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Urdu Fatwa Website – اردو فتوى ویب سائٹ

Bismillaah

Alhamdulillaah, Urdu translations are now available for many Fatwas of the Saudi Permanent Committee of Scholars on their official website.

http://alifta.com/default.aspx?languagename=ur

Insha’Allaah going forward more fatwas of the Permanent Committee and the fatwas of Imam Ibn Baaz raheemahullaah will be translated. May Allaah make this site a source of much benefit. Aameen.

Please spread the word particularly to those who can read or understand Urdu/Hindi. BaarakAllaahu feekum.

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Where will you be praying Taraweeh?

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

“Where will you be praying Taraweeh then?” A common question that is often repeated throughout this blessed month. However, many are oblivious to the fact there is in fact some ‘fiqh’ behind this question as will soon be very evident….

“Muhammad bin Bahr said regarding the prohibition of searching and attending Masaajid due to the beauty of the recitation of the Imam (as quoted in Badaa’i al Fawaa’id 4/111):

‘ I saw Abu Abdullah (i.e. Imam Ahmad) in the Ramadhan and Fadl bin Ziyaad was leading him in Taraweeh. He had beautiful recitation and thus many mashaayikh and many locals gathered together until the mosque was full. Then Abu Abdullah climbed the staircase of the mosque and looked to the congregation and said:

“What is this! Why are you all leaving your [local] mosques and attend other mosques?”

Thereafter, [Fadl] lead them in prayer for a few more nights and then [Abu Abdullah] stopped him from leading the prayers due to disliking what he saw, i.e. the emptying of other mosques. Thus it is upon the neighbour of a mosque pray in his local mosque.’ [End of quote from Badaa’i]

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Scholarly advices to the Tunisian brothers & sisters

As salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

Below is an important advice of Ash-Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Ramzan Al Haajiri (may Allaah preserve him) to the Muslims in Tunisia.

To read a summarized translation of the advice of Ash-Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee (may Allaah preserve him) to the Tunisian and other Muslims please click here.

May Allaah have mercy upon the Muslims in Tunisia and all over the world. Aameen.

Making takfeer on those who haven’t embraced Islaam

An excellent reply on the topic of interfaith dialogue.

Qn28: Some of the people by what’s been called by ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ and they are claiming that those who Islaam hasn’t yet reached cannot be called kuffar (disbelievers) because the evidence hasn’t been established upon them. So, we ask you Shaykh, if you can explain this issue of making takfeer on those who haven’t embraced Islaam yet because the message hasn’t reached them.

Ans.28: This school of thought which you are mentioning are the exact thoughts of Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi who’s an Egyptian Islamic doctor who lives in Qatar, and he is not trustworthy regarding the Religion. He is a servant of the freemasons; he gives da’wah promoting the unity of religions and that which was led by Hasan Turaaby from Sudan. We know from the Quran, the Sunnah and the Consensus of Scholars that people are of two types – and there is no third.
The types are, first those who responded to the Call of Allaah and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and they are the Muslims; while the second consists of those who have not responded to the Call of Allaah, and they are the Jews, the Christians and the Hindus; and these are the kuffar (disbelievers) due to the evidence in the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the Ijmaa’ (consensus of the Scholars). The Jews and the Christians are also known as the People of the Book due to the fact that they have heard about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and they also heard his call. In the hadeeth of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he says, ‘I swear by the One in Whose Hands my life is, there is not a Jew or Christian who heard about me and he dies without accepting that which I have brought, then he will enter the Hellfire.’ This interfaith dialogue is a sickness, an affliction, trying to bring about the unification of religions and it is not from the methodology of the Salaf; this hasn’t been known of until it became apparent from the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen in Egypt and has since branched out into different organisations in Sudan, Syria and other places. And as for the principles of this organisation, we will take that which we agree with and we will leave that which we disagree with. Their principles are the likes of which open ways to bid’ah (innovation) and enable the people of bid’ah to climb into the lives of the Muslims taking any opportunity they can to get to the misguided Muslim groups such as the Raafidah and other than them as well as the non-Muslims amongst the Jews and Christians. I have discussed this in detail previously and explained how these people leave al Walaa wal Baraa (the allegiance to the Muslims and not associating oneself to the Kuffar) although it is a principle of Islaam. As a result of this new thought, they call people to love the Christians and the Jews. This is one of their da’wah which adds itself to another of their da’wah to bring together the people of the Sunnah with the people of the Rafidaah together – and this was instigated by the founder of the Ikhwan al Muslimeen, Hasan al-Banna who clearly mentioned this. This man claimed that the Muslims and Jews should be brought together since their enmity wasn’t based on religion issues but rather our differences are economical ones – this was quoted by Mahmoud Abdul-Haleem in his book, ‘Al Ikhwaanu Ahdaatun sun’atu Tareekh’.
Every Muslim should know, there are two types in the religion, those who have accepted the words of Allaah and they are the Muslims, and those who haven’t and they are the Kuffar – and this is based on evidence from the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the Ijmaa’. So I advise those who have been afflicted or tested with this Unity of religions to repent to Allaah. It is clear that there is no problem with is giving the Jews and Christians da’wah by using all the means causing them to love this religion. We should make apparent to them the good deeds of Islaam of which are Righteousness, Justice, prohibition of Oppression, Honesty, Protection, Security for ourselves and our neighbours, security of their wealth and their person and all other positive aspects of Islaam since it is the upright and straight religion and it is the only religion which Allaah is pleased by. And Allaah Knows Best.

http://en.miraath.net/content/making-takfeer-those-who-haven%E2%80%99t-embraced-islaam

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Sermons during the Taraweeh

Sermons During the Taraweeh

Al ‘Allaamah Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was asked:

In Kuwait, we have a sermon after four Rak’ahs of Salaatul Qiyaam, is this permissible? If it is permissible, how should this sermon be given?

He responded:

My opinion is that you should not do it.

Firstly: It is not from the guidance of the Salaf.

Secondly: Some people may want to pray Tahajjud and return home, and doing so may be a hindrance for them because it forces them to listen to the sermon. If a sermon is not accepted, its harm is greater than its benefit, this is why the Prophet – صلى الله عليه وسلم – used to draw the companions he used to give sermons to, he wouldn’t burden them and be repetitive.

So I see that leaving it is better. If the Imaam would like to give a sermon, he should give it at the end, when the prayer is finished.

He was also asked: What is the ruling of constantly giving a sermon in the midst of Salaatul Taraweeh?

The Shaykh, may Allaah have mercy upon him, responded:

As for giving a sermon then no, because this is not from the guidance of the Salaf. But the Imaam may give a sermon if needed or if he would like to, after the Taraweeh. If he intends worship by doing so it is an innovation, and the sign that he intends worship by it, is that he continues doing it every night.

Furthermore we say; why my brother, are you giving a sermon to the people? Some people may have work to do and would like to finish the prayer so that they may have implemented the saying of the Messenger:

“Whoever stands in prayer with the Imaam until he finishes would receive the reward of a whole night in prayer.”

If you yourself love to give a sermon, and half of the people in the Masjid also love this, rather three quarters of them do, do not constrain one quarter of the people for the sake of three quarters. Didn’t the Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم – say:

“If one of you were to lead the prayer then make it light, for indeed there are weak, ill and people with needs praying behind you.”

Or as was stated by the Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم, meaning do not compare the people to yourself or to others who love the sermon, compare the people with what makes them at ease. Pray the Taraweeh with them, and if you finish and the people finish, then say what you wish.

We ask Allaah to bless us and you with beneficial knowledge, and righteous actions.

[Liqaa al baab al Maftooh: 118]

Al ‘Allaamah al Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was asked: Is it permissible for the Imaam of the Masjid to give a sermon between Rak’ahs during Salaatul Taraweeh?

He responded: It can be permissible and it can be impermissible. If it is concerning drawing people’s attention to an immediate issue, warning them, ordering with good and forbidding from evil concerning it, then it is an obligation. As for it being taken as a habit that is always practiced, then this is contradictory to the Sunnah.

[Silsilat al Hudaa wan Noor: 656]

He also said: The night prayer during Ramadaan was legislated in order to draw closer to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic with prayer, this is why I do not see that Salaatul Taraweeh should be mixed with knowledge or teaching and so on, Salaatul Qiyaam should be the only worship performed. As for knowledge, then it has its time, and it is not specified to any specific time, rather the best interest of the students should be taken into consideration.

This is the basis, and I intend by is to clarify that whoever makes a habit out of teaching people between every four Rak’ahs during Salaatul Qiyaam for example, then this is a newly innovated matter that contradicts the Sunnah.

[Silsilat al Huda wan Noor: 693]

Umm yahya bint Muhammad Ali

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Project – Compilation Of Sisters’ Questions & Answers

Read message below from Authentic Statements:

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Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah,As Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh

My Dear Sisters in Islaam,

Alhamdulillah, we have Shuyook who teach us and make themselves available for questions and advice. But, sometimes, we don’t get the opportunity to ask them questions that may be about us and our situations because we may be too shy, or just don’t know how to ask.

So, my sisters and I have decided to collect questions from our sisters in the west that deals with issues that we are facing. Insha’Allah, we will translate them, and with the assistance of Umm Ahmed and a couple of the Students of knowledge, we will ask the Shuyook. Insha’Allah, it is our intentions to have the questions translated and then compiled so it can be made available in book form.

We are collecting questions from sisters, between the ages of 14 and 20.
When you send in your questions make sure to include:
-your kunya. We will not publish any names.
-your age
-your city or state

The categories are:
1. Living in non-Muslim countries.
2. Friends and socializing.
3. Fashions
4. Marriage, weddings and dowry
5. Children
6. Education, careers
7. Family, parents

Insha’Allah, we will put your question in the right category and keep you posted about the development of the book.

Please send your questions to the following email address: JZJMadeenah@hotmail.com
NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Wa alaikum salaam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu
Jannah (Ummul Layth)
Zubaidah (Umm Maher)
Juwariyah (Umm Abdul-Jabbar)

This project is under the supervision of our Umi, Dr. Umm Hamza (Njeri) bint Yusuf and our Habeeb, Abu Kutub Abdur Raheem Gregory.

Yoonus ibn ‘Ubayd said, “How amazing is the one who calls to the Sunnah today! And what is even more amazing than him is the one who answers the call to the Sunnah.!” Sharhus-Sunnah. No. 127 of al-Barbaharee

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):

quote:
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.

Source: http://salafee.multiply.com/journal/item/24