رَبِّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ
'My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Jannaah'
(At-Tahreem 66:11)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

“If you want to do something good, then do not put it off until tomorrow..”

 ‘Ibn al-Mubaarak narrated that al-Haarith ibn Qays said: 

If you want to do something good, then do not put it off until tomorrow; if you are doing something pertaining to the Hereafter, then continue as long as you can; if you are praying and the Shaytaan tells you that you are showing off (by making it long), then make it longer.'

Az-Zuhd by Ibn al-Mubaarak  (p.12)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fasting & NOT Praying...

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (Hafidhahullaah)
Q. What is the ruling of the one who fasts the blessed (month of) Ramadhan without praying at all with no (legislated) excuse, knowing that we have advised him many times, but he has not listened?

The one who waste the prayer, the fast nor any other action is considered sound (i.e. accepted) from him. That is because the one who abandons the prayer has disbelieved & the action that comes from the disbeliever is not sound (i.e. accepted). The prayer is the second pillar from the pillars of Islaam & the fast is the fourth pillar. Therefore the prayer is given precedence over the fast & it is the pillar of Islaam. 

Make Fasting Different..!!

Sulaymân b. Mûsâ [d119H] (Allaah have mercy on him) said:

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“When you fast, your hearing & sight should also fast, & your tongue should fast by keeping away from lies; & do not harm your servant. Don’t let the day you fast be the same as the day you don’t fast.”
Târîkh Dimishq Vol. 22 p389.

I am sick & NOT able to Fast..

by Sheikh Bin Baaz (Rahimahullaah)

Question: I am sick and NOT able to fast. If I fast it will harm me. Do I have to do expiation or what should I do? 

Answer: This needs some explanation: If the sick person is likely to become healed and the doctors are saying if he gets the treatment it’s anticipated that he will be healed, then the fasting remains as a debt; the fasting remains as a debt until the sick person becomes healed then he should make the fast up.

But if the doctors have established that the sick person is not likely to be healed from this sickness, rather it is a permanent illness then he is like the elderly person who is not able to fast and therefore he should feed one poor person for every day missed of the fast.

The Phrase 'Ramadhan Kareem' is NOT correct!

Shaykh Uthaymin (rahimahullaah) 

 9 Months Later

Question: When the fasting person falls into a sin and he is prohibited from that sin he will say, Ramadan Kareem. So what is the ruling concerning this phrase and what is the ruling concerning this behavior?

Answer: The ruling concerning this is, this phrase ‘Ramadhan Kareem’ is NOT correct, and the only phrase that should be said is ‘Ramadhan Mubarak’ or what resembles that. Because Ramadhan is not the one that gives such that it can be called generous (Kareem), rather it is only Allaah the Exalted that put virtue in it and made it a virtuous month and made the time period for performing (the fasting) a pillar from Islaam.

The Qur’aan & your Heart

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“There is nothing more beneficial for the heart than reading the Qur’aan with contemplation and reflection. The Qur’aan encompasses all the levels of the travelers, the conditions of the workers, and stations of those possessing knowledge. It is the Qur’aan that generates love, desire, fear, hope, repentance, reliance, pleasure, entrustment, gratitude, patience and the rest of the different states that are life to the heart and perfection of it.”

[Ibn al-Qayyim]

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Knowledge Transforms the Students

Al-Hasan Al-Basrî  (Allaah have mercy on him) said:

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“When a man sought knowledge, it would not be long before it could be seen in his humbleness, his sight, upon his tongue & his hands, in his prayer, in his speech & in his disinterest (zuhd) in worldly allurements. And a man would acquire a portion of knowledge & put it into practice, & it would be better for him than the world & all it contains – if he owned it he would give it in exchange for the Hereafter.”

Ibn Al-Mubârak, Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqâ`iq Vol.1 p.156.

Our Eating Habits in Ramadhan & at other times

Salman bin `Amir [radiaAllaahu anhu] reported: 

I heard the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] saying,
"When one of you breaks his Saum (fasting), let him break it on dates; if he does not have any, break his fast with water for it is pure.''
[Abu Dawood]

Anas [radiAllaahu anhu] reported:
“The Messenger of Allaah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] used to break his Sawm (fast) before offering Maghrib (sunset) prayer with three fresh dates; if there were no fresh dates, he will eat three dry dates; & if there were no dry dates, he would take three draughts of water.”
[Abu Dawood & others, graded authentic by Shaikh Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami' AS-Saghir, No.4995].

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يَتَمَتَّعُونَ وَيَأْكُلُونَ كَمَا تَأْكُلُ الْأَنْعَامُ وَالنَّارُ مَثْوًى لَّهُمْ
"But those who disbelieve enjoy themselves & eat as cattle eat, & the Fire will be their abode.
[Surah Muhammad: 12]

The condition of the Pious Predecessors in Ramadhan

Questioner: I have a few questions, the first of them: What is the guidance of the Pious Predecessors, (may Allaah be pleased with them & have mercy on them), regarding the approaching of this great month? How was their line of conduct? How was their way?

The second question, Oh noble Sheikh, is: How should the preparation of the Muslim be in order for him to take full advantage of these days & nights that he is living in presently? A knowledge-based preparation of learning the rulings of fasting, nullifiers of the fast, etc.  (This is because) some people are negligent about these things & hence do not gain the obligatory amount of understanding of fasting. So can the Sheikh, may Allaah preserve him, shed light & make mention of this matter?

Sheikh Saalih al-Fouzaan, (hafidhahullaah), answers:

Performing ‘Umrah in Ramadhan is equal to Hajj (in reward)

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbaas (radiAllaahu anhu) :
Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asked an Ansaari woman, “What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?” She replied, “We have a camel & the father of so-and-so & his son (i.e. her husband & her son) rode it & left one camel for us to use for irrigation.” He said (to her), “Perform ‘Umrah when Ramadaan comes, for Umrah in Ramadaan is equal to Hajj (in reward)” or said something similar.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 10, Vol. 3]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

From the Beneficial Affairs is to know….

Imaam Sa'adi (rahimahullaah) said:


And from the beneficial affairs is to know that the harm of the people on you, especially with regards to evil speech does not harm you; rather it harms them. (It does not harm you) unless you preoccupy yourself in giving it importance & allow it to dominate your emotions, then it will harm you as it harms them. Indeed, it will not harm you in anyway if you pay no attention to it.” 

[Source: Al-Wasaa-il Al-Mufeedah: page:30|By: Markazus Salafi]

Beware of the living & gathering places of Jinn

Where do the Jinn live?

The jinn live upon the same earth as humans do.

Most of them can be found among the ruins and dilapidated areas, as well as the places where there are many impure things, such as, bathrooms, hashish dens, garbage dumps, the places of the camels, cemeteries.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

“…if you’re granted a small blessing…”

Allaah revealed to Prophet ‘Uzayr -`alaihissalaam: 

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“O ‘Uzayr! If you committed a small sin, do not look at its smallness; rather look at Whom you have sinned against. If you are granted a small blessing, do not look at its smallness; rather look at the One who has granted it to you. And if a calamity befalls you, then ...

Would you like to eat the Flesh of your brother?

Story of the two women fasting during the lifetime 
of Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)


It has been reported in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad that this breaks the fast:

“Two women were once fasting during the lifetime of Allaah’s Messenger & they almost died of thirst. This was mentioned to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) but he turned away from (allowing) them (to break the fast). Then they were mentioned to him again, so he called for them & ordered them to vomit, i.e. throw up, what was in their stomachs. So they both vomited & filled up a bowl with puss, blood & pieces of flesh. Then the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: 

The Last Sermon of Caliph Umar b. Abdul Aziz

This is what I have to say…


‘Umar b. ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz (Allâh have mercy on him) praised Allâh & said, “You were not created in vain, nor will you be left without purpose. Verily, you have an appointed time in which Allâh - the Most High - will come down to judge you. Wretched & ruined will he be who leaves the mercy of Allâh & is denied a Garden whose width is that of the heavens & Earth. Know you not that no one will be safe tomorrow save one who is...

Five Traits for Complete Actions

Dawood ibn Muhammad narrated to us that he heard an Nabaajee saying: 

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There are FIVE traits for accepted deeds
  • Having Imaan by knowing Allaah,
  • Knowing the truth,
  • Sincerely performing worship to Allaah,  
  • Acting upon the Sunnah and
  • Eating from what is permissible. 

If you miss one of these your deeds will NOT be raised. This is because if you know

Seek Refuge From Four Things..

The Obligation of Seeking Refuge from Four Things Before the Du'aa in Tashaahud

 Shaykh Muhammad Nasir-Deen Al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) 

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‘The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) used to say: ‘If one of you finishes from the [last] (Tashahud; then he should seek refuge with Allaah from four things;

What is the right age to get children used to fasting?

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

Allaah has enjoined fasting upon every Muslim who is accountable, able to do it & not traveling. As for young children who have not yet reached the age of puberty, fasting is not obligatory for them, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The pen has been lifted from three” & he mentioned young children until they reach puberty. But the child’s guardian must tell him to fast if he reaches an age where he is able to do so, because that comes under the heading of training him to implement the pillars of Islam. We see some people leaving their children alone & not telling them to pray or fast, but this is wrong, & he (the parent) will be responsible for that before Allaah. They say that they do not make their children fast out of kindness & compassion towards them, but in fact the one who is truly kind & compassionate towards his child is the one who trains him to acquire good characteristics & to do righteous deeds, not the one who refrains from disciplining and training him in a beneficial manner.

[Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 19/19, 20]

Ramadhan The Month of Taqwa


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This is a Khutbah given by Brother Musa Millington (Hafidahullaah) in Aldana street Friday 27th August 2010 concerning Ramadhan. 

After praising Allaah: Oh Muslims, verily we are in a blessed month. A month in which the Qur'aan was sent, a month in which there is a night better than 1,000 months. A month in which Allaah
سُبحانه وتعلى frees souls from the Hellfire. A month in which the Shayateen have been chained, the doors of Jannah have been opened and the doors of Jahannam have been closed. The one who fasts in it and stands in it has his previous sins forgiven.

By Allaah this month is a great opportunity for us to come closer to our Lord. And know that this month was not legislated except to gain Taqwa. Allaah
سُبحانه وتعلى  said:

يأيها الذين أمنوا كتب عليكم الصيام كما كتب على الذين من قبلكم لعلكم تتقون 

"Oh ye who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you like it has been prescribed unto those before you so that you may fear Allaah."

The Rulings of Fasting Specific for Women ...

Check out …

By Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
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  • Menstrual and Postpartum Bleeding
  • Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding
  • Istihaadah (Irregular Bleeding)
  • The Menstruating woman as well as the pregnant and breastfeeding women – if they break their fast? 
  •  It is not permissible for a woman to observe a recommended fast if her husband is present?
  • If a menstruating woman stops bleeding during the day in Ramadaan?
by clicking the Ramadhan page link below ... 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Where does Salvation lie?

The People of Knowledge who came before us used to say:
Salvation lies in clinging to the Sunnah…

Imaam az-Zuhree

Beware of procrastination

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“Beware of procrastination for surely be with your current day & do not be with your tomorrow & if you have a tomorrow then do tomorrow the same as you did today, & if you do not have a tomorrow then you will not regret what you lack in today.”

Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullaah)