Tag Archives: Sahabah

Salafi Manhaj

What is Salafi Manhaj?

The Salafi Manhaj - Our Da'wah, Our Call 1.  We call, first and foremost, to the worship of Allaah alone, without associating partners with Him. This was the starting point of the call of the Messengers (alayhumus salaam), just as Allaah has stated: "We sent a messenger to every nation proclaiming: Worship Allaah alone and leave the worship of the false deities." So this call to the worship of Allaah alone is coupled with the negation of the worship of anything besides Him. 2.  We believe that our Religion calls to many essentials, so we call to the most essential affair, followed by that which is next in importance, in accordance to the Quranic Read more ...

The stance of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to Yazeed, the son of Mu’aawiyah

The belief of Ahlus Sunnah and the Scholars of the Ummah is that Yazeed, the son of Mu'aawiyah, should not be insulted nor loved. This is due to the following. Saalih the son of Ahmad bin Hanbal (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "I said to my father: "Some people say that they love Yazeed." He replied, "O my son, is it possible for a person who believes in Allah and the Last Day to ever love Yazeed?" So I said, "O my father, why do you not then curse him?" He replied "O my son, when did you ever see your father curse any person?"" It has also been narrated from him (Imaam Ahmad) that it was said to him, "do you write the hadeeth narrated by Yazeed Read more ...

The Massacre of Karbala – A Historical Analysis

The Massacre of Karbala - A Historical Analysis by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi --- An MIC and AlMaghrib Institute exclusive. Muharram (1st Islamic month); normally a time of rejoice in Islamic tradition in reminiscing the rescue of Musa (alayhis salaam) and his people from the clutches of Fir'awn, but in the year 61 AH the Muslims faced one of their most agonizing moments... “Is it appropriate for you to kill the likes of me? I am the son of the daughter of your Prophet. There is no other grandson of a prophet who remains on the face of the earth asides from me.” Journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events Read more ...

The Sentiments of the Companions When the Prophet Died

The Sentiments of the Companions (ra) When the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) Died The reaction of the Companions regarding the Prophet's death is another affair altogether: Salim ibn 'Ubaid (ra) related, during his sickness, the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) became unconscious; when he later recovered consciousness, he said, 'Has the prayer arrived?' They said, 'Yes.' Then he said, 'Order Bilal to perform the call to prayer, and order Abu Bakr to pray with the people (i.e., to lead the people in prayer).' Then again, he lost consciousness; when he was revived, he said, 'Has the prayer arrived?' They said, 'Yes.' He (sallallahu Read more ...

‘Uthman’s Caravan: Doing Business with Allah

During a year of difficulty– during the reign of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (radhiallahu anhu), when the Muslims needed food– this HUGE caravan rolls into town. Everyone clamers around, they want to buy stuff, and it goes straight to the house of ‘Uthman (radhiallahu anhu). He owned the caravans. So they went to ‘Uthman and said “We want to buy it from you, we’ll give you double the price”– that is, double the cost, for food. They needed it that much. Subhanallah. ‘Uthman (radhiallahu anhu) said: “I can get a better deal then that.” They said: “we’ll give you triple the price”. ‘Uthman (radhiallahu anhu) said: “I can Read more ...

The Assassination of Umar ibn Al-Khattab

Martyrdom of Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) was the second khalifah, and one of the ten companions promised Jannah in their lifetimes. Umar (radhiallahu anhu) used to be a soldier – one of the best. But when he became the khalifah, the other companions refused to let him fight – he disagreed with them, but in the end, he stayed back in Madinah while the battles waged. Yet he always made one du’a, publicly and privately, throughout his khilafah: “Allahumma ruziqniy shahaadah,” “O Allah, provide me with martyrdom.” People told him he was crazy – he was the Khalifah, of all people, and Read more ...

What Made the Companions Special!

What Made the Companions Special! In a report by Abdullah bin 'Amr bin 'Aas (radiAllahu ‘anhu), he related that a woman came to the Messenger of Allah with her daughter. On the daughter’s wrist were two heavy gold bracelets. The Messenger asked her, “Do you pay Zakat on this?” She replied, “No.” The Messenger said: “Would it please you that Allah will encircle you with two bracelets of fire?” The reporter commented that she took them off and threw them down in front of the Messenger, and said: “They are for Allah and his Messenger.” [Recorded in Ahmed, Tirmidhi] Think about this for a second – fiqh of zakat aside. Imagine, if you Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Basis of Unity

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Basis of Unity - by Yasir Qadhi The Transcript: PART I When we turn to ahadeeth of the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam, we find that a small hadith might contain so much benefit that volumes can be written about it. As he himself said, "Indeed I have been given comprehensive speech." In other words, a very small statement or a very small phrase will be able to carry a great meaning. This is the case with a particular hadith – the Hadith of ‘Irbad ibn Sa’riya, named after the companion who narrated it. This hadith is so well-known and comprehensive that when this companion’s name is mentioned, this hadith comes Read more ...

Thirst for Learning

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) says: “After the passing away of the Prophet (peace be upon him), I said to an Ansari friend of mine: ‘The Prophet is not now with us. But a large number of Sahabah are still among us. Let us go to them and get knowledge of the Islamic practices.’ He said: ‘Who is going to approach you for learning a regulation in the presence of these eminent Sahabah?’ I was not discouraged. I kept up my quest for knowledge and approached every person who was supposed to have heard something from the Prophet. I managed to gather substantial information from the Ansar. If on my visit to someone of the Read more ...

Abu Bakr Sets Bilal Free

The famous story of the first Muazzin & one of the greatest muslims ever, Bilal ibn Rabah. His coming to Islam and his high status amongst the Sahabah is testament that race, color & creed mean nothing in Islam and the famous words in Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) Last Sermon included: "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall Read more ...