Proper Manner in Answering the Phone
What follows is beneficial knowledge from AshShaykh Al’Allaamah AlAlbaanee (rahimahullaah) transmitted by way of his student Saalih bin Taha Abu Islaam in his book entitled, (what translated means) Al’aqeedah first, if they but only knew (Vol 1, pgs. 16-17), wherein he (Abu Islaam) said,
“He called me rahimahullaah (meaning AshShaykh AlAlbaanee) one day by telephone, but I was not there. My young daughter, upon answering the telephone, said, “Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaah”. The Shaykh asked for me and then said to her, “Inform your father that Muhammad Naasiriddeen AlAlbaanee called”. (He did not say ‘AshShaykh’ . . . and this is from his humbleness, may Allaah raise his rank in Aljannah)”.
As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah:
Abu Huraira (radiallahu anhu) narrates that once a group of people came to the Messenger of Allah (sallahu alayhi wasallam) and asked: “We experience such evil thoughts that it is impossible to bring them on our lips”. The Messenger of Allah (sallahu alahi wasallam) said: “Do you really experience these thoughts? Yes, they replied. The Messenger of Allah (sallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “They are clear signs of faith”. (Sahih Muslim).
Ibn Abbas said“Sometimes I experience such thoughts that I would rather be reduced to charcoal than get them on my lips” (meaning that to speak of these thoughts was worse than burning in fire, m). The Messenger of Allah (sallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “All praise is to Allah who restricted the devil’s designs to mere evil promptings”. (Sunan Abu Dawud,)
The above two narrations Cleary show that it is not unusual to have these evil thoughts neither is one more sinful or evil due to them. Even some Companions of the Messenger of Allah received these thoughts, as we have seen in the above narrations.
Therefore, one should not be worried on their account or feel sad and deterred, for these thoughts are signs of faith.
Some scholars have explained this by saying that a robber or thief only strikes at a place where he knows that there is wealth or money. He would not break into a place where there is no wealth. Similarly, when the devil (shaytan) whispers and puts these evil thoughts into anyone’s heart, then this shows that this person has the wealth of faith (iman) in his heart. If there was no wealth in that heart, Shaytan would have never entered it, thus one should not worry about these evil thoughts rather repel them with the remembrance of Allah.
We would like to extend our deepest and sincerest Eid greetings to all our readers of this blog.
We hope that we bring valuable content to your lives through which you can raise yourselves in émaan and understanding of the Deen.
If we have made any mistakes, we ask you all to forgive us and to make duá for us. For verily, our sins and mistakes are many. And we ask Allah, the One who forgives all sins to forgive our sins, hidden and apparent, small and large, and that He accepts our actions we did in the month of Ramadhaan. We ask Allah for steadfastness upon His Deen after the month of Ramadhaan.
We make the greeting for all of you that is reported from our pious predecessors on the day of Éed: “Taqaballa Allahu mina wa minkum Al-‘Amal Al-Saliha” (may Allah accept from you and us the good deeds)
Abu Abdullah Sajid al-Hindee
Talha ibn Shahid al-Baakistanee
Acts prescribed for comers to ‘Eid Musalla
Q: A questioner from Riyadh writes that he has noticed that when some people come to offer the ‘Eid Prayer, they offer two Rak’ahs (units of Prayer) while others do not, and some others start reciting the Takbir (“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi’l-hamd [Allah is the Greatest! Allah is the Greatest! There is no deity but Allah! Allah is the Greatest and to Allah is all praise!]”).
( Part No : 13,Page No:14) Please explain the Islamic rulings on these matters. Is there any difference between holding the ‘Eid Prayer in the Masjid (mosque) or in the ‘Eid Musalla (place for Prayer)?
A: The Sunnah (action following the example of the Prophet) for one who comes to the ‘Eid Musalla to offer Salat-ul-‘Eid (the Festival Prayer) or Salat-ul-Istisqa’ (Prayer for rain), is to sit down and not offer Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid (two-unit-Prayer to greet the mosque). It is not reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) or his Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) did this, as far as we know. However, if the Salah (Prayer) is held inside a Masjid, then one should offer Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid, because of the general applicability of the Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him): When anyone of you enters the Masjid, let them not sit down until they have prayed two Rak’ahs. (Agreed upon by Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
It is prescribed for those who sit awaiting the ‘Eid Prayer to continuously recite Tahlil (saying: “La ilaha illa Allah [There is no god except Allah]”) and Takbir (saying: “Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]”), because these expressions of praise are the motto of this day, and this is the Sunnah for everyone inside or outside the Masjid, until the Khutbah (sermon) is over. If one busies himself with reading Qur’an, this is also commendable. May Allah grant us success!
As salaamu ‘alaykum,
Below is the email from the brothers in Bradford, UK….
We are struggling to meet the target and urge everyone to ask family and friends and help finally establish a Masjid and School in Bradford.
Our dilemma is that we have a £91,000 loan already and cannot go beyond this for obvious reasons. Please send out our emails on all of your mailing lists and help create awareness regarding this campaign. This helped the cause a lot previously. We ask Allah to make it easy for everyone to give, especially in this blessed month which has only days to go. Jazakumullahu Khair.
WassalamuAlaikum Wa Rahmatullah
To know about the project and how you can help please visit their website http://albaseerah.com/
Some of the Firmly Grounded Principles of the Da’watus-Salafiyyah and its Lofty Distinguishing Characteristics – The Noble Scholar of the southern province in Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Zayd Ibn Muhammad al-Madkhalee, expounds upon the manhaj of the Salaf and lists and explains the characteristics and qualities that should be present in one who ascribes to this noble methodology.
In these last few days and nights left in the month of Ramadhaan, I wanted to share a beautiful lecture given by Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel explaining the tremendous du’a below. This is one of the best lectures I have ever heard mashaAllah. It will surely increase not just your understanding of this du’a but also your emaan.
Link to listen or download the lecture is below.
Most Superior way of asking for Forgiveness from Allah
The Messenger of Allaah may peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said :
Indeed the major supplication for forgiveness is to say
Allaahumma anta rabbee, la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtanee, wa ana abduka,
wa ana ala ahdika wa wadika mastatatu, aouthu bika min sharri ma
sanatu, aboou laka binimatika alayya, wa aboou bitahmbee, faghfirlee
fainnahu la yaghfiru ath-thunooba illa anta[ Sahih Bukhari Vol.8 Hadith no:318]
O Allaah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, You created me and
I am Your slave and I am abiding to Your covenant and promise as best as I can, I seek refuge in You
from the evil that I have committed, I profess to you my sins and I acknowledge Your favour upon me,
so forgive me verily no one forgives sins except you.
So if the worshipper says this when the morning arrives, truly believing init and he dies enters Paradise,
and if he says this when the evening arrives truly believing in it enters Paradise.