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


Showing posts with label Sheikh Uthaimeen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sheikh Uthaimeen. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Comforts & Luxuries

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Sheikh Muhammad ibn Salih al-Uthaimeen رحمه الله تعالى said:

"The more people increase in comfort and luxury and the more they open up before the people [with the Dunya], the more evils will open up before them. It is comfort and luxury that destroys a person. Because if a person was to concern himself with comfort and luxury and providing enjoyment to his body, he will become negligent of providing enjoyment to his heart, and his greatest worry will become providing enjoyment to this body that is doomed to become worms and rotten.

This is the ordeal, and this is what has harmed people today. You can hardly find anyone except that they say: "What is our palace? What is our car? What is our furniture? What is our food?" Even those who study [Islaamic] knowledge, some of them only study in order to gain rank or status to reach the blessings of the Dunya. As if man was not created for a significant purpose. The Dunya and its blessings are only a means, nothing more. We ask Allaah to make us and you use it as a means.

Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله تعالى said:
"A person should use money as he uses a donkey to ride, and as he uses the toilet to relieve himself."

These are the ones who know money and its value. So do not make money your greatest worry, rather ride on money, for if you do not ride on it, it will ride on you, and your worry will become the Dunya.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Don’t just be patient


Don’t just be patient, be patient and along with that hope for a reward from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى for your patience during your calamity

Sheikh ibn Uthaimeen رحمه الله تعالى said, 
 
Indeed when a person faces calamities with patience [but] without hoping for a reward from Allaah, the calamity will become an expiation for his sins. And if he shows patience along with hoping for a reward [from Allaah], then along with being an expiation for his sins it becomes a good recompense and reward. And the meaning of hoping for Allaah’s reward [al-Ihtisaab] is that a person believes that he will soon be rewarded for the patience [he is showing], so he makes good his thoughts about Allaah and thus Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, will give him [a reward] according to what he thought of Him.”

{At-Ta’leeq alaa Saheeh Muslim, p. 342}.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Use Hikmah when Dealing with a Sinner!!

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Sheikh ibn Uthaimeen رحمه الله تعالى said:

When they see a person sinning, many brothers hate the sin and this is something correct, but they [also] hate the sinner, and then they deal with him harshly as someone who hates him would, like someone who wants to take revenge on him, and this is a huge mistake.

Rectification of oneself

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Sheikh ibn Uthaimeenرحمه الله  تعالى  said:

"It is obligatory upon a person to begin with his own self by enjoining upon himself that which is obligatory, thereafter forbidding himself from all that is sinful.

The one that has the most right to be fulfilled after the rights of the Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم, is your own self.

BEGIN WITH YOUR OWN SELF

Prevent your nafs from exceeding the boundaries‼

If this is implemented, you are Hakim - Wise."

    شرح رياض الصالحين 2/461

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Fatawas pertaining Christmas & the Festivals of the Kuffar

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Ruling on the Muslims celebrating at the time of Christmas and decorating their homes with balloons etc (giving or receiving Christmas cards, saying "Merry Christmas", allowing your children to take part in Activities at school, wearing Christmas jumpers, eating Christmas dinners or any of these things relating to this celebration).

Question:
What do you say to Muslims in the United Kingdom who celebrate Christmas time by holding dinner parties in their houses on Christmas or afterwards, for their Muslim families, such as preparing roast turkey and the other dishes of the traditional Christmas dinner, and they adorn their houses with balloons and paper chains, and they do the “secret Santa” tradition, whereby each relative brings a gift for one of the people present and these gifts are brought to the party to be given to the one for whom he bought it, without the recipient knowing who he is. [“Secret Santa” is a new, growing custom among non-Muslims who celebrate Christmas, and it is in accordance with their belief in the myth of Santa Claus].

Is this action regarded as halaal or haraam, if no one is attending this party except Muslims (relatives and family members)?.

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no doubt that what is mentioned of celebrations is *haraam*, because it is an imitation of the kuffaar. It is well known that the Muslims do not have any festival apart from Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, and the weekly “Eid” which is Friday (Yawm al-Jumu‘ah). Celebrating any other festival is not allowed and is either of two things:

either it is an innovation (bid‘ah), if it is celebrated as a means of drawing close to Allaah, such as celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday (Mawlid);

or it is an imitation of the kuffaar, if it is celebrated as a tradition and not as an act of worship, because introducing innovated festivals is the action of the people of the Book who we are commanded to differ from.
So how about if it is a celebration of one of their actual festivals?

Decorating the house with balloons at this time is obviously joining in with the kuffaar and celebrating their festival.

Monday, November 28, 2016

What is 'real success'??

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Sheikh Muammad Ibn āli al-‘Uthaymīn رحمه الله said:

"Success is not attaining something from the dunya, (real) success is to be saved from Hellfire and entering Jannah."

● [شرح صحيح البخاري ٢٨٩/٨]

Sunday, November 13, 2016

How the Jinn can overpower & possess your precious children!

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WARNING TO PARENTS

From the means by which a Jinn can overpower and possess the children

Sheikh Ibn al-`Uthaimeen
رحمه الله said:

Some of the foolish, ignorant people, lacking intelligence, scare their small innocent children and frighten them by saying: so-and-so will come (and take you), or so-and-so will (do such-and-such to you). So the child gets scared and this fear and anxiety remains in his heart, and this becomes permanent in his heart so that he is constantly in anxiety, fear and distress.

Sometimes it is the father who scares his son and sometimes it is the mother who scares her son and daughter.

But the most foolish ones are those who tell us that the when a child does something wrong (then as punishment) he should be locked inside his room, alone. And even when he shouts and screams they do not feel sorry for him nor do they open the door.

And this is one of the means by which a Jinn overpowers (and possesses) the child. This was conveyed by one of the Jinns who had possessed a child and said that he entered in him when his father had locked him inside the room, and he began to shout and scream, and that's when he possessed him.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Why is the torment of the grave hidden from man⁉️

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Why is the torment of the grave hidden from man⁉️
✒Sheikh 'Uthaimeen رحمه الله

Question: Is the torment of the grave one of the matters of the unseen or of the seen world? What is the reason why it is made one of the matters of the unseen?
Answer: The torment of the grave is one of the matters of the unseen. How many people in these graves are being tormented but we do not realize it, and how many of their neighbours are being blessed with a door opened for them to Paradise, but we do not realize it!

What is beneath the graves is known ONLY to the Knower of the Unseen. The torment of the grave is one of the matters of the unseen, and were it not for the revelation that came to the Prophet, ﷺ, we would not know anything about it. Hence when the Jewish woman entered upon ‘Aaishah (رضي الله عنها) and told her that the dead are tormented in the grave, she was alarmed, until the Prophet, ﷺ, came and she told him, and he confirmed that.

But Allaah سبحانه و تعالى may cause whomsoever He wills of His slaves to see that, as He caused His Prophet, ﷺ, to see the two men who were being punished, one for going about spreading malicious gossip, and the other for not taking precautions to protect himself from urine. The reasons why this is one of the matters of the unseen are as follows:

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Carelessness of some Women concerning Traveling by Airplane without a Mahram

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By Sheikh Uthaimeen رحمه الله تعالى

There is a very regrettable thing with regard to this matter which is the carelessness of some women concerning travelling by airplane without a Mahram.

They are very negligent in this matter: One finds women travelling by airplane alone, and their justification for doing this is that they say that her Mahram escorted her in the airport from which the airplane took off and the other Mahram will meet her in the airport at which the airplane lands, and that in the airplane she is safe.

This justification is weak in reality, because the Mahram who accompanies her does not admit her onto the airplane, he only admits her to the departure lounge.

It may also be that the airplane is delayed in taking off and so this woman remains lost, or the airplane might take off and then be unable to land at the intended airport due to some reason or another, and so it lands at some other place, else and so this woman will be lost. Or, the airplane might land at the intended airport, but the Mahram who is supposed to meet her does not arrive due to one reason or another, such as illness, sleep or a car accident which prevents him from getting there, or something else.

Even if all of these things did not happen, and the airplane landed at the correct time of arrival and the Mahram who was supposed to meet her was present, there might be some man sitting next to her on the airplane who does not fear Allaah, the Most High and does not respect the worshippers of Allaah, and he might be attracted to her and she to him, which might lead to Fitnah (temptation, trial) and unlawful deeds, as is well known.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

O Abu ‘Abdullah! Are you groaning?

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There are also some Angels who write down the deeds of human beings.

وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكُمْ لَحَافِظِينَ
But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you,’

كِرَامًاكَاتِبِينَ
‘Kirâman (honourable) Kâtibîn writing down (your deeds),

يَعْلَمُونَ مَا تَفْعَلُونَ
‘They know all that you do.’
 (Al-Infitar 82:10-12)

مَا يَلْفِظُ مِن قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ
Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).”
(Qaf 50:18)

One of the companions of Imam Ahmad (رحمه الله) visited him while he was sick. He found him groaning from the sickness. He said:

“O Abu ‘Abdullah! Are you groaning? Tawus said ‘Indeed, the Angels write down everything, even the groan of a sick person, because Allaah says:

مَا يَلْفِظُ مِن قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ
Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it.”‘
(Qaf 50:18)

Therefore, Abu ‘Abdullah began to have (more) patience, and he stopped groaning,[1] because everything is written down. “Not a word does he (or she) utter? – Meaning any word uttered by you is written. However, you might be rewarded or punished for it. This is based on the saying that was said.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Neither Slumber, Nor Sleep overtakes Allaah

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– Sheikh ibn Uthaimeen
In His Saying:
{ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ}  
‘Neither slumber, nor sleep overtakes Him’,

Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى did not say (what means): “He does not sleep,” instead He said: {لا تأخُذُهُ} (which means) “does not overtake Him” in order to comprise the sleep which overcomes and that arising by choice. If you say, “Does not sleep,” it would imply that He does not sleep by choice. However, Allaah, سُبحانه وتعالى does not sleep neither by ghalabah (overcoming) nor by choice, because sleep is an imperfect attribute which contradicts both the perfection of the Self and the perfection in relation to others.

The person who is given to sleep misses a lot of his work because of His sleeping. Consider, for example, the case of a person who has many people working for him and he sleeps a lot. He is unable to reckon with nor manage the business or other related matters. This is an imperfection with respect to others.

As regard to self-perfection, sleep is a deficiency because it  indicates that the person’s body got tired and thus he needed the sleep as a rest from what has passed, as well as a means to renew his activity to engage in what will come ahead. That is the why the people of al-Jannah do not sleep — because of the perfection of their lives and bodies. No illness or the like touches them.

If someone says, “We know that the person who does not sleep is unable to do so because of some kind of sickness or a defect, while you say that the lack of sleep is a perfection. Explain.”

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Be firm upon the Truth!

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Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Saleh al-Uthaimeen رحمه الله said:

“Be firm, and do not change (your stance) because of the large number of attacks on you nor due to (their) being offended by your words. As long as you are upon the truth then be firm, for truth is never budged (by falsehood). Thereafter, defend (the truth) if you are in a weak position. There is nothing lesser than defending (the truth). But if you are in a strong position, then upon you is to attack (the falsehood). For the days take turns (sometimes in your favor and sometimes otherwise).

But (remember) the most important thing is that even if you are in a weaker position, then you should remain firm. And never say: ‘Oh, all the people are in opposition to this.’ Rather, be firm, for Allaah aids His Deen, His Book, His Messenger throughout the ages.

No doubt that you will face harm (from the people). Here is Imaam Ahmad رحمه الله, he was dragged by a mule in the market and was whipped. But he was patiently firm.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

How your kids treat you in your old age depends on how you have raised them❗

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Sheikh Uthaimeen رحمه الله:

If they are disobedient to Allaah سبحانه وتعالى now, they will be disobedient to you when you most need them.
“O Muslims! Don’t you fear of this responsibility? 
Don’t you fear that (how) you end up (in your old age) depends on how you have raised your children?
When you DON'T discipline them, they will grow up being disobedient to you – a fitting recompense! 
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