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Join feet in Salaah?


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Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen:
 
-“If it´s evident that the person who stands besides you in Salaah keeps moving their feet away from you (i.e. refuses to join feet) it is not from the Sunnah for you to move your foot closer (because then you’ll end up standing with widespread feet).”-
 

(Liqaa ash-Shahri 16)

Beware of Mockery

 
Beware of Mockery

'A'isha رضى الله عنها said,
“A man suffering from an affliction passed by some women and they laughed together, mocking him, and so one of them got that same affliction.”
[Âdab al-Mufrad no. 887]

Reminder after the burial at the graveyard...


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Question:  Is it permissible to give a reminder after the burial at the graveyard? 
Answer: 
by ash-Shaikh Dr. Saalih bin Sa’ad as-Suhaymi حفظه الله (Lecturer at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah)
 الشيخ العلامة صالح بن سعد السحيمي -حفظه الله تعالى: المُدرس بالمسجد النبوي
No! 
If there’s a need it should be before the burial. To remind people to stick to the Sunnah and stay away from Innovation (Bid’ah). So that this doesn’t turn into a sermons and lectures, rather its just a short admonishment. But after the burial, then No. 

I saw during my night journey some men whose lips were being clipped with clippers of fire. I said, ‘Who are these people, Jibreel?’ He replied, ‘These are the people from your followers who gave sermons commanding the people with righteousness, yet forgetting to practice it themselves.
—  The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallaam). Source: Sharh us-Sunnah, al-Bayhaqee in Ash-Shu’ab, ibn Abee ad-Dunyaa and others

The Worst People of this Nation


The Worst People of this Nation

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ : شِرَارُ أُمَّتِي الثَّرْثَارُونَ ، الْمُشَّدِّقُونَ ، الْمُتَفَيْهِقُونَ ، وَخِيَارُ أُمَّتِي أَحَاسِنُهُمْ أَخْلاقًا.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet, (sallAllahu alayhi wa salam) , said, “The worst of my community are those who speak a lot, those who are diffuse in speech and those who fill their mouth with words. The best of my community are the best of them in character.

Bukhari in Adabu Mufrad (1308) graded as being sahih by Al-Albani

Scholarly comments for this subject:

” Those who speak a lot ” refers to the people who constantly talk about things of no importance in Islam.[1]
” Those who are diffuse in speech ” This applies to the person who  constantly chatters and  idly gossips without prudence. [2]
” Those who fill their mouth with words…” This refers to a person who talks at great length. [3]
worst_people

” The best of my community are the best of them in character.” This was mentioned with those who speak a lot, because the one who perfects his character weighs his speech and actions. He rarely speaks about things that don’t concern him. He protects himself from talking too much, gossiping, and talking at great length. The only people described  with these traits are those with bad character, those who are arrogant, and those who make themselves look good at the expense of making others look bad.[4]

[1] Ibn Qayyim in Madraj As-Salikeen( 2/307)

[2] Ibn Athir in An-Nihiyah(1/595)

[3] Al-Amir As-Sanani’ Sharh Jami As-Saghir (6/496)

[4] Ibid

TREAT YOUR WIFE HOW YOU WOULD WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO BE TREATED

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) said,
“…Know that when you deal and interact with your wife then it is mandatory that you think of a [scenario] where a man is the husband of your daughter. How does he treat her? Would you be pleased for him to treat her with harshness and sternness? The answer is no. Therefore, do not be content with treating the daughter of another person in a fashion that you would not be pleased for your daughter to be treated. This principle should be known by all people.”
[Ash-Sharh Al-Mumti’ (vol. 12, p. 381), Translated by Hassan Somali]

How can the believer be content to live in the land of the kuffaar...?

 
How can the believer be content to live in the land of the kuffaar...?
 
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said:
 
How can the believer be content to live in the land of the kuffaar where the rituals of kufr are proclaimed openly and rule belongs to someone other than Allaah and His Messenger, seeing that with his own eyes, hearing that with his own ears and approving of it, and even starting to feel that he belongs there and living there with his wife and children, and feeling as comfortable there as he does in the Muslim lands, even though he and his wife and children are in such great danger and their religious commitment and morals are in such peril?
 

Source: Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthyameen, Fatwa no. 388.

Quick tips: Rulings pertaining to the sacrificial offering

Quick tips: Rulings pertaining to the sacrificial offering



بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد


1. The time:

The time-frame for slaughtering is four days:

- The first day after the Eid prayer.
- Which continues for three days after it, till sunset on the 13th (of Dhul-Hijjah).
- It is permissible to slaughter in the day as well as the night.

[Fataawa Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله (25/167)]
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2. In the first 10 days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, it is not permissible for the one who wants to make the sacrificial offering to:

- Cut his hair.
- Shorten his nails.
- Remove the (dead) skin.
- As for the family of this sacrificer, then it is permissible for them to cut their hair, shorten their nails and remove the skin.

[Fataawa al-Lajnah (11/397)]
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3. The age of the sacrificial animal:

- Camel: 5 years.
- Cow: 2 years.
- Goat: 1 year.
- Sheep: 6 months.

[Fataawa Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله (25/13)]
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4. The defects that would prevent the sacrificial animal from being valid and acceptable:

- Clear defectiveness of the eyes (blind in either one of its eyes or any other clear defect of the eyes).
- The sick animal which shows sign of severe illness.
- A crippled/lame animal.
- Emaciation animal that has no marrow (in its bones) and that which causes brain loss due to its slimness and weakness.
- Any defects which are similar to this or severe than this come under this prohibition.

[Fataawa Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله (25/13)]
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5. The person who is authorized to slaughter on behalf of the sacrificer can:

- Cut his hair.
- Shorten his nails.
- Remove the (dead) skin.

[Fataawa Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله (25/155)]
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6. Some people believe that if the one who intends to offer the sacrifice were to cut his hair or shorten his nails or remove the skin during these 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, then his sacrifice will not be accepted.

This belief is incorrect.

[Fataawa Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله (25/161)]
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7. It is forbiddn to sell something from the sacrificial animal:

- It’s meat, fat, skin and anything else.
- This is because it is part of the wealth which has been spent in the way of Allaah. So it is not permissible to take it back.
- It is not permissible to give from it to the butcher as a complete or partial payment for his services.

[Fataawa Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله (25/1)]

Is Jesus God?


 Is Jesus God?

Jesus always expressed his subordination to his God and Creator.

Examples:

Did Nothing On His Own Authority:

[John 5:30] “I can of my own self do nothing, As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

[John 14:31] “I do exactly as the Father commanded Me Get up, let us go from here.”

[Matthew 20:23] “ but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.”


Spoke Not On His Own Authority:

[John 8:28] “So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.”

Said That The Father Is Greater Than Him:

[John 14:28] “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”

Was Tempted:

[Matthew 4:1] “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.”


But God can not be tempted:

[James 1:13] “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone”


He Denied Knowledge Of The Unseen:

[Mark 13:32]“No-one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

[Matthew 24:36-38] “No-one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

He Was Circumcised, Imagine, God, Being Circumcised!

[Luke 2:21] “On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.”


Was Subject To Change:

[Luke 2:52] “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature.”

But God is Immutable.

[Malachi 3:6]“For I am the Lord, I do not change;


Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.

Did Not Accept To Be Called Good And Referred To God:

[Mark 10:18] “Why do you call me good? Jesus answered. No-one is good— except God alone.”


Prayed To God:

[Mark 14:32] “They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”"

[Luke 5:16] “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”

[Matthew 26:39] “…and Jesus fell on his face and prayed.”

[Mark 14:35] “Going a little farther, he (jesus) fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him.”


Ordered Everyone To Worship The One True Almighty God Alone:

[Matthew 4:10] “Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”

[Deuteronomy 6:13] “Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.”


Referred To Himself As A Prophet:

[Luke 13:33-34] “In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you.”

Others Also Called Him A Prophet:

[Luke 7:16] “They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said.”

[Luke 24:17-22] “”About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.”

[John 6:14] “After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”"


Refered To As A Servant Of God:

[Acts 3:13] “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered”

[Acts 4:27] “For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy (A)servant Jesus.”

God Sent Jesus

[John 17:3] “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”


He Made A Distinction Between Himself And The Father:

[Matthew 23:9] “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”

[John 12:26-28] “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. “Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”"


Refered To Himself Frequently As Son Of Man

[Matthew 8:20] “Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no-where to lay His head.”"

[Matthew 12:32] “Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.”

[Matthew 12:40] “for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster (Whale), so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

[Matthew 17:9] “As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”"

[John 6:27] “”Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”"


He Is Also Described As ‘A Man Approved By God’

[Acts 2:22] “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man approved by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”

(This text has been translated to spanish, you can read it clicking here)

The sign of knowledge that does not benefit...

Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali: “The sign of knowledge that does not benefit is pride, arrogance, and conceit. Such a person seeks high position and ranking in this world and competes for it. He debates with the scholars with the aim of defeating them, and argues with the foolish with the aim of directing their attention towards him. It is reported from the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, that whoever seeks knowledge for this purpose,"for him is the Fire, the Fire!" [ibn Majah No:254, ibn Hibban No:290, on the authority of Jabir. Albani, Sahih al-Jami’ No:7370 amongst others…]
Page 60. “The Excellence of Knowledge..” “Fadhl ilm..”
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صورة لمكتبة الشيخ ربيع بن هادي المدخلي حفظه الله
The picture’s of Shaikh Dr. Rabi al-Madkhali’s Library- May Allah Protect him. Allahummah Baarik!

Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali: “The sign of knowledge that does not benefit is pride, arrogance, and conceit. Such a person seeks high position and ranking in this world and competes for it. He debates with the scholars with the aim of defeating them, and argues with the foolish with the aim of directing their attention towards him. It is reported from the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, that whoever seeks knowledge for this purpose,"for him is the Fire, the Fire!" [ibn Majah No:254, ibn Hibban No:290, on the authority of Jabir. Albani, Sahih al-Jami’ No:7370 amongst others…]
 

Page 60. “The Excellence of Knowledge..”

صورة لمكتبة الشيخ ربيع بن هادي المدخلي حفظه الله

The picture’s of Shaikh Dr. Rabi al-Madkhali’s Library- May Allah Protect him. Allahummah Baarik!

Greatest type of punishment

 
Greatest type of punishment
 
Shaikh Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said,
 
“Many people think that being punished [for one’s sins] is only in those things that are external, like the body, wealth and children, but the reality is that the punishment of the sickness of the heart and its corruption is more severe and greater than the punishment through those things.”
 

Source: Ahkaam minal-Qur’aanil-Karim, vol. 1, p. 87.

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