ihsaan

(i.e. to worship Allaah as if you see Him, even though you cannot see him, but you know that He certainly sees you);

Truthfulness in speech

Fulfilling trusts

Fulfilling agreements

kind treatment towards parents

Sincerity to Allaah

Maintaining the ties of kinship

kind treatment towards neighbours

Kind treatment towards orphans

Kind treatment towards poor people

Kind treatment towards slaves

Kind treatment towards animals

Reliance upon Allaah

Love of Allaah and His Messenger

Fear of Allaah

Hope in Allaah

Hope for Allaah’s Mercy

Turning to Allaah with repentance and obedience

Exercising patience with Allaah’s judgements

Thanking Allaah for His Blessings

Recitation of the Qur’an

Remembrance of Allaah

Supplicating to Allaah for one’s special needs

Reliance upon Allaah whilst fleeing away from what one fears

Enjoining good and forbidding evil

Striving in the path of Allaah against the disbelievers and the hypocrites.

Keeping good relations with the one who cuts it off

Giving to the one who deprives you

Pardoning the one who oppresses you

 

Indeed, Allaah has prepared Paradise for those who fear Him—those who spend in times of ease and adversity; those who suppress anger and pardon the people. Allaah loves the doers of good.

And from the deeds of the people of Paradise: Justice in all affairs and towards all the creation, even the disbelievers.

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[Source: Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 10/422]