Archive for May, 2011

Funeral for my father Shahid Qureshi @ Masjid Rahmah

As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

My father, Shahid Qureshi, who was very beloved to all those who knew him, passed away today after Fajr while he was in JFK medical center in Edison NJ.

May Allah forgive all his major and minor sins and grant him ease on the Day of Judgment.

Salaatul Janaazah will be held @ Masjid Rahmah after salaatul Dhuhr (1pm)
657 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Newark NJ 07102

Burial details will be given at the masjid location inshaAllah.

Please spread the word to others so they can participate in the funeral.

Talha Shahid

Categories: Death

Requesting your du’as

As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah

I am requesting all the brothers and sisters who are readers of this blog to make du’a for my father who had a heart attack yesterday evening. He’s in critical situation right now.

Please make dua that Allah gives him full recovery and gives him the opportunity to make worship to Allah again.

BarakAllahu feekum

One of the Admins of The Clear Sunnah Blog

Talha Shahid

Categories: Manhaj (Methodology)

Excellent Lecture given by Br Kashif Khan

As salaamu ‘alaykum

As the readers of this blog know, we like to share as much beneficial and original content as possible with everyone, with the help of Allah azza wa jal.

Today, we would like to share an excellent lecture given by Br Kashif Khan (Imam of Masjid ul-Bayaan in Asburk Park, NJ) on the topic of the Ten Commands from Allah in Surah Al-‘Anaam (151-153). You can download the lecture files below. They are in m4a format. I was able to play it on windows media player. If anyone is not able to play the file, let me know and I will work on changing the format inshaAllah.

Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad Sallalahu Alayhe Wasallam): “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty – We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand.
Muhsin Khan
“And come not near to the orphan’s property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear. And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allah, This He commands you, that you may remember.
Muhsin Khan

“And verily, this (i.e. Allah’s Commandments mentioned in the above two Verses 151 and 152) is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2).”

The book Hisnul-Muslim

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In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful…

Since the book Hisnul-Muslim (translated as “Fortification of the Muslim” or “Citadel of the Believer”) by Sa’eed al-Qahtaani has been translated into English and made widely available, it is important to identify the dha’eef (weak, unacceptable) hadeeths found in it and to clarify other issues related to some of the authentic hadeeths. So, seeking Allaah’s Assistance, we begin with a clarification of the seventh supplication mentioned by al-Qahtaani in Hisnul-Muslim:

– 1 – “May you wear it out and Allaah ta’aalaa replace it (with another).” [1]

This is mentioned by al-Qahtaani as a “supplication said to someone wearing a new garment.”

It should be made clear here that this supplication is saheeh (authentic), however it was narrated by Aboo an-Nadhrah al-Munthir ibn Maalik as something that he heard the Companions say to each other when they would wear a new garment, as is mentioned in Sunan Abee Daawood (#4020). So it is mawqoof, or something from the words of some of the Companions, and not marfoo’, meaning something from the words of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam). [2]

This does not mean that a person is not allowed to say it, rather whoever supplicates with this phrase is following something reported from the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them), so it is a good supplication. Furthermore, it is very similar to a supplication that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) made three times for Umm Kaalid bint Khaalid (may Allaah be pleased with her):

“Tublee wa Akhlifee (Wear it out and replace it, ie. live a long life).” [3]

Since Hisnul-Muslim was intended to be a book of supplications from the Book and the Sunnah, then this supplication of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) is more deserving to be listed in this place, since it is from the direct speech of the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) and due to it being in Saheeh al-Bukhaaree as well.
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Categories: Manhaj (Methodology)

Bin Ladin Is A Calamity Upon the Muslim Nation and Praising Him Is A Deficiency In Understanding Islam

Bin Ladin Is A Calamity Upon the Muslim Nation and Praising Him Is A Deficiency In Understanding Islam

Shaikh Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi’i, the Salafi Scholar of Yemen stated, as was published in the Kuwaiti magazine “ar-Ra’i, dated 19/12/1998:

“I absolve and exonerate myself (in front of Allah) from Bin Ladin, for he is a misfortune and a calamity upon the ummah (Muslim nation), and his actions are evil.”

Shaikh Salih Aal ash-Shaikh, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Saudi Arabia, stated in a lecture on the subject of deviations in the understanding of Islam.

“… until in these times, perhaps you have heard some teachers praising Usama Bin Ladin, and this is a deficiency in understanding Islam.”

Originally published in the newspaper, ar-Riyadh 8/11/2001. Refer to the book, “The Ideology of terrorism and Violence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Its Origin, Causes, Spreading and Cure” of Abdus-Salam bin Salim bin Rajaa as-Sihimi.

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Categories: Manhaj (Methodology)