Archive for November, 2010

Seize five things from the people of your time…

November 29, 2010

The English follows the Arabic


عن عبد الرحمن بن أبي حاتم الرازي قال


دَخَلْتُ دَمَشْقَ عَلَى كَتَبَةِالحَدِيْثِ فَمَرَرْتُ بِحَلَقَةِ قَاسِم الجُوْعِي


فَرَأَيْتُ نفَرًا جُلُوْسًا حَوْلَهُ وَهُوَ يَتَكَلَّمُ عَلَيْهِمْ


فَهَالَنِي مَنْظَرُهُمْ،فَتَقَدَّمْتُ إِلَيْهِ فَسَمِعْتُهُ يَقُوْلُ


اِغْتَنِمُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ زَمَانِكُمْ خَمْسًا


إِنْ حَضَرْتُمْ لَمْ تُعْرَفُوا


وَإِنْ غِبْتُمْ لَمْ تُفْتَقَدُوا


وَإِنْ شَهِدْتُمْ لَمْ تُشَاوَرُوا


وَإِنْ قُلْتُمْ شَيْئًا لَمْ يُقْبَلْ قَوْلُكُمْ


وَإِنْ عَمِلْتُمْ شَيْئًا لَمْ تُعْطَوا بِهِ


أُوْصِيْكُمْ بِخَمْسٍ أَيْضًا


إِنْ ظُلِمْتُمْ لَمْ تَظْلِمُوا


وَإِنْ مُدِحْتُمْ لَمْ تَفْرَحُوا


وَإِنْ نُدِمْتُمْ لَمْ تَجْزَعُوا


وإن كُذِّبْتُمْ فَلَا تَغْضَبُوا


وَإِنْ خَانُوكُمْ فَلَا تَخُوْنُوا


قَالَ: فَجَعَلْتُ هَذَا فَائِدَتِي فِي دَمَشْقَ


من كتاب الزهد لابن أبي حاتم الرازي


From (the Scholar) Abdur Rahman ibn Abee Haatim Ar-Raazee who said:

I entered upon the students of hadeeth in Damascus and I passed by the circle (halaqah) of (the Scholar) Qaasim al Joo’ee

So I saw a group sitting around him and he was speaking to them

Their appearance amazed me, so I went and sat and heard him say:

‘Seize five things from the people of your time:

When you are present, you are not known

And when you are absent, you are not missed

And when you are present your advice is not sought

And when you say something, your speech is not accepted

And when you do something, you are not given anything for it

I also advise you with five things:

When you are wronged, you do not wrong others

And when you are praised, you do not become happy

And when you are criticized, you do not become sad

And when you are not believed, then do not become angry

And when others betray you, then do not betray them’

So I took this as my benefit from Damascus”

From Kitaabuz-Zuhd by Ibn Abee Haatim Ar-Raazee

O our Lord! Give us good in this life…

November 18, 2010



رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُنْيَا حَسَنَةً

O our Lord! Give us good in this life


وَ فِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً

And good in the next life


وَ قِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

And protect us from the punishment of the Fire


Baqarah 2:201

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My Lord, increase me in knowledge!

November 17, 2010



رَبِّي زِدْنِي عِلْماً


My Lord, increase me in knowledge!”


Taha 20:114

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O our Lord! Don’t let our hearts deviate…

November 16, 2010



رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوْبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا


“O our Lord! Don’t let our hearts deviate after you have guided us!” 

Aal Imran 3:8

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If you relied upon Allah with proper reliance…

November 16, 2010

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam ) said:

لَوْ أَنَّكُمْ تَوَكَّلْتُمْ عَلَى اللهِ حَقُّ تَوَكُّلِهِ لَرَزَقَكُمْ كَمَا يَرْزَقُ الطَيْرَ

 تَغْدُوْ خِمَاصاً

 و تَرُوْحُ بَطَاناً

If you relied upon Allah with proper reliance, He would indeed provide your sustenance for you as he provides sustenance for the bird which goes out in the morning hungry (searching for food) and returns in the evening full.

صحّحه الالباني في صحيح ابن ماجة

Imam Albanee authenticated it in Saheeh Ibn Maajah

In explanation of tawakkul (taken from: ):

Regarding tawakkul, ShaykhAs-Sa’di, ever beautifully says:

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhe wasallam) said:

If you truly trust in Allaah as you should trust in Him, He will provide you with sustenance, just as He does to birds: they go out in the morning with empty stomachs and come back in the evening with full stomachs.”

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhe wasallam) described those who trust in Allaah as having two qualities: they seek means and ways of earning their livelihood and have great trust in He Who has full control of all means and ways of provision. Those who possess only one or none of these qualities will acquire failure and utter loss. In contrast, those who seek the legal and lawful ways of earning their sustenance, trust in Allaah and appreciate His bounties whenever they earn them, all the while observing patience during times of hardship and distress, will acquire success and win what they need and covet.

How can those who acknowledge that they are in need of their Lord in all conditions and situations, not trust in Him? How can those who acknowledge that they are helpless and feeble without the help of their Lord, ever stop seeking His help or invoking Him for relief? How can those who are certain that ownership of all affairs rests in Allaah’s Hands, not ask Him for their various needs? How can those who have knowledge of Allaah’s Richness and Most Generous Essence, refrain from seeking His Kindness in all of their matters? How can those who are certain of Allaah’s Mercy, that He is more merciful with His slaves than the mother with her own child, not trust His Judgment? How can those who know that Allaah is Most Wise in all decisions, not feel assured and pleased with all that He decides and destines for them?

O slave of Allaah, who seeks the ways and means of goodness, you will only earn all that is good and righteous by trusting in Allaah and relying on Him for every need. O you who strives hard against his own self to resist the lures of sin and disobedience, know that you will repel sin only through your trust and reliance on He Who has perfect knowledge of the Unseen. Surely, he who relies on Allaah, He will suffice Him. He who asks Allaah for help and adheres to His obedience, He will correct the affairs of his life and religion for him. As for he who likes himself and lets his heart abandon the Lord, the Most Honored, he will only acquire failure and lose this life and the Hereafter.

How many are they, who seem weak and unable to earn their benefit, but are in fact strong on account of their trust and reliance on Allaah, and so Allaah helps them acquire their needs? How many are they, who seem strong and rely on this fact alone, but their strength deceived and departed them when they most needed it. Surely, the help and success that Allaah grants is the only reserve and resource of supply for the faithful believers. There is no success, or happiness, except by worshipping Allaah, seeking His help and trusting in Him. Verily, Allaah is the only deity worthy of worship and how excellent He is as a Helper:

“Our Lord! In You (Alone) we put our trust, and to You (Alone) we turn in repentance, and to You (Alone) is (our) final Return.” [60:4]


“And so many a  moving (living) creature carries not its own provision! Allaah provides for it and for you. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” [29:60]

May Allaah direct us all to the blessings of the Glorious Qur’aan and benefit us all in whatever is in it of the Aayat and Wise Dhikr. I say this and ask Allaah the Great, the Most Honored for forgiveness for me, you, and all Muslims for every sin, so invoke Him for forgiveness, for He is the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

  • Selected from: Al-Fawakih Ash-Shahiyyah, by Shaykh Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee, p21

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Between a man and between polytheism and disbelief…

November 15, 2010



The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam ) said:

بَيْنَ الرَّجُلِ و بَيْنَ الشِّركِ و الكُفرِ تَرْكُ الصَّلَاةِ


Between a man and shirk (polytheism)  and kufr (unbelief)  is abandoning the Salah

صحيح مسلم كتاب الإيمان

Saheeh Muslim, Book of Imaan, chapter: application of the word Kufr to the one who neglects the prayer

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The Scholar Muhammad Adam al Ethiobee

November 15, 2010

Taken from:

He is Shaikh Al Allamah Al Muhaddith (scholar of Hadeeth) Al Faqeeh (a scholar of Fiqh) Al Usuuli (scholar of Usuul Al Fiqh) An Nahwi (scholar of Arabic Grammer) Muhammad Ibn Shaikh Al Allamah Ali Ibn Adam Ibn Musa Al Ithiopi.

He took knowledge from many of the scholars of his country and from them are the Allamah Ash Shaikh Abdul Baasit Bin Muhammad Bin Hasan Al Ithiopi and other than them from the scholars.

He memorised many of the summarised texts and poems dealing with different sciences like Alfeeyah Ibn Maalik (a 1000 line poem on Arabic Grammer), Alfeeyah As Suyuuti ( 1000 line poem on the science of Hadeeth) and other than it from the summarised texts and he has succeded in going deeply into knowledge that is aqli and knowledge of the evidence from Grammer and Morphology and expression and Usuul Ul Fiqh and Mantiq (not reccommended to study Mantiq) and Hadeeth and Fiqh and other than it from the sciences of Islam.

Then he travelled to the Haraam of Makkah Al Mukarramah and he now teaches at day in Dar Ul Hadeeth and in its Masjid at the night, and the Shaikh himself has worked hard with knowledge and seeking it in the Haraam and he has many authored books in many different sciences especially in the knowledge of Hadeeth.

From his books:

1) An explaination of Alfeeyah As Suyuuti in Hadeeth named: ýIsaaf Thil Watar Bi Sharh Nadhm Ad Durar Fee Ilm Al Atharý. This contains two volumes and this is his small explaination of this Alfeeyah and he has a larger explaination that has not been published.
2) Explaination of Sunan An Nasaii named: ýThakeerah Al Uqbaa Fee Sharh Mujtaba and it is 40 volumes, he displayed in it his wide knowledge and research and between 13-17 volumes have been published.
3) Explaination of Sunan Ibn Majah named : ýMashariq Al Anwaar Al Wihaajah wa Matali Al Asraar Al Buhaajahý. The Shaikh is still completing it and if it is completed it would be in tens of volumes.
4) Qurratul Ain which is a summary of the biographies of men in the Saheehain (Bukhari and Muslim) and this is in one big volume.

5) A poem on some of the narrators who are Mudallis called: ýAl Jawhirah An Nafees Fee Nadhm Al Asmaa Wa Maratib Al Mausufeen Bi Tadleesý. And it adds up to 118 lines of poetry.
6) Explaination of the introduction of Saheeh Muslim and it is now under publishing
7) Al Jalees US Saalih An Naafi Bi Tawdeeh Maýani Al Kawakib As Saatiý and it is an explaination of a poem by Imam As Suyuuti on the Fundamentals of Fiqh {meaning the methodology in extracting evidences from Fiqh} (usuul Ul Fiqh) and this is in one large volume.

8) A poem in Usuul Ul Fiqh according to the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaýah and it is 2000 lines of potry and he has an explaination of it that has been published in some Mudhakiraat (review papers).
9) Fath Ul Qareeb Al Mujeeb Fee Sharh Mudbaa Al Habeeb Miman Yuwali Mughni Al Labeeb in the knowledge of grammer and it is an explaination of the poem of his Shaikh Al Allamah Abdul Baasit Bin Muhammad
And there are other from his authored books that have not been seen
And as I mentioned earlier the Shaikh has classes in the afternoon that still go on up to this time in the Masjid of Dar Ul Hadeeth which is in Ajyaad (Nekkasa) road south of the Haram in Makkah and weekly he gives these classes:
Saturday: Mustalah Hadeeth: Explaination of Alfeeyah As Suyuuti after Isha
Sunday: Explaination of Sunan Ibn Majah after Isha
Monday: Explaination of Sunan Nasaie after Isha
Tuesday: Explaination of Kawakib As Saatiý after Isha
Jumaýah: Explaination of the Poem of Usuul After Maghrib And Fath Ul Qareeb Al Mujeeb In Arabic grammer After Isha.

And he has many students who are noble. And many of the students of Dar Ul Hadeeth have graduated from his hands and have gone all over the earth. And connected to this is his effort in giving Fatwa and Dawah.

(his website)

If you loved a man for the sake of Allah…

November 13, 2010




قَالَ سُفْيَان الثَّوْرِي

Imaam Sufyan ath Thawree said

إِذَا أَحْبَبْتَ الرَجُلَ في اللهِ ثُمَّ أَحْدَثَ حَدَثاً في الإِسْلَامِ


، فَلَمْ تُبْغِضْهُ عَلَيْهِ فَلَمْ تُحِبَّهُ في الله

If you loved a man for the sake of Allah and then he innovated an innovation in Islam and you did not hate him for it, then you didn’t (really) love him for the sake of Allah

حِلْيَةُ الأوْلِيَاء 7/34


Hilyatul Awliyaa  (7/34) by Abu Nu’aym al Asbahaanee


Tests for Madinah Book 2 Chapters 1-15

November 11, 2010

Everyone’s statement will be accepted or rejected except…

November 4, 2010

قَالَ الإِمَامُ مَالِك

Imam Maalik (Allah bestow mercy upon him) said:

كُلُّ كَلَامٍ فِيْهِ مَقْبُوْلٌ وَ مَرْدُوْدٌ إِلّا كَلَامُ صَاحِبِ هَذا القَبْرِ

Every statement will either be accepted (when it is in agreement with the Quran and Sunnah on the understanding of the Salaf) or rejected (when it opposes that) except for the speech of the inhabitant of this grave (of the Prophet Muhammad – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – since he was protected by Allah from making mistakes in the religion, his speech is never rejected)

من سيار علام النبلاء ٨/٩٣

From Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa

Further explanation in a question put to Shaikh Fawzaan here: