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Do you want to see your child from those who know Allah the Most?

Blog Entry Do you want to see your child among those who know Allah the most? Mar 11, ’09 3:04 PM
by albaseerah for group ssatg
Question: Could you please tell us the ruling on young children learning about Islaam and Ramadaan through nasheeds, videos, cartoons and the like?

Answer: Wallaahi this issue has spread in the Muslim world today. It started as a means of teaching but now it is a form of material enjoyment. They are not able to do without it and this is really bad as it will lead to the days of the Sufis where they used to worship Allaah by anaasheed and they called it Islaamic songs. There are no Islaamic songs.

Yaa Ikhwan, its best to teach the children whether today or twenty thousand (20,000) years from now, in the way which fourteen (14) centuries ago, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to deal with the children. For example, he صلى الله عليه وسلم told ‘Umar ibn Abi Salamah, his step child [24]:

يا غلام، سمِّ الله، وكل بيمينك، وكل مما يليك

He taught him something which was good for him. He did not make him sing nor did he صلى الله عليه وسلم sing for him. Also, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم told ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbas:

يا غلام إني أعلمك كلمات احفظ الله يحفظك احفظ الله تجده تجاهك

until the end of the hadith.[25] This hadith today, (words unclear it sounds like: degrees of speech are being done on it. Teach Deen. Notice how this hadith is given to a little boy, why? So that he would grow up with this understanding; let them (our children) grow up with Quraan, recitation and duaa, teach them what will benefit them.

These things anasheed and cartoons will make them happy because they dont differentiate between good and bad, but they will love it and they will live with it until they die. These things will remain (in their minds). As Shaykh Muhammad Mukhtar ash-Shanqiti حفظه الله said in a lecture when he was asked about the anasheed for the students of tahfeez (memorization) , he said “No, dont make it a hobby for them because what will happen is whenever anasheed is found they will come and when anasheed is stopped they will turn away from Qurân, they turn away from tahfeez (memorization) , they turn away from religion. That’s what we observe.

Look to the ‘Ulamaa. Do you want your child to be from amongst the ‘Ulamaa? Okay, take the biography of Shaykh Ibn Baaz and the biography of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen and see how they grew up. I challenge anyone to show me that Shaykh Ibn Baaz, Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, Shaykh al-Albaani, Shaykh Muqbil, Shaykh Fawzaan, Shaykh Luhaydaan grew up listening to anasheed or cartoons. No! they grew up in a serious manner. They were in the halaqah (circles, sittings) of the shuyuukh; and in the house their mother reviewed what they studied and encouraged them in increasing in memorizing the Quraan and studying the Sunnah. They gave them sweet etc. (as an incentive) because they wanted to encourage them, and that is why when they became adults they became more serious than others. Shaykh Ibn Baaz said that when the children used to play he always used to stay with the Quraan. Akhi, Subhanallaah, who are the children who were with the Shaykh? We don’t know them; he didn’t mention any of the scholars of today who were his friends in boyhood. He did not mention them and this means that all those children went only to the dunya (got caught up in worldly affairs), but by staying with the Qurâan he رحمه الله became the noble ‘Aalim, the noble Imaam of his time. This also pertains to the other great and grand ‘Ulamaa.

You will see some old People of Knowledge today encouraging anasheed and when you go back to their childhood you find them with anasheed. They used to watch cartoons and that’s why even now with their white beards, grey hair, bent back, holding the stick and speaking very broken they are still saying anasheed. Subhanallaah! This is because they grew up with it and they lived with it; but the other scholars are always saying Qurâan, Qurân and hadeeth, hadeeth. So decide what you want your child to be like when he becomes a man or a woman and then work from now to achieve this, as they say:

يشب فتى الفتيان فينا على ما كان عوده أبوه

The young will become young (grow into adolescence) as he was raised by his father (upon what his father got him accustomed to) when he was a boy. If he was left to anasheed and cartoons he will love it and grow up with it and live with it. Wallaahi, I saw brothers in the Jaamiâah (University) and some of them were in the Faculty of Hadeeth playing games on the mobile phone or on the computer. Subhanallaah, is this what they are created for, they are Taalibul ‘Ilm (Students of Knowledge). When I asked them why, I found out that from their boyhood days they lived with that.

However, notice that those people who are always involved in seeking knowledge, teaching knowledge and busy in Qurâan recitation, you always see when they become adults  men or women, and when they become old you always see them in those fields and people will have a need for them. But people of anasheed nobody needs them. Yaa Ikhwaan we have to realize the difference between what Allaah تعالى created us for and work towards it, and what is to be found from enjoyment. Wallaahu Alam.

Answered by: Shaykh Muhammad al-Maliki

Title of Lecture: Ramadaan 1427 = 2006

Date of the Lecture: Saturday, October 14th, 2006

To read the transcribed lecture please visit:

[1] “O boy! Mention the Name of Allaah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you.â€
Reported in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab at-At’imah (#5061) and Saheeh Muslim, Kitaab al-Ashribah (#2022)

[2] “Young man, I shall teach you some words (of advice): be mindful of Allaah, and Allaah will protect you. Be mindful of Allaah and you will find Him in front of you…â€
Reported as part of a longer hadith. Shaykh al-Albaani
رحمه الله says Saheeh in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (#7957). Also found in an-Nawawi’s 40 Hadeeth as hadeeth #19.


Feed the Fasting inside Masjid an-Nabawee

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The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:

((he who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward)), [transmitted by ahmad, at-tirmidhee (who declared it saheeh), ibn maajah and ibn hibbaan].

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Deeds are Presented to Allah during Sha’baan


Deeds are Presented to Allah during Sha’ban

Usamah ibn Zayd (may Allah be pleased with him) said,” I asked the messenger of Allah a
question. I asked why do you fast in Sha’ban more than any other month? He (peace and
blessings be upon him) replied saying;  People are negligent between Rajab and Ramadan. During
Shý baan the deeds are presented to the Lord of all the worlds. Therefore I desire to be fasting
when my deeds are lifted.”

Collected by Ahmed ( 5/200) , An-Nisaýi (2357), Al-Bayhaqee in Shýb Al-Eman (3820) and Ibn
Abee Shaybah in his Musanaf (9765). Shaykh Al-Albani (may Allah rest him in Jannah) and
Muhammad Adam (may Allah preserve him)both graded this hadeeth as Hasan

Benefits  taken from :Thakiratul ‘Uqbah fee Sharhul Mujtabah. An Explanation of Sunnan An-
Nisa’i written by Muhammad Adam Al-Ethopia. [Vol 21 page 266-268.]  Shaykh Muhammad

**         (Usamah ibn Zayd ) ibn Haaratha ibn Sharaheel Al-Kalbee. He died in Madinah in 54
Hijrah. He was 75 years old at the time of his death.

**        (negligent between Rajab and Ramadan.)Means and Allah knows best- The people used to
perform extra worship during those two months, and during Shaýban they were lax.

**    (During Sha’ baan the deeds are lifted to the lord of all the worlds.) Good deeds should be
performed during Shaýban. One of the best deeds is fasting.

(Therefore I desire to be fasting when my deeds are lifted.) As-Shaykh Walideen (may Allah have
mercy upon him) said,” If you ask, What does this mean? It is written in Bukhari and Muslim that
the deeds of the servant for the night are lifted to Allah before the day. And the deeds for the
day are lifted before the night?

I say there are two possible answers for this question:

1.      The deeds of the servant are displayed to Allah daily.  The weekly deeds are presented to
Allah on Mondays and Thursdays.  The yearly deeds are presented to Allah in Sha’ban. Hence
deeds are presented to The Most Merciful one after the other. There is wisdom behind deeds
being presented to Allah in this fashion; whoever wants to ponder over this can.  And if Allah
wills the servant will understand why this happens; otherwise he won’t. And the wisdom will
remain with Allah. Allah sees, hears and knows everything.

2.      Daily deeds are presented to The All-Knowing daily in detail and weekly deeds are
presented in general to Allah. And Allah knows best.

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle

Doha, Qatar. 6/8/1429



Fasting during the month of Sha`baan

Sha`baan is the month before Ramadan .
Aa’isha said: “I have never seen the Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa salam, completing the fast of a month as he did for Ramadhan, and I have never seen him fasting so much as he would in Sha`baan.” [al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Her Affection, Closeness and Interaction with the Prophet

Her affection, closeness and interaction with the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

The following hadeeth shows the jovial relationship between them, the ultimate love they shared, and the special rank she had over the wives of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) who were present at the same time:

  1. From Hisham ibn ‘Urwa,from his father, that ‘Aaishah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa) said:

“While she was on a journey along with Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) they let the rest of the people proceed and they stayed behind them, and then he challenged her to a race. She said:

‘I had a race with him (the prophet) and I outstripped him on my feet.

But another time when I became fleshy, (again) I had a race with him (the prophet) but this time he outstripped me.

So he (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘O’Aaishah, this is [payback] for that time you won over me.”[1]

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Supplication said upon seeing someone in trial or tribulation

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu ‘anhu), who said the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “If any man sees someone who is put to trial and says: Al Hamdu Lillahil-ladhee ‘Afanee Mimmabtalaka Bihi Wa Fadalanee ‘Ala Katheerin Mimman Khalaqa Tafdeelan, he wil not be affected by that affliction, whatever it was.” [At-Tirmidhi]

Dua in Arabic

The definition of Al Hamdu Lillahil-ladhee ‘Afanee Mimmabtalaka Bihi Wa Fadalanee ‘Ala Katheerin Mimman Khalaqa Tafdeelan is: (All Praise and thanks be to Allaah, Who spared me from what he has afflicted you [with] and greatly preferred me to many of his creatures).


An Example of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen’s Beautiful Manners in Giving Da’wah

Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah, wa ba’d

An Example of Shaykh Ibnul-‘Uthaymeen’s Beautiful Manners in Giving Da’wah

Sunday, 05 July 2009
Doctor Saud al-‘Ajaaji who was amongst those who accompanied Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen on the last medical trip he made to Boston (a city in America) said,

“Whilst we were leaving the hotel where we were staying in, a little American boy who was with his mother stood in front of him – the Shaykh caught his attention because of his Saudi thawb and abayah – so he began to touch him on his head and to play with him. So his mother asked him to greet the Shaykh and he returned an even better greeting. Then the Shaykh said directing his speech to the mother ‘May Allaah guide you to Islaam’ all during which he kept lowering his gaze. Then the mother told her son to bid the Shaykh farewell by saying to her son, ‘Tell him have a nice day.’ So the Shaykh asked me what he said, I told him he said ‘Have a nice day.’ However some of those who were accompanying him became annoyed because of the way in which the woman was dressed. One of them even made some remarks towards her, but the Shaykh did not like this and he said, ‘O brothers this is not from the mannerisms of Islaam, the mother and he son were smiling at us and they were very cordial in speech, so it is upon us to reciprocate the favour. So rather then make du’aa against them, we should make du’aa for her which by the way is the path of this exalted religion.’”

(an-Nur Magazine: nos. 191)

Upright Moral CharacterFor more on knowledge on upright moral character and Islamic manners, the beneficial book ‘Upright Moral Character’
of the Shaykh is highly recommended.