Monday, January 9, 2017
An example of the fiqh of the Sahabah with regards to the dangers of bid’ah is illustrated by the narration of Hudhayfah Ibn Al- Yamaan (رضي الله عنه) and what he said to his companions and students when he took two rocks and placed one on top of the other and asked them,
“Do you see any light between these two rocks?
They replied, “No, Oh Aba ‘Abdullah, we do not see any light between them except for a very small amount.”
He told them, “I swear by Him whose Hand my soul is in, bid’ah will appear until you do not see from the truth except that which is equivalent to the amount of light you see between these two rocks. I swear by Allaah, that bid’ah will spread so much so that if a person leaves it, it will be said about him that he left the Sunnah.”
[Narrated by Ibn Waddaah in al-Bid’ah (pg. 21)]
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Specifying the day of the 15th of Sha’baan by fasting or reciting the Qur’aan or performing naafilah prayers
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله
Question 1: We see some people specifying the 15th of Sha’baan with particular supplications and reciting the Qur’aan and performing naafilah prayers. So what is the correct position concerning this, and may Allaah reward you with good?
Question 2: Is standing the night of the 15th of Sha’baan in prayer & fasting during its day legislated?