Archive for March, 2010

Wisdom In Giving Da’wah by Shaykh Rabee

March 23, 2010 3 comments

Videos worthy of watching again and again…. maa sha ‘Allah.

Falling into Sujood to make Du’a

March 10, 2010 2 comments
Falling into Sujud to make Du’aa

A questioner asked Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz Al ‘Aqeel (hafidahullah) that they have read that Shaikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah), if he wanted something, he would fall into prostration and supplicate to Allaah. Is this action legislated?

Answer by Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz Al ‘Aqeel (hafidahullah):

Yes, this is legislated because of the hadeeth of the Messenger salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: The closest that a person comes to his Lord is when he is in sujood [so say a great deal of du’aa in sujood]. {Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (radiallaahu ‘anhu); Saheeh Muslim}
It is also mentioned that Imam Al-Bukhari (rahimahullaah) would not place a hadeeth in his book except after praying two units (raka’at) of prayer. Thus, this action is permissible and there is no problem in doing it.


Tale Carrying and the Danger of the One who Carries Tales

Tale Carrying; And The Danger Of The One Who Carries Tales And Hastens To Destroy The Relationship Between The Students Of Knowledge

Shaikh Saaleh Al Fawzaan [hafidhahullaah said]:
Tale carrying is to transmit speech between the people with the intent of destroying their relationships.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

And obey not everyone who swears much, and is considered worthless, a slanderer, going about with calumnies‘ [Surah Qalam; Ayah:10-11]

And the severest of all of that is the one who hastens to destroy the relationship between the students of knowledge and the callers to Islaam; and in order to divide the Jama’ah of the Muslims and incite hatred between them.  The one who does this is a nammaam (a tale carrier).

Indeed, Allaah (The Most High) has made it impermissible to follow and believe such a person even if he swears by Allaah, as Allaah said:

And obey not everyone who swears much, and is considered worthless, a slanderer, going about with calumnies‘ [Surah Qalam; Ayah:10-11]

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

The tale carrier will not enter paradise

And it is reported in a narration that the tale carrier causes more corruption in an hour than a magician can cause in a year.

Tale carrying is of magic, because the magician corrupts the relationship between the people and causes enmity between them, as Allaah (The Most High) said:

And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife‘ [Baqarah; Ayah:102]

They learnt magic and magic causes splitting of the hearts and enmity.  Likewise, tale carrying is more severe than magic; perhaps wars may occur due to the Tale Carrier; and perhaps the Muslims may split and show enmity to one another due to the Tale Carrier; neighbours may boycott one another and one’s household may show enmity to one another and split due to a Tale Carrier.

Therefore, we must fear Allaah (Azza-Wa-Jal) and be mindful of the Tale Carrier [1] end of quote

[1] Source: At-ta-thab-but Fil-Akhbaar Wahtiraam Al-Ulamaa Wabayaan Makaanatihim Fil Ummah; page: 34-36]


We have also seen how destructive it is when the people carry tales about spouses. That so and so is doing this and so and so is doing this. And most of the time, it is done with the intent to cause enmity between the spouses out of jealousy and hatred.

We need to be brothers towards one another and sisters towards the sisters, may Allah bless all of you.

So the tale carrying is also applicable to the relationship between the spouses, just ask Shaykh Saaleh al Fawzaan gave the definition of tale carrying to be: “Tale carrying is to transmit speech between the people with the intent of destroying their relationships.”
May Allah keep us away from this sin of tale carrying and preserve all the relationships between ourselves. Ameen.

Advice to the opposers of the Sunnah using minority incorrect opinions as a proof

Those who attempt to justify the actions of the opposers of the Sunnah of today with the excuse that they have a precedence from a tiny minority of the people of knowledge from the Salaf should ponder on the following points:-

  1. The truth is one as Imaam Maalik stated with regards to the Sahaabah, radhi Allaahu ‘anhum: “There is not in the differing of the Sahaabah an allowance/excuse (for others). Indeed there is only that which is wrong or right” (Jaami’ Bayaanil-‘Ilm wal-Fadlihi). And we have been ordered with that which is right and correct. And this is in agreement with the statement of Ibn Abbaas, radhi Allaahu ‘anhu, who said: “I say: ‘The Messenger said’ and you say: ‘[But] Abu Bakr and Umar said’!”
  2. Differring of the scholars is not a proof. Al-Khattaabee said, “And Ikhtilaaf (in a matter) is not a proof, rather the explanation of the Sunnah is a proof against the opposers, whether they be from the first (Muslims) or the later ones.” (A’laam al-Hadeeth 3/2093). And al-Haafidh Abu Umar Ibn Abdul-Barr said, “Ikhtilaaf is not a proof in the view of anyone that I know from the Fuquhaa of this Ummah, except the one who has no vision, and who has no knowledge, and who has no proof in his saying.” (Jaami’ Bayaan ul-Ilm 2/229)
  3. Aboo Ishaaq Ibraaheem ibn Muhammad Al-Isfiraayeenee, the mujtahid imaam, the Shaafi’ee ‘Allaamah, of the 4th-5th century, said: القول بأن كل مجتهد مصيب أوله سفسطة وآخره زندقة
    “The saying that every mujtahid is correct, it is sophistry (denial of reality) from its beginning, and zandaqah (hypocrisy/disbelief) to its end.” [Siyaru A’laam An-Nubalaa’, Risaalah, 11th printing, 1417]
    As for the sophistry of the statement, then it is denying that the Truth is one, not many.
    As for its zandaqah, then it is the fact that this statement is used to destroy the principles of the Religion so much so that a person can do whatever he likes with no limit, since he can always search for a mujtahid who made an error in favor of his desires.  Thus, he ends up with no Deen in the end, a zindeeq.