This last weekend, we were able to attend the highly beneficial lecture at Masjid Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab in Camden, NJ on the topic of “Incident of Fort Hood and a refutation of the caller Anwar al-Awlaki”
Before I go on to mention some points of benefit gained from the two lectures given by our brothers Hasan as-Somalee and Abul Hasan al-Malik, we would like to share this short beneficial clip from Class 3 of Expl. of the Three Fundamental Principles by Hasan as-Somalee.
Anwar al-Awlaki is a popular speaker here in the West, especially with the youth because of his CD Audio sets on the Hereafter, the Stories of the Prophets, the Lives of Abu Bakr and Umar and some others.
This individual is now showing his true colors after talking about such soft topics as those mentioned above so that the hearts will become attached to him and then it becomes easy to turn the people using emotions and misguided ideologies to whatever path they want.
It is often mentioned that Anwar al-Awlaki is “Salafi” meaning one who follows the way of the Salaf us-Saalih (first three generations of Islaam) in all matters in the Deen. What is clear is that he is Qutubi (one who follows and is nurtured upon the books and methodology of Syed Qutb rahimahullah) and not Salafi.
[Nov. 5th]: The events of Fort Hood transpire (mass shooting). Al-Awlaki is quick to praise the event on his website with a blog heading ‘Nidal Hasan did the Right Thing’ We have included screenshots of this below.
The lectures on this topic of the misguided ideology of Anwar al-Awlaki can be found below inshaAllah.
Lecture 1: Hassan as Somali – 52 minutes in length: Lecture will be uploaded soon inshaAllah
Lecture 2: Abul Hasan Maalik – 1 hour and 7 minutes in length: Salafee Condemnation of the Fort Hood Shooting and a Disavowal of Anwar al-Awlaki
We will be sharing other information about this individual as quite a few of the mashaayikh of Ahlus Sunnah have been asked about him and have refuted him and the ideology of the Khwaarij that he is upon.
Excellence of Fasting on the Day of Arafah ( Nov 26th 2009 )
FASTING THE DAY OF ’ARAFAH:
The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord.
It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, “It expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year.” 
Likewise, the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘There is no day on which Allaah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ’Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ’Arafah), and then He reveals before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.” 
Imaam at-Tirmidhee (d.275H) – rahimahullaah – said, “The People of Knowledge consider it recommended to fast on the day of ’Arafah, except for those at ’Arafah.” 
 Related by Muslim (no. 1162), from Aboo Qataadah (radiyallaahu ’anhu).
 Related by Muslim (no. 1348), from ’Aa‘ishah (radiyallaahu ’anhaa).
 Refer to Jaami’ut-Tirmidhee (3/377).
Source for the above :
- The Month of Dhul-Hijjah – Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.6
Plz. check this out before Eid ul Adha to get a fair idea about this topic:
http://alifta.com/Fatawa/FatawaDetails.aspx?View=Page&PageID=3753&PageNo=1&BookID=7 – click the “next” link on the bottom to go through all the fataawa on this topic. If you click on the section “Ud-hiyah” in the above link, you will NOT be able to see all the fataawa.
Bismillaah al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
The High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia announced the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah. The new moon has been sighted.
Dhul-Hijjah has begun (tonight, the night before Wednesday), and the Muslims performing Hajj will be in ‘Arafah next Thursday (9 Dhul-Hijjah 1430), and the Muslim Ummah shall be celebrating ‘Eed al-Adhaa next Friday (10 Dhul-Hijjah 1430), inshaAllaah. [May Allaah keep the hujjaj safe from all evil and return them to their countries.]
Reminder of Virtues of Dhul-Hijjah:
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
The Virtues of the First 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, from a lecture by Shaykh Sa’d ash-Shatree (hafidhahullaah)
From the most virtuous of days are the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah (the 12th month in the lunar calendar, one of the sacred months and the month of Hajj). A group of those from the People of Knowledge say: “Verily they are the best days of the year just as the last ten nights of Ramadaan are the best nights of the year.” Some of the various types of righteous actions which are done in these first ten days are mentioned below:
REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAAH
The first of the righteous actions is the remembrance of Allaah Subhana wa taa’ala. Allaah Subhana wa taa’ala said: …and the men and the women who remember Allaah much with their hearts and tongues – Allaah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise). [al-Ahzaab 33:35]
It is affirmed in a number of texts the encouragement of mentioning the takbeer. Allaah Subhana wa taa’ala said: and mention the Name of Allaah on appointed days (i.e. 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th day of Dhul-Hijjah) [al-Hajj 22:28]
All praise is due to Allaah alone, praise and salutations be upon the Messenger of Allaah,his household, Companions,and all those who follow them in goodness.
Official Decision and Announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia…
Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia regarding the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah.
The 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1430 will be tomorrow, Wednesday 18 November 2009, and the Muslims performing Hajj will be in ‘Arafah on Thursday 26 November 2009 (9 Dhul-Hijjah 1430), and the Muslim Ummah shall be celebrating ‘Eed al-Adhaa on Friday 27 November 2009, (10 Dhul-Hijjah 1430), inshaa.-Allaah.