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NEW ::: TWO MORE Weekly Translated Classes ::: Sharh “Saheeh al-Adab al-Mufrad for Imaam al-Bukhaaree” & “99 Hadeeths from Jawaami‘ al-Kalim”

December 31, 2008 Leave a comment

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

As-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh,

 

I ask Allaah for this e-mail to reach you while you and your family are in the highest level of Eemaan and in the best of health and circumstance.

 

Respected Brothers and Sisters in Islaam! It pleases your brothers from Masjid as-Salaam (Ogden, Utah, USA) to inform you that our virtuous Shaykh‘Muhammad Hishaam Taahiree, from Afghanistan, residing in Kuwait, and Shaykh Saalim bin Sa‘d at-Taweel, from Kuwait, may Allaah preserve the both of them, have agreed to give us a series of classes and lectures, in which the beloved Shaykh ‘Muhammad Taahiree he’ll be explaining, if Allaah Wills, the great book authored by Imaam al-Bukhaaree and authenticated by Imaam al-Albaanee, may Allaah have Mercy upon them both, entitled: “Saheeh al-Adab al-Mufrad.”

 

Furthermore, our noble Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel he’ll be explaining, if Allaah Wills, “99 Hadeeths from Jawaami‘ al-Kalim” taken the great book authored by Imaam as-Si‘dee, may Allaah have Mercy upon him, entitled: “Bahjat Quloob al-Abraar wa Qurrat ‘Uyoon al-Akhyaar Fee Sharh Jawaami‘ al-Akhbaar.”

 

They’ll start, if Allaah Wills, this coming Sunday (January 4th, 2009) at 8:30 PM (Riyadh/Kuwait Time), 12:30 PM (Eastern Time) and 10:30 PM (Mountain Time), and continue on thereafter every Sunday.

 

They will be broadcast, if Allaah Wills, on PalTalk – Religion and Theology – Islam – LIVE Masjid as Salaam Ogden UT USA.

 

Also, access the classes by Telelink #: 1-712-580-8020, access code: 33555#.

 

Furthermore, they will be translated, if Allaah Wills, by our beloved Brother Aboo Yoosuf Khaleefah ‘Abdullaah.

 

We hope to see you there and may Allaah reward you.

 

Was-Salaamu ‘alaykum,

 

Abu Abdullah ash-Shaamee

Imaam of Masjid as-Salaam

www.MasjidasSalaam.com

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Outstanding Attributes of the Saved Sect – By Ibn Uthaymeen

December 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Outstanding Attributes of the Saved Sect, by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-‘Uthaimeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) 

Question: What are the most outstanding attributes of the Saved Sect? And does a deficiency in any of these attributes remove a person from the Saved Sect?

Answer, by Shaikh Al-‘Uthaimeen: The most outstanding attributes of the Saved Sect are adherence to that which the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) followed in beliefsworshipcharacter and conduct – one finds these four things outstanding in them. 

In beliefs, one finds them holding fast to what is proven by the book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam), sincerely declaring the Oneness of Allaah in matters of worship, Lordship, and Names and Attributes. 

In worship, we find that this sect stands out due to its complete adherence and implementation of what followed by the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) in acts of worship in all of their forms, their characteristics, their numbers, their times, their places and their causes. And one does not find them innovating in the religion of Allaah; rather they behave in the best manner towards Allaah and His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) and they do not precede Allaah nor His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) including anything in their acts of worship which was not permitted by Allaah. 

In character, one finds that likewise, they stand out from others due to their fine character, such as in their love of what is good for the Muslims, their open heartedness, cheerful faces, good way of speaking, generosity, bravery and other noble traits of character and qualities. 

In conduct, one finds them treating the people with honesty and openness, and these two qualities were referred to by the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) in his words: 

Both parties in a business transaction have the right to annul it as long as they have not separated; and if they speak the truth and make everything clear, they will be blessed in their transaction; but if they tell a lie and conceal anything, the blessing on their transaction will be blotted out.” [1]   

A deficiency in these characteristics [character and conduct] does not prevent a person from being among the Saved Sect, but everyone will be at a level according to his deeds; and deficiency in matters of Tawheed might remove one from the Saved Sect, such as violations in Ikhlas [2] and likewise due to committing innovations, for a person might commit innovations that prevent him from being among the Saved Sect. 

Regarding the matter of character and conduct, deficiency in them does not remove one from this sect, even though it may diminish his status. 

We might require a more detailed explanation of the matter of character, for among the most important aspects of good character is unity of voice and agreement upon the truth which Allaah, the Most High has enjoined upon us in His words:   

He (Allaah) has ordained for you the same religion (Islam) which He ordained for Nuh (Noah), and that which We have inspired in you (O Muhammad), and that which We ordained for Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Mosesý) and ‘Iesa (Jesus) saying you should establish religion (i.e. to do what it orders you to do practically), and make no divisions in it (religion) (i.e. various sects in religion). Intolerable for the Mushrikun , is that to which you (O Muhammad) call them. Allaah chooses for Himself whom He wills, and guides unto Himself who turns to Him in repentance and in obedience. (Ash-Shura 42:13) 

And He has informed us that Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) is innocent of those who are divided in the matter of their religion and break up into sects, for Allaah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful says:  ý 

Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects), you (O Muhammad) have no concern with them in the least… (Al-An’aam 6:159) 

So unity of voice and harmony of the hearts are among the most outstanding characteristics of the Saved Sect – Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama’ah, and when differences occur between them arising from Ijtihad in matters in which it is permissible to exercise juristic reasoning, they bear neither resentment nor enmity, nor hatred towards each other. Rather, they feel that they are brothers even if this difference occurs between them, so much so that one of them will even pray behind a person whom he considers is not in a state of ritual impurity, while the Imam considers that he is in a state of ritual impurity. 

For example, when of them prays behind a person who has eaten camel meat and that Imam considers that it does not invalidate his ablution, while the one who is being led in prayer believes that it does invalidate his ablution, yet he considers his prayer behind that Imam correct, even though, if it were he who was praying it himself, he would consider that his prayer was not correct. 

All of this is because they hold the view that differences arising out of Ijtihad, in matters that it is permissible to exercise Ijtihad, are not in truth differences. Because each of those who are in disagreement has followed the evidence which he is obliged to follow, evidences it is not permissible for him to renounce. So, they hold the view that their brother, if he disagrees with them in any particular action – following some evidence – then he is in fact in agreement with them, because they call to compliance with the evidence, wherever it may be. If he disagrees with them, in accordance with some evidence which he has, then he is in truth in agreement with them, because he is acting in conformity with what they call and guide to, which is to judge by the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam). 

The differences which occurred between the companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, in such matters as these are well known to many of the scholars, even in the time of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) and he did not rebuke any of them. Because when he (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) returned from the Battle of Al-Ahzab and Jibril (‘alaihi salaam) came to him and directed him to attack Banu Quraizah, who had violated their treaty, he commissioned his companions, may Allah be pleased with them, saying, “None of you should pray the ‘Asr prayer except at Banu Quraizah.” [3] 

So, they left Al-Madinah for Banu Quraizah and the time for the ‘Asr prayer overtook them. Some of them delayed the ‘Asr prayer until they reached Banu Quraizah after the expiry of the time for it, because the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) had said: None of you should pray the ‘Asr prayer except at Banu Quraizah. 

Some of them performed the prayer at its stated time and they said: The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) wanted us to set out early for Banu Quraizah and he did not want us to delay the prayer past its stated time. They (the latter group) were right, but in spite of this, the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihiwasallam) did not rebuke anyone among the two groups, and neither of the two groups held any enmity or rancor towards the other, due to their differing in understanding these words. 

For this reason, I consider it an obligation upon the Muslims who claim adherence to the Sunnah to be one people, and not to divide into factions, this one belonging to this group and that one belonging to that group, and the third belonging to a third group and so on, causing them to attack each other with hostile words, harboring enmity and hatred towards each other due to differences in matters where it is permissible to exercise juristic reasoning (Ijtihad). There is no need to single out every faction by name but the wise person understands, and the matter is clear to him. 

I consider that it is an obligation upon Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah to unite, even if they disagree in some matters which is necessitated by the evidences according to their understanding. Because there is room for accommodation in these matters, all praise and thanks is to Allaah. 

The important thing is that hearts should be in harmony and that people should speak with one voice, for there is no doubt that the enemies of the Muslims love to see the Muslims divided, whether they be enemies who openly display their enmity, or enemies who give the appearance of being friends to the Muslims or to Islam while they are not so. So, it is incumbent upon us to be distinguished by this characteristic of the Saved Sect, and that is to speak with one voice. 

Footnotes: 

[1] Reported by Al-Bukhari  in the Book of Sales, in the Chapter: If Two Parties in a Business Transaction are Open and do not Hide Anything and Act in Good Faith (2079); and it was reported by Muslim in the Book of Sales, in the Chapter on Honesty and Openness in Business Dealings (1532). 

[2] Here Ikhlas means doing deeds purely for Allaah alone.   

[3] Reported by Al-Bukhari in the Book of Fear, in the Chapter on the Prayer of the One Searching and the One Searched for (946); and it was also reported by Muslim in the Book of Jihad and Maneuvers, in the Chapter on Not Delaying Going out to Battle (1770). 

Source: Fatawa Arkan-ul-Islam, Vol. 1, Sixth Question 

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk   

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa’ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

 

Translated by Br. Yasin ibn Ahmad Maher ibn Ahmad from USA

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Some Rulings Regarding the Muslim Women

December 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Ruling concerning shortening eyebrows, letting fingernails grow long and using nail polish, Hijaab without covering Face

Shaykh Ibn Baaz  

Fataawa al-Mar.ah  – fatwa-online.com

Question:

(1) What is the ruling concerning shortening extra eyebrow hairs?
(2) What is the ruling concerning letting fingernails grow long and putting on finger nail polish, given that I make ablution before putting them on and it stays for twenty-four hours and then remove it?
(3) Is it allowed for a woman to wear hijaab without covering her face when she travels abroad?

Response:

(1) It is not allowed to remove or shorten eyebrow hairs

It is confirmed that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) cursed the one who has them removed and the one who removed them. The scholars have stated that the Hadeeth is in reference to those who remove eyebrow hairs.

(2) Letting the fingernails grow is something that goes against the sunnah of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam). 

He said, ((From the acts of nature are five: circumcision, removing pubic hairs, trimming the moustache, cutting the nails and plucking the hair from under the armpits.)) It is not allowed to leave them for more than forty nights. This is based on the Hadeeth of Anas who said, “The Messenger of Allaah set a time limit for us for trimming the moustache, trimming nails, removing armpit hairs and removing pubic hairs. They cannot be left for more than forty nights.” Letting them grow long resembles animals and some of the disbelievers

As for nail polish, it is better to avoid it. One must remove it when making ablution since it prevents water from reaching the nails.

(3) It is obligatory for women to wear hijaab in front of non mahram men both inside and outside of the country. 

Allaah has said, {And when you ask them, ask them from behind a screen, that is proper for your hearts and for their hearts}, [al-Ahzaab 53]. 

This verse refers to the face and the rest of the body

In fact, the face is the distinguishing part of the woman and it is her most alluring aspect. Allaah also says, {O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful}, [al-Ahzaab 59]. Another verse states, {[Tell the believing women] not to reveal their adornments except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers,}, [an-Noor 31]. This verse indicates that hijaab is obligatory upon a woman both inside and outside of the country, in front of the Muslims and the non-Muslims. It is not allowed for any woman who believes in Allaah and the Hereafter to be lax in this matter as such is an act of disobedience to Allaah and His Messengers. Furthermore, it leads temptation regardless if it be in or outside the country.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Fataawa al-Mar.ah,  Source: fatwa-online.com

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree Tele-Link tomorrow

December 24, 2008 Leave a comment

All praise is for Allah, and may much peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, Muhammad, and upon his family and companions.

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jabiree (may Allah protect and preserve him) has confirmed that he will be giving a lecture via telelink TOMORROW (Thursday Dec. 25, 2008) at 1:00 p.m. EST. The talk will be broadcasted at Germantown Masjid where they are also hosting a Janazah Workshop “Preparation For Death”. For those who cannot attend the workshop, the Shaykh’s lecture can be accessed by telelink (712)-432-3000, pin# 434538 and via paltalk (Masjid Rahmah live).

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December 24, 2008 Leave a comment

As salaamu ‘alaykum

I recently heard a khutbah by Dawud Adeeb (one of the du’aat here in America upon the way of the Salaf us-Saalih) where he talked about Jinn, Magic and the Evil Eye. The part about the evil eye was very interesting so I wanted to share that part of the khutbah (about 10 mins) with everyone to listen to and benefit inshaAllah.

Short Clip on The Evil Eye

Also, there was an earlier post about The Evil Eye by Ibn Uthaymeen that you can read here.

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Important Update – Classes Are Resuming InshaAllah

December 20, 2008 Leave a comment

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

As-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh,

 

I ask Allaah for this e-mail to reach you while you and your family are in the highest level of Eemaan and in the best of health and circumstance.

 

Respected Brothers and Sisters in Islaam! It pleases your brothers from Masjid as-Salaam (Ogden, Utah, USA) to inform you that the following classes will resume, if Allaah Wills, on Sunday December 21st, 2008, and continue on thereafter every Sunday.

 

Our virtuous Shaykh ‘Abdullaah bin Mutayr Shiraykah ar-Rasheedee, may Allaah preserve him, from Kuwait, will continue the explanation of the great letter authored by the Imaam of the People of the Sunnah and the Jamaa‘ahAhmad bin Hanbal (d. 241H), may Allaah have Mercy upon him, entitled: “Usool-us-Sunnah.” These classes will start at 7:00 pm (Riyadh/Kuwait Time), 11:00 am (Eastern Time) and 9:00 am (Mountain Time).

 

Moreover, the noble Shaykh Hamad bin ‘Abdul-‘Azeez al-‘Ateeq, may Allaah preserve him, from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will continue the explanation of the great books of Tawheed authored by Shaykh-ul-Islaam Muhammad bin ‘Abdul-Wahhaab (d. 1206H), may Allaah have Mercy upon him, in the following order:

 

• Al-Qawaa‘id-ul-Arba‘ (The Four Principles) – Completed.

• Thalaathat-ul-Usool (The Three Fundamentals).

• Kitaab-ut-Tawheed (The Book of Tawheed).

• Kashf-ush-Shubuhaat (The Removal of Doubts).

• Nawaaqidh-ul-Islaam (The Nullifiers of Islaam).

 

These classes are entitled: Sharh (Explanation of) “Thalaathat-ul-Usool” and will start at 9:30 pm (Riyadh/Kuwait Time), 1:30 pm (Eastern Time) and 11:30 am (Mountain Time).

 

All of these classes will be broadcast, if Allaah Wills, on PalTalk – Religion and Theology – Islam – LIVE Masjid as Salaam Ogden UT USA.

 

Also, access the classes by Telelink #: 1-712-580-8020, access code: 33555#.

Furthermore, they will be translated, if Allaah Wills, by our beloved Brother Abu Yoosuf Khaleefah ‘Abdullaah.

 

We hope to see you there and may Allaah reward you.

 

Was-Salaamu ‘alaykum,

 

Abu Abdullah ash-Shaamee

Imaam of Masjid as-Salaam

www.MasjidasSalaam.com

Brothers & Sisters, Keep up with your Regular Exercise

December 10, 2008 2 comments
Regular Exercise ‘Prevents Breast Cancer’
Filed under: Fitness
Sunday, December 07 2008 – by SoundHealth
Key topics: Exercise Cancer

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Regular exercise is a great way to stay healthy and fight off disease, but a study has now revealed that women of all ages can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by exercising regularly, and it is never too late to start.

Research was carried out in the United States by Dr Anne McTiernan and colleagues from the Fred Hutchinson cancer Research Center in Seattle, and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They looked at the lifestyles of 74,000 women. Those women who exercised regularly reduced their risk of developing the cancer by 20%.

Moderate exercise, like walking, cycling or swimming, five times a week had the greatest impact.

Dr McTiernan said that “We think that exercise works to lower cancer risk by lowering body fat, which in turn lowers the levels of circulating cancer-promoting hormones.” This is why overweight women would not gain the same benefit. “So even if a woman is exercising, if she’s overeating and her body fat stays high, she’s not going to get the same cancer-fighting protection as a woman with less body fat.” Therefore it is essential to eat healthily and stay within your weight limit to reduce your risk of developing disease.

Dr McTiernan suggested that women should aim to do moderate exercise 30 minutes a day. Those who do not exercise regularly should start off slowly and increase their physical activity over time.

Walking is a great form of moderate exercise. Try walking to the shops next time instead of taking the car. Everyone can benefit from increasing their physical activity; it’s never too late to start.

Source: http://www.healthymuslim.com