Archive for July, 2010

Arabic Tafseer Qurtubi

July 28, 2010

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Eating local fruit

July 5, 2010

Taken from: http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=7416

The great Muslim scholar Ibn al-Qayyim stated in his most excellent book, “The Prophetic Medicine” (contained in Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/201, Mu’assisat ur-Risaalah):

He (the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to eat from the fruit of his land when it was in season and did not refrain from it. This too is from amongst the greatest means of preserving health. For Allaah, the Sublime, in His wisdom, created for every land such (varieties) of fruit that provide benefit for its local inhabitants when it is in season. Thus, consuming it is from the causes of their health and well-being, and it makes unnecessary the use of many medicines. Rarely does one refrain from eating the fruit of his land fearing sickness except that he is the most sick of people bodily, and the furthest of them from bodily health and strength.

And the moisture that is contained in the fruit will be cooked by the heat of the season and earth, and by the heat of the stomach which will repel any harm it may have. This is so long as he does not eat it in excess, nor overload the [bodily] constitution with more than it can bear, nor corrupt other food by it by consuming it while that food is still undigested, nor corrupt the fruit by drinking water over it, or eating food immediately after it. For colic often results from that. Whoever eats from the fruit that is in season, in the desirable amount, in the desirable manner will find it a most beneficial medicine.

Treatment for Diabetes

July 5, 2010

ما أنزل الله داء ، إلا قد أنزل له شفاء ، علمه من علمه ، و جهله من جهله

“Allah hasn’t sent down any illness except that He also sent down its cure, some people may know it and some people may be ignorant of it” (Ahmad, Shaikh Albanee said its isnaad is saheeh, my translation)

Taken from: http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=9996

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah

Amma ba’d

Cure for Diabetes found, by Allaah’s Permission!

The head of the court house of Tabook in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia have found a treatment for diabetes. After a clinical trial that was successful, and praise is due to Allah.

The head of the Court of Tabook, Salih Mohammad at-Twaajri has found a cure for diabetes that so many people are suffering from, especially the elderly, men or women.

He mentioned that it took many trials and hard work, he found, by the permission of Allah, the best way to treat this disease.

Ingredients:
1. 100 grams/3.5 ounces of Burr (whole wheat)
2. 100 grams/3.5 ounces of Leban Murr (Real Arabic Gum base from the Gum tree)
3. 100 grams/3.5 ounces of Sha’eer (Barley)
4. 100 grams/3.5 ounces of Habba Sudaa (Black Seed)

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients with five cups of water. Heat up the mixture till it boils. Let the mixture boil for ten minutes. Let the mixture set till it cools. Strain the mixture of all the impurities. Keep the clean liquid in a glass container.

Usage: The sick person starts drinking this liquid in the amount of an espresso cup every morning before breakfast on an empty stomach for seven consecutive days. After this week, He/she changes the methodology. He/she starts doing the same amount every other day for a week. After that, he stops completely using the mixture. Thereafter, he/she can eat whatever that was not allowed for them before the treatment, and don’t fear inshaa Allah.

HealthyMuslim.com

July 5, 2010

http://www.healthymuslim.com/index.cfm

The Late Scholar Ubaidullah al Mubarakfuree

July 4, 2010

Taken from: http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=2085

Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool brings the biography of Ubaidallah Al-Mubaarakfuree in his book An-Najmul-Baadee, the biography of his Sheikh, al Muhaddith, as Salafi, Yahya ibn Uthmaan Atheem Aabaadee Al-Hindee, Al-Makkee pg.14. He states:

“He is As-Sheikh Al-Allaamah, Al-Muhaddith, Abul-Hasan Ubaidallah ibn Abdus-Salaam Ar-Rahmaanee Al-Mubaarakfuree, author of Mir’aatul-Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh, Ar-Rahmaanee is an ascription to Al-Madrasatur-Rahmaaniyyah in Dehli (India).

He was born in the month of Muharram, the year 1327 Hijrah. His first studied under his father Ash-Sheikh Abdus-Salaam and completed his studies in five years in Al-Madrasatur-Rahmaaniyyah in Dehli, and studied under Ghulaam Yahya Kanfuree and Sheikh Ahmadullah Al-Hindee, and Arabic literature under Ash-Sheikh Al-Haafidh Abdur-Rahmaan, as he also studied under Ash-Sheikh Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Mubaarakfuree from Jaami’ut-Tirmidhee, and the book Ulumul-Hadeeth by Ibnus-Salaah, and As-Siraajiyyah in Al-Faraa’id.

And he passed his studies at Madrasatur-Rahmaaniyyah with honors and graduated in the year 1345 Hijrah, and immediately following his graduation he was appointed by Ash-Sheikh ‘Ataar-Rahmaan to Madrasatur-Rahmaaniyyah, the same school he had graduated from.

And it is known that Ash-Sheikh Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Mubaarakfuree, the author of Tuhfatul-Ahwadhee

, went blind before completing the explanation, and was in need of a scholar who specialized in the sciences of Hadeeth to aid him in the completion of his explanation, so As-Sheikh Ataar-Rahmaan sent Sheikh Ubaidallah Ar-Rahmaanee, from his own money, to Mubaarakfur to help him complete the explanation, so he stayed with him for two years until he completed the explanation of the book then he returned to Madrasatur-Rahmaaniyyah to teach. He authored many works from the most significant of them Mir’aatul-Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh. He died 10/22/1414 Hijrah in Mubaarakfur.

This biography was taken from the book: Taraajim Ulemaal-Hadeeth fil-Hind (biographies of the scholars of Hadeeth in India) [1/372], in Urdu, it was translated for me by our Sheikh Waseeullah Abbaas.”

The Living Scholar Abdullah Bukhari

July 4, 2010

I added some links to the following – UMZAM

Taken from: http://salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=14&Topic=11219

As-salaamu ‘alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu.

The following is a brief translation of the biography of Ash-Shaykh ýAbdullaah Al-Bukhaaree (حفظه الله) compiled from the autobiographical account of the Shaykh on http://www.sahab.net/forums/showthread.php?t=362977

His Name and Lineage:

He is the noble Shaykh, Abdullaah Bin ýAbdur-Raheem Bin Husayn Bin Mahmood As-Saýdee, Al-Bukhaaree, Al-Madeenee. As related by his father, As-Shaykh ýAbdur-Raheem (رحمه الله), from his father, Ash-Shaykh Husayn (رحمه الله), from his grand father, his lineage goes back to Bani Saýd from At-Taaif.

His Birth and Upbringing:

He was born in Madeenah. This is where he grew up and was raised in the house of righteous and scholarly parents. His father, Shaykh ýAbdur-Raheem (رحمه الله) would keep guard of him and advice him and help in seeking knowledge. Shaykh ýAbdur-Raheem (رحمه الله) supervised him and gave him the best of upbringings, teaching him the matters of the religion and warning him from bidýah and its people. His father used to read to him the fatwas of the scholars such as Shaykh ýAbdul ýAzeez bin Baaz (رحمه الله).. His father (رحمه الله) had a great impact on his seeking knowledge and under his guidance he began the memorization of the Qurýaan in Masjid Al-Bukhaaree.
At a very young age Shaykh ýAbdullaah Al-Bukhaaree developed a love for the science of Hadeeth and so he gathered books on Hadeeth, researched them, asked the scholars what was difficult for him and memorized what was easy from them. He then joined the study circles of Masjid An-Nabawi.
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His Teachers:

In the science of Tajweed his teachers are:
1- As-Shaykh Muhammad Ramadaan Ad-Dehlawi (رحمه الله).
2- As-Shaykh Sayyid Abool Faraj (حفظه الله), benefiting greatly from him especially in the research of recitations and in the science of Tajweed.
3- As-Shaykh Ahmad ýAbdul Kareem (رحمه الله).
4- As-Shaykh Muhammad Al-Mursee (رحمه الله). This Shaykh used to work as a calligrapher in the Islamic University of Madeenah and as an Imaam in Masjid Al-Bukhaaree. He studied under him the Qurýaan, Tajweed, and studied the book ýAl-Burhaan Fee Tajweed Al-Qurýaaný of Saadiq Qamhaawee. And also he studied with him the art of Arabic calligraphy. He also studied the famous primer on ýarabic grammar ýAjuroomiyyahý with him.
5- As-Shaykh Maýmar Bakree bin ýAbdul Hameed At-Turaabeeshee (رحمه الله). He took from him ijaazah in Qurýaan and also in that which the Shaykh narrated from his Shaykh, Shaykh Muhammad saleem Al-Hawlaanee (رحمه الله).
6- He specialized in the science of Tajweed under As-Shaykh Ahmad Al-Qaadee (حفظه الله) and studied with him the book ýHaqq Al-Tilaawahý.
And in the other sciences, his teachers were:
1- Al-Imaam ýAbdul ýAzeez bin Baaz (رحمه الله). He studied with him in At-Taaif from the books, Bulooghul Maraam, Tuhfah Ahoodhee Sharh Jamiý Tirmidhi, and other than that.
2-Al-Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh Al-Uthaimeen (رحمه الله). He attended some of his duroos in Masjid Al-Haram, Masjid Nabawi and in ýUnaizah.
3- Al-Imaam Al-Muhadith Muhammad Naasir-Ad-Deen Al-Albaani (رحمه الله). He attended his duroos in Madeenah and he also visited him a number of times.
4-As-Shaykh Al-ýAllaamah An-Naasih As-Saadiq Ar-Rabbanee Muhammad Amaan Bin ýAlee Jamee (رحمه الله). He studied under him for a number of years and studied a number of books on ýAqeedah, Hadeeth and other than that. From the books he studied with him include the treatises of Shaykhul Islaam Muhammad ibn ýAbdul Wahhaab (رحمه الله) such as Usool At-Thalaatha, Qawaaid Al-ýArbýah.  And he studied Al-Hamawiyyah, At-Tadmooriyyah, Qurrat AlýUyoon Al-Muwahhideen, Tajreed At-Tawheed of Al-Maqreezee, Al-Waasitiyyah, Fathul Majeed, Qawaidul Muthlaa, Sharh Tahawiyyah, Zaad Al Maýaad, Naylul Awtaar, Umdatul Ahkaam, Book of Fasting from Saheeh Bukhaaree and other than that. This was mostly in Masjid An-Nabwawi.
5- As-Shaykh Al-ýAllaamah Al-Faadil ýAbdul Muhsin AlýAbbaad  (حفظه الله). Studied with him for about 16 years. From the books he studied under him include the last volume of Saheeh Muslim, Saheeh Bukhaaree, Sunan An-Nasaaýee, Sunan Abee Daawood, Jaamiý At-tirmidhi, Luý Luý wal-Marjaan, ýAqeedah ibn Abee Zayd, Sharh Aadaad Al-Mashee ilas-Salat, some parts of the Book of Hajj from Sharh As-Sunnah of Imaam Al-Baqhawi,  and other than that.
6- As-Shaykh ýAlee Naasir Al-Faqeehee (حفظه الله).
7 As-Shaykh Saaleh bin Saýd As-Suhaymee (حفظه الله).
8- As-Shaykh Al-ýAllaamah Al-Muhadith ýUmar bin Muhammad Fallaatah (رحمه الله). He studied with him the explanation of Saheeh Muslim, Al-Muwatta and explanation of Siyaratu-Nabawiyyah.
9- Al-ýAllaamah Al-Faqeeh As-Shaykh ýAtiyyah bin Muhammad Saalim (رحمه الله). He studied with him MudhkirahAsh-Shanqeethee fee Usoolul Fiqh, Ar-Rahbiyyah and Sharh Waraqaat.
10- Al-ýAllaamah, As-shaykh ýAlee bin Muhammad bin Sinaan (رحمه الله). Studied with him Alfiyyah of Ibn Maalik, Irshaad Al-Fuhool of Ash-Shawkaani, and Ar-Rawdah.
11- AlýAllaamah Al-Mujaahid As-Shaykh Rabeeý Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee (حفظه الله). He studied with him the introduction of Saheeh Muslim, At-Taqyeed Wal- Eedaah of AlýIraaqee, Iýlaamul Muwaqiyeen of Imaam ibn Qayyim, Ikhtisaar ýUloomul Hadeeth of Ibn Katheer.
12- Al-ýAllaamah As-Shaykh Saafiyur-Rahmaan Al-Mubaarakfooree (رحمه الله). He was in his companionship for more then two years and took from him the ijaazah to narrate from a number of books. This includes Itihaaf Al-Akaabir bi isnaad Ad-Dafaatir of Shawkaani, Jamiý At-Tirmidhi, Sharh Miah ýAamil and other than that. He also read the Usoolu-Sunnah of Imaam Ahmad and other books.
13- AlýAllaamah As-Shaykh Al-Muhadith Al-Faqeeh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmee (رحمه الله). Studied with him from the Sunan Abee Dawood in the home of Shaykh Al-Faadil Muhammad bin Hadee (حفظه الله). He also gave him the ijaazah to narrate from a number of texts.
He studied with other then them from the Mashayikh.

His Ijaazahs on Hadeeth:

He got Ijazaahs to narrate from a group of scholars. And from them include; As-Shaykh Maýmar Bakree bin ýAbdul Hameed At-Turaabeeshee (رحمه الله), Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin Yahya an-Najmee (رحمه الله), As-Shaykh Saafiyur-Rahmaan Al-Mubaarakfooree (رحمه الله), As-Shaykh Al-Muhadith Badeeudeen Shaah Sindee (رحمه الله) and other than them.

His academic qualifications:
He graduated from the Department of Hadeeth of Islaamic University of Madeenah in the year 1410- 1411 AH.
In the year 1420 AH he completed his Masters Degree from the University of Ummul Quraa with a distinction.
He got his PhD from the Islaamic University of Madeenah in the year 1426AH with a distinction.

His academic positions:
He worked as middle school and secondary Islamic Studies teacher for 6 years in Ministry of Education.
He was then transferred as a lecturer in Islamic University in 1418 H, in the Faculty of Hadeeth / Fiqh al-Sunnah Department.
He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Fiqh and Sunnah sources in the Faculty of Hadeeth and Islamic Studies.

The Praise of the Kibaarul ‘Ulamaa on the Shaykh:

Many from the Ahlul ‘Ilm praise him and recommended his works, among them are:

The Noble Scholar As-Shaykh Doctor Rabeeý bin Haadee (حفظه الله) was asked about Shaykh ýAbdullaah Al-Bukhaari and he replied, ýI advise the youth in Madeenah to attend the lessons of brother Abdullah Al-Bukhari; for he is from the chosen of Ahlu-Sunnah, and from those who defend Ahlu Sunnahýý
The Shaykh also said, ýhe is from the best of the graduates of the Islaamic University of Madeenah.ý
As-Shaykh Allaamah Muhammad Amaan Jaamee has also praised Shaykh Al-Bukhaaree.

The Living Scholar Ali bin Yahyaa al Haddaadi

July 4, 2010

Taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=14&Topic=8355

[Taken from our brother Mustafa George (may Allaah reward him)..

Short Biograghy of Sheikh Dr. Ali Al Hadadi

Name: Ali bin Yahya bin Ali Al ‘Amiree Al Hadadi

Born and raised in Riyadh, KSA. The Sheikh received his higher education from Imam Islamic University in Riyadh as well as his Masters (Hadith and Tafsir). He later on completed his Doctorate at an Islamic university in Sudan (the College of Usool al Deen, Sunnah and Sciences of Hadith section).  He presently is a teacher at a school in Riyadh and hold the postion of Imam and Khateeb at Masjid ‘Aisha bint Abi Bakr in the Urajah area of Riyadh.

Some of his scholars include:

Sheikh Abdul Azeez bin Baz
Sheikh Abdullah Aqeel
Sheikh Saleh al Fowzan
Sheikh Ahmed al Najmi
Sheikh Zaid al Madkhali

Some of his Ijaazat include:

from Sheikh Hasan Hamad in Quran
from Sheikh Abdullah Aqeel
from Sheikh Ahmed al Najmi
from Sheikh Ismael al Ansari (cousin of Sheikh Hamad al Ansari)
from Sheikh Yahya al Muderis (Mecca)
from Sheikh Wasiyullah Abbassi

Sheikh Ali presently teaches:

Saturday after Magrib: Tafsir al Quran
Sunday after Isha prayer: Shurh Sunnah Barbahari
Thursday at 7am: Bulough al Maram

 

{end of bio from salafitalk}

A brief biography translated from his website by Rasheed Barbee:

http://mtws.posterous.com/who-is-shaykh-alee-al-haddaadee

 

Miracles of the Prophet:

http://mtws.posterous.com/miracles-of-the-prophet

 

Recitation of the Shaikh:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/quran/recitation-and-reciters/scholars-recitation-and-reciters/shaikh-ali-bin-yahyaa-al-haddaadi/

What Shaikh Muqbil’s daughter said about him

July 4, 2010

Taken from:

http://knowledgeofislamblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/umm-abdullah-al-wadeiyyah-speaks-of-her-fathers-rearing-of-his-daughters/

 

Umm Abdullah Al Wade’iyyah Speaks of Her Father’s Rearing of His Daughters

Taken from the book: Nubthatun Mukhtesiratun Min Nasaaeh…

(Brief summarized excerpt of my father’s, Shiekh Muqbil bin Hadee Al Wade’iee life)

The following two questions were posed to me (Umm Abdullah):

1- (What was) the extent of his (Shiekh Muqbil bin Hadee Al Wad’ee) focus on us while  we were young?

2- (What was) his manner of teaching his family?

As for the first question:

Our father did not neglect us, even though he was extremely busy.  An example of this is his major concern for us with regards to learning the Quran.  He would recite the Quran to us in order for us to memorize it and (he) would record (his) recitation on a (audio) tape in order (for us) to perfect the recitation.  One time while my sister was memorizing, she went to him in order for him to record his recitation, but he was in the library.  She called him and he left his research, came and recorded the recitation, and then returned to his library.

(translator’s note: In another place it was mentioned that the Shiekh stood under a tree and recorded the recitation for his daughter and then returned to his research)

When we began to understand the recitation he purchased a Quranic (audio) album by Shiekh (Mahmoud Khaleel) Al Housrey.  He purchased one for each of us without a radio in order to protect us from listening to music.  Once we became more mature, he purchased a recorder with a radio, but strongly warned us against music.  By the praise of Allah we accepted that.  We have never heard music, and we strongly detest it.  Verily the Messenger(sallalahu alahi wa salem) spoke the truth when he said:

‘Every newborn is born upon the fitrah, then his/her parents make him/her a jew, a christian or a pagan’

(Sahih Al Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurairah)

He (Shiekh Muqbil) listened to what we memorized and we read to him much good.  He would order us to memorize from one specific print of The Quran.  This is because memorizing from one specific print assists (the individual) in memorizing with accuracy.  If he saw us carrying a different print he would become upset and admonish us.  May Allah have abundant mercy on him.

Amongst the students of knowledge, there were some students from Egypt and Sudan that had their wives accompanying them (in Yemen).  Some of these women would teach us and our father would pay them a salary.  This was done due to his specific focus and concern of our rearing and his general focus of the rearing of other (young) girls.  This (manner of study) continued till (we reached) the fourth grade according to school standards.  When he brought the books (curriculum/syllabus) that we were going to study with the female teachers, he would order us to erase all the pictures of living things.  We would do so with hate for pictures.

After that we were taught Islamic knowledge.  Knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah.  We would memorize with our teachers and memorize hadeeths, all praise belonging to Allah.

Our father would entertain us and joke with us with that which Allah made permissible,  contrary to what many people do today, except for those whom Allah has mercy upon.  They (aforementioned people) entertain their children with television, music and crazy toys, and other than that from wrong and evil.  (This is done) while our Prophet Muhammed -sallahu alahi wa salam- said, as it comes in Sahih Al Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Ibn Umar, the Messenger said:

‘All of you are shepherds, and all will be held responsible over his flock’

He (The Messenger) also said:

‘There is no servant that Allah gives a responsibility and he is not sincere in it’s regard, except that he will not smell the fragrance of paradise’

(Sahih Al Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Ma’kal bin Yasar)

Our father would forbid us from constantly leaving the home.  He would order us to never leave except with his permission.

This was a summary of his care for us while we were children.

As for the second question:

Firstly, he was very concerned with our learning the religion of Allah and with our increase in Islamic knowledge.  Due to this, he went through great means to provide us with everything that would assist the seeking of knowledge and free our time for it.  May Allah give him a generous reward and enter him into His highest part of paradise.

He would designate a time to teach us, and on the following day he would question us concerning the previous lesson.  If the previous lesson was difficult, he would lighten (the questioning) contrary to if it was easy.

From the private lessons that he taught in our home: ‘Qatru Nada’ (Arabic grammar), this was taught (completed) twice, ‘Sharh ibn Aqeel’ (Arabic grammar), also taught twice, and Tadreeb ar Rawee (Sciences of Hadeeth).  We were studying: ‘Musil at Tallab ila Qawed al ‘Irab’ authored by Shiekh Khaleed al Azharee, but we were prevented from completing it due to his final illness.  May Allah cover him with His mercy.

He also promised us a lesson in Balagha (Eloquence of Arabic), but his final illness also prevented the fullfilling of this.  Allah is The Helper.

He would teach us in a cheerful manner, as was his norm during his lessons.  This (characteristic) would allow the student(s) to inquire about any misunderstanding in the class.  Our sittings with him were filled with good, review of knowledge and guidance, even during meal times and over the phone.  Even during his illness while we were concerned for him, he continued to question us and bring joy to us.  All praise is for Allah.

Note: She mentions a footnote during this paragraph, it reads:

That time while he was in Saudi Arabia before traveling to Germany, he telephoned me and said:

Assalam u alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

(She said) I responded without mentioning: wa barakatuhu.

He then said to me: Why didn’t you respond with that which is better?!

He was referring to the statement of Allah in the Quran:

‘And if you are greeted with a greeting, then return a greeting which is better or the same’. 

He was very concerned with our statements and if we made a mistake, he would admonish us with gentleness and say: Don’t be like the people of Sa’da (city in north Yemen). One of them learns Arabic for years until he reaches the level of ‘Al Mugnee Al Labeeb’, but he still speaks on the level of a layman.

(She continued to say) I said to him one time on the phone: Now, we no longer find someone to correct us in our mistakes as you used to do.  He responded: Supplicate to Allah for me.  (She said) I pray that Allah raises him in the high parts of paradise and I pray He (Allah) makes my sister and I from those whom He (Allah) said (in the Quran) concerning them:

 ‘And those who believe and their children follow them in belief, We will join them with their children (in paradise), and We will not waste their actions’

(end of footnote)

Occasionally, he would be firm in his questioning in order to test our understanding.  He would also do this with his male students, and at times he would give us difficult questions.  I (Umm Abdullah) said to him one time: These questions are not on my level.  He responded: I know, but I intended a benefit from them, but I placed them in the form of questions.

I (Umm Abdullah) say: What he used to do has an origin in the legislation.  It has been recorded in Sahih al Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Mu’ath bin Jabal, he said: I accompanied the Messenger (sallalahu alahi wa salam) on a riding beast when he said:

‘Oh Mu’ath! I said: I answer your call and I’m continuously at your service.  He (the Prophet) repeated this 3 times and then said: Do you know what is the right of Allah upon His servants?  I said: No.  He said: The right of Allah upon His servant is that they worship Him and don’t associate partners with Him.  Then some time passed and he said: Oh Mu’ath! Do you know what is the right of the servants with Allah, if they do that (worship Him without associating partners to Him)?  Their right is that He will not punish them’.

Presenting a benefit in the form of a question strengthens comprehension of the information, and is understood better than presenting it in any other manner. This is because the student will gather and focus his attention to what is being presented to him.

He would occasionally direct questions to the females that were listening to the lessons, and then he would check which answers were correct or false.  From those questions that he asked (them): What is (the ‘Iraab) analysis for the following sentence:

The two Abdullah’s came riding (camel, horse, etc).

And (the likes of the question) what is the meaning of their (teachers of the Arabic language) statement explaining ‘Itha’ (if): it hides (the doer of the action) because it is (used as) a condition.  It is (also) mansoob (carries a fatha) due to the response of the condition.

(translator’s note: I apologize for my inability to translate the last example accurately.  It deals with Arabic grammar that is very difficult to explain in English.  Allah knows best)

We would ask him concerning doubtful matters or confusion related to our lessons or research, and if we did not fully comprehend his explanation of the matter, he would request us to continue researching, or he would accompany us to the library and assist in researching the matter.  This is something that indeed brings sadness to us, because who after my father would lend such assistance!

(A poet said):

Who can compare to your kind soft way?!  You walk gently and without haste, but arrive/come first.

Verily from Allah we come (are created), and to Him we will return.  I (Umm Abdullah) ask Allah to give us a firm statement (La illaha ill Allah) in this life and the hereafter.

He would admonish and direct us with gentleness and ease, and by the mercy of Allah, we had no choice but to obey him. Verily (his orders) were for our own good and well being, and all of them (his guidance and admonition) were precious pearls attached to and supported by the Quran and Sunnah.

From his astonishing mannerism was that he was not strict /harsh against our opinions and deductions that were possibly correct.  If we held an understanding different from his in a matter, he would not be harsh toward us.  This was his normal character with his students, as was known. He would not act cruel or stern toward them (his students) if their opinions or understanding could possibly be correct.  This (character) is something; oh respected reader, difficult to find (in a teacher).

  • He warned us of the society, because it is one that is deviant and astray.  It (is a society) that races toward that which is incorrect and does not benefit, except for those whom Allah shows mercy.
  • He warned us of pride, and he disliked for a female to be prideful and arrogant toward her husband. He would say: There is no good in her (this type of female).
  • He encouraged us with abstinence in this worldly, vanishing life.
  • He instructed us to intend through our eating and drinking, to strengthen ourselves for obedience to Allah, in order to receive the reward of Allah.

He would say: Do not busy yourselves with preparing food, what is easily available, we will eat.

  • He (constantly) encouraged us. He was not from those fathers who discourage their daughters and families. He made our level (of work) simple in order that we continued to progress and prepare ourselves with learning and obtaining beneficial knowledge.

From his statements to me was: “I hope that you become a faqeeha” (female grounded in religious legislation).

Oh by the One who we hope from no other than Him, I ask you Oh Allah to make his wish/hope a reality.

As for discouraging (your daughters or family), this only brings about laziness and hopelessness, and may lead to a regretful result.

At other times, if he noticed from us a deficiency in answering questions, he would admonish us.  This was from his ways of wisdom.  He would do this with the purpose of protecting us from conceit and pride, these two matters are diseases and they are fatal.  May Allah protect and save us from them.

Several years ago (while the Shiekh was still alive), I (verbally) wished (in his presence) to see a palm pith.  (Later) He saw some people digging up a palm tree, when they pulled out the palm pith from the heart of the tree; he brought me one to the house and said: Here is a palm pith.

(translator’s note:  I believe she intendeds here to illustrate her fathers gentleness and willingness to take some time out of his extremely busy schedule to fulfill his daughters wishes)

In conclusion to this answer, (I would like to mention) I saw a dream of my father after his death.  He and Shiekh Ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah were present in a place that I am not certain of.  I believe it may have been the lower library (in Dammaj).  Shiekh Ul Islam was standing with his beautiful white beard.  It almost fully covered his chest.  My father was also very handsome and strong.  I ask Allah to place them in His highest paradise.

(end of translated text)

This is what we had to offer of the translation of her work.  We encourage everyone to read the full version of her father’s biography.  Indeed she has placed in her book jewels and pearls that were only seen and witnessed by her.  May Allah increase her in knowledge and understanding.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our last messenger Muhammed, and upon his family members and companions.

Mustafa George

Ruwais, United Arab Emirates

Q/A with Umm ‘Abdillah Al Waadi’yyah hafidhahallahhttp://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=2099

Emergency/Survival Arabic

July 1, 2010

So assuming you were dropped in an Arabic country today, what words would you need?  A friend sent me this useful link: http://www.linguanaut.com/english_arabic.htm This is very good and thorough but please ignore congratulations of kufr (disbelief) which are also listed.

I also wanted to add some vocabulary and the charts below are what I came up with (I was thinking along the lines of “worst case scenario” for some of this)

طَبِيْب    
a doctor    
     
شَرَاب    
a drink    
    أَحْتَاجُ إلَى
طَعَام   I need….
food    
     
دَوَاء    
medicine    
     
مُسَاعَدَة    
help    
     

 

I like   أُحِبُّ
     
I don’t like   لا أُحِبُّ
     
I want   أُرِيْدُ
     
I don’t want   لا أُرِيْدُ
     
I am not… لستُ مُدَرِّساً لَسْتُ
  I am not a teacher  
How much?   بِكَمْ
     
For … (in response to bikam)   بِ
     
I don’t have any money Nuqood is fus-ha, Fuloos is not ما عِنْدِيْ نُقُوْد/فُلُوس
     
Fire!   حَرِيْق!ا
     
I am a student in the language Just add ة to make it feminine : طالبَة أنَا طَالِب في اللُغَة
     
Policeman   شُرْطِي
     
Criminal   مُجْرِم
     
Thief   سَارِق

 

mine   لِيْ
     
Yours (m.sg)   لَكَ
     
Yours (f.sg)   لَكِ
     
his   لَهُ
     
hers   لَهَا
     
Not mine   لَيْسَ لي
     

 

I am feeling pain   أَتَوَجَّعُ
     
pain   أَلَم
     
here   هُنَا
     
there   هُنَاكَ
     
I have diabetes   بِي سُكَّر
     
She has diabetes   بِهَا سُكر
  When saying you have a medical ailment, ب + pronoun is used “with me” is…  
     
     

 For more medical terms, click here

restaurant   مَطْعَم
     
bank   مَصْرِف
     
playground   مَلْعَب
     
park (also garden)   حَدِيْقَة
     
museum   مُتْحَفْ
     
zoo   حديقة الحَيَوَانَات
     

 

Water   مَاء
     
Air conditioning   مُكَيِّف
     
Fix!   أَصْلِحْ
     
It is broken   هُوَ مَكْسُوْر