Archive for December, 2010

Indeed the Scholars are the Inheritors of the Prophets

December 26, 2010


The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said:


مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيْقاً يَبْتَغِيْ فِيهِ عِلْماً سَلَّكَ اللهُ بِهِ طَرِيْقاً إِلَى الجَنَّة


Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make him tread a path to Paradise”


و إِنَّ المَلَائِكَةَ لَتَضَعُ أَجْنِحَتِهَا رِضَاءَ لِطَالِبِ العِلْم


And indeed the angels certainly spread their wings for the seeker (or student) of knowledge, pleased (with what he is doing)


و إِنَّ العَالِمَ لَيَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ مَنْ في السَمَاوَاتِ و من في الأَرْض حَتّى الحِيْتَانُ في المَاء


And indeed whoever is in the samawaat (sky, space, beyond) and whoever is on the earth – until even the fish in the water – certainly seek forgiveness for the Scholar


و فَضْلُ العَالِمِ عَلَى العَابِدِ كَفَضْلِ القَمَرِ عَلَى سَائِرِ الكَوَاكِب


And the superiority of the Scholar over the worshiper is like the superiority of the moon over the rest of the stars


إِنَّ العُلَمَاءَ وَرَثَةُ الأَنْبِيَاء


Indeed the Scholars are the Inheritors of the Prophets


إِنَّ الأَنْبِياءَ لَمْ يُوَرِّثُوا دِيْنَاراً وَ لا دِرْهَماً


Indeed the Prophets do not leave behind money (deenars or dirhams) as an inheritance


وَ إِنَّمَا وَرَّثُوا العِلْم


The only thing they leave behind as an inheritance is knowledge


فَمَنْ أَخَذَ بِهِ فَقَدْ أَخَذَ بِحَظٍّ وَافِرٍ


So whoever takes from it (the knowledge) has indeed taken an abundant share


صححه الإمام الألباني في صحيح الترمذي


Declared Saheeh by Imam Albanee in Saheeh at Tirmidhee


There are other similar wordings which are hasan and saheeh (search for

من سلك طريقا here: [pay attention to the gradings of the ahadeeth])


The Jamaa’ah is what agrees with the truth…

December 21, 2010



 قال عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه


‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood – Allah be pleased with him – said :


الجَمَاعَةُ مَا وَافَقَ الحَقّ، وَ إِنْ كُنْتَ وَحْدَك


The Jamaa’ah is what agrees with the truth, even if you are by yourself”


Click here for the reference

The Living Scholar Saalih Fawzaan

December 16, 2010

Translated from:

A brief biography of the Shaikh, the Allaamah, Saalih  bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan

His lineage:

He is the Noble Shaikh, the Doctor: Saalih bin Fawzaan bin Abdullah, from the people of ash Shamaasiyyah and al Wadaa’een, from the tribe of ad Dawaasir

His upbringing and studies:

He was born in the year 1354 Hijree (calendar) and his father died when he was young, so he was raised by his family.  He learned the Noble Qur’an, reading, and writing from the Imam of the Masjid in his area who was a skillful reciter and the Noble Shaikh: Hamood bin Sulaymaan at Tilaal – who was later appointed judge in the town Dariyah in the area of Qaseem.

Then he joined the government school when it opened in Shamaasiyyah in the year 1369 H. He completed his beginning studies at Faisaliyyah School in Buraidah in 1371H and he was appointed as an elementary school teacher.  Then he joined the educational institute in Buraidah when it opened in 1373H and graduated from it in 1377H.  Then he joined the School of Sharee’aah (Kuliyyah – school which is part of a larger university, ex: School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Business (etc) which are all part of a larger university) in Riyadh and graduated from it in 1381.  He later obtained a Master’s and then a Doctorate degree specializing in fiqh from this School.

His jobs

After his graduation from the School of Sharee’ah, he was appointed teacher in the educational institute in Riyadh.  Then he was  transferred to teach in the School of Sharee’ah. Then he was transferred to teach in Graduate Studies in the School of Fundamentals of the Religion.  Then (he was transferred) to the Higher Institute of the Judiciary.  Then he was appointed Principal of the Higher Institute of the Judiciary.  Then he went back to teaching in it after his time as principal ended.  Then he was transferred to being a member of the Permanent Committee for Fataawaa and Scholarly Research and he hasn’t stopped having that job.

His other work

He is a noble scholar from the Major Ulama, a member of the Fiqh Council in Noble Makkah (part of ar-Raabitah), a member of the Supervisory Committee over the Du’aat (callers) during Hajj, along with his work in the Permanent Committee for Fataawaa and Scholarly Research. And he is Imaam, Khateeb (lecturer), and Teacher at the Masjid of the Prince Mut’ib bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Aal Sa’ood in Malaz. He shares in answering questions on the radio program “Noor ‘alaa al Darb”. He also regularly contributes to knowledge-based publications at the Council for Scholarly Research, Studies, Treatises, and Fataawaa – some of which are collected and published. He also supervises many of the knowledge-based treatises (written by students) in the Masters (degree) and Doctorate programs. Numerous students of knowledge study directly from him, continually attending his sittings and Islamic lessons.

His Mashaayikh (Scholars who taught him)

The Noble Scholar studied at the hands of numerous lofty Scholars, the most well-known of them being: the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Bin Baaz, the Honorable Scholar Abdullah bin Humaid – he would attend his lessons in the Masjid of Buraidah, the Honorable Scholar Muhammad al Ameen ash-Shinqeetee, the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee, the Honorable Scholar Saalih bin ‘Abdur-Rahman as-Sukaytee, the Honorable Scholar Saalih bin Ibraheem al- Bulayhee, the Honorable Scholar Muhammad bin Subayyal, the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdullah bin Saalih al-Khulayfee, the Honorable Scholar Ibraheem bin ‘Ubayd al-‘Abd al-Muhsin, and the Honorable Scholar Saalih al-‘Alee an-Naasir. And he studied from other than them…

His Authored Works

The Noble Scholar has authored many works. From the most prominent of them:

An Explanation of (Ibn Taymiyyah’s) Aqeedatul Wasitiyyah in one small volume

A collection of lectures regarding Aqeedah (beliefs) and Dawah (calling to the correct path) in two volumes

A collection of fataawaa in Aqeedah and Fiqh (jurisprudence) taken from Noor ‘alaa ad-Darb (radio program) 4 volumes completed

Criticism of the book The Halal and Haram in Islam

An Explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed by Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab – a simple explanation which can be used in schools (He also wrote his own very beneficial book called Kitaabut Tawheed)

Summary of Fiqh Principles in two volumes

Clarification of what the person making Hajj and/or ‘Umrah should do

(for a more complete list of his works, see the Arabic in the link given)

Additionally there are a number of books, research works and knowledge-based treatises – some of which have been published and some of which are in the process of being published.


(End of what I translated from his biography)

Translated by Ummu Khadijah


 A biography of him from salafitalk:


Shaikh Fawzaan on the meaning of “Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah”

Shaikh Fawzaan on so-called “Islamic” songs

The fact that the majority does something is not a proof that it is correct:

Explanation of “Don’t boycott more than three days”

Shaikh Fawzaan on saying “Madkhalis”


9 Questions about the Jinn:


Difference between Hadith Qudsi and the Quran


The devil didn’t make you do it


Putting Parents in a Rest Home



All of the children of Adam are sinners…

December 14, 2010

The Prophet Muhammad – صلى الله عليه و سلم – said


كُلُّ بَنِي آدَمَ خَطَّاءٌ، وَخَيْرُ الخَطَّائِيْنَ التَّوَّابُوْنَ

“All of the children of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent”


حسّنه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

Declared Hasan by Imam Albanee is Saheehul Jaamee


Find a hadeeth and its grading:

The good is in the one who…

December 7, 2010

وقال ابراهيم الحربي سمعت آحمد يقول


 Ibraheem al Harbee said: I heard (Imam) Ahmad saying:



إِنْ أَحْبَبْتَ أَنْ يَدُوْمَ اللهُ لَكَ عَلَى مَا تُحِبُّ فَدُمْ لَهُ عَلَى مَا يُحِبُّ


If you would like for Allah to keep you upon what you love then continue to be upon what He loves



وَالخَيْرُ فِيْمَنْ لا يَرَى لِنَفْسِهِ خَيْراً


 And the good is in the one who sees no good in himself


 كتاب الآداب الشرعية والمنح المرعية


 From the Book of Legislated Manners and Observed Benefits


 المؤلف : محمد بن مفلح بن محمد المقدسي


By (the Scholar) Muhammad bin Muflih bin Muhammad al Maqdisee