Saturday, October 11, 2014
Sheikh Saalih al Fawzaan حفظه الله mentions:
These are the instances where extending the Salaam is disliked:
The First: It is disliked to extend the Salaam to someone who is speaking, because he is occupied with speaking to someone else.
The Second: “One who is busy with Dhikr (verbal remembrance of Allaah)” such as Tasbeeh (SubhanAllaah), Tahleel (La Ilaha IllAllaah) and the recital of the Qur'aan.
The Third: One who is busy with the speech (Hadeeth) of Muhammad صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم.
The Fourth: Extending the Salaam to one who is giving a Khutbah (a public speech), with the exception of the Jum’ah (Friday) Khutbah, for it is prohibited to speak during it; it is prohibited to extend the Salaam to the Khateeb or those attending the Jum’ah prayer, this is not permissible.”
The Fifth: “and a person giving a lesson” one who is giving a lesson in Qur'aan, Hadeeth, Fiqh or Arabic grammar, do not extend the Salaam to the teacher. Some people come to a circle of knowledge while the class is being taught and extend the Salaam with a raised voice. This is disliked, because it distracts the teacher and those sitting and listening, as they would now give their attention to the new comer.
The Sixth: “Those who are engaged in knowledge based research.” One who is researching a specific knowledge based issue, do not extend the Salaam to him and interrupt his research.
The Permanent Standing Committee & Sheikh Saalih al Fawzaan حفظه الله
The Permanent Standing Committee said: “The woman’s voice is not ‘awrah in principle, for women used to complain to the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم, and ask him about Islaamic matters. They also did that with the rightly-guided Khaleefahsرضي الله عنهم and the rulers after them. And they would greet non-mahram men with salaams and return greetings, and none of the imâms of Islaam denounced them for that. But it is NOT permissible for a woman to speak in a soft or alluring voice, because Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى says:
يَا نِسَاء النَّبِيِّ لَسْتُنَّ كَأَحَدٍ مِّنَ النِّسَاء إِنِ اتَّقَيْتُنَّ فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ وَقُلْنَ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوفًا
“O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allaah), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.”
because men may be tempted by that, as is indicated by this aayah. And Allaah is the source of strength.
(Ref: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa, 6/83.)
Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzaan حفظه الله said:
Imâm Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله
“If there were nothing in abstaining from sins and disobedience except establishing honour, preserving dignity, keeping nobility, protecting the wealth that Allaah has made a means of rectifying the dunya and aakhira, loving the creation, maintaining speaking among them [the creation], rectifying the material life, tranquility in the body and strength of the heart;
Also goodness of the soul, bliss of the heart, opening of the heart, peace from the frights of the evildoers, relief from worries and depression, strengthening of the soul that could possibly be subdued, preservation of the light of the heart that can be extinguished by the darkness of disobedience, the opening of a way out when the evildoers and sinners apply pressure.
Also ease of subsistence from whence was never conceived, ease of that which is difficult for the heads of sin and disobedience, ease of [further acts of] obedience, ease of acquiring knowledge, the good praise of the masses, the abundant making of dua for those who abstain, the sweetness their sublime face has in the hearts of the people and their support and protection of them [those who abstain from sins] if they are harmed or oppressed or slandered by those who slander.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
If you want to drink from this pond (the Prophet’s pond on the Day of Judgment), then be obedient to Allaah and His Messenger. As for the person who claims to be from the Ummah of Muhammad but does not obey nor comply, nor adheres to the Manhaj of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم , then, this person will NOT benefit from using the name Islaam. Rather he will be prevented from drinking from the pond at a time when the people will be extremely thirsty. And with Allaah refuge is sought.
Therefore the one who wants to drink from this pond let him adhere to the Sunnah. And adhering to the Sunnah is not an easy matter. It comes with trials and ordeals. There are people who will rebuke you, harm you, and degrade you. They will say: ‘This person is extreme, haughty, etc.' or perhaps they will not suffice with speech, perhaps they will kill you, or beat you, or imprison you.
But BE PATIENT if you want safety and if you want to drink from this pond. Be patient with adhering to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم until you meet him at the POND.
The following points were mentioned in Sheikh Fath al-Qadsi حفظه الله's lesson of Saheeh Muslim Hadeeth #81, Chapter Ma'rifa Tareeq ar-Ru'ya:
Those who will be prevented from the pond of Rasulullaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم :
· The Kuffaar - (the disbelievers) they are those who have refused to drink from the pond;
· The Murtad - Those who apostate (left Islaam);
· The Hypocrites - Those who showed Islaam outwardly and hid their disbelief;
· Those who innovated and introduced new things into the Deen of Islaam -- (the people of Ahlul Bid'ah)
Monday, October 6, 2014
Seeking Treatment for an Illness by Giving Charity....
From Abu Umamah رضي اللّه عنـه who said that the Messenger of Allaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:
‘Treat your sick by giving Sadaqah (charity).’
[Collected in Saheeh al-Jamia’ No. 3358 & declared Hasan by Albaani رحمه الله]
From Ubadah bin Saamitt who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaahصلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم saying:
‘There is no person who is afflicted with a wound on his body, and he gives charity due to that, then Allaah expiates from him the like of what he gave in charity.'
[Collected by Ahmad & Albaani declared it to have an authentic Isnaad in Saheehah No. 2273]
Benefits of giving Sadaqah:
A man asked Abdullaah bin al-Mubarakرحمه الله about ulcers that had sprung out on his knee for about seven years, and he tried to treat it with various treatments, he had asked doctors but to no avail. So Ibn Mubarak said: ‘Go and dig a well in a place where people need water, indeed I hope that there springs up water there, and by that you stop bleeding.’ The man did that and Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى cured him.’
[Taken from: ‘Seerah ‘Alaam’ 8/407]
Imâm Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz رحمه الله was asked:
'If someone is afflicted with an illness or a trial in one’s self or wealth, how can he know if this affliction is a test or a wrath from Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى?'
He رحمه الله replied: Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى tries His servants with prosperity and adversity, and with hardship and ease, and He may try them with that to elevate their ranks and to raise high their fame and to multiply their good deeds like He سُبحانه وتعالى does with the Prophets and Messengers and the righteous ones from His servants.
The Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:
“People who are tried most severely are the Prophets, then those who are like them then those who are like them”
[Graded authentic by Al-Albaani in Saheehul-Jaami’ no. 993]
And sometimes Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى does that [i.e. trying His servants] because of sins and disobedience, so the punishment is hastened as He سُبحانه وتعالى said:
وَمَا أَصَابَكُم مِّن مُّصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَن كَثِيرٍ
'And whatever of misfortune that befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much.'
Prophet Muhammad (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) delivered his last sermon (Khutbah) on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah (12th and the last month of the Isalamic year), 10 years after Hijrah (migration from Makkah to Madeenah) in the Uranah Valley of mount Arafat. His words were quite clear and concise and were directed to the ENTIRE humanity.
After praising, and thanking Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى he صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:
“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.
O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allaah has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. Allaah has Judged that there shall be no interest and that all the interest due to Abbas ibn ‘Abd’al Muttalib (Prophet’s uncle) shall henceforth be waived…