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Dua’ Is Answered on Wednesdays Between Dhuhr and ‘Asr (InshaAllah)

February 27, 2008 Leave a comment

“Jabir Ibn ‘Abdullah (may Allâah be pleased with him) said, “ The Messenger of Allâah(peace and blessings be upon him) supplicated to Allâah in this Masjid (Masjid Al-Fath) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. His dua was answered on Wednesday between the prayers of Dhuhr and Asr. Jabir(may Allâah be pleased with him)said,” There wasn’t anything that was crucially important for me to have solved, except I called on Allâah during that hour of the day between Dhuhr and Asr knowing He would answer.”

Graded Hasan by Shaykh Al-Albani(May Allâah have mercy upon him) in Saheeh Adab Al-Mufrad.

Shaykh Hussain Awayaasha(may Allâah preserve him )said in his explanation of Saheeh Adab Al-Mufrad.

“The Messenger of Allâah (peace and blessings be upon him)supplicated to Allâah in this Masjid(Masjid Al-Fath )on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday” Masjid Al-Fath: is a Masjid located on the eastside at the top of a mountain stump. A person can ascend to this Masjid by two routes; one on the east and the other on the north side. This is the general meaning of Masjid al-Fath. It has also been said that Masjid Al-Fath is Masjid Ahzab or a Masjid on High ground. [ Fadl 2/174]

“His dua was answered on Wednesday between the prayers of Dhuhr and Asr” . Shaykh Al-Albani(may Allâah shower him with mercy) commented on this saying: If this companion wouldn’t have narrated to us that the prophet(peace and blessings be upon him)made Dua to Allâah during this hour we wouldn’t have known. The person present witnesses what the absent person doesn’t. This ahadeeth has significant meaning; since Jabir narrated the information when exactly his dua was answered. And this shows that the Dua for the Messenger(peace and blessings be upon him)was answered at that hour during Wednesday. Consequently Jabir began to do that same thing he saw Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) do on Wednesday between Dhuhr and Asr. End of Quote from the book.

Ibn Taymeeyah (728H) said in his book “ Iqtedahus Siratul Mustaqeem (1/433), ” A group of our companions and other people act by this hadeeth. They see to it that they call on Allâah during this time; as narrated by Jabir(may Allâah be pleased with him). The place where Jabir made Dua to Allâah isn’t mentioned, but the time period in which he did is mentioned.

Translated by Aboo Aaliyah Abdullah Ibn Dwight Battle


Sparkles From The Pearls of Knowledge

February 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Knowledge & Ignorance are not equal

Regarding the excellence of knowledge and the people of knowledge, Allaah – Subhana wa Ta’aala – negated equality between the people of knowledge and other than them.

Just like He negated equality between, the companions of Paradise and the companions of the Hell-fire.

Allaah Ta’aala said:

<<Say: “Are those who know equal to those who know not?”>>, [Zumar :9 ]

He also said:

<<Not equal are the dwellers of the Fire and the dwellers of the Paradise>>, [Hashr :20]

This indicates the elevated excellence of the people of knowledge and their distinguished nobility.

Wisdom is knowledge

Allaah Ta’aala testifies for the one who, has been given knowledge, that He has given him lots of good.

Allaah Ta’aala said:

<<He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good>>, [Baqarah :269]

Ibn Qootayba and the majority of the scholars said: Wisdom is to be on the truth and to act upon it, and that is beneficial knowledge and good actions.

Knowledge is the Greatest Blessing

Allaah Ta’aala has given numerous blessings to His Messenger, and has given him excellence. Allaah Ta’aala has made the greatest blessing that He gave to him the Book and Hikmah (wisdom).

Allaah taught him that which he did not know.

Allaah Ta’aala said:

<<Allaah has sent down to you the Book and Al­-Hikmah and taught you that which you did not know. And Ever Great is the Grace of Allaah unto you>>, [Nisa: 113]

The Blessing of knowledge obligates thankfulness to Allaah

Allaah Ta’aala reminded His believing slaves with this blessing, and He commanded them to be thankful for it, and that they should remember Him, for the blessings He bestowed to them.

Allaah Ta’aala said:

<<Similarly, We have sent among you a Messenger of your own, reciting to you Our Verses and sanctifying you, and teaching you the Book and the Hikmah and teaching you that which you did not used to know. Therefore remember Me, I will remember you, and be grateful to Me and never be ungrateful to Me.>>, [Baqarah: 151-152]

Knowledge is Goodness in this World

Al-Hasan said regarding “the saying of Allaah Ta’aala <<“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good!”>>, [Baqarah: 201]

It is knowledge and worship.

And regarding Allaah’s saying:

<<and in the Hereafter that which is good>> [Baqarah: 201]

…it is Paradise.”

This is from the best explanations of this Ayaah indeed the greatest of the goodness of this world, is beneficial knowledge and good actions.

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Dr. Saleh as-Saleh passes away (rahimahullah)

February 16, 2008 3 comments

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon

Shaykh, Dr. Muhammad al-Jibaly wrote via his yahoo group:

“I did not believe the news at first, but just called his phone, and his wife confirmed it to me, and said he was too exhausted, and this was the main cause of his death (at the young age of about 50). She said his body is now in al-Ansar hospital, and will be buried tomorrow morning in al-Baqee’.

His passing on Jumu’ah, and in the Prophet’s Masjid while performing ‘ibaadah, are indeed very good indicators. May Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) forgive him, augment his good deeds tremendously, and admit him to Jannah in the company of the prophets and the most righteous.”

SubhanAllah, I found out about the death of Dr. Saleh as Saleh earlier this week. I didnt have time to read the details because I was in a rush. I did not want to believe it at first but later when I was driving, I reminded myself of the hadith that knowledge is not taken from the hearts of men, rather it is taken with the death of the scholars. And with his passing, the knowledge that he used to spread via the paltalk lessons and other ways was also gone. SubhanAllah, and it makes one cry for the knowledge that has been lost from this Ummah by the passing away of Dr. Saleh as-Saleh rahimahullah.

I remember that when I first began to learn about the da’wah, da’watus salafiyyah, while I was still in college, I was looking for some audio lectures and books in English about the works of the Salaf. And when I came across Dr. Saleh as-Saleh’s website, it was a treasure of knowledge with his lectures teaching from the books of Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibnul Qayyim rahimahumullah. And he also had some lectures and books on the deviated ideologies of the Sufis and the Rawaafidh. Because I was at such a point that I needed to learn about these ideologies and how they went astray from the path of Ahlus Sunnah wal jama’ah so we can save ourselves from following in their path and remain firm upon the correct ‘aqeedah and manhaj. So we ask Allah to make his grave an abode of fragrance and light from Jannah and that He forgives him of his sins and grants him jannatul firdaus with the best of Companions, Prophet Muhammad sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam, the rest of the Prophets and Messengers and the Sahaabah. Ameen.

And our last call is that all praise belongs to Allah the Most High.

wassalamu ‘alaykum

Ibn Shahid

Tawheed First writes  about the passing away of Dr. Saleh as-Saleh:

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Event: Unity Between Myth & Reality

Upcoming event at Masjid ul-Bayaan in Asbury Park, NJ.

Sat. Feb 9th 2008

See flyer here