Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Things that Nullify Wudoo : Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-‘Abbaad

The Things that Nullify Wudoo : Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-‘Abbaad
His explanation of Shuroot as-Salaat of Imaam Ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab

The author (Imaam Muhmmad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab) stated: “The things that nullify (nawaaqid) the ablution are eight:

(1) Whatever comes out from the two private parts;
(2) Any foul impure substance that comes out from the body;
(3) Loss of consciousness (i.e. sleep/insanity);
(4) Touching a woman with sexual desire;
(5) Touching one’s private part with the hand, whether it is the frontal or rear (private part);
(6) Eating the meat of camels;
(7) Bathing a deceased person; and
(8) Apostating from Islaam, may Allaah protect us from that!”

The Explanation:

First: “Whatever comes out from the two private parts”: This refers to everything that comes out from the two private part areas, such as feces, urine, passing gas, blood, sperm, female ejaculation and so on. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allaah does not accept the prayer of any of you if he releases (something) from his private parts, until he performs wudoo.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaaree (6954) and Muslim (537) from Abu Hurairah (radyAllaahu ‘anhu)]

Second: “Any foul impure substance that comes out from the body”: The scholars have differed concerning blood that is emitted from other that the two private parts – does it nullify the wudoo or not? Some of the scholars have taken the view that this does not cancel out the wudoo, since nothing has been authentically reported on the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) concerning that. Some other scholars have taken the view that it only cancels out the wudoo if a lot of this foul substance is emitted. This is the view that was reported on some of the Sahaabah and Taabi’een, and this is the same opinion that the author has preferred here, may Allaah have mercy on him. This is taking the view that is most cautious and more removed from differing. See al-Mughnee (1/247), the Majmoo’ Fataawaa of Shaikh Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him (10/159) and the Fataawaa of the Permanent Committee for Verdicts (5/261).

Third: “Loss of consciousness (i.e. sleep/insanity)”: Wudoo is nullified by the loss of consciousness, whether due to insanity, drunkenness, fainting or deep sleep. As for the sleep in which one is drowsy and lightly dozes without him losing his sense of feeling, such as when one is sitting or standing and he dozes off, so his head bops back and forth, then he becomes conscious, this does not nullify the wudoo. Muslim reported in his Saheeh (376) from Anas (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) that: “The Companions of Allaah’s Messenger would sleep then pray without performing (new) wudoo.” The wording of this hadeeth as reported by Abu Dawood (200) states: “The Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would wait for the ‘Ishaa prayer to the point that their heads would bop around. Then they would pray without performing (new) wudoo.” This proves that the loss of consciousness does not nullify wudoo in itself, but rather that it is just the most likely scenario where one’s wudoo will be broken. What also proves this is the statement of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “The drawstring of the anus is the eyes. So whoever falls asleep must perform (a new) wudoo.” [Reported by Abu Dawood (203) from ‘Alee (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) and its chain of narration is sound. See Irwaa-ul-Ghaleel (113). An-Nawawee, Al-Mundhiree and Ibn as-Salaah have also been quoted as declaring it hasan (sound).]

Fourth: “Touching a woman with sexual desire”: The opinion preferred here by the author is just one of the three opinions that exist on this issue. The second view holds that touching a woman nullifies one’s wudoo absolutely without exception. The third view states that touching a woman does not break one’s wudoo in the absolute sense, regardless of whether it is done with sexual desire or not, so long as nothing is emitted (i.e. ejaculation) with desire. This (last) opinion is the most correct of all the opinions because of the lack of there being any authentic texts that indicate that this nullifies the wudoo. See the Fataawaa (10/132-138) of Shaikh Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him.

Fifth: “Touching one’s private part with the hand, whether it is the frontal or rear (private part)”: This view that has been preferred here by the author is the view of the majority of the scholars, and it is the correct view. This is if the touch occurs without any barrier between the hand and the private part, regardless of whether one touches his own private part or the private part of someone else, or if the one being touched is young or old, dead or alive. This is based on the hadeeth narrated by Busrah bint Safwan (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) who reported that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever touches his penis must perform wudoo.” [Reported by At-Tirmidhee (82) and others and he said it was a “hasan saheeh hadeeth.” See Irwaa-ul-Ghaleel (116) and the Fataawaa of the Permanent Committee for Verdicts (5/263-266)]

Sixth: “Eating the meat of camels”: There are two opinions from the scholars concerning the wudoo of one who eats the meat of camels. The first is the view of the majority of the scholars, which is that one is not required to perform wudoo from eating their meat. The second view states that one is obligated to perform wudoo because of that regardless of whether the meat is raw or cooked. As for the milk that comes from camels and the juice (gravy) of their meat as well as the food that is cooked along with its meat, then these things do not nullify one’s wudoo. What proves that one is required to perform wudoo because of eating the meat of camels is the hadeeth of Jaabir bin Samurah (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) that a man once asked the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): ‘Should I perform wudoo after eating the meat of sheep?’ He (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘If you wish, perform wudoo and if you wish do not perform wudoo.’The man then asked: ‘Should I perform wudoo after eating the meat of camels?’ He (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Yes, perform wudoo from the meat of camels.’ The man asked: ‘Can I pray in the sheep stables?’ He (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Yes.’ The man asked: ‘Can I pray in the camel resting areas?’ He (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘No.’ ” [Reported by Muslim (360)]

Then there is also the hadeeth of Al-Baraa bin ‘Aazib (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) in which he said: “The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked about performing wudoo after eating the meat of camels, so he replied: ‘Perform wudoo from that.’ And he was asked about the meat of sheep, so he replied: ‘Do not perform wudoo from that.’ Then he was asked about praying in the resting area of the camels, so he replied: ‘Do not pray in the resting areas of the camels for indeed these places are from the devils.’ Then he was asked about praying in the sheep stables, so he replied: ‘Pray in them for indeed these areas are a blessing.’” [Reported by Abu Dawood (184) and others with an authentic chain of narration]

The fundamental principle with regard to a command (from the Prophet) is that that matter becomes an obligation. And the fundamental principle with regard to the mention of wudoo here is that it refers to the Islamic definition of wudoo. So this command is not to be interpreted as a recommendation nor is the wudoo here to be interpreted according to its linguistic meaning, which is washing the hands and rinsing. This is due to the lack of there being something that turns away this fundamental principle. See Irwaa-ul-Ghaleel (118). In his explanation of Saheeh Muslim, An-Nawawee mentioned the difference of opinion of the scholars concerning having to retake wudoo from the meat of camels, saying: “Ahmad bin Hanbal and Ishaaq bin Raahwaih reported two hadeeths concerning this – i.e. performing wudoo from the meat of camels – the hadeeth of Jaabir and the hadeeth of Al-Baraa. This is the view with the strongest proofs even if the majority of the scholars disagree with it.” Also refer to Majmoo’ Fataawaa of Shaikh Ibn Baaz (10/156-158), may Allaah have mercy on him, and the Fataawaa of the Permanent Committee for Verdicts (5/273-277).

Seventh: “Bathing a deceased person”: The scholars have differed into two opinions on the ruling of whether one is required to perform wudoo as a result of washing a dead person’s body. The first opinion is that it is obligatory to perform wudoo after washing the body of a deceased person, while the second states that it is just recommended. Ibn Qudaamah mentioned these two opinions in al-Mughnee (1/256) and inclined towards the view that it is recommended. Abu Dawood (3161) reported from the hadeeth of Abu Hurairah in marfoo’ form: “Whoever washes a dead person, should perform ghusl. And whoever carries his body, should perform wudoo.” Al-Albaanee mentioned it in Irwaa-ul-Ghaleel (144) and in the book Ahkaam-ul-Janaa’iz (53), quoting Ibn Al-Qayyim, Ibn Al-Qattaan, Ibn Hazm, and Ibn Hajr Al-‘Asqalaanee as declaring it authentic. He (i.e. Al-Albaanee) also mentioned that it most likely indicates its recommendation not its obligation, due to an authentic hadeeth in that regard from Ibn ‘Abbaas as well as a narration from Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them.

If while washing the body, a person touches the private part of the person he is washing without there being a cover between him and the private part, he then becomes obligated to perform the wudoo for having touched the private part, not because he washed the deceased body. Also see the Fataawaa of Shaikh Ibn Baaz (10/165), may Allaah have mercy on him.

Eighth: “Apostating from Islaam, may Allaah protect us from that”: What the author, may Allaah have mercy on him, mentioned here from one losing his wudoo due to apostasy, is what Ibn Qudaamah attributed to the madh-hab of Imaam Ahmad in al-Mughnee (1/238). Furthermore, he attributed the view that apostasy doesn’t nullify the wudoo to the other three Imaams. So if a person performs wudoo and then apostates from Islaam, then returns back to it before committing one of the things that would break his wudoo, except apostasy, then he remains in his state of wudoo, according to the second opinion. So he is not required to repeat the wudoo. However, according to the first view, he is required to repeat the wudoo. But as for the opinion mentioned by the author, then it is the most cautious one and the farthest removed from differing, based on the statement of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “Leave that which makes you doubt for that which doesn’t make you doubt.”

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Supplicating to Allah in other than the Arabic Language

Q 1: How should we supplicate to Allah (may He be Exalted)? Is it permissible for a person to supplicate to Allah in Salah (Prayer) in any language? Will their Salah be valid?

A: The Muslim should supplicate to Allah (may He be Exalted) with humility and in secret without asking for unlawful things. A person may supplicate to Allah both during Salah and at other occasions, in whatever language they speak. Salah is considered valid even if the person supplicates to Allah (may He be Exalted) in a language other than Arabic. When supplicating to Allah (may He be Exalted) during Salah, a person should use the Du`a’ (supplication) that are authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) and recite them where and how the Prophet (peace be upon him) recited them so as to follow the example of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Many scholars wrote books on the Du`a’ and Adhkar (invocations and Remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) of the Prophet (peace be upon him), such as (Al-Kalim Al-Tayyib) by Ibn Tayymiah, (Al-Wabil Al-Sayyib) by Ibn Al-Qayyim, and (Riyad Al-Salihin) and (Al-Adhkar) by Al-Nawawy. You can buy any of these books to know the authentically reported Du`a’ and Adhkar, and how and when they should be said. This is better and of great benefit to you.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Monday, February 29, 2016

Al 'Allaamah Najmee's Advice During These Troubling Times

Author: Shaykh Ahmad ibn Yahyaa an-Najmi (may Allah have mercy upon him)
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
Source: Fat-hur Rabil Wadood 1/104

Q: Al 'Allaamah Ash Shaikh Ahmad An Najmee (rahimahullah) was asked,

"What is your advice to a Muslim during these (current) days of our?"

A: I advise that they live (their life) upon Tawheed and the correct Creed. They should perform the obligations and mandatory acts and stay far away from sins and prohibited things. They should accompany the righteous and stay away from the wicked. They should follow the Sunnan (the ways of the Prophet (ﷺ)) and avoid (all forms of) innovation. Beware of Fitnah, for verily it is a lot (and widespread) during this time. I advise that they stay in their home and cry over their sins as the Prophet (ﷺ) said to one of his companions,
"Stay in your home and cry over your sins."
And the success is with Allah.

The Salafy Should...

Author: Shaikh Usaamah Al 'Utaybee (hafithahullah)
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee

My dear Salafis,

The methodology of the Salaf, is that which the pious predecessors were upon in creed, worship, character and manners; and an acute application of the rules and regulations of the Book and the Sunnah. The Salafis are the furthest people from going against and contradicting Allah's legislation and religion.

Knowledge is taken from its people. (Therefore), stick to the scholars and stay away from the Fitnah, that which is apparent from it and that which is hidden, (that which is directly and indirectly connected to it).

Be diligent in striving to unite the word and hearts (of the Salafis), because they are the people of the Sunnah and Jamaa'ah. They are not the people of innovation, deviation and separation. (The Salafis) are those who have sound and correct principles. They do not return back to the ignorant, blind followers and pretenders of knowledge for the application of the principles (of the religion). (NO), rather, they follow the scholars. The Salafis follow the proofs and evidence even if it goes against their desires. The Salafis do not have any contradictions in their methodology. The Salafis are not those who profess to follow the truth yet when there comes a proof that is not in their favor (go against the truth by) resorting to loopholes so as to avoid following it; (and thus prefer) and resort to blind following. This (in fact), goes against the Salafy methodology. Rather, the (Salafis) are the people of proof; they follow it in truth, not screamingly nor deceptively. 

The Salafis strive to have concern for each other like the example of one body. The Salafis work hard to unite the hearts and bodies upon the truth and guidance. (Thus), they are pained by that which causes pain to their brothers and sisters. 

Salafiyyah is a methodology of truth and honesty, justice and purity of heart, sound intelligence and a methodology of love and mercy to those who are worthy of such. (This is because the Salafis) hate those who they are commanded to hate by the legislation. 

My dear Salafy, don't wait for your brother to flip and change for the worst. Rather, be diligent in helping him stay steadfast upon the truth. 

The Salafy (should) be one who pardons, overlooks and sees beyond (the shortcomings) of his brother who is a mirror for him. 

Be from the people of the truth, those who aid the truth, and call to the truth, even if it is against themselves.

And Allah knows best.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

A Warning To Those Deceived By ISIS

Author: Shaikh Usaamah Al 'Utaybee
Source:, 5th of Muharram 1436.
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee 5th of Safar 1437

Q: As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu

My brother Usaamah -may Allah bless you- I have a brother who is afflicted by the methodology of ISIS and supports them. He says they are upon the truth and that they are the victorious sect. (In addition), he says that the scholars are scholars for the ruler and that it is not permitted to follow them because their way contradicts the way of the Messenger (ﷺ). (He claims that the scholars) are afraid of the ruler(s) and thus are incapable of issuing a verdict of Jihaad out of fear of imprisonment. (He says that) Jihaad is an obligation upon the Muslims, especially the Arab constituents (in the Arab countries). He asks, "Why is that they said that there was Jihaad in Syria (in the beginning of the conflict) and then later, they said it was terrorism and that it was not permissible to help and support (those fighting against the Asad regime)." He says, "Is this not but a contradiction and hypocrisy" and Allah's refuge is sought. We hope that Shaikh Usaamah would answer us and clarify that which is obligated upon the scholars and Muslims as relates to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the women that are unlawfully seized (and forced into slavery) and the children and people that are displaced (by these conflicts). (And finally) what are the differences between Ahlus Sunnah and ISIS? May Allah bless you.
A:Wa Alaikumus Salaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu
The victorious sect, their description has come in the authentic Hadeeth; they are,
The Jamaa'ah.
And in a Hadeeth that is Hasan,
That which I and my companions are upon today.
These narration are met by Ahlus Sunnah with acceptance, they transmit them in their books (on the subject) of Creed and unanimously agree on the authenticity of their meaning, that they (the victorious sect) are (first and foremost) the scholars of the Sunnah without exception.

We know that ISIS is NOT the Jamaa'aah. Rather, they are an astray sect and the party from the parties of Shaytaan. They are NOT upon that which the Prophet (ﷺ) and his companions were upon. In fact, they are a filthy sect from the Khawaarij and the Khawaarij are the dogs of the (Hell) Fire. They kill the people of Islam (i.e. the Muslims) and they leave alone the people of idolatry. They have small teeth (i.e. they are young) and moronic in thinking. They war against the scholars and declare the scholars, Muslim rulers and (general) Muslims as being disbelievers (who have apostates from the religion).

You will even find that they utilize some disbelieving Christians, even with their hatred (in the commissioning of their atrocities) by having them arrange their travel to some Muslim countries in order to taint the name of Islam. These individuals act criminally and their corruption is in fact a completion of that which was started in today's (time) by Al Qaida (with the heinous) crime they committed at the Twin Towers in New York. The Disbelievers (took advantage of this situation and in retaliation) set out to annihilates and destroy them by (first using it as a) justification to (war against) Afghanistan, then Iraq and (ultimately justifying) the interest of today, which the disbelievers are delighted with due (to the justification allotted to them to continue to spread their campaign) as a result of Al Qaida and ISIS to Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

May Allah's curse be upon Al Qaida, may Allah's curse be upon ISIS. How much corruption have they spread in the earth?! How much have they distorted (the perception) of Allah's religion?! How much innocent Muslim blood have they spilt?! How many babies have died (because of them)?! How many women have been made widowed (due to them)?! How many women, children and elderly have been killed (by them)?! Such barbarism has not been committed in the annals of history against the Muslims except at the hands of the Christians and the Mongols during their crusades against the people of the Islam. ISIS resembles Hitler, the filthy polytheist Nazi criminal. ISIS resembles the atheist communists during their war to unite the Soviet Union and others who are similar to them from the disbelieving Jews and Christians. The actions of ISIS have absolutely no connection to Islam; rather, they wage war against Islam and its people.

The scholars (of Ahlus Sunnah) have never issued a verdict declaring (all out) Jihad in Syria due to the absence of a legitimate government under whose banner to fight and a (legitimate) Muslim ruler who would lead them. (Currently), there are only present (in Syria) groups, factions and parties who are fighting against the polytheist Nusayree enemy (Bashar Al Asad). (This individual) who is aided and supported by the Raafidee (Shite) of Iran, Lebanon and Iraq. (The diverse factions in Syria who oppose Asad) are (all) fighting against one another. Thus, those scholars who have issued verdicts mentioning Jihad, only (meant) the Jihad of defense against the onslaught of the enemy and to protect oneself. However, even with this, the scholars have warned people from going to Syria because it is a place of calamity, turmoil, devastation and (a place where) the Muslims are (falsely) declared as being apostates. Due to these reasons the scholars have forbidden the youth from going there (to join in this conflict).

In fact, the only ones who encourage the (people) to go to Syria and to fight and who call this fighting Jihad are the Qa'dah of the Khawaarij, (the likes) Al Umar, Al Ulwaan, Al Buraik and others like them from the callers of Fitnah and civil unrest.

The scholars of the Sunnah are firm upon the truth. They do not appease the rulers nor do they issue verdicts in accordance to their desires. They only issue verdicts that are in compliance with the monotheistic Islamic legislation. For Allah's sake, they do not fear the blame of the blamers. They explain the truth even if it is bitter (to those being addressed).

So whoever thinks good of the despicable ISIS, Al Qaida, the Muslim Brotherhood and whoever is upon their way -who are callers to evil and misguidance-, they must fear Allah. They must join the ranks of the Muslims who stand with their leaders and stick to their scholars.

Allah knows best and may the salaat and salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Shaykh Bāzmūl Warns the Parents of Children Sickened By the Khawārij

The Noble Shaykh Aḥmad Bāzmūl (may Allāh preserve him) stated:  

I direct a warning to the guardians from the fathers, mothers, and other than them, that they pay attention and watch over their children in order that they don’t fall into speaking ill about the scholars and the Muslim rulers, due to which they may fall into the affairs of innovation and evil desires. That which is important, oh guardian, is that you know who are the companions of your child. Are they from the righteous gatherings or are they from the evil gathering?

It’s a mistake (on your part, oh guardian) if you think that the evil companion which you will not let your child accompany is only (limited to) the one who doesn’t pray, the one who smokes or does this or that from the acts of disobedience. Rather, there are those who are more evil than this (person who commits these acts of disobedience) and whose danger is more severe upon your child. That person is the youth whose outward appearance is that of righteousness and goodness. He prays with the Muslims and grows his beard (for example). However, he carries deviant and misgudied theories. He believes that the (Muslim) society is corrupt and not suitable. He believes it’s obligatory to change it and remove those who are presently (in authority). This person is more corrupted than the person of sin. He’s more dangerous than the person of sin, whether it’s regarding an individual or the society.

So that the picture becomes clearer to you, I’m going to mention some matters; if you find your child falling into them, then know that he is accompanying a youth who is not suitable for him to keep company with. Rather, it is obligatory that you keep him away and protect him from them:

  • If you hear your child speaking ill of the committee of Major Scholars, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
  • If you hear your child reviling, cursing, and speaking ill of this country (Saudi Arabia) and its rulers, then know that he is these (corrupted) youth.
  • If you see him accompanying and going out with a group from the youth and there is a youth similar to them in age or slightly older leading them and organizing them and they call him their Amīr (leader), the organizer or the one responsible for them (the youth), then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
  • If you see him not going to the ‘Ulamā (Scholars of Islam) and listening to their speech, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
  • If you hear him saying “Jihād, Jihād” and “The ruler is not commanding (the people) with making Jihād”, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
  • If you see him following the news of these individuals who speak ill of this country (Saudi Arabia) from the likes of al-Faqīh and those like him, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
  • If you see him having concern and constantly reading the news papers and magazines and following up on the broadcast and news, then know that he is with these (corrupted) youth.
  • Oh noble parent, I ask Allah ‘azza wa jall to reward our scholars and rulers with all that is good, protect them from all evil and give them the success to be upon that which He loves and is pleased with from the speech and the actions. Likewise I ask Him, glory be to Him, the Most High, that He protects me, you and our children from all bad and evil. May the Ṣalāh and Salām be upon our Prophet Muḥammad, his family and companions.

Notes from Abu Yusuf Khaleefah:

1. Speaking ill of the scholars is a known trait of the Khawārij. They do so in order to discredit the scholars and turn the people away from them, due to the Scholars knowing the reality of the Khawārij and exposing their falsehood.
2. Speaking ill of the rulers is also a known trait of the Khawārij. They speak ill of the rulers in order to rouse the people up against them, up until the point where they declare the Muslim rulers to be Kuffaar without right. As result, the Khawārij justify their rebellion against the Muslim rulers.
3. The scholars of Islam are the inheritors of the Prophets. They inherit the knowledge that the Prophet left behind. With their absence, whether by death or them being abandoned by the people, there will be chaos and turmoil. Both of these are from the methodology of the Khawārij i.e. chaos and turmoil.
4. The Khawārij of our times use media to promote their ideologies and propaganda, distracting the people from the legislated knowledge. These deviant media include combat footage, videos of Muslim children being killed, etc, all in an effort to gain the support and sympathy of the people so that the people can join their corrupted cause.
5. The methodology of the Khawārij in (their so-called) bringing about social rectification opposes the Prophetic methodology in bringing about rectification.
6. The Khawārij are main concerned with the wealth and seat of power, just as their leader Dhul-Khuwaysirah’s concern was the wealth when he said to the Prophet: “Oh Muḥammad be just (in the distribution of the wealth).”
7. The methodology of the Khawaarij is one of secrecy whereas the call of the Prophet Muḥammad sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam was apparent and known.
8. The methodology of the Khawārij causes severing of the ties of kinship based upon falsehood, whereas the methodology of the Prophet Muḥammad sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam preserves the ties of kinship upon the truth and uprightness.
9. The scholars of Islam have long warned against the likes of Usāmah bin Laden, Ayman Ẓawahiri, al-Faqīh, al-Qaidah, and the other leaders of their respective terrorist groups. The scholars of Islam have warned against these criminals as a means of clarifying the truth, refuting falsehood and preserving the stability of the societies.
10. Islam is against terrorism, the killing of innocent souls,  causing corruption in the earth etc. Therefore, it is not befitting to say “Islamic Terrorist” due to the corrupted and ignorant Muslims who commit acts of terror. Rather the blame and fault is to be placed on those individuals and not the religion itself.

Bārak Allāhu fīkum. May the Ṣalāh and Salām be upon the Noble Prophet Muḥammad, his family, his companions, and his followers.

Source: Al-Madārij Fī Kashf Shubuhāt Al-Khawārij, pages 107-108

Written and translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
2nd of Safar, 1437 AH (11/14/2015)

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Shaykh Rabee' On Those Who Rebuke Refutations

The Noble Shaykh Rabee' (may Allah preserve him): 

"Those who rebuke the refutations (and don't  want the refutations against falsehood to be spread), these people are criminals, spreading their falsehood. They do not want anyone to refute them. This is their intent." (Al-Majmoo' 14/281)

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Shaikh Khaalid 'Uthmaan on Calling A Salafy a Fattaan (Troublemaker)

Author: Shaikh Khaalid 'Uthmaan (hafithahullah)
Question posed and translated by Nasir Abu Abu Bakr

Q: Ya Shaykhanaa is it permissible -and this problem is frequent in the west- is it permissible for a SALAFY to say about another SALAFY who is well known (for Salafiyyah), to say about him that he is a troublemaker (fattaan); and then when he is asked for the evidence he doesn't give it or just shrugs it off?

A: This is not permissible, ask him for daleel. It is NOT permissible to accuse a Salafy who is a known Salafy of something then give no evidence!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Blessed Sitting With Our Noble Shaikh Al 'Allaamah Rabee' Bin Haadee Al Madkhalee (hafithahullah)

All praise is for Allah the Almighty Who allowed us to sit with a scholar from the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah to judge and aid in bringing about resolution to the differing which has been occurring in America over the pass few years between some of the Salafi students of knowledge which as a result adversely effected the Salafis in the West as a whole. This is a summary of the main points of the meeting:

  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) welcomed us all into his home and was pleasant towards both parties. 
  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) after listening to that which both parties had to say asked Abu Muhammad Al-Jamaiky and Abu Yusuf Khaleefah, “What effect has these warnings had in the dawah?" They both informed him that it caused division between the Salafis. 
  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) asked Abu Yusuf Khaleefah and Abu Muhammad Al-Jamaiky, “Do the other brothers from the Du’aat have any bidah with them?” They answered: "No Shaykh, they are Salafiyoon." 
  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) mentioned that he does not see from anyone on either sides any Bid'ah (innovation) or Dalaalah (misguidance). Rather, he sees that shaytaan entered between the Salafis and caused division. 
  • Shaykh Rabee’ (hafithahullah) mentioned that both sides are Salafi, calling to Allah and each side should continue giving da’wah and leave off all matters that lead to differing and put the differences under our feet. 
  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) commanded that we ALL drop everything and start with a new page between us. The Shaykh mentioned that this is for ALL parties involved on BOTH sides.   
  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) commanded that the warnings stop and that both parties only speak about each other with good. 
  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) commanded that ANY and ALL warnings that are online must come down and be removed. The Shaikh (hafithahullah) stressed ALL by putting both hands to his face and flinging them back.
  • Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) was asked by Abu Muhammad Al-Jamaiky for permission to spread his speech online. The Shaikh (hafithahullah) replied saying, “Spread it.”
  • At the end of the meeting the son of Shaikh Rabee' (hafithahullah) placed emphasis that the speech of his father is general and to everyone; to those students who were present and to those students who were not present.

Those present in this meeting
Shaikh Rabee' Ibn Haadee Al Madkhalee (hafithahullah)
‘Umar Ibn Rabee’ Al Madkhalee
Hasan Somali 
Abu Yusuf Khaleefah 
Abu Muhammad Nādir Al-Jamaiky 
And others
17th Night of Rajab/ 5th of May 2015

Translated by:
Abu Muhammad Nādir Al-Jamaiky
Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
Abu ‘Abdis Salaam Siddiq Al Juyaanee 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Important Advice from the Imaam of Criticism and Praise, the 'Allaamah Rabee' Al-Madkhali حفظه الله for his Children Everywhere - dated 7 Shawwaal, 1436h.

بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله و على آله و صحبه و من اتبع هداه
أما بعد

Indeed I advise myself and all of the Muslims, and the Salafis especially, to have Taqwaa of Allah The Glorified and Most High. And to cling to the Rope of Allah The Mighty and Majestic. And to establish brotherhood between the Salafis especially. And that they stick together and have cooperation between each other upon Righteousness and Taqwaa. And that they stay far away from the causes of differing. May Allah bless you all. Because this tarnishes the Dawah of the Salafis, tarnishes their image, and makes their enemies happy.

So I advise the Salafis to have Taqwaa of Allah The Glorified and Most High. And to strive adamantly in establishing love, brotherhood, mercy, and closeness between themselves. And to stay away from the causes of differing. And whoever makes an error from the Salafis, he should NOT be defamed openly. Rather, he should only be advised by those people of sound intellect and correct knowledge; he should be advised with wisdom and a good admonition. 

I advise my brothers, especially from Britain, to establish brotherhood with their Salafi brothers in Kuwait, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Egypt, in Sudan, and in all directions of the Islamic World. And if a group from Kuwait or somewhere else comes to them, they should welcome them with all respect and pride, and they must not fear from anyone. So there is no fear in that; may Allah bless you all. So Shaytaan makes you fearful and scared of so-and-so and so-and-so; so do not fear except Allah The Glorified and Most High.

Have respect for each other and have respect for your Kuwaiti brothers, those who have made tremendous efforts in establishing your Dawah, spreading it, and aiding it; so do not disregard that good service.

May Allah aid you, rectify your mistakes, bless you, bring your hearts together, and turn away every evil from us and you. 

و صلى الله على نبينا محمد و على آله و صحبه و سلم

This speech came from me on the night of the 7th of Shawwaal of the year 1436. 

I emphasize to those brothers who are verbally attacking each other and exchanging bad speech these days that they must have Taqwaa of Allah and be ashamed by these evil actions. There is not any patience, there is not any gentleness, there is not any, there is not any. 

However, the Salafi Dawah is established upon these foundations: patience, gentleness, tolerance, and to the end of the list. So if an individual makes an error, don't refute him, remain silent, advise him between yourselves, and abandon these altercations. Be shy of Allah The Mighty and Majestic, respect each other, and do not tarnish this Salafi Dawah with these evil altercations. Have Taqwaa of Allah in regards to yourselves and in regards to this Dawah. 

و صلى الله على نبينا محمد و على آله و صحبه و سلم

Source of Translation

إذاعة النهج الواضح