The Muslims Beliefs Concerning The Messiah

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Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
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What are the Muslims’ beliefs concerning the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam?

Praise be to Allaah.

Our beliefs concerning the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus the son of Mary – peace be upon him) are those indicated by the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of our Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

We believe that ‘Eesa (peace be upon him) was one of the slaves of Allaah, and one of His noble Messengers. Allaah sent him to the Children of Israel to call them to believe in Allaah alone and worship Him alone.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): {And (remember) when ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: ‘O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allaah unto you, confirming the Tawraat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ But when he (Ahmad, i.e. Muhammad) came to them with clear proofs, they said: ‘This is plain magic’}[al-Saff 61:6].

وَإِذۡ قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ يَـٰبَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ إِنِّى رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيۡكُم مُّصَدِّقً۬ا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَىَّ مِنَ ٱلتَّوۡرَٮٰةِ وَمُبَشِّرَۢا بِرَسُولٍ۬ يَأۡتِى مِنۢ بَعۡدِى ٱسۡمُهُ ۥۤ أَحۡمَدُ‌ۖ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ قَالُواْ هَـٰذَا سِحۡرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬

Transliteration: Waith qala AAeesa ibnu maryama ya banee israeela innee rasoolu Allahi ilaykum musaddiqan lima bayna yadayya mina alttawrati wamubashshiran birasoolin yatee min baAAdee ismuhu ahmadu falamma jaahum bialbayyinati qaloo hatha sihrun mubeenun

{But the Messiah [‘Eesa (Jesus)] said: ‘O Children of Israel! Worship Allaah, my Lord and your Lord.’ Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) there are no helpers} [al-Maa’idah 5:72].

لَقَدۡ ڪَفَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡمَسِيحُ ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ‌ۖ وَقَالَ ٱلۡمَسِيحُ يَـٰبَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ رَبِّى وَرَبَّڪُمۡ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ مَن يُشۡرِكۡ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدۡ حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلۡجَنَّةَ وَمَأۡوَٮٰهُ ٱلنَّارُ‌ۖ وَمَا لِلظَّـٰلِمِينَ مِنۡ أَنصَارٍ۬

Transliteration: Laqad kafara allatheena qaloo inna Allaha huwa almaseehu ibnu maryama waqala almaseehu ya banee israeela oAAbudoo Allaha rabbee warabbakum innahu man yushrik biAllahi faqad harrama Allahu AAalayhi aljannata wamawahu alnnaru wamalilththalimeena min ansarin

‘Eesa was not a god or the son of God as the Christians claim.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): {Surely, they have disbelieved who say: ‘Allaah is the Messiah [‘Eesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary).’} [al-Maa’idah 5:72].

لَقَدۡ ڪَفَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡمَسِيحُ ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ‌ۖ

Transliteration: Laqad kafara allatheena qaloo inna Allaha huwa almaseehu ibnu maryama

{And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allaah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allaah. That is their saying with their mouths, resembling the saying of those who disbelieved aforetime. Allaah’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!} [al- Tawbah 9:30].

وَقَالَتِ ٱلۡيَهُودُ عُزَيۡرٌ ٱبۡنُ ٱللَّهِ وَقَالَتِ ٱلنَّصَـٰرَى ٱلۡمَسِيحُ ٱبۡنُ ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ ذَٲلِكَ قَوۡلُهُم بِأَفۡوَٲهِهِمۡ‌ۖ يُضَـٰهِـُٔونَ قَوۡلَ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ مِن قَبۡلُ‌ۚ قَـٰتَلَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ أَنَّىٰ يُؤۡفَڪُونَ

Transliteration: Waqalati alyahoodu AAuzayrun ibnu Allahi waqalati alnnasara almaseehu ibnu Allahi thalika qawluhum biafwahihim yudahioona qawla allatheena kafaroo min qablu qatalahumu Allahu annayufakoona

The first words that ‘Eesa spoke when Allaah caused him to speak when he was in the cradle were (interpretation of the meaning): {He [‘Eesa (Jesus)] said: ‘Verily, I am a slave of Allaah, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet’} [Maryam 19:30].

قَالَ إِنِّى عَبۡدُ ٱللَّهِ ءَاتَٮٰنِىَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَجَعَلَنِى نَبِيًّ۬ا

Transliteration: Qala innee AAabdu Allahi ataniya alkitaba wajaAAalanee nabiyyan

We believe that Allaah supported him with miracles that proved he was speaking the truth.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): {(Remember) when Allaah will say (on the Day of Resurrection). ‘O ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Remember My Favour to you and to your mother when I supported you with Rooh‑ul‑Qudus [Jibreel (Gabriel)] so that you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and when I taught you writing, Al‑Hikmah (the power of understanding), the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel); and when you made out of the clay, a figure like that of a bird, by My Permission, and you breathed into it, and it became a bird by My Permission, and you healed those born blind, and the lepers by My Permission, and when you brought forth the dead by My Permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from you (when they resolved to kill you) as you came unto them with clear proofs, and the disbelievers among them said: This is nothing but evident magic’} [al-Maa’idah 5:110].

إِذۡ قَالَ ٱللَّهُ يَـٰعِيسَى ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ ٱذۡڪُرۡ نِعۡمَتِى عَلَيۡكَ وَعَلَىٰ وَٲلِدَتِكَ إِذۡ أَيَّدتُّكَ بِرُوحِ ٱلۡقُدُسِ تُكَلِّمُ ٱلنَّاسَ فِى ٱلۡمَهۡدِ وَڪَهۡلاً۬‌ۖ وَإِذۡ عَلَّمۡتُكَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ وَٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ وَٱلتَّوۡرَٮٰةَ وَٱلۡإِنجِيلَ‌ۖ وَإِذۡ تَخۡلُقُ مِنَ ٱلطِّينِ كَهَيۡـَٔةِ ٱلطَّيۡرِ بِإِذۡنِى فَتَنفُخُ فِيہَا فَتَكُونُ طَيۡرَۢا بِإِذۡنِى‌ۖ وَتُبۡرِئُ ٱلۡأَڪۡمَهَ وَٱلۡأَبۡرَصَ بِإِذۡنِى‌ۖ وَإِذۡ تُخۡرِجُ ٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ بِإِذۡنِى‌ۖ وَإِذۡ ڪَفَفۡتُ بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ عَنكَ إِذۡ جِئۡتَهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ فَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِنۡہُمۡ إِنۡ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحۡرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬

Transliteration: Ith qala Allahu ya AAeesa ibna maryama othkur niAAmatee AAalayka waAAalawalidatika ith ayyadtuka biroohi alqudusi tukallimu alnnasa fee almahdi wakahlan waith AAallamtuka alkitaba waalhikmata waalttawrata waalinjeela waith takhluqu mina altteeni kahayati alttayri biithnee fatanfukhu feeha fatakoonu tayran biithnee watubrio alakmaha waalabrasa biithnee waith tukhriju almawta biithnee waith kafaftu banee israeela AAanka ithjitahum bialbayyinati faqala allatheena kafaroo minhum in hatha illa sihrun mubeenun

We believe that ‘Eesa was born from the Virgin Maryam with no father, and that is not impossible for Allaah Who, when He wills a thing, says “Be!” and it is.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): {Verily, the likeness of ‘Eesa (Jesus) before Allaah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: ‘Be!’ — and he was} [Aal ‘Imraan 3:59].

إِنَّ مَثَلَ عِيسَىٰ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ ءَادَمَ‌ۖ خَلَقَهُ ۥ مِن تُرَابٍ۬ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ ۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ

Transliteration: Inna mathala AAeesa AAinda Allahi kamathali adama khalaqahu min turabin thumma qala lahu kun fayakoonu

{(Remember) when the angels said: ‘O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allaah gives you the glad tidings of a Word [‘Be!’ — and he was! i.e. ‘Eesa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)] from Him, his name will be the Messiah ‘Eesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honour in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allaah. (45) He will speak to the people, in the cradle and in manhood, and he will be one of the righteous.’ (46) She said: ‘O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me.’ He said: ‘So (it will be) for Allaah creates what He wills. When He has decreed something, He says to it only: “Be!” and it is’} [Aal ‘Imraan 3:45-47].

إِذۡ قَالَتِ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ يَـٰمَرۡيَمُ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ۬ مِّنۡهُ ٱسۡمُهُ ٱلۡمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ وَجِيهً۬ا فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأَخِرَةِ وَمِنَ ٱلۡمُقَرَّبِينَ – وَيُڪَلِّمُ ٱلنَّاسَ فِى ٱلۡمَهۡدِ وَڪَهۡلاً۬ وَمِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ – قَالَتۡ رَبِّ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِى وَلَدٌ۬ وَلَمۡ يَمۡسَسۡنِى بَشَرٌ۬‌ۖ قَالَ ڪَذَٲلِكِ ٱللَّهُ يَخۡلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ‌ۚ إِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمۡرً۬ا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ ۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ

Transliteration: Ith qalati almalaikatu ya maryamu inna Allaha yubashshiruki bikalimatin minhu ismuhu almaseehu AAeesa ibnu maryama wajeehan fee alddunyawaalakhirati wamina almuqarrabeena (45)Wayukallimu alnnasa fee almahdi wakahlan wamina alssaliheena (46) Qalat rabbi anna yakoonu lee waladun walam yamsasnee basharun qala kathaliki Allahu yakhluqu ma yashao itha qada amran fainnama yaqoolu lahu kun fayakoonu. Continue reading

The Ruling Concerning Mawlid An-Nabawi – (Celebration Of The Prophet’s Birthday)

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Shaikh Saleh al-Fawzan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 63 | Size: 7 MB

In this book, Shaikh Saleh al-Fawzan has enumerated several reasons behind the prohibition of celebrating the Mawlid, and explicitly clarified the major doubts raised up by the proponents of Mawlid; and this includes the claims that …

  • Celebration of Mawlid is honouring the Prophet.
  • Mawlid is celebrated by a large number of people in many towns and cities
  • Commemorating Mawlid renews the memories of the Prophet
  • Mawlid is a Bidah Husna (good innovation) because it is a means of showing gratitude towards Allah for sending the Prophet.
  • The saying of Umar, ‘What a good Bidah is this?’
  • Celebration of Mawlid an-Nabawi is out of love for the Prophet and an expression of one’s love, which is permissible.

Additional quotes by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Ibraheem Aal-Shaikh have been added to further clarify these issues.

“Those who participate in the celebration of Mawlid an-Nabawi are of different types;

  • Some simply gather on the occasion and read the story of birth, give speeches and recite poems.
  • Some prepare food and sweets, and distribute it to the attendees.
  • Some commemorate the celebration in the mosques while others in the houses.
  • Some do not limit themselves to the above, they add to it prohibited actions of mingling between men and women, dancing, singing or acts of Shirk like invoking and calling upon Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam), etc.

With all its various forms and intentions of those who celebrate it, commemoration of Mawlid an-Nabawi is indisputably a prohibited innovation…” [end of excerpt from the book]

The booklet has two valuable appendixes…

Appendix 1:

An explanation of the Hadeeth, “He, who establishes/initiates a Sunnah Husna (good Sunnah) in Islam, he will have the reward of those who perform it after him until the Day of Judgment.”, in the words of Shaikh Saleh al-Fawzan (hafidhahullah) and Shaikh Saleh al-Uthaimeen (rahimahullah). And this hadeeth is often brought forth in defense of innovations.

Appendix 2:

A Dialogue between Shaikh al-Albaani (rahimahullah) and a proponent of Mawlid concerning, “Is the celebration of Mawlid a good deed (Khayr)?”

I ask Allah to make us amongst those who follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah upon the understanding of the Sahabah (radiallahu anhum). Ameen Continue reading

Knowledge: A Definition, Its Virtue And The Ruling Concerning Its Acquisition

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Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen
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This is a translation of three chapters from the book ‘Knowledge – A Definition, its Virtue and the Ruling Concerning its Acquisition’ by one of the esteemed scholars of the Sunnah in the contemporary era, namely Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may the mercy of Allaah be upon him.

The book contains much in the way of advice to the seekers of knowledge and serves as an admonishment to the sincere seeker, causing one to reflect about their search for the divinely revealed knowledge.

Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen was born in the town of ‘Unayzah in Arabia on the 27th of Ramadaan 1347 AH. The Shaykh memorised the whole Qur’aan as a young boy with his maternal grandfather ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Sulaymaan Aali Daamigh (raheemahullaah) and then furthered his search for knowledge by studying writing, arithmetic and some other subjects.

The scholar ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’adee used to get two of his senior students, Ali as-Saalihee and Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez al-Mutawwa’ (may the mercy of Allaah be upon them all) to teach the younger students. Under whom, Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen studied an abridgement to Aqeedat ul-Wasitiyyah and Minhaj us-Saalikeen fee’l- Fiqh, as well as studying al-‘Ajroomiyyah and al-Alfiyyah in Arabic grammar and morphology. He also studied the laws of inheritance and fiqh under Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn ‘Ali ibn ‘Awdaan. Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen also studied under the noble Shaykh, ‘Abdul- ‘Azeez bin Baaz, to the extent that he was regarded as his second teacher.

In 1371 AH, the Shaykh began to teach in the congregational mosque and when the educational institutes opened in Riyadh he signed up with them in 1372 AH and then graduated after two years and became a teacher in educational institute (Ma’ahad ‘Ilmee) in ‘Unayzah. In the meantime, he continued his studies under as- Sa’adee (raheemahullaah) and with the College of Sharee’ah. When Shaykh Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’adee passed away (raheemahullaah), Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen was appointed Imaam of the congregational mosque in ‘Unayzah and a teacher within the central library of ‘Unayzah in addition to Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen’s other teaching responsibilities. He would later move on to teaching in the faculties of Sharee’ah and Usool ud-Deen in the Qaseem branch of Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. Moreover, he became a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen played a large and active role in the field of Da’wah (calling) to Allaah and teaching the Muslims from all levels of the society. For this reason, Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen is renowned for his beneficial lessons and sermons given in ‘Unayzah, Qaseem. He was thus known for his classes during the nights of ‘Itikaaf during Ramadaan every year. He was also known for his compendium of religious rulings (fatawaa) issued to the masses of Muslims from the east and west during Hajj or published within journals, magazines, on the radio programme ‘Light Upon the Path’ (‘Noor ‘alaa ad-Darb’). The Shaykh was particularly known for this and his wholesome responses to the various questions that were posed to him day in day out. Continue reading

Concerning Taraaweeh

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Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz
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All praises are for Allah who, out of His infinite Mercy, has giving us countless opportunities to remit our past sins, draw near to Him. And seek the reward that He has reserved for the believers.

And may His Peace and Blessings be on His Messenger, our Imaam, who showed us every way possible to draw near to Allah and Al-Jannah without any shortcoming, and upon all his family and companions, and whoever treads their path until the Day of Recompense.

Indeed one of the greatest opportunities Allah (SWT) has given this Ummah (nation) is the month of Ramadaan, in which He revealed His Book as a Guidance Criterion, and has attributed to this month many merits not attributed to others.

And from these opportunities is also he Taraweeh, of which the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Whoever stands [in prayer] in Ramadaan with Eeman and hoping to attain reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”

Truly in praying Taraweeh, the servant feels khushoo’ and rejuvenates his Eeman, drawing him nearer and nearer to Allah. But what is so unfortunate is that instead of the praying being utilized in this fashion, it sometimes is made a tedious chore where one does not feel khushoo’, but rather looks forward to its conclusion.

Also, due to a lack of understanding of what is permissible in the Taraweeh and what is not, the prayer may even become a matter of tension; differences become apparent and views are expressed. Personal ideologies start to interfere with the general benefit of the people, and thus, the whole purpose of the prayer is destroyed.

So we deemed it to be in best interest to publish this small but extremely beneficial treatise, as a series of fataawah by our late beloved sheikh, Sheikh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz, may Allah raise him amongst the prophets and righteous. This treatise clearly demonstrates his wisdom in dealing with affairs which may be points of dispute in the Taraaweeh. He sheds light upon many issues in respect to their permissibility, and one may even find that some issues have much more flexibility than is perceived.

We request all who read this book to study its meanings well and put them into practice, leaving behind any misconceptions they may have had about this blessed prayer in this blessed month, hoping that we can gain the fullest out of it, and Ramadaan be what it was intended to be, a month to remit our sins and achieve the station of Taqwa. Continue reading

The Month Of Safar

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Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 20 | Size: 1 MB

The month of Safar is one of the twelve Hijri months, and it is the month which comes after Muharam. Some of the (scholars) said that it is named because of the emptying (isfaar) of Makkah (i.e., its people would all leave) when they traveled during this month. It was also said that this month is named Safar because they used to raid the tribes at this time, and they would leave those whom they encountered bereft of their possessions (sirfan min al-mataa’) – i.e., they would take all their belongings away and they would leave them with nothing. (See Lisaan al-‘Arab by Ibn-Mandhoor, part 4 and p.462-463).

Our discussion of this month will cover the following points:

1. What has been narrated concerning it from the Arabs of the Jaahiliyyah.
2. What has been narrated in Islam that contradicts the views of people of the Jaahiliyyah concerning this month.
3. Innovations and corrupt beliefs concerning this month that exist among people who claim to be Muslims.
4. What happened in this month of military campaigns and important events in the life of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
5. False ahaadeeth that have been narrated concerning Safar. Continue reading

Concerning The Ruling On Celebrating The Gregorian Year 2000

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Shaykh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 10 | Size: 1 MB

Praise be to Allaah Alone and blessings and peace be upon the one after whom there is no Prophet. The Standing  Committee on Academic Research and Issuing Fatwaas has reviewed the many questions and requests for fatwaas  submitted to His Excellence the Grand Mufti and forwarded to the Standing Committee from the general trust of the  Council of Senior ‘Ulamaa’ (no. 3825, dated 21/7/1420 AH). People have asked questions concerning the rulings on  paying attention to and celebrating the European (Gregorian) millenium, and others matters pertaining to this  event. It is sufficient for us to quote just two of the questions asked: In the first question, it is asked:  “Nowadays we are seeing media reports about the events and preparations leading to the Year 2000 CE and the  beginning of the third millenium. The kuffaar, Jews, Christians and others, are excited about this and are pinning  great hopes on this event. My question, O respected Shaykh, is this: some so-called Muslims are also showing  interest in this event and regard it as an auspicious time for getting married or doing certain things. Some of  them are advertising this event in their stores and companies etc., in ways that are offensive to Muslims. What is  the shar’i ruling on respecting this occasion, showing an interest in it, exchanging greeting on this occasion –  whether verbally or by sending cards – etc.? May Allaah reward you with much good on behalf of Islam and the  Muslims.” Continue reading

Dealing With Worries And Stress

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Shaykh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 26 | Size: 1 MB

It is the nature of this life that people will suffer from worries and stress, because this world is the place of disease, hardship and suffering. It is also the nature of this life that people have to put with suffering and hardship for various reasons. So people feel regret for what has happened in the past, anxious about that may happen in the future, and worried about what is going on in the present. The things that cross our mind and make us feel distressed are things in the past that have caused grief, things in the future that we are worried about, and things in the present which concern us. People react differently to stress and worries, depending on how many things are concerning them, whether the worry is continuous or not, and on whether they have faith in their hearts or are rebellious and sinful. We may describe people’s hearts as being of two types: either the heart is the throne of Allaah, filled with light, life, happiness, joy and all the treasures of goodness; or it is the throne of Shaytaan, wherein is distress, darkness, death, grief, worry and anxiety. Continue reading

Fiqh Made Easy

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Jamaal al-Din M.Zarabozo
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 186 | Size: 9 MB

In this work, the world- renowned scholar of comparative fiqh, Dr. Saalih al-Sadlaan of Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University discusses the most important issues of fiqh. In this work, the author has done an excellent job of concisely mentioning the most important aspects of the different fiqh topics he discussed. Furthermore, he has discussed many issues that are not greatly discussed in the English literature, such as the rules concerning bequests and endowments. Hence, this work was chosen to be translated as a welcomed addition to the available English literature. Continue reading

The Refutation Of The Doubts Concerning Bay’ah And Imaarah

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Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qādir Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azīz
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 216 | Size: 1 MB

This small treatise was extracted and compiled from two chapters of the book “Al-‘Umdah Fī I’dād Al-‘Uddah Lil-Jihādi Fī Sabīlillāhi Ta’āla” by Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qādir Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azīz, may Allāh, the Most High, free him from prison. We have selected this section for translation and distribution, in light of the current conditions of chaos and division, which has resulted from our nation’s lack of organization, coupled with the plotting of the enemies of Islām, in the absence of general authority and leadership. Also, it is directed to the youth of the Islamic nation (Ummah) who are burdened with the task of taking up and carrying the flag in defense of their Religion (Dīn) and to salvage the fleeting leadership and commitment to reform, from within the Islamic groups and organizations. Continue reading

Fatwah Concerning Looking

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Memphis Dawah Team
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 25 | Size: 1.5 MB

Fatwah Concerning Looking: This small treatise is primarily based upon the book, “Fiqh of Looking” by Mustafa Abdul Al-Hayy, in which several fatawa and opinions from a large array of classical and contemporary Scholars including Muwafaq ad-Deen Abdullah Ibn Ahmad Ibn Qudamah, Mohyee-ad-deen An-Nawawi, Ibn Qataan, Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al-Hattaab, Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baaz, Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaimeen and others.

Some of the major questions addressed in this small booklet are:

– What is allowable to look at of the opposite sex in medical situations?
– If a man is testifying against a woman, is he allowed to look at her?
– Is it permissible to look at a teacher of the opposite sex?
– What is permissible to look at of people of the same sex? Continue reading