Tag Archives: Sunnah

The Deeds of the People of Paradise and of the Fire

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H) recounts the deeds of those who shall enter Paradise and the deeds of those who shall enter the Fire. Ibn Taymiyyah was asked, what are the deeds of the people of Paradise, and what are the deeds of the people of the Fire? So He answered - All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds - An action of the people of Paradise is Faith (eemaan), and righteousness (taqwaa), and an action of the people of the Fire is disbelief (kufr), and corruption (fusooq), and disobedience ('asyaan). So the deeds of the people of Paradise are faith in Allah, and His angels, and His books, and His messengers, and the Last Day, Read more ...

Khutbah al-Haajah: The Sermon of Necessity

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy. Khutbah al-Haajah is the khutbah which you hear the Imaam begin with on Jumu'ah and this is the Khutbah which you hear almost all the scholars begin their books and speeches with. This sermon was the method employed by the Messenger of Allah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) to inaugurate his exhortations, lectures and speeches. He (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) would teach it to his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) in the sum total of their affairs. This is indicative of it’s significance and lofty station. Regarding this khutbah Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said in his 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 Rights of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)

The Rights of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) is the greatest right of any of the creation. None of the creation have a right greater than the rights of Allah's Messenger sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam. Allah – the Most High – says: “Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner. In order that you (O mankind) may believe in Allah and His Messenger (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and that you assist and honour him (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and (that you) glorify (Allah's) praises morning and afternoon.” [Surah al-Fath, 48:8-9] Therefore it is obligatory Read more ...

And I have to answer for them all…

"Verily, before that, they indulged in luxury," [Surah al-Waqi’ah, 56:45] Engrossed in the pursuit of our desires we keep ourselves back from reflecting upon the state of our souls. Scholars have always taught and lived by the truth that love of this world is the source of all error. `Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) thought about the following words in the noble Quran: "Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world's life; but Allah has the excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc.) Read more ...

He Came with Something Strange

Allah, Glorious is He, sent His Messenger (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) at a time when the whole world was steeped in the depths of ignorance; knowledge of the truth had been lost and nowhere was it being established and lived by as was deserving. People would unduly adopt the practices they found their forefathers upon, practices that their predecessors had themselves invented and regarded to be commendable: matters that were no more than superstition, concocted belief and innovation. When he (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stood amongst them, “...a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and a caller to Allah by His permission and a light giving Read more ...

Eat with three fingers

Ka’b bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) reported: “I saw the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) licking his three fingers after eating.” [Sahih Muslim, #5296] Thus, the best way of eating is that shown by the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) which was eating with his three fingers. Here is also the affirmation of licking one’s fingers after finishing a meal, and not during it. Another hadith encouraging licking one’s fingers states: “You do not know in which portion the blessing lies.” [Sahih Muslim, #5300] Therefore, to obtain the full benefit from the meal we should lick our fingers after the last morsel. Also Read more ...

Drink water in three gulps

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to breathe three times in the course of a drink (he used to drink in three gulps).” [Al Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5029] Commentary from Riyadh as Saliheen: “Water should be drunk in three breaths, that is one should breathe three times outside the drinking vessel one is drinking from. This habit has a salutary impact one one’s character and helps one avoid doing things in haste.” Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Do not drink in one gulp like a camel, but in two or three Read more ...

Ramadan : Use the Miswaak

Move over... here comes Mr. Miswaak! The use of the miswaak was a daily habit of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) and Ramadan should be used as an opportunity to adopt as much sunnah as possible. Abu Umamah (RA) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Use the Miswaak, for verily, it purifies the mouth, and it is a Pleasure for the Lord. Jibreel (AS) exhorted me so much to use the Miswaak that I feared that its use would be decreed obligatory upon me and upon my Ummah. If I did not fear imposing hardship on my Ummah I would have made its use obligatory upon my people. Verily, I use the Miswaak so much that I fear the Read more ...

The Calamity of the Prophet’s Death : Effects on the Muslim Nation

The Calamity of the Prophet's Death : Effects on the Muslim Nation Refuting those who Say that the Death of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was not a Calamity Those who make this claim say, "This is Allah's Noble Book and this is the pure Sunnah ofthe Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) so what is there to fear regarding the death of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)", The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) answered them in the following hadith: Zayd ibn Lubayd (ra) related, The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) mentioned something and then said, "That is when knowledge departs." I Read more ...