Alhamdulillaah, Urdu translations are now available for many Fatwas of the Saudi Permanent Committee of Scholars on their official website.
Insha’Allaah going forward more fatwas of the Permanent Committee and the fatwas of Imam Ibn Baaz raheemahullaah will be translated. May Allaah make this site a source of much benefit. Aameen.
Please spread the word particularly to those who can read or understand Urdu/Hindi. BaarakAllaahu feekum.
The following is one of Imaam Sufyaan’s letters:
My brother, use the time you have between dawn and sunrise to contemplate the previous day: Remain steadfast on the good deeds you performed the previous day, and abandon anything you did out of disobedience to Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala). Do not repeat the same mistakes, for you do not know whether or not you will live for the rest of your day! As long as you are alive, the option of repentance is available to you, but refraining from sinning is easier for you than trying to perform a sincere repentance. A sincere repentance involves regret and a firm resolve never to repeat the same sin again.
Wherever you are, fear Allaah. If you perpetrated a sin in secret, then repent to Allaah in secret. And if you perpetrated a sin out in the open, then repent to Allaah out in the open. Do not let one sin lead to another (so that they pile up onto one another). Cry frequently and as much as you are able to, and do not laugh (frequently), for you were not created without purpose. Join ties with and be kind to your family, your relatives, your neighbors, and your brothers.
When you intend to show mercy, show mercy to the poor, to orphans, and to the weak. If you intend to give charity…or to perform a good deed, then do it right away, before the Shaytaan (Devil) positions himself between you and the execution of what you intended to do. Act always on a good intention: eat with a good intention and drink with a good intention.
Do not be miserly, for miserliness corrupts a person’s religion. Do not promise someone something and refrain from fulfilling your promise, for in that case, the love you will have gained through your promise will be replaced by hate. Do not feel rancor in your heart towards your Muslim brother, for Allaah does not accept repentance from a person if there is rancor and malice between him and his Muslim brother. Do not be angry, for anger is like a shaver – just as a shaver shaves off hair, anger shaves off good deeds (unless one becomes angry for the sake of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala)).
Make it a practice to extend greetings of peace to every Muslim, for if you do so, hatred, deception, and rancor will all be purged from your heart. Shake hands with your Muslim brothers and you will, as a result, become loved by the people. Remain in a constant state of purity (by performing ablution whenever you pass wind or empty your bowels) and, as a result, you will be loved by the Al-Hafazah (the angels who record your deeds). Love only for the sake of Allaah, and hate only for the sake of Allaah: If you do not possess these two qualities, it means that you have on you the mark of a hypocrite.
Abridged from: The Biography of Sufyaan ath-Thauree (rahimahullaah), p175-176
This is beneficial information for many. Please spread do those you know can benefit from this.
The Prophet ﷺ said,
“There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment.”
(Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Bukhaaree Volume 7, Book 71, Number 582)
Benefit: STEPS IN CULTIVATING CHILDREN AND FAMILY UPON THE SUNNAH – ABU KHADEEJAH ABDUL-WAAHID – www.troid.ca
It’s been a long time since we have posted on this blog.
It’s time to start posting regularly again.
Here is a really good lecture from Abu Khadeejah on cultivating children.
Enjoy the lecture.
Talha Ibn Shahid
STEPS IN CULTIVATING CHILDREN AND FAMILY UPON THE SUNNAH – ABU KHADEEJAH ABDUL-WAAHID
Aboo Bilal Nahim ibn Abd al Majid
Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen Related to Marriage and Observing that which is Apparent – Translated by M ustafa George
بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
While explaining the hadeeth of Fatimah bint Qaes (may Allah be pleased with her); in which she approached the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم and informed him that individuals have approached her for marriage, upon hearing the names of these individuals the Prophetصلى الله عليه و سلم replied:
As for Abu Jahil, he does not remove the stick from his shoulder (he beats women), and as for Mu’awiyah, he is poor. Instead, marry Usamah. (Saheeh Muslim)
Sheikh ‘Uthaymeen commented (in summary):
If it were said: How can the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم say: “As for Mu’awiyah, he is poor”, while he (the Prophet) doesn’t know? It’s possible he (Mu’awiyah) will become wealthy (in the future). And actually, this did take place. Mu’awiyah became a ruler; in fact he became one of the wealthiest rulers.
Thus, we say: From this hadeeth a vital benefit can be derived, which is: That which should be considered is what is apparent, not what will possibly occur in the future. Pay close attention to this principle. An individual is not commissioned to (consider) matters of the unseen, but rather, he is responsible for that which is in front of him.
Consequently, we know the answer for a commonly mentioned question (issue). This occurs when a man who is not practicing seeks to marry a practicing female. The female would like to marry him and thus she says: It’s possible that Allah will guide this man by way of me. This action (him changing) may or may not occur in the future. She does not know, but that which is presently apparent is that this individual is not practicing. If the female was to say: It is possible that Allah will guide him by way of me, we will respond: It is (also) possible that Allah will lead you astray by way of him! Both of these outcomes are possible, and you (the female) being led astray by way of the man is more likely, due to the fact that the authority and influence of the man over the woman is much greater than her authority and influence over him. Likewise, how many men put pressure on their wives to perform something that the husband wants, and due to his pressure, the female falls into something she herself dislikes. This is something which is known and proven. The most important benefit in this issue is that a person is responsible for that which is apparent, not that which will may or may not occur in the future.
Source: Fathul Thee Jalalee wal Ikram bi Sharh Bulough al Maram vol. 11, pg. 201
May Allah have mercy upon our beloved Sheikh and father Sheikh Muhammad bin Saleh al ‘Uthaymeen. Indeed his statements and clarifications are filled with wisdom and sound understanding. The advice of the Sheikh can also be applied to the common day belief of many sisters (when approached for marriage by individuals not upon the methodology of the Salaf): I know he’s not Salafi, but ان شاء الله he will come to the minhaj through my guidance and direction! Then after a few months, we find the sister attending the gatherings of the people of innovation and those supporting them! We have even witnessed sisters falling into major shirk, innovation, and defending the callers to hizbiyah due to being married to individuals not upon the methodology of the Salaf. Similarly is the statement of some females, when approached for marriage by an individual who has a proven reputation of mistreatment of women, you find some women saying: I will be the one to change him! Or: He will never treat me the way he treated others! These spurious statements and the likes are clear examples of how females place themselves in dreadful predicaments as it relates to marriages.
May Allah guide our women to that which is better, and may He keep us all firm upon the straight path.
Mustafa George DeBerry @http://knowledgeofislamblog.wordpress.com
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
17th of Dhil Hijjah | Oct. 22, 2013
Taken from Maktabah al Fawaaid mailing list
As salaamu ‘alaykum
We have started the new Gregorian year of 2014. We ask Allah to bring all of us goodness in this new Islamic year and the Gregorian year. Ameen
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Jazakum Allahu khayran
Talha ibn Shahid
Lets revive this Sunnah and make expiation after our arguments.
A Forgotten Sunnah: Two Units of Prayer After an Argument
From Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, in marfoo’ form, “The expiation for every argument/dispute is two units of prayer.”
As-Saheehah, vol. 4, p. 397
“Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practice it, will have the same reward of those who practice it without their reward diminishing” (Sunan ibn Maajah, 209)
Adh-Dhahabee رحمه الله said, “Trustworthiness is a portion of the Deen (piety), and precision is included in proficiency, so what a Haafidh really needs, is to be; fearful (of Allaah), intelligent, grammatical, a linguist, righteous, modest, Salafee and it is sufficient enough for him to write two hundred volumes and to gather five hundred reliable compilations and not to become fatigued by seeking knowledge till death, with sincerity and humility otherwise let him not trouble himself.”[Siyar A’laamin-Nubalaa 13/380]__,_._,___