The State of the Region of Najd and Arabia in the Time of Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab

The State of the Region of Najd, Arabia in the Time of Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab and the First Saudi State The Turkish Ottoman Empire had pockets of sovereignty in the Arabian lands. It More »

The Advice of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Concerning the Incumbency of the Sunnah and Following the Salaf

The Advice of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz concerning the incumbency of the Sunnah and following the Salaf An enlightening reminder about the obligation of following the Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi More »

Glorifying Allah the Exalted by mentioning His Names and Attributes

Glorifying Allah the Exalted by mentioning His Names and Attributes Allah the Exalted said, "He is Allah, beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He More »

Can we use Zakaat Money to Finish the Construction of a Masjid??

In the Name of Allaah... Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have Mercy on him) was asked about using zakaat money to finish building a masjid that is almost completed, and its More »

The three categories of Tawheed, defined in the Quran

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger, and upon all his family members and companions, and those who follow his way, to More »

Ramadan : Give it the Right it Deserves

Benefits from Shaikh al-Fawzan | Ref: Khutub al-Minbariyyah, vol. 5. pp. 259-262 Take advantage of this month, may Allaah show you mercy, because for many of you it will not return. So grasp More »

Ramadan : Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr)

Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr) Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) narrated: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory the payment of one Sa' (approx 2.6 Kg) of dates or one Sa' of barley as zakatul-fitr on More »

This Ummah will divide into 73 sects – Shaykh al-Fawzan explains

Imam al-Barbahari (rahimaullah, died 329 AH) stated: "Know that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "My ummah will divide into 73 sects, all of them will be in the Fire except for More »

The Linguistic and Juristic meaning of Saum and Ramadan

The linguistic meaning of Saum The linguistic meaning of siyam (sing. saum) is derived from sama, which means to restrain from eating, drinking, talking, etc. If an individual refrains from these things, More »

What Fasting in the month of Ramadan means to Muslims

What does fasting in Ramadan mean to Muslims? The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting (in Arabic: Siyam). It is to fast throughout the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the More »

 
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The State of the Region of Najd and Arabia in the Time of Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab

The State of the Region of Najd, Arabia in the Time of Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab and the First Saudi State The Turkish Ottoman Empire had pockets of sovereignty in the Arabian lands. It became little more than a shell in Egypt, Syria and Iraq by the eighteenth century. As for the Arabian Peninsula, then the Ottomans never inhabited the vast areas of the Najd, the region in which Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab was born and raised. Though they controlled Baghdad and Basrah in Iraq, the closest they came to the Najd was al-Ahsa in 1592CE, and they had a Turkish garrison at al-Hufoof, however only eighty years later the Bedouin tribe of Banu Khalid fell upon the Turks and expelled Read more ...
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The Advice of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Concerning the Incumbency of the Sunnah and Following the Salaf

The Advice of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz concerning the incumbency of the Sunnah and following the Salaf An enlightening reminder about the obligation of following the Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), and the obligation to interpret the Sunnah with the interpretation of the Salaf al-salih. Then know that there cannot ever be any innovation, except that a proof against it has already passed, and there is a warning in it. From Shihaab Ibn Khiraash [1] who said: 'Umar Ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz (d.101H) – rahimahullah- wrote to a man, "May peace be upon you, to proceed: So verily I advise you to fear Allah, and to make His Command the Read more ...
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Glorifying Allah the Exalted by mentioning His Names and Attributes

Glorifying Allah the Exalted by mentioning His Names and Attributes Allah the Exalted said, "He is Allah, beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. He is Allah, beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Malik, Al-Quddus, As-Salam, Al-Mu'min, Al-Muhaymin, Al-'Aziz, Al-Jabbar, Al-Mutakabbir. Glory be to Allah! Above all that they associate as partners with Him. He is Allah, Al-Khaliq, Al-Bari, Al-Musawwir. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the Almighty, the All-Wise" [Surah al-Hashr, 59:22-24] Allah states that He Alone is Read more ...
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Can we use Zakaat Money to Finish the Construction of a Masjid??

In the Name of Allaah... Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have Mercy on him) was asked about using zakaat money to finish building a masjid that is almost completed, and its construction may be halted (due to lack of funding). He replied: What is well-known to the scholars, and it is the position of the vast majority of them, so it can be considered like ijmaa' (scholarly consensus) of the scholars of the early As-Salaf As-Saalih, is that zakaat is not to be used for building Masjids, buying books, or the likes. It may only be distributed to the eight kinds of recipients who are mentioned in the verse in Surah At-Tawbah [verse# 60], and Read more ...
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The three categories of Tawheed, defined in the Quran

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger, and upon all his family members and companions, and those who follow his way, to proceed... Tawheed has three categories understood directly from Allaah’s Book. This division of tawheed is not from someone’s opinion, nor is it merely a traditional way to explain tawheed. It is a division that is taken directly from Allaah’s Book. The first category is Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah, which means "to single out Allaah in understanding His Actions," like His creating, providing, bringing of life and death, and keeping order in all affairs. A person understands Read more ...
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Ramadan : Give it the Right it Deserves

Benefits from Shaikh al-Fawzan | Ref: Khutub al-Minbariyyah, vol. 5. pp. 259-262 Take advantage of this month, may Allaah show you mercy, because for many of you it will not return. So grasp this opportunity with whatever ability Allaah has given you – and with whatever endeavor He (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) has facilitated for you from acts of obedience, and encouragement for you. So recognize the status of this month, and give it the right is deserves by obeying Allaah, the Most High. Increase in supplications, and in seeking His forgiveness and in repenting to Him, for the arrival of this month is good for the Muslim. So if a Muslim strives in the obedience Read more ...
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Ramadan : Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr)

Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr) Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) narrated: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory the payment of one Sa' (approx 2.6 Kg) of dates or one Sa' of barley as zakatul-fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old; and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer 'Eid prayer." [Bukhari, 1503] Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) said: "The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as sadaqatul-fitr." The people then substituted one-half Sa' of wheat for that. Read more ...
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This Ummah will divide into 73 sects – Shaykh al-Fawzan explains

Imam al-Barbahari (rahimaullah, died 329 AH) stated: "Know that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "My ummah will divide into 73 sects, all of them will be in the Fire except for one, and that is the Jama'ah." It was said, "And who are they, O Allah's Messenger?" He responded, "That which I and my Companions are upon today." [Tirmidhi, no. 2641; Ibn Nasr al-Marwazi in As-Sunnah, no. 59; Al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak, 1/218; Al-ajurri in ash-Sharee'ah, no. 23; Al-Lalika'i in Sharh Usool al-I'tiqad, no. 147; Ibn Battah in al-Ibanah, no. 196; and many others. It has support from the hadith of Anas reported by Tabarani in Al-Awsat, no.7840; and Read more ...
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The Linguistic and Juristic meaning of Saum and Ramadan

The linguistic meaning of Saum The linguistic meaning of siyam (sing. saum) is derived from sama, which means to restrain from eating, drinking, talking, etc. If an individual refrains from these things, he is a saim. The Noble Quran uses the word in the general sense when it revealed the conversation between the angel (Jibrael) and Mary (Maryam), the mother of Prophet Jesus. The angel instructed her: "So eat and drink and be glad, and if you see any human being, say: 'Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Beneficent (Allah) so I shall not speak to any human being this day.'?" [Surah Maryam, 19:26] The phrase "I shall not speak" is the interpretation Read more ...
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What Fasting in the month of Ramadan means to Muslims

What does fasting in Ramadan mean to Muslims? The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting (in Arabic: Siyam). It is to fast throughout the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar). This is an act of worship that draws the Muslim closer to Allaah (God), as the Quran stated, “Fasting has been prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon those who came before you so that you may attain piety.” (Quran 2:183) In this month the Muslim pushes himself physically and spiritually in order to come closer to Allaah. Fasting and spirituality means that every Muslim should: Focus on getting closer to Allaah Study and recite the Quran plentifully Read more ...