Category Archives: Islam

insurgency of the khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn ‘Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij When the Hurooreeyah rebelled, they isolated themselves in a place. There were 6000 of them and they were united in rebelling against 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu). Continuously people would come to 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu) and say: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Verily these people are rebelling against you." He said: "Leave them, verily I will not fight them until they fight me and [they will fight me] that's what they will do." So when it came to that day, I came to 'Ali before the Zuhr prayer and I said to him: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Delay the prayer until it is cooler perhaps I will speak Read more ...
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The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory Allaah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) said: "O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fast) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon. [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskeen (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better Read more ...
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The Month of Muharram and Fasting on the Day of ‘Ashura

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy O people! Fear Allaah (The Most High) and thank Him for the apparent and unapparent blessings He has bestowed upon you.  He has not ceased granting you occasions of good and virtue. The month of hajj has elapsed and now you have reached the month of Al-Muharram, which Allaah has specially chosen. Firstly: Muharram is amongst those months in which Allaah made fighting forbidden. Allaah (The Most High) said: "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred." Read more ...
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Grave Worshippers: Altering of names does not change the Reality

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy Shaikh Saleh al Fawzaan states in his explanation of Kitab at-Tawhid under the chapter [From Shirk is to seek Aid and Assistance (after a calamity befalls) from other than Allaah or to Call Upon Others]: "Indeed Shaikh ul-Islam ibn Tamiyyah mentioned in one of his works – or rather, in many of his works – paraphrased as follows; Indeed that which occurs to the grave worshippers in terms of their needs being fulfilled [i.e. the affair they seek at the grave actually occurs for them], then that is not an evidence upon the correctness of their methodology [i.e. the methodology of grave worship], Read more ...
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No real advancement for the Muslims without a Return to their Religion

Saudi King Abdul Azeez (rahimahullaah) said: "O Muslims! It is obligatory that we hold onto the Rope of Allaah (i.e. the Qur'aan), follow the Sunnah of Allaah's Messenger Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), follow the guidance of the Messenger, act on Allaah's orders and keep away from what Allaah has forbidden. Indeed, every speech that is not followed by action is false. There can be no rectification for the Muslims except through their unity upon singling out their Lord in [His Lordship, Names and Attributes and worshipping Him alone and associate none to Him as a partner in Worship]. [And in the event of] every differing that leads to splitting Read more ...
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Shaking Hands between Men & Women

Taken from 'Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah' By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa' Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya Hadeeth No. 529 From Umaymah bint Ruqayqah who said: 'I came to the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) along with the women, so that we could pledge an allegiance upon Islaam.' So we said: 'O Messenger of Allaah we pledge allegiance to you that we will not associate anything with Allaah, nor will we steal, nor commit Zina, nor kill our offspring, nor will we utter slander intentionally forging falsehood, nor will we disobey you in a good action.' So the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi Read more ...
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Olympics, Hijama (Cupping) and the Sunnah

The Olympics 2016 in Rio had many people curiously talking about red marks seen on athletes such as US swimmer Michael Phelps's, Gymnast Alex Naddour and others. These red marks were caused by cupping. This was not too surprising to Muslims though. It has been a tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), who practiced it and recommended it more than 1400 years ago. Anas ibn Maalik (radhiAllaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)..." [Bukhari] Hijama - "sucking" is the Arabic term for wet cupping, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small Read more ...
Allaahu akbar

And attributing deficiencies to Allaah is a violation of His Lordship

Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) stated in his book Masaa’ilil Jaahiliyyah: They [i.e. people of the era of pre-Islamic ignorance] Attributed Deficiencies to Allaah (Glorified Be Him and Free is He from all Imperfections), Such As (attributing) a Child (to Him), Being in Need and Tiredness, While (They) Freed Their Monks from Some of These Deficiencies. Shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) explained the above, saying: Deficiency is opposite to Perfection. And attributing deficiencies to Allaah [Glorified Be He and Free is He From all Imperfections] is a violation of His Lordship, and that is the (case) when a son is attributed Read more ...
Obedience to Parents

Passages from Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad concerning Obedience to one’s Parents

Passages from Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad concerning Obedience to one's Parents. Chapter 1: The saying of Allah the Exalted, "and we have enjoined upon man to be good to his parents" 1/1 From Abu Umru ash-Shaibaanee who said, "the owner of this house narrated to us," and he indicated with his hand to the house of 'Abdullah, that, "I asked the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), 'which action is the most beloved to Allah?' He said, 'Prayer at its correct time'. I said, 'then which action? ' He said, 'birr (good treatment, kindness) to the parents.' I said, 'then which?' He said 'Jihad in the way of Allah'" 'Abdullah said, "he told me these, and if I had 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 ...