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 ibn Baaz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sheikh ibn Baaz. Show all posts

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Ruling on growing one's nails for beautification


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Sheikh ibn Baaz رحمه الله تعالى said: 

"Growing one's nails deliberately for beautification is in opposition to the Sunnah  of the Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم and a resemblance to the animals and some disbelievers."

(الفتاوى.10-49)
Translated by: Umm Hyatt al-Amerikiyyah (حفظها الله)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nullifiers of Islaam

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Sheikh Ibn Baaz (رحمه الله)

All praise is due to Allaah Alone. Peace and blessings be upon the Last Prophet, his family, Companions and those who follow his guidance.

A Muslim should know that Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) enjoins all the creation to embrace Islaam, hold it firmly and avoid what contradicts it. Allaah sent His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to call for that, informing them that whoever follows him will be guided and whoever turns away from him will be misguided. In many Ayahs (Qur’anic verses), Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى warned people against causes of apostasy and all forms of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) and Kufr (disbelief). Under the topic of the rulings of the apostate, scholars (may Allaah be merciful with them) mentioned that a Muslim may abandon Islaam by committing one of the nullifiers that make his blood and money violable and turn him out of the fold of Islaam. The most dangerous and common ten nullifiers are mentioned by Sheikh and Imam Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab and other scholars (may Allaah be merciful with them). Here we will list them in brief so that a Muslim can keep away from them and warn people against them in hope for safety and wellbeing. We will briefly elaborate on them.

First: Shirk in the worship of Allaah. Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى) says: Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills He (سُبحانه وتعالى) also says: Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allâh, then Allâh has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers. This includes invoking the dead and seeking relief, vowing or offering sacrifice for them.

Second: Whoever takes intermediaries between him and Allaah, invokes, and asks them for intercession with Allaah and puts his trust in them has committed Kufr (disbelief) according to the Ijma` (consensus) of scholars.

Third: Whoever does not hold the polytheists to be disbelievers, has doubts about their disbelief or considers their ways and beliefs to be correct has committed disbelief.

Fourth: Whoever believes that some guidance other than that of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is more complete than his guidance or that someone else's judgment is better than his judgment, such as those who prefer the judgment of the Taghut (false gods) over his judgment, then he is a disbeliever.

Fifth: Whoever hates something that the Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم came with, even though he may act on it, has disbelieved. Allaah (عز وجل) says: That is because they hate that which Allâh has sent down (this Qur’ân and Islâmic laws, etc.); so He has made their deeds fruitless.

Sixth: Whoever mocks or ridicules any part of the Messenger’s religion, its rewards or punishments has committed an act of disbelief. Allaah (عز وجل) says: Say: “Was it at Allâh (عز وجل), and His Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you were mocking?” Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed.

Monday, December 28, 2015

How to purify and soften the heart


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Sheikh Bin Baaz رحمه الله said:

“Whoever takes care of his time by doing Dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah, reciting the Qur’aan, accompanying the good people, and distancing himself from the ignorant and bad company will purify and soften his heart.”

Majmoo` Fataawa of Shaikh Bin Baaz (5/244)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Conditions & Meaning of the 'Shahadah' - Sheikh ibn Baaz رحمه الله

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(Laa Illaaha il’Allaah - (لا اله الاالله)

Its meaning – There is No diety worthy of worship (in Truth) except Allaah.
Its pillars are:

1.     The negation phrase “ there is no deity worthy of worship (Laa Ilaaha)
2.     The confirmation phrase “ except Allaah (IllaaAllaah)

The phrase: “there is no deity worthy of worship” negates all other false objects of worship while the phrase “except Allaah” confirms that there is only one true Lord, worthy of worship Who has no partners.

The conditions of the Shahaadah (testimony of Faith) are eight:

1. `Ilm (Knowledge): Knowledge of it’s meaning – what is confirmed by it and what is negated by it. As previously stated it was mentioned that the meaning of: “There is NO deity worthy of worship except Allaah” is that all other objects of worship that mankind set up as partners with Allaah are false.

2. Yaqeen (Certainty): To have certainty in its meaning, (i.e. to be free from doubt or suspicion). This means one must be upon certainty that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah.

3. Al-Ikhlaas (Sincerity): This means the sincerity the servant has towards his Lord ONLY, in all acts of worship. For example, if anyone deviates from this sincerity to Allaah and directs it towards a Prophet, an idol, a king, the jinn or any other false object of worship, then, certainly he is guilty of committing Shirk (polytheism) and has contradicted this condition of the Shahaadah (Testimony of Faith), which is Sincerity.

4. As-Sidq (Truthfulness): It means to speak the truth in order to remove any trace of hypocrisy. This is the meaning of Sidq. It also means to observe truthfulness with the tongue as well as the heart. If Sidq is observed by only the tongue and not by the heart, then this condition of Sidq (truthfulness) will not be met.

Why Recite Ayatul Kursi after salaah & before sleeping?

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Question: A listener asks (this was on the radio), with regards to reciting Ayatul-Kursi: Is it reported that the Messenger of Allaah (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) used to recite it in the morning and evenings?

Answer: Yes, the Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم encouraged us to recite it when going to sleep and after every obligatory prayer. When we recite it when going to sleep, it is a means of protection from the Shaitaan. Likewise, from the means of entering Paradise is that one recites it after every obligatory prayer, after he makes the tasleem (saying Asalaamualaykum wa rahmatullaah to the right and then the left). After one recites the other prescribed remembrances (after salaah), he recites the Ayatul-Kursi.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Ruling Concerning Celebrating Birthdays.


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Question: What is the ruling concerning celebrating birthdays?

Sheikh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz  رحمه الله

Answer: Celebrating birthdays has NO source whatsoever in the pure Shari’ah. 

In fact, it is an innovation, since the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, 

Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that does not belong to it shall have it rejected.”
(Bukhari & Muslim)

In a version recorded by Muslim and by al-Bukhari in definitive Muallaq form.

"Whoever performs a deed which is not in accord with our affairs, that deed is rejected.”

It is well-known that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did not celebrate his birthday at all during his lifetime nor did he ever order it to be celebrated. Nor did he teach such to his Companions.

Therefore, the rightly-guided caliphs and all of his Companions did not celebrate it. They are the most knowledgeable of the people concerning his Sunnah and they are the most beloved to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). They were also the most keen upon following whatever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) brought. 

Therefore, if one is supposed to celebrate the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) birthday, this would have been made evident at their time.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Era of Gentleness


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Sheikh Abdul Azeez ibn Bâz (رحمه الله) said:

This era is the era of gentleness, patience and wisdom. It is not the era of harshness. The majority of the people are in a state of ignorance, heedlessness, and giving precedence to the worldly matters. So it is a must that there be patience and gentleness so that the da’wah spreads and reaches the people in order that they come to know (the correct religion). And we ask Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى to guide all of us.

{Source: Majmū’ Fatāwa ibn Bâz, vol.8, pg.376}

The Knowledge is Provisions from Allaah


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A precious benefit from the Noble Sheikh ibn Baaz (رحمه الله):

Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى stated:

ومن يتق الله يجعل له مخرجا ـ ويرزقه من حيث لا يحتسب

And whoever fears Allaah, He will make a way out for him (from every difficulty) and provide for him from where he didn’t perceive.”
(Surah at-Talaq 65:2-3)

The Noble Sheikh ibn Baaz (رحمه الله) commented: That which is known, is that the attainment of the knowledge is from the best of the provisions. It is leaving from the restrictions of ignorance and its darkness into the vastness of knowledge and its light. Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى stated: “And whoever fears Allaah, He makes for him ease in his affair.” 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ruling on paying Zakah for building Masjids, Buying Books, Schools, Roads, etc..



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Q: What is the ruling on paying Zakaah (obligatory charity) money for helping to build a Masjid (mosque) whose construction was halted due to lack of financial resources?

Answered by Sheikh ibn Baaz رحمه الله :
According to the opinion of the majority of Muslim scholars and the Ijma` (consensus) of our Salaf (righteous predecessors), Zakaah is NOT to be paid for constructing Masjids, buying books, etc.

Rather, Zakaah must be spent on the eight categories which are mentioned in the Ayah (Qur’aanic verse) of Surah Al-Tawbah, i.e. the poor, the needy, those employed to collect (the funds), to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islâm), to free captives, for those in debt, in the cause of Allaah, and for the wayfarer (a traveler who is cut off from everything).

Friday, May 8, 2015

Duties of a Muslim Towards a Non-Muslim

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Question: What is the duty of a Muslim towards a non-Muslim, whether he is a dhimmi in a Muslim country or in his own country, and the Muslim is living in the land of that non-Muslim? The duty I would like to have clarified is interactions of all kinds, starting with greeting and ending with celebrating the non-Muslim’s festivals with him. Is it permissible to take him as a friend at work only? Please advise us, may Allaah reward you.

Answer by Sheikh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz رضي اللّه عنـه: Praise be to Allaah. The duty of the Muslim towards a non-Muslim includes a number of things:

Firstly: Da‘wah or calling him to Allaah, سُبحانه وتعالى.
He should call him to Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى and explain to him the reality of Islaam when possible, with regard to whatever issues he has knowledge about, because this is the greatest kindness that he can give to his fellow-citizens and to those whom he meets of Jews, Christians and others who may be Mushrikeen (polytheists), because the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:

“The one who guides others to goodness will have a reward like that of the one who does it.”

And he صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said to ‘Ali رضي اللّه عنـه, when he sent him to Khaybar and instructed him to call the Jews to Islaam:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Fitnah of Wealth Is More than the Fitnah of Children

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Question posed to Imaam Ibn Baaz رحمه الله: The mentioning of the wealth always come before the mentioning of the children in the Qur'aan although the children are more precious with the parent than his wealth. What is the wisdom behind that?

Answer: The fitnah of the wealth is more (than the fitnah of the children). That is because the wealth aids him upon fulfilling the prohibited desires and other than that. This is different from the children. Indeed it is possible that the parent is tested by them and he disobeys Allaah due to them. However, the fitnah of wealth is greater and more severe. Based upon this, Allaah began with (mentioning) the wealth before the children.
Like in His statement:
وَمَا أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُم بِالَّتِي تُقَرِّبُكُمْ
It is not your wealth or your children which gets you closer to Us.”
(Saba 34:37)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Is sihr (magic, witchcraft) real? Does it have any effect? What are its types?

 

From Majmoo’ Fataawaa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Sheikh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (رحمه الله), pg. 65

Sihr is a serious crime and is one of the kinds of kufr. It is one of things with which people have been tested, in the past and currently, among the nations of the past, during the Jaahiliyyah and in this ummah. The more ignorance increases, the less there is knowledge and awareness of faith, the less attention the authorities pay to this matter – the more the practitioners of sihr and trickery increase and spread in the land, to take the people’s wealth and confuse them and do other things. When knowledge prevails and faith increases, and the Islaamic authorities are powerful, the number of these evil people shrinks and they move from one land to another, seeking a place where their falsehood will be accepted and they will be able to engage in their trickery and corruption. 
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