Differences Of Opinion Amongst The Scholars: The Causes And Our Position Towards Them

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Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 53 | Size: 2 MB

This is the english translation of the booklet ‘Alkhilaaf Baynal ‘Ulamaa Asbaabuhoo wa Mawqifunaa Minhoo’ by the great scholar Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen, may Allah preserve him and increase him in good.

It is hoped that this book, although small in size, will have an impact in explaining this vital subject. Inshallah, one who studies this book will increase in his respect for the scholars and in his tolerance towards his brothers who hold valid opinions which may differ from his. Continue reading

The Scholars Are The Fearful

Muhammad Hassan

In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah. May Allah send His peace and blessings upon the beloved Messenger (SAW) and upon his companions, his family, and all who follow his guidance until the Day of Judgment. Continue reading

An Introduction To The Science Of Hadith

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Dr. Suhaib Hasan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 42 | Size: 1 MB

The Muslims are agreed that the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (S) is the second of the two revealed fundamental sources of Islam, after the Glorious Qur’an. The authentic Sunnah is contained within the vast body of Hadith literature.

A hadith (pl. ahadith) is composed of two parts: the matn (text) and the isnad (chain of reporters). A text may seem to be logical and reasonable but it needs an authentic isnad with reliable reporters to be acceptable; ‘Abdullah bin Al-Mubarak (d. 181 AH), one of the illustrious teachers of Imam al-Bukhari, said:

“The isnad is part of the religion: had it not been for the isnad, whoever wished to would have said whatever he liked.”

During the lifetime of the Prophet (S) and after his death, his Companions (Sahabah) used to refer to him directly, when quoting his saying. The Successors (Tabi’un) followed suit; some of them used to quote the Prophet (S) through the Companions while others would omit the intermediate authority – such a hadith was .later known as mursal. It was found that the missing link between the Successor and the Prophet (S) might be one person, i.e. a Companion, or two people, the extra person being an older Successor who heard the hadith from the Companion. This is an example of how the need for the verification of each isnad arose. Imam Malik (d. 179) said, “The first one to utilize the isnad was Ibn Shihab al Zuhri” (d. 124). The other more important reason was the deliberate fabrication of ahadith by various sects which appeared amongst the Muslims, in order to support their views (see later, under discussion of maudu’ ahadith). Ibn Sirin (d. 110), a Successor, said, “They would not ask about the isnad: But when the fitnah (trouble, turmoil, esp. civil war) happened, they said: Name to us your men. So the narrations of the Ahl al¬Sunnah (Adherents to the Sunnah) would be accepted, while those of the Ahl al-Bid ‘ah (Adherents to Innovation) would not be accepted. ” Continue reading

Compassionate Among Themselves

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Sheik Salih Ibn Abbdullah As-Darweesh
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 63 | Size: 1 MB

All Praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek for His assistance. We seek His refuge from the evil of our own souls and from our misdeeds. No one can mislead whoever Allah guides and no one can guide whoever Allah causes to go astray.

To proceed, the Messenger of Allah, (Sallallaahu alayhi wasalaam) is indeed, the leader of mankind; this is an Islamic reality upon which all Muslims agree. And this agreement is a great blessing for this Ummah (nation). In this, all praise and favour belong to Allah.

There is no consideration for the opinion of some who deviated and believed that some Imams are greater than the Messenger of Allah, (Sallallaahu alayhi wasalaam) in terms of knowledge and other qualities. There are scholars who are capable of reinterpreting of proving the falsity of all narrations recorded in these books.

Clarity of the status of the Messenger of Allah, (Sallallaahu alayhi wasalaam), and that he is the owner of the Great Intercession, the visited Fountain and the exalted position in the world and in the Hereafter, are facts that no one can deny.

The Blessings of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasalaam) extended to the members of his household and his companions, May Allah be pleased with all of them.

Therefore, members of the Prophets Household enjoy great status. There are many Qur’anic verses and numerous Ahadith that supported this. These evidences include the mention of those among them who kept the company of the Messenger of Allah, (Sallallaahu alayhi wasalaam) as they include the mention of their offspring. They also explain their virtues and excellence. Continue reading

Kindness And Gentleness

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Dr. Fadl al Ilahi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 121 | Size: 8 MB

Undoubtedly, the heart leans towards those who are kind and gentle. It was said a long time ago: “Make your face and your words gentle, and you will be more beloved to the people than those who give them a gift.

” Likewise, it is part of human nature to turn away from severity and harsh heartedness even if it were to come from (our Prophet who is) the best of Allah the Most High’s creatures. Allah the Most high says:

“…And had you been severe and harsh hearted, they would have broken away from you..” (Sura Aal-‘Imran:159)

The one calling to the religion of Islam and dealing with other people has the utmost nee to gather the people around him, and cause their hearts to lean towards him so that they will listen to him. Adorning himself with kindness and gentleness helps achieve that goal with the Grace of Allah.

Texts of the Noble Quran and the pure (authentic) Sunnah clearly explain how important it is for the calling to Islam to adorn himself with kindness. Likewise, (our Prophet who is) the leader of all callers to the religion of Islam and their role model is an example of how to use kindness when calling to the religion of Allah the Most High (Islam). Also, many of the scholars have emphasized how important it is for the one calling to Islam to adorn himself with kindness.

It is also of the utmost importance that a person has kindness and gentleness when he is dealing with people in his everyday life, kindness and gentleness towards his parents, his children, his brothers and sisters, his relatives and friends. It is because of this kindness and gentleness that the people will find pleasure in being around him. Continue reading

The Game Of The Pharaohs

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Shaykh Abu Salman Faris Ibn Ahmad Al-Shuwayl Az-Zahrani
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The one who ponders our current situation and the actions of the present-day tawāghīt in relation to the People of Truth from the Mujāhidīn will find a clear pharaohnic phenomenon that has been implanted in them, clearly evidenced in many aspects, some of which we will discuss in this article. For they have now spread and waged their offensive, and they have begun to wage war against the People of Truth under specific heraldries, and they have been able to excite for this campaign armies from their available soldiers – magicians, scholars, authors, journalists, and broadcasters – and with all of this they are unable to confront the Truth with proof, and they are unable to confront it with evidence nor debate live on air with those who oppose them. Rather, they only organize debates with those who follow their path and their steps on the several television channels which they own such as – The first extortion: Channel 1, The second extortion: Channel 2, The third extortion: Al-’Arabiyyah Channel, The fourth extortion: Al- Majd Channel, The fifth extortion: M.B.C. Channel, and tens of other channels – as well as radio stations and newspapers – Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, ‘Ukāth, Al- Hayāt, Al-Watan, Ar-Riyādh, Al-Bilād, Al-Jazīrah…) and more from the numerous tools of the mass media, in addition to their scholars who stand on the same turf and carry out their tasks in the best manner by way of the pulpits, lectures, admonitions and tapes. I say: All of them combined are unable to have a true dialogue with the People of Truth based upon the true Shari’ah and knowledge based principles. They know this, and the answers to the questions of the free Mujāhidīn escape them, and they are intrinsic questions put forth after intense research in the Islāmic Shari’ah, and originally published on their sites on the web and elsewhere. And they have heard their releases and calls but have been unable to answer them with truth and neutrality because the hammer of the tawāghīt will strike them.

And from the questions that were put forth are the following:

# What is the ruling on the rulers that do not judge by what Allāh has revealed, and who have inactivated the implementation of the Hudūd and the Shar’ī?
# And what is the ruling on those who arbitrate to the laws of the tawāghīt instead of the Legislation of Allāh?
# And what is the ruling upon rulers who legislate their own rivaling laws beside the Legislation of Allāh, Ta’ālā, and attribute to themselves God-like characteristics and attributes?
# And what is the ruling upon the rulers who make the Harām Halāl and the Halāl Harām?
# And what is the ruling upon the rulers who wage war on Allāh and his Messenger and the Believers by way of different and varying techniques, some of which are through enticement and some of which are through terror?
# And what is the ruling upon the rulers who drive the people away from the Religion of Allāh, Ta’ālā, and from Pure Tawhīd and plot day and night in hope of these plots succeeding?
# And what is the ruling upon the rulers who hate what Allāh has sent down from the Religion, Tawhīd, and Jihād?
# And what is the ruling upon the rulers who mock the Religion of Allāh and its Āwliyā’?!
# And what is the ruling upon the rulers that bless ash-Shirk al-Akbar (major shirk), approve of it, do not change it and don’t allow for its change?
# And what is the ruling upon the rulers who entered down to their bones in alliance with the enemies of the Ummah from the Jews and the Christians; and are at their service and serve their interests and protect them?! Continue reading

The Code Of Scholars (Usul Ul-Fiqh)

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Muhammad Al-Shareef

Usoolul-Fiqh: it is the science concerning the comprehensive evidences of fiqh. Since fiqh consist of either [i] masaa‘il (issues) concerning which the ruling by one of the five rulings is sought, or [ii] it is the dalaa‘il (evidences) employed in extracting and determining these masaa‘il (issues). So fiqh is actualy knowledge of the masaa‘il (issues) and the dalaa‘il (evidences). Continue reading

Sword Against Black Magic & Evil Magicians

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Wahid Abdussalam Bali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 191 | Size: 8 MB

Detailed discussion of ‘sihr’ in Islam. Includes:

* Definition
* Evidence of the existence of sihr
* Categories of sihr
* How a ‘sahir’ brings about a jinn
* Punishment under Islamic law
* How to treat sahir
* Treatment of sahir
* Treatment of al-ayn (the ‘evil eye”)
* And much more.

The Author has extensively relied on Classical Scholars such as Al-Layth, Al-Azhari, Ibn Mandhur, Ibn Faris, Fakhr Ar-Razi, Ibn Qudama Al-Maqdisi,, Ibn Al-Qayyim and Many Others for his references

We often hear about cases of lunacy, constant headaches and stomach aches, insomnia, lethargy, hearing voices, sexual inability, sterility, frigidity, shattered marriages, woman’s continuous bleeding; and we often tend to have the undemanding answer that ‘it is Allah (SWT), or, as the ignorant would put it, ‘it is nature.’ Certainly, it is undisputable that anything in the Heavens and the Earth is managed by Allah , but we should not discard that Allah (SWT) has also commanded us to consider the causes of events. It is high time that we stopped and considered for a moment that, besides normal causes, there is the evil force of Sihr, the Arabic equivalent to sorcery. The sorcerer and Satan work in partnership to provide an ‘intent-to-harm service’ to their client, in return for a mere pittance which they receive from those with weak personalities and from the wicked, who hold grudges against their Muslim brothers and sisters and who love to see them suffer under the effects of sorcery.

‘Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn. From the evil of what He has created. And from the evil of the utterly dark night when it comes. And from the evil of those who blow on knots. And from the evil of the envious when he envies.’
(The Noble Qur’an  Al-Falaq: 1-5) Continue reading

Mother’s Day A Historical Overview And The Scholars’ Rulings On This Holiday

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 29 | Size: 1 MB

Praise be to Allaah and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.

The Prophet (PBUH) told us that his Ummah (nation) would follow the previous nations, the Jews, Christians and Persians, but this was undoubtedly not praise for their actions, and rather it is by way of condemnation and a warning. It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed (RA) that the Prophet (PBUH) said:

“You will certainly follow the ways of those who came before you, handspan by handspan, cubit by cubit, until even if they entered the hole of a lizard, you will do so too.” We asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, (do you mean) the Jews and the Christians?” He said, “Who else?”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3269; Muslim, 2669).

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (RA) that the Prophet (PBUH) said:

“The Hour will not begin until my Ummah follows in the footsteps of those who came before it, handspan by handspan, cubit by cubit.” It was asked, “O Messenger of Allah, like the Persians and Romans?” He said, “Those are the people?”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6888).

The ignorant among this Ummah, and the innovators and heretics have followed the previous nations, the Jews, Christians and Persians, in their Beliefs, ways, manners and dress. Our concern here is to point out in these days their following and imitation of them through the innovation of “Mother’s Day” or “Family Day”, which is a day that the Christians innovated to honour mothers, or so they claim. This then Became a day that was venerated, when government departments would be shut and people would get in touch with their mothers or send them gifts and loving messages. But when the day was over, things would go back to the way they were, with people being cut off from their mothers and disobeying them.

What is strange is that the Muslims would feel a need to imitate them in such ways, when Allaah has commanded them to honour their mothers and has forbidden them to disobey them, and has made the reward for that (for obeying them) the highest status. Continue reading

Mukhtasar Al-Quduri

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Imam al-Quduri
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Brief Biography of Imam al-Quduri. He is Abu’l-Hasan Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Ja`far ibn Hamdan al-Quduri al-Baghdadi, the Hanafi jurist, born 362 AH.  Al-Quduri is an ascription to the selling of pots (qudur). Abu’l-Hasan al-Quduri took his knowledge of fiqh from Abu `Abdillah Muhammad ibn al-Jurjani, from Abu Bakr al-Razi, from Abu’l-Hasan al-Karkhi, from Abu Sa`id al-Barda`i from `Ali al-Daqqaq, from Abu Sahl Musa ibn Nasr al-Razi, from Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, from Abu Hanifah, from Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman, from Ibrahim al-Nakha`i, from `Alqamah, from `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (may Allah bless him and his Household and grant them all peace). Al-Quduri was one of the ashab al-tarjih (jurists who weighed and analyzed the strengths of differing verdicts in the madhhab).  The leadership of the Hanafis in `Iraq came to rest with him, and his renown rose.  His mention recurs in the well-known Hanafi books al-Hidayah and al-Khulasah.  He died on 15th Rajab 428 AH in Baghdad, and was buried in his home, but was later transported and buried beside Abu Bakr al-Khawarizmi, another Hanafi jurist.

He authored: al-Mukhtasar, the fiqh summary bearing his name. Sharh Mukhtasar al-Karkhi, al-Tajrid, in seven volumes, encompassing the disagreed issues between the Hanafis and Shafi`is. al-Taqrib, also in issues of disagreement, a summary which he compiled for his son, and other works.

Perhaps al-Quduri’s most famous work, Al-Mukhtasar is also known as al-Kitab.  The number of issues it addresses is 12,500, spanning the entire spectrum of fiqh, for the book covers not only matters of worship, but also business transactions, personal relations and penal and judicial matters.  Abu `Ali al-Shashi said about the book, “Whoever memorizes this book is the best accomplished of our associates in memorization, and whoever understands it is the best accomplished of our associates in understanding.” As is common with fiqh summary texts (mutun, singular : matn), the book generally does not make a point of providing evidences and derivations of the regulations.  The bases and reasonings behind the verdicts presented can be pursued in more advanced books of the madhhab, and also require some knowledge of usul al-fiqh. The traditional method of learning is for young people to first study (and often memorize) a basic matn, then later go back and study each issue in more detail, and/or along with the evidences. It is related that when al-Quduri wrote this book, he carried it with him to the Ka`bah, and hung it from its curtains.  He asked Allah the Exalted to bless him in it, and this prayer was apparently fulfilled. The book is recognized and respected as a reliable book of the school, and has had various commentaries written on it.  Along with Muhammad ibn al-Hasan’s Al-Jami` al-Saghir, it formed the nucleus of al-Marghinani’s widely-renowned Al-Hidayah – which itself was commentated on by numerous scholars, among the more famous of them Hafiz Badr al-Din al-`Ayni (the author of the commentary on al-Bukhari `Umdat al-Qari) in… Continue reading