Authentic Islaamic material based upon the Qur'aan & Sunnah as understood by the Salaf-us-Saalih (Pious Predecessors) from the corner of a Salafi Home... Sheikh Muqbil رحمه الله said: "Fear الله and teach your families, teach your sons & daughters. How wonderful is the home in which its people are upon the sunnah."
[Taken from the audio: Al Hath - alaa Talab - ul Hadith, by Sheikh Muqbil Al-Hadee Al-Waadee.]
"Verily! We have sent it (this Qurān) down in the night of
will make you know what the night of al-Qadr is?
of al-Qadr is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshiping
Allāh in that night is better than worshiping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83
years and 4 months).
descend the angels and Jibrīl by Allāh’s permission with all decrees. Peace!
until the appearance of dawn."
[Sūrah al-Qadr (97):
Imām al-S’adī [d. 1376 AH], رحمه الله, commented on this sūrah by saying:
the Most High, says: ‘Verily! We have sent it (i.e. this
Qurān) down in the night of al-Qadr.’ – He, the Most High,
revealed this verse in order to make clear it’s (i.e. the night al-Qadr’s)
virtue and its high standing. He, The Most High, also says [in another place in
the Qurān]: ‘Verily! We have sent it (this Qurān) down on a
is meant is that Allāh, the Most High, sent it down in Ramaḍān, on the
night of al-Qadr. [And by doing so], He, the Most High, showed great
mercy to His slaves; and [His] slaves are unable to show [sufficient] thanks
for this blessing.
said to Aboo Bakr al-Waraaq, 'teach me something that will bring me closer
to Allaah and bring me closer to the people.' So he said: 'As for what
will bring you closer to Allaah, then it is asking of Him (in du'aa). And as
for what will bring you closer to the people, it is abandoning asking of them."
** Alhamdulillaah, this is a
very beneficial advice. There is self-respect, dignity & honour for the
Muslim, when he raises his hands ONLY to the Rabbil Aalameen & NOT to His
creation. May Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى make
us independent of everyone but Him. Let us make use of this blessed month to
beg of our Lord for all our needs.. indeed there is so much we helpless
creatures need from our Creator.
Question: If I want to awaken the last ten nights of Ramadhan
when should I begin?
‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Baaz رحمه اللهanswers: “You should begin after the ‘Ishaa
prayer. The Messenger of Allaahصلى الله عليه وسلمused
to awaken the last ten nights of Ramadhan, ‘Aaisha رضي الله عنهاsaid:
“When the last ten nights of Ramadhan
would begin, the Messenger of Allaahصلى الله عليه وسلمwould stay awake at night for prayer and
devotion, awaken his family and prepare himself to be more diligent in
is what is best if one is capable of doing so. However if one sleeps some of
the night to strengthen himself then that is fine. As for one who Allaah
granted him the power and ability to remain awake during them, then this is the
sunnah and something that draws near to Allaah. (Awakening the nights)
is by prayer, recitation of the Qur’aan, supplication, seeking
reader of the question says] “Can you kindly mention the dates so that
perhaps she can intend to do them?
Sahl: The Prophet (صلى الله
“There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyaan, and those who observe fasts will
enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter
through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They
will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the
gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.”
Since already half of Ramadhan has
passed away, we should not let go of the enthusiasm and eagerness we had in the
beginning of this blessed month. Every minute of this month counts, so
don’t let yourself lose out on this great opportunity which Allaah has blessed
you with by keeping you alive to witness this year’s Ramadhan.
This is a small piece of advice
extracted from few of Sheikh Salih ibn al-Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah)’s
answers and Khutbahs.
The Shaykh said in a Khutbah:
“O people, fear Allaah, Exalted be
He, & know that you have a great month & a generous season “The month
of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, &
clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong).”
[Surah al-Baqarah 2:185]
It isa month
of mercy, a month of forgiveness and the month offreedom from the Hell Fire. So make use of it before
it passes away. Avail yourself from the best of its time and repent from sins.
Increase in good deeds.The wretched ones are deprived
of its good. Whoever Allaah has deprived of
this great season (by the decree of Allaah), he is deprived. And thetrue deprivation is not of what he loses in the world but
from what he loses in the Hereafter.
non-Muslims may ask us why is it that we must fast from food, drink and our
desires from dawn to sunset every day for thirty days.
in many instances Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) may not have
clarified the wisdom in doing something. Therefore, upon us Muslims is to obey
regardless of whether or not we know the wisdom behind what we are doing. As
Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) has said:
" و ما اتاكم الرسول فخذوا و ما نهاكم عنه فانتهوا"
‘Whatever the Messenger gave you take it and whatever he
has prohibited you from leave it.’
in this case, Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) has been so
Merciful that the wisdom of fasting has been mentioned in His Book, the Qur'aan,
& in the Sunnah of the final servant & Messenger (صلى
الله عليه و سلم).
There are three levels of fasting,
the general fast, the specific fast & the more specific fast.
By Imaam Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisee
that in the fast (Sawm) is a special quality that is not found in
anything else. And that is its close connection to Allaah, such that He says:
Fast (Sawm) is for Me & I will reward it.’’ 
connection is enough to show the high status of fasting. Similarly, the Ka’bah
is highly dignified due to its close connection to Him, as occurs in His
‘‘And sanctify My House.’’
the fast is only virtuous due to two significant concepts:
FIRST: It is a secret and hidden action,
thus, no one from the creation is able to see it Therefore riyaa‘
(showing off) cannot enter into it.
SECOND: It is a means of subjugating the
enemies of Allaah. This is because the road that the enemies (of Allaah) embark
upon (in order to misguide the Son of Aadam) is that ofdesires. And
eating and drinking strengthens the desires. There are many reports that
indicate the merits of fasting, and they are well known.
fasting person is the
one whose limbs abstains from sins, his tongue (abstains) from lying, lewdness & false speech, his stomach (abstains) from food & drink & his private
parts (abstain) from obscenity. When he speaks, he does not speak
with what harms his fasting, & when he acts he does not do what corrupts his
fasting. All his speech comes out useful & righteous.
Shaykh Saalih ibn al-Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah)
The Messenger of Allaah (صلى
الله عليه وسلم)
"Allaah said: ‘Fasting is
for Me & I shall reward for it…’”
(1761) & Muslim (1946)]
The obvious question
which comes to one's mind when he reads the above hadeeth is that, we all know
that all deeds, actions & worship are for the sake of Allaah & He is
the One Who rewards for them, so then what is
special about fastingthat Allaah has
singled it out from other acts of worship by his statement "Fasting is for Me and I shall reward for it"?
This question was put
forward to Shaykh Saalih ibn al-Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah). He
In the hadith Qudsi, “All the actions by the son of Adam are for him,
except fasting for verily it is for Me & I shall reward for it.” I would
like an explanation to this hadith. Why is fasting singled out with this
specification? Please advise me. May Allaah bless you.
The Shaykh replied,
This is a great hadith &
it has been established that the Prophet, صلى الله عليه
وسلم, has narrated this hadith from his Lord
the Mighty & Exalted. “All the actions by the son of Adam are for him,
except fasting for verily it is for Me & I shall reward for it.”
This hadith contains the great
virtue of fasting, & its great merit in comparison with the
other deeds & Allaah singled out fasting for Himself, from amongst the
deeds of the son of Adam. The people of knowledge have answered the statement
of Allaah, (“Fasting is for Me & I shall reward for it”), with a number of
From them is the one who said the statement of Allaah, (“Fasting is for Me
& I shall reward for it”), means that a person’s good deeds may leave him
pending retribution between him & the one that he oppressed; so the one
that he oppressed will take retaliation from him on the Day of Judgment by
taking something from his good deeds & his charity. This is as appears in
the hadith that a man will come on the Day of Judgment with good deeds like a
mountain. But he insulted this person & he struck this person & he
consumed the wealth of this person.
Therefore they will take
for this wrongdoing some of his good deeds, & for that wrongdoing some of
his good deeds, until when the person does not have any good deeds left then
they will have to take the sins of the ones they oppressed, so all of these
sins will drop upon them & they will be flung into the fire.
Except for fasting,
for verily it will NOT be taken by the creditor(meaning
the one who was oppressed & is due retribution) on the Day of Judgment. But
rather it shall only be preserved & saved by Allaah the
Mighty & Majestic for the one who observes it & He shall reward him for